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Know It All
January 30, 2013, 05:00 AM
A regulation hockey puck is one inch thick.

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A goldfish has an average memory span of three seconds.

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There are five different kinds of rhinoceroses. The African white, African black and Sumatran rhinoceroses all have two horns. The Indian and Javan rhinos have one horn.

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It takes six months for a fingernail to grow from base to tip.

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Introduced in 1993, the original nine Beanie Babies were Chocolate the Moose, Cubbie the Bear, Flash the Dolphin, Legs the Frog, Patti the Platypus, Pinchers the Lobster, Splash the Whale, Spot the Dog and Squealer the Pig.

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Barbie is 11 inches tall. Ruth Handler (1917-2002), creator of the Barbie doll, named the doll after her daughter Barbara.

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A squid has 10 tentacles.

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The longest recorded flight of a chicken was 13 seconds.

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A fortnight is 14 days.

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People have 32 permanent adult teeth. Dogs have 42 teeth.

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In a non-leap year, there are 182 days before and after July 2, making it the middle day of the year.

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Norman Rockwell (1894-1978) painted 321 covers for the "Saturday Evening Post.” He sold his first cover at age 22.

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President William Howard Taft (1857-1930) was the heaviest president. He weighed 325 pounds.

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Do you know how many acres are in one square mile? Do you know how many square yards are in one square mile? See answer at end.

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President Richard Nixon (1913-1994) resigned 784 days after the Watergate break-in.

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The Titanic was stocked with 1,000 oyster forks, 1,500 gallons of fresh milk and 2,000 salt shakers.

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An American dollar bill would have to be folded back and forth about 4,000 times before it would easily tear.

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Radio City Music Hall seats 6,000 people. Opened in New York in 1932, Radio City Music Hall completed a $70 million restoration in 1999.

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There are 6,374 miles of streets in New York City.

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There are about 7,000 cherries on an average tart cherry tree.

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There are 9,000 taste buds on the human tongue.

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The lifespan of a basketball used for play in the NBA (National Basketball Association) is 10,000 bounces.

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The deepest point of the Pacific Ocean is in the Marianas Trench in the South Pacific. The depth is 35,838 feet.

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There are 36,000 Chinese food restaurants in the United States. That's more than the number of burger fast-food franchises in the country.

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Elvis Presley's two-room childhood home in Tupelo, Miss. is visited by more than 50,000 people each year.

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Answer: There are 640 acres in a square mile. There are 3,097,600 square yards in a square mile.



Know It All is by Kerry McArdle. It runs in the weekend and Wednesday editions of the Daily Journal. Questions? Comments? Email knowitall@smdailyjournal.com or call 344-5200 ext. 114.


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