Ten Random Facts
Ideal conditions for an egg include temperatures that don't rise above 40o F (4o C) and a relative humidity of 70 to 80 percent.
The body won't absorb the calcium from milk if it's drunk in the same meal as meat. There needs to be at least 2 hours between milk and meat intake for best results.
In the kingdom of Bhutan, all citizens officially become a year older on New Year's Day.
New England boiled dinner is a traditional dish from the early days of America. Historically (and quizzically) served on Thursdays, it is a dish of boiled corned beef and vegetables. The leftovers are usually made into corned beef hash — a combination of potatoes, beef, onion, and stock that is covered and cooked until a crust forms. When beets are added, the dish is called red flannel hash.
The United States purchased St. Thomas, St. Croix, St. John and the other 65 islets that make up the U.S. Virgin Islands from Denmark for $25 million in 1917.
If the Earth was smooth, the ocean would cover the entire surface to a depth of 12,000 feet.
Tennessee leads the United States in hazardous material mishaps with 15.4 accidents per 100,000 people, a 1996 federal report showed. The national average is 6.3 accidents per 100,000 people.
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