Facts: Odd & Otherwise

  • Washington state has more glaciers than the other 47 contiguous states combined.
  • Richard Pryor was married seven times to five different women.
  • 4 million babies are born each year in the U.S.
  • A comet’s tail, or coma, can grow to ten times the diameter of the Earth.
  • In Egypt a new baby is born every 20 seconds
  • George Washington’s face was badly scarred by smallpox.
  • King Alfonso of Spain from 1886 to
    1931 was so tone-deaf that he had one man in his entourage known as the
    Anthem Man who’s duty was to tell the king to stand up whenever the
    Spanish national anthem was played, because the monarch couldn’t
    recognize it.
  • The Mosquito emits a high-frequency
    pulsing sound that can be heard by most people younger than 20 and
    almost no one older than 30.
    http://news.com.com/2100-11395_3-5974937.html
  • Vincent van Gogh sold just two paintings in his lifetime, both to his brother.

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