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caterpillar.gif (15336 bytes)"Caterpillar" means "hairy cat" in Old French.

The currency of Costa Rica is the "colon." The currency of Viet Nam is the "dong."

The average consumer puts 3.2 ice cubes in their glass.

It is estimated that at any one time, 0.7% of the world's population is intoxicated.

In 1922, Pitcairn Airlines was the first to provide airsickness bags.

"Taresthesia" is what you call it when your foot falls asleep.

Los Angeles has more judges than France.

Some lizard species consist only of female animals.

Nevada legalized gambling in 1931. At that time, the Hoover Dam was being built and the government did not want its workers (earning 50 cents an hour) to be involved with gambling, so they built the town of Boulder City to house the workers. To this day, Boulder City is the only city in Nevada where gambling is illegal.

One hundred years ago the average life expectancy in the United States was 47.

No matter how high or low it flies, an airplane's shadow is always the same size.

titanic2.jpg (8417 bytes)In Japan, squid is the most popular topping for Domino's pizza.

The Titanic was running at 22 knots when it hit the iceberg.

George Washington had to borrow money to go to his own inauguration.

It takes1.5 million pounds of dirt to turn an NFL stadium into a track for Supercross motorcycle racing.

It is estimated that 80% of animals on Earth have six legs.

About a hundred years ago, it was the custom of sailors to put a tattoo of a pig on one foot and a rooster on the other to prevent drowning.

Experts say women who respond to sex surveys in magazines like Cosmo may have five times as many lovers as other women.

The taboo against actors whistling backstage comes from the era when a whistle was the signal for the curtains and the scenery to drop. An unexpected whistle could cause an unexpected and unwanted scene change.

Because of heavy traffic congestion, Julius Caesar banned all wheeled vehicles from Rome during daylight hours.

The average person inadvertently swallows eight spiders a year.

During your lifetime, you'll eat about 60,00 pounds of food.


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