Facts of the Week 2-27-12

~ Seventy-three percent of Manila residents smoke.
~ At 90 weapons per 100 civilians, the US has the world’s highest rate of gun ownership, according to the Small Arms Survey 2007.
~ Pearls melt in vinegar.
~ The Hubble Space Telescope originally cost $2.1 billion to originally build.
~ The world’s longest game of Monopoly lasted more than 660 hours.
~ Mexico and Iceland have the highest per capita consumption of Coca-Cola.
~ Only humans sleep on their backs.
~ It takes approximately 12 hours for food to entirely digest.
~ Men get hiccups more often than women.
~ On average, 100 people choke to death on ballpoint pens every year.
~ There are no poisonous snakes in Maine.
~ Butterflies taste with their feet.

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