9449. Fact
To produce a dozen eggs, a hen has to eat about four pounds of feed

9450. Fact
When potatoes were brought from South America over to Spain, it took about 200 years before it was recognized as a food.

9451. Fact
Richard Henry and Francis Lightfoot Lee are the only brothers who signed the Declaration of Independence. Their cousin, Henry Lee, was a famous Revolutionary War commander and the father of General Robert E. Lee.

9452. Fact
There are 122 pebbles per square inch on a Spalding basketball

9453. Fact
Pearls melt in vinegar

9454. Fact
In a lifetime, an average man will shave 20,000 times

9455. Fact
When Thomas Edison died in 1941; Henry Ford captured his last dying breath in a bottle.

9456. Fact
Acorns were used as a coffee substitute during the American Civil War

9457. Fact
A catfish has about 100,000 taste buds

9458. Fact
The world's record for continuous pogo stick jumping is 41 hours.

9459. Fact
Every year, 100 million sharks are killed by people

9460. Fact
Drinking 5 glasses of water daily decreases the risk of colon cancer by 45%, plus it can slash the risk of breast cancer by 79%, and one is 50% less likely to develop bladder cancer.

9461. Fact
According to the American Institute of Stress, job stress approximately costs the U.S. industry over $300 billion dollars per year

9462. Fact
Between 12%-15% of the population is left-handed

9463. Fact
Watermelon is grown in over 96 countries worldwide. Over 1,200 varieties of watermelon are grown worldwide. There are about 200 varieties of watermelon throughout the US.

9464. Fact
The mile is Latin for 1,000. The number of paces it took the average Roman.

9465. Fact
The parents of Albert Einstein were worried that he was mentally slow because it took him a long time to learn how to speak

9466. Fact
Birds do not sweat, as they do not have sweat glands

9467. Fact
Former U.S. president Ronald Reagan worked as a lifeguard in his youth at a beach near Dixon, Illinois and saved over 77 lives

9468. Fact
In a month, a fingernail grows an eighth of an inch

9469. Fact
Baby robins eat 14 feet of earthworms every day

9470. Fact
Playwright Shakespeare was only 18 years old when he married Ann Hathaway, who was 26 years old at the time

9471. Fact
The first song played on Virgin Radio was Born to be wild by INXS.

9472. Fact
On average, a whole chicken from the grocery store weighs 3 pounds 12 ounces

9473. Fact
The Coca Cola company offers more than 300 different beverages

9474. Fact
IBM introduced their first personal computer in 1981.

9475. Fact
Nondairy creamer is flammable.

9476. Fact
If the entire population of the world were moved to Texas, it would still be less densely populated than New York City.

9477. Fact
The same amount of calories are burned by doing 6 sessions that are 5 minutes each of an activity and doing 1 session of that activity for 30 minutes

9478. Fact
Vermont, admitted as the 14th state in 1791, was the 1st addition to the original 13 colonies.

9479. Fact
Approximately 100,000 people get married in Las Vegas each year

9480. Fact
Radio code Wilco (as in Roger Wilco) is short for Will Comply.

9481. Also known as
Original name : eivis presley
Also known as : elvis the pelvis

9482. Fact
38% of Americans eat breakfast everyday

9483. Also known as
Original name : duke of wellington
Also known as : iron duke.

9484. Fact
A world record 328 pound ovarian cyst was removed from a woman in Galveston, Texas, in 1905. updated

9485. Fact
You are more likely to be killed by a champagne cork than a poisonous spider.

9486. Fact
The sole purpose of a drone bee is to mate with the queen bee

9487. Fact
In York, Pennsylvania, you can't sit down while watering your lawn with a hose.

9488. Fact
The odds of having quadruplets are 1 in 729,000

9489. Fact
If someone was to fly once around the surface of the moon, it would be equal to a round trip from New York to London

9490. Fact
Female and male black bears cannot tolerate being around each other except when they breed

9491. Fact
The rose family of plants, in addition to flowers, gives us apples, pears, plums, cherries, almonds, peaches and apricots.

9492. Fact
The first hard drive available for the Apple II had a capacity of only 5 megabytes.

9493. Fact
In the last three centuries, 90% of all people living in the Western world have switched from tea to coffee.

9494. Fact
Just about 3 people are born every second, and about 1.3333 people die every second. The result is about a 2 and 2/3 net increase of people every second. Almost 10 people more live on this Earth now, than before you finished reading this.

9495. Fact
Talc was used by cavemen 15,000 years ago as an ingredient added to make paint

9496. Fact
The average American consumes 9 pounds of food additives every year.

9497. Fact
Lachanophobia is the fear of vegetables

9498. Fact
Probably the best known multiple meaning is the hebrew word SHALOM which means, alternately, hello, good-bye, and peace.



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