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Did You Know – 10/10/2011

For the first Wimbledon tournament in 1902 balls were hand stitched – which meant no two balls ever bounced the same way. Yellow tennis balls were used at Wimbledon for the first time in 1986,  to make visibility easier for players, spectators and the television audience.Source


In 1847 Yerba Buena, California is renamed San Francisco – Source


In France it is legal to marry a dead person. The law on posthumous marriage was introduced after the Malpasset dam
disaster. President de Gaulle promised a young woman
called Irène Jodard that he would think of her, after hearing about
her fiance’s drowning and her wish to carry on with her marriage plans –  Source


Grapes explode when you put them in the microwave –  Source


The longest river in the world is the Nile in africa, measuring 4,180 miles in length –  Source

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Did You Know… 8/30/2010

1. A hedgehog’s heart beats 190 times a minute on average and drops to only 20 beats per minute during hibernation.

2. An average beaver can cut down two hundred trees a year.

3. Average number of squirts from a cow’s udder needed to yield a gallon of milk : 345.

4. Humans shed about 600,000 particles of skin every hour – about 1.5 pounds a year. By 70 years of age, an average person will have lost 105 pounds of skin.

5. In 1900 the average age at death in the US was 47.

6. On average women say 7,000 words per day. Men manage just over 2000.

7. On average, 42,000 balls are used and 650 matches are played at the annual Wimbledon tennis tournament.

Source: http://www.corsinet.com/trivia/average.html

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