June 14, 2006
• In just 15 seconds, 250 electric eels can produce enough energy to power an electric golf cart for 130 minutes.
• The preference for toilet paper roll arrangement -- whether or not the paper drapes over or under the roll -- is determined by a recessive gene carried in the X chromosome.
• The dense core section of a cabbage is sometimes referred to by its traditional name, babchka.
• While Dr Pepper purports to be a blend of 23 flavors, the company acknowledges that three of those flavors are different concentrations of vanilla extract, brining the actual number of flavors to 21.
• Installing a lock so the ridges of the key face downwards -- what many would consider to be "upside down" -- increases the lock's security by 29 percent.