9876. Fact
Annually, an Australian eats 15 kg of bananas, which comes out to 27 meters of bananas

9877. Fact
Because of Davy Jones's popularity as a member of The Monkees, another young singer in London, also named David Jones, was forced to change his name to David Bowie.

9878. Fact
Pope John XXIII served as a sergeant in the Italian army during World War I.

9879. Fact
The number of births in India each year is greater than the entire population of Australia.

9880. Fact
More twins are born in the Western world than in the Eastern world

9881. Fact
Buttermilk does not contain any butter, but is a cultured milk product which is usually made from fat free milk

9882. Fact
It takes 72 minutes for the restaurant at the top of the CN Tower to make one revolution

9883. Fact
The kangaroo rat can cover ground at a rate of 17 feet per second. It can leap as much as 18 inches straight up and can switch directions at the peak of its jump.

9884. Fact
TYPEWRITER is the longest word that can be made using the letters only on one row of the keyboard.

9885. Fact
Cheerios cereal was originally called Cheerioats.

9886. Fact
The longest word in the English language is pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconioses.

9887. Fact
In ancient Egypt, doctors used jolts from the electric catfish to reduce the pain of arthritis

9888. Fact
Pretzels were originally invented for Christian Lent.

9889. Fact
Sharks have survived on earth for about 400 million years

9890. Fact
Mount Everest moves approximately 2.4 inches (10 cm) in a Northeasterly direction every year.

9891. Fact
The state sport of Maryland is Jousting.

9892. Fact
The Europeans first added chocolate to their coffee in the 1600's.

9893. Fact
The Montreal Canadians of the mid-1950s are the only team to win five straight Stanley Cup championships.

9894. Fact
There are 318,979,564,000 possible ways to play the first four moves per side in a game of chess.

9895. Fact
The highest recorded speed of a sneeze is 165 km per hour

9896. Fact
The Oblivion ride at Alton Towers has a G-force of 5. Thats higher than the G-force of an average NASA take-off!

9897. Fact
There are more chickens in the world than people.

9898. Fact
Crayola Crayons currently has over 120 different crayon colours

9899. Fact
Cat scratch disease, a benign but sometimes painful disease of short duration, is caused by a bacillus. Despite its name, the disease can be transmitted by many kinds of scratches besides those of cats.

9900. Fact
A snail can crawl across a razor blade without getting injured. This is possible because they excrete a slime that protects them

9901. Fact
People photocopying their buttocks are the cause of 23% of all photocopier faults worldwide.

9902. Fact
The titan arum flower is the largest flower in the world and gives off a horrible odor that smells like rotting flesh when it blooms

9903. Fact
Males can be aroused by light stroking and touching of the perineum (the area between the scrotum and the anus).

9904. Fact
The life expectancy of a $100 bill is nine years

9905. Fact
Roman emperors ate flamingo tongues which were considered a delicacy. Also parrotfish livers, and pheasant brains were feasted on

9906. Fact
Women wear engagement and wedding rings on the third finger of the left hand because an ancient belief held that a delicate nerve runs directly from that finger to the heart.

9907. Fact
The dot above an 'i' is called the tittle.

9908. Fact
At - 40 degrees Centigrade a person loses about 14.4 calories per hour by breathing.

9909. Fact
The parking meter was invented in North Dakota.

9910. Fact
A women's heart beats faster than a man's heart.

9911. Fact
The biggest bug in the world is the Goliath Beetle which can weigh up to 3.5 ounces and be 4.5 inches long

9912. Fact
There are 38 peaks in South America higher than Mt. McKinley, which is the highest point in North America.

9913. Fact
The word assassination was invented by William Shakespeare

9914. Fact
The platypus and echidna are the only mammals that hatch from eggs. Both live in Australia.

9915. Fact
Lightning strikes about 6,000 times per minute on this planet.

9916. Fact
On Hilton Head Island, South Carolina it is illegal to shine a flashlight on a sea turtle.

9917. Fact
There's Arsnick(a dangerous poison) in dirt

9918. Fact
There is a type of coffin made that can be used as a wine rack or picnic table before its final use

9919. Fact
Chocolate can kill dogs; it directly affects their heart and nervous system.

9920. Fact
The Brownie box camera, introduced by Eastman Kodak, sold for $1.00 in 1900. The camera's 6-exposure film sold for 15 cents.

9921. Fact
Average age of top GM executives in 1994: 49.8 years. Average age ofthe Rolling Stones: 50.6.

9922. Fact
Humans have about the same number of hair follicles as a chimpanzee has

9923. Fact
It takes seven to ten days to make a jelly belly jellybean

9924. Fact
A woodpecker can peck twenty times a second.

9925. Fact
The average home creates more pollution than does the average car.



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