Friday Fun Facts #45

Even in the midst of busy weeks, everyone needs a few Friday Fun Facts!

  1. Very small clouds that look like they have been broken off bigger clouds are called “scuds.”
  2. A person who is cold is more likely to be hungry because the body needs energy to keep warm.
  3. The Eiffel Tower is repainted every seven years.
  4. No word in the English language rhymes with purple, orange, month or silver.
  5. In 1878, the first telephone book contained 50 names. (watch this!)
  6. Large kangaroos can cover more than thirty feet with each jump.
  7. There are, on average, 259 raisins in a box of Raisin Bran and 388 in a box of Premium Raisin Bran.
  8. On average, adults watch twice as much TV as teenagers do.
  9. Bart Simpson’s voice on the Simpsons is done by a woman, Nancy Cartwright.
  10. A bumble bee flaps its wings at the rate of 160 times per second.

ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY…

  • 1965 – US launches first Vietnam War offensive.
  • 1997- Mike Tyson bites the ear of Evander Holyfield in a fight.
  • 1836 – President James Madison.
  • 1967 – Israel annexes East Jerusalem.
  • 1846 – The saxophone is patented.
  • 1926 – Mel Brooks is born.

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