Fun Facts, February 12

I have to admit that I love the type of trivia that most people think is senseless, useless or boring.

Do you know that the summers and winters on the planet Uranus lasts for 21 years? Wow.

Did you know that all of the planets rotate counter-clockwise, except for Venus? Totally cool.

There are more than 326 trillion gallons of water on planet Earth. Amazing.

So, I thought it would be fun to post a few pieces of needless, but cool, trivia every Thursday. I have done some basic research to gather these facts, but I am sorry to say that I have not been able to extensively research them, so some of them may not be completely accurate. If so, please forgive and let me know and I will try to fix it or pull it. Either way, have fun with these facts and stun your friends and family with the depth and breadth of your knowledge.

• Did you know that there are 206 bones in the adult human body and there are 300 in children (as they grow some of the bones fuse together).

• Mel Blanc, who played the voice of Bugs Bunny, was allergic to carrots.

• Milk chocolate was invented by Daniel Peter, who sold the concept to his neighbour Henri Nestlé.

• Fishing is the biggest participant sports in the world.

• The British anthem was performed the most times in a single performance. In 1909, while waiting for King Edward VII, who was getting dressed, a German band played the anthem 17 times.

• Global sales of pre-recorded music total more than $40 billion.

• John Rolfe married Pocahontas the Red Indian Princess in 1613.

• 2 billion people still cannot read.

• The first cola-flavoured beverage was introduced in 1881.

• William Henry Harrison had the shortest term of office as President. He served from for 32 days, from 4 March to 4 April 1841.

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~ by kuiperactive on February 12, 2009.

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