Sunday, March 30, 2008

Random Facts Sunday

The World's first animated car ad was created by Dr. Seuss for the Ford Motor Company. Prune Juice is the sixth most popular juice in the United States. Every time you take a step you use 200 muscles. Tsunamis can travel as fast or faster than jet planes. More Americans die in January than in any other month. A bee has 5,000 nostrils. Bees can smell apples from up to 2 miles away. Say this 3 times fast: Geschwindigkeitsbegrenzung is German for "speed limit". You can't hear the sound of a butterfly's wings because they flap too slowly. The World's five smallest countries could easily fit inside Walt Disney World. Flamingoes get their pink colour from the shrimp and algae they eat. Armadillos can get leprosy. The average single man is one inch shorter than the average married man. A gallon of seawater yeilds more than a quarter pound of salt. Goats were domesticated around 7000 B.C.
Celery was first cultivated in 7th century B.C. The city of London was founded in 43 B.C. by the Romans. Octopus blood is pale blue. Printing Pioneer Johannes Gutenberg was actually a goldsmith. Charles Lindbergh carried a Felix the Cat doll with him on his famous flight. The phrase "the sky's the limit" comes from Cervante's Don Quixote. The thickest tree on Earth a Cypress in Mexico called El Tule has a girth of 138 feet.

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