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Fun Facts Friday!

  • The first U.S. town to be completely lit by electric streetlights was Wabash, Indiana, in 1880. It had a population of 320 at the time.
  • Pablo Picasso carried a revolver loaded with blanks, which he would fire at whoever asked him what his work “meant.”
  • Artist Ivan Albright was so meticulous, he often worked with a single-haired brush and would spend whole days working on 1 square inch of canvas.
  • Simply taking 1 step uses over 200 muscles in the body.

Originally posted 2019-01-18 09:34:30.

Fun Fact Friday!

  • In 1992, 29,000 rubber ducks were lost at sea, and they are still being discovered in unexpected places.
  • The average bolt of lightning contains enough energy to toast 100,000 pieces of bread.
  • The eyeball is the only organism which does not grow from birth. It is fully grown when you are born.
  • The average person walks the equivalent of 5 laps around the world during their lifetime.

Originally posted 2019-01-11 09:21:23.

Fun Facts Friday!

The $1,000 bill featured Grover Cleveland on the obverse and the words “One Thousand Dollars” on the reverse. It was printed as a small-size Federal Reserve Note in 1918, 1934 and 1934A, and a small-size Gold Certificate in 1928 and 1934.

Federal Reserve notes are a blend of 25 percent linen and 75 percent cotton. Currency paper has tiny red and blue synthetic fibers of various lengths evenly distributed throughout the paper.

In 1934, the $100,000 Gold Certificate became the highest denomination ever issued. It was never intended for public use. Instead, it was meant solely for official transactions between Federal Reserve Banks.  

Fun Fact Friday!

7.5 million toothpicks can be created from a cord of wood.

The Baby Ruth candy bar was actually named after Grover Cleveland’s baby daughter, Ruth.

Dueling is legal in Paraguay as long as both parties are registered blood donors.

The word “nerd” was first coined by Dr. Seuss in “If I Ran the Zoo.”

Originally posted 2018-11-30 19:16:27.

Fun Facts Friday!

More people visit France than any other country.

France spans twelve different time zones – more than any other country in the world – thanks to its overseas territories, which are dotted round the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian oceans, as well as the South American continent.

France boasts more roundabouts than any other country. 30,000 in fact – which represents over half of all the roundabouts in the world.

Fun Fact Friday

Karoke means “empty orchestra” in Japanese.

The sound of E.T. walking was made by someone squishing her hands in jelly.

The international telephone dialing code for Antarctica is 672.

Mary Stuart became Queen of Scotland when she was only six days old.

The citrus soda 7-UP was created in 1929; “7” was selected because the original containers were 7 ounces. “UP” indicated the direction of the bubbles.

Originally posted 2018-10-19 13:29:01.

Fun Fact Friday

If you lift a kangaroo’s tail off the ground, it cannot hop.

Movie trailers were originally shown after the feature film, which is why they are called “trailers.”

Heart attacks are more likely to happen on a Monday.

In 2017, more people were killed from injuries caused by taking selfies than by shark attacks.

Originally posted 2018-09-21 09:21:47.

Fun Facts Friday!

In Switzerland, it is illegal to own just one guinea pig. This is because guinea pigs are social animals, and they are considered victims of abuse if they are alone.

In 2015, more people were killed from injuries caused by taking a selfie than by shark attacks.

King Henry VIII slept with a gigantic axe beside him.

Ketchup was sold in the 1830s as medicine.

Wild animal at San Juan Island home inspection!

Inspecting a home in Friday Harbor on San Juan Island today, I happened upon this “friendly” raccoon! So friendly, in fact, that I had some difficulty getting around the exterior inspection without having to whisk the creature away from time to time. Anyone who knows me knows that I’m a bit of a wimp when it comes to animals, so never a dull moment inspecting that’s for sure!

Originally posted 2018-07-23 16:54:27.

Fun Fact Friday

  • Alaska law says that you can’t look at a moose from an airplane.
  • Ketchup was sold in the 1830s as medicine.
  • Approximately 40,000 Americans are injured by toilets each year.
  • You’ll eat more than 35,000 cookies in your lifetime (probably).

Originally posted 2018-06-08 10:18:03.