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Human Body Facts
The smile is the most frequently used facial expression. A smile can use anywhere from a pair of 5 to 53 facial muscles.


The slowest growing finger nail is on the thumb nail and the fastest growing is the finger nail on the middle finger.


The same amount of calories are burned by doing 6 sessions that are 5 minutes each of an activity and doing 1 session of that activity for 30 minutes.


*The pectin that is found in apples aids in lowering cholesterol levels.


 Birds Facts

* Gobbling starts before sunrise and can continue through most of the morning.
* Benjamin Franklin wanted the national bird to be a turkey.
* A spooked turkey can run at speeds up to 20 miles per hour. They can also burst into flight approaching speeds between 50-55 mph in a matter of seconds.
So close, yet so far
* Wild turkeys can run at speeds of up to 25 miles per hour.
* A wild turkey has excellent vision and hearing. Their field of vision is about 270 degrees. This is the main reason they continue to elude some hunters.
Earth Facts
* Astronauts brought back about 800 pounds of lunar rock to Earth. Most of it has not been analyzed.
About one-tenth of the earth's surface is permanently covered with ice.
A Blue Earth, Minnesota, law declares that no child under the age of twelve may talk over the telephone unless monitored by a parent.
Venus rotates so slowly that in a typical day lasts approximately 244 Earth days (5,856 hours).
Approximately 40,000 tons of meteoric dust hits the Earth each year.
Language Facts
Widow is the only female form in the English language that is shorter than its corresponding male term (widower).
There is only ONE word in the English language with THREE CONSECUTIVE SETS OF DOUBLE LETTERS.... Bookkeeper
There are two words in the English language that have all five vowels in order: "abstemious" and"facetious."
There are at least two words in the English language that use all of the vowels, in the correct order, and end in the letter Y: abstemiously & facetiously.
There are thirteen languages spoken by more than 100 million people. They are: Mandarin Chinese, English, Hindi, Spanish, Russian, Arabic, Bengali, Portuguese, Malay-Indonesian, French, Japanese, German, and Urdu.
First Happens Facts
The greatest snow fall ever in a single storm was 189 inches at the Mount Shasta Ski Bowl in February, 1959.
The word "earthling" was first found in print in 1593.
The first man-made object to circle the earth was Sputnik I, launched in 1957.
The coldest outdoor temperature ever recorded on earth was 127 below zero in Antarctica on August 24, 1960.
The Beatles were depicted in wax at Madame Tussaud's Wax Museum in London, in 1964, the first pop album stars to be honored.
Police dogs were first used in 1816 in Scotland.
The first reference to a monetary prize in a horse race was offered by Richard I in 1195.
The first seeing-eye dog was presented to a blind person on April 25, 1938.
The Industrial Revolution in Europe first saw the beginning of air pollution, which gradually became a major global problem.
The first toy balloon, made of vulcanized rubber, was thought of by someone in the J.G.Ingram company in London, England in 1847.

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