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Interesting Facts of the Day | Thursday, July 18th, 2013

All Hebrew originating names that end with the letters el have something to do with God.

A single sheeps fleece might well contain as many as 26 million fibres.

Ham radio operators got the term ham coined from the expression ham-fisted operators a term used to describe early radio users who sent Morse code (i.e pounded their fists).

Columbia University is the second largest landowner in New York City, after the Catholic Church.

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

Interesting Facts of the Day | Monday, July 15th, 2013

The bonobo monkeys use sex (and/or sexual favors) to placate members of their social group instead of grooming. They are one of the few species of animals (humans being another) that have sex out of season and for fun.

Only one in two billion people will live to be 116 or older.

It is illegal to eat oranges while bathing in California.

Ethernet is a registered trademark of Xerox, Unix is a registered trademark of AT&T.

French speaking residents of Belgium are called Walloons.