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3496. Fact
Pomology is the science of growing an apple

3497. Fact
All the coal, oil, gas, and wood on Earth would only keep the Sun burning for a few days.

3498. Fact
Blue Jays can imitate the calls of hawks

3499. Fact
One of the steepest main streets in Canada is located in Saint John, New Brunswick. Over a distance of two blocks the street rises about 80 feet

3500. Fact
Polar bears can smell seals who are 20 miles away

3501. Fact
Any modern jet is capable of breaking the sound barrier.

3502. Fact
A dragonfly has a lifespan of 24 hours.

3503. Fact
Britain is still paying off debts that predate the Napoleonic wars because it's cheaper to do so than buy back the bonds on which they are based.

3504. Fact
The oldest major soft drink in America is Dr. Pepper, which originated in Waco, Texas in 1885

3505. Fact
The fat that comes from sheep, which is called tallow, can also be used to produce soap and candles

3506. Fact
Mel Blanc (voice of Bugs Bunny) is allergic to carrots.

3507. Fact
Four different people played the part of Darth Vader (body, face, voice, and breathing).

3508. Fact
In India, where hinduism is the biggest religon, they belive that there are about 300 million different gods. Because almost every village has it's own local god.

3509. Fact
If you were to spell out numbers, you would have to go to one thousand before you would find the letter "A".

3510. Fact
Some arthritis medications contain gold salts, which is used as an anti-inflammatory

3511. Fact
A diamond will not dissolve in acid. The only thing that can destroy it is intense heat.

3512. Fact
Castor oil is used as a lubricant in jet planes.

3513. Fact
In NYC, it is disorderly conduct for one man to greet another on the street by placing the end of his thumb against the tip of his nose and wiggling the extended fingers of that hand.

3514. Fact
Even though it is widely attributed to him Shakespeare never actually used the word 'gadzooks'.

3515. Fact
The word comet comes from the Greek word kometes meaning long hair and referring to the tail

3516. Fact
As much as 80% of microwaves from mobile phones are absorbed by your head.

3517. Fact
William Taft is the only man to become President and then chief justice.

3518. Fact
In Russia, when flowers are given for a romantic occasions, flowers are given in odds numbers as even number of flowers is given at funerals only

3519. Fact
In a year approximately 900 million trees are cut down to make the raw materials needed for American pulp mills and paper.

3520. Fact
4,000 people are injured by tea pots every year.

3521. Fact
A mother hen turns her egg approximately 50 times in a day. This is so the yolk does not stick to the shell

3522. Fact
Blaise Pascal's father was a French tax collector who had trouble keeping track of his collections. So in 1642, young Pascal designed and built a mechanical adding machine to help. It was the first mechanical calculator in history.

3523. Fact
New Jersey, with 96, is the US state with the greatest number of hazardous waste sites.

3524. Fact
The five most populated cities in the world are, in order, Tokyo-Yokohama (Japan), Mexico City (Mexico), Sao Paulo (Brazil), Seoul (South Korea), and New York (United States).

3525. Fact
If all the gold in the ocean were mined, every person on Earth would get about 20 kgs of gold each.

3526. Fact
The left side of your brain controls the right side of your body and vice versa.

3527. Fact
Depending on the size, it can take an oyster anywhere from few months to many years to form a pearl

3528. Fact
In Providence, Rhode Island it is illegal to sell toothpaste and a toothbrush to the same customer on a Sunday.

3529. Fact
90% of bird species are monogamous; only 3% of animals are.

3530. Fact
In Shakespeare's time, mattresses were secured on bed frames by ropes. When you pulled on the ropes the mattress tightened, making the bed firmer to sleep on. Hence the phrase "goodnight, sleep tight".

3531. Fact
Each year insects eat 1/3 of the Earth's food crop.

3532. Fact
Autoerotic asphyxia is the practice of self-induced strangulation or asphyxiation while masturbating.

3533. Fact
Even Antarctica has an area code. It s 672.

3534. Fact
The phrase rule of thumb is derived from an old English law whichstated that you couldn't beat your wife with anything wider than yourthumb.

3535. Fact
In turtles, the colon(intestine) is also used for respiration, as it takes in oxygen. Thats how they stay underwater for so long.

3536. Fact
No word in the English language rhymes with month, orange, silver, or purple.

3537. Fact
The heart pumps about 1 million barrels of blood during an average lifetime.

3538. Fact
Britain's present royal family was originally named Saxe-Coburg and Gotha. The name was changed in 1917, during WW1 because of German connotations. The name Windsor was suggested by one of the staff. At the same time the Battenberg family name of the cousins to the Windsors was changed into Mountbatten.

3539. Fact
A dragonfly can fly 25 mph.

3540. Fact
A rhinoceros horn is made of compacted hair.

3541. Fact
The Mona Lisa used to hang on the wall of NapoleonŐs bedroom.

3542. Fact
Shakespeare invented the word assassination and bump.

3543. Fact
In Casablanca, Humphrey Bogart never said Play it again, Sam.

3544. Fact
Pedals were added to the bicycle in 1839.

3545. Fact
Al Gore and Tommy Lee Jones were once roommates.

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    The word pineapple comes from European explorers who thought the fruit combined the look of a pinecone with flesh like that of an apple. Pineapples are the only edible members of the bromeliad family.


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