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Arkansas has over 600,000 acres of lakes and 9,700 miles of rivers and streams.

The state is home to the world’s largest diamond mine, the Crater of Diamonds State Park.

The first Walmart store opened in Rogers, Arkansas in 1962 and in Bentonville, Arkansas, there is a museum dedicated to the history of Walmart.

The state’s nickname is “The Natural State”.

In Arkansas, it’s illegal to mispronounce the state’s name.

In the town of Gurdon, Arkansas, there is a yearly “Gurdon Light” festival to celebrate an unexplained phenomenon of a strange light that appears in the woods.

In Texarkana, Arkansas, there is a courthouse that straddles the state line between Arkansas and Texas.

Arkansas is the only state in the US where all three types of rocks – igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic – can be found.

In the town of Damascus, Arkansas, there is a yearly festival that features a “Toad Suck” contest, where participants suck up toads and measure how far they can spit them.

Arkansas has a law that makes it illegal to honk your horn at a sandwich shop after 9 PM.

The town of Lake Village, Arkansas, is home to a watermelon festival that features a watermelon seed-spitting contest.

In Arkansas, it is illegal to keep a bear as a pet.

Texarkana is a city that is in both Arkansas and Texas, straddling the border.

The state is home to the world’s largest statue of a watermelon, located in Hope, Arkansas.

Arkansas has the highest percentage of people who walk to work in the United States.

Arkansas is the only state in the U.S. that produces diamonds commercially.

The town of Dardanelle is home to a “Yell Fest” every year, where people compete to see who can yell the loudest.

The town of Mena, Arkansas is home to the “Iron Mountain Festival,” where participants compete in events like an axe-throwing contest and a beard-growing contest.

The town of McGehee is home to the “Great Arkansas Championship Outhouse Races,” where teams compete to see who can push an outhouse on wheels the fastest.

The town of DeQueen is home to the “Rattlesnake Ridge Run,” a 10K race that takes runners through rattlesnake-infested woods.

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10 Weird Facts About the Human Body

The average person sheds about 600,000 particles of skin every hour.

The human brain is made up of around 75% water.

The surface area of the human lung is roughly the same size as a tennis court.

The smallest bone in the human body is the stapes bone in the ear, which is smaller than a grain of rice.

A human sneeze can travel up to 100 miles (160 kilometers) per hour.

The strongest muscle in the human body is the masseter muscle, which is used for chewing.

Human hair can stretch up to 30% of its length when wet.

The human nose and ears continue to grow throughout a person’s entire life.

The human body has enough fat to make 7 bars of soap.

The human body contains enough iron to make a 3-inch (7.5 cm) nail.

The human heart creates enough pressure when it pumps blood to squirt blood up to 30 feet (9 meters) away.

The human body has enough salt to fill an average-sized salt shaker.

The human body can produce about a quart (1 liter) of saliva per day.

The liver is the only organ that can regenerate itself completely.

The human body produces about 25,000 quarts (25,000 liters) of blood in a lifetime.

The human body has enough carbon to make 900 pencils.

Human eyes are capable of distinguishing over 10 million different colors.

The average human farts around 14 times a day.

The human body has enough phosphorous to make 2,200 match heads.

The human brain uses around 20% of the body’s energy despite only making up 2% of the body’s weight.

The human body can survive without food for about a month, but only without water for about a week.

The human body can sweat up to 3 gallons (11.3 liters) per day in hot conditions.

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Ten Surprising Facts About Television

The first television was invented by John Logie Baird in 1925.

We think of color television as a fairly recent invention, but the first time color was shown on a TV screen was just four years later in 1929.

For a while you could buy an accessory for your black & white TV that was a see-through plastic cover. It was blue at the top, green in the middle, and brown at the bottom, so it would seem that you were seeing many scenes in nearly true colors.

The first commercial television broadcast as we know it was in London, 1936, to about 100 TV sets.

In the ten years between 1946 and 1956 television sets in American homes jumped from a total of 10,000 to 28 million.

The first commercial color television broadcast was in 1953.

The first TV remote control, invented in 1950, was called the “Lazy Bones.”

The first TV commercial was for Bulova watches, and it aired in 1941.

The first TV sitcom was “I Love Lucy,” which aired from 1951 to 1957.

The first TV soap opera was “Guiding Light,” which aired from 1952 to 2009.

The first TV news anchor was Walter Cronkite.

The first TV show to be recorded and watched later was “The Ed Sullivan Show” in 1956.

The first TV series to have a female lead was “Bewitched,” which aired from 1964 to 1972.

The first TV show to feature an African American family was “The Jeffersons,” which aired from 1975 to 1985.

The first TV show to feature a same-sex couple was “Roseanne,” which aired from 1988 to 1997.

The first TV show to feature a transgender character was “All My Children,” which aired in 2006.

The highest-rated TV show of all time is the final episode of “MAS*H,” which aired in 1983.

The first TV show to use the word “pregnant” was “I Love Lucy.”

The first TV show to show a toilet was “Leave it to Beaver.”

The first TV show to feature a character with a disability was “Ironside,” which aired from 1967 to 1975.

The longest-running TV show in the world is “Meet the Press,” which has been on the air since 1947.

The first TV show to air in HD was “CBS Sunday Morning” in 1998.

The first TV show to be streamed online was “House of Cards,” which premiered on Netflix in 2013.

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Albert Einstein

Sometimes when we are rejected, we become dejected. When that happens, see if you can continue with one foot in front of the other, as Albert Einstein did.

In 1905 Albert Einstein wrote his famous Special Theory of Relativity. It was published in a scientific journal that same year, but took many years to gain general acceptance. In fact, it was not proven by actual experiment until 25 years later. This paper, entitled “Does the Inertia of a Body Depend Upon Its Energy Content?” is where E=mc² first appeared.

Two years after that paper was published, Einstein wanted a job as assistant professor of mathematics. This job required the applicant to submit a thesis paper, so Einstein submitted his Special Theory of Relativity. The university rejected it.

Einstein was a late talker and didn’t start speaking until he was almost 4 years old. Some say he couldn’t speak in full sentences until he was 9 years old.

He was a talented musician and could play the violin and piano. He often played music to help him think.

He had a poor memory for names and often forgot people he had met.

Einstein was a vegetarian and even wrote an essay called “The Ethics of Diet.”

He had a love for sailing and owned a sailboat named Tümmler which is German for porpoise.

Einstein was a smoker, but quit later in life after suffering from heart problems.

Einstein was offered a position in the Swiss Patent Office while he was trying to find a job as a teacher.

Einstein had a daughter named Lieserl who was born out of wedlock and was given up for adoption.

He was a pacifist and spoke out against war and violence.

Einstein was an avid letter-writer and wrote over 14,000 letters in his lifetime.

He was a fan of detective novels and even created his own detective, called Dr. René Belloq.

Einstein’s brain was preserved after his death for scientific study.

He had a close friendship with Charlie Chaplin and they often played music together.

Einstein was offered the position of Prime Minister of Israel, but declined.

He was a supporter of civil rights and spoke out against racism.

Einstein was an early member of the NAACP.

He was a fan of the philosopher Spinoza and even wrote a book about him.