Fun Facts, July 16

To help you push through to the weekend, here are some fun facts. Enjoy!

• Human jaw muscles can generate a force of 200 pounds (90.8 kilograms) on the molars.

• The first illustrated book for children was published in Germany in 1658.

• The number of people who starved to death in the last 25 years of the 20th century is less than the number who starved to death in the last 25 years of the 19th century.

• A soccer ball is made up of 32 leather panels, held together by 642 stitches.

• The longest song to reach number one on the Billboard charts on LP was “I’d Do Anything For Love (But I Won’t Do That)” by Meatloaf, the shortest: “Stay” by Maurice Williams & the Zodiacs.

• Count Alessandro Volta invented the first battery in the 18th century.

• Orville Wright numbered the eggs that his chickens produced so he could eat them in the order they were laid.

• Cars were first made with ignition keys in 1949.

• J.B Dunlop was first to put air into tires.

• Alexander Graham Bell, who invented the telephone, also set a world water-speed record of over seventy miles an hour at the age of seventy two.

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~ by kuiperactive on July 16, 2009.

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