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Stupid Facts

  • The largest pearl ever found weighed 14 pounds (6.4 kg).

  • Buddy Ebsen was originally cast as the Tin Man in the Wizard of Oz, but was allergic to the silver body paint.

  • Angel Falls in Venezuela is the highest waterfall in the world at 3,212 feet (979 meters).

  • The distance from the surface of Earth to the center is nearly 3,700 miles (5,955 kilometers).

  • The longest river is the Nile River in Africa at 4,160 miles (6,695 kilometers) long.

  • Lloro, Colombia averages 523.6 inches (1,323 cm) of rainfall a year.

  • 97% of the Earth's water is in the oceans.

  • The Caspian Sea is the largest lake in the world.

  • The total water supply of the world is 326,000,000 cubic miles (1 cubic mile of water equals more than 1,000,000,000,000 gallons).
    (see Large Numbers)

  • Mt. Cotopaxi in Ecuador supports the only glacier on the equator.

  • The creosote bush can live for thousands of years.

  • There were 132,432,044 automobiles registered in the United States in 1999.

  • Benjamin Franklin was the first postmaster general and appeared on the first 5 cent stamp issued in 1847.