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70%. The remaining 30% is taken up by the seven continental landmasses
Approx. 7.8. Estimates range from 7.7 - 8.3 but it is now thought to be between 7.7 and 7.9.
Gale number 8, storm number 10
Rome was not built in a day
Bellybutton removed during surgery
The peach and the almond are relatives! Other members of this family include, apples, pears, olives, cherries, and apricots. This family is known as the "Rosacea" family. Rosacea means "Rose family."
They have tiny residual wings.
The differences in flavor are caused by their smell. To prove this, pinch your nose and take a bite from each. They will all taste sweet.
Newton's Second Law of Motion
APR means annual percentage RATE. It is the yearly rate credit cards charge to their users.
Most of it has not been analyzed
They get their name from the Old English word for white â€œbaldeâ€
Bananas get sunburns just like humans! Located on a banana's peel, dark spots can appear and are usually classified as a sunburn mark.
A bee has five eyes, two large compound eyes on either side of its head, and three ocelli (primitive eyes) on top of its head to detect light intensity.
It was designed by Francis Hopkinson, a naval flag designer
Bonney was just one of many aliases. Billy was born Henry McCarty and use William Bonney as an alias on in the last year of his life.
They are usually warning other birds to keep out of their territory or trying to attract a mate
He won 5 consecutive titles; 1976 through 1980
Woad (Isatis tinctoria) herbaceous biennial
Defeating Kevin Curren (South Africa). Becker was the youngest winner of the men's singles title.
Participation in an ultimate fight match.
Although the Cape of Good Hope is often thought to be the tip of South Africa, it is actually Cape Agulhas, which is 100 miles east and south of the Cape of Good Hope, 29 minutes of longitude further south. The Cape of Good Hope was originally named the Cape of Storms by Bartholomew Diaz in 1488.
Cats actually have 60, whilst humans have 34.
It was pressed into bricks and used as currency
It was believed that chocolate could cure a stomach ache
Since the Fall of Constantinople 1453
Theyâ€™re named for the legendary coach Paul Brown
Big Ben is the name of the 13.5 ton Bell in the St. Stephen's Tower of the Houses of Parliament in London, the name is often incorrectly applied to the clock itself. The Bell was named for Benjamin Hall, who was Chief Commissioner of Works in 1856 when the bell was cast.
Gold coin first issued in 1489 for Henry VII of England and still in production
The colour black absorbs heat and white reflects it.
Condensation generally occurs in the atmosphere when arm air rises, cools and loses its capacity to hold water vapor
This nickname came about because of the strict morals of the people of the state
Earthâ€™s crust occupies less than 1% of Earthâ€™s volume
This nickname was given to Delaware after the glightin Blue Hen Cocks, that were carried with the Delaware Revolutionary War Soldiers
Alfred P. Southwick, in 1881
It is made almost entirely of the element carbon, and so is related to graphite, found in pencils
Cubic Zirconia is 55% heavier than real diamonds
Commonly known as Doris Day
You will just be a wide awake drunk!
It is a Hebrew name for Passover.
He invented the smallpox vaccine
A fruit but eaten as a vegetable
Every year the company holds a free cone day, giving away 1 million ice cream cones.
It's actually July 2nd in non-leap years, and July 1st in leap years
His ashes were placed on board the Lunar Prospector spacecraft before it was launched on January 6, 1998, and crashed the probe into a crater on the moon.
Some cultures believe it is good luck to grow the thumb nail as long as possible
They were buckets, then close-bottomed peach baskets
China.The first oriental screen kiss was bestowed on Miss Mamie Lee in the movie Two Women in the House (China, 1926).
Creating such a stir that police had to be called to restrain curious crowds
It was called Plane Crazy
A ten-pack, on June 26, 1974
Age of Innocence. 1862-1937
They have a diet high in carotenoids, found in algae, shrimp and insects
A common term in the British Isles and many Commonwealth
In the Adkin Saloon, Camp Grant, Arizona, August 17, 1877. Billy was 17 years old.
There were four angels mentioned by name in the King James Bible. They were Gabriel, Michael, Raphael and Lucifer
He actually created this character.
George Eliot was a woman!
The Labrador is the most popular
The story of his experiences in Mumbai, India.
Guatemala is located in Central America.
Hannukkah or Festival or the Lights last for 8 days
Nutritionally its fuel value is that equal to that of a beefsteak.
The highest score on the first go is 126 with the words SQUEEZY or QUARTZY
It is actually 1970 with the word BENZOXYCAMPHORS
Capable of holding 6 bushels of grass.
The Blues travellers sang run-around
Just the opposite: The end justifies the means
A group of owls is called a 'parliament'
The average year will have two Friday the 13ths
The cost of chocolate was about 13 shillings per pound and was a drink that only the elite enjoyed.
