Fact Book

4150. Fact
The first person to go over Niagara falls was Annie Edson-Taylor. She made the trip in a wooden barrel and survived.

4151. Fact
You can tape a small mirror onto a cone speaker, play music and shine a laser on to the mirror and the reflection will look like a laser light show on your wall.

4152. Fact
250 to 300 million cell phones are being used in the U.S.

4153. Fact
On average, the Pentagon uses 666 rolls of toilet paper in one day

4154. Fact
A full moon is nine times brighter than a half moon.

4155. Fact
Ancient Egyptians believed that onions would keep evil spirits away

4156. Fact
The word vaccine comes from the Latin word vacca, which means cow. This name was chosen because the first vaccination was derived from cowpox which was given to a boy.

4157. Fact
For people that are lactose intolerant, chocolate aids in helping milk digest easier.

4158. Fact
When the moon is directly over your head, you weigh slightly less.

4159. Fact
Yahoo. was originally called 'Jerry's Guide to the World Wide Web'.

4160. Fact
Bill Bowerman, the co-founder of the shoe company Nike, got his first shoe idea after staring at a waffle iron. This gave him the idea of using squared spikes to make the shoes lighter

4161. Fact
Seventy-one percent of households report they have at least one snorer. Forty-five percent of those surveyed admit they snore, 35% said their partner snores, 12% said their child snores and 9% reported their pet snores

4162. Fact
Cubic Zirconia is 55% heavier than real diamonds.

4163. Fact
Coffee beans are similar to grapes that produce wine in that they are affected by the temperature, soil conditions, altitude, rainfall, drainage, and degree of ripeness when picked.

4164. Fact
The sound you here when you put a seashell next to your ear is not the ocean, but blood flowing through your head.

4165. Fact
Wine will spoil if exposed to light; hence tinted bottles.

4166. Fact
A man's capacity to get and maintain an erection decreases gradually as he ages.

4167. Fact
The numbers " 72" can be found on the back of the US 5 dollar bill, in the bushes at the base of the Lincoln Memorial.

4168. Fact
A newborn koala finds its way to the mother's pouch by following a trail of saliva.

4169. Fact
Bile produced by the liver is responsible for making your feces a brownish, green colour

4170. Fact
The only U.S. president to be born on the fourth of July was Calvin Coolidge.

4171. Fact
A galactic year is 250 million Earth-years. This is the time it takes for our solar system to make one revolution around the Milky Way Galaxy.

4172. Fact
The 57 on Heinz ketchup bottles represents the number of varieties of pickles the company once had.

4173. Fact
If you toss a penny 10,000 times, it will not be heads 5,000 times, but more like 4,950. The heads picture weighs more, so it ends up on the bottom.

4174. Fact
In the 20th century, over three million people have died from earthquakes

4175. Fact
Andrew Jackson spent most of his adult life with a bullet no more than two inches away from his heart as a result of a duel he fought before becoming President.

4176. Fact
The most common injury in bowling is a sore thumb.

4177. Fact
French was the official language of England for over 600 years.

4178. Fact
Paraguay and Moldova are the only countries with national flags with different emblems on the obverse and reverse sides.

4179. Fact
Bock's Car was the name of the B-29 Bomber that dropped the Atom Bomb on Nagasaki.

4180. Fact
Seven thousand years ago, the ancient Egyptians bowled on alleys similar to the ones in use today.

4181. Fact
Up to the age of six or seven months a child can breathe and swallow at the same time. An adult cannot do this.

4182. Fact
It was discovered on a space mission that a frog can throw up.

4183. Fact
A butterfly can look at you through 12,000 eyes.

4184. Fact
A cough releases an explosive charge of air that moves at speeds up to 60 mph.

4185. Fact
Woodbury Soap was the first product to use a picture of a nude woman in its advertisements. In 1936, a photo by Edward Steichen showed a rear full-length view of a woman sunbathing.

4186. Fact
In 1997, Fourteen percent of the one million citizens of Nairobi, Kenya carry the AIDS virus. Some 20% of the Kenyan military is infected.

4187. Fact
One in every 4 Americans has appeared on television.

4188. Fact
In the average lifetime, a person will walk the equivalent of 5 times around the equator.

4189. Fact
Abe Lincoln's mother died when the family dairy cow ate poisonous mushrooms and Ms. Lincoln drank the milk.

4190. Fact
The winter of 1932 in the US was so cold that Niagara falls froze completely solid.

4191. Fact
The Ottoman Empire once had seven emperors in seven months. They died of (in order): burning, choking, drowning, stabbing, heart failure, poisoning and being thrown from a horse.

4192. Fact
Some people drink the urine of pregnant women to build up their immune system

4193. Fact
Two in every three car buyers pays the sticker price without arguing.

4194. Fact
Hondas and Toyotas are the most frequently stolen passenger cars because they have parts that can be readily exchanged between model years without a problem.

4195. Fact
Kansas state law requires pedestrians crossing the highways at night to wear tail lights.

4196. Fact
Bernd Eilts, a German artist, turns dried cow manure into wall clocks and small sculptures. He is now expanding his business to include cow dung wrist watches

4197. Fact
The ampersand (&) was once a letter of the English alphabet.

4198. Fact
49% of men report that a woman's sense of humor is a big turn on.

4199. Fact
A real estate agent s rule of thumb: To estimate what a house will sell for, ask the owner what its worth and subtract 10%.



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Benefits of Persimmon

Good for hypertension

Sodium, when included excessively in diet, can trigger hypertension. Persimmon is known to possess low levels of sodium. Hence, it can be used as a part of balanced lowsodium diet designed for those who have hypertension.

Weather conditions

Look at this list of common weather words. Notice that it is very common to form adjectives by adding -y.

Note: When it rains for a short period of time, we call it a shower, e.g. We had several showers yesterday afternoon.
When it is raining a lot we often say its pouring or its pouring with rain. This phrase is much more common than its raining cats and dogs, which many students seem to learn.


People round the world have different ideas about temperature:
5C (five degrees centigrade) is freezing for many Brazilians.
-10C (minus ten degrees or ten degrees below zero) is very cold but quite normal in the mountains in Switzerland during the winter when it usually snows a lot.
30-35C is boiling for England and very unusual, but it is very common in parts of Spain during the summer.


The first word here is very gentle; the last is more than 100 km per hour and can be very dangerous.

a breeze a wind a strong wind a gale a hurricane

It was a hot day but there was a lovely breeze.
The wind blew my hat off.
The hurricane in Florida destroyed trees and buildings.


A spell (= period) of very hot weather often ends with a thunderstorm. First it becomes very humid (= hot and wet), then you get thunder and lightning, and finally, very heavy rain (= it pours with rain). Afterwards, it is usually cooler and it feels fresher.
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