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

10603. Fact
Tourists visiting Iceland should know that tipping at a restaurant is considered an insult.

4089. Fact
Approximately 55% of movies released are Rated R

3020. Fact
Flamingos are able to fly at a speed of approximately 55 kilometers an hour. In one night they can travel about 600 km

2095. Fact
Owls are the only birds that can see the colour blue.

6896. Fact
Seven of the eight US Presidents who have died in office either through illness or assassination were elected at precisely 20-year intervals.

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

1621. Fact
Hollywood fashion tip: wearing yellow makes you look bigger on camera; green, smaller. It takes a drop of ocean water more than 1,000 years to circulate around the world.

2890. Fact
The can opener was invented 48 years after the can.

3843. Fact
The oldest dog died at the age of 29

3183. Fact
Madagascar is the fourth largest island in the world, preceded by Greenland, New Guinea, and Borneo.

10226. Fact
A lion feeds once every three to four days

6610. Fact
In 2009 one of eight newly married couples in the US met online

2601. Fact
The 'y' in signs reading "ye olde.." is properly pronounced with a 'th' sound, not 'y'. The "th" sound does not exist in Latin, so ancient Roman occupied (present day) England use the rune "thorn" to represent "th" sounds. With the advent of the printing press the character from the Roman alphabet which closest resembled thorn was the lower case "y".

2159. Fact
Richest country in the world: Switzerland. Poorest: Mozambique.

5073. Fact
The city with the most Rolls Royces per capita: Hong Kong.

7935. Fact
Apparently, according to Playtex, the best selling bra sizes these days are 34B and 36B.

7498. Fact
In the U.S., the sport that causes the most injuries among the age group of 15-24 is basketball

3108. Fact
Every year, Burger King restaurants prepare over 950,000 pounds of bacon for their breakfast customers

59. Fact
The ashes of a cremated person average about 9 pounds.

1889. Fact
Makes sense: Babe Ruth wore No. 3 because he batted third.

8864. Fact
Dreamt is the only English word that ends in the letters mt

9184. Fact
That white, powdery stuff on the wings of moths is actually the way moths dispose of waste.

1678. Fact
If you toss a penny 10,000 times, it will not be heads 5,000 times, but more like 4,950. The heads picture weighs more, so it ends up on the bottom more often.

6532. Fact
The reason firehouses have circular stairways is from the days when the engines were pulled by horses. The horses were stabled on the ground floor and figured out how to walk up straight staircases

8256. Fact
In the 1960's, the US spent millions developing a zero gravity pen for use in space

10053. Fact
The magician's words hocus-pocus were taken from the name of a mythological sorcerer, Ochus Bochus, who appeared in Norse folktales and legends.

344. Fact
A brisk and violent storm generally having rotator motion.

10465. Fact
On average, pigs live for about 15 years

7762. Fact
King Henry III of France, Louis XVI of France and Napoleon all suffered from ailurophobia--fear of cats.

2772. Fact
You share your birthday with at least 9 million other people in the world.

8746. Fact
As of 2006, 200 million blogs were left without updates

7009. Fact
There are around 2,600 different species of frogs. They live on every continent except Antarctica.

10061. Fact
The Pacific Ocean holds 46% of the world's water. The rest is divided up as followed: Atlantic Ocean 23.9%, Indian Ocean 20.3%, and the Arctic Ocean 3.7%.

10553. Fact
Over 175 million cubic yards of earth was removed for the creation of the Panama Canal

9854. Fact
The great Gothic cathedral of Milan was started in 1386, and wasn't completed until 1805.

650. Fact
There are more chickens than humans on our planet.

3095. Fact
Even though they broke up 25 years ago, the Beatles continue to sell more records each year than the Rolling Stones.

245. Fact
Armadillos get an average of 18.5 hours of sleep per day.

7748. Fact
During his entire lifetime, Herman Melville's timeless classic of the sea, 'Moby Dick', only sold 50 copies.

6587. Fact
At any one time, there are 100 million phone conversations going on in the United States.

4321. Fact
The temperature of the earth's interior increases by 1 degree every 60 feet down.

1767. Fact
In the Great Fire of London in 1666, half of the city was burned down but only 6 people were injured.

6619. Fact
The US Army has a 50 caliber sniper rifle that can shoot through the engine block of a car.

1903. Fact
Mark Twain didn't graduate from elementary school.

9912. Fact
There are 38 peaks in South America higher than Mt. McKinley, which is the highest point in North America.

3861. Fact
The Daddy long legs spider has venom to be used as a defensive mechanism. Don't worry though, coz it cannot puncture human skin, and even if it did, it would PROBABLY only cause a allergic reaction.

7568. Fact
There are no ants in Iceland, Antarctica, and Greenland.

10301. Fact
Brad Pitt has been smoking since the sixth grade.

5781. Fact
75% percent of men believe that they should pay for the majority of dates at least until a relationship is established.



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