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.

3546. Fact
Your fingernails grow up to 7 times faster than your toenails.

3547. Fact
Cherry is the most popular flavor of edible underwear.

3548. Fact
The Big Dipper is known as The Casserole in France.

3549. Fact
In Denver it is unlawful to lend your vacuum cleaner to your next-door neighbor.

3550. Fact
In a year, your heart can beat up to 40,000,000 times.

3551. Fact
The new 787 Boeing was revealed on 7/8/07 or July 8th, 07.

3552. Fact
Brazil is the only country to have played in every World Cup soccer tournament.

3553. Fact
Painting a house yellow or having a yellow trim helps in selling a house faster

3554. Fact
Though it goes to 10, 9 is estimated to be the point of total tectonic destruction from an earthquake (2 is the smallest that can be felt unaided.)

3555. Fact
Scientists have discovered that the longer the ring finger is in boys the less chance they have of having a heart attack

3556. Fact
Before its name was changed, the African Penguin used be called the Jackass Penguin because of its donkey-like braying call

3557. Fact
One out of 20 people have an extra rib

3558. Fact
Ants do not sleep

3559. Fact
In Halethrope, Maryland kisses longer than one second are illegal.



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