6365. Fact
Until 1896, drivers in Great Britain had to warn of their presence by having a person precede their car on foot, waving a red flag.

6366. Fact
Snails eat with a rasping mouth called a radula, which has thousands of teeth

6367. Animal Facts
Owl's eyes are too large to move in their eye sockets, so they've developed the ability to turn their heads round further than other birds can.

6368. Fact
James Buchanan was the only unmarried president of the United States

6369. Fact
The Pillsbury Bake-off has been held every year since 1948.

6370. Fact
The standard blue U.S. Postal Service mailbox can hold approximately 4,000 letters at a time.

6371. Fact
Finagle's Law was the one that went, Anything that can go wrong, will go wrong. Not Murphy's Law.

6372. Fact
French soldiers during World War I had the nickname poilu which translates to hairy one.

6373. Fact
When Nylons first went on sale in the United States in 1940, four million pairs were sold in only a few days

6374. Fact
There are some hospitals in Shanghai that have issued a rule that a nurse must wear lipstick while on duty

6375. Fact
William Henry Harrison (1773-1841) was the first US president to die in office. At 32 days, he also had the shortest term in office.

6376. Fact
Analingus refers to oral stimulation of a person's anus.

6377. Fact
Marlboro cigarettes sold in New York contain more tar and nicotine than those sold in all other states.

6378. Fact
In the Middle Ages, young men and women drew names from a bowl to see who their valentines would be. They would wear these names on their sleeves for one week. To wear your heart on your sleeve now means that it is easy for other people to know how you are feeling.

6379. Fact
Kissing is good for your teeth; the extra saliva released during kissing helps to keep the mouth clean and reduces the risk of decay.

6380. Animal Facts
Salamander larvae change form, becoming killer predators, if they sense the vibrations created in water by swimming tadpoles. They grow longer, stronger bodies and broader heads so that they can kill and eat the tadpoles.

6381. Fact
Eating chocolate three times a month helps people live longer as opposed to people who overeat chocolate or do not eat chocolate at all

6382. Fact
The strongest gust of wind was recorded at the Mount Washington Observatory on April 12th, 1934, and measured 231 miles per hour.

6383. Fact
It can take up to a month for a rattlesnake to re-supply its venom

6384. Fact
Alaska's borders make it the farthest state east, west and north. Its Aleutian Islands extends across the 180th meridian, which puts the islands chain's end in the eastern hemisphere.

6385. Fact
Black lemurs are the only primates that can have blue eyes.

6386. Fact
The military salute originated during the medieval times. Knights in armor used to raise their visors to reveal their identity, and the motion later evolved into the modern-day salute.

6387. Animal Facts
A planarian worm will regrow its other half if cut in two. If two planarians are cut in half, they can be mixed up and re-attach to the wrong half.

6388. Fact
85,000,000 tons of paper are used in the United States each year.

6389. Fact
Of all the words Dr. Seuss made up in his storybooks, only one has stuck in the English vocabulary: grinch, which is refers to a killjoy -- and it took more than 20 years

6390. Fact
One of the many Tarzans, Karmuala Searlel, was mauled to death by a raging elephant on set.

6391. Fact
The Chinese, during the reign of Kublai Khan, used lions on hunting expeditions. They trained the big cats to pursue and drag down massive animals from wild bulls to bears and to stay with the kill until the hunter arrived.

6392. Fact
Brazil accounts for almost 1/3 of the world's coffee production, producing over 3-1/3 billion pounds of coffee each year.

6393. Fact
Everest is not the tallest mountain. Mauna Kea Mountain in the Hawaiian Island is 230m taller. It is 4201m above water and 4877 underwater! Everest is only 8848m.

6394. Fact
The Hollywood sign was first erected in 1923. Conceived as a real estate ad, it originally read Hollywoodland. The sign stands 50 feet tall, stretches 450 feet across, weighs 450,000 pounds.

6395. Fact
In 1789, Morocco became the first country to recognize the United States.

6396. Fact
Wendel Clark holds the record for the longest span between NHL All-Star appearances, with 13 years (1986-1999)

6397. Fact
Medical reports show that about 18% of the population are prone to sleepwalking

6398. Fact
Two out of five people end up marrying their first love

6399. Fact
When you flush a toilet, an invisible cloud of water shoots six feet in the air.

6400. Fact
At one 'feeding', a mosquito can absorb one and a half times its own weight in blood.

6401. Fact
and the viewers were never told.

6402. Fact
During his lifetime, artist Vincent Van Gogh only sold one of his paintings (The Red Vineyard)

6403. Fact
In every episode of Seinfeld there is a Superman somewhere.

6404. Fact
The United States produces enough plastic film annually to cover the entire state of Texas.

6405. Fact
If you are right handed, you will tend to chew food on your right side. If you are left handed, you likely to chew food on your left side

6406. Fact
An eyelash lives about 5 months.

6407. Fact
If you were at 0 deg; latitude and 0 deg; longtitude, you would be standing in the Atlantic Ocean.

6408. Fact
The Museum of Modern Art in New York City hung Matisse's 'Le Bateau' upside-down for 47 days before an art student noticed the error.

6409. Fact
Kermit the Frog was named after Kermit Scott, a childhood friend of creator Jim Henson, who became a professor of philosophy at Purdue University

6410. Fact
Humans shed and re-grow outer skin cells about every 27 days almost 1,000 new skins in a lifetime.

6411. Fact
Ivory bar soap floating was a mistake. They had been mixing the soap formula causing excess air bubbles that made it float. Customers wrote and told how much they loved that it floated, and it has floated ever since

6412. Fact
Britain's first escalator was installed in Harrods in 1878.

6413. Fact
The book Little Red Riding Hood was banned in 1990 by two school districts in California. They did this because in the book there was a picture of a basket that had a bottle of wine in it

6414. Fact
Bob Dylan's real name is Robert Zimmerman, he changed it in honor of Dylan Thomas.



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