Ten Random Facts
Fannie Farmer published her first cookbook in 1896.
Iowa has more independent telephone companies than any other state.
Pumpkin flowers are edible.
In a century's time Islam had converted one-third of the world.
The first time an enormous amount of clothing was needed all at once was during the Civil War, when the Union needed hundreds of thousands of uniforms for its troops. Out of this need came the ready-made clothing industry.
Someone who speaks through clenched teeth is called a dentiloquist.
Ancient Egyptians used citrus fruits in embalming. The Romans used them much like mothballs.
The stomach acids in a snake's stomach can digest bones and teeth but not fur or hair.
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