5375. Fact
Elvis Presley used to be a truck driver before he started singing

5376. Fact
The average cow produces 40 glasses of milk each day.

5377. Fact
Golfers use an estimated $800 million worth of golf balls annually.

5378. Fact
Hershey's Kisses are called that because the machine that makes themlooks like it's kissing the conveyor belt.

5379. Fact
A word or sentence that is the same front and back (racecar, kayak) is called a "palindrome".

5380. Fact
Leonardo Divinci made sketches of a tracked armored vehicle to be used as an offensive weapon. It was pedal powered.

5381. Fact
The number 2,520 can be divided by 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, and 10 without having a fractional leftover.

5382. Fact
The Ancient Greek women made a type of cheek blush by painting their cheeks with herbal pastes which was made out of crushed berries and seeds

5383. Fact
215 jeans can be made with one bale of cotton

5384. Fact
A snail can sleep for 3 years

5385. Fact
The first jet engine was invented by Frank Whittleof of England in 1930.

5386. Fact
Panama is the only place in the world where someone can see the sun rise on the Pacific Ocean and set on the Atlantic.

5387. Fact
Only about 20% of harvested coffee beans are considered to be a premium bean of the highest quality.

5388. Fact
Eighteen per cent of all global carbon dioxide emissions are from cars.

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

5390. Fact
During the 1600's, boys and girls in England wore dresses until they were about seven years old.

5391. Fact
Traces of cocaine were found on 99% of UK bank notes in a survey in London in 2000.

5392. Fact
Quito in Ecuador, South America, is said to have the most pleasant climate in the world. It is called the 'Land of Eternal Spring.' The temperature rarely drops below 46 degrees Fahrenheit during the night, or exceed 72 degrees Fahrenheit during the day.

5393. Fact
Alfalfa sprouts and feta cheese contain bacteria that could be harmful to small children and pregnant women.

5394. Fact
Astronauts are not allowed to eat beans before they go into space because passing wind in a spacesuit damages them.

5395. Fact
The Pope's been known to wear red Prada shoes.

5396. Fact
The total number of steps in the Eiffel Tower are 1665

5397. Fact
The precise geographical center of the North American continent is in a town called Rugby, North Dakota.

5398. Fact
The warmest temperature ever recorded on Antarctica was 3 degrees F.

5399. Fact
It will also clean road haze from your windshield.

5400. Animal Facts
Flies eat by vomiting up something they've eaten previously so that the chemicals in their vomit can start to dissolve the new meal. When it's sloppy, they suck it all up again. That's why it's a really bad idea to eat anything a fly's been sitting on!

5401. Fact
The first Super Bowl was broadcasted by two networks: CBS and NBC.

5402. Fact
The plastic things on the end of shoelaces are called aglets

5403. Fact
Leaving the water running while brushing your teeth can waste four gallons of water in a minute

5404. Fact
Butterflies smell with their feet

5405. Fact
Thomas Edison designed a helicopter that would work with gunpowder. It ended up blowing up and also blew up his factory.

5406. Fact
Flushable toilets were in use in ancient Rome.

5407. Fact
Popped popcorn should be stored in the freezer or refrigerator as this way it can stay crunchy for up to three weeks

5408. Fact
A father sea catfish keeps the eggs of his young in his mouth until they are ready to hatch. He will not eat until his young are born, which may take several weeks.

5409. Fact
A snail can sleep for three years

5410. Fact
Donald Rumsfeld was both the youngest and the oldest defense secretary in US history.

5411. Fact
Townsend Speakman of Philadelphia mixed fruit flavor with soda water in 1807, creating the first flavored soda pop, he called it Nephite Julep.

5412. Fact
Cows release 50 million metric tonnes of methane gas a year.

5413. Fact
Little Miss Muffet was a girl from the 16th century whose name was really Patience

5414. Fact
55.1% of all US prisoners are in prison for drug offenses.

5415. Fact
7 out of 10 people believe in life after death

5416. Fact
Over 200 varieties of watermelons are grown in the U.S

5417. Fact
Germany produces more than 5,000 varieties of beer and has about 1,300 breweries in country

5418. Fact
At the beginning of the year 2001 all Canadian cigarette packaging will depict graphic images of rotting teeth and deteriorating organs.

5419. Fact
When Alexander Graham Bell invented the telephone back in 1876, only six phones were sold in the first month.

5420. Fact
Annually, approximately 46 millions Cokes, five million pounds of French fries, and seven million hamburgers are consumed at Walt Disney World Resort.

5421. Fact
The average number of bridesmaids at a wedding is four

5422. Fact
70% of the poor people in the world are female

5423. Animal Facts
Electric eels can deliver a shock of 500 volts to stun their dinner into submission.

5424. Fact
Chameleons can reel in food from a distance as far away as more than two and a half times their body lengths.



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    Before a safe hot air balloon flight can begin, the pilot must check the weather and select a suitable take off point. The current and forecast weather must have sufficient visibility for the pilot to see and avoid obstructions (little or no fog or low clouds) and sufficiently slow winds to allow take off and landing (less than 5 or 10 mph depending on skill and experience of pilot, passengers, and ground crew).

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