Interesting Facts

1. USGA regulation golf balls have 336 dimples which add turbulence for more distance.

2. The Mona Lisa doesn’t have eyebrows or eyelashes.

3. Honey is the only food that doesn’t spoil. To make one pound of honey, bees would have to visit over 2 million flowers.

4. The Oilbird (oil bird) is the loudest bird with it’s high pitched clicking sounds.

5. According to a new study, next day soreness after hard work or exercising can be greatly reduced by drinking watermelon juice prior. Watermelon juice is rich in amino acid.

6. It takes about seven strawberries to equal the amount of vitamin C in one orange about three inches in diameter.

7. The very first food eaten by a U.S astronaut in outer space was applesauce.

8. The very first lemon seeds were brought to the Americas by Christopher Columbus.

9. Sound travels 15 times faster through steel than through the air.

10. On average, half of all false teeth have some form of radioactivity.

11. Only one satellite has been ever been destroyed by a meteor: the European Space Agency’s Olympus in 1993.

12. Starch is used as a binder in the production of paper. It is the use of a starch coating that controls ink penetration when printing. Cheaper papers do not use as much starch, and this is why your elbows get black when you are leaning over your morning paper.

13. Sterling silver is not pure silver. Because pure silver is too soft to be used in most tableware it is mixed with copper in the proportion of 92.5 percent silver to 7.5 percent copper.

14. A ball of glass will bounce higher than a ball of rubber. A ball of solid steel will bounce higher than one made entirely of glass.

15. A chip of silicon a quarter-inch square has the capacity of the original 1949 ENIAC computer, which occupied a city block.

16. An ordinary TNT bomb involves atomic reaction, and could be called an atomic bomb. What we call an A-bomb involves nuclear reactions and should be called a nuclear bomb.