Arizona Daily Wildcat Online
sections
Front Page
News
Opinions
· Columnists
· Election 2004
Sports
· Football
Go Wild
· Concert Blog
Police Beat
Datebook
Comics
Crossword
Special Sections
Photo Spreads
Classifieds
The Wildcat
Letter to the Editor
Wildcat Staff
Search
Archives
Job Openings
Advertising Info
Student Media
Arizona Student Media Info
UATV -
Student TV
 
KAMP -
Student Radio
The Desert Yearbook
Daily Wildcat Staff Alumni

Fast facts


Photo
Illustration by Holly Randall
Arizona Daily Wildcat
Tuesday, October 19, 2004
Print this

Things you always never wanted to know

  • If a glass of water were magnified to the size of earth, the molecules comprising it would be about as big as a large orange.

  • In 1824, Andrew Jackson received more popular votes than John Quincy Adams, yet lost the election. The vote was so close that neither candidate received a majority of the electoral votes. The decision then went to the House of Representatives, which elected Adams.

  • Sterling silver is not pure silver. Because pure silver is too soft to be used in most tableware, it is mixed with copper in the proportion of 92.5 percent silver to 7.5 percent copper.

  • The first coin minted in the United States was a silver dollar. It was issued on October 15, 1794.

  • In 1915, the average annual family income in the United States was $687 a year.

  • Salt Lake City, Utah, gets an average of 17 inches more snow annually than Fairbanks, Alaska. Santa Fe, New Mexico, gets an average of 9 inches more snow each year than New Haven, Connecticut.

  • The "silhouette" is named after Etienne de Silhouette, a French author and statesman who reputedly was highly skilled at the art of cutting profiles out of paper.

  • The Greek national anthem has 158 verses.

  • More than 100 descendants of Johann Sebastian Bach have been cathedral organists.

  • Goat's milk is used more widely throughout the world than cow's milk.

  • Diamond Jim Brady's average breakfast as recorded by a New York restauranteur: a gallon of orange juice, three eggs, a quarter loaf of corn bread, sirloin steak with fried potatoes, hominy grits and bacon, two muffins and several pancakes. For dinner he might eat three dozen oysters, two bowls of turtle soup and six crabs as an appetizer. Restaurant owners referred to him as the best 25 customers they ever had.

  • In one day a full-grown oak tree expels seven tons of water through its leaves.


    Write a Letter to the Editor
  • articles
    Student hit crossing Campbell
    divider
    UMC-designed heart given FDA OK
    divider
    Two men charged in murder of UA doctor
    divider
    Traditions at graduation studied by UA
    divider
    Kolbe: Students' votes matter than they think
    divider
    Drug Czar advocates education, prevention
    divider
    ASUA briefs
    divider
    Fast facts
    divider
    Police Beat
    divider
    Datebook
    divider
    Restaurant and Bar Guide
    Housing Guide
    Search for:
    advanced search Archives

    NEWS | SPORTS | OPINIONS | GO WILD
    CLASSIFIEDS | ARCHIVES | CONTACT US | SEARCH



    Webmaster - webmaster@wildcat.arizona.edu
    Copyright 2004 - The Arizona Daily Wildcat - Arizona Student Media