Wednesday, July 30, 2008

150 years to drive a car to the sun Fact 13

It would take more than 150 years to drive a car to the sun.

In Vermont, USA, it is illegal for women to wear false teeth without the written permission of their husbands.

Ireland is the only place where windmills turn clockwise.

Isaac Asimov is the only author to have a book in every Dewey decimal category.

It has been calculated that in the last 3,500 years, there have only been230 years of peace
throughout the civilized world.

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.

It is estimated that millions of trees in the world are accidentally planted by squirrels who bury nuts and then forget where they hid them.

It is illegal to be a prostitute in Siena, Italy, if your name is Mary.

It is illegal to hunt camels in the state of Arizona.

It is illegal to own a dog in Reykjavik.

It is illegal to swim in central park.

It is possible to lead a cow up stairs but not downstairs.

It takes 8.5 minutes for light to get from the sun to the earth.

It takes a yard of sugarcane to make one sugar cube
It takes a half a gallon of water to cook macaroni, and about a gallon to clean the pot.

It takes more than 500 peanuts to make one 12 ounce jar of peanut butter.

It takes the insect eating Venus flytrap plant only half a second to shut its trap on prey.
It took engineers 22 years to design the zipper.

It was illegal to sell ET dolls in France because there is a law against selling dolls with out human faces.

It is against the law to burp, or sneeze in a church in Omaha, Nebraska

It's against the law to have a pet dog in Iceland.

Strange Facts
It's against the law to slam your car door in Switzerland.

It's impossible to sneeze with your eyes open. If it is tried then eyes can pop out.

Ivory bar soap floating was a mistake. They had been over mixing the soap formula causing excess air bubbles that made it float. Customer wrote and told how much they loved that it floated, and it has floated ever since.

James Buchanan was the only unmarried president of the US

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