Jul 10, 2009

Facts for Friday

Egyptian’s believed that the earth was flat and round (like a pancake) and that the Nile flowed through the center of it. (Source)

More movies are produced each year in Bollywood then in Hollywood. In fact, it's nearly double the amount. (Source)

Worldwide, 20,000 brands of beer are brewed in 180 styles, from ales, lagers, pilsner and stouts to bitters, cream ales and iced beers. (Source)

Cows don't have upper front teeth. (Source)

Over 90% of all fish caught are caught in the northern hemisphere. (Source)

Lions do not like competition and frequently attack and kill fellow predators like leopards, hyenas and cheetahs.(Source)

The amount American Airlines saved in 1987 by eliminating one olive from each salad served in first class: $40,000. (Source)

In the 40's, the Bich pen was changed to Bic for fear that Americans would pronounce it 'Bitch.' (Source)

Yogurt and other cultured dairy products are made by adding specific cultures to fluid dairy products in order to convert some lactose (milk sugar) into lactic acid. (Source)

There are 938,310 people living in Nova Scotia as of 2008 (Source)

The world’s biggest ever portion of fish and chips was cooked in Hull during Seafood Week, October 2002. The fillet, which measured 34 in long and 14 in wide, weighed 28 pounds and 1 ounce, beating the previous world record by two pounds. (Source)

Mother bats have one baby in their litter. The baby bats are called “pups.” When a pup is born, it usually has no hair and its eyes are closed. It clings to the mother bat and drinks milk from her. When the pup is about four months old, it learns to fly. (Source)

Police offers in Palding, Ohio, are by law allowed to bite a dog to quiet it.(Source)

Cryptozoologists claim that Canada is the home of several cryptids, including Sasquatch, a giant sloth-like creature known as the beaver-eater, a cannibalistic wildman named Windigo, and a number of lake monsters, such as Ogopogo in Lake Okanagan, British Columbia. (Source)

Only two types of mammals are native to Hawaii: the hoary bat and the monk seal. (Source)

Some ancient Romans placed a phallic symbol over a door as a symbol of good luck and fertility, and miniature phalluses were often worn as lucky charms. (Source)

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