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.
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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.
The official name of the St. Louis Gateway Arch is The Jefferson National Expansion Monument. The Gateway Arch looks taller than it is wider, but it is exactly 630 feet by 630 feet.
In 1987 Playtex premiered the first US TV commercials with real lingerie models displaying their bras and underwear on national television.
At its center, the sun has a density of over a hundred times that of water, and a temperature of 10-20 million degrees Celsius.
Americans are responsible for generating roughly 20% percent of the garbage in the world
Pablo Picasso almost died at birth. The midwife present though he was stillborn and left him on the table. His father, a physician, revived Pablo by breathing air into his lungs.
On average women say 7,000 words per day. Men manage just over 2000.
The average person is about a quarter of an inch taller at night
In Illinois it is illegal for barbers to use their fingers to apply shaving cream to a customer's face.
The song Strawberry Fields Forever sung by the Beatles refers to an orphanage located in Liverpool
Australia has no native monkeys. (in the wild)
The male scorpion fly gets other males to bring him food by imitating a female fly.
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