Fast Facts

? When visiting Finland, Santa leaves his sleigh behind and rides on a goat named Ukko. Finnish folklore has it that Ukko is made of straw, but is strong enough to carry Santa Claus anyway.

? At 840,000 square miles, Greenland is the largest island in the world. It is three times the size of Texas. By comparison, Iceland is only 39,800 square miles.

? There are more psycho-analysts per capita in Buenos Aires than any other place in the world.

? John Greenwood of New York invented the dental drill in 1790.

? In July 1934, Babe Ruth paid a fan $20 dollars for the baseball he hit for his 700th career home run.

? The average human will grow 590 miles of hair during their lifetime.

? The storage capacity of the human brain exceeds 4 terrabytes.

? The leaves of the Victorian water lily are sometimes over 6 feet in diameter.

? Bamboo can grow up to three feet in a 24-hour period.

? One superstition says that if a girl leaves her house early on Valentine’s Day and the first person she meets is a man, then she will be married within three months.