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... Albert T. Marshall, Oreo cookie, mozzarella cheese

by Florence Shea

Pigeons and hummingbirds have tiny magnetic particles in their heads that are used for navigation.

Saturn has the greatest number of moons of any planet in the solar system.

The colors yellow, red, and orange are used in fast food restaurants because those are the colors that stimulate hunger.

The odds against a person being struck by a celestial stone – a meteorite—are a trillion to one.

Albert T. Marshall patented a household refrigerator on August 8, 1899.

American sculptor Alexander Calder rigged the front door of his Paris apartment so that he could open it from his bathtub.

It takes glass one million years to decompose, which means it never wears out and can be recycled for an infinite period of time.

Forest fires move faster uphill than downhill.

One ragweed plant can release as many as one billion grains of pollen.

The goblin shark has only been sighted about fifty times since its discovery. This strange creature was discovered in 1897.

Stonewall Jackson was shot three times by his own troops while returning from a spying mission.

According to a Harris Poll Survey, 75 percent of people named Oreo as their favorite cookie.

It takes 3,000 cows to provide the NFL with enough leather for a year’s supply of footballs.

The average lifespan of a major league baseball is 7 pitches.

In an average lifetime the human heart circulates 55 million gallons of blood.

Before its name was changed in 1924, megacorporation IBM was known as C-T-R for computing-tabulating-Recording Company.

Persons was Truman Capote’s last name before he was adopted by his stepfather.

The water buffalo’s milk is used to make authentic mozzarella cheese.

July 4, 2014

     Sources: alltrivia.net; coolquiz.com; strangefacts.com; triviachamp.com; qsl.net; triviacountry.com

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