A cow has four compartments in its stomach
5858. Animal Facts
Geckos have transparent eyelids which are permanently closed but allow the gecko to see anyway.
The CN Tower located in Toronto, Ontario Canada took a total construction time of 40 months to complete at an original cost of $63 million
¥ Dolphins don't automatically breath; they have to tell themselves to do it.
In Georgia, movie houses that want to show films on Sunday must reserve one showing a month for religious material.
The band Duran Duran got their name from an astronaut in the 1968 Jane Fonda movie Barbarella.
It is illegal NOT to smile in Pocatello, Idaho.
Polar bears are left-handed. (If they switch, they'll live a lot longer.)
Robert Peary, who left pieces of the flag scattered at the North Pole was honored for doing this.
The state that has the most diners in the world is New Jersey, which is referred to as the Diner Capital of the World.
There are more statues of Sacagawea, Lewis Clark's female Indian guide, in the United States than any other person.
The queen of England has two birthdays.
The mother of famous astronomer Johannes Kepler was accused of being a witch
The famous jewelry store Tiffany & Co. was established on September 18, 1837 in New York City. The amount of sales that were made the first day were $4.98
Cole Porter had nine pounds of fudge shipped to him each month from his hometown.
On average, a 4-year-old child asks 437 questions a day.
The Mills Brothers have recorded the most songs of any artist: about 2,250.
In Ohio, if you ignore an orator on Decoration day to such an extent as to publicly play croquet or pitch horseshoes within one mile of the speaker's stand, you can be fined $25.00.
The idea of Christmas cards was invented by Englishman Henry Cole in 1843
Deodorizes shoes or sneakers. Place a sheet of Bounce in your shoes or sneakers overnight so they'll smell great in the morning.
Actress Debra Winger helped to perform the voice of E.T. in the movie ?E.T. The Extra Terrestrial (1982).
Humans are the only animals that can blush.
5879. Animal Facts
Chameleons can change their skin colour to hide themselves (camouflage) – but they also change colour according to mood. Some go grey when depressed.
On December 17 1991, the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Miami Heat 148-80, the largest margin of victory in an NBA game
In the USA, 32% of employees eat lunch and work at the same time
Despite its reputation for being finicky, the average cat consumes about 127,750 calories a year, nearly 28 times its own weight in food and the same amount again in liquids.
The earth is about 6,588,000,000,000,000,000 tons in weight
Scotland has more redheads than any other part of the world.
The Wizard of Oz was a Broadway musical 37 years before the MGM movie version was made. It had 293 performances and then went on a tour that lasted 9 years.
Aunt Jemima pancake flour, invented in 1889, was the first ready-mix food to be sold commercially.
Halfway, Oregon temporarily changed its name to half.com as a publicity stunt for the web site of the same name.
The largest sculpture ever made are the faces of Washington, Lincoln, Jefferson and Roosevelt on Mt. Rushmore.
Those San Francisco cable cars are the only mobile national monuments.
5891. Animal Facts
Mosquitoes in the Arctic hatch when the snows thaw, sometimes making such large swarms they blot out the sun.
5892. Animal Facts
A pregnant scorpion will sometimes reabsorb its babies instead of giving birth to them.
The Angel Falls in Venezuela were named after an American pilot, Jimmy Angel, whose plane got stuck on top of the mountain while searching for gold
In 1985, a pregnant women was falsely accused of shoplifting a basketball
New Jersey has a spoon museum with over 5,400 spoons from almost all the states.
The first place winners at the first modern Olympics were awarded an olive branch and a silver medal. The runners-up received laurel sprigs and copper medals.
The first woman to run for President was Victoria Woodhull, on the Equal Rights Party ballot in 1872.
The high level of unemployment in Canada makes it one of the least popular destinations for illegal immigrants.
Gweneth Paltrow's nickname for Steven Speilberg is Uncle Morty.
The animal responsible for the most human deaths world-wide is the mosquito.
It takes 20 different muscles to form a kiss.
A citizen of Calcutta, India , grew the fingernails on his left hand to a length of 76 inches.
Bamboo can grow up to 36 inches in a day.
Pixie, a Siberian Husky, gave birth to 7 puppies, one of which was bright green
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Emma Chapman of blog A Beautiful Mess created a wrap around desk in a corner in her home, leaving the centre of the room uncluttered. A couple of compact, stool height chairs means she and her husband, Trey, have the option of either sitting or standing while they work. See how to make your own version over on A Beautiful Mess.