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Zulfiqar Shah Tuesday, June 28, 2011 10:55 AM

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In 2002, the most popular boat name in the U.S. was Liberty

One out of 20 people have an extra rib

44% of kids watch television before they go to sleep

In 1865, the U.S. Secret Service was first established for the specific purpose to combat the counterfeiting of money

Istanbul, Turkey is the only city in the world located on two continents

In 1967, the IMAX film system was invented by Canadian Ivan Grame Ferguson to premier at Expo 67.

Approximately 40% of the U.S. paper currency in circulation was counterfeit by the end of the Civil War

Every three days a human stomach gets a new lining

In 1873, Colgate made a toothpaste that was available in a jar

The Kodiak, which is native to Alaska, is the largest bear and can measure up to eight feet and weigh as much as 1,700 pounds

The three best-known western names in China: Jesus Christ, Richard Nixon, and Elvis Presley

Mars is the home of Olympus Mons, the largest known volcano in our solar system

The Gastric Flu can cause projectile vomiting

The second best selling game of all time is Jenga. Jenga is a Swahili word, meaning "to build."

Cinderella is known as Rashin Coatie in Scotland, Zezolla in Italy, and Yeh-hsien in China

The name Wendy was made up for the book "Peter Pan."

The fur of the binturong, also known as the "Asian Bear Cat," smells like popcorn. The scent is believed to come from a gland located near the tail

In 1894 the first big Coke sign was found on the side of a building located in Cartersville, Georgia, and still exists today

The longest distance a deepwater lobster has been recorded to travel is 225 miles

Orcas (killer whales), when traveling in groups, breathe in unison

The Great Pyramids used to be as white as snow because they were encased in a bright limestone that has worn off over the years

NASCAR stands for National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing

Percentage of American men who say they would marry the same woman if they had it to do all over again: 80%

Paul Hunn holds the record for the loudest burp, which was 118.1 decibels, which is as loud as a chainsaw

A monkey was once tried and convicted for smoking a cigarette in South Bend, Indiana

There are six million parts in the Boeing 747-400.

The first TONKA truck was made in 1947

In the U.S., over one million gallons of cosmetics, drinks, and lotions are sold that contain aloe in them per year

Sugar Bear (the mascot for Golden Crisps cereal) was born in 1963

The Tonle Sap River in Cambodia flows north for almost half the year and then south for the rest of the year

Japanese research has concluded that moderate drinking can boost IQ levels

For more than 3,000 years, Carpenter ants have been used to close wounds in India, Asia and South America

Baskin Robbins plain vanilla ice cream is the number one selling flavour and accounts for a quarter of their sales

Elizabeth Taylor has appeared on the cover of Life magazine more than anyone else

The typical lead pencil can draw a line that is thirty five miles long

The word "toy" comes from an old English word that means "tool."

Smokers are twice as likely to develop lower back pain than non-smokers

Humans are born with 300 bones in their body, however when a person reaches adulthood they only have 206 bones. This occurs because many of them join together to make a single bone

The reason why hair turns gray as we age is because the pigment cells in the hair follicle start to die, which is responsible for producing "melanin" which gives the hair colour

In 1960 there were 16,067 gambling slots in Nevada. By 1999, this number rose to 205,726 slots which would be one slot for every 10 people residing there

It takes the Hubble telescope about 97 minutes to complete an orbit of the Earth. On average, the Hubble uses the equivilent amount of energy as 30 household light bulbs to complete an orbit.

The two factories of the Jelly Belly Candy Company produces approximately 100,000 pounds of jelly beans a day. this amounts to about 1,250,000 jelly beans an hour

Pucks hit by hockey sticks have reached speeds of up to 150 miles per hour

The "naked recreation and travel" industry has grown by 233% in the past decade

The Planters Peanut Company mascot, Mr. Peanut, was created during a contest for schoolchildren in 1916

Most lipstick contains fish scales

The sentence "the quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog" uses every letter in the english language

The expression cooked "al dente" means "to the tooth." What this means is that the pasta should be somewhat firm, and offer some resistance to the tooth, but should also be tender

Of married couples, 70% of men and 60% of women have cheated on their spouse

No piece of paper can be folded in half more than 7 times

More people are killed by donkeys annually than are killed in plane crashes

The first couple to be shown on a sitcom sleeping in the same bed was "Mary Kay and Johnny."

Asthma affects one in fifteen children under the age of eighteen

A one ounce milk chocolate bar has 6 mg of caffeine

Throughout the South, peanuts were known as "Monkey Nuts," and "Goober peas," before the civil war

Scallops have approximately 100 eyes around the edge of its shell

In 1810, Peter Durand invented the tin can for preserving food

The fear of peanut butter sticking to the roof of the mouth is called Arachibutyrophobia

Men in their early twenties shave an average of four times a week

Colour is not an indicator for the taste or ripeness in cranberries

Each year there are approximately 20 billion coconuts produced worldwide

A chicken with red earlobes will produce brown eggs, and a chicken with white earlobes will produce white eggs

Not all polar bears hibernate; only pregnant females polar bears do

There is a restaurant in Stockholm that only offers all-garlic products. They even have a garlic cheesecake

Serving ice cream on cherry pie was once illegal in Kansas

Superman The Escape rollercoaster, located in California at Six Flags Magic Mountain, goes from 0 to 100 miles per hour in only 7 seconds

Five thousandths of a millimeter is the tolerance of accuracy at the LEGO mould factories

2.5 cans of Spam are consumed every second in the United States

In 1836, Mexican General Santa Anna held an elaborate state funeral for his amputated leg. updated

A meteor has only destroyed one satellite, which was the European Space Agency's Olympus in 1993.

The Koala bear is not really a bear, but is really related to the kangaroo and the wombat.

One gallon of pure maple syrup weighs 11 pounds

Instead of a Birthday Cake, many Russian children are given a Birthday Pie

The largest employer in the world is the Indian railway system in India, employing over 1.6 million people

The word "comet" comes from the Greek word "kometes" meaning long hair and referring to the tail

The average price for a major league baseball game in 2004 is $19.82

The hydra, which is related to the jellyfish, can grow its body back in a couple of days if it is cut in half

The deepest mine in the world is the East Rand mine, which goes to a depth of about 3,585 metres

Native Indians have been known to paint their doors blue, which they believe keeps the bad spirits out

Before air conditioning was invented, white cotton slipcovers were put on furniture to keep the air cool.

It would take about fourteen and half million notes of currency to build a mile high stack

Chinese Crested dogs can get acne

It costs about 3 cents to make a $1 bill in the United States

Colgate faced a big obstacle marketing toothpaste in Spanish speaking countries. Colgate translates into the command "go hang yourself."

The cross bow was invented by the Chinese and records of its usage goes back to as far as the Three Kingdom Period (220 a.d.-280 a.d.).

It is estimated that by the end of 2000, there has been 142,600 tonnes of gold mined in the world

One-third pound stalk of broccoli contains more vitamin C than 204 apples

The Flintstones cartoon was the first thirty-minute cartoon to be aired during prime time

The abbreviation Xmas for the word Christmas is of Greek origin. Since the word for Christ in the Greek language is Xristos, which starts with the letter "X," they started putting the X in place of Christ and came up with the short form for the word Christmas

Dipsomania refers to an insatiable craving for alcoholic beverages

China has more English speakers than the United States

Pitcher Darold Knowles once pitched all seven games of one World Series

In a day, kids in the U.S. that are between the ages of 2 - 8 spend 28 minutes of their time coloring

The Ancient Greek women made a type of cheek blush by painting their cheeks with herbal pastes which was made out of crushed berries and seeds

Herbert Hoover, who was the 31st president of the United Stated, turned over all the Federal salary checks he received to charity during the 47 years he was in government

Macadamia nuts are not sold in their shells because it takes 300 pounds per square inch of pressure to break the shell

Japan has approximately 200 volcanoes and is home to 10% of the active volcanoes in the world

Before 1928, yo-yos used to be called bandalores in the United States

The only South East Asian country that has never been colonized by a Western Power is Thailand

In 1631, two London bible printers accidentally left the word "not" out of the seventh commandment, which then read, "Thou shalt commit adultery." This legendary book is now known as the "Wicked Bible."

The shortest war in history was between Zanzibar an England in 1896. Zanzibar surrendered after 38 minutes

Irish Wolfhound dogs have a short lifespan and live about 7-8 years

When Queen Elizabeth I of England died she owned over 3,000 gowns

Female alligators lay about 40 eggs that hatch in 60 - 70 days

The nickname for a Japanese businessmen is "Salarymen."

Emus cannot walk backwards

The external tank on space shuttles is not painted. It is the only part of the shuttle that is lost after launch, so it is not necessary to worry about metal corrosion.

The most popular Twizzler candy flavour is strawberry

Thirty percent of all bingo players are under the age of 35

Infants spend more time dreaming than adults do

The famous Casanova (Giacomo Casanova) was a librarian for many years before he died

The only species of turtle that lives in the open ocean is the sea turtle

Toronto was the first city in the world with a computerized traffic signal system

Seniors who drink a cup of coffee before a memory test score higher than those who drink a cup of decaffeinated coffee

Venus is the only planet that rotates clockwise

Some octopuses have been known to eat their arms off when they are exposed to stressful situations

On average, 749 pounds of paper products is used by an American individual annually

The skeleton of a spider is located on the outside of the body. The name for this is exoskelton

Incas used to create pots in the shape of peanuts that were highly prized

The letter J does not appear anywhere on the periodic table of the elements

Over 200 varieties of watermelons are grown in the U.S

The most dangerous job in the United States is that of a fisherman, followed by logging and then an airline pilot

The words "abstemioius," and "facetious" both have all the five vowels in them in order

French soldiers during World War I had the nickname "poilu" which translates to "hairy one."

Former U.S. President William Taft converted the White House stable into a four car garage in 1909

People living on the east coast prefer creamy peanut butter, while people living on the west coast prefer chunky peanut butter

Some snails live on branches in trees

Tomato ketchup is a good conditioner for the hair. It also helps get the greenish tinge that some blonde haired people get after swimming in water with chlorine in it

The youngest pope was 11 years old

Did you know you share your birthday with at least 9 other million people in the world

Soldiers disease is a term for morphine addiction. The Civil War produced over 400,000 morphine addicts

The longest chapter in the Bible is Psalm 119, which is 176 verses

During the First World War, cigarettes were handed out to soldiers along with their rations

The longest freshwater shoreline in the world is located in the state of Michigan

There are bananas called "Red banana" that are maroon to dark purple when ripe

Franklin Pierce was the first U.S. President to have a Christmas tree in the White House

The USA bought Alaska from Russia for 2 cents an acre

Walt Disney had originally suggested using the name Mortimer Mouse instead of Mickey Mouse

The length of brink of the Canadian "Horseshoe" Falls located in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada is 2600 feet

The smile is the most frequently used facial expression. A smile can use anywhere from a pair of 5 to 53 facial muscles

The right lung of a human is larger than the left one. This is because of the space and placement of the heart

Native Americans used to use pumpkin seeds for medicine

The pound key (#) on the keyboard is called an octothorpe

The chemical name for caffeine is 1,3,7-trimethylzantihine

Corals take a long time to grow. Some corals only grow one centimeter in one year

Walmart-mart sells more apparel a year than all the other competing department stores combined

Canada has more inland waters and lakes than any other country in the world

Ramses II, a pharaoh of Egypt died in 1225 B.C. At the time of his death, he had fathered 96 sons and 60 daughters

The word "lethologica" describes the state of not being able to remember the word you want

Since its introduction in February 1935, more than two hundred million Monopoly board games have been sold worldwide

Women are twice as likely to be diagnosed with depression than men in the United States

The smallest man ever was Gul Mohammed (1957-1997) of India, who measured 1 feet, 10? inches

500,000 tons of dog excrement are dumped annually on the streets of Paris

Hydrogen gas is the least dense substance in the world, at 0.08988g/cc

In Belgium, there is a museum just for strawberries

The Simpsons is the longest running prime-time animated series on television history

The more a person struggles to get out of quicksand the faster they will sink. Staying still, and being calm will actually make the body float in the quicksand because the body is less dense than the quicksand is

On average, a Canadian girl owns seven Barbie dolls, whereas an American girl owns eight

A piece of French toast that was partially eaten by Justin Timberlake sold on eBay

The Olympic was the sister ship of the Titanic, and she provided twenty-five years of service

Atari had to bury millions of unsold "E.T." game cartridges in a New Mexico desert landfill in 1982

The biggest disco ball in the world has a diameter of 2.41 meters and 137.89 kilograms. It also has 6,900 mirror squares on it

The national anthem of Greece has 158 verses

An average city dog lives approximately three years longer than an average country dog

On average, falling asleep while driving results in 550 accidents per day in the United States

Scatologists are experts who study feces. (aka. crap, dung, dookie, dumps, feces, excrement, etc.)

Pumpkins contain potassium and vitamin A

The greatest mountain range is the Mid-Ocean Ridge, extending 64,374 km from the Arctic Ocean to the Atlantic Ocean

Pepsi got its name from the ingredient pepsin, which is said to aid in digestion, however, it is not known

The spray WD-40 got its name because there were forty attempts needed before the creation of the "water displacing" substance

Contrary to popular beliefs, chocolate does not cause acne

Detroit, Michigan has more registered bowlers than any other city in the USA

The fastest moving land snake is the Black Mamba, which can move up to 7 miles per hour

Annually Americans eat 45 million turkeys at Thanksgiving

Rabbits can live up to ten years

The average life span of a single red blood cell is 120 days

Over 250 million Slinky toys have been sold since its debut in 1946

In 1961, Italian artist Piero Manzoni packed his feces in cans, signed and mounted them, and then sold them as art

The last thing Elvis Presley ate before he died was four scoops of ice cream and 6 chocolate chip cookies

Some Chinese chopsticks contain gold as on of their materials

The chances of making two holes-in-one in a round of golf are one in 67 million

The watch was invented by Peter Henlein of Nuremberg in 1510.

In North America there are approximately 618 roller coasters

The concept of Boxing Day, which is on December 26th, was to give boxes of food and clothing to the poor. It is now viewed in some countries as a time to get merchandise from stores at reduced prices

Crayola is a French word that means "Oily chalk."

Every year, Burger King restaurants prepare over 950,000 pounds of bacon for their breakfast customers

Isaac Newton used to be a member of parliament

Dumbest Dog: Afghan hound

At just four years old Mozart was able to learn a piece of music in half an hour

It would take twenty new mid-size cars to generate the same amount of pollution that a mid-size 1960's car did.

The honey badger can withstand hundreds of bee stings that would otherwise kill another animal

There are 500,000 detectable earthquakes in the world each year

Black pepper is the most popular spice in the world

In Greece, the climate is so warm that many of the cinemas do not even have roofs

The word "moose" comes from the native Algonquian Indian word meaning "twig eater."

All 50 states are listed across the top of the Lincoln Memorial on the back of the $5 bill

An armadillo can walk under water

There are over one hundred billion galaxies with each galaxy having billions of stars

The Uape Indians, who live in the Amazon, mix the ashes of their recently cremated relatives with alcohol, then all members of the family drink the mix with fond memories of the deceased

The word "diamond" comes from the Greek word "adamas," which means "unconquerable."

On average, a typical dairy cow lies down and stands up about 14 times a day

For the movie "Tootsie" actor Dustin Hoffman thought of the title. His mother used to call him that as a child

The world record for rocking non-stop in a rocking chair is 480 hours held by Dennis Easterling, of Atlanta, Georgia

The Sears Tower consists of nine framed tubes, which connects nine skyscrapers as one building

The first subway system in America was built in Boston, Massachusetts in 1897

There are approximately 45 billion fat cells in an average adult

To make one pound of butter, 29 cups of milk are needed

The dot that appears over the letter "i" is called a tittle

The San Francisco Cable cars are the only mobile National Monuments

Close to 73% of girls in Bangladesh are married by age 18

Nerve impulses for muscle position travel at a speed of up to 390 feet per second

In the summer of 1858, the smell of the sewage in the Thames River in London was so bad that the Members of Parliament had to leave from the chamber of the House of Commons. This was a result of two million people dumping all their sewage into the river

One out of five people that eat ice cream binge on ice cream in the middle of the night. The person is usually between 18 - 24 years old

The Basenji dog is the only dog that is not able to bark

There is a dog museum in St. Louis, Missouri

The tip of a bullwhip moves so fast that it breaks the sound barrier. The crack of the whip is actually a tiny sonic boom.

There is a city called Smackover located in Arkansas

An average person laughs about 15 times a day

The labels for Crayola crayons come in 18 different colors

The temperature of milk when it leaves the body of a cow is 101 degrees Fahrenheit. The milk is then quickly chilled and stored at a temperature of 40 degrees Fahrenheit

In Spain, it is common to pour chocolate milk or cafe au lait on cereal for breakfast

Over 50% of the wedding in the U.S. occur in the afternoon

Before the fur trade had started in Canada, it was estimated that there were over 6 million beavers

Eating dandelions can make you urinate more

Enough paper is recycled in the USA every day, that a 15 mile long train of boxcars could be filled up with paper.

The palms of your hands and the soles of your feet cannot tan, or grow hair

At the White House, president John Adams was said to be the first to display fireworks there

About 10% of the 100,000 thunderstorms that occur in the USA every year are classified as severe.

Sylvia Plath was a famous poet who killed herself at age thirty-one by sticking her head into a gas oven

A baseball will go farther in hot temperature than in cold temperature

A rabbit is not able to vomit

The aorta, which is largest artery located in the body, is about the diameter of a garden hose

Niagara Falls actually stopped flowing back in 1848 for about 20 hours because there was ice that was blocking the Niagara River

The world's first underground was the London Underground in1863. It has 275 stations and 253 miles of track.

The first American president to deliver a speech over the radio was Warren G. Harding

There are more than 40 million Americans that have "chronic halitosis," which is bad breath that never goes away

The human body makes anywhere from 1 to 3 pints of saliva every 24 hours

Cheetahs are the fastest land animal and can reach speeds up to 72mph

The purpose of tonsils is to destroy foreign substances that are swallowed or breathed in

The country with the highest consumption of candy at 29.5 pounds annually per person is Denmark

One of the most dangerous insect in the world is the common housefly. They carry and transmit more diseases than any other animal in the world

Every day, over 1,300 babies are born prematurely in the USA

The sun is approximately 149 million kilometres from the earth

The Great White Shark can grow to be more than twenty feet long and can weigh approximately 4,000 pounds

In 1832, in Paisley, Scotland the first municipal water filtration works was opened

The only popcorn museum in the world is lcoated in Marion, Ohio, USA

Any animal that has skin hair or fur can get dandruff, but in animals it is called "dander."

The average ice berg weighs 20,000,000 tons

In 1819, the USA purchased Florida from Spain for the cancellation of a $5 million debt

In a lifetime, the average driver will honk 15,250 times

Jewelers Tiffany & Co., based in New York, are responsible for making the Super Bowl trophy

Skippy Peanut Butter is sold more in the world than any other peanut butter

The highest bridge in the world is located in the Himalyan mountains. It was built by the Indian Army, in 1982, and is about 5,600 metres above sea level

In 1893, the first mosque in the United States was built

Apples are part of the rose family

Every eleven minutes in the U.S., a woman dies of breast cancer

Mr. Butts invented the game SCRABBLE. The game was originally called "Criss Cross Words."

