• The Felton Factoid of the Day
     
    6/14/19
    No "Felton Factoid" today due to closing ceremonies.
    6/13/19
    No "Felton Factoid" today.
    6/12/19
    No "Felton Factoid" today due to Freshman Day.
    6/11/19
    -During your time at Tohickon you have attended approximately 2,700 class periods. Tomorrow is your last one.
    -As of Wednesday, you will have attended about 1,840 days of school in your academic career. You have about 552 more to go until graduation.
    6/10/19
    No "Felton Factoid" today.
    6/7/19
    What are the top ten best-selling board games of all time?
    Answer: Risk, Pictionary, Trivial Pursuit, Othello, Clue, Monopoly, Scrabble, Backgammon, Checkers, and Chess, in descending order from ten to one.
    6/6/19
    Four people died at Woodstock and four people were born.
    6/5/19
    Mr. Felton shared the amazing story of Lexie Alford, who, on May 31st, became the youngest person to visit all 196 countries. She is 21 years-old. See a link to the story below:
    6/4/19
    No "Felton Factoid" today.
    6/3/19
    A few facts about taste:
    -The average person is born with about 9,000 taste buds. Taste buds begin to die when we are born.
    -There are five tastes. They are sweet, sour, bitter, salty, and umami, which is savory.
    -25% of the population are "supertasters", which mean they have a heightened sense of taste.
    -Unless food is mixed with saliva, you can't taste it.
    5/31/19
    Mr. Felton shared the various ways the CIA attempted to kill Fidel Castro. Check out the following link:
    http://mentalfloss.com/article/30010/10-ways-cia-tried-kill-castro.
    5/30/19
    No "Felton Factoid" today.
    5/29/19
    No "Felton Factoid" today as students were finishing the Civil Rights unit quiz.
    5/24/19
    No "Felton Factoid" today due to the Civil Rights unit quiz.
    5/23/19
    No "Felton Factoid" today.
    5/22/19
    No "Felton Factoid" today.
    5/21/19
    There was a long-lost fourth member of the Snap, Crackle, Pop gang. His name was "Pow".
    5/20/19
    Mr. Felton shared some pictures and stories from his Adirondacks adventure over the weekend.
    5/17/19
    There may not be a language barrier between Americans and the British, but there certainly is a slang barrier.
    Here are a few examples:
    -A sweater in Britain is called a jumper.
    -A truck is called a lorry.
    -The bathroom is called the loo.
    -French fries are called chips.
    -Vacation is called holiday.
    5/15/19
    -The mosquito is the deadliest animal on Earth.
    -Only female mosquitoes bite.
    -Mosquitoes are especially attracted to blondes, people in dark clothing, pregnant women, and people who eat bananas.
    5/14/19
    -No piece of paper can be folded in half more than seven times.
    -If you could, in theory, fold a piece of paper twenty times, it would be thicker than the height of Mt. Everest.
    -If you could fold it just forty-two times, the thickness would be greater than the distance between the Earth and the Moon!
    5/13/19
    No "Felton Factoid" today.
    5/10/19
    No "Felton Factoid" today.
    5/9/19
    No "Felton Factoid" today.
    5/8/19
    -What is synchronous diaphramatic flutter (SDF) more commonly known as?
    Answer: The hiccups
    -A man named Charles Osborne once had the hiccups for sixty-nine years!
    5/7/19
    -Before people were told to say "cheese" for photographs, they were told to say "prune".
    -When the telephone became more widely used people asked what they should say when answering it. Alexander Graham Bell, inventor of the telephone, said you should greet people by saying "ahoy".
    5/6/19
    On this date in 1954, British student Roger Bannister became the first man to run the mile in less than four minutes.
    5/3/19
    No "Felton Factoid" today.
    5/2/19
    -20% of Americans consider themselves chronic procrastinators.
    -The Procrastinators' Club of America newsletter is called Last Month's Newsletter.
    -33% of people will buy this person a gift during the holidays.
    Answer: Themselves
    -30% of Americans claim they have seen this.
    Answer: A ghost
    5/1/19
    No "Felton Factoid" today.
    4/30/19
    No "Felton Factoid" as students were taking the Cold War unit quiz today.
    4/29/19
    On March 11, 1958, our military mistakenly dropped an atomic bomb on Florence, South Carolina. As it turned out, a military plane accidentally released a bomb that landed in the backyard garden of a home in the town of Florence. There was a sizable explosion that caused some damage, but nobody was killed or even hurt because the bomb's plutonium core did not ignite.
    4/26/19
    -The first known form of currency were cattle.
    -Tulips were once as valuable as gold in Holland.
    -Paper money in the United States is actually 75% cotton.
    -97% of all paper money contains traces of cocaine.
    -The twenty-dollar bill is the most-commonly counterfeited bill.
    4/25/19
    Mr. Felton shared some facts about the president's limo, which is called Cadillac-1. They included:
    -It is nicknamed "The Beast" by the Secret Service.
    -It weighs about 20,000 pounds and gets about 9 miles to the gallon!
    -It is not really a Cadillac.
    -The president's blood is kept on board in case he/she needs an instant blood transfusion.
    -Each door of the limo weighs about as much as a door of a Boeing 757 airliner and is eight inches thick.
    4/24/19
    -There is a reference to SuperMan in every episode of Seinfeld.
    -Anosmia is the condition of not being able to smell.
    4/23/19
    -Who was our shortest serving U.S. president?
    Answer: William Henry Harrison served just one month before dying.
    -To bring good luck, brand new stadiums have all their toilets flushed at the same time before the stadium opens.
    4/15/19
    No "Felton Factoid" today as students were in the library working on the Washington, D.C. Itinerary Activity.
    4/12/19
    On Monday, a mysterious metallic object fell out of the sky into the middle of Doylestown. Nobody has been able to figure out exactly what it is. See it in the file below:
    4/11/19
    No "Felton Factoid" today.
    4/10/19
    No "Felton Factoid" today.
    4/9/19
    No "Felton Factoid" today.
    4/8/19
    No "Felton Factoid" today.
    4/5/19
    -Twenty percent of all oxygen that enters your bloodstream is used by the brain.
    -The higher your IQ, the more you dream.
    -Eighty percent of your brain is water.
    -The brain itself cannot feel pain.
    -It is impossible to tickle yourself.
    4/2/19
    Mr. Felton shared things that are Googled in various states.
    For example:
    -People in Pennsylvania Google "When is X-Files on?" more than any other state.
    -People in Iowa Google "Do penguins have knees?" more than any other state.
    -People in Mississippi Google "Who killed Tupac?" more than any other state.
    Guess the animal:
    -Can understand up to 250 words or gestures.
    -Can count up to five.
    -Can perform simple mathematical calculations.
    -Has the intelligence of a two year-old child.
    Answer: a dog
    4/1/19
    No "Felton Factoid" today.
    3/29/19
    -93% of all greeting cards are bought by women.
    -The word with the most definitions in the English language is "set." The Oxford English Dictionary offers 464 different definitions for the word!
    3/28/19
    No "Felton Factoid" today.
    3/27/19
    No "Felton Factoid" today.
    3/26/19
    No "Felton Factoid" today.
    3/25/19
    No "Felton Factoid" today.
    3/22/19
    No "Felton Factoid" as students were taking the World War II unit test today.
    3/21/19
    No "Felton Factoid" today as students played the eraser game to review for tomorrow's test.
    3/20/19
    Mr. Felton shared some happy, warm and fuzzy "Felton Factoids".
    They included:
    -Baby puffins are called pufflings.
    -Costa Rica is statistically the happiest nation on Earth.
    -Worms communicate by snuggling.
    -Penguins only have one mate their entire life and they "propose" by giving their mate a pebble.
    -Cows have best friends.
    3/19/19
    No "Felton Factoid" today.
    3/18/19
    -Duct tape was invented in the 1940s to keep ammunition dry during World War II.
    -There is an annual duct tape festival.
    -Wearing duct tape to the prom could earn you a college scholarship.
    -Duct tape has been used successfully to repair a damaged airplane fuselage, construct a working cannon, build a usable bridge, and lift a 5,000 pound car.
    3/15/19
    -What was the tallest mountain in the world before Mt. Everest was discovered?
    Answer: Mt. Everest
    -Which months have 28 days?
    Answer: All of them.
    -When is England's Fourth of July?
    Answer: July 4th
    3/14/19
    Here are a few interesting facts about war:
    -The shortest war in history was the Anglo-Zanzibar War of 1896. It lasted a total of thirty-eight minutes.
    -In 1969, there was a war fought between the countries of El Salvador and Honduras. The cause? A soccer game.
    -Over the past 3,500 years of human history, there have been a total of 230 years of peace in the world.
    -The first bomb the Allies dropped on Berlin in World War II killed Germany's only elephant.
    3/13/19
    Mr. Felton shared another brainteaser today. Check it out below:
    3/12/19
    Mr. Felton shared a mathematical brainsteaser today. It is located in the file below:
    3/11/19
    -The Colgate Toothpaste Company had some trouble with its name in Spanish-speaking countries. The word "colgate" is the Spanish command for "go hang yourself".
    -The word "kangaroo" means "I don't know" in the language of the Australian Aborigines.
    -When Kentucky Fried Chicken expanded into China, the translation of its slogan "Finger Lickin' Good" didn't go so well.
    In Chinese, it translated into "Eat your fingers off".
    3/8/19
    Mr. Felton shared the top ten highest grossing movies of all time. Number one was "Avatar", followed by "Titanic". See the complete top 50 at the following link:
    3/7/19
    -Vincent Van Gogh sold only one painting during his lifetime.
    -At one point in his life, Pablo Picasso was so poor he kept warm by burning his own paintings.
    -Leonardo da Vinci spent twelve years on the Mona Lisa's lips alone.
    -The smallest painting in history is painted on a kernel of corn!
    3/6/19
    No "Felton Factoid" as students were completing their World War II simulation reflection today.
    3/5/19
    Here's a little bit of presidential trivia:
    -Who was the first president born in the twentieth century?
    Answer: John F. Kennedy
    -Who was the first president to have his administration represented on the internet?
    Answer: Bill Clinton
    -Who was the first president to own an IPod and say the word "blog" in a speech?
    Answer: George W. Bush
    3/1/19
    -Have you ever smelled your dog's feet? If they smell like corn chips it's totally normal. Veterinarians actually have a term for this.
    It is called "Frito feet."
    -There is only one professional sports team named after a work of literature. Can you name it?
    Answer: The Baltimore Ravens
    -Where was "The Sound of Music" written?
    Answer: In Doylestown!!
    2/28/19
    -What must a person score on an IQ test to be considered a genius?
    Answer: 140
    -Can you guess what Albert Einstein's IQ was?
    Answer: 160
    -What was the highest IQ ever recorded?
    Answer: 230, by an American woman named Marilyn Vos Savant.
    2/27/19
    No "Felton Factoid" as students were taking the World War II map quiz today.
    2/26/19
    No "Felton Factoid" today.
    2/25/19
    -Butterflies used to be called flutterbies.
    -Alaska is the state with the highest percentage of people who walk to work.
    -1/8 of all American adults have been employed by McDonald's at some point in their lives.
    2/22/19
    -In Washington, D.C., no building can be taller than the Washington Monument.
    -In addition to Washington, D.C., the following eight cities have served as the capital of the United States at one time or another:
    Philadelphia, New York, Baltimore, Lancaster, York, Trenton, Princeton, and Annapolis.
    2/21/19
    No "Felton Factoid" today.
    2/19/19
    No "Felton Factoid" today.
    2/11/19
    A lion's roar can be heard up to five miles away!
    2/8/19
    No "Felton Factoid" today.
    2/7/19
    No "Felton Factoid" today as classes were either finishing the unit test or preparing for the district skills assessment.
    2/6/19
    No "Felton Factoid" today as students were taking the Great Depression/New Deal unit test.
    2/5/19
    No "Felton Factoid" today as students played the eraser game to review for tomorrow's test.
    2/4/19
    Mr. Felton shared some facts about the most common and least common birthdays. They included:
    -There are more birthdays in September than any other month of the year.
    -The top ten most common birthdays are in September.
    -The most common birthday is September 9th.
    -The least common birthday is December 25th!
    -The least common month to have a birthday is January.
    -The least common day of the month to have a birthday is the 13th.
    2/1/19
    In a process called triboluminescence, Wint-O-Green Lifesavers give off little sparks when they are eaten in the dark.
    1/31/19
    -Which president was also a high school cheerleader?
    Answer: George W. Bush
    -Which president was once a stand-up comedian?
    Answer: Ronald Reagan
    -Which president is known to have skinny-dipped in the Potomac River in Washington, D.C.?
    Answer: John Quincy Adams
    -Which president trained his parrot to curse at people?
    Answer: Andrew Jackson
    1/30/19
    No "Felton Factoid" today.
    1/29/19
    Mr. Felton shared some interesting and off-the-wall town names from around the country. Some of the favorites were:
    -Chicken, Alaska
    -Ding Dong, Texas
    -Half.com, Oregon
    -Looneyville, Texas
    -Monkey's Eyebrow, Arizona
    -Nameless, Texas
    -Jersey Shore, Pennsylvania
    -Santa Claus, Indiana
    -Earth, Texas
    1/28/19
    No "Felton Factoid" as Mr. Felton did not meet with all of his classes due to the half-day today.
    1/25/19
    The Philadelphia Eagles were established in 1933, during the height of the Great Depression. They chose green for their uniforms to symbolize money and that better times lay ahead. In addition, the Eagle was chosen as the team name because it was the symbol for Franklin D. Roosevelt's National Recovery Act, which was also established in 1933.
    1/24/19
    Mr. Felton shared some very frivolous lawsuits that have been attempted over the years. Here are a few:
    -A sleeping student sued his teacher for waking him up in class.
    -An inmate in Virginia tried to sue himself!
    -A shop owner in New York City attempted to sue four homeless people for $1 million.
    -A man once tried to sue Michael Jordan for looking like him.
    1/23/19
    Eating bananas will make you a target for mosquitoes!
    1/22/19
    -Cherophobia is a fear of happiness.
    -7% of American adults believe that chocolate milk comes from brown cows.
    -Movie trailers were originally shown after movies, which is why they were called "trailers".
    1/18/19
    No "Felton Factoid" today.
    1/17/19
    -A flock of crows is called a "murder".
    -The average person will produce enough saliva in their lifetime to fill two swimming pools.
    1/16/19
    -A full NASA space suit costs $12,000,000!
    -Space is completely silent.
    -The footprints on the moon will be there for 100 million years.
    1/15/19
    No "Felton Factoid" today.
    1/14/19
    No "Felton Factoid" as students were taking the 1920s unit test today.
    1/11/19
    No "Felton Factoid" today as students played the eraser game to review for Monday's test.
    1/10/19
    You can now get a tombstone with a QR code. It is called a "Living Headstone" and once the QR code is scanned, pictures, video, a biography, music, and comments from loved ones will be shown.
    1/9/19
    No "Felton Factoid" as Mr. Felton gave his mafia presentation in class today.
    1/8/19
    A few facts about left-handed people:
    -According to Scientific American, 15% of the world's population is left-handed.
    -Ben Franklin, Albert Einstein, Charles Darwin, and Sir Isaac Newton were left-handed.
    -Males are twice as likely as females to be left-handed.
    -August 13th is "Left-Handers" Day.
    -There are more left-handed people in the world with IQ's over 140 than right-handed people.
    -All polar bears are left-handed.
    -There are actually college scholarships available to left-handed people.
    1/4/19
    -Red Solo cups are a popular souvenir to bring back from the United States.
    -Norway has a 25 year statute of limitations on murder!
    1/3/19
    -Adult cats only meow at humans.
    -Chewing gum can raise test scores.
    -If you point your car keys at your head, it increases your remote's range by using your brain as a radio transmitter.
    1/2/19
    No "Felton Factoid" today as Mr. Felton was discussing program planning with students.
    12/21/18
    No "Felton Factoid" today. Have a safe and enjoyable holiday.
    12/20/18
    No "Felton Factoid" as students were participating in the "Consumer Culture" activity today.
    12/19/18
    No "Felton Factoid" as students were participating in the "Consumer Culture" activity today.
    12/18/18
    No "Felton Factoid" as students were participating in the "Consumer Culture" activity today.
    12/17/18
    In Japan, letting a sumo wrestler make your baby cry is considered good luck.
    12/13/18
    -It's possible to have deja vu while you're asleep when you're dreaming. It is called deja reve.
    -Foreign Accent Syndrome is a rare condition that can occur after brain trauma in which patients speak their native language in a foreign accent.
    12/12/18
    No "Felton Factoid" as students were beginning the stock market contest today.
    12/11/18
    Mr. Felton shared some facts about Adolf Hitler. They included:
    -In 1939, his nephew wrote a paper entitled, "Why I Hate My Uncle."
    -Adolf Hitler never visited a concentration camp.
    -Adolf Hitler had a sister named Paula.
    -Hitler's father changed his last name in 1877 from Schicklgruber to Hitler.
    12/10/18
    -Bacteria makes up between two and nine pounds of your body weight.
    -A blue whale's heart is as large as a Volkswagon Beetle. A human being could actually fit inside the aorta.
    12/7/18
    Today is the seventy-seventh anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.
    12/6/18
    -There are enough diamonds in existence to give everyone on the planet a cupful.
    -The rarest metal in the world is platinum. In fact, if you took all of the platinum ever mined, it could fit into a space the size of your living room.
    12/5/18
    Mr. Felton shared some interesting items that have been put up for auction on eBay.
    They include: Arkansas Civil War dirt, the sun, a Hitler pincushion, pocket lint, and a person's conscience.
    12/4/18
    -Ketchup originated in China.
    -Fortune cookies were not invented in China, they were invented in America.
    -It is a very popular tradition in Japan to eat Kentucky Fried Chicken on Christmas Day.
    12/3/18
    How many total gifts were given in the song "The Twelve Days of Christmas?"
    Answer: 364
    Check out the explanation in the file below:
    11/30/18
    Charles Coghlan was a professional actor who died while on tour in Galveston in 1899. He was laid to rest there in a casket placed inside a stone vault. After the great Galvestion hurricane of 1900, his casket was released and carried away by the receding surge, his coffin began to drift . . . and drift, and drift. It drifted across the Gulf of Mexico and rounded the Florida Keys. Then, obviously borne by the Gulf Stream, it slowly bobbed northeastward the entire length of the Eastern Seaboard. Finally extricated from the great ocean current, it was found in 1908 basking on the surface of the Gulf of St. Lawrence, within mere miles from his birthplace in Prince Edward Island!!
    11/29/18
    -One penny doubled everyday becomes over five million dollars in just 30 days.
    -Outer space is absolutely silent because sound waves need an atmosphere in which to travel.
    -A frozen pea placed in a cup of Pepsi in outer space will create an explosion.
    11/28/18
    No "Felton Factoid" as Mr. Felton was attending the Model Congress today.
    11/27/18
    In honor of yesterday's successful landing of NASA's InSight spacecraft, Mr. Felton shared some amazing facts about Mars. They included:
    -Mars is 33.9 million miles from Earth.
    -It took the InSight spacecraft six months and a speed of 12,300 mph to reach Mars.
    -Mars is home to the solar system's tallest mountain, Olympus Mons, which stands at a height of 68,897 feet.
    -You only weigh 38% of your Earth weight on Mars!
    11/26/18
    -There are more French restaurants in New York City than in Paris, France.
    -There are 365 steps at the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, D.C. One for every day of the year.
    11/20/18
    No "Felton Factoid" today due to the half day.
    11/19/18
    No "Felton Factoid" as students were taking their World War I unit test today.
    11/15/18
    It's snowing.
    11/14/18
    The word "moist" is one of the least liked words in the English language.
    Here are some other words that made the list:
    -gurgle
    -yolk
    -phlegm
    -curd
    -smear
    -crusty
    -bulbous
    -fester
    -mucus
    11/13/18
    The Mona Lisa is considered priceless and cannot be insured.
    11/12/18
    Mr. Felton shared a few brainteasers with his classes today.
    11/9/18
    No "Felton Factoid" today due to the half day.
    11/8/18
    Mr. Felton shared a few brainteasers with his classes today.
    11/7/18
    Here's a brainteaser for you:
    A person lives on the eighth floor of an apartment building. Every day they take the elevator to
    the bottom of the building to go to work. However, when they come home at night, they only take the elevator to the sixth floor and take the stairs the rest of the way up. Why does this person do this?
    Answer: This person is too short to reach any of the buttons above the sixth button, so that is as far as he/she can take the elevator.
    11/5/18
    Due to strong anti-German feelings in the United States during World War I, many German-sounding names were altered.
    These include:
    -Sauerkraut became known as liberty cabbage.
    -Frankfurters became known as hot dogs.
    -Hamburgers became known as liberty sandwiches or salisbury steak.
    -Dachshunds became known as liberty pups.
    11/2/18
    -Winston Churchill lived his life in fear of every January 24th. This is because that was the anniversary of his father's death.
    Amazingly, Winston Churchill passed away on January 24th, 1965.
    -Thomas Edison invented the light bulb. What was his number one fear?
    Answer: The dark
    11/1/18
    Centenarians are people who are 100 years of age or older. Here are a few fun facts about Centenarians:
    -There are about 100,000 Centenarians in the United States today.
    -The United States has the most Centenarians in the world today, followed by Japan.
    -Eight out of every nine Centenarians is a woman.
    -A Super Centenarian is a person who is a 110 years of age or older.
    10/31/18
    -Super Bowl Sunday has been replaced by Halloween as the biggest pizza-eating day of the year in America.

    -Halloween dates back to Celtic Ireland and was originally known as Samhain.
    -The first Jack O' Lanterns were not made from pumpkins, but rather hollowed-out turnips.
    -The most popular Halloween candy is Snickers.
    -Halloween ranks behind Christmas as the second-most commercially successful holiday.
    10/30/18
    -Mr. Felton shared the amazing story of a bike that had been chained to a tree near Seattle, Washington since World War I because the bike's owner was killed in the war. 
    -Mr. Felton also shared how the license plate on the car that carried Franz Ferdinand and his wife in 1914 may have contained the date of the armistice of 1918!
    10/25/18
    -Do you know what the easternmost state is in the United States?
    How about the westernmost?
    Answer: Alaska is both the easternmost and westernmost state in the United States
    -Africa is the only continent that lies in all four hemispheres.
    -Canada has more miles of coastline than any other country on Earth.
    -The country of Russia spans a total of eleven time zones!!
    10/24/18
    No "Felton Factoid" as students were in the computer lab working on their Oral History podcasts today.
    10/23/18
    No "Felton Factoid" as students were in the computer lab working on their Oral History podcasts today.
    10/22/18
    No "Felton Factoid" as students were in the computer lab working on their Oral History podcasts today.
    10/19/18
    No "Felton Factoid" as students were in the computer lab working on their Oral History podcasts today.
    10/18/18
    No "Felton Factoid" as students were in the computer lab working on their Oral History podcasts today.
    10/17/18
    32,000 people were recently surveyed about which nation's food they like the best. The results are below: Italian, Mexican, Indian, Japanese, Chinese, French, American, Thai, Spanish, and English, in that order.
    10/16/18
    No "Felton Factoid" as students were working on their Oral History podcast script in the computer lab today.
    10/15/18
    No "Felton Factoid" as students were working on their Oral History podcast script in the computer lab today.
    10/12/18
    No "Felton Factoid" as students were working on their Oral History podcast script in the computer lab today.
    10/11/18
    -What is the most stolen car?
    Answer: Honda Accord
    -What is the most stolen book?
    Answer: The Holy Bible
    10/10/18
    A few facts from the animal kingdom:
    -A duck's quack can never echo.
    -Pigs physically cannot look up in the sky.
    -Rats multiply so quickly that in 18 months, two rats can have over a million descendants!
    10/9/18
    -The top five most common last names in the United States are Smith, Johnson, Williams, Jones, and Brown, in that order.
    -The two most common last names in the world are Lee(Li) and Chang.
    -What is the most common first name in the world?
    Answer: Muhammed
    10/8/18
    The five most common place names in the United States are Greenville (50), Franklin (30), Clinton (29), Springfield (28), and Salem (25).
    10/5/18
    -While playing "rock, paper, scissors" you can increase the likelihood that your opponent will throw "scissors" if you randomly ask them a personal question right before the count. Most people will do this as an automatic defense mechanism.
    -When you toss a penny, there is a 49% chance it will land on heads and a 51% chance it will land on tails. This is because the heads side weighs slightly more. So, always bet on tails.
    10/4/18
    The "S" in Harry S Truman does not stand for anything; therefore, there is no period after his middle initial.
    10/3/18
    In 1898, Morgan Robertson wrote a fictional book called "Futility" that has incredible similarities to the actual sinking of the real Titanic.
    10/2/18
    The top five best-selling musicians or groups of all-time are Elvis, Bing Crosby, The Beatles, Frank Sinatra, and ABBA, in this order.
    9/28/18
    No "Felton Factoid" today as students were in the computer lab conducting research for the oral history assessment.
    9/27/18
    -There are 336 dimples on a regulation golf ball.
    -There are more chickens in the world than there are people in the world!
    -There are more cows than people in the state of Vermont.
    -There is a reference to Super Man in every episode of Seinfeld.
    9/26/18
    It is impossible to turn your right foot clockwise and draw the number six in the air without your right foot stopping and turning counter-clockwise.
    9/25/18
    The top ten most common nicknames for college teams are Eagles, Tigers, Bulldogs, Cougars, Wildcats, Panthers, Lions, Pioneers, Warriors, and Knights, in this order.
    9/24/18
    What were the top five most popular baby names the year you were born?
    Check it out at the following site:
    https://www.babycenter.com/top-baby-names-2003.htm
    9/21/18
    All of the following kill more people each year than shark attacks:
    -lightning
    -texting
    -hippos
    -falling out of bed
    -deer
    -icicles
    -jellyfish
    -vending machines
    -televisions
    -bees
    -coconuts
     9/20/18
    Mr. Felton shared some habits that Americans have that people in other countries think is rude or weird. They included:
    -Putting ketcup on things
    -Asking for ice in our drinks or expecting free refills at a restaurant
    -Saying "God Bless You" when someone sneezes
    -Tipping at a restaurant
    -Our need for personal space
    9/18/18
    Mr. Felton shared some fun facts about America's most disrespected candy...candy corn.
    Check them out at the following link: http://mentalfloss.com/article/70260/sweet-facts-about-candy-corn
    9/17/18
    Where do we get the word "soccer" from?
    Answer: It is the shortened form of its official name of "association football".
    9/14/18
    Here's a cool math trick to dazzle your friends:

    -Tell a friend to think of a number.
    -Tell them to add 30 to this number.
    -Subtract 5 from this number.
    -Now add 30 to this number.
    -Subtract by the number you started with.
    -The answer will always be 55.
    Don't reveal this secret.
    9/13/18
    William Howard Taft was the heaviest president at 340 pounds. He was so large that the White House needed a
    new bathtub put in for him, since he got stuck in the first one.
    -Do you know how he got out of the first bathtub?
    -What baseball tradition did Taft start by accident?
    9/12/18
    Here are some interesting facts about dreams:
    -12% of people dream in black and white.
    -Blind people dream. They dream in sound, smell, taste, touch, and emotion.
    -People who stay up late have more nightmares.
    -Dreaming prevents psychosis.
    -You forget 90% of your dreams.
    -While you are dreaming, your brain releases a hormone that paralyzes your body so you don't physically "act out" your dreams.
    9/11/18
    Mr. Felton discussed some looney laws today in class.
    His favorite: In South Bend, Indiana, it is illegal to make a monkey smoke a cigarette.
    9/7/18
    Mr. Felton shared some interesting facts about life in the White House. You can find a link to the article here: https://www.yahoo.com/news/what-its-like-living-in-the-white-house-150821638.html
    9/6/18
    -The east coast of North America used to be so heavily forested that it was possible for a squirrel to travel from Maine to Florida by jumping
    from one tree to another.
    -There are enough restaurants in New York City that a person could eat out every night for 54 years and never visit the same restaurant twice.
    9/5/18
    Here are some incredible Abraham Lincoln-John F. Kennedy coincidences:
    -Lincoln was elected to Congress in 1846 and Kennedy in 1946.
    -Lincoln was elected President in 1860 and Kennedy in 1960.
    -The names Lincoln and Kennedy both contain seven letters.
    -Both Presidents focused on civil rights.
    -Both Lincoln and Kennedy were shot on a Friday.
    -Lincoln's secretary was named Kennedy.
    -Kennedy's secretary was named Lincoln.
    -Both were succeeded by men with the last name of Johnson.
    -Andrew Johnson was born in 1808 and Lyndon Johnson in 1908.
    -Both assassins were known by their three names.
    -Both names contain fifteen letters.
    -Kennedy was shot in a Lincoln convertible.
    -Booth ran from a theater and was caught in a warehouse.
    -Oswald ran from a warehouse and was caught in a theater.
    -Both assassins were killed before their trials.
    -A week before Lincoln was shot, he visited Monroe, Maryland.
    -A week before Kennedy was shot, he met Marilyn Monroe.
    9/4/18
    The human brain subconsciously connects the number five with carrots. Mr. Felton demonstrated this in class today.
    6/18/18
    No "Felton Factoid" today.
    6/15/18
    No "Felton Factoid" today.
    6/14/18
    No "Felton Factoid" today.
    6/13/18
    No "Felton Factoid" today.
    6/12/18
    No "Felton Factoid" today.
    6/11/18
    No "Felton Factoid" today.
    6/8/18
    No "Felton Factoid" today.
    6/7/18
    -The rarest metal in the world is platinum. In fact, if you took all of the platinum ever mined, it could fit into a space the size of
    your living room.
    -Over 99.9 percent of all animal species that ever lived on Earth were extinct before the coming of man.
    -Half of all Americans live within 50 miles of their birthplace.
    -96% of all Americans live within twenty miles of a Wal-Mart.
    6/6/18
    -Our current 50-star American flag was designed by a high school student in 1958 for a school project. 
    He received a B- on the project.
    -Statistically speaking, the deadliest job in America is the position of president. Four of the forty-four presidents have 
    been assassinated, that's about ten percent!!
    6/5/18
    No "Felton Factoid" today.
    6/4/18
    Mr. Felton shared some of the questions that are Googled the most in various states.
    They included:
    -People in North Carolina Google "How to open a jar?" more than any other state.
    -People in Delaware Google "How to get away with murder?" more than any other state.
    -People in South Dakota Google "Who let the dogs out?" more than any other state.
    -People in Pennsylvania Google "When is X-Files on?" more than any other state.
    -People in Iowa Google "Do penguins have knees?" more than any other state.
    -People in Mississippi Google "Who killed Tupac?" more than any other state.
    6/1/18
    -Google was called "Back Rub" when it was first introduced.
    -Google is named after a "googol", which is a one followed by one-hundred zeros.
    5/31/18
    No "Felton Factoid" today.
    5/30/18
    No "Felton Factoid" today.
    5/29/18
    No "Felton Factoid" today.
    5/25/18
    No "Felton Factoid" today.
    5/24/18
    The perfect temperature of human comfort is 72 degrees Fahrenheit.
    5/23/18
    It's possible to have deja vu while you're asleep when you're dreaming. It is called deja reve.
    5/22/18
    -Jeans were first worn in Italy in the 1700s.
    -The average American owns seven pairs of jeans.
    -The most expensive jeans are Secret Circus Jeans, which sell for $1.3 million.
    5/21/18
    No "Felton Factoid" today.
    5/16/18
    No "Felton Factoid" today.
    5/15/18
    What are the top five states when it comes to the number of colleges and universities?
    Answer: California, New York, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Ohio, in this order.
    5/14/18
    -What is the most stolen car?
    Answer: Honda Accord
    -What is the most stolen book?
    Answer: The Holy Bible
    5/10/18
    No "Felton Factoid" today.
    5/9/18
    Using the clues below, guess the country.
    -Citizens of this country eat more doughnuts than any other country.
    -This country has a special quarter, which has a glow-in-the-dark dinosaur on it.
    -This is considered the most educated country in the world.
    -Part of this country has less gravity than anywhere else on earth.
    -The phrase "trick or treat" began here.
    -Hawaiian pizza was invented here.
    Answer: Canada
    5/8/18
    -Why do they call the previews of upcoming movies "movie trailers"?
    Answer: Previews of upcoming movies used to be shown following movies, hence the term "trailer".
    5/7/18
    -What country covers 50% of the continent of South America?
    Answer: Brazil
    -If you melted the moon down you could fit it into the Pacific Ocean.
    -Big Ben in England is not the clock, but the bell.
    5/4/18
    -Did you know that you can tell the temperature outside by cricket chirps?
    Simply count the number of chirps in a fifteen-second period and add thirty-seven!
    That's the temperature outside.
    -Eating bananas will make you a target for mosquitoes!
    5/3/18
    No "Felton Factoid" today.
    5/2/18
    -The tallest man who ever lived was Robert Wadlow. He was an amazing 8 feet, 11 inches tall!!
    -Matt McGrory has the record for the largest feet. Before he passed away in 2005, he wore a size 29 1/2 shoe. In fact, he needed to have shoes specially made that cost more than $22,000! By the way, Matt also has the record for the largest toe.
    As a side note, Mr. Felton attended college with Matt.
    5/1/18
    -Ancient clans used to get rid of unwanted people by burning their houses down. This is where we get the term
    being "fired" from.
    -We get the term "mind your p's and q's" from medieval times when barmaids would warn patrons to "mind their
    pints and quarts" when they were becoming too unruly.
    4/30/18
    -The most popular pizza topping in Brazil is sweet peas.
    -There are sixteen rows of corn on the average corn-on-the-cob.
    -Chewing on a coffee bean is a natural breath freshener.
    4/27/18
    -During the time of the dinosaurs, the day was just twenty-three hours long.
    -To account for Earth's slowing rotation, a "leap second" is added every few years.
    4/26/18
    No "Felton Factoid" today.
    4/25/18
    No "Felton Factoid" today.
    4/24/18
    No "Felton Factoid" as students were taking the Cold War unit test today.
    4/23/18
    No "Felton Factoid" today.
    4/20/18
    There are eight people in a room and everyone shakes hands with every person one time.
    How many total handshakes occurred?
    Answer: There are a total of 28 handshakes.
    4/19/18
    Mr. Felton shared some examples of irony throughout history.
    Check them out at the following link: 
    https://literarydevices.net/13-thought-provoking-examples-of-irony-in-history/
    4/18/18
    In 1898, Morgan Robertson wrote a fictional book called "Futility" that has incredible similarities to the actual sinking of the real Titanic.
    4/17/18
    The United States of America had a different name for 67 days. From July 4, 1776 to September 9, 1776, the United States was
    actually known as the United Colonies of America. That would make it the UCA.
    4/16/18
    No "Felton Factoid" as students were viewing the "Miracle on Ice" documentary today.
    4/13/18
    There is a slight change in the color of the Washington Monument about one-third of the way up. This is because during the construction process builders changed materials- from Maryland marble to Massachusetts marble.
    4/11/18
    No "Felton Factoid" today as students were in the computer lab working on the Washington, D.C. Itinerary Activity.
    4/10/18
    No "Felton Factoid" as students were attending the "Washington, D.C. Expectations" assembly today.
    4/9/18
    Portland, Oregon got its name after a coin flip. The other option was being called Boston, Oregon.
    4/6/18
    What are the top 10 highest grossing movie franchises of all time?
    Answer: From first to tenth...Marvel Cinematic Universe, Star Wars, Harry Potter, James Bond, The Lord of the Rings,
    Fast and the Furious, X-Men, Spider-Man, Batman, and Pirates of the Caribbean.
    4/5/18
    Mr. Felton shared some interesting items that have been put up for auction on eBay.
    They include: Arkansas Civil War dirt, the sun, a Hitler pincushion, pocket lint, and a person's conscience.
    4/4/18
    Legos come from the Danish phrase "Leg godt", which means "play well".
    4/2/18
    -So, where do we get April Fool's Day from?
    Answer: New Year's Day used to be celebrated on April 1st. In 1582, the Pope changed New Years' Day to January 1st. Many people did not hear the news of the change or simply refused to accept it. These people were made fun of and given the name "fool's errands."
    -On April 1, 1974, a man in the town of Sitka, Alaska played an April Fool's joke on his entire town. "Porky" Bickar had a
    helicopter drop 70 old tires on the extinct volcano of Mt. Edgecumbe. He then doused the tires in kerosene and lit them on fire.
    When the people of Sitka awoke the next morning they thought the volcano was erupting. This practical joke is one of the most
    famous April Fool's jokes of all time.
    3/28/18
    -Reed Hastings, the man who founded Netflix, was inspired after piling up a $40 late fee on a VHS copy of Apollo 13.
    -In Japan, letting a sumo wrestler make your baby cry is considered good luck.
    -In 2006, an Australian man attempted to sell New Zealand on eBay.
    3/27/18
    -The top nine most visited states by foreigners are Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, Illinois, Texas, Nevada, Hawaii,
    California, Florida, and New York is number 1.
    -The top nine most visited countries in the world are Mexico, Germany, the United Kingdom, Turkey, Italy, China, Spain, 
    the United States, and France is number 1.
    3/26/18
    Here are a few interesting facts about war:
    -The shortest war in history was the Anglo-Zanzibar War of 1896. It lasted a total of thirty-eight minutes.
    -In 1969, there was a war fought between the countries of El Salvador and Honduras. The cause? A soccer game.
    -Over the past 3,500 years of human history, there have been a total of 230 years of peace in the world.
    -The first bomb the Allies dropped on Berlin in World War II killed Germany's only elephant.
    3/23/18
    Mr. Felton shared a few brainteasers with his classes today.
    3/20/18
    -The United States ranks number one among all nations when it comes to the amount of incarcerated people.
    -The most overweight nation is the small island of Nauru. Ninety-five percent of its population is overweight.
    -The oldest nation is Egypt, which dates back to 3100 BC.
    3/19/18
    -The soft drink "Fanta" was developed in 1940 in Nazi Germany because the formula for Coca-Cola was not being sent to Germany
    from the United States due to the war. The Coca-Cola Company retained the rights to the soft drink and continues to sell it today.
    -Nutella was invented by an Italian pastry chef during World War II to make his chocolate rations last longer.
    3/16/18
    No "Felton Factoid" today.
    3/15/18
    Mr. Felton demonstrated a cool mind-reading trick today. Check it out at the following link:
    http://www.magicmgmt.com/gary/something/
    3/13/18
    No "Felton Factoid" today.
    3/12/18
    No "Felton Factoid" today.
    3/9/18
    No "Felton Factoid" today.
    3/6/18
    No "Felton Factoid" as students were taking the World War II unit test today.
    3/5/18
    No "Felton Factoid" today as students played the eraser game to review for tomorrow's test.
    3/2/18
    -Google's founders were willing to sell to Excite for under $1 million in 1999, but Excite turned them down.
    -There was a third Apple founder. His name was Ronald Wayne and he sold his 10% stake in the company for
    $800 in 1976.
    3/1/18
    Charles Coghlan was a professional actor who died while on tour in Galveston in 1899. He was laid to rest there in a casket placed inside a stone vault. After the great Galvestion hurricane of 1900, his casket was released and carried away by the receding surge, his coffin began to drift . . . and drift, and drift. It drifted across the Gulf of Mexico and rounded the Florida Keys. Then, obviously borne by the Gulf Stream, it slowly bobbed northeastward the entire length of the Eastern Seaboard. Finally extricated from the great ocean current, it was found in 1908 basking on the surface of the Gulf of St. Lawrence, within mere miles from his birthplace in Prince Edward Island!!
    2/28/18
    -The world's most expensive hamburger is the Glamburger. It costs an amazing $1,768 and can be found at a restaurant called
    "Honky Tonk" in London, England.
    -The most expensive candy bar in the world is the Wispa Bar. It contains edible gold-plating and will cost you an amazing $1,626!!
    2/27/18
    -In a process called triboluminescence, Wint-O-Green Lifesavers give off little sparks when they are eaten in the dark.
    -Most household dust is made up of two substances. Can you name them?
    Answer: Dead human skin and space dust.
    2/26/18
    Mr. Felton shared some "factoids" about the amazing human body. They included:
    -The femur is the strongest bone in the body. Ounce for ounce it is stronger than steel and can support ten times your body weight.
    -Nerve impulses from your brain travel at 200 mph!
    -25% of all your bones are located in your feet.
    2/23/18
    32,000 people were recently surveyed about which nation's food they like the best. The results are below:
    Italian, Mexican, Indian, Japanese, Chinese, French, American, Thai, Spanish, and English, in that order.
    2/22/18
    -Do you know what the easternmost state is in the United States?
    How about the westernmost?
    Answer: Alaska is both the easternmost and westernmost state in the United States
    -Africa is the only continent that lies in all four hemispheres.
    -Canada has more miles of coastline than any other country on Earth.
    -The country of Russia spans a total of eleven time zones!!
    2/21/18
    There are eleven permanent "no-fly" zones in America. They are:
    -Both Disney parks
    -Washington, D.C.
    -Area 51
    -Camp David in Maryland
    -George Washington's home at Mount Vernon
    -The Bush Compound in Maine
    -A nuclear facility in Amarillo, Texas
    -Kennedy Space Center in Florida
    -A canoe area in Minnesota
    -A naval submarine base in Georgia
    2/14/18
    Mr. Felton shared a few factoids about colors. They included:
    -40% of people surveyed around the world reported their favorite color is blue. Purple came in second with 14% of people saying it
    was their favorite.
    -Red is the first color that babies see.
    -Red makes you more hungry.
    -Of all the colors in the spectrum, blue is an appetite suppressant. Weight loss plans suggest putting your food on a blue plate.
    Or even better than that, put a blue light in your refrigerator and watch your munchies disappear.
    2/13/18
    Mr. Felton shared some points to ponder:
    -Outer space is only an hours' drive away-if your car could drive straight up.
    -Why do we park on a driveway and drive on a parkway?
    -Why do slim chance and fat chance mean the same thing?
    2/12/18
    There are only three words in the English language that begin with the letters "dw." Can you name them?
    Answer: dwarf, dwell, dwindle
    2/8/18
    No "Felton Factoid" as students were working on their World War II propaganda station activity and working on the propaganda mini-project today.
    2/6/18
    No "Felton Factoid" as students were participating in the World War II simulation today.
    2/5/18
    Who had just recently been elected president of the United States a month before the Philadelphia Eagles won their last
    NFL Championship in 1960?
    Answer: John F. Kennedy
    2/2/18
    -Super Bowl Sunday has been replaced by Halloween as the biggest pizza-eating day of the year in America.
    -Miami, Florida and New Orleans, Louisiana have both hosted a record ten Super Bowls!!
    -There are less weddings on Super Bowl weekend than any other weekend of the year.
    -Only 5% of people watch the Super Bowl alone.
    2/1/18
    -The Colgate Toothpaste Company had some trouble with its name in Spanish-speaking countries. The word "colgate" is the
    Spanish command for "go hang yourself".
    -Most watch advertisements display the time as 10:10.
    1/31/18
    -During World War II, soldiers were given Tootsie Rolls as part of their rations because they were durable in most types of weather.
    -Every year, ten times more people are bitten by other humans in New York City than by sharks worldwide.
    1/30/18
    -In Washington, D.C., no building can be taller than the Washington Monument.
    -Buckingham Palace has more than six hundred rooms.
    -The Hoover Dam was built to last two thousand years.
    1/29/18
    Mr. Enger shared some facts about Adolf Hitler. They included:
    -Adolf Hitler never visited a concentration camp.
    -Hitler's father changed his last name in 1877 from Schicklgruber to Hitler.
    1/26/18
    No "Felton Factoid" today due to the half day.
    1/25/18
    No "Felton Factoid" today as classes were either finishing the unit test or preparing for the district skills assessment.
    1/24/18
    No "Felton Factoid" today as students were taking the Great Depression/New Deal unit test.
    1/23/18
    No "Felton Factoid" today as students played the eraser game to review for tomorrow's test.
    1/22/18
    -Who were the U.S. presidents when the Eagles made their first two trips to the Super Bowl?
    Answer: Ronald Reagan in 1981 and George W. Bush in 2005.
    -The Philadelphia Eagles were established in 1933, during the height of the Great Depression. They chose green for their uniforms
    to symbolize money and that better times lay ahead. In addition, the Eagle was chosen as the team name because it was the symbol
    for Franklin D. Roosevelt's National Recovery Act, which was also established in 1933.
    1/19/18
    No "Felton Factoid" today as students were in the computer lab completing their New Deal webquest.
    1/18/18
    Mr. Felton shared some funny headlines with his classes today.
    1/17/18
    Mr. Felton shared the top ten most popular male and female dog names of 2017.
    1/16/18
    -About 1 million dogs in the U.S. have been named the primary beneficiary in their owners' wills.
    -Blood donors in Sweden receive a text message when their blood is used.
    1/12/18
    -Roald Dahl, author of The BFG and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, also wrote the script for the James Bond movie
    You Only Live Twice.
    -Roald Dahl was a spy in World War II.
    1/11/18
    -There is one ATM that has buttons in Latin. Where is it located?
    Answer: Vatican City
    -There is an ATM on every continent, including Antarctica!
    1/10/18
    On Election Day 2016, 150,000 write-in votes were cast for a fictional character in the state of Florida. Who was the fictional character?
    Answer: Mickey Mouse
    1/9/18
    The Christmas song Silver Bells was originally called Tinkle Bells until the wife of one of the song's composers
    suggested the word "tinkle" might be taken the wrong way. So, the word "silver" was used instead and the rest, as they say,
    is history. 
    1/8/18
    -Which state has produced the most presidents?
    Answer: Virginia
    -Which state has more lightning strikes than any other state?
    Answer: Florida
    -Which state has the most professional sports teams?
    Answer: California
    -Which state has more alligators than any other state?
    Answer: Louisiana
    1/3/18
    Mr. Felton discussed the "nuclear football" today.
    1/2/18
    -In 1939, Adolf Hitler's nephew wrote a paper entitled, "Why I Hate My Uncle."
    -A group of pugs is called a "grumble".
    12/22/17
    No "Felton Factoid" as not all classes met today.
    12/21/17
    No "Felton Factoid" as students were taking the 1920s unit test today.
    12/20/17
    Have you ever smelled your dog's feet? If they smell like corn chips it's totally normal. Veterinarians actually have a term for this.
    It is called "Frito feet."
    12/19/17
    -The actor inside of R2-D2 hated the man who played C-3PO.
    -There is only one professional sports team named after a work of literature. Can you name it?
    Answer: The Baltimore Ravens
    -Where was "The Sound of Music" written?
    Answer: In Doylestown!!
    12/18/17
    No "Felton Factoid" as Mr. Felton gave his mafia presentation in class today.
    12/15/17
    -What does the "Q" stand for in Q-Tip?
    Answer: quality
    -Pandiculation is the act of stretching and yawning.
    12/14/17
    -In 1991, the person who played the voice of Minnie Mouse married the person who played the voice of Mickey Mouse.
    -What is the difference between a pond and a lake?
    Answer: A lake is defined as five acres or more and a pond is defined as four acres or less.
    12/12/17
    No "Felton Factoid" as students were participating in the "Consumer Culture" activity today.
    12/11/17
    No "Felton Factoid" as students were participating in the "Consumer Culture" activity today.
    12/8/17
    No "Felton Factoid" as students were participating in the "Consumer Culture" activity today.
    12/7/17
    Mr. Felton shared some interesting phobias that actually exist.
    They included:
    -ergophobia...the fear of work
    -nomophobia...the fear of losing your cell phone service
    -somniphobia...the fear of sleeping
    -hydrophobiaphobia...the fear of being afraid of water
    12/6/17
    -Before people were told to say "cheese" for photographs, they were told to say "prune".
    -When the telephone became more widely used people asked what they should say when answering it. 
    Alexander Graham Bell, inventor of the telephone, said you should greet people by saying "ahoy".
    12/5/17
    No "Felton Factoid" as students were competing in the stock market contest today.
    12/4/17
    No "Felton Factoid" as students were beginning the stock market contest today.
    12/1/17
    The telephone number to Adolf Hitler's private bunker was 12-00-5-0.
    11/29/17
    How many total gifts were given in the song "The Twelve Days of Christmas?"
    Answer: 364
    Check out the explanation the file below:

