Tuesday, April 21, 2009

DYK - Killer Hippos

A couple of zingers from mentalfloss.com’s “Amazing Fact Generator” (forgive me for stealing today; an early Bulls game last night forced me to leave school without my “Did You Know” reference books):

If a foreign-born female gives birth on an airplane in U.S. airspace, or on a ship within 12 nautical miles of the U.S. coast, her child automatically becomes a U.S. citizen.

In 2000, not a single hurricane made landfall in the United States.

Charles Curtis, Herbert Hoover’s Vice President was a Kaw Indian. He attained the highest elective office (so far, anyway) of any American Native.

The hippopotamus is considered to be the most dangerous animal in Africa. Hippos kill more humans annually than lions, crocodiles or snakes.

The bikini wax has been around for hundreds of years. Muslim brides-to-be in the Middle East and North Africa remove all their body hair before the wedding night.

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