6918. Fact
Although Argentina's name means Land of Silver, there is actually very little silver there. It was misnamed by explorers who thought they saw silver there.

6919. Fact
A typical American eats 28 pigs in his/her lifetime.

6920. Fact
The first known marketer of the flushing toilet was Thomas Crapper.

6921. Animal Facts
The eyes of a chameleon can move separately, so it can look in two directions at once.

6922. Fact
The most popular pickle is the Dill pickle

6923. Fact
The sound of E.T. walking was made by someone squishing her hands in Jello.

6924. Fact
Campanology is the study of bells.

6925. Fact
In November 1999, two women were killed by a lightning bolt. The underwire located in their bras acted as a electrical conductors, and when the lightning bolt hit the bra they left burn marks on their chest

6926. Fact
The Library of Congress has approx. 327 miles of bookshelves.

6927. Fact
The Ostrich people in Africa are a group of people who have only 2 toes due to inbreeding

6928. Fact
The largest volcano known is on Mars: Olympus Mons, 370 miles wide and 79,000 feet high, is almost three times higher than Mount Everest

6929. Fact
Malcolm X's original name is Malcolm Little.

6930. Fact
Swimming pools in Phoenix, Arizona, pick up 20 pounds of dust a year.

6931. Fact
Boiled grape juice was the fluid used as a lubricant for the first contact lenses. Eugene Flick, who invented contact lenses in 1887, chose boiled grape juice over sugar water to lubricate the thick glass lenses that covered the entire eye.

6932. Fact
Dolphins can swim and sleep at the same time

6933. Fact
The first safety feature for an automobile was invented in 1908 by John O'Leary. He patented a large net, to be installed on the front fender, to scoop pedestrians out of the way before they could be run over.

6934. Fact
Brain damage occurs at an internal temperature of 105 degrees Fahrenheit.

6935. Fact
Walt Disney named Mickey Mouse after Mickey Rooney, whose mother he dated.

6936. Fact
Nike Air Soles do not actually have 'air'in them.

6937. Fact
Seven asteroids were especially named for the Challenger astronauts who were killed in the 1986 failed launch of the space shuttle

6938. Fact
General William Booth is the founder of the Salvation Army

6939. Fact
The Star Spangled Banner did not become a national anthem until 1931. It was designated by an Act of Congress

6940. Fact
The Sea of Tranquility on the moon is deeper than the highest mountain on Earth

6941. Fact
There are 10 towns named Hollywood in the United States.

6942. Fact
Over 90% of diseases are caused or complicated by stress

6943. Fact
Polar bears have been known to swim more than 60 miles without resting

6944. Fact
Pilgrims did not eat with forks. They only used spoons, knives and their fingers

6945. Fact
Tommy McDonald, a receiver for the Philadelphia Eagles, was the last NFL player to wear a helmet without a face mask.

6946. Fact
American President John Tyler had 15 children

6947. Animal Facts
The echidna is a mammal which lays an egg and keeps it in a pouch on its stomach. The pouch grows just before the female produces the egg and disappears again after the baby has left it.

6948. Fact
There are more than 640 muscles in the human body

6949. Fact
The average person's left hand does 56% of the typing.

6950. Fact
The only lizard that has a voice is the Gecko

6951. Fact
Did you know you share your birthday with at least 9 other million people in the world

6952. Fact
According to legend, tea originated in China when tea leaves accidentally blew into a pot of boiling water

6953. Fact
The flea can jump 350 times its body length. It's like a human jumping the length of a football field.

6954. Fact
In 1990, over 4 billion dollars of coffee was imported into the United States.

6955. Fact
Albert Einstein was offered the presidency of Israel in 1952, but he declined

6956. Fact
There are 2,598,960 five-card hands possible in a 52-card deck of cards.

6957. Fact
A newborn kangaroo weighs approximately 0.03 ounces and is small enough to fit in a teaspoon

6958. Fact
Beatrix Potter created the first of her legendary "Peter Rabbit" children's stories in 1902.

6959. Fact
Bananas are actually herbs. Bananas die after fruiting, like all herbs do.

6960. Fact
The side of a hammer is a cheek.

6961. Fact
Rhythms is the longest English word without the normal vowels, a, e, i, o, or u.

6962. Animal Facts
When a large batch of mosquito eggs hatches all at once, the babies might all attack the same unfortunate animal wandering past. They can suck it dry and kill it, if it's a small animal and there are enough mosquitoes.

6963. Fact
The longest human beard on record is 17.5 feet, held by Hans N. Langseth who was born in Norway in 1846

6964. Fact
Despite the many rat infested slums in New York City, only 311 people are bitten by rats in an average year. But 1,519 residents are bitten annually by other New Yorkers

6965. Fact
The first anti-lynching law in the United States was passed in Georgia in 1893, but it only made the violation punishable by four years in prison.

6966. Fact
Back passage is slang for the anus or rectum.

6967. Fact
The first ice hotel was built in Swedish Lapland



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