    11/28/17
    In 1861, the King of Siam offered to populate the United States with elephants as a gift to the country.
    President Abraham Lincoln politely declined.
    11/27/17
    84 percent of American vegetarians and vegans eventually return to eating meat.
    11/20/17
    -The person who invented the Frisbee was cremated and made into Frisbees after he died.
    -The inventor of the Pringles can is buried in a Pringles can.
    11/17/17
    No "Felton Factoid" today.
    11/16/17
    No "Felton Factoid" as students were taking their World War I unit test today.
    11/15/17
    No "Felton Factoid" today as students played the eraser game to review for tomorrow's test.
    11/14/17
    -Butterflies used to be called flutterbies.
    -Alaska is the state with the highest percentage of people who walk to work.
    -1/8 of all American adults have been employed by McDonald's at some point in their lives.
    11/13/17
    Mr. Felton shared some rebus puzzles in class today.
    11/10/17
    No "Felton Factoid" today due to the half day.
    11/9/17
    -Mr. Felton shared a brainteaser today. It is contained in the file below:

    -Solve the riddle: O_ER_T_O_
    Answer: Painless operation
    11/8/17
    In addition to Washington, D.C., the following eight cities have served as the capital of the United States at one time or another:
    Philadelphia, New York, Baltimore, Lancaster, York, Trenton, Princeton, and Annapolis.
    11/7/17
    Here's a brainteaser for you:
    A person lives on the eighth floor of an apartment building. Every day they take the elevator to
    the bottom of the building to go to work. However, when they come home at night, they only take the
    elevator to the sixth floor and take the stairs the rest of the way up. Why does this person do this?
    Answer: This person is too short to reach any of the buttons above the sixth button, so that is as
    far as he/she can take the elevator.
    11/6/17
    Due to strong anti-German feelings in the United States during World War I, many German-sounding names were altered.
    These include:
    -Sauerkraut became known as liberty cabbage.
    -Frankfurters became known as hot dogs.
    -Hamburgers became known as liberty sandwiches or salisbury steak.
    -Dachshunds became known as liberty pups.
    11/3/17
    One penny doubled everyday becomes over five million dollars in just 30 days.
    11/2/17
    -Outer space is absolutely silent because sound waves need an atmosphere in which to travel.
    -A frozen pea placed in a cup of Pepsi in outer space will create an explosion.
    -The footprints left by the astronauts on the moon will remain there for 100 million years!
    11/1/17
    No "Felton Factoid" as students were participating in trench warfare dogdgeball today.
    10/31/17
    -Mr. Felton shared the amazing story of a bike that had been chained to a tree near Seattle, Washington
    since World War I because the bike's owner was killed in the war. 
    -Mr. Felton also shared how the license plate on the car that carried Franz Ferdinand and his wife in 1914 may have contained
    the date of the armistice of 1918!
    10/30/17
    -Which president was also a high school cheerleader?
    Answer: George W. Bush
    -Which president was once a stand-up comedian?
    Answer: Ronald Reagan
    -Which president is known to have skinny-dipped in the Potomac River in Washington, D.C.?
    Answer: John Quincy Adams
    -Which president trained his parrot to curse at people?
    Answer: Andrew Jackson
    10/27/17
    The word "moist" is one of the least liked words in the English language.
    Here are some other words that made the list:
    -gurgle
    -yolk
    -phlegm
    -curd
    -smear
    -crusty
    -bulbous
    -fester
    -mucus
    10/26/17
    No "Felton Factoid" as students were participating in the World War I simulation today.
    10/25/17
    No "Felton Factoid" as students were participating in the World War I simulation today.
    10/24/17
    No "Felton Factoid" as students were working on their Oral History podcasts today.
    10/20/17
    No "Felton Factoid" as students were in the computer lab working on their Oral History podcasts today.
    10/19/17
    No "Felton Factoid" as students were in the computer lab working on their Oral History podcasts today.
    10/17/17
    No "Felton Factoid" as students were participating in the World War I simulation today.
    10/16/17
    No "Felton Factoid" as students were working on their Oral History podcast script in the computer lab today.
    10/12/17
    In Vietnam, the number three is considered a bad luck number. In fact, people in Vietnam never appear in pictures
    with two other people because it is believed that the person in the middle will have bad luck.
    10/11/17
    -Vatican City has the highest crime rate of all the countries in the world!
    -President James Garfield could write in Greek with one hand while writing in Latin with the other.
    10/10/17
    -The east coast of North America used to be so heavily forested that it was possible for a squirrel to travel from Maine to Florida by jumping
    from one tree to another.
    -Researchers have determined that all blue-eyed people are descendants of the same individual who was the first to have
    the genetic mutation that results in blue eyes.
    -If you were to add up all the blinks of your lifetime, you spend 1.2 years of waking time with your eyes closed.
    10/9/17
    When archaeologists uncovered the buried city of Pompeii they noticed that the people had almost perfectly white teeth!
    The reason for this was the drinking water in Pompeii had extremely high levels of fluoride. 
    10/6/17
    -The top five most common last names in the United States are Smith, Johnson, Williams, Jones, and Brown, in that order.
    -The two most common last names in the world are Lee(Li) and Chang.
    -What is the most common first name in the world?
    Answer: Muhammed
    10/5/17
    The "S" in Harry S Truman does not stand for anything; therefore, there is no period after his middle initial.
    10/4/17
    The top ten most common nicknames for college teams are Eagles, Tigers, Bulldogs, Cougars, Wildcats, Panthers, Lions,
    Pioneers, Warriors, and Knights, in this order.
    10/3/17
    No "Felton Factoid" today as students were in the computer lab conducting research for the oral history assessment.
    10/2/17
    No "Felton Factoid" today as students were in the computer lab conducting research for the oral history assessment.
    9/28/17
    -Winston Churchill lived his life in fear of every January 24th. This is because that was the anniversary of his father's death.
    Amazingly, Winston Churchill passed away on January 24th, 1965.
    -Thomas Edison invented the light bulb. What was his number one fear?
    Answer: The dark
    9/27/17
    Mr. Felton shared some facts about the president's limo, which is called Cadillac-1. They included:
    -It is nicknamed "The Beast" by the Secret Service.
    -It weighs about 20,000 pounds and gets about 9 miles to the gallon!
    -It is not really a Cadillac.
    -The president's blood is kept on board in case he/she needs an instant blood transfusion.
    -Each door of the limo weighs about as much as a door of a Boeing 757 airliner and is eight inches thick.
    9/26/17
    "The Jersey Shore" reality show is very popular in Japan, as well. However, it goes by a different name in Japan.
    Can you name its title in Japan?
    Answer: "The Macaroni Rascals"
    9/25/17
    William Howard Taft was the heaviest president at 340 pounds. He was so large that the White House needed a
    new bathtub put in for him, since he got stuck in the first one.
    -Do you know how he got out of the first bathtub?
    -What baseball tradition did Taft start by accident?
    Answers:
    -It took four White House employees and a pound of butter to remove Taft from the bathtub.
    -While attending a baseball game, Taft stood up to stretch between the top and bottom halves of the seventh-inning.
    Out of respect, the entire crowd stood up, as well. This began the tradition of the seventh-inning stretch!
    9/20/17
    Centenarians are people who are 100 years of age or older. Here are a few fun facts about Centenarians:
    -There are about 100,000 Centenarians in the United States today.
    -The United States has the most Centenarians in the world today, followed by Japan.
    -Eight out of every nine Centenarians is a woman.
    -A Super Centenarian is a person who is a 110 years of age or older.
    9/19/17
    Mr. Felton shared some facts about the most common and least common birthdays. They included:
    -There are more birthdays in September than any other month of the year.
    -The top ten most common birthdays are in September.
    -The most common birthday is September 9th.
    -The least common birthday is December 25th!
    -The least common month to have a birthday is January.
    -The least common day of the month to have a birthday is the 13th.
    9/18/17
    -What song has been played the most on the radio with over eight-million plays?
    Answer: "You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin" by the Righteous Brothers.
    -Can you name the top-selling musicians/bands of all time?
    Answer: Elvis, The Beatles, Michael Jackson, Frank Sinatra, and Abba, in that order.
    -What is the only band to play a gig on each of the seven continents?
    Answer: Metallica
    -None of the Beatles could read music.
    9/15/17
    Try these brainteasers:
    -A man pushes a car up to a hotel and tells the owner he's bankrupt. What's going on?
    Answer: It's a game of Monopoly.
    -What's black when you buy it, red when you use it, and gray when you throw it away?
    Answer: Charcoal.
    -A man is born in 1972 and dies in 1952 at the age of 25. What's the deal?
    Answer: He was born in room number 1972 of a hospital and dies in room number 1952 of a hospital.
    -When standing at the most northern point of the Earth, what is the name of the closest island to the west of that point?
    Answer: There is nothing west of that point. All directions are south from that point on Earth.
    9/14/17
    Mr. Felton discussed some looney laws today in class.
    His favorite: In South Bend, Indiana, it is illegal to make a monkey smoke a cigarette.
    9/13/17
    -What was the tallest mountain in the world before Mt. Everest was discovered?
    Answer: Mt. Everest
    -Which months have 28 days?
    Answer: All of them.
    -When is England's Fourth of July?
    Answer: July 4th
    9/12/17
    Here are some incredible Abraham Lincoln-John F. Kennedy coincidences:
    -Lincoln was elected to Congress in 1846 and Kennedy in 1946.
    -Lincoln was elected President in 1860 and Kennedy in 1960.
    -The names Lincoln and Kennedy both contain seven letters.
    -Both Presidents focused on civil rights.
    -Both Lincoln and Kennedy were shot on a Friday.
    -Lincoln's secretary was named Kennedy.
    -Kennedy's secretary was named Lincoln.
    -Both were succeeded by men with the last name of Johnson.
    -Andrew Johnson was born in 1808 and Lyndon Johnson in 1908.
    -Both assassins were known by their three names.
    -Both names contain fifteen letters.
    -Kennedy was shot in a Lincoln convertible.
    -Booth ran from a theater and was caught in a warehouse.
    -Oswald ran from a warehouse and was caught in a theater.
    -Both assassins were killed before their trials.
    -A week before Lincoln was shot, he visited Monroe, Maryland.
    -A week before Kennedy was shot, he met Marilyn Monroe.
    9/11/17
    Mr. Felton explained some of the surprising origins of various things. They include:
    -Piñatas didn't originate in Mexico. The Spanish brought the custom to Mexico. However, the Spanish stole
    the idea from the Italians who got it from China.
    -Croissants originate from Austria, not France.
    -Haggis was first created by the English, not the Scottish.
    -Bagpipes did not originate in Scotland, but rather in ancient Persia.
    9/8/17
    All of the following kill more people each year than shark attacks:
    -lightning
    -texting
    -hippos
    -falling out of bed
    -deer
    -icicles
    -jellyfish
    -vending machines
    -televisions
    -bees
    -coconuts
    9/7/17
    -You can fit the entire population of the world inside the state of Texas.
    -The total weight of all the humans on Earth is about equal to the total weight of all the ants on Earth.
    -Every two minutes, we take more pictures than all of humanity did in the 19th century.
    9/6/17
    Mr. Felton shared some interesting and off-the-wall town names from around the country. Some of the favorites were:
    -Chicken, Alaska
    -Ding Dong, Texas
    -Half.com, Oregon
    -Looneyville, Texas
    -Monkey's Eyebrow, Arizona
    -Nameless, Texas
    -Jersey Shore, Pennsylvania
    -Santa Claus, Indiana
    -Earth, Texas
    9/5/17
    The human brain subconsciously connects the number five with carrots. Mr. Felton demonstrated this in class today.
    6/13/17
    Today is the last day of school! Have a great summer!!
    6/12/17
    No "Felton Factoid" today.
    6/9/17
    -When you toss a penny, there is a 49% chance it will land on heads and a 51% chance it will land on tails. This is because the heads
    side weighs slightly more. So, always bet on tails.
    -One penny doubled everyday becomes over five million dollars in just 30 days.
    -Milburn Pennybags is the full name of the Monopoly mascot.
    -So far, you have gone to about 1,820 days of school in your life.
    Can you guess how many more school days you have until your graduation day?
    Answer: About 546 days
    6/8/17
    No "Felton Factoid" as students were taking the "End of the Cold War/Contemporary America" district core quiz today.
    6/7/17
    No "Felton Factoid" today due to high school "Move Up Day".
    6/6/17
    No "Felton Factoid" today due to Freshman Day.
    6/2/17
    No "Felton Factoid" today due to the talent show.
    6/1/17
    Mr. Felton shared the incredible story of a military pilot who, in 1959, had to bail out of his plane at an attitude of 47,000 feet into a thunderstorm.
    The pilot spent an amazing forty-five minutes bouncing around in the storm and was coated with ice. His parachute finally deployed and he
    finally made it safely to the ground, earning him the nickname, "The Human Hailstone".
    5/31/17
    No "Felton Factoid" as students were taking the "Decades of Change" district core quiz today.
    5/30/17
    Mr. Felton shared some facts about the most common and least common birthdays. They included:
    -There are more birthdays in September than any other month of the year.
    -The top ten most common birthdays are in September.
    -The least common birthday is December 25th!
    -The least common month to have a birthday is January.
    -The least common day of the month to have a birthday is the 13th.
    5/26/17
    No "Felton Factoid" today due to the Vietnam War presentation.
    5/25/17
    No "Felton Factoid" today due to the JFK Assassination presentation.
    5/24/17
    No "Felton Factoid" as students were finishing their Civil Rights quiz today.
    5/23/17
    No "Felton Factoid" as students were taking their Civil Rights quiz today.
    5/22/17
    -The star Betelgeuse has a diameter that is larger than Earth's orbit around the sun!
    -An 1845 British law made attempting suicide a capital offense, meaning you could be executed for attempting to kill yourself.
    5/19/17
    Mr. Felton shared some hiccup remedies from around the world.
    Check them out in the file below:

    5/18/17
    What are the only four words in the English language that end in "dous"?
    Answer: tremendous, horrendous, stupendous, and hazardous.
    5/17/17
    No "Felton Factoid" as Keystone Exams were being administered today.
    5/15/17
    Mr. Felton presented the "top global brands" of 2016. The top ten were Apple, Google, Coca-Cola, Microsoft, Toyota, IBM, Samsung,
    Amazon, Mercedes-Benz, General Electric, BMW, McDonald's, Disney, Intel, and Facebook...in that order.
    5/12/17
    -The tongue is the fastest-healing part of your body.
    -There is a device known as "The Mosquito" that emits a high-pitch sound that only people under the age of twenty-five can hear.
    This device has been used around the world to cut down on teen loitering.
    5/11/17
    -What is vexillology?
    Answer: The study of flags
    -What do the colors of the Olympic rings stand for?
    Answer: The colors red, black, yellow, blue, and green were chosen because at least one of them appears in every flag on Earth.
    -What is the official name of the "#" symbol?
    Answer: It is called an octothorpe.
    -What is the official name of the "&" symbol?
    Answer: It is called an ampersand.
    5/10/17
    Winston Churchill was born in a restroom during a dance.
    5/9/17
    No "Felton Factoid" as students were working on the Cold War DBQ and Core Essay today.
    5/8/17
    No "Felton Factoid" as students were working on the Cold War DBQ and Core Essay today.
    5/5/17
    -What song has been played the most on the radio with over eight-million plays?
    Answer: "You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin" by the Righteous Brothers.
    -What are the two most popular song topics of all-time?
    Answer: love and heartache
    -The song "Jingle Bells" was originally written for what holiday?
    Answer: Thanksgiving
    5/4/17
    No "Felton Factoid" as Mr. Felton was introducing the Cold War DBQ and Core Essay today.
    5/3/17
    No "Felton Factoid" as students were taking the World War II/Early Cold War district skills assessment today.
    5/2/17
    No "Felton Factoid" as students were preparing for the World War II/Early Cold War district skills assessment today.
    5/1/17
    -Florida is not known for its tall mountains or hills, but did you know that if you placed the highest hill in Florida next to the Six Flags ride 'Kingda Ka', the roller coaster would overtop the hill by 111 feet.
    The highest land point in the state of Florida is 345 feet above sea level. In 2005, Six Flags Amusement Parks unveiled the then tallest roller coaster in the world, standing at 456 feet tall. That makes the roller coaster 111 feet taller than the highest land point in the state of Florida!
    -The top of the 'Kingda Ka' coaster is the only place you can view both the skylines of Philadelphia and New York City at the same time.
    4/28/17
    No "Felton Factoid" as students were taking the Cold War unit quiz today.
    4/27/17
    Winston Churchill lived his life in fear of every January 24th. This is because that was the anniversary of his father's death.
    Amazingly, Winston Churchill passed away on January 24th, 1965.
    4/26/17
    Printers print hidden secret codes on every page so that the government can trace every document to the person who
    printed it.
    4/25/17
    -The first known form of currency were cattle.
    -Tulips were once as valuable as gold in Holland.
    -Paper money in the United States is actually 75% cotton.
    -97% of all paper money contains traces of cocaine.
    -The twenty-dollar bill is the most-commonly counterfeited bill.
    4/24/17
    No "Felton Factoid" today as students were working on the Cold War webquest.
    4/21/17
    -Vodka sales make up 10 percent of Russian income.
    -Most watch advertisements display the time as 10:10.
    -The person who invented the Frisbee was cremated and made into Frisbees after he died.
    4/20/17
    -The mosquito is the deadliest animal on Earth.
    -Only female mosquitoes bite.
    -Mosquitoes are especially attracted to blondes, children, people in dark clothing, pregnant women, and people who eat bananas.
    -To battle malaria around the world, scientists have discovered that, instead of insecticides, introducing goldfish to stagnant waters
    greatly reduces the mosquito population. It seems that goldfish will feast on mosquito eggs which greatly reduces the mosquito population
    and ultimately, lessens the frequency of malaria around the world.
    4/19/17
    No "Felton Factoid" today.
    4/12/17
    No "Felton Factoid" today due to the ninth-grade field trip to Washington, D.C.
    4/11/17
    No "Felton Factoid" today as students were in the computer lab working on the Washington, D.C. Itinerary Activity.
    4/10/17
    No "Felton Factoid" as students were attending the "Washington, D.C. Expectations" assembly today.
    4/7/17
    -The oldest age ever reached by a dog is twenty-nine years.
    -The oldest age ever reached by a cat is thirty-eight years.
    4/6/17
    No "Felton Factoid" today.
    4/5/17
    -What must a person score on an IQ test to be considered a genius?
    Answer: 140
    -Can you guess what Albert Einstein's IQ was?
    Answer: 160
    -What was the highest IQ ever recorded?
    Answer: 230, by an American woman named Marilyn Vos Savant.
    4/4/17
    There was a state in the United States called Franklin until the late 1700s.
    The area that was Franklin is now part of which present-day state?
    Answer: Tennessee
    4/3/17
    In honor of Opening Day, here is a baseball trivia question for you:
    What Major League Baseball team has gone the longest since winning the World Series?
    Answer: The Cleveland Indians, who last won the World Series in 1948.
    3/31/17
    -The most commonly choked on item is a toothpick.
    -Forest fires travel uphill.
    -Tropical fish can actually survive in an aquarium of blood.
    3/30/17
    No "Felton Factoid" as Mr. Felton introduced the Cold War simulation today.
    3/29/17
    -About twenty-five percent of the population sneezes when exposed to sunlight.
    -Plants grow healthier when you pet them.
    -If Manhattan had the same population density as Alaska, there would only be fifteen people living there.
    3/28/17
    No "Felton Factoid" as students were taking the World War II unit test today.
    3/27/17
    No "Felton Factoid" today as students were participating in the review game for tomorrow's unit test.
    3/24/17
    The "lb" abbreviation for pounds comes from the Latin term "libra" which means balance or scales. That is why a scale signifies Libra
    on the Zodiac Calendar.
    3/23/17
    -The Soviet Union suffered the most fatalities from World War II with an amazing 21 million deaths.
    -Things were so bad in the Soviet Union that 80% of males born in the Soviet Union in 1923 did not survive World War II!
    3/22/17
    -The United States successfully used the Navajo language as a code during World War II.
    -The American military tried to train bats to drop bombs during the second World War.
    -Playing cards were issued to British pilots during World War II. If captured, the cards could be soaked in water to reveal
    a secret escape map.
    3/21/17
    2.8 million people filled out their brackets for the NCAA tournament on ESPN's website.
    How many people correctly predicted this year's Sweet Sixteen teams?
    Answer: 12 people
    3/20/17
    Mr. Felton shared some interesting "phobias" with his classes today. They included:
    -Papaphobia, a fear of the Pope.
    -Lachanophobia, a fear of eating your vegetables.
    -Agoraphobia, a fear of public places or large crowds.
    -Xenophobia, a fear of foreigners.
    3/17/17
    -St. Patrick was not even Irish, he was from Britain.
    -The three leaves of the Shamrock represent the Trinity.
    -There are more Americans of Irish origin than there are Irish in Ireland.
    -The official color of St. Patrick's Day should be blue, not green.
    3/16/17
    -The Colgate Toothpaste Company had some trouble with its name in Spanish-speaking countries. The word "colgate" is the
    Spanish command for "go hang yourself".
    -The word "karaoke" comes from the Japanese language. Translated into English, it means "empty orchestra."
    -The Holy Bible is available in the most languages of any book with 2,454 translations! Ironically, it is also the world's most-stolen book.
    3/13/17
    What is the busiest day of the year for:
    -Chinese restaurants?
    -Pizza deliveries?
    -Firefighters?
    -Boaters?
    Answers:
    -Chinese restaurants- December 25th
    -Pizza deliveries- Super Bowl Sunday
    -Firefighters- July 4th
    -Boaters- July 4th
    3/10/17
    -In Saudi Arabia, a woman may divorce her husband if he does not keep her supplied with enough coffee.
    -In Singapore, it is illegal to use or even possess chewing gum.
    3/8/17
    Last week, an unexploded 600 pound Nazi German bombshell was found at a construction site in North London, England.
    Bomb removal crews were called in and the bomb was safely detonated in a remote location.
    Pictures and a video link can be accessed in the file below:
     
    3/7/17
    No "Felton Factoid" as students were completing their World War II propaganda station activity and working on the propaganda mini-project today.
    3/6/17
    No "Felton Factoid" as students were completing their World War II simulation reflection and working on the propaganda mini-project today.
    3/3/17
    No "Felton Factoid" as students were completing their World War II simulation reflection today.
    3/2/17
    Mr. Felton shared a few more facts about Disney today. They included:
    -Main Street in Disney World is based on America in 1910 and Tomorrowland is based on America in 1986.
    Both of these years were chosen because they were Halley's Comet years.
    -When Disney World first opened, people with facial hair were not allowed to visit the park.
    3/1/17
    -What was the original name of Mickey Mouse?
    Answer: Mortimer Mouse
    -Which Disney characters can be seen in the audience at King Triton's concert in "The Little Mermaid"?
    Answer: Goofy, Mickey, and Donald Duck
    2/28/17
    No "Felton Factoid" today as students were participating in the World War II simulation.
    2/27/17
    Mr. Felton shared a few mathematics "magic tricks" with his classes today.
    2/24/17
    California has experienced some very wild weather this winter. Some locations in the Sierra Nevada mountain range have received
    between 500 and 650 inches of snow this winter. Many ski resorts have been forced to close due to the snow, but hope to operate until
    Independence Day once they reopen. Mr. Felton shared some amazing images of the snow.
    2/23/17
    No "Felton Factoid" today as students were participating in the World War II simulation.
    2/22/17
    No "Felton Factoid" today as students were taking their World War II map quiz and beginning the World War II simulation.
    2/21/17
    -Which state has produced the most presidents?
    Answer: Virginia
    -The heads of the presidents at Mt. Rushmore measure 60 feet tall.
    If the rest of their bodies were constructed in a statue that was proportional to the heads, how tall would the
    Mt. Rushmore presidents be?
    Answer: 465 feet tall! In fact, that would be forty-six stories or over fifteen times the height of Tohickon Middle School!
    -There have been nineteen American presidents with an Irish heritage.
    2/15/17
    No "Felton Factoid" due to today's Holocaust assembly.
    2/14/17
    -93% of all greeting cards are bought by women.
    -The people of Denmark rank #1 in the world in candy consumption. The average person in Denmark consumes an
    amazing 36 pounds of candy a year!!
    -The word with the most definitions in the English language is "set." The Oxford English Dictionary offers 464 different definitions
    for the word!
    2/13/17
    Mr. Felton shared some funny headlines with his classes today.
    2/10/17
    -North Korea and Finland are separated by just one country!
    -The release of the original Star Wars was closer to the beginning of World War II than it was to today!
    -What's the closest U.S. state to Africa?
    Answer: Maine
    2/8/17
    No "Felton Factoid" as students were taking their Twenties/Great Depression/New Deal district skills
    assessment today.
    2/7/17
    Mr. Felton shared some facts about China. They included:
    -In ancient China, slaves wore pigtails so they could be easily identified.
    -There are enough bricks in the Great Wall of China to build an eight-foot high wall around the globe at the equator.
    -The world's youngest parents were Chinese. They were eight and nine years-old.
    2/6/17
    Here are some interesting facts about dreams:
    -12% of people dream in black and white.
    -Blind people dream. They dream in sound, smell, taste, touch, and emotion.
    -People who stay up late have more nightmares.
    -Dreaming prevents psychosis.
    -You forget 90% of your dreams.
    -While you are dreaming, your brain releases a hormone that paralyzes your body so you don't physically "act out" your dreams.
    2/3/17
    No "Felton Factoid" today as students were taking the Great Depression/New Deal unit test.
    2/2/17
    No "Felton Factoid" today as students were preparing for the Great Depression/New Deal unit test.
    2/1/17
    Mr. Felton shared some interesting facts about our president, Donald Trump. Check them out in the document below:

    1/31/17
    Mr. Felton shared some strange, but true holidays from the calendar. They included:
    -November 19th is Have a Bad Day Day.
    -January 3rd is the Festival of Sleep Day.
    -July 3rd is Compliment the Person You See in the Mirror Day.
    -November 16th is National Fastfood Appreciation Day.
    1/30/17
    -The rarest metal in the world is platinum. In fact, if you took all of the platinum ever mined, it could fit into a space the size of
    your living room.
    -Over 99.9 percent of all animal species that ever lived on Earth were extinct before the coming of man.
    -Half of all Americans live within 50 miles of their birthplace.
    -96% of all Americans live within twenty miles of a Wal-Mart.
    1/26/17
    -The soft drink "Fanta" was developed in 1940 in Nazi Germany because the formula for Coca-Cola was not being sent to Germany
    from the United States due to the war. The Coca-Cola Company retained the rights to the soft drink and continues to sell it today.
    -Nutella was invented by an Italian pastry chef during World War II to make his chocolate rations last longer.
    1/25/17
    No "Felton Factoid" as Mr. Felton did not meet with all of his classes due to the half-day today.
    1/24/17
    Mr. Felton shared some brainteasers with his classes. Check them out at the following link:
    http://www.forbes.com/sites/work-in-progress/2012/11/06/10-brainteasers-to-stretch-your-brain/
    1/23/17
    Mr. Felton shared some brainteasers with his classes. Check them out at the following link:
    http://www.forbes.com/sites/work-in-progress/2012/11/06/10-brainteasers-to-stretch-your-brain/
    1/19/17
    -It was considered a sin during Puritan times to be born on a Sunday.
    -There is a group known as the Flat Earth Society whose members still believe the Earth is flat.
    1/18/17
    Mr. Felton shared the incredible story of Frane Selak, a Croatian man who has defied death on several occasions in his life.
    1/17/17
    Mr. Felton shared the story of the boot that had to be recalled due to the tracks it left.
    Check it out in the file below:

    1/13/17
    -Russia has a larger surface area than Pluto.
    -If the sun were the size of a white blood cell, the Milky Way Galaxy would be the size of the United States.
    -John Tyler, our tenth president, was born in 1790. Amazingly, he still has two living grandchildren!
    1/12/17
    No "Felton Factoid" as students were taking the 1920s unit quiz today.
    1/11/17
    No "Felton Factoid" today as students were playing "The Eraser Game" to help them prepare for tomorrow's
    1920s unit test.
    1/10/17
    -Australia is the easiest continent to defend in the game of Risk.
    -Mario, from the Super Mario Brothers video game first appeared in the Donkey Kong video game in 1981.
    -Pope Innocent III said it was not a crime to commit murder after a game of chess.
    1/9/17
    No "Felton Factoid" as Mr. Felton gave his mafia presentation in class today.
    1/6/17
    Mr. Felton shared a brainteaser today. It is contained in the file below:

    1/5/17
    -Ketchup originated in China.
    -Fortune cookies were not invented in China, they were invented in America.
    -It is a very popular tradition in Japan to eat Kentucky Fried Chicken on Christmas Day.
    Submitted by Allison S.
    1/4/17
    How many total gifts were given in the song "The Twelve Days of Christmas?"
    Answer: 364
    Check out the explanation in the file below:

    1/3/17
    Here's a little bit of presidential trivia:
    -Who was the first president born in the twentieth century?
    Answer: John F. Kennedy
    -Who was the first president to have his administration represented on the internet?
    Answer: Bill Clinton
    -Who was the first president to own an IPod and say the word "blog" in a speech?
    Answer: George W. Bush
    12/22/16
    -In 1980, workers in a Las Vegas hospital were suspended for betting on when patients would die.
    -If you bring a raccoon's head to the town hall in Henniker, New Hampshire, you will receive ten dollars.
    12/21/16
    Mr. Felton shared some of the surprising results of the final Electoral College voting that took place on Monday in each state capital and
    the District of Columbia.
    Check them out in the final slides of the Power Point below:

    12/20/16
    No "Felton Factoid" as students were participating in the "Consumer Culture" activity today.
    12/19/16
    Mr. Felton shared a tricky math riddle today. Check it out in the file below:

    12/16/16
    -The biggest-selling restaurant food is french fries.
    -Saturday is the biggest night of the week for eating pizza in America.
    -If you weighed all the potato chips eaten by Americans each year you would get a weight that is six times more than the Titanic.
    12/15/16
    -What does a pomologist study?
    Answer: fruit
    -Which is not a berry...bananas, avocados, strawberries, or watermelons?
    Answer: strawberries
    -Mosquitoes are especially attracted to people who have recently eaten bananas.
    12/14/16
    No "Felton Factoid" as students were beginning the stock market contest today.
    12/13/16
    -The lion that roars before the beginning of every MGM movie killed its trainer and two assistants the day
    after the famous roar was filmed.
    -The carpet in The Shining and the carpet on the second floor of Sid's house in Toy Story are identical.
    -The first Star Wars character to have a speaking part in the original movie was C3PO.
    12/12/16
    No "Felton Factoid" as students were working on their 1920s Trading Card today.
    12/9/16
    No "Felton Factoid" as students were working on their 1920s Trading Card today.
    12/8/16
    No "Felton Factoid" as students were working on their 1920s Trading Card today.
    12/7/16
    Today is the seventy-fifth anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.
    Mr. Felton showed a video segment from CBS News commemorating the anniversary.
    Check it out at the following link:
    http://www.cbsnews.com/news/remembering-pearl-harbor-75-years-later/
    12/6/16
    -What is the only letter in the alphabet that is not used on the periodic table of elements?
    Answer: J
    -What are the most and least commonly used letters in the English language?
    Answer: E is the most commonly used and Q is the least commonly used.
    -What is the oldest word in the English language?
    Answer: Town
    12/5/16
    And a few more crazy laws...
    -In Indiana, it is against the law to ride public transportation within a half hour of eating garlic.
    -In Hartford, Connecticut it is illegal for wives to kiss their husbands on Sundays.
    -You must have a hunting license to catch mice in Cleveland, Ohio.
    12/2/16
    No "Felton Factoid" as Mr. Felton was attending the Model Congress today.
    12/1/16
    -A Brink's armored car guard was killed when $50,000 worth of quarters fell on him.
    -Bobby Beach broke almost every bone in his body in 1911 after riding a barrel over Niagara Falls. He recovered but died a few years later after slipping
    and falling on a banana peel.
    11/30/16
    Mr. Felton shared a few more crazy laws. They included:
    -In Kentucky it is a state law to take a bath at least once a year.
    -In Helsinki, Finland the police do not issue parking tickets. They deflate your tires.
    -It is against the law to hunt for whales in Oklahoma.
    11/29/16
    No "Felton Factoid" as students were taking the America As A World Power district skills assessment today.
    11/28/16
    On the night of October 9th, 1992 a large fireball from outer space crossed the night sky in the northeastern United States. The event was seen and captured on video by dozens of people attending high school football games that night. Eventually, the meteorite crashed into a parked car in the town of Peekskill, New York. The Chevrolet Monte Carlo is now famous as the "Peekskill Meteorite Car" and has toured the world. Check out the videos at the following link: http://aquarid.physics.uwo.ca/~pbrown/Videos/peekskill.htm 
    11/22/16
    No "Felton Factoid" as not all classes met today.
    11/21/16
    Mr. Felton shared a few more facts about World War I. They included:
    -Many women who worked in munitions factories during the war saw their skin turn yellow from the jaundice caused by
    their exposure to TNT.
    -Explosions in France could be heard as far away as London, 140 miles away!
    -Many young men lied about their age in order to join the war effort. The youngest known soldier in the war was 12 years old!
    11/18/16
    No "Felton Factoid" as students were taking the World War I unit quiz today.
    11/17/16
    No "Felton Factoid" today as students played the eraser game to review for tomorrow's test.
    11/16/16
    Mr. Felton shared some of the perks of being the President of the United States. See the entire list at the link below:
    http://time.com/money/4570580/presidential-perks/
    11/15/16
    -Vincent Van Gogh sold only one painting during his lifetime.
    -At one point in his life, Pablo Picasso was so poor he kept warm by burning his own paintings.
    -Leonardo da Vinci spent twelve years on the Mona Lisa's lips alone.
    -The smallest painting in history is painted on a kernel of corn!
    11/14/16
    A few facts about left-handed people:
    -According to Scientific American, 15% of the world's population is left-handed.
    -Ben Franklin, Albert Einstein, Charles Darwin, and Sir Isaac Newton were left-handed.
    -Males are twice as likely as females to be left-handed.
    -August 13th is "Left-Handers" Day.
    -There are more left-handed people in the world with IQ's over 140 than right-handed people.
    -All polar bears are left-handed.
    -There are actually college scholarships available to left-handed people.
    11/11/16
    Mr. Felton shared some facts about the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Check them out at:
    http://www.buzzle.com/articles/tomb-of-the-unknown-soldier-facts.html
    11/10/16
    Mr. Felton shared a couple of brainteasers today. They were:
    -In British Columbia you cannot take a picture of a man with a wooden leg. Why not?
    Answer: You can't take a picture with a wooden leg, you need a camera.
    -Which is correct to say, "The yolk of the egg is white" or "The yolk of the egg are white?"
    Answer: Neither. Egg yolks are yellow.
    11/9/16
    Before today, how many times has the winning candidate in a U.S. Presidential Election not won the popular vote?
    Answer: Four times, in 1824, 1876, 1888, and 2000.
    Interestingly, when John Quincy Adams won in 1824, he won neither the popular vote nor the Electoral College vote.
    11/7/16
    -Only two presidents in American history have been impeached. Can you name these two presidents?
    Answer: Andrew Johnson and Bill Clinton
    Richard Nixon resigned before he was impeached.
    -Presidents John Quincy Adams and Teddy Roosevelt used to skinny dip in the Potomac River.
    -Six presidents were named James. They were Madison, Monroe, Polk, Buchanan, Garfield, and Carter.
    -Warren Harding wore a size 14 shoe, making him the president with the largest foot size.
    -At his inauguration, Teddy Roosevelt wore a ring that contained a lock of Abraham Lincoln's hair inside of it.
    11/4/16
    What do the following have in common?
    -Smoot
    -Helen
    -Beard Second
    -Sheppey
    -Rule of thumb
    Answer: All of the above are unique units of measurement. Mr. Felton explained them in class today.
    11/3/16
    Mr. Felton shared a list of important things that have occurred since the Cubs won their last World Series in 1908.
    They included:
    -Both radio and television were invented.
    -Five states have been admitted to the Union.
    -Prohibition was created and repealed.
    -Seventeen U.S. presidents have been elected.
    -We landed on the moon.
    -The U.S. fought in seven wars.
    -Haley's Comet passed Earth, twice.
    -Eleven amendments have been added to the Constitution.
    11/2/16
    Mr. Felton shared a few factoids about the color blue. They included:
    -Of all the colors in the spectrum, blue is an appetite suppressant. Weight loss plans suggest putting your food on a blue plate.
    Or even better than that, put a blue light in your refrigerator and watch your munchies disappear.
    Or here's another tip: Dye your food blue!
    -Hitler wrote his final orders with a blue crayon.
    10/28/16
    Try these brainteasers:
    -A man pushes a car up to a hotel and tells the owner he's bankrupt. What's going on?
    Answer: It's a game of Monopoly.
    -What's black when you buy it, red when you use it, and gray when you throw it away?
    Answer: Charcoal.
    -A man is born in 1972 and dies in 1952 at the age of 25. What's the deal?
    Answer: He was born in room number 1972 of a hospital and dies in room number 1952 of a hospital.
    -When standing at the most northern point of the Earth, what is the name of the closest island to the west of that point?
    Answer: There is nothing west of that point. All directions are south from that point on Earth.
    10/27/16
    No "Felton Factoid" as students were participating in trench warfare dogdgeball today.
    10/26/16
    -In Washington, D.C., no building can be taller than the Washington Monument.
    -Buckingham Palace has more than six hundred rooms.
    -The Hoover Dam was built to last two thousand years.
    10/25/16
    No "Felton Factoid" as students were in the computer lab working on their Oral History podcasts today.
    10/24/16
    No "Felton Factoid" as students were in the computer lab working on their Oral History podcasts today.
    10/21/16
    No "Felton Factoid" as students were in the computer lab working on their Oral History podcasts today.
    10/20/16
    No "Felton Factoid" as students were in the computer lab working on their Oral History podcasts today.
    10/19/16
    There may not be a language barrier between Americans and the British, but there certainly is a slang barrier.
    Here are a few examples:
    -A sweater in Britain is called a jumper.
    -A truck is called a lorry.
    -The bathroom is called the loo.
    -French fries are called chips.
    -Vacation is called holiday.
    10/18/16
    -Mr. Felton shared the amazing story of a bike that had been chained to a tree near Seattle, Washington
    since World War I because the bike's owner was killed in the war. The image is included below:

