In Singapore, it is illegal to sell or own chewing gum.
Honey is used sometimes for antifreeze mixtures and in the center of golf balls.
Christmas became a national holiday in the U.S. in 1890.
Wipes up sawdust from drilling or sandpapering. A used sheet of Bounce will collect sawdust like a tack cloth.
Due to the many nerve endings in the sole and digits of the human foot, the sensations produced by sucking or licking the feet can be pleasurable.
Gustave Eiffel, the builder of the Eiffel Tower, also built a dam in Russia, a church in the Philippines, and designed the right arm and full steel structure supporting the Statue of Liberty.
A recent study at Harvard has shown that eating chocolate can actually help you live longer.
In Kentucky, it is illegal to carry ice-cream in your back pocket.
A condom will last about a month when stored in a wallet; any longer and it’s more likely to break.
111, 111, 111 X 111, 111, 111 = 12, 345, 678, 987, 654, 321
Rapper LL Cool J's name is short for Ladies Love Cool James .
Goodyear Rubber Company researched and concluded that shoes wear out faster on the right foot than the left.
Japanese research has concluded that moderate drinking can boost IQ levels
As late as 1820, the universe was thought to be 6,000 years old. It is now thought to be between 15 and 20 billion years old.
In 1649, Massachusetts's Puritan government ruled the following: Any child over 16 who shall curse or smite their natural father or mother or act in a stubborne or rebellious manner shall be put to death.
Because radio waves travel at 186,000 miles per second and sound waves saunter at 700 miles per hour, a broadcast voice can be heard sooner 13,000 miles away than it can be heard at the back of the room in which it originated
The city of Tokyo was originally called Edo
Flamingos are able to fly at a speed of approximately 55 kilometers an hour. In one night they can travel about 600 km
In one day, a human sheds 10 billion skin flakes. This amounts to approximately two kilograms in a year
The sun's total lifetime as a star capable of maintaining a life-bearing Earth is about 11 billion years. Nearly half that time has passed.
Watermelons can cost up to $100 in Japan.
During one seven year period, Thomas Edison obtained approximately three hundred patents. In is whole life he obtained over one thousand patents.
Celtic warriors sometimes fought their battles naked, their bodies dyed blue from head to toe
The condensed water vapor in the sky left behind by jets is called a contrail.
Hummingbirds can weigh less than a penny.
Duracell, the battery-maker, built parts of its new international headquarters using materials from its own waste.
Penguins are not found in the North Pole.
Tipping at a restaurant in Iceland is considered an insult.
Contrary to popular belief, there are almost no Buddhists in India, nor have there been for about a thousand years.
The deepest underwater penguin dive is 1,772 feet by an Emperor Penguin
In San Salvador, drunk drivers can be punished by death before a firing squad.
To burn off one plain M&M candy, you need to walk the full length of a football field.
Half of the 42 U.S. Presidents are of Irish descent
A quidnunc is a person who is eager to know the latest news and gossip.
The linen bandages that were used to wrap Egyptian mummies averaged 1,000 yards in length.
Identity crisis? About 10% of Jewish households have Christmas Trees.
Queen Victoria used marijuana, to help relieve menstrual cramp pain
Ghandi had the most extras of any movie ever made with about 300,000 people. The German movie Kolberg is second with 187,000.
The first woman in Congress was Jeanette Rankin of Montana, in 1917.
Ernest Vincent Wright wrote a novel, "Gadsby", which contains over 50,000 words -- none of them with the letter E.
Dark roasted coffees actually have LESS caffeine than medium roasts. The longer a coffee is roasted, the more caffeine burns off during the process.
A human embryo is smaller than a grain of rice at four weeks old
Among teens 13-19 in the United States, girls account for over 50% of new HIV infections.
20252 is Smokey the Bear's own zip code.
Humans are the only animals that use a smile as an emotional response.
Females have a wider peripheral vision than males.
Tea was so expensive when it was first brought to Europe in the early 17th century that it was kept in locked wooden boxes.
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Much effort is put towards organizing events and celebrations that occur on Republic Day in India.Large military parades are held in New Delhi and the state capitals.Representatives of the Indian Army, Navy and Air Force and traditional dance troupes take part in the parades.A grand parade is held in New Delhi and the event starts with India prime minister laying a wreath at the Amar Jawan Jyoti at India Gate, to remember soldiers who sacrificed their lives for their country.India president takes the military salute during the parade in New Delhi while state governors take the military salutes in state capitals.A foreign head of state is the president chief guest on Republic Day.
Awards and medals of bravery are given to the people from the armed forces and also to civilians.Helicopters from the armed forces then fly past the parade area showering rose petals on the audience.School children also participate in the parade by dancing and singing patriotic songs.Armed Forces personnel also showcase motorcycle rides.The parade concludes with a fly past by the Indian Air Force, which involves fighter planes of flying past the dais, symbolically saluting the president.These leave trails of smoke in the colors of the Indian flag.There are many national and local cultural programs focusing on the history and culture of India.Children have a special place in these programs.Many children receive gifts of sweets or small toys.A prime minister rally also takes place around this time of the year, as well as the Lok Tarang National Folk Dance Festival, which occurs annually from January 2429.