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Fast Facts

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By Marc Viscardi
Arizona Daily Wildcat
Wednesday April 30, 2003

·In 1933, Mickey Mouse, an animated cartoon character, received 800,000 fan letters.

·Pinocchio is Italian for "pine eye."

·The sloth (a mammal) moves so slowly that green algae can grow undisturbed on its fur.

·The longest recorded tapeworm found in the human body was 33 meters in length.

·It's against the law in Chicago to eat in a place that is on fire.

·A nuclear-powered aircraft carrier can run for up to 18 years.

·The liquid inside young coconuts can be used as a substitute for blood plasma.

·Henry Ford produced the Model T only in black because the black paint available at the time was the fastest to dry.

·There are more than 1,700 references to gems and precious stones in the King James translation of the Bible.

·The term ╬drowning' refers to the process of taking water into the lungs. It does not refer to death caused by that process.

·In ancient Rome, it was considered a sign of leadership to be born with a crooked nose.

·The record number of male (human) orgasms in an hour is 16.

·You burn more calories sleeping than you do watching T.V.

·Every 5 seconds a computer gets infected with a virus.

·The yo-yo was originally a weapon used in the Philippine jungles.

·Queen Victoria eased the discomfort of her menstrual cramps by having her doctor supply her with marijuana.

·The mother of Michael Nesbit of The Monkees invented liquid paper correction fluid.

·Betsy Ross is the only real person to ever have been the head on a Pez dispenser.

·The only married couple to fly together in space was Jan Davis and Mark Lee, who flew aboard the Endeavor space shuttle from September 12-20, 1992.

·It is estimated that at any one time, 0.7% of the world's population are drunk.


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