The first building with an elevator was the six-story 130-foot Equitable Life Building in New York. It was built in 1870.
The word toy comes from an old English word that means tool.
Duffel bags are named after a town of Duffel, Belgium, where they were first made.
In 32 years. there are about 1 billion seconds.
Research on pigs led to the development of CAT scans.
Cryptorchidism is a medical condition in which one or both testes have not descended properly.
Ten percent of the Russian government's income comes from the sale ofvodka.
Harrison Ford is the only actor whose ten highest grossing movies have each earned at least $200 million.
10 percent of all human beings ever born are alive at this very moment.
Ancient Romans at one time used human urine as an ingredient in their toothpaste
Uranus? winter and summer seasons last the equivalent of 21 Earth years
Conception occurs more often in December than any other month.
Studies have shown that by putting on slow background music it can make a person eat food at a slower rate
Billiards used to be so popular at one time that cigarette cards were issued featuring players
Honey is the only food that doesn't spoil.
More than 100 pizza box-related patents have been issued since 1976.
On average people fear spiders more than they do death
Whale eyes are the size of a grapefruit
Around 2,000 left-handed people die annually due to improper use of equipment designed only for right handed people.
The original meaning of the word grocer was referring to a person who traded food in wholesale. These people would usually sell in large quantities, or by the gross.
Teflon is the most slipperiest substance in the world
A can of Pepsi has 41 grams of sugar. This amount to about seven teaspoons of sugar
Rats can survive up to 14 days without any food
There are some ice creams that are 75% air
A Giraffe has the same number of bones in its neck as a man.
Elephants are the only Mammals that can't jump.
British scientists have found evidence that heart attacks increase significantly for people who watch soccer penalty shoot-outs
Out of all the eight letter words in the English language, only one has only one vowel in it: strength
The yo-yo was introduced in 1929 by Donald F. Duncan. The toy was based on a weapon used by 16th-century Filipino hunters.
Dolphins sleep at night just below the surface of the water. They frequently rise to the surface for air.
In West Virginia if you run over an animal, you can legally take it home and cook it for dinner.
Marilyn Monroe had six toes on one foot.
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Baby Komodo dragons will eat their brothers and sisters if they are hungry and there is no other food.
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Crows are one of the few larger creatures that will eat rotting and putrid flesh.
Ginger has been clinically demonstrated to work twice as well as Dramamine for fighting motion sickness, with no side effects.
The name Wendy was made up for the book 'Peter Pan'. It came from the author's friends, whom he called his fwendy (friend)
Leather skin does not have any smell. The leather smell that you sense is actually derived from the materials used in the tanning process
Babe Ruth wore a cabbage leaf under his cap to keep him cool. He changed it every 2 innings.
Paul Gauguin's Marquesas Island neighbor, Tioka, bit him on the head after he died. Tioka was following a Marquesan custom of verifying the dead.
Bill Gates designed a traffic control system for Seattle when he was only 15.
In one day, the Tootsie Roll Industry makes over 16 million lollipops
In Oklahoma, people who make ugly faces at dogs may be fined and/or jailed.
5663. Animal Facts
The axolotl is a pale amphibian that is part way between a tadpole and a lizard, and lives in a single lake in Mexico. Some axolotls change shape and become land creatures, but most don't ever change.
Cats cannot survive on a vegetarian diet.
Semen contains zinc, fructose, potassium, free amino acids, and fructose.
The average person can live 11 days without water.
The biggest disco ball in the world has a diameter of 2.41 meters and 137.89 kilograms. It also has 6,900 mirror squares on it
A female ferret can die if she goes into heat and cannot find a mate
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