Cool, strange and interesting facts page 2

Fact 1. The first owner of the Marlboro Company, Wayne McLaren, died of lung cancer.

Fact 2. The first penny candy to be wrapped in America was the Tootsie Roll in 1896.

Fact 3. The first person to die in the electric chair was William Kemmler, an ax murderer from New York on August 6, 1890.

Fact 4. The first president to have a picture taken was John Quincy Adams.

Fact 5. The first president to ride in an airplane was Franklin Roosevelt.

Fact 6. The first product that Sony came out with was the rice cooker.

Fact 7. The first product that the toy company Mattel came out with was picture frames.

Fact 8. The first recipe for a lasagna type dish was found to be from a British cookbook in the 14th century. Therefore, Italians were not the first ones to come up with the popular dish as believed.

Fact 9. The first restaurant to open in Hollywood was the Musso & Frank Grill in 1919.

Fact 10. The first spacecraft to visit the planet Venus was Mariner 2 in 1962.

Fact 11. The first state to give the right to women to vote was Wyoming.

Fact 12. The first subway system in America was built in Boston, Massachusetts in 1897.

Fact 13. The first subway system in America was built in Boston, Massachusetts in 1897.

Fact 14. The first tattoo machine was invented by Samuel O’Reilly. He did this by using equipment that Thomas Edison used to engrave hard surfaces.

Fact 15. The first telephone call from the White House was from Rutherford Hayes to Alexander Graham Bell.

Fact 16. The first television broadcast of the Oscars took place in 1953, hosted by Bob Hope on NBC.

Fact 17. The first television newscaster was Kolin Hager, who used to broadcast farm and weather reports in 1928.

Fact 18. The first television show to show any portion of a toilet was on “Leave it to Beaver.” After fighting for ten weeks to show the toilet, CBS would only allow the producers to show the toilet tank, and not the whole toilet.

Fact 19. The first theatre to show motion pictures was the Nickelodeon on June 19, 1905 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. It was opened by Harry Davis on Smithfield Street.

Fact 20. The first time there was an instance where they had a separate toilet for women and men was in 1739 at a ball in Paris.

Fact 21. The first toilet being flushed in a motion picture was in the movie “Psycho.”

Fact 22. The first toilet ever seen on television was on “Leave It To Beaver”.

Fact 23. The first toilet ever seen on television was on “Leave It To Beaver”.

Fact 24. The first toilet stall in a public washroom is the least likely to be used. It is also the cleanest.

Fact 25. The first toilet tank ever seen on television was on Leave it to Beaver.

Fact 26. The first TONKA truck was made in 1947.

Fact 27. The first translation of the Bible into English was in 1382 A.D., by John Wycliff.

Fact 28. The first Tupperware item marketed was the seven-ounce bathroom cup in 1945.

Fact 29. The first TV commercial advertisement was by the Bulova Watch company on July 1, 1941. The watch company paid $9.00 for an announcement that was 10 seconds long.

Fact 30. The first United States president to visit China was Richard Nixon.

Fact 31. The first Valentine candy box was invented by Richard Cadbury in the 1800’s.

Fact 32. The first words that Thomas A. Edison spoke into the phonograph were, “Mary had a little lamb.”

Fact 33. The first World Series baseball playoffs occurred in 1903.

Fact 34. The five Olympic rings represent the five continents linked together in friendship.

Fact 35. The flatulation from domesticated cows produce about 30% of the methane on this planet.

Fact 36. The flea can jump 350 times its body length, that is like a 6 foot-tall human jumping the length of 7 football fields.

Fact 37. The fleshy bulbs on each side of your nose are called the Alea (AY-lee) singular Ala (AY-luh).

Fact 38. The Flintstones cartoon was the first thirty-minute cartoon to be aired during prime time.

Fact 39. The flu pandemic of 1918 killed over 20 million people.

Fact 40. The Food and Drug Administration says the most common injury from cosmetics comes from scratching the eye with a mascara wand.

Fact 41. The food that is digested in your stomach is called “chyme.”

Fact 42. The food that people crave the most is cheese.

Fact 43. The football team Green Bay Packers comes from a meat packing company called Acme Packing.

Fact 44. The formula for Coca-cola has never been patented.

Fact 45. The founder of JC Penny had the middle name of Cash.

Fact 46. The full name of the Titanic ship is R.M.S. Titanic, which stands for Royal Mail Steamship.

Fact 47. The fur of the binturong, also known as the “Asian Bear Cat,” smells like popcorn. The scent is believed to come from a gland located near the tail.

Fact 48. The game Monopoly has been played by approximately 500 million people in the world, and the game is available in 26 languages.

