Amazing Known Facts.



Amazing Known Facts


    • In 2002, the most popular boat name in the U.S. was Liberty
    • One out of 20 people have an extra rib
    • 44% of kids watch television before they go to sleep
    • In 1865, the U.S. Secret Service was first established for the specific purpose to combat the counterfeiting of money
    • Istanbul, Turkey is the only city in the world located on two continents
    • In 1967, the IMAX film system was invented by Canadian Ivan Grame Ferguson to premier at Expo 67.
    • Approximately 40% of the U.S. paper currency in circulation was counterfeit by the end of the Civil War
    • Every three days a human stomach gets a new lining
    • In 1873, Colgate made a toothpaste that was available in a jar
    • The Kodiak, which is native to Alaska, is the largest bear and can measure up to eight feet and weigh as much as 1,700 pounds
    • The three best-known western names in China: Jesus Christ, Richard Nixon, and Elvis Presley
    • Mars is the home of Olympus Mons, the largest known volcano in our solar system
    • The Gastric Flu can cause projectile vomiting
    • The second best selling game of all time is Jenga. Jenga is a Swahili word, meaning “to build.”
    • Cinderella is known as Rashin Coatie in Scotland, Zezolla in Italy, and Yeh-hsien in China
    • The name Wendy was made up for the book “Peter Pan.”
    • The fur of the binturong, also known as the “Asian Bear Cat,” smells like popcorn. The scent is believed to come from a gland located near the tail
    • In 1894 the first big Coke sign was found on the side of a building located in Cartersville, Georgia, and still exists today
    • The longest distance a deepwater lobster has been recorded to travel is 225 miles
    • Orcas (killer whales), when traveling in groups, breathe in unison
    • The Great Pyramids used to be as white as snow because they were encased in a bright limestone that has worn off over the years
    • NASCAR stands for National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing
    • Percentage of American men who say they would marry the same woman if they had it to do all over again: 80%
    • Paul Hunn holds the record for the loudest burp, which was 118.1 decibels, which is as loud as a chainsaw
    • A monkey was once tried and convicted for smoking a cigarette in South Bend, Indiana
    • There are six million parts in the Boeing 747-400.
    • The first TONKA truck was made in 1947
    • In the U.S., over one million gallons of cosmetics, drinks, and lotions are sold that contain aloe in them per year
    • Sugar Bear (the mascot for Golden Crisps cereal) was born in 1963
    • The Tonle Sap River in Cambodia flows north for almost half the year and then south for the rest of the year
    • Japanese research has concluded that moderate drinking can boost IQ levels
    • For more than 3,000 years, Carpenter ants have been used to close wounds in India, Asia and South America
    • Baskin Robbins plain vanilla ice cream is the number one selling flavour and accounts for a quarter of their sales

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