It's illegal to own a red car in Shanghai, China.
Cats are the most popular pets in the United States
The venom of the king cobra is so deadly that one bite can kill twenty people or one elephant
Prince Charles and Prince William never travel on the same airplane as a precaution.
¥ Hair is the fastest growing tissue in the body, second only to bone marrow.
Cheetahs were raced at Romford greyhound stadium in 1937.
In Miami, Florida, roosting vultures have taken to snatching poodles from rooftop patios
Stannous fluoride, which is the cavity fighter found in toothpaste is made from recycled tin
Over 5 million people in Brazil are employed by the coffee trade. Most of those are involved with the cultivation and harvesting of more than 3 billion coffee plants.
Research indicates that mosquitoes are attracted to people who have recently eaten bananas.
Sheep can recognize other sheep from pictures.
Walt Disney World generates about 120,000 pounds of garbage every day.
Donald Duck's middle name is Fauntleroy.
The green stuff on the occasional freak potato chip is chlorophyll.
Blue eyes are the most sensitive to light, dark brown the least sensitive.
The Hundred Years War lasted for 116 years
In 1982, Larry Walters tied 24 weather balloons to his lawn chair in Los Angeles and climbed to an altitude of 16,000 feet
The maximum length allowed for a baseball bat in the major leagues is 42 inches.
Vanilla is the extract of fermented and dried pods of several species of orchids.
Persia changed its name to Iran in 1935
A 41-gun salute is the traditional salute to a royal birth in Great Britain.
The word honcho comes from a Japanese word meaning squad leader and first came into usage in the English language during the American occupation of Japan following World War II.
The Pentagon, in Arlington, Virginia, has twice as many bathrooms as is necessary. When it was built in the 1940s, the state of Virginia still had segregation laws requiring separate toilet facilities for blacks and whites
A baby eel is called an elver, a baby oyster is called a spat.
On average, there is about three molecules of ozone for every 10 million air molecules.
Over 80% of professional boxers have suffered brain damage.
In the United States, you are more likely to be killed by a bee sting than a shark attack
Contrary to popular belief, London Broil is not a cut of beef but rather a method of cooking.
A swordfish can live as long as 25 years and weigh up to 1,200 pounds
Tokyo is the largest city by population (35million), followed by New York (21 million), then by Seoul (21 million), then Mexico City (20 million).
It was during World War II that clothes with elastic waists were introduced. This is because the metal used in zippers was badly needed for the war
Mushrooms have no chlorophyll so they don't need sunshine to grow and thrive. Some of the earliest commercial mushroom farms were set up in caves in France during the reign of King Louis XIV (1638-1715).
Paper bags are outlawed in grocery stores in Afghanistan. They believe paper is sacred.
A giant squid has eyes that can grow up to 20 inches in diameter.
The reason why locusts swarm are because when they are in groups, a hot-spot behind their hind legs is stimulated, which in turn causes their destructive nature. A large swarm of locusts can eat eighty thousand tons of corn in a day
Cinderella's slippers were originally made out of fur. The story was changed in the 1600's by a translator.
Saudi Arabia covers an area of 830,000 sq. miles, yet there is not a single river in the whole country.
Research indicates that people prefer the colour blue for their casual clothing
Until 1990, the deadly poison mercury was used in about 30% of latex paints.
During World War II, the very first bomb dropped on Berlin by the Allies killed the only elephant in the Berlin Zoo
Bumping foreheads with a hand shake is the traditional greeting in Tibet.
Marie Curie, the Nobel prize winning scientist who discovered radium, died on July 4, 1934 of radiation poisoning.
The first person to go over Niagara Falls in a barrel was Anna Edson Taylor. She made the journey on October 24, 1901, and escaped unhurt.
Famous billionaire Howard Hughes stored his own urine in large bottles.
In Detroit, Michigan it is illegal to sleep in a bathtub.
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