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.
The symbol on the 'pound'key (#) is called an octothorpe.
The right lung of a human is larger than the left one. This is because of the space and placement of the heart
Every US president has worn glasses (just not always in public).
The Nobel prize was first awarded in 1901
Paul Revere rode on a horse that belonged to Deacon Larkin.
In Canada it's illegal to pay for a 50 cent item with only pennies.
Daytime dramas are called Soap Operas because they were originally used to advertise soap powder. In America in the early days of TV, advertisers would write stories around the use of their soap powder
Lou Gehrig earned a total of $316,000 during his 17 year career with the New York Yankees. In 1992, a fan paid $363,000 for a Yankee jersey that Gehrig wore during the 1927 season.
Approximately 40% of the U.S. paper currency in circulation was counterfeit by the end of the Civil War
If one places a tiny amount of liquor on a scorpion, it will instantly go mad and sting itself to death.
In the United States, approximately seven billion pounds of chocolate and candy are manufactured each year
The saluki is the oldest known breed of domesticated dog. Carvings of animals resembling the saluki have been found in excavations of the Sumerian Empire. They are believed to have originated from between 6,000 and 7,000 B.C.
Every year, more than one million miles of Twizzlers licorice is made
On August 21st, 1911, someone stole the Mona Lisa, the most famous painting in the world, from the Louvre Museum. It was recovered two years later
Bowlers are allowed to have a maximum of five finger grip holes on a regulation bowling ball.
The average life span of a peasant during the medieval ages was 25 years
Title 14, Section 1211 of the Code of Federal Regulations (implemented on July 16, 1969) makes it illegal for U.S. citizens to have any contact with extraterrestrials or their vehicles.
Eighty percent of the Vanilla Beans which are used to make ice cream is grown in Madagascar
The 1st unattended, 24-hour self-service laundromat in the United States was opened by Nelson Puett in 1949 on North Loop in Austin, Texas.
All dogs are the descendant of the wolf. These wolves lived in eastern Asia about 15,000 years ago
Approximately 50% of Americans admit they have ran a red light
The average annual coffee consumption of the American adult is 26.7 gallons, or over 400 cups.
A Horse has 18 more bones than a Human.
In terms of area, Juneau, Alaska, is the largest city in the United States, yet it can only be reached by boat or plane.
6489. Animal Facts
There are 3,500 known species of cockroach. Are there others out there? – we just don't know yet…
Richard Millhouse Nixon was the first US president whose name contains all the letters from the word criminal. The second? William Jefferson Clinton
The highest toll paid by a ship to cross the Panama Canal was by the Crown Princess on May 2, 1993 in the amount of $141,349.97 U.S. funds
In early Yorkshire, England, a plate holding wedding cake was thrown out of the window as the bride returned to her parent's home after the wedding. If the plate broke, she would enjoy a happy future with her husband. If the plate remained intact, her future was bleak.
The markings that are found on dice are called pips.
Prevents thread from tangling. Run a threaded needle through a sheet of Bounce to eliminate the static cling on the thread before sewing.
Incas used to create pots in the shape of peanuts that were highly prized
One million tons of oil is equivalent to about 13,000,000,000 kilowatt hours of electricity.
The Tranquilizer, Valium (sleeping piles) is the most widely used drug on earth.
The town with the most stop signs per capita than any other in the US: LaConner, Washington
There are approximately 2,700 different species of mosquitoes
Unlike dogs, pigs, and some other mammals, humans cannot taste water. They taste only the chemicals and impurities in the water.
The principality of Monaco consists of only 370 acres.
Iceland has the highest concentration of broadband users in the world.
Crabs have very small hairs on their claws and other parts of their body to help detect water currents and vibrations
In 1960, an estimated 4,000 people were over 100 years old in the U.S. By 1995 the number had jumped to : 55,000.
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Highest Paid Actresses in World
In fourth place on the list of Highest Paid Actresses is Charlize Theron with $15 million. Theron likes to balance her work in smaller films, like 2011s Young Adult, with biggerbudget fare like last years Snow White and the Huntsman. She also starred in Prometheus, the kindof prequel to Aliens. Theron supplements her movie money with highpaid endorsements for brands like Dior.