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Fun Fact Friday!

Cats sleep 16 to 18 hours per day.

The most money ever paid for a cow in an auction was $1.3 million.

The Neanderthal’s brain was bigger than yours is.

Mario, of Super Mario Bros. fame, appeared in the 1981 arcade game, Donkey Kong. His original name was Jumpman, but was changed to Mario to honor the Nintendo of America’s landlord, Mario Segali.

Fun Fact Friday!

The average person makes about 1,140 telephone calls each year.

The names of the two stone lions in front of the New York Public Library are Patience and Fortitude. They were named by then-mayor Fiorello LaGuardia.

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

American car horns beep in the tone of F.

Fun Fact Friday!

Idaho harvests 12 billion pounds of potatoes annually.

Indiana is one of the country’s biggest corn producers, harvesting over 1 billion bushels in 2013. The state takes great pride in its kernel production and even has a town named Popcorn.

Maine’s lobster harvest hit an all-time high in 2013, with fishermen bringing in over 100 million pounds of the crustacean.

Montana is such a big producer of sugar beets—light brown beets that you can cook to create a molasses—that they’re the mascot of Chinook High School.

Fun fact Friday!

Bananas are curved because they grow towards the sun.

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

Polar bears can eat as many as 86 penguins in a single sitting. (If they lived in the same place)

Cherophobia is the fear of fun.

 

Fun Facts Friday!

  • It is the third and last month of the season of spring.
  • The birthstone of May, the emerald, symbolizes success and love.
  • May in the Northern Hemisphere is similar to November in the Southern Hemisphere.
  • May was once considered a bad luck month to get married.

Fun Fact Friday!

 

A skunk’s smell can be detected by a human a mile away.

Henry Ford produced the model T only in black because the black paint available at the time was the fastest to dry.

The average person makes about 1,140 telephone calls each year.

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

Fun Fact Friday!

  • Cats can hear ultrasound.
  • Children grow faster in the springtime.
  • 7.5 million toothpicks can be created from a cord of wood.
  • The elephant is the only animal with 4 knees.

Fun Fact Friday

  • Elephants are the only mammals that can’t jump.
  • It would take 11 Empire State Buildings, stacked one on top of the other, to measure the Gulf of Mexico at its deepest point.
  • The sound of E.T. walking was made by someone squishing her hands in jelly.
  • The king of hearts is the only king without a moustache.

Fun Facts Friday!

  • A bolt of lightning is six times hotter than the sun.
  • Only 2% of Earth population naturally has green eyes.
  • If you have 3 quarters, 4 dimes, and 4 pennies, you have $1.19. You also have the largest amount of money in coins without being able to make change for a dollar.
  • Odontophobia is the fear of teeth.

Fun Winter Facts!

The US Post Office processes more than three billion Christmas cards every year.

It can be as warm as 40 degrees on the ground and still snow.

It is never too cold to snow. Snow can always fall if it is cold and there is moisture in the air.

The coldest temperature ever recorded on Earth was -128 degrees in Antarctica in 1983.

“Guinness Book of World Records” says the biggest snowflake was 8 inches by 15 inches.