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31. Posted by vegasmike6 (Travel Guru 3562 posts) 7y

The Bellagio's Cirque Du Soleil show "O" has a 1.5 million gallon tank on stage.

32. Posted by zaksame (Respected Member 571 posts) 7y

Quoting zaksame

Statues and Stuatuary: I can never remember this one and every time I see a statue of a guy on a horse it really annoys me. So, here it is again....
If a statue in the park of a person on a horse has both front legs in the air, the person died in battle. If the horse has one front leg in the air the person died as a result of wounds received in battle. If the horse has all four legs on the ground, the person died of natural causes.

Definitely a myth.

Are you sure..? 'Cause if you are I'm really busted, I've been using that one for years.

33. Posted by vegasmike6 (Travel Guru 3562 posts) 7y

Quoting zaksame

Are you sure..? 'Cause if you are I'm really busted, I've been using that one for years.

A myth. Read about it here.

34. Posted by vegasmike6 (Travel Guru 3562 posts) 7y

Penny Slots in Nevada:
In 2000, Nevada had 540 penny slots. Today there are 37,943 penny slots statewide. $17.8 billion was wagered in the fiscal year that ended June 30th. The casinos won $1.8 billion on penny slots, 25% of the $7.2 billion earned by Nevada's 171,225 slot machines. And some are calling for the end of the penny. Not Nevada!

35. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 7y

Quoting vegasmike6

Penny Slots in Nevada:
In 2000, Nevada had 540 penny slots. Today there are 37,943 penny slots statewide. $17.8 billion was wagered in the fiscal year that ended June 30th. The casinos won $1.8 billion on penny slots, 25% of the $7.2 billion earned by Nevada's 171,225 slot machines. And some are calling for the end of the penny. Not Nevada!

NO END TO PENNIES!!!!!!! I love the penny slots!!!!!! They allow you to play for HOURS without spending more than $5.00!!!

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Crayola Crayons currently has over 120 different crayon colours.

(Yeah, I had the 128 count box when I was a kid. Still have the 64 count box.)

36. Posted by BedouinLeo (Inactive 698 posts) 7y

Quoting Hien

Quoting BedouinLeo

What makes the fact about London Gatwick interesting (if it is !) is that it is classified as the worlds busiest single runway airport but in fact it has two runways. I know the answer to the riddle. Wonder if you do.

The airport does indeed have two runways, but they're parallel and too close to each other for both to be operated at the same time. One of them acts as a backup in case of accidents or maintenance on the main one. Because only one runway is being used for take-off and landing at any one time, it is classified as a single-runway airport.

You get the Blue Peter Badge, Gold Star, A1 grade and Brownies 'Airport Badge' for such a perfect answer.

37. Posted by BedouinLeo (Inactive 698 posts) 7y

Mount Everest's height increases by approximately half an inch a year.

38. Posted by vegasmike6 (Travel Guru 3562 posts) 7y

On New Years eve 1999, Barbra Streisand set the all time single concert box-office record. Held at the MGM Grand Garden, it grossed $14,694,750.00 from 12,477 tickets sold.

39. Posted by BedouinLeo (Inactive 698 posts) 7y

The largest city in the USA in Juneau, Alaska with a total area of over 3,200 square miles. That's over 10 times the size of New York City.
Yet it only has a population of under 50,000

40. Posted by bgl (Full Member 167 posts) 7y

The tallest individual mountain in the world is Mauna Kea on the Big Island of Hawaii: 13,796 feet (4,205 m) above sea level, BUT an estimated 33,476 (10,203 m) above its base on the floor of the Pacific Ocean. By this measure it is the world's tallest mountain, taller than Mount Everest, which at 29,028 ft (8,848 m) is the tallest mountain above sea level. Mount Everest sits on top a high elevation area with many other mountains, and it would be impossible to define the lower half, or so of the mountain, while Mauna Kea is an easily definable structure, from the ocean floor all the way to the summit - 33,476 ft up.

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