Was the first person to die of Legionnaireâ€™s disease in 1976
The reason given at that time was that they were degrading to women
Her name is Siris and her priestesses brewed beer (possibly as part of a ritual??).
Was commissioned by Friedrich Wilhelm II to represent peace
The Immaculate Conception actually refers to Mary's birth, free of sin, not Jesus'.
79 soldiers died in the Gulf war
Sparta was a city in southern Greece, existed about 10th century BC
They are a protected species.
Tybalt kills Mercutio under Romeo's arm, not Benvolio
There is no gravity therefore tears cannot flow.
It is a little known fact that he was also in Holy Orders.
As long it is on the rear wheel of his motor vehicle and his right hand is on the vehicle. This is True!!
The US Army once experimented with camels in the Arizona desert, and eventually gave up. The remaining camels were set free, and are now protected.
California penial code section 11225.
Because the word "because" is often the beginning of a fragment, many people believe that it cannot be used to start a sentence.
They play in English with a rule book in their own language
Florida is 54,252 square miles while Japan is a whopping 145,900 square miles!
A jiffy is one hundredth of a second
John Langdon was born in New Hampshire and became its first senator after the constitution was passed.
John Paul Jones, America's Revolutionary War hero famous for stating 'I have not yet begun to fight', became a Russian Rear Admiral in 1788, after the war, Kontradmiral Pavel Ivanovich Jones.
Had a cameo as a woman in the hardware store, waiting for her paint.
Jupiter diameter 142,984 km
A one minute kiss only burns around 30 calories
The largest animal ever seen alive was a 113.5-foot, 170 ton female.
"In Volume, it would be the Fresh Kills Landfill serving NY City. In length it is the Great Wall of China (just over 5000 Km). In area, it is the low lying area of the Netherlands that have been reclaimed from the Sea (which means that the usable land is technically "man made")." (WikiAnswers)
Vesuvius is still active today
"Ursus arctos" is the brown bear. The polar bear is "Ursus maritimis". "Arctos" is Greek for "bear", "Ursus" is Latin. The Arctic was named after bears not the other way around.
They made five movies together
They were Lennie Small and George Milton.
He first roared on July 31, 1928.
Approximately 11% of all letters in the English language are 'e'
It has not changed in shape since its adoption in the Phoenician alphabet c. 1300 B.C.
The air near a lightning strike is heated around 50,000 degrees F
Debut WXYZ on Detroit radio January 30, 1933.
It is the longest name (Isaiah 8:1)
The female blackbirds are coloured brown patterned
What Peter Minuit gave the Manhattoe tribe was a package of trinkets and cloth valued at 60 guilders, roughly equivalent to $24.00
Womenâ€™s, on average beat faster
Happy "Save a Spider Day!"
The hottest planet is Venus
Matthew, Mark, Luke and John
George Hansburg patented the first pogo stick in 1919.
Also known as quicksilver
An Arthurian legend based on the books written by the clerics and poets of the Medieval era
Is the fear of change, it is a persistent, unrealistic, intense anxiety about and fear of new or different situations, circumstances, or objects.
Mickey Finn was a bartender who worked in Chicago around the turn of the 19th century. He served drinks designed to 'knock' people out, possibly containing chloral hydrate, so that they could be robbed.
The moon has a surface area approximately equal to North and South America combined
More are conceived in December
It is estimated that 80% of stutterers are male
The tiny mosquito is credited with so many deaths throughout the ages. More than all wars put together. More than all pandemics and epidemics put together. Incredible.
This was Elton Johns birth name
Alexander the Great. He believed beards and long hair were too easy for an enemy to grab and cut off the head.
North Atlantic Treaty Organization
A smell is added artificially for safety, so people know when they have a gas leak.
Was Yuri Gagarin; on 12 April 1961, he became the first human in space and the first to orbit the Earth
Because of the speed at which the sun moves
George Washington was the first and only U.S. president ever elected unanimously
Oakwood is classed as hardwood
It is actually Dr. Pepper which originated in Waco, Texas in 1885
This amounts to about three hundred fifty slices per second
The average is around 200 small trees
You can only (!) see about 30,000 stars
It's the Great Wall of China
Pulitzer Prize for Biography in 1957 for â€œProfiles in Courageâ€.
Its botanical family name, Orchidaceae, means "testicles" in Greek and may derive from an early notion that the orchid possessed aphrodisiac qualities.
This is an urban myth. Coca-Cola was invented by Dr. Pemberton of Atlanta in 1886. In its first year the company actually made a loss!
Itâ€™s false, though commonly believed. An ostrich doesn't actually stick its head in the sand. It just ducks down when it detects danger, usually in high grassy areas.
Nitrogen 78.08%, Oxygen 20.95%
Always and still in Ecuador
Clark Kent worked for him.
