Did you know?

... your head, earmuffs, Samuel Gregory

by Florence Shea

               The first Thanksgiving 1914

Kokomo Indiana is the home of canned tomato juice.

A praying mantis is the only animal that can turn its head.

If a frogís mouth is held open too long the frog will suffocate.

One quarter of the bones in your body are in your feet.

Butterflies are related to crabs and lobsters.

Cattle are the only mammals that pee backwards.

Take your height and divide by eight. Thatís how tall your head is.

In West Virginia if you run over an animal, you can legally take it home and cook it for dinner.

One in every 4 Americans has appeared on television.

The state of Florida is bigger than England.

There are more than one million animal species on earth.

In Natoma, Kansas, itís illegal to throw knives at men wearing striped suits.

The average iceberg weighs 20,000 tons.

November is Sweet Potato Awareness month.

November 10 is the birthday of the United States Marine Corps.

Chester Greenwood was 15 years old when he invented earmuffs in 1873.

Charles Ginsberg is credited with inventing videotape in 1956.

Cornelius Swarthout patented the first waffle iron in 1869.

James Ramsey invented a steam-driven motorboat in 1784. He ran it on the Potomac River, and
the event was witnessed by George Washington.

November 1, 1848 Ė The Boston Female Medical School was founded by Samuel Gregory with just twelve students.

November 5, 1911 Ė Aviator C. P. Snow completed the first transcontinental flight across America,
landing at Pasadena, California. He took off September 17 from Sheepshead Bay, New York and flew 3,417 miles.

Ancient Romans used to dye their hair with bird poop.

Sources: qsl.net; funfunnyfacts.com; wikipedia.org; coolquoz.com; historyplace.com; triviacountry.com;
        photo from Wikipedia by Jennie Augusta Brownscombe, Pilgrim Hall Museum, Plymouth Mass.

        November 6, 2015

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