Jul 17, 2009

Facts for Friday

Canadians have made many important inventions, including Kerosene, the electron microscope, the electronic organ, insulin, the IMAX film system, the snowmobile, and the electric cooking range. (Source)

The Moosehead Brewery in Saint John, New Brunswick, turns out 1,642 bottles of beer per minute.(Source)

Sometimes gladiator blood was recommended by Roman physicians as an aid to fertility.(Source)

Today, Coca-Cola and PepsiCo products are sold in every country in the world, except North Korea. (Source)
Burger King’s Double Whopper with cheese contains 923 calories. A man would need to walk for about nine miles to burn it off. Adding french fries and a large cola brings the total calories to an amazing 1,500 calories (2/3 of an adult man’s recommended caloric intake) (Source)

In Ventura County, California, cats and dogs are not allowed to have sex without a permit. (Source)

Dog nose prints are as unique as human finger prints and can be used to identify them. (Source)

White lions were found to exist in the late 20th century. The pale color of their coats is due to a recessive gene. (Source)

Yogurt that contains both calcium and vitamin D is a good combination to fight against osteoporosis. (Source)

Ramses the Great had 8 official wives and nearly 100 concubines. He was over 90 years old when he died in 1212 BC. (Source)

The “hog-nosed bat” has a body that is only one-inch long. The length of each wing is about three inches. (Source)


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