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14774. Science Facts
In Chile, trains on the Arica-La Paz railway were at one time powered by burning llama faeces.
In North Caroline it is illegal to make love on the floor of a hotel room between two double beds.
12196. Country - Industries
Country : russia
Industries : petroleum, wheat, chemicals, heavy machinery, iron, gold.
The mask used by Michael Myers in the original 'Halloween' was actually a Captain Kirk mask painted white.
Just one in three consumers pays off his or her credit card bill every month.
In a full grown rye plant, the total length of roots may reach 380 miles (613 km).
The sentence "The quick brown fox jumps over a lazy dog." uses every letter of the alphabet.
14020. Nobel Prize
Nobel Prize : Peace
Year : 2004
Name : wangari muta maathai
Country : kenya.
12491. Food Facts
Once, at a Roman banquet, a slave stabbed the stomach of a roast boar to release a flock of live thrushes.
¥ In the southern hemisphere, water always swirl anti-clockwise down into a pipe.
The short phrases of organ music played at a baseball game is called a tucket.
13839. Nobel Prize
Nobel Prize : Chemistry
Year : 1905
Name : adolf von baeyer
Country : germany.
The first pick (by Eagles) in the first NFL draft in 1935, was Jay Berwanger from the University of Chicago. He never played.
Approximately 115 tons of ocean salt spray enters the earth's atmosphere each second.
In 1894, the carnival made its debut in North America
The Top 10 grossing movies of the 1990s each earned at least $500 million worldwide and brought in a combined total of over $7 billion.
A giraffe is able to clean its ears with its own tongue
Invention : radio, car
Year : early 1920s
Inventor : william p. lear
Country : us.
A man named Charles Osborne had the hiccups for 69 years.
scatophobia : fear of fecal matter.
The queen of England has two birthdays.
13828. Nobel Prize
Nobel Prize : Economics
Year : 2002
Name : daniel kahneman
Country : united states - israel.
Name : vernon l. smith
Country : united states.
The largest concentration of animals ever observed was a huge swarm of grasshoppers in 1879. The swarm was the size of germany and contained more than 12,500 billion insects that together weighed about 55,000 billion pounds.
Famous for : venue of non-aligned nations summit in september 1970. capital of zambia.
Information travels at different speeds within different types of neurons.
The Crayola colour flesh was changed to peach in 1962 because of the fact that people have many different skin colours
There is no element on Mendeleev's (the current) periodic table of elements abbreviated, either partially, or fully, with the letter J.
Book : nurturing development
Author : ismail serageldin.
S.O.S. doesn't stand for "Save Our Ship" or "Save Our Souls" -- It was just chosen by an 1908 international conference on Morse Code because the letters S and O were easy to remember and just about anyone could key it and read it, S = dot dot dot, O = dash dash dash..
12901. India - National Park
India - National Park : eravikulan rajmallay national park
Place : idduki
State : kerala.
Book : assassination of a prime minister
Author : s.anandram.
12778. History Facts
A common way of attacking a besieged castle or city in the Middle Ages was to catapult dead animals, corpses or even the heads of enemies over the walls.
¥ A lion's roar can be heard from five miles away.
The stage were the television sitcom Friends is shot on is said to be haunted
Strawberries have more vitamin c than oranges.
There are, on average, 259 raisins in a box of Raisin Bran and 388 in a box of Premium Raisin Bran.
Book : i muse; therefore i am
Author : v.n.narayanan.
In one night, an adult hippopotamus eats approximately 150 pounds of grass
Venus is the only planet that rotates clockwise
There is actually no danger in swimming right after you eat, though it may feel uncomfortable.
If all the rain in our atmosphere fell at the same time, it would cover the earth with a one-inch thick layer of water.
La Paz, Bolivia is the highest capital city in the world.
If you’re over 100 years old, there’s an 80% chance you’re a woman.
Children are poisoned most frequently by eating harmful plants.
It is illegal for a man to kiss a woman while she is asleep in Logan County, Colorado.
10888. Body Facts
You swallow about 2 pints of mucus (snot) every day.
May babies are on average 200 grams heavier than babies born in other months
Exchange of commodity with other commodities without the interface of any form of currency.
Book : arms and the man
Author : george bernard shaw.
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The Planters Peanut Company mascot, Mr. Peanut, was created during a contest for schoolchildren in 1916