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8255. Fact
The parking meter was invented by C.C. Magee in 1935.

8256. Fact
In the 1960's, the US spent millions developing a zero gravity pen for use in space

8257. Fact
Lack of sleep can affect your immune system and reduce your ability to fight infections

8258. Fact
The animal whose brain accounts for the largest share of its body weight is the squirrel monkey. It's brain makes up about 5% of its total weight.

8259. Fact
The most popular show amongst baby boomers is Star Trek.

8260. Fact
The Taj Mahal was actually built for use as a tomb.

8261. Fact
The length of brink of the Canadian Horseshoe Falls located in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada is 2600 feet

8262. Fact
Every day, over five billion gallons of water are flushed down toilets in the United States

8263. Fact
A blue whale's heart is the size of a Volkswagen Beetle.

8264. Fact
Ed Cox from San Francisco invented the pot scrubbing S.O.S. pads in 1917. His wife came up with the name, which stands for Save Our Saucepans.

8265. Fact
In an average lifetime, a person will spend 4 years travelling in an automobile and six months waiting at a red light.

8266. Fact
The word "nerd" was first coined by Dr. Seuss in "If I Ran the Zoo."

8267. Animal Facts
In some types of angler fish, the male is much smaller than the female and attaches himself to her body for life. After a while, he becomes fused to her and their body systems combine. His only role is to fertilize her eggs, and he is nourished by her blood.

8268. Animal Facts
A very stressed octopus will sometimes eat itself.

8269. Fact
Colgate's first toothpaste came in a jar.

8270. Fact
The water inside of a coconut is identical to human blood plasma. Many lives in third world countries have been saved from coconut water fed through an IV

8271. Fact
The dye used to stamp the grade on meat is edible. It's made from grape skins.

8272. Fact
To make butter more attractive in colour, carrot juice was used by people in the Middle Ages

8273. Fact
Any animal that has skin hair or fur can get dandruff, but in animals it is called dander.

8274. Fact
The Australian $5 to $100 notes are made of plastic.

8275. Fact
Some lions mate 50 times a day.

8276. Fact
Every second, 8000 Coca-Cola Company products are consumed in the world

8277. Fact
A blink lasts approximately 0.3 seconds

8278. Fact
The dollar was established as the official currency of the US in 1785.

8279. Fact
The only animal, besides humans that can get leprosy is the Armadillo

8280. Fact
There are more insects in one square mile of rural land than there are human beings on the entire earth.

8281. Fact
The penguin is the only bird that can't fly but can swim.

8282. Fact
Sir John Harington, the godson of Queen Elizabeth I, was the inventor of the toilet

8283. Fact
France has the highest per capita consumption of cheese.

8284. Fact
C3P0 is the first character to speak in Star Wars.

8285. Fact
The smoke that is produced by a fire kills more people than a burn does because of carbon monoxide and other dangerous gases

8286. Fact
The game Monopoly has been played by approximately 500 million people in the world, and the game is available in 26 languages

8287. Fact
It has 51 meanings as a noun, 126 meanings as a verb, and 10 meanings as a participle adjective.

8288. Fact
The only real person to be a Pez head was Betsy Ross

8289. Fact
There are approximately 9,000 taste buds on the tongue.

8290. Fact
Urban birds have developed a short, fast rap style of singing, different from their rural counterparts.

8291. Fact
The words abstemioius, and facetious both have all the five vowels in them in order

8292. Fact
The most common speed limit sign in the United States is 25 m.p.h.

8293. Fact
The first jigsaw puzzle was created by map maker John Splisbury who mounted one of his maps on a sheet of hardwood. He proceeded to cut around the borders of each country use a fine saw

8294. Animal Facts
Body lice love dirty places they were very common in the old days when people didn't wash much, and they often infested soldiers who had to live in dirty conditions. They are most likely to live on your tummy or your bottom.

8295. Fact
The more a person struggles to get out of quicksand the faster they will sink. Staying still, and being calm will actually make the body float in the quicksand because the body is less dense than the quicksand is

8296. Fact
Butterflies taste with their feet. (Something I always wanted to know.)

8297. Fact
There have been over fifty million Mr. Potato Heads sold since it came out in 1952

8298. Fact
Jupiter has the shortest day of all the planets. Although it has a circumference of 280,000 miles compared with Earth's 25,000 Jupiter manages to make one turn in 9 hours and 55 minutes.

8299. Fact
Proctor & Gamble originally manufactured candles before moving on to soap.

8300. Fact
In Israel, religious law forbids picking your nose on Sabbath

8301. Fact
Canola oil is actually rapeseed oil but the name was changed for marketing reasons.

8302. Fact
On average, Americans eat one hundred acres of pizza a day. This amounts to about three hundred fifty slices per second

8303. Animal Facts
Crocodiles can't bite and chew. Instead, they hold their prey under water to drown it, then twist their bodies around to tear chunks off the victim.

8304. Fact
Babies that wear disposable diapers are five times more likely to get a diaper rash than babies wearing a cotton diaper

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