5229. Fact
A googol is a 1 followed by 100 zeros. Mathematician Edward Kasner supposedly asked his nephew Milton Sirotta to suggest a name for the number, and he came up with this word.

5230. Fact
In Spain, it is common to pour chocolate milk on cereal for breakfast.

5231. Fact
One thousand contains the letter A, but none of the words from one to nine hundred ninety-nine has an A.

5232. Fact
The surface of the Earth is about 60% water and 10% ice.

5233. Fact
The dot over the letter "i" is called a tittle.

5234. Fact
The Queen Mary - the grandest vessel of her day - had many of her vital components made by car manufacturer Skoda.

5235. Fact
Before air conditioning was invented, white cotton slipcovers were put on furniture to keep the air cool.

5236. Fact
Alaska could hold the 21 smallest States.

5237. Fact
Cellophane is not made of plastic. It is made from a plant fiber, cellulose, which has been shredded and aged.

5238. Fact
Barbers are forbidden by law from shaving a man's chest in Omaha, Nebraska.

5239. Fact
Five thousandths of a millimeter is the tolerance of accuracy at the LEGO mould factories

5240. Fact
An estimated 690 million people live in Africa

5241. Fact
Men with a certain rare medical condition can breastfeed babies

5242. Fact
Contrary to popular belief, putting sugar in a car's gas tank will NOT ruin its engine.

5243. Fact
Dogs and cats, like humans, are either right or left handed (paw).

5244. Fact
Caffeine: there are 100 to 150 milligrams of caffeine in an eight-ounce cup of brewed coffee, 10 milligrams in a six-ounce cup of cocoa, 5 to 10 milligrams in one ounce of bittersweet chocolate, and 5 milligrams in one ounce of milk chocolate.

5245. Fact
The little bags of netting for gas lanterns (called 'mantles') are radioactive, so much so that they will set off an alarm at a nuclear reactor.

5246. Fact
Each of the suits on a deck of cards represents the four major pillars of the economy in the middle ages: heart represented the Church, spades represented the military, clubs represented agriculture, and diamonds represented the merchant class.

5247. Animal Facts
Land leeches in Asia can drop from trees onto people and suck out so much blood the person dies.

5248. Fact
There are about 540,000 words in the English language and growing

5249. Fact
68 percent of a Hostess Twinkie is air.

5250. Fact
Totally Hair Barbie is the best selling Barbie of all time. It sold over ten million units

5251. Fact
Soldier Field is the oldest field in the NFL

5252. Fact
In 1876, the first microphone was invented by Emile Berliner.

5253. Fact
Giraffe's tongues are 22 inches long and black with pink dots.

5254. Fact
Pluto has the longest year, lasting 247 years and 256 days in Earth time (90,472 days including 61 leap years).

5255. Fact
In Massachusetts, it is unlawful to deliver diapers on Sunday, regardless of emergencies.

5256. Fact
The first novel ever written on a typewriter: Tom Sawyer.

5257. Fact
The basis of the Macintosh computer was Apple's Lisa which was released in 1983. This was the first system to utilize a GUI or Graphical User Interface. The first Macintosh was released in 1984.

5258. Fact
Most American car horns honk in the key of F

5259. Fact
Every square inch of the human body has about 19,000,000 skin cells

5260. Fact
St. Patrick never really drove out any snakes from Ireland. This story was an analogy of how he drove paganism out of Ireland

5261. Fact
Dry ice does not melt, it evaporates.

5262. Fact
If your skin is laid flat it will cover an area of 18 square feet.

5263. Fact
The red capes used to taunt bulls in bullfights is the same shade of red as the bull's blood. That way you can't tell it is covered with the bull's blood by the end of the fight. Fight spectators like bullfighting, but not blood.

5264. Fact
Babies'eyes do not produce tears until the baby is approximately six to eight weeks old.

5265. Fact
The first Super Bowl was played in 1967. The Green Bay Packers of the National Football League defeated the Kansas City Chiefs of the American Football League, 35-10.

5266. Fact
The Netherlands is the lowest country in the world. An estimated 40% of its land is below sea level.

5267. Fact
If your like Jeanne Calment and live over 100, you are considered a Centurian.

5268. Fact
Contrary to popular belief, dogs do not only sweat by salivating. They also sweat through the poors on their feet.

5269. Fact
In England and the American colonies the year 1752 only had 354 days. In that year, the type of calendar was changed, and 11 days were lost.

5270. Fact
A group of larks is called an exaltation

5271. Fact
Beelzebub is Hebrew for 'Lord of the Flies'.

5272. Fact
A Canadian tattoo artist had 4,831 tattoos on his body.

5273. Fact
A baby octopus is about the size of a flea at birth.

5274. Fact
All polar bears are left handed

5275. Fact
The average human body contains enough iron to make a small nail.

5276. Fact
The letter most in use in the English language is E and the letter Q is least used.

5277. Fact
Tapeworms range in size from about 0.04 inch to more than 50 feet in length.

5278. Fact
Blue Peter pet, Petra the mongrel puppy, died two days after being introduced. A replacement was found



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