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Unformatted text preview: Page 1 of 49 Untitled 24 2006 8 12 21 55 5:55 AM Facts of the Day 1. Adolf Hitler was Time's Man of the Year for 1938. 2. A violin actually contains 70 separate pieces of wood. 3. It took approximately 2.5 million blocks to build the Pyramid of Giza, which is one of the Great Pyramids. 4. The Sea of Tranquility on the moon is deeper than the highest mountain on Earth. 5. The Frst household refrigerator cost about $16,000, in today's money. 6. A famous bullFghter, Lagarijo, killed 4,867 bulls in the 19th century. 7. The largest pig on record was a Poland-China hog named Big Bill, who weighed 2,552 lbs. 8. Carolyn Shoemaker, famous astronomer, has discovered 32 comets and approximately 300 asteroids. 9. 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. 10. In the United States, the Frst cookbook was published in 1796 and it contained a recipe for watermelon Page 2 of 49 Untitled 24 2006 8 12 21 55 5:55 AM rind pickles. 11. In a lifetime, the average driver will honk 15,250 times. 12. Buckingham Palace has over six hundred rooms. 13. Niagara Falls actually stopped owing in 1848 for about 20 hours because there was ice that was blocking the Niagara River. 14. Fossilized bird droppings are one of the chief exports of Nauru, an island nation in the Western Pacic. 15. The colors yellow, red, and orange are used in fast food restaurants because those are the colors that stimulate hunger. 16. Albert Einstein was offered the presidency of Israel in 1952, but he declined. 17. A penguin swims at a speed of approximately 15 miles per hour. 18. A baby octopus is about the size of a ea when it is born. 19. If all the salt were to be extracted from the Earth's oceans, you would have enough salt to cover all of the continents ve feet deep. 20. The country of Andorra has a zero percent Page 3 of 49 Untitled 24 2006 8 12 21 55 5:55 AM unemployment rate. 21. All the Krispy Kreme donut stores collectively could make a doughnut stack as high as the Empire State Building in only 2 minutes. 22. In 1685, New France used playing cards as currency because of the shortage of coins. 23. In North America there are approximately 618 roller coasters. 24. If someone was to y once around the surface of the moon, it would be equal to a round trip from New York to London. 25. Soldier s disease is a term for morphine addiction. The Civil War produced over 400,000 morphine addicts. 26. According to Scientists, vampire bat saliva is the best known medicine for keeping blood from clotting. 27. The coliseum in Rome was used regularly for about 400 years. 28. Vincent Van Gogh's "Portrait of Dr. Gachet is the most expensive painting sold at an auction. It was purchased for $85.2 million dollars....
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This note was uploaded on 05/05/2011 for the course ECON 121 taught by Professor Nono during the Spring '11 term at Auckland.

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