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Random facts

Posted by on Mar. 28, 2011 at 7:44 PM
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Share some random facts w/us all. I'll start!

If you have 3 quarters, 4 dimes, and 4 pennies, you have $1.19. You also have the largest amount of money in coins without being able to make change for a dollar

by on Mar. 28, 2011 at 7:44 PM
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Miranda1127
by on Mar. 28, 2011 at 7:45 PM

 

The numbers '172' can be found on the back of the U.S. $5 dollar bill in the bushes at the base of the Lincoln Memorial.

Miranda1127
by on Mar. 28, 2011 at 7:45 PM

 

President Kennedy was the fastest random speaker in the world with upwards of 350 words per minute.

Miranda1127
by on Mar. 28, 2011 at 7:45 PM

 

In the average lifetime, a person will walk the equivalent of 5 times around the equator.

Miranda1127
by on Mar. 28, 2011 at 7:46 PM

 

Odontophobia is the fear of teeth.

Miranda1127
by on Mar. 28, 2011 at 7:47 PM

 

The 57 on Heinz ketchup bottles represents the number of varieties of pickles the company once had.

steelcrazy
by Emerald Member on Mar. 28, 2011 at 7:53 PM

 She stole mine. :(  Every Pittsburgher should know this fact. lol

Quoting Miranda1127:

 

The 57 on Heinz ketchup bottles represents the number of varieties of pickles the company once had.

 

steelcrazy
by Emerald Member on Mar. 28, 2011 at 7:54 PM

The tallest educational building in the western hemisphere is the Cathedral of Learning on the campus of the University of Pittsburgh.  It is also the 3rd tallest educational building in the world.

Miranda1127
by on Mar. 28, 2011 at 8:03 PM

 

In the early days of the telephone, operators would pick up a call and use the phrase, "Well, are you there?". It wasn't until 1895 that someone suggested answering the phone with the phrase "number please?"

Miranda1127
by on Mar. 28, 2011 at 8:10 PM

 The surface area of an average-sized brick is 79 cm squared.

hepmommy
by on Mar. 28, 2011 at 8:15 PM
Stewardesses is the longest word typed entirely with the left hand.
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