By Marc Viscardi
Arizona Daily Wildcat
Thursday March 13, 2003
· In Czechoslovakia, there is a church that has a chandelier made out of human bones.
· The chance of contracting an infection during a hospital stay in the USA is 1 in 15.
· The shopping mall in Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada has the largest water clock in North America.
· The world's widest road is the Monumental Axis in Brazil, where 160 cars can drive side by side.
· It is estimated that at any one time, 0.7 percent of the world's population is drunk.
· Every year, Alaska has about 5,000 earthquakes, 1,000 of which measure above 3.5 on the Richter scale.
· Dustin Phillips holds the record for ketchup drinking. He drank a 14-ounce bottle of tomato ketchup through a straw in 33 seconds on September 23, 1999.
· Antarctica is the only land on our planet that is not owned by any country.
· If we could shrink the earth's population to a village of precisely 100 people, with all the existing human ratios remaining the same, the population would be: 57 Asians, 21 Europeans, 14 from the Western Hemisphere and eight Africans.
· On average, 150 couples get married in Las Vegas each day.
· In the next week, 800 Americans will be injured by their jewelry.