Ten Random Facts
The seed of the redwood trees are so small that 123,000 of them weigh scarcely a pound.
Quite a few actors have played the same role both on stage and in film. These include Anne Bancroft and Patty Duke (The Miracle Worker); Humphrey Bogart (The Petrified Forest); Yul Brynner (The King and I); Stockard Channing (Six Degrees of Separation); Joel Grey (Cabaret); Juanita Hall (South Pacific); Rex Harrison (My Fair Lady); James Earl Jones (The Great White Hope); Rita Moreno (The Ritz); Robert Preston (The Music Man); Dick Van Dyke (Bye, Bye Birdie); and Julie Walters (Educating Rita), to name but a few.
Elephants sleep only two hours a day.
The first known item made from aluminum was a rattle—made for Napoleon III in the 1850s. Napoleon also provided his most honored guests with knives and forks made of pure aluminum. At the time the newly discovered metal was so rare, it was considered more valuable than gold.
The average life expectancy of a rhinoceros in captivity is 15 years.
Metis is the innermost of Jupiter's known satellites, and was named for Metis, a Titaness who was the first wife of the Greek god Zeus, known later as Jupiter in Roman mythology.
In the United States, they're called "orchestra seats;" in England, they're referred to as "stalls."
The 1960s phrase "flower power" was coined by Beat Generation poet Allen Ginsberg.
Reportedly, box office stars Humphrey Bogart and Spencer Tracy never appeared in a film together because they never agreed on who would get top billing.
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