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Facts About USA

Five most dangerous jobs in USA: logger, pilot, metal-worker, electrician, asbestos worker.

Statistically, the most productive day of the workweek is Tuesday.

Professions most likely to require work at night, security guard. Least worker.

Before the civil war, the average worked 11 hours a day, six days a week.

Day of the week most american call in sick..friday, 18 percent, the day fewest do..tuesday,
11 percent.

In 2000, france became the first country to adopt the 35-hour workweek.

Estimated number of plumbers in the USA..500,000.

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Facts About The Human Condition

When people are asked to pick a number between one and ten, they most often choose seven.

One in eight men snores while sleeping. One in ten grinds his teeth.

The vocabulary of the average adult human consists of 5,000 to 6,000 words.

When choosing bathroom reading, women prefer magazines. Men favor newspapers.

Male patients fall out of hospital beds twice as often as female patients do.

One in seven adults spends more than 30 minutes a day in the bathroom.

But on average, men spend just 45 seconds in a public restroom stall. Women spend about 80 seconds.

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Facts About Science

Every minute, there are two minor earthquakes somewhere in the world.

The first U.S. patent was issued in 1790 for a process to make potash, potassium carbonate.

Liquid air, below -310F, looks like water with a bluish tint.

French physicist Jean-Antoine Nollet did some incredible experiments during the 1700s. In one demonstration, an electric jolt tossed 200 monks into the air.

During a total solar eclipse, the local temperature can drop as much as 20F.

Hydrofluoric acid will dissolve glass...but can be stored safely in plastic containers.

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Facts About The Senses

On average, human taste buds live only 7 to 10 days before they die and are replaced with new ones.

A cricket's hearing organ is located in its front legs.

Your tongue can detect sweetness in a solution of 1 part sugar to 200 parts water.

Snakes have no ears, but they can still 'hear'. Their tongues sense sound vibrations.

The human eye can tell the difference between about 500 shades of gray.

If you lost an eye, you would lose only about 20% of your vision.

Women tend to have wider peripheral vision than men do.

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Facts..Under the Sea

Bottleenose dolphins don't sleep at all until they're one month old. And when they do nap, they always keep one eye open.

The blue whale's tongue weighs as much as an adult female brown bear.

Sea otters sometimes tie themselves together with kelp to avoid being separated while they sleep.

Humans are responsible for the deaths of as many as 73 million sharks every year.

Sea slugs can have as many as 25,000 teeth.

Dolphins can recognize in a mirror.

There are at least 34 shark species in the Gulf of Mexico.

Orcas, killer whales, live in every ocean on earth.

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Interesting Facts About Transportation

On average, a commercial airplane in the United States gets struck by lighting at least once a year.

The first car manufacturer to introduce seat belts:Saab, in 1958.

China's Shanghai Maglev Train is the world's fastest passenger train. It reaches speeds of more than 250 mph.

There are about 600 million passenger cars in the world, one for every 11 people.

First monorail in the United States: the Disneyland Monorail System, which opened in 1959.

Motorola's first products were car radios.

Germany was the first nation to develop rocket-powered aircraft, during World War 11.

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Who Invented Everyday Inventions

Who invented the coat hanger? Historians say Thomas Jefferson of USA.

Hungarian Laszlo Biro who patented the ballpoint pen, was also a sculptor and hypnotist.

Pizza was invented in 1889 by Raffaele Esposito in Naples, Italy.

Bette Nesmith Graham, invented Liquid Paper in the 1950s.

Band-Aid is the trademarked name for the 1921 invention of Earle Dickson.

William Blackstone of Indiana, USA, invented the washing machine in 1874 as a birthday gift for his wife.

Coca-Cola, invented by Dr. John S. Pemberton in 1885, was originally sold as a brain tonic.

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Fun Facts About USA

The average American throws about 10 pounds of trash per day.

Newspaper take up the most space in landfills.

Almost 7 million tons of clothing and fabric are thrown away every year. Just 12% of that is reused or recyled.

It takes 80 to 100 years for an aluminum can to degrade.

In 2007, Americans threw out twice as much trash as they did in 1960.

In 2002, attronauts removed 4,000 pounds of trash from the Internal Space Station. Some of it was brought back to Earth in the space shuttle, but the rest was stuffed into an unmanned Russian rocket and burned up in Earth's atmosphere.

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Fun Facts

...630 silkworm cocoons to make one silk blouse.

...a chicken-plucking machine 14 seconds to pluck a whole chicken.

....a drop of ocean water more than 1,000 years to circulate around the world.

...a manned rocket ship 70,000 years to reach the next closest solar system.

...about 540 peanuts to make a 12-ounce jar of peanut butter.

...a combine harvester nine seconds to harvest enough wheat to make 70 loaves of bread.

...a car traveling at 75 mph 258 days to drive around one saturn's rings.

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Take_Charge Living..Marion Kramer Jacobs

Do you settle for too little? Let others call the shots? Dream of a better life but do nothing to change the one you have?

Then this book for you. Whether it's lose weight, get out of a bad relationships, quit procrastination, seek love, change jobs, go back to school, curb anger, whatever behavior you need to change, this is step-by-step program.

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