6272. Fact
Hippopotamuses actually sweat blood. Their skin contains a great amount of an oily substance that exudes from the pores, and when the beast perspires a little blood gets mixed in.

6273. Fact
One million Americans, about 3,000 each day, take up smoking each year. Most of them are children.

6274. Fact
During World War II, Kit Kat was unavailable due to milk shortages, so the chocolate bar was made without milk

6275. Fact
The reason the Animal Crackers box is designed with a string handle is because when the popular circus theme was introduced in 1902 they thought it would also be a good idea to package them with a string as a Christmas novelty so they could be hung from Christmas trees

6276. Fact
The Apollo 11 plaque left on the Moon says, Here men from the planet Earth first set foot upon the Moon July 1969, A.D. / WE CAME IN PEACE FOR ALL MANKIND.

6277. Fact
The country with the highest consumption of candy at 29.5 pounds annually per person is Denmark

6278. Animal Facts
A duckbilled platypus can stuff its cheek pouches with 600 worms.

6279. Fact
Manhattan Island from end to end is less than one million inches long.

6280. Fact
A survey done by Clairol 10 years ago came up with 46% of men stating that it was okay to color their hair. Now 66% of men admit to coloring their hair

6281. Fact
Hans Christian Anderson, creater of fairy tales, was word-blind. He never learned to spell correctly, and his publishers always had errors

6282. Fact
A teaspoon of neutron star material weighs about 110 million tons.

6283. Fact
Stanley Kubrick approached Lloyd's of London about an insurance policy in case extraterrestrial life was discovered before the release of his movie 2001: A Space Odyssey.

6284. Fact
The temperature of milk when it is coming out of a cow is about 36 degrees celsius

6285. Fact
Betsy Ross is the only real person to ever have been the head on a Pez dispenser.

6286. Fact
If you rubbed garlic on the sole of your feet, it would be absorbed and eventually show up on your breath.

6287. Fact
Rabbits can live up to ten years

6288. Fact
In 1998, approximately 1.6 billion tree seedlings were planted in the United States. This amounts to about five trees per American

6289. Fact
Most snails are hermaphrodites, meaning they have both female and male reproductive organs

6290. Fact
A toothbrush within 6 feet of a toilet can get airborne bacteria from flushing.

6291. Fact
Approximately 20% of Americans have a passport

6292. Fact
The first known contraceptive was crocodile dung, used by Egyptians in 2000 B.C.

6293. Fact
The strongest muscle in the human body is the tongue. (The heart is not a muscle.)

6294. Fact
Spiders have claws at the ends of their legs

6295. Fact
A porpoise swims slowly in a circle as it sleeps.

6296. Fact
Actress Meryl Streep holds the record for the most Oscar nominated actress, with a record of 13 nominations

6297. Fact
Actor Arnold Schwarzenegger bought the first Hummer manufactured for civilian use in 1992. The vehicle weighed in at 6,300 lbs and was 7 feet wide.

6298. Fact
Banging your head off a wall uses 150 calories an hour!

6299. Fact
Beaver teeth are so sharp that Native Americans once used them as knife blades.

6300. Fact
Cows drink anywhere from 25-50 gallons of water each day

6301. Fact
The most arousing time of day for a man is early morning, which is also the time when his testosterone level is highest.

6302. Animal Facts
A lion's mane jellyfish is about 2.5 metres (8 feet) across, with tentacles 60 metres (200 feet) long. Their sting can cause an agonizing death.

6303. Fact
One average, men spend 60 hours a year shaving

6304. Fact
There were 43,687 toilet related accidents in the United States in 1996

6305. Fact
The earth is approx. 6,588,000,000,000,000,000 tons.

6306. Fact
The phrase rule of thumb is derived from an old English law that stated you couldn't beat your wife with anything wider than your thumb

6307. Fact
There have been 191 coops in Bolivia since it became a sovereign country in 1825

6308. Fact
The most expensive painting ever sold at auction was Portrait of Dr. Gachet by Vincent van Gogh. On May 15, 1990, Ryoei Saito paid $75 million for it. He followed up that spending spree by paying the second-highest price ever, $71 million for Au Moulin de la Galette by Pierre Auguste Renoir, just two days later.

6309. Fact
Reggie Jackson holds the major league record for most strikeouts with 2,597.

6310. Fact
Joseph Gayetty is credited for inventing toilet paper in 1857. Unfortunately, his invention failed and did not catch on until ten years later

6311. Fact
On average, a typical dairy cow lies down and stands up about 14 times a day

6312. Fact
Black olives contain on average 10 to 30% more oil than green olives

6313. Fact
Easter is the first Sunday after the first Full Moon after March 21.

6314. Fact
Chop Suey' translates to something like 'pieces of meat' and was invented by Chinese railroad workers who didn't know how to cook anything except to 'chop stuff up and fry it'

6315. Fact
English novelist Arnold Bennet drank a glass of water in a Paris Hotel to prove it was safe. He died two months later of Typhoid.

6316. Fact
The reason why tattoos do not vanish even though we shed our skin is because the dye is injected deeper into the dermis part of the skin. It is only the epidermis that we shed

6317. Fact
An earthquake on Dec. 16, 1811 caused parts of the Mississippi River to flow backwards

6318. Fact
It is illegal to mispronounce 'Arkansas'while in the state of Arkansas.

6319. Fact
Actor Val Kilmer grew up on Roy Rogers'ranch.

6320. Fact
The word queue is the only word in the English language that is still pronounced the same way when the last four letters are removed.

6321. Fact
The dot over the letter 'i'is called a tittle.



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