654. Fact
More shoplifters are caught on a wednesday than on any other day of the week.

6883. Fact
The theme song of the Harlem Globetrotters is Sweet Georgia Brown.

9489. Fact
If someone was to fly once around the surface of the moon, it would be equal to a round trip from New York to London

7607. Fact
The Iditarod Dogsled Race got its name from Iditarod, a small mining village along the race's route. The race commemorates an emergency operation in 1925 to get medical supplies to Nome, Alaska following a diphtheria epidemic.

4611. Fact
The US has more personal computers than the next 7 countries combined.

4787. Fact
Before 1859, baseball umpires were seated in padded chairs behind home plate.

10048. Fact
The final score in the game that Wilt Chamberlain scored 100 points was Warriors 169 Knicks 147.

4133. Fact
In approximately 18 months, the papaya tree can grow to be 20 feet tall

10583. Fact
The lifespan of a rhinoceros is generally 50 years

3266. Fact
All the pet hamsters in the world are descended from a single wild golden Hamster found in Syria in 1930.

7590. Fact
Coffee trees are self-pollinating.

2422. Fact
The longest word that can be typed solely with the left hand is stewardess

4833. Fact
The average height of an NBA basketball player is 6 feet 7 inches

10222. Fact
Cleans baked-on food from a cooking pan. Put a sheet in the pan, fill with water, let sit overnight and sponge clean. The anti-static agents apparently weaken the bond between the food and the pan while the fabric softening agents soften the baked-on food.

9706. Fact
95% of the entire lemon crop produced in the U.S. is from California and Arizona

4639. Fact
Scientists are now able to grow 'beating'heart tissue in a lab.

2486. Fact
The original fifty cent piece in Australian decimal currency had around $2.00 worth of silver in it before it was replaced with a less expensive twelve sided coin.

5113. Fact
Acupuncture was first used as a medical treatment in 2700 BC by Chinese emperor Shen-Nung.

4374. Fact
The name of the popular sports drink Gatorade was named for the University of Florida Gators where it was developed

3039. Fact
Identity crisis? About 10% of Jewish households have Christmas Trees.

4710. Fact
To avoid long encounters with the press, President Ronald Reagan often took reporters' questions with his helicopter roaring in the background.

3028. Fact
Duracell, the battery-maker, built parts of its new international headquarters using materials from its own waste.

738. Fact
It's not only the tiger's fur that is striped. The skin is striped as well.

9147. Fact
Approximately 60% of the water used by households during the summer is used for watering flowers, and lawns

10253. Fact
The average snail moves at a rate of approximately 0.000362005 miles per hour.

8911. Fact
The octopus'testicles are located in its head.

3637. Fact
The cat lover is an ailurophile, while a cat hater is an ailurophobe.

3836. Fact
Cats' urine glows under a black light.

10690. Fact
The longest word in the Finnish language, that isn't a compound word, is 'epaejaerjestelmaellistyttaemaettoemyydellaensaekaeaen'. In English it means 'even with their lack of ability to disorganize'.

6856. Fact
There is a large brass statue of Winnie-the-Pooh in Lima, Peru

122. Fact
A new born blue whale measures 20-26 feet (6.0 - 7.9 meters) long and weighs up to 6,614 pounds (3003 kg).

521. Fact
Most collect calls are made on father's day.

6104. Fact
Despite a population of well over one billion people, there are only an estimated 250 million televisions in use in China.

4238. Fact
56,000,000 people go to Major League baseball games each year.

4707. Fact
Vaseline was created by Robert Chesebrough in 1870. He developed it after visiting Titusville, PA in 1859. While there he noticed that workers were treating cuts and burns with grease that accumulated on drill rods from the oil fields.

5463. Fact
Franklin Pierce was the first U.S. President to have a Christmas tree in the White House

5543. Fact
The average adult has about 3,500 square inches of skin. The skin itself has roughly a billion pores or openings.

4531. Fact
The human heart creates enough pressure when it pumps out to the body

9256. Fact
Ketchup was sold in the 1830's as medicine.

2346. Fact
The famous split-fingered Vulcan salute is actually intended to represent the first letter ("shin", pronounced "sheen") of the word "shalom". As a boy, Leonard Nimoy observed his rabbi using it in a benediction and never forgot it; he was eventually able

2062. Fact
One third of the electricity produced on earth is used to power electric light bulbs!

3638. Fact
In Australia, the average person uses 876 gallons of water daily. In Switzerland they use only 77 gallons of water per person daily

7403. Fact
The most disliked vegetable by Americans is Brussels sprouts

4664. Fact
Every year, kids in North America spend close to half a billion dollars on chewing gum

4219. Fact
Dipsomania refers to an insatiable craving for alcoholic beverages

10469. Fact
The smallest bone in the human body is the stirrup bone, which is located in the ear

8383. Fact
The official sport for the State of Maryland is jousting.

3632. Fact
Captain Cook lost 41 of his 98 crew to scurvy (a lack of vitamin C) on his first voyage to the South Pacific in 1768. By 1795 the importance of eating citrus was realized, and lemon juice was issued on all British Navy ships.

6448. Fact
Author Robert May considered the names of Reginald and Rollo before he settled on Rudolph, the red-nosed reindeer.

2919. Fact
On average, a disposable diaper can hold up to 7 pounds of liquid.



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