Actress Meryl Streep holds the record for the most Oscar nominated actress, with a record of 13 nominations

In a year approximately 900 million trees are cut down to make the raw materials needed for American pulp mills and paper

Enamel is hardest substance in the human body

A leech has 32 brains

Thomas Edison designed a helicopter that would work with gunpowder. It ended up blowing up and also blew up his factory.

In the late 1800's, washing machines and butter churners were sometimes powered by dogs walking on treadmills.

In China, people eat a bar of chocolate for every 1,000 chocolate bars eaten by the British

Leonardo Da Vinci invented the scissors

Clarence Crane the inventor of "Crane's Peppermint Life Savers" sold his rights to the popular candy for less than three thousand dollars.

Namco, who are the manufacturers of Pac Man the video game, has estimated that the original arcade game has been played over 10 billion times by individuals

In Ivrea, Italy, thousands of citizens celebrate the beginning of Lent by throwing oranges at one another

The sloth moves so slowly that green algae grows in the grooves of their hair

In the world, the United States and France have the most pet dogs. Approximately one out of every three families has a pet dog. Switzerland and Germany are the lowest only having one dog per every ten families

There are 50% more males that are left handed compared to females

Armadillos breed in July, but get pregnant in November after delaying implantation. This allows the young to be born during the spring when there is an abundance of food

Carbon monoxide can kill a person in less than 15 minutes

The Nobel Peace prize was first awarded in 1901 to Jean Henry Dunant, who was the founder of the Swiss Red Cross

In August 1999, Lori Lynn Lomeli set a record by spinning 82 Hula Hoops at the same time for three full revolutions

The wheelbarrow was invented by the Chinese.

The colour blue has a calming effect. It causes the brain to release calming hormones

Over 20 million BluBlocker sunglasses have been sold since its debut in 1986. They now come in over 100 different styles

Crabs have very small hairs on their claws and other parts of their body to help detect water currents and vibrations

In 1962, the first Wal-Mart opened up in Rogers, Arkansas

Duracell, the battery-maker, built parts of its new international headquarters using materials from its own waste

Vampire bat saliva has been responsible for many advances in research into stroke recovery

During the making of the the movie "Fight Club," actor Brad Pitt chipped his tooth. However, he did not get his tooth capped until after the movie was done filming as he thought it would look better chipped for his character

Clans of long ago that wanted to get rid of their unwanted peoplewithout killing them used to burn their houses down - hence theexpression "toget fired."

In ancient Rome, it was considered a sign of leadership to be born with a crooked nose

The word "checkmate" in chess comes from the Persian phrase "Shah-Mat," which means the king is dead

If you yelled for 8 years, 7 months and 6 days, you would have produced enough sound energy to heat one cup of coffee

A common drink for Tibetans is Butter Tea which is made out of butter, salt, and brick tea

Bourbon was first made by a Baptist minsister from Bourbon County in Kentucky in 1789. That is where it got its name

The Pentagon, in Arlington, Virginia, has twice as many bathrooms as is necessary. When it was built in the 1940s, the state of Virginia still had segregation laws requiring separate toilet facilities for blacks and whites

McDonald restaurants serve food and drink to an amazing 43 million customers on a daily basis

The game Monopoly was once very popular in Cuba; however, Fidel Castro ordered that all games be destroyed

Nearly half of all Americans suffer from symptoms of burnout

During the era of Louis XIV, women used lemons to redden their lips

70% of the poor people in the world are female

The thickness of the Arctic ice sheet is on average 10 feet. There are some areas that are thick as 65 feet

The adult human body requires about 88 pounds of oxygen daily

The biggest pumpkin the world weighs 1,337.6 pounds

The highest consumption of Pizza occurs during Super Bowl week

During World War II, condoms were used to cover rifle barrels from being damaged by salt water as the soldiers swam to shore

Approximately 55% of movies released are Rated R

The Roman emperor Domitian took great pleasure in being secluded in his room for hours and catching flies and stabbing them with pens

Tarantulas can live up to 30 years

On average redheads have 90,000 hairs. People with black hair have about 110,000 hairs

More than half the time spent in United States courts is cases that involve automobiles

One barrel of petroleum holds 42 gallons

The smoke that is produced by a fire kills more people than a burn does because of carbon monoxide and other dangerous gases

The Saguaro Cactus, found in South-western United States does not grow branches until it is 75 years old.

In Belgium, 172,000 tons of chocolate are produced in a year

The word Nike comes from Greek Mythology. Nike is the goddess of victory and was often depicted as a small winged figure whom the goddess Athene carried

The biggest bug in the world is the Goliath Beetle which can weigh up to 3.5 ounces and be 4.5 inches long

Leaving the water running while brushing your teeth can waste four gallons of water in a minute

Steve Fletcher holds the record for the largest gum wrapper collection. His collection has 5300 gum wrappers from all across the world

There was once a country called Prussia. After World War II, it was divided among Poland, Germany, and the USSR

The word Spain means "the land of rabbits."

In 1936, the first practical helicopter was invented. It was the German Focke-Wulf Fw 61.

The word tulip comes from the Turkish word for turban

Psychokinesis refers to the ability of moving objects through psychic power

The fat that comes from sheep, which is called tallow, can also be used to produce soap and candles

In Britain, one out of every four potatoes is eaten in the form of french fries

In the movie Psycho by Alfred Hitchcock, chocolate syrup was used for blood in the shower scene

The movie "Chicken Run" made in 2,000 had the most plasticine used in an animated movie. They used 2,380 kg of plasticine for the movie

During WWII, because a lot of players were called to duty, the Pittsburgh Steelers and Philadelphia Eagles combined to become The Steagles

The titan arum flower is the largest flower in the world and gives off a horrible odor that smells like rotting flesh when it blooms

Every day, the average person swallows about a quart of snot

When the only queen ant dies, so does the entire colony, because no new workers are born

The Dutch people are known to be the tallest people in Europe

The average American kid will eat approximately 1.500 peanut butter sandwiches by high school graduation

Goats do not have upper front teeth

It has been suggested that shepherds are responsible for inventing the game golf. It is said that they used to use their staffs to hit the stones

There are about 6,800 languages in the world

Studies have shown that by putting on slow background music it can make a person eat food at a slower rate

By walking an extra 20 minutes every day, an average person will burn off seven pounds of body fat in an year

Ironically, when doctors in Los Angeles, California went on strike in 1976, the daily number of deaths in the city dropped 18%

Octopus and squid are thought to be the most intelligent of all invertebrates

On average, a beaver can cut down two hundred trees a year.

The name of the first menthol cigarette in the United States was "Spud."

A world record 328 pound ovarian cyst was removed from a woman in Galveston, Texas, in 1905. updated

The fastest shark is the "Shortfin Mako," which can swim as fast as sixty miles per hour

The flatulation from domesticated cows produce about 30% of the methane on this planet

Ironically, watermelons, which are 92% water, originated from the Kalahari Desert in Africa

The first tattoo machine was invented by Samuel O'Reilly. He did this by using equipment that Thomas Edison used to engrave hard surfaces.

In a lifetime, an average human produces 10,000 gallons of saliva

A slug has four noses

Chili Powder was invented in the 19th century in the American Southwest

The sea cucumber spills its internal organs out as a defense mechanism

Approximately 25,000 workers died during the building of the Panama Canal and approximately 20,000 of them contracted malaria and yellow fever

Braces were first invented by Pierre Fauchard in 1728. The braces were made by a flat strip of metal, which was connected to the teeth by thread.

Marilyn Monroe had six toes

There is a town in Texas called Ding Dong. In 1990, the population was only twenty-two people

The total volume of mail that went through the Canadian postal system in 1950 was 1,362,310,155 items

The highest toll paid by a ship to cross the Panama Canal was by the Crown Princess on May 2, 1993 in the amount of $141,349.97 U.S. funds

The name of the famous snack "Twinkies" was invented by seeing a billboard in St. Louis, that said "Twinkle Toe Shoes."

The word "Nazi" is actually an abbreviation for Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei, which refers to the National Socialist German Workers Party

The unique characteristics of Barbie dolls in Japan are that they have their lips closed with no teeth showing

The Coca Cola company offers more than 300 different beverages

Neptune was the first planet in our solar system to be discovered by mathematics

Five percent of the people who use personal ads for dating are already married

Camel is considered unclean meat in the Bible

Soldier Field is the oldest field in the NFL

In the U.S., over one million gallons of cosmetics, drinks, and lotions are sold that contain aloe in them per year

The name Jeep came from the abbreviation used in the army for the"General Purpose" vehicle, G.P.

Eating eight strawberries will provide you with more Vitamin C than an orange

The first toilet ever seen on television was on "Leave It To Beaver".

Mosquitoes have teeth

To be born on Sunday was considered a sign of great sin during the Puritan times

The citrus soda "7 UP" was created in 1929. The original name of the popular drink was "Bib-Label Lithiated Lemon-Lime Soda", but it got changed to "7 UP."

The average four year-old child asks over four hundred questions a day

Prosopagnosia refers to the inability to identify people by their faces. In severe cased prosopagnosia a person may not be able to identify themselves in a mirror

On November 29, 2000, Pope John Paul II was named an "Honorary Harlem Globetrotter."

An adult sheep can eat between 1 to 4 kg of food per day

In 1888, Hollywood was founded by Harvey and Daeida Wilcox, who named the city after their summer home in Chicago

Blood is such a good stain that Native Americans used it for paint

In 1876, the first microphone was invented by Emile Berliner.

"I am." is the second shortest complete sentence in the English language

On average, a person will spend about five years eating during their lifetime

Each king in a deck of playing cards represents a great king from history. Spades - King David, Clubs - Alexander the Great, Hearts - Charlemagne, Diamonds - Julius Caesar

Many cancer patients that are treated with chemotherapy lose their hair. For some when the hair grows back, it can grow back a different colour, or be curly or straight

A volcano has enough power to shoot ash as high as 50 km into the atmosphere

The longest hiccups on record was by an American pig farmer whose hiccups persisted from 1922 to 1987

Coupons were introduced in 1894 when Asa Candler bought the Coca-Cola formula for $2,300 and gave people coupons that he had written out to receive a free glass of coke

Panthers are known as black leopards, as they are the same species of leopard. If looked at closely, black spots can be seen on a panther

Approximately 25% of all scald burns to children are from hot tap water and is associated with more deaths than with any other liquid

In London, during rush hour traffic moves on average at 13 kilometres an hour

Tomatoes and cucumbers are fruits

In the United States, approximately 50 million people fish per year

Cattle can produce up to 180 litres of saliva in one day

Dolphins hear by having sound waves transmit through their skull to their inner ear region

Teflon was accidently discovered by scientist Dr. Roy Plunkett while he was conducting a coolant gas experiment in 1938

The risk of cardiovascular disease is twice as high in women that snore regularly compared to women who do not snore. updated

Close to 80% of people who watch the Super Bowl on television, only do so to view the commercials

The first theatre to show motion pictures was the Nickelodeon on June 19, 1905 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. It was opened by Harry Davis on Smithfield Street

The White House has a movie theater, swimming pool, bowling lane, jogging track, and a tennis court

About two hundred years before the birth of Christ, the Druids used mistletoe to celebrate that winter was approaching

Cats have over one hundred vocal sounds, dogs only have about ten

A butterfly can see the colors red, green, and yellow

In the game of Monopoly, the most landed on properties are B&O Railroad, Illinois Avenue, and "Go."

The airplane Buddy Holly died in was the "American Pie." (Thus the nameof the Don McLean song.)

Lions cannot roar until they reach the age of two.

A baby kangaroo is called a joey

Montreal is the second largest French speaking city after Paris

There were 43,687 toilet related accidents in the United States in 1996

In Albania, nodding your head means "no" and shaking your head means "yes."

Ringo Starr appeared in a Japanese advertisement for apple sauce. Ironically his name means "apple sauce" in Japanese

The average US worker toils for two hours and 47 minutes of each working day just to pay income tax. Indeed, the average American pays more in taxes than for food, clothing and shelter put together

There is cyanide in apple pips

True spiders always have organs for spinning silk known as spinnerets

Great Britain has the highest consumption of ice cream than any other European nation

Every continent has a city called Rome

The movie "Cleopatra" cost $44 million to make in 1963. The same movie would now cost $300 million to make taking inflation into account

A species of dolphin is born naturally blind in the Indus and Ganges rivers in South Asia. These dolphins have a highly sophisticated sonar system and swim on only one side of their body

Kermit the Frog was named after Kermit Scott, a childhood friend of creator Jim Henson, who became a professor of philosophy at Purdue University

Weatherman Willard Scott was the first Ronald McDonald

Aztec emperor Montezuma had a nephew, Cuitlahac, whose name meant "plenty of excrement."

Hang On Sloopy is the official rock song of Ohio.

Actor Sylvester Stallone once had a job as a lion cage cleaner

Play-Doh was introduced in 1956 by Hasbro Inc. The only color availabe was an off white, and it came in one size which a one and a half pound can

The USSR launched the world's first artificial satellite, Sputnik 1, in 1957.

An oyster can change its gender

From all the states, Montana has the most different species of animals

The actual smallest sovereign entity in the world is the Sovereign Military Order of Malta (S.M.O.M.). It is located in the city of Rome, Italy, has an area of two tennis courts, and as of 2001 has a population of 80, 20 less people than the Vatican. It is a sovereign entity under international law, just as the Vatican is

Queen Elizabeth I always wore a necklace with a little perfume bottle attached everywhere she went

A group of people that are hired to clap at a performance are called a claque

The tallest tree recorded is located in Humboldt Redwoods State Park, California. It is a coast redwood and has been measured at 117 metres high

In 1926, a waiter in Budapest committed suicide. He left his suicide note in the form of a crossword and the police had to get help from the public to solve it

Anti-American demonstrators protesting in Bangladesh after the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks carried posters of Osama bin Laden sitting alongside Bert, a beloved Sesame Street Muppet character

Polar bear livers contain so much Vitamin A that it can be fatal if eaten by a human

Leather skin does not have any smell. The leather smell that you sense is actually derived from the materials used in the tanning process

Finland is also known as "the land of of the thousand lakes," because of the over 188,000 lakes found in this country

In an year, an average American kid eats 46 slices of pizza

In Las Vegas, casinos do not have any clocks

Bubble gum contains rubber

When Kleenex was first introduced to the market in 1924, it was marketed as a make up or cold cream remover

In the year 1900, for a women to be a telephone operator she had to be between the ages of 17 and 26 and not be married

The first spacecraft to visit the planet Venus was Mariner 2 in 1962.

Humans and dolphins are the only species that have sex for pleasure

Babies that are exposed to cats and dogs in their first year of life have a lower chance of developing allergies when they grow older

Urophobia is the fear of urine or urinating

In 1949, forecasting the relentless march of science, Popular Mechanics said "Computers in the future may weigh no more than 1.5 tons."

Water that is safe to drink is referred to as POTABLE

Actor John Ritter was the voice of Clifford, from "Clifford The Big Red Dog."

Chocolate accounts for less than two percent of the fat in the American diet

The band Duran Duran got their name from an astronaut in the 1968 Jane Fonda movie "Barbarella."

The accent that Mike Myers used for the character Shrek came from the accent that his mother would use when she was telling him bedtime stories when he was a child

In the Netherlands, there are special traffic lanes for bicycles. There are approximately 17,000 kms of cycle lanes with special bicycle traffic lights.

It was believed by Ancient Hindus that the world was a sphere and rested on the back of four elephants, which stood on a turtle

Alexander the Great and Julius Caesar were both epileptic

Every year, more than one million miles of Twizzlers licorice is made

A penguin swims at a speed of approximately 15 miles per hour

The word Thailand means "land of the free."

A rose imprint that was fossilized in a slate was discovered in Florisant, Colorado, which is said to be thirty-five million years old

U.S. bills are 2.61 inches wide, 6.14 inches long, and are .0043 inches thick and weigh 1 gram

The highest mountain in the Western Hemisphere is Mount Aconcagua in Argentina. It rises 22,834 feet above sea level

The Barn Owls hearing is so highly developed that they can hunt for their prey in total darkness

The average number of bridesmaids at a wedding is four

Average number of people airborne over the US any given hour: 61,000

In 1876, Maria Spelterina was the first woman to ever cross Niagara Falls on a high wire

On April 6, 1925, the first in-flight movie was shown. It was a silent film and appeared on a Deutsche Luft Hansa flight

The temperature of lightning bolts is sometimes hotter than the surface of the sun.

When Burger King introduced the Whopper Sandwich in 1957, it cost only thirty-seven cents

Chopsticks originated from China approximately 4,000 years ago

The favorite honeymoon place is Hawaii

The 1960 Summer Olympics were the first Olympics to be aired on television by CBS

The Canadian holiday Boxing Day got its name from the custom of giving. Servants were given boxes which had money hidden inside them from their employers. The servants would have to break the box into pieces to get the money

In proportion, if Jupiter were a basketball, then the sun would be the size of the Louisiana Super Dome

The Toronto Maple Leafs used to be called the Toronto Arenas, then the St. Patricks and finally the Maple Leafs

A dime has 118 ridges around the edge

Next to Warsaw, Chicago has the largest Polish population in the world

In 1391, China began producing toliet paper for use by its Emperors

In the United States, the most frequent month for a tornado to occur is in May.

There are some ice creams that are 75% air

In the United States, lightning hits the ground 40 million times a year.

A mother hen turns her egg approximately 50 times in a day. This is so the yolk does not stick to the shell

The reason why flamingos are pink is because they eat shrimp which have a red pigment

Totally Hair Barbie is the best selling Barbie of all time. It sold over ten million units

Jellyfish have been on Earth for over 650 million years. This is before sharks and dinosaurs

Although white wine can be produced from both red and white grapes, red wine can only be created from red grapes

Shirley Temple was considered to play the role of Dorothy in "The Wizard of Oz."

Babies that wear disposable diapers are five times more likely to get a diaper rash than babies wearing a cotton diaper

One million cloud droplets are needed to make enough water to produce one raindrop.

In the world, the Netherlands has the highest concentration of museums in the world. Just in Amsterdam alone there are 42 museums

Amongst pre-schoolers, Caillou is the fastest-ever-growing television show and is seen in close to 97% of U.S. households

Rice flour was used to strengthen some of the bricks that make up the Great Wall of China

Research has indicated that a tie that is on too tight can increase the risk of glaucoma in men

Each year all of the Hostess bakeries combined bake 500 million Twinkies a year. (A twinkie is a sponge cake with a creamy filling.)

Charlie Chaplin once lost a contest for a Charlie Chaplin look a like

Pluto is the only planet in our solar system that has not been visited by a spacecraft

The worlds tallest free fall rollercoaster is The Giant Drop located in Australia. The drops is 120 meters which is equivalent to a 39 storey building

Stalks of sugar cane can reach up to 30 feet

The markings that are found on dice are called "pips."

Joseph Gayetty is credited for inventing toilet paper in 1857. Unfortunately, his invention failed and did not catch on until ten years later

A newly hatched fish is called a "fry."

