Saturday, March 17, 2007

Did You Know?

The longest place name in the US is Chargoggagoggmanchauggagoggchaubunagungamaugg, in Massachussets, with 45 letters. According to Wikipedia, it's the name of a lake.

The most common street name in the US is Second Street. First Street claims the number 3 slot.

Toyota Corolla reigns as the bestselling car of all time. (Does that make me cool or ordinary?)

Do you think that America was the top film-producing country in 2004? Think again. That prize goes to India, who produced 946 movies that year.

Want a Big Mac in Switzerland? Expect to pay more than you would in any other country: a whopping $4.93. (Whopping, not Whopper.)

How do I know? I found it in a book: The Top 10 of Everything. You can find the latest year, 2007, at the reference desk. It's a fantastic resource for those who like to rank things.

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