Ivory bar soap floating was a mistake. They had been mixing the soap formula causing excess air bubbles that made it float. Customers wrote and told how much they loved that it floated, and it has floated ever since
Britain's first escalator was installed in Harrods in 1878.
The book Little Red Riding Hood was banned in 1990 by two school districts in California. They did this because in the book there was a picture of a basket that had a bottle of wine in it
Bob Dylan's real name is Robert Zimmerman, he changed it in honor of Dylan Thomas.
Jellyfish can sense a storm 10 to 15 hrs. before it actually occurs and leave the shore and go into the deep sea.
The entire worlds output of urine would take about 45 minutes to go over the Niagra falls.
Antarctica is the only continent without any reptiles or snakes.
Identical twins do not have identical fingerprints.
Tourists visiting Iceland should know that tipping at a restaurant is not considered an insult! Despite the expensive food, tipping is welcome as in any other country.
The Earth weighs around 6,600,000,000,000,000,000,000 tons (5,940 billion billion metric tons).
During winter in Moscow the skating rinks cover more than 250,000 square meters of land.
It is unlawful for small boys to throw stones, at any time, at any place in the District of Columbia.
Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin was published March 20, 1852. It was the first American novel to sell one million copies.
The largest body of fresh water in the world is Lake Superior.
On average 900 people start the Navy SEALs training program. On average 650 people drop out.
There are more than 2,400 flea species in the world
The striped billiard balls weight 0.1 ounces or so more than the solids
The largest amount of money you can have without having change for a dollar is $1.19 (3 quarters, 4 dimes, and 4 pennies).
The largest ship in the world is the French oil tanker that is nearly 415 meters. long, almost as long as Sydney harbour bridge.
The word vamp is used to describe the upper front top of a shoe
Thomas Jefferson had three achievements placed on his headstone at his request, Here Was Buried Thomas Jefferson/Author Of The Declaration Of American Independence/Of The Statute Of Virginia For Religious Freedom/And Father Of The University of Virginia.? He never mentioned being President of the United States
The underside of a horses hoof is called a frog.
Marlboro was the first cigarette company to market a cigarette that had a red filter called beauty tip. This was done to hide the lipstick marks left on the filter from women smokers
The fastest moving land snake is the Black Mamba, which can move up to 7 miles per hour
A house cat spends 70% of its time sleeping
Everyday, 15 billion cigarettes are smoked worldwide
The Dead Sea has been sinking for last several years
One barrel of petroleum holds 42 gallons
Annually, approximately 46 millions Cokes, five million pounds of french fries, and seven million hamburgers are consumed at Walt Disney World Resort
Dragonflies have six legs but cannot walk.
The United States Treasury Department maintains a fund known as The Conscience Fund, which accepts money sent in anonymously by taxpayers who think they've cheated the government. The money is used for miscellaneous expenses.
Most caucasian babies are born with dark blue eyes, although it normally changes color after child birth.
In Clawson, Mich., there is a law that makes it LEGAL for a farmer to sleep with his pigs, cows, horses, goats, and chickens.
The anaconda, one of the world's largest snakes, gives birth to its young instead of laying eggs.
6447. Animal Facts
A spider that isn't hungry will wrap up extra bugs in its web to keep for later.
Author Robert May considered the names of Reginald and Rollo before he settled on Rudolph, the red-nosed reindeer.
In 1685, New France used playing cards as currency because of the shortage of coins
The Civil War in the United States elevated the popularity of coffee to new heights. Soldiers went to war with coffee beans as a primary ration.
False Bay, on the southern tip of Africa and close to Cape Town, South Africa, is a breeding ground for great white sharks, which feed off the thousands of seals in the bay. However, it is the only area in the known world in which these sharks are known to breach - they attack the seals by coming up vertically, often leaping clear of the water with their prey in their mouths
Sharon Stone was the first Star Search spokes model.
Beards are the fastest growing hairs on the human body. If the average man never trimmed his beard, it would grow to nearly 30 feet long in his lifetime.
850 peanuts are needed to make an 18 oz. jar of peanut butter
6456. Animal Facts
Every year, 4.5 million litres (1 million gallons) of dog urine goes into the parks of London, England.
Clans of long ago that wanted to get rid of their unwanted people without killing them, burnt their houses down hence the expression to get fired.
A single chocolate chip gives enough energy to a human being to walk 150 feet
The highest point in Pennsylvania is lower than the lowest point inColorado.
Pretzel that have no salt on them are called baldies.
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