5898. Fact
The first place winners at the first modern Olympics were awarded an olive branch and a silver medal. The runners-up received laurel sprigs and copper medals.

5899. Fact
The first woman to run for President was Victoria Woodhull, on the Equal Rights Party ballot in 1872.

5900. Fact
The high level of unemployment in Canada makes it one of the least popular destinations for illegal immigrants.

5901. Fact
The egg came first.

5902. Fact
Gweneth Paltrow's nickname for Steven Speilberg is Uncle Morty.

5903. Fact
The animal responsible for the most human deaths world-wide is the mosquito.

5904. Fact
It takes 20 different muscles to form a kiss.

5905. Fact
A citizen of Calcutta, India , grew the fingernails on his left hand to a length of 76 inches.

5906. Fact
Bamboo can grow up to 36 inches in a day.

5907. Fact
Pixie, a Siberian Husky, gave birth to 7 puppies, one of which was bright green

5908. Fact
Although construction of the Notre Dame Cathedral in Strasbourg started in 1015, it was not until 1439 that the spire was completed.

5909. Fact
In Pakistan, goats are often sacrificed to improve the performance of the stock market.

5910. Fact
There are more than 40,000 characters in Chinese script.

5911. Fact
Barney, the famous dinosaur that entertains kids is from Dallas

5912. Fact
Whales die if their echo system fails.

5913. Fact
It is estimated that at any one time, 0.7% of the world's population are drunk

5914. Fact
In the great fire of London in 1666 half of London was burnt down but only 6 people were injured

5915. Fact
The New York Stock Exchange started out as a coffee house

5916. Fact
Only one person in two billion will live to be 116 or older.

5917. Fact
In the Andes, time is sometimes measured by how long it takes to chew a quid of coca leaf.

5918. Fact
Before 1917, goalies in hockey were not allowed to fall to the ice to make saves or else they were penalized.

5919. Fact
Halle Berry s stunt double, in the movie Catwoman, is a man.

5920. Fact
Each king in a deck of playing cards represents a great king fromhistory. Spades - King David; Clubs - Alexander the Great; Hearts -Charlemagne;and Diamonds - Julius Caesar.

5921. Fact
The only two days of the year in which there are no professional sportsgames (MLB, NBA, NHL, or NFL) are the day before and the day after theMajorLeague All-Star Game.

5922. Fact
Apple pits contain cyanide.

5923. Fact
In Arizona, you cannot Drive past the same place more then 3 times in one hour. Its a law.

5924. Animal Facts
The caterpillar of the polyphemus moth in North America eats 86,000 times its own birthweight in the first 56 days of its life. It's equal to a human baby eating 270 tonnes (nearly 600,000 pounds) of food!

5925. Fact
There was a book written fourteen years before the sinking of the Titanic happened titled Futility by Morgan Robertson. This book was remarkably similar to the tragedy that happened to the Titanic in 1912

5926. Fact
A dime has 118 ridges around the edge. A quarter has 119.

5927. Fact
Manitoulin Island is the largest island in a fresh water lake. It is located in Canadian Lake Superior

5928. Fact
Every three seconds, a new baby is born

5929. Fact
Forty is the only number which has its letters in alphabetical order. One is the only number with its letters in reverse alphabetical order.

5930. Fact
The flatulation from domesticated cows produce about 30% of the methane on this planet

5931. Fact
Aspirin was the first drug offered as a water-soluble tablet in 1900.

5932. Fact
Less than 1% of the women in the world will ever be able to wear a diamond that is the size of a carat or more

5933. Fact
Humans breathe in and out approximately one litre of air in ten seconds

5934. Fact
Alfred Hitchcock directed the first talking film ever made in England. It was called "Blackmail" and was made in 1931.

5935. Fact
The odds against a royal flush in poker are exactly 649,739 to 1.

5936. Fact
The risk of cardiovascular disease is twice as high in women that snore regularly compared to women who do not snore. updated

5937. Fact
Each year, there are more than 40,000 toilet related injuries in the United States.

5938. Fact
More Americans have died in automobile accidents than have died in all the wars ever fought by the United States.

5939. Fact
A queen bee lays about 1,500 eggs on an average day.

5940. Fact
Canola oil is actually rapeseed oil but the name was changed in Canada for marketing reasons

5941. Fact
In the Scottish Hebrides, an island is defined as being an island only if it is big enough to sustain 1 sheep.

5942. Fact
An individual coral animal is called a polyp

5943. Fact
The BEAVER, is America's largest rodent and can remain underwater for 20 minutes!

5944. Animal Facts
The deep-sea gulper eel can eat fish larger than itself. It can open its mouth so wide that its jaw bends back on itself at an angle of more than 180 degrees.

5945. Fact
The length of a human esophagus is 25 centimeters

5946. Fact
The first Tupperware item marketed was the seven-ounce bathroom cup in 1945

5947. Fact
Average number of days a German goes without washing his underwear: 7.



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