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
Although construction of the Notre Dame Cathedral in Strasbourg started in 1015, it was not until 1439 that the spire was completed.
In Pakistan, goats are often sacrificed to improve the performance of the stock market.
There are more than 40,000 characters in Chinese script.
Barney, the famous dinosaur that entertains kids is from Dallas
It is estimated that at any one time, 0.7% of the world's population are drunk
In the great fire of London in 1666 half of London was burnt down but only 6 people were injured
The New York Stock Exchange started out as a coffee house
Only one person in two billion will live to be 116 or older.
In the Andes, time is sometimes measured by how long it takes to chew a quid of coca leaf.
Before 1917, goalies in hockey were not allowed to fall to the ice to make saves or else they were penalized.
Halle Berry s stunt double, in the movie Catwoman, is a man.
Each king in a deck of playing cards represents a great king fromhistory. Spades - King David; Clubs - Alexander the Great; Hearts -Charlemagne;and Diamonds - Julius Caesar.
The only two days of the year in which there are no professional sportsgames (MLB, NBA, NHL, or NFL) are the day before and the day after theMajorLeague All-Star Game.
In Arizona, you cannot Drive past the same place more then 3 times in one hour. Its a law.
5924. Animal Facts
The caterpillar of the polyphemus moth in North America eats 86,000 times its own birthweight in the first 56 days of its life. It's equal to a human baby eating 270 tonnes (nearly 600,000 pounds) of food!
There was a book written fourteen years before the sinking of the Titanic happened titled Futility by Morgan Robertson. This book was remarkably similar to the tragedy that happened to the Titanic in 1912
A dime has 118 ridges around the edge. A quarter has 119.
Manitoulin Island is the largest island in a fresh water lake. It is located in Canadian Lake Superior
Every three seconds, a new baby is born
Forty is the only number which has its letters in alphabetical order. One is the only number with its letters in reverse alphabetical order.
The flatulation from domesticated cows produce about 30% of the methane on this planet
Aspirin was the first drug offered as a water-soluble tablet in 1900.
Less than 1% of the women in the world will ever be able to wear a diamond that is the size of a carat or more
Humans breathe in and out approximately one litre of air in ten seconds
Alfred Hitchcock directed the first talking film ever made in England. It was called "Blackmail" and was made in 1931.
The odds against a royal flush in poker are exactly 649,739 to 1.
The risk of cardiovascular disease is twice as high in women that snore regularly compared to women who do not snore. updated
Each year, there are more than 40,000 toilet related injuries in the United States.
More Americans have died in automobile accidents than have died in all the wars ever fought by the United States.
A queen bee lays about 1,500 eggs on an average day.
Canola oil is actually rapeseed oil but the name was changed in Canada for marketing reasons
In the Scottish Hebrides, an island is defined as being an island only if it is big enough to sustain 1 sheep.
An individual coral animal is called a polyp
The BEAVER, is America's largest rodent and can remain underwater for 20 minutes!
5944. Animal Facts
The deep-sea gulper eel can eat fish larger than itself. It can open its mouth so wide that its jaw bends back on itself at an angle of more than 180 degrees.
The length of a human esophagus is 25 centimeters
The first Tupperware item marketed was the seven-ounce bathroom cup in 1945
Average number of days a German goes without washing his underwear: 7.
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