Did you know » 7/5/2010

Couldn’t Hear » Even though Beethoven is one of the great composers in the world, he began to lose his hearing when he was 30. When his Symphony No. 9, Op 125 premiered, friends had to turn Beethoven around to see the audience because he could not hear them clapping.

Big Breath » Take a big breath. As a human, the average time you can hold it is one minute. But, if you were a muskrat, you could hold it for 12 minutes, and if you were a beaver, you would last 20 minutes. A sperm whale can hold its breath for 90 minutes.

Early pizza » As far back as 3000 B.C., ancient Egyptians were eating unleavened bread topped with herbs, and by 500 B.C., persian soldiers baked slices of bread on their shields and then sprinkled them with cheese and dates.

Fast ball » Good pitchers have a lofty goal to try to reach if they want to be the best. They would have to be able to pitch like Nolan Ryan, who in 1974 threw a pitch clocked at 100.9 mph, setting a world record. Ryan played with the California Angels at the time

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