Ten Random Facts
Recent studies support the observation that different colors suggest different moods. Green is positive, black is powerful, red is exciting, blue is serene, and yellow is attention-getting.
Following a family move, a series of studies have discovered that boys between the ages of 6 and 11 tend to have problems adjusting to new environments, particularly school. The research showed that moving during those ages could be so traumatic for boys as to cause a drop in academic achievement or even I.Q. The results were not conclusive for girls.
The basilisk, a Central American iguana, due to its webbed feet and speedy gait, can run across water without sinking.
Tongue prints are as unique as fingerprints.
Vampire bats need about 2 tablespoonfuls of blood each day. The creature is able to extract its dinner in approximately 20 minutes.
Superman's boyhood home was Smallville, Illinois.
Hollywood not only is a world unto itself, it has its own calendar. For instance, the year 2000 in Tinseltown started in December 1999 and will end in February 2001. It has to do with marketing and the race for the Oscars.
There is no proof that Phineas Taylor Barnum ever said "there's a sucker born every minute." He did, however, say that "every crowd has a silver lining," and acknowledged that "the public is wiser than many imagine."
Parties at the White House during President Herbert Hoover's term were big events. As many as 4,000 invitations to a gala would be loaded on trucks and hand delivered around Washington, D.C.
Jacqueline Kennedy's pillbox hat, made famous at her husband's inauguration in 1961, was designed by Halston.
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