Did you know…? Some interesting facts

Steve Hill

  • The Black Widow spider’s bite is is reported to be 15 times stronger than a rattlesnake’s bite.
  • An adult Humpback Whale measures 48 to 62.5 feet in length and can weigh up to 40 tons.
  • According to some estimates, nearly 30 percent of households in the United States own at least one cat.
  • Alaska has the longest coastline in the U.S. at 6,640 miles.
  • The only royal palace used by a monarch in the U.S. is located in Honolulu, Hawaii. The Iolani Palace belonged to King Kalakaua and Queen Lili’uokalani until the monarchy was overthrown in 1893.
  • College students spend more on alcohol than on textbooks.
  • Alcohol-related accidents are the No. 1 killer of teens.
  • In the course of an average lifetime you will, while sleeping, eat 70 assorted insects and 10 spiders.
  • Most lipstick contains fish scales.
  • The Grammy Awards were introduced to counter the threat of rock music. In the 1950s, a group of record executives were alarmed by the explosive success of rock ‘n roll, considering it a threat to “quality” music.

Sources: bootstrike.com, nationalgeographic.com, geography.about.com, pbs.org