On my Kindle Books and Tips blog, I am giving away one of the brand-new, just announced, Kindle Fires – rather than limiting it to just those people who read that blog I think it’s appropriate to invite the readers of this blog and anyone else who wants to enter – it’s free to enter, but the giveaway ends Monday: if you’re interested, please enter now before you forget!
To enter, just click here or type in http://smarturl.it/1014kf into your web browser – and how about telling your friends and family about the giveaway, also (heck, tell everyone you know!)? I’m sure they would like a chance to win!
Have a great rest of your week-
At 4,145 miles, the Nile River is the longest in the world.
Many sailors used to wear gold earrings so that they could afford a proper burial when they died.
Coffee is the second largest item of international commerce in the world. The largest is petrol.
Custer was the youngest General in US history. He was promoted at the age of 23.
The Seven Deadly Sins are lust, pride, anger, envy, sloth, avarice, and gluttony.
The shortest war in history was between Zanzibar and England in 1896. Zanzibar surrendered after 38 minutes.
The cells that make up the antlers of a moose are the fastest growing animal cells in nature.
Gatorade was named for the University of Florida Gators where it was first developed.
The oldest exposed surface on earth is New Zealand’s south island.
There are 1,792 steps to the top of the Eiffel Tower.
Humans and Dolphins are the only species that have sex for pleasure.
The ant can lift 50 times its own weight.
A bowling pin needs to tilt only 7.5 degrees to fall.
1 in every 4 Americans has appeared on TV at some point in their lives.
The study of word origins is called etymology.
The “You are here” arrow on a map is called the IDEO locator.
The first product to have a bar code was Wrigley’s gum.
Venus is the only planet that rotates clockwise.
The highest temperature ever recorded was 136.4 degrees Fahrenheit at El Azizia, Lybia, on September 13, 1922.
The world’s smallest mammal is the bumblebee bat of Thailand, weighing less than a penny.
It has been calculated that in the last 3,500 years, there has only been 230 years of total peace throughout the civilized world.
Bamboo, which is the tallest grass in the world, can grow up to 90cm in a day.
Most of the vitamin C in fruits is in the skin.
The human heart creates enough pressure to squirt blood up to 30 feet.
The strongest muscle in the body is the tongue ~ relative to its size.
The average talker sprays about 300 microscopic saliva droplets per minute, about 2.5 droplets per word.
The Earth experiences about 50,000 earthquakes each year.
The lowest temperature ever recorded was 129 degrees below 0 at Vostok, Antarctica, on July 21, 1983.
The largest known kidney stone weighed 2.9 pounds (1.36kg).
The average human produces 25,000 quarts of spit in a lifetime, enough to fill two swimming pools.