- The first product to have a bar code was Wrigley's gum.
- Over 2500 left handed people a year are killed from using products
made for right handed people.
- There are more than 10 million bricks in the Empire State Building.
(see Worlds Tallest Buildings)
- A "jiffy" is an actual unit of time for 1/100th of a second.
- A mole can dig a tunnel 300 feet long in just one night.
- The Earth weighs around 6,588,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 tons.
(see The Solar
- Bats always turn left when exiting a cave.
- Over 10,000 birds a year die from smashing into windows.
- There are more plastic flamingos in the U.S. than real ones.
- Q is the only letter in the alphabet that does not appear in the name
of any of the United States.
(see U.S. States)
- Fortune cookies were actually invented in America, in 1918, by Charles
- The original name for the butterfly was 'flutterby'.
- In 1944, Fidel Castro was voted Cuba's best schoolboy athlete. A left-handed
pitcher, Castro was later given a tryout by the Washington Senators
but was turned down by the baseball club.
- The U.S. Government will not allow portraits of living persons to
appear on stamps.
- Most soccer balls have 32 panels.
(see World Cup Soccer
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