Arizona Daily Wildcat
August 26, 2005
Things you've always never wanted to know
If "beauty is only skin deep," it can't be more than three-sixteenths of an inch thick.
Two out of three Americans have hemorrhoids.
Kilts originated in France (naturally), not Scotland.
A snail takes 115 days to travel a mile.
Botanically speaking, the onion is a lily.
If you have at least five-eighths of a torn dollar bill, it can be redeemed at full value.
In 1851, Benjamin T. Babbitt became the first manufacturer to put soap bars in a wrapper. Before then, soap was made in loaves which the grocer sliced and then weighed much the same as cheese.
The Second Lake Pontchartrain Causeway, which joins Mandeville and Metairie, La., is 23.87 miles long.
The "Giant Drop" at Dreamsworld, near Coomera, Queensland, Australia, drops from a height of 390 feet, giving riders a terrifying five seconds of free-fall time before being brought to a halt by magnetic brakes.
A bee uses 22 muscles to sting someone.
To mathematicians, the Earth shapes up as an "oblate spheroid."
Six people can feast on one scrambled ostrich egg.
Smokey the Bear's original name was Hot Foot Teddy.
The national anthem of Greece has 158 verses.
The average person will use the bathroom six times during the average workday.
When she was 18, Queen Elizabeth was a mechanic in the English military.
The actual playing time in a big league baseball game, which lasts 2 1/2 hours, has been clocked at nine minutes, 55 seconds.
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