In ancient Rome it was considered a sign of leadership to be born with a crooked nose.
The hippopotamus has the capability to remain underwater for as long as twenty-five minutes
The turbot fish lays approximately 14 million eggs during its lifetime.
96% of people put the peanut butter on first when making a peanut butter and jelly sandwich
A common drink for Tibetans is Butter Tea which is made out of butter, salt, and brick tea
There are approximately 2,700 different species of mosquitoes.
Pitcher Darold Knowles once pitched all seven games of one World Series
There are over 1,800 known species of fleas
The rumble that is created when a Harley's engine runs has been patented by the company
Louisa Adams, wife of John Quincy Adams, was the first and only foreign-born first lady.
The water in the Great Salt Lake of Utah is more than four times as salty as any ocean.
Marie Owen was the first policewoman in the United States. She started her career in Detroit in 1893.
Aztec emperor Montezuma had a nephew, Cuitlahac, whose name meant plenty of excrement.
Octopus and squid are thought to be the most intelligent of all invertebrates
In the U.S., over 35 million people have used some sort of illegal drug in the last year
The average life expectancy of a leopard in captivity is 12 years.
The turtle has the lowest pulse rate of any animal: 13 beats per minute.
Subbookkeeper is the only word with four pairs of double letters in a row.
The flea can jump 350 times its body length. For a human, that would be equivalent to jumping the length of a football field. (30 minutes...lucky pig... can you imagine??)
Only 1 person in 2 billion will live to be 116 or older.
Eliminates static cling from pantyhose. Rub a damp, used sheet of Bounce over the hose.
The Black Hole, 1979, was Disney's first PG-rated movie.
The unique characteristics of Barbie dolls in Japan are that they have their lips closed with no teeth showing
When glass breaks, the cracks move faster than 3,000 miles per hour. To photograph the event, a camera must shoot at a millionth of a second.
Benjamin Franklin invented the rocking chair.
Most women are sensitive to feather light touches and find them very erotic.
The 'L.L.'in L.L. Bean stands for 'Leon Leonwood'.
The parachute was invented by DiVinci in 1515
The fins of the Spiny Dogfish Shark are sometimes used as sandpaper for wood products
Lee Harvey Oswald's cadaver tag sold at an auction for $6,600 in 1992.
Most marine fish can survive in a tank filled with human blood.
Florida has twice as many lightning injuries and deaths than any other state
The most popular Hot Wheels vehicle sold is the Corvette
Pears ripen from the inside out, and according to a survey, men prefer hard pears while women prefer soft pears.
US Presidents who owned slaves: George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, Andrew Jackson, John Tyler, James K. Polk, Zachary Taylor, Andrew Johnson, and Ulysses S. Grant.
first and the individual name written second
To lose one pound of fat, a person has to burn approximately 3,500 calories
Uranus was originally called George, in honour of King George III of Britain.
Native Hawaiian women were not allowed to cook.
In 1992, the Antarctic Ozone hole was larger than the continent of North America.
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This ritual is followed in the cities of Mumbai, Pune, Dwarka, Vrinavan and Mathura. In Mumbai & Pune this ritual is also called dahi handi and is celebrated with a lot of zeal & vigor. Handi means a claypot and dahi means buttermilk. so, a claypot is filled with buttermilk and tied high up. Young boys form a human pyramid. The boy on top of the pyramid is supposed to break the handi with a coconut, as coconut is considered a pure object.In Mumbai & Pune, groups of young boys called Govinda Pathaks, roam around the their localities with a view to break these handis that are tied up at various places. Prizes in cash and kind are also offered by local communities to those who break these handis.