3565. Fact
The name cranberry comes from German and Dutch settlers. The berry was intially called crane berry. The reason it was called this was because when the flowers bloom, the petals of the flowers twist backwards and look very much like the head of a crane. Eventually the name was shortened down to be cranberry.

3566. Fact
Istanbul, Turkey is the only city in the world located on two continents

3567. Fact
A McDonald's straw will hold 7.7 ml, or just over one-and-a-half teaspoons of whatever you are drinking.

3568. Fact
Average life span of a major league baseball: 7 pitches

3569. Fact
If you fart consistently for 6 years and 9 months, enough gas is produced to create the energy of an atomic bomb.

3570. Fact
Americans are responsible for generating roughly 20% percent of the garbage in the world.

3571. Fact
The name Jeep came from the abbreviation used in the army for theGeneral Purpose vehicle, G.P.

3572. Fact
The Taj Mahal took 20 years and 20 thousand men to finish.

3573. Fact
35 meters of hair fiber is produced every day on the average adult scalp.

3574. Fact
Astronaut Neil Armstrong first stepped on the moon with his left foot.

3575. Fact
"Canada" is an Indian word meaning "Big Village".

3576. Fact
An average adult produces about half a liter of flatulent gas per day, resulting in an average of about fourteen occurrences of flatulence a day.

3577. Fact
In the Holocaust between 5.1 and 6 million of Europe's 10 million Jews were killed. An additional 6 million 'unwanted' people were also executed, including more than half of Poland's educated populace.

3578. Fact
Polar bear fur is not white, it's clear.

3579. Fact
During its entire life time a housefly never travels more than a hundred feet from the place where it was born.

3580. Fact
Ten percent of the salt mined in the world each year is used to de-ice the roads in America.

3581. Fact
In Los Angelos, California it is legal for a man to beat his wife with a leather strap as long as it is less than two inches in width, or she gives him permission to use a wider strap.

3582. Fact
In 1900 the average age at death in the US was 47.

3583. Fact
James Bond is also known as Mr. Kiss-Kiss-Bang-Bang.

3584. Fact
The Greek National anthem has 158 verses.

3585. Fact
The herring is the most widely eaten fish in the world. Nutritionally its fuel value is that equal to that of a beefsteak.

3586. Fact
Ellen Macarthur, yachtswoman, had a total of 891 naps in 94 days that were each 36 minutes long while on her Vendee Round the Globe yacht race

3587. Fact
The O when used as a prefix in Irish surnames means descendant of.

3588. Fact
When pitched, the average Major League baseball rotates 15 times before being hit.

3589. Fact
It is illegal to hunt camels in the state of Arizona.

3590. Fact
Leonardo DiCaprio got his first onscreen kiss from a man.

3591. Fact
In 1936, the first practical helicopter was invented. It was the German Focke-Wulf Fw 61.

3592. Fact
Every continent has a city called Rome

3593. Fact
Some toothpastes contain antifreeze

3594. Fact
Kissing is healthier than shaking hands

3595. Fact
The longest fangs of a snake are found on the Gaboon Viper (Bitis gabonica), and can reach over 2 inches in length

3596. Fact
A bird 'chews'with its stomach.

3597. Fact
Johnny Depp suffers from self-injury.

3598. Fact
In 1657, the first chocolate house was opened in London, England

3599. Fact
Flamingos pee on their legs to cool themselves off.

3600. Fact
Dave Matthews relocated to the United States to avoid service in the South African Military.

3601. Fact
During the mid-1800s, less than half of the newborn babies lived more than ten years. Today, over 90 percent do.

3602. Fact
A coffee tree yields about one pound of coffee in a year.

3603. Fact
Sliced bread was introduced under the Wonder Bread label in 1930.

3604. Fact
There is a word in the English language with only one vowel, which occurs five times: indivisibility.

3605. Fact
DNA stands for Deoxyribonucleicacid.

3606. Fact
The phrase sleep tight originated when mattresses were set upon ropes woven through the bed frame. To remedy sagging ropes, one would use a bed key to tighten the rope.

3607. Fact
The longest river in the world, the Nile, is 4,145 miles long.

3608. Fact
250 to 300 million cell phones are being used in the U.S

3609. Fact
About 20% of bird species have become extinct in the past 200 years, almost all of them because of human activity.

3610. Fact
Until 1857, any foreign coins made of precious metal were legal tender in the United States.

3611. Fact
There was a post office on the Russian space station Mir. Visiting cosmonauts would use unique postal markers to stamp envelopes and other items as having flown aboard the Mir space station

3612. Fact
Brazil is the location of the worlds widest road. 160 cars can drive side by side.

3613. Fact
In Greene, New York, it is illegal to eat peanuts and walk backwards on the sidewalks when a concert is on.

3614. Fact
In Miami, it's illegal for men to be seen publicly in any kind of strapless gown.



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