In 1685, New France used playing cards as currency because of the shortage of coins
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.
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
Sharon Stone was the first Star Search spokes model.
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.
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.
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.
A single chocolate chip gives enough energy to a human being to walk 150 feet
The highest point in Pennsylvania is lower than the lowest point inColorado.
Pretzel that have no salt on them are called baldies.
The symbol on the 'pound'key (#) is called an octothorpe.
The right lung of a human is larger than the left one. This is because of the space and placement of the heart
Every US president has worn glasses (just not always in public).
The Nobel prize was first awarded in 1901
Paul Revere rode on a horse that belonged to Deacon Larkin.
In Canada it's illegal to pay for a 50 cent item with only pennies.
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
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.
Approximately 40% of the U.S. paper currency in circulation was counterfeit by the end of the Civil War
If one places a tiny amount of liquor on a scorpion, it will instantly go mad and sting itself to death.
In the United States, approximately seven billion pounds of chocolate and candy are manufactured each year
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.
Every year, more than one million miles of Twizzlers licorice is made
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
Bowlers are allowed to have a maximum of five finger grip holes on a regulation bowling ball.
The average life span of a peasant during the medieval ages was 25 years
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.
Eighty percent of the Vanilla Beans which are used to make ice cream is grown in Madagascar
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.
All dogs are the descendant of the wolf. These wolves lived in eastern Asia about 15,000 years ago
Approximately 50% of Americans admit they have ran a red light
The average annual coffee consumption of the American adult is 26.7 gallons, or over 400 cups.
A Horse has 18 more bones than a Human.
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…
Richard Millhouse Nixon was the first US president whose name contains all the letters from the word criminal. The second? William Jefferson Clinton
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
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.
The markings that are found on dice are called pips.
Prevents thread from tangling. Run a threaded needle through a sheet of Bounce to eliminate the static cling on the thread before sewing.
Incas used to create pots in the shape of peanuts that were highly prized
One million tons of oil is equivalent to about 13,000,000,000 kilowatt hours of electricity.
The Tranquilizer, Valium (sleeping piles) is the most widely used drug on earth.
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Myth about Airplanes
Mogas cost too much and takes revenue away from airports
Airports selling mogas recoup revenue lost to selffuelers, help sport aviation and flight schools grow, and retain the same flowage fees as 100LL sales. They also make real reductions in lead emissions, a serious public relations issue for General Aviation