Interesting Facts From George Chung Realtors – February 2014

Neat trivia given by a Del Rey realtor

  • According to a British law passed in 1845, attempting to commit suicide was a capital offense. Offenders could be hanged for trying.
  • Actor Tommy Lee Jones and former vice-president Al Gore were freshman roommates at Harvard.
  • All 50 states are listed across the top of the Lincoln Memorial on the back of the $5 bill.
  • All porcupines float in water.
  • Almonds are a member of the peach family.
  • Almost a quarter of the land area of Los Angeles is taken up by automobiles.
  • America once issued a 5-cent bill.
  • Ancient Egyptians slept on pillows made of stone.
  • An animal epidemic is called an epizootic.
  • An average person laughs about 15 times a day.
  • An iguana can stay under water for 28 minutes.
  • An ostrich’s eye is bigger than its brain.
  • Armadillos are the only animal besides humans that can get leprosy.
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