A MALE SEAHORSE can give birth to up to 2,000 babies. He can do that about 13 times a year.
MORE BABIES ARE BORN on Tuesdays than any other day. Sundays are the least popular day for babies to enter the world.
PROMS WERE INTRODUCED to U.S. high schools over 100 years ago, somewhat as an answer to debutante balls. Costs then were minimal in comparison: today’s “promposal”could cost many times what yesterday’s homemade prom dress did.
YOU THINK YOUR CHAPERONE IS STRICT? In 1975, Susan Ford’s prom was held in the White House. Her father was the President then; chaperones were Secret Service men.
THE TREVI FOUNTAIN IN ROME collects more than a million bucks a year in wishes. That’s some serious coin, literally. An average of over $3,200 per day is tossed in the water. The money, by the way, goes to charity.
THE HEART RATE OF A BLUE WHALE IS JUST SIX BEATS A MINUTE; A BLUE-THROATED HUM- MINGBIRD’S HEART BEATS OVER 1,200 TIMES A MINUTE. THE AVERAGE RESTING HEARTBEAT FOR A HUMAN IS 60-100 BEATS PER MINUTE (BPM). THE LOWEST EVER OFFICIALLY RE- CORDED WAS A MERE 28 BPM.
ABOUT 130 MILLION WOMEN BECAME MOTHERS LAST YEAR.
The Dionne Quintuplets, born in Corbeil, Ontario, Canada on May 28, 1934 were the rst known quints to survive beyond just a few days. Cecile, Yvonne, Emilie, Annette and Maria became a sensation and by the time they were three years old, thousands of people per day visited them at Quintland, where they lived.
Embalming the dead was not a widespread practice in the U.S. until the Civil War. Families wanted to bury their fallen soldiers at home and embalming was the only way to transport the dead for long distances.
Chocolate, vanilla and sugar can have all been considered aphrodisiacs.
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