Fast facts

Arizona Daily Wildcat
Tuesday, November 30, 2004

  • The soundtrack to "Saturday Night Fever" became the highest selling soundtrack in history, with No. 1 hits "Staying Alive," "Night Fever" and "How Deep is Your Love."

  • Many tiny Antarctic invertebrates can stay alive in temperatures as low as negative 35 degrees Celsius. Their body fluids contain glycerol, which is a type of antifreeze. Some will freeze solid and amazingly come back to life to reproduce when the temperature rises in the brief Antarctic summer.

  • Between John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John in the song "Summer Nights," "summer" is repeated 12 times.

  • To remove grease from clothes: Empty a can of Coke into a load of greasy clothes, add detergent, and run through a regular cycle. The Coca-Cola will help loosen grease stains. It will also clean road haze from your windshield.

  • The percent of phosphoric acid in Coke is 0.055 percent. The percent of acid in orange juice is 1.09 percent.

  • O.J. Simpson was jailed for a total of 474 days. The number of days beginning after jury selection was 372. The total cost of the trial to Los Angeles was $9 million.

  • Los Angeles's full name is "El Pueblo de nuestra Senora la Reina de los Angeles de Porciuncula."

  • A study of 25 metro markets in the United States found that Spanish-language programming was the sixth most popular format.

  • Nate Ruess was 19 when he, Matt and the rest of The Format recorded their catchy first single, "The First Single."