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.
To sell your home faster, and for more money, paint it yellow.
Alligators can live for more than 100 years.
The national anthem of Greece has 158 verses.
All of the clocks in the movie Pulp Fiction are stuck on 4:20
If a crocodile loses his teeth it will always grow new ones to replace them.
The board game Scrabble was originally called Criss Cross Words by inventor Alfred Butts
In Bexley, Ohio Ordinance number 223, of 09/09/19 prohibits the installation and usage of slot machines in outhouses.
In Massachusetts, it is forbidden to put tomatoes in clam chowder.
A person will burn 7 percent more calories if they walk on hard dirt compared to pavement.
Every year about 98% of the atoms in your body are replaced.
The word maverick came into use after Samuel Maverick, a Texan, refused to brand his cattle. Eventually any unbranded calf became known as a Maverick
A hippopotamus can run faster than a man can.
Aztec emperor Montezuma drank 50 golden goblets of hot chocolate every day. It was thick, dyed red and flavored with chili peppers.
A 100-pound person on Earth would weigh 38 pounds on Mars.
Americans on average eat 18 acres of pizza every day.
In most American states, a wedding ring is exempt by law from inclusion among the assets in a bankruptcy estate. This means that a wedding ring cannot be seized by creditors, no matter how much the bankrupt person owes.
It was illegal to sell E.T. dolls in France because there is a law against selling dolls without human faces.
It would take 15,840,000 rolls of wallpaper to cover the Great Wall of China.
President George W. Bush is related to all other U.S. Presidents.
Mark Twain was the first to have written a novel [Tom Sawyer] on a typewriter.
Blueberry Jelly Bellies were created especially for Ronald Regan.
If Wal-Mart was classified as a country, it would be the 24th most productive country in the world.
Musk is extracted from the bottom of a civet, and is used as an ingredient to make perfumes.
The 1st US zoo was built in Philadelphia, PA, in 1876.
The name of the first airplane flown at Kitty Hawk by the Wright Brothers, on December 17, 1903, was Bird of Prey.
Dana Carvey changed his name to Tom for 2 weeks because he thought Dana was a girl's name.
Apples are more effecient than caffeine for waking you up in the morning.
The first television broadcast of the Oscars took place in 1953, hosted by Bob Hope on NBC
The flea can jump 350 times its body length, that is like a 6 foot-tall human jumping the length of 7 football fields
The lunula is the half-moon shaped pale area at the bottom of finger nails.
Red is the most popular car color in the U.S.
Heinz first started making ketchup in 1876 and the recipe has remained the same ever since
Polar bears can smell seal from 20 miles away
James Bond is also known as Mr. Kiss-Kiss-Bang-Bang
The 1912 Olympics was the last Olympics that gave out gold medals that were made entirely out of gold
The reason why some people get a cowlick is because the growth of their hair is in a spiral pattern, which causes the hair to either stand straight up, or goes to a certain angle
Percentage of American women who say they'd marry the same man: 50%.
A kangaroo can jump up to 3 meters high and leap up to 8 meters.
In the year 2000, Pope John Paul II was named an "Honorary Harlem Globetrotter.".
The reason why hair turns gray as we age is because the pigment cells in the hair follicle start to die, which is responsible for producing melanin which gives the hair colour
Even though they broke up 25 years ago, the Beatles continue to sell more records each year than the Rolling Stones.
Sea water weighs about a pound and a half more per cubic foot than fresh water at the same temperature.
X-rays of the Mona Lisa show that there are three completely different versions of the same subject, all painted by Leonardo Da Vinci, under the final portrait.
The extended right arm of the Statue of Liberty is 42 feet long.
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Gollum The Lord of the Rings Trilogy
The total sum of millions of Orcs, Saruman and Sauron dont add up to the power and villainy of the grimy little creature forever in search of his precious. At the very heart of the character is a tortured soul, manipulated by the power of the ring and credit to Andy Serkis for creating sympathy in a character that could so easily be one toned. Instead, Gollum is a tragic villain who continually has internal battles as he falls deeper and deeper under the spell of the ring. The epic saga of Lord of the Rings would not have been as effective if Gollum had been botched and credit in abundance has to go to Peter Jackson and Andy Serkis for creating a truly iconic movie villain.