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... billboards, a kiss, S.O.S.

by Florence Shea


 Lapland, the North of Finland

    

New Jersey is referred to as the “Diner Capital of the World”

The state that grows the most cranberries is Wisconsin.

Finland has the largest number of islands in the world, 179,584.

Vermont, Alaska, Hawaii and Maine are the four states in the U.S. that do not
allow billboards.

A cough releases an explosive charge of air that moves at speeds up to 60
mph.

A fingernail or toenail takes about 6 months to grow from base to tip.

A typical American eats 29 pigs in his/her lifetime.

Americans spend approximately $25 billion each year on beer.

The average person has over 1,460 dreams a year.

One in every 4 Americans has appeared on television.

A kiss stimulates 29 muscles and chemicals causing relaxation. Women seem
to like it light and frequent, men like it more strenuous.

Over 1000 birds a year die from smashing into windows!

More than fifty thousand people participate in the largest Halloween parade
which is held in New York.

In Hollywood you can be fined a thousand dollars if you are caught using
Silly String on Halloween.

The next full moon on Halloween will occur in 2020. There was a full moon
on Halloween in 1974.

Walter Hunt patented a bullet with its own explosive charge on August 10,
1848.

When using the first pay telephone, a caller did not deposit coins in the
machine. He or she gave them to an attendant who stood next to the
telephone. Coin telephones did not appear until 1899.

Prior to 1953, L & M cigarettes were advertised with the slogan, “Just what
the doctor ordered”.

The initials S.O.S. in the brand of steel-wool soap pads marketed under that
name stand for Save Our Saucepans.





October 3, 2014



    Sources: alltrivia.net; corsinet.com; www.qsl.net; triviachamp.com;
coolquiz.com; triviacountry.com  


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