Amazing Miscellaneous Facts   5

   Disney`s Donald Duck was originally called Donald Drake.
   Most people blink about 25 times a minute.
   A single sheep’s fleece might well contain as many as 26 million fibers
   According to National Geographic, scientists have settled the old dispute over which came first -- the chicken or the egg. They say that reptiles were laying eggs thousands of years before chickens appeared, and the first chicken came from an egg laid by a bird that was not quite a chicken. That seems to answer the question. The egg came first.
   Coca-Cola contains neither coca nor cola.
   Pepsi originally contained pepsin, therefore the name.
   Sunbeams that shine down through the clouds are called crespucular rays.
   The longest word in the English language that has only one vowel is "strengths" (nine letters).
   Stewardesses is the longest word that can be typed using only the left hand.
   0.3% of all road accidents in Canada involve a moose.
   The one-hundred eleventh element is known as "Unnilenilenium"
   Each unit on the Richter Scale is equivalent to a power factor of about 32. So a 6 is 32 times more powerful than a 5! Though it goes to 10, 9 is estimated to be the pointof total tetonic destruction. 2 is the smallest that can be felt unaided.
   Through a system of canals, the inland city of Moscow is a port for five seas: the White, the Baltic, the Azov, the Black, and the Caspian.
   A companion tomb was originally to have been built facing the Taj Mahal. The companion would have been identical to the Taj Mahal in every way but its black color.
   If electrodes are inserted at opposite ends of a pickle, and electricity is passed through, the pickle will glow.
   Mozart's real name was Johannes Chrysostomus Wolfgangus Theophilus Mozart .
   It has been proven that when a salesperson wears a tie, there is a great statistical difference between making a sale and not making a sale.
   In Turkey the color of mourning is violet. In most Moslem countries and in China it is white.
   In 1897 the federal government of the U.S. recalled $26 million dollars worth of one hundred-dollar bills when a counterfeit bill appeared that was so accurate it almost couldn't be distinguished from the real thing. This was the only time in history that fake money was so well designed that legitimate currency had to be withdrawn.
   A full moon always rises at sunset.


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