Amazing Facts 28


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# 1 In February 1878, the first telephone book was published in New Haven, Connecticut. The book was one page long and had fifty names in it.
# 2 For more than 3,000 years, Carpenter ants have been used to close wounds in India, Asia and South America.
# 3 In 2001, the five most valuable brand names in order were Coca-Cola, Microsoft, IBM, GE, and Nokia.
# 4 The Sears Tower in Chicago contains enough steel to build 50,000 automobiles.
# 5 Ninety-nine percent of pumpkins sold in the United States are for the sole purpose of decoration.
# 6 The Arctic Tern, which is a small bird, can fly a round trip from the Arctic to the Antarctic and back. This can be as long as twenty thousand miles per year. This is the longest migration for a bird.
# 7 Each year, Americans throw away 25 trillion Styrofoam cups.
# 8 The town with the most stop signs per capita than any other in the US: LaConner, Washington.# 152 # 9 The three wealthiest families in the world have more assets than the combined wealth of the forty-eight poorest nations.
# 10 To manufacture a new car approximately 148,000 liters of water is needed.
# 11 Ironically, when doctors in Los Angeles, California went on strike in 1976, the daily number of deaths in the city dropped 18%.
# 12 Donkeys can live between 30 to 50 years in captivity.
# 13 In ancient Egypt, doctors used jolts from the electric catfish to reduce the pain of arthritis.
# 14 More pollution is emitted from the average home compared to the average car.
# 15 The earliest known example of an organized market for equities dates from Rome, second century B.C.




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