9501. Fact
One of the reasons marijuana is illegal today is because cotton growers in the '30s lobbied against hemp farmers (they saw it as competition).

9502. Fact
The world record frog jump is 33 feet 5.5 inches over the course of 3 consecutive leaps, achieved in May 1977 by a South African sharp-nosed frog called Santjie.

9503. Fact
In the UK, one third of accidental deaths that happen occur in the home

9504. Fact
There have been fewer people below 2km in the sea than have been on the moon.

9505. Also known as
Original name : chittaranjan das
Also known as : deshbandhu

9506. Fact
A notch in a tree will remain the same distance from the ground as the tree grows

9507. Fact
The first U.S. patent for an animal was issued to Harvard University in 1988 for an oncomouse, a genetically engineered mouse that's susceptible to breast cancer. It's used to test anti-cancer therapies.

9508. Also known as
Original name : c. rajagopalachari
Also known as : c.r. rajaji

9509. Fact
The sound made by the Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe is so loud that it can be heard 40 miles away

9510. Fact
Jim Bristoe, an American, invented a 30-foot-long, 2-ton pumpkin cannon that can fire pumpkins up to five miles.

9511. Fact
Club Direct, a travel insurance company in Britain, provides insurance plans for protection from falling coconuts.

9512. Fact
A study concludes that kids who snore do poorly in school

9513. Fact
The only 15 letter word that can be spelled without repeating a letter is "uncopyrightable".

9514. Fact
A penguin swims at a speed of approximately 15 miles per hour

9515. Fact
The longest railway in the world is the Trans-Siberian Railway or Trans-Siberian Railroad, built 1891-1916, a network of railways connecting European Russia with Russian Far East provinces. It is 9,288.2 kilometres (5,787 miles) long and spans 8 time zones.

9516. Fact
Dexter is the smallest type of cow. This cow was bred to be a small size for household living

9517. Fact
In 1905, 18 men died from injuries sustained on the football field. President Theodore Roosevelt stepped in and instituted safety measures to make the game safer.

9518. Fact
All racehorses in the U.S. celebrate their birthday on January 1st

9519. Fact
The earth is the most densest planet in the solar system, and is the only planet not named after a god.

9520. Fact
Footprints of astronauts who landed on the moon should last at least 10 million years since the moon has no atmosphere.

9521. Fact
Human beings can't smell or taste a substance that is not soluble. On a dry tongue, sugar has no taste. In a dry nose, the smell of a flower would not be noticed. Anything to be smelled must float in the air.

9522. Fact
The United Parcel Service shipped the killer whale Keiko (star of Disney movie Free Willy) from Mexico City to Newport, Oregon in 1998

9523. Fact
NASCAR stands for National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing

9524. Fact
Botanically a rhubarb is a vegetable. It was changed to a fruit in 1947 by a U.S. Custom Court

9525. Fact
The first subway system in America was built in Boston, Massachusetts in 1897

9526. Fact
Every day, the Hubble telescope transmits enough data to fit 10,000 standard computer disks

9528. Also known as
Original name : andrei d. sakharov
Also known as : father of the (soviet) hydrogen bomb

9529. Fact
Bill Russell was the first black head coach of a major league pro sports team

9530. Fact
MS-DOS was originally calle QDOS and was bought of the author by Microsoft for a small fee. The rest is history

9531. Fact
It takes only 8 minutes for sunlight to travel from the sun to the earth, which also means, if you see the sun go out, it actually went out 8 minutes ago

9532. Fact
The USS Abraham Lincoln has five gymnasiums on the ship and a basketball league with 22 teams

9533. Fact
Fourteen people die each day from asthma in the United States

9534. Fact
Olympic badminton rules say that the bird has to have exactly fourteen feathers.

9535. Fact
Cinderella is known as Rashin Coatie in Scotland, Zezolla in Italy, and Yeh-hsien in China

9536. Fact
The male gypsy moth can smell the virgin female gypsy moth from 1.8 miles away.

9537. Fact
Happy Birthday (the song) is copyrighted.

9538. Fact
Sharks apparently are the only animals that never get sick. As far as is known, they are immune to every known disease including cancer.

9539. Fact
The average price for a major league baseball game in 2004 is $19.82

9540. Fact
In the United States, poisoning is the fourth leading cause of death among children.

9541. Fact
Liquid TIDE laundry detergent glows under a blacklight.

9542. Fact
There is actually no danger in swimming right after you eat, though it may feel uncomfortable.

9543. Also known as
Original name : adam smith
Also known as : father of economics

9544. Fact
Men generally prefer that their semen be swallowed rather than spit out because it provides a feeling of acceptance.

9545. Fact
The actual smallest sovereign entity in the world is the Sovereign Military Order of Malta (S.M.O.M.). It is located in the city of Rome, Italy, has an area of two tennis courts, and as of 2001 has a population of 80, 20 less people than the Vatican. It is a sovereign entity under international law, just as the Vatican is

9546. Fact
The hormone replacement drug Premarin is made from the urine of pregnant horses

9547. Fact
Wherever a person is standing in the state of Michigan in the United States, they are within 85 miles of one of the Great Lakes

9548. Fact
The 1932 Olympics in Los Angeles was the first time the three-level winner's stand was used for the medal ceremony.

9549. Fact
Baseball was the first sport to be pictured on the cover of Sports Illustrated

9550. Fact
Bunny rabbits poop almost every time they hop around in a newly-explored area.

9551. Fact
An ounce of gold can be stretched into a wire 50 miles long.



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