Arizona Daily Wildcat
Thursday, October 13, 2005
Things you've always never wanted to know
Sitophobia is the fear of food.
In 1976, President Ford sent out 40,000 Christmas cards.
Dirty snow melts faster than clean snow.
It costs more to buy a new car today in the U.S. than it cost Christopher Columbus to equip and undertake three voyages to and from the New World.
Cancer causes one death in the U.S. every 90 seconds.
In the book "Peter Pan" by James M. Barrie, the place where the children go with Peter is not called "Never-Never Land." It is called "Neverland."
It is illegal to hunt camels in Arizona.
The word "queue" is the only word in the English language that is still pronounced the same way when the last four letters are removed.
Honeybees kill more people each year than snakebites.
There is one slot machine in Las Vegas for every eight inhabitants.
Early Mickey Mouse can be distinguished from later ones by the fact that the originals have a pie-shaped section of white in their eyes while the later ones do not.
The right lung takes in more air than the left.
Flamingos are not naturally pink. They get their color from their food, an algae that turns pink during digestion.
In 1933, Mickey Mouse received 800,000 fan letters.
Pinocchio is Italian for "pine eye."
The sloth moves so slowly that algae can grow undisturbed on its fur.
The longest recorded tapeworm found in the human body was 33 meters long.
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.
In ancient Rome, it was considered a sign of leadership to be born with a crooked nose.
The record number of human male orgasms in an hour is 16.
You burn more calories sleeping than you do watching television.
Every five 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 Sept. 12-20, 1992.
It is estimated that at any one time, 0.7 percent of the world's population is drunk.
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