Fast Facts

? American Indians never actually consume turkey; killing such a timid bird was thought to indicate laziness.

? Every human being spent about a half-hour as a single cell.

? One legend claims stealing someone’s shadow (by measuring it against a wall and driving a nail through its head) can turn the victim into a vampire.

? The famous Russian composer Aleksandr Borodin was also a respected chemistry professor in St. Petersburg.

? “”Dark Side of The Moon”” by Pink Floyd stayed on the top 200 Billboard charts for 14 years.

? Americans eat an average of 18 pounds of fresh apples each year. The most popular variety in the United States is the Red Delicious.

? Bill Gates’ first business was Traff-O-Data, a company that created machines that recorded the number of cars passing a given point on a road.

? In the Durango desert in Mexico, there’s a spot called the “”Zone of Silence,”” where you can’t pick up clear television or radio signals. The locals also say fireballs sometimes appear in the sky.