5489. Fact
The reason why flamingos are pink is because they eat shrimp which have a red pigment

5490. Fact
The giant squid is the largest creature without a backbone. It weighs up to 2.5 tons and grows up to 55 feet long. Each eye is a foot or more in diameter.

5491. Fact
Border collies are the most intelligent breed of dog

5492. Fact
Goats do not have upper front teeth.

5493. Animal Facts
Flies beat their wings about 180 times a second.

5494. Fact
Colonel Sanders traveled over 250,000 miles a year visiting various parts of his Kentucky Fried Chicken Empire

5495. Fact
An arabica coffee tree can produce up to 12 pounds of coffee a year, depending on soil and climate.

5496. Fact
When angered, the ears of the tazmanian devil turn pinkish red.

5497. Fact
China was the first country to use paper money.

5498. Fact
Pierre, the capital of South Dakota, is the only state capital name that shares no letters with the name of its state.

5499. Fact
Thailand used to be called Siam

5500. Fact
The Library of Congress, located in Washington D.C., is the largest library in the world

5501. Fact
In 1888, Hollywood was founded by Harvey and Daeida Wilcox, who named the city after their summer home in Chicago

5502. Fact
In Utah it is illegal to fish from horseback.

5503. Fact
The Great Lakes are the most important inland waterway in North America. All the lakes, except Lake Michigan, which lies entirely in the United States, are shared by the United States and Canada and form part of the border between these countries.

5504. Fact
Apparently 1/3 of people with alarm clocks hit the 'snooze' button every morning, and from 25-34 age group, it is over 1/2.

5505. Fact
Coca-Cola was the first soft drink to be consumed in outer space

5506. Fact
Half of all identity thieves are either relatives, friends, or neighbors of their victims.

5507. Fact
The largest chicken egg ever laid weighed a pound and had a double yolk and shell

5508. Fact
Hawaii officially became apart of the US on June 14, 1900.

5509. Fact
If any of the heads on Mt. Rushmore had a body, it would be nearly 500 feet tall.

5510. Fact
It is estimated that millions of trees in the world are accidentally planted by squirrels who bury nuts and then forget where they hid them.

5511. Fact
Acrorthosis is a medical condition of having too many erections too often.

5512. Fact
Until President Kennedy was killed, it wasn t a federal crime to assassinate the President.

5513. Fact
Since 1896, the beginning of the modern Olympics, only Greece and Australia have participated in every Games.

5514. Fact
Wearing yellow makes you look bigger on camera; green, smaller.

5515. Fact
May and June are the most popular months to get married. January is the least popular.

5516. Fact
According to Scandinavian traditions, if a boy and girl eat from the same loaf of bread, they are bound to fall in love

5517. Fact
Around the 16th century the Yo-Yo was used by Philipinos to stun prey from trees.

5518. Fact
Some breeds of chickens lay colored eggs.

5519. Fact
The average life span of a hermit crab is 75 years.

5520. Fact
The US city with the highest murder rate is Detroit, with 45.3 homicides per 100,000 people.

5521. Fact
There are 86,400 seconds in day

5522. Fact
In Sweden, when leaving someone's home, wait until you get to the doorway to step outside before putting on your coat. To do so earlier suggests you are eager to leave.

5523. Fact
A 'face-off'in hockey was originally called a 'puck-off'.

5524. Fact
Bees visit over 2,000 flowers and fly over 55,000 miles to produce just 1 lb. of honey.

5525. Fact
In 1876, Maria Spelterina was the first woman to ever cross Niagara Falls on a high wire

5526. Fact
Bourbon whiskey gets its name from Bourbon County, Kentucky, where local distillers developed the drink around 1800.

5527. Fact
In South Dakota it is illegal to try to convince a pacifist to renounce his beliefs by threatening to arm-wrestle him.

5529. Animal Facts
An octopus tentacle will carry on wriggling for some time after being cut off.

5530. Fact
The most expensive spice in the world is saffron

5531. Fact
It took Leonardo Da Vinci 10 years to paint Mona Lisa. He never signed or dated the painting. Leonardo and Mona had identical bone structures according to the painting. X-ray images have shown that there are 3 other versions under the original.

5532. Fact
In Ancient Egypt, cats were often buried with their masters, or in a special cemetary for cats

5533. Fact
The eyes of an Ostrich are larger than its brain.

5534. Fact
The sloth (a mammal) moves so slowly that green algae can grow undisturbed on its fur.

5535. Fact
Chocolate kills dogs. Chocolate affects a dog's heart and nervous system. A few ounces is enough to kill a small sized dog.

5536. Fact
The TV show Saturday Night Live made its debut on October 11, 1975

5537. Animal Facts
Bat faeces lies so deep on the floors of their caves that people harvest it to sell as fertilizer for plants.

5538. Fact
Lake Ontario was originally named Lake St. Louis

5539. Fact
It's more likely you would be attacked by a cow than a shark.



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