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 Arnie Bermudez
Arizona Daily Wildcat
Friday, November 5, 2004
Print this

Things you always never wanted to know

  • An average snake requires 50 hours to fully digest a frog, start to finish.

  • The junk mail Americans receive in one day could produce enough energy to heat 250,000 homes.

  • The Boston Nation, a newspaper published in Ohio during the mid-19th century, had pages 7 1/2 feet long and 5 1/2 feet wide. It required two people to hold the paper in proper reading position.

  • Alex Trebek, the host of "Jeopardy!" won seven spelling bees and four science fair championships as a kid.

  • The language of Taki, spoken in parts of French Guinea, consists of only 340 words. It is not taught at the UA, nor does it currently fulfill second language requirements.

  • "Lesbian Seagull" singer Engelbert Humperdinck's real name isn't Engelbert Humperdinck! It's Arnold Dorsey. He switched it to Engelbert Humperdinck.

  • Babar the Elephant's wife's name is Celeste.

  • On Aug. 21, 1986, a tremendous explosion of carbon dioxide occurred in Lake Nyos, west of Cameroon. The dissolved carbon dioxide naturally seeping from springs beneath the lake was trapped in the deep water by high hydrostatic pressure, and once CO2 saturation was reached, an avalanche process triggered, resulting in an explosive overturn of the entire lake. The estimated 100 million cubic meters of CO2 that was released, being heavier than air, swept through and killed more than 1,700 people and livestock in settlements up to 25 kilometers away by suffocation.

  • The Egyptian pyramids were once faced completely with marble. The Parthenon was once painted.

  • Apples are a member of the rose family.

  • If all the water were drained from a 160-pound man, the corpse would weigh 64 pounds.


    Write a Letter to the Editor
  • articles
    Internet2 allows academics to surf safer, faster Web
    divider
    Shower intruder turns self in
    divider
    Students pack law school to hear cases
    divider
    Group aims to inform voters after elections
    divider
    Tomorrow marks 51st band day
    divider
    'Paradise' can be found at reading
    divider
    Volunteers lend Tucson a helping hand
    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