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Arizona Daily Wildcat
August 26, 2005
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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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