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

The largest gold nugget found with a metal detector is 'The Hand of Faith'. It is currently on display at the Golden Nugget Hotel Lobby. 'The Hand of Faith' was found by Kevin Hillier in 1980 outside his trailer in Kingtower, Victoria, Australia. It weighs 875 troy ounces or 27.21 kilograms and was sold to the Golden Nugget for a reported 1 million USD. The sale was very controversial at the time as Australia thought it should stay with them. It did not because Steve Wynn was willing to pay more for it than anybody else.

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

The most recent year when written both the right way up and upside down to appear the same, is 1961

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

The Luxor Hotel atrium is the largest in the world at 29 million cubic feet.

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

Q: Do Frogs have teeth?
A: Actually, yes! But not like in this silly picture! http://allaboutfrogs.org/weird/general/teeth.html

Most frogs do in fact have teeth of a sort.
They have a ridge of very small cone teeth around the upper edge of the jaw. These are called Maxillary Teeth.
Frogs often also have what are called Vomerine Teeth on the roof of their mouth.
They don't have anything that could be called teeth on their lower jaw, so they usually swallow their food whole. The so-called "teeth" are mainly used to hold the prey and keep it in place till they can get a good grip on it and squash their eyeballs down to swallow their meal.
Toads, however, do NOT have any teeth.

Toad ya so...!

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

Venus rotates the opposite way to all the other planets in the Solar System.

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

The Stratosphere Las Vegas is the tallest free standing observation tower in the US.

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

It is considered an insult to give someone a tip in Iceland.

98. Posted by TravelSoup (Budding Member 33 posts) 7y

19,500 equals the total number of Vancouver adults who consume beer "daily or almost daily".

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

French fries are not french.
The turkey is not from Turkey.

100. Posted by Piecar (Travel Guru 894 posts) 7y

"Canada Dry" is not from Canada

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