Fact Book

3072. Fact
Mark Twain was the first to have written a novel [Tom Sawyer] on a typewriter.

6593. Fact
Hamsters love to eat crickets.

5366. Fact
The first product Motorola started to develop was a record player for automobiles. At that time, the most known player on the market was Victrola, which Motorola got their name from.

6597. Fact
99% of pumpkins that are sold are sold for decoration

7259. Fact
Polar bears with white, fluffy fur actually have black skin

8887. Fact
500,000 tons of dog excrement are dumped annually on the streets of Paris

2056. Fact
One million people each year are bitten by animals in the United States.

8811. Fact
18% of an Americans income is spent on transportation

1277. Fact
All these have been used to make condoms through history:

10796. Fact
Moses Malone was the first basketball player to go directly from high school to a professional American team.

2786. Fact
zoophobia is the fear of animals

7974. Fact
When glass breaks, it showers TOWARDS, not away from the force that broke it.

2853. Fact
Cashew nut shells contain oil that is extremely irritating to human skin.

3783. Fact
If your stomach didn't produce a new layer of mucous every two weeks, it would digest itself.

2461. Fact
The numbers '172' can be found on the back of the U.S. $5 dollar bill in the bushes at the base of the Lincoln Memorial.

7266. Fact
The first telephone book was one page long and had only 50 names in it.

6649. Fact
In Tonawanda, New York homeless people may not start a fire in the park unless they intend to cook food.

3476. Fact
Medical research has found substances in mistletoe that can slow down tumor growth.

5401. Fact
The first Super Bowl was broadcasted by two networks: CBS and NBC.

2006. Fact
No word in the English language rhymes with month

4447. Fact
Men in their early twenties shave an average of four times a week

1416. Fact
Captain Jean-Luc Picard's fish was named Livingston.

2261. Fact
The average American has $104 in their wallet

5578. Fact
The word diastema is the word for having a gap between your teeth

2213. Fact
State sport of Maryland: Jousting.

9680. Fact
On average, the American household consumes six pounds of peanut butter annually

9003. Fact
Some farmers in Japan have learned to grow their watermelons into a square shape. They did this to conserve shelf space

7235. Fact
Place a sheet of Bounce at the bottom of the wastebasket. Collects cat hair. Rubbing the area with a sheet of Bounce will magnetically attract all the loose hairs.

2793. Fact
166,875,000,000 pieces of mail are delivered each year in the United States.

9779. Fact
An African American chef in Albany, NY is thought to have been the inventor of potato chips sometime in 1865. Unfortunately, nobody knows his name.

4919. Fact
The New York Yankees have appeared in the World Series a league leading 38 times and won 26 titles

7884. Fact
Lake Nicaragua boasts the only fresh-water sharks in the entire world

7928. Fact
In Albany, New York, you cannot play golf in the streets.

9689. Fact
The world's highest railway is in Peru. The Central Railway climbs to 15,694 feet in the Galera tunnel, 108 miles from Lima. Tourists take it to get to the ruins of Machu Picchu.

5923. Fact
In Arizona, you cannot Drive past the same place more then 3 times in one hour. Its a law.

1042. Fact
1/3 of Taiwanese funeral processions include a stripper.

71. Fact
Babies are born with 300 bones, but by adulthood the number is reduced to 206.

4861. Fact
A herd of forty-five thirsty, rambunctious elephants stampeded into a brewery in Midnapore, where they smashed vats and slurped up beer in a bender that went on for two days.

1352. Fact
Babe Ruth wore a cabbage leaf under his cap to keep cool.

7989. Fact
Polaris is the closest visible star to true north and is thus referred to as the North Star. By sometime around the year 2100, the wobble of the Earth's axis will slowly begin pointing the North Pole away from Polaris. By the year 14,000 A.D., the new North Star will be Vega.

4086. Fact
The Titanic was the first ship to use the SOS signal. It was adopted as the international signal for distress in 1912, and the Titanic struck the iceberg in April of that year.

7488. Fact
Parrots, most famous of all talking birds, rarely acquire a vocabulary of more than twenty words, however Tymhoney Greys and African Greys have been know to carry vocabularies in excess of 100 words.

3233. Fact
Tokyo is the largest city by population (35million), followed by New York (21 million), then by Seoul (21 million), then Mexico City (20 million).

7960. Fact
A sneeze can exceed the speed of 100 mph.

9343. Fact
One in every four Americans has appeared on television.

5982. Fact
After the death of the genius, Albert Einstein, his brain was removed by a pathologist and put in a jar for future study

8443. Fact
The longest acceptance speech in the history of the Oscars was by Greer Garson in 1942. She received an Oscar for Best Actress for the movie Mrs. Miniver, and her speech was five minutes and 30 seconds long

2002. Fact
No one knows where Mozart is buried.

683. Fact
One single tree can be home to 20 million lice.

2225. Fact
Switzerland has the highest per-capita consumption of soft drinks in the world.



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Benefits of Almonds

Get Rid of Split Ends

A mixture of almond, castor and olive oil in equal proportions massaged into the hair will get rid of split ends. Apply this once or twice a week to notice a change in just a few weeks.

[if+ clause, + clause clause + if+ clause]
  • An if-clause can come at the beginning or end of the sentence.
      If you eat too much you get fat. You get fat if you eat too much.
  • We can use the same tenses with if as with other conjunctions.
      If you want to learn a musical instrument, you have to practise.
      If that was Mary, why didn't she stop and say hello?
      If you don't like hot weather, you'll be unhappy in Texas.
  • In the if-clause, we usually use a present tense to talk about the future. (This happens after most conjunctions )
      If I have enough time tomorrow, I 'II come and see you.
      (NOT If I will have enough-ttme .. .)
      I'll give her your love if I see her.
      (NOT . . . if I will see her. )
    We can use [if + .will] in polite requests, but the meaning is not really future.
      If you will come this way, I'll take you to the manager's office. (= If you are willing to come this way, . . .)
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