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20 Random facts of the day

20 Random Facts of the Day



1. Adolf Hitler was Time's Man of the Year for 1938.

2. A violin actually contains 70 separate pieces of
wood.


3. It took approximately 2.5 million blocks to build the
Pyramid of Giza, which is one of the Great Pyramids.


4. The Sea of Tranquility on the moon is deeper than
the highest mountain on Earth.


5. The first household refrigerator cost about
$16,000, in today's money.


6. A famous bullfighter, Lagarijo, killed 4,867 bulls in
the 19th century.


7. The largest pig on record was a Poland-China hog
named Big Bill, who weighed 2,552 lbs.


8. Carolyn Shoemaker, famous astronomer, has
discovered 32 comets and approximately 300 asteroids.


9. By recycling just one glass bottle, the amount of
energy that is being saved is enough to light a 100 watt bulb
for four hours.


10. In the United States, the first cookbook was
published in 1796 and it contained a recipe for watermelon

rind pickles.

11. In a lifetime, the average driver will honk 15,250
times.


12. Buckingham Palace has over six hundred rooms.


13. Niagara Falls actually stopped flowing in 1848 for
about 20 hours because there was ice that was blocking the
Niagara River.


14. Fossilized bird droppings are one of the chief exports
of Nauru, an island nation in the Western Pacific.


15. The colors yellow, red, and orange are used in fast
food restaurants because those are the colors that stimulate
hunger.


16. Albert Einstein was offered the presidency of Israel
in 1952, but he declined.


17. A penguin swims at a speed of approximately 15
miles per hour.


18. A baby octopus is about the size of a flea when it is
born.


19. If all the salt were to be extracted from the Earth's
oceans, you would have enough salt to cover all of the
continents five feet deep.


20. The country of Andorra has a zero percent

unemployment rate.

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