James Dean was the first actor to receive a Best Actor nomination posthumously
He had a ring around his left eye
When a stutterer makes no attempt to phonate (say a word out loud), but merely mouths the word silently, no stuttering is evident.
Black and white in patches
Constellation Ursa Major (The Big Bear)
Only habitat the Artic region / northern hemisphere.
They are actually cyan, magenta, and yellow, as anyone who has run out of one colour of ink in a printer knows. Cyan can be considered a shade of blue, but magenta is definitely a distinct colour from red.
They only sting other queen bees
Famous Hungarian pianist / composer
In order to clean up roads not regularly maintained by the Department of Transportation, this law was passed.
Were Ross and Norris McWhirter
She's on the golden dollar, which appeared in January 2000
Known as near side of the Moon
Saturn is the second largest planet. Uranus is third and Neptune is fourth.
It was invented in 1948. Over 100 million games have been sold in 121 countries around the world
The Second Amendment gives Americans the "right to keep and bear arms".
The word derives from an old Persian fairy tale, and was coined by Horace Walpole on 1754
Source: Chitwood, Tim. 'Toying With Issues' Columbus Ledger-Enquirer 16 Oct 2002.
Shinto is an ancient Japanese religion. Starting about 500 BCE
The electric eel of South America can generate over 600 volts and can paralyse a horse.
Technically the shortest war in history lasted for around 10 minutes! The Conch republic declared independence from the US, declared war, surrendered, and asked for 2 billion dollars in aid in this very short space of time. Thanks to styxman for this extra info. Another war involving fighting was between Britain and Zanzibar in 1896, and lasted for 38 minutes.
A nectarine has a smooth, waxy skin, whereas peach skin is fuzzy
Cinderella was his favourite heroine because he could relate to her rags to riches story.
Stalagmites come from the ground up
Standard Guitar has 6 strings
St. George was born in Nicodemia, in what is now Turkey
It has 13 stout spines in the dorsal fin which can inject a highly toxic venom
It's area, 30,029 square kilometres, and is only slightly smaller than Belgium.
Patents related to the tandem bicycles date for the late 1800s
It's the fear of being buried alive
Tarantulas are not dangerous to humans. They inject saliva into the wound when biting and this may cause a painful local reaction only.
It is Alaska -- Is over twice the size of Texas. 570,374 square miles
There are actually 293 ways to make change for a U.S. dollar. That's a lot of money!
Banana plants are the largest plants on earth without a woody stem. They are actually giant herbs of the same family as lilies, orchids and palms.
More phones than in the entire country of Spain. The cables serving the New York City area have nearly 33,072,975 miles of wire.
There are no coins in 'Dongs', which come in 200, 500, 1,000, 2,000, 5,000, 10,000, 20,000 and 50,000 denominations
Crapper invented the ballcock but the modern flush toilet had been patented in 1819, years before Crapper's birth.
Peter Durand invented the tin can in 1810. The tin can opener was invented by Ezra Warner of Waterbury, Connecticut in 1858.
The precise amount is 42 beans
Because its tongue is too short for its beak.
The Indian classical text on eroticism.
"Uncle" Sam Wilson was born in Massachusetts
They Bought it from Spain in 1819
Lewd and lascivious behavior.
As nuclear fuel, conversion into plutonium in â€œbreederâ€ reactors
A crushed Pearl will dissolve in strong vinegar in about 3 hours
His voice was Clarence Nash
Volkswagen means "People's Car".
Walt Disney took a job selling peanuts, popcorn and soda to train passengers.
This mammal's coat changes with the season â€” in its white winter coat, it is known as an ermine, in its brown coat, it is a weasel.
The only organ that can regenerate itself
It's actually the 'lunula'
Black Sheep have a better sense of smell
Thunder is the sound of the lightning discharging into the atmosphere
Deriv. of fressen (of animals) to eat
It does appear, but in most versions only once
It was called "Flyer". The Flyer was tested in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina.
The only way to make to make reasonable estimates of tree ages
It is illegal to use body vests while committing a felony
Only available in black. 1908-1927. Colloquially known as the Tin Lizzie and the Fliwer
Called â€œMother River of Chinaâ€ and â€œCradle of Chineseâ€
Citation: 9.24.020 Concealed weapons law.
The ears and the nose are made of cartilage which never stops growing
Always shop for shoes in the afternoon as your feet swell through use throughout the day.
Citation: 5-4-7 Grazing on Public Property.
The weight is determined by your mass and the mass of the planet on which you're standing
Profane swearing and drunkenness: penalty.
There is absolutely no truth to this claim. The mathematical definition of an odd number is "a number that can be expressed as 2n+1, where n is an integer". It is obviously impossible to express zero in this way
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