Fact Book

6483. Fact
The 1st unattended, 24-hour self-service laundromat in the United States was opened by Nelson Puett in 1949 on North Loop in Austin, Texas.

6222. Fact
48% of astronauts experience motion sickness.

7133. Fact
At - 40 degrees Centigrade a person loses about 14.4 calories per hour by breathing.

8884. Fact
There are 86,400 seconds in day.

1032. Fact
Nobody knows why, but 90% of all women walk directly to the right when they enter a department store.

3691. Fact
Bigamy is the act or condition of a person marrying another person while still being lawfully married to a second person.

4882. Fact
The Hawaiian alphabet has only 12 letters.

5148. Fact
In downtown Lima, Peru, there is a large brass statue dedicated to Winnie-the-Pooh.

5043. Fact
In one day, 230 marriage licenses are issued in Las Vegas

234. Fact
An ostrich's eye is bigger that its brain.

3220. Fact
In 1982, Larry Walters tied 24 weather balloons to his lawn chair in Los Angeles and climbed to an altitude of 16,000 feet

144. Fact
The greatest tide change on earth occurs in the bay of fundy. The difference between low tide and high tide can be as great as 54 ft. 6 in. (16.6 meters).

9516. Fact
Dexter is the smallest type of cow. This cow was bred to be a small size for household living

7438. Fact
Orange juice helps the body absorb iron easily when consumed with a meal.

8359. Fact
The dumbest domesticated animal is the turkey.

7758. Fact
A speleologist studies caves.

4523. Fact
Ketchup was sold in the 1830s as medicine.

2625. Fact
There are more chickens than people in the world.

1895. Fact
Males sweat 40% more than females.

1427. Fact
Cats make over 100 different vocal sounds; dogs can make about ten.

2413. Fact
The lining of your digestive system is shed every 3 days.

5052. Fact
Wrigley's promoted their new spearmint-flavored chewing gum in 1915 by mailing 4 sample sticks to each of the 1.5 million names listed in US telephone books.

6231. Fact
The inventor of the Waffle Iron did not like waffles.

5012. Fact
Did you know there was one U.S. state that no longer exists? In 1784 the U.S. had a state called Franklin, named after Benjamin Franklin. But four years later, it was incorporated into Tennessee.

1865. Fact
Left-handed people are better at sports that require good spatial judgment and fast reaction, compared to right-handed individuals.

4267. Fact
There are 400 species of bacteria in the human colon

4954. Fact
The expletive, Holy Toledo, refers to Toledo, Spain, which became an outstanding Christian cultural center in 1085.

7380. Fact
Every year, the Moon moves a further 3.82cm from the Earth.

7978. Fact
The average person has over 1,460 dreams a year.

10094. Fact
One billion seconds is about 32 years

8604. Fact
On average Americans spend 18% of their income on transportation

5738. Fact
In 1832 Abraham Lincoln ran for the Illinois legislature, and lost.

5827. Fact
The record for the biggest one day rainfall was set on Reunion Island in the Indian Ocean, on March 15, 1952, where 74 inches of rain fell in 24 hours.

10376. Fact
The thickness of the Arctic ice sheet is on average 10 feet. There are some areas that are thick as 65 feet

7049. Fact
Most burglaries occur during the daytime.

387. Fact
Buffer state
A small neutral state between two big states.

9957. Fact
The Sudan is the largest country in Africa. It covers about 967,500 square miles of the continent.

6312. Fact
Black olives contain on average 10 to 30% more oil than green olives

9364. Fact
If you were standing on Mercury, the Sun would appear 2.5 times larger than it appears from Earth

2512. Fact
The reason firehouses have circular stairways is from the days of old when the engines were pulled by horses. The horses were stabled on the ground floor and figured out how to walk up straight staircases.

8956. Fact
It is illegal in Georgia to use profanity in the presence of a corpse.

10678. Fact
There is a city called Smackover located in Arkansas

8302. Fact
On average, Americans eat one hundred acres of pizza a day. This amounts to about three hundred fifty slices per second

3692. Fact
If the liver ever stops working a person will die within 8 to 24 hours.

9875. Fact
In 1995, KFC sold 11 pieces of chicken for every man, woman and child in the US.

3111. Fact
Warner Chappel Music owns the copyright to the song 'Happy Birthday'. They make over $1 million in royalties every year from the commercial use of the song.

10680. Fact
On a bottle of brandy VSOP stand for Very Special Old Pale.

8470. Fact
When a person dies, hearing is generally the last sense to go. The first sense lost is usually sight. Then follows taste, smell, and touch.

7762. Fact
King Henry III of France, Louis XVI of France and Napoleon all suffered from ailurophobia--fear of cats.

8106. Fact
Pluto is the only planet in our solar system that has not been visited by a spacecraft



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