- US$ 200 Billion worth of treasure found in indian temple.
- A rabbit’s teeth never stop growing.
- Despite the stereotype, the British have the healthiest teeth!
- A photo taken at Disney World captured a married couple 17 years before they’d even met!
- The “unlucky” number 13 appears several times on the American one-dollar bill.
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This is why rabbits are so renowned for their nibbling skills. If a rabbit wasn’t constantly chewing on something, its teeth would overgrow! This is also true for other animals such as horses. If you have ever heard someone use the expression “long in the tooth” to describe someone who is old, you now know where that phrase came from!
In a study from dentists all over the world, the average 12-year-old in Britain has fewer decayed and missing teeth and fewer fillings than their 12-year-old peers in other Western countries. Britain and Germany tied for first for the lowest number of damaged teeth. At the top of the list (of selected countries in the studies) having the most damaged teeth were the 12-year-old children of Poland.
Alex and Donna Voutisinas thought the first time their paths had crossed was when the couple had begun working together at a hotel. As it turns out, they had come within feet of each other at Disney World when they were just toddlers! They came to this startling realization just days before their marriage while searching for baby pictures to be used at their reception. While looking at a photo of Donna’s family taken at the ‘happiest place on Earth,’ Alex saw HIS FATHER pushing a stroller in the background! As it turns out, both the bride and groom’s families had been vacationing on that same day, and they had the photographic evidence to prove it. I guess it just goes to show that “it’s a small world after all”…
Say what you will about luck, but the number 13 is significant in U.S. history because of the 13 original American colonies that declared their independence from Great Britain in 1776. If you are superstitious, however, this might freak you out a bit:
- 13 steps on the pyramid of the Great Seal
- 13 letters in “Annuit Coeptis”
- 13 stripes in the shield on the eagle
- 13 stars above the eagle
- 13 letters in “E Pluribus Unum”
- 13 arrows in the eagle’s left talon
- 13 leaves, and likewise, 13 fruits on the olive branch in its right talon
17-year-old Felicia Frisco has taken care of her 100-lb Bengal tiger “Will” since the day he was born! Though Will weighs more than a full-grown Rottweiler and is one of the most lethal killers on the planet, he sleeps with Felicia in her bed every single night. The reason Felicia is allowed such an exotic and dangerous pet is because her family has raised and trained wild animals for generations.Her parents run a program called “Tiger Encounter,” into which Felicia’s pet will be entered after his first birthday. He will then be used to educate the public about the plight of tigers in the wild. Until that time, Felicia Frisco gets to cuddle with one of the scariest stuffed animals you’ll ever see! Check out the ABC article for the whole story and make sure to watch the video too!
The poem “The Star-Spangled Banner” was actually written as over a hundred years earlier – all the way back in 1814 by Francis Scott Key! Over the years, the words were set to a British drinking song and the tune gradually gained patriotic popularity. In 1889, the song was adopted for official use by the Navy, and in 1916 it was given the presidential seal of approval. However, the song was not officially named our national anthem until March 3, 1931, when President Herbert Hoover signed a congressional resolution!
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