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INTERESTING FACTS (4)

July 4th, 2013

  1. Most people shed between 50 to 100 hairs every day. The question is, where do they go?
  2. With mammals, no animal has a longer pregnancy term than that of the african elephant which is documented at an average of 22 months.
  3. The Frilled Shark (Chlamydoselachus anguineus) may have a gestation period “pregnancy” of up to 3.5 years or around 42 months.
  4. Some sharks lose over 30,000 teeth in a lifetime.
  5. In 2008 the journal of Fish Biology confirmed through DNA testing the 2nd case of a virgin female aquarium shark having a pup. This is known as asexual reproduction or parthenogenesis.
  6. During world war 2 the Oscar award given out by the American Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences was made of wood because most common metals were very scarce.
  7. Breast fed babies score slightly higher on mental development tests than ones on formula.
  8. People who apply sunscreen to themselves generally apply 50-75% less than the recommended amount according to the Archives of Dermatology.
  9. The color of a hens earlobes will usually determine the color of the egg shell. Farmers know hens with red or darker colored earlobes are most likely to lay brown eggs and hens with lighter colored or white earlobes will usually lay white eggs.
  10. There are 722 miles of subway track in New York city.
  11. Hartsdale New York has a pet cemetery with more than 12,000 pets buried.
  12. Abraham Lincoln died at age 56.
  13. Abraham Lincoln was born on February 12th in the year 1809.
  14. Only one state in the United States contains only one syllable, the state of Maine.
  15. Everyone knows the dog in the movie “Wizard of Oz” as Toto, the dogs actual name given to it by it’s master was Terry
  16. The 1st time the iconic Liberty Bell was rung it cracked.
  17. There are 2 towns named Sandwich, 1 named Chicken and 1 named tea in the U.S.
  18. What has a 4.5 foot long nose and a 3 foot wide mouth? The Statue of Liberty.
  19. The state of Washington has an official dance, (the square dance). YeeeeeeHaaaaaw!
  20. When sick, plants can run a fever.
  21. Where is the only place you can stand in 4 states at 1 time in the U.S.? Four Corners Arizona.
  22. For a flamingo to eat, it’s head has to be upside down.
  23. It’s against the law for a living person to appear on a U.S postal stamp.
  24. A 10 year old grilled cheese sandwich with what some believe to have an image of the virgin Mary sold on eBay for $28,000.
  25. Three women dressed and portraying as nuns each packing 3 kilo’s of cocaine were arrested in Columbia’s caribbean island in May of 2013.
  26. Peculiar walking man busted. A burglar walking with his toes pointing out unusually far breaks into a business and steals $1500. Surveillance video showed a person with the same penguin style walk 4 days earlier whom wrote down his license plate number for the clerk. After pleading guilty to burglary and theft he was ordered time in jail, probation and ordered to pay back the money.
  27. A man with 76 previous convictions is in trouble again after requesting a van type taxi to transport his stolen goods.
  28. According to an article in a popular financial magazine, starting something stupid can turn your life from mediocre to thrilling and amazing, and put you right on track.
  29. In February 2013 a suspect in custody at Detroit’s St John hospital recovering from a gun shot wound sustained after being shot by police tried to escape through the ceiling of the hospitals bathroom but ended up stuck in the wall between the bathroom and the room he was supposed to be recovering in. Needless to say he ended up back in custody.
  30. Most Orange juice is yellow in color not orange.

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