John Heaton (jheaton) wrote,
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Ten random things: June 13

Ten facts found in the Time for Kids 2007 Almanac:

  1. Soccer is the world's most popular sport
  2. The Legislative Branch of the U.S. government is made up of the two houses of Congress—the Senate and the House of Representatives
  3. The capital of Florida is Tallahassee
  4. The Pyramids of Egypt are the only of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World still standing
  5. Don Lerman ate seven quarter-pound sticks of salted butter in five minutes
  6. More than one billion people on our planet live in crushing poverty
  7. Alaska's name comes from an Aleut word meaning "great land" or "that which the sea breaks against"
  8. Each bloom of Rafflesia arnoldii, the world's biggest flower, can be up to three feet wide and weigh as much as 24 pounds
  9. During the Battle of Yorktown, French soldiers outnumbered American ones nearly three to one
  10. Freckles are small birthmarks, made of collections of melanocytes (skin cells) that produce pigment

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