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Interesting Facts of the Day

A chameleon’s tongue is twice the length of its body.

In Alaska it is illegal to shoot at a moose from the window of an airplane or other flying vehicle.

The average garden variety caterpillar has 248 muscles in its head.

Anise is the scent on the artificial rabbit that is used in greyhound races.

Ernest Vincent Wright wrote a 50,000 word novel without any word containing “e.”

Interesting Facts of the Day

The average person’s left hand does 56% of the typing.

At the height of its power in 400 BC, the Greek city of Sparta had 25,000 citizens and 500,000 slaves.

It is believed that Shakespeare was 46 around the time that the King James Version of the Bible was written. In Psalms 46, the 46th word from the first word is shake and the 46th word from the last word is spear.

The cruise liner Queen Elizabeth II moves only six inches for each gallon of diesel that it burns.

Wearing headphones for just an hour will increase the bacteria in your ear by 700 times.

Interesting Facts of the Day

Because metal was scarce, the Oscars given out during World War II were made of wood.

One in fourteen women in America is a natural blonde. Only one in sixteen men is.

The venom of the Australian Brown Snake is so powerful only 1/14,000th of an ounce is enough to kill a human.

Ballroom dancing is a major at Brigham University.

The human feet perspire half a pint of fluid a day