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7975. Fact
The largest cabbage weighed 144 pounds.

7976. Fact
Each day, anywhere from 35-150 species of life go extinct

7977. Animal Facts
Scorpions paralyze their prey before they suck the juices out. It's not dead, but it can't escape.

7978. Fact
The average person has over 1,460 dreams a year.

7979. Fact
Thomas Edison, the inventor of the light bulb was afraid of the dark

7980. Fact
In 1958, the Crayola crayon color Prussian Blue was changed to Midnight Blue by the request of teachers as kids could not relate to Prussian history

7981. Fact
Sugar was first added to chewing gum in 1869. Ironically, a dentist named William Semple was behind the decision.

7982. Fact
The big toe is the foot reflexology pressure point for the head

7983. Fact
On Sunday, December 7, 1941 at 7:55 AM, the attack on Pearl Harbor commenced

7984. Fact
Snakes are immune to their own poison.

7985. Fact
Coco Chanel started the trend for sun tans in 1923 when she got accidentally burnt on a cruise.

7986. Fact
You can only smell 1/20th as well as a dog.

7987. Fact
Saturday is the most popular day for people to eat out in the United States

7988. Fact
The first British ship to use the SOS distress signal was the Titanic

7989. Fact
Polaris is the closest visible star to true north and is thus referred to as the North Star. By sometime around the year 2100, the wobble of the Earth's axis will slowly begin pointing the North Pole away from Polaris. By the year 14,000 A.D., the new North Star will be Vega.

7990. Animal Facts
The female praying mantis begins to eat the male during mating; he carries on, but she eventually eats all of him.

7991. Fact
The fastest land animal is the cheetah, however the fastest animal in the world is the prerigine falcon, which can dive at 217mph

7992. Fact
You can only smell 1/20th as well as a dog

7993. Fact
The first state to give the right to women to vote was Wyoming

7994. Fact
In Canada it's illegal to publicly remove bandages.

7995. Fact
English sailors were referred to as limeys because sailors added lime juice to their diet to combat scurvy

7996. Fact
About 10% of the world's population is left-handed.

7997. Fact
Parker Brothers was founded by George Swinerton Parker, 18, in 1885. The first game produced was 'Banking,' in which the player who amasses the most wealth is the winner.

7998. Fact
An elephant can live up to the age of seventy, or in some cases even more

7999. Fact
Baseball rules were codified in 1846 by Alexander Cartwright of the Knickerbocker Baseball Club.

8000. Fact
The sun is approximately 75% hydrogen, 25% helium by mass

8001. Fact
The first puck ever used in a professional hockey game was a frozen piece of cow dung.

8002. Fact
In China, fish is eaten more than three times what it is in the United States

8003. Fact
The first restaurant to open in Hollywood was the Musso & Frank Grill in 1919

8004. Fact
The best time for a person to buy shoes is in the afternoon. This is because the foot tends to swell a bit around this time

8005. Fact
The first toilet stall in a public washroom is the least likely to be used. It is also the cleanest

8006. Fact
Mosquitoes have teeth

8007. Fact
Bananas aren t fruit. They are a type of herb.

8008. Fact
The 1st US Minimum Wage Law was instituted in 1938. The minimum wage was 25 cents per hour.

8009. Fact
It only takes a male horse 14 seconds to copulate

8010. Fact
Natural gas has no smell. The odor is artificially added so that people will be able to identify leaks and take measures to stop them.

8011. Fact
By walking an extra 20 minutes every day, an average person will burn off seven pounds of body fat in an year

8012. Fact
Most cows give more milk when they listen to music

8013. Fact
Men can read smaller print than women; women can hear better

8014. Fact
Certain frogs can reguritate their stomachs, in order to clean them (with their feet)

8015. Fact
Animals will not eat another animal that has been hit by a lightning strike.

8016. Fact
Actress Jamie Lee Curtis invented a special diaper for babies that has a pocket

8017. Fact
Being lactose intolerant can cause chronic flatulence

8018. Fact
The trunk of an elephant can hold up to two gallons of water

8019. Fact
Retail sales for soft drinks in the United States in 2001 were more than sixty billion dollars

8020. Fact
Las Vegas means The Meadows in Spanish.

8021. Animal Facts
Bird parents eat food for their babies, fly back to the nest and vomit up the meal into the babies' open beaks.

8022. Fact
Gloucestershire airport in England used to blast Tina Turner songs on its runways to scare birds away

8023. Fact
A soccer ball has 32 panels.

8024. Fact
According to Scandinavian folklore, trolls only come out at night because sunlight would turn them to stone.

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