    -Mr. Felton also shared how the license plate on the car that carried Franz Ferdinand and his wife in 1914 may have contained
    the date of the armistice of 1918!
    10/17/16
    Here are a few interesting facts about war:
    -The shortest war in history was the Anglo-Zanzibar War of 1896. It lasted a total of thirty-eight minutes.
    -In 1969, there was a war fought between the countries of El Salvador and Honduras. The cause? A soccer game.
    -Over the past 3,500 years of human history, there have been a total of 230 years of peace in the world.
    -The first bomb the Allies dropped on Berlin in World War II killed Germany's only elephant.
    10/14/16
    No "Felton Factoid" as students were working on their Oral History podcast script in the computer lab today.
    10/13/16
    No "Felton Factoid" as students were working on their Oral History podcast script in the computer lab today.
    10/11/16
    Here's a brainteaser for you:
    A person lives on the eighth floor of an apartment building. Every day they take the elevator to
    the bottom of the building to go to work. However, when they come home at night, they only take the
    elevator to the fourth floor and take the stairs the rest of the way up. Why does this person do this?
    Answer: This person is too short to reach any of the buttons above the fourth button, so that is as
    far as he/she can take the elevator.
    10/10/16
    -Most toilets flush in E flat.
    -Alaska has more outhouses than any other state.
    -Toilets cause about 40,000 injuries a year.
    10/7/16
    -There are 336 dimples on a regulation golf ball.
    -There are more chickens in the world than there are people in the world!
    -There are more cows than people in the state of Vermont.
    -There is a reference to Super Man in every episode of Seinfeld.
    10/6/16
    Mr. Felton shared the world's toughest tongue-twister.
    It is "The sixth sick sheik's sixth sheep's sick."
    10/5/16
    -What are the top six most followed world religions?
    Answer: Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Sikhism, Judaism, in this order.
    -The movie Star Wars has spawned an official religion. The religion is known as Jedism and has over 70,000
    followers in country of Australia alone!!
    10/4/16
    Here are some incredible Abraham Lincoln-John F. Kennedy coincidences:
    -Lincoln was elected to Congress in 1846 and Kennedy in 1946.
    -Lincoln was elected President in 1860 and Kennedy in 1960.
    -The names Lincoln and Kennedy both contain seven letters.
    -Both Presidents focused on civil rights.
    -Both Lincoln and Kennedy were shot on a Friday.
    -Lincoln's secretary was named Kennedy.
    -Kennedy's secretary was named Lincoln.
    -Both were succeeded by men with the last name of Johnson.
    -Andrew Johnson was born in 1808 and Lyndon Johnson in 1908.
    -Both assassins were known by their three names.
    -Both names contain fifteen letters.
    -Kennedy was shot in a Lincoln convertible.
    -Booth ran from a theater and was caught in a warehouse.
    -Oswald ran from a warehouse and was caught in a theater.
    -Both assassins were killed before their trials.
    -A week before Lincoln was shot, he visited Monroe, Maryland.
    -A week before Kennedy was shot, he met Marilyn Monroe.
    9/30/16
    Mr. Felton shared some amazing stories of things that were once lost, but later found. They included:
    -Manuela, the pet tortoise that disappeared in a house in 1982, only to be found alive over thirty years later in the same house!
    -The Nazi time capsule discovered last week in Poland.
    -The still intact sandwich from 1896 that was discovered inside a church organ in England.
    9/29/16
    -The telephone number to Adolf Hitler's private bunker was 12-00-5-0.
    -The average human being will consume about 60,000 pounds of food in their lifetime.
    This is the equivalent of six elephants.
    -"The Jersey Shore" reality show is very popular in Japan, as well. However, it goes by a different name in Japan.
    Can you name its title in Japan?
    Answer: "The Macaroni Rascals"
    9/28/16
    -There are about 5,000 languages spoken in the world today!
    -The word "kangaroo" means "I don't know" in the language of the Australian Aborigines.
    -When Kentucky Fried Chicken expanded into China, the translation of its slogan "Finger Lickin' Good" didn't go so well.
    In Chinese, it translated into "Eat your fingers off".
    9/27/16
    No "Felton Factoid" today as students were in the computer lab conducting research for the oral history assessment.
    9/26/16
    No "Felton Factoid" today as students were in the computer lab conducting research for the oral history assessment.
    9/23/16
    Mr. Felton shared some factoids about the McDonald's Corporation. Here are a few:
    -McDonald's feeds one-percent of the world's population every day.
    -One in eight American adults has worked for the McDonald's Corporation at some point their life.
    -Worldwide, 88% of people recognize the meaning of the "golden arches", while only 54% recognize the meaning of the
    Christian cross.
    -The McDonald's in Sedona, Arizona is the only restaurant in the chain not to have the "golden arches." The city only allowed turquoise to be used.
    9/22/16
    The top-ten best-selling cereals in America are Honey-Nut Cheerios, Frosted Flakes, Honey Bunches of Oats, Cheerios,
    Cinnamon Toast Crunch, Special K, Frosted Mini-Wheats, Lucky Charms, Froot Loops, and Raisin Bran, in that order.
    9/21/16
    No "Felton Factoid" as Mr. Felton was not in school today.
    9/20/16
    Mr. Felton shared some strange but true facts about actual place names in the world.
    They included:
    -There is a town in Texas called Ding Dong.
    -There is an airport in Calcutta, India named Dum Dum Airport.
    -There used to be a town in West Virginia named 6. That's correct, just the digit.
    9/19/16
    -What country ranks number one out of 196 countries as far as average life expectancy?
    Answer: Japan is number one with an average life expectancy of 82.6 years.
    By the way, the United States ranks 36th with a life expectancy of 78.3 years.
    The nation of Swaziland ranks 194th with a life expectancy of only 39.6 years!!
    In fact, 34 of the bottom 35 countries are located on the continent of Africa.
    -About half of all the people on the planet live in just five countries.
    What are they?
    Answer: China, India, the United States, Indonesia, and Brazil.
    9/16/16
    No "Felton Factoid" today as students took their Progressivism and Reform unit quiz.
    9/15/16
    The top five best-selling musicians or groups of all-time are Elvis, Bing Crosby, The Beatles, Frank Sinatra, and ABBA, in this order.
    9/14/16
    Mr. Felton discussed some looney laws today in class.
    His favorite: In South Bend, Indiana, it is illegal to make a monkey smoke a cigarette.
    9/13/16
    -The east coast of North America used to be so heavily forested that it was possible for a squirrel to travel from Maine to Florida by jumping
    from one tree to another.
    -Squirrels cannot contract or carry rabies.
    -Squirrels can climb trees faster than running on the ground.
    -Most squirrels in the wild live only about a year or so, while squirrels in captivity can live up to fifteen or twenty years!!
    9/12/16
    -The top five most common last names in the United States are Smith, Johnson, Williams, Jones, and Brown, in that order.
    -The two most common last names in the world are Lee(Li) and Chang.
    -What is the most common first name in the world?
    Answer: Muhammed
    9/9/16
    Mr. Felton shared some happy, warm and fuzzy "Felton Factoids".
    They included:
    -Baby puffins are called pufflings.
    -Costa Rica is statistically the happiest nation on Earth.
    -Worms communicate by snuggling.
    -Penguins only have one mate their entire life and they "propose" by giving their mate a pebble.
    -Cows have best friends.
    9/8/16
    Mr. Felton shared some additional things that are Googled the most in various states.
    They included:
    -People in North Carolina Google "How to open a jar?" more than any other state.
    -People in Delaware Google "How to get away with murder?" more than any other state.
    -People in South Dakota Google "Who let the dogs out?" more than any other state.
    9/7/16
    -Our current 50-star American flag was designed by a high school student in 1958 for a school project. 
    He received a B- on the project.
    -Statistically speaking, the deadliest job in America is the position of president. Four of the forty-four presidents have 
    been assassinated, that's about ten percent!!
    9/6/16
    Mr. Felton shared things that are Googled in various states.
    For example:
    -People in Pennsylvania Google "When is X-Files on?" more than any other state.
    -People in Iowa Google "Do penguins have knees?" more than any other state.
    -People in Mississippi Google "Who killed Tupac?" more than any other state.
    9/2/16
    Guess the animal:
    -Can understand up to 250 words or gestures.
    -Can count up to five.
    -Can perform simple mathematical calculations.
    -Has the intelligence of a two year-old child.
    Answer: a dog
    9/1/16
    An adynaton is an expression that emphasizes the extent to which something is impossible or impractical.
    An example would be "When pigs fly."
    Mr. Felton shared some adynata from other cultures. They included:
    -In Germany, they say, "When dogs bark with their tails."
    -In Portugal, they say, "In the afternoon of Saint Never's Day."
    -In Thailand, they say, "When the 7-11 closes."
    8/31/16
    The human brain subconsciously connects the number five with carrots. Mr. Felton demonstrated this in class today.
    6/13/16
    -During your time at Tohickon you have attended approximately 2,700 class periods. Tomorrow is your last one.
    -As of Wednesday, you will have attended about 1,840 days of school in your academic career. You have about 552 more to go
    until graduation.
    6/10/16
    -Reed Hastings, the man who founded Netflix, was inspired after piling up a $40 late fee on a VHS copy of Apollo 13.
    -In Japan, letting a sumo wrestler make your baby cry is considered good luck.
    -Building upon the success of the teddy bear, toy companies tried to create "Billy Possum" after William Howard Taft. It failed miserably.
    6/9/16
    No "Felton Factoid" today due to freshman move up day.
    6/8/16
    Mr. Felton discussed life in the Middle Ages.
    A good link to this info is:
    http://www.naute.com/stories/1500s.phtml 
    6/6/16
    No "Felton Factoid" as students were taking the "Decades of Change" district core quiz today.
    6/3/16
    No "Felton Factoid" today due to the talent show.
    6/2/16
    Slavery still exists in the world today. The following countries have the highest slave populations:
    India, China, Pakistan, Uzbekistan, Russia, Nigeria, Congo, Indonesia, Bangladesh, and Thailand, in that order.
    By the way, there are about 60,000 slaves in the United States today!!
    6/1/16
    Mr. Felton shared the top 15 most Googled words or phrases in 2016.
    5/31/16
    -An amazing 100 inches of snow fell on the village of Capracotta, Italy on March 5th, 2015.
    All of the snow fell within an eighteen-hour period!!
    -On January 22, 1943 in Spearfish, South Dakota, the temperature at 7:30 in the morning was four degrees below zero. Just two minutes later,
    at 7:32, it was 45 degrees. That is a 49 degree temperature change in two minutes!
    By the way, the temperature dropped back to 4 below about two hours later.
    5/27/16
    No "Felton Factoid" as students were taking their Civil Rights quiz today.
    5/24/16
    No "Felton Factoid" as students were participating in the Ninth-Grade Assessment activity today.
    5/23/16
    -During the time of the dinosaurs, the day was just twenty-three hours long.
    -To account for Earth's slowing rotation, a "leap second" is added every few years.
    -The three fastest-paced cities are Boston, Buffalo, and New York. The slowest are Shreveport, Sacramento, and Los Angeles.
    -Strong winds can actually slow the Earth's rotation.
    5/20/16
    -What is the most common day for bank robberies?
    Answer: Friday...specifically from 9AM to 11AM.
    -What is the most common day to be fired or laid off?
    Answer: Friday
    -What is the most common day for births?
    Answer: Tuesday
    -What is the most dangerous day of the week?
    Answer: Friday
    5/19/16
    No "Felton Factoid" today as students were working on their Vietnam Independent Internet Project.
    5/18/16
    No "Felton Factoid" today as students were working on their Vietnam Independent Internet Project.
    5/17/16
    Mr. Felton shared a couple of deep thoughts today. They included:
    -The brain is the only body part that named itself.
    -One day your parents put you down and never picked you up again.
    -You'll never hear about the perfect crime.
    -You've never looked at your own face.
    5/16/16
    -The sun accounts for 99.85% of all the mass in the solar system.
    -A person weighing 150 pounds on Earth would weigh 4,200 pounds on the sun, due to gravity.
    -The sun is about 93,000,000 miles away from Earth and it takes light about eight minutes to reach us from the sun.
    5/13/16
    -The doctor who performed Albert Einstein's autopsy stole Einstein's brain and kept it in a jar for twenty years.
    -While you are dreaming, your brain releases a hormone that paralyzes your body so you don't physically "act out" your dreams.
    -The human brain stops growing when a person reaches their late forties.
    5/12/16
    Mr. Felton shared some facts about Adolf Hitler. They included:
    -In 1939, his nephew wrote a paper entitled, "Why I Hate My Uncle."
    -Adolf Hitler never visited a concentration camp.
    -Hitler's father changed his last name in 1877 from Schicklgruber to Hitler.
    5/11/16
    No "Felton Factoid" as students were finishing the World War II/Early Cold War district skills assessment and working on
    their core essay today.
    5/10/16
    No "Felton Factoid" as students were taking the World War II/Early Cold War district skills assessment today.
    5/9/16
    In 1889, the Queen of Italy, Margherita Savoy, made history by becoming the first person to have a pizza delivered.
    5/6/16
    No "Felton Factoid" as students were attending the "Kahoot" assembly in the auditorium today.
    5/4/16
    What are the top ten best-selling board games of all time?
    Answer: Risk, Pictionary, Trivial Pursuit, Othello, Clue, Monopoly, Scrabble, Backgammon, Checkers, and Chess, in descending order
    from ten to one.
    5/3/16
    No "Felton Factoid" as students were at the "Washington, D.C. Expectations" assembly today.
    5/2/16
    No "Felton Factoid" today as students were in the computer lab working on the Washington, D.C. Itinerary Activity.
    4/29/16
    -Human beings are actually bioluminescent, which means we glow in the dark. However, our glow is 1,000 times weaker than
    our eyes can pick up.
    -Humans shed forty pounds of skin in their lifetime.
    -Your body produces twenty-five million new cells each second!
    4/28/16
    -The human eye is so powerful that it theoretically can see a flickering candle from thirty miles away. This is in "theory" only
    due to the curvature of the earth.
    -When you blush, the lining of your stomach blushes, too.
    4/27/16
    -More Frisbees are sold than all footballs, baseballs, and basketballs combined.
    -The Frisbee is named after its inventor, William Russell Frisbie.
    4/26/16
    No "Felton Factoid" as students were taking the Cold War unit quiz today.
    4/25/16
    Who invented the modern toilet?
    Answer: Thomas Crapper
    4/21/16
    -Who was the first non-human to win an Oscar?
    Answer: Mickey Mouse
    -Who will be replacing Andrew Jackson on the twenty-dollar bill?
    Answer: Harriet Tubman
    4/20/16
    -Which state has produced the most presidents?
    Answer: Virginia
    -What state has the country's highest sand dune?
    Answer: Colorado
    -What state has the country's highest skyscraper?
    Answer: Illinois
    4/19/16
    -Which state has more lightning strikes than any other state?
    Answer: Florida
    -What is the only letter in the alphabet that is not used in the spelling of a state?
    Answer: The letter "q"
    -Which state has the most professional sports teams?
    Answer: California
    -Which state has more alligators than any other state?
    Answer: Louisiana
    4/18/16
    -There are 293 different ways to make change for a dollar.
    -It is physically impossible to lick your elbow.
    4/15/16
    Most household dust is made up of two substances. Can you name them?
    Answer: Dead human skin and space dust.
    4/14/16
    The perfect temperature of human comfort is 72 degrees Fahrenheit.
    4/13/16
    According to a recent poll, what are the top three most annoying things parents say to their children?
    Answer: "Money doesn't grow on trees", "No", and "Maybe...we'll see".
    4/12/16
    -Which letter begins the least amount of words in the English language?
    Answer: The letter X
    -Which letter begins the most amount of words in the English language?
    Answer: The letter S
    4/11/16
    What does the term pagophagia mean?
    Answer: It is a disorder that involves a compulsion to chew ice.
    4/8/16
    A few facts about left-handed people:
    -According to Scientific American, 15% of the world's population is left-handed.
    -Ben Franklin, Albert Einstein, Charles Darwin, and Sir Isaac Newton were left-handed.
    -Males are twice as likely as females to be left-handed.
    -August 13th is "Left-Handers" Day.
    -There are more left-handed people in the world with IQ's over 140 than right-handed people.
    -All polar bears are left-handed.
    -There are actually college scholarships available to left-handed people.
    4/7/16
    Females have more pain receptors in their body, but actually have a higher threshold for pain!
    4/6/16
    The custom of shaking hands originated in medieval Europe to show that you were not carrying a weapon. The actual shaking was meant
    to shake loose a possible weapon from under the other person's sleeve.
    4/5/16
    No "Felton Factoid" as students were taking the World War II unit quiz today.
    4/4/16
    No "Felton Factoid" today as students were participating in the review game for tomorrow's unit quiz.
    4/1/16
    On April 1, 1974, a man in the town of Sitka, Alaska played an April Fool's joke on his entire town. "Porky" Bickar had a
    helicopter drop 70 old tires on the extinct volcano of Mt. Edgecumbe. He then doused the tires in kerosene and lit them on fire.
    When the people of Sitka awoke the next morning they thought the volcano was erupting. This practical joke is one of the most
    famous April Fool's jokes of all time.
    3/31/16
    -The International Space Station (ISS) is scheduled to pass over Doylestown just after 8pm tonight.
    You can actually check out all the scheduled flyovers on the following website:
    https://spotthestation.nasa.gov/
    -One of the best spots for stargazing on the planet happens to be located right in Pennsylvania. It is called Cherry Springs State Park.
    Check out the website at:
    http://www.dcnr.state.pa.us/stateparks/findapark/cherrysprings/
    3/30/16
    Here are some of the most unusual things ever insured:
    -Betty Grable's legs.
    -Keith Richards' guitar finger.
    -Bruce Springsteen's voice.
    -A famous Australian cricket player's trademark handlebar mustache!
    3/29/16
    No "Felton Factoid" today.
    3/23/16
    -Some fast food chains' burgers look identical after fourteen years of aging.
    -One patty from a burger can contain meat from up to one-hundred different cattle.
    3/22/16
    -Duct tape was invented in the 1940s to keep ammunition dry during World War II.
    -There is an annual duct tape festival.
    -Wearing duct tape to the prom could earn you a college scholarship.
    -Duct tape has been used successfully to repair a damaged airplane fuselage, construct a working cannon, build a usable bridge, and
    lift a 5,000 pound car.
    3/21/16
    -No piece of paper can be folded in half more than seven times.
    -If you could, in theory, fold a piece of paper twenty times, it would be thicker than the height of Mt. Everest.
    -If you could fold it just forty-two times, the thickness would be greater than the distance between the Earth and the Moon!
    3/18/16
    If you shrunk the sun down to the size of a white blood cell and shrunk the Milky Way Galaxy down using the same scale, 
    it would be the size of the continental United States.
    3/17/16
    -North Korea and Finland are separated by just one country!
    -The release of the original Star Wars was closer to the beginning of World War II than it was to today!
    -What's the closest U.S. state to Africa?
    Answer: Maine
    3/16/16
    Try these brainteasers:
    -A man pushes a car up to a hotel and tells the owner he's bankrupt. What's going on?
    Answer: It's a game of Monopoly.
    -What's black when you buy it, red when you use it, and gray when you throw it away?
    Answer: Charcoal.
    -A man is born in 1972 and dies in 1952 at the age of 25. What's the deal?
    Answer: He was born in room number 1972 of a hospital and dies in room number 1952 of a hospital.
    3/15/16
    Mr. Felton shared some very frivolous lawsuits that have been attempted over the years. Here are a few:
    -A sleeping student sued his teacher for waking him up in class.
    -An inmate in Virginia tried to sue himself!
    -A shop owner in New York City attempted to sue four homeless people for $1 million.
    -A man once tried to sue Michael Jordan for looking like him.
    3/11/16
    Mr. Felton shared some very cool things that Siri can do. They included:
    -Remotely start your car. (App required)
    -Remotely turn things off and on around your house, including your coffee maker. (App required)
    -Tell you which planes are overhead.
    -Tell you what song is playing.
    -Flip a coin or roll a die.
    -Set and turn off alarms on your phone.
    -Dictate words into type.
    3/10/16
    A man named Charles Osborne once had the hiccups for sixty-nine years!
    3/9/16
    Mr. Felton shared another brainteaser today.
    3/8/16
    Mr. Felton shared a few brainteasers today.
    3/7/16
    No "Felton Factoid" as students were completing their World War II simulation reflection today.
    3/4/16
    Here's a cool math trick to dazzle your friends:
    -Tell a friend to think of a number.
    -Tell them to add 30 to this number.
    -Subtract 5 from this number.
    -Now add 30 to this number.
    -Subtract by the number you started with.
    -The answer will always be 55.
    Don't reveal this secret.
    3/3/16
    Mr. Felton shared a brainteaser today. It is contained in the file below:

    3/2/16
    Mr. Felton shared some funny quotes from comedian Steven Wright. They included:
    -"I live on a one-way street that's also a dead end. I'm not sure how I got there."
    -"Everywhere is within walking distance if you have the time."
    3/1/16
    -Do you know what male and female kangaroos are called?
    Answer: The males are called jacks and the females are called jills.
    -What is a group of kangaroos called?
    Answer: A mob.
    -How can you prevent a kangaroo from hopping?
    Answer: Lift its tail off the ground.
    2/29/16
    Mr. Felton shared some of the perks of being the President of the United States. Check them out at the link below:
    http://stories.avvo.com/news/politics/the-5-biggest-perks-of-being-president.html
    2/26/16
    George Washington had to borrow money from his next door neighbor to get to his inauguration.
    2/25/16
    -Over the course of their lifetime, the average person will consume 70 insects and 10 spiders while sleeping.
    -You would have to walk the length of a football field to burn off the calories found in one plain M&M candy!
    2/24/16
    -Only two presidents in American history have been impeached. Can you name these two presidents?
    Answer: Andrew Johnson and Bill Clinton
    Richard Nixon resigned before he was impeached.
    -Presidents John Quincy Adams and Teddy Roosevelt used to skinny dip in the Potomac River.
    -Six presidents were named James. They were Madison, Monroe, Polk, Buchanan, Garfield, and Carter.
    -Warren Harding wore a size 14 shoe, making him the president with the largest foot size.
    -At his inauguration, Teddy Roosevelt wore a ring that contained a lock of Abraham Lincoln's hair inside of it.
    2/23/16
    Last week, a three year-old Egyptian boy was sentenced to life in prison for being present at a demonstration that got out of hand when
    he was just 16 months-old.
    2/22/16
    No "Felton Factoid" as students were taking their Twenties/Great Depression/New Deal district skills
    assessment today.
    2/19/16
    According to a recent survey, the top ten most common bad habits are:
    snacking, nail-biting, procrastinating, swearing, gum snapping, tardiness, interrupting, gossiping, fidgeting, and screen time, in that order.
    2/18/16
    No "Felton Factoid" today as students were taking the Great Depression/New Deal unit quiz.
    2/17/16
    -FIFA, the international soccer association, prohibits Greenland from creating a soccer team because not enough grass grows
    in Greenland.
    -One out of every twenty soccer injuries is caused by the celebration after a goal.
    -North Korea has had to hire actors and actresses to pose as fans at international soccer matches because citizens of North Korea are
    not allowed to leave the country.
    2/16/16
    Mr. Felton shared some interesting items that have been put up for auction on eBay.
    They include: Arkansas Civil War dirt, the sun, a Hitler pincushion, pocket lint, and a person's conscience.
    2/12/16
    Chicago's O'Hare Airport is named after World War II pilot and hero Butch O'Hare. Amazingly, Butch is the son of " Easy" Eddie O'Hare, who was Al Capone's longtime lawyer.
    2/11/16
    The Philadelphia Eagles were established in 1933, during the height of the Great Depression. They chose green for their uniforms
    to symbolize money and that better times lay ahead. In addition, the Eagle was chosen as the team name because it was the symbol
    for Franklin D. Roosevelt's National Recovery Act, which was also established in 1933.
    2/10/16
    The most visited countries in the world in 2015 were France, the U.S., Spain, China, Italy, Turkey,
    Germany, the United Kingdom, Russia, and Mexico, in that order.
    2/9/16
    32,000 people were recently surveyed about which nation's food they like the best. The results are below:
    Italian, Mexican, Indian, Japanese, Chinese, French, American, Thai, Spanish, and English, in that order.
    2/8/16
    -More Americans (58%) eat pizza on Super Bowl Sunday than any other day of the year.
    -Miami, Florida and New Orleans, Louisiana have both hosted a record ten Super Bowls!!
    -There are less weddings on Super Bowl weekend than any other weekend of the year.
    -Only 5% of people watch the Super Bowl alone.
    -Did you notice how the Denver Broncos were wearing their "Super Bowl Champions" t-shirts and hats as soon as the game ended? However, do you know what happens to the t-shirts and hats of the losing team?
    Answer: They are donated to people living in third-world countries, especially Africa.
    2/3/16
    An adynaton is an expression that emphasizes the extent to which something is impossible or impractical.
    An example would be "When pigs fly."
    Mr. Felton shared some adynata from other cultures. They included:
    -In Germany, they say, "When dogs bark with their tails."
    -In Portugal, they say, "In the afternoon of Saint Never's Day."
    -In Thailand, they say, "When the 7-11 closes."
    2/2/16
    Mr. Felton shared some additional words today that appear in the dictionary, but are rarely used. They included friendlily, macaronic, pronk,
    oxter, and agelast.
    Check out their meanings at the following link:
    http://www.rd.com/funny-stuff/funny-words-fake/
    2/1/16
    Mr. Felton shared some words that appear in the dictionary, but are rarely used. They included bumfuzzle, cattywampus, gardyloo,
    collywobbles, and widdershins.
    Check out their meanings at the following link:
    http://www.merriam-webster.com/words-at-play/top-10-funny-sounding-and-interesting-words/bumfuzzle
    1/29/16
    In 2012, three MIT students launched a crazy product that seems to be catching on. They created pencils that, instead of having an
    eraser on the end, contain a biodegradable capsule filled with seeds. The idea is when the pencil becomes too short to be usable,
    it can be planted and sprout a plant. The number two pencils and colored pencils can grow basil, mint, tomatoes, strawberries, and
    peas, just to name a few.
    1/28/16
    -What is the most common color of flags around the world?
    Answer: Red
    -Without the brown food coloring, Coca-Cola is green.
    -Color affects our judgment. For example, when given a blue box and a red box of the same weight, most people will
    assume the red box weighs more. In addition, people spending an equal amount of time in a blue room and a red room
    will assume they spend more time in the red room, presuming they did not have a watch.
    1/27/16
    Mr. Felton shared the amazing story of an Australian man named Bill Morgan. Check it out at the following link:
    http://www.todayifoundout.com/index.php/2013/10/man-died-came-back-life-won-lotto-twice-second-time-re-enacting-first-media/
    1/22/16
    The first Earthling to orbit our planet was a two-year old terrier found on the streets of Moscow named Laika.
    1/21/16
    -It is impossible to cry in outer space.
    -A frozen pea placed in a cup of Pepsi in outer space will create an explosion.
    1/20/16
    No "Felton Factoid" as students were taking the 1920s unit quiz today.
    1/19/16
    -Jon Minnoch holds the record for the heaviest human ever. He weighed in at an amazing 1,400 pounds.
    -The lightest person on record was Lucia Zarate. She weighed only 4.7 pounds at the age of 17.
    1/15/16
    No "Felton Factoid" as students were participating in the 1920s speakeasy day today.
    1/14/16
    All of the following kill more people each year than shark attacks:
    -lightning
    -texting
    -hippos
    -falling out of bed
    -deer
    -icicles
    -jellyfish
    -vending machines
    -televisions
    -bees
    -coconuts
    1/13/16
    No "Felton Factoid" as students were performing their 1920s skits today in class.
    1/12/16
    -The Powerball jackpot is up to an amazing $1.5 billion!!
    -This is the largest lottery jackpot in the history of the world.
    -Winning the jackpot would be like everyone in America giving you $4.33.
    1/11/16
    No "Felton Factoid" as students were preparing their 1920s skit in class today.
    1/8/16
    No "Felton Factoid" as students were preparing their 1920s skit in class today.
    1/7/16
    What major spectator sport originated from the Prohibition era in America?
    Answer: Nascar
    1/6/16
    -What song has been played the most on the radio with over eight-million plays?
    Answer: "You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin" by the Righteous Brothers.
    -Can you name the top-selling musicians/bands of all time?
    Answer: Elvis, The Beatles, Michael Jackson, Frank Sinatra, and Abba, in that order.
    -What is the only band to play a gig on each of the seven continents?
    Answer: Metallica
    -None of the Beatles could read music.
    1/5/16
    How many total gifts were given in the song "The Twelve Days of Christmas?"
    Answer: 364
    1/4/16
    Here are some facts about 2016:
    -This is a leap year.
    -On November 8th, Americans will elect the 45th president in American history.
    -On August 8th, the Summer Olympics will begin in Brazil.
    -This is the year of the Red Fire Monkey on the Chinese calendar.
    12/23/15
    Mr. Felton shared some funny headlines with his classes today.
    12/22/15
    The word "moist" is one of the least liked words in the English language.
    Here are some other words that made the list:
    -gurgle
    -yolk
    -phlegm
    -curd
    -smear
    -crusty
    -bulbous
    -fester
    -mucus
    12/21/15
    Mr. Felton shared some happy, warm and fuzzy "Felton Factoids" to help brighten up the day, as this is the darkest day of the year.
    They included:
    -Baby puffins are called pufflings.
    -Costa Rica is statistically the happiest nation on Earth.
    -Worms communicate by snuggling.
    -Penguins only have one mate their entire life and they "propose" by giving their mate a pebble.
    -Cows have best friends.
    12/18/15
    -A polyglot is a person who can speak or write in a number of different languages.
    -The only place on Earth you can find an ATM in Latin is in Vatican City.
    -The Holy Bible is available in the most languages of any book with 2,454 translations!
    See more factoids like this at the following website:
    http://www.edudemic.com/language-quiz/
    12/17/15
    Mr. Felton shared the best countries in the world in which to live in 2015.
    They were Norway, Australia, Switzerland, Denmark, and the Netherlands, in that order.
    As a side note, all five of the worst countries to live in were located in Africa.
    12/16/15
    No "Felton Factoid" as students were beginning the stock market contest today.
    12/11/15
    No "Felton Factoid" as students were working on their 1920s Trading Card today.
    12/10/15
    No "Felton Factoid" as students were working on their 1920s Trading Card today.
    12/9/15
    There are eleven permanent "no-fly" zones in America. They are:
    -Both Disney parks
    -Washington, D.C.
    -Area 51
    -Camp David in Maryland
    -George Washington's home at Mount Vernon
    -The Bush Compound in Maine
    -A nuclear facility in Amarillo, Texas
    -Kennedy Space Center in Florida
    -A canoe area in Minnesota
    -A naval submarine base in Georgia
    12/8/15
    Mr. Felton shared a few facts about cats. They included:
    -Cats can be allergic to humans.
    -Even though cats have smaller brains than dogs, they are more intelligent than dogs.
    -Cats actually hold grudges because they don't have the ability to forgive.
    -Cats were first domesticated in China, not Egypt like most people believe.
    -Cats that have spots share a gene with cheetahs.
    12/7/15
    -Your kitchen sink is dirtier than your bathroom sink! There are more than 500,000 bacteria per square inch in the typical kitchen sink drain.
    -Bacteria colonies of over 50 million can live in a single kitchen sponge!
    -Studies have shown that you will eat up to 15% more if you usually use an entryway to your house that is near your kitchen.
    12/4/15
    -What is the most stolen car?
    Answer: Honda Accord
    -What is the most stolen book?
    Answer: The Holy Bible
    12/2/15
    Mr. Felton shared some facts about the most common and least common birthdays. They included:
    -There are more birthdays in September than any other month of the year.
    -The top ten most common birthdays are in September.
    -The least common birthday is December 25th!
    -The least common month to have a birthday is January.
    -The least common day of the month to have a birthday is the 13th.
    12/1/15
    What is the busiest day of the year for:
    -Chinese restaurants?
    -Pizza deliveries?
    -Firefighters?
    -Boaters?
    Answers:
    -Chinese restaurants- December 25th
    -Pizza deliveries- Super Bowl Sunday
    -Firefighters- July 4th
    -Boaters- July 4th
    11/30/15
    1928 was the last election in which the winning Republican Presidential ticket did not have either a Bush or a Nixon on it.
    11/24/15
    No "Felton Factoid" as classes did not meet today.
    11/23/15
    No "Felton Factoid" as students were participating in trench warfare dogdgeball today.
    11/20/15
    No "Felton Factoid" as students were taking their World War I unit quiz.
    11/19/15
    Even though California has a grizzly on its flag and is known as "The Bear Republic", not a single grizzly has been seen in the state since 1922.
    11/18/15
    -What was the tallest mountain in the world before Mt. Everest was discovered?
    Answer: Mt. Everest
    -Which months have 28 days?
    Answer: All of them.
    -When is England's Fourth of July?
    Answer: July 4th
    11/17/15
    -Charles Coghlan was a professional actor who died while on tour in Galveston in 1899. He was laid to rest there in a casket placed inside a stone vault. After the great Galvestion hurricane of 1900, his casket was released and carried away by the receding surge, his coffin began to drift . . . and drift, and drift. It drifted across the Gulf of Mexico and rounded the Florida Keys. Then, obviously borne by the Gulf Stream, it slowly bobbed northeastward the entire length of the Eastern Seaboard. Finally extricated from the great ocean current, it was found in 1908 basking on the surface of the Gulf of St. Lawrence, within mere miles from his birthplace in Prince Edward Island!!
    -Henry Ziegland broke up with his girlfriend and she committed suicide. Her brother blamed him, hunted him down and shot him. The brother, believing he had killed Ziegland, then turned his gun on himself and took his own life. However, the bullet only grazed Ziegland´s face and then lodged in a tree. At that moment he must have felt like the luckiest man alive. A few years later, he wanted to take down that huge tree, with the bullet still in it, with some sticks of dynamite. The explosion propelled the bullet into Ziegland’s head, killing him.
    Courtesy of "Amazing Coincidences."
    11/16/15
    Centenarians are people who are 100 years of age or older. Here are a few fun facts about Centenarians:
    -There are about 100,000 Centenarians in the United States today.
    -The United States has the most Centenarians in the world today, followed by Japan.
    -Eight out of every nine Centenarians is a woman.
    -A Super Centenarian is a person who is a 110 years of age or older.
    11/13/15
    -The top five most common last names in the United States are Smith, Johnson, Williams, Jones, and Brown, in that order.
    -The five most common place names in the United States are Greenville (50), Franklin (30), Clinton (29), Springfield (28), and
    Salem (25).
    11/12/15
    Mr. Felton shared some facts about the president's limo, which is called Cadillac-1. They included:
    -It is nicknamed "The Beast" by the Secret Service.
    -It weighs about 20,000 pounds and gets about 9 miles to the gallon!
    -It is not really a Cadillac.
    -The president's blood is kept on board in case he/she needs an instant blood transfusion.
    -Each door of the limo weighs about as much as a door of a Boeing 757 airliner and is eight inches thick.
    11/11/15
    Mr. Felton shared a couple of brainteasers today. Here is a sampling:
    -In British Columbia you cannot take a picture of a man with a wooden leg. Why not?
    Answer: You can't take a picture with a wooden leg, you need a camera.
    -Which is correct to say, "The yolk of the egg is white" or "The yolk of the egg are white?"
    Answer: Neither. Egg yolks are yellow.
    11/10/15
    "The Jersey Shore" reality show is very popular in Japan, as well. However, it goes by a different name in Japan.
    Can you name its title in Japan?
    Answer: "The Macaroni Rascals"
    11/6/15
    No "Felton Factoid" as students were in the computer lab working on their propaganda mini-projects today.
    11/5/15
    No "Felton Factoid" as students were in the computer lab working on their propaganda mini-projects today.
    11/4/15
    About half of all the people on the planet live in just five countries.
    What are they?
    Answer: China, India, the United States, Indonesia, and Brazil.
    11/3/15
    Mr. Felton shared some common oxymorons we use in everyday life.
    They included:
    -awfully good
    -civil war
    -freezer burn
    -crash landing
    -pretty ugly
    11/2/15
    Mr. Felton shared some common redundancies we use in everyday life.
    They included:
    -NFL football team
    -reflect back
    -3 a.m. in the morning
    -old geezer
    -merge together
    10/30/15
    Mr. Felton shared some interesting facts about Halloween. They included:
    -Halloween dates back to Celtic Ireland and was originally known as Samhain.
    -The first Jack O' Lanterns were not made from pumpkins, but rather hollowed-out turnips.
    -The most popular Halloween candy is Snickers.
    -Halloween ranks behind Christmas as the second-most commercially successful holiday.
    10/29/15
    -What is rhinology?
    Answer: The study of noses
    -What is conchology?
    Answer: The study of shells
    What is vexillology?
    Answer: The study of flags
    10/28/15
    -The top five baby names of 2014 are as follows:
    Girls: Emma, Olivia, Sophia, Isabella, and Ava, in that order.
    Boys: Noah, Liam, Mason, Jacob, and William, in that order.
    -The top five baby names the year that most of Mr. Felton's students were born are as follows:
    Girls: Emily, Hannah, Madison, Ashley, and Sarah, in that order.
    Boys: Jacob, Michael, Matthew, Joshua, and Christopher, in that order.
    10/27/15
    -Vatican City has the highest crime rate of all the countries in the world!
    -President James Garfield could write in Greek with one hand while writing in Latin with the other.
    10/26/15
    No "Felton Factoid" as students were in the computer lab working on their Oral History podcasts today.
    10/23/15
    No "Felton Factoid" as students were in the computer lab working on their Oral History podcasts today.
    10/21/15
    Mr. Felton shared how John Wilkes Booth was in the audience at Lincoln's second inauguration on March 4, 1865...
    one month and eleven days before he killed the president.
    You can see Booth in the photo contained in the file below:

    10/20/15
    -Mr. Felton shared the amazing story of a bike that had been chained to a tree near Seattle, Washington
    since World War I because the bike's owner was killed in the war. The image is included below:

    -Mr. Felton also shared how the license plate on the car that carried Franz Ferdinand and his wife in 1914 may have contained
    the date of the armistice of 1918!
    10/19/15
    The "S" in Harry S Truman does not stand for anything; therefore, there is no period after his middle initial.
    10/16/15
    Mr. Felton shared some interesting and off-the-wall town names from around the country. Some of the favorites were:
    -Chicken, Alaska
    -Ding Dong, Texas
    -Half.com, Oregon
    -Looneyville, Texas
    -Monkey's Eyebrow, Arizona
    -Nameless, Texas
    -Jersey Shore, Pennsylvania
    -Santa Claus, Indiana
    -Earth, Texas
    10/15/15
    Here are some incredible Abraham Lincoln-John F. Kennedy coincidences:
    -Lincoln was elected to Congress in 1846 and Kennedy in 1946.
    -Lincoln was elected President in 1860 and Kennedy in 1960.
    -The names Lincoln and Kennedy both contain seven letters.
    -Both Presidents focused on civil rights.
    -Both Lincoln and Kennedy were shot on a Friday.
    -Lincoln's secretary was named Kennedy.
    -Kennedy's secretary was named Lincoln.
    -Both were succeeded by men with the last name of Johnson.
    -Andrew Johnson was born in 1808 and Lyndon Johnson in 1908.
    -Both assassins were known by their three names.
    -Both names contain fifteen letters.
    -Kennedy was shot in a Lincoln convertible.
    -Booth ran from a theater and was caught in a warehouse.
    -Oswald ran from a warehouse and was caught in a theater.
    -Both assassins were killed before their trials.
    -A week before Lincoln was shot, he visited Monroe, Maryland.
    -A week before Kennedy was shot, he met Marilyn Monroe.
    10/14/15
    -Winston Churchill lived his life in fear of every January 24th. This is because that was the anniversary of his father's death.
    Amazingly, Winston Churchill passed away on January 24th, 1965.
    -The east coast of North America used to be so heavily forested that it was possible for a squirrel to travel from Maine to Florida by jumping
    from one tree to another.
    -Researchers have determined that all blue-eyed people are descendants of the same individual who was the first to have
    the genetic mutation that results in blue eyes.
    10/13/15
    No "Felton Factoid" as students were working on their Oral History podcast script in the computer lab today.
    10/12/15
    No "Felton Factoid" as students were working on their Oral History podcast script in the computer lab today.
    10/9/15
    Mr. Felton shared some interesting phobias that actually exist.
    They included:
    -ergophobia...the fear of work
    -nomophobia...the fear of losing your cell phone service
    -somniphobia...the fear of sleeping
    -hydrophobiaphobia...the fear of being afraid of water
    10/8/15
    There are enough diamonds in existence to give everyone on the planet a cupful.
    10/7/15
    The word "time" is the most commonly used noun in the English language.
    10/6/15
    -If you were to add up all the blinks of your lifetime, you spend 1.2 years of waking time with your eyes closed.
    -Between 1838 and 1960, more than half of all the photos taken were of babies.
    -Forty percent of the human race did not survive beyond its first birthday.
    10/5/15
    -The top five most livable cities in the world are Melbourne, Australia, Vienna, Austria, and the Canadian cities of
    Vancouver, Toronto, and Calgary...in this order.
    -An estimated 18 million spoons go missing in Melbourne, Australia every year!!
    Source: "1,227 Quite Interesting Facts To Blow Your Socks Off"
    10/2/15
    Here are some interesting facts about dreams:
    -12% of people dream in black and white.
    -Blind people dream. They dream in sound, smell, taste, touch, and emotion.
    -People who stay up late have more nightmares.
    -Dreaming prevents psychosis.
    -You forget 90% of your dreams.
    10/1/15
    William Howard Taft was the heaviest president at 340 pounds. He was so large that the White House needed a
    new bathtub put in for him, since he got stuck in the first one.
    -Do you know how he got out of the first bathtub?
    -What baseball tradition did Taft start by accident?
    Answers:
    -It took four White House employees and a pound of butter to remove Taft from the bathtub.
    -While attending a baseball game, Taft stood up to stretch between the top and bottom halves of the seventh-inning.
    Out of respect, the entire crowd stood up, as well. This began the tradition of the seventh-inning stretch!
    9/30/15
    -The person who invented the Frisbee was cremated and made into Frisbees after he died.
    -The inventor of the Pringles can is buried in a Pringles can.
    9/29/15
    No "Felton Factoid" today as students were in the computer lab conducting research for the oral history assessment.
    9/28/15
    No "Felton Factoid" today as students were in the computer lab conducting research for the oral history assessment.
    9/25/15
    Here are a few facts about laughter:
    -One minute of laughter can relax a person for an hour.
    -People who laugh more do not get sick as often because laughter gives a boost to the immune system.
    -A gelotologist is somebody who studies laughter.
    9/24/15
    Mr. Felton played a mind trick on students today. See the file below to see how the trick is done.

