Five Random Facts for Thursday

Here are some random facts for you.

1.  Italy has won more Best Foreign Language / International Film Oscars than any other country, with 14 wins.  France is second with 12.  The country with the most nominations WITHOUT a win is Israel, which is now 0-for-10.

2.  A dime has 118 ridges on its edge.  The ridges allow the coin to determine if it is real or fake. This was implemented on all coins before the 18th century. The ridges also make it harder to make counterfeit coins.

3.  Three countries have a dragon on their flag:  Bhutan, Wales, and Malta.

4.  Heinz ketchup exits its glass bottle at .028 miles per hour, which is around the same speed as the average snail.

5.  The first movie sequel was “The Fall of a Nation” in 1916.  It was the sequel to “The Birth of a Nation” in 1915, which is about how heroic the KKK was after the Civil War and is considered one of the most racist movies in history.

 

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