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Friday, January 9, 2009

15 Interesting Facts:

Here are some interesting facts I came across. Some I have read before and some were new to me, but interesting enough to include in this post. How many did you know?

1. The first couple to be shown in bed together on prime time TV was Fred and Wilma Flintstone.

2. Every day more money is printed for Monopoly than the U.S. Treasury.

3. Men can read smaller print than women can; women can hear better.

4. Coca-Cola was originally green.

5. It is impossible to lick your elbow.

6. The State with the highest percentage of people who walk to work: Alaska
(could it be because their cars are frozen with ice or too cold to start?)

7. The percentage of Africa that is wilderness: 28% (now get this...)

8. The percentage of North America that is wilderness: 38%

9. The cost of raising a medium-size dog to the age of eleven: $ 16,400

10. The average number of people airborne over the U.S. In any given hour: 61,000

11. Intelligent people have more zinc and copper in their hair.

12. The first novel ever written on a typewriter, Tom Sawyer.

13. The San Francisco Cable cars are the only mobile National Monuments.

14. Each king in a deck of playing cards represents a great king from history:

Spades - King David
Hearts - Charlemagne
Clubs -Alexander, the Great
Diamonds - Julius Caesar

15. 111,111 ,111 x 111,111,111 = 12,345,678,987,654,321

PS: At least 75% of people who read this will try to lick their elbow!

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