Ten Random Facts
On March 27, 1964, North America's strongest recorded earthquake, with a moment magnitude of 9.2, rocked central Alaska. Each year Alaska has approximately 5,000 earthquakes, including 1,000 that measure above 3.5 on the Richter scale. Of the ten strongest earthquakes ever recorded in the world, three have occurred in Alaska.
Because orange roughy grows slowly – the average fish is between 30 and 50 years old – the New Zealand government has imposed fishing restrictions. Consequently, the fish is not as abundant in stores as during the 1980s.
A wolf's odor detecting ability is 100 times greater than man's.
Only one satellite has been ever been destroyed by a meteor: the European Space Agency's Olympus in 1993.
The starfish has five limbs and can actually re-grow four of them as long as its central body is unharmed.
The largest motorcycle museum in the United States is the Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum in Birmingham, Alabama. It displays an average of 335 motorcycles.
In 1952, CBS made computer history by being the first to use a computer, the UNIVAC I, to forecast the U.S. presidential election.
Antibes, on the eastern French Riviera, was founded by the Greeks in the fourth century B.C. After World War II, Pablo Picasso left Paris to live near the Mediterranean. He worked for six months in the Grimaldi castle where he painted La Joi De Vivre. It is now a museum that holds many of Picasso's paintings and pottery. Antibes also hosts one of the largest antique shows in Europe each spring.
St. Petersburg, FL once had 427 consecutive days of sunshine.
"Honolulu" means "sheltered harbor."
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