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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.

6322. Fact
A goldfish has a memory span of about 3 seconds.

6323. Fact
Clarence Crane the inventor of Crane's Peppermint Life Savers sold his rights to the popular candy for less than three thousand dollars.

6324. Fact
More people use blue toothbrushes, than red ones.

6325. Fact
Two objects have struck the earth with enough force to destroy a whole city. Each object, one in 1908 and again in 1947, struck regions of Siberia. Not one human being was hurt either time

6326. Fact
In 1900, Queen Victoria sent her New Year's greetings to the British troops stationed in South Africa during the Boer War in the form of a specially molded chocolate bar.

6327. Animal Facts
The vampire squid has the largest eyes of any animal for its body size. The squid is 28 centimetres long (11 inches) and its eyes are 2.5 centimetres (1 inch across). The equivalent would be a person with eyes the size of table tennis bats!

6328. Fact
On average, every person in the United States owns 2.1 radios.

6329. Fact
Hugo Boss designed some of the Nazi SS uniforms

6330. Fact
The term the whole 9 yards came from WWII fighter pilots in thePacific. When arming their airplanes on the ground, the .50 calibermachine gunammo belts measured exactly 27 feet, before being loaded into thefuselage. If the pilots fired all their ammo at a target, it got the whole 9yards.

6331. Fact
Hens will produce larger eggs as they grow older

6332. Fact
The oldest documented footwear found was a 8,000 year-old sandal found in a cave located in Missouri, USA

6333. Fact
The dragons and other monsters that graced the bows of the Viking ships were so fierce-looking that a law was passed in Iceland ordering the skipper of any Viking ship to remove the figurehead before entering port.

6334. Fact
Levan, which is located in Utah, got its name from navel which is levan spelt backwards. It was named this because it is in the center of Utah

6335. Fact
The sound of a snore (up to 69 decibels) can be almost as loud as the noise of a pneumatic drill.

6336. Fact
Other than London, Liverpool is the most filmed British city, and was used to film more than 140 films in 2002

6337. Fact
When blue whales are first born, they gain as much as 200 pounds a day while they are calves

6338. Animal Facts
Geckos have no eyelids they lick their eyeballs to clean them!

6339. Fact
Burger King restaurants serve over 400 million ounces of orange juice annually

6340. Animal Facts
Scorpions glow in the dark in ultraviolet light.

6341. Fact
Giant Panda Bears give birth to a 4 ounce Baby Panda.

6342. Fact
In Vermont it is illegal to paint landscapes in times of war.

6343. Fact
In a normal lifetime an American will eat 200 pounds of peanuts and 10,000 pounds of meat.

6344. Fact
It is possible to lead a cow upstairs but not downstairs

6345. Fact
There is a sea squirt (found in the seas near Japan) that digests its own brain. When the sea squirt is mature it permanently attaches itself to a rock. At this point it does not need to move anymore and has no need for a brain.

6346. Fact
The most popular brand of raisins is Sunmaid

6347. Fact
The board game Monopoly was originally rejected by Parker Brothers, who claimed it had 52 fundamental errors.

6348. Fact
When the body is resting, it takes in about 10 litres of air every minute

6349. Fact
When a man was hanged in Mississippi in 1894 the noose came undone and the prisoner fell to the ground. He was set free and and since his innocence was later established he was granted $5000.

6350. Fact
According to Illinois state law, it is illegal to speak English. The officially recognized language is American.

6351. Animal Facts
Flesh flies eat nothing but old meat and rotting flesh on dead bodies.

6352. Fact
9 out of 10 lightning strike victims survive.

6353. Fact
The Great Wall stretches for about 4,500 miles across North China

6354. Fact
Ketchup actually began in Thailand. There it was labelled Kachiap.

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