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
6653. Animal Facts
The banded tenrec, a kind of hedgehog from Madagascar, sometimes eats so many worms, bugs and slugs that it makes itself sick.
It is very common for babies in New Zealand to sleep on sheepskins. This is to help them gain weight faster, and retain their body heat
The Zip Code 12345 is assigned to General Electric in Schenectady, New York.
Damascus, Syria is the oldest continuously inhabited city in the world. Civilization can be traced as far back as 2,000 B.C.
One ragweed plant can release as many as one billion grains of pollen.
As an iceberg melts, it makes a fizzing sound because of the compressed air bubbles popping in the ice
Eating eight strawberries will provide you with more Vitamin C than an orange
6660. Animal Facts
The viperfish has teeth so long it can't close its mouth and it has to open its jaws out flat before it can swallow. Its teeth are half the length of its head!
Gunsmoke debuted on CBS-TV in 1955, and went on to become the longest-running (20 years) series on television.
The word walkman was included in the Oxford English Dictionary in 1986
The average bed is home to over 6 billion dust mites.
Americans consume the most peanut butter in the world
In Japan, tipping at restaurants is not a norm. However, some restaurants might add a 5 - 10 % service charge to the bill
A 'jiffy'is an actual unit of time for 1/100th of a second.
Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, and Jim Morrison were all 27 years old when they died.
On record, the only time it recently snowed in the Sahara Desert was on Feb.18,1979.
A U.S. company came out with a toilet night-light that sends out a green warning beacon when the seat is up
The first commercial chewing gum was sold in 1848 by John B. Curtis, who also made the gum. He called the gum State of Maine Pure Spruce Gum.
One of the reasons marijuana is illegal today is because cotton growers in the 30s lobbied against hemp farmers (they saw it as competition).
Dental dam is a piece of latex placed over the vulva during cunnilingus to protect both partners from transmission of disease.
Pluto was discovered on February 10, 1930 by Clyde Tombaugh
The Hoover Dam was built to last 2,000 years. The concrete in it will not even be fully cured for another 500 years.
Lack of water is the #1 trigger of daytime fatigue.
Plants that need to attract moths for pollination are generally white or pale yellow, to be better seen when the light is dim. Plants that depend on butterflies, such as the poppy or the hibiscus, have more colorful flowers.
Caffeine is on the International Olympic Committee list of prohibited substances. Athletes who test positive for more than 12 micrograms of caffeine per milliliter of urine may be banned from the Olympic Games. This level may be reached after drinking about 5 cups of coffee.
The longest chapter in the Bible is Psalm 119, which is 176 verses
Food passes through the small intestine in just two hours, zipping along at 0.002 mph. Inside the large intestine, it takes about 14 hours, traveling at a