Thursday, November 29, 2012

Fun Facts About New York State

New York is a state in the Northeastern region of the United States. New York is the 27th-most extensive, the 3rd-most populous, and the 7th-most densely populated of the 50 United States. New York is bordered by New Jersey and Pennsylvania to the south, and by Connecticut, Massachusetts and Vermont to the east. The state has a maritime border with Rhode Island east of Long Island, as well as an international border with the Canadian provinces of Ontario to the west and north, and Quebec to the north. The state of New York is often referred to as New York State to distinguish it from New York City.

Fun Facts About New York State:

Sam Schapiro began the Kosher wine industry on New York's Lower East side with their famous extra heavy original concord wine in 1899.

Dairying is New York's most important farming activity with over 18,000 cattle and or calves farms.

New York City has 722 miles of subway track.

The first presentation of 3D films before a paying audience took place at Manhattan's Astor Theater on June 10, 1915.

Kingston was the first capital of New York State.

Largest lake: Oneida, 79.8 square miles.

The highest point in New York State is Mount Marcy, Essex County in the Adirondacks - 5,344 feet above sea level.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Interesting, Fun, and Useless Facts

Did You Know?...

12 newborns will be given to the wrong parents daily.

101 Dalmatians and Peter Pan (Wendy) are the only two Disney cartoon features with both parents that are present and don't die throughout the movie.

About 3000 years ago, most Egyptians died by the time they were 30.

An average person laughs about 15 times a day.

John Lennon's first girlfriend was named Thelma Pickles.

Feet have 500,000 sweat glands and can produce more than a pint of sweat a day.

Sneezes regularly exceed 100 mph, while coughs clock in at about 60 mph.

The average person's left hand does 56% of the typing.