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.
Orville Wright was involved in the first aircraft accident. His passenger, a Frenchman, was killed.
Olives, which grow on trees, were first cultivated 5,000 years ago in Syria
In the 1800s, the Chinese believed that strangling a man was less sever a punishment than beheading because the body would not be permanently disfigured.
The name Snickers for the popular candy bar was named after a horse that the Mars family owned
The first museum in Moscow that was set up in 1791 was the Natural History Laboratory at Moscow University. This later was changed to the Zoological Museum
Researchers have discovered that women adjust their menstrual cycles when exposed to the scent of a male underarm.
Not all polar bears hibernate; only pregnant females polar bears do
Many people in parts of China eat insects. Some common insects are bean worms, scoprions, and locusts.
There are more than 250,000 rivers in the United States, which amounts to 3.5 million miles of rivers
The flag of the Philippines is the only national flag that is flown differently during times of peace or war. A portion of the flag is blue, while the other is red. The blue portion is flown on top in time of peace and the red portion is flown in war time.
Polar bears can eat as much as ten percent of their body weight in less than one hour
Owls are one of the only birds who can see the color blue.
6572. Animal Facts
A mosquito can drink one and a half times its own weight in blood at a single meal.Yuk!
In 1892, Italy raised the minimum age for marriage for girls to 12.
The first programme shown on BBC2 was Play School
There was a time in Japan where a wife being left handed was a ground for divorce
Canadian researchers have found that Einstein's brain was 15% wider than normal.
A word or sentence that is the same front and back (racecar, kayak) is called a palindrome.
6578. Animal Facts
Bone-eating zombie worms live on the decaying bodies of dead whales. They have no gut, but bore deeply into the bones. Microbes inside the worms digest chemicals sucked out of the bones.
There are about 450 types of cheese in the world. 240 come from France.
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Rules to play Shot Put
Start with a lightweight shot
The word shot refers to a heavy ball, which contestants try to hurl as far as they can. Beginners should start with a light shot, between 4 and 8 pounds (1.8 3.6 kilograms), since this lowers the risk of injury if the wrong throwing form is used.
Once you have the basic throwing technique down, and some practice under your belt, you can move on to heavier shot puts. Standard weights for competition vary depending on the age and sex of the competitors, and the nation hosting the competition.