On a Canadian two-dollar bill, the American flag is flying over the Parliament Building.
Your home is ten times more likely to have a fire than be burglarized.
A man named Charles Osborne had the hiccups for 69 years.
Former President Cleveland defeated incumbent Benjamin Harrison in 1892, becoming the first (and, to date, only) chief executive to win non-consecutive terms to the White House.
Coffee, as a world commodity, is second only to oil.
Despite a population of over a billion, China has only about 200 family names.
The f-word is used 257 times in the movie Pulp Fiction.
In the late 19th century the Supreme Court of the United States legally declarded the tomato a vegetable.
Sharks have upper and lower eyelids, but they do not blink
More water flows over Niagara Falls every year than any other falls on earth.
In Albuquerque, New Mexico it is illegal for cab drivers to reach out and pull potential customers into their cabs.
Ketchup was sold in the 1830s as medicine.
Approximately 200 pets are buried in a pet cemetery out of the thousands of pets that die each day
Eating 11 pounds of apples will make you gain one pound of weight
A whole library floor of books can be stored on 50 Gigabytes.
In 1884, Dr. Hervey D. Thatcher invented the milk bottle.
Alexander Graham Bell, the inventor of the telephone, never telephoned his wife or mother because they were both deaf
The human heart creates enough pressure when it pumps out to the body
The mola mola or ocean sunfish lays up to 5,000,000 eggs at one time.
The snake can see through its eye lids when its eyes are closed
Half of all bank robberies take place on a Friday.
The average office document gets copied 19 times
Of all known forms of animals life ever to inhabit the Earth, only about 10 percent still exist today.
The average temperature at 40,000 feet above sea level is -60 F.
Cranberry Jell-0 is the only kind that contains real fruit.
Basketball great Wilt Chamberlain never fouled out of a game
Singer Chaka Khan came out with a line of chocolates called Chakalates.
Unlike other four legged mammals, kangaroos cannot walk backwards
4543. Animal Facts
When a fish called the Pacific grenadier is pulled out of the sea by fishermen, the change in pressure makes gas inside it expand quickly and its stomach pops out of its mouth.
One glass of water shuts down midnight hunger pangs for almost 100% of the dieters studied in a U-Washington study.
The model of King Kong used in the original movie was only 18 inches tall.
An adult porcupine has approximately 30,000 quills on its body, which are replaced every year.
The Kool Aid Man used to be known as Pitcher Man when he was first introduced in 1975
Babe Ruth was able to throw two baseballs in such a way that the balls remained parallel to each other all the way from his hand to the catcher's glove. Ruth was famous for this stunt and would demonstrate it on request.
The average ice berg weighs 20,000,000 tons
Eating breakfast will help you burn 5-20% more calories throughout the day.
By feeding hens certain dyes they can be made to lay eggs with multi-colored yolks.
In Atlanta, GA, it is illegal to tie a giraffe to a telephone pole or street lamp.
Strawberries are a member of the rose family
The U.S. paid Russia $7.2 million for Alaska in 1867
In ancient Greece the custom of allowing a condemned man to end his own life by poison was extended only to full citizens. Condemned slaves were instead beaten to death.
More than 50% of the people in the world have never made or received a telephone call.
In the summer of 1858, the smell of the sewage in the Thames River in London was so bad that the Members of Parliament had to leave from the chamber of the House of Commons. This was a result of two million people dumping all their sewage into the river
The average person grows up to 6 feet of nose hair.
It takes 100 pounds of rain water to produce a single pound of food from the earth.
Sheep can detect other sheep faces like humans do. They can remember up to 50 sheep faces
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Greatest Leaders in World
Modi rode to victory in elections last year on a wave of economic dissatisfaction. But while many reformers before him have talked a good game, Modi has actually begun to deliver on his promises making genuine progress in his efforts to make India more business friendly and less regulated, addressing violence against women, improving sanitation, and patching up relations with other Asian countries and the U.S.? There is, to be sure, a long way to go. Fully achieving any of his goals will require reforming Indias powerful, widely corrupt bureaucracy. But he has put the bureaucrats on notice while taking action where he can for example, by substantially increasing allowable foreign investment in the insurance industry. And in greatly simplifying the procedure for getting a visa to visit India, he has symbolically lowered the status of bureaucrats and raised that of potential outside investors. Modi still faces such huge challenges as privatizing Indias vast portfolio of state owned businesses and deregulating labor markets.
But simply by declaring those as goals, he has seized control of the national agenda and sent a message that its time for all of India not just its infotech services sector to join the 21st century. The IMF and other forecasters now believe India will be growing faster than China in a year or two.