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Fact 1. Finland is also known as “the land of of the thousand lakes,” because of the over 188,000 lakes found in this country.

Fact 2. Finnish folklore states that when Santa comes to Finland to deliver gifts, he leaves his sleigh behind and rides on a goat named Ukko instead.

Fact 3. Fires onland generally move faster uphill than downhill.

Fact 4. First novel ever written on a typewriter: Tom Sawyer.

Fact 5. Five Jell-O flavors that flopped: celery, coffee, cola, apple, and
chocolate.

Fact 6. Five percent of the people who use personal ads for dating are already married.

Fact 7. Five thousandths of a millimeter is the tolerance of accuracy at the LEGO mould factories.

Fact 8. Flamingos are able to fly at a speed of approximately 55 kilometers an hour. In one night they can travel about 600 km.

Fact 9. Florida has twice as many lightning injuries and deaths than any other state.

Fact 10. Flu shots only work about 70% of the time.

Fact 11. Following directions off the Internet and chemicals obtained from a mail order company, a team of U.S. scientists created an identical copy of the polio virus.

Fact 12. Food can only be tasted if it is mixed with saliva.

Fact 13. For every human in the world there are one million ants.

Fact 14. For more than 3,000 years, Carpenter ants have been used to close wounds in India, Asia and South America.

Fact 15. For people that are lactose intolerant, chocolate aids in helping milk digest easier.

Fact 16. For the blockbuster movie “The Terminator,” O.J. Simpson was considered to play the role of the Terminator, but producers did not choose him as they thought he would not be taken seriously.

Fact 17. For the movie “Tootsie” actor Dustin Hoffman thought of the title. His mother used to call him that as a child.

Fact 18. Former U.S. President Abraham Lincoln suffered a nervous breakdown in 1836.

Fact 19. Former U.S. President Franklin Pierce was arrested during his term as President for running over an old lady with his horse, but the charges were later dropped.

Fact 20. Former U.S. President Ronald Reagan once wore a Nazi uniform while acting in a film during his Hollywood days. The name of the movie was “Desperate Journey,” which was filmed in 1942.

Fact 21. Former U.S. president Ronald Reagan worked as a lifeguard in his youth at a beach near Dixon, Illinois and saved over 77 lives.

Fact 22. Former U.S. President William Taft converted the White House stable into a four car garage in 1909.

Fact 23. Forty percent of Americans iron their clothes while wearing their underwear or being completely naked.

Fact 24. Forty-one percent of women apply body and hand moisturizer at least three times a day.

Fact 25. Fossilized bird droppings are one of the chief exports of Nauru, an island nation in the Western Pacific.

Fact 26. Found in Argentina, the ornate horned frog can eat an entire mouse with one swallow.

Fact 27. Four billion pounds of watermelon were grown in the United States in 1999.

Fact 28. Four out of five brides in the U.S. have a job.

Fact 29. Fourteen people die each day from asthma in the United States.

Fact 30. France is known as the perfume capital of the world.

Fact 31. France, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Greece, and Australia have always been in the modern Olympics since it began in 1896.

Fact 32. Frank Wathernam was the last prisoner to leave Alcatraz prison on March 21, 1963.

Fact 33. Franklin Pierce was the first U.S. President to have a Christmas tree in the White House

Fact 34. French artist, Michel Vienkot, uses cow dung as paint when he creates his pictures.

Fact 35. French astronomer Adrien Auzout had once considered building a telescope that was 1,000 feet long in the 1600s. He thought the magnification would be so great, he would see animals on the moon.

Fact 36. French soldiers during World War I had the nickname “poilu” which translates to “hairy one.”

Fact 37. Fried spiders taste like nuts.

Fact 38. Frisbee got its name from William Russel Frisbee, who was a pie baker. He used to sell his pies in a thin tin pan, which had Frisbee written on it. When Walter Frederick Morrison thought of the idea of making saucer like disks to play catch, he visited the campus of Yale and noticed people there were using the pie pan to play catch so he therefore renamed his invention to Frisbee.

Fact 39. Frog-eating bats identify edible frogs from poisonous ones by listening to the mating calls of male frogs. Frogs counter this by hiding and using short, difficult to locate calls.

Fact 40. Frogs do not need to drink water as they absorb the water through their skin.

Fact 41. From 1526 to 1707, the first six Mogul emperors of India ruled in unbroken succession from father to son.

Fact 42. From 1939 to 1942, there was a undersea post office in the Bahamas.

Fact 43. From 1967-1976, the town of Tororo located in Uganda had thunder 251 out of the 365 days in a year for those years.

Fact 44. From all the oxygen that a human breathes, twenty percent goes to the brain.

Fact 45. From all the states, Montana has the most different species of animals.

Fact 46. From all the vegetables, beets contain the most sugar.

Fact 47. From the age of thirty, humans gradually begin to shrink in size.

