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                                                   I Didn’t Know That ...



                                         Bet You Didn’t Know It Either



                                                        Fascinating trivia facts compiled by Stanley Morgenbesser
      What Was The  First                               Why Do Doctors And Nurses Get Sick Less Often Than   Which Is The Largest Country That Doesn’t Have A
      Chain Of Hamburger                                Their Patients?                                    Single Farm?
      Restaurants In The United                           They don’t touch their faces! Usually, the transmission     Singapore. Old McDonald doesn’t live here. This city-
      States?                                           of illnesses is from hands, noses, eyes, and mouths. Use a   state is the largest country in the world that doesn’t have
        The  first  White  Castle                       tissue or your forearm. Also if you chew your fingernails   a single farm. The island is so developed that almost all
      l o c a t i o n  o p e n e d  i n                 you should make every effort to stop this nasty habit;   of its land is occupied by urban buildings. Instead, the
      1921, making it the first                         under your nails is a good place for bacteria to accumulate,   nation imports food from all over the world to feed its
      American fast-food burger                         and putting them  in your  mouth  is  a  surefire  way of   5-plus million citizens.
      chain. White Castle is also                       allowing  them  to  enter  your  body.  Doctors  and  nurses   How Many Women Vote Now In The United States?
      generally credited as the                         are used to washing hands after contact with patients, and     Women voters outnumber male voters regularly, and
      first fast-food chain in the                      they do so even after work hours when they don’t come   while both male and female eligible voters don’t have full
      United States. Founder Bill                       in contact with other people. Using a hand sanitizer just   turnouts (the percentages in presidential elections tend to
      Ingram used $700 to open the starting location and started   doesn’t cut it; they reduce the number of microbes we   be in the upper 50s to upper 60s percentage-wise), the gap
      serving the chain’s signature burgers. The chain is known   carry on our hands but don’t eliminate them. In addition,   between male eligible voters who actually cast a ballot
      for its small, square hamburgers, sometimes referred to   wipe the shopping cart handle with an antibacterial wet   and female eligible voters who actually cast a ballot has
      as “sliders.” The burgers were initially priced at 5 cents   wipe, in light of a study published in 2012, in which   been growing.
      until 1929, and remained at 10 cents until 1949. On Jan.   72 percent of the shopping carts were found to contain   Things I Didn’t Know I Didn’t Know
      14, 2014, Time labeled the White Castle slider the most   harmful bacteria, 51 percent of which are E. coli bacteria.    Glass takes one million years to decompose, which
      influential burger of all time.                   Which Country Has The Tallest Population?          means it never wears out and can be recycled an infinite
      Twenty-seven  People  Died  Building The  Brooklyn     The  average  height  being  6  feet,  the  Dutch  people   amount of times. Gold is the only metal that doesn’t
      Bridge. Who Was The First One To Die?             are the tallest in the world. Something must be in that   rust, even if it’s buried in the ground for thousands of
        The most bizarre death was actually the first one:   European  water,  as  Germany,  Denmark,  and  Norway   years. Your tongue is the only muscle in your body that
      John Roebling, the Brooklyn Bridge’s designer and chief   populations aren’t too far below the Dutch.  is attached at only one end. If you stop getting thirsty,
      engineer, died suddenly of a freak accident just weeks   When Will The Sun Burn Out?                 you need to drink more water; when a human body is
      before construction kicked off. While he was taking a     Five billion years from now, in fact – before the sun   dehydrated, its thirst mechanism shuts off. Zero is the only
      compass reading at the East River, a boat smashed into   turns into a red giant and engulfs our planet. So far, the   number that cannot be represented by Roman numerals.
      his foot and crushed some of his toes. Two weeks later,   star that powers our solar system has burned about half   Kites were used in the American Civil War to deliver
      Roebling was dead from tetanus.                   of its hydrogen reserves, which is impressive considering   letters and newspapers. The song, Auld Lang Syne, is sung
      Which Is The Southernmost City In The Continental   the star converts about 600 million tons of hydrogen into   at the stroke of midnight in almost every English-speaking
      United States?                                    energy per second. But beware:  Living creatures will   country in the world to bring in the new year. Nine out
        Key West is the southernmost city in the contiguous   likely need to hightail it off the planet long before we get   of every 10 living things live in the ocean. The banana
      United States. One of the most popular things to do in Key   eaten up by the sun. Within the next billion years, the sun   cannot reproduce itself. It can be propagated only by the
      West is to snap a photo with the colorful buoy marking   will grow so large it will boil our oceans and make Earth   hand of man. The University of Alaska spans four time
      the southernmost point of the United States. Sitting at the   uninhabitable.                         zones. The tooth is the only part of the human body that
      intersection of Whitehead and South streets, the striped   Which State Has The Largest Percentage Of Adults   cannot heal itself. Strawberries are the only fruits whose
      buoy is just 90 miles north of Cuba. Next to it you’ll also   Still Living With Their Parents?       seeds grow on the outside. Avocados have the highest
      find a plaque dedicated to Cubans who have lost their     New Jersey! Census data indicates that nearly 47   calories of any fruit at 167 calories per hundred grams.
      lives trying to reach America. Today it is one of the most   percent of New Jersey’s 18- to 34-year-olds are living
      visited and photographed attractions in the United States.  in their parents’ homes. While the Garden State has the
      How Much Money Did Marilyn Monroe Receive For     highest proportion of so-called boomerang kids, they are
      Her Clothes?                                      Nationally, just over a third of adults under 35 are living  ????
                                                        not alone. More than 40 percent of Connecticut and New
        Monroe’s closet has a history of selling for some pretty   York millennials are living with their parents, as well.
      insane prices. Her spangled dress worn while singing
      Happy Birthday to Kennedy sold for well over $1.2   in  their  parents’  homes.  North  Dakota  has  the  lowest
      million, and the famous white dress worn in The Seven-  percentage of grown kids living with their parents.
      Year Itch went for the same price as the crypt above her:
      $4.6 million. Tommy Hilfiger bought a pair of her Levis
      for  $42,500  and  then  gifted  them  to  a  young  Britney
      Spears.
      What Should You Use To Clean The Surface Of Your
      Electronics?
        Electronics such as computers, laptops and cell phones,
      are a breeding ground for germs and bacteria. Therefore,
      disinfecting them regularly is a must. Rubbing alcohol is
      one of the best things you can use. Simply dab some on a
      cotton ball and use it to clean the surface of your phone,
      mouse, and keyboard.

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