6449. Fact
In 1685, New France used playing cards as currency because of the shortage of coins

6450. Fact
There is cyanide in apple pips

6451. Fact
The Civil War in the United States elevated the popularity of coffee to new heights. Soldiers went to war with coffee beans as a primary ration.

6452. Fact
False Bay, on the southern tip of Africa and close to Cape Town, South Africa, is a breeding ground for great white sharks, which feed off the thousands of seals in the bay. However, it is the only area in the known world in which these sharks are known to breach - they attack the seals by coming up vertically, often leaping clear of the water with their prey in their mouths

6453. Fact
Sharon Stone was the first Star Search spokes model.

6454. Fact
Beards are the fastest growing hairs on the human body. If the average man never trimmed his beard, it would grow to nearly 30 feet long in his lifetime.

6455. Fact
850 peanuts are needed to make an 18 oz. jar of peanut butter

6456. Animal Facts
Every year, 4.5 million litres (1 million gallons) of dog urine goes into the parks of London, England.

6457. Fact
Clans of long ago that wanted to get rid of their unwanted people without killing them, burnt their houses down hence the expression to get fired.

6458. Fact
A single chocolate chip gives enough energy to a human being to walk 150 feet

6459. Fact
The highest point in Pennsylvania is lower than the lowest point inColorado.

6460. Fact
Pretzel that have no salt on them are called baldies.

6461. Fact
Cabbage is 91% water.

6462. Fact
The symbol on the 'pound'key (#) is called an octothorpe.

6463. Fact
The right lung of a human is larger than the left one. This is because of the space and placement of the heart

6464. Fact
Every US president has worn glasses (just not always in public).

6465. Fact
It takes 25 muscles to swallow.

6466. Fact
The Nobel prize was first awarded in 1901

6467. Fact
Paul Revere rode on a horse that belonged to Deacon Larkin.

6468. Fact
In Canada it's illegal to pay for a 50 cent item with only pennies.

6469. Fact
Daytime dramas are called Soap Operas because they were originally used to advertise soap powder. In America in the early days of TV, advertisers would write stories around the use of their soap powder

6470. Fact
Lou Gehrig earned a total of $316,000 during his 17 year career with the New York Yankees. In 1992, a fan paid $363,000 for a Yankee jersey that Gehrig wore during the 1927 season.

6471. Fact
Approximately 40% of the U.S. paper currency in circulation was counterfeit by the end of the Civil War

6472. Fact
If one places a tiny amount of liquor on a scorpion, it will instantly go mad and sting itself to death.

6473. Fact
In the United States, approximately seven billion pounds of chocolate and candy are manufactured each year

6474. Fact
Rats and horses can't vomit.

6475. Fact
The saluki is the oldest known breed of domesticated dog. Carvings of animals resembling the saluki have been found in excavations of the Sumerian Empire. They are believed to have originated from between 6,000 and 7,000 B.C.

6476. Fact
The movie Quo Vadis had 30,000 extras.

6477. Fact
Every year, more than one million miles of Twizzlers licorice is made

6478. Fact
On August 21st, 1911, someone stole the Mona Lisa, the most famous painting in the world, from the Louvre Museum. It was recovered two years later

6479. Fact
Bowlers are allowed to have a maximum of five finger grip holes on a regulation bowling ball.

6480. Fact
The average life span of a peasant during the medieval ages was 25 years

6481. Fact
Title 14, Section 1211 of the Code of Federal Regulations (implemented on July 16, 1969) makes it illegal for U.S. citizens to have any contact with extraterrestrials or their vehicles.

6482. Fact
Eighty percent of the Vanilla Beans which are used to make ice cream is grown in Madagascar

6483. Fact
The 1st unattended, 24-hour self-service laundromat in the United States was opened by Nelson Puett in 1949 on North Loop in Austin, Texas.

6484. Fact
All dogs are the descendant of the wolf. These wolves lived in eastern Asia about 15,000 years ago

6485. Fact
Approximately 50% of Americans admit they have ran a red light

6486. Fact
The average annual coffee consumption of the American adult is 26.7 gallons, or over 400 cups.

6487. Fact
A Horse has 18 more bones than a Human.

6488. Fact
In terms of area, Juneau, Alaska, is the largest city in the United States, yet it can only be reached by boat or plane.

6489. Animal Facts
There are 3,500 known species of cockroach. Are there others out there? – we just don't know yet…

6490. Fact
Richard Millhouse Nixon was the first US president whose name contains all the letters from the word criminal. The second? William Jefferson Clinton

6491. Fact
The highest toll paid by a ship to cross the Panama Canal was by the Crown Princess on May 2, 1993 in the amount of $141,349.97 U.S. funds

6492. Fact
In early Yorkshire, England, a plate holding wedding cake was thrown out of the window as the bride returned to her parent's home after the wedding. If the plate broke, she would enjoy a happy future with her husband. If the plate remained intact, her future was bleak.

6493. Fact
The markings that are found on dice are called pips.

6494. Fact
Prevents thread from tangling. Run a threaded needle through a sheet of Bounce to eliminate the static cling on the thread before sewing.

6495. Fact
Incas used to create pots in the shape of peanuts that were highly prized

6496. Fact
A snail can have about 25,000 teeth.

6497. Fact
One million tons of oil is equivalent to about 13,000,000,000 kilowatt hours of electricity.

6498. Fact
The Tranquilizer, Valium (sleeping piles) is the most widely used drug on earth.



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