Ten Random Facts
British sailors were given lime or lemon juice to prevent scurvy; Dutch sailors were given sauerkraut.
Hummingbirds cannot glide or soar as other bird do. They are the only bird that can hover continuously.
A systemic infection is one that spreads throughout the entire body; such as measles, colds and the flu.
The most important building in Marburg, Germany, is the Elisabethkirche, about 80 km to the north of Frankfurt. The first Gothic church in Germany, it was erected to house the remains of Saint Elisabeth, who died there in 1231. Inside, the church is like a museum of German religious art, full of beautiful statues and frescoes.
Because of the political-contribution habits of the two soft drink companies, Democratic administrations traditionally serve Coca-Cola and Republicans serve Pepsi.
James B. Parsons became the first black man confirmed as a judge in a U.S. District Court on August 30, 1961.
An elephant may consume 500 pounds of hay and 60 gallons of water in a single day.
At Disneyland in California, Josť the Macaw, the mechanical star of the Enchanted Tiki Room, originally sat near the entrance to Adventureland. He was so popular with visitors that he created a traffic jam and had to relocated to inside the attraction.
More than 150,000 feet (28+ miles) of film was used by David O. Selznick just to film the screen tests of potential actresses for the lead role of Scarlett O'Hara in his 1939 epic "Gone With the Wind."
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