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Tuesday, 7 June 2016

Great Facts


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
Keeping Warm With an Axe, is the title of a real how-to book.
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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


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