The music band UB40 got its name from an unemployment form in England

The Olympic Flame was introduced in 1928 in Amsterdam

The YKK on the zipper of your Levis stands for Yoshida Kogyo Kabushibibaisha, the worlds largest zipper manufacturer

Armadillos can be housebroken

The Eisenhower interstate system requires that one-mile in every five must be straight. These straight sections are usable as airstrips in times of war or other emergencies

The material to build the Taj Mahal was brought in from various parts of India by a fleet of 1000 elephants

Medical research has found substances in mistletoe that can slow down tumor growth

In the USA, 32% of employees eat lunch and work at the same time

In Alabama, it is against the law to wear a fake mustache that could cause laughter in the church

In the United States, more than 4.2 million couples live together that are not married

Bill Gates house was partially designed using a Macintosh computer. new

The male howler monkey of Central and South America is the noisiest land animal, which can be heard clearly from a distance of ten miles away

Nerve cells can travel as fast as 120 metres per second

It is said that grapefruit got its name because it grows like grapes in clusters. One cluster can have up to 25 grapefruits

Abdul Kassam Ismael, Grand Vizier of Persia in the tenth century, carried his library with him wherever he went. Four hundred camels carried the 117,000 volumes

An average adult produces about half a litre of flatulent gas per day, resulting in an average of about fourteen occurrences of flatulence a day

Maine is the toothpick capital of the world

Peanut butter is an effective way to to remove chewing gum from hair or clothes

The longest kiss on record lasted 30 hours and 45 minutes. Dror Orpaz and Carmit Tsubara recorded it on April 5, 1999 at a kissing contest held in Tel Aviv, Israel

Polar bears are excellent swimmers. They have been known to swim more than 60 miles without a rest

The most expensive perfume in the world is Parfum VI, which was made by Arthur Burnham. A 4 inch bottle which is covered with diamonds and 24-carat gold costs $71,380

If Wal-Mart was classified as a country, it would be the 24th most productive country in the world

Cimeti?re du P?re Lachaise located in Paris is the most visited cemetery in the world. The cemetery opened in 1805 and has over one million people buried there, including rock star Jim Morrison

In Australia, a dust-devil is called a "willy-willy

The Leaning Tower of Pisa is 58.36 metres above the ground

Americans write approximately 50 billion checks a year making it the second most frequent payment method used after cash

The name "Snickers" for the popular candy bar was named after a horse that the Mars family owned

The #1 peanut producing state is Georgia

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An artificial Christmas tree last up to six years in a home

Women are four times more likely to have foot problems than men

In 1783, the hot air balloon was invented in France.

There was an army general during the Liberia Civil War who used to lead his army into battle naked. His nickname was "General Butt Naked." Joshua Milton Blahyi (his real name) is now an evangelical preacher in Monrovia

There are no two zebras who have stripes that are exactly the same

The Angel Falls in Venezuela were named after an American pilot, Jimmy Angel, whose plane got stuck on top of the mountain while searching for gold

Lake Ontario was originally named Lake St. Louis

Actor John Travolta was offered the role of Billy Flynn many times for the movie "Chicago." Richard Gere ended up playing the role

The Canadian province of New Brunswick had a bloodless war with the US state of Maine in 1839

There are more than 2,400 flea species in the world

Ninety-nine percent of pumpkins sold in the United States are for the sole purpose of decoration

David McConnell started the California Perfume Company (CPC) in 1886. Today the company is known as Avon, which he named after his favorite playwright William Shakespeare, and Stratford on Avon

Americans did not commonly use forks until after the Civil War

Chicago has the largest cookie factory, where Nabisco made over 4.6 billion "Oreo" cookies in 1997

In 1963, Mister Rogers was ordained as a Presbyterian minister

There was a post office on the Russian space station Mir. Visiting cosmonauts would use unique postal "markers" to stamp envelopes and other items as having flown aboard the Mir space station

In one day, 230 marriage licenses are issued in Las Vegas

Every second there are 418 Kit Kat fingers eaten in the world

The Great Comet of 1843 had a tail that was over 300 kilometres long.

The dumbest dog in the world is the Afghan Hounds

There are no blossoms on the branches of a fig tree, instead it is inside the fruit

The largest chicken egg ever laid weighed a pound and had a double yolk and shell

Billiards used to be so popular at one time that cigarette cards were issued featuring players

Chewing gum has rubber as an ingredient

An orca whale can hold its breath for up to 15 minutes

Alexander the Great was an epileptic

Wood frogs can be frozen solid and then thawed, and continue living. They use the glucose in their body to protect their vital organs while they are in a frozen state

Canadians eat more Kraft Dinner (Macaroni and Cheese) per capita than any other country in the world

In a day, a mature oak tree can draw approximately 50 gallons of water

The reason why bubble gum is pink is because the inventor only had pink colouring left. Ever since then, the colour of bubble gum has been predominantly pink

Emilio Marco Palma was the first person born in Antarctica in 1978

A top freestyle swimmer achieves a speed of only 4 miles per hour. Fish, in contrast, have been clocked at 68 mph

Every single hamster in the United States today comes from a single litter captured in Syria in 1930

Research on pigs led to the development of CAT scans.

The Hundred Years War lasted for 116 years

Some dolphins can swim up to 40 kilometers an hour

In the last 30 years, only seven people have been killed by a polar bear in Canada

The longest U.S. highway is Route 20, which is over 3,365 miles

The largest LEGO castle that was ever built was built with 400,000 LEGO bricks and was 4.45 m x 5.22 m

In the U.S. there are approximately 65.8 million cats

One of the steepest main streets in Canada is located in Saint John, New Brunswick. Over a distance of two blocks the street rises about 80 feet

Avery Laser Labels are named after company founder R. Stanton Avery

The highest point in Pennsylvania is lower than the lowest point in Colorado

On September 9, 1950 dubbed laughter was used for the first time on television. It was used for the sitcom "The Hank McCune Show."

A violin actually contains 70 separate pieces of wood

The human heart can create enough pressure that it could squirt blood at a distance of thirty feet

One out of four American households own a cat

Queen Lydia Liliuokalani was the last reigning monarch of the Hawaiian Islands. She was also the only Queen the United States ever had

Every day 2,700 people die of heart disease

There are 10 million bacteria at the place where you rest your hands at a desk

The quills of a porcupine are soft when they are born

An average American child watches approximately 28 hours of television in one week

Quality standards for pasta were set in the 13th century by the Pope

The A.A. Milne character of Winnie the Pooh made his animated film debut in 1966 in Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree

People have the tendency to chew the food on the side that they most often use their hand

Antarctica is the only land on our planet that is not owned by any country

The Pentagon, in Arlington, Virginia, has twice as many bathrooms as isnecessary. When it was built in the 1940s, the ste of Virginia stillhad segregation laws requiring separate toilet facilities for blacks andwhites.

The Lemon shark grows about 24,000 new teeth a year. A new set of teeth grow approximately every 14 days

One billion seconds is about 32 years

An average American eats approximately 60 hot dogs per year

Iceland consumes more Coca-Cola per capita than any other nation

The water displacement product, WD-40, can be found in 80% of American homes

Dexter is the smallest type of cow. This cow was bred to be a small size for household living

As part of the original design, the names of 72 French scientists and other famous people is imprinted on the sides of the Eiffel tower

The first domain name ever registered was Symbolics.com

Thirty to 40 gallons of sugar maple sap must be boiled down to make just one gallon of maple syrup

The most frequent season for most suicides to occur is in the spring. The winter months have the lowest number of suicides

A seven year old boy was the first person to survive the Horeshoe Falls (Niagara Falls) in just a life jacket

The longest punt return for a touchdown was 103 yards

The most popular Hot Wheels vehicle sold is the Corvette

A giraffe is able to clean its ears with its own tongue

The slowest growing finger nail is on the thumb nail and the fastest growing is the finger nail on the middle finger

Flu shots only work about 70% of the time

People of Salt Lake City eat the most lime-flavoured gelatin Jell-O in the United States

In a survey conducted in 2000 by Kimberly-Clark, it was found that men prefer to fold their toilet paper, and women like to wad it

On average, a person has two million sweat glands

France, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Greece, and Australia have always been in the modern Olympics since it began in 1896

The longer white infants from low-income families are breast-fed, the less likely they will be overweight as young children, researchers said on Monday

111,111,111 x 111,111,111 = 12,345,678,987,654,321

The Boston University Bridge (on Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts) is one of the few places in the world where a boat can sail under a train driving under a car driving under an airplane

The most popular treat for Halloween trick-or-treaters are candy bars with Snickers being the most popular

Corned beef got its name because this beef was preserved with pellets of salt that were the size of corn kernels, which was also referred to as "corns" of salt

The Canandian province of New Brunswick had a bloodless war with the US state of Maine in 1839.

In 1908, the first machine to make lollipops opened for business in New Haven, Connecticut

In 1976, a Los Angeles secretary named Jannene Swift officially married a fifty pound rock. More than twenty people witnessed the ceremony

The most diners per capita in the world are located in the U.S. state New Jersey

In Denmark, people eat about 36 pounds of candy a year. The highest consumption of candy of any country

John Van Wormer invented paper milk cartons after dropping a bottle of milk one morning. The bottle broke spilling the milk everywhere. That annoyance was enough for Van Wormer to come up with the idea.

The long fibres that are found in bananas are excellent in making paper. The long fibres that are found in the banana plant can make the banana fibre paper approximately 3000 times stronger than regular paper

The state of Tennessee was known as Franklin before 1796

Over 90% of poison exposures occur in homes

Honolulu, Hawaii boasts the only royal palace in the United States of America

Seven asteroids were especially named for the Challenger astronauts who were killed in the 1986 failed launch of the space shuttle

Americans consumed more than twenty billion hot dogs in 2000

The production of toilet paper in China began in 1391, which was used for the Emperors

The reason firehouses have circular stairways is from the days of yorewhen the engines were pulled by horses. The horses were stabled on theground floor and figured out how to walk up straight staircases.

The cigarette lighter was invented before the match.

It would take approximately twenty-four trees that are on average six to eight inches in diameter to produce one ton of newsprint for the Sunday edition of the New York Times

Every year, kids in North America spend close to half a billion dollars on chewing gum

The tuatara lizard of New Zealand has three eyes, two in the center of its head and one on the top of its head

The world population of chickens is about equal to the number of people

The largest number of children born to one woman, who was a Russian peasant is 69

In a lifetime, an average driver will release approximately 912 pints of wind inside a car

The loss of eyelashes is referred to as madarosis

Approximately 75% of human poop is made of water

The popular chocolate bar "Three Musketeers" got its name because when it was first introduced in 1932 there were three individual bars. The flavours were strawberry, chocolate, and vanilla

Every photograph of the first American atomic bomb detonation was taken by Harold Edgerton

Heinz Catsup leaving the bottle travels at 25 miles per year

In 1864, A Quebec farmer found a frog inside a hailstone

Actor Sylvester Stallone once had a job as a lion cage cleaner

The first time there was an instance where they had a separate toilet for women and men was in 1739 at a ball in Paris

In the marriage ceremony of the Ancient Inca Indians of Peru, the couple was considered officially wed when they took off their sandals and handed them to each other

Maine is the only state whose name is just one syllable

Some birds have been know to put ants into their feathers because the ants squirt formic acid, which kills parasites

On average, 42,000 balls are used and 650 matches are played at the annual Wimbledon tennis tournament

The WD in WD-40 stands for Water Displacer

Lachanophobia is the fear of vegetables

Lake Baikal, in Siberia, is the deepest lake in the world

In the Middle Ages, peacocks and swans were sometimes served at Christmas dinners

India has the most post offices in the world

Women take three times longer than men when using the toilet

In America, approximately 25% of kids aged 6-14 have a magaznie subscription

Canada has more donut shops per capita than the United States

In 1886, Coca-cola was first served at a pharmacy in Atlanta, Georgia for only five cents a glass. A pharmacist named John Pemberton created the formula for Coca-cola

75% of all raisins eaten by people in the United States are eaten at breakfast

Whale oil was used in some car transmissions until 1973

Flamingos are able to fly at a speed of approximately 55 kilometers an hour. In one night they can travel about 600 km

1 out of every 4 kids in the USA is overweight

"Kemo Sabe" means "soggy shrub" in Navajo

In 1903, there were originally only eight Crayola crayons in a box and they sold for five cents

Men are able to read fine print better than women can

On average, 150 couples get married in Las Vegas each day

Spiders usually have eight eyes, but still they cannot see that well

One ragweed plant can release as many as a million grains of pollen in one day

Women hearts beat faster than men

The Central African raffia palm is known to have the longest leaves. The leaves can measure up to 82.5 feet long.

Due to the shortages of lead and metals during World War II, toothpaste was packaged in plastic tubes and have been ever since

It is estimated that 93% of American children will go out trick or treating for Halloween

In humans, the epidermal layer of skin, which consists of many layers of skin regenerates every 27 days

A group of crows is called a murder

Ellen Macarthur, yachtswoman, had a total of 891 naps in 94 days that were each 36 minutes long while on her Vendee Round the Globe yacht race

Davao City, located at the Southern state of Philippines, is the largest city in the world in terms of area

Castaways Travel, a Houston-area travel agency, offers an all-nude flight to Cancun Mexico. Once the plane reaches cruising altitude, you are allowed to take off all your clothes and roam about the cabin

People generally read 25% slower from a computer screen compared to paper

Certain female species of spiders such as the Australian crab spider, sacrifice their bodies as a food source for their offspring

One grape vine produce can produce about 20 to 30 glasses of wine

The TV show "Saturday Night Live" made its debut on October 11, 1975

In a pack of Skittles candy, there is an equal 20% distribution of each flavour

The names of the two stone lions in front of the New York Public Library are Patience and Fortitude. They were named by then-mayor Fiorello LaGuardia

The Hubble telescope is so powerful that it is like pointing a beam of light at a dime that is two hundred miles away.

The word "umbrella" is derived from the Latin root word "umbra", which means shade or shadow

An ear of corn consists of 80% water

Leonardo Da Vinci never signed or dated his most famous painting, the Mona Lisa

On average people fear spiders more than they do death

Every day, over five billion gallons of water are flushed down toilets in the United States

In one trip, a honey bee visits about 75 flowers

Barney, the famous dinosaur that entertains kids is from Dallas

Jupiter is the fastest rotating planet, which can complete one revolution in less than ten hours

A chicken loses its feathers when it becomes stressed

Nutmeg is extremely poisonous if injected intravenously

The first Tupperware item marketed was the seven-ounce bathroom cup in 1945

Sharks are immune to cancer

Manicuring the nails has been done by people for more than 4,000 years

Approximately 1 billion stamps are produced in Australia annually

The study of the iris of the eye is called iridology

Back in 1919, the Russian transplant pioneer Serge Voronoff made headlines by grafting monkey testicles onto human males.

The word Cotton originates from the Arabic word "Qutun."

In 1946, the New York Yankees became the first baseball team to travel by plane

Mummy powder was once thought to be a cure for all remedies. English men used to carry the powder with them in a tiny bag wherever they went

By recycling just one glass bottle, the amount of energy that is being saved is enough to light a 100 watt bulb for four hours

Slinkys were invented by an airplane mechanic; he was playing with engine parts and realized the possible secondary use of one of the springs

The most popular brand of raisins is Sunmaid

Estuarine crocodiles are the biggest of all 26 species of the crocodilian family

Alaska got its name from the Aluet word "Alyeska" which means "The Great Land."

The Mall of America, located in Bloomington, Minnesota is so big that it can hold 24,336 school buses

Every second, 630 steel cans are recycled

The word witch comes from the word "wicca" which translates to the "wise one."

If you have three quarters, four dimes, and four pennies, you have$1.19. You also have the largest amount of money in coins without beingable tomake change for a dollar.

In the United States, poisoning is the fourth leading cause of death among children

Surveys indicate that the number one reason people play BINGO is for leisure

In 1916, Charlie Chaplin was making $10,000 a week, making him the highest paid actor of his time

Annually, an Australian eats 15 kg of bananas, which comes out to 27 meters of bananas

The largest stamp was issued by China and measured 210 x 65 mm

Nazi leader Adolf Hitler had only one testicle

It's possible to lead a cow upstairs...but not downstairs.

The reason firehouses have circular stairways is from the days when the engines were pulled by horses. The horses were stabled on the ground floor and figured out how to walk up straight staircases

The best selling Crayola crayon box is the set of 24 crayons

People that smoke have 10 times as many wrinkles as a person that does not smoke

Thomas Edison was afraid of the dark. (Hence, the light bulb?)

The name of the character that is behind bars in the Monopoly board game is Jake the Jailbird

In Colorado, there are about 83,000 dairy cows

Just by recycling one aluminum can, enough energy would be saved to have a TV run for three hours.

The first telephone call from the White House was from Rutherford Hayes to Alexander Graham Bell

Turtles can breathe through their butts

A pregnant goldfish is called a twit

The name Wendy was made up for the book "Peter Pan."

A glockenspiel is a musical instrument that is like a xylophone. It has a series of metal bars and is played with two hammers

Teenage suicide is the second cause of death in the state of Wisconsin

Diamonds were first discovered in the riverbeds of the Golconda region of India over 4,000 years ago.

French artist, Michel Vienkot, uses cow dung as paint when he creates his pictures

Canada is an Indian word meaning "village" or "settlement."

There are 122 pebbles per square inch on a Spalding basketball

The seventeenth president of the United States, Andrew Johnson did not know how to read until he was 17 years old

The fastest growing tissue in the human body is hair

Bhutan issued a stamp in 1973 that looked like a record and actually would play the Bhutanese national anthem if placed on a record player

Asparagus comes in three colors: green, white and purple

Only two people signed the Declaration of Independence on July 4th, JohnHancock and Charles Thomson. Most of the rest signed on August 2, butthe last signature wasn't added until 5 years later.

A cubic yard of air weighs about 2 pounds at sea level.

Pancakes are served for breakfast, lunch and dinner in Australia

A lion feeds once every three to four days

A honey bee has four wings

Chedder cheese is the best selling cheese in the USA

In the movie "The Matrix Reloaded" a 17 minute battle scene cost over $40 million to produce

According to research, Los Angeles highways are so congested that the average commuter sits in traffic for 82 hours a year

Over one million Pet Rocks were sold in 1975, makine Gary Dahl, of Los Gatos, California, a millionaire. He got the idea while joking with friends about his pet that was easy to take care of, which was a rock

First novel ever written on a typewriter: Tom Sawyer

Because metal was scarce; the Oscars given out during World War II were made of plaster

The head of a jellyfish is called the "Bell."

The game Monopoly has been played by approximately 500 million people in the world, and the game is available in 26 languages

The dragonfly has not changed over the last 300 million years

In 1983, a Japanese artist, Tadahiko Ogawa, made a copy of the Mona Lisa completely out of ordinary toast

Average number of days a West German goes without washing his underwear: 7

Cotton crops can be sprayed up to 40 times a year making it the most chemical-intensive crop in the world

The "Star Spangled Banner" did not become a national anthem until 1931. It was designated by an Act of Congress

Every year in the U.S., there are 178,000 new cases of lung cancer

On average, the American household consumes six pounds of peanut butter annually

A housefly can only ingest liquid material. They regurgitate their food to liquify the food that they are going to eat

Bugs Bunny was originally called "Happy Rabbit."