    Submitted by Jess H.
    9/22/15
    Here's a cool math trick to dazzle your friends:
    -Tell a friend to think of a number.
    -Tell them to add 30 to this number.
    -Subtract 5 from this number.
    -Now add 30 to this number.
    -Subtract by the number you started with.
    -The answer will always be 55.
    Don't reveal this secret.
    9/21/15
    No "Felton Factoid" today as students took their Progressivism and Reform unit quiz.
    9/18/15
    Thomas Edison invented the light bulb. What was his number one fear?
    Answer: The dark
    9/17/15
    -There is only one letter in the alphabet that is not used in the spelling of any of the states' names.
    What is the letter?
    Answer: The letter "q" is the only letter not used in the spelling of any of the states.
    -There is only one professional sports team named after a work of literature. Can you name it?
    Answer: The Baltimore Ravens
    9/16/15
    Mr. Felton discussed some looney laws today in class.
    His favorite: In South Bend, Indiana, it is illegal to make a monkey smoke a cigarette.
    9/15/15
    Most people know that Abe Lincoln was our tallest president, standing at six feet, four inches tall.
    However, who was our shortest president, standing at only five feet, four inches tall?
    Answer: James Madison
    9/11/15
    -Obsessive nose picking is called Rhinotillexomania.
    -What breed of dog is responsible for the most bites?
    Answer: German Shepherd
    9/10/15
    While playing "rock, paper, scissors" you can increase the likelihood that your opponent will throw "scissors" if you randomly ask them
    a personal question right before the count. Most people will do this as an automatic defense mechanism.
    9/9/15
    -The medical term for brain freeze is sphenopalatine ganglioneuralgia.
    -Have you ever smelled your dog's feet? If they smell like corn chips it's totally normal. Veterinarians actually have a term for this.
    It is called "Frito feet."
    9/8/15
    -The loudest sound ever recorded was the volcanic explosion of the island of Krakatoa in 1883. The sound could be heard from as far
    as 3,000 miles away!
    -Napoleon was not French, Hitler was not German, and Churchill was only half British.
    9/4/15
    Mr. Felton shared some brainteasers with his classes. Check them out at the following link:
    http://www.forbes.com/sites/work-in-progress/2012/11/06/10-brainteasers-to-stretch-your-brain/
    9/3/15
    -If you have ten dollars in your pocket and no debt, you have more wealth than twenty-five percent of Americans.
    -One penny doubled everyday becomes over five million dollars in just 30 days.
    -There is so much gold near the earth's core that if you were able to mine it, you could cover the entire planet in a layer of
    gold that would be knee-deep!
    9/2/15
    -7% of Americans do not bathe.
    -The cost of a slave in 1850 would be over $12,000 in 2015.
    -The average American consumes as many resources as thirty-five Kenyans!
    9/1/15
    -Which president was also a high school cheerleader?
    Answer: George W. Bush
    -Which president was once a stand-up comedian?
    Answer: Ronald Reagan
    -Which president is known to have skinny-dipped in the Potomac River in Washington, D.C.?
    Answer: John Quincy Adams
    -Which president trained his parrot to curse at people?
    Answer: Andrew Jackson
    8/31/15
    The human brain subconsciously connects the number five with carrots. Mr. Felton demonstrated this in class today.
    6/18/15
    No "Felton Factoid" as classes did not meet today.
    6/17/15
    During your time at Tohickon you have attended approximately 2,700 class periods. Today is your last one.
    6/16/15
    -A 2008 survey of British students revealed that 58% of the respondents thought Sherlock Holmes was a real person while
    20% thought Winston Churchill was a fictional character.
    -Nutella was invented by an Italian pastry chef during World War II to make his chocolate rations last longer.
    6/15/15
    -Bacteria makes up between two and nine pounds of your body weight.
    -A blue whale's heart is as large as a Volkswagon Beetle. A human being could actually fit inside the aorta.
    6/12/15
    Mr. Felton gave some fun facts about the year 1980 today. They included:
    -Tickets to a Dodgers game cost a mere $4.50.
    -The summer blockbuster movie was "The Empire Strikes Back". Movie tickets cost $2.75.
    -Big League Chew hits the candy aisle.
    6/5/15
    If a statue in a 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 from wounds received in battle.
    If the horse has all four legs on the ground, the person died of natural causes.
    6/4/15
    -The average woman will use her height in lipstick every five years.
    -A flock of crows is called a "murder".
    6/3/15
    In addition to Washington, D.C., the following eight cities have served as the capital of the United States at one time or another:
    Philadelphia, New York, Baltimore, Lancaster, York, Trenton, Princeton, and Annapolis.
    6/1/15
    One penny doubled everyday becomes over five million dollars in just 30 days.
    5/29/15
    No "Felton Factoid" as students were taking the Civil Rights Movement quiz and/or working on the Vietnam War
    project today.
    5/28/15
    No "Felton Factoid" as students were taking the Civil Rights Movement quiz today.
    5/27/15
    If you have ten dollars in your pocket and no debt, you have more wealth than twenty-five percent of Americans.
    5/26/15
    -1/8 of all American adults have been employed by McDonald's at some point in their lives.
    -The sixth leading cause of death in the United States is "medical errors".
    -Apple has more money than the United States Treasury.
    5/22/15
    -One American consumes the same amount of resources as thirty-two Kenyans.
    -The first person to own a slave in America was a black man.
    5/21/15
    -Alaska is the state with the highest percentage of people who walk to work.
    -Even though California has a grizzly on its flag and is known as "The Bear Republic", not a single grizzly has been seen in the state since 1922.
    -Both John Adams and Thomas Jefferson died on July 4th, 1826...exactly fifty years to the day that they signed the Declaration of Independence.
    -35 million Americans share DNA with at least one of the 102 pilgrims who arrived on the Mayflower in 1620.
    5/20/15
    A rare black rhino was recently killed by a Texas hunter who paid $350,000 to the nation of Namibia for the right to hunt
    the endangered species.
    5/19/15
    -"Goodbye" came from "God bye" which came from "God be with you."
    -Butterflies used to be called flutterbies.
    5/18/15
    -Human beings are actually bioluminescent, which means we glow in the dark. However, our glow is 1,000 times weaker than
    our eyes can pick up.
    -The human eye is so powerful that it theoretically can see a flickering candle from thirty miles away. This is in "theory" only
    due to the curvature of the earth.
    5/15/15
    Mr. Felton shared a few "math-related" factoids today. They are contained in the file below:

    5/14/15
    No "Felton Factoid" as students were viewing the "Miracle on Ice" documentary today.
    5/13/15
    No "Felton Factoid" as students were taking the Cold War district skills assessment today.
    5/12/15
    Mr. Felton shared a brainteaser today. It is contained in the file below:

    5/11/15
    -A quidnunc is a person who is very eager to learn the latest gossip.
    -Which one of the following is not a sport?
    -kurash
    -spongee
    -box tenting
    -horseball
    -gig racing
    -boffer fighting
    Answer: Box tenting is not a sport.
    5/8/15
    No "Felton Factoid" as students were working on the Nuke Map activity today in the computer lab.
    5/7/15
    No "Felton Factoid" as students were taking the Cold War unit quiz today.
    5/6/15
    -Oklahoma is the only state in which a person has been hit by space junk.
    -There is an island full of monkeys off the coast of South Carolina.
    5/5/15
    -The U.S. Postal Service still uses mules to reach two areas of Arizona.
    -The terrain of the entire state of Kansas has actually been scientifically proven to be flatter than a pancake.
    5/4/15
    A skunk's smell can be detected by a human from a mile away.
    5/1/15
    -In Vietnam, the number three is considered a bad luck number. In fact, people in Vietnam never appear in pictures
    with two other people because it is believed that the person in the middle will have bad luck.
    -The numbers "172" can be found on the back of the U.S. five-dollar bill in the bushes at the base of the Lincoln Memorial.
    -It is believed that Shakespeare was 46 around the time that the King James Version of the Bible was written. In Psalms 46, the 46th
    word from the first word is "shake" and the 46th word from the last word is "spear."
    4/30/15
    Can you name the food from the following clues?
    -This food has its own holiday.
    -It was first made in 610 A.D. in France by a monk.
    -This food was once used in marriage ceremonies.
    -In the 18th century, children would wear this food as necklaces for good luck, health, and prosperity.
    -In 1861, makers of this food had the second-highest paying job in the Philadelphia region.
    So, what food am I?
    Answer: The pretzel
    4/29/15
    -Today will be the first time in Major League Baseball's 145-year existence that a game will be played with no fans in attendance.
    -Do you know what the easternmost state is in the United States?
    How about the westernmost?
    Answer: Alaska is both the easternmost and westernmost state in the United States
    4/27/15
    All of the following are foods that come in a can:
    pork brains, alligator, smoked rattlesnake, elk, buffalo, emu, turtle, kangaroo, lamb's tongue, grasshoppers, crickets, and ant eggs.
    4/24/15
    -The top ten most common nicknames for college teams are Eagles, Tigers, Bulldogs, Cougars, Wildcats, Panthers, Lions,
    Pioneers, Warriors, and Knights, in this order.
    -Winston Churchill lived his life in fear of every January 24th. This is because that was the anniversary of his father's death.
    Amazingly, Winston Churchill passed away on January 24th, 1965.
    4/23/15
    What are the top ten most-visited countries in the world?
    Answer: France, the U.S., Spain, Italy, China, the U.K., Russia, Mexico, Canada, and Germany...in that order.
    4/22/15
    What are the top five "television-watching" nations in the world?
    Answer: United Kingdom, United States of America, France, Indonesia, and Kenya...in that order.
    4/21/15
    -It is impossible to cry in outer space.
    -A frozen pea placed in a cup of Pepsi in outer space will create an explosion.
    4/20/15
    -There are over a billion people in China, yet there are only about 200 different last names.
    -More Frisbees are sold than all footballs, baseballs, and basketballs combined.
    4/17/15
    No "Felton Factoid" as students were taking the World War II unit quiz today.
    4/16/15
    No "Felton Factoid" today as students were playing "The Eraser Game" to help them prepare for tomorrow's
    World War II unit quiz.
    4/15/15
    -Cuba is the only island in the Caribbean that has a railroad.
    -Montpelier, Vermont is the only state capital in the United States that does not have a McDonald's.
    4/14/15
    Mr. Felton shared a recent report on life expectancy throughout the world.
    Check out the link at:
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2240855/How-does-nation-rank-world-map-life-expectancy.html
    4/13/15
    What are the top ten most visited websites?
    Answer: Google, YouTube, Facebook, Yahoo, Amazon, Wikipedia, Twitter, Bing, eBay, and MSN...in that order.
    4/10/15
    What are the top ten most hated foods in the United States?
    Answer: liver, lima beans, eggs, brussel sprouts, okra, mushrooms, tofu, Spam, beets, and broccoli...in that order.
    Submitted by Rachael S.
    4/9/15
    Mr. Felton shared another brainteaser today. It is contained in the file below:

    4/8/15
    Mr. Felton shared a brainteaser today. It is contained in the file below:

    4/7/15
    Here's a cool math trick to dazzle your friends:
    -Tell a friend to think of a number.
    -Tell them to add 30 to this number.
    -Subtract 5 from this number.
    -Now add 30 to this number.
    -Subtract by the number you started with.
    -The answer will always be 55.
    Don't reveal this secret.
    4/2/15
    No "Felton Factoid" as students were attending the "Kahoot" assembly in the auditorium today.
    4/1/15
    No "Felton Factoid" today due to the ninth-grade field trip to Washington, D.C.
    3/31/15
    Baseball legend Babe Ruth always wore a cabbage leaf under his cap to keep his head cool.
    3/30/15
    No "Felton Factoid" as students were at the "Washington, D.C. Expectations" assembly today.
    3/27/15
    The east coast of North America used to be so heavily forested that it was possible for a squirrel to travel from Maine to Florida by jumping
    from one tree to another.
    3/26/15
    On March 11, 1958, our military mistakenly dropped an atomic bomb on Florence, South Carolina. As it turned out, a military plane
    accidentally released a bomb that landed in the backyard garden of a home in the town of Florence. There was a sizable explosion that
    caused some damage, but nobody was killed or even hurt because the bomb's plutonium core did not ignite.
    3/25/15
    No "Felton Factoid" today as students were in the computer lab working on the Washington, D.C. Itinerary Activity.
    3/24/15
    Mr. Felton shared a brainteaser. It is contained in the file below:

    3/23/15
    About 75% of celebrities' names are not their real names. Mr. Felton shared some examples.
    3/20/15
    No "Felton Factoid" as Mr. Felton did not meet with all of his classes due to the half-day today.
    3/19/15
    -The Bahamas, Belize, the Cayman Islands, Palau, and the United States are the only countries to measure temperature in Fahrenheit.
    -In 1965, a man went one year and seventeen days without eating. He survived on water and vitamin supplements.
    3/18/15
    No "Felton Factoid" today as students were taking their World War II map quiz and completing their World War II simulation reflection.
    3/17/15
    Mr. Felton showed the incredible footage from a camera mounted on an eagle as it flew off the top of the world's tallest skyscraper
    in Dubai.
    3/16/15
    Do you know what floccinaucinihipiliffication means?
    Answer: The act of determining that something is worthless.
    3/13/15
    Mr. Felton shared some interesting facts about the Mona Lisa. They included:
    -The painting has a small imperfection near her left elbow where a man named Ugo Ungaza hit it with a rock in 1956.
    -The painting is considered priceless and cannot be insured.
    -At one time, the painting actually hung in the bathroom of King Francis I of France.
    3/12/15
    The telephone number to Adolf Hitler's private bunker was 12-00-5-0.
    3/11/15
    An amazing 100 inches of snow fell on the village of Capracotta, Italy on Thursday, March 5th.
    All of the snow fell within an eighteen-hour period!!
    3/10/15
    A high school in Albuquerque, New Mexico has decided on an interesting theme for this year's prom. Can you name the theme?
    Answer: communism
    3/9/15
    Researchers have determined that all blue-eyed people are descendants of the same individual who was the first to have
    the genetic mutation that results in blue eyes.
    3/4/15
    -The soft drink "Fanta" was developed in 1940 in Nazi Germany because the formula for Coca-Cola was not being sent to Germany
    from the United States due to the war. The Coca-Cola Company retained the rights to the soft drink and continues to sell it today.
    -Amazingly, Adolf Hitler's "Mein Kampf" has become a top-selling e-book.
    -There is a building at the Navy's base in Coronado, California that is a perfectly-shaped swastika.
    3/3/15
    No "Felton Factoid" as students were taking their Twenties/Great Depression/New Deal district skills
    assessment today.
    3/2/15
    No "Felton Factoid" as students were taking their Twenties/Great Depression/New Deal district skills
    assessment today.
    2/27/15
    The happiest countries in the world are Denmark, Norway, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Sweden, Canada, Finland,
    Austria, Iceland, and Australia, in that order.
    2/26/15
    No "Felton Factoid" as students were preparing for their Twenties/Great Depression/New Deal district skills
    assessment today.
    2/24/15
    There is only one professional sports team named after a work of literature. Can you name it?
    Answer: The Baltimore Ravens
    2/23/15
    Bobby Leach is famous for being the first man to successfully go over Niagara Falls and live to tell about it.
    However, his life ended some years later when he slipped and fell on an orange peel.
    2/20/15
    -You burn more calories eating a piece of celery than the celery has in it.
    -Just like fingerprints, everyone's tongue is different.
    2/19/15
    The Matami Tribe of West Africa plays its own unique version of soccer. Instead of using a soccer ball, the tribe uses a
    human skull!
    2/18/15
    Mr. Felton shared some brainteasers with his classes. Check them out at the following link:
    http://www.forbes.com/sites/work-in-progress/2012/11/06/10-brainteasers-to-stretch-your-brain/
    2/12/15
    Mr. Felton shared with the class how "cotton candy" translates into various other languages.
    2/11/15
    Mr. Felton shared with the class what would happen if all the oxygen were removed from Earth for a mere five seconds.
    2/10/15
    -If you lined up the entire population of China eight abreast and had them walk past you,
    the line would never end due to reproduction!!
    -A million seconds is over eleven days. A billion seconds is over thirty-one years!
    2/9/15
    -You can fit the entire population of the world inside the state of Texas.
    -The total weight of all the humans on Earth is about equal to the total weight of all the ants on Earth.
    2/6/15
    -There are more atoms in a glass of water than there are glasses of water in all the oceans on Earth.
    -Every two minutes, we take more pictures than all of humanity did in the 19th century.
    2/5/15
    -The McDonald's in Sedona, Arizona is the only restaurant in the chain not to have the "golden arches."
    The city only allowed turquoise to be used.
    -New Mexico State's first graduating class in 1893 had only one student-and he was shot and killed before graduation.
    -A 2009 search for the Loch Ness Monster came up empty. Scientists did find over 100,000 golf balls.
    -The medical term for brain freeze is sphenopalatine ganglioneuralgia.
    2/4/15
    Mr. Felton demonstrated to students how we only need the first and last letters of a word to be able to read it,
    even when the middle letters are mixed up in the wrong order.
    2/3/15
    Mr. Felton did a few more brainteasers with students today. They included:
    -I have no feet but I can run. I give you health and I give you fun. What am I?
    Answer: Water
    -When standing at the most northern point of the Earth, what is the name of the closest island to the west of that point?
    Answer: There is nothing west of that point. All directions are south from that point on Earth.
    2/2/15
    Mr. Felton did a brainteaser with students in which various math problems triggered volunteers to say a certain color and tool.
    1/30/15
    No "Felton Factoid" today due to the half-day.
    1/29/15
    -More Americans (58%) eat pizza on Super Bowl Sunday than any other day of the year.
    -A thirty second commercial spot in this year's Super Bowl costs 4.5 million dollars.
    -Miami, Florida and New Orleans, Louisiana have both hosted a record ten Super Bowls!!
    -There are less weddings on Super Bowl weekend than any other weekend of the year.
    -Only 5% of people watch the Super Bowl alone.
    1/23/15
    -Most household dust is made up of two substances. Can you name them?
    Answer: Dead human skin and space dust.
    -The Philadelphia Eagles were established in 1933, during the height of the Great Depression. They chose green for their uniforms
    to symbolize money and that better times lay ahead. In addition, the Eagle was chosen as the team name because it was the symbol
    for Franklin D. Roosevelt's National Recovery Act, which was also established in 1933.
    -It cost the same amount of time and money to find Osama Bin Laden as it did to put a man on the Moon- ten years and $100 billion!
    1/22/15
    No "Felton Factoid" as students were taking the 1920s unit quiz today.
    1/21/15
    No "Felton Factoid" today as students were playing "The Eraser Game" to help them prepare for tomorrow's
    1920s unit quiz.
    1/20/15
    Can you name the six states that were named after English kings and queens?
    Answer: Georgia, Maryland, North and South Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia.
    1/16/15
    The famous World War II aviator Butch O'Hare is the son of "Easy" Eddie O'Hare, Al Capone's long-time lawyer.
    1/15/15
    There are eight people in a room and everyone shakes hands with every person one time.
    How many total handshakes occurred?
    Answer: There are a total of 28 handshakes.
    1/14/15
    How many total gifts were given in the song "The Twelve Days of Christmas?"
    Answer: 364
    1/13/15
    Mr. Felton gave students a few brainteasers. They are located in the file below:

    1/12/15
    Mr. Felton showed students how the Stroop Effect works.
    1/9/15
    No "Felton Factoid" as students were participating in the "Consumer Culture" activity today.
    1/8/15
    Mr. Felton shared some amazing facts about the Pentagon building in Washington, D.C. They were:
    -The Pentagon is only five stories high, but has more square feet than the Empire State Building.
    -There are 17.5 miles of corridors in the Pentagon.
    -There are no elevators in the building, only ramps.
    -The Pentagon is designed in such a way that it takes no longer than seven minutes to walk
    between any two points in the building!!
    -Due to segregation, the Pentagon has twice as many bathrooms than it needs.
    1/7/15
    No "Felton Factoid" as students were working on their 1920s Trading Card today.
    1/6/15
    No "Felton Factoid" as students were working on their 1920s Trading Card today.
    1/5/15
    Eating pickled ginger can temporarily raise your IQ by as many as ten points.
    12/23/14
    In a process called triboluminescence, Wint-O-Green Lifesavers give off little sparks when they are eaten in the dark.
    12/22/14
    Mr. Felton shared some interesting and off-the-wall town names from around the country. Some of the favorites were:
    -Chicken, Alaska
    -Ding Dong, Texas
    -Half.com, Oregon
    -Looneyville, Texas
    -Monkey's Eyebrow, Arizona
    -Nameless, Texas
    -Jersey Shore, Pennsylvania
    -Santa Claus, Indiana
    -Earth, Texas
    12/19/14
    -Cleopatra lived closer to the invention of the IPhone than she did to the building of the Great Pyramid.
    -What's the closest U.S. state to Africa?
    Answer: Maine
    -Which is not a berry...bananas, avocados, strawberries, or watermelons?
    Answer: strawberries
    12/18/14
    -The world's most expensive hamburger is the Glamburger. It costs an amazing $1,768 and can be found at a restaurant called
    "Honky Tonk" in London, England.
    -The most expensive candy bar in the world is the Wispa Bar. It contains edible gold-plating and will cost you an amazing $1,626!!
    12/17/14
    -FIFA, the international soccer association, prohibits Greenland from creating a soccer team because not enough grass grows
    in Greenland.
    -Ireland's first ever Olympic medal was for painting.
    -Hot-air ballooning and tug of war were actual Olympic events at one time.
    12/16/14
    Google just unveiled its most-searched topics of 2014. They are:
    Robin Williams, the World Cup, Ebola, Malaysian Airlines Flight 370, Ice Bucket Challenge, and Flappy Bird.
    12/12/14
    Mr. Felton shared some points to ponder:
    -The word "crisp" starts at the back of your mouth and ends at the front of your mouth.
    -Outer space is only an hours' drive away-if your car could drive straight up.
    -Why do we park on a driveway and drive on a parkway?
    -Why do slim chance and fat chance mean the same thing?
    12/11/14
    -What must a person score on an IQ test to be considered a genius?
    Answer: 140
    -Can you guess what Albert Einstein's IQ was?
    Answer: 160
    -What was the highest IQ ever recorded?
    Answer: 230, by an American woman named Marilyn Vos Savant.
    12/10/14
    -What song has been played the most on the radio with over eight-million plays?
    Answer: "You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin" by the Righteous Brothers.
    -What are the two most popular song topics of all-time?
    Answer: love and heartache
    -The song "Jingle Bells" was originally written for what holiday?
    Answer: Thanksgiving
    -Everyone knows the song "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star." However, do you know who wrote it?
    Answer: Mozart wrote it when he was 5 years-old.
    -Can you name the top-selling musicians/bands of all time?
    Answer: Elvis, The Beatles, Michael Jackson, Frank Sinatra, and Abba, in that order.
    12/9/14
    -Norville Rogers is the real name of Shaggy from Scooby-Doo.
    -Barbara Millicent Roberts is Barbie's full name, while Ken's is Ken Carson.
    -Horatio Magellan Crunch is Cap'n Crunch's full name.
    -Milburn Pennybags is the full name of the Monopoly mascot.
    12/8/14
    -The top five baby names of 2014 are as follows:
    Girls: Emma, Olivia, Sophia, Ava, and Isabella, in that order.
    Boys: Liam, Noah, Ethan, Mason, and Logan, in that order.
    -The top five baby names the year that most of Mr. Felton's students were born are as follows:
    Girls: Emily, Hannah, Madison, Ashley, and Sarah, in that order.
    Boys: Jacob, Michael, Matthew, Joshua, and Christopher, in that order.
    12/5/14
    True story: About twenty years ago a small boy from the town of Big Ugly, West Virginia went missing for a couple of days.
    Fortunately, the story has a happy ending as searchers were able to find the lost child.
    The next day's headline in the local paper read, "Searchers find Big Ugly child."
    12/4/14
    There are only three words in the English language that begin with the letters "dw." Can you name them?
    Answer: dwarf, dwell, dwindle
    12/3/14
    -Mr. Felton shared the amazing story of a bike that had been chained to a tree near Seattle, Washington
    since World War I because the bike's owner was killed in the war. The image is included below:

    -Mr. Felton also shared how the license plate on the car that carried Franz Ferdinand and his wife in 1914 may have contained
    the date of the armistice of 1918!
    12/2/14
    No "Felton Factoid" as students were taking their World War I unit quiz.
    12/1/14
    No "Felton Factoid" as Mr. Felton was attending the Model Congress today.
    11/21/14
    No "Felton Factoid" as students were participating in trench warfare dogdgeball today.
    11/20/14
    -The average human being will consume about 60,000 pounds of food in their lifetime.
    This is the equivalent of six elephants.
    -"The Jersey Shore" reality show is very popular in Japan, as well. However, it goes by a different name in Japan.
    Can you name its title in Japan?
    Answer: "The Macaroni Rascals"
    11/19/14
    No "Felton Factoid" today as students were participating in the Schlitzenberg Trial.
    11/18/14
    Mr. Felton shared the strange origins of ten common sayings. Check them out at:
    http://listverse.com/2010/08/15/10-sayings-and-their-strange-origins/
    11/17/14
    -What is the most common color of flags around the world?
    Answer: Red
    -Without the brown food coloring, Coca-Cola is green.
    -Color affects our judgment. For example, when given a blue box and a red box of the same weight, most people will
    assume the red box weighs more. In addition, people spending an equal amount of time in a blue room and a red room
    will assume they spend more time in the red room, presuming they did not have a watch.
    11/14/14
    Fortune cookies were invented in America. The Chinese see fortune cookies as an American idea.
    11/13/14
    No "Felton Factoid" as students were in the computer lab working on their propaganda mini-projects today.
    11/12/14
    No "Felton Factoid" as students were in the computer lab working on their propaganda mini-projects today.
    11/11/14
    Mr. Felton shared some facts about the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Check them out at:
    http://www.buzzle.com/articles/tomb-of-the-unknown-soldier-facts.html
    11/10/14
    -Tanks were originally called "landships." However, in an attempt to disguise them as water storage tanks rather than as weapons,
    the British decided to code name them "tanks."
    11/7/14
    -Google's founders were willing to sell to Excite for under $1 million in 1999, but Excite turned them down.
    -There was a third Apple founder. His name was Ronald Wayne and he sold his 10% stake in the company for
    $800 in 1976.
    11/6/14
    No "Felton Factoid" as students were in the library working on their Oral History podcasts today.
    11/5/14
    No "Felton Factoid" as students were in the computer lab working on their Oral History podcasts today.
    11/4/14
    No "Felton Factoid" due to the half-day today.
    11/3/14
    No "Felton Factoid" as students were in the computer lab working on their Oral History podcasts today.
    10/31/14
    Mr. Felton shared some interesting facts about Halloween. They included:
    -Halloween dates back to Celtic Ireland and was originally known as Samhain.
    -The first Jack O' Lanterns were not made from pumpkins, but rather hollowed-out turnips.
    -The most popular Halloween candy is Snickers.
    -Halloween ranks behind Christmas as the second-most commercially successful holiday.
    10/30/14
    -The following names were rejected by Disney for the Seven Dwarfs: Tubby, Burpy, Deafy, Hickey, Wheezy, and Awful.
    -There are over one-billion people in China, but only about 200 last names!
    -The two most common last names in the world are Lee(Li) and Chang.
    -The top five most common last names in the United States are Smith, Johnson, Williams, Jones, and Brown, in that order.
    -The five most common place names in the United States are Greenville (50), Franklin (30), Clinton (29), Springfield (28), and
    Salem (25).
    10/29/14
    -The United States ranks number one among all nations when it comes to the amount of incarcerated people.
    -The most overweight nation is the small island of Nauru. Ninety-five percent of its population is overweight.
    -The oldest nation is Egypt, which dates back to 3100 BC.
    10/28/14
    -No piece of paper can be folded in half more than seven times.
    -When Queen Elizabeth I of England died, she had 3,000 gowns.
    10/27/14
    No "Felton Factoid" as students were working on their Oral History podcast script in the computer lab today.
    10/24/14
    Centenarians are people who are 100 years of age or older. Here are a few fun facts about Centenarians:
    -There are about 100,000 Centenarians in the United States today.
    -The United States has the most Centenarians in the world today, followed by Japan.
    -Eight out of every nine Centenarians is a woman.
    -A Super Centenarian is a person who is a 110 years of age or older.
    10/23/14
    In 1898, Morgan Robertson wrote a fictional book called "Titan" that has incredible similarities to the actual sinking of the real Titanic.
    10/22/14
    -On average, sharks kill only six people a year worldwide.
    -All of the following kill more people a year than sharks: mosquitoes, coconuts, bees, dogs, deer, jellyfish, ants,
    kangaroos, and vending machines.
    10/21/14
    -The founders of Adidas and Puma footwear were brothers...and Nazis.
    -The Mongolian navy is comprised of one tugboat, a crew of seven man, only one of which can swim.
    10/17/14
    -There are 9.6 million people in America today who are millionaires.
    -Maryland has the most millionaires.
    -One out of every twenty-one people who live in New York City is a millionaire.
    -15% of millionaires do not have a college degree.
    10/16/14
    -What is the most stolen car?
    Answer: Honda Accord
    -What is the most stolen book?
    Answer: The Holy Bible
    10/15/14
    -Charlie Chaplin once won third prize in a Charlie Chaplin look-alike contest.
    -It is impossible to lick your elbow. At least 75% of people who read this will try to lick their elbow.
    10/14/14
    No "Felton Factoid" today as students were in the computer lab conducting research for the oral history assessment.
    10/13/14
    No "Felton Factoid" today as students were in the computer lab conducting research for the oral history assessment.
    10/10/14
    On July 2nd, 1982, Larry Walters tied 42 helium-filled weather balloons to a lawn chair. He underestimated the power of his flying machine as he ascended to a height of 16,000 feet. Fortunately, Larry brought a b.b. gun to help him descend to a lower altitude. He began shooting his balloons to help him get away from the thin and cold air. When Larry landed, he was immediately arrested for crossing into Federal air space. A pilot of a large commuter jet had contacted the tower saying he had just passed a guy in a lawn chair!
    10/8/14
    Mr. Felton explained some of the surprising origins of various things. They include:
    -Piñatas didn't originate in Mexico. The Spanish brought the custom to Mexico. However, the Spanish stole
    the idea from the Italians who got it from China.
    -Croissants originate from Austria, not France.
    -Haggis was first created by the English, not the Scottish.
    -Bagpipes did not originate in Scotland, but rather in ancient Persia.
    10/7/14
    Only two presidents in American history have been impeached. Can you name these two presidents?
    Answer: Andrew Johnson and Bill Clinton
    Richard Nixon resigned before he was impeached.
    10/6/14
    Here are some incredible Abraham Lincoln-John F. Kennedy coincidences:
    -Lincoln was elected to Congress in 1846 and Kennedy in 1946.
    -Lincoln was elected President in 1860 and Kennedy in 1960.
    -The names Lincoln and Kennedy both contain seven letters.
    -Both Presidents focused on civil rights.
    -Both Lincoln and Kennedy were shot on a Friday.
    -Lincoln's secretary was named Kennedy.
    -Kennedy's secretary was named Lincoln.
    -Both were succeeded by men with the last name of Johnson.
    -Andrew Johnson was born in 1808 and Lyndon Johnson in 1908.
    -Both assassins were known by their three names.
    -Both names contain fifteen letters.
    -Kennedy was shot in a Lincoln convertible.
    -Booth ran from a theater and was caught in a warehouse.
    -Oswald ran from a warehouse and was caught in a theater.
    -Both assassins were killed before their trials.
    -A week before Lincoln was shot, he visited Monroe, Maryland.
    -A week before Kennedy was shot, he met Marilyn Monroe.
    10/3/14
    -Charles Coghlan was a professional actor who died while on tour in Galveston in 1899. He was laid to rest there in a casket placed inside a stone vault. After the great Galvestion hurricane of 1900, his casket was released and carried away by the receding surge, his coffin began to drift . . . and drift, and drift. It drifted across the Gulf of Mexico and rounded the Florida Keys. Then, obviously borne by the Gulf Stream, it slowly bobbed northeastward the entire length of the Eastern Seaboard. Finally extricated from the great ocean current, it was found in 1908 basking on the surface of the Gulf of St. Lawrence, within mere miles from his birthplace in Prince Edward Island!!
    -Henry Ziegland broke up with his girlfriend and she committed suicide. Her brother blamed him, hunted him down and shot him. The brother, believing he had killed Ziegland, then turned his gun on himself and took his own life. However, the bullet only grazed Ziegland´s face and then lodged in a tree. At that moment he must have felt like the luckiest man alive. A few years later, he wanted to take down that huge tree, with the bullet still in it, with some sticks of dynamite. The explosion propelled the bullet into Ziegland’s head, killing him.
    Courtesy of "Amazing Coincidences."
    10/2/14
    At an altitude of 12,000 feet, La Paz, Bolivia is the world's highest capital city. For many years, the city did not have a fire
    department because it is very hard for fires to burn with the lack of oxygen at the city's altitude!
    10/1/14
    -While you are dreaming, your brain releases a hormone that paralyzes your body so you don't physically "act out" your dreams.
    -12% of people dream in black and white.
    -Blind people dream. They dream in sound, smell, taste, touch, and emotion.
    -What are the most common topics for dreams?
    Answer: Falling, being chased, car accidents, losing one's teeth, flying, being late to school, running but
    getting nowhere, and failing a test.
    9/30/14
    -One banana is called a finger. A bunch of bananas are called a hand.
    -Mosquitoes are especially attracted to people who have recently eaten bananas.
    9/29/14
    Try these brainteasers:
    -A man pushes a car up to a hotel and tells the owner he's bankrupt. What's going on?
    Answer: It's a game of Monopoly.
    -What's black when you buy it, red when you use it, and gray when you throw it away?
    Answer: Charcoal.
    -A man is born in 1972 and dies in 1952 at the age of 25. What's the deal?
    Answer: He was born in room number 1972 of a hospital and dies in room number 1952 of a hospital.
    9/26/14
    -According to Scientific American, 15% of the world's population is left-handed.
    -Ben Franklin, Albert Einstein, Charles Darwin, and Sir Isaac Newton were left-handed.
    -Males are twice as likely as females to be left-handed.
    -August 13th is "Left-Handers" Day.
    9/24/14
    Mr. Felton shared a few brainteasers today. They were:
    -In British Columbia you cannot take a picture of a man with a wooden leg. Why not?
    Answer: You can't take a picture with a wooden leg. You need a camera.
    -Which is correct to say, "The yolk of the egg is white" or "The yolk of the egg are white?"
    Answer: Neither. Egg yolks are yellow.
    9/23/14
    No "Felton Factoid" today as students took their Progressivism and Reform unit quiz.
    9/22/14
    Mr. Felton shared some little known things that the IPhone can do. They include:
    -You can switch to airplane mode to charge your phone much quicker.
    -Your phone can work as a level and a compass.
    -You can make your phone emit light instead of vibrate.
    -You can find which planes are flying overhead by saying to Siri, "Planes overhead."
    This will provide you with the airline, flight number, altitude, and other information.
    9/19/14
    Using the clues below, guess the country.
    -Citizens of this country eat more doughnuts than any other country.
    -This country has a special quarter, which has a glow-in-the-dark dinosaur on it.
    -This is considered the most educated country in the world.
    -Part of this country has less gravity than anywhere else on earth.
    -The phrase "trick or treat" began here.
    -Hawaiian pizza was invented here.
    Answer: Canada
    9/18/14
    William Howard Taft was the heaviest president at 340 pounds. He was so large that the White House needed a
    new bathtub put in for him, since he got stuck in the first one.
    -Do you know how he got out of the first bathtub?
    -What baseball tradition did Taft start by accident?
    Answers:
    -It took four White House employees and a pound of butter to remove Taft from the bathtub.
    -While attending a baseball game, Taft stood up to stretch between the top and bottom halves of the seventh-inning.
    Out of respect, the entire crowd stood up, as well. This began the tradition of the seventh-inning stretch!
    9/17/14
    -The "S" in Harry S Truman does not stand for anything; therefore, there is no period after his middle initial.
    -Abraham Lincoln is in the Wrestling Hall of Fame.
    -Presidents John Quincy Adams and Teddy Roosevelt used to skinny dip in the Potomac River.
    9/16/14
    -The Rubik's Cube was invented in 1974 by Erno Rubik, a Hungarian professor of architecture and design.
    -There are 43 quintillion combinations on the Rubik's Cube.
    -The world record time for solving the Rubik's Cube is nine seconds!
    9/15/14
    -The average Facebook user is 41 years-old and has 228 Facebook friends.
    -Facebook is blue because its founder Mark Zuckerberg is color-blind and sees blue best.
    -If Facebook were a country it would be the third most-populated country in the world.
    9/12/14
    The Northern Lights may be visible tonight due to a large solar storm that took place on Wednesday.
    9/11/14
    Mr. Felton shared some facts about September 11th, 2001. They were:
    -115 nations had at least one citizen killed in the attacks of 9/11.
    -Great Britain lost the second most citizens with sixty-seven fatalities.
    -Twenty people were pulled out of the World Trade Center rubble alive!
    9/10/14
    Mr. Felton shared some interesting items that have been put up for auction on eBay.
    They include: Arkansas Civil War dirt, the sun, a Hitler pincushion, pocket lint, and a person's conscience.
    9/9/14
    Mr. Felton shared a few factoids about the color blue. They included:
    -Of all the colors in the spectrum, blue is an appetite suppressant. Weight loss plans suggest putting your food on a blue plate.
    Or even better than that, put a blue light in your refrigerator and watch your munchies disappear.
    Or here's another tip: Dye your food blue!
    -Hitler wrote his final orders with a blue crayon.
    9/8/14
    The top five most germ-infested public places are playgrounds, bus seats, bathrooms, shopping cart handles,
    and escalator handrails, in that order.
    9/5/14
    -On Sunday at 2:18 pm, an asteroid 60 feet in circumference will pass within 25,000 miles of Earth.
    -However, on August 26, 2032, an asteroid 1,500 feet in circumference could hit Earth. The impact would release
    a force fifty times greater than the largest atomic bomb.
    9/4/14
    Mr. Felton shared a few facts about Wal-Mart. They included:
    -Due to its economic stature, Wal-Mart would be the 19th most powerful country in the world.
    -Wal-Mart has 2.1 million employees, which is seven times the population of Iceland!
    -Bananas are the most purchased product at Wal-Mart.
    9/3/14
    Mr. Felton discussed some looney laws today in class.
    His favorite: In South Bend, Indiana, it is illegal to make a monkey smoke a cigarette.
    9/2/14
    The human brain subconsciously connects the number five with carrots. Mr. Felton demonstrated this in class today.
    6/20/14
    No "Felton Factoid" as classes did not meet today.
    6/19/14
    No "Felton Factoid" as classes did not meet today.
    6/18/14
    -The Snickers bar is named after a favorite horse of the Mars family.
    -As of Friday, you will have attended about 1,840 days of school in your academic career. You have about 552 more to go
    until graduation.
    6/17/14
    What song has been played the most on the radio with over eight-million plays?
    Answer: "You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin" by the Righteous Brothers.
    6/16/14
    -What country has won the most World Cups?
    Answer: Brazil
    -Where will the 2018 World Cup be held?
    -Russia
    6/13/14
    For the first time since October 13, 2000, today will have a full moon on a Friday the 13th.
    This won't occur again until August 13, 2049. That's 35 years!
    6/12/14
    -What are the top five countries in terms of total billionaires?
    Answer: The U.S., Russia, China, India, and Germany, in that order.
    -What percentage of all billionaires are women?
    Answer: 8.5%
    -Who was the youngest billionaire in American history?
    Answer: Mark Zuckerberg, at the age of 23.
    6/11/14
    Printers print hidden secret codes on every page so that the government can trace every document to the person who
    printed it.
    6/10/14
    No "Felton Factoid" as students were on the Freshman Day field trip today.
    6/9/14
    No "Felton Factoid" as students were taking the "Decades of Change" unit quiz and district core quiz today.
    6/6/14
    -What is the most stolen car?
    Answer: Honda Accord
    -What is the most stolen book?
    Answer: The Holy Bible
    6/5/14
    What are the top five states when it comes to the number of colleges and universities?
    Answer: California, New York, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Ohio, in this order.
    6/4/14
    In recent years, business owners around the country have been installing a device known as "the mosquito".
    This device emits a high frequency sound that only teenagers can hear.
    The harmless sound is so annoying that teenagers go elsewhere to hang out.
    6/3/14
    -Jeans were first worn in Italy in the 1700s.
    -The average American owns seven pairs of jeans.
    -The most expensive jeans are Secret Circus Jeans, which sell for $1.3 million.
    6/2/14
    Which one of the following is not a measurement of time?
    -moment
    -jiffy
    -donnybrook
    -shake of a lamb's tail
    -dog year
    Answer: A donnybrook is not a measure of time, it is a large fight.
    5/30/14
    -Sternutation is the act of sneezing.
    -A sneeze travels out of your body at 100 mph!
    -It is impossible to keep your eyes open while sneezing.
    5/29/14
    -20% of Americans consider themselves chronic procrastinators.
    -The Procrastinators' Club of America newsletter is called Last Month's Newsletter.
    5/28/14
    -33% of people will buy this person a gift during the holidays.
    Answer: Themselves
    -30% of Americans claim they have seen this.
    Answer: A ghost
    5/27/14
    1928 was the last election in which the winning Republican Presidential ticket did not have either a Bush or a Nixon on it.
    5/23/14
    -Google was called "Back Rub" when it was first introduced.
    -Google is named after a "googol", which is a one followed by one-hundred zeros.
    5/22/14
    Here are a few facts about laughter:
    -One minute of laughter can relax a person for an hour.
    -People who laugh more do not get sick as often because laughter gives a boost to the immune system.
    -A gelotologist is somebody who studies laughter.
    5/21/14
    What will women pay an average of $44 for that men will pay an average of $28 for?
    Answer: A haircut
    5/20/14
    Which one of the following is not a sport?
    -kurash
    -spongee
    -box tenting
    -horseball
    -gig racing
    -boffer fighting
    Answer: Box tenting is not a sport.
    5/19/14
    According to a recent poll, what are the top three most annoying things parents say to their children?
    Answer: "Money doesn't grow on trees", "No", and "Maybe...we'll see".
    5/16/14
    -According to a recent survey, most people are more likely to leave a bigger tip if the waiter or waitress is wearing red.
    -According to a recent British study, creative people are more likely to sleep on their left side.
    5/15/14
    Mr. Felton shared a couple of brainteasers today. Here is a sampling:
    -In British Columbia you cannot take a picture of a man with a wooden leg. Why not?
    Answer: You can't take a picture with a wooden leg, you need a camera.
    -Which is correct to say, "The yolk of the egg is white" or "The yolk of the egg are white?"
    Answer: Neither. Egg yolks are yellow.
    5/14/14
    On March 11, 1958, our military mistakenly dropped an atomic bomb on Florence, South Carolina. As it turned out, a military plane
    accidentally released a bomb that landed in the backyard garden of a home in the town of Florence. There was a sizable explosion that
    caused some damage, but nobody was killed or even hurt because the bomb's plutonium core did not ignite.
    5/13/14
    -93% of all greeting cards are bought by women.
    -The people of Denmark rank #1 in the world in candy consumption. The average person in Denmark consumes an
    amazing 36 pounds of candy a year!!
    5/12/14
    The word with the most definitions in the English language is "set." The Oxford English Dictionary offers 464 different definitions
    for the word!
    5/9/14
    -Obsessive nose picking is called Rhinotillexomania.
    -There was a long-lost fourth member of the Snap, Crackle, Pop gang. His name was "Pow".
    5/8/14
    No "Felton Factoid" as students were taking the Cold War unit quiz today.
    5/7/14
    -The mosquito is the deadliest animal on Earth.
    -Only female mosquitoes bite.
    -Mosquitoes are especially attracted to blondes, people in dark clothing, pregnant women, and people who eat bananas.
    5/6/14
    Here's a brainteaser for you:
    A person lives on the tenth floor of an apartment building. Every day they take the elevator to
    the bottom of the building to go to work. However, when they come home at night, they only take the
    elevator to the seventh floor and take the stairs the rest of the way up. Why does this person do this?
    Answer: This person is too short to reach any of the buttons above the seventh button, so that is as
    far as he/she can take the elevator.
    5/2/14
    The top five baby names of 2013 are as follows:
    Girls: Sophia, Emma, Olivia, Isabella, and Mia, in that order.
    Boys: Jackson, Aiden, Liam, Lucas, and Noah, in that order.
    5/1/14
    -Pizza was invented in ancient Greece.
    -More Americans (58%) eat pizza on Super Bowl Sunday than any other day of the year.
    -In America, more pizza is consumed on Saturday than any other day of the week.
    4/30/14
    -A new pencil can draw a line thirty-five miles long or write approximately 45,000 words.
    -There is no lead in pencils. Pencils are actually made of graphite and clay.
    -Before erasers, people used bread crumbs to erase pencil marks.
    -Pencils sold in Europe generally don't have erasers.
    4/29/14
    No "Felton Factoid" as Mr. Felton was proctoring PSSA testing today.
    4/28/14
    The average person's bed contains over six billion dust mites.
    4/25/14
    -The name of the man on the Pringles can is "Julius".
    -The inventor of the Pringles can is buried in a Pringles can.
    4/24/14
    No "Felton Factoid" as students were in the computer lab writing their core essay today.
    4/23/14
    No "Felton Factoid" as students were in the computer lab writing their core essay today.
    4/22/14
    There are enough restaurants in New York City that a person could eat out every night for 54 years and never visit the same restaurant twice.
    4/21/14
    In 1997, 685 children in Japan were rushed to hospitals after an intense Pokemon episode caused dizziness, vomiting, and seizures.
    4/17/14
    Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg is color-blind. The color that he sees best is blue and this is why Facebook and its mobile apps
    are all some shade of blue.
    4/16/14
    The longest prison sentence ever handed down by a court of law was 384,912 years!! This sentence was handed down to a man named
    Gabriel Grandos for mail fraud. Mr. Grandos failed to deliver over 40,000 pieces of mail.
    4/15/14
    What is the most common color of flags around the world?
    Answer: Red
    4/14/14
    Hitchhiking is not only allowed in Cuba, it is encouraged. In fact, government vehicles are legally required to pick up hitchhikers.
    4/10/14
    -The Soviet Union suffered the most fatalities from World War II with an amazing 21 million deaths.
    -Things were so bad in the Soviet Union that 80% of males born in the Soviet Union in 1923 did not survive World War II!
    4/9/14
    -A nine-month old Pakistani boy was recently charged with attempted murder.
    -In 1386, a pig in France was sentenced to death by hanging for killing a child.
    4/8/14
    -Where would you find your caruncula?
    Answer: Your caruncula is the pink tear duct at the corner of each eye.
    -Where is your philtrum?
    Answer: It is the vertical groove between your upper lip and the bottom of your nose.
    4/7/14
    Pennsylvania is known as the Keystone State because its position in the middle of the thirteen colonies is similar to the position
    of the keystone in an arch.
    4/4/14
    No "Felton Factoid" today due to the half day.
    4/3/14
    The east coast of North America used to be so heavily forested that it was possible for a squirrel to travel from Maine to Florida by jumping
    from one tree to another.
    4/1/14
    On April 1, 1974, a man in the town of Sitka, Alaska played an April Fool's joke on his entire town. "Porky" Bickar had a
    helicopter drop 70 old tires on the extinct volcano of Mt. Edgecumbe. He then doused the tires in kerosene and lit them on fire.
    When the people of Sitka awoke the next morning they thought the volcano was erupting. This practical joke is one of the most
    famous April Fool's jokes of all time.
    3/31/14
    No "Felton Factoid" as students were at the "Washington, D.C. Expectations" assembly today.
    3/28/14
    All the platinum in the entire world could fit into a 20 foot by 20 foot by 20 foot cube!
    3/27/14
    George Washington did not want Washington, D.C. to be named after him. He wanted the capital of the country to be called
    "Federal City." It was only after Washington's death that Washington became the official name of America's capital.
    3/26/14
    In addition to Washington, D.C., the following eight cities have served as the capital of the United States at one time or another:
    Philadelphia, New York, Baltimore, Lancaster, York, Trenton, Princeton, and Annapolis.
    3/25/14
    Robert Lincoln, son of Abraham Lincoln, was present for three assassinations. He witnessed the assassination of his father,
    as well as President Garfield and President McKinley.
    3/24/14
    No "Felton Factoid" today as students were participating in the World War II simulation activity.
    3/21/14
    No "Felton Factoid" today as students were participating in the World War II simulation activity.
    3/20/14
    Warren Buffett, one of America's richest people, is offering one-billion dollars to the person who can perfectly predict the winner
    of every game in this year's NCAA basketball tournament.
    Your chances of winning? Try 1 in 9.2 quintillion!!
    3/19/14
    No "Felton Factoid" today as classes were preparing for the World War II simulation.
    3/18/14
    There is local 5k run known as "The Zombi Run" in which runners try to finish the race without being touched by zombies.
    3/17/14
    -St. Patrick wasn't Irish, his parents were Scottish or Welsh.
    -The official color of St. Patrick's Day should be blue, not green.
    -The harp, not the Shamrock, is the symbol of Ireland.
    -There have been nineteen American presidents with an Irish heritage.
    3/14/14
    It is a little-known fact that Adolf Hitler actually had one sibling survive childhood. Paula Hitler, his sister, lived to be 64 years-old.
    3/12/14
    The United States of America had a different name for 67 days. From July 4, 1776 to September 9, 1776, the United States was
    actually known as the United Colonies of America. That would make it the UCA.
    3/11/14
    Winston Churchill lived his life in fear of every January 24th. This is because that was the anniversary of his father's death.
    Amazingly, Winston Churchill passed away on January 24th, 1965.
    3/10/14
    If Thomas Jefferson had his way, the White House would be known as the Red House today.
    This is because Jefferson wanted the president's mansion to be built with red bricks.
    3/7/14
    About half of all the people on the planet live in just five countries.
    What are they?
    Answer: China, India, the United States, Indonesia, and Brazil.
    3/6/14
    No "Felton Factoid" today as students were preparing for the Great Depression/New Deal unit quiz.
    3/5/14
    The asteroid named 2014 DX110 will pass by the Earth at 4:07 PM today. It is about one-hundred feet in diameter and will miss
    our planet by a mere 216,000 miles, which is closer than the moon's orbit.
    3/4/14
    The population of New York City is more than the entire countries of Denmark, Finland, Norway, Switzerland, and Ireland!
    2/28/14
    No "Felton Factoid" today as students were in the computer lab completing their New Deal webquest.
    2/27/14
    In 1898, Morgan Robertson wrote a fictional book called "Titan" that has incredible similarities to the actual sinking of the real Titanic.
    2/26/14
    Arnold Schwarzenegger is the deadliest actor of all time. He is credited with 369 on-screen kills!
    2/25/14
    The Philadelphia Eagles were established in 1933, during the height of the Great Depression. They chose green for their uniforms
    to symbolize money and that better times lay ahead.
    2/24/14
    -One in four Americans believes the Sun moves around the Earth.
    -Members of the Flat Earth Society still believe the Earth is flat.
    2/21/14
    Until the 1770s, Western civilizations believed there was a mythical beast somewhere in the world with "the head of a
    deer, standing upright like a man, and hopping like a frog...sometimes with a second head on its stomach."
    The beast turned out to be a kangaroo.
    2/20/14
    The United States and China are roughly the same distance across. However, the United States has four time zones while China has
    only one, which is called Beijing Time. Because of this, the sun does not come up until 11 o'clock in the morning in
    western China!
    2/19/14
    The world's quietest room is quiet enough to hear your blood flowing. The extreme silence causes hallucinations and the
    longest anyone has been able to stay in the room is 45 minutes!
    2/18/14
    -Facebook just celebrated its tenth birthday.
    -The most talked about topic on Facebook in 2013 was Pope Francis I.
    -One out of every six human beings on the planet is on Facebook.
    -If Facebook were a country, it would be the third most populated country in the world.
    2/12/14
    -In ancient Rome, people would rub pigeon feces in their hair to dye it blonde.
    -Only one out of every twenty Americans is a natural blonde.
    -The highest concentration of blonde-haired people is in Scandanavia. More than eighty-percent of the people in Norway, Sweden, and
    Finland have blonde hair.
    2/11/14
    No "Felton Factoid" as students were taking the 1920s unit quiz today.
    2/10/14
    No "Felton Factoid" as students were preparing for the 1920s unit quiz.
    2/7/14
    The largest power outage in history happened in Brazil in 1999. Up to 97 million people lost power!
    2/4/14
    In 2009, the Sultan of Brunei received the most expensive haircut ever. It cost him $24,000! This is mainly because he flew his
    favorite hairstylist in from London.
    1/31/14
    The term "OMG" was actually invented by a seventy-five-year-old British admiral in 1917.
    1/30/14
    Which one of the following was not invented in the 1920s?
    hand-held hair dryer
    the zipper
    Band-Aids
    duct tape
    Kleenex
    frozen food
    television
    Answer: Duct tape was not invented in the 1920s, it was invented in the 1940s to keep ammunition dry during World War II.
    1/29/14
    -The Charleston is named after its birthplace, which is Charleston, South Carolina.
    -During the 1920s, a number of colleges and universities prohibited their students from performing the Charleston.
    1/28/14
    Frank Baum, writer of "The Wizard of Oz", chose the name after looking at a file cabinet in his office that read "O-Z".
    1/24/14
    No "Felton Factoid" today due to the half day.
    1/23/14
    Irving Berlin wrote "God Bless America" in 1918. However, the song remained in a desk drawer until 1938 when it was first
    performed by Kate Smith.
    1/21/14
    Amazingly, emu jerky, poached eggs, holy water, beetles, and live shrimp have all been sold from vending machines.
    1/17/14
    Mr. Felton shared a piece of propaganda from North Korea.
    1/16/14
    -35% of the world's population is from either China or India!
    -The population of the world did not reach one-billion until the early 1800s. Amazingly, another one-billion has
    been added to the population in the last ten years.
    1/15/14
    What is chlorophobia?
    Answer: The fear of all things green.
    1/14/14
    The top five countries that carry out executions worldwide are: China (5,000), Iran (314), Iraq (129), Saudi Arabia (79), and
    the United States (43). These are 2012 statistics.
    1/13/14
    At an altitude of 12,000 feet, La Paz, Bolivia is the world's highest capital city. For many years, the city did not have a fire
    department because it is very hard for fires to burn with the lack of oxygen at the city's altitude!
    1/10/14
    Amazingly, Adolf Hitler's "Mein Kampf" has become a top-selling e-book.
    1/8/14
    Mr. Felton shared a cool experiment that can be done when it is really cold outside.
    Check it out at the following link:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LAkT5SFDxeE
    1/7/14
    Here are a few interesting facts about the human brain:
    -The human brain accounts for 2% of all body mass, but uses 20% of the oxygen in the bloodstream.
    -Nerve impulses to and from the brain travel at 170 miles per hour.
    -The higher your IQ the more you dream.
    -The brain itself cannot feel pain.
    1/6/14
    If you think our weather has been crazy, it is nothing compared with what happened in Spearfish, South Dakota on
    January 22, 1943. The temperature at 7:30 in the morning was four degrees below zero. Just two minutes later, at 7:32, it was
    45 degrees. That is a 49 degree temperature change in two minutes!
    By the way, the temperature dropped back to 4 below about two hours later.
    1/2/14
    Which one of the following is not true of 2014?
    A. 2014 is the Chinese year of the horse.
    B. The Winter Olympics will be held.
    C. The World Cup of Soccer will be held.
    D. The 100th anniversary of the beginning of World War I will occur.
    E. 2014 will have four Friday the Thirteenths, which is a record.
    Answer: Letter E. There is only one Friday the Thirteenth, which is June 13th.
    12/19/13
    What did Ruth Wakefield invent?
    Answer: Ruth Wakefield invented the chocolate chip cookie. She was given a lifetime supply of chocolate chips in return for her
    allowing the Nestle Company to print her recipe on its packages of chocolate chips.
    12/18/13
    Last week, the Middle East was hit by a very rare snowstorm. It snowed in Jerusalem for the first time in 60 years and on the
    pyramids of Egypt for the first time in over 100 years!!
    12/17/13
    -FIFA, the international soccer association, prohibits Greenland from creating a soccer team because not enough grass grows
    in Greenland.
    -Ireland's first ever Olympic medal was for painting.
    12/16/13
    On Sunday, China successfully deployed a 300-pound lunar rover on the moon. This is the first time the moon has
    been visited in 37 years!
    12/13/13
    No "Felton Factoid" as students were taking their World War I unit quiz.
    12/12/13
    No "Felton Factoid" today as students were participating in the Schlitzenberg Trial.
    12/11/13
    No "Felton Factoid" today as students were participating in the review game for Friday's unit quiz.
    12/9/13
    Every day at Disney World, a random family is selected to spend the night in Walt Disney's secret apartment in
    Cinderella's Castle.
    12/6/13
    Where was "The Sound of Music" written?
    Answer: In Doylestown!!
    12/5/13
    No "Felton Factoid" today as students were in the computer lab working on their propaganda mini-projects.
    12/4/13
    Only two presidents in American history have been impeached. Can you name these two presidents?
    Answer: Andrew Johnson and Bill Clinton
    Richard Nixon resigned before he was impeached.
    12/3/13
    No "Felton Factoid" today as students were in the computer lab working on their propaganda mini-projects.
    12/2/13
    Mr. Felton shared some interesting items that have been put up for auction on eBay.
    They include: Arkansas Civil War dirt, the sun, a Hitler pincushion, pocket lint, and a person's conscience.
    11/25/13
    No "Felton Factoid" as students were participating in the trench warfare activity today.
    11/22/13
    Jackie Kennedy's famous blood-stained pink suit has been locked away at the National Archives. It will remain so until the year
    2103, when the public will once again be able to view it. This is at the request of the Kennedy family.
    11/21/13
    Due to strong anti-German feelings in the United States during World War I, many German-sounding names were altered.
    These include:
    -Sauerkraut became known as liberty cabbage.
    -Frankfurters became known as hot dogs.
    -Hamburgers became known as liberty sandwiches or salisbury steak.
    -Dachshunds became known as liberty pups.
    11/20/13
    What is an "X-Y Position Indicator For A Display System" better known as?
    Answer: A computer mouse
    11/19/13
    A large piece of a glacier has broken off from the Antarctica land mass. It has created an iceberg that is 270 square miles in size, or as large as the
    city of Chicago. It may pose a threat to shipping.
    11/18/13
    Charles Coghlan was a professional actor who died while on tour in Galveston in 1899. He was laid to rest there in a casket placed
    inside a stone vault. After the great Galvestion hurricane of 1900, his casket was released and carried away by the receding surge,
    his coffin began to drift . . . and drift, and drift. It drifted across the Gulf of Mexico and rounded the Florida Keys.
    Then, obviously carried by the Gulf Stream, it slowly bobbed northeastward the entire length of the Eastern Seaboard.
    Finally extricated from the great ocean current, it was found in 1908 basking on the surface of the Gulf of St. Lawrence, within mere miles
    from his birthplace in Prince Edward Island!! -Courtesy of "Amazing Coincidences."
    11/15/13
    No "Felton Factoid" as students were in the computer lab working on their oral history self-reflection.
    11/14/13
    Mr. Felton shared the amazing story of a bike that had been chained to a tree near Seattle, Washington since World War I because the
    bike's owner was killed in the war. The image is included below:

