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Fascinating Trivia Part II

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* When the University of Nebraska Cornhuskers play football at home to a sellout crowd, the stadium becomes the state's third largest city.
* Ohio is listed as the 17th state in the U.S., but technically it is Number 47. Until August 7, 1953, Congress forgot to vote on a resolution to admit Ohio to the Union.
* When Saigon fell, the signal for all Americans to evacuate was Bing Crosby's "White Christmas" being played on the radio.
* The pet ferret was domesticated more than 500 years before the house cat.
* The dome on Monticello, Thomas Jefferson's home, conceals a billiards room. In Jefferson's day, billiards were illegal in Virginia.
* The most common speed limit sign in the United States is 25 m.p.h.
* At any one time, there are 100 million phone conversations going on in the United States.
* The world's record for continuous pogo stick jumping is 41 hours.
* The Ottoman Empire once had seven emperors in seven months. They died of (in order): burning, choking, drowning, stabbing, heart failure, poisoning and being thrown from a horse.
* You can make edible cheese from the milk of 24 different mammals.
* Sir Isaac Newton, who invented Calculus, had trouble with names to the point where he would forget his brothers' names.
* In medieval Thailand, they had moveable type printing presses. The type was made from baked oxen dung.
* By law, employees do not have to wash hands after sneezing.
* The average American consumes enough caffeine in one year to kill a horse.
* More American workers (18%) call sick on Friday than any other day of the week. Tuesday has the lowest percent of absenteeism (11%).
* Enough beer is poured every Saturday across America to fill the Orange Bowl.
* A newborn expels its own body weight in waste every 60 hours.
* Whales die if their echo system fails.
* Florida's beaches lose 20 million cubic yards of sand annually.
* Naturalists use marshmallows to lure alligators out of swamps.
* It takes a ton of water to make a pound of refined sugar.
* Weevils are more resistant to poisons in the morning than at night.
* Cacao, the main ingredient of chocolate is the most pest-ridden tree in the jungle.
* In deep space most lubricants will disappear.
* America once issued a 5-cent bill.
* The average person can live 11 days without water.
* In 1221 Genghis Khan killed 1,748,000 people at Nishapur in one hour.
* There are 35 million digestive glands in the stomach.
* In 1800 on 50 cities on earth had a population of more than 100,000.
* More steel in the US is used to make bottle caps than to manufacture automobile bodies.
* It is possible for any American citizen to give whatever name he or she chooses to any unnamed mountain or hill in the United States.
* King Henry III of France, Louis XVI of France and Napoleon all suffered from ailurophobia--fear of cats.
* Before 1850 golf balls were made of leather and stuffed with feathers.
* Clocks made before 1687 had only one hand, and hour hand.
* The motto of the American people, "In God We Trust," was not adopted as the national slogan until 1956.
* More Americans have died in automobile accidents than have died in all the wars ever fought by the United States.
* The ampersand (&) was once a letter of the English alphabet.
* The principality of Monaco consists of 370 acres.
* There are more than 40,000 characters in Chinese script.
* During the time of Peter the Great, any Russian man who had a beard was required to pay a special tax.
* The first couple to be shown in bed together on prime time television was Fred and Wilma Flintstone.
* Coca-Cola was originally green.
* Every day more money is printed for Monopoly than the U.S. treasury.
* The Hawaiian alphabet has 12 letters
* Men can read smaller print than women; women can hear better.
* The amount American Airlines saved in 1987 by eliminating one olive from each salad served in first class: $40,000.
* City with the most Rolls Royces per capita: Hong Kong.
* State with the highest percentage of people who walk to work: Alaska.
* Percentage of Africa that is wilderness--28%. Percentage of North America that is wilderness--38%.
* Average number of days a German goes without washing his underwear: 7.
* Percentage of American men who say they would marry the same woman if they had it to do all over again: 80%.
* Percentage of American women who say they'd marry the same man: 50%.
* Cost of raising a medium size dog to the age of 11: $6,400.
* Average people airborne over the US any given hour: 61,000.
* Average lifespan of a major league baseball: 7 pitches.
* The only President to win a Pulitzer Prize: John Kennedy for "Profiles in Courage."
* The youngest Pope was 11 years old.
* Iceland consumes more Coca-Cola per capita than any other nation.
* First novel ever written on a typewriter: "Tom Sawyer."
* A duck's quack doesn't echo, and no one knows why.
* The main library at Indiana University sinks over an inch every year because when it was built, engineers failed to take into account the weight of all the books that would occupy the building.
* Each king in a deck of playing cards represents a great king from history. Spades--King David, Clubs--Alexander the Great, Hearts--Charlemagne and Diamonds--Julius Caesar.
* If a statue in the park of a person on a horse has both front legs in the air, the person died in battle; if the horse has one leg front leg in the air, the person died as a result of wounds received in battle; if the horse has all 4 legs on the ground, the person died of natural causes.
* Only two people signed the Declaration of Independence on July 4th. The last signature wasn't added until 5 years later.
* The Eisenhower interstate system requires that one mile in every five must be straight. These straight sections are useable as airstrips in times of war or other emergencies.
* The cruise liner, Queen Elizabeth II, moves only six inches for each gallon of diesel that it burns.
* The highest point in Pennsylvania is lower than the lowest point in Colorado.

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