The most popular jelly belly jellybean flavour is buttered popcorn
Blueballs refers to when a man has an erection for a long period of time without ejaculating.
In 1963, Mister Rogers was ordained as a Presbyterian minister
Approximately 87% of dog owners say that when they watch T.V. their dog curls up beside them or at their feet
New Zealand is the only country that contains every type of climate in the world.
Archeologists report that cannabis was most likely the first plant cultivated by humans. Cannabis was used for linen, paper, and garments
In an average lifetime, people spend four years traveling in cars and six months waiting for red light to turn green
The word dexterity, to do with skill is related to the right hand. The opposite of the word deter is sinister, to do with evil, it is related to the left hand
The record for the longest Monopoly game played in a bathtub is ninety-nine hours
The combination ough can be pronounced in nine different ways. The following sentence contains them all: A rough-coated, dough-faced, thoughtful ploughman strode through the streets of Scarborough; after falling into a slough, he coughed and hiccoughed.
On average, 90% of the people that have the disease Lupus are female
The elephant is the only animal that has been taught to stand on its head.
The first police car was an electric-powered vehicle used in Akron, OH in 1899.
Only female mosquitoes bite humans. Male mosquitoes live on natural liquids from plants and other resources
The difference between horns and antlers is that horns never stop growing and antlers shed and grow every year
The word racecar and kayak are the same whether they are read left to right or right to left
Olive oil can help in lowering cholesterol levels and decreasing the risk of heart complications
The Basenji dog is the only dog that is not able to bark
¥ Walt Disney named Mickey Mouse after Mickey Rooney, whose mother he dated for some time. Another story states that: Mickey mouse was not named after Mickey Rooney he was made on a train ride from New York after Walt found out he didn't actually own Oswald the lucky rabbit. The mouse Walt drew was originally named Mortimor But his wife Lilly didn't like that name so she suggested Mickey and the name stuck.
Pound for pound, leopards are said to be seven times stronger than humans
The distance between cities are actually the distances between city halls.
The soldiers of World War I were the first people to use the modern flushing toilet. The inventor: Thomas Crapper.
America's best selling ice cream flavor is vanilla.
There are, on average, 259 raisins in a box of Raisin Bran and 388 in a box of Premium Raisin Bran.
In 1953, racecar driver Tim Flock raced at Nascar with a monkey in the seat beside him
The biggest religious building in the world is a Hindu Temple, Angkor Wat, located in Cambodia. It was built at the end of the 11th century
Every drop of seawater contains approximately 1 billion gold atoms.
The word Nazi is actually an abbreviation for Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei, which refers to the National Socialist German Workers Party
Singer Alice Cooper once had a live chicken thrown at him during a concert in Toronto. He threw the chicken back at the crowd and all the publicity surrounding the incident skyrocketed his singing career
Early hockey games allowed as many as 30 players a side on the ice
The Great Pyramids used to be as white as snow because they were encased in a bright limestone that has worn off over the years
A duck's quack doesn't echo, and no one knows why. (This was challenged and proved wrong by the TV show Mythbusters)
The shortest word in the English language with all its letters in alphabetical order is the word almost.
The microwave was invented after a researcher walked by a radar tube and a chocolate bar melted in his pocket
Families who do turn off the television during meals tend to eat healthier. This was regardless of family income, or education
In China, September 20 is Love Your Teeth Day.
There are 48 Gutenberg Bibles still in existence. Two of them were in Germany during World War II and are missing, but many book collectors believe them to be in private collections.
Abe Lincoln bought 50 cents worth of cocaine in 1860
Potato chips were invented in Saratoga Springs in 1853 by chef George Crum. They were a mocking response to a patron who complained that his French fries were too thick.
The Pacific island of Tonga once issued a stamp that was banana shaped
Caffeine is on the International Olympic Committee list of prohibited substances
On average, 90% of the people that have the disease Lupus are female.
There are 24 known perfect numbers. These are numbers that equal the sum of all its divisors except itself. For instance, six is the lowest of these numbers is divisible by 1, 2, or 3 and 1+2+3=6. The largest of the known perfect numbers has 12,003 digits.
Pet superstores now sell about 40 percent of all pet food
It took over 4 years to film Milo and Otis to get the animals to do what they were suppose to.
The low frequency call of the humpback whale is the loudest noise made by a living creature. The call of the humpback whale is louder than Concorde and can be heard from 500 miles away.
Benefits of Potatoes
Benefits of Gooseberry
Basic English Usage
Temperature and Heat
We know that different substances are differently affected by heat. Some substances, like water, change their temperature slowly when heated; others, like mercury, change their temperature very rapidly when heated. The number of calories needed by 1 gram of a substance in order that its temperature may be increased 1° C. is called the specific heat
of a substance; or, specific heat is the number of calories given out by 1 gram of a substance when its temperature falls 1° C. For experiments on the determination of specific heat, see Laboratory Manual.
Water has the highest specific heat of any known substance except hydrogen; that is, it requires more heat to raise the temperature of water a definite number of degrees than it does to raise the temperature of an equal amount of any other substance the same number of degrees. Practically this same thing can be stated in another way: Water in cooling gives out more heat than any other substance in cooling through the same number of degrees. For this reason water is used in foot warmers and in hot-water bags. If a copper lid were used as a foot warmer, it would give the feet only.095 as much heat as an equal weight of water; a lead weight only.031 as much heat as water. Flatirons are made of iron because of the relatively high specific heat of iron. The flatiron heats slowly and cools slowly, and, because of its high specific heat, not only supplies the laundress with considerable heat, but eliminates for her the frequent changing of the flatiron.