Ten Random Facts
The Holland and Lincoln Tunnels under the Hudson River connecting New Jersey and New York are an engineering feat. The air circulators in the tunnels circulate fresh air completely every ninety seconds.
The pecan tree is the only naturally growing nut tree in North American. It is native to the Texas, Mississippi and Mexico River Valleys.
Daniel Boone detested coonskin caps.
Women navigate by landmarks and visual memories. Men navigate by direction and distance, and tend to be better at reading maps.
Humans have about 80,000 genes in their DNA.
An item must contain 92.5 percent silver to be considered sterling silver.
The Aztec Indians of Mexico believed turquoise would protect them from physical harm, and so warriors used these green and blue stones to decorate their battle shields.
The first chocolate chip cookie was developed in the kitchen of a Whitman, Massachusetts, country inn in 1937. Simple experiments led to a recipe combining bits of chocolate candy with a shortbread type cookie dough.
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