Ten Random Facts
Best Picture Oscar winner "Dances with Wolves," a three-hour Western, had a full-third of its dialogue spoken in Lakota Sioux. Subtitles were used, unusual for a major Academy Award-winning film.
The dense globules of gas from which stars are born are much larger than the stars they will form. In the Orion nebula, globules have been detected which are 500 times larger than the solar system.
Several well documented instances have been reported of extremely obese people flushing aircraft toilets whilst still sitting on them. The vacuum action of these toilets sucked the rectum inside out.
Fresh mushrooms should be stored with cool air circulating around them.
Cars produce about four times their own weight in carbon dioxide each year. The average home produces 50 tons of carbon dioxide each year.
The first female theater manager was Mrs. John Drew, mother of actor John Drew the second, and grandmother of the famous Barrymores (think actress Drew Barrymore). She managed the Arch Street Theatre for 30 years after her husband died in 1850.
It has been estimated that the typical American will spend an average of 2 years of his/her life reading newspapers.
Birds may travel great distances on their migrations. The Arctic tern travels from the top of the world, the Arctic – to the bottom, the Antarctic. Round trip in a single year: 25,000 miles in all.
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