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.
Uranus is the only planet that rotates on its side. Venus is the only planet that rotates clockwise.
Adult earwigs can float in water for up to 24 hours
The lights of Las Vegas at night can be seen from outer space.
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In the time of the dinosaurs, there were giant scorpions nearly a metre (3 feet) long. That's big than the average domestic dog!
The US national anthem actually has four verses, but everyone just knows the first one. When the whole anthem is sung, the third verse is usually omitted.
False eyelashes were invented by film director D.W. Griffith while he was making the 1916 epic, Intolerance. He wanted actress Seena Owen to have lashes that brushed her cheeks.
The act of snapping your fingers has a name: fillip.
The flu pandemic of 1918 killed over 20 million people
In 1998, a law passed in the U.S. state of Virginia allows drivers to keep their road kill, as long as they report it within 12 hours. updated
Isaac Asimov is the only author to have a book in every Dewey-decimal category
Atlantic salmon can jump as high as 4.5 meters out of the water
Traveling by air is the safest means of transportation.
The olive branch in the eagle's right talon has 13 leaves.
On average, half of all false teeth have some form of radioactivity.
The reason firehouses have circular stairways is from the days when the engines were pulled by horses. The horses were stabled on the ground floor and figured out how to walk up straight staircases
In 1975, it cost only $180,000 to produce an hour-long TV drama.
Running cold water over the onion and the knife will keep you from crying when you cut it, because water neutralizes the chemical that makes you cry.
The average male loses his virginity at age 16, while the average female loses her virginity at age 17.
The world record for time without sleep is 264 hours ( ~11 days) by Randy Gardner in 1965
It is possible to lead a cow up stairs, but not down.
When the Pez mint dispenser was first introduced it was meant to replace the activity of smoking
Annually a thousand people are killed by scorpions in Mexico
The International Space Station weighs about 500 tons and is the same size as a football field.
In North Andover, Massachusetts citizens are prohibitied from carrying 'space guns.'
The abbreviation Xmas for the word Christmas is of Greek origin. Since the word for Christ in the Greek language is Xristos, which starts with the letter X, they started putting the X in place of Christ and came up with the short form for the word Christmas
The largest cell in the human body is the female ovum, or egg cell. It is about 1/180 inch in diameter. The smallest cell in the human body is the male sperm. It takes about 175,000 sperm cells to weigh as much as a single egg cell.
A regulation baseball has exactly 108 stitches
The only food that cockroaches wont eat are Cucumbers.
There are approximately 45 billion fat cells in an average adult
On average, a person will spend about five years eating during his or her lifetime.
John F. Kennedy was buried without his brain after it was lost during the autopsy.
In Winston-Salem, North Carolina, it is against the law for children under seven years of age to go to college.
The hair of men's beards are about as strong as copper wire of the same dimensions.
The average adult guinea pig weighs 2 pounds.
Saffron, made from the dried stamens of cultivated crocus flowers, is the most expensive cooking spice.
God is not mentioned once in the book of Esther.
If you spray an antiseptic spray on a polar bear, its fur will turn purple
Ancient Chinese artists would never paint pictures of women's feet.
The numbers 111 222 333 444 555 666 777 888 999 are all multiples of 37.
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Tips to get ready for Study Abroad
You need to approach packing like a military operation. Rule of thumb? Less is more. Develop a checklist for what you absolutely-need-and-nothing-more. Distinguish what you'll carry onto the plane and what will be checked with the airline. For checked bags, put a limit on the number of pants, shirts, shoes, socks, and other items to be placed in the bag. Toiletries can be checked, but make sure everything is placed in a plastic or see-through bag to prevent spills. Include any gifts for the host country in this bag, but nothing that's breakable or delicate. If the student expects to bring home several items on his or her return trip, you can also pack a compressed duffel bag that can be checked or carried onto the return flight. For carry on bags, include reading material, medication (and RxPs for medication), OTC medication (like Tylenol or Advil, bandaids, anti-bacterial wipes, etc.) snacks, iPod or computer, among other items the student will need on his or her departure and return trips. REI has some great travel accessories that can be packed in the carry on bag, like mini pillows, blankets, and more. Passport, money and other travel documents (like a driver's license, student ID, etc.) should be placed in a bag (or card holder) that the student can wear around his/her neck.