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3225. Fact
The word honcho comes from a Japanese word meaning squad leader and first came into usage in the English language during the American occupation of Japan following World War II.

3226. Fact
The Pentagon, in Arlington, Virginia, has twice as many bathrooms as is necessary. When it was built in the 1940s, the state of Virginia still had segregation laws requiring separate toilet facilities for blacks and whites

3227. Fact
A baby eel is called an elver, a baby oyster is called a spat.

3228. Fact
On average, there is about three molecules of ozone for every 10 million air molecules.

3229. Fact
Over 80% of professional boxers have suffered brain damage.

3230. Fact
In the United States, you are more likely to be killed by a bee sting than a shark attack

3231. Fact
Contrary to popular belief, London Broil is not a cut of beef but rather a method of cooking.

3232. Fact
A swordfish can live as long as 25 years and weigh up to 1,200 pounds

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).

3234. Fact
It was during World War II that clothes with elastic waists were introduced. This is because the metal used in zippers was badly needed for the war

3235. Fact
Mushrooms have no chlorophyll so they don't need sunshine to grow and thrive. Some of the earliest commercial mushroom farms were set up in caves in France during the reign of King Louis XIV (1638-1715).

3236. Fact
Paper bags are outlawed in grocery stores in Afghanistan. They believe paper is sacred.

3237. Fact
A giant squid has eyes that can grow up to 20 inches in diameter.

3238. Fact
A scorpion can have up to 12 eyes

3239. Fact
The reason why locusts swarm are because when they are in groups, a hot-spot behind their hind legs is stimulated, which in turn causes their destructive nature. A large swarm of locusts can eat eighty thousand tons of corn in a day

3240. Fact
Drew Carey once worked at a Denny's.

3241. Fact
Cinderella's slippers were originally made out of fur. The story was changed in the 1600's by a translator.

3242. Fact
Saudi Arabia covers an area of 830,000 sq. miles, yet there is not a single river in the whole country.

3243. Fact
Research indicates that people prefer the colour blue for their casual clothing

3244. Fact
Until 1990, the deadly poison mercury was used in about 30% of latex paints.

3245. Fact
During World War II, the very first bomb dropped on Berlin by the Allies killed the only elephant in the Berlin Zoo

3246. Fact
Thomas Edison was afraid of the dark.

3247. Fact
Bumping foreheads with a hand shake is the traditional greeting in Tibet.

3248. Fact
Marie Curie, the Nobel prize winning scientist who discovered radium, died on July 4, 1934 of radiation poisoning.

3249. Fact
The first person to go over Niagara Falls in a barrel was Anna Edson Taylor. She made the journey on October 24, 1901, and escaped unhurt.

3250. Fact
Famous billionaire Howard Hughes stored his own urine in large bottles.

3251. Fact
In Detroit, Michigan it is illegal to sleep in a bathtub.

3252. Fact
Surgeons who listen to music during operations perform better than those who don't .

3253. Fact
A female mackerel lays about 500,000 eggs at one time.

3254. Fact
In Florida, Penalty for horse theft is death by hanging.

3255. Fact
Over it's lifetime a shark will loose as many as 50,000 teeth.

3256. Fact
When Leonardo Da Vinci was young he drew a picture of a horrible monster and placed near a window in order to surprise his father. Upon seeing the picture his father believed it to be real and set out to protect his family until the boy showed him it was just a picture. Da Vinci's father then enrolled his son in an art class.

3257. Fact
If you pet a cat 70 million times, you will have developed enough static electricity to light a 60-watt light bulb for one minute.

3258. Fact
Two-thirds of Canadians live in Quebec and Ontario

3259. Fact
New Mexico is known as the Land of Enchantment.

3260. Fact
An ant's sense of smell is as good as a Dog's.

3261. Fact
The metal instrument used in shoe stores to measure feet is called the Brannock device.

3262. Fact
Less than one per cent of the 500 Chinese cities have clean air, respiratory disease is China's leading cause of death.

3263. Fact
In 75% of American households, women manage the money and pay the bills.

3264. Fact
Of all the words in the English language, the word set has the most definitions.

3265. Fact
In 1949, forecasting the relentless march of science, Popular Mechanics said Computers in the future may weigh no more than 1.5 tons.

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

3267. Fact
The Honda Accord has the highest stolen rate in the US according to NCIB.

3268. Fact
The earth is not perfectly round. Technically, it's a triaxial ellipsoid, which is to say that it's nearly spherical, but flattened at the top and bottom.

3269. Fact
In the United States only 80 miles separate the highest point of land and the lowest point in the lower 48 states. Mount Whitney on the eastern border of Sequoia National Park in California is 14,496 feet high, and a pool called Badwater in Death Valley is 280 feet below sea level.

3270. Fact
The shallowest sea is the sea of Azov. It is 13 meters at its deepest.

3271. Fact
It snows more in the Grand Canyon than it does in Minnesota.

3272. Fact
Odontophobia is the fear of teeth

3273. Fact
Morphine was given its name in 1803 by the discoverer, a 20 year old German pharmacist named Friedrich Saturner. He named it after Morpheus, the Greek god of dreams.

3274. Fact
Some asteroids have other asteroids orbiting them

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