In 1685, New France used playing cards as currency because of the shortage of coins

Sharks have upper and lower eyelids, but they do not blink

The size of a red blood cell is 708 microns. This is equivalent to one millionth of a meter

In 1657, the first chocolate house was opened in London, England. The cost of chocolate was about 13 shillings per pound and was a drink that only the elite enjoyed

In the movie "Gandhi" 300,000 extras appeared in the funeral scene. Of the 300,000, approximately 100,000 received a small fee, and the other 200,000 did it for free

O.J. Simpson had a severe case of rickets and wore leg braces when he was a child

The majority of cats do not have any eyelashes

Reindeer like to eat bananas

A barnacle has the largest penis of any other animal in relation to its size

The hottest chili in the world is the Tezpur chili pepper

Over half the textile fibers that are used in the world are cotton

You can send a postcard from Hell. There is a small town located in the Cayman Islands called "Hell." They even have a post office

The property (ID, Facts) VALUES on the Monopoly game board are the same today as they were in 1935

The song "Happy Birthday" brings in about $2 million in licensing revenue to Warner Communications who hold the copyright to the song

In 10 minutes, a hurricane releases more energy than all the world'snuclear weapons combined.

Ed Cox from San Francisco invented the pot scrubbing S.O.S. pads in 1917. His wife came up with the name, which stands for "Save Our Saucepans."

The name Wendy was made up for the book "Peter Pan."

Another word for hiccups is "singultus."

Better wine can be produced by the soil being of poor quality. This is because the vines have to "work" harder

A white tiger can only be born when both parents carry the gene for white colouring

Lipogram refers to writing that does not have certain letter or letters

In October 1986, Pepsi paid close to $840 million to Nabisco for the Kentucky Fried Chicken empire

Edinburgh has more booksellers per head of population than any other city in Britain

The most common rock on Earth is basalt

The papaya tree is known as "the medicinal tree" in some cultures because it?s seeds and leaves have been used as ingredients in different medicines

A cat has 32 muscles in each ear

In one gram of soil, about ten million bacteria live in it

When Alexander Graham Bell invented the telephone back in 1876, only six phones were sold in the first month.

Americans eat approximately 20 pounds of pasta per person each year

Dolphins sleep with one eye open

Minnows have teeth located on a bone in their throat

The 20th president of the United States James Garfield could write Greek with one hand and Latin with the other at the same time

Japan uses the most energy per year than any other country.

Over 436,000 U.S. Troops were exposed to depleted uranium during the first Gulf war

Approximately two gallons of water are used to brush your teeth

Two-thirds of Canadians live in Quebec and Ontario

The first television show to show any portion of a toilet was on "Leave it to Beaver." After fighting for ten weeks to show the toilet, CBS would only allow the producers to show the toilet tank, and not the whole toilet

Texas is the only state that is allowed to fly its flag at the same height as the U.S. flag

German immigrant, Louis Prang was the first to bring Christmas cards to America

In total, Americans eat more than 45 billion sandwiches each year, while sales of custom-made sandwiches are rising 15 percent per year

Ninety percent of the population has an innie belly button

The fear of Halloween is called Samhainophobia

In France, the Big Dipper is called the "casserole."

The first African-American to receive a Nobel Peace Prize was Ralph J. Bunche in 1950

Dolphins can swim and sleep at the same time

Of all the golfers in Canada, 71.4% golfers are male, 28.6% are female

Research indicates that babies who suck on pacifiers are more prone to ear aches

In 1917, Margaret Sanger was jailed for one month for establishing the first birth control clinic

Iguanas can recognize their human handlers and greet them differently, compared with strangers

Being lactose intolerant can cause chronic flatulence

Some of the titles that were considered for the hit T.V. show "Friends" were Six Of One, Across the Hall, and Insomnia Cafe

The only bone fully grown at birth is located in the ear

The incidents of immune system diseases has increased over 200% in the last five years

"dous":tremendous, horrendous, stupendous, and hazardous

Bananas contain a natural chemical which can make a person happy. This same chemical is found in Prozac

The only desert in Canada is located in Osoyoos, British Columbia

The city of Seoul has been the capital city of Korea for more than 600 years

Romans used to believe that walnuts could cure head ailments during the Renaissance, since their shape was similar to that of a brain

There are coffee flavored PEZ

Half of the 42 U.S. Presidents are of Irish descent

The General Lee cars used in the popular show The Dukes of Hazards were 1969 Dodge Chargers

The word "limelight" that is used in theatre to refer to the performers on the stage originated because before electricity was available lime was burned in a lamp, which created a white light that was directed at the performers

Many hamsters only blink one eye at a time

In Kentucky, it is illegal to carry ice cream in your back pocket

In 1988, the largest ice cream sundae in history was made. It was made in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, and weighed in at over 24 tons

Sports Illustrated has the largest sports magazine circulation

There are some hospitals in Shanghai that have issued a rule that a nurse must wear lipstick while on duty

Thirteen percent of the human population reside in deserts

There are more chickens than people in the world

In 1958, the Crayola crayon color "Prussian Blue" was changed to "Midnight Blue" by the request of teachers as kids could not relate to Prussian history

Americans on average use about 580 pounds of paper per year per person

Wild turkeys can run at speeds of up to 25 miles per hour

Annually, fires that occur at home kill more Americans than all natural disasters combined

The only sound Seahorses make is a small clicking or popping sound during feeding or courtship

The Baltimore Orioles opened the 1988 baseball season by losing the first 21 games and 107 altogether for the entire season

Border collies are the most intelligent breed of dog

Tug of War was an Olympic event between 1900 and 1920

There are 293 ways to make change for a dollar

Coca-Cola used to contain cocaine when it was initially introduced

All the Krispy Kreme donut stores collectively could make a doughnut stack as high as the Empire State Building in only 2 minutes

Pepsi originally contained pepsin, (the same stuff in pepcid AC) thus the name

The first letter Vanna White ever turned on the game show Wheel of Fortune was the letter "T."

Harley Proctor got the idea to name the soap "Ivory" while he was listening to a bible reading at a church in 1879

The average American drinks 400 glasses of milk in a year

Canada beat Denmark 47-0 at the 1949 world hockey championships. new

111,111,111 x 111,111,111 = 12,345,678,987,654,321

Each Jelly Belly jelly belly bean has 4 calories

The longest one-syllable word in the English language is "screeched."

Only 55 percent of all Americans know that the sun is a star

Kissing can aid in reducing tooth decay. This is because the extra saliva helps in keeping the mouth clean

There is a place called Hell, Michigan. It is about 50 miles from Detroit, Michigan

In 1929, the Coca-Cola slogan was "The Pause That Refreshes."

Bamboo plants can grow up to 36 inches in a day.

Since the United Nations was founded in 1945, there have been 140 wars

Goat meat contains up to 45 percent less saturated fat than chicken meat

Chef Boyardee is actually a real person. His real name is Hector Boiardi and he was born in northern Italy in 1898

Bill Bowerman, the co-founder of the shoe company Nike, got his first shoe idea after staring at a waffle iron. This gave him the idea of using squared spikes to make the shoes lighter

In 1989, the space shuttle Discovery carried 32 fertilized chicken eggs into orbit

The most recycled product in the world is the automobile.

Before the 17th century, carrots used to be the colour purple

William Taft who was the U.S. president between 1909-1913 once got stuck in the White House bathtub

If all the Oreo cookies ever sold were stacked on top of one another, they would be as high as 13.3 million Sears Towers

Ancient Egyptians kissed with their noses instead of with their lips

Krispy Kreme make five million doughnut a day

The only real person to be a Pez head was Betsy Ross

There were no red colored M&Ms from 1976 to 1987

In 1681, the last dodo bird died

There are over 600 different pasta shapes

Some people start to sneeze if they are exposed to sunlight or have a light shined into their eye

In 1989, twenty-three people were hired in Jacksonville Florida just to flush toilets so the pipes would not freeze

Lake Baikal is the oldest freshwater lake on Earth, having formed between 20 and 25 million years ago

From 1939 to 1942, there was a undersea post office in the Bahamas

An owl has three eyelids

Instead of a birthday cake, many children in Russia are given a birthday pie

Atlantic salmon can jump as high as 4.5 meters out of the water

Although the outsides of a bone are hard, they are generally light and soft inside. They are about 75% water

Each nostril of a human being register smell in a different way. Smells that are made from the right nostril are more pleasant than the left. However, smells can be detected more accurately when made by the left nostril

Children who are breast fed tend to have an IQ seven points higher than children who are not

Each king in a deck of playing cards represents a great king fromhistory. Spades - King David; Clubs - Alexander the Great; Hearts -Charlemagne;and Diamonds - Julius Caesar.

There are no ants in Iceland, Antarctica and Greenland

In the United States, approximately 135 million cars travel every day on the streets, roads, and interstates.

A salmon with two mouths, two sets of teeth and two tongues was caught by Bob Bateman of Canada

There is a "cemetery town" in California named Colma. Concerns about the public health, crime, and the need for space forced the city of San Francisco to outlaw burials in 1902. The city of Colma, which is five miles south of San Francisco, was established to bury the dead. The ratio of dead to living people is 750 to 1

Dueling is legal in Paraguay as long as both parties are registered blood donors

In Belgium, there is a museum that is just for strawberries

The most reproduced image in the world is Mickey Mouse, which can be found on over 7,500 different items

On average a person passes gas 14 times a day

Vasaloppet, which is located in Sweden is the oldest, longest, and the biggest cross-country ski race in the world. Every year, 14,000 people compete in the race

The clown fish has the ability to change its sex. If a breeding female dies, the male fish will change its sex and mate with another male

Bats sleep during the day and feed at night. The place that bats sleep in is called the "roost."

The puma and the leopard are the highest jumping mammals. They are able to reach a height of 16.5 feet

The chances of getting a cavity is higher if candy is eaten slowly throughout the day compared to eating it all at once and then brushing your teeth

The Main Library at Indiana University sinks over an inch every year because when it was built, engineers failed to take into account the weight of all the books that would occupy the building

On average, a car driver will swear or blashpheme 32,025 times in their lifetime while driving

The average ear grows 0.01 inches in length every year

The first penny candy to be wrapped in America was the Tootsie Roll in 1896

Buckingham Palace has over six hundred rooms

Male owls weigh less and are smaller than female owls

Hypnotism is banned by public schools in San Diego

The city of Las Vegas has the most hotel rooms in the world

Cows drink anywhere from 25-50 gallons of water each day

In the United Kingdom, three million people play bingo every year

Humans are the only primates that don't have pigment in the palms oftheir hands.

Every square inch of the human body has about 19,000,000 skin cells

In 1994, 7-Eleven coined the term "brain freeze." The word was developed to explain the feeling people get when drinking a Slurpee.

A swordfish can live as long as 25 years and weigh up to 1,200 pounds

Due to eating habits in the USA, one in three children born in the year 2000 have a chance of getting type II diabetes

The world's termites outweigh the world's humans 10 to 1.

Each honeycomb in Honeycomb cereal has seven holes

The Nile river is 6,690 kilometers long

By law, information collected in a U.S. census must remain confidential for seventy-two years

Eighty percent of 10 year old girls in the USA go on a diet

97% of all paper money in the US contains traces of cocaine

The name "Grey Poupon" used for mustard comes from two people: Maurice Grey and Auguste Poupon. Grey was the inventor of a machine that mass produced fine textured mustard, and Poupon was an already established maker of mustard. In 1886 the Grey-Poupon firm was formed

The Faberge, "Winter Egg" was sold in 1994 for $5.6 million. This is the most expensive decorative egg that has ever been sold

The name "Tonka" trucks was named after Lake Minnetonka located in Minnesota. Tonka means "great" in Sioux

18% of an Americans income is spent on transportation

Feb 1865 and Feb 1999 are the only months in recorded history not to have a full moon

Turkeys have a wingspan of approximately 4.5 feet

The first music video ever played on MTV Europe was by Dire Straits, "Money For Nothing."

Arnold Palmer was the first player to win $1 million on the PGA Tour

Three years after a person quits smoking, there chance of having a heart attack is the same as someone who has never smoked before

In a year, the average Americans eats approximately 18 pounds of Turkey

The household wrench was invented by boxing heavyweight champion Jack Johnson in 1922

Squids move through the ocean using a jet of water forced out of the body by a siphon

Back in 1796, dimes were called dismes

Pilgrims did not eat with forks. They only used spoons, knives and their fingers

The average human has about 20 square feet of skin weighing about 6 pounds

Mass murderer Charles Manson recorded an album titled "Lie."

On average, each American consumes approximately two hundred and sixty pounds of meat in a year

The term "The Big Apple" was coined by touring jazz musicians of the 1930s who used the slang expression "apple" for any town or city. Therefore, to play New York City is to play the big time - The Big Apple

An apple, potato, and onion all taste the same if you eat them with your nose plugged. They all taste sweet

The United States has paved enough roads to circle the Earth over 150 times.

Decaffeinated coffee is not 100% caffeine free. When coffee is being decaffeinated, 2% of the caffeine still remains in it

Sales of antacids increase by as much as 20% the day after the Superbowl

Automobile building is the largest manufacturing industry in the world.

A shark is the only fish that can blink with both eyes

Polar bears can eat as much as ten percent of their body weight in less than one hour

Marlboro was the first cigarette company to market a cigarette that had a red filter called "beauty tip." This was done to hide the lipstick marks left on the filter from women smokers

In Japan, the number four is considered to be unlucky because the Japanese word for four sounds very similar to the word death

The life expectancy of a $100 bill is nine years

The words moron, imbecile, and idiot are not interchangable. The one with the highest level of intelligence is a moron, followed, by an imbecile, and then idiot

Anise is the scent on the artificial rabbit that is used in greyhound races

The first known American novelist to hand in a manuscript that was typed was Mark Twain. His typewriter was a Remington No.1, which was invented by Christopher Sholes and Carlos Glidden.

The city of Nottingham in England was the first city to have Braille signs (signs for the blind) in its shopping malls for the blind

The only woman that has appeared on a U.S. paper currency is Martha Washington

The name of the Taco Bell dog is Gidget

Each year approximately half of billions dollars is spent on bubble gum by the kids in North America

Hair and fingernails are made from the same substance, keratin

The average human eats 8 spiders in their lifetime at night

The number one cause of blindness in adults in the United States is diabetes

India has a Bill of Rights for cows

A drink used to be made by the Aztecs for the gods which had the ingredients of ground cocoa mixed in with spices and corn

In America, the most common mental illness is Anxiety Disorders

The stage were the television sitcom "Friends" is shot on is said to be haunted

Gases that build up in your large intestine cause flatulence. It usually takes about 30 to 45 minutes for these gases to pass through your system

The largest earthworm on record was found in South Africa and measured 22 feet

Whooping cranes are born with blue eyes that change to bright gold by the time they six months old

Belize is the only country in the world with a jaguar preserve

Tomatos were once referred to as "love apples." This is because their was a superstition that people would fall in love by eating them

The American Kestrel hawk weighs only four ounces

A 27 year old heir to a sausage empire was handed a ticket for 116,000 pounds for driving at 80 km/hr in a 40 km/hr zone. This is because the speeding tickets in Finland are based on how much money a person makes

In China, pancakes are generally served as side dishes. They are stuffed with meat, bean sprouts, and other vegetables

93% of all greeting cards are purchased by women

Paper money is not made from wood pulp but from cotton. This means that it will not disintegrate as fast if it is put in the laundry

The most deadly fires that occur in the home happen between 6pm and 10pm

There are over 200 parts in a typical telephone

There is an automobile model called Stutz Bearcat.

If you were standing on Mercury, the Sun would appear 2.5 times larger than it appears from Earth

The water inside of a coconut is identical to human blood plasma. Many lives in third world countries have been saved from coconut water fed through an IV

The least likely day to eat out in the United States is Monday

Little Miss Muffet was a girl from the 16th century whose name was really Patience

In 1978, the World Water Speed record was made by Ken Warby from Australia. His average speed was 317.6 mph, and his jet-powered hydroplane was 27 feet long called "Spirit of Australia." Warby built the boat himself in his back yard

Americans collectively eat one hundred pounds of chocolate every second

People who studies laughter are called a "gelotologists."

Adolf Hitler was one of the people that was responsible in the creation of the Volkswagen Beetle. He came up with the idea of producing a car that was cheap enough for the average German working man to afford.

Chameleons can move their eyes independently. One eye can be looking forward and one eye backward at the same time

Bruce Lee was so fast, that they actually had to slow a film down so you could see his moves. That is the opposite of the norm

Over 90% of diseases are caused or complicated by stress

In 1953, racecar driver Tim Flock raced at Nascar with a monkey in the seat beside him

Taipan snakes have 50 times more toxic than a cobra snake

Influenza caused over twenty-one million deaths in 1918

English sailors were referred to as "limeys" because sailors added lime juice to their diet to combat scurvy

Ukrainian people celebrate Christmas on January 7th, which is the Orthodox Christmas Day

Gorillas are considered apes, not monkeys. The way to distinguish between an ape and a monkey is that apes do not have tails

Early Romans used to use porcupine quills as toothpicks

The longest human beard on record is 17.5 feet, held by Hans N. Langseth who was born in Norway in 1846

Honey is used sometimes for antifreeze mixtures and in the center of golf balls

The size of a raindrop is around 0.5 mm - 2.5 mm, and they fall from the sky on average 21 feet per second.

In the United States, the first cookbook was published in 1796 and it contained a recipes for watermelon rind pickles

The word "walkman" was included in the Oxford English Dictionary in 1986

A headache and inflammatory pain can be reduced by eating 20 tart cherries

There is an area located off the south-eastern Atlantic coast of the United States called the "Bermuda Triangle." It is known for a high rate of unexplained losses of ships, small boats, and aircraft, which has led some people to believe that this triangle has supernatural powers

State with the highest percentage of people who walk to work: Alaska

Some toothpastes and deodorants contain the same chemicals found in antifreeze

The Shroud of Turin is the single most studied artifact in human history

Smartest dogs: 1) Scottish border collie; 2) Poodle; 3) Golden retriever

The sperm count of an average American male compared to thirty years ago is down thirty percent

Humpback whales are capable of living up to 95 years

The 1912, a wrestling match in Stockholm between Finn Alfred Asikainen and Russian Martin Klein lasted more than 11 hours. Klein eventually won, but was to tired to participate in the championship match

Manitoulin Island is the largest island in a fresh water lake. It is located in Canadian Lake Superior

Cost of raising a medium-size dog to the age of eleven: $6,400

The Chinese politician Mao Zedong refused to ever brush his teeth and instead just washed his mouth with tea

The Super Bowl is broadcast to over 182 countries in the world

Banging your head against a wall uses 150 calories an hour

In 1884, Dr. Hervey D. Thatcher invented the milk bottle.

Some Ribbon worm will eat themselves if they cannot find food. This type of worm can still survive after eating up to 95% of its body weight

The only 15 letter word that can be spelled without repeating a letter is "uncopyrightable."

Singer Chaka Khan came out with a line of chocolates called "Chakalates."

In a day 34,000 children die every day from causes that are related to poverty and hunger


In 75% of American households, women manage the money and pay the bills

In a year, an average person uses the toilet 2500 times a year

A honey bee has four wings

The Bank of America was originally called the Bank of Italy until the founder, Amedeo Giannini, changed the name in 1930

Other than London, Liverpool is the most filmed British city, and was used to film more than 140 films in 2002

The body of the average baby is 75% water

A Chinese Scientist discovered that the Earth is round during the Han Dynasty by measuring the sun and moon's path in the sky. He recorded this fact down in the imperial records but went unnoticed until it was unearthed recently but Chinese archaeologists.

