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INTERESTING FACTS (1)

July 3rd, 2013

  1. Refrigerated rubber bands last longer than at room temperature. So do apples, apples can last up to 10 times longer refrigerated.
  2. Regulation golf balls have 336 dimples.
  3. The Mona Lisa doesn’t have eyebrows.
  4. Honey Is the only food that doesn’t spoil.
  5. All of the clocks in the movie Pulp Fiction are stuck on 4:20.
  6. A Clark’s Nutcracker (bird) can store up to 30,000 pine nuts for the winter in over 6,000 different locations across 300 square miles and remember where at least 70% of them are, finding them even if their snow covered.
  7. Why are private sector psychiatrists in the U.S trading their cozy lives for 4 years in the U.S Army ? For the $272,000.00 Sign on bonus currently being offered.
  8. The automatic popup bread toaster was patented before the bread slicing machine. 1919 and 1928. That’s right, people sliced their own bread for the toaster for almost a decade before sliced bread was sold.
  9. Meteorites were very important to ancient Egyptians, they created jewelry from meteorites by hammering it into shape making beads and other designs. The jewelry was often buried with loved ones.
  10. After spending 17 years underground, 2013 is the year the Cicada bug is expected to emerge by the billions on the east coast of the United States. Some estimate trillions will arrive.
  11. The worlds largest yacht is 590 feet (approximately 197 yards) long and 94,000 horsepower.
  12. The restaurant ‘White Castle’ is Americas oldest and 1st hamburger chain.
  13. Mystery solved! 9 cases with 12 bottles in each case of 100 year old historic whiskey was found in the walls of a mansion during a renovation with the whiskey bottles still full. The cases were stored in the living room but when later checked discovered 52 bottles appraised at over $102,000 were now empty. DNA from the mouth of the bottles pointed directly to the 62 year old caretaker who has denied the accusations.
  14. A Jet Blue flight was grounded and placed out of service after a woman spots a 4 inch scorpion between her legs. The scorpion reportedly crawled from between her legs to under the seat while the flight continued to it’s destination where it was then placed out of service.
  15. Vaejovis Brysoni is the name given to the latest species of scorpion discovered by biologists. The scorpion was named in part after the individual who originally found the specimen in February 2013 (Robert Bryson Jr.) The scorpion was found in the Santa Catalina mountains of Arizona.
  16. In January of 2013 security officials at O’Hare International airport in Chicago found 18 human heads still covered in skin. In 2010 an Arkansas airport found 60 human heads and pieces of heads. Both were in route to medical facilities but had errors in the paperwork. Weird!
  17. In February 2013 a komodo dragon said to be approximately 2 meters (6 – 6.5 feet) long wondered into an office and attacked two men with it’s razor sharp teeth leaving them injured with stitches and in the hospital.
  18. In 1938, Time Magazine chose Adolf Hitler for man of the year.
  19. Twelve people have walked on the moon.
  20. Other than the Earth, the moon is the only other known natural astrological object ever walked on.
  21. Scientists voiced concern in 2012 about how radiation may be affecting humans after a recent finding of mutant butterflies in Japan with abnormal legs, eyes, wings and other mutations were discovered. The mutations were caused by radiation from the Fukushima nuclear accident which was triggered by a major tsunami in March 2011. The tsunami was a direct effect of an earthquake.
  22. Humans and giraffes both have seven vertebrae bones in the neck. It’s not unusual for a mammal to have 7 vertebra bones in the neck but it’s interesting that the long neck of a full grown giraffe has the same amount.
  23. The active ingredient in most toothpastes is called sodium fluoride. Sodium fluoride can be lethal, young children using regular toothpaste with this ingredient should be monitored. Even swallowing small amounts can cause stomach problems or worse.
  24. Over 3 million people globally every month search for something online with the words interesting facts in it according to the most popular search engine.
  25. There are no land snakes in New Zealand. It’s part of New Zealand’s bio security to keep all snakes out and if a person is aware of a snake, by law it must be reported.
  26. New Zealand is free of heartworm disease and rabies.
  27. Buttermilk does not contain any butter.
  28. Did you know Disneyland does not sell chewing gum? Walt Disney did not want guests inconvenienced by stepping on gum purchased in the park.
  29. Each year Disneyland uses over 5,000 gallons of paint to maintain the clean appearance of the park.
  30. George Washington died on December 14, 1799.

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