Arizona Daily Wildcat
Tuesday, October 4, 2005
The Vatican is the world's smallest country at 0.16 square miles.
From the Middle Ages until the 18th century, the local barber's duties included dentistry, bloodletting, minor operations and bone-setting. The barber's striped pole originates from when patients gripped the pole during an operation.
A church in the Czech Republic has a chandelier made from human bones.
The chance of contracting an infection during a hospital stay in the U.S. 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.
The average adult eyeball weighs 1 ounce.
The pupil of the eye expands as much as 45 percent when you look at something pleasing.
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 ketchup through a straw in 33 seconds on Sept. 23, 1999.
Antarctica is the only land on Earth that is not owned by any country.
On average, 150 couples get married in Las Vegas each day.
In the next week, 800 Americans will be injured by their jewelry.
Fingernails grow nearly four times faster than toenails.
The monarch butterfly can discern tastes 12,000 times more subtle than those perceivable by human taste buds.