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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.

8511. Fact
Apple seeds are poisonous.

8512. Fact
The prostate gland is a male erogenous zone that may be stimulated through firm pressure on the back of the perineum or through the anus.

8513. Fact
Experiments have shown that, ants are capable of lifting 50 times their own weight and pulling loads 300 times their own weight.

8514. Fact
The two top toys in 1950 were Silly Putty which sold for $1, and Crayola crayons which sold for 50 cents

8515. Fact
Cojo, the 1st gorilla born in captivity, was born at the Columbus Zoo, in Ohio, in 1956 and weighed 3 1/4 pounds.

8516. Fact
The Canary Islands were not named after a bird called the canary. They were named after a breed of dogs.

8517. Fact
At lift off, US space shuttles weight about 4.5 million pounds.

8518. Fact
Approximately 40,000 tons of meteoric dust hits the Earth each year.

8519. Fact
An average beaver can cut down two hundred trees a year.

8520. Fact
The only commercial aircraft that is able to break the sound barrier is the Concorde.

8521. Fact
Witchcraft means Craft of the Wise Ones.

8522. Fact
The kiwi has nostrils near the tip of its bill that allow it to sniff the ground for food.

8523. Fact
The longest hiccups on record was by an American pig farmer whose hiccups persisted from 1922 to 1987

8524. Fact
During the Gold Rush in 1849, some people paid as much as $100 for a simple glass of water

8525. Fact
Condoms were originally made of animal intestines or linen.

8526. Fact
A butterfly can see the colors red, green, and yellow

8527. Fact
A cockroaches favorite food is the glue on the back of stamps.

8528. Fact
In a pack of Skittles candy, there is an equal 20% distribution of each flavour

8529. Fact
There is no tipping in Iceland

8530. Fact
Every 30 seconds a house fire doubles in size

8531. Fact
Coffee, along with beer and peanut butter, is on the national list of the ten most recognizable odors.

8532. Fact
On average, cows poop 16 times a day.

8533. Fact
Each year approximately 250,000 American husbands are physically attacked and beaten by their wives.

8534. Fact
The only repealed amendment to the US Constitution deals with the prohibition of alcohol.

8535. Fact
Only 1 in 400 men is flexible enough to give himself oral pleasure.

8537. Fact
The Sears Tower located in Chicago, Illinois is made up 76,000 tons of steel

8538. Fact
Davao City, located at the Southern state of Philippines, is the largest city in the world in terms of area

8539. Animal Facts
The potato beetle larva protects itself from birds that want to eat it by covering itself in its own poisonous faeces.

8540. Fact
Percentage of Africa that is wilderness: 28%. Percentage of North America that is wilderness: 38%

8541. Fact
Even though the rose does not bear any fruit, the rose hips have more Vitamin C than most vegetables and fruits

8542. Fact
The Bank of America was originally called the Bank of Italy until the founder, Amedeo Giannini, changed the name in 1930

8543. Fact
Rice flour was used to strengthen some of the bricks that make up the Great Wall of China

8544. Fact
There are 336 dimples on a regulation US golf ball. In the UK its 330.

8545. Fact
Maine is the toothpick capital of the world

8546. Fact
The song Happy Birthday brings in about $2 million in licensing revenue to Warner Communications who hold the copyright to the song

8547. Fact
Men are a lot more streamlined than women for swimming, because the female's mamaries create a lot of drag. Enough, in fact, that racing suits have been developed with tiny pegs above the breasts to cause disturbance, which decreases the drag.

8548. Fact
The most expensive animated movie is Prince of Egypt, which cost $70 million to make

8549. Fact
There are more plastic flamingos in America than real ones

8550. Fact
Men are able to read fine print better than women can

8551. Fact
In 1386, a pig was executed by public hanging for the murder of a child.

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