Facts of the Week 8-29-11

~ Pollen never deteriorates. It is one of the few natural substances that lasts indefinitely.

~ Redheads require more anesthesia to ‘go under’ than other hair colors do.

~ Rudyard Kipling refused to write with anything other than black ink.

~ Smokers eat more sugar than non-smokers do.

~ Technically speaking, crystal glass is actually a Liquid that flows very slowly.

~ The average life span of a hermit crab is 75 years.

~ The speed of a typical raindrop is 17 miles per hour.

~ The state with the longest coastline in the Continental U.S. is Michigan.

~ A car operates at maximum economy, gas-wise, at speeds between 25 and 35 miles per hour.

~ John Wayne made more than 200 movies.

~ An ounce of platinum can be stretched 10,000 feet.

~ By recycling just one glass bottle, the amount of energy that is being saved is enough to light a 100 watt bulb for four hours.

~ Coconuts kill more people in the world than sharks do.

~ English is the only language that capitalizes the first person singular, ‘I’.

~ Extremely high pressured water can easily cut through a steel beam.

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