    11/12/13
    Mr. Felton covered a few more whacky laws from around the country. They include:
    -In Kentucky, it is against the law to remarry the same man four times.
    -In Lexington, Kentucky, it is against the law to carry an ice cream cone in your pocket.
    11/11/13
    Mr. Felton shared some facts about the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Check them out at:
    http://www.buzzle.com/articles/tomb-of-the-unknown-soldier-facts.html
    11/8/13
    Here are some incredible Abraham Lincoln-John F. Kennedy coincidences:
    -Lincoln was elected to Congress in 1846 and Kennedy in 1946.
    -Lincoln was elected President in 1860 and Kennedy in 1960.
    -The names Lincoln and Kennedy both contain seven letters.
    -Both Presidents focused on civil rights.
    -Both Lincoln and Kennedy were shot on a Friday.
    -Lincoln's secretary was named Kennedy.
    -Kennedy's secretary was named Lincoln.
    -Both were succeeded by men with the last name of Johnson.
    -Andrew Johnson was born in 1808 and Lyndon Johnson in 1908.
    -Both assassins were known by their three names.
    -Both names contain fifteen letters.
    -Kennedy was shot in a Lincoln convertible.
    -Booth ran from a theater and was caught in a warehouse.
    -Oswald ran from a warehouse and was caught in a theater.
    -Both assassins were killed before their trials.
    -A week before Lincoln was shot, he visited Monroe, Maryland.
    -A week before Kennedy was shot, he met Marilyn Monroe.
    11/7/13
    Abraham Lincoln was the first president to ever be photographed at his inauguration.
    In the photo, he is standing near John Wilkes Booth, his future assassin.
    11/5/13
    To battle malaria around the world, scientists have discovered that, instead of insecticides, introducing goldfish to stagnant waters
    greatly reduces the mosquito population. It seems that goldfish will feast on mosquito eggs which greatly reduces the mosquito population
    and ultimately, lessens the frequency of malaria around the world.
    11/4/13
    William Howard Taft was the heaviest president at 340 pounds. He was so large that the White House needed a
    new bathtub put in for him, since he got stuck in the first one.
    -Do you know how he got out of the first bathtub?
    -What baseball tradition did Taft start by accident?
    Answers:
    -It took four White House employees and a pound of butter to remove Taft from the bathtub.
    -While attending a baseball game, Taft stood up to stretch between the top and bottom halves of the seventh-inning.
    Out of respect, the entire crowd stood up, as well. This began the tradition of the seventh-inning stretch!
    11/1/13
    Mr. Felton shared some crazy, but true laws that still exist in America. Here are a few:
    -It's illegal to ride an ugly horse in Wilbur, Washington.
    -It is against Michigan state law to tie a crocodile to a fire hydrant.
    -It is illegal to force a monkey to smoke a cigarette in South Bend, Indiana.
    10/31/13
    Mr. Felton shared the story of the Doan Gang. You can access the story from the file below:

    10/30/13
    On Monday, Brazilian surfer Carlos Burle broke the world surfing record by successfully surfing a 100-foot wave
    off the coast of Portugal. Check out the amazing footage at the link below:
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/10/29/biggest-wave-ever-surfed-carlos-burle-world-record_n_4173613.html?ir=Sports
    10/29/13
    No "Felton Factoid" as students were in the computer lab creating their oral history podcasts.
    10/28/13
    No "Felton Factoid" as students were in the computer lab creating their oral history podcasts.
    10/25/13
    No "Felton Factoid" as students were in the computer lab creating their oral history podcasts.
    10/24/13
    No "Felton Factoid" as students were in the computer lab creating their oral history podcasts.
    10/23/13
    No "Felton Factoid" as students were in the computer lab creating their oral history podcasts.
    10/22/13
    No "Felton Factoid" today as students were in the library writing their script for the oral history podcast.
    10/21/13
    No "Felton Factoid" today as students were in the library writing their script for the oral history podcast.
    10/18/13
    Mr. Felton shared a few factoids about American presidents. They are:
    -Abraham Lincoln in the only U.S. president who was also a licensed bartender.
    -The "S" in Harry S Truman does not stand for anything; therefore, there is no period after his middle initial.
    -Six presidents were named James. They were Madison, Monroe, Polk, Buchanan, Garfield, and Carter.
    10/17/13
    Can you name the top-selling musicians/bands of all time?
    Answer: Elvis, The Beatles, Michael Jackson, Frank Sinatra, and Abba, in that order.
    10/16/13
    Here are a few interesting wedding traditions:
    -In ancient Sparta, the bride and groom were not officially married until they wrestled.
    -An ancient Incan wedding was not complete until the bride and groom exchanged their sandals.
    -Welsh tradition required the groom to make a wooden spoon for his bride.
    10/15/13
    Aircraft are not permitted to fly over the Taj Mahal in India.
    10/11/13
    Mr. Felton shared the top ten poorest and richest countries in the world.
    Poorest countries: Sao Tome and Principe, Sierra Leone, Burundi, Madagascar, Eritrea, Swaziland, Congo, Zimbabwe,
    Equatorial Guinea, and Haiti.
    Richest countries: Austria, Kuwait, Switzerland, UAE, The United States, Brunei, Norway, Singapore, Luxembourg, and Qatar.
    10/10/13
    Over 99.9 percent of all animal species that ever lived on Earth were extinct before the coming of man.
    10/9/13
    No "Felton Factoid" today as students were in the computer lab conducting research for the oral history assessment.
    10/8/13
    -Half of all Americans live within 50 miles of their birthplace.
    -96% of all Americans live within twenty miles of a Wal-Mart.
    10/7/13
    Mr. Felton shared a few factoids about Coca-Cola. Here they are:
    -From 1885 to 1903, Coca-Cola contained cocaine.
    -Without the brown food coloring, Coca-Cola is green.
    -The Coca-Cola brand is worth $74 billion. This is more than Budweiser, Pepsi, Starbucks, and Red Bull combined.
    10/4/13
    Over the course of their lifetime, the average person will consume 70 insects and 10 spiders while sleeping.
    10/3/13
    Recently, there have been 42 people killed and 1,500 injured in China due to attacks by the Asian giant hornet.
    10/2/13
    Mr. Felton shared some factoids about the McDonald's Corporation. Here are a few:
    -McDonald's feeds one-percent of the world's population every day.
    -One in eight American adults has worked for the McDonald's Corporation at some point their life.
    -Worldwide, 88% of people recognize the meaning of the "golden arches", while only 54% recognize the meaning of the
    Christian cross.
    -The McDonald's in Sedona, Arizona is the only restaurant in the chain not to have the "golden arches." The city only allowed turquoise to be used.
    10/1/13
    Mr. Felton presented the "top global brands" of 2013. The top ten are Apple, Google, Coca-Cola, IBM, Microsoft, General Electric,
    McDonald's, Samsung, Intel, and Toyota.
    Check out the entire list at:
    http://www.interbrand.com/en/best-global-brands/2013/Best-Global-Brands-2013.aspx
    9/30/13
    The average man says about 7,000 words a day while the average woman says about 20,000 words a day.
    9/27/13
    The American flags left on the moon during the Apollo missions are still standing today. However, they are now 100% white due to fading
    caused by the strong ultraviolet rays.
    9/26/13
    -"Goodbye" comes from "God bye" which comes from "God be with you."
    -Butterflies used to be called flutterbies.
    9/25/13
    Over 50% of the world's population has never made or received a telephone call.
    9/24/13
    In November, the comet known as ISON may give us a spectacular show or be a total dud. Stay tuned.
    9/23/13
    The rarest metal in the world is platinum. In fact, if you took all of the platinum ever mined, it could fit into a space the size of
    your living room.
    9/20/13
    Here are a few cheesy factoids:
    -The country of Greece consumes the most cheese per capita. The average Greek consumes 60 pounds of cheese a year!
    -The best-selling cheese in America is cheddar.
    -Limburger cheese is actually supposed to smell like stinky feet.
    9/19/13
    The average human being will consume about 60,000 pounds of food in their lifetime.
    This is the equivalent of six elephants.
    9/18/13
    Who is the only woman ever to appear on American paper currency?
    Answer: Martha Washington
    9/17/13
    A few facts about taste:
    -The average person is born with about 9,000 taste buds. Taste buds begin to die when we are born.
    -There are five tastes. They are sweet, sour, bitter, salty, and umami, which is savory.
    -25% of the population are "supertasters", which mean they have a heightened sense of taste.
    -Unless food is mixed with saliva, you can't taste it.
    9/16/13
    Pigs are physically unable to look up into the sky.
    9/13/13
    A few facts about left-handed people:
    -Only 10% to 12% of the entire world population is left-handed.
    -There are more left-handed people in the world with IQ's over 140 than right-handed people.
    -Albert Einstein, Charles Darwin, Sir Isaac Newton, and Benjamin Franklin were all left-handed.
    -August 13 is "Left-Handers" Day.
    9/12/13
    The record for the highest mileage put on a car is 1,671,000 miles! Irv Gordon of New York is still driving his 1966 Volvo P1800.
    9/11/13
    -The height of 1 World Trade Center will be 1,776 feet!
    -1 World Trade Center will be constructed of more than 45,000 tons of structural steel. That's six times as much steel as was
    used to build the Eiffel Tower.
    9/10/13
    There are fourteen punctuation marks in English grammar. Can you name them?
    Answer: period, comma, colon, semicolon, dash, hyphen, apostrophe, question mark, brackets, parenthesis, braces, ellipses, exclamation point, and quotation mark.
    9/9/13
    -Thomas Edison holds the record with 1,093 American patents.
    -Thomas Edison had a crippling fear of the dark.
    9/6/13
    If you look to the south at 11:27 PM tonight you may see the launch of a rocket headed to the moon on a scientific mission.
    9/4/13
    Fleas can jump 130 times higher than their own height. This is like a person who is six feet tall jumping 780 feet into the air!
    9/3/13
    The human brain subconsciously connects the number five with carrots. Mr. Felton demonstrated this in class today.
    6/19/13
    No "Felton Factoid" as students were participating in ninth-grade closing ceremonies today.
    6/18/13
    -For $45, the United States Bureau of Engraving and Printing will sell you a five-pound bag containing $10,000 of shredded currency.
    -So far, you have gone to about 1,820 days of school in your life.
    Can you guess how many more school days you have until your graduation day?
    Answer: About 546 days
    6/17/13
    The following names were rejected by Disney for the Seven Dwarfs: Tubby, Burpy, Deafy, Hickey, Wheezy, and Awful.
    6/14/13
    No "Felton Factoid" as students attended the talent show and team awards assemblies today.
    6/13/13
    No "Felton Factoid" as students were attending Freshman Day festivities.
    6/12/13
    No "Felton Factoid" today as students were playing the eraser game in Mr. Felton's class one last time this year.
    6/11/13
    -The majority of people when asked what luxury they would prefer to have answer "maid or butler service."
    -92% of people when asked if they would rather be rich or find the love of their life say they would rather be rich!!
    6/10/13
    Mr. Felton shared some of the oldest words in the English language. The "top ten" oldest words are who, two, three, I, five, we, four,
    how, one, and name, in that order.
    6/7/13
    -The events of September 11th, 2001 claimed the lives of 372 people representing more than 80 different countries.
    -The largest loss of life among citizens of foreign countries were those of British nationality with 67 fatalities.
    6/6/13
    Mr. Felton shared the story of Gustave, a 20 foot long crocodile who lives in Burundi's Lake Tanganyika.
    The 65 year-old crocodile has eaten over 200 people, even though he has been shot four times.
    This real-life "Jaws" story has made Gustave somewhat of a celebrity in Burundi.
    6/5/13
    The most expensive candy bar in the world is the Wispa Bar. It contains edible gold-plating and will cost you an amazing $1,626!!
    6/4/13
    -There are over one-billion people in China, but only about 200 last names!
    -The two most common last names in the world are Lee(Li) and Chang.
    -The top five most common last names in the United States are Smith, Johnson, Williams, Jones, and Brown, in that order.
    6/3/13
    Mr. Felton shared a recent report on life expectancy throughout the world.
    Check out the link at:
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2240855/How-does-nation-rank-world-map-life-expectancy.html
    5/31/13
    -Greeting cards that sing have more computing power than the Allied Powers had in World War II.
    -Cell phones have more computing power than NASA had when it sent the first man to the moon.
    Submitted by Sarah W.
    5/30/13
    -Gatorade is named after the University of Florida's mascot. The drink was originally developed for the school's football team.
    -The Philadelphia Eagles once used pickle juice to help rehydrate its players during a game in the Texas heat against the Cowboys.
    5/29/13
    No "Felton Factoid" today as students were taking the Decades of Change unit quiz.
    5/28/13
    No "Felton Factoid" today as students were playing "The Eraser Game" to help them prepare for tomorrow's Decades of Change unit quiz.
    5/24/13
    No "Felton Factoid" today as Mr. Felton was collecting the Oral History project and students were preparing for the Decades of Change
    unit quiz.
    5/22/13
    -Alaska is the only state name that can be typed all using one row of the QWERTY keyboard.
    -The letter "W" is the only letter in the English alphabet that is more than one syllable long.
    5/21/13
    No "Felton Factoid" today as students were in the computer lab working on their Vietnam Independent Internet Packet.
    5/20/13
    No "Felton Factoid" today as students were in the computer lab working on their Vietnam Independent Internet Packet.
    5/17/13
    All of the following kill more people each year than shark attacks:
    -lightning
    -texting
    -hippos
    -falling out of bed
    -deer
    -icicles
    -jellyfish
    -vending machines
    -televisions
    -bees
    -coconuts
    5/16/13
    No "Felton Factoid" as Mr. Felton was attending meetings today.
    5/15/13
    -The fastest growing nail is on the middle finger.
    -Aside from fire, human hair is virtually indestructible. Hair has actually been found on mummies 2,000 years-old!
    5/14/13
    -Twenty percent of all oxygen that enters your bloodstream is used by the brain.
    -The higher your IQ, the more you dream.
    -Eighty percent of your brain is water.
    -The brain itself cannot feel pain.
    5/13/13
    It is impossible to tickle yourself.
    5/10/13
    Mr. Felton shared the various ways the CIA attempted to kill Fidel Castro. Check out the following link:
    http://mentalfloss.com/article/30010/10-ways-cia-tried-kill-castro
    5/9/13
    -In which state would you find Mt. Rushmore?
    Answer: South Dakota
    -How many faces are carved into Mt. Rushmore?
    Answer: Four
    -Can you name the faces of Mt. Rushmore?
    Answer: George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Teddy Roosevelt, and Abraham Lincoln
    5/8/13
    What are the most commonly shoplifted items from stores?
    Answer: sneakers, perfume, designer clothing, razors, steak, expensive liquor, baby formula, pregnancy test kits, gum, and allergy medication.
    By the way, the most stolen book in the world is the Holy Bible.
    5/7/13
    The Aztecs played a ritual ball game known as tlachtli. The object of the game was to get a ball through the other team's hoop while
    making sure the ball never touched the ground. Players could not use their hands or feet. Members of the losing team were sacrificed
    to the gods.
    Submitted by Ricardo C.
    5/6/13
    No "Felton Factoid" today as students were in the computer lab working on their Civil Rights Movement assignment.
    5/3/13
    Tomorrow is the 139th running of the Kentucky Derby. Dating back to 1875, it is the longest continuously held sporting event in America.
    5/2/13
    Mr. Felton showed images of last week's discovery of a section of landing gear from one of the planes that hit the World Trade
    Center on 9/11.
    5/1/13
    No "Felton Factoid" today as students were in the computer lab researching background information for the Oral History project.
    4/30/13
    Which one of the following events did not occur in the 1950s?
    -Disneyland opens in California.
    -The states of Hawaii and Alaska are added to the union.
    -Silly putty is invented.
    -The first successful organ transplant is performed.
    -The first modern credit card is developed.
    -The Philadelphia Eagles won the NFL Championship.
    Answer: The Philadelphia Eagles did not win a championship in the 1950s. They won the championship in 1948, 1949, and 1960.
    4/29/13
    -At one point in the late 1950s and early 1960s, there were as many as 4,000 drive-in theaters in the United States.
    This accounted for almost 25% of all movie theaters.
    -Today, there are only about 366 drive-in theaters in operation in the United States.
    4/26/13
    McDonald's feeds about 68 million people a day. That's about one percent of the world's population.
    4/25/13
    It is illegal in the state of Arkansas for residents to mispronounce the name of the state.
    4/23/13
    Yesterday, applications opened for participation in the first human space colony known as "Mars One".
    Check out the following link for more information:
    http://arstechnica.com/science/2013/04/applications-open-for-mars-one-the-first-human-space-colony/
    4/22/13
    Mr. Felton shared the amazing display of patriotism from the Boston Bruins game last week during the national anthem.
    Check it out at the following link:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZzMsagY7oRs
    4/19/13
    No "Felton Factoid" as students were taking the Cold War unit quiz today in class.
    4/18/13
    According to North Korean propaganda, Kim Jong Un's father, Kim Jong Il, possessed godlike powers. These included
    the ability to melt snow and make trees bloom when he passed by. In addition, it has been reported that his godlike powers
    made him able to shoot 11 holes-in-one the first time he played golf.
    4/17/13
    -In Saudi Arabia, a woman may divorce her husband if he does not keep her supplied with enough coffee.
    -In Singapore, it is illegal to use or even possess chewing gum.
    4/16/13
    The word with the most definitions in the English language is "set." The Oxford English Dictionary offers 464 different definitions
    for the word!
    4/15/13
    The word "karaoke" comes from the Japanese language. Translated into English, it means "empty orchestra."
    4/12/13
    According to an old English system of time units, a moment is considered one and a half minutes.
    4/11/13
    The average person's bed contains over six billion dust mites.
    4/10/13
    Mr. Felton shared a link that shows the range of various missiles in the North Korean arsenal.
    Check out the link below:
    http://www.cnn.com/interactive/2013/04/world/north-korea-missile-capabilities/index.html?hpt=hp_t2
    4/9/13
    While you are dreaming, your brain releases a hormone that paralyzes your body so you don't physically "act out" your dreams.
    4/8/13
    No "Felton Factoid" as students were in the computer lab writing their core essay today.
    4/5/13
    No "Felton Factoid" as students were in the computer lab writing their core essay today.
    4/4/13
    On March 11, 1958, our military mistakenly dropped an atomic bomb on Florence, South Carolina. As it turned out, a military plane
    accidentally released a bomb that landed in the backyard garden of a home in the town of Florence. There was a sizable explosion that
    caused some damage, but nobody was killed or even hurt because the bomb's plutonium core did not ignite.
    4/3/13
    -Men can read smaller print than women.
    -Women can hear better.
    4/1/13
    No "Felton Factoid" as students began their core essay today.
    3/26/13
    No "Felton Factoid" as students were at the "Washington, D.C. Expectations" assembly today.
    3/25/13
    -At the equator, the Earth is spinning at 1,000 mph on its axis.
    -The Earth moves at an amazing 67,000 mph as it orbits the sun.
    3/22/13
    No "Felton Factoid" today due to the half day.
    3/21/13
    No "Felton Factoid" as students were taking the World War II unit quiz today.
    3/20/13
    No "Felton Factoid" today as students played a review game to prepare for tomorrow's World War II quiz.
    3/19/13
    No "Felton Factoid" as students were participating in the "Trial of Truman" today.
    3/18/13
    -What is an octothorpe?
    Answer: The official term for the "#" or "pound" sign.
    -What is a tittle?
    Answer: The dot in the lower-case j or i.
    3/15/13
    March 15th is considered a bad luck day by many people and cultures. It is the anniversary of the day that Julius Caesar was assassinated
    by his best friend, Brutus, and others on the floor of the Senate in Rome. Caesar was given an ominous message by a soothsayer who said,
    "Beware the ides of March." The ides of March refer to March 15th. Some people even believe the world will come to an end on this date.
    3/14/13
    -The telephone number to Adolf Hitler's private bunker was 12-00-5-0.
    -Hitler wrote his final orders with a blue crayon.
    3/13/13
    Just days before D-Day in 1944, all 11,550 aircraft involved in the invasion were painted with "Invasion Stripes" so they could be identified and
    not shot down by their own side. The project consumed all of the white paint in England!
    3/12/13
    -The United States and Russia own 95% of the world's nuclear weapons.
    -The heat released from the detonation of a nuclear bomb is hotter than the surface of the sun.
    3/11/13
    No "Felton Factoid" as students were attending an assembly about World War II and the atomic bomb today.
    3/7/13
    In 1942, radio disc jockeys around the country were prohibited by law from taking on "on-air" requests due to the fear that spies could send
    secret codes or messages through these requests.
    3/6/13
    No "Felton Factoid" as students were in the computer lab working on their "Create Your Own Propaganda Posters" mini-project today.
    3/5/13
    Coca-Cola was so popular during the war years that three Coca-Cola bottling plants were constructed in North Africa to ensure
    that our military had enough of the soft drink.
    3/4/13
    The soft drink "Fanta" was developed in 1940 in Nazi Germany because the formula for Coca-Cola was not being sent to Germany
    from the United States due to the war. The Coca-Cola Company retained the rights to the soft drink and continues to sell it today.
    3/1/13
    Mr. Felton shared a story about how a Burbank, California aircraft manufacturing facility was concealed during World War II.
    Check out the amazing story and pictures at the following link:
    http://www.seenandshared.com/air-factory.htm
    2/28/13
    As of 2:00 pm today, the Roman Catholic Church entered a period known as the "Sede Vacante." This Latin term for "empty seat" refers to
    a period of time when there is no sitting Pope.
    2/27/13
    Mr. Felton explained how 12,000 Allied POW's were aided in their escape by the board game "Monopoly" and decks of playing cards.
    2/26/13
    -The Soviet Union suffered the most fatalities from World War II with an amazing 21 million deaths.
    -Things were so bad in the Soviet Union that 80% of males born in the Soviet Union in 1923 did not survive World War II!
    2/25/13
    It is a little-known fact that Adolf Hitler actually had one sibling survive childhood. Paula Hitler, his sister, lived to be 64 years-old.
    2/22/13
    Today is the 33rd anniversary of the United States hockey team upsetting the Soviet Red Army team in the 1980 Lake Placid
    Winter Olympics.
    2/21/13
    The entire area around the site of the Auschwitz concentration camp has been void of any chirping from birds since the Holocaust.
    2/19/13
    The state of Mississippi formally included the Thirteenth Amendment into its code of laws last week. By the way, the Thirteenth Amendment
    abolished slavery.
    2/15/13
    Mr. Felton shared the news of the meteor that exploded over the Ural Mountains in Russia this morning.
    2/14/13
    In the Middle Ages, young men and women drew names from a bowl to see who their Valentines would be. They would wear these names on their
    sleeves for one week. We get the expression "to wear your heart on your sleeve" from this tradition.
    2/13/13
    On Friday, an asteroid that is half the size of a football field will pass within about 17,000 miles of Earth!
    It will not hit our planet, but if it did, it would create an explosion 180 times the power of the atomic bomb that was dropped on Hiroshima.
    2/12/13
    No "Felton Factoid" as students were working on the New Deal webquest in the computer lab today.
    2/11/13
    -During the Depression years, about 1.5 million men left their families.
    -Al Capone ran one of the largest soup kitchens in Chicago during the Depression.
    2/8/13
    The remains of King Richard III were recently discovered under a parking lot in Leicester, England.
    2/7/13
    Geneaologists have determined that FDR was related to: George Washington, John Adams, James Madison, John Quincy Adams, Martin Van Buren,
    William Henry Harrison, Theodore Roosevelt, and William Howard Taft.
    2/6/13
    A few facts about Franklin Delano Roosevelt:
    -FDR was the first president to speak on television and to have a presidential aircraft.
    -FDR was married to a distant cousin, Eleanor.
    -FDR's mother forced him to wear a dress until he was five years-old.
    -FDR is the only disabled person to ever serve as President of the United States.
    2/5/13
    -What must a person score on an IQ test to be considered a genius?
    Answer: 140
    -Can you guess what Albert Einstein's IQ was?
    Answer: 160
    -What was the highest IQ ever recorded?
    Answer: 230, by an American woman named Marilyn Vos Savant.
    2/4/13
    There is only one ATM in Antarctica.
    2/1/13
    No "Felton Factoid" as not all classes met today due to the half day.
    1/31/13
    When you toss a penny, there is a 49% chance it will land on heads and a 51% chance it will land on tails. This is because the heads
    side weighs slightly more. So, always bet on tails.
    1/30/13
    -The first known form of currency were cattle.
    -Tulips were once as valuable as gold in Holland.
    -Paper money in the United States is actually 75% cotton.
    1/29/13
    -97% of all paper money contains traces of cocaine.
    -On the $100 bill, the clock tower of Independence Hall in Philadelphia is shown with the time set at 4:10.
    1/28/13
    Philadelphia's football team is named the Eagles because the eagle was the symbol of Franklin Roosevelt's National Recovery
    Act of 1933, the same year the team was founded.
    1/25/13
    What are the only two U.S. bills that do not depict former presidents?
    Answer: Alexander Hamilton on the ten-dollar bill and Benjamin Franklin on the one-hundred-dollar bill.
    1/24/13
    Who was the first non-human to win an Oscar?
    Answer: Mickey Mouse
    1/23/13
    The average woman will injest six pounds of lipstick in her lifetime.
    1/22/13
    -Mountain Dew was a slang term for moonshine in the 1920's.
    -Dogs are the only animals whose evidence is admissible in American courts of law.
    1/18/13
    One penny doubled everyday becomes over five million dollars in just 30 days.
    1/17/13
    No "Felton Factoid" today as students were in the computer lab working on their Prohibition activity.
    1/16/13
    As of May of 2012, Lady Gaga had the most followers on Twitter at almost 25 million people.
    1/15/13
    If all 1.5 billion people in China jumped off a chair at the same time it would cause an earthquake that would register a 4.3 on
    the Richter Scale.
    1/14/13
    -Raccoon fur coats were all the rage in the 1920's for both men and women.
    -The first radio was installed in the White House in 1922 during presidency of Warren Harding.
    -Walt Disney thought of an idea for a cartoon character on a train ride from New York to Los Angeles in the 1920's.
    The character was a black mouse who wore red velvet pants. Eventually this character was given the name of Mickey Mouse.
    1/11/13
    -The oldest age ever reached by a dog is twenty-nine years.
    -The oldest age ever reached by a cat is thirty-eight years.
    1/10/13
    No "Felton Factoid" as students were conducting 9A research today.
    1/9/13
    1928 was the last election in which the winning Republican Presidential ticket did not have either a Bush or a Nixon on it.
    1/8/13
    Mr. Felton shared a photograph and the sad story of Dede Koswara, also known as the "Tree Man of Java."
    1/4/13
    No "Felton Factoid" as students were participating in the program planning assembly today.
    1/3/13
    No "Felton Factoid" as students were conducting 9A research today.
    1/2/13
    No "Felton Factoid" as students were in the computer lab today working on their 1920's assignment.
    12/21/12
    No "Felton Factoid" as students were holding the Sacco and Vanzetti clemency hearing in class today.
    12/20/12
    -Jon Minnoch holds the record for the heaviest human ever. He weighed in at an amazing 1,400 pounds.
    -The lightest person on record was Lucia Zarate. She weighed only 4.7 pounds at the age of 17.
    12/19/12
    Here are a few interesting facts about war:
    -The shortest war in history was the Anglo-Zanzibar War of 1896. It lasted a total of thirty-eight minutes.
    -In 1969, there was a war fought between the countries of El Salvador and Honduras. The cause? A soccer game.
    12/18/12
    The top five countries in terms of their nuclear arsenals are Russia, the United States, France, China, and the United Kingdom,
    in this order.
    12/17/12
    The top ten most common nicknames for college teams are Eagles, Tigers, Bulldogs, Cougars, Wildcats, Panthers, Lions,
    Pioneers, Warriors, and Knights, in this order.
    12/14/12
    -A human tooth will dissolve in two days if placed in a soft drink.
    -A frozen pea placed in a cup of Pepsi in outer space will create an explosion.
    12/13/12
    A few more facts about the Presidents of the United States:
    -George Washington gave the shortest inauguration speech ever. It lasted less than two minutes and was 133 words long.
    -The most common first name for our presidents is James. There have been six presidents with this first name. They are:
    Madison, Monroe, Polk, Buchanan, Garfield, and Carter.
    12/12/12
    No "Felton Factoid" today as students were in the computer lab working on their "Create Your Own Character" assignment.
    12/11/12
    A few facts about the Presidents of the United States:
    -Only four presidents have been born in a hospital. (Carter, Clinton, Bush, Jr., Obama)
    -The "S" in Harry S. Truman stands for nothing.
    12/7/12
    No "Felton Factoid" as students were participating in trench warfare dogdgeball today.
    12/6/12
    Here are some incredible Abraham Lincoln-John F. Kennedy coincidences:
    -Lincoln was elected to Congress in 1846 and Kennedy in 1946.
    -Lincoln was elected President in 1860 and Kennedy in 1960.
    -The names Lincoln and Kennedy both contain seven letters.
    -Both Presidents focused on civil rights.
    -Both Lincoln and Kennedy were shot on a Friday.
    -Lincoln's secretary was named Kennedy.
    -Kennedy's secretary was named Lincoln.
    -Both were succeeded by men with the last name of Johnson.
    -Andrew Johnson was born in 1808 and Lyndon Johnson in 1908.
    -Both assassins were known by their three names.
    -Both names contain fifteen letters.
    -Kennedy was shot in a Lincoln convertible.
    -Booth ran from a theater and was caught in a warehouse.
    -Oswald ran from a warehouse and was caught in a theater.
    -Both assassins were killed before their trials.
    -A week before Lincoln was shot, he visited Monroe, Maryland.
    -A week before Kennedy was shot, he met Marilyn Monroe.
    12/5/12
    Centenarians are people who are 100 years of age or older. Here are a few fun facts about Centenarians:
    -There are about 100,000 Centenarians in the United States today.
    -The United States has the most Centenarians in the world today, followed by Japan.
    -Eight out of every nine Centenarians is a woman.
    -A Super Centenarian is a person who is a 110 years of age or older.
    12/4/12
    The two most expensive IPhone apps are $999.99!! They are BarMax and IVIP.
    BarMax is an app that allows future lawyers to study for the bar exam, while IVIP is an app that only millionaires can access and use.
    12/3/12
    -The twenty-dollar bill is the most commonly counterfeited bill.
    -The most common day of the week for bank robberies is Friday.
    11/30/12
    No "Felton Factoid" as Mr. Felton's classes were arguing the Schlitzenberg Case in class today.
    11/29/12
    The top five best-selling musicians or groups of all-time are Elvis, Bing Crosby, The Beatles, Frank Sinatra, and ABBA, in this order.
    11/28/12
    Jack Whittaker of West Virginia won the $314.9 million Powerball jackpot in 2002. He is now close to broke.
    11/27/12
    The five most common place names in the United States are Greenville (50), Franklin (30), Clinton (29), Springfield (28), and
    Salem (25).
    11/26/12
    Forty-eight percent of the entire population of the world has never made a phone call!
    11/16/12
    No "Felton Factoid" as students were in the library today working on their propaganda mini-project.
    11/15/12
    Due to widespread anti-German sentiment during World War I, many names with a German background were changed.
    Some of them include:
    -German toast became French toast.
    -The frankfurter became the hot dog.
    -The hamburger became a liberty sandwich or Salisbury steak.
    -Dachshunds became liberty pups.
    11/14/12
    The people of Iceland are looking to change the name of their country because they feel the name is a bit misleading.
    Iceland is taking suggestions.
    11/13/12
    Mr. Felton shared with the class that the people of Puerto Rico have voted in favor of statehood in the November election.
    11/12/12
    Mr. Felton discussed the proper etiquette for taking care of the American flag. See the link below for more details:
    http://www.usa-flag-site.org/etiquette.shtml
    11/9/12
    No "Felton Factoid" as Mr. Felton did not meet with all of his classes today due to the half day.
    11/8/12
    Mr. Felton shared some facts about the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Check them out at:
    http://www.buzzle.com/articles/tomb-of-the-unknown-soldier-facts.html
    11/7/12
    -No republican presidential candidate has ever won the election without winning the state of Ohio.
    -We have now had three straight presidents who have won a second term. The only other time in American history that this has
    occurred was with the presidencies of Jefferson, Madison, and Monroe.
    11/5/12
    Here are a few amazing Hurricane Sandy facts:
    -Before Sandy,the last time the New York Stock Exchange was closed due to weather was because of the Blizzard of 1888.
    -The Anheuser Busch Brewing Company is putting water in beer cans to help those in need.
    -At one point, the clouds from Hurricane Sandy stretched from Bermuda to Detroit, Michigan.
    10/26/12
    The top ten most-Googled words or phrases are Facebook, YouTube, Hotmail, Google, Yahoo, G-mail, "fb", Facebook log-in,
    E-Bay, and "face", in this order.
    10/25/12
    No "Felton Factoid" as students were completing an Election of 2012 web quest in the computer lab today.
    10/24/12
    Six scientists in Italy have been charged with manslaughter for not being able to predict an earthquake that hit Italy a few years ago!
    10/22/12
    Panama is the only place in the world where you can see the sun rise on the Pacific Ocean and set on the Atlantic Ocean.
    10/19/12
    The top ten most visited websites in the world are: Google, Facebook, YouTube, Yahoo, Blogger.com, Baidu.com,
    Wikipedia, Live.com, Twitter, and Ten Cent QQ.
    10/18/12
    The top five most popular Halloween costumes in 2011 for children were Harry Potter, a princess, The Green Lantern,
    Captain America, and Elmo, in this order.
    10/17/12
    The top five most spoken languages in the world are Chinese, Spanish, English, Hindi, and Bengali, in this order.
    10/16/12
    Color affects our judgment. For example, when given a blue box and a red box of the same weight, most people will
    assume the red box weighs more. In addition, people spending an equal amount of time in a blue room and a red room
    will assume they spend more time in the red room, presuming they did not have a watch.
    10/15/12
    In honor of yesterday's amazing accomplishment by Felix Baumgartner, Mr. Felton showed a cool homemade experiment
    carried out by a father and his two sons a couple of years ago. Check it out at:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y6ZMscMp8UM
    10/12/12
    Mr. Felton demonstrated how the human brain subconsciously connects the number five with carrots.
    10/11/12
    A few facts from the animal kingdom:
    -A duck's quack can never echo.
    -Pigs physically cannot look up in the sky.
    -Rats multiply so quickly that in 18 months, two rats can have over a million descendants!
    10/10/12
    Amazingly, sales of men's underwear is the best indicator of how the economy is doing.
    10/9/12
    The average person loses between 60 and 100 strands of hair a day.
    10/8/12
    Do you know what the initials "http" stand for in a web address?
    Answer: hyper text transfer protocol
    10/5/12
    Mr. Felton spoke about and showed students images of the brewing conflict between China and Japan over
    the Senkaku Islands in the East China Sea.
    10/4/12
    Mr. Felton shared the amazing story of a bike that had been chained to a tree near Seattle, Washington
    since World War I because the bike's owner was killed in the war. The image is included below:

