Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Five Fun Facts for Today

  1. The world's termites outweigh the world's humans 10:1.
  2. 97% of all paper money in the US contains traces of cocaine.
  3. Only 55% of all Americans know that the sun is a star.
  4. There is a "cemetery town" in California named Colma.  Concerns about the public health, crime and the need for space forced the city of San Francisco to outlaw burials in 1902.  The city of Colma, which is five miles south of San Francisco, was established to bury the dead.  The ratio of dead to living people is 750 to 1.
  5. From 1939 to 1942, there was an undersea post office in the Bahamas.

Today's fun facts were provided by GreatFacts.com.

1 comment:

Laura said...

#3 is really, really scary... of course, some might still believe the sun revolves around US! Lol.

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