Elwood Edwards did the voice for the AOL sound files (i.e. "You've got Mail!"). He is heard about 27 million times a day. The recordings were done before Quantum changed its name to AOL and the program was known as "Q-Link."
Imperia, Italy is the home of the Agnesi Historical Museum of Spaghetti.
A typist's fingers travel over 12 and a half miles in an average day.
According to legend, there s a Superman in every episode of Seinfeld.
The name for the sign & which represents the world and is ampersand
The speed of sound must be exceeded to produce a sonic boom.
Crushed cockroaches can be applied to a stinging wound to help relieve the pain.
Aztec emperor Montezuma had nephew, Cuitlahac, whose name meant plenty of excrement.
Of the estimated 162 million land-based telephones in the U.S., 25 million have unlisted numbers.
In 1903, there were originally only eight Crayola crayons in a box and they sold for five cents
Forty-one percent of English women have punched or kicked their partners, according to a study.
Babies are born with 300 bones, but by adulthood we have only 206 in our bodies.
The weight of air in a milk glass is about the same as the weight of one aspirin tablet.
A lion's roar can be heard from more than five miles away.
Four billion pounds of watermelon were grown in the United States in 1999
In English pubs, ale is ordered by pints and quarts. So in old England, when customers got unruly, the bartender would yell at them mind their own pints and quarts and settle down. It's where we get the phrase "mind your P's and Q's".
More Monopoly money is printed in a year, than real money printed throughout the world.
In 1789, the total U.S. federal government debt was $190,000.
In Italy, espresso is considered so essential to daily life that the price is regulated by the government.
Venus is the only planet that rotates clockwise
The earth travels through space at 660,000 miles per hour.
Your nose smells best when you are about 10 years old.
More than 20,000 men were killed, wounded, or missing in action in the battle of Antietam, September 17, 1862. This was the bloodiest one-day fight during the Civil War.
The Pacific Giant Octopus, the largest octopus in the world, grows from the size of pea to a 150 pound behemoth potentially 30 feet across in only two years, its entire life-span.
Approximately 850 peanuts make a 18 oz jar of peanut butter.
An ostrich's eye is bigger than its brain.
Your right lung takes in more air than your left one does.
A quarter of raw potato placed in each shoe at night will keep the leather soft and the shoes smelling fresh and clean.
The first book published in the United States was Massachusetts Bay Colony: The Oath of a Free Man, in 1638.
The longest word that can be typed on the top row of letters on a Qwerty keyboard is TYPEWRITER.
In Utah, birds have the right of way on all highways.
The world's largest mammal, the blue whale, weighs 50 tons at birth. Fully grown, it weighs as much as 150 tons.
The act of sneezing is referred to as sternutation
A honeybee can fly at fifteen miles per hour.
Hawaii is the only US state that grows cacao beans to produce chocolate.
Hoover, Roosevelt, Truman and Nixon's Secretaries of State have won Noble Peace Prizes.
In Newport, Rhode Island it is illegal to smoke from a pipe after sunset.
Close to 73% of girls in Bangladesh are married by age 18
In 1889, the 1st coin-operated telephone, patented by Hartford, Connecticut inventor William Gray, was installed in the Hartford Bank.
Muhammad is the most common name in the world.
The first toilet being flushed in a motion picture was in the movie Psycho.
In the United States, the most frequent month for a tornado to occur is in May.
A hippo can open its mouth wide enough to fit a 4 foot tall child inside.
In Washington D.C. it is illegal to post a notice in public which calls another person a 'coward' for refusing to accept a challenge to duel.
Arabic numerals are not really Arabic; they were created in India.
Before jets, jet lag was called boat lag.
Domestic cats hate lemons or other citrus scents.
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