Arizona Daily Wildcat
Wednesday, December 7, 2005
Things you've always never wanted to know
Actress Judy Garland was 16 years old when she filmed "The Wizard of Oz" in 1939.
To keep bugs out of flour, place a couple of bay leaves in the container.
According to professor Walter Connor of the University of Michigan, men are six times more likely than women to be struck by lightning.
Americans eat less than one serving of fruit and only one serving of vegetables per day. About 45 percent reported eating no fruit in a day, and one in nine said they didn't eat either fruit or vegetables.
Pennsylvania law mandates that all counties provide veterans' graves each year with a flag, most of which are distributed before Memorial Day.
Green tea has 50 percent more vitamin C than black tea. In China, where tea originates, black tea (a British-ism) is referred to as red tea.
In one year, American hens lay enough eggs to encircle the globe 100 times.
A mother giraffe often gives birth while standing, so the newborn's first experience outside the womb is a 6-foot drop.
There is about one quarter-pound of salt in every gallon of seawater.
The word "gas," coined by the chemist J.B. van Helmont, is taken from the word "chaos," which means "unformed" in Greek.
Some Persian rugs may last as long as 500 years before wearing out.
Gibbons live in family groups and communicate to others through high-pitched songs that can be heard for several miles. Songs are specific to each family and convey information such as location, temper and social position.
Jackrabbits are powerful jumpers. A 20-inch adult can leap 20 feet in a single bound.
The state of Texas is the only one in the nation that has been under six flags - the flags of Spain, France, Mexico, the Lone Star Republic of Texas, the Confederate States of America and the U.S.
The first video game was "Pong", introduced in 1972 by Noel Bushnell, who then created Atari.
Attila the Hun died of a nosebleed on his wedding night in A.D. 453.
Without using precision instruments, Eratosthenes measured the radius of Earth in the third century B.C. and came within 1 percent of the value determined by today's technology.
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