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Sunday, February 27, 2011

Fact #119: The weather in Oklahoma changed 110 degees in 7 days

The temperature in Nowata, OK was minus 31 on Feb 10th, 2011. Seven days later, the temperature was 79 degrees.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Fact #118: 7-11 is the largest retailer in the world

This week 7-11 announced that they had opened their 40,000 store, giving them the most stores worldwide out of any retailer.

7-11 currently operates in 16 countries.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Fact #116: 90% of people with the last name Washington are black

It has been called "The Blackest Name in America" after the recent census found its prevelance among the African-American community.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Fact #115: 30% of the alcohol in the world is homemade

About 30% of global alcohol is thought to be "unrecorded" home-brewed beer, liquor or moonshine.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Fact #114: Michael Bloomberg drinks beer on ice

The mayor of New York City likes his beer really cold. The key, he says, is to have a glass full of ice, and pour small amounts of beer at a time so that the beer doesn't get watered down.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

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Thursday, February 17, 2011

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Fact #108: Scorpios are the safest drivers

A recent Allstate Insurance study showed that Scorpios had the fewest car accidents last year, while Virgos had the most.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Fact #107: 10% of the world is obese

Obesity is a worldwide problem. About 500 million adults are considered obese, as measured by body mass index.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Fact #106: Some Valentines Day facts

3% of pet owners give their pets Valentines.

73% of Valentine's flowers ordered are by men.

Over $1 billion worth of chocolate is purchased for Valentine's Day.

Happy Valentine's Day!

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Friday, February 11, 2011

Fact #103: Credit-card interest rates are nearing an all time high, averaging 14.72%

With the recent regulations in the credit industry, companies are upping interest rates in order to make up for for lack of revenue from fees.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Fact #102: Lee Corso works for a pencil company

Popular ESPN college football analyst Lee Corso works year round for Dixon Ticonderoga, the company that makes the yellow No. 2 pencil that everyone in the world has used. He is the CEO's right hand man and says he throughly enjoys working in the pencil industry when not covering college football.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Fact #101: Greenland is (technically) the largest island on Earth

With 840,00 square miles of area, Greenland is considered the largest island in the world.

Australia is larger than Greenland, but is considered a continent.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Monday, February 7, 2011

Fact #99: Chocolate is made to melt in your mouth

Chocolate literally melts in your mouth because cocoa butter has a melting point just below the average human body temperature.

Melts in your mouth, not in your hand.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Fact #98: Some NFL facts for Super Bowl Sunday

With nearly $1 billion in annual revenues, the NFL is the the world's richest professional sports league.

The Colts were the first NFL team to have cheerleaders.

It's been reported that Ray Lewis' favorite song is "In the Air Tonight" by Phil Collins.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Fact #97: The average Virginian has $14K in debt

In a recently published survey, Virginians were the 9th highest debtors in America, oweing a little over $14,000 on average.

Friday, February 4, 2011

Fact #96: The cream in a Twinkie is not cream at all

The mysterious substance inside of a delicious Twinkie isn't really cream, it's mainly Crisco, a vegetable shortening.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Fact #95: The NBA is the most diverse professional sports league

The NBA recently received an "A" in diversity from the Institute for Diversity and Ethics and Sport. There are currently 86 international players from 40 countries playing in the NBA.

To the right: Ginobili of Argentina and Parker of France

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Fact #94: Miami has hosted the Super Bowl more times than anyone else

Miami has hosted the Super bowl a record 10 times. Typically, the game is played in a warm climate, however, the 2014 game was awarded to NYC.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Fact #93: Nickelodeon show "Doug" was inspired by Richmond, Virginia

The locations in "Doug" are named after or inspired by Richmond and surrounding counties. Creator Jim Jenkins is from Richmond.