5404. Fact
Butterflies smell with their feet

5405. Fact
Thomas Edison designed a helicopter that would work with gunpowder. It ended up blowing up and also blew up his factory.

5406. Fact
Flushable toilets were in use in ancient Rome.

5407. Fact
Popped popcorn should be stored in the freezer or refrigerator as this way it can stay crunchy for up to three weeks

5408. Fact
A father sea catfish keeps the eggs of his young in his mouth until they are ready to hatch. He will not eat until his young are born, which may take several weeks.

5409. Fact
A snail can sleep for three years

5410. Fact
Donald Rumsfeld was both the youngest and the oldest defense secretary in US history.

5411. Fact
Townsend Speakman of Philadelphia mixed fruit flavor with soda water in 1807, creating the first flavored soda pop, he called it Nephite Julep.

5412. Fact
Cows release 50 million metric tonnes of methane gas a year.

5413. Fact
Little Miss Muffet was a girl from the 16th century whose name was really Patience

5414. Fact
55.1% of all US prisoners are in prison for drug offenses.

5415. Fact
7 out of 10 people believe in life after death

5416. Fact
Over 200 varieties of watermelons are grown in the U.S

5417. Fact
Germany produces more than 5,000 varieties of beer and has about 1,300 breweries in country

5418. Fact
At the beginning of the year 2001 all Canadian cigarette packaging will depict graphic images of rotting teeth and deteriorating organs.

5419. Fact
When Alexander Graham Bell invented the telephone back in 1876, only six phones were sold in the first month.

5420. Fact
Annually, approximately 46 millions Cokes, five million pounds of French fries, and seven million hamburgers are consumed at Walt Disney World Resort.

5421. Fact
The average number of bridesmaids at a wedding is four

5422. Fact
70% of the poor people in the world are female

5423. Animal Facts
Electric eels can deliver a shock of 500 volts to stun their dinner into submission.

5424. Fact
Chameleons can reel in food from a distance as far away as more than two and a half times their body lengths.

5425. Fact
The wheelbarrow was invented by the Chinese.

5426. Fact
Lake Malawi has the largest number of fish species in the world

5427. Fact
In ancient Egypt, the only person who was allowed to wear cotton was the High Priest

5428. Fact
Cotton crops can be sprayed up to 40 times a year making it the most chemical-intensive crop in the world

5429. Fact
Hockey pucks were originally made from frozen cow dung

5430. Fact
Behram, an Indian thug, holds the record for most murders by a single individual. He strangled 931 people between 1790-1840 with a piece of yellow and white cloth, called a ruhmal. The most murders by a woman are 612, by Countess Erzsebet Bathory of Hungary

5431. Fact
The largest movie theater in the world, Radio City Music Hall in New York City, opened in December, 1932. It originally had 5,945 seats.

5432. Fact
There are more telephones than people in Washington, D.C.

5433. Fact
In August 1999, Lori Lynn Lomeli set a record by spinning 82 Hula Hoops at the same time for three full revolutions

5434. Fact
Barbie's full name is Barbie Millicent Roberts.

5435. Fact
The tallest tree recorded is located in Humboldt Redwoods State Park, California. It is a coast redwood and has been measured at 117 metres high

5436. Fact
Arthur Giblin was the inventor of the first flushable toilet

5437. Fact
A sneeze zooms out of your mouth at over 600 m.p.h

5438. Fact
In 1982, in the first operation of its kind, doctors at the University of Utah Medical Center implanted a permanent artificial heart in the chest of retired dentist Dr. Barney Clark, who lived 112 days with the device.

5439. Fact
You forget 80% of what you learn each day.

5440. Fact
Only eight men were killed in the battle of lexington.

5441. Fact
Of the 206 bones in the human body, 52 are in the feet.

5442. Fact
Florida's beaches lose 20 million cubic yards of sand annually.

5443. Fact
The first TV commercial advertisement was by the Bulova Watch company on July 1, 1941. The watch company paid $9.00 for an announcement that was 10 seconds long

5444. Fact
The number of atoms in a pound of iron is nearly five trillion trillion: 4,891,500,000,000,000,000,000,000.

5445. Fact
Chicago has hosted the most presidential conventions with 25. Fourteen have been Republican and 11 Democratic.

5446. Fact
A hedgehog's skin is so tough that when they get run over, its entrails come out of its mouth and its butt.

5447. Fact
There are an equivalent number of cows and people in Friesland, Netherlands

5448. Fact
A monkey was once tried and convicted for smoking a cigarette in South Bend, Indiana.

5449. Fact
It was once against the law to slam your car door in a city in Switzerland.

5450. Fact
A rattlesnake's fangs fold inward when its mouth is closed so it doesn't bite itself.

5451. Fact
Maine is the only state whose name is just one syllable

5452. Fact
The word Karate means, empty hand.

5453. Fact
It is illegal to purchase or consume Jack Daniel's Whiskey in the town in which it is produced.



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