8001. Fact
The first puck ever used in a professional hockey game was a frozen piece of cow dung.

8002. Fact
In China, fish is eaten more than three times what it is in the United States

8003. Fact
The first restaurant to open in Hollywood was the Musso & Frank Grill in 1919

8004. Fact
The best time for a person to buy shoes is in the afternoon. This is because the foot tends to swell a bit around this time

8005. Fact
The first toilet stall in a public washroom is the least likely to be used. It is also the cleanest

8006. Fact
Mosquitoes have teeth

8007. Fact
Bananas aren t fruit. They are a type of herb.

8008. Fact
The 1st US Minimum Wage Law was instituted in 1938. The minimum wage was 25 cents per hour.

8009. Fact
It only takes a male horse 14 seconds to copulate

8010. Fact
Natural gas has no smell. The odor is artificially added so that people will be able to identify leaks and take measures to stop them.

8011. Fact
By walking an extra 20 minutes every day, an average person will burn off seven pounds of body fat in an year

8012. Fact
Most cows give more milk when they listen to music

8013. Fact
Men can read smaller print than women; women can hear better

8014. Fact
Certain frogs can reguritate their stomachs, in order to clean them (with their feet)

8015. Fact
Animals will not eat another animal that has been hit by a lightning strike.

8016. Fact
Actress Jamie Lee Curtis invented a special diaper for babies that has a pocket

8017. Fact
Being lactose intolerant can cause chronic flatulence

8018. Fact
The trunk of an elephant can hold up to two gallons of water

8019. Fact
Retail sales for soft drinks in the United States in 2001 were more than sixty billion dollars

8020. Fact
Las Vegas means The Meadows in Spanish.

8021. Animal Facts
Bird parents eat food for their babies, fly back to the nest and vomit up the meal into the babies' open beaks.

8022. Fact
Gloucestershire airport in England used to blast Tina Turner songs on its runways to scare birds away

8023. Fact
A soccer ball has 32 panels.

8024. Fact
According to Scandinavian folklore, trolls only come out at night because sunlight would turn them to stone.

8025. Fact
Karate actually originated in India, but was developed further in China

8026. Fact
There have been over 7,200 acts of terrorism against the US over the last 15 years.

8027. Fact
Pour a can of Coca-Cola into the toilet bowl, Let the real thingsit for one hour, then flush clean

8028. Fact
Canada has more donut shops per capita than the United States

8029. Fact
The Hundred Year War actually lasted 116 years (1337 to 1453).

8030. Fact
Actor Sylvester Stallone once had a job as a lion cage cleaner

8031. Fact
In Britain, The Red Lion is the most common name for a pub

8032. Fact
Three million people in the United States have an impairment of the back or limbs that is a direct result of an accidental fall.

8033. Fact
In a recent survey in Japan, instant noodles were chosen as the greatest invention of all time

8034. Fact
The shortest war in history was between Zanzibar and England in 1896. Zanzibar surrendered after 38 minutes.

8035. Animal Facts
When the necrophorus beetle finds a small dead animal, it pushes it into a suitable place, takes some of its fur to make a nest and lays its eggs near the body. When the eggs hatch into maggots, they feed on the dead body.

8036. Fact
The Leaning Tower of Pisa was built on the site of a river estuary. The land under the town has several layers of silt and soft clay. The 15,000-ton tower tilts to the south because the subsoil is too unstable.

8037. Fact
Avery Laser Labels are named after company founder R. Stanton Avery

8038. Fact
Whole wheat bread has more iron, vitamins and dietary fiber than white bread.

8039. Fact
A ton of potatoes will yield 28.6 gallons of absolute alcohol. Potatoes are an important source for commercial alcohol.

8040. Fact
The blesbok, a South African antelope, is almost the same color as grapejuice.

8041. Fact
Captain Kirk never said "Beam me up, Scotty," but he did say, "Beam me up, Mr. Scott."

8042. Fact
In the last 30 years, only seven people have been killed by a polar bear in Canada

8043. Fact
Feb 1865 and Feb 1999 are the only months in recorded history not to have a full moon

8044. Fact
The reason why the Mexican sombrero hat is so wide is to provide shade for the entire body

8045. Fact
American women, on average, spend 55 minutes per day getting showered, dressed, and groomed

8046. Fact
In Belgium, there is a museum just for strawberries

8047. Fact
Fickleheaded and fiddledeedee are the longest words consisting only of letters in the first half of the alphabet.

8048. Fact
US Dollar bills are made out of cotton and linen.

8049. Fact
40 percent of the almonds in the world are used by manufacturers of chocolate

8050. Fact
Earth is the only planet not named after a pagan God.



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