Ovaltine was originally called Ovamaltine. A clerical error forced the name to be changed when the manufacturer registered the name.
Eggplant is a member of the thistle family.
The six most dangerous occupations in America are; football player, firefighter, race-car driver, astronaut, police officer, and fisherman.
Tiger Woods was introduced to golf at nine months of age by his father
Former U.S. President Franklin Pierce was arrested during his term as President for running over an old lady with his horse, but the charges were later dropped
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
Banging your head against a wall uses 150 calories an hour
MenÕs shirts have the buttons on the right while womenÕs shirts have the buttons on the left
Used in art the word sfumato refers to the subtle blending of an outline by gradually blending one tone into another
A Boeing 747s wingspan is longer than the Wright brother's first flight.
In the early days of the telephone, operators would pick up a call and use the phrase, "Well, are you there?" It wasn't until 1895 that someone suggested answering the phone with the phrase "number please?"
The common goldfish is the only animal that can see both infrared and ultra-violet light.
The first lighthouse built in the USA was in Boston, MA in 1716
In America, approximately 20% of children between the ages of 2 - 7 have televisions in their rooms
India used to be the richest country in the world until the British invasion in the early 17th Century
Trueman Capote the man who wrote Breakfast at Tiffany's had the middle name of Stucklefuss.
Unprosperousness is the longest word in which every letter occurs at least twice.
Chances of a women getting breast cancer are increased by excesseive use of alcohol
There are an average of 178 sesame seeds on a McDonald's Big Mac bun.
In the 1960 movie Psycho by Alfred Hitchcock, chocolate syrup was used to show the blood in the shower scene
French astronomer Adrien Auzout had once considered building a telescope that was 1,000 feet long in the 1600s. He thought the magnification would be so great, he would see animals on the moon
Top corporate executives take separate planes in case one crashes.
Battle Creek, Michigan is referred to as the Cereal Bowl of America. The city produces the most breakfast cereals than any other city in the world
Americans write approximately 50 billion checks a year making it the second most frequent payment method used after cash
A small drip from a faucet can waste up to 50 gallons of water daily, which is enough water to run a dishwasher twice on a full cycle
Warren G. Harding was the first American President to visit Canada. He stopped in Vancouver, British Columbia while he was on his way to Alaska.
There are about 5,000,000,000 years of sunlight left
Most people move about forty times in their sleep during the night.
It takes a ton of water to make a pound of refined sugar.
William Shakespeare used a vocabulary of 29,066 different words. By way of comparison, the average person uses about 8,000 different words.
The all-time most nominated Grammy artist with 77 nominations is Quincy Jones
Any free-moving liquid in outer space will form itself into a sphere, because of it's surface tension.
Stag beetles have stronger mandibles than humans.
The aorta, which is largest artery located in the body, is about the diameter of a garden hose
Fortune cookies were actually invented in America (not China), in 1918, by Charles Jung
It would take 11 Empire State Buildings, stacked one on top of the other, to measure the Gulf of Mexico at its deepest point.
Rutgers beat Princeton 6-4 in the first ever college football game. At the time, a touchdown was worth only two points.
Roosters have to extend their necks in order to crow
The thickness of the Arctic ice sheet is on average 10 feet. There are some areas that are thick as 65 feet
Serving ice cream on cherry pie was once illegal in Kansas
Pregnant female polar bears will not eat for several months while resting in her den under the snow.
Orca (killer) whales can grow to 30ft long.
There are 318,979,564,000 possible combinations of the first four moves in Chess.
In 1972, a gorilla by the name of Koko was taught ASL (American Sign Language) for the deaf. By the year 2000, the gorilla could understand approximately 2,000 English words
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How to Improve English
Watch English movies
Watch English movies and English shows on television. Initially, you can read the sub titles to follow the conversation. As you practice more, you will realize that you are able to follow the conversation without needing to read the sub titles.