Acorns were used as a coffee substitute during the American Civil War.
Some dolphins can swim up to 40 kilometers an hour
The American Automobile Association was founded for the sole purpose of warning motorists of police speed traps.
One punishment for an adulterous wife in medieval France was to make her chase a chicken through town naked.
Every minute, 30-40,000 dead skin cells fall from your body.
Frogs sometimes eat enough fireflies that they themselves glow.
It takes about 63,000 trees to make the newsprint for the average Sunday edition of The New York Times
Of all the golfers in Canada, 71.4% golfers are male, 28.6% are female
If you never cut your hair and lived to be 77-years old, your hair could grow 690 miles long.
More Americans have died in car accidents than have died in all the wars ever fought by the United States.
Is bottled water worth it? 'Evian'spelled backwards is 'naive'.
About 10% of U.S. households pay their bills in cash.
The tools that were used to fix up jack napier (jack nicholson) after his chemical bath in batman are the same tools used by the sadistic dentist, orin scrivello (steve martin), in the 1986 film little shop of horrors.
Basketball great Wilt Chamberlain never fouled out of a game
Hippos can live up to 40 years in the wild
Lizards can self-amputate their tails for protection. It grows back after a few months.
In Singapore, it is illegal to sell or own chewing gum
A killer whale s heart beats 30 times a minute under water, 60 times a minute on the surface.
In Joliet, Illinois it is illegal to mispronounce the name Joliet.
It was the Frisbie Pie Company of Bridgeport, CT, whose name and lightweight pie tins gave birth to the modern Frisbee.
Every year, Mexico City sinks about 10 inches.
Did you know that there are 206 bones in the adult human body and there are 300 in children (as they grow some of the bones fuse together).
A baboon called Jackie became a private in the South African army in World War I.
Over 10,000 birds a year die from smashing into windows .
Dalmatian puppies do not have any spots on them when they are born. They actually develop them as they get older
Before jets, jet lag was called boat lag.
If the liver ever stops working a person will die within 8 to 24 hours.
Adolf hitler had only one testicle.
The brain is much more active at night than during the day.
Venus is the only planet that rotates clockwise.
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
The decomposition point of Olive Oil is 220 degrees Celsius
The saying "it's so cold out there it could freeze the balls off a brass monkey" came from when they had old cannons like ones used in the Civil War. The cannonballs were stacked in a pyramid formation, called a brass monkey. When it got extremely cold outside they would crack and break off... Thus the saying.
Every human spent about half an hour as a single cell.
There are species of fish that can walk on land in search of water when its water source dries up. Some can survive as long as three days on land such as the snakehead fish
Tiger Woods is the only person to hold all four major championships at one time, although it did not happen in the calendar year. He also currently holds the scoring record for all four majors.
Ants cannot chew their food, they move their jaws sideways, like scissors, to extract the juices from the food.
A person uses approximently fifty-seven sheets of toilet paper each day.
In the popular bond film from russia with love, author ian flemming made a cameo appearance in one of the scenes as a man taking a leisurely walk.
In France, it is legal to marry a dead person.
Sound travels fifteen times faster through steel than through air.
Native Hawaiian women were not allowed to cook.
It is possible to go blind from smoking too heavily.
Footprints of astronauts who landed on the moon should last at least 10 million years since the moon has no atmosphere.
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