Ten Random Facts
The gray matter of the brain contains about 8 million nerve cells, which are connected by 10,000 miles of nerve fibers per cubic inch.
As the official taste tester for Edy's Grand Ice Cream, John Harrison had his tastebuds insured for one million dollars.
At the rate of about 40 painting hours per horse on the King Arthur's Carrousel at Disneyland, it takes several years to refurbish all of the horses. Then the cycle starts again.
3 out of 4 of us store our dollar bills in rigid order with singles leading up to higher denominations.
While awake, hummingbirds must eat at least every 30 minutes or they will starve to death. They need to eat 2.5 times their body weight every day — this takes hundreds of flowers everyday.
When Diane Sawyer competed in the America's Junior Miss pageant, several judges considered her too serious and sophisticated to serve as a teen titleholder. During rehearsals, nearsighted Diane walked headfirst into a metal post in front of the judges and dissolved into girlish giggles. Charmed by Sawyer's silly side, several judges changed their votes in her favor and she was named America's 1963 Junior Miss.
Molasses was the most popular sweetener in the United States through the nineteenth century. Used to sweeten drinks and confections, molasses was also used to flavor meat, especially pork and ham. A young bride's popularity in the 1830s was measured by the number of layers of molasses stack cake guests brought to her.
Americans use over 16,000 tons of aspirin a year.
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