Adelphogamy is a marriage custom in which brothers share one or several wives.
The oldest cricket match was played between the USA and Canada in 1844.
In Seattle, Washington, it is illegal to carry a concealed weapon that is over six feet in length.
Only two people signed the Declaration of Independence on July 4th, John Hancock and Charles Thomson. Most of the rest signed on August 2,but the last signature wasn't added until 5 years later.
The expletive, Holy Toledo, refers to Toledo, Spain, which became an outstanding Christian cultural center in 1085.
The forth railway bridge is a meter longer in summer than in winter due to thermal expansion.
The largest stained-glass window in the world is at Kennedy International Airport in New York City. It can be found in the American Airlines terminal building and measures 300 feet long by 23 feet high.
The only MLB team to have both its city's name and its team name in a foreign language is the San Diego Padres.
Half of the 40 million people currently living with HIV/AIDS are female.
There is about 200 times more gold in the oceans than has been mined throughout history.
In 1952, Mr. Potato Head became the first toy to be advertised on television in the U.S.
The lemur of Madagascar is one of very few of the human species' ancestors that has survived unchanged down the long corridors of evolution. Having developed after the first primates, it is classified as a prosimian, meaning before monkey, and is one of the ancestors common to both monkeys and men.
There is a certain species of kangaroo that is only 2.5 centimetres long when it is born
The blue whale can produce the loudest sound of any animal. At 188 decibels, the noise can be detected over 800 kilometres away
The only king without a moustache in a deck of cards is the king of hearts
The little overhang of bone and feathers over an eagle's eye is there to protect the sensitive eyeball from the mountain and desert sun. It's not meant to make the bird look fierce.
The reason why milk is white is because it contains a protein called Casein, which is white. Milk also contains fat, which is also white
Canada is an Indian word meaning Big Village
The following is said to be the toughest tongue twister in the English language: sixth sick sheik's sixth sheep's sick.
Studies show that couples that smoke during the time of conception have a higher chance of having a girl compared to couples that do not smoke
Every minute in the U.S. six people turn 17.
The male platypus has poisonous spurs on its legs
The San Francisco Cable cars are the only mobile National Monuments
Whale hunting is strictly prohibitted throughout the entire state of Oklahoma.
If Wal-Mart was classified as a country, it would be the 24th most productive country in the world
Each king in a deck of playing cards represents! a great king from history: Spades - King David, Hearts - Charlemagne, Clubs - Alexander the Great, and Diamonds - Julius Caesar.
Caterpillar means hairy cat in Old French
Goats do not eat tin cans, as lampooned in cartoons. They nibble at the cans because they're after the glue on the labels.
A flea can jump 150 times its size. That is the same as a person able to jump up 1,000 feet in the air
A strand of spider web may be stronger than an equal diameter of steel.
4980. Animal Facts
Over 100 million years ago, crocodiles were twice the size they are now – up to 12 metres (40 feet) long – and could eat dinosaurs.
In 1755, the first Canadian post office opened in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The fist Deputy Postmaster General was American inventor Benjamin Franklin who was later dismissed for sympathizing with the American revolutionary cause
Cow is a Japanese brand of shaving foam
4985. Animal Facts
A head louse can lay 200–300 eggs during its life of around thirty days.The eggs only take five to ten days to hatch and start feeding.
Approximately 7.5% of all office documents get lost
Harrison Ford has a species of spider named after him.
In Chinese, the Kentucky Fried Chicken slogan 'Finger-lickin' good' came out as 'Eat your fingers off.'
It is estimated that by the end of 2000, there has been 142,600 tonnes of gold mined in the world
Taurine, the main ingredient in Red Bull, is an extract of the stomach lining of cows
The best selling chocolate syrup in the world is Hershey
Commercially flavored coffee beans are flavored after they are roasted and partially cooled to around 100 degrees. Then the flavors applied, when the coffee beans' pores are open and therefore more receptive to flavor absorption.
Coca-Cola contained Coca (whose active ingredient is cocaine) from 1885 to 1903.
If your shoes squeak, it simply means that two layers of leather in the sole are rubbing together. Driving a tack through the sole will often remove the squeak.
4995. Animal Facts
Goliath birdeating spiders can grow to the size of a dinner plate and kill small birds.
Ostriches swallow pebbles to aid in indigestion.
The Lone Ranger's real name is John Reid.
Romans, in the third century, believed that the lemon was an antidote for all poisons
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