1. Charles Mason and Jeremiah Dixon helped resolve a border dispute by surveying land in the American Colonies, but the term “Mason-Dixon Line” did not become popularized until almost sixty years later.
2. Not only can panic attacks cause social problems for their sufferers, but they can also create anxiety based around the fear of another attack.
3. Alfred Nobel, the noted Swedish scientist, has left behind a legacy, not only as the inventor of dynamite, but also as the creator of the Nobel Prizes for achievements in sciences, arts, and humanities.
4. Housecats can sleep as much as sixteen hours a day, and this is not surprising to many cat owners who see them napping around their homes all day long.
5. Human beings can live far longer without food than they can without water, making it absolutely essential for hikers and campers to have an adequate supply of fluids when they are in the great outdoors.
6. Christopher Columbus is often thought to be the explorer who discovered America; however, he never actually set foot on the North American continent, landing instead on the islands that are now known as the Bahamas.
7. Dieters can help improve their chances of weight loss success if they drink 8–10 glasses of water a day because the fluids will flush out their systems and help them feel full even though they are actually eating fewer calories.
8. Dieticians agree that the best way for people to stay healthy is to avoid processed foods as much as possible, relying instead on whole grains, lean meats, and fresh fruits and vegetables for most caloric intake.
9. As hybrid-fuel vehicles come down in cost, we can expect to see more people purchase them as a way to lower the nation’s dependence on fossil fuels and reduce the amount of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases that we release into the atmosphere.