In a University of Arizona study, rails and armsrests in public buses were found to be contaminated by the highest concentration of bodily fluids.
The first chimpanzee to travel into space was named Ham. He got the name from the lab he was raised in, the Holloman AeroMedical laboratory in Alamogordo, NM. Ham flew in a Mercury space capsule in 1961. His trip proved that space travel was safe for humans.
The ant can lift things 10 times its own weight.
The search engine Google got its name from the word googol , which refers to the number one with a hundred zeros after it.
35% of the people using personal ads for dating are already married.
Since 1978, at least 37 people have died as a result of shaking vending machines, in an attempt to get free merchandise. More than 100 people have been injured
The average car produces a pound of pollution every 25 miles.
In the last 4000 years no new animals have been domesticated.
The pectin that is found in apples aids in lowering cholesterol levels
About 100 people choke to death on ballpoint pens each year.
Colgate claims Tooth Fairy as a registered trademark.
Rice and some other grains contain chemicals that can enhance brain functions.
The Daddy long legs spider has venom to be used as a defensive mechanism. Don't worry though, coz it cannot puncture human skin, and even if it did, it would PROBABLY only cause a allergic reaction.
On average, 100 people choke to death on ballpoint pens every year.
While digging, an Armadillo can hold its breath for up to six minutes
About one-tenth of the earth's surface is permanently covered with ice.
The left leg of a chicken is more tender than the right one.
Each day, up to 150 species of life become extinct.
There are over 1,000,000 swimming pools in Florida, eventhough the ocean is no farther than 80 miles away
Eating parsley after eating an onion can help in getting rid of onion breath
In Connecticut it is illegal to pirouette while crossing the street
In West Virginia, it is legal for one to take roadkill home for dinner.
Nine U.S. Presidents never went to college: George Washington, Andrew Jackson, Martin Van Buren, Zachary Taylor, Millard Fillmore, Abraham Lincoln, Andrew Johnson, Grover Cleveland, and Harry Truman.
Sherlock Holmes NEVER said "Elementary, my dear Watson".
A dragonfly is also known as devil's darning needle, horse stinger, and devil's steelyard.
The national orchestra of Monaco (a nation in Europe) has more individuals than its army.
In 1956, 80% of all U.S. households had a refrigerator, but only 8% of British households had one.
Israel is one quarter the size of the state of Maine.
The average company saves over $7,000 for each employee suggestion that is enacted.
The term the whole 9 yards came from W.W.II fighter pilots in the South Pacific. When arming their airplanes on the ground, the .50 caliber machine gun ammo belts measured exactly 27 feet, before being loaded into the fuselage. If the pilots fired all their ammo at a target, it got the whole 9 yards.
Baskin Robbins once made ketchup ice cream.
The longest recorded flight of a chicken is 13 seconds.
Children grow faster in the springtime than any other season during the year.
Crocodiles have brains no larger than a cigar.
About 30% of Canadians rely on getting their water from the ground for their domestic use
In the United States, deaf people have safer driving records than hearing people.
Canada's new flag, with its maple leaf design, was unfurled in 1965 in Ottawa.
Some ribbon worms will eat themselves if they can't find any food.
Every year 4 people in the UK die putting their trousers on.
The heart of an astronaut actually gets smaller when in outer space.
Every year, Mexico City sinks about 10 inches.
Owls have eyeballs that are tubular in shape, because of this, they cannot move their eyes.
In Forrest Gump, Gary Sinise's character (Lt. Dan) tells Tom Hanks' character (Forrest Gump) that the day Forrest works on a shrimp boat is the day he'd be an astronaut. The following year, Sinise and Hanks appeared together as astronauts in Apollo 13.
In space, astronauts cannot cry properly, because there is no gravity, so the tears can't flow down their faces.
A pound of grasshoppers is three times as nutritious as a pound of beef.
The heart of a blue whale is the size of a small car. The tongue of a blue whale is as long as an elephant.
Gargling in public is against the law in Louisiana.
5% of the world population lives in the US but 22% of the world's prisons population are held in the US.
In India, Pajamas are accepted as standard daytime wearing apparel.
Tiger Woods' real first name is Eldrick. His father gave him the nickname Tiger in honor of a South Vietnamese soldier his father had fought alongside with during the Vietnam War.
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Lazzaro Spallanzanis Bladder
Italian biologist Lazzaro Spallanzani was best known in the 1700 as paving the scientific highways for Louis Pasteur by proving that microbes traveled by air and could be killed by boiling like most other living organisms! He also proved that sexual reproduction in mammals requires a sperm and an ovum, and performed the first successful artificial insemination on a dog. But his bladder was supposedly the most useful part to be preserved since he died from bladder cancer. Spallanzanis bladder remains on public display in a Pavia, Italy museum.,