It is impossible for a pig to look up at the sky.
Whole wheat bread has more iron, vitamins and dietary fiber than white bread.
Whale hunting is strictly prohibitted throughout the entire state of Oklahoma.
In 1976, fourteen banks merged to form a bank credit card called Mastercharge. This was later renamed to what is now know as Mastercard.
India invented the Number System. Zero was invented by Aryabhatta
In Ireland, a prime minister is a called a Taoiseach
In 1999; the danish movie festen received a peculiar film award in germany for the worst dubbed movie.
New Jersey, with 96, is the US state with the greatest number of hazardous waste sites.
France has the highest per capita consumption of cheese.
The patron saint of dentists is St. Apollonia. She reportedly had her teeth pulled out in 249 AD by an anti-Christian mob.
Detroit policeman William L. Potts is credited with inventing the modern street traffic light in 1920. He worked out an electric light system that allowed him to control three street intersections from one tower He picked the red, yellow and green because railroads used them.
In Las Vegas, casinos do not have any clocks
The least likely day to eat out in the United States is Monday
A lion's roar can be heard from five miles away.
Women on average live seven years longer than men do
False eyelashes were invented by film director D.W. Griffith while he was making the 1916 epic, Intolerance. He wanted actress Seena Owen to have lashes that brushed her cheeks.
Chickens can't swallow while they are upside down.
The heavy tea tax imposed on the colonies in 1773, which caused the Boston Tea Party, resulted in America switching from tea to coffee. Drinking coffee was an expression of freedom.
In 2001, the five most valuable brand names in order were Coca-Cola, Microsoft, IBM, GE, and Nokia
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
A Boeing 747 airliner holds 57,285 gallons of fuel.
Elvis Presley was obsessed with brushing his teeth
Al capone's business card said that he was a used furniture salesman.
A marine catfish can taste with any part of its body.
In some parts of England, rum is used to wash a baby's head for good luck.
Men in their early twenties shave an average of four times a week
80% of Publishers' Clearing House $10 million winners did not purchase any magazine subscriptions!
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
German Shepherds bite humans more than any other breed of dog.
Jamaica Blue Mountain is often regarded as the best coffee in the world.
You are about 1 centimeter taller in the morning than in the evening.
Even if you cut off a cockroach's head, it can live for several weeks.
"101 Dalmatians" and "Peter Pan" are the only Disney animations in which both of a character's parents are present and don't die during the movie.
Roses generally need around 6 hours of sunlight to grow properly.
If your mouth was completely dry, you would not be able to distinguish the taste of anything.
The human heart beats over 100,000 times a day
An American cow called Fawn was not afraid of flying. In May 1963, she was swept up by a tornado and carried half a mile, only to land safely in another farmer's field. Five years later, another tornado carried her over a bus. She survived this too, and lived to the ripe old age of 25.
The fastest flying butterfly is the Monarch, which has been clocked with a speed as high as 17 miles per hour
The gases emitted from a banana or an apple can help an orange ripen.
Approximately 125 people die in the United States from an anaphylaxis to foods each year
An apple tree is at its prime when its about 50 years old. The United States produces about 100 million barrels of apples a year. That's a lot of old trees.
The first American satellite in orbit, Explorer I, was launched February 1, 1958.
Johnson & Johnson created the Band-Aid in 1899 because Robert Wood Johnson attended a lecture concerning the prevention of infection in wounds during surgical operations. The company created the zinc oxide adhesive bandage for surgeons, and launched the consumer version, Band-Aids, in 1921.
Kansas state law requires pedestrians crossing the highways at night to wear tail lights.
In Kentucky you need a license to walk around nude on your property.
About 30% of American admit to talking to their dogs or leaving messages on their answering machines for their dogs while they are away
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The White Nights Festival in St. Petersburg, Russia is an annual international arts festival during the season of the midnight sun. The White Nights Festival consists of a series of classical ballet, opera and music events and includes performances by Russian dancers, singers, musicians and actors, as well as famous international guest stars. This is celbrated during end of June month.