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.
The Four Freedoms by Norman Rockwell are the most widely reproduced and distributed paintings in history.
The short phrases of organ music played at a baseball game is called a tucket.
In Korea and other East Asian countries, the age of the person is counted from conception and not physical birth
The banana is the most prolific of all food plants with as many as 300 bananas growing on the same stalk.
Gases that build up in your large intestine cause flatulence. It usually takes about 30 to 45 minutes for these gases to pass through your system
More than 70% of men aged 18-34 visit a pornographic site in a typical month.
People in France own more pets in the world per person than any other country
The ancient Greeks had a fascination with the planet Mars. They attributed the planet to Ares, their god of war, because of its red colour
John Wilkes Booth's brother once saved the life of Abraham Lincoln's son.
In 1916, Charlie Chaplin was making $10,000 a week, making him the highest paid actor of his time
Columbia University is the second largest landowner in New York City, after the Catholic Church
On average, it is estimated that females injure themselves ten time more than males do while playing sports
When an orange is shown in any of the Godfather movies, this means that someone is about to die or a close call is to occur.
The largest apple pie ever baked was forty by twenty three feet
The Main Library at Indiana University sinks over an inch every year because when it was built, engineers failed to take into account the weight of all the books that would occupy the building
The Monty Python movie "The Life of Brian" was banned in Scotland.
The chances of getting a cavity is higher if candy is eaten slowly throughout the day compared to eating it all at once and then brushing your teeth
Robert Wadlow is the tallest man recorded in history. He grew to be eight feet and eleven inches and weighed 490 pounds when he died
The Three Wise Monkeys have names: Mizaru (See no evil), Mikazaru (Hear no evil), and Mazaru (Speak no evil).
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The human liver performs over 500 functions
Nobody knows what happened to the body of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. During his funeral in 1791, a thunderstorm suddenly appeared and his funeral party dropped the coffin and ran for cover. When they returned, the coffin was gone.
Cricket chirping can tell the temperature outside. Counting how many times a cricket chirps in 15 seconds and then adding 40 to that number will approximately tell you what the temperature is in Fahrenheit
The patent number of the telephone is 174465.
The blind cavefish is born with eyes, but they fall off as the fish grows
In World War II, the German submarine U-120 was sunk by a malfunctioning toilet
The A.A. Milne character of Winnie the Pooh made his animated film debut in 1966 in Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree
All 50 states are listed across the top of the Lincoln Memorial on the back of the $5.00 bill
A group of people that are hired to clap at a performance are called a claque
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
The name for Ivory Soap was inspired by a verse from the Bible. Harley Proctor got though of the name when the minister read from Psalms 45:8, All thy garments smell of myrrh and aloes and cassia, out of the ivory palaces whereby they have made thee glad.
The cost to build the Empire State Building was $40,948,900
Since Hindus don't eat beef, the McDonald's in New Delhi makes its burgers with mutton.
In 1848, the first American pasta factory opened in Brooklyn, New York. The name of the man that opened it was Antoine Zerega
Moses Malone was the first basketball player to go directly from high school to a professional American team.
Wham-O manufactured twenty-thousand hula-hoops a day at the peak of hula-hoop popularity in 1958
In 1908, the first machine to make lollipops opened for business in New Haven, Connecticut
Tomatos were once referred to as love apples. This is because their was a superstition that people would fall in love by eating them
Every U.S. bill regardless of denomination costs just 4 cents to make
Tina Turner's real name is Annie Mae Bullock.
There are approximately 45 billion fat cells in an average adult.
The Romans used to clean themselves with olive oil since they did not have any soap. They would pour the oil on their bodies, and then use a strigil, which is type of blade, to scrape off any dirt along with the oil
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Freer Gallery of Art
The Freer Gallery of Art and the Arthur M.Sackler Gallery form the Smithsonian Institution national museums of Asian art in the United States.The Freer and Sackler galleries house the largest Asian art research library in the country and contains art from East Asia, South Asia, Southeast Asia, the Islamic world, the ancient Near East, and ancient Egypt, as well as a significant collection of American art.The gallery is located on the south side of the National Mall in Washington, D.C., adjacent to the physically connected Sackler Gallery.The museum is open 364 days a year (being closed on Christmas), and is administered by a single staff with the Sackler Gallery.