Arizona Daily Wildcat
Thursday, September 22, 2005
When Joseph Gayetty invented toilet paper in 1857, he had his name printed on each sheet.
There are 293 ways to make change for a dollar.
At 90 degrees Fahrenheit below zero, exhaled breath freezes in midair and fall to the ground.
Credit Fritz Lang for the familiar countdown, "three, two, one, liftoff." The phrase appeared in his 1929 film, "Die Frau im Mond" (The Woman in the Moon).
Most people take an average of seven minutes to fall asleep.
A cat's normal body temperature is 101.5 degrees; a dog's, 101.
Reykjavik, Iceland, is warmer than Chicago in the winter.
Basketball great Wilt Chamberlain, 7 feet 1 inch tall, was the son of 5-foot-8-inch parents.
An ostrich's intestinal tract is up to 45 feet long.
The dot over the letter "i" is called a "tittle."
"MAFIA" is an acronym for Morte alla Francia Italia anela: "Death to the French is Italy's cry."
An average pair of feet will sweat about one-half of a pint of perspiration a day.
Robert E. Lee's shoe size was only 4 1/2.
Ancient Egyptians shaved off their eyebrows to mourn the death of their cats.
A female African elephant can be pregnant for almost two years.
"Jack" is the most recurring name in nursery rhymes.
The world's biggest clams weigh almost 500 pounds.
Droplets of moisture from a sneeze can travel as far as 12 feet and as fast as 100 miles per hour.
The capacity of the average adult's stomach is about two quarts.
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