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  • 297 - An earthquake on Dec. 16, 1811 caused parts of the Mississippi River to flow backwards.
  • 86 - SOUTH DAKOTA shares no letters with its capital, PIERRE. It’s the only such state.
  • 69 - The capital of Massachusetts is Boston
  • 152 - What is called a "French kiss" in the English speaking world is known as an "English kiss" in France.
  • 91 - No one in the lower 48 states lives more than 115mi from a McDonald's.
  • 76 - Vancouver will host the 2010 Winter Olympics.
  • 366 - William Henry Harrison had the shortest presidency of 32 days.
  • 359 - The capitol city of China, Beijing, has a population of over 20 million people.
  • 155 - In 1386, a pig in France was executed by public hanging for the murder of a child
  • 168 - San Jose is the capital of Costa Rica

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