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satanophobia : fear of satan.
During your lifetime, you will produce enough saliva to fill two swimming pools.
Book : decameron
Author : giovannie boccaccio.
The American Automobile Association was founded for the sole purpose of warning motorists of police speed traps.
Ketchup was once sold as a patented medicine. In the 1830s it was marketed in the United States as Dr. Miles's Compound Extract of Tomato.
The average annual coffee consumption of the American adult is 26.7 gallons, or over 400 cups.
Book : heritage
Author : anthony west.
The human heart can create enough pressure that it could squirt blood at a distance of thirty feet
10838. Body Facts
Pilgrims to the Tirupati temple in India give some of their hair as a sacrifice.The temple employs 600 barbers who work day and night to shave pilgrims, taking 6.5 million gifts of hair a year.The hair is sold to wig-makers and for use as fertilizer.
6 million tourists a year visit California. 58,000 visit Mississippi.
A quarter of the horses in the US died of a vast virus epidemic in 1872.
The US federal income tax was first enacted in 1862 to support the Union's Civil War effort. It was eliminated in 1872, revived in 1894 then declared unconstitutional by the Supreme Court the following year. In 1913, the 16th Amendment to the Constitution made the income tax a permanent fixture in the US tax system.
Planet : uranus
Distance(sun) (mi) : 1,784,983,000
Diameter (mi) : 32000
Mythology : the ancient god of the heavens
Discovered : 1781 (sir william)
Position : 7
Number of moons : 10
Surface material : slushy, hydrogen and helium
Length of a day, year (earth) : 16.8hours, 84y.
In 1976, fourteen banks merged to form a bank credit card called Mastercharge. This was later renamed to what is now know as Mastercard.
Volcano : mt.pinatubo
country : philippines
date of last notified eruption : 1991 (after 600 yrs).
Element : ruthenium
Symbol : ru
Atomic no. : 44
Melting Point (deg c) : 2334
Boiling Point (deg c) : 4150
Discoverer : klaus (1844)
People still cut the cheese shortly after death
If the chemical sodium is dropped into water it will immediately and violently explode.
There is a city called Rome on every continent.
Sandra Bullock is allergic to horses.
Famous for : in 1958 it was declared as 49th state of u.s.a. it is near canada.
Cannibalism, eating human flesh, is also called anthropophagy.
Lake Nicaragua in Nicaragua is the only fresh water lake in the world that has sharks.
theologicophobia : fear of theology.
6263. Animal Facts
The job of guard termites is to defend the termite nest or mound. Sometimes they explode in their efforts to deter attackers.
Pepsi-Cola was originally called 'Brad's drink'.
One cubic foot of gold weighs more than 1,200 pounds.
Mexico City sinks ten inches per year.
A sneeze travels out your mouth at over 100 m.p.h..
In Lexington, Kentucky, it's illegal to carry an ice cream cone in your pocket.
In what country will you find the most Universities? India.
Close to 50% of the water used in a home originates from the bathroom
Shaquelle O'Neal [AKA Shaq] wears a size 22EEE shoe.
cosmogony : the science of the nature of heavenly bodies.
The Ramses brand condom is named after the great pharaoh Ramses II who fathered over 160 children.
aviophobia or aviatophobia : fear of flying.
NASCAR stands for National Association of Stock Car Auto Racing.
The world's tallest mountains, the Himalayas, are also the fastest growing. Their growth about half an inch a year is caused by the pressure exerted by two of Earth's continental plates (the Eurasian plate and the Indo-Australian plate) pushing against one another.
The man who created the Thighmaster was once a Bhuddist Monk.
12789. History Facts
The Roman king Tarquin crucified anyone who committed suicide – even though they were already dead – to show other people what would happen to their bodies if they did the same.
13667. Nobel Prize
Nobel Prize : Physiology or Medicine
Year : 1984
Name : cesar milstein
Country : great britain - argentina.
Name : georges j. f. kohler
Country : germany.
Name : niels k. jerne
Country : great britain - denmark.
In the Spanish Pyrenees, when a beekeeper dies, each of his bees is splashed with a drop of Black Ink.
Pregnant female polar bears will not eat for several months while resting in her den under the snow.
Invention : vaccination
Year : 1796
Inventor : edward jenner
Country : england.
The tiger is the largest member of the cat family.
Book : saket
Author : maithili sharan gupta.
In Australia, the average person uses 876 gallons of water daily. In Switzerland they use only 77 gallons of water per person daily
Two million mites live in your bed.
hamartophobia : fear of sinning.
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13839. Nobel Prize
Nobel Prize : Chemistry
Year : 1905
Name : adolf von baeyer
Country : germany.