Each year, Americans throw away 25 trillion Styrofoam cups

There are more than 2,000 different varieties of cheese in the world

On average, Guinness sells 7 million glasses of beer a day

An artist from Chicago named Dwight Kalb created a statue of Madonna made out of 180 pounds of ham

Reports from owners of cats and dogs indicate that 21% of dogs and 7% of cats snore

The scarlet tanager, a songbird native to Illinois, can eat as many as 2,100 gypsy-moth caterpillars in one hour

To make one raindrop of water, it takes approximately a million cloud droplets

At 120 miles per hour, a Formula One car generates so much downforce that it can drive upside down on the roof of a tunnel

The smallest bone in the human body is the stapes bone which is located in the ear

India used to be the richest country in the world until the British invasion in the early 17th Century

The first owner of the Marlboro Company died of lung cancer

Some African tribes refer to themselves as "motherhoods" instead of families

Between 1902 and 1907, the same tiger killed 434 people in India

The word vaccine comes from the Latin word "vacca," which means cow. This name was chosen beacause the first vaccination was derived from cowpox which was given to a boy

James Bond is also known as Mr. Kiss-Kiss-Bang-Bang

A snail can crawl across a razor blade without getting injured. This is possible because they excrete a slime that protects them

Behram, an Indian thug, holds the record for most murders by a single individual. He strangled 931 people between 1790-1840 with a piece of yellow and white cloth, called a ruhmal. The most murders by a woman are 612, by Countess Erzsebet Bathory of Hungary

Approximately 97.35618329% of all statistics are made up

The largest spider ever was the Megarachne which had a diameter of 50 cm. The fossil was found in Argentina

In Russia, when flowers are given for a romantic occasions, flowers are given in odds numbers as even number of flowers is given at funerals only

Next to man, the porpoise is the most intelligent creature on earth

The hippopotamus has the capability to remain underwater for as long as twenty-five minutes

The Australian box-jellyfish has eight eyes

In 1916, an elephant was tried and hung for murder in Erwin, Tennessee

A sheep, a duck and a rooster were the first passengers in a hot air balloon

The liquid inside young coconuts can be used as substitute for blood plasma

In the UK, one third of accidental deaths that happen occur in the home

After the U.S Civil War, about 33%-50% of all U.S. paper currency in circulation was counterfeit

Michael Jordan makes more money from Nike annually than all of the Nike factory workers in Malaysia combined

The Hawaiian alphabet only has 12 letters

Tycho Brahe, a 16th century astronomer, lost his nose in a duel with one of his students over a mathematical computation. He wore a silver replacement nose for the rest of his life

Termites do more damage in the U.S. ever year than all the fires, storms and earthquakes combined. They do an average of $750 million in damage annually

Burger King restaurants serve over 400 million ounces of orange juice annually

Each year the Pentagon estimates their computer network is hacked about 250,000 times annually

The first president to ride in an airplane was Franklin Roosevelt

The airplane Buddy Holly died in was the "American Pie." (Thus the name of the Don McLean song.)

A tree in metropolitan area will survive for approximately eight years

The only flying saucer launch pad in the world is located in St. Paul, Alberta, Canada

The sex of a baby crocodile is determined by the temperature in the nest and how deeply the eggs are buried

Polar bears are left handed

Food can only be tasted if it is mixed with saliva

Walter Hunt patented the safety pin in 1849. He later sold the patent rights for only $400.

The coliseum in Rome was used regularly for about 400 years

Children laugh about 400 times a day, while adults laugh on average only 15 times a day

The first formal rules for playing the sport of baseball required the winning team to score 21 runs

The University of Plymouth was the first university to offer a degree in surfing

Retail sales for soft drinks in the United States in 2001 were more than sixty billion dollars

Hens will produce larger eggs as they grow older

In Quebec, Canada, an old law states that margarine must be a different colour than butter

In the United States, about 33% of land is covered by forests

Lemons contain more sugar than strawberries

Shridhar Chillal from India is known to have the record for the longest fingernails in the world, which were each at least three feet long

In 1905, Chapman and Skinner in San Francisco invented the first portable electric vacuum.

Minimum wage was 0.25 per hour when it was first enacted in 1938

The conjunctiva is a membrane that covers the human eye

In 1785, the city of Paris removed bones from cemeteries to ease the overflow of dead people. They took these bones and stacked them in tunnels now known as the Catacombs. You can visit these tunnel attractions and work your way along long corridors, which are stacked with skulls and bones

It is estimated that over fifty-four million people died in World War II, which was the bloodiest war in history

Arabic numerals were not invented by Arabs, but were invented in India by the Hindus

Each year in America there are about 300,000 deaths that can be attributed to obesity

The first ever "World Summit on Toilets" was held in Singapore in November 2001

Humphrey Bogart was related to Princess Diana

Researchers have developed odourless socks. The sock fabric is made by attaching molecules that contain chlorine called halamines to textile fibers

Alexandre Gustave Eiffel, the man who designed the Eiffel Tower, also designed the inner structure of the Statue of Liberty in New York Harbour

In the 1985 Boise, Idaho mayoral election, there were four write-in votes for Mr. Potato Head

MS-DOS was originally calle QDOS and was bought of the author by Microsoft for a small fee. The rest is history

Marilyn Monroe had six toes

The Roman emperor Commodus was at one time going to change the name of Rome to Colonia Commodiana

The state of Alaska has almost twice as many caribou as people

Another way to say "every 9 years" is Novennial

In the spring of 1975, a baby in Detroit fell 14 stories and landed on Joseph Figlock, who was walking below. A few years later it happened again. Figlock and both babies survived

Close to fifty percent of Internet shoppers spend over five hours a week online

Los Angeles is the most polluted city in the USA

For people that are lactose intolerant, chocolate aids in helping milk digest easier

Using recycled aluminum cans and making news cans out of them saves 75% energy compared to making it from new material.

In a year, Americans eat approximately 20 billion pickles

Althaiophobia is the fear of marshmallows

There are are roughly 100 million single adults living in the USA

In the year 2000, there were approximately 11,000 injuries that were treated in a hospital in the U.S. that resulted from fireworks

Brazil is the largest producers of oranges in the world

4% of an apples is made up of minerals and vitamins, and over 80% is made up of water

From all the oxygen that a human breathes, twenty percent goes to the brain

In 1902, the coat hanger was invented Albert Parkhouse who was frustrated at the lack of hooks available to hang up his coat at work. His company thought it was a good idea and patented the invention and unfortunately, Parkhouse never received any money for his idea

If a statue in the 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 as a result of wounds received in battle; if the horse has all four legs on the ground, the person died of natural causes

The longest game of Monopoly played underwater is 45 days

In WWII, when allied armies reached the Rhine River the first thing men did was pee in it. This was pretty universal from the lowest private to Winston Churchill (who made a big show of it). Gen. Patton had himself photographed in the act

Peaches were once known as Persian apples

Dustin Phillips of the U.S. has the record for ketchup drinking. He drank a 14-ounce bottle of tomato ketchup through a ? inch straw in 33 seconds on September 23, 1999

Ninety-five percent of tropical fish sold in North America originate from Florida

The blackberry bush is also called the "bramble."

The city of Tokyo was originally called Edo

The sun shrinks five feet every hour

There have been 191 coops in Bolivia since it became a sovereign country in 1825

During World War II, Kit Kat was unavailable due to milk shortages, so the chocolate bar was made without milk

The first TV commercial advertisement was by the Bulova Watch company on July 1, 1941. The watch company paid $9.00 for an announcement that was 10 seconds long

Rubber bands last longer when refrigerated

A common custom in Spain is to eat one grape for each of the last 12 seconds of every year for good luck

Bill Gates began programming computers at age 13

Tobacco contains over 50 chemicals that can cause cancer

Sailors once thought that wearing a gold earring would improve their eyesight

The smallest bird in the world is the bee hummingbird. The bird is 2.24 inches long

A species of earthworm, "Megascolides australis," in Australia can grow up to fifteen feet in length

Hannibal, who was a soldier, had only one eye after getting a disease while attacking Rome

The full name of the Titanic ship is R.M.S. Titanic, which stands for Royal Mail Steamship

Electronic companies sell five times as many big-screen TVs during Super Bowl Week

Everyday approximately 35 meters of hair fibre is produced on the scalp of an adult

A U.S. company came out with a toilet night-light that sends out a green warning beacon when the seat is up

A little under one quarter of the people in the world are vegetarians

There are approximately 1300 species of scorpion but only 25 of them are deadly

An egg shell can have up to 17,000 tiny pores on its surface

A lifespan of an eyelash is approximately 150 days

66% of home based businesses are owned by women

There are approximately 60 muscles in the face

In 1924, Kleenex tissues were originally designed as a cold cream remover

A women from Berlin Germany has had 3,110 gallstones taken out of her gall bladder

Every second, 8000 Coca-Cola Company products are consumed in the world

If all the strawberries produced in California annually were put side by side, they would wrap around the Earth fifteen times

Devon, England has about 33,000 miles of hedgerows, more hedgerows than any other country

"Bookkeeper" is the only word in English language with three consecutive double letters

An average home creates more pollution than does the average car

Four out of five brides in the U.S. have a job

75-90% of primary physician visits are due to stress

The reason why the Canadian Arctic is called the "Land of the Midnight Sun" is because during the summer many communities have light 24 hours of the day. Many people have to cover their windows with tin foil to keep the light out when they sleep

On a Canadian two dollar bill, the flag flying over the Parliament building is an American flag

Teenage cosmetic surgeries nearly doubled in the USA between 1996 and 1998

A rocket-like device can be traced back to Ancient Greece when a flying steam-powered pigeon was built out of wood.

The Cincinnati Reds are the oldest professional baseball team

In 1871, horse cars were introduced. It was simply a car that was pulled over a track by a horse.

High Priests in ancient Egypt were the only ones who were allowed to wear garments made from cotton

Kellogg?s started selling their most famous product, Corn Flakes, in 1906

Chocolate was used as medicine during the 18th century. It was believed that chocolate could cure a stomach ache

Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada has the largest bar per capita than anywhere else in the world

The Eiffel Tower was the tallest structure in the world before the construction of the Empire State Building in 1930

The first American celebration of St. Patricks Day was at Boston in 1737

The name of the popular sports drink Gatorade was named for the University of Florida Gators where it was developed

The largest employer in Central Florida is Walt Disney World. There are approximately 50,000 people working there

In his youth, United States president George W. Bush used to play for the Midland (Texas) Central Little League. He played the position of the catcher

The number of births that occur in India each year is higher than the entire population of Australia

Bobby Carpenter was the first American player to score 50 goals in a season

The word, tattoo originated from the Tahitain word "tattau" which means "to mark."

There was no punctuation until the 15th century

All babies are colour blind when they are born

Rocky Mountain spotted fever is a disease caused by ticks

There are approximately 9,000 taste buds on the tongue

A fetus starts to develop fingerprints at the age of eight weeks

The reason why your nose gets runny when you are crying is because the tears from the eyes drain into the nose

Gorillas can catch human colds and other illnesses

On October 15, 1794, the first silver dollar coins were released to be circulated to the public

In one day, the Tootsie Roll Industry makes over 16 million lollipops

In many of the milk ads that are shown, a mix of thinner and white paint is used instead of milk

Baskin Robbins once made ketchup ice cream. This was the only vegetable flavoured ice cream produced. However, they discontinued it since they thought it would not sell well

In an year, an average person makes 1,140 phone calls

The strike note of the Liberty Bell in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania is e-flat

A Connecticut Toy maker, Herobuilders, sells action figures of President George W. Bush, Islamic militant Osama bin Laden, New York Mayor Rudolph Giuliani and British Prime Minister Tony Blair, which are all major figures tied to the September 11, 2001 WTC attacks

Majority of brides plan their wedding for approximately 7 to 12 months

The word assassination was invented by William Shakespeare

Benjamin Franklin invented the rocking chair.

Persia changed its name to Iran in 1935

In the wild, the poinsettia flower can reach a height of 12 feet, and have leaves that are eight inches across.

Construction workers hard hats were first invented and used in the building of the Hoover Dam in 1933.

A study indicates that smokers are likely to die on average six and a half years earlier than non-smokers

On a Canadian two dollar bill, the flag flying over the Parliament building is an American flag

TYPEWRITER, is one of the longest words that can be made using the letters only one row of the keyboard

Bill Gates donated close to $100 million to fight AIDS in India. As a percent of his total wealth, this would be comparable to him donating ten cents if he only had $60

In the U.S. there is, on average, three sex change operations per day

The American Airlines Sports Center, in Dallas, has most toilets per capita than any other sports and entertainment venue in the USA

In 1999, a three headed turtle was discovered by Lin Chi-Fa in his pond in Southern Taiwan

Approximately one out of every 55 women from Canada give birth in their car on the way to the hospital or clinic

The first United States president to visit China was Richard Nixon

The most popular show amongst baby boomers is Star Trek.

The first jet engine was invented by Frank Whittleof of England in 1930.

In a day, an elephant can drink 80 gallons of water

The term "the whole 9 yards" came from WWII fighter pilots in thePacific. When arming their airplanes on the ground, the .50 calibermachine gunammo belts measured exactly 27 feet, before being loaded into thefuselage. If the pilots fired all their ammo at a target, it got "the whole 9yards."

In 1948 and 1950 the oldest ears of popping corn were discovered. They were located in the Bat Cave of west central New Mexico. They ranged in size from smaller than a penny to approximately two inches, and were about 4,000 years old

The only real person to be a Pez head was Betsy Ross

It cost the soft drink industry $100 million a year for thefts committed involving vending machines

The only two days of the year in which there are no professional sports games (MLB, NBA, NHL, or NFL) are the day before and the day after the Major League All-Star Game

Watermelon is considered a good gift to give a host in Japan and China

The planet Venus spins opposite to the other planets in the solar system

During a typical human life span, the human heart will beat approximately 2.5 billion times

Frog-eating bats identify edible frogs from poisonous ones by listening to the mating calls of male frogs. Frogs counter this by hiding and using short, difficult to locate calls

Dieting can cause bad breath since less saliva is produced which leads to dry mouth

At lift off, US space shuttles weight about 4.5 million pounds.

Average life span of a major league baseball: 7 pitches

When an orange is shown in any of the "Godfather" movies, this means that someone is about to die or a close call is to occur.

Doctors in Canada use an adhesive similar to Krazy Glue instead of stitches, lowering the possibility of bacterial infection and minimizing scarring

Soil that is heated by geysers are now making it possible to produce bananas in Iceland

Chameleon is derived from the Greek, meaning "little lion."

The name Aspirin was invented from "A" in acetyl chloride. The "spir" comes from spiraea ulmaria which is the plant that they got the salicylic acid from, and the "in" was used because back then it was popular to end the name of medicines with "in."

About 30% of Canadians rely on getting their water from the ground for their domestic use

The eye of a human can distinguish 500 shades of the gray

There is a town in Norway called "Hell"

Most heart attacks occur between the hours of 8 and 9 am

No one in Greece has memorized all 158 verses

A goldfish has a memory span of three seconds

May babies are on average 200 grams heavier than babies born in other months

Gloucestershire airport in England used to blast Tina Turner songs on its runways to scare birds away

The first German car to be built solely outside of Germany is the BMW Z3.

In China, fish is eaten more than three times what it is in the United States

The United Parcel Service shipped the killer whale Keiko (star of Disney movie "Free Willy") from Mexico City to Newport, Oregon in 1998

Hippos can live up to 40 years in the wild

The windiest place in the world is Mount Washington, New Hampshire, USA. The highest wind was on April 12, 1934 when it reached 231 mph.

The first restaurant to open in Hollywood was the Musso & Frank Grill in 1919

Corn Flakes were invented after Will Keith Kellogg and his brother Dr. John Harvey Kellogg set about developing a nutritious cereal for the patients of a health resort in 1890

The three wealthiest families in the world have more assets than the combined wealth of the forty-eight poorest nations

Huge Moore, the inventor of Dixie cups got the idea for the name from a neighboring factory, the Dixie Doll Company

The turkey was once nominated to be the official bird of the United States

In 1958 the United States sent three mice into space named, Mia, Laska and Benji

On average, Americans spend five times more of their time in their cars than they do on vacation

Natural gas does not have any odor. In order to detect a gas leak, some gas companies add a chemical that smells similar like rotten eggs.

Spiders have claws at the ends of their legs

Warner Brothers Corset Company created the bra cup sizing system, which is now used universally used by manufacturers

In the U.S. 7 out of 10 homes use candles

Daytime dramas are called Soap Operas because they were originally used to advertise soap powder. In America in the early days of TV, advertisers would write stories around the use of their soap powder

It takes approximately 12 years for Jupiter to orbit the sun

98% of houses in the United States have at least one television set

Reserves from the Irish army were used as extras in the movie "Braveheart."

80% of people that are on weight loss programs exercise on average three times a week

The first Valentine candy box was invented by Richard Cadbury in the 1800's.

An olive tree can live up to 1500 years

96% of people put the peanut butter on first when making a peanut butter and jelly sandwich

Scientists have actually performed brain surgery on cockroaches

Everyday, more money is printed for Monopoly than the U.S. Treasury

The Atlantic Ocean is saltier than the Pacific Ocean

By donating just one pint of blood, four lives can be saved

The biggest hamburger that was served was 8,266 pounds. It was made at the Burger Fest in Seymour, Wisconsin

The electric chair was invented by a dentist

Pilgrims did not eat potatoes for Thanksgiving as they thought they were poisonous

On average, a hen lays 300 eggs per year

BluBlocker sunglasses were developed with lenses that were used in the NASA space program for American astronauts

Pearls melt in vinegar

There are an estimated 2,500 collisions between birds and planes each year in the US

Richard Millhouse Nixon was the first US president whose name contains all the letters from the word "criminal." The second? William Jefferson Clinton

A chicken is 75% water

If you keep a Goldfish in the dark room, it will eventually turn white

During his lifetime, artist Vincent Van Gogh only sold one of his paintings (The Red Vineyard)

Coffee has about five times the amount of caffeine as a can of Coke

It takes the Hubble telescope about 97 minutes to complete an orbit of the Earth. On average, the Hubble uses the equivilent amount of energy as 30 household lightbulbs to complete an orbit.

Approximately 850 peanuts make a 18 oz jar of peanut butter

The age of a saguaro cactus is calculated by its height

The most expensive animated movie is "Prince of Egypt", which cost $70 million to make

Koalas sleep up to 19 hours a day

The oldest roller coaster in the world is the Leap-The-Dips roller coaster located in Lakemont Park in Pennsylvania. The roller coaster was built in 1902

There are three golf balls sitting on the moon

You are more likely to be killed by a champagne cork than by a poisonous spider

The longest recorded flight of a chicken is thirteen seconds.

When Heinz ketchup leaves the bottle, it travels at a rate of 25 milesper year.

The story of Mulan had been told in China for almost 1,500 years before Disney decided to make it into an animated movie

The name Santa Claus came from Saint Nicholas who was a bishop in the town of Myra, and was known to be very nice to children

Microsoft made $16,005 in revenue in its first year of operation

At the 1960 Winter Olympic Games, Walt Disney was head of the committee that organized the opening day ceremonies

No other animal gives us more by-products than the hog. These by-products include pig suede, buttons, glass, paint brushes, crayons, chalk, and insulation to name a few

The ruby red slippers in the movie "The Wizard of Oz" were sold off at an auction for $660,000

40 percent of the almonds in the world are used by manufacturers of chocolate

It takes eight and a half minutes for light to get from the sun to earth.

