Fast Facts

? Most lipstick contains fish scales.

? “”The Muppet Show”” was banned from Saudi Arabian TV because one if its stars was a pig.

? Over 90 percent of all fish caught are caught in the northern hemisphere.

? Despite the hump, a camel’s spine is straight.

? Originally, BMW was an airplane engine manufacturer.

? The sun is 330,330 times larger than the earth.

? Pittsburgh is the only city where all major sports teams have the same colors: black and gold.

? One person in 500 has one blue eye and one brown eye.

? A lump of pure gold the size of a matchbox can be flattened into a sheet the size of a tennis court.

? Clocks made before 1660 had only one hand – an hour hand.

? The darker a pumpkin’s shell, the longer it will last.

? Albert Einstein was offered the presidency of Israel in 1952, but he declined.

? Kite flying is a professional sport in Thailand.

? Slugs have four noses.

? A completely blind chameleon will still take on the colors of its environment.

? The average life span of a hermit crab is 75 years.

? Any space vehicle must move at a rate of at least 7 miles per second in order to escape the earth’s gravitational pull.

? Colgate’s first toothpaste came in a jar.

? Sixty-eight percent of a Hostess Twinkie is air.

? It costs about three cents to make a $1 bill in the United States.

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