Nylon is a man-made fibre that is made from coal and petroleum
In the United States, the first cookbook was published in 1796 and it contained a recipes for watermelon rind pickles
It wasn't until 1913 that sports teams started using numbers on players' jerseys for identfication. It first happened during a football game between the University of Chicago and the University of Wisconsin.
1.7 litres of saliva is produced each day.
An old law in Bellingham, Washington, made it illegal for a woman to take more than 3 steps backwards while dancing.
To prevent some numbers from occurring more frequently than others, dice used in crap games in Las Vegas are manufactured to a tolerance of 0.0002 inches, less than 1/17 the thickness of a human hair.
Printed on the tablet being held by the Statue of Liberty is July IV, MDCCLXXVI
In 2009 one of eight newly married couples in the US met online
The Mexican version of the Tooth Fairy is known as the Tooth Mouse, which takes the tooth and leaves treasures in its place
In every episode of Seinfeld there is a Superman somewhere
A jogger's heel strikes the ground 1,500 times per mile.
In Lebanon, Virginia it is illegal to kick your wife out of bed.
Milk and cheese can aid in the reduction of tooth decay
The most used line in the movies is "lets get out of here."
6618. Animal Facts
Sharks will eat almost anything. The stomachs of dead sharks have been found to contain bits of boats and vehicles and even a knight in armour.
The US Army has a 50 caliber sniper rifle that can shoot through the engine block of a car.
People in low-income homes spend 50% more time playing video games than people in high-income homes
Wine is kept in tinted bottles because it will spoil if it's exposed to light.
Before Prohibition, Schlitz Brewery owned more property in Chicago than anyone else, except the Catholic church.
The rarest coffee in the world is Kopi Luwak, which is found in Indonesia. It cost about $300 a pound
Dentists have recommended that toothbrushes be kept at least six feet from toilets to avoid airborne particles resulting from the flush.
The 1st buffalo ever born in captivity was born at Chicago's Lincoln Park Zoo in 1884.
Before toilet paper was invented, French royalty wiped their bottoms with fine linen
The city of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania is the only city where all major sports teams share the same colors (black and gold).
The Barn Owls hearing is so highly developed that they can hunt for their prey in total darkness
Babies that are breastfed are more likely to be slimmer as adults than those that are not breastfed.
In Belgium, 94% of children under the age of fourteen own LEGO products
A 6 pound sea-hare can lay 40,000 eggs in a single minute.
Colored diamonds are caused by impurities such as nitrogen (yellow), boron (blue). With red diamonds being due to deformities in the structure of the stone, and green ones being the result of irradiation.
People of Salt Lake City eat the most lime-flavoured gelatin Jell-O in the United States
A ripe cranberry will bounce. Another name for a cranberry is bounceberry
During the era of Louis XIV, women used lemons to redden their lips
There is a 1 in 4 chance that New York will have a white Christmas.
In Tulsa, Oklahoma, it is against the law to open a soda bottle without the supervision of a licensed engineer.
The largest animal ever seen alive was a 113.5 foot, 170-ton female blue whale.
Frederic Remington's sculpture The Bronco Buster has a mistake in it: the cowboy is wearing his spurs upside down.
The average person spends about 2 years on the phone in a lifetime.
Heinz Catsup leaving the bottle travels at 25 miles per year
In a lifetime, an average human produces 10,000 gallons of saliva
48% of men report that a woman's smile is a big turn on.
The world smallest mammal is the bumblebee bat of Thailand, weighing less than a penny.
The country of Fiji is made up of 332 islands
In Tonawanda, New York homeless people may not start a fire in the park unless they intend to cook food.
Actor Charlie Chaplin made 81 movies over a career that spanned 50 years
Buffalo wings, got their name because the spicy chicken wings originated in Buffalo, New York
In one minute, the heart of a giraffe can pump 160 gallons of blood
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