6513. Fact
52% of Americans drink coffee.

6514. Fact
In Illinois it is illegal for barbers to use their fingers to apply shaving cream to a customer's face.

6515. Fact
The song Strawberry Fields Forever sung by the Beatles refers to an orphanage located in Liverpool

6516. Fact
Australia has no native monkeys. (in the wild)

6517. Fact
The male scorpion fly gets other males to bring him food by imitating a female fly.

6518. Fact
Uranus is the only planet that rotates on its side. Venus is the only planet that rotates clockwise.

6519. Fact
Adult earwigs can float in water for up to 24 hours

6520. Fact
The lights of Las Vegas at night can be seen from outer space.

6521. Animal Facts
In the time of the dinosaurs, there were giant scorpions nearly a metre (3 feet) long. That's big than the average domestic dog!

6522. Fact
The US national anthem actually has four verses, but everyone just knows the first one. When the whole anthem is sung, the third verse is usually omitted.

6523. Fact
False eyelashes were invented by film director D.W. Griffith while he was making the 1916 epic, Intolerance. He wanted actress Seena Owen to have lashes that brushed her cheeks.

6524. Fact
The act of snapping your fingers has a name: fillip.

6525. Fact
The flu pandemic of 1918 killed over 20 million people

6526. Fact
In 1998, a law passed in the U.S. state of Virginia allows drivers to keep their road kill, as long as they report it within 12 hours. updated

6527. Fact
Isaac Asimov is the only author to have a book in every Dewey-decimal category

6528. Fact
Atlantic salmon can jump as high as 4.5 meters out of the water

6529. Fact
Traveling by air is the safest means of transportation.

6530. Fact
The olive branch in the eagle's right talon has 13 leaves.

6531. Fact
On average, half of all false teeth have some form of radioactivity.

6532. Fact
The reason firehouses have circular stairways is from the days when the engines were pulled by horses. The horses were stabled on the ground floor and figured out how to walk up straight staircases

6533. Fact
In 1975, it cost only $180,000 to produce an hour-long TV drama.

6534. Fact
Running cold water over the onion and the knife will keep you from crying when you cut it, because water neutralizes the chemical that makes you cry.

6535. Fact
The average male loses his virginity at age 16, while the average female loses her virginity at age 17.

6536. Fact
The world record for time without sleep is 264 hours ( ~11 days) by Randy Gardner in 1965

6537. Fact
It is possible to lead a cow up stairs, but not down.

6538. Fact
When the Pez mint dispenser was first introduced it was meant to replace the activity of smoking

6539. Fact
Annually a thousand people are killed by scorpions in Mexico

6540. Fact
The International Space Station weighs about 500 tons and is the same size as a football field.

6541. Fact
In North Andover, Massachusetts citizens are prohibitied from carrying 'space guns.'

6542. Fact
The abbreviation Xmas for the word Christmas is of Greek origin. Since the word for Christ in the Greek language is Xristos, which starts with the letter X, they started putting the X in place of Christ and came up with the short form for the word Christmas

6543. Fact
The largest cell in the human body is the female ovum, or egg cell. It is about 1/180 inch in diameter. The smallest cell in the human body is the male sperm. It takes about 175,000 sperm cells to weigh as much as a single egg cell.

6544. Fact
A regulation baseball has exactly 108 stitches

6545. Fact
The only food that cockroaches wont eat are Cucumbers.

6546. Fact
There are approximately 45 billion fat cells in an average adult

6547. Fact
often mistaken for hunger.

6548. Fact
On average, a person will spend about five years eating during his or her lifetime.

6549. Fact
John F. Kennedy was buried without his brain after it was lost during the autopsy.

6550. Fact
In Winston-Salem, North Carolina, it is against the law for children under seven years of age to go to college.

6551. Fact
The hair of men's beards are about as strong as copper wire of the same dimensions.

6552. Fact
One in every 9000 people is an albino.

6553. Fact
The average adult guinea pig weighs 2 pounds.

6554. Fact
Saffron, made from the dried stamens of cultivated crocus flowers, is the most expensive cooking spice.

6555. Fact
God is not mentioned once in the book of Esther.

6556. Fact
If you spray an antiseptic spray on a polar bear, its fur will turn purple

6557. Fact
Ancient Chinese artists would never paint pictures of women's feet.

6558. Fact
The numbers 111 222 333 444 555 666 777 888 999 are all multiples of 37.

6559. Fact
Orville Wright was involved in the first aircraft accident. His passenger, a Frenchman, was killed.

6560. Fact
Olives, which grow on trees, were first cultivated 5,000 years ago in Syria

6561. Fact
In the 1800s, the Chinese believed that strangling a man was less sever a punishment than beheading because the body would not be permanently disfigured.

6562. Fact
The name Snickers for the popular candy bar was named after a horse that the Mars family owned



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