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9212. Fact
The father of Dave Matthews was one of the original fathers of the super conductor (died of lung cancer when dave was 10 [was a non-smoker])

9985. Fact
About 25 percent of all the energy consumed in the US is from natural gas

5797. Fact
In a study of 200,000 ostriches over a period of 80 years, no one reported a single case where an ostrich buried its head in the sand.

372. Fact
Public sector
Applies to state enterprises or undertaking.

4325. Fact
The average city dog lives three years longer than the average country dog.

3055. Fact
All of the clocks in the movie Pulp Fiction are stuck on 4:20

377. Fact
Apartheid
Policy of racial segregation practiced by the south african government.

6081. Fact
Police detectives have used snapping turtles to help them locate dead bodies

8297. Fact
There have been over fifty million Mr. Potato Heads sold since it came out in 1952

5389. Fact
If you keep a goldfish in the dark room, it will eventually turn white.

3189. Fact
Giraffes have no vocal chords.

3231. Fact
Contrary to popular belief, London Broil is not a cut of beef but rather a method of cooking.

10430. Fact
There are four main Blood types: A, B, AB and O and each Blood type is either Rh positive or negative. Blood types in the US Type O positive 38.4%, O negative 7.7%, A positive 32.3%, A negative 6.5%, B positive 9.4%, B negative 1.7%, AB positive 3.2%, AB negative 0.7%

5918. Fact
Before 1917, goalies in hockey were not allowed to fall to the ice to make saves or else they were penalized.

4270. Fact
Every U.S. president with a beard has been a Republican.

3339. Fact
Jerry West was the model for the official NBA logo. His silhouette appears dribbling a basketball.

6216. Fact
One 75-watt light bulb gives off more light than three 25-watt light bulbs.

8319. Fact
For the blockbuster movie The Terminator, O.J. Simpson was considered to play the role of the Terminator, but producers did not choose him as they thought he would not be taken seriously

3777. Fact
Male horseflies can fly over 90mph.

4007. Fact
There are no clocks in Las Vegas gambling casinos.

8354. Fact
Grapes are grown around the world more than any other fruit

4320. Fact
To be born on Sunday was considered a sign of great sin during the Puritan times

56. Fact
Your nose can remember 50,000 different scents.

4666. Fact
Wild turkeys can run at speeds of up to 25 miles per hour

3149. Fact
Draftsmen have to make 27,000 drawings for the manufacturing of a new car.

893. Fact
Arnold schwarzenegger received a cool 15 million dollars for his part in terminator 2, where he only spoke 700 words. That's $21,429 per word. The classic phrase "hasta la vista, baby" earned him $85,716.

4432. Fact
The name for Oz in The Wizard of Oz was thought up when the creator, Frank Baum, looked at his filing cabinet and saw A-N, and O-Z, hence Oz.

5442. Fact
Florida's beaches lose 20 million cubic yards of sand annually.

10374. Fact
Rutgers beat Princeton 6-4 in the first ever college football game. At the time, a touchdown was worth only two points.

7421. Fact
In 1221 the daughter of Genghis Khan ordered the killing of the entire population of the city of Nishapur (about 60,000) in one hour. The order came after her husband killing. (Moguls claim that 1.7 million were killed)

7454. Fact
The total combined weight of the worlds ant population is heavier than the weight of the human population.

9822. Fact
In the Victoria era, red tulips were a declaration of love

8110. Fact
It takes about 20 seconds for a red blood cell to circle the whole body.

6584. Fact
There is a flower called the Scarlet Pimpernel that can forecast the weather. If the flower is closed up, rain is coming and if it is opened up, the day will be sunny. It is a.k.a 'the poor man's weatherglass'

4719. Fact
Grapes explode when cooked in the microwave.

5508. Fact
Hawaii officially became apart of the US on June 14, 1900.

1817. Fact
It takes Several hundred thousand years for newly made photons (light) to travel from the core of the sun to it's surface.

6193. Fact
Every year 8,000 people injure themselves while using a tooth pick.

8228. Fact
The only President to be head of a labor union was Ronald Reagan.

3347. Fact
Horses can't vomit and pigs can't look up in the sky

10247. Fact
The muzzle of a lion is like a fingerprint; no two lions have the same pattern of whiskers.

3853. Fact
35% of the people using personal ads for dating are already married.

2067. Fact
Only 1/3 of the people that can twitch their ears can twitch only one at a time.

3452. Fact
The Bible was written by over 40 authors over a period of 1500 years

1899. Fact
March 9th is Useless Facts and Trivia day.

3093. Fact
In the year 2000, Pope John Paul II was named an "Honorary Harlem Globetrotter.".

6883. Fact
The theme song of the Harlem Globetrotters is Sweet Georgia Brown.

862. Fact
A shark's skeleton is not made of bone like other fish and vertebrates. Instead, it is made-up of cartilage.

6255. Fact
In 1955, only 330 Volkswagen Beetle's were sold at a price of $1800 each in the United States.

750. Fact
The leaning tower of pisa, one of italy's greatest tourist attractions, leans in a southerly direction.

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