Ten Random Facts
Russians are buying skateboards from the U.S. - but not for recreational purposes. They see them as an answer to some of the country's transportation needs, because the boards are less expensive than bicycles and require little storage space. The first boards went to school instructors so they could train pupils how to ride them.
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.
At the St. Louis World's Fair in 1904, Richard Blechyden, an Englishman, had a tea concession. On a very hot day, none of the fairgoers were interested in drinking hot tea. Blechyden served the tea cold – and invented iced tea.
England is smaller than New England.
During his midnight ride on April 18, 1775, Paul Revere did NOT shout "The British are coming." Instead, his call was "The regulars are coming." The regulars were the British Troops.
In 1935, Jesse Owens set six track and field world records in less than one hour.
Giraffes usually sleep standing up.
During the Spanish American War in 1898, there were 45 stars on the American flag.
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