Olives, which grow on trees, were first cultivated 5,000 years ago in Syria

A person infected with the SARS virus, has a 95-98% chance of recovery

When explorers first arrived in Venezuela, they were reminded of Venice. They named the country "Little Venice", which translated into Spanish is Venezuela

Mr. Rogers is an ordained minister

Between 12%-15% of the population is left-handed

When a polar bear cub is born, it can not see or hear. It takes approximately a month for the cub to start to see and hear

Girls have more tastebud than boys

Dandelion root can be roasted and ground as a coffee substitute

Platypuses mate in the water

Julie Nixon, daughter of Richard Nixon married David Eisenhower, grandson of Dwight Eisenhower

The microwave oven was invented after a researcher walked by a radar tube and a chocolate bar melted in his pocket.

The candlefish is so oily that it was once burned for fuel

A flea can jump 150 times its size. That is the same as a person able to jump up 1,000 feet in the air

Morihei Ueshiba, founder of Aikido, once pinned an opponent using only a single finger

The game of squash originated in the United Kingdom. It came about after a few boys, who were waiting for their turn to play racquets, knocked a ball around in a confined area adjoining the racquets court

Coca-Cola was originally green

When opossums are playing 'possum, they are not "playing." Theyactually pass out from sheer terror.

You burn more calories sleeping than you do watching television

Lady Bugs really are not bugs. They are actually beetles and their correct name is The Ladybird Beetle

The name Reebok was named after the African Gazelle

The average human scalp has 100,000 hairs

New Jersey has a spoon museum that has over 5,400 spoons from across the world

Hydrogen is the most common atom in the universe

There is a town named Dildo in the province of Newfoundland, Canada

For every human in the world there are one million ants

The word "nerd" was first coined by Dr. Suess in the book "If I Ran to the Zoo."

The postage rate for a letter in 1693 was determined through how much light could pass through the letter. The postage rate would be more expensive if less light went through, and this process was called candling

The Sears Tower located in Chicago, Illinois is made up 76,000 tons of steel

Mel Blanc (the voice of Bugs Bunny) was allergic to carrots

There are more recreational golfers per capita in Canada than any other country in the world

Hitler and Napolean both had only one testical

The largest bill U.S. bill made is for $100,000

Playwright Shakespeare was only 18 years old when he married Ann Hathaway, who was 26 years old at the time

Wherever a person is standing in the state of Michigan in the United States, they are within 85 miles of one of the Great Lakes

It only takes a male horse 14 seconds to copulate

The driest place on earth is Calama, in the Atacama Desert in Chile

After being picked an orange cannot ripen

The stomach of an adult can hold 1.5 liters of material

On average, a whole chicken from the grocery store weighs 3 pounds 12 ounces

A galactic year is 250 million Earth-years. This is the time it takes for our solar system to make one revolution around the Milky Way Galaxy.

Singer Paula Abdul used to be a cheerleader for the Los Angeles Lakers

Fossilized bird droppings are one of the chief exports of Nauru, an island nation in the Western Pacific

Water expands 9% when it is frozen

The first toilet tank ever seen on television was on Leave it to Beaver

The origin of apples traces back to the Middle East over 4,000 years ago

The colours yellow, red, and orange are used in fast food restaraunts because those are the colours that stimulate hunger

99% of pumpkins that are sold are sold for decoration

On Sunday, December 7, 1941 at 7:55 AM, the attack on Pearl Harbor commenced

If all the cars from the U.S. were taken and lined up from bumper to bumper, there would be enough cars to go to the moon from earth and back.

The elephant is the national animal of Thailand

A Canadian Tour company offers a two-day course in igloo building

Dairy cows can produce 20 to 35 gallons of saliva a day

A duck's quack doesn't echo, and no one knows why.

When the Pez mint dispenser was first introduced it was meant to replace the activity of smoking

Gardening is said to be one of the best exercises for maintaining healthy bones

The speed of sound must be exceeded to produce a sonic boom.

A B-25 bomber airplane crashed into the 79th floor of the Empire State Building on July 28, 1945

Over 600,000 people died as a result of the Spanish influenza epidemic

From all the vegetables, beets contain the most sugar

Smelling bananas can help a person lose weight

In Miami, Florida, roosting vultures have taken to snatching poodles from rooftop patios

Only female mosquitoes bite humans. Male mosquitoes live on natural liquids from plants and other resources

An estimated 690 million people live in Africa

The difference between horns and antlers is that horns never stop growing and antlers shed and grow every year

African Baobab tree's circumference can reach 180 feet. If the trunk is hollow, 20 people would be able to fit inside of it.

On average, the Pentagon uses 666 rolls of toilet paper in one day

The USS Abraham Lincoln has five gymnasiums on the ship and a basketball league with 22 teams

Found in Argentina, the ornate horned frog can eat an entire mouse with one swallow

Great Britain was the first country to issue postage stamps in 1840

During World War II, there was not enough sugar in the U.S. to make candy as it was sent to the troops overseas. At this time, popcorn was consumed three times more than its usual amount

The most famous movie theatre is the "Chinese Theatre" located in Los Angeles, USA

In the U.S., the sport that causes the most injuries among the age group of 15-24 is basketball

Oscar Wilde and his friends came up the with the word "dude." It came from the words "duds" and "attitude."

By weight, the sun is 70% hydrogen, 28% helium, 1.5% carbon, nitrogen, and oxygen, and 0.5% all other elements.

Melba toast is named after an Australian opera singer Dame Nellie Melba

Astronomers once believed a planet named Vulcan existed between Mercury and the Sun

Talc was used by cavemen 15,000 years ago as an ingredient added to make paint

Ants do not sleep

The only married couple to fly together in space were Jan Davis and Mark Lee, who flew aboard the Endeavor space shuttle from Sept 12-20, 1992

Valentina Tereshkova was the first woman to enter space. She spent three days in space and completed forty-eight orbits of Earth

More than 3000 years ago children played with circular hoops made with grape vines. This toy was swung around the waist. Years later this toy was made by company called Wham-O and the Hula-Hoop was invented in 1958

The first subway system in America was built in Boston, Massachusetts in 1897.

Owls swallow their prey whole because they have no teeth. After approximately 12 hours they cough up the feathers, bones, and fur in a shape of a football pellet

Sharks have survived on earth for about 400 million years

Ukrainian monk, Dionysius Exiguus, created the modern day Christian calendar

The revenue that is generated from gambling is more than the revenue that comes from movies, cruise ships, recorded music, theme parks, and spectator sports combined

Every 30 seconds a house fire doubles in size

An alligator has about 80 teeth in its mouth at one time. An alligator can go through 3,000 teeth in a lifetime

A starfish can turn its stomach inside out

The story of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer was written in 1939 for a store promotion by an advertising employee of the department store Montgomery Ward

Actor Charlie Chaplin made 81 movies over a career that spanned 50 years

The music group Simply Red got its name from band member Mick Hucknall, who has red hair

Every three minutes a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer

The lifespan of a rhinoceros is generally 50 years

41% of women apply body or hand moisturizer a minimum three times a day

The largest ice cream sundae was made with 4,667 gallons of ice cream, was 12 feet high and had 7000 pounds of toppings on it. This was made in Anaheim, California in 1985

The name of the award given to honor the best sites on the Internet is called "The Webby Award."

The United States Mint once considered producing donut-shaped coins.

A Hungarian named Ladislo Biro invented the first ballpoint pen in 1938.

Adolf Hitler loved chocolate cake

Many years ago, a fish was caught that was 33 inches long and seemed to be heavier than it should. When they cut the fish, fishermen found a full of bottle of ale inside it

George Washington grew hemp in his garden

In New York City, approximately 1,600 people are bitten by other humans annually

In 1980, Saddam Hussein received a key to the city of Detroit

The song "Strawberry Fields Forever" sung by the Beatles refers to an orphanage located in Liverpool

False Bay, on the southern tip of Africa and close to Cape Town, South Africa, is a breeding ground for great white sharks, which feed off the thousands of seals in the bay. However, it is the only area in the known world in which these sharks are known to breach - they attack the seals by coming up vertically, often leaping clear of the water with their prey in their mouths

In 1952, the first TV toy commercial aired. It was for Mr. Potato Head

In the United States, approximately seven billion pounds of chocolate and candy are manufactured each year

Mules have one horse and one donkey for a parent

On average, 350 squirts are needed from milking a cow to make a gallon of milk

On average, a baby in the United States will eat fifteen pounds of cereal in their first year of life

The name Hasbro was invented by the name of the founders: HASsenfeld BROthers

Percentage of Africa that is wilderness: 28%. Percentage of North America that is wilderness: 38%

Due to sugar shortages to make candy during World War II, movie theatre owners turned to popcorn, which is now the best selling snack at movie theatres today

A group of whales is called a pod or gam

Even though a polar bears fur looks white it is actually colourless and is made with hollow tubes. The reason the bear looks white is because the rough inner surface of the tubes make light scatter and reflect at many different angles which gives the white appearance

There is a type of coffin made that can be used as a wine rack or picnic table before its final use

One gallon of used motor oil can ruin approximately one million gallons of fresh water

After the Eiffel Tower was built, one person was killed during the installation of the lifts. No one was killed during the actual construction of the tower

Approximately 87% of dog owners say that when they watch T.V. their dog curls up beside them or at their feet

Bernd Eilts, a German artist, turns dried cow manure into wall clocks and small sculptures. He is now expanding his business to include cow dung wrist watches

People who meet their calcium need reduce their risk of developing kidney stones

In every episode of Seinfeld there is a Superman somewhere.

The human heart weighs less than a pound

The first Life Saver flavour, which was peppermint, was invented in 1912 and it was called Pep-O-Mint

The average life span of a peasant during the medieval ages was 25 years

Before 1859, baseball umpires were seated in padded chairs behind home plate

On February 10, 1964 the first self-adhesive stamps were issued

The ocean sunfish can produce thirty million eggs at once

The highest point in France is Mont Blanc, located in the Alps.

The American Automobile association was formed in 1905 for the sole purpose of warning motorists of police speed traps

Oak trees do not produce acorns until they are fifty years of age or older

In England, a cigarette is referred to as a fag

If you have three quarters, four dimes, and four pennies, you have $1.19. You also have the largest amount of money in coins without being able to make change for a dollar

In 1980, there was only one country in the world with no telephones - Bhutan

Moscow was founded in 1147 by Yury Dolgoruky

In 1976, fourteen banks merged to form a bank credit card called "Mastercharge." This was later renamed to what is now know as "Mastercard."

American Airlines saved $40,000 in 1987 by eliminating 1 olive from each salad served in first-class

There are over 500 different types of bananas

In 1848, the first American pasta factory opened in Brooklyn, New York. The name of the man that opened it was Antoine Zerega

Albert Einstein was cremated and his ashes were spread over a river located in New Jersey

Your right lung takes in more air than your left one does

Men are four times more likely to be struck by lightning than women

The longest acceptance speech in the history of the Oscars was by Greer Garson in 1942. She received an Oscar for Best Actress for the movie Mrs. Miniver, and her speech was five minutes and 30 seconds long

Only one person in two billion will live to be 116 or older

Octopi change colours when they become frightened. Normally they are a brownish colour, but can change to green or blue when fear sets in

A "gelotologist" is a person who studies laughter

A 13-year-old boy in India produced winged beetles in his urine after hatching the eggs in his body

Fat is important for the development of children and normal growth

The state of California has more 7-Eleven stores than any other state. There are approximately 1,200 stores

The deepest underwater penguin dive is 1,772 feet by an Emperor Penguin

38% of Americans eat breakfast everyday

There are over 100 styles of BluBlocker sunglasses available on the market

When a predator is chasing an impala, a type of antelope, it runs in a zig zag formation jumping as high as three metres

David Rice Atchinson was President of the United States for exactly one day. This happened due to a glitch in American law at the time. new

To make one glass of orange juice, 50 glasses of water are needed to grow enough oranges to make the juice

Penguins can jump as high as 6 feet in the air

Tomatina is the legendary Spanish tomato-throwing festival held in Bunol, Spain

Pigs have no sweat glands, which is why they stay in water or mud to keep cool

There is no element on Mendeleev's (the current) periodic table of elements abbreviated, either partially, or fully, with the letter J.

One of the Bond girls in the James Bond movie, "For Your Eyes Only," used to be a man

The microwave was invented after a researcher walked by a radar tube and a chocolate bar melted in his pocket

In February 1878, the first telephone book was published in New Haven, Connecticut. The book was one page long and had fifty names in it.

Only President to win a Pulitzer: John F. Kennedy for "Profiles in Courage"

Roman emperors ate flamingo tongues which were considered a delicacy. Also parrotfish livers, and pheasant brains were feasted on

In 2002, the most popular car color in North America was silver.

Forty percent of Americans iron their clothes while wearing their underwear or being completely naked

About 85% or product warning labels on household products are inadequate

The largest volcano known is on Mars: Olympus Mons, 370 miles wide and 79,000 feet high, is almost three times higher than Mount Everest

Mexican jumping beans jump because of moth larvae inside the bean

Women blink nearly twice as much as men

Dentists have recommended that a toothbrush be kept at least 6 feet away from a toilet to avoid airborne particles resulting from the flush

There are 691 drinking fountains in the Pentagon

Author Robert May considered the names of Reginald and Rollo before he settled on "Rudolph, the red-nosed reindeer."

A study concludes that kids who snore do poorly in school

When snakes are born with two heads, they fight each other for food

Chocolate maker Cadbury uses more than sixty thousand tonnes of cocoa each year, in the United Kingdom alone

There are more pigs than humans in Denmark

A human eyeball weighs an ounce

The "Mexican Hat Dance" is the official dance of Mexico

The first open heart surgery was performed by Dr. Daniel Hall Williams in 1893

The DNA of humans is closer to a rat than a cat

Peladophobia refers to the fear of bald people

One Neptune year lasts 165 Earth years

In the U.S., 75% of the pencils sold are painted yellow

A person that is struck by lightning has a greater chance of developing motor neurone disease

In Canada, the $1 and $2 come in the form of coins. The $1 is nicknamed a "loonie" because it contains a loon on it and the $2 is nicknamed the "twonie" because it is the equivalent of two "loonies."

Singer Michael Jackson owns the rights to the South Carolina State anthem

On average a business document is copied 19 times

Pigeons can see ultraviolet lights

The list of ingredients that make up lipstick include fish scales

If a statue in the park of a person on a horse has both front legs inthe air, the person died in battle; if the horse has one front leg inthe air,the person died as a result of wounds received in battle; if the horsehasall four legs on the ground, the person died of natural causes.

There are two credit cards for every person in the United States

An average person consumes the equivalent of 26 gallons of milk a year, including almost 28 pounds of cheese

65% of the candy that is produced in an year is consumed by American adults 18 years and older

The little circles of paper that are cut out after a paper has been punched by a hole puncher are called "chad."

Teflon is the most slipperiest substance in the world

The lifespan of a firefly is about seven days. During these days, they are busy trying to find a mate

A crocodile can run up to a speed of 11 miles per hour

Fried spiders taste like nuts

In one day, adult lungs move about 10,000 litres of air

Cows do not have any upper front teeth. Instead they have a thick pad on the top jaw

On average, Americans move to a new place eleven times in their lifetime

Energy is being wasted if a toaster is left plugged in after use

The Golden Gate Bridge was first opened in 1937

No word in the English language rhymes with month, orange,silver or purple

In an episode of the 1962 cartoon The Jestons, Jane Jetson is talking through a video phone. The phone number of The Jetsons was VENUS-1234

Trees that are near street lights do not shed their leaves as fast as a tree that is in the country

No president of the United States was an only child

7-Eleven is the largest retail chain in the world. Click Here For More Details

A Singapore singing group by the name of "The Oriental Singers," sang non-stop for 74 hours and five minutes

Every 25 miles a car produces one pound of pollution.

There was a molasses flood in Boston on January 15, 1919 that killed 21 people and injured 150 people

There are over one billion people that are actively involved in rice growth

On April 4, 1974, John Massis of Belgium pulled two New York Long Island railroad passenger cars totaling 80 tons with a thick rope, with a small bit attached, using only his teeth

The oldest major soft drink in America is Dr. Pepper, which originated in Waco, Texas in 1885

Hockey pucks were originally made from frozen cow dung

In L.A., U.S.A., a man may legally beat his wife with a leather strap, as long as it is less than 2 inches wide

The Arctic Tern, which is a small bird, can fly a round trip from the Arctic to the Antarctic and back. This can be as long as twenty thousand miles per year. This is the longest migration for a bird

The word "America" comes from the European explorer "Amerigo Vespucci

Over 100 million birds die annually by crashing into glass windows in the United States

Thomas Edison, the inventor of the light bulb was afraid of the dark

In 1933, Mickey Mouse is believed to have received 800,000 fan letters

Male rabbits are called "bucks," females are "does."

It took eleven years to built the Taj Mahal, (1632-1643)

Mangos are known throughout the world as the "King of Fruits."

The temperature of milk when it is coming out of a cow is about 36 degrees celsius

Wild Flamingos are pink because they consume vast quantities of algae and brine shrimp

The word "diastema" is the word for having a gap between your teeth

While digging, an Armadillo can hold its breath for up to six minutes

Of all the restaurants that are opened, 90% of them fail in the first year. Of the remaining ones that survive, 90% of those fail in the second year

The sun is approximately 75% hydrogen, 25% helium by mass

When a porcupine is born, its quills are soft and mostly white, but harden within hours

Since 1978, at least 37 people have died as a result of shaking vending machines, in an attempt to get free merchandise. More than 100 people have been injured

The first drug to be sold in the form of a tablet is Aspirin

The original name for butterfly was flutterby

There are approximately 100,000 miles of blood vessels in the human body

Great White sharks have about 3,000 teeth

Former U.S. President Franklin Pierce was arrested during his term as President for running over an old lady with his horse, but the charges were later dropped

The world record for time without sleep is 264 hours (11 days) by Randy Gardner in 1965

The giant squid is the largest animal without a backbone

There is enough water in American swimming pools to cover the whole city of San Francisco seven feet deep

215 jeans can be made with one bale of cotton

Hawaiian alphabet has 12 letters

Pineapples were first introduced into Europe by Christopher Columbus

When a women is pregnant, her senses are all heightened

The Food and Drug Administration says the most common injury from cosmetics comes from scratching the eye with a mascara wand

It has been medically been proven that laughter is an effective pain killer

Cataloupes are named after the gardens of Cantaloupe, Italy where some belive this melon was first grown

In the 13th century, quality standards for paste were assigned by the Pope

In a year, the average person walks four miles to make his or her bed

The first television broadcast of the Oscars took place in 1953, hosted by Bob Hope on NBC

Most snakes have six rows of teeth

NASDAQ stand for, "National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotations."

An average women has 17 square feet of skin. When a women is in her ninth month of pregnancy she has 18.5 square feet of skin

The average American eats 35,000 cookies in his/her lifetime

The greatest snowfall ever in a single storm was 189 inches at the Mount Shasta Ski Bowl in February, 1959.

French astronomer Adrien Auzout had once considered building a telescope that was 1,000 feet long in the 1600s. He thought the magnification would be so great, he would see animals on the moon

The first email was sent out by Ray Tomlinson in 1971

The city of Chicago has the only post office in the world where you can drive your car through

The most overdue book in the world was borrowed from Sidney Sussex College in Cambridge, England and was returned 288 years later

The average person can live about a month without eating any food, but can only live about a week without water

There are about 34,000 species of spiders

In 1968, Abbie Hoffman played with a yo-yo while testifying before a congressional committee. He was found in contempt

The biggest candy eaters are the Dutch, who average 65 pounds of candy per person in a year

55,700 people in the US are injured by jewelry each year

The first owner of the Marlboro Company, Wayne McLaren, died of lung cancer

American President Calvin Coolidge (1923-1929) used to like Vaseline being rubbed on his head while he ate breakfast in bed

No word in the English language rhymes with month, orange, silver, and purple

There was a 19th century Native American tribal chief who went under the name, "Not Able to Fornicate."

