3001. FactIn Singapore, it is illegal to sell or own chewing gum.
3002. FactBaby beavers are called kittens.
3003. FactHoney is used sometimes for antifreeze mixtures and in the center of golf balls.
3004. FactChristmas became a national holiday in the U.S. in 1890.
3005. FactWipes up sawdust from drilling or sandpapering. A used sheet of Bounce will collect sawdust like a tack cloth.
3006. FactDue to the many nerve endings in the sole and digits of the human foot, the sensations produced by sucking or licking the feet can be pleasurable.
3007. FactGustave Eiffel, the builder of the Eiffel Tower, also built a dam in Russia, a church in the Philippines, and designed the right arm and full steel structure supporting the Statue of Liberty.
3008. FactA recent study at Harvard has shown that eating chocolate can actually help you live longer.
3009. FactIn Kentucky, it is illegal to carry ice-cream in your back pocket.
3010. FactA condom will last about a month when stored in a wallet; any longer and it’s more likely to break.
3011. FactAt one time, Venus de Milo had arms.
3012. Fact111, 111, 111 X 111, 111, 111 = 12, 345, 678, 987, 654, 321
3013. FactRapper LL Cool J's name is short for Ladies Love Cool James .
3014. FactGoodyear Rubber Company researched and concluded that shoes wear out faster on the right foot than the left.
3015. FactJapanese research has concluded that moderate drinking can boost IQ levels
3016. FactAs late as 1820, the universe was thought to be 6,000 years old. It is now thought to be between 15 and 20 billion years old.
3017. FactIn 1649, Massachusetts's Puritan government ruled the following: Any child over 16 who shall curse or smite their natural father or mother or act in a stubborne or rebellious manner shall be put to death.
3018. FactBecause radio waves travel at 186,000 miles per second and sound waves saunter at 700 miles per hour, a broadcast voice can be heard sooner 13,000 miles away than it can be heard at the back of the room in which it originated
3019. FactThe city of Tokyo was originally called Edo
3020. FactFlamingos are able to fly at a speed of approximately 55 kilometers an hour. In one night they can travel about 600 km
3021. FactIn one day, a human sheds 10 billion skin flakes. This amounts to approximately two kilograms in a year
3022. FactThe sun's total lifetime as a star capable of maintaining a life-bearing Earth is about 11 billion years. Nearly half that time has passed.
3023. FactWatermelons can cost up to $100 in Japan.
3024. FactDuring one seven year period, Thomas Edison obtained approximately three hundred patents. In is whole life he obtained over one thousand patents.
3025. FactCeltic warriors sometimes fought their battles naked, their bodies dyed blue from head to toe
3026. FactThe condensed water vapor in the sky left behind by jets is called a contrail.
3027. FactHummingbirds can weigh less than a penny.
3028. FactDuracell, the battery-maker, built parts of its new international headquarters using materials from its own waste.
3029. FactPenguins are not found in the North Pole.
3031. FactTipping at a restaurant in Iceland is considered an insult.
3032. FactContrary to popular belief, there are almost no Buddhists in India, nor have there been for about a thousand years.
3033. FactThe deepest underwater penguin dive is 1,772 feet by an Emperor Penguin
3034. FactIn San Salvador, drunk drivers can be punished by death before a firing squad.
3035. FactTo burn off one plain M&M candy, you need to walk the full length of a football field.
3036. FactHalf of the 42 U.S. Presidents are of Irish descent
3037. FactA quidnunc is a person who is eager to know the latest news and gossip.
3038. FactThe linen bandages that were used to wrap Egyptian mummies averaged 1,000 yards in length.
3039. FactIdentity crisis? About 10% of Jewish households have Christmas Trees.
3040. FactQueen Victoria used marijuana, to help relieve menstrual cramp pain
3041. FactGhandi had the most extras of any movie ever made with about 300,000 people. The German movie Kolberg is second with 187,000.
3042. FactThe first woman in Congress was Jeanette Rankin of Montana, in 1917.
3043. FactErnest Vincent Wright wrote a novel, "Gadsby", which contains over 50,000 words -- none of them with the letter E.
3044. FactDark roasted coffees actually have LESS caffeine than medium roasts. The longer a coffee is roasted, the more caffeine burns off during the process.
3045. FactA human embryo is smaller than a grain of rice at four weeks old
3046. FactAmong teens 13-19 in the United States, girls account for over 50% of new HIV infections.
3047. FactDaniel Boone hated coonskin caps.
3048. Fact20252 is Smokey the Bear's own zip code.
3049. FactHumans are the only animals that use a smile as an emotional response.
3050. FactFemales have a wider peripheral vision than males.
3051. FactTea was so expensive when it was first brought to Europe in the early 17th century that it was kept in locked wooden boxes.
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