    10/3/12
    What are the two most popular song topics of all-time?
    Answer: love and heartache
    10/2/12
    No "Felton Factoid" today as students took their Progressivism unit test.
    10/1/12
    No "Felton Factoid" today as students played the eraser game to review for tomorrow's test.
    9/28/12
    Benjamin Franklin wanted the national symbol for the United States to be the turkey.
    9/27/12
    Here are some facts about chewing:
    -People tend to chew on whatever side of the mouth they are dominant.
    -Chewing gum while peeling onions will prevent you from crying.
    -There is a type of chewing gum in Japan that will make you smell like a rose.
    9/25/12
    The teddy bear gets its name from Teddy Roosevelt, after Roosevelt decided to spare the life of a bear cub on a hunting expedition.
    The name stuck and the rest, as they say, is history.
    9/21/12
    Travel and Leisure Magazine has named its list of the dirtiest cities in America and Philadelphia ranked number six. Who won the
    prize you ask? New York City was given the honor of the dirtiest city in America.
    9/20/12
    The noise created by the Battle of Gettysburg in July of 1863 was so loud that soldiers' ears bled and the noise could be
    heard from as far away as Pittsburgh, Baltimore, and Philadelphia!!
    9/19/12
    Burger Kings are known as Hungry Jack's In Australia.
    9/18/12
    Here are some interesting facts about dreams:
    -12% of people dream in black and white.
    -Blind people dream. They dream in sound, smell, taste, touch, and emotion.
    -People who stay up late have more nightmares.
    -Dreaming prevents psychosis.
    -You forget 90% of your dreams.
    9/14/12
    There is a dog named Capitan in Argentina that has been keeping vigil over the grave of his deceased owner since 2006.
    9/13/12
    Armadillos are unique in that they always give birth to four offspring and they are all of the same gender.
    9/12/12
    If the government has no knowledge of aliens, then why does Title 14, Section 1211 of the Code of Federal Regulations
    implemented on July 16, 1969, make it illegal for U.S. citizens to have any contact with extraterrestrials or their vehicles?
    9/11/12
    -Fire burned at the World Trade Center for 99 days after 9/11.
    -Great Britain had the second-most fatalities on 9/11 with sixty-seven.
    -An amazing twenty people were pulled from the rubble of the World Trade Center alive!
    9/10/12
    Studies have shown that children laugh, on average, 400 times a day while adults laugh an average of 15 times a day.
    9/7/12
    The top five richest people ever are Osman Ali Khan (worth $210 billion), William Henry Vanderbilt (worth $231 billion),
    Nicholas II of Russia (worth $253 billion), Andrew Carnegie (worth $298 billion), and John D. Rockefeller
    (worth $318 billion).
    By the way, Donald Trump is currently worth $7 billion and Bill Gates is worth $61 billion.
    9/6/12
    "The Jersey Shore" reality show is very popular in Japan, as well. However, it goes by a different name in Japan.
    Can you name its title in Japan?
    Answer: "The Macaroni Rascals"
    6/6/12
    So far, you have gone to about 1,472 days of school in your life.
    Can you guess how many more school days you have until your graduation day?
    Answer: There are about 920 school days left until graduation.
    6/5/12
    No "Felton Factoid" today as students were viewing Artifact Assessment presentations.
    6/4/12
    No "Felton Factoid" today as students were viewing Artifact Assessment presentations.
    6/1/12
    No "Felton Factoid" today.
    5/31/12
    No "Felton Factoid" today as students were viewing Artifact Assessment presentations.
    5/30/12
    No "Felton Factoid" today as students were working with their Artifact Assessment groups.
    5/29/12
    No "Felton Factoid" today as students were working with their Artifact Assessment groups.
    5/25/12
    No "Felton Factoid" today as students were working with their Artifact Assessment groups.
    5/24/12
    No "Felton Factoid" today as students were selecting their Artifact Assessment groups.
    5/23/12
    No "Felton Factoid" as all classes viewed Historical Person of the Year presentations today.
    5/22/12
    No "Felton Factoid" as all classes viewed Historical Person of the Year presentations today.
    5/21/12
    No "Felton Factoid" as all classes viewed Historical Person of the Year presentations today.
    5/18/12
    No "Felton Factoid" as all classes viewed Historical Person of the Year presentations today.
    5/17/12
    No "Felton Factoid" as all classes viewed Historical Person of the Year presentations today.
    5/16/12
    No "Felton Factoid" today as students enjoyed a bonus day of Historical Person of the Year preparation in the library.
    5/15/12
    William Howard Taft was the heaviest president at 340 pounds. He was so large that the White House needed a
    new bathtub put in for him, since he got stuck in the first one.
    -Do you know how he got out of the first bathtub?
    -What baseball tradition did Taft start by accident?
    Answers:
    -It took four White House employees and a pound of butter to remove Taft from the bathtub.
    -While attending a baseball game, Taft stood up to stretch between the top and bottom halves of the seventh-inning.
    Out of respect, the entire crowd stood up, as well. This began the tradition of the seventh-inning stretch!
    5/14/12
    In 1960, Cuban leader Fidel Castro gave the longest speech in the history of the United Nations.
    It lasted an amazing 4 hours and 29 minutes!!
    5/11/12
    Due to friction, it is impossible to pull apart two phone books whose pages are interlaced with one another.
    Submitted by Jimmy K.
    5/10/12
    The Mona Lisa is considered priceless and cannot be insured.
    5/9/12
    Mr. Felton shared some facts about proper American Flag etiquette.
    5/8/12
    No "Felton Factoid" today as Historical Person of the Year activities have begun.
    5/7/12
    No "Felton Factoid" today as Historical Person of the Year activities have begun.
    5/4/12
    No "Felton Factoid" today as Historical Person of the Year activities have begun.
    5/3/12
    No "Felton Factoid" today as Historical Person of the Year activities have begun.
    5/2/12
    The top five richest people ever are Osman Ali Khan (worth $210 billion), William Henry Vanderbilt (worth $231 billion),
    Nicholas II of Russia (worth $253 billion), Andrew Carnegie (worth $298 billion), and John D. Rockefeller
    (worth $318 billion).
    By the way, Donald Trump is currently worth $7 billion and Bill Gates is worth $61 billion.
    5/1/12
    Today is the one-year anniversary of the death of Osama Bin Laden.
    4/30/12
    No "Felton Factoid" today as students were taking the Middle Ages Core Skills Assessment.
    4/27/12
    No "Felton Factoid" today as students were attending the Philadelphia Zoo field trip.
    4/26/12
    The word "aegilops" is the longest word in the English language where all the letters are in
    alphabetical order.
    4/25/12
    If you were to drain all of the world's oceans of their water, you would have enough salt to cover the entire
    planet in a 500 foot layer of salt!!
    4/24/12
    The eruption of Krakatoa in 1883 is considered to be the loudest sound ever heard in modern history. The explosion
    is said to have been heard an amazing 3,000 miles away!
    4/23/12
    The term "boo-boo" for a little cut or scratch comes from the term "buboes", which were the painful sores that
    were a main symptom of the Black Death in the Middle Ages.
    4/20/12
    April 20th has the distinction of being the anniversary of two especially negative events. They are:
    -On this day in 1999, the shootings at Columbine High School took place.
    -Adolph Hitler was born on this date in 1889.
    4/19/12
    A palindrome is a word or sentence that is spelled the same way frontward and backward.
    Here are a few examples:
    -Racecar
    -Do geese see God?
    -Murder for a jar of red rum.
    -Never odd or even.
    4/18/12
    Many last names come out of what people did for a living in the Middle Ages. If you or anybody you know
    have these or other last names it will give you a glimpse into the professions of our ancestors in
    the time period. Here is a short list:
    Baker, Carpenter, Cooper (wooden bucket maker), Fletcher (maker of arrows), Taylor, Archer, Shoemaker,
    Hunter, and Mason.
    4/17/12
    The smallest breed of dog is the Chihuahua. Chihuahuas grow to only about six to ten inches tall at
    the shoulder and usually weigh no more than eleven pounds!
    4/16/12
    The largest breed of dog is the English Mastiff. Mastiffs can grow to an amazing 36 inches at the shoulder
    and weigh between 110 and 300 pounds. In fact, one Mastiff weighed in at an unbelievable 343 pounds!
    4/13/12
    Mr. Felton shared a few popular theories regarding the origin of Friday the 13th as a bad luck day.
    4/12/12
    Eating pickled ginger can temporarily raise your IQ by as many as ten points.
    4/11/12
    -The top five boys' names of 2011 were Aiden, Jackson, Mason, Liam, and Jacob, in that order.
    -The top five girls' names of 2011 were Sophia, Emma, Isabella, Olivia, and Ava, in that order.
    4/10/12
    -A "fortnight" is two weeks long.
    -A "jiffy" is 1/100th of a second.
    -A "score" is twenty years.
    4/9/12
    -The average American consumes thirty-one pounds of cheese a year.
    -The top five cheese-consuming nations are Greece, France, Iceland, Germany, and Italy, in that order.
    -The average Greek consumes an amazing sixty-three pounds of cheese a year!
    4/3/12
    There are four sentence fragments in the U.S. Constitution.
    4/2/12
    What did the U.S. Presidential Elections of 1824, 1876, 1888, and 2000 all have in common?
    Answer: The winners of these elections did not win the popular vote.
    3/30/12
    During the Middle Ages, sesame seeds were so valuable that they were worth their weight in gold!
    3/29/12
    Here's a brainteaser for you:
    A person lives on the ninth floor of an apartment building. Every day they take the elevator to
    the bottom of the building to go to work. However, when they come home at night, they only take the
    elevator to the sixth floor and take the stairs the rest of the way up. Why does this person do this?
    Answer: This person is too short to reach any of the buttons above the sixth button, so that is as
    far as he/she can take the elevator.
    3/28/12
    The lion that roars before the beginning of every MGM movie killed its trainer and two assistants the day
    after the famous roar was filmed.
    3/27/12
    Gustave Eiffel, the designer of the Eiffel Tower, had a paralyzing fear of heights.
    3/26/12
    Here's a cool math trick to dazzle your friends:
    -Tell a friend to think of a number.
    -Tell them to add 30 to this number.
    -Subtract 5 from this number.
    -Now add 30 to this number.
    -Subtract by the number you started with.
    -The answer will always be 55.
    Don't reveal this secret.
    3/23/12
    It's been hot. In fact, here are a few facts about our recent heat wave:
    -Yesterday, it hit 82 degrees in Portland, Maine.
    -Last week, the temperature hit 80 degrees in North Dakota in winter for the first time!
    -Chicago hit 80 degrees for the eighth time in the last nine days.
    3/22/12
    What are the top three most followed world religions?
    Answer: Christianity, Islam, and Hinduism, in that order.
    3/21/12
    No "Felton Factoid" as students were taking the PSSA math and reading tests today.
    3/20/12
    What is hexadectylism?
    Answer: Hexadectylism is the condition of having six fingers or six toes on one or both hands and feet.
    3/19/12
    Ancient Egyptians shaved their eyebrows as a sign of mourning over the death of a cat.
    3/16/12
    The top five smallest countries in the world are Vatican City (.17 square miles), Monaco (8 square miles),
    Nauru (8 square miles), Tuvalu (9 square miles), and San Marino (24 square miles).
    3/15/12
    No "Felton Factoid" as students were taking the PSSA math and reading tests today.
    3/14/12
    No "Felton Factoid" as students were taking their ancient Rome unit test today.
    3/13/12
    No "Felton Factoid" as students were taking the PSSA math and reading tests today.
    3/12/12
    No "Felton Factoid" today as students were playing "The Eraser Game" to review for the ancient
    Rome unit test.
    3/9/12
    Attila the Hun, one of history's fiercest warriors, did not die of wounds on the battlefield,
    but rather of a nosebleed on his wedding night.
    3/7/12
    The IRS employees tax manual has instructions for collecting taxes after a nuclear war.
    3/6/12
    Airbags kill one person for every twenty-two lives they save.
    3/5/12
    Mr. Felton shared the amazing story of a bike that had been chained to a tree near Seattle, Washington
    since World War I because the bike's owner was killed in the war. The image is included below:

    3/2/12
    Here are some incredible Abraham Lincoln-John F. Kennedy coincidences:
    -Lincoln was elected to Congress in 1846 and Kennedy in 1946.
    -Lincoln was elected President in 1860 and Kennedy in 1960.
    -The names Lincoln and Kennedy both contain seven letters.
    -Both Presidents focused on civil rights.
    -Both Lincoln and Kennedy were shot on a Friday.
    -Lincoln's secretary was named Kennedy.
    -Kennedy's secretary was named Lincoln.
    -Both were succeeded by men with the last name of Johnson.
    -Andrew Johnson was born in 1808 and Lyndon Johnson in 1908.
    -Both assassins were known by their three names.
    -Both names contain fifteen letters.
    -Kennedy was shot in a Lincoln convertible.
    -Booth ran from a theater and was caught in a warehouse.
    -Oswald ran from a warehouse and was caught in a theater.
    -Both assassins were killed before their trials.
    -A week before Lincoln was shot, he visited Monroe, Maryland.
    -A week before Kennedy was shot, he met Marilyn Monroe.
    3/1/12
    The movie Star Wars has spawned an official religion. The religion is known as Jedism and has over 70,000
    followers in country of Australia alone!!
    2/29/12
    -The leap year was created by Julius Caesar.
    -In Irish tradition, February 29th is the only day when it is appropriate for women to propose marriage to men.
    2/28/12
    What a whacky winter it has been. Parts of the Sahara Desert in North Africa received a very rare snowfall
    last week that put their seasonal total above Doylestown for the 2011-2012 winter!!
    2/27/12
    Recently, NASA astronomers measured winds of up to 20 million mph in a black hole in outer space!!
    2/24/12
    No "Felton Factoid" today as students were completing their essays for the core assessment.
    2/23/12
    No "Felton Factoid" today as students were completing their essays for the core assessment.
    2/22/12
    No "Felton Factoid" today as students were taking the PSSA math and reading practice tests.
    2/21/12
    No "Felton Factoid" today as students were completing their essay outlines for the core assessment.
    2/17/12
    What is the record for the most babies being born to one woman over the course of a lifetime?
    Answer: The record is sixty-nine babies!!
    2/16/12
    The shortest war ever fought occurred in 1896 and was fought between England and Zanzibar.
    The entire war lasted thirty-eight minutes before Zanzibar surrendered!
    2/15/12
    Do you know why the Philadelphia Flyers wear orange and black?
    Answer: When the Flyers were forming in the mid 1960's they were asked to submit their uniform proposal
    to the National Hockey League (NHL). The league loved the logo, but turned down the team's request of
    red, white, and blue for their colors. A high-ranking official of the team at the time suggested using the colors of
    the university he attended. The colors were burnt orange and black.
    The university? The University of Texas. So, the Philadelphia Flyers are orange and black because the Longhorns!
    How's that for a connection?
    2/14/12
    Valentine's Day is named after an early Christian bishop named Valentine who performed marriage
    ceremonies after they were made illegal by the Roman emperor Claudius II. Valentine achieved
    sainthood after being executed for refusing to renounce Christianity and accept the Roman gods and
    goddesses.
    2/13/12
    The perfect temperature of human comfort is 72 degrees Fahrenheit.
    2/10/12
    The average human will grow about 590 miles of hair in their lifetime.
    This is roughly the same distance between Tohickon and Indianapolis, Indiana.
    Submitted by Kevin J.
    2/9/12
    An amazing 67.4% of the population of the United States is overweight or obese!
    2/8/12
    Mr. Felton discussed some looney laws today in class.
    His favorite: In South Bend, Indiana, it is illegal to make a monkey smoke a cigarette.
    2/7/12
    The Great Wall of China is not visible from the moon.
    2/3/12
    -A thirty second commercial spot in this year's Super Bowl costs 3.5 million dollars.
    -Tickets to the first Super Bowl ranged from six to twelve dollars.
    2/2/12
    -Miami, Florida has hosted a record ten Super Bowls!!
    -There are less weddings on Super Bowl weekend than any other weekend of the year.
    -Only 5% of people watch the Super Bowl alone.
    2/1/12
    -On average, Americans will consume an amazing 1,200 calories during the game on Super Bowl Sunday.
    -Super Bowl Sunday ranks behind only Thanksgiving as the biggest eating day of the year in America.
    1/31/12
    Last year's Super Bowl between the Packers and the Steelers was the first to feature two teams that do
    not have cheerleaders.
    1/30/12
    Contrary to popular belief, Barry Bonds does not hold the record for home runs in a career.
    Josh Gibson, who played in the Negro Leagues, hit about 900 home runs in his career!!
    1/27/12
    Thomas Edison, the inventor of the lightbulb, was afraid of the dark.
    1/26/12
    -There are 336 dimples on a regulation golf ball.
    -There are more chickens in the world than there are people in the world!
    1/25/12
    No "Felton Factoid" today as students were taking their ancient Greece unit test.
    1/19/12
    No "Felton Factoid" today as students were participating in review jeopardy in anticipation of the ancient Greece unit test.
    1/18/12
    To confuse future explorers and settlers, the Vikings named the frozen island in the north Atlantic Greenland and the
    fertile volcanic island Iceland. In reality, they should have the opposite names.
    1/13/12
    No "Felton Factoid" today as students were in the library working on part one of their ancient Greece webquest.
    1/11/12
    Mr. Felton showed some amazing pictures of the heavy snow that Alaska has received this winter. As much as
    18 feet of snow has fallen on some parts of Alaska!
    Check out the incredible photographs at:
    http://www.weather.com/outlook/weather-news/news/articles/cordova-snow-slideshow_2012-01-09
    1/10/12
    No "Felton Factoid" today as students were competing in the National Geographic Bee.
    1/9/12
    No "Felton Factoid" today as students were competing in the National Geographic Bee.
    1/6/12
    Cows produce 200 times more gas a day than humans.
    1/5/12
    There is a reference to Super Man in every episode of Seinfeld.
    1/4/12
    There is a road in Brazil known as the Monumental Axis. It is famous for being the world's widest road.
    Amazingly, 160 cars can fit side by side on the road!!
    1/3/12
    -Leap years are the only years when New Year's Day and New Year's Eve fall on a different day of the week.
    -Leap years are always the same years as U.S. Presidential Elections and the Summer Olympics.
    12/23/11
    No "Felton Factoid" as students were attending their "Christmas Carol" field trip today.
    12/22/11
    Today is the winter solstice, making it the shortest day of the year. It may not feel like it, but our days will start getting
    longer beginning tomorrow.
    12/21/11
    No "Felton Factoid" today as students were presenting their "Create Your Own Greek City-State" projects.
    12/20/11
    No "Felton Factoid" today as students were presenting their "Create Your Own Greek City-State" projects.
    12/19/11
    No "Felton Factoid" today as students were presenting their "Create Your Own Greek City-State" projects.
    12/16/11
    Due to the heads side of a coin being slightly heavier, there is a slightly better chance that the tails side of a
    coin will come up more often.
    12/15/11
    The Earth's oceans contain seven-and-a-half tons of gold that is dissolved in the water.
    12/14/11
    A blue whale's tongue weighs as much as an elephant!
    12/13/11
    Nine of the ten largest school gymnasiums in the country are located in what state?
    Answer: Indiana
    12/12/11
    No "Felton Factoid" today as classes were in the library working on their "Create Your Own Greek City-State" project.
    12/9/11
    No "Felton Factoid" today as classes were in the library working on their "Create Your Own Greek City-State" project.
    12/8/11
    No "Felton Factoid" today as classes were in the library working on their "Create Your Own Greek City-State" project.
    12/7/11
    No "Felton Factoid" today as classes were in the library working on their "Create Your Own Greek City-State" project.
    12/6/11
    There are more French restaurants in New York City than in Paris, France.
    12/5/11
    There are 365 steps at the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, D.C. One for every day of the year.
    12/2/11
    If you doubled a penny every day for 30 days you would end up with $5,368,709!!
    12/1/11
    The term "butterfly" came from "flutterby."
    11/30/11
    Vultures have the ability to fly for up to six straight hours without flapping their wings!
    11/29/11
    The world's narrowest house is only 60 inches or 5 feet wide!! It is actually built between two larger buildings in
    Warsaw, Poland.
    11/28/11
    What actually happens when your limbs "fall asleep?"
    Answer: You are actually cutting off the supply of oxygen-rich blood to the area and blocking nerve transmissions
    from the brain?
    11/18/11
    Do you know why the Pilgrims decided to land the Mayflower at Plymouth Rock?
    Answer: They were running short on beer. Beer was the safest beverage to drink as it was free of germs and bacteria.
    Drinking water was very dangerous.
    11/17/11
    Since 1930, there have been less than ten left-handed catchers in the major leagues.
    11/16/11
    The most expensive iPad apps cost an unbelievable $999.99.
    There are only three apps that cost this much. One of these apps will help you study for the bar exam.
    11/14/11
    Other than humans, what is the only species that has unique fingerprints?
    Answer: Koalas
    11/11/11
    No "Felton Factoid" today as students attended a special Veterans' Day presentation.
    11/10/11
    The only food that will never spoil is honey.
    11/9/11
    The longest Monopoly game in history lasted 1,680 hours or 70 days!
    11/8/11
    On Sunday, October 30th, the seven-billionth person was born. Amazingly, the six-billionth person was only born
    twelve years ago in 1999.
    11/7/11
    At 6:28 PM Eastern Time tomorrow, a large asteroid the size of an aircraft carrier is expected to pass within
    201,700 miles of Earth! This is the closest an asteroid of this size has come to Earth in the last thirty-five years.
    11/4/11
    There are enough veins in the average human's body that if you laid them end to end they would stretch an
    amazing 62,000 miles or two and-a-half times around the world!
    11/3/11
    John Minnoch of Washington state was the heaviest person in recorded history. At his heaviest, he weighed an
    amazing 1,387 pounds!
    11/2/11
    All of the following objects have been found inside the stomachs of sharks. They are a nail, bottle of wine, a
    treasure chest, coats, a suit of armor, and a torpedo!
    10/31/11
    -Doylestown received four inches of snow from Saturday's storm. This sets the record for the highest snowfall
    on any October day since meteorological records have been kept!
    -Plainfield, Massachusetts received an amazing 30.8 inches of snow from this weekend's storm.
    10/28/11
    No "Felton Factoid" today as students were taking their unit test.
    10/27/11
    No "Felton Factoid" today as students were playing review Jeopardy for tomorrow's unit test.
    10/26/11
    Arthur Edward "Art" Spector was a star basketball player at Villanova and was the first player ever drafted
    by the Boston Celtics. He is the "Original Celtic." He is also the grandfather of U.S. soccer star
    Jonathan Spector and Team Phoenix student Emma!!!
    10/25/11
    Recently, a seventeen year-old Somalian girl named Safia Abdulleh married one-hundred and twelve year-old
    Ahmed Dore. The married couple have an age difference of ninety-five years, which is a world record.
    10/24/11
    The most expensive candy bar is the Wispa Gold Bar. It sells for an amazing $1,626.73!!!
    10/21/11
    Here are some depressing facts:
    -One percent of the world owns forty percent of all the world's assets.
    -Ten percent of the world owns eighty-five percent of the world's assets.
    -Fifty percent of the world owns less than one percent of the world's assets.
    10/20/11
    What are the top five magazines with the highest circulations?
    Answer: AARP Magazine, Better Homes and Gardens, Readers' Digest, National Geographic, and
    Good Housekeeping, in that order.
    10/19/11
    No "Felton Factoid" today as students were plotting latitude and longitude in Mr. Felton's room.
    10/18/11
    Peter Gilbert of Glendale, Wisconsin has put an amazing 1,001,385 miles on his 1989 Saab.
    10/14/11
    One day on Venus is the equivalent of 243 Earth days!! In fact, Venus' year is shorter than its day becase its year is
    only 224 days long. By the way, Jupiter has the solar system's shortest day at 9.8 hours.
    10/13/11
    The record for the worst speeding ticket in history goes to a Texas man who was in quite a hurry one day. In 2003,
    a man driving a Swedsih sports car was clocked going 242 mph in a 75 mph zone!! He had some explaining to do.
    10/12/11
    The most expensive hamburger in the world is the Fleur Burger 5000. You guessed it...it costs an amazing
    $5,000. It can only be bought at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas. It is made of Kobe beef and
    is topped with goose liver and black truffles. It is served on a gourmet bun. By the way, you get to keep the imported
    stemware on which it is served!!
    10/11/11
    What does a gelotologist study?
    Answer: A gelotologist studies laughter.
    10/10/11
    The two most Googled words in the world are "Facebook" and "love."
    10/7/11
    In 2008, the oldest living tree was found in Sweden. It is a spruce tree and it is an amazing 9,550 years-old!!
    10/6/11
    October 5th is the most common birthday while May 22nd is the least common birthday for people to have.
    10/5/11
    The White House In Washington, D.C. has a movie theater, swimming pool, bowling lane, running track,
    and a tennis court!!
    10/4/11
    What is the longest-running sitcom in television history?
    Answer: The Simpsons is the longest-running sitcom in television history with 21 seasons and 464 episodes!
    10/3/11
    What country has the most post offices?
    Answer: India
    9/30/11
    In 1864, a Quebec farmer found a frog embedded inside a hailstone!
    9/28/11
    Half of all U.S. Presidents have been Irish descendents.
    9/27/11
    On this day thirteen years ago Google was created. Happy Birthday!!
    9/26/11
    The UARS satellite re-entered the atmosphere and broke up at approximately 12:15 AM Eastern Time on Saturday.
    The satellitte most likely fell into the waters of the North Pacific Ocean.
    9/23/11
    Today is the autumnal equinox. This means it is one of two days this year where there is an equal amount of
    day and night. The other day is the vernal equinox, which is the first day of Spring.
    9/22/11
    During a cold spell in 1989, the city of Jacksonville, Florida hired twenty-three people to flush toilets in
    the city's public buildings so the pipes would not freeze!
    9/21/11
    On Friday, a six and-a-half ton satellite is expected to crash down to Earth!
    9/20/11
    What is the most popular Crayola Crayon color?
    Answer: Blue
    9/19/11
    The most lopsided college football loss ever occurred in 1916 between Cumberland College and Georgia Tech.
    Georgia Tech led 126 to 0 at halftime. Can you guess the final score?
    Answer: The final score was 222 to 0!!!
    9/16/11
    -Tomorrow is the 224th anniversary of what?
    Answer: The signing of the Constitution of the United States
    -How many amendments have there been to the Constitution?
    Answer: There have been 27 amendments to the Constitution
    9/15/11
    What are the top three boy names and the top three girl names of 2011?
    Answer: The top three boy names are Mason, Liam, and Jacob while the top three girl names are
    Emma, Olivia, and Sophia.
    9/14/11
    People who smoke have ten percent more wrinkles than people who do not smoke.
    9/13/11
    "The Jersey Shore" reality show is very popular in Japan, as well. However, it goes by a different name in Japan.
    Can you name its title in Japan?
    Answer: "The Macaroni Rascals"
    9/12/11
    Mr. Felton shared an experiment that was "out of this world."
    9/9/11
    There are 3,051 people who lost a parent on September 11th, 2001.
    9/8/11
    93% of all greeting cards are bought by women.
    9/7/11
    The average adult human being has about twenty square feet of skin.
    9/6/11
    The people of Denmark rank #1 in the world in candy consumption. The average person in Denmark consumes an
    amazing 36 pounds of candy a year!!
    9/2/11
    Your brain subconsciously connects the number five with carrots.
    Mr. Felton illustrated this point in class today.
    9/1/11
    What is the number-one selling flavor ice cream at Baskin-Robbins?
    Answer: Vanilla is the number-one selling flavor ice cream at Baskin-Robbins. It accounts for a quarter of all sales.

    6/14/11
    All classes played a game today on this year's "Felton Factoids".
    I hope you enjoyed them this year...Have a great summer!!!

    6/13/11
    No "Felton Factoid" today as Artifact Assessment presentations were taking place in all classes.

    6/10/11
    No "Felton Factoid" today as classes were shortened due to the talent show.

    6/9/11
    No "Felton Factoid" today as Artifact Assessment presentations were taking place in all classes.

    6/8/11
    No "Felton Factoid" today as Artifact Assessment presentations were taking place in all classes.

    6/7/11
    No "Felton Factoid" today as students were working with their Artifact Assessment groups.

    6/6/11
    No "Felton Factoid" today as students were working with their Artifact Assessment groups.

    6/3/11
    No "Felton Factoid" today as students were working with their Artifact Assessment groups.

    6/2/11
    No "Felton Factoid" today as students were selecting their Artifact Assessment groups.

    6/1/11
    -The majority of people when asked what luxury they would prefer to have answer "maid or butler service."
    -92% of people when asked if they would rather be rich or find the love of their life say they would rather be rich!!
    -5% of lottery ticket buyers buy 51% of all lottery tickets sold.

    5/31/11
    There are exactly the same number of hairy strands on an ear of corn as the number of kernels.

    5/27/11
    No "Felton Factoid" today as students were presenting their Historical Person of the Year speeches.

    5/26/11
    No "Felton Factoid" today as students were presenting their Historical Person of the Year speeches.

    5/25/11
    No "Felton Factoid" today as students were presenting their Historical Person of the Year speeches.

    5/24/11
    No "Felton Factoid" today as students were presenting their Historical Person of the Year speeches.

    5/23/11
    No "Felton Factoid" today as students were presenting their Historical Person of the Year speeches.

    5/20/11
    The world's most expensive car is the Bugatti Veyron. It is priced at an amazing 1.7 million dollars!!
    It can go from zero to sixty in 2.5 seconds and has reached speeds of up to 267 miles per hour.

    5/19/11
    No "Felton Factoid" today as students were taking their Black Death district assessment.

    5/18/11
    A few facts about the number pi.
    -Hiroyoki Gotu of Japan holds the world record for remembering the most places of the number pi.
    He recited the first 42,195 places of the number in 1995.
    -Albert Einstein was born on Pi Day, which is March 14th.
    -What do you get when you divide the circumference of a pumpkin by its diameter?
    Answer: pumpkin pie

    5/17/11
    What do the pet rock, Billy the Big Mouth Bass, antenna balls, The Flowbee, doggles,
    and mood rings all have in common?
    Answer: They all made their creators into millionaires!!

    5/16/11
    Forty-percent of indigestion remedies in the world are bought by Americans.

    5/13/11
    What song has been played the most on the radio with over eight-million plays?
    Answer: "You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin" by the Righteous Brothers.

    5/12/11
    The top five most populated cities in the world are Tokyo, Japan (28 million), Mexico City, Mexico (18 million),
    Mumbai, India (18 million), Sao Paulo, Brazil (17 million), and New York, New York (16 million).
    By the way, Philadelphia ranks 53rd with 4 million people.

    5/11/11
    What are the top three holidays for greeting cards?
    Answer: Christmas, Valentine's Day, Mother's Day, in that order.

    5/10/11
    No "Felton Factoid" today as students were in the library researching their Historical Person of the Year topics.

    5/6/11
    No "Felton Factoid" today as students were in the library researching their Historical Person of the Year topics.

    5/5/11
    No "Felton Factoid" today as students were in the library researching their Historical Person of the Year topics.

    5/4/11
    No "Felton Factoid" today as Historical Person of the Year activities have begun.

    5/3/11
    No "Felton Factoid" today as Historical Person of the Year activities have begun.

    5/2/11
    Leonardo Da Vinci was able to write with both hands at the same time!!

    4/29/11
    -Kate Middleton is the first commoner to marry into British royalty in 350 years.
    -Kate Middleton is the first "queen-to-be" who is college-educated.

    4/28/11
    -Someone who lives to be one hundred years-old is called a centenarian, while someone who lives to be
    one hundred and ten years-old is referred to as a super centenarian.
    -The record for the oldest age ever reached is 122 years-old by a French woman named Jeanne Louise Calment.

    4/27/11
    A ball of pocket lint was once sold on E-Bay for ten million dollars!!!

    4/26/11
    -Over 500,000 people and one million animals died in the Roman Colosseum.
    -The Colosseum is illuminated at night whenever someone is executed in the world.

    4/25/11
    Dating is illegal in the country of Iran! In fact, males and females are kept separate until they reach marrying age,
    at which time their parents introduce them to the person they are going to marry.

    4/19/11
    You can always tell the difference between a man's or a woman's shirt by the side of the shirt on which the
    buttons are sewn. On a man's shirt the buttons are sewn on the right and on a woman's shirt the buttons are sewn
    on the left.

    4/18/11
    In October of 2008, the town of Omdurman, Sudan was hit by a severe sandstorm. The sandstorm was
    so strong that it turned day to night. The locals have a name for such a storm, they call it a haboob.
    This haboob was captured on tape by a resident of Omdurman.
    Click on the following link to watch this amazing video: [[http://www.ireport.com/docs/DOC-104761 ]]

    4/15/11
    No "Felton Factoid" today as students were working on the district assessment.

    4/14/11
    No "Felton Factoid" today as students were working on the district assessment.

    4/13/11
    No "Felton Factoid" today as students were working on the district assessment.

    4/12/11
    No "Felton Factoid" today as students were working on the district assessment.

    4/11/11
    No "Felton Factoid" today as students were working on the district assessment.

    4/8/11
    No "Felton Factoid" today as students were working on the district assessment.

    4/7/11
    In two years, tons of debris from the Japanese earthquake and tsunami are expected to wash up along
    the west coast of the United States. Such objects will include cars, fishing vessels, pieces of buildings, and
    toys!!

    4/6/11
    What are the three nations that border the largest island and smallest ocean?
    Answer: The United States, Russia, and Canada
    Submitted by Mrs. Pilch

    4/5/11
    "The Jersey Shore" reality show is very popular in Japan, as well. However, it goes by a different name in Japan.
    Can you name its title in Japan?
    Answer: "The Macaroni Rascals"

    4/4/11
    What are the most common topics for dreams?
    Answer: Falling, being chased, car accidents, losing one's teeth, flying, being late to school, running but
    getting nowhere, and failing a test.

