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

8492. Fact
In humans, the epidermal layer of skin, which consists of many layers of skin regenerates every 27 days

8493. Fact
Humans are the only primates that don't have pigment in the palms of their hands.

8494. Fact
The Beatles were depicted in wax at Madame Tussaud's Wax Museum in London, in 1964, the first pop album stars to be honored.

8495. Fact
The New Zealand Kiwi bird cannot fly

8496. Fact
Parrots cannot eat chocolate because it is poisonous to their body

8497. Fact
Over 1,600 people in North America have been victims of trunk entrapment (being locked inside of a car trunk)

8498. Fact
Bulls are colorblind, it is the motion of the cape which angers them.

8499. Fact
Putty is a cement compound of fine powdered chalk or oxide of lead mixed with linseed oil.

8500. Fact
Van Camp's Pork and Beans were a staple food for Union soldiers in the Civil War.

8501. Fact
By recycling just one glass bottle, the amount of energy that is being saved is enough to light a 100 watt bulb for four hours

8502. Animal Facts
A vampire finch in the Galapagos Islands pecks holes in other birds to feed on their blood.

8503. Fact
Rudolph the Red-nosed reindeer was actually created as a promotional figure for Montgommery Wards department stores.

8504. Fact
The only painting by Leonardo da Vinci on permanent display in the United States hangs in the National Gallery in Washington, D.C. It's a portrait of Ginevra di Benci, the wife of a politician in Florence.

8505. Fact
Before the first French cafe in the late 1700's, coffee was sold by street vendors in Europe, in the Arab fashion. The Arabs were the forerunners of the sidewalk espresso carts of today.

8506. Fact
Like fingerprints, everyone's tongue print is different.

8507. Fact
When the First Lady, Eleanor Roosevelt, received an alarming number of threatening letters, soon after her husband became President at the height of the Depression, the Secret Service insisted that she carry a pistol in her purse

8508. Fact
If you shake a can of mixed nuts, the larger ones will rise to the top.

8509. Fact
The two factories of the Jelly Belly Candy Company produces approximately 100,000 pounds of jelly beans a day. this amounts to about 1,250,000 jelly beans an hour

8510. Fact
In the ten years between 1987 and 1997, there was an increase of over 800 million people on the planet.



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