Ten Random Facts
A new born baby breathes five times faster than an adult man.
Nearly 100 percent of the dirt in the average home originated from outside – 80 percent of that comes in on people, stuck to their clothes and their feet.
The first woman executed by the federal U.S. government was Mary Surratt. She was hanged July 7, 1865 for conspiracy in the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln.
ATMs Around The World: Bankomat - Germany, Austria, Czech Republic and Slovakia, Cajero Automático - Venezuela and Argentina, Cashi Coruna (cash corner) - Japan, Toda Hora, or ATH (all hours) - Puerto Rico, Caspomat (auto money) or Bankat (little bank) - Israel, ABM (Automatic Bank Machines) - Canada, Penz Automata Gepek - Budapest, Hungary, AutoTeller, HandyBank, CashPoint, Flexibank - Australia, Mini-banks - Norway.
Most people in Java have only one name.
The body's largest internal organ is the small intestine at an average length of 15 to 20 feet and has a diameter of no more than an inch and a half. The large intestine measures an average of 5 feet.
In the early 1700s, pears were dubbed “butter fruit” because of their soft, melting texture.
Studies conducted at Vanderbilt University and the University of Iowa School of Medicine found no evidence that sugar causes hyperactivity in children.
It was American physicist John Wheeler who discovered the black holes of outer space, and he named the phenomenon in 1967.
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