    4/1/11
    No "Felton Factoid" due to today's abbreviated classes.

    3/31/11
    Researchers have identified four situations in which even the most severe stutterers never stutter.
    They are singing, talking to oneself, and talking to animals.

    3/30/11
    No "Felton Factoid" today as students were attending the Camden Aquarium field trip.

    3/29/11
    Oak trees do not produce acorns until they are about fifty years-old!

    3/28/11
    Researchers have identified four foods that most Americans, regardless of how picky they are, will eat.
    Can you name them?
    Answer: Mac and cheese, french fries, chocolate chip cookies, and fried chicken.

    3/25/11
    Kirkwood Ski Resort in California has received an amazing amount of snow this winter. Can you guess how much?
    Answer: 668 inches, which is 55 feet of snow!!!

    3/24/11
    -August has the highest number of births in the U.S., while February has the least.
    -More babies are born on Wednesdays than any other day of the week, while Sunday has the lowest number of births.

    3/17/11
    No "Felton Factoid" as students were involved in PSSA testing today.

    3/16/11
    On Saturday, March 19th, there will be an Extreme Super Moon. The moon will be at its closest point in 18 years and it will be a full moon.
    The moon will appear larger than normal and some believe that this phenomenon causes wild weather and major earthquakes.

    3/15/11
    March 15th is considered a bad luck day by many people and cultures. It is the anniversary of the day that Julius Caesar was assassinated by his best friend, Brutus, and others on the floor of the Senate in Rome. Caesar was given an ominous message by a soothsayer who said, "Beware the ides of March." The ides of March refer to March 15th. Some people even believe the world will come to an end on this date.

    3/14/11
    No "Felton Factoid" as students were involved in PSSA testing today.

    3/11/11
    While we were all sleeping last night, the fifth strongest earthquake in history rocked Japan and created a deadly tsunami.
    The quake registered an amazing 8.9 on the Richter Scale!

    3/10/11
    No "Felton Factoid" today as students were giving their "Age of Empires" presentations.

    3/9/11
    No "Felton Factoid" today as students were giving their "Age of Empires" presentations.

    3/8/11
    A few facts about koalas:
    -Other than humans, koalas are the only species to have unique fingerprints.
    -Koalas sleep an average of 22 hours a day!

    3/4/11
    Between 1959 and 2008, Lincoln appeared on both sides of the penny. He is hard to find, but he is visible in the
    Lincoln Memorial on the backside of the penny.

    3/3/11
    The first vending machine was invented in Greece in the first century B.C.! The coin-operated machine dispensed holy water!
    Submitted by Cody P.

    3/2/11
    It seems that Google has a sense of humor. If you type "Chuck Norris Google Search" on the Google search engine,
    the first result will be "Google won't search for Chuck Norris because it knows you won't find Chuck Norris, he finds you."

    3/1/11
    There are 293 different ways to make change for a dollar.

    2/28/11
    Humans only remember about ten percent of the dreams they have every night.

    2/25/11
    There has never been an American President who was an only child.

    2/24/11
    Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi has been in power since 1969. That's an amazing 42 years!

    2/23/11
    No "Felton Factoid" as students were taking the practice PSSA for math and reading today.

    2/18/11
    There is only one state capital that does not have a McDonald's. Can you name it?
    Answer: Montpelier, Vermont

    2/17/11
    There is only one letter in the alphabet that is not used in the spelling of any of the states' names.
    What is the letter?
    Answer: The letter "q" is the only letter not used in the spelling of any of the states.

    2/16/11
    What are two things that you will never find in the gambling section of a casino?
    Answer: Clocks and windows.

    2/15/11
    No "Felton Factoid" as students were in the library today working on their "Age of Empires" project.

    2/14/11
    No "Felton Factoid" as students were in the library today working on their "Age of Empires" project.

    2/11/11
    No "Felton Factoid" as students were in the library today working on their "Age of Empires" project.

    2/10/11
    No "Felton Factoid" as students were in the library today working on their "Age of Empires" project.

    2/9/11
    No "Felton Factoid" as students were in the library today working on their "Age of Empires" project.

    2/8/11
    Besides humans, there is only one other animal that has unique fingerprints. What is it?
    Answer: Koalas

    2/7/11
    Last night's Super Bowl was the first to feature teams that have what in common?
    Answer: Neither team has cheerleaders.

    2/4/11
    There is only one professional sports team named after a work of literature. Can you name it?
    Answer: The Baltimore Ravens

    2/3/11
    Here are some interesting Super Bowl Sunday facts:
    -Super Bowl Sunday ranks only behind Thanksgivng in highest food consumption in one day by Americans.
    -The average Super Bowl party has 17 attendees.
    -Americans will spend $55 million on food for the Super Bowl.
    -Americans will consume a total of 15,000 tons of potato chips, 4,000 tons of popcorn, and 8 million pounds of guacamole.

    2/1/11
    If a statue in a 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 from wounds received in battle. If the horse has all four legs on the ground, the person died of natural causes.

    1/31/11
    -The highest recorded temperature on Earth was 136 degrees in Libya in 1922.
    -The lowest recorded temperature on Earth was -128 degrees in Antarctica in 1983.

    1/28/11
    Today is the 25th anniversary of the explosion of the Space Shuttle Challenger.
    Submitted by Caroline T.

    1/20/11
    What do golf balls, a gold-plated olive branch, a whole bunch of trash, and a family photo all have in common?
    Answer: They all are currently sitting on the moon's surface.

    1/19/11
    Mr. Felton shared the story of Gustave, a 20 foot long crocodile who lives in Burundi's Lake Tanganyika.
    The 65 year-old crocodile has eaten over 200 people, even though he has been shot four times.
    This real-life "Jaws" story has made Gustave somewhat of a celebrity in Burundi.

    1/18/11
    Check out the amazing optical illusion from class today at the following link:
    http://www.michaelbach.de/ot/mot_spokes/index.html

    1/14/11
    What is the only U.S. state divided into parishes instead of counties?
    Answer: Louisiana

    1/13/11
    As of today, 49 of the 50 states in the U.S. were at least partially covered by snow!!

    1/11/11
    No "Felton Factoid" today as students were competing in the classroom level of the
    National Geographic Bee.

    1/10/11
    What country ranks number one out of 194 countries as far as average life expectancy?
    Answer: Japan is number one with an average life expectancy of 82.6 years.
    By the way, the United States ranks 36th with a life expectancy of 78.3 years.
    The nation of Swaziland ranks 194th with a life expectancy of only 39.6 years!!
    In fact, 34 of the bottom 35 countries are located on the continent of Africa.

    1/7/11
    What is the record for the oldest dog to ever live?
    Answer: 29 years, 5 months. That's 203 dog years if you are counting.

    1/6/11
    What are the top six most followed world religions?
    Answer: Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Sikhism, Judaism, in this order.

    1/5/11
    There is enough iron in your body to make a small nail.

    1/4/11
    Can you name the state that has only one school district?
    Answer: Hawaii

    1/3/11
    A few interesting facts about Facebook:
    -Facebook has 550 million users. That would make it the third-largest country in the world behind China and India!
    -There are more social interactions every minute on Facebook than you will have in your entire lifetime.

    12/23/10
    This past week, Mammoth Mountain in California received an amazing 186 inches of snow.
    That's 15.5 feet of snow!!

    12/22/10
    No "Felton Factoid" as students were taking the "Development of Civilizations" unit test today.

    12/21/10
    A very rare astronomical event took place today. For the first time in 400 years, a lunar eclipse took place
    on the same day as the winter solstice.

    12/20/10
    No "Felton Factoid" as Team Phoenix students were attending their "Christmas Carol" field trip today.

    12/17/10
    The term "butterfly" came from "flutterby."

    12/16/10
    The Goodyear rubber company researched and concluded that shoes wear out faster on the right foot than the left.
    Submitted by David K.

    12/15/10
    The white powder that you find on a new piece of chewing gum is actually ground marble!
    Submitted by Aly D. and Courtney P.

    12/14/10
    Mr. Felton shared the amazing story of Butch and "Easy" Eddie O'Hare.

    12/13/10
    If you ever lock your keys in your car you can unlock it by calling the person who has the extra set of keys and have
    them hit unlock on the keyless remote while you hold the phone about a foot from your car!
    Submitted by Jordan S.

    12/10/10
    -A blue whale's heart is as large as a Volkswagon Beetle!
    -The aorta of a blue whale is large enough for a human being to crawl through.

    12/9/10
    No "Felton Factoid" today as students were in the library working on their "Development of Civilizations" project.

    12/8/10
    No "Felton Factoid" today as students were in the library working on their "Development of Civilizations" project.

    12/7/10
    No "Felton Factoid" today as students were in the library beginning their "Development of Civilizations" project.

    12/6/10
    The average farm in America is 467 acres, while the average size of a farm in Japan is only 3 acres!

    12/3/10
    Mr. Felton shared a number of looney laws from around the United States.
    His favorite is "In South Bend, Indiana, it is illegal to force a monkey to smoke a cigarette."

    12/2/10
    The heads of the presidents at Mt. Rushmore measure 60 feet tall.
    If the rest of their bodies were constructed in a statue that was proportional to the heads, how tall would the
    Mt. Rushmore presidents be?
    Answer: 465 feet tall! In fact, that would be forty-six stories or over fifteen times the height of Tohickon Middle School!

    11/30/10
    2011 will mark the 100th anniversary of the first humans reaching what place on Earth?
    Answer: The South Pole

    11/29/10
    What does the "MP" stand for in an MP3 computer file?
    Answer: "Moving Picture"

    11/19/10
    No "Felton Factoid" today as students were performing their Mesopotamian Invention Infomercial.

    11/18/10
    No "Felton Factoid" today as students were creating their Mesopotamian Invention Infomercial.

    11/17/10
    What is the most common catch phrase parents use with their children?
    Answer: Money doesn't grow on trees.
    Submitted by J.R. E.

    11/16/10
    The world's largest swimming pool is located in Chile. It is over 1,000 yards long, covers 20 acres, has a deep end of 115 feet deep, and
    holds 66 million gallons of water.
    Check it out at: http://www.victory-cruises.com/pool.html

    11/15/10
    The shortest international bridge is thirty-two feet long! It spans the area between two islands in the
    St. Lawrence River between the U.S.and Canada.
    Check it out for yourself at: http://www.newlaunches.com/archives/the_worlds_shortest_international_bridge.php

    11/12/10
    What are the top five states when it comes to the number of colleges and universities?
    Answer: California, New York, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Ohio, in this order.

    11/11/10
    No "Felton Factoid" today as students enjoyed a Veterans' Day presentation.

    11/10/10
    What are the most and least common birthdays in America?
    Answer: October 5th is the most common and May 22nd is the least common birthday.

    11/9/10
    What are the top four most common favorite foods among Americans?
    Answer: Pizza, chicken, hamburgers, tacos, in this order.

    11/8/10
    What are the only two sports in which the lowest score wins?
    Answer: golf and cricket
    Submitted by Jeremy W.

    11/3/10
    No "Felton Factoid" today as students were taking their Unit 1 test.

    11/2/10
    Most lipstick contains fish scales!

    11/1/10
    No "Felton Factoid" today as students played Jeopardy in class to review for Wednesday's unit test.

    10/29/10
    Do you know where Halloween began?
    Answer: Halloween began in Celtic Ireland around the fifth century B.C.

    10/28/10
    A few facts about dice:
    -Dice are the oldest known gambling device.
    -Dice were originally used as magical devices to predict the future.
    -Dice were originally made out of bone.
    -Dice dating back to 2,000 B.C. have been found in Egyptian ruins.
    -The opposite sides of a die always add up to seven.

    10/27/10
    The average person will actually lead the first thirty feet of a race with a Formula One race car.

    10/26/10
    -There are always an even number of rows of kernels on an ear of corn.
    -If you plug your nose, apples, potatoes, and onions will all the taste the same.

    10/25/10
    -What are the top five most common last names in America?
    Answer: Smith, Johnson, Williams, Jones, Brown...in that order.
    -What is the most common first name in the world?
    Answer: Muhammed

    10/22/10
    What weighs 6,588,000,000,000 tons?
    Answer: Earth

    10/21/10
    How many colleges are there in the world?
    Answer: There are 4,698 colleges in the world.
    Submitted by Erik R.

    10/20/10
    The song "Jingle Bells" was originally written for what holiday?
    Answer: Thanksgiving
    Submitted by Delayna E., Aly D., and Courtney P.

    10/19/10
    Check out the amazing experiment Mr. Felton showed in class at the following link:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fXkoIBDXwd8

    10/18/10
    The world's entire supply of what crop is grown within 1,000 miles of the equator? In addition, Hawaii is the only state
    in which this crop will grow.
    Answer: coffee

    10/15/10
    The average American adult will hit the snooze button three times before getting up in the morning.

    10/14/10
    -Charles Coghlan was a professional actor who died while on tour in Galveston in 1899. He was laid to rest there in a casket placed inside a stone vault. After the great Galvestion hurricane of 1900, his casket was released and carried away by the receding surge, his coffin began to drift . . . and drift, and drift. It drifted across the Gulf of Mexico and rounded the Florida Keys. Then, obviously borne by the Gulf Stream, it slowly bobbed northeastward the entire length of the Eastern Seaboard. Finally extricated from the great ocean current, it was found in 1908 basking on the surface of the Gulf of St. Lawrence, within mere miles from his birthplace in Prince Edward Island!!
    -Henry Ziegland broke up with his girlfriend and she committed suicide. Her brother blamed him, hunted him down and shot him. The brother, believing he had killed Ziegland, then turned his gun on himself and took his own life. However, the bullet only grazed Ziegland´s face and then lodged in a tree. At that moment he must have felt like the luckiest man alive. A few years later, he wanted to take down that huge tree, with the bullet still in it, with some sticks of dynamite. The explosion propelled the bullet into Ziegland’s head, killing him.
    Courtesy of "Amazing Coincidences."

    10/13/10
    The average cow gives more milk when doing what?
    Answer: Listening to music.

    10/12/10
    There are approximately 100,000 centenarians (people aged 100 or older) living in the United States today.
    What percentage of these people are female?
    Answer: An amazing 82%!!

    10/11/10
    President Jimmy Carter was the first president to be born in a hospital!

    10/8/10
    Each year, New York City moves an inch farther away from London.

    10/7/10
    -Flamingoes take on their pink color from their steady diet of shrimp.
    -There are more plastic flamingoes than real flamingoes in the United States.

    10/6/10
    There are more stars in the galaxy than grains of dust on the Earth.
    Submitted by Taylor M. and Amanda S.

    10/5/10
    Fifty percent of the entire population of the world has never made nor received a telephone call!!

    10/4/10
    There is a reference to SuperMan in every episode of Seinfeld.

    10/1/10
    What is the best-selling brand of cereal in America?
    Answer: Cheerios

    9/30/10
    How long do ants sleep a day?
    Answer: They don't sleep!!
    How long is a goldfish's memory span?
    Answer: Three seconds
    Submitted by Brady B.

    9/29/10
    What makes Earth's name different from the other planets' names?
    Answer: It is the only planet not named after a Roman god or goddess.

    9/28/10
    There is a city named this on every continent, except Antarctica.
    Answer: Rome

    9/27/10
    On average, humans do this twelve times a minute and 6.2 million times a year. What is it?
    Answer: Breathe

    9/23/10
    -If you lined up the entire population of China eight abreast and had them walk past you,
    the line would never end due to reproduction!!
    -You can fit the entire population of the world inside the state of Texas.

    9/22/10
    What breed of dog is responsible for the most bites?
    Answer: German Shepherd

    9/21/10
    Pythons have been known to swallow goats whole!!

    9/20/10
    Most household dust is made up of two substances. Can you name them?
    Answer: Dead human skin and space dust

    9/17/10
    During the Middle Ages, animals could be put on trial just like humans could.
    In fact, in 1386 a pig in France was executed by hanging for the murder of a child!!

    9/16/10
    The word "rhythms" is the longest word in the English language that does not have a vowel.

    9/15/10
    What is something that people do less and less each day as they grow older?
    In fact, six-year olds do this an average of three hundred times a day while adults do it between ten and
    fifteen times a day.
    Answer: Laugh

    9/14/10
    What food are more people allergic to than anything else?
    Answer: cow's milk

    9/13/10
    The average lead pencil will be able to draw a line thirty-five miles long!!

    9/10/10
    The Pentagon is the seventh largest building on Earth with 6.5 million square feet of floor space.
    However, the Pentagon is designed in such a way that it takes no longer than seven minutes to walk
    between any two points in the building!!

    9/8/10
    If you weigh 100 pounds on Earth, what will you weigh on:
    -Jupiter?
    -Pluto?
    -The moon?
    Answers: Jupiter- 236 lbs; Pluto- 7 lbs; the Moon- 17 lbs

    9/7/10
    What is the the most purchased item at Wal-Mart?
    Answer: Bananas

    9/3/10
    -In the weightlessness of outer space, a frozen pea will explode when placed into a cup of Pepsi.
    -If you heat a cup of water and throw it into the air when it is below five degrees outside, it will instantly turn into a cloud.

    9/2/10
    The human brain automatically connects carrots with the number five!!
    Mr. Felton illustrated this in class today.

    9/1/10
    What do a pig, a stray dog, a bucket, a soccer game, and a human ear all have in common?
    Answer: They have all been the cause of a war.
    Check it out at: http://www.factmonster.com/ipka/A0770050.html

    8/31/10
    -Currently, how many countries are there in the world?
    Answer: 195 countries
    -What is the smallest country in the world?
    Answer: Vatican City

    6/16/10
    Can you guess the top 5 most popular names for male dogs?
    Answer: Max, Jake, Buddy, Baily, Sam, in that order.
    Can you guess the top 5 most popular names for female dogs?
    Answer: Maggie, Mollie, Lady, Sadie, Lucy, in that order.
    Can you guess the top 5 most popular names for cats?
    Answer: Max, Tigger, Tiger, Smokey, Oliver, in that order.

    6/15/10
    Do you what a vuvuzela is and why it has been in the news so much recently?
    Answer: It is a plastic horn blown by South African soccer fans at the World Cup that officials are considering banning due to the fact that it has been such a distraction.

    6/14/10
    No "Felton Factoid" as Artifact Assessment presentations took place today in class.

    6/11/10
    No "Felton Factoid" as classes were shortened due to the talent show.

    6/10/10
    No "Felton Factoid" as Artifact Assessment presentations took place today in class.

    6/9/10
    No "Felton Factoid" as Artifact Assessment presentations took place today in class.

    6/8/10
    No "Felton Factoid" as Artifact Assessment research took place today in class.

    6/7/10
    No "Felton Factoid" as Artifact Assessment research took place today in class.

    6/4/10
    No "Felton Factoid" as Artifact Assessment research took place today in class.

    6/3/10
    No "Felton Factoid" as Artifact Assessment groups were chosen today in class.

    6/2/10
    No "Felton Factoid" as the Artifact Assessment was introduced today in class.

    6/1/10
    No "Felton Factoid" as Historical Person of the Year speeches were presented today in class.

    5/27/10
    No "Felton Factoid" as Historical Person of the Year speeches were presented today in class.

    5/26/10
    No "Felton Factoid" as Historical Person of the Year speeches were presented today in class.

    5/25/10
    No "Felton Factoid" as Historical Person of the Year speeches were presented today in class.

    5/24/10
    No "Felton Factoid" as Historical Person of the Year speeches were presented today in class.

    5/21/10
    The top three highest-paying majors are Petroleum Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Mining and Mineral Engineering, and Computer Science, in that order.

    5/20/10
    The top five most populated cities in the world are Tokyo, Japan (28 million), Mexico City, Mexico (18 million), Mumbai, India (18 million), Sao Paulo, Brazil (17 million), and New York, New York (16 million). By the way, Philadelphia ranks 53rd with 4 million people.

    5/19/10
    As of 2008, 107-year-old Frank Buckles of West Virginia was the oldest known surviving American World War I veteran!

    5/18/10
    The record for the longest speech ever given is a whopping 88 hours!

    5/17/10
    The largest school in the world is located in Lucknow, India. It has a total enrollment of 32,114.

    5/14/10
    Mr. Felton discussed life in the Middle Ages.
    A good link to this info is:
    http://www.naute.com/stories/1500s.phtml 

    5/13/10
    Who is the world's richest person? What are they worth?
    Answer: Bill Gates III, he is worth 40 billion dollars.

    5/12/10
    -What must a person score on an IQ test to be considered a genius?
    Answer: 140
    -Can you guess what Albert Einstein's IQ was?
    Answer: 160
    -What was the highest IQ ever recorded?
    Answer: 230, by an American woman named Marilyn Vos Savant.

    5/11/10
    No "Felton Factoid" today as students were researching for the Historical Person of the Year project.

    5/10/10
    No "Felton Factoid" today as students were researching for the Historical Person of the Year project.

    5/7/10
    No "Felton Factoid" today as students were researching for the Historical Person of the Year project.

    5/6/10
    No "Felton Factoid" today as students were researching for the Historical Person of the Year project.

    5/5/10
    No "Felton Factoid" today as students were researching for the Historical Person of the Year project.

    5/4/10
    No "Felton Factoid" today as students were selecting topics for the Historical Person of the Year project.

    5/3/10
    The month of May is named after the Roman goddess Maia, who was the goddess of Spring and growth.

    4/30/10
    Can you name the top-selling musicians/bands of all time?
    Answer: Elvis, The Beatles, Michael Jackson, Frank Sinatra, and Abba, in that order.

    4/29/10
    No "Felton Factoid" as students took their "Age of Empires" test today.

    4/28/10
    Of all the colors in the spectrum, blue is an appetite suppressant. Weight loss plans suggest putting your food on a blue plate. Or even better than that, put a blue light in your refrigerator and watch your munchies disappear. Or here's another tip: Dye your food blue!
    Source: colormatters.com

    4/27/10
    Eating celery and/or drinking ice water will actually burn calories!
    Submitted by: Erin H.

    4/26/10
    One out of every ten Americans can trace their family tree back to what?
    Answer: The Mayflower

    4/23/10
    No "Felton Factoid" today as students were working on their Core 2 District Assessment in all classes today.

    4/22/10
    No "Felton Factoid" today as students were working on their Core 2 District Assessment in all classes today.

    4/21/10
    No "Felton Factoid" today as students were working on their Core 2 District Assessment in all classes today.

    4/20/10
    No "Felton Factoid" today as students were working on their Core 2 District Assessment in all classes today.

    4/19/10
    No "Felton Factoid" today as students were working on their Core 2 District Assessment in all classes today.

    4/16/10
    The most expensive hamburger in the world is served at the Mandalay Bay Casino in Las Vegas. It is made of Kobe beef and is topped with truffles. So what's it cost? Try $5,000!!!

    4/15/10
    No "Felton Factoid" today as students were taking the PSSA in all classes.

    4/14/10
    What are the top three most visited websites in the world?
    Answer: Google, YouTube, and Facebook, in that order.

    4/13/10
    The record for the highest mileage put on a car is 1,671,000 miles! Irv Gordon of New York is still driving his 1966 Volvo P1800.

    4/12/10
    No "Felton Factoid" today as students were taking the PSSA in all classes.

    4/9/10
    No "Felton Factoid" today as Mr. Felton was on the ninth-grade field trip to Washington, D.C.

    4/8/10
    No "Felton Factoid" today as students were taking the PSSA in all classes.

    4/1/10
    So, where do we get April Fool's Day from?
    Answer: New Year's Day used to be celebrated on April 1st. In 1582, the Pope changed New Years' Day to January 1st. Many people did not hear the news of the change or simply refused to accept it. These people were made fun of and given the name "fool's errands."

    3/31/10
    If you were to drop a frozen pea into a glass of pepsi in the weightlessness of outer space, a large exposion would result.

    3/30/10
    No "Felton Factoid" as Team Phoenix was on its field trip to the Adventure Aquarium in
    Camden, New Jersey.

    3/29/10
    Members of the U.S. military in Iraq have discovered that they are not alone in the desert. It seems that there is a large spider that calls the Iraqi desert "home." The species are called camel spiders and these non-venomous arachnids can grow as large as a puppy.
    Check it out for yourself on the internet.

    3/26/10
    Thomas Edison invented the light bulb. What was his number one fear?
    Answer: The dark

    3/25/10
    On what day of the year is the most wine consumed in America?
    Answer: Thanksgiving

    3/24/10
    Florida is not known for its tall mountains or hills, but did you know that if you placed the highest hill in Florida next to the Six Flags ride 'Kingda Ka', the roller coaster would overtop the hill by 111 feet.
    The highest land point in the state of Florida is 345 feet above sea level. In 2005, Six Flags Amusement Parks unveiled the then tallest roller coaster in the world, standing at 456 feet tall. That makes the roller coaster 111 feet taller than the highest land point in the state of Florida!

    3/23/10
    On Friday night, a sixty-one foot fin whale carcass washed up on the beach in Delaware!

    3/19/10
    No "Felton Factoid" today due to the half-day schedule.

    3/18/10
    If an electric train is traveling southwest at 95 mph and the wind is blowing northeast at 95 mph, which direction is the train's smoke blowing?
    Answer: There is no smoke because it is an electric train.

    3/17/10
    There are more Irish in the city of Boston than in Dublin, Ireland.

    3/16/10
    No "Felton Factoid" as students were taking the practice PSSA in all classes today.

    3/15/10
    It costs three cents to produce a one-dollar bill.

    3/12/10
    March 15th is considered a bad luck day by many people and cultures. It is the anniversary of the day that Julius Caesar was assassinated by his best friend, Brutus, and others on the floor of the Senate in Rome. Caesar was given an ominous message by a soothsayer who said, "Beware the ides of March." The ides of March refer to March 15th. Some people even believe the world will come to an end on this date.

    3/11/10
    "Fortnight" is a British term for a certain amount of days. How many days makes up a "fortnight?"
    Answer: It's a contraction of "fourteen nights;" two weeks is also acceptable.
    3/10/10
    Look on the back of a $5 bill. If you look carefully you can read the names of the states along the top of the Lincoln Memorial.

    3/9/10
    Where did the term "sideburns" come from?
    Answer: They are named after General Burnside, a famous Union general during the American Civil War.

    3/8/10
    Who is the only president not to be sworn into office using The Holy Bible?
    Answer: The only president not to be sworn into office using The Holy Bible was Lyndon B. Johnson, who took the Oath of Office on Air Force One the day that John F. Kennedy was assassinated. The only religious book that could be found on board was Kennedy's Catholic Mass prayer book, so this was used.

    3/5/10
    Do you know what the colors of the Irish flag represent?
    Answer: The green is for Catholicism, the orange is for Protestantism, and the white is for the hope for peace between them.

    3/4/10
    A hamlet is a town or village that does not have a what?
    Answer: A church

    3/3/10
    There are only three words in the English language that begin with the letters "dw." Can you name them?
    Answer: dwarf, dwell, dwindle

    3/2/10
    There is only one sport in which neither the spectators nor the participants know the score or who the leader is until the competition is over. What's the sport?
    Answer: Boxing

    2/25/10
    No "Felton Factoid" today as students were working on long-term projects in Mr. Felton's classes.

    2/24/10
    There are fourteen punctuation marks in English grammar. Can you name them?
    Answer: period, comma, colon, semicolon, dash, hyphen, apostrophe, question mark, brackets, parenthesis, braces, ellipses, exclamation point, and quotation mark.

    2/23/10
    No "Felton Factoid" today as students were working on long-term projects in Mr. Felton's classes.

    2/22/10
    No "Felton Factoid" today as students were working on long-term projects in Mr. Felton's classes.

    2/19/10
    No "Felton Factoid" today as students were working on long-term projects in Mr. Felton's classes.

    2/18/10
    No "Felton Factoid" today as students were working on long-term projects in Mr. Felton's classes.

    2/17/10
    -As of Sunday, February 14th, 49 of the 50 states were covered by snow.
    -In addition, 67% of the land area in the United States was covered by snow!

    2/16/10
    No "Felton Factoid" today as students were working on long-term projects in Mr. Felton's classes.

    2/12/10
    Talk about a dumb criminal. A man in Florida held two people at gunpoint in their house and made off with many valuables. However, as he was leaving the scene of the crime, he dropped his wallet. If that's not dumb enough, he called the local police station to report that his wallet was missing. The police said they had his wallet and just needed him to come down to the station to claim it. The dumb criminal went to the station and was immediately arrested!

    2/9/10
    Mr. Felton shared some interesting and off-the-wall town names from around the country. Some of the favorites were:
    -Chicken, Alaska
    -Ding Dong, Texas
    -Half.com, Oregon
    -Looneyville, Texas
    -Monkey's Eyebrow, Arizona
    -Nameless, Texas

    2/8/10
    A few "Felton Factoids" in honor of the big game:
    -Super Bowl Sunday is surpassed by only St. Patrick's Day as the day with the highest amount of alcohol-related traffic accidents.
    -Only 5% of Americans watch the Super Bowl alone!
    -35% of the people who attend the Super Bowl write it off as a corporate expense.

    2/5/10
    It is possible to have a thunderstorm with snow. It is known as "thundersnow" and it could actually happen in our area this weekend!

    2/4/10
    Cooper D. submitted a neat sequence exercise which cannot be replicated here.

    2/3/10
    Chewing gum in Singapore is illegal.

    2/2/10
    -Besides the U.S., what other country celebrates Groundhog Day?
    Answer: Canada
    -What is the "real' significance of February 2nd?
    Answer: It is exactly halfway between the beginning of Winter and the beginning of Spring.

    2/1/10
    The Catholic Church disapproved of people using forks in the Middle Ages because it was believed that the invention of the fork was an attempt to improve the design of your "God-given" fork, your hands.

    1/29/10
    Nepal's flag is unique because it is the only flag that:
    Answer: Is not in the shape of a square or rectangle.

    1/28/10
    What percentage of people don't return to work after winning the lottery?
    Answer: 50 percent

    1/27/10
    Do you know what a finial is?
    Answer: A finial is the little ball at the top of a flagpole. Originally, finials at forts and military bases had three things in them:
    A razor blade to cut the flag down so it would not be taken by the enemy, a match to burn the flag to ensure that it would never be taken by the enemy, and one bullet to shoot oneself with to make sure you would not have to surrender to the enemy.

    1/26/10
    What is the most commonly shoplifted book in the world?
    Answer: The Holy Bible

    1/22/10
    No "Felton Factoid" today due to the half day.

    1/21/10
    No "Felton Factoid" today as ninth-graders were taking a quiz and seventh-graders were finishing up the Jeds/Pads simulation.

    1/20/10
    There used to be a restaurant in Philadelphia known as "Cereality" that served only cereal!

    1/19/10
    What do our founding fathers John Adams and Thomas Jefferson have in common?
    Answer: They both died the same day, July 4th, 1826. Exactly fifty years to the day that The Declaration of Independence was signed!!

    1/15/10
    There is enough iron in your body to make a small nail!

    1/13/10
    More than 50% of the people in the world have never made or received a telephone call.

    1/12/10
    On average, how many times do Americans eat at McDonald's in their lifetime.
    Answer: 1,800 times!

    1/11/10
    -All polar bears are left-handed.
    -Bats always turn left when flying out of a cave.

    1/8/10
    To check out a cool winter experiment, go to: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=84qjdUKOIFA .

    1/7/10
    In October of 2008, the town of Omdurman, Sudan was hit by a severe sandstorm. The sandstorm was so strong that it turned day to night. The locals have a name for such a storm, they call it a haboob. This haboob was captured on tape by a resident of Omdurman. Click on the following link to watch this amazing video: http://www.ireport.com/docs/DOC-104761 

    1/6/10
    -On average, you will lose between 40 and 100 strands of hair a day.
    -The thighbone is the strongest bone in the human body. It is actually stronger than cement!

    1/5/10
    -A Big Mac contains enough calories to run a vacuum cleaner for 98 minutes!
    -You would have to walk the length of a football field to burn off the calories found in one plain M&M candy!

    1/4/10
    What is the busiest day of the year for:
    -Chinese restaurants?
    -Pizza deliveries?
    -Firefighters?
    -Boaters?
    Answers:
    -Chinese restaurants- December 25th
    -Pizza deliveries- Super Bowl Sunday
    -Firefighters- July 4th
    -Boaters- July 4th

    12/23/09
    No "Felton Factoid" today as Mr. Felton did not meet with all of his classes.

    12/22/09
    The famous World War II aviator Butch O'Hare is the son of "Easy" Eddie O'Hare, Al Capone's long-time lawyer.

    12/21/09
    No "Felton Factoid" today as Mr. Felton was on the "Christmas Carol" field trip with his 7th grade students.

    12/18/09
    Mosquitoes are especially attracted to:
    -blondes
    -children
    -people who just ate bananas

    12/17/09
    What will you never see happening in a beer commercial in the United States?
    Answer: Any beer actually being drank.

    12/16/09
    Check out the amazing optical illusions at:
    http://www.brainteasercentral.com/ 

    12/15/09
    -What is an octothorpe?
    Answer: The official term for the "#" or "pound" sign.
    -What is a tittle?
    Answer: The dot in the lower-case j or i.

    12/14/09
    What are the top five most spoken languages in the world?
    Answer: Mandarin Chinese, English, Hindi, Spanish, Russian, in this order.

    12/11/09
    -Frane is a Croatian citizen who lived a strange life. In 1961, the train he was traveling with derailed and plunged into an icy river, killing 17 passengers. He suffered “only” a broken arm and minor scrapes and bruises. The following year, while traveling from Zagreb to Rijeka when the door blew away from the cockpit, forcing him out of the plane. Although 19 others were killed, he suffered only minor injuries and had miraculously landed in a haystack. Few years later, he was on a bus that crashed and plunged into a river. Four people died, Selak was unharmed. In 1970, he managed to escape before a faulty fuel pump engulfed his car into flames. In 1995, he was hit by a city bus, but once again suffered minor injuries. In 1996 he escaped when he drove off a cliff to avoid an oncoming truck. He managed to land in a tree, and watched as his car exploded 300 feet below him. In 2003 he won $1,000,000 dollars in the Croatian lottery.
    -This is a story of a British officer, Major Summerford, who was struck by lightning, not once or twice…but four times. First time it happened was in 1918 and it paralyzed him from the waist down. In 1924, while he was fishing alongside a river, a lightning hit the tree he was sitting under and paralyzed his right side. In 1930, while walking in a park, a lightning bolt smashed into him, permanently paralyzing him. He died two years later. But lightning sought him out one last time. Four years later, during a storm, lightning struck a cemetery and destroyed a tombstone. The deceased buried here? Major Summerford. If this is not bad luck then I don´t know what is.

    12/10/09
    -Charles Coghlan was a professional actor who died while on tour in Galveston in 1899. He was laid to rest there in a casket placed inside a stone vault. After the great Galvestion hurricane of 1900, his casket was released and carried away by the receding surge, his coffin began to drift . . . and drift, and drift. It drifted across the Gulf of Mexico and rounded the Florida Keys. Then, obviously borne by the Gulf Stream, it slowly bobbed northeastward the entire length of the Eastern Seaboard. Finally extricated from the great ocean current, it was found in 1908 basking on the surface of the Gulf of St. Lawrence, within mere miles from his birthplace in Prince Edward Island!!
    -Henry Ziegland broke up with his girlfriend and she committed suicide. Her brother blamed him, hunted him down and shot him. The brother, believing he had killed Ziegland, then turned his gun on himself and took his own life. However, the bullet only grazed Ziegland´s face and then lodged in a tree. At that moment he must have felt like the luckiest man alive. A few years later, he wanted to take down that huge tree, with the bullet still in it, with some sticks of dynamite. The explosion propelled the bullet into Ziegland’s head, killing him.

    12/9/09
    No "Felton Factoid" today as classes were involved in long-term assignments.

    12/8/09
    No "Felton Factoid" today as classes were involved in long-term assignments.

    12/4/09
    There is so little platinum in the world that all the platinum ever mined could fit into a space that is half the size of our classroom!

    12/3/09
    Mr. Felton shared a number of looney laws from around the United States.
    His favorite is "In South Bend, Indiana, it is illegal to force a monkey to smoke a cigarette."

    12/2/09
    Check out today's "Felton Factoid" at:
    http://www.sharpbrains.com/blog/2007/02/24/exercise-your-brains-visual-logic-brain-teaser/ 

    12/1/09
    More redheads are born in this country than any other?
    Answer: Scotland

    11/20/09
    What is considered the most dangerous job in the United States?
    Answer: Alaskan Crab Fisherman

    11/19/09
    What do the states of Oregon and New Jersey have in common?
    Answer: It is illegal to pump your own gas in these two states.

    11/18/09
    Check out the amazing video of Christian the lion's reunion with his old friends.
    http://www.oprah.com/media/20090313-tows-christian-lion 

    11/17/09
    Do you know why the Pilgrims decided to land the Mayflower at Plymouth Rock?
    Answer: They were running short on beer. Beer was the safest beverage to drink as it was free of germs and bacteria. Drinking water was very dangerous.

    11/16/09
    If you are driving a car 55 miles per hour, how far (in feet) will you travel from the time you take your foot off the accelerator and press the brake?
    Answer: 56 feet

    11/13/09
    The world's entire supply of what crop is grown within 1,000 miles of the equator?
    Answer: Coffee

    11/12/09
    No "Felton Factoid" today as students were completing their district assessment in class.

    11/11/09
    No "Felton Factoid" today as the seventh-grade viewed a special Veterans Day presentation and the ninth-grade celebrated Career Day.

    11/10/09
    No "Felton Factoid" today as both the seventh and eighth-grade classes were working on long-term projects.

    11/9/09
    No "Felton Factoid" today as both the seventh and eighth-grade classes were working on long-term projects.

    11/6/09
    No "Felton Factoid" today as both the seventh and eighth-grade classes were working on long-term projects.

    11/5/09
    No "Felton Factoid" today as both the seventh and eighth-grade classes were working on long-term projects.

    11/4/09
    No "Felton Factoid" today as both the seventh and eighth-grade classes were working on long-term projects.

    11/3/09
    No "Felton Factoid" today as both the seventh and eighth-grade classes were working on long-term projects.

    11/2/09
    No "Felton Factoid" today as both the seventh and eighth-grade classes were working on long-term projects.

    10/30/09
    Do you know what the most popular Halloween candy is among trick-or-treaters?
    Answer: Snickers

    10/29/09
    Do you know what a jiffy is?
    Answer: One-one hundredth of a second.

    10/28/09
    There is something that everyone does at least 10,000,000 times a year. Do you know what it is?
    Answer: Blink

    10/27/09
    Which food is the chief food for half the world's population?
    Answer: Rice

    10/26/09
    Prior to the 1916 college football season, Cumberland folded its football team, but due to a scheduling obligation, they needed to suit up once more to play its game against Georgia Tech or risk a $3,000 fine. Cumberland's baseball team had run up the score 22-0 on GT earlier that year, so Tech head coach John Heisman (of Heisman Trophy fame) wanted to teach Cumberland a lesson. Tech led 126-0 at halftime, but Heisman didn't take his foot off the gas. The GT quarterback passed for nearly 1,000 yards, and Cumberland was thoroughly embarrassed 222-0 in the most lopsided college game in history.Courtesy of FOX Sports.

    10/23/09
    According to one recent study, 50% of babies born in 2007 will live to see the age of 104!

    10/21/09
    On average, children do this 400 times a day while adults do it 15 times a day.
    Answer: Laugh

    10/20/09
    People with blue eyes are better at doing what?
    Answer: Seeing in the dark.

    10/19/09
    The average person will do what at least eight times in their lifetime?
    Answer: Swallow a spider in their sleep.

    10/16/09
    The world's youngest parents lived in China in 1910. Do you know how old they were?
    Answer: Eight and nine years-old.

    10/15/09
    Do you know what the most common first name in the world is?
    Answer: Muhammed
    By the way, the most common last name in the world is Chang.

    10/14/09
    Which word in the English language has the most definitions?
    Answer: "set"

    10/13/09
    What is the most common street name in the United States?
    Answer: Second Street

    10/12/09
    Do you know what two materials make up common household dust?
    Answer: Human skin particles and meteor dust.

    10/9/09
    Which city has the most hotel rooms in the world?
    Answer: Las Vegas

    10/8/09
    Which sport has been the topic of the greatest number of sports movies?
    Answer: Boxing

    10/7/09
    -Your hearing is not as sharp following a large meal.
    -On average, people are about one centimeter taller in the morning.

    10/6/09
    Every year, approximately 1,600 people in New York City are bitten by what?
    Answer: Humans

    10/5/09
    One-quarter of the human brain is used to control what?
    Answer: Eyesight

    10/2/09
    Which animal will eat twice as fast when listening to heavy metal music?
    Answer: Termites

    10/1/09
    The highest point in Pennsylvania is lower than the lowest point in Colorado!

    9/30/09
    Your brain subconsciously connects the number five with carrots.
    Mr. Felton illustrated this point in class today.

    9/29/09
    Which day of the week is a heart attack most likely to occur?
    Answer: Monday

    9/25/09
    A man named Charles Osborne once had the hiccups for sixty-nine years!

    9/24/09
    25% of your bones are located in what part of your body?
    Answer: Your feet

    9/23/09
    Only one book has been distributed in more copies than the Bible. Can you name it?
    Answer: The Ikea catalog

    9/22/09
    How long does it take light to travel from the Sun to Earth?
    Answer: 8 1/2 minutes.

    9/18/09
    On average, what is the life span of an American dollar bill?
    Answer: Only 18 months.

    9/17/09
    At what age does your skeleton stop growing and starts shrinking?
    Answer: Around the age of 35.

    9/16/09
    How long does it take to build a Toyota?
    How about a Rolls-Royce?
    Answers: It takes 13 hours to build a Toyota and 6 months to build a Rolls-Royce.

    9/15/09
    A microwaved baseball will travel farther than a frozen baseball.

    9/14/09
    We're practically family! All humans are 99.9% genetically identical and human genes are 98.4% identical to a chimpanzee's.

    9/11/09
    -Enjoy it now...by the age of sixty, most of you will lose 50% of your taste buds.
    -By the way, onions don't have a flavor, only an odor.

    9/10/09
    Which of these countries has the highest amount of people who speak English?
    A) England
    B) China
    C) United States
    D) Australia
    Answer: B) China

    9/9/09
    Justin Timberlake's half-eaten piece of French toast once sold for $3,000 on e-Bay!

    9/8/09
    There are more female than male millionaires in the United States.

    9/4/09
    A cubic mile of ordinary fog contains less than a gallon of water.

    9/3/09
    Most car horns honk in what musical key?
    Answer: The "F" key

    9/2/09
    The world's oldest living tree was discovered in 2004 in Sweden. Can you guess how old it is?
    Answer: The world's oldest living tree is 9,550 years-old!

    6/17/09
    How many "Felton Factoids" have there been this year, this one included?
    Answer: 142 "Felton Factoids"
    Matt K. was the closest, with his guess of 143.

