Which state has the only working diamond mine on the continent of North America?
A) Alaska B) Arkansas C) North Dakota D) South Carolina
There are 142,000 recognized species of moths, and scien- tists estmate that there are thousands more yet to be dis- covered.
Per the dictionary, one definition of a "cartwheel" is a silver dollar.
In 1669, an alchemist, one who mistakenly believes that he can change base metals into gold, mixed up a batch of something which was, surprisingly, not gold, but a sub- stance he named phosphorous. Since his recipe did not produce the gold he desired, he tossed it onto the heap of history.
WHO FIRST INVENTED MATCHES?
In 1826, John Walker stumbled upon a chemical concoction that produced fire. After stirring together a mixture of chemicals, which did not contain phosphorous, John removed the stick he used, only to find a dried lump at its end. When he scraped the stick against the floor to rid it of the lump, the stick ignited. His mixture of antimony sulfide, potassium chlorate, gum, and starch could produce fire. In his rush to demonstrate his discovery to others, John by- passed the patent office.
BAD MOVE JOHN!
In no time, a person at one of John's demonstrations, Samuel Jones, spotted an overlooked, golden opportunity, and patented the invention under his name. Mr. Jones produced matches he named Lucifers, which produced phenomenal sales. The wide- spread availability of the matches actually led to a sig- nificant increase in smoking.
WHY WAS WHITE PHOSPHOROUS TAKEN OUT OF MATCHES?
The phosphorous was responsible for a nearly epidemic disease known as "phossy jaw," match factory workers developed poisoned bones, and children who sucked on the matches developed infant skeletal deformities. Even the amount of white phosphorous contained in one pack of matches could kill a person, and actually did, through numerous suicides and murders.
American composer Stephen Foster had two of his songs adopted as official state anthems:"My Old Kentucky Home" is the state song of Kentucky and "Old Folks at Home" is the state song of Florida.
France and Mexico were involved in a year-long conflict popularly known as the Pastry War in 1838. Mexico refused to pay for damage done by Mexican army officers to a rest- aurant run by a French pasty chef in Tacubaya, now a section of Mexico City.
GET OUT YOUR MEASURING TAPE
Anthropologists use a standard height of 4 feet 11 inches to determine if a group of people are pygmies. The average adult male must be less than 59 inches in height.
A FLAG OF A DIFFERENT SORT
The nation of Mozambique has an AK-47 assault rifle on its flag. ***
Diminutive actor Felix Silla played the hirsute role of Cousin Itt on the bizarre 1960s sitcom The Addams Family. Years later, he was Twiki on television’s Buck Rogers in the 25th Century and also was one of the countless Ewoks in Return of the Jedi.
Answer: B) Arkansas
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If you stop believing what your professor told you had to be true and if you start thinking for yourself you may come to some conclusions you hadn't expected. You may find the Bible makes more sense than you thought or were told to think. Allow yourself to be ruined, ruined with regard to what you always thought could be true. Can you believe what you don't understand?You and I believe everyday what we don't understand unless it comes to the issue to salvation. Dr. Woodrow Kroll
What's the difference between a millionaire and a billionaire? A million seconds is 13 days. A billion seconds is 31 years! A billion minutes ago was just after the time of Christ. A billion dollars ago was yesterday at the U.S. Treasury.
Two men, sentenced to die in the electric chair on the same day, were led down to the room in which they would each die. The priest had given them last rites, the formal speech had been given by the warden, and a final prayer had been said among the participants. The warden, turning to the first man, solemnly asked, "Son, do you have a last request?" To which the man replied, "Yes sir, I do. I love country music. Could you please play some COUNTRY MUSIC for me one last time?" "Certainly," replied the warden. He turned to the other man and asked, "Well, what about you, son? What is your final request?" "Please," said the condemned man, "kill me first."