Read It In A Book

Useful (and not so useful) facts gleaned from reading random books

Read It In A Book is a collection of strange facts, some useful, some not, obtained from the random reading of books. The accuracy of the facts is not guaranteed, and some of them are dubious at best.

Solar Powered Toilet

The world’s first solar powered toilet is at the Custer Battlefield Monument in Montana

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Cows

A cows only sweatglands are in its nose

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Rain

The maximum speed at which rain falls is 18mph

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Umbrellas

The world’s only museum of umbrella covers is at Peak’s Island, Maine, USA. It is only open in the summer.

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Charles Rolls

Charles Rolls, of Rolls Royce fame, was the first Englishman to be killed whilst flying an aeroplane.

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Frog eating

An annual frog-eating festival is held in the town of Vittel, France at the headquarters of the Brotherhood of Frog Thigh Tasters

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Chopsticks

30% of the worlds population eat with chopsticks

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