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Did You Know – 10/22/2012

1. The 1912 Olympics was the last time that gold medals were solid gold.

Since then, they’ve been silver with gold plating.


2. Automobile transmissions used whale oil up until 1973.


3. The 2nd president of the United States (John Adams) and 3rd president of the United States (Thomas Jefferson) both died within just a few hours apart of each other on the same exact day of July 4th 1826. They are the only two presidents to die on the same day of the same year.


4. Barbers at one time combined shaving and haircutting with bloodletting and pulling teeth. The white stripes on a field of red that spiral down a barber pole represent the bandages used in the bloodletting.


5. Coral (pro osteon) has molecular architecture and chemistry similar to human bone and so it can be used to replace bone grafts, helping bones heal faster. 150-200 pounds of it can sustain hundreds of graphs

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Did You Know – 03/15/2012

It takes 12 bees their entire lifetime to make a tablespoon of honey.

Honey has been used both as a centre for golf balls and in antifreeze mixtures

A group of owls is called a parliament.

Due to gravitational effects you weigh slightly less when the moon is directly overhead

Most Tigers have more than 100 stripes, and no two tigers have the same stripes. One averaged sized tiger can eat up to 60 pounds of meat at a single time

Rain drops can fall at a speed of about 22 miles an hour. It starts off as Ice or snow crystals at cloud level. Rain drops range in size from 0.02 inches to about 031 inches

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