Fact Book

2834. Fact
The USSR launched the world's first artificial satellite, Sputnik 1, in 1957.

2835. Fact
The worldwide Spanish Flu epidemic which broke out in 1918 killed more than 30 million people in less than a year's time.

2836. Fact
It's rumored that sucking on a copper penny will cause a breathalyzer to read 0. Myth Busters on the Discovery Channel proved this wrong.

2837. Fact
Extremely high pressured water can easily cut through a steel beam.

2838. Fact
Back in 1919, the Russian transplant pioneer Serge Voronoff made headlines by grafting monkey testicles onto human males.

2839. Fact
In England, a cigarette is referred to as a fag

2840. Fact
The highest point in Pennsylvania is lower than the lowest point in Colorado

2841. Fact
Raphael died on his birthday in 1520 at the age of 37. His artwork was so popular that he essentially worked himself to death.

2842. Fact
According to research, the most productive workday is Tuesday and the least productive is Friday

2843. Fact
The postage rate for a letter in 1693 was determined through how much light could pass through the letter. The postage rate would be more expensive if less light went through, and this process was called candling

2844. Fact
All of the Peking ducks in the United States are descendents from three ducks and one drake imported to Long Island, New York in 1873

2845. Fact
An ostrich egg can make approx. eleven and a half omelets.

2846. Fact
Leopards were originally called Pard, Pardus, and Panther

2847. Fact
Scatologists are experts who study feces. (aka. crap, dung, dookie, dumps, feces, excrement, etc.)

2848. Fact
Certain female species of spiders such as the Australian crab spider, sacrifice their bodies as a food source for their offspring

2849. Fact
Horses can't vomit.

2850. Fact
The first Lifesaver flavor was peppermint.

2851. Fact
When Britney Spears books into hotels she uses the name 'Allota Warmheart'so that nobody will recognize her.

2852. Fact
The names of the two stone lions in front of the New York Public Library are Patience and Fortitude. They were named by then-mayor Fiorello LaGuardia

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

2854. Fact
The vocabulary of the average person consists of 5,000 to 6,000 words.

2855. Fact
Basketball superstar Wilt Chamberlain holds 56 NBA records

2856. Fact
Volkswagen was the first foreign company to open a factory in the United States. The auto plant opened in 1978 in Pennsylvania.

2857. Fact
In China, people eat a bar of chocolate for every 1,000 chocolate bars eaten by the British

2858. Fact
An adult giraffe's tongue is 17 inches long.

2859. Fact
Gender role is the role a person is expected to perform as a result of being male or female in a particular culture.

2860. Fact
During the US Civil war 200,000 blacks served in the Union Army; 38,000 gave their lives; 22 won the Medal of Honor.

2861. Fact
The first Ford cars had Dodge engines

2862. Fact
A hedgehog's heart beats 190 times a minute on average and drops to only 20 beats per minute during hibernation.

2863. Fact
The Angel falls in Venezuela are nearly 20 times taller than Niagara Falls.

2864. Fact
A baboon called Jackie became a private in the South African army in World War I.

2865. Fact
The sloth moves so slowly that it's fur offers a comfortable environment for algae to grow.

2866. Fact
Not only the fur of the tiger is striped but also its skin

2867. Fact
In 1936, England became the first country in the world to provide regular public broadcasting on television.

2868. Fact
Cheese was first made in the Middle East when hunters became herders and realized that milk could solidify (sour milk).

2869. Fact
We blink our eyes once every six second i.e. in the course of a life time we blink about 250 million times.

2870. Fact
The fleshy projection above the bill of a turkey is called a snood.

2871. Fact
Cattle are the only mammals that pee backwards.

2872. Fact
There are 206 bones in the human body.

2873. Fact
Napoleon Bonaparte is the historical figure most often portrayed in movies. He has been featured in 194 movies, Jesus Christ in 152, and Abraham Lincoln in 137.

2874. Fact
The king of hearts is the only king without a moustache on a standard playing card.

2875. Fact
Chewing on gum while cutting onions can help a person from producing tears.

2876. Fact
Pepsi-Cola was originally called 'Brad's drink'.

2877. Fact
An iceberg contains more heat than a lit match.

2878. Fact
Our galaxy has approximately 250 billion stars.

2879. Fact
Cheetahs were originally called Leopards.

2880. Fact
The first drive-in service station in the United States was opened by Gulf Oil Company - on December 1, 1913, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

2881. Fact
Mr. Rogers is an ordained minister

2882. Fact
-40 degrees Celsius is equal to -40 degrees Fahrenheit.

2883. Fact
In Spain, it is common to pour chocolate milk or cafe au lait on cereal for breakfast



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Longest underwater breath hold

On 28 February 2016, Aleix Segura Vendrell, a professional free diver from Spain, set the new world record for the longest time breath held voluntarily when he held his breath under water for 24 minutes and 3.45 seconds.

Different kinds of adverbs go in different positions in a clause. Here are some general rules (Note: these rules apply both to one-word adverbs and to adverb phrases of two or more words.)

Verb and object
We do not usually put adverbs between a verb and its object.

[...adverb + verb + object] [verb + adverb + object]
I very much like my job. (NOT I like very much-my job.)
[...verb + object + adverb]
She speaks English well. (NOT She speaks well English.)

Initial, mid and end position

There are three normal positions for adverbs:
a. initial position (at the beginning of a clause)
- Yesterday morning something very strange happened.
b. mid-position (with the verb - for the exact position)
- My brother completely forgot my birthday.
c. end position (at the end of a clause)
- What are you doing tomorrow?
Most adverb phrases (adverbs of two or more words) cannot go in mid-position. Compare:
- He got dressed quickly. He quickly got dressed.
- (Quickly can go in end or mid-position.)
- He got dressed in a hurry. (NOT He in a hurry got dressed.)
- (In a hurry cannot go in mid-position.)

What goes where?
a. initial position
- Connecting adverbs (which join a clause to what came before). Time adverbs can also go here .
- However, not everybody agreed. (connecting adverb)
- Tomorrow I've got a meeting in Cardiff, (time adverb)

b. mid-position
- Focusing adverbs (which emphasize one part of the clause); adverbs of certainty and completeness; adverbs of indefinite frequency; some adverbs of manner.
- He's been everywhere he's even been to Antarctica, (focusing adverb)
- It will probably rain this evening, (certainty)
- I've almost finished painting the house, (completeness)
- My boss often travels to America, (indefinite frequency)
- He quickly got dressed, (manner)

c. end-position

Adverbs of manner (how), place (where) and time (when) most often go in end-position.
- She brushed her hair slowly. (manner)
- The children are playing upstairs. (place)
- I phoned Alex this morning. (time)
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