8442. Fact
Taipan snakes have 50 times more toxic than a cobra snake

8443. Fact
The longest acceptance speech in the history of the Oscars was by Greer Garson in 1942. She received an Oscar for Best Actress for the movie Mrs. Miniver, and her speech was five minutes and 30 seconds long

8444. Fact
As of 2006, more than one in eight people in the United States show signs of addiction to the internet.

8445. Fact
Instead of a birthday cake, many children in Russia are given a birthday pie

8446. Fact
Spotted skunks do handstands before they spray

8447. Animal Facts
A chameleon's tongue can be twice as long as its body, and must be kept curled to fit inside it.

8448. Fact
The states of Washington and Montana still execute prisoners by hanging.

8449. Fact
99% of the blueberries that are produced in the United States are produced in the state of Maine

8450. Fact
The longest Monopoly game ever played was 1,680 hours long, which is seventy straight days

8451. Fact
In Australia, there is no death penalty.

8452. Fact
The most popular ethnic food in the United States is Italian food

8453. Fact
The top downhill speed of the Ford Model T was 50 miles per hour.

8454. Fact
Inventor Samuel Colt patented his revolver in 1836.

8455. Fact
The longest word in the English language, according to the Oxford English Dictionary, is pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis. The only other word with the same amount of letters ispneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconioses, its plural.

8456. Fact
It was the accepted practice in Babylon 4,000 years ago that for a month after the wedding, the bride's father would supply his son-in-law with all the mead he could drink. Mead is a honey beer and because their calendar was lunar based, this period was called the honey month or what we know today as the honeymoon.

8457. Fact
Lipogram refers to writing that does not have certain letter or letters

8458. Fact
In 1976, a Los Angeles secretary named Jannene Swift officially married a fifty pound rock. More than twenty people witnessed the ceremony

8459. Fact
Great Britain has the highest consumption of ice cream than any other European nation

8460. Fact
As part of the original design, the names of 72 French scientists and other famous people is imprinted on the sides of the Eiffel tower

8461. Animal Facts
The turkey vulture excretes faeces onto its legs to keep them cool.

8462. Fact
Leonardo Da Vinci invented the scissors

8463. Fact
Cows sweat through their noses.

8464. Fact
The smallest frog is the Brazilian baby frog, which is smaller than a dime

8465. Fact
The fastest speed a raindrop had reached when falling is seven miles per hour.

8466. Fact
You can make edible cheese from the milk of 24 different mammals.

8467. Fact
Over 30% of women discover their HIV status after their husbands are diagnosed.

8468. Fact
The country of Losotho is completely surrounded by the country of South Africa.

8469. Fact
Banging your head against a wall uses 150 calories an hour. (Do not try this at home...... maybe at work.)

8470. Fact
When a person dies, hearing is generally the last sense to go. The first sense lost is usually sight. Then follows taste, smell, and touch.

8471. Fact
Butterflies taste with their feet

8472. Fact
Owen Falls Lake is the largest man-made lake in the world

8473. Fact
Bob Hope and Billy Joel were both once boxers.

8474. Fact
James Madison, the fourth President of the United States, stood only five feet four inches tall and weighed less than one hundred pounds.

8475. Fact
The sea contains about 1/2 of the world's known animal groups.

8476. Fact
Studies indicate that listening to music is good for digestion

8477. Fact
Larger Stingrays have the power to drive their stingers or tail-spines through the hulls of wooden boats.

8478. Fact
In 1865, the U.S. Secret Service was first established for the specific purpose to combat the counterfeiting of money

8479. Fact
Amelia Earhart designed the first lightweight luggage for air travel.

8480. Fact
In ten minutes, a hurricane releases more energy than all the world's nuclear weapons combined.

8481. Fact
Every year approximately 3,000 people choke to death

8482. Fact
The General Lee cars used in the popular show The Dukes of Hazards were 1969 Dodge Chargers

8483. Fact
Sugar Bear (the mascot for Golden Crisps cereal) was born in 1963

8484. Fact
In Britain, failed suicides were hanged in the 19th century.

8485. Fact
The world's first speed limit regulation was in England in 1903. It was 20 mph.

8486. Fact
Ninety-nine percent of pumpkins sold in the United States are for the sole purpose of decoration.

8487. Animal Facts
When a toad is sick, it vomits up its own stomach, which hangs out of its mouth for a short time before it swallows it back down.

8488. Fact
The five most frequently used letters in the English alphabet are, in order, E T A I S.

8489. Fact
Armadillos can be house broken.

8490. Fact
New York City has 570 miles of shoreline.

8491. Fact
Roughly 44% of junk mail is thrown away unopened



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