98% of brown bears in the United States are in Alaska

In 1657, the first chocolate house was opened in London, England

The Xerox company was initially called the Haloid Company

On average, Americans spend 33% of their life sleeping

One out of every five births in the United States are delivered by Cesarean section

In 1980, a Las Vegas hospital suspended workers for betting on when patients would die

Studies indicate that surgeons who listen to music while they operate improve in their performance

Thomas Edison was afraid of the dark

Thailand used to be called Siam

A sneeze can travel as fast as one hundred miles per hour

The Pentagon cost $49,600,000 to build in 1941

Desert snails can stay in their shell for up to three years

In the 19th century, it was common practice for a Japanese woman to dye their teeth black. They believed that this enhanced sex appeal and maintained healthier teeth

The revolving door was invented in 1888, by Theophilus Van Kannel.

The Lion King is the top grossing Disney movie of all-time with domestic gross intake of $312 million

The state that grows the most cranberries is Wisconsin. More than 300 million pounds of cranberries are grown in Wisconsin

The smallest frog is the "Brazilian baby frog", which is smaller than a dime

The idea of Christmas cards was invented by Englishman Henry Cole in 1843

Air is passed through the nose at a speed of 100 miles per hour when a person sneezes

A baby octopus is about the size of a flea when it is born

Britons eat over 22,000 tonnes of french fries a week

People from the United States eat the most chicken per person than anywhere else in the world

Sanskrit is considered as the mother of all higher languages. This is because it is the most precise, and therefore suitable language for computer software

The origins of the soldier term "G.I." is an abbreviation for "Government Issue," which was stamped on all government kits supplied to recruits in the US Army during World War II

Watermelons are a popular gift to bring to a host in China or Japan

Beethoven used to take hay baths to remedy the swelling he used to get in his legs

On average Americans spend 18% of their income on transportation

Of all the words Dr. Seuss made up in his storybooks, only one has stuck in the English vocabulary: grinch, which is refers to a killjoy -- and it took more than 20 years

Montreal has an underground city, which has over 2,000 shops and 26 kilometres of walkways. This is the largest underground network for any city

The official state mammal of Texas is the armadillo

The word Himalayas means the "home of snow."

A man filed a lawsuit against his doctor because he survived longer than what the doctor had predicted

One of the reasons marijuana is illegal today because cotton growers in the 30s lobbied against hemp farmers -- they saw it as competition. It is not chemically addictive as is nicotine, alcohol, or caffeine

It took approximately 2.5 million blocks to build the Pyramid of Giza, which is one of the Great Pyramids

The platypus uses its bill to find animals that it feeds on. Its bill can sense the tiny electric fields that their preys emit

Central Park located in New York has 125 drinking fountains

The largest school in the world is City Montessori School in India and has over 25,000 students in grade levels ranging from kindergarten to college

Washing machines use anywhere from 40 to 200 litres of water per load

Australia has had stamps that actually look like gems. In 1995 and 1996 they used a special technology to make the stamps look like diamonds and opals.

There are only four words in the English language which end in

Hummingbirds are the only animal that can fly backwards

In only eight minutes, the Space Shuttle can accelerate to a speed of 27,000 kilometres per hour.

In a study conducted regarding toilet paper usage, Americans are said to use the most toilet paper per trip to the bathroom, which was seven sheets of toilet paper per trip

German cockroaches can survive for up to one month without food and two weeks without water

George Washington had teeth made out of hippopotamus ivory

Americans write approximately 50 billion checks a year making it the second most frequent payment method used after cash

The cruise liner, Queen Elizabeth II, moves only six inches for each gallon of diesel that it burns

The amount of aluminum that Americans throw out in three months is enough to rebuild all American commercial planes

Humans breathe in and out approximately one litre of air in ten seconds

The shortest war in history was between Zanzibar and England in 1896. Zanzibar surrendered after 38 minutes

British scientists have found evidence that heart attacks increase significantly for people who watch soccer penalty shoot-outs

Fine-grained volcanic ash can be found as an ingredient in some toothpaste

The most disliked vegetable by Americans is Brussels sprouts

The first ice hotel was built in Swedish Lapland

A myrmecologist studies ants

Rice is thrown at weddings as a symbol of fertility

More than 90% of shark attack victims survive

The average temperature on Earth is 15 degrees celcius.

To produce a dozen eggs, a hen has to eat about four pounds of feed

Pollsters say that 40 percent of dog and cat owners carry pictures of the pets in their wallets

When Coca-Cola began to be sold in China, they used characters that would sound like "Coca-Cola" when spoken. Unfortunately, what they turned out to mean was "Bite the wax tadpole". It did not sell well

In the United States, 80% of households have oatmeal in their kitchen

A cockroach can change directions up to 25 times in a second

In 1825, the first toilet was installed in the White House

Cricket chirping can tell the temperature outside. Counting how many times a cricket chirps in 15 seconds and then adding 40 to that number will approximately tell you what the temperature is in Fahrenheit

Every year, 50,000,000 automobiles are produced in the world.

Pikeville, Kentucky consumes the most Pepsi per capita then any other American city

After the death of the genius, Albert Einstein, his brain was removed by a pathologist and put in a jar for future study

Cubic Zirconia is 55% heavier than real diamonds.

The fastest speed a raindrop had reached when falling is seven miles per hour.

Battle Creek, Michigan is referred to as the "Cereal Bowl of America." The city produces the most breakfast cereals than any other city in the world

The stringy thing that is seen in egg whites is called "chalazae."

The city of Argentia which is located on Newfoundland's southwest coast, is Canada's most fog-bound community. It has 206 days of fog each year.

Seven percent of a humans body wieght is made up of blood

Most snails are hermaphrodites, meaning they have both female and male reproductive organs

Dogs can be trained to detect an upcoming epileptic seizure

American women, on average, spend 55 minutes per day getting showered, dressed, and groomed

Germany produces more than 5,000 varieties of beer and has about 1,300 breweries in country

In some parts of the Atacama Desert it has never rained

In 1681, the last dodo bird died

Strawberries are a member of the rose family

It is common in Israel and Egypt to eat watermelon with feta cheese

The most popular recipient of Valentine cards are school teachers

The average stay for a prisoner on Alcatraz, when it was used as a prison, was five years

Mickey Mouse is known as "Topolino" in Italy

Bird droppings are the chief export of Nauru, an island nation in the Western Pacific

About twenty-five percent of the population sneeze when they are exposed to light

In Japan, tipping at restaurants is not a norm. However, some restaurants might add a 5 - 10 % service charge to the bill

The first automobile racetrack in America was the 'Indianapolis Motor Speedway,' which had 3 million cobblestones.

A cow has four compartments in its stomach

The most popular place to burn candles in the house is the living room

In Japan, by the time man reaches the age of 60, he is commemorated with a special ceremony. This ceremony features the man wearing a red kimono, which denotes that he no longer has the responsibilities of being a mature adult

Men are four times more likely to be struck by lightning than women

The all-time most nominated Grammy artist with 77 nominations is Quincy Jones

In 1845, inventor Thomas Adams started the world's first chewing gum factory.

In 1693, the postage rate of a letter was determined by how much light went through the letter. The less the light went through the letter the more expensive the rate would be. This technique was referred to as candling

Polar bears can smell seals who are 20 miles away

Hair is made from the same substance as fingernails

Polar bears have been known to swim more than 60 miles without resting

Before 1883, the three-cent U.S. stamp was also used for advertising. The advertisment was located on the back of the stamp for various products

The largest ketchup bottle in the world is a 170 feet tall and is located in Collinsville, Illinois, USA. It was built in 1949 by the W.E. Caldwell Company as a water tower

Bo Jackson set a Monday Night Football record by rushing for 222 yards in one game against the Seattle Seahawks, including a 91-yard TD run

There are approximately 75,000,000 horses in the world

The fins of the Spiny Dogfish Shark are sometimes used as sandpaper for wood products

The Super Bowl is so popular that it is the number on at-home party event of the year

There was a time in Japan where a wife being left handed was a ground for divorce

The United States produces enough plastic film annually to cover the entire state of Texas

It is possible to get high by licking a toad. The Cane Toad produces a toxin called bufotenine to ward off predators. When licked, this toxin acts as a hallucinogen

Stinging insects kills approximately 25 people annually in the U.S

The first commercial microwave oven was called the "1161 Radarange" and was the size of a refrigerator

Chances of a women getting breast cancer are increased by excesseive use of alcohol

A common name for pincurls is also spitcurls because woman sometimes wet their hair with their saliva before curling it

The first hot air balloon flight traveled for 5.5 miles over Paris and lasted for 23 minutes

Birds do not sweat, as they do not have sweat glands

Former U.S. President Ronald Reagan once wore a Nazi uniform while acting in a film during his Hollywood days. The name of the movie was "Desperate Journey," which was filmed in 1942

The town of Olney, Illinois celebrates a "Squirrel Day" festival to honour the 200 albino squirrels that live in the town. The festival includes a squirrel blessing by a priest

In the United States there are about three million honey producing colonies

Adult earwigs can float in water for up to 24 hours

January is named for the Roman god Janus. Janus was a temple god who could look forward and backward at the same time

Pepper was sold as individual grains during the Elizabethan times. The guards at the London docks had to sew up their pockets so they would not steal any of the pepper

On average, the life span of an American dollar bill is eighteen months

Shakespeare invented the word "assassination" and "bump."

A diet high in fat is said to impede memory

There are more than 1,000 chemicals in a cup of coffee. Of these, only 26 have been tested, and half-caused cancer in rats

Pound for pound, hamburgers cost more than new cars.

Every year approximately 2,500 left-handed people are killed by using object or machinery designed for right-handed people

The heart of an adult giraffe weighs on average 26 pounds

Two million red blood cells die every second

The first American astronaut in space was Alan B. Shepard Jr

The world record for donut eating is held by John Haight, who ate 29 donuts (52 ounces) in a little over six minutes

Hundreds of years ago, only the wealthy people used to wear underwear

Buffalo wings, got their name because the spicy chicken wings originated in Buffalo, New York

The board game Scrabble was originally called "Criss Cross Words" by inventor Alfred Butts

Men are more likely to be colorblind than women. About one of out of 12 men are colorblind

Edwin Armstrong invented FM radio in 1933. The first men to use FM radio to communicate with Earth from the moon's surface were named Edwin Aldrin and Neil Armstrong.

The MGM lion, whose name was Leo, lived in Memphis until his death

The Bible was written by over 40 authors over a period of 1500 years

The range of a medieval long-bow is 220 yards

Studies indicate that weightlifters working out in blue gyms can handle heavier weights

African heart-nosed bats can have such a keen sense of sound that they can hear the footsteps of a beetle walking on sand from six feet away

Many of the stars that were in the Poltergeist Trilogy had strange deaths

The sap of a banana plant leaves serious stains on hands and clothes that is extremely hard to remove

In Ireland, a prime minister is a called a Taoiseach

American President John Tyler had 15 children

Even though red roses looks the same, there are over 900 different types of red roses

People in France own more pets in the world per person than any other country

In a five card poker game there are 2,598,960 possible hands

The most common pear world-wide is the Bartlett. It is bell-shaped, sweet and soft with a light green colour

All of the clocks in the movie Pulp Fiction are stuck on 4:20

The average person falls asleep in about 12 to 14 minutes

Eighty percent of the Vanilla Beans which are used to make ice cream is grown in Madagascar

Annually, British people eat more than 15 pounds of beans

The largest known hailstone to have fallen was in Germany in 1925, which weighed close to four and a half pounds.

The Kraft company produces enough Cool Whip, a brand of whipping cream, in one year to fill the entire Grand Canyon

Karate actually originated in India, but was developed further in China

A seagull can drink salt water because it has special glands that filter out the salt

Elvis had a twin brother named Jesse Garon, who died at birth

95% of the entire lemon crop produced in the U.S. is from California and Arizona

There are more than 3000 documented caves located in the state of Tennessee

Soy crayons have been invented to replace wax crayons and one acre of soybeans can produce over 80,000 crayons

People drank gold powder mixed in with water in medieval Europe to relieve pain from sore limbs

Basketball great Wilt Chamberlain never fouled out of a game

Twit is the name given for a pregnant goldfish

A ear trumpet was used before the hearing aid was invented by people who had difficulty hearing

In 1982, a cactus in Phoenix, Arizona killed a man. David Grundman fired two shotgun blasts at a giant saguaro cactus that ended up falling on top of him

There are 293 steps to the top of the Leaning Tower of Pisa

The most popular American city for Kool-Aid sales is St. Louis, Missouri

A human embryo is smaller than a grain of rice at four weeks old

In 1923, the first neon sign was introduced in the U.S. Two neon signs were sold to a Packard car dealership for $24,000 which read, "Packard."

Silk was developed in China were it was kept a secret for more than two thousands years. Anyone found trying to smuggle silkworm eggs or cocoons out of the country was immediately put to death

Ivory bar soap floating was a mistake. They had been mixing the soap formula causing excess air bubbles that made it float. Customers wrote and told how much they loved that it floated, and it has floated ever since

Sir John Harington, the godson of Queen Elizabeth I, was the inventor of the toilet

The Popsicle was invented by 11 year-old Frank Epperson in 1905. He left his drink outside with a stir stick in it and he noticed that it had frozen. He applied for a patent in 1923 and named it "Epsicle." The name was later changed to Popsicle

In the U.S., approximately 46% of the chicken that is eaten by people comes from restaurants or other food outlets

An earthquake on Dec. 16, 1811 caused parts of the Mississippi River to flow backwards

The highest point in Pennsylvania is lower than the lowest point in Colorado

There are only four words in the English language which end in"-dous": tremendous, horrendous, stupendous, and hazardous

One pound of maple syrup can make eight pounds of candy or sugar

Uranus is the only planet that rotates on its side

The peanut is not a nut, it is actually a legume

Approximately 71% of American chocolate eaters prefer to eat milk chocolate

A colony of bees have to fly almost fifty-five thousand miles and tap two million flowers to make one pound of honey

Popped popcorn should be stored in the freezer or refrigerator as this way it can stay crunchy for up to three weeks

An office desk has 400 times more bacteria than a toilet

In Czechoslovakia, there is a church that has a chandelier made out of human bones

The first fruit eaten on the moon was a peach

The name "Lego" came from the Danish word LEg Godt, which means "play well."

Female and male black bears cannot tolerate being around each other except when they breed

In 1998, Ten Speed Press publishing company published a book, "The Eat A Bug Cookbook" by David George Gordon that contains over 33 bug recipes

Twelve men have landed on and explored the moon

The football team Green Bay Packers comes from a meat packing company called Acme Packing

Unlike a frog a toad cannot jump

The average weight of a newborn baby is 7 lbs. 6 oz. For a triplet baby it is 3 lbs. 12 oz

Baseball was the first sport to be pictured on the cover of Sports Illustrated

A group of tigers is called a streak

Hippos drink as much as 250 litres of water in any given 24 hour period

850 peanuts are needed to make an 18 oz. jar of peanut butter

The Beatles have sold more records than anyone else with over a billion worldwide

After the "Popeye" comic strip was launched in 1931, spinach consumption went up by thirty-three percent in the United States

The largest type of penguin is the Emperor Penguin which can stand to be almost 3.5 feet tall and weigh more than 90 pounds

Over 175 million cubic yards of earth was removed for the creation of the Panama Canal

7-Eleven was the first convenience store to have television advertising. The animated commercial ran in 1949 and had a singing rooster and owl

A honey bee strokes its wings about 11,500 times a minute

On average men spend 51 minutes a day grooming themselves

Sharks are so powerful that their bite can generate a force of up to 18 tons per square inch

The designated instrument for the city of Detroit is the accordion

Percentage of Americans who have visited Disneyland/Disney World: 70%

Venus is the only planet that rotates clockwise

A sheep, a duck, and a rooster were the first passengers in a hot air balloon

On average, Americans spend $1300 on utility bills annually

The New York Stock Exchange started out as a coffee house

There are approximately 2,700 different species of mosquitoes

Colonel Sanders original white suit was auctioned off for $80,000 in February 2002

EPCOT stands for "Experimental Prototype City Of Tomorrow."

The reason why tattoos do not vanish even though we shed our skin is because the dye is injected deeper into the dermis part of the skin. It is only the epidermis that we shed

Over 170,000 Indians from 210 tribes live in the Brazilian Amazon Rainforest

Cashew nuts contain oil in the shell that is very irritating to the skin

A caterpillar grows roughly 27,000 times its size when it first emerges as an egg

Lightning strikes the Empire States Building about seven times a year

Snake venom is ninety percent protein

More than three thousand people work on research in Antarctica each year

The first product that the toy company Mattel came out with was picture frames

Scientists have discovered a way to make biodegradable plastic from plants by using genetic engineering.

The Earth orbits the Sun at a speed of about 108,000 km per hour

In 1897, Bayer, who is the makers of Aspirin, once marketed the drug heroin

In Australia, a common "Boxing day" activity is surfing

In 1986, a drunk fan got into a pace car at Talladega Superspeedway, and started joyriding on the track in front of a nationwide audience. The police cruisers who had to chase him around the track were not amused when they caught and arrested him

Mary Hart, the co-anchor of Entertainment Tonight, has each of her legs insured for one million dollars

The two top toys in 1950 were Silly Putty which sold for $1, and Crayola crayons which sold for 50 cents

The King Cobra has enough venom in its bite that it can kill up to 13 adults

Earl Dean developed the bottle design for Coca-Cola

The word "super" to a beekeeper refers to the hive box where the honey is stored

Only 23% of New Zealand families have more than two children

Deliberately infecting people with malaria has been used to cure different viral infections. The high fever will strengthen the immune system and fight the virus. In recent times this has been considered as a treatment to HIV

By partially filling saucers with vinegar and distributing the saucers around a room, you can eliminate odors

The only animals that are capable of turning their heads 180 degrees are from the genus Galago, such as the Tarsier

In the United States birds and planes collided more than 22,000 times between the years of 1990 and 1998

The average number of pillowcases washed a day at the MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas is 15,000

Over 40 million Americans have chronic bad breath

There are 158 verses in the Greek National Anthem

A regulation baseball has exactly 108 stitches

In a study that was done by the University of Chicago in 1907, it was concluded that the easiest color to spot is yellow. This is why John Hertz, who is the founder of the Yellow Cab Company picked cabs to be yellow

On average it takes a shark seven days to replace a tooth

The biggest religious building in the world is a Hindu Temple, Angkor Wat, located in Cambodia. It was built at the end of the 11th century

In Britain, there are approximately 50,000 pubs with 17,000 different names

Snails eat with a rasping mouth called a "radula," which has thousands of teeth

A dragonfly has a lifespan of for to seven weeks

Chewing on gum while cutting onions can help a person from producing tears

The majority of American models are skinnier than 98% of American women

The first jigsaw puzzle was created by map maker John Splisbury who mounted one of his maps on a sheet of hardwood. He proceeded to cut around the borders of each country use a fine saw

Owen Falls Lake is the largest man-made lake in the world

The patent number of the telephone is 174465.

