If you keep a goldfish in the dark room, it will eventually turn white.
During the 1600's, boys and girls in England wore dresses until they were about seven years old.
Traces of cocaine were found on 99% of UK bank notes in a survey in London in 2000.
Quito in Ecuador, South America, is said to have the most pleasant climate in the world. It is called the 'Land of Eternal Spring.' The temperature rarely drops below 46 degrees Fahrenheit during the night, or exceed 72 degrees Fahrenheit during the day.
Alfalfa sprouts and feta cheese contain bacteria that could be harmful to small children and pregnant women.
Astronauts are not allowed to eat beans before they go into space because passing wind in a spacesuit damages them.
The Pope's been known to wear red Prada shoes.
The total number of steps in the Eiffel Tower are 1665
The precise geographical center of the North American continent is in a town called Rugby, North Dakota.
The warmest temperature ever recorded on Antarctica was 3 degrees F.
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5400. Animal Facts
Flies eat by vomiting up something they've eaten previously so that the chemicals in their vomit can start to dissolve the new meal. When it's sloppy, they suck it all up again. That's why it's a really bad idea to eat anything a fly's been sitting on!
The first Super Bowl was broadcasted by two networks: CBS and NBC.
The plastic things on the end of shoelaces are called aglets
Leaving the water running while brushing your teeth can waste four gallons of water in a minute
Thomas Edison designed a helicopter that would work with gunpowder. It ended up blowing up and also blew up his factory.
Flushable toilets were in use in ancient Rome.
Popped popcorn should be stored in the freezer or refrigerator as this way it can stay crunchy for up to three weeks
A father sea catfish keeps the eggs of his young in his mouth until they are ready to hatch. He will not eat until his young are born, which may take several weeks.
Donald Rumsfeld was both the youngest and the oldest defense secretary in US history.
Townsend Speakman of Philadelphia mixed fruit flavor with soda water in 1807, creating the first flavored soda pop, he called it Nephite Julep.
Cows release 50 million metric tonnes of methane gas a year.
Little Miss Muffet was a girl from the 16th century whose name was really Patience
55.1% of all US prisoners are in prison for drug offenses.
7 out of 10 people believe in life after death
Over 200 varieties of watermelons are grown in the U.S
Germany produces more than 5,000 varieties of beer and has about 1,300 breweries in country
At the beginning of the year 2001 all Canadian cigarette packaging will depict graphic images of rotting teeth and deteriorating organs.
When Alexander Graham Bell invented the telephone back in 1876, only six phones were sold in the first month.
Annually, approximately 46 millions Cokes, five million pounds of French fries, and seven million hamburgers are consumed at Walt Disney World Resort.
The average number of bridesmaids at a wedding is four
70% of the poor people in the world are female
5423. Animal Facts
Electric eels can deliver a shock of 500 volts to stun their dinner into submission.
Chameleons can reel in food from a distance as far away as more than two and a half times their body lengths.
The wheelbarrow was invented by the Chinese.
Lake Malawi has the largest number of fish species in the world
In ancient Egypt, the only person who was allowed to wear cotton was the High Priest
Cotton crops can be sprayed up to 40 times a year making it the most chemical-intensive crop in the world
Hockey pucks were originally made from frozen cow dung
Behram, an Indian thug, holds the record for most murders by a single individual. He strangled 931 people between 1790-1840 with a piece of yellow and white cloth, called a ruhmal. The most murders by a woman are 612, by Countess Erzsebet Bathory of Hungary
The largest movie theater in the world, Radio City Music Hall in New York City, opened in December, 1932. It originally had 5,945 seats.
There are more telephones than people in Washington, D.C.
In August 1999, Lori Lynn Lomeli set a record by spinning 82 Hula Hoops at the same time for three full revolutions
Barbie's full name is Barbie Millicent Roberts.
The tallest tree recorded is located in Humboldt Redwoods State Park, California. It is a coast redwood and has been measured at 117 metres high
Arthur Giblin was the inventor of the first flushable toilet
A sneeze zooms out of your mouth at over 600 m.p.h
In 1982, in the first operation of its kind, doctors at the University of Utah Medical Center implanted a permanent artificial heart in the chest of retired dentist Dr. Barney Clark, who lived 112 days with the device.
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