Ten Random Facts
The seed of the redwood trees are so small that 123,000 of them weigh scarcely a pound.
Flamingo tongues were a common delicacy at Roman feasts.
Beards are the fastest growing hairs on the human body. If the average man never trimmed his beard, it would grow to nearly 30 feet long during his lifetime.
According to a survey, an estimated 5.5 million Americans believe they have been defrauded into buying something over the phone. A U.S. subcommittee has estimated that while telemarketing fraud costs consumers more than $40 billion a year, only about one in 10,000 victims reports the problem to authorities.
During the Ice Age, 1/3 of the Earth's surface was covered in a sheet of ice over 600 feet (180 meters) thick in some places.
In 1838, the city of Los Angeles passed an ordinance requiring that a man obtain a license before serenading a woman.
Iguanas of South and Central America and the Caribbean lay their eggs in February and March.
The first Jewish member of the British House of Commons was Lionel Nathan Rothschild of the prominent family of European bankers. He did not assume his seat for eleven years, until Parliament finally let him take the oath in a manner acceptable to his Jewish faith.
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