Fact 48. Frosted Flakes mascot “Tony the Tiger” has a wife, son (Tony Jr.) and daughter (Antoinette) that were used in early advertising commercials.

Fact 49. Frozen food can be just as nutritious as fresh food.

Fact 50. Gardening is said to be one of the best exercises for maintaining healthy bones.

Fact 51. Gases that build up in your large intestine cause flatulence. It usually takes about 30 to 45 minutes for these gases to pass through your system.

Fact 52. General William Booth is the founder of the Salvation Army.

Fact 53. George Washington grew hemp in his garden.

Fact 54. George Washington had teeth made out of hippopotamus ivory.

Fact 55. George Washington had to borrow money to go to his own inauguration.

Fact 56. German cockroaches can survive for up to one month without food and two weeks without water.

Fact 57. German immigrant, Louis Prang was the first to bring Christmas cards to America.

Fact 58. Germany produces more than 5,000 varieties of beer and has about 1,300 breweries in country.

Fact 59. Giant flying foxes, which are a type of bat, that live in Indonesia have wingspans of nearly six feet.

Fact 60. Girls have more tastebud than boys.

Fact 61. Gloucestershire airport in England used to blast Tina Turner songs on its runways to scare birds away.

Fact 62. Goat meat contains up to 45 percent less saturated fat than chicken meat.

Fact 63. Goats do not have upper front teeth.

Fact 64. Google receives more than 200 million search queries a day, more than half of which come from outside the United States. Peak traffic hours to google.com are between 6 a.m. and noon PST, when more than 2,000 search queries are answered a second.

Fact 65. Gorilla gorilla gorilla is the scientific name for the animal gorilla.

Fact 66. Gorillas are considered apes, not monkeys. The way to distinguish between an ape and a monkey is that apes do not have tails.

Fact 67. Gorillas can catch human colds and other illnesses.

Fact 68. Grapes are grown around the world more than any other fruit.

Fact 69. Great Britain has the highest consumption of ice cream than any other European nation.

Fact 70. Great Britain was the first country to issue postage stamps in 1840.

Fact 71. Great White sharks have about 3,000 teeth.

Fact 72. Hair and fingernails are made from the same substance, keratin.

Fact 73. Hair is made from the same substance as fingernails.

Fact 74. Hair will fall out faster on a person that is on a crash diet.

Fact 75. Half of a cup of figs will give you just as much calcium as half a cup of milk.

Fact 76. Half of the 42 U.S. Presidents are of Irish descent.

Fact 77. Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada has the largest bar per capita than anywhere else in the world.

Fact 78. Hang On Sloopy is the official rock song of Ohio.

Fact 79. Hannibal, who was a soldier, had only one eye after getting a disease while attacking Rome.

Fact 80. Harley Proctor got the idea to name the soap “Ivory” while he was listening to a bible reading at a church in 1879.

Fact 81. Hawaiian alphabet has 12 letters.

Fact 82. Heavier lemons contain more and tastier juice.

Fact 83. Heavier lemons produce more, and tastier, juice.

Fact 84. Heinz Catsup leaving the bottle travels at 25 miles per year.

Fact 85. Heinz first started making ketchup in 1876 and the recipe has remained the same ever since.

Fact 86. Hens will produce larger eggs as they grow older.

Fact 87. Herbert Hoover, who was the 31st president of the United Stated, turned over all the Federal salary checks he received to charity during the 47 years he was in government.

Fact 88. Hershey’s Kisses are called that because the machine that makes them
looks like it’s kissing the conveyor belt.

Fact 89. High Priests in ancient Egypt were the only ones who were allowed to wear garments made from cotton.

Fact 90. Hippos can live up to 40 years in the wild.

Fact 91. Hippos drink as much as 250 litres of water in any given 24 hour period.

Fact 92. Historically, a blue ribbon has been awarded for first prize.

Fact 93. Hitler and Napolean both had only one testical.

Fact 94. Ho-Ho-Kus, a small town in New Jersey, is the only town in the United States of America that has two dashes in its name.

Fact 95. Hockey pucks were originally made from frozen cow dung.

Fact 96. Honey is used sometimes for antifreeze mixtures and in the center of golf balls.

Fact 97. Honeybees use the sun as a compass which helps them navigate.

Fact 98. Honolulu, Hawaii boasts the only royal palace in the United States of America.

Fact 99. Honorificabilitudinitatibus is the longest English word that consists strictly of alternating consonants and vowels.

Fact 100. Huge Moore, the inventor of Dixie cups got the idea for the name from a neighboring factory, the Dixie Doll Company.

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  1. David C. Says:
    July 14th, 2008 at 8:13 am

    I beg to differ with fact 19: Former U.S. President Franklin Pierce was arrested during his term as President for running over an old lady with his horse, but the charges were later dropped.

    For an opposing opinion click here.

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