Ten Random Facts
The Humane Society estimates that there are 800,000 dog bites that require medical attention every year. Dog bites rank second behind sexually transmitted diseases as the most costly health problem in the United States. More than 60 percent of those bitten are children, and 80 percent of the fatalities are also children.
In 1937, the emergency 999 telephone service was established in London. More than 13,000 genuine calls were made in the first month.
It is estimated that a few years after Columbus discovered the New World, the Spaniards killed off 1.5 million Indians.
Australian Rules football was originally designed to give cricketers something to play during the off season.
Dogs have about 100 different facial expressions, most of them made with the ears.
Ireland boasts the highest per capita consumption of cereal in the world – 15 pounds per person annually.
Tea was not introduced into the U.S. colonies until 1714.
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