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This page is dedicated to Historical, Astroligical, and Geographical facts. Some of these are facts that may be taught in school classes.

History Information.



The second set of father-son presidents became a reality in the year 2000 as George W Bush was elected. The Bushes were the second father-son pair to hold office the first were the Adams.   

The first synthetic human chromosome was constructed by US scientists in 1997.

Diet Coke was invented in 1982.

In 1980, a Las Vegas hospital suspended workers for betting on when patients would die.

1973, Swedish confectionery salesman Roland Ohisson was buried in a coffin made entirely of chocolate.

The first credit card was issued in 1951 by American Express.

The first human sex change was preformed in 1950 when the Danish doctor Christian Hamburger operated on a New Yorker named George Jargenson who changed his first name to Christine after the operation. 

Thomas Edison invented the talking doll in 1888.

Great Britain was the first country to issue postage stamps in 1840.  

In the Great Fire of London in 1666, only six people were killed.

The thermometer was invented in 1607 by Galileo.

The First hotdog or Frankfurter was said to be made in Frankfurter Germany in 1487.

The Deadliest Disease ever the Pneumonic form of the Black Death spread from 1347-1350.

The first spectacles were invented in 1280.


Astronomical Facts.


20000 pounds of space dust and other space debris fall on the Earth everyday. Some of these are mars rocks most of which have been found in antartica.

99% of our solar systems mass is concentrated in the sun. The sun also shrinks 5ft every hr. 

Every 238 years, the orbits of Neptune and Pluto change making Neptune at times the farthest planet from the sun.

Jupiter is the fastest rotating planet, which can complete one revolution in less than ten hours.

Uranus is the only planet that rotates on its side. The winter and summer seasons on this planet last 21 earth years each.

Venus is the only planet that rotates clockwise.


Geographical Facts.

Continents, States,and Cities.


On every continent there is a city called Rome.

About 50% of Americans live within 50 miles of their birth-place. This is called propinquity. The longest U.S. highway is Route 20, which is over 3,365 miles.

Los Angeles's full name is El Pueblo de Nuestra Senora la Reina de los Angeles de Porciuncula --and can be abbreviated to 3.63% of its size: L.A. The state of Tennessee was known as Franklin before 1796. The first state to give the right to women to vote was Wyoming.

There is a town named Dildo in the province of Newfoundland,Canada. Montreal is the largest French-speaking city in the Western Hemisphere.

Panama is the only place in the world were you can see the sun rise over the Pacific Ocean and set over the Atlantic Ocean.

Antarctica is the only land on our planet that is not owned by any country. Antarctica is also the only continent that does not have land areas below sea level.

Mountains, Deserts, and Rainforests.

The highest mountain in the Western Hemisphere is Mount Aconcagua in Argentina. It rises 22,834 feet above sea level.

The largest desert in the world, the Sahara, is 3,500,000 square miles.

The Amazon rainforest produces more than 20% the world's oxygen supply.

The greatest mountain range is the Mid-Ocean Ridge, extending 64,374 km from the Arctic Ocean to the Atlantic Ocean. The Atlantic Ocean is saltier than the Pacific Ocean.The deepest point on the Earth's surface is in the Pacific Ocean located in the Marianas trench. This point is called the "Challenger Deep" and is 35,818 feet deep.