The average coach airline meal costs the airline $4.00. The average first class meal: $50.
A Hungarian named Ladislo Biro invented the first ballpoint pen in 1938.
Roasted coffee beans start to lose small amounts of flavor within two weeks. Ground coffee begins to lose its flavor in one hour. Brewed coffee and espresso begins to lose flavor within minutes.
Weatherman Willard Scott was the first Ronald McDonald
The lowest temperature ever recorded in the world was 129 degrees below 0 at Vostok, Antarctica, on July 21, 1983.
The world's smallest winged insect, the Tanzanian parasitic wasp, is smaller than the eye of a housefly.
Hundreds of years ago, only the wealthy people used to wear underwear
In the 1905 football season, 18 men were killed in college games in the United States, and 159 more were permanently injured.
Steve Fletcher holds the record for the largest gum wrapper collection. His collection has 5300 gum wrappers from all across the world
The annual Night of the Radishes is held in Oaxaca, Mexico. It's held on December 23rd of every year as part of a pre-Christmas tradition. Farmers carve figures from radishes and display them in the city's main plaza.
Several buildings in Manhattan, NY have their own zip code. For example the former World Trade Center has several.
There are about 2 chickens for every human in the world.
The most senior crayon maker Emerson Moser retired after making 1.4 billion crayons for Crayola. It was then that he revealed that he was actually colorblind
Unlike other spiders that sit passively in their web, wolf spiders are hunters, actively stalking their prey.
Laid end-to-end, the arteries, capillaries and veins would stretch for about 60,000 miles in the average child and would be about 100,000 miles in an adult - enough to wrap around the world nearly four times.
The most productive day of the workweek is Tuesday.
A chicken with red earlobes will produce brown eggs, and a chicken with white earlobes will produce white eggs
There is a law in the state of Idaho that does not permit one citizen to give another citizen a box of candy that is heavier than 50 pounds
Red is the most commonly colored vehicle involved in accidents each year.
The smallest bone in the human body is the stirrup bone, which is located in the ear
The first place in the western world to give women the right to vote was an island known as Man.
The Super Bowl is broadcast to over 182 countries in the world
There were no red colored M&Ms from 1976 to 1987
The toes of mummies are wrapped individually.
When the University of Nebraska Cornhuskers play football at home, the stadium becomes the third largest city in the state.
Honey is the only food that does not spoil. Honey found in the tombs of Egyptian pharaohs has been tasted by archaeologists and found edible.
Corn Flakes were invented after Will Keith Kellogg and his brother Dr. John Harvey Kellogg set about developing a nutritious cereal for the patients of a health resort in 1890
In February 1878, the first telephone book was published in New Haven, Connecticut. The book was one page long and had fifty names in it.
The most diners per capita in the world are located in the U.S. state New Jersey
Mel Blanc (the voice of Bugs Bunny) was allergic to carrots
The smallest fish in the world is the Trimattum Nanus of the Chagos Archipelago. It is only 0.33 long.
After the U.S Civil War, about 33%-50% of all U.S. paper currency in circulation was counterfeit
The Burramundy, a fish, grows up as a male, but after 2 years or so, it turns into a female to breed.
The first product to have a bar code scanned was Wrigley's gum.
The temperature of the earth's interior increases by one degree every 60 feet down.
The first household refrigerators cost about $16,000, in today's money.
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.
Jennifer Aniston's original name is Jennifer Anastassakis.
Stalks of sugar cane can reach up to 30 feet
The term devil's advocate comes from the Roman Catholic Church. When deciding if someone should be sainted, a devil's advocate is always appointed to give an alternative view.
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Push dont toss
Because the shot is so much heavier than balls in other sports, it cannot be tossed overhand or underhand without high risk of causing a pulled muscle or other injury. Always push the shot put out by extending your arm in one direction, without swinging it. Read the instructions below for more information about standard throwing techniques.