Fact Book

8137. Fact
The 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. Fact
On its trip around the sun, the earth travels over a million and a half miles per day.

8139. Fact
There are approximately 7,000 feathers on an eagle.

8140. Fact
Although not named in the New Testament, tradition names the two thieves crucified at the same time as Jesus as Dismas and Gestas.

8141. Fact
Mr. Rogers was an ordained Presbyterian minister.

8142. Fact
The average life span of a moose is 15 to 25 years.

8143. Fact
In 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. Fact
Hawaiian alphabet has 12 letters

8145. Animal Facts
The 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. Fact
Walt Disney, the creator of Mickey Mouse, was afraid of mice.

8147. Fact
When 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. Fact
In the year 2000, there were approximately 11,000 injuries that were treated in a hospital in the U.S. that resulted from fireworks

8149. Fact
Male feral rabbits urinate on the females to state their ownership.

8150. Fact
There is a town in Texas called Ding Dong. In 1990, the population was only twenty-two people

8151. Fact
The chances for a mother giving birth to quadruplets (four children) are almost 1 in 600,000.

8152. Fact
A man and woman in Mexico city were engaged for 67 yrs and finally married at the age of 82 yrs.

8153. Fact
True spiders always have organs for spinning silk known as spinnerets

8154. Fact
In 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. Fact
The average person spends two weeks of their life kissing

8156. Fact
In 1836 the U.S. government had so much extra money that it repaid all its debts, and still had money left over.

8157. Fact
Lightning bolts can sometimes be hotter than the sun.

8158. Fact
Humans have 46 chromosomes, peas have 14 and crayfish have 200.

8159. Fact
An 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. Fact
Average life span of a major league baseball: 7 pitches.

8161. Fact
All of Chrysler's PT Cruisers are built in Mexico.

8162. Fact
In the year 1763, there were over 200 coffee shops in Venice.

8163. Fact
The 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. Fact
For every degree of longitude there is a time gap of four minutes.

8165. Fact
Smelling bananas can help a person lose weight

8166. Fact
Only one in two billion people will live to be 116 or older.

8167. Fact
More 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. Fact
Approximately 25,000 workers died during the building of the Panama Canal and approximately 20,000 of them contracted malaria and yellow fever

8169. Fact
The penalty for killing a cat, 4,000 years ago in Egypt, was death.

8170. Fact
For the movie Tootsie actor Dustin Hoffman thought of the title. His mother used to call him that as a child

8171. Fact
There are over 9 million beef and dairy cattle in New Zealand

8172. Fact
The human heart can create enough pressure that it could squirt blood at a distance of thirty feet

8173. Fact
More than 260,000 people have been killed by volcanic activity since 1700 AD.

8174. Fact
An elephant could carry up to 2 gallons of water in its trunk.

8175. Fact
The Gulf Stream could carry a message in a bottle at an average of 4 miles per hour.

8176. Fact
A person will burn 7 percent more calories if they walk on hard dirt compared to pavement

8177. Fact
An 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. Fact
Every day more money is printed for Monopoly than the US Treasury

8179. Fact
The channel between England and France grows 300mm each year.

8180. Animal Facts
Vampire 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. Fact
Worms reportedly taste like bacon.

8182. Fact
In 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. Fact
If 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. Fact
In Kentucky you need a license to walk around nude on your property.

8185. Fact
Five percent of the people who use personal ads for dating are already married

8186. Fact
Over 100,000 birds and sea animals are killed every year due to plastic garbage



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Don Moseys twenty years of commentating for BBCs Test Match Special, earned him scores of fans, fame, friends and a nickname Alderman. Don Mosey joined BBC in 1974, prior to which he worked as a journalist for The Daily Mail and Daily Express, before becoming a radio sports producer in Manchester.

Don Mosey shared the microphone with some of the best people in the business like Brian Johnston, John Arlott and Christopher Martin Jenkins. Don Mosey earned everyones admiration through his unwavering professionalism. Don Mosey traveled with the touring England on four occasions. Besides being a broadcaster, Don Mosey was also a prolific writer. He authored many books and also acted as a ghostwriter for many cricketers like Ray Illingworth, Geoffrey Boycott. Don Mosey died on 12 August 1999. He was aged 74. Cricketscorelive.com offers information on Don Mosey and other famous cricket commentators.

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  • An if-clause can come at the beginning or end of the sentence.
      If you eat too much you get fat. You get fat if you eat too much.
  • We can use the same tenses with if as with other conjunctions.
      If you want to learn a musical instrument, you have to practise.
      If that was Mary, why didn't she stop and say hello?
      If you don't like hot weather, you'll be unhappy in Texas.
  • In the if-clause, we usually use a present tense to talk about the future. (This happens after most conjunctions )
      If I have enough time tomorrow, I 'II come and see you.
      (NOT If I will have enough-ttme .. .)
      I'll give her your love if I see her.
      (NOT . . . if I will see her. )
    We can use [if + .will] in polite requests, but the meaning is not really future.
      If you will come this way, I'll take you to the manager's office. (= If you are willing to come this way, . . .)
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