Did you know

... trolley car, elephant tusks, a mars Bar

by Florence Shea

Benjamin H. Day, founder of the first penny press in the USA

French fries are not from France. They were first made in Belgium.

A giraffe can go longer without water than a camel can.

Your heart beats over 100,000 times a day.

In New York State, it is illegal to shoot a rabbit from a moving trolley car.

German Shepherds bite more humans than any other breed of dog.

Elephant tusks grow throughout an elephant’s life and can weigh more than 200 pounds.

Large kangaroos can cover more than 30 feet with each jump.

The New York Sun newspaper first appeared, marking the beginning of the ‘penny press,’ inexpensive newspapers sold on sidewalks by newspaper boys. The paper focused on human interest stories and sensationalism and by 1836 was the largest seller in America with a circulation of 30,000.

Jupiter is the fastest spinning planet in our solar system rotating on average once in just under 10 hours.

The two top selling spices in the world are pepper and mustard.

Herring is the most widely eaten fish in the world.

The first commercially manufactured breakfast cereal was Shredded Wheat.

In 1987 the Jockey Club disqualified a horse that had eaten a Mars Bar.

In 1927 when commercial telephone service was introduced between New York and London, the first three minutes of a call cost $75.00.

Henry Ford’s first mass- produced car was the model N which sold for $500 in 1906.

Sources: alltrivia.net; corsinet.com; historyplace.com; brainiest.com; triviacountry.com; photo::en.wikipedia.org

September 4, 2015

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