On average, 81% of Americans 16 years of age and older watch television at least once in a day

If a raisin is dropped into a glass of champagne it will bounce up and down in the glass

Reptiles do not perspire, and do not have any oil glands

Eating chocolate three times a month helps people live longer as opposed to people who overeat chocolate or do not eat chocolate at all

There is a doggy disco held in Italy every year where owners can dance with their dogs

The average number of guests that attend a wedding in the U.S. is 189

In ancient Egypt, the dung beetle symbolized eternal rebirth and the Sun God Khepri

If a cockroach breaks a leg it can grow another one

Budweiser beer is named after a town in Czechoslovakia

Each day the sun causes about one trillion tons of water to evaporate

Actress Debra Winger helped to perform the voice of E.T. in the movie ?E.T. The Extra Terrestrial (1982)."

The only 15 letter word that can be spelled without repeating a letteris uncopyrightable.

All penguins live south of the equator

There are more than 640 muscles in the human body

Airports that are at higher altitudes require a longer airstrip due to lower air density

Every second, two Barbie dolls are sold somewhere in the world

The Ice Cream cone was invented in the summer of 1904 by Charles Menches. It made its debut one year later at the St. Louis World Fair

The rhinoceros beetle can carry up to 850 times its weight on its back. This is equivalent to a person carrying over 50 mini-vans on their back

The game rugby was originated at Rugby school located in England in 1823. This happened when William Webb Ellis, while playing soccer, picked the ball up in his hands and started running with it

The first episode of the popular television sitcom Happy Days was titled "All The Way."

Scientists have discovered that the longer the ring finger is in boys the less chance they have of having a heart attack

When the body is resting, it takes in about 10 litres of air every minute

The smallest bone in the human body is the stirrup bone, which is located in the ear

George Washington had to borrow money to go to his own inauguration

There have been over fifty million Mr. Potato Heads sold since it came out in 1952

All of Chrysler's PT Cruisers are built in Mexico.

Movies approximately make five times more from video sales than ticket sales

There has only been 193,000 metric tonnes of gold discovered to date.

The word Lethologica describes the state of not remembering the word you want to say

In 1958, the United States Coast Guard off western Greenland measured the tallest known iceberg at five hundred and fifty feet

In every episode of Seinfeld there is a Superman somewhere

Baby donkeys or baby mules are also known as "Foals."

When Sony introduced the walkman, it had a variety of different names in different countries. It was called "Soundabout" in the U.S., "Stowaway" in the U.K., and "Freestyle" in Australia

In Canada, the most productive day of the workweek is Tuesday

The first toilet ever seen on television was on "Leave It To Beaver"

Author Dr. Seuss wrote the book "Green Eggs and Ham" because the editor made him a bet that he could not write a book, which contained less than fifty words

Armadillos have four babies at a time, and they are always the same sex

The tallest mammal in the world is the giraffe

Obsessive nose picking is referred to as rhinotillexomania

The spider used in the 2002 movie Spider-Man was a Steatoda spider, not a black widow. The spider was given anaesthesia, and was then painted blue and red

The human heart creates enough pressure when it pumps out to the body to squirt blood 30 feet

In ancient Greece, throwing an apple to a girl was a way to propose for marriage.. If the girl caught it, that would mean she accepts

Donkeys can live between 30 to 50 years in captivity

In the United States, approximately 25,000 eye injuries occur that result in the person becoming totally blind

Australian Graham Barker extracted his own belly button fluff every day for 18 years acquiring a record-breaking amount of fluff. He hopes to accumulate enough fluff to stuff a pillow

Every year, surgical tools are left in approximately 1,500 patients in the USA. Fatter patients are more prone to having a surgical tool left inside of them due to the additional amount of space in their bodies

Medical reports show that about 18% of the population are prone to sleepwalking

In Ancient Egypt, cats were often buried with their masters, or in a special cemetary for cats

In Ontario, an average household income of a golfer is greater than $60,000

The Danish company Lego, which began in 1932, first manufactured ironing boards, and stepladders

Mice will nurse babies that are not their own

Saturday is the most popular day for people to eat out in the United States

Singer Alice Cooper once had a live chicken thrown at him during a concert in Toronto. He threw the chicken back at the crowd and all the publicity surrounding the incident skyrocketed his singing career

Between 1997-2002, there was an increase of 228% in cosmetic procedures in the United States

Elmer Smith was the first player to hit a grand slam in a World Series

Ancient Egyptians used the spice Thyme to help preserve mummies

On average, an American family sends and receives 28 Christmas cards each year

In Belgium, 94% of children under the age of fourteen own LEGO products

In ancient Rome, lead poisoning was a prevalent disease amongst the wealthy because of their extensive use of lead. Many Roman women died because of lead poisoning caused by the use of make-up that contained lead

The famous jewelry store Tiffany & Co. was established on September 18, 1837 in New York City. The amount of sales that were made the first day were $4.98

Depending on the size, it can take an oyster anywhere from few months to many years to form a pearl

In one minute, the heart of a giraffe can pump 160 gallons of blood

Each day Americans 15 and over spend an average of 55 minutes of driving

Storks were a symbol of fertility in Europe and were considered to bring good luck

The largest pig on record was a Poland-China hog named Big Bill, who weighed 2,552 lbs

The parents of Albert Einstein were worried that he was mentally slow because it took him a long time to learn how to speak

A honey bee has four wings

Badminton originates from a sport in India called "poona."

In October 1973, Swedish sweet maker Roland Ohisson of Falkenberg was buried in a coffin made of nothing but chocolate

More than 100 professional cyclists participate in the Tour de France every year and the race is over 3,200 kilometers

In the United States, turkeys are mostly raised in California

The only state to grow pineapples is Hawaii

There are more than 50 different types of pumpkins. Some of them have names such as Munchkin, Funny Face, and Spooktacular

In order to mate, a male deep sea anglerfish will bite a female when he finds her. The male will never let go and will eventually merge his body into the female and spend the rest of his life inside the female mate. The males internal organs will disappear apart from the testes that are needed to for breeding

Tacoma Narrows Bridge which was located in Washington was nicknamed "Galloping Gertie" because of the unusual way it twisted and swayed with even with the slightest winds when people would drive on it. The bridge collapsed on November 7, 1940, fortunately no humans died, except for a dog

At least 7% of all health care costs in the United States are attributed to smoking

On September 7, 1997, the first flight of the F-22a occurred.

There are five years in a quinquennium

The average life span of a mosquito is two weeks

Eating 11 pounds of apples will make you gain one pound of weight

Slugs have 4 noses

The shark cornea has been used in eye surgery, since its cornea is similar to a human cornea

Singer Billy Joel tried to commit suicide when he was 21 by drinking furniture polish

The largest fish in the world is the whale shark. It can weigh several tons and grow to more than fifty feet in length

The fastest bird in the world is the Peregrine Falcon, which can reach speeds in excess of two hundred miles per hour

The world camel population is close to 19 million

The word "Denim" comes from the French phrase "serge de Nimes" which is a fabric made in a town located in southern France

February 17th, 1930, was the first flight by a cow in an airplane. The milk that was produced by the cow during the flight was put into containers and parachuted over the city of St. Louis

The most popular gift that teachers receive in the United States from their students is chocolate

The Bible has been translated into Klingon

Thirty-five percent of the people who use personal ads for dating arealready married.

Stewardesses is one of the longest words typed with only the left hand

If a lobster loses an eye or a claw it can usually grow a new one

The name for the sign "&" which represents the world "and" is ampersand

The Eiffel Tower weight is approximately 9441 tons

The first translation of the Bible into English was in 1382 A.D., by John Wycliff

The meaning of Siberia is "sleeping land."

Ancient Romans at one time used human urine as an ingredient in their toothpaste

Billie Jean by Michael Jackson was the first video to air on MTV by a black artist

Vatican City is the smallest country in the world, with a population of 1000 and a size 108.7 acres

Eyebrow hair lasts between 3-5 months before it sheds

An elephant cannot jump

Scientists say that babies that are breastfed are more likely to be slimmer as adults than those that are not breastfed

The reason why the Mexican sombrero hat is so wide is to provide shade for the entire body

Amazingly, goalies in the National Hockey League played without masks until the year 1959

According to research, the most productive workday is Tuesday and the least productive is Friday

The makers of Crayola produce over 2 billion crayons in a year

The human face is made up of 14 bones

Mangos are valued for their reputation as an aphrodisiac in countries such as Guatemala and India

There are over 9 million beef and dairy cattle in New Zealand

The coconut is the largest seed in the world

Basketball superstar Wilt Chamberlain holds 56 NBA records

In 1990, the largest watermelon ever grown was 262 pounds, by Bill Carson of Tennesse, USA

Some toothpastes contain antifreeze

During the Gold Rush in 1849, some people paid as much as $100 for a simple glass of water

The only English place that has a name that ends with an exclamation mark is "Westward Ho!"

In Cleveland, Ohio, it's illegal to catch mice without a huntinglicense.

There are at least six universal facial expressions. They are: happiness, sadness, disgust, fear, anger and surprise

In the movie "The Exorcist" the vomit that (Regan) Linda Blair hurls at Father Damien Karras is thick pea soup

The Library of Congress, located in Washington D.C., is the largest library in the world

There is a substance in the skin of the African clawed frog that helps in fighting infection

The Sea of Tranquility on the moon is deeper than the highest mountain on Earth

The most popular vacation destinations for Americans in 1956 was Niagara Falls

In 1967, the first successful heart transplant was performed in Cape Town, South Africa

There are an average of 178 sesame seeds on a McDonald's Big Mac bun.

In one day, a queen bee can lay up to 1500 eggs in one day

"Pomology" is the science of growing an apple

The total number of episodes for the sitcom "I Love Lucy" was 180

The town with the most stop signs per capita than any other in the US: LaConner, Washington

There is a Harley-Davidson that was designed as an exact replica of a hamburger

The blue whale is the loudest animal on the earth. Its whistle can reach up to 188 decibels

Five Jell-O flavors that flopped: celery, coffee, cola, apple, andchocolate.

Mosquitoes prefer children over adults

Sharks are capable of going at least 6 weeks without eating; the record observed in an aquarium is 15 months by a species of shark known as the swell sharks)

When baby sharks are born, they swim away from their mothers right away and are on there own. In fact, their mothers might see them as prey

Soaking beans for twelve hours in water before they are cooked can reduce flatulence caused by beans

The vegetable that is eaten most by Americans is potatoes. On average, a person eats about 140 pounds of potatoes annually

In the dry valleys region of Antarctica, it has not rained in 2 million years according to scientists

Keeping your car tuned up is a good way to save on gas. A car that is tuned up is 9% more efficient on gasoline.

The venom of the king cobra is so deadly that one bite can kill twenty people or one elephant

There is a law in the state of Idaho that does not permit one citizen to give another citizen a box of candy that is heavier than 50 pounds

The kidneys filter over 400 gallons of blood each day

Another word to refer to old age is senectitude

The most popular meal ordered at restaurants in the U.S. is fried chicken

Kit Kat chocolate bar was introduced to the market in 1935

The average human head weighs about eight pounds

Fear of clowns is called coulrophobia

The average person is about a quarter of an inch taller at night

Common pesticides such as roach, termite and flea insecticide can be found in the bodies of majority of Americans

Isaac Asimov is the only author to have a book in every Dewey-decimal category

There is no tipping in Iceland

The founder of JC Penny had the middle name of Cash

Eating parsley after eating an onion can help in getting rid of onion breath

Gorilla gorilla gorilla is the scientific name for the animal gorilla

In the U.S. the most common excuse made to get out of paying a ticket is to say they missed the sign

On average, it is estimated that females injure themselves ten time more than males do while playing sports

A house cat spends 70% of its time sleeping

The first hair dryer was a vacuum cleaner that was used for drying hair

Whale eyes are the size of a grapefruit

Painting a house yellow or having a yellow trim helps in selling a house faster

On August 21st, 1911, someone stole the Mona Lisa, the most famous painting in the world, from the Louvre Museum. It was recovered two years later

The Great Wall stretches for about 4,500 miles across North China

Frosted Flakes mascot "Tony the Tiger" has a wife, son (Tony Jr.) and daughter (Antoinette) that were used in early advertising commercials

The iron disulfide (Pyrite) is considered "fool's gold" because it looks very similar to gold.

Nutmeg is extremely poisonous if injected intraveinously.

Smiling releases endorphins in the body, which makes people feel better

A dentist from Buffalo New York named Alfred P. Southwick invented the electric chair.

ABBA got their name by taking the first letter from each of their names (Agnetha, Bjorn, Benny, Anni-frid.)

The space between your eyebrows is called the Glabella

Grapes are grown around the world more than any other fruit

The best selling game in history for coin-operated machines is Pac-Man

Google receives more than 200 million search queries a day, more than half of which come from outside the United States. Peak traffic hours to google.com are between 6 a.m. and noon PST, when more than 2,000 search queries are answered a second

There is a Hamburger hall of fame in Seymour, Wisconsin

The Olympic torch weighs about 3 pounds

The famous Christmas song "Jingle Bells" was written for a Thanksgiving program in 1857 by James Pierpont. At the time, the song was called "The One-Horse Open Sleigh."

The average bank teller loses about $250 every year

Initially golf balls were made out of wood. After that they were made out of leather which was stuffed with feathers

Russian I.M. Chisov survived a 21,980 plunge out of a plane with no parachute. He landed on the steep side of a snow-covered mountain with only a fractured pelvis and slight concussion

About 70 percent of Americans who go to college do it just to make more money

The oldest actor to win a Best Actor Oscar is Henry Fonda. He was 76 when he won it

Babies who wear disposable diapers are five times more likely to develop diaper rash than those that wear cotton diapers

The first lighthouse built in the USA was in Boston, MA in 1716

The Snickers chocolate bar was invented in 1930

When Nylons first went on sale in the United States in 1940, four million pairs were sold in only a few days

On average, a man spends about five months of his life shaving

Oprah Winfrey was the first black woman to anchor a newscast in Nashville at WTVF-TV

Ever year, Americans spend close to $25 billion on beer

In 1888, an Egyptian peasant discovered an estimated three hundred thousand mummified cats in Beni Hassan, Egypt. Of the cats that were not stolen once, the find was made public, the remaining mummified cats were shipped to Great Britain to be used as agricultural fertilizer

The smallest stamp in the world was issued in 1863 by the Columbian state of Bolivar and measured 9.5 x 8mm

There are over 1,800 known species of fleas

Ivory soap slogan "99-44/100% Pure" was cleverly invented by Harley Proctor who with the help of chemists determined that Ivory soap was only 56/100 pure. Proctor simply subtracted 56 from 100 and came up with "99-44/100% Pure"

The longest word in the English language is 1909 letters long and it refers to a distinct part of DNA

Polar bears are left-handed

Brain damage will only occur if a fever goes above 107.6 degrees farenheit

It requires 63 feet of wire to make a Slinky toy

A female ferret can die if she goes into heat and cannot find a mate

Casey Kasem is the voice of Shaggy on the cartoon show "Scooby-Doo." Casey Kasem, being a strict vegetarian, also requested that Shaggy follow the same diet on the show

In the U.S., the milk production per dairy cow is approximately 12,000 pounds

In America, 38% of doctors are Indians

There are approximately 100 million acts of sexual intercourse each day

People with allergies can lower allergy reactions by laughing

Some farmers in Japan have learned to grow their watermelons into a square shape. They did this to conserve shelf space

The heaviest United States President was William Howard Taft who weighed 332 pounds

Tasmania is said to have the cleanest air in the world

Studies show that divorced women have more trouble starting new relationships than divorced men

Did you know that there are coffee flavored PEZ?

An individual coral animal is called a polyp

There are dolphins that live in the Amazon River that are the colour pink

Navel oranges got their name because the bottom of this type of orange resembles a belly button or navel

Tohru Iwatani, the inventor of the video game Pac-Man, came up with the idea when he saw a pizza with a slice missing at a dinner party

One tree can filter up to sixty pounds of pollutants from the air each year.

In America, one out of every two marriages ends up in divorce

A chance of a woman having twins is increased after the age of 35. About 1 in 27 women will give birth to twins after this age. After 50 the chances of having twins is 1 in 9

The ant can lift 50 times its own weight, can pull 30 times its own weight, and always falls over on its right side when intoxicated

The Hollywood sign was first erected in 1923. It was first erected as "Hollywoodland."

During his entire life, Vincent Van Gogh sold exactly one painting, Red Vineyard at Arles

The first commercial chewing gum was sold in 1848 by John B. Curtis, who also made the gum. He called the gum "State of Maine Pure Spruce Gum."

Touching and stroking a plant will aid in it growing healthy

Average age of top GM executives in 1994: 49.8 years. Average age ofthe Rolling Stones: 50.6.

Business.com is currently the most expensive domain name sold for $7.5 million

31% of employees skip lunch entirely

Olive oil can help in lowering cholesterol levels and decreasing the risk of heart complications

Ho-Ho-Kus, a small town in New Jersey, is the only town in the United States of America that has two dashes in its name

Romans, in the third century, believed that the lemon was an antidote for all poisons

During the Easter season, 600 million Marshmallow Peeps are bought my Americans. The Marshmallow Peep is the most popular Easter candy besides chocolate

In the Great Fire of London in 1666, only six people were killed

During World War II, the 2nd Polish Corps had a brown bear named Wojtek, who helped move boxes of ammunition during the battle of Monte Cassino

In the United States, every year about 15 people die from dog bites

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The Crayola colour flesh was changed to peach in 1962 because of the fact that people have many different skin colours

"Kemo Sabe" means "soggy shrub" in Navajo

7 out of 10 people believe in life after death

Clans of long ago that wanted to get rid of their unwanted people without killing them would burn their houses down - hence the expression "to get fired."

The largest coral reef in the world is the Great Barrier Reef located in Australia. The reef is approximately 2023 kilometers long

On a bottle of brandy VSOP stand for "Very Special Old Pale."

The word "dexterity", to do with skill is related to the right hand. The opposite of the word "deter" is "sinister", to do with evil, it is related to the left hand

Male sea horses are the ones that get impregnated rather than the females. Males have a pouch on their belly that provides incubation for the female?s eggs and they can have up to 1500 babies at one time

NASA scientists have concluded that the state of California is moving north and will collide with the state of Alaska in roughly 150 million years

The best selling chocolate syrup in the world is Hershey

The word Karate means, "empty hand."

There are some types of chocolates that are actually good for the arteries and heart

Intelligent people have more zinc and copper in their hair

The speed at which honey bees fly is at 15 miles per hour

The average life expectancy of an ant is about 90 days

The cruise liner, Queen Elizabeth II, moves only six inches for each gallon of diesel that it burns

In France, it is illegal for a person to kiss another on railways

The appliance that uses the most use of water in the home is the toilet

The first movie to ever cost $100 million to make is Terminator 2: Judgment Day in 1991

Adolf Hitler wanted to be an architect, but he failed the entrance exam at the architectural school in Vienna

In the first century, people used to drink goats milk to sweeten their breath

The first product that Sony came out with was the rice cooker

In the United States, ice cream is sold the most on a Sunday

Over the course of one year, a coffee tree only produces about 1.5 pounds of coffee

The substance that gives red wine and dark beer its color is said to have a positive effects on cholesterol and blood pressure

Tripolini pasta was named for the Italian conquest of Tripoli in Libya

The six official languages of the United Nations are Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian, and Spanish


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