Tripolini pasta was named for the Italian conquest of Tripoli in Libya
Of all things, Andrew Jackson s tombstone does not mention that he served as the president of the United States.
75% of men look for wife potential in a girlfriend.
6169. Animal Facts
The wood frog that lives in the Arctic Circle can stay deep-frozen for weeks and survive.
Lassie was played by several male dogs, despite the female name, because male collies were thought to look better on camera. The main actor was named Pal.
In the movie The Exorcist the vomit that (Regan) Linda Blair hurls at Father Damien Karras is thick pea soup
A Russian man who wore a beard during the time of Peter the Great had to pay a special tax
The longest war between two nations in history, The Hundred Year War between England and France, really lasted for 115 years(1338-1453).
Elephants are capable of swimming 20 miles in one day.
Each year, the average family uses about 18,000 gallons of water just to do its laundry.
In West Virginia it is illegal to dig for ginseng on your neighbor's lawn without their permission.
6178. Animal Facts
Copepods are tiny crustaceans that swim around in groups of up to a trillion.They are the only known creature that has just one eye.
Huge Moore, the inventor of Dixie cups got the idea for the name from a neighboring factory, the Dixie Doll Company
The ocean sunfish can produce thirty million eggs at once
The word 'Indiana'is Native American for 'Land of the Indians', yet less than 16,000 Native Americans live there.
There are mirrors on the moon. Astronauts left them so that laser beams could be bounced off of them from Earth. These beams help give us the distance to the moon give or take a few metres.
The average life span of a mosquito is two weeks
Since 1950, over 230 million eggs of Silly Putty have been sold
Jaws is the most common name for a goldfish.
The Toltecs (a 7th century tribe) used wooden swords so they wouldn't kill their enemies.
Every year, surgical tools are left in approximately 1,500 patients in the USA. Fatter patients are more prone to having a surgical tool left inside of them due to the additional amount of space in their bodies
A Dalmatian is the only dog that can get gout.
An airplane mechanic invented Slinky while he was playing with engine parts and realized the possible secondary use for the springs. Barbie was invented by Ruth Handler after watching her daughter play with baby dolls imagining then in grown up roles
Steven Speilberg calls Gweneth Paltrow "Gwynnie the pooh".
The first losing candidate in a US presidential election was Thomas Jefferson. He lost to John Adams. George Washington had been unopposed.
Three years after a person quits smoking, there chance of having a heart attack is the same as someone who has never smoked before
Every year 8,000 people injure themselves while using a tooth pick.
A cat uses it's whiskers to determine if a space is too small to squeeze through.
The Pentagon cost $49,600,000 to build in 1941
The football team Green Bay Packers comes from a meat packing company called Acme Packing
6197. Animal Facts
The southern giant petrel, a bird which lives near the South Pole, spits globs of oil and regurgitated food at its enemies.
6198. Animal Facts
A baby naked mole rat has transparent skin – you can see its insides right through its skin!
Tallahassee, FL was the only Southern capital east of the Mississippi not captured during the U.S. Civil War.
One gallon of pure maple syrup weighs 11 pounds
In a lifetime, the heart pumps about one million barrels of blood
The average person is about a quarter of an inch taller at night.
Eating dandelions can make you urinate more
There is air in space, but very little of it. In fact, it is equivalent to a marble in a box 5 miles wide. Most of the gas is captured by the gravitational pull of other celestial bodies.
In the kingdom of Bhutan, all citizens officially become one year older on New Year's Day.
Kirkland, Illinois, law forbids bees to fly over the village or through any of its streets.
The science-fiction series Lost in Space (set in the year 1997) premiered on CBS in 1965.
Bats sleep during the day and feed at night. The place that bats sleep in is called the roost.
The New York phone book had 22 Hitlers listed before World War II ... and none after.
The Canandian province of New Brunswick had a bloodless war with the US state of Maine in 1839.
The largest dog in the world is the Irish Wolfhound
The Japanese commonly put ketchup on their rice.
It took Leo Tolstoy six years to write "War & Peace".
Touching and stroking a plant will aid in it growing healthy
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