Aug 14, 2009

Facts for Friday

Alert, Nunavut, is the northernmost permanent settlement in the world. (Source)

Vanilla, chocolate, butter pecan, strawberry, and mint chocolate chip are the most popular ice cream flavors. (Source)

The largest ice cream sandwich weighed 2,460 pounds. It was made by Hy-Vee, Inc. teaming up with Wells' Blue Bunny, Metz Baking Company, and Giese Sheet Metal. It was made on Feb 27, 1998. (Source)

After Irish, Germans are the second biggest consumers of beer in the world. The average beer consumption of the country is 119 liters per person per year. (Source)

Wind energy is very exploited in Germany where Germany leads the way with 8750 MW of electrical energy produced from wind energy. Source)

The basilisk lizards can run across the surface of water without sinking. (Source)

The cold and dry conditions in the "Dry Valleys" region of Antarctica are so close to those on Mars that NASA did testing there for the Viking mission. It has not rained in the dry valleys for at least 2 million years.(Source)

The weasel's natural enemies include foxes, badgers and birds of prey. (Source)

The largest cat breed is the Ragdoll. Males weigh twelve to twenty pounds, with females weighing ten to fifteen pounds. The smallest cat breed is the Singapura. Males weigh about six pounds while females weigh about four pounds. (Source)

During a lifetime the average person eats about 35 tonnes of food. (Source)

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