Ray Kroc bought McDonalds for $2.7 million in 1961 from the McDonald brothers
Pigeons can be killed by feeding them uncooked rice, either because their stomach can't handle the carbohydrates or it swells in their throats and chokes them.
Second and third Presidents, John Adams and Thomas Jefferson, both died on July 4, 1826.
The 1960 Summer Olympics were the first Olympics to be aired on television by CBS
Honeybees use the sun as a compass which helps them navigate
Instead of a Birthday Cake, many Russian children are given a Birthday Pie
Each year all of the Hostess bakeries combined bake 500 million Twinkies a year. (A twinkie is a sponge cake with a creamy filling.)
In the United States, six tubs of Cool Whip, a brand of whipping cream, are sold every second
The seven wonders of the ancient world were the Egyptian Pyramids at Giza, Hanging Gardens of Babylon, Statue of Zeus at Olympia, Colossus of Rhodes or huge bronze statue near the Harbor of Rhodes that honored the sun god Helios, Temple of Artemis at Ephesus, Mausoleum at Halicarnassus, Lighthouse at Alexandria
In Columbus, Georgia it is illegal to sit on one's porch in an indecent position.
The first TV commercial showed a Bulova watch ticking onscreen for exactly 60 seconds.
The Great Pyramid at Giza in Egypt holds a constant temperature of 68 degrees Fahrenheit
The high jump method of jumping head first and landing on the back is called the Fosbury Flop.
Colgate faced a big obstacle marketing toothpaste in Spanish speaking countries. Colgate translates into the command go hang yourself.
No one has ever been able to domesticate the African elephant. Only the Indian elephant can be trained by man.
Most of the vitamin C in fruits is in the skin.
It is physically impossible for pigs to look up into the sky
Business.com is currently the most expensive domain name sold for $7.5 million
Humans are born with 300 bones in their body, however when a person reaches adulthood they only have 206 bones. This occurs because many of them join together to make a single bone
At the White House, president John Adams was said to be the first to display fireworks there
Ancient Egyptians used the spice Thyme to help preserve mummies
Blueberries have more antioxidents than any other fruit or vegetables
The Volkswagen was originally called the Strength Through Joy Wagon.
Fingerprints of koalas are similar (in pattern, shape and size) to the fingerprints of humans
The lifespan of a rhinoceros is generally 50 years
More than 70% of men at age 70 are still potent.
The difference between AM and FM radio is that FM is line-of-sight, while AM bounces off the atmosphere (more accurately, the ionosphere). AM stations have to reduce the power of their transmissions at night because the ionosphere lifts with the colder temperatures and lees solar interference.
A Chinese Scientist discovered that the Earth is round during the Han Dynasty by measuring the sun and moon's path in the sky. He recorded this fact down in the imperial records but went unnoticed until it was unearthed recently but Chinese archaeologists.
The national sport of Nauru, a small Pacific island, is lassoing flying birds.
The first country to abolish capital punishment was Austria in 1787.
Dry fish food can make goldfish constipated.
The melting point of cocoa butter is just below the human body temperature, which is why it literally melts in your mouth.
There are over 100 styles of BluBlocker sunglasses available on the market
Seoul, the South Korean capital, just means "the capital" in the Korean language.
Frank Wathernam was the last prisoner to leave Alcatraz prison on March 21, 1963
The average cough comes out of your mouth at 60MPH.
Some in Japan bath in coffee grounds that were fermented with pineapple pulp to improve their skin and reduce wrinkles
The word lethologica describes the state of not being able to remember the word you want
Studies have shown that classical music helps cows produce more milk
The weight of air in a milk glass is about the same as the weight of one aspirin.
There are no ants in Iceland, Antarctica and Greenland
Jellyfish have been on Earth for over 650 million years. This is before sharks and dinosaurs
When a person dies, hearing is usually the last sense to go.
Tourists visiting Iceland should know that tipping at a restaurant is considered an insult.
The study of the iris of the eye is called iridology
The famous Indian epic Mahabharata contains almost three million words.
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Tips to succeed in Study
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