The male gypsy moth can smell the virgin female gypsy moth from 1.8 miles away.
In the United States, about 33% of land is covered by forests
In San Salvador, drunk drivers can be punished by death before a firing squad.
The small intestine in the human body is about 2 inches around, and 22 feet long
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
The center of the earth is almost 4000 miles beneath our feet.
In India, people are legally allowed to marry a dog!
Approximately 25,000 workers died during the building of the Panama Canal and approximately 20,000 of them contracted malaria and yellow fever
Less than 1% of the women in the world will ever be able to wear a diamond that is the size of a carat or more
The Crayola colour flesh was changed to peach in 1962 because of the fact that people have many different skin colours
Sperm have to swim 100,000 times their length to get a woman pregnant. That's the equivalent of man swimming over 100 miles in one go.
The shortest English word that contains the letters A, B, C, D, E, and F is feedback.
Only full-grown male crickets can chirp.
President George W. Bush and Playboy founder Hugh Hefner are cousins.
Cows release 50 million metric tonnes of methane gas a year.
The high jump method of jumping head first and landing on the back is called the Fosbury Flop.
Over 96% of American households purchase bananas at least once each month.
The search engine Google got its name from the word googol , which refers to the number one with a hundred zeros after it.
The two top toys in 1950 were Silly Putty which sold for $1, and Crayola crayons which sold for 50 cents
No matter how cold it gets, gasoline will not freeze.
On average, a strawberry has 200 seeds on it
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-stars Game
The average person can live about a month without eating any food, but can only live about a week without water
10 of the tributaries flowing into the Amazon river are as big as the Mississippi river.
The average ice berg weighs 20,000,000 tons
The seven virtues are prudence, courage, temperance, justice, faith, hope, and charity.
Arabic numerals are not really Arabic; they were created in India.
The tips of fingers and the soles of feet are covered by a thick, tough layer of skin called the stratum corneum.
Impotence is grounds for divorce in 24 states in the United States.
'Second Street' is the most common street name in the U.S.; 'First Street' is the sixth!
The airplane, Buddy Holly died in, was the American Pie, which is where Don McLarean got the song title from.
An ostrich's eye is larger than its brain.
The first modern toothbrush was invented in China. Its bristles came from hogs hair or the mane of a horse that were then put into ivory handles
The world's first speed limit regulation was in England in 1903. It was 20 mph.
Semen has a neutral or slightly alkaline pH of 7.1 to 8.0.
The human head is a quarter of our total length at birth, but only an eighth of our total length by the time we reach adulthood.
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
In Winston-Salem, North Carolina, it is against the law for children under seven years of age to go to college.
Washington, D.C. has one lawyer for every 19 residents!
¥ Hair is the fastest growing tissue in the body, second only to bone marrow.
More than ten people a year are killed by vending machines.
The designer of the Statue of Liberty, French sculptor Frederic-Auguste Bartholdi, used his wife as the model for the body and his mother as the model for the face.
One ton of grapes can produce 720 bottles of wine
The world's largest amphibian is the giant salamander. It can grow up to 5 ft. In length.
Soldier Field is the oldest field in the NFL
The Federal Reserve printed up an extra $50 billion in small bills just in case people started hoarding money prior to the year 2000. Since nowhere near that much cash was needed, and there was a long-term storage problem, most of that money was recycled.
In 1999, Pepsi, Inc. paid $0.00 in income tax!
The Neanderthal's brain was bigger than yours is.
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