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.
One out of every 11 workers in North Carolina depends on tobacco for their livelihood .
Over one million Pet Rocks were sold in 1975, makine Gary Dahl, of Los Gatos, California, a millionaire. He got the idea while joking with friends about his pet that was easy to take care of, which was a rock
All mammals, except man and monkey are color blind.
A woman has approximately 4.5 litres of blood in her body, while men have 5.6 litres
JFK's golf clubs sold for $772,500 at a 1996 auction. The buyer was Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Catfish from the Nile River swim upside-down.
In France, the Big Dipper is called the casserole.
In the United Kingdom, three million people play bingo every year
The first scheduled airplane passenger service in the world was between Tampa and St. Petersburg, Fla., in 1914.
In 1985, Pete Rose became the first professional athlete to appear on the front of a Wheaties box.
It's estimated that at any one time around 0.7% of the world's population is drunk.
All the swans in England are property of the Queen.
Harthahorne City Ordinance, Section 363, states that it shall be unlawful to put any hypnotized person in a display window.
Pollsters say that 40% of dog and cat owners carry pictures of the pets in their wallets.
Assuming that all the offspring survived, 190,000,000,000,000,000,000 flies could be produced in four months by the offspring of a single pair of flies.
Rice is the staple food of more than one-half of the world's population.
One gallon of used motor oil can ruin approximately one million gallons of fresh water
Mad About You star Paul Reiser plays the piano on the show's theme song.
The U.S. eastern seaboard consumes almost 50% of all ice cream sandwiches.
"save" icon in Microsoft Office programs shows a floppy disk with the shutter on backwards.
The age of a saguaro cactus is calculated by its height
The fur of the binturong, also known as the Asian Bear Cat, smells like popcorn. The scent is believed to come from a gland located near the tail
The sun is about three million miles closer to the earth on January 1st than it is on June 1st.
NASDAQ stand for, National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotations.
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A quaint little island in the state of Assam is Majuli. Once upon a time, the island was spread across an area of about 1,250 square kilometers. However, the raging River Brahmaputra has eroded a large part of the island, and what is left now is a little over 400 square kilometers of area.Nevertheless, it is one of the most beautiful places in India. Bird watching is a highlight here, and so are the colorful tribes of the region.