Fun Facts, July 10

Well, Friday is here again! Enjoy your weekend and here are some fun facts to start it off right. Blessings!!

• It takes approximately 12 hours for food to entirely digest.

• Greek philosopher Aristotle wrote Meteorologica in 350 BC – it remained the standard textbook on weather for 2,000 years.

• Over the last 40 years food production actually increased faster than population.

• About 42,000 tennis balls are used in the plus-minus 650 matches in the Wimbledon Championship.

• The LP (long-playing) record was invented by Paul Goldmark in 1948. The LP is not dead yet: more than 10 million LPs are sold every year.

• Thomas Edison filed 1,093 patents, including those for the light bulb, electric railways and the movie camera. When he died in 1931, he held 34 patents for the telephone, 141 for batteries, 150 for the telegraph and 389 patents for electric light and power.

• The people killed most often during bank robberies are the robbers.

• Which of the 50 states has never had an earthquake? North Dakota.

• When hydrogen burns in the air, water is formed.

• Sterling silver contains 7.5% copper.

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~ by kuiperactive on July 10, 2009.

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