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'
English novelist Arnold Bennet drank a glass of water in a Paris Hotel to prove it was safe. He died two months later of Typhoid.
The reason why tattoos do not vanish even though we shed our skin is because the dye is injected deeper into the dermis part of the skin. It is only the epidermis that we shed
An earthquake on Dec. 16, 1811 caused parts of the Mississippi River to flow backwards
It is illegal to mispronounce 'Arkansas'while in the state of Arkansas.
Actor Val Kilmer grew up on Roy Rogers'ranch.
The word queue is the only word in the English language that is still pronounced the same way when the last four letters are removed.
The dot over the letter 'i'is called a tittle.
A goldfish has a memory span of about 3 seconds.
Clarence Crane the inventor of Crane's Peppermint Life Savers sold his rights to the popular candy for less than three thousand dollars.
More people use blue toothbrushes, than red ones.
Two objects have struck the earth with enough force to destroy a whole city. Each object, one in 1908 and again in 1947, struck regions of Siberia. Not one human being was hurt either time
In 1900, Queen Victoria sent her New Year's greetings to the British troops stationed in South Africa during the Boer War in the form of a specially molded chocolate bar.
6327. Animal Facts
The vampire squid has the largest eyes of any animal for its body size. The squid is 28 centimetres long (11 inches) and its eyes are 2.5 centimetres (1 inch across). The equivalent would be a person with eyes the size of table tennis bats!
On average, every person in the United States owns 2.1 radios.
Hugo Boss designed some of the Nazi SS uniforms
The term the whole 9 yards came from WWII fighter pilots in thePacific. When arming their airplanes on the ground, the .50 calibermachine gunammo belts measured exactly 27 feet, before being loaded into thefuselage. If the pilots fired all their ammo at a target, it got the whole 9yards.
Hens will produce larger eggs as they grow older
The oldest documented footwear found was a 8,000 year-old sandal found in a cave located in Missouri, USA
The dragons and other monsters that graced the bows of the Viking ships were so fierce-looking that a law was passed in Iceland ordering the skipper of any Viking ship to remove the figurehead before entering port.
Levan, which is located in Utah, got its name from navel which is levan spelt backwards. It was named this because it is in the center of Utah
The sound of a snore (up to 69 decibels) can be almost as loud as the noise of a pneumatic drill.
Other than London, Liverpool is the most filmed British city, and was used to film more than 140 films in 2002
When blue whales are first born, they gain as much as 200 pounds a day while they are calves
Burger King restaurants serve over 400 million ounces of orange juice annually
Giant Panda Bears give birth to a 4 ounce Baby Panda.
In Vermont it is illegal to paint landscapes in times of war.
In a normal lifetime an American will eat 200 pounds of peanuts and 10,000 pounds of meat.
It is possible to lead a cow upstairs but not downstairs
There is a sea squirt (found in the seas near Japan) that digests its own brain. When the sea squirt is mature it permanently attaches itself to a rock. At this point it does not need to move anymore and has no need for a brain.
The most popular brand of raisins is Sunmaid
The board game Monopoly was originally rejected by Parker Brothers, who claimed it had 52 fundamental errors.
When the body is resting, it takes in about 10 litres of air every minute
When a man was hanged in Mississippi in 1894 the noose came undone and the prisoner fell to the ground. He was set free and and since his innocence was later established he was granted $5000.
According to Illinois state law, it is illegal to speak English. The officially recognized language is American.
9 out of 10 lightning strike victims survive.
The Great Wall stretches for about 4,500 miles across North China
Ketchup actually began in Thailand. There it was labelled Kachiap.
The first President to ride in an automobile was William McKinley. After being shot, he was taken to the hospital in a 1901 Columbia electric ambulance.
SWIMS is the longest word with 180-degree rotational symmetry (if you were to view it upside-down it would still be the same word and perfectly readable).
The average day is actually 23 hours, 56 minutes and 4.09 seconds. We have a leap year every four years to make up for this shortfall
Genetically-engineered babies were born first in 2001.
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Ways Your IT Team Makes You Look Like a Hero
They measure success
Tell your team that you want to start measuring things so you can tell where/when they are making things better, or more efficient, or faster, or cheaper, said Tenables Ranum.
With metrics youll be able to clearly demonstrate your teams hero status.
The goal, explained Ranum is to be able to say something to the effect of "Since we started this, the team is now doing twice as much as they did before, with an improvement in their overall quality of life and an improvement in overall outcomes."