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... 1906 earthquake, false eyelashes, Arby's

by Florence Shea

            



One gallon of used motor oil can ruin approximately one million gallons of
fresh water.

More money is spent on gardening than on any other hobby.

James J. Ritty, owner of a tavern in Dayton, Ohio, invented the cash register
in 1879 to stop his patrons from pilfering house profits.

The odds against hitting the jackpot on a slot machine are 889 to 1.

The 1906 San Francisco earthquake was the equivalent of 12,000 Hiroshima
bombs.

Nylon is made from coal and petroleum.

Your heart rate can rise as much as 30% during a yawn.

Your skin is actually an organ.

Frogs cannot swallow without blinking.

Iceland has no railway system or army.

In Albania nodding your head means no and shaking your head means yes.

Carbonated soda water was invented in 1767 by Joseph Priestly, the
discoverer of oxygen.

False eyelashes were invented by film director D. W. Griffith while he was
making the 1916 epic, "Intolerance". He wanted actress Seena Owen to have lashes that brushed her
cheeks.

The geographical center of North America is Rugby North Dakota.

Human teeth are almost as hard as rocks.

The Earth weighs around 6,588,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 tons.

Arby's fast-food chain founded in 1964 was named for brothers Forest and
LeRoy Raffel. The name stands for RB - Raffel Brothers.



Aril 3, 2015


Sources: strangefacts.com, coolquiz.com, funfunnyfacts.com, corsinet.com,
qsl.net, triviacountry.com


 


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