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Facts of the Week 10-18-11

Facts about tea: ~ Multiply your weight by 0.6. That is how much water there is in your body. ~ To thoroughly mix a 52-card deck, it takes seven standard shuffles. ~ The average eyebrow has 550 hairs. ~ There is a town called “Ding Dong” in Texas. ~ There is a town in Wales […]

October 18th, 2011 | Posted in Facts of the week | Read More »

Facts of the Week 10-10-11

Facts about tea: ~ Tea contains half the amount of caffeine found in coffee. ~ The first book about tea was written by Lu Yu in 800 A.D ~ Apart from tourism, tea is the biggest industrial activity in India. ~ Tea is a natural source of fluoride that can help protect against tooth decay […]

October 13th, 2011 | Posted in Facts of the week | Read More »

Facts of the Week 10-3-11

~ The potato can be traced back 4,000 years to the Peruvians in South America. ~ The potato was the first food ever to be grown in outer space. ~ There are only about 100 calories in an 8- ounce baked or boiled potato. ~ After dairy products, potatoes are the second most consumed food […]

October 5th, 2011 | Posted in Facts of the week | Read More »

Facts of the Week 9-26-11

~ Donald Duck’s middle name is Fauntleroy. ~ Emus and kangaroos cannot walk backwards, and are on the Australian coat of arms for that reason. ~ Cats have over one hundred vocal sounds. Dogs only have about 10. ~ Shakespeare invented the word ‘assassination’ and ‘bump’. ~ A shrimp’s heart is in its head. ~ […]

September 27th, 2011 | Posted in Facts of the week | Read More »

Facts of the Week 9-19-11

Facts about the human body: ~ Every day, the average person swallows about a quart of mucous. ~ Humans can use sound to sense objects in their area using echolocation. It is thought that those who are blind develop this ability to heightened effectiveness. ~ It is possible for your nose to identify and remember […]

September 20th, 2011 | Posted in Facts of the week | Read More »

Facts of the Week 9-12-11

~ A moth has no stomach. ~ In one day, a full grown redwood tree expels more than 2 tons of water through its leaves. ~ Crocodiles were around before the dinosaurs. ~ Almost 40 percent of the top tennis pros are left-handed. ~ More than 25 percent of the world’s forests are in Siberia. […]

September 13th, 2011 | Posted in Facts of the week | Read More »

Facts of the Week 9-6-11

~ Antarctica has an area code. It is 672. ~ There is more than a quarter pound of salt in every gallon of sea water. ~ In the early 1960’s, Porsche commercially manufactured farm tractors. ~ It takes about 63,000 trees to make the newsprint for the average Sunday edition of The New York Times. […]

September 7th, 2011 | Posted in Facts of the week | Read More »

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 […]

August 29th, 2011 | Posted in Facts of the week | Read More »

Facts of the Week 8-22-11

~ A toaster uses almost half as much energy as a full-sized oven. ~ Albert Einstein was offered the presidency of Israel in 1952, but he declined. ~ Astronauts get taller when they are in space. ~ Cleopatra married two of her brothers. ~ Each year, there are more than 40,000 toilet related injuries in the United States. ~ In New York City, approximately 1,600 people are […]

August 22nd, 2011 | Posted in Facts of the week | Read More »

Facts of the Week 8-15-11

~ Washington, D.C. is 68 square miles in area. ~ Greater Washington has the largest percent of adults with advanced degrees (21 percent) in the U.S., more than twice the national average. ~ D.C.’s primary industry after the federal government is tourism, which generates more than $5.5 billion in visitor spending. ~ The top three […]

August 15th, 2011 | Posted in Facts of the week | Read More »

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