Marseilles is the oldest city in France. It was settled in about 6,000 B.C. by Ionian Greeks, who called it Massilia.
Researchers have developed odourless socks. The sock fabric is made by attaching molecules that contain chlorine called halamines to textile fibers
Cheese is the oldest of all man-made foods.
A human's scent membrane in the nose is about the size of a postage stamp. A dog's is about the size of a handkerchief.
Trees that are near street lights do not shed their leaves as fast as a tree that is in the country
The largest group viewing online pornography is ages 12 to 17.
Hippopotamuses actually sweat blood. Their skin contains a great amount of an oily substance that exudes from the pores, and when the beast perspires a little blood gets mixed in.
One million Americans, about 3,000 each day, take up smoking each year. Most of them are children.
During World War II, Kit Kat was unavailable due to milk shortages, so the chocolate bar was made without milk
The reason the Animal Crackers box is designed with a string handle is because when the popular circus theme was introduced in 1902 they thought it would also be a good idea to package them with a string as a Christmas novelty so they could be hung from Christmas trees
The Apollo 11 plaque left on the Moon says, Here men from the planet Earth first set foot upon the Moon July 1969, A.D. / WE CAME IN PEACE FOR ALL MANKIND.
The country with the highest consumption of candy at 29.5 pounds annually per person is Denmark
Manhattan Island from end to end is less than one million inches long.
A survey done by Clairol 10 years ago came up with 46% of men stating that it was okay to color their hair. Now 66% of men admit to coloring their hair
Hans Christian Anderson, creater of fairy tales, was word-blind. He never learned to spell correctly, and his publishers always had errors
A teaspoon of neutron star material weighs about 110 million tons.
Stanley Kubrick approached Lloyd's of London about an insurance policy in case extraterrestrial life was discovered before the release of his movie 2001: A Space Odyssey.
The temperature of milk when it is coming out of a cow is about 36 degrees celsius
Betsy Ross is the only real person to ever have been the head on a Pez dispenser.
If you rubbed garlic on the sole of your feet, it would be absorbed and eventually show up on your breath.
In 1998, approximately 1.6 billion tree seedlings were planted in the United States. This amounts to about five trees per American
Most snails are hermaphrodites, meaning they have both female and male reproductive organs
A toothbrush within 6 feet of a toilet can get airborne bacteria from flushing.
Approximately 20% of Americans have a passport
The first known contraceptive was crocodile dung, used by Egyptians in 2000 B.C.
The strongest muscle in the human body is the tongue. (The heart is not a muscle.)
Spiders have claws at the ends of their legs
A porpoise swims slowly in a circle as it sleeps.
Actress Meryl Streep holds the record for the most Oscar nominated actress, with a record of 13 nominations
Actor Arnold Schwarzenegger bought the first Hummer manufactured for civilian use in 1992. The vehicle weighed in at 6,300 lbs and was 7 feet wide.
Banging your head off a wall uses 150 calories an hour!
Beaver teeth are so sharp that Native Americans once used them as knife blades.
Cows drink anywhere from 25-50 gallons of water each day
The most arousing time of day for a man is early morning, which is also the time when his testosterone level is highest.
6302. Animal Facts
A lion's mane jellyfish is about 2.5 metres (8 feet) across, with tentacles 60 metres (200 feet) long. Their sting can cause an agonizing death.
One average, men spend 60 hours a year shaving
There were 43,687 toilet related accidents in the United States in 1996
The earth is approx. 6,588,000,000,000,000,000 tons.
The phrase rule of thumb is derived from an old English law that stated you couldn't beat your wife with anything wider than your thumb
There have been 191 coops in Bolivia since it became a sovereign country in 1825
The most expensive painting ever sold at auction was Portrait of Dr. Gachet by Vincent van Gogh. On May 15, 1990, Ryoei Saito paid $75 million for it. He followed up that spending spree by paying the second-highest price ever, $71 million for Au Moulin de la Galette by Pierre Auguste Renoir, just two days later.
Reggie Jackson holds the major league record for most strikeouts with 2,597.
Joseph Gayetty is credited for inventing toilet paper in 1857. Unfortunately, his invention failed and did not catch on until ten years later
On average, a typical dairy cow lies down and stands up about 14 times a day
Black olives contain on average 10 to 30% more oil than green olives
Easter is the first Sunday after the first Full Moon after March 21.
Chop Suey' translates to something like 'pieces of meat' and was invented by Chinese railroad workers who didn't know how to cook anything except to 'chop stuff up and fry it'
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Nested on the foothills of Mullayanagiri range, Chikmagalur is another scenic hill station for couples looking to escape a hectic life.Spend quality time together at the misty and dreamy coffee estates and the gushing waterfall. Stay at the soothing Serai Chikmagalur where the aroma of coffee comes wafting through and you can hear the sweet chirping of the birds.