569. Fact
The great white whale in moby dick by herman meville was in fact a sperm whale.

1226. Fact
A sysygy occures when all the planets of our Solar System line up

9863. Fact
The names of all the continents end with the same letter that they start with (not counting the words "North" and "South").

10154. Fact
According to National Geographic, Mt. Everest grows about 4 millimeters a year: the two tectonic plates of Asia and India, which collided millions of years ago to form the Himalayas, continue to press against each other, causing the Himalyan peaks to grow slightly each year

858. Fact
Steven spielberg didn't accept any money for the film schindler's list. He felt it would be blood money.

5368. Fact
Car wash attendants in San Francisco, California may not use old pairs of underwear to wash or dry vehicles.

6311. Fact
On average, a typical dairy cow lies down and stands up about 14 times a day

1697. Fact
In 1954, Bob Hawke was immortalized by the Guinness Book of Records for sculling 2.5 pints of beer in 12 seconds. Bob later became the Prime Minister of Australia.

2959. Fact
The 20th president of the United States, James Garfield, was able to write Greek with one hand and Latin with the other at the same time

750. Fact
The leaning tower of pisa, one of italy's greatest tourist attractions, leans in a southerly direction.

3130. Fact
Male koalas mark their territory by rubbing their chests on a tree. Male koalas have a dark scent gland in the middle of their chest

4597. Fact
Armadillos breed in July, but get pregnant in November after delaying implantation. This allows the young to be born during the spring when there is an abundance of food

9395. Fact
The first man-made object to circle the earth was Sputnik I, launched in 1957.

7477. Fact
Pineapple and celery can make semen taste sweet, while coffee and alcohol can make it taste bitter.

5188. Fact
93% of all greeting cards are purchased by women

10451. Fact
Steve Fletcher holds the record for the largest gum wrapper collection. His collection has 5300 gum wrappers from all across the world

9072. Fact
The world s youngest parents were 8 and 9 and lived in China in 1910.

2086. Fact
Ostriches stick their heads in the sand to look for water.

8949. Fact
In 1897, Bayer, who is the makers of Aspirin, once marketed the drug heroin

10318. Fact
Local calls using a coin-operated phone in the U.S. cost only 5 cents everywhere until 1951.

7823. Fact
The world record for balancing people on your head is 92 in one hour.

7512. Fact
Found in Argentina, the ornate horned frog can eat an entire mouse with one swallow

8588. Fact
The first Computer was ENIAC, short for Electronic Numerical Integrator And Computer, unveiled on February 14, 1946 (Thanks D.B. of AU)

6400. Fact
At one 'feeding', a mosquito can absorb one and a half times its own weight in blood.

1519. Fact
Each month, there is at least one report of UFOs from each province of Canada

3669. Fact
Honeybees have a type of hair on their eyes.

2146. Fact
Rabbits cannot vomit.

9017. Fact
There are at least two words in the English language that use all of the vowels, in the correct order, and end in the letter Y: abstemiously and facetiously.

4483. Fact
Men are more likely to be colorblind than women. About one of out of 12 men are colorblind

8285. Fact
The smoke that is produced by a fire kills more people than a burn does because of carbon monoxide and other dangerous gases

8143. Fact
In the original movie 101 Dalmatians, there are exactly 6,469,952 spots on all 101 Dalmatians as they are shown in 113,760 frames of the film combined

4963. Fact
The blue whale can produce the loudest sound of any animal. At 188 decibels, the noise can be detected over 800 kilometres away

601. Fact
If a turkey looks up with its mouth open when it's raining, it could drown.

4196. Fact
Bernd Eilts, a German artist, turns dried cow manure into wall clocks and small sculptures. He is now expanding his business to include cow dung wrist watches

2135. Fact
Q. Half of all Americans live within 50 miles of what? A. Their birthplace.

7272. Fact
It is estimated that 93% of American children will go out trick or treating for Halloween

6507. Fact
In 1987 Playtex premiered the first US TV commercials with real lingerie models displaying their bras and underwear on national television.

3340. Fact
Baby elephants can drink over 80 litres of milk a day.

2960. Fact
Washing machines use anywhere from 40 to 200 litres of water per load

7770. Fact
Thirty to 40 gallons of sugar maple sap must be boiled down to make just one gallon of maple syrup

6568. Fact
There are more than 250,000 rivers in the United States, which amounts to 3.5 million miles of rivers

9378. Fact
Winston Churchill was born in a ladies' room

5674. Fact
Alexander Graham Bell's wife and mother were both deaf .

1108. Fact
98% of all matter that exists was created by the Big Bang.

6466. Fact
The Nobel prize was first awarded in 1901

8696. Fact
The first owner of the Marlboro Company, Wayne McLaren, died of lung cancer

6146. Fact
Chop Suey was invented in New York.

9566. Fact
It would take about fourteen and half million notes of currency to build a mile high stack

7295. Fact
The cockroach is the fastest animal on 6 legs, covering a meter a second.

8127. Fact
Including the 2000 World Series, there have been only three meetings between teams from the same city: 1906 (Cubs vs. White Sox), 1944 (Cardinals vs. Browns) and 2000 (Mets vs. Yankees).



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