    6/16/09
    The average American consumes about two-pounds of pretzels a year. However, the average Philadelphian(city and suburbs) consumes over twenty-pounds of pretzels a year.

    6/15/09
    A blue whale's aorta(main blood vessel) is large enough for a human to crawl through!

    6/12/09
    No "Felton Factoid" today as classes were viewing artifact assessment presentations.

    6/11/09
    No "Felton Factoid" today as classes were viewing artifact assessment presentations.

    6/10/09
    No "Felton Factoid" today as classes were viewing artifact assessment presentations.

    6/9/09
    No "Felton Factoid" today as classes were viewing artifact assessment presentations.

    6/8/09
    No "Felton Factoid" today as groups were researching for their artifact assessment presentations.

    6/5/09
    No "Felton Factoid" today as groups were researching for their artifact assessment presentations.

    6/4/09
    No "Felton Factoid" today as groups were researching for their artifact assessment presentations.

    6/3/09
    No "Felton Factoid" today as groups were researching for their artifact assessment presentations.

    6/2/09
    Which Star Wars character spoke the first words in the first Star Wars movie?
    Answer: C-3PO

    6/1/09
    The highest point in Pennsylvania is lower than the lowest point in Colorado!
    By the way, Pennsylvania's highest point is Mount Davis, at 3,123 feet.

    5/29/09
    Any month that begins on a Sunday will always have a what?
    Answer: Friday the 13th

    5/28/09
    For every twenty-two people saved by an automobile airbag, one person is killed by an airbag.

    5/27/09
    Cockroaches can live up to two weeks without a head because their brain is located throughout their body. They will eventually die of starvation.

    5/26/09
    Ben Franklin wanted the national bird to be something other than the bald eagle.
    Do you know what bird Ben had in mind?
    Answer: The turkey

    5/21/09
    No "Felton Factoid" today as students were presenting their Historical Person of the Year speeches in class.

    5/20/09
    No "Felton Factoid" today as students were presenting their Historical Person of the Year speeches in class.

    5/19/09
    No "Felton Factoid" today as students were presenting their Historical Person of the Year speeches in class.

    5/18/09
    No "Felton Factoid" today as students were presenting their Historical Person of the Year speeches in class.

    5/15/09
    Because he had poor eyesight, Harry Truman did something rather amazing to get into the army. What was it?
    Answer: He memorized the eye chart.

    5/14/09
    It is extremely rare for a woman to be color-blind and much more common for a man to be. This is because a woman would need both of her "X" chromosomes to be affected. However, males only have one "X" chromosome, so this is why it is much more common for a male to be color-blind.

    5/13/09
    There is a city named this on every continent, except Antarctica.
    Answer: Rome

    5/12/09
    The three richest families in the world have more wealth than the combined wealth of the forty-eight poorest nations in the world!

    5/11/09
    The world's oldest living tree was discovered in 2004 in Sweden. Can you guess how old it is?
    Answer: The world's oldest living tree is 9,550 years-old!

    5/8/09
    No "Felton Factoid" today as students were in the library researching their Historical Person of the Year topics.

    5/7/09
    No "Felton Factoid" today as students were in the library researching their Historical Person of the Year topics.

    5/6/09
    No "Felton Factoid" today as students were in the library researching their Historical Person of the Year topics.

    5/5/09
    No "Felton Factoid" today as students were in the library researching their Historical Person of the Year topics.

    5/4/09
    The average person will walk the equivalent of three times around the Earth during his or her lifetime.

    5/1/09
    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, there is not a single home in the state of North Dakota worth more than a million dollars.

    4/30/09
    You should not watch a sad movie if you are ever in outer space.
    Due to the lack of gravity, it is impossible for tears to properly run out of your eyes, making it very hard to see.

    4/29/09
    -96% of people put the peanut butter on first when making a peanut butter and jelly sandwich.
    -45% of Americans don't know that the sun is a star.

    4/28/09
    It is about ten times easier to hit a hole-in-one while golfing than to score a perfect 300 game in bowling!!

    4/27/09
    Six eight-stud Lego pieces can be combined 102,981,500 different ways!!

    4/24/09
    -The heart of a blue whale is the size of a Volkswagon Beetle.
    -Most people who read the word "yawning" will yawn within five minutes.

    4/23/09
    In 1667, the Dutch(Netherlands) made a very bad real estate deal. They bought Manhattan for the low, low price of $24. However, they turned around and traded it to England for the South American country of Suriname!

    4/22/09
    What is the fastest healing part of the human body?
    Answer: Your tongue is the fastest healing part of the human body.
    By the way, just like having unique fingerprints, everybody's tongueprint is different!

    4/21/09
    Do you know why peanut butter was invented?
    Answer: Peanut butter was invented by a St. Louis doctor who was concerned about the nutrition of his elderly patients. He created it as a health-food product that was high in protein and easy for his high number of toothless patients to chew. He had no idea it would become so popular.

    4/20/09
    -Your kitchen sink is dirtier than your bathroom sink! There are more than 500,000 bacteria per square inch in the typical kitchen sink drain.
    -Bacteria colonies of over 50 million can live in a single kitchen sponge!
    -Studies have shown that you will eat up to 15% more if you usually use an entryway to your house that is near your kitchen.

    4/17/09
    What are the top three most popular pets in the United States?
    Answer: Fish, cats, dogs, in that order.

    4/16/09
    What does the expression "Beware the Ides of March" mean?
    Answer: It was a warning given to Julius Caesar to be very careful on the day of March 15, 44 B.C.
    Caesar ended up being assassinated on that very day!!

    4/15/09
    What do the words "month", "orange", "silver", and "purple" have in common?
    Answer: No word in the English language rhymes with any of them.

    4/9/09
    No "Felton Factoid" as students were taking the ancient China unit quiz today.

    4/8/09
    Does anyone know why a typical deck of playing cards has fifty-two cards and four suits?
    Answer: To represent the fifty-two weeks of the year and the four seasons.

    4/7/09
    If Jell-O is hooked up to an EEG, it registers movements almost identical to the brain waves of a healthy adult.

    4/6/09
    What story has been made into a movie the most times?
    Answer: Cinderella

    4/3/09
    No "Felton Factoid" today as students were taking their Chinese philosophies quiz.

    4/2/09
    No "Felton Factoid" today as students were attending the Camden Aquarium field trip.

    4/1/09
    Dr. Seuss wrote the book "Green Eggs and Ham" out of a bet.
    What was the bet?
    Answer: His publisher bet him $50 that he could not write a book using only fifty different words.

    3/31/09
    The last year that was read the same upside down was 1961.
    When will this happen again?
    Answer: 6009

    3/30/09
    Half of all Americans live within fifty-miles of what?
    Answer: Their birthplace

    3/27/09
    There are only four countries on Earth with one-syllable names. Can you name them?
    Answer: France, Chad, Spain, and Greece.
    By the way, the only state in the U.S. that is one-syllable is Maine.

    3/26/09
    -Can you name the world's top three most-visited countries?
    Answer: France, Spain, United States, in that order.
    -How about the top three most-visited states in the United States?
    Answer: Caifornia, Florida, Texas, in that order.

    3/23/09
    The population of the world is just under seven-million people.
    However, standing shoulder-to-shoulder, you could fit the entire population of the world inside the state of Texas!!

    3/20/09
    What are the top three most spoken languages in the world?
    Answer: Mandarin Chinese, Spanish, English, in that order.

    3/19/09
    No "Felton Factoid" today as students were taking the PSSA.

    3/18/09
    Check out the amazing video of Christian the lion's reunion with his old friends.
    http://www.oprah.com/media/20090313-tows-christian-lion 

    3/17/09
    No "Felton Factoid" today as students were taking the PSSA.

    3/16/09
    Check out the following link to see some interesting foods from different countries:
    http://travel.msn.com//Guides/MSNTravelSlideShow.aspx?cp-documentid=944942&GT1-41000 

    3/13/09
    No "Felton Factoid" as students completed District Assessment #2 today.

    3/12/09
    How many different ways can you make change for a dollar?
    Answer: 293
    See an explanation at:
    http://www.teachnet.com/lesson/math/293changedollar.html 

    3/11/09
    What is the most comfortable temperature to the human body?
    Answer: 72 degrees fahrenheit

    3/10/09
    Check out the amazing optical illusions at:
    http://www.brainteasercentral.com/ 

    3/9/09
    Drivers of SUV's are twice as likely to do what, as compared to drivers of other types of cars?
    Answer: Talk on their cell phones while driving

    3/6/09
    From the beginning of eternity to the end of time and space.
    To the beginning of every end to the end of every place.
    What am I?
    Answer: The letter "e"
    Submitted by: Kate F.

    3/5/09
    The most lopsided college football loss ever occurred in 1916 between Cumberland College and Georgia Tech. Georgia Tech led 126 to 0 at halftime. Can you guess the final score?
    Answer: The final score was 222 to 0!!!

    3/4/09
    Researchers conducted a study to determine which colored cars are involved in the most and least amount of accidents.
    -Brown, black, and green cars are involved in the most accidents.
    -Beige or cream-colored cars are involved in the least number of accidents.
    -The most difficult-to-see cars are actually red cars.
    -The most cautious drivers own blue cars.

    3/3/09
    No "Felton Factoid" today as students were taking the practice PSSA in all classes.

    2/27/09
    If you count one star a second, you won't get out of our own galaxy for 2,000 years!!

    2/26/09
    Notice how the word "startling" changes into a new word each time a letter is removed:
    startling
    starting
    staring
    string
    sting
    sing
    sin
    in
    I
    Submitted by: Braden Z.

    2/25/09
    Statistically, who is more likely to own a cat, a Democrat or a Republican?
    Answer: A Democrat

    2/24/09
    Who is the world's largest consumer of sugar?
    Answer: The Coca-Cola Company

    2/23/09
    -To burn off the calories in one M&M, you would have to walk the full length of one football field.
    -There are enough calories in a Big Mac to run a vacuum cleaner for ninety-eight minutes!

    2/20/09
    -What would happen if you dropped a frozen pea into a glass of Pepsi in outer space?
    Answer: There would be an explosion
    -Which would travel farther when hit with a bat: A microwaved softball or a frozen softball?
    Answer: The microwaved softball

    2/18/09
    Do you know what the world's largest organism is?
    How large is it?
    Answer: A three-and-a half square mile underground mushroom in Oregon. It is also equal to 1,665 football fields!

    2/17/09
    A few crazy laws:
    -In Holland, you can be fined for not using a shopping basket at a grocery store.
    -In West Virginia, if you run over an animal you can take it home and cook it for dinner!

    2/13/09
    Today, the U.S. Congress is expected to pass a $789 billion dollar stimulus package to bring the country out of a fourteen-month long recession.
    This is roughly equal to spending one million dollars a day since the believed birth of Jesus.
    Submitted by: Chandler F.

    2/12/09
    Here's a list of the things that happened to Abe Lincoln before he won the presidency in 1860:
    -Lost badly in an election for the Illinois state legislature.
    -Entered business, failed, and spent the next seventeen years paying off the debts of his business partner.
    -Fell in love with a beautiful woman who he became engaged to, and she died.
    -Ran for a seat in the United States Congress, lost.
    -Applied for a job with the government and was turned down.
    -Ran for the United States Senate, lost.
    -In 1856, became a candidate for vice president, lost.
    -In 1858, ran for the Senate and lost again.

    2/11/09
    Look at the red dot in the middle and move your head towards and away from the screen. See how the outer rings appear to rotate?
    Use the image at: http://www.braingle.com/brainteasers/26476/rotation.html 

    2/10/09
    No "Felton Factoid" today as students participated in Greek Day today.

    2/9/09
    -There have been 189 billion Legos manufactured since 1949. That equals about thirty Legos for every living person on Earth!
    -There are more Barbie dolls in Italy than Canadians in Canada.
    Submitted by: Scott D.

    2/6/09
    The other day we said that William Howard Taft was the heaviest president at 340 pounds. He was so heavy that we mentioned that the White House needed a new bathtub put in for him, since he got stuck in the first one.
    -Do you know how he got out of the first bathtub?
    -What baseball tradition did Taft start by accident?
    Answers:
    -It took four White House employees and a pound of butter to remove Taft from the bathtub.
    -While attending a baseball game, Taft stood up to stretch between the top and bottom halves of the seventh-inning. Out of respect, the entire crowd stood up, as well. This began the tradition of the seventh-inning stretch!

    2/5/09
    Which of the following two products have seen sales increase greatly and which product has seen sales decrease greatly?
    A) Newspapers
    B) Cookbooks
    Answer: Cookbook sales have increased greatly due to fewer people wanting to eat out because of the economy, while newspaper sales have decreased greatly due to the internet's ability to deliver quick, convenient, up-to-the-second news.

    2/4/09
    Who was the heaviest president in history?
    How much did he weigh?
    Answer: William Howard Taft. He weighed 340 pounds.
    Submitted by: Dalton S.

    2/3/09
    Inside each set of the following words, there are a pair of similar words. By putting an "&" between them, you'll make a familiar phrase.
    Ex. "thighbone/swallowtail"= high & low
    1. skyrocketing/trolleyman
    2. thermometer/apoplexy
    3. Delaware/bordering
    4. surprised/trashiness
    5. throughout/stumblebum
    Answers:
    1. rock & roll
    2. mom & pop
    3. law & order
    4. rise & shine
    5. rough & tumble

    2/2/09
    Did you notice how the Pittsburgh Steelers were wearing their "Super Bowl Champions" t-shirts and hats as soon as the game ended? However, do you know what happens to the t-shirts and hats of the losing team?
    Answer: They are donated to people living in third-world countries, especially Africa.

    1/30/09
    -Do you know how much a 30 second commercial costs during this year's Super Bowl?
    Answer: 3 million dollars
    -Super Bowl Sunday is the second biggest eating day of the year. What is the biggest eating day of the year?
    Answer: Thanksgiving

    1/29/09
    Did you ever have a nightmare that you couldn't wake up from? This is because when you sleep, a biomechanical process in the brain sends out a signal to all of your muscles that tells them not to move. So, how do you break the paralysis if you are having a bad nightmare? Just blink your eyes or wiggle your tongue.

    1/27/09
    The prefix "nano" means very small. It is the basis for the word nanotechnology, which will affect all of our lives in the near future. Developments in the growing field of nanotechnology will lead to tiny computers that can fit inside of pens, watches, rings, etc. When turned on, these objects will project beams of light that create holograms of a keyboard and monitor. These computers will be able to do the same things that a personal computer and laptop can do today!

    1/26/09
    "Typewriter" is the longest word that can be made using the letters on only one row of the keyboard.
    Submitted by: Maddie F.

    1/23/09
    Three teams in the NFL have won the Super Bowl five times. Can you name them?
    Answer: San Francisco 49ers, Pittsburgh Steelers, and the Dallas Cowboys.

    1/22/09
    Can you guess the ages of the youngest set of parents ever?
    Answer: Eight and nine years-old in China in 1910.

    1/21/09
    Is a pineapple a pine cone or an apple?
    Answer: It is neither. The pineapple is actually a very large berry.

    1/20/09
    -George Washington had to borrow money from his next door neighbor to get to his inauguration.
    -Today, there will be 4,000 security officers and 5,000 video cameras to protect the safety of the inauguration!

    1/16/09
    Here's a fun experiment to do in the cold: Take a cup of very hot water outside and throw it into the cold air. It will instantly turn into a powdery cloud. BE CAREFUL!!

    1/15/09
    -The most common time for a bank robbery is Friday, between nine o'clock and eleven o'clock in the morning.
    -The least likely time for a bank robbery is Wednesday, between three o'clock and six o'clock in the afternoon.

    1/14/09
    Can you guess the five places at work that contain the most germs?
    Answer: 1)phone 2)desktop 3)water fountain handle 4)microwave door handle 5)keyboard

    1/13/09
    All immigrants arriving at Ellis Island were given a certain type of food.
    Can you name the food?
    Answer: The food was ice cream. In fact, many immigrants had never seen ice cream and thought they were being given butter, so they spread it on their bread.

    1/9/09
    If a statue in a 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 from wounds received in battle. If the horse has all four legs on the ground, the person died of natural causes.

    1/8/09
    Everyone knows the song "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star." However, do you know who wrote it?
    Answer: Mozart wrote it when he was 5 years-old.

    1/7/09
    Do you know what a palindrome is?
    Answer: It is any word or phrase that is spelled the same frontward and backward.
    Examples are:
    -radar
    -racecar
    -Oozy rat in a sanitary zoo.
    -Nurses run.
    -I saw a Santa- at Nasa was I.
    -On a clover, if alive, erupts a vast, pure evil: a fire volcano.

    1/6/09
    The shortest war in history was fought between England and Zanzibar in 1896.
    Can you guess how long it lasted?
    Answer: Zanzibar surrendered after 38 minutes!!
    Submitted by Maddie F.

    1/5/09
    Do you know what the easternmost state is in the United States?
    How about the westernmost?
    Answer: Alaska is both the easternmost and westernmost state in the United States

    12/23/08
    The opposite sides of a dice cube always add up to seven.

    12/22/08
    Which part of your body contains the most bones? In fact, one-quarter of all your bones are located here.
    Answer: Your feet

    12/19/08
    No "Felton Factoid" today as students took their Mesopotamia/Modern Middle East unit test.

    12/18/08
    Despite what people may say, there is no such thing as being double-jointed.

    12/17/08
    No "Felton Factoid" today as Team Phoenix was on its "Christmas Carol" field trip.

    12/16/08
    There has only been one professional sports team in history to be named after a piece of literature(poem, book, novel, etc.).
    Do you know what it is?
    Answer: The Baltimore Ravens are named after Edgar Allan Poe's "The Raven." Poe spent of his life in the city of Baltimore.

    12/15/08
    Every day, more money is printed for monopoly than the United States treasury!

    12/12/08
    Some people are born with a condition called hexadectylism.
    Do you know what it is?
    Answer: A person with six fingers or six toes.

    12/11/08
    There is only one national monument that moves. Do you know what it is?
    Answer: The San Francisco cable cars

    12/10/08
    6,000 people die everyday because they don't have safe drinking water! Contaminated drinking water causes serious illnesses like typhoid, dystentery, and cholera.
    However, a magic marker-sized straw was invented in 2005 called "LifeStraw."
    It allows people to drink virtually any water by a combination of mesh filters, active carbon, and iodine beads.
    Check it out at: http://www.vestergaard-frandsen.com/lifestraw.htm 

    12/9/08
    -The embryos of tiger sharks fight each other while in their mother's womb, the survivor being the baby shark that is born!
    -Mako sharks have been known to jump into the very boats that are chasing them.
    -Ten times more men are attacked by sharks than women.

    12/8/08
    Watch Out! A sneeze travels out of your mouth at an amazing 100 miles per hour.
    Submitted by Dana A.

    12/5/08
    On July 2nd, 1982, Larry Walters tied 42 helium-filled weather balloons to a lawn chair. He underestimated the power of his flying machine as he ascended to a height of 16,000 feet. Fortunately, Larry brought a b.b. gun to help him descend to a lower altitude. He began shooting his balloons to help him get away from the thin and cold air. When Larry landed, he was immediately arrested for crossing into Federal air space. A pilot of a large commuter jet had contacted the tower saying he had just passed a guy in a lawn chair!

    12/4/08
    -In the absence of food coloring, Coca-Cola is actually green.
    -There is enough citirc acid in Coke that a tooth would dissolve if submerged in it.

    12/3/08
    Here are some incredible Abraham Lincoln-John F. Kennedy coincidences:
    -Lincoln was elected to Congress in 1846 and Kennedy in 1946.
    -Lincoln was elected President in 1860 and Kennedy in 1960.
    -The names Lincoln and Kennedy both contain seven letters.
    -Both Presidents focused on civil rights.
    -Both Lincoln and Kennedy were shot on a Friday.
    -Lincoln's secretary was named Kennedy.
    -Kennedy's secretary was named Lincoln.
    -Both were succeeded by men with the last name of Johnson.
    -Andrew Johnson was born in 1808 and Lyndon Johnson in 1908.
    -Both assassins were known by their three names.
    -Both names contain fifteen letters.
    -Kennedy was shot in a Lincoln convertible.
    -Booth ran from a theater and was caught in a warehouse.
    -Oswald ran from a warehouse and was caught in a theater.
    -Both assassins were killed before their trials.
    -A week before Lincoln was shot, he visited Monroe, Maryland.
    -A week before Kennedy was shot, he met Marilyn Monroe.

    12/2/08
    The United Arab Emirates is home to the nearly-completed Burj Dubai, which will be the world's tallest skyscraper. The "Burj" will stand at an amazing 2,650 feet when it is completed. That is over a half-mile high!
    Check it out at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burj_Dubai 

    12/1/08
    -The paper used to make money is composed of linen and several types of cotton, including denim-which gives it a fabriclike feel and durability.
    -Can you guess what the most counterfeited bill is in the United States?
    Answer: The twenty-dollar bill

    11/21/08
    -Women blink nearly twice as much as men.
    -Human hair and fingernails continue to grow after death.
    Submitted by Andrew K.

    11/20/08
    Evaporating moisture in the atmosphere combined with the light from area malls and shopping centers created strange lights in the southeastern Pennsylvania sky last night. Some of Mr. Felton's students reported seeing it.
    Check out last night's amazing atmospheric illumination at: http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/weather/stories/Planes_Rains_or_UFOs.html 

    11/19/08
    Some interesting sentences handed out in actual courts of law:
    -A woman in Pennsylvania was jailed for a week for not returning three videotapes.
    -A woman in Santiago, Chile was jailed for a week for not keeping her lawn green enough.
    -A couple in Arizona spent a night in jail for failing to show up for a court date. Criminal charges had been filed against them for keeping their Christmas lights up too long.

    11/18/08
    Do you know why the Pilgrims decided to land the Mayflower at Plymouth Rock?
    Answer: They were running short on beer. Beer was the safest beverage to drink as it was free of germs and bacteria. Drinking water was very dangerous.

    11/17/08
    If you counted one-hundred stars a minute, how long would it take you to count all the stars in our galaxy?
    Answer: Two-thousand years

    11/14/08
    Researchers believe that herring communicate with one another in a way that many humans would find repulsive; by passing gas.

    11/13/08
    There is a slight change in the color of the Washington Monument about one-third of the way up. This is because during the construction process builders changed materials- from Maryland marble to Massachusetts marble.
    Check it out at: http://sc94.ameslab.gov/TOUR/washmon.html 

    11/12/08
    Did you know that you can tell the temperature outside by cricket chirps?
    Simply count the number of chirps in a fifteen-second period and add thirty-seven!
    That's the temperature outside.

    11/11/08
    Do you know what the two most common smells in America are?
    Answer: Coffee and peanut butter, in that order.

    11/10/08
    By law, items that wash up on the beach from a shipwreck at sea belong to whom?
    Answer: The person who finds them. This is a real-life example of "finders-keepers."
    See a recent example at: http://www.truckspills.com/doritos_spill.html 

    11/7/08
    On the night of October 9th, 1992 a large fireball from outer space crossed the night sky in the northeastern United States. The event was seen and captured on video by dozens of people attending high school football games that night. Eventually, the meteorite crashed into a parked car in the town of Peekskill, New York. The Chevrolet Monte Carlo is now famous as the "Peekskill Meteorite Car" and has toured the world. Check out the videos at the following link: http://aquarid.physics.uwo.ca/~pbrown/Videos/peekskill.htm 

    11/6/08
    There is only one food in the world that will never spoil.
    Do you know what it is?
    Answer: Honey

    11/5/08
    The average human will spend how much time kissing in his or her lifetime?
    Answer: Two weeks

    10/31/08
    You know what "Google" is, but do you know what a googol is?
    Answer: A one followed by a hundred zeros.

    10/30/08
    The capitol building in Washington, D.C. has 365 steps to represent every day of the year!

    10/29/08
    No Felton Factoid today as students were in the library researching for their Election of 2008 projects.

    10/28/08
    No Felton Factoid today as students were in the library researching for their Election of 2008 projects.

    10/27/08
    In what year did the following happen?
    A) Ronald Reagan is elected President.
    B) The U.S. Olympic hockey team defeats Finland for the gold medal.
    C) The price of gas rises above $1/gallon for the first time.
    Answer: 1980

    10/24/08
    There is something that everyone does at least 10,000,000 times a year. Do you know what it is?
    Answer: Blink

    10/23/08
    -The popping sound made when you crack your knuckles is caused by the popping of bubbles in the liquid between your joints.
    -It takes 25 to 30 minutes for the bubbles to reform in the liquid, which is why you can't crack your knuckles right away if you just cracked them.
    -You cannot hurt yourself by cracking your knuckles.

    10/22/08
    No Felton Factoid today as students were in the library researching the Election of 2008.

    10/21/08
    No Felton Factoid today as students were in the library researching the Election of 2008.

    10/20/08
    How many one-dollar bills do you need to make a stack that weighs one-pound?
    Answer: 454 one-dollar bills

    10/17/08
    -What is a male kangaroo called?
    Answer: A boomer
    -What is a female kangaroo called?
    Answer: A flyer

    10/16/08
    What are the two longest one syllable words in the English language?
    Answer: screeched and strengths

    10/15/08
    -Which one bounces higher: A ball made out of glass or a ball made out of rubber?
    Answer: The ball made out of glass.
    -What is the Mona Lisa missing?
    Answer: Eyebrows, since it was common for women to remove their eyebrows in Renaissance Europe.

    10/14/08
    No Felton Factoid as students took their District Geography Assessment today.

    10/13/08
    No Felton Factoid as students participated in review Jeopardy today.

    10/10/08
    What is the only word that if you changed the capitalization of the word, it changes its meaning and pronunciation?
    Answer: Polish, polish

    10/8/08
    If you spelled out all the numbers, what is the first number that would have an "a" in it?
    Answer: One-thousand

    10/7/08
    On Sunday, the town of Omdurman, Sudan was hit by a severe sandstorm. The sandstorm was so strong that it turned day to night. The locals have a name for such a storm, they call it a haboob. This haboob was captured on tape by a resident of Omdurman. Click on the following link to watch this amazing video: http://www.ireport.com/docs/DOC-104761 

    10/6/08
    -Looking at the color
    red
    makes you smarter and increases your appetite.
    -Looking at the color
    blue
    makes you less hungry.

    10/3/08
    -Right-handed people live, on average, nine years longer than left-handed people.
    -All three presidential candidates in the 1992 election were left-handed!!
    -Four of the five designers of the original Macintosh computer were left-handed.
    -Left-handers can see better underwater.

    10/2/08
    A man once rode his bike down the Eiffel Tower's 1,665 steps!!

    10/1/08
    A man says an average of 7,000 words a day, while a woman says an average of 20,000 words a day.

    9/29/08
    No normal-sized piece of paper can be folded in half more than seven times.

    9/26/08
    The largest age difference between a married couple is seventy-one years! Wook Kundor is 106 years-old and her husband Muhamad Noor is 35 years-old!! Both are from the country of Malaysia.

    9/25/08
    No "Felton Factoid" today as Team Phoenix was away on its Lake Towhee field trip.

    9/24/08
    -The average person will eat eight spiders while they are sleeping during their lifetime.
    -Mosquitoes are especially attracted to people who just ate bananas.

    9/23/08
    Worldwide, there are more people killed every year from falling coconuts and kangaroos than by sharks!!

    9/22/08
    In 1943, two NFL football teams combined to create one team due to a shortage of football players.
    -Why was there a shortage?
    -Which two teams combined?
    Answers:
    -World War II
    -The Philadelphia Eagles and the Pittsburgh Steelers to create the "The Steagles."

    9/19/08
    Currently, there are 40,000 centenarians in the United States. Of that number, 15% are men and 85% are women. So, what is a centenarian?
    Answer: Somebody who has reached a 100 years of age.

    9/18/08
    A woman went to the doctor because she was feeling ill. The doctor told her she had something inside her stomach that was making her ill. What was it?
    Answer: A giant ten pound hairball from chewing her hair for years.

    9/17/08
    -All polar bears are left-handed.
    -Elephants have been known to remain standing after they die!!

    9/16/08
    True story: About twenty years ago a small boy from the town of Big Ugly, West Virginia went missing for a couple of days. Fortunately, the story has a happy ending as searchers were able to find the lost child. The next day's headline in the local paper read, "Searchers find Big Ugly child."

    9/15/08
    -Read the following sentence and count the number of F's you see.
    "Finished files are the result of years of scientific study combined with the experience of many years."
    -The human brain subconciously associates the number 5 with carrots!

    9/12/08
    True story: Robert Lincoln, son of Abraham Lincoln, was once saved from a nasty railraod accident by Edwin Booth, brother of James Wilkes Booth.

    9/11/08
    -Only one state has never recored a temperature below 0 degrees fahrenheit. Can you name it?
    Answer: Hawaii
    -London, England is sinking one inch per year.

    9/10/08
    Chicago's O'Hare Airport is named after World War II pilot and hero Butch O'Hare. Amazingly, Butch is the son of "Easy" Eddie O'Hare, who was Al Capone's longtime lawyer.

    9/9/08
    Which one of the following people was once the head cheerleader at their high school?
    A) Barack Obama B) Mr. Ellmaker C) President Bush D) Chuck Norris
    Answer: President Bush

    9/8/08
    In 2005, a swimmer from Great Britain became the first person in history to complete a long-distance swim in the Arctic Ocean without a wetsuit. He swam for a total of twenty minutes and covered a distance of two-thirds of a mile!!

    9/5/08
    The tallest man who ever lived was Robert Wadlow. He was an amazing 8 feet, 11 inches tall!!

    9/4/08
    Here is a surprising ingredient in a common fast food...
    McDonald's adds an enzyme called carrageenan to its milkshakes to keep the butterfat from separating from the milk. Do you know what carrageenan is?
    Answer: Sea weed

    9/3/08
    Here are some strange laws...
    1) In New York, it is illegal for a blind person to drive an automobile.
    2) In Kentucky, it is a law that a person take a bath at least once a year.
    3) In North Carolina, it is illegal for cats and dogs to fight.
    4) In Singapore, it is illegal to chew gum.

    6/17/08
    What percentage of American teenagers can't name the country the United States gained its independence from?
    Answer: 22%

    6/16/08
    No "Felton Factoid" today as Team Phoenix was away on its end-of-the-year field trip.

    6/13/08
    Males are six times more likely to be struck by lightning than females.

    6/12/08
    -This may come as a surprise to you, but fish is a main ingredient in soap.
    -The most consumed fish by Ameicans is tuna.

    6/11/08
    No "Felton Factoid" today as groups finished up Inter-Team Artifact Assessment presentations.

    6/10/08
    No "Felton Factoid" today as groups continued Inter-Team Artifact Assessment presentations.

    6/9/08
    No "Felton Factoid" today as groups continued Inter-Team Artifact Assessment presentations.

    6/6/08
    No "Felton Factoid" today as groups began Inter-Team Artifact Assessment presentations.

    6/5/08
    No "Felton Factoid" today as students were finishing their research for the Inter-Team Artifact Assessment.

    6/4/08
    A small town named Highland has a large company called Pet, Incorporated. The company annually holds a cooking contest in which its employees participate. The local newspaper printed a short article to announce the event. The headline read, "Pet cooking contest coming to Highland." Somebody probably should have proofread this before it went to print!

    6/3/08
    Following the investigation of an Oregon candy bar factory in 1972, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration set the following strict guidelines for the foods you eat:
    -No more than 50 insect fragments or two rodent hairs per 100 grams of peanut butter.
    -No more than 10 fruit fly eggs in 100 grams of tomato juice.
    -No more than 150 insect fragments in an 8-ounce chocolate bar.

    6/2/08
    Which of the following items was once used as currency?
    A)Tulips
    B)Honey
    C)Oysters
    Answer: All of the above were once used as currency. Tulips in the Netherlands, honey and oysters in Rome.

    5/30/08
    You share your birthday with at least one million other people!

    5/29/08
    -Which of the following will help you burn more calories? Walking on pavement or hard dirt?
    Answer: Hard dirt
    -Doing what will prevent you from crying while peeling onions?
    Answer: Chewing gum

    5/28/08
    No "Felton Factoid" as Renaissance Person of the Year speeches have begun.

    5/27/08
    No "Felton Factoid" as Renaissance Person of the Year speeches have begun.

    5/22/08
    No "Felton Factoid" as Renaissance Person of the Year speeches have begun.

    5/21/08
    No "Felton Factoid" as Renaissance Person of the Year speeches have begun.

    5/20/08
    No "Felton Factoid" as Renaissance Person of the Year speeches have begun.

    5/19/08
    How many grains of sugar do you need to fill a teaspoon?
    Answer: 4,000

    5/16/08
    How many state names contain only one syllable? Can you name them?
    Answer: Only 1 state. It is Maine.

    5/15/08
    -The embryos of tiger sharks fight each other while in their mother's womb, the survivor is the baby shark that is born.
    -Elephants have been known to remain standing after they die.
    Submitted by Cody R.

    5/14/08
    The penny is the only U.S. coin where the person faces right instead of left!

    5/13/08
    No "Felton Factoid" today. Students in library researching for RPOY.

    5/12/08
    No "Felton Factoid" today. Students in library researching for RPOY.

    5/9/08
    No "Felton Factoid" today. Students in library researching for RPOY.

    5/8/08
    No "Felton Factoid" today. Students in library researching for RPOY.

    5/7/08
    Which large U.S. city is the home of the first computer and the nation's first daily newspaper and zoo?
    Answer: Philadelphia

    5/6/08
    Do you know why the Philadelphia Flyers wear orange and black?
    Answer: When the Flyers were forming in the mid 1960's they were asked to submit their uniform proposal to the National Hockey League(NHL). The league loved the logo, but turned down the team's request of red, white, and blue for their colors. A high-ranking official of the team at the time suggested using the colors of the university he attended. The colors were burnt orange and black. The university? The University of Texas. So, the Philadelphia Flyers are orange and black because the Longhorns! How's that for a connection?

    5/5/08
    Can you guess how many grooves there are on the edge of a quarter?
    Answer: 119

    5/2/08
    It is impossible to make a cow do what?
    Answer: Walk downstairs.

    5/1/08
    There is only one letter in the alphabet that does not appear in the name of any state in the U.S.
    Can you name it?
    Answer: "Q"

    4/30/08
    13% of the world's tea comes from what African nation?
    Answer: Kenya

    4/29/08
    What is the only other animal, besides humans, that has unique fingerprints?
    Answer: Koalas

    4/28/08
    Remember the cursed Red Sox jersey taken out of the new Yankee Stadium?
    Well, it was auctioned off on E-Bay. Can you guess the amount of the winning bid?
    Answer: $175,100!
    Submitted by Sam G.

    4/25/08
    Think about it...Animals that lay eggs don't have what?
    Answer: A belly button.

    4/24/08
    Everyone knows the song, "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star." However, do you know who wrote it?
    Answer: Mozart, as a 5 year-old.

    4/23/08
    -Only one state in the U.S. produces coffee. Do you know what state it is?
    Answer: Hawaii
    -A single coffee tree produces only about a pound of coffee beans a year.

    4/22/08
    Do you know what happens to the "Champions" t-shirts of the losing teams in the Super Bowl, World Series, etc.?
    Answer: They are donated to people in the third-world nations of Africa.
    Submitted by Spencer P.

    4/21/08
    Do you know what state has the highest percentage of people who walk to work?
    Answer: Alaska

    4/18/08
    The Exxon Mobil oil company broke an all-time record for yearly and quarterly profits.
    In 2007, Exxon Mobil earned a $40.61 billion profit!
    In the fourth quarter alone(Oct, Nov, Dec), the company earned $11.66 billion!
    That works out to $1,300 a second or $3.6 million during a typical 47 minute class period at Tohickon!

    4/17/08
    The Colosseum in Rome is lit up at night whenever an execution takes place somewhere in the world.
    In fact, the Colosseum was even illuminated when Saddam Hussein was executed!!

    4/16/08
    Yesterday, as most of you know, was tax day.
    -Did you know that the income tax was begun during the Civil War, but it was only a temporary measure.
    -In fact, the U.S. Supreme Court even ruled that the income tax was unconstitutional, stating it was a "communistic threat."
    -It was made permanent in 1914.

    4/15/08
    Do you know how many points are on the crown of the Statue of Liberty and why?
    Answer: There are seven, one for each of the continents.
    Submitted by Sean A.

    4/14/08
    The New York Yankees spent $50,000 and 5 hours on Saturday tearing apart concrete in their new stadium to remove a Boston Red Sox jersey that was buried there by a construction worker who was trying to curse the Yankees and their new ballpark! Luckily, the jersey was found and will be auctioned off by the Yankees. The Yankees are planning on donating the money to The Jimmy Fund, a Red Sox charity.

    4/11/08
    Do you know how many countries there are in the world?
    Answer: 195. However, there are 196 if you recognize Taiwan.

    4/9/08
    On August 16th, 1960, Joseph Kittinger piloted a hot-air balloon to an altitude of 102,800 feet...and jumped! This was not some dare-devil stunt, but rather an air force experiment to study the effects of high altitude on the human body. Kittinger set records for the highest balloon ascent, highest parachute jump, longest freefall(14 minutes), and fastest freefall(614 m.p.h.). His body alone actually broke the sound barrier! He survived unharmed and is retired and living in Florida today.

    4/8/08
    On July 2nd, 1982, Larry Walters tied 42 helium-filled weather balloons to a lawn chair. He underestimated the power of his flying machine as he ascended to a height of 16,000 feet. Fortunately, Larry brought a b.b. gun to help him descend to a lower altitude. He began shooting his balloons to help him get away from the thin and cold air. When Larry landed, he was immediately arrested for crossing into Federal air space. A pilot of a large commuter jet had contacted the tower saying he had just passed a guy in a lawn chair!

    4/7/08
    In 1979, the U.S. space station, called SkyLab, crashed to earth. The San Francisco Examiner offered $10,000 to the first person to bring a piece of the destroyed space station to their headquarters. A 17 year-old boy in Australia found a piece of SkyLab on his roof, caught the next plane to California, and claimed his prize.
    As a sidenote, the U.S. was fined $400 by the Australian government for littering.

    4/4/08
    Which U.S. President did not have enough money to travel to his own inauguration? He actually had to borrow $600 from his neighbor!
    Answer: George Washington.

    4/3/08
    Which of the following people was a high school cheerleader?
    A)Mr. Ellmaker B)Hillary Clinton C) John McCain D) Barack Obama E) President Bush
    Answer: President Bush

    4/2/08
    It takes only eight strokes to create over 30,000 Chinese characters!

    4/1/08
    So, where do we get April Fool's Day from?
    Answer: New Year's Day used to be celebrated on April 1st. In 1582, the Pope changed New Years' Day to January 1st. Many people did not hear the news of the change or simply refused to accept it. These people were made fun of and given the name "fool's errands."

    3/31/08
    The smallest county in the United States in area is New York County, also known as Manhattan.

    Imagine if they attacked...there are 1 million ants for every human in the world!

    3/27/08
    Now that's small: A typical grain of dust floating in the air is halfway in size between a subatomic particle and planet earth! In other words, a subatomic particle is to a grain of dust what a grain of dust is to planet earth.

    3/26/08
    As you are reading this sentence, your eyes are moving back and forth one-hundred times per second.

    *A.A. Milne, author of Winnie-the-Pooh, named his character after his hometown, Winnipeg, Manitoba.

    3/25/08
    Yesterday, the Olympic torch was lit among the ancient ruins in Olympia, Greece. The torch was lit using the sun and a convex mirror. The torch will arrive in Beijing, China in about one week, where it will visit the Great Wall and scale the summit of Mt. Everest.
    *A special torch was even carried underwater by a scuba diver along the Great Barrier Reef in 2000, just prior to the Sydney games.

    3/18/08
    March 15th is considered a bad luck day by many people and cultures. It is the anniversary of the day that Julius Caesar was assassinated by his best friend, Brutus, and others on the floor of the Senate in Rome. Caesar was given an ominous message by a soothsayer who said, "Beware the ides of March." The ides of March refer to March 15th. Some people even believe the world will come to an end on this date.

    3/17/08
    There are more Irish-Americans than the entire population of Ireland!
    How many more? Try 9 times as many...The current population of Ireland is 4 million and there are about 36 million Irish-Americans.
    *In fact, there are more Irish-Americans living in New York City than Irish living in Dublin, Ireland!

    3/14/08
    In 713 A.D., a Buddhist monk began carving a giant Buddha out of a cliff in Leshan, China. He believed it would protect people traveling on the dangerous river below. It took more than 90 years to complete and it has stood the test of time. Today, it stands 234 feet tall, 83 feet wide at the shoulders, and the head alone is 48 feet high, making it the largest Buddha statue in the world!

    3/13/08
    Here's a brainteaser... A boy goes into town to buy a five foot-long fishing rod. He tries to get on a bus to go home, but the bus driver says, "Sonny, nothing over four feet-long is allowed on the bus."
    So, the boy goes back to the store and asks the clerk for something and is now able to get back on the bus with his fishing rod. What did he ask for?
    Note: The rod was not cut nor bent.
    Answer: He asked for a 3 foot by 4 foot box and arranged the 5 foot rod diagonally in the box.
    Think of a right angle, with the fishing rod being the hypotenuse.

    3/12/08
    Can you guess how many people have been killed by "man-eating" piranhas in recorded history?
    Answer: None

    3/11/08
    On March 10th, 1888, temperatures along the east coast of the U.S. were in the 50's. The following three days brought the most famous blizzard in American history: "The Blizzard of '88." Between 40 and 50 inches of snow fell, the wind blew at 48 mph, and there were 40 to 50 foot high snow drifts. 400 people died, 200 ships sunk, and "The Great White Hurricane" brought about the creation of the New York City subway system.

    3/10/08
    The word "posh" has an interesting origin. The wealty elite of England paid a hefty price to have the African continent visible from their cabins while traveling to and from South Africa. In order to have this luxury, the rich had to be quartered on the portside out of England and on the starboard side returning to England. All luggage was marked "POSH" to indicate "port out, starboard home."

    3/7/08
    Matt McGrory has the record for the largest feet. Before he passed away in 2005, he wore a size 29 1/2 shoe. In fact, he needed to have shoes specially made that cost more than $22,000! By the way, Matt also has the record for the largest toe.
    As a side note, Mr. Felton attended college with Matt.
    *Submitted by Daniel R.

    3/6/08
    Michel Lotito of France is known as "Mr. Eat Everything." Since 1966, he has eaten
    18 bicycles, 15 shopping carts, 7 T.V. sets, 6 chandeliers, 2 beds, a pair of skis,
    a computer, and a Cessna lightweight aircraft.
    *Submitted by Daniel R.

    3/5/08
    -Every mosquito has 47 teeth.
    -More than 71 million gallons of water pass over Victoria Falls in Africa every minute!
    *Submitted by Cody R.

    3/4/08
    The White House, in Washington, D.C., is the only home in the United States that has its own zip code: 20500, which is also the only zip code in the country ending in two zeros!

    3/3/08
    Do you know what floccinaucinihipiliffication means?
    Answer: The act of determining that something is worthless.