Fact Book

5585. Fact
The are six fictional characters that have stars on Hollywood's 'Walk of Fame'.

5586. Fact
Your right lung takes in more air than your left one does

5587. Fact
Dogs can't decifer size. Thats why little dogs are mean.

5588. Fact
Q is the only letter in the alphabet that does not appear in the name of any of the United States.

5589. Fact
The city of Las Vegas has the most hotel rooms in the world

5590. Fact
In the United States, lightning hits the ground 40 million times a year.

5591. Fact
The average chicken lays about 260 eggs a year.

5592. Fact
In Tokyo, a bicycle is faster than a car for most trips of less than 50 minutes.

5593. Fact
The average home size in the United States is now 2,200 square feet, up from 1,400 square feet in 1970, according to the National Association of Home Builders.

5594. Fact
In Canada, men are three times more likely than women to have seen a doctor in the last year

5595. Fact
Adding a drop of olive oil and lemon juice to an ice cube then running it over your face gives you better results than some expensive skin care products.

5596. Fact
Chocolate can be fatal to dogs. Chocolate contains a chemical theobromine, which is poisonous to dogs

5597. Fact
Only six baseball teams remain from the original National League, which was founded in 1876.

5598. Fact
An Estee Lauder perfume called Country Mist had disappointing sales in Germany where the word Mist was slang for manure!

5599. Fact
Once a human reaches the age of 35, he/she will start losing approximately 7,000 brain cells a day. The cells will never be replaced

5600. Fact
The ostrich has two toes on each feet which gives it greater speed

5601. Animal Facts
A sting-ray has a special cap on the end of its tail which breaks off when it stings, allowing poison to pour out into the wound it's made in its victim.

5602. Fact
There are about 72 million worldwide users visiting adult web sites monthly.

5603. Fact
Michael Jordan was cut from his high school basketball team his sophomore year.

5604. Fact
Some brands of toothpaste contain glycerin or glycerol, which is also an ingredient in antifreeze

5605. Fact
The average adult male ostrich, the world's largest living bird, weighs up to 345 pounds.

5606. Fact
Did you know that there are coffee flavored PEZ?

5607. Fact
In 1890, Scott Paper produced the first toilet paper to be available on a roll

5608. Fact
Hens can distinguish between all the colors of the rainbow.

5609. Fact
Roulette was invented by the French mathematician Blaise Pascal. It was a by-product of his experiments with perpetual motion.

5610. Fact
The bestselling books of all time are The Bible (6 billion+), Quotations from the Works of Mao Tse-tung (900 million+), and The Lord of the Rings (100 million+).

5611. Fact
George Washington and Thomas Jefferson grew marijuana on their plantations.

5612. Fact
The first modern toothbrush was invented in China. Its bristles came from hogs hair or the mane of a horse that were then put into ivory handles

5613. Fact
The Dallas/Ft. Worth airport is larger than New York City's Manhattan Island.

5614. Fact
Over 50% of the wedding in the U.S. occur in the afternoon

5615. Fact
The Michelin man is known as Mr. Bib. His name was Bibendum in the company's first ads in 1896.

5616. Fact
Because of the speed at which the sun moves, it is impossible for a solar eclipse to last more than 7 minutes and 58 seconds.

5617. Fact
Bruce Lee was the Hong Kong 'cha cha' dance champion in 1958. He was also an American born in San Francisco and had a German grandfather.

5618. Fact
The country of Bolivia is named after a fighter Simon Bolivar

5619. Fact
The first building with an elevator was the six-story 130-foot Equitable Life Building in New York. It was built in 1870.

5620. Fact
Another word for hiccups is singultus.

5621. Fact
The word toy comes from an old English word that means tool.

5622. Fact
Duffel bags are named after a town of Duffel, Belgium, where they were first made.

5623. Fact
In 32 years. there are about 1 billion seconds.

5624. Fact
Research on pigs led to the development of CAT scans.

5625. Fact
Cryptorchidism is a medical condition in which one or both testes have not descended properly.

5626. Fact
Ten percent of the Russian government's income comes from the sale ofvodka.

5627. Fact
Harrison Ford is the only actor whose ten highest grossing movies have each earned at least $200 million.

5628. Fact
10 percent of all human beings ever born are alive at this very moment.

5629. Fact
Ancient Romans at one time used human urine as an ingredient in their toothpaste

5630. Fact
Uranus? winter and summer seasons last the equivalent of 21 Earth years

5631. Fact
Conception occurs more often in December than any other month.

5632. Fact
Studies have shown that by putting on slow background music it can make a person eat food at a slower rate

5633. Fact
Billiards used to be so popular at one time that cigarette cards were issued featuring players

5634. Fact
Honey is the only food that doesn't spoil.

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Back Lever

Levers require tremendous core strength as well as a powerful upper body. Working towards these movements can build serious strength in your arms, chest, back and abs. The back lever involves hanging from a bar, with your chest facing towards the ground, and holding your body parallel to the ground.

Prepositions

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.

Temperature




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.

Wind


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.

Thunderstorms


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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