8137. FactThe cicada, a fly found in Africa, spends 17 years of its life sleeping; and only two weeks is awake during which mates and then dies.
8138. FactOn its trip around the sun, the earth travels over a million and a half miles per day.
8139. FactThere are approximately 7,000 feathers on an eagle.
8140. FactAlthough not named in the New Testament, tradition names the two thieves crucified at the same time as Jesus as Dismas and Gestas.
8141. FactMr. Rogers was an ordained Presbyterian minister.
8142. FactThe average life span of a moose is 15 to 25 years.
8143. FactIn the original movie 101 Dalmatians, there are exactly 6,469,952 spots on all 101 Dalmatians as they are shown in 113,760 frames of the film combined
8144. FactHawaiian alphabet has 12 letters
8145. Animal FactsThe slime eel or hagfish feeds on dead and dying fish at the bottom of the sea. It goes into its victim through the mouth or eye socket and eats it away from the inside, leaving only a bag of skin and bones.
8146. FactWalt Disney, the creator of Mickey Mouse, was afraid of mice.
8147. FactWhen former Texas Governor James Hogg was on his deathbed he made a special request that a pecan tree be planted at the head of his grave instead of a tombstone. The governor passed away on March 2, 1906, which is Texas Independence Day. The pecan tree is now the state tree of Texas
8148. FactIn the year 2000, there were approximately 11,000 injuries that were treated in a hospital in the U.S. that resulted from fireworks
8149. FactMale feral rabbits urinate on the females to state their ownership.
8150. FactThere is a town in Texas called Ding Dong. In 1990, the population was only twenty-two people
8151. FactThe chances for a mother giving birth to quadruplets (four children) are almost 1 in 600,000.
8152. FactA man and woman in Mexico city were engaged for 67 yrs and finally married at the age of 82 yrs.
8153. FactTrue spiders always have organs for spinning silk known as spinnerets
8154. FactIn 1785, the city of Paris removed bones from cemeteries to ease the overflow of dead people. They took these bones and stacked them in tunnels now known as the Catacombs. You can visit these tunnel attractions and work your way along long corridors, which are stacked with skulls and bones
8155. FactThe average person spends two weeks of their life kissing
8156. FactIn 1836 the U.S. government had so much extra money that it repaid all its debts, and still had money left over.
8157. FactLightning bolts can sometimes be hotter than the sun.
8158. FactHumans have 46 chromosomes, peas have 14 and crayfish have 200.
8159. FactAn ounce of gold can be beaten up into a sheet covering 9.3 sq. meters, or drawn into 80.5 kms (50 miles) of wire.
8160. FactAverage life span of a major league baseball: 7 pitches.
8161. FactAll of Chrysler's PT Cruisers are built in Mexico.
8162. FactIn the year 1763, there were over 200 coffee shops in Venice.
8163. FactThe first toothbrush with bristles was developed in China in 1498. Bristles were taken from hogs at first, later from horses. The nylon bristles were developed in 1938 by DuPont.
8164. FactFor every degree of longitude there is a time gap of four minutes.
8165. FactSmelling bananas can help a person lose weight
8166. FactOnly one in two billion people will live to be 116 or older.
8167. FactMore than 3000 years ago children played with circular hoops made with grape vines. This toy was swung around the waist. Years later this toy was made by company called Wham-O and the Hula-Hoop was invented in 1958
8168. FactApproximately 25,000 workers died during the building of the Panama Canal and approximately 20,000 of them contracted malaria and yellow fever
8169. FactThe penalty for killing a cat, 4,000 years ago in Egypt, was death.
8170. FactFor the movie Tootsie actor Dustin Hoffman thought of the title. His mother used to call him that as a child
8171. FactThere are over 9 million beef and dairy cattle in New Zealand
8172. FactThe human heart can create enough pressure that it could squirt blood at a distance of thirty feet
8173. FactMore than 260,000 people have been killed by volcanic activity since 1700 AD.
8174. FactAn elephant could carry up to 2 gallons of water in its trunk.
8175. FactThe Gulf Stream could carry a message in a bottle at an average of 4 miles per hour.
8176. FactA person will burn 7 percent more calories if they walk on hard dirt compared to pavement
8177. FactAn insect exerts so much energy in one hour of flying that it may lose as much as a third of its total body weight.
8178. FactEvery day more money is printed for Monopoly than the US Treasury
8179. FactThe channel between England and France grows 300mm each year.
8180. Animal FactsVampire bats urinate the whole time they're sucking blood. This ensures they don't get so full of blood they're too heavy to fly. So, smarter than a vulture, then!
8181. FactWorms reportedly taste like bacon.
8182. FactIn the US, federal law states that children's TV shows may contain only 10 minutes of advertising per hour and on weekends the limit is 10 and one-half minutes.
8183. FactIf the average person had started counting the moment they were born and continued counting, without stopping, until they turned 65 years old, they still would not have counted to a billion.
8184. FactIn Kentucky you need a license to walk around nude on your property.
8185. FactFive percent of the people who use personal ads for dating are already married
8186. FactOver 100,000 birds and sea animals are killed every year due to plastic garbage
General Knowledge 2013 - 24
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