Chameleon is derived from the Greek, meaning little lion.
Alloy : steel
Composition : fe (98%), c (2%)
Use : for making nails, screws, bridges.
The official state song of Georgia since 1922 has been Georgia on My Mind.
The most popular vacation destinations for Americans in 1956 was Niagara Falls
A volcano has enough power to shoot ash as high as 50 km into the atmosphere
The horned owl is the only animal stupid enough to attack a skunk.
Alloy : duralium
Composition : al (95%), cu (4%), mg (0.5%), mn (0.5%)
Use : in aircraft manufacturing.
February 1865 is the only month in recorded history not to have a full moon
Its impossible to smoke oneself to death with weed. You won't be able to retain enough motor control and consciousness to do so after such a large amount.
The curvature of the earth is pretty close to eight inches every mile, or 66 feet every hundred miles.
The word, tattoo originated from the Tahitain word tattau which means to mark.
The whiskers on a catfish are called barbells.
Alloy : solder
Composition : sn(50-75%), pb (50-25%)
Use : soldering of metals.
Pearl Jam's first album, 10, was named in tribute of basketball player Mookie Blaylock who's number is 10
Minus 40 degrees Celsius is exactly the same as minus 40 degrees Fahrenheit.
The largest pig on record was a Poland-China hog named Big Bill, who weighed 2,552 lbs.
In 1810, Peter Durand invented the tin can for preserving food
In the early nineteenth century some advertisements claimed that riding the carousel was good for the circulation of blood
There are more pyramids in Peru than in Egypt
Alloy : gun metal
Composition : cu (85%), zn (10%), sn(5%)
Use : used for engineering purpose.
Alloy : bell metals
Composition : cu (80%), sn (20%)
Use : for making bells.
The 1st kiss in a movie was between May Irwin and John Rice in The Widow Jones, in 1896.
Whitcomb L. Judson, the inventor of the zipper, originally intended his invention to save people the trouble of buttoning and unbuttoning their shoes every day. He named it the Clasp locker and unlocker for shoes.
The average person walks the equivalent of twice around the world in a lifetime
There are more Subway restaurants in Canada than there are McDonald restaurants
Two-thirds of college students have been in a "friends with benefits" relationship.
It takes forty minutes to hard boil an ostrich egg.
Queen Elizabeth I always wore a necklace with a little perfume bottle attached everywhere she went
No matter how cold it gets, gasoline will not freeze.
The Ribbon worm will start eating itself to avoid starvation.
Tamiflu's main natural ingredient is Chinese star anise
Hair will fall out faster on a person that is on a crash diet
Sawney Beane, his wife, 8 sons, 6 daughters, and 32 grandchildren were a family of cannibals that lived in the caves near Galloway, Scotland in the early 17th Century. Although the total number is not known, it is believed they claimed over 50 victims per year. The entire family was taken by an army detachment to Edinburgh and executed, apparently without trial
The citrus soda 7-UP was created in 1929; "7" was selected because the original containers were 7 ounces. "UP" indicated the direction of the bubbles.
You can't sneeze on the streets of Asheville, North Carolina.
No language has more synonyms than English.
A sneeze travels out your mouth at over 100 m.p.h..
Large kangaroos cover more than 30 feet with each jump.
US Presidents who never attended college: Grover Cleveland, Abraham Lincoln, Harry S Truman, and George Washington.
The longest engagement lasted 67 years, and the couple ended up marrying when they were 82 years old
An average man has about 10 erections during sleep.
Close to 50% of the water used in a home originates from the bathroom
According to National Geographic, Mt. Everest grows about 4 millimeters a year: the two tectonic plates of Asia and India, which collided millions of years ago to form the Himalayas, continue to press against each other, causing the Himalyan peaks to grow slightly each year
One grape vine produce can produce about 20 to 30 glasses of wine
Two-thirds of the world's
eggplant is grown in New Jersey.
Construction workers hard hats were first invented and used in the building of the Hoover Dam in 1933.
Spartacus led the revolt of the Roman slaves and gladiators in 73 B.C
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