Fact 49. The game Monopoly was once very popular in Cuba; however, Fidel Castro ordered that all games be destroyed.

Fact 50. The game of squash originated in the United Kingdom. It came about after a few boys, who were waiting for their turn to play racquets, knocked a ball around in a confined area adjoining the racquets court.

Fact 51. The game rugby was originated at Rugby school located in England in 1823. This happened when William Webb Ellis, while playing soccer, picked the ball up in his hands and started running with it.

Fact 52. The garfish has green bones.

Fact 53. The Gastric Flu can cause projectile vomiting.

Fact 54. The General Lee cars used in the popular show The Dukes of Hazards were 1969 Dodge Chargers.

Fact 55. The giant squid has the largest eyes in the world.

Fact 56. The giant squid has the largest eyes in the world.

Fact 57. The giant squid is the largest animal without a backbone.

Fact 58. The glue on Israeli postage stamps is certified kosher.

Fact 59. The Golden Gate Bridge was first opened in 1937.

Fact 60. The Goliath beetle is about the size of your fist and can weigh as much as 3-4 ounces.

Fact 61. The Great Comet of 1843 had a tail that was over 300 kilometres long.

Fact 62. The Great Pyramids used to be as white as snow because they were encased in a bright limestone that has worn off over the years.

Fact 63. The Great Wall stretches for about 4,500 miles across North China.

Fact 64. The Great White Shark can grow to be more than twenty feet long and can weigh approximately 4,000 pounds.

Fact 65. The greatest mountain range is the Mid-Ocean Ridge, extending 64,374 km from the Arctic Ocean to the Atlantic Ocean.

Fact 66. The greatest snowfall ever in a single storm was 189 inches at the Mount Shasta Ski Bowl in February, 1959.

Fact 67. The green ring that is formed around the yolk of eggs that have been cooked too long is formed by the chemical reaction from the iron in the yolk and the sulphur in the white part of the egg.

Fact 68. The Hawaiian alphabet only has 12 letters.

Fact 69. The Hawaiian alphabet only has 12 letters.

Fact 70. The head of a jellyfish is called the “Bell.”

Fact 71. The heart of an adult giraffe weighs on average 26 pounds.

Fact 72. The heaviest United States President was William Howard Taft who weighed 332 pounds.

Fact 73. The highest bridge in the world is located in the Himalyan mountains. It was built by the Indian Army, in 1982, and is about 5,600 metres above sea level.

Fact 74. The highest consumption of Pizza occurs during Super Bowl week.

Fact 75. The highest mountain in the Western Hemisphere is Mount Aconcagua in Argentina. It rises 22,834 feet above sea level.

Fact 76. The highest point in France is Mont Blanc, located in the Alps.

Fact 77. The highest point in Pennsylvania is lower than the lowest point in

Fact 78. The highest point in Pennsylvania is lower than the lowest point in Colorado.

Fact 79. The highest point in Pennsylvania is lower than the lowest point in Colorado.

Fact 80. The highest recorded speed of a sneeze is 165 km per hour.

Fact 81. The highest toll paid by a ship to cross the Panama Canal was by the Crown Princess on May 2, 1993 in the amount of $141,349.97 U.S. funds.

Fact 82. The hippopotamus has the capability to remain underwater for as long as twenty-five minutes.

Fact 83. The Hollywood sign was first erected in 1923. It was first erected as “Hollywoodland.”

Fact 84. The honey badger can withstand hundreds of bee stings that would otherwise kill another animal.

Fact 85. The hormone replacement drug “Premarin” is made from the urine of pregnant horses.

Fact 86. The hottest chili in the world is the Tezpur chili pepper.

Fact 87. The household wrench was invented by boxing heavyweight champion Jack Johnson in 1922.

Fact 88. The Hubble telescope is so powerful that it is like pointing a beam of light at a dime that is two hundred miles away.

Fact 89. The human body has approximately 37,000 miles of capillaries.

Fact 90. The human body makes anywhere from 1 to 3 pints of saliva every 24 hours.

Fact 91. The human brain has about 100,000,000,000 (100 billion) neurons.

Fact 92. The human face is made up of 14 bones.

Fact 93. The human heart beast roughly 35 million times a year.

Fact 94. The human heart can create enough pressure that it could squirt blood at a distance of thirty feet.

Fact 95. The human heart creates enough pressure when it pumps out to the body to squirt blood 30 feet.

Fact 96. The human heart weighs less than a pound.

Fact 97. The human liver performs over 500 functions.

Fact 98. The hump of a camel can weigh up to 35 kilograms.

Fact 99. The Hundred Years War lasted for 116 years.

Fact 100. The hydra, which is related to the jellyfish, can grow its body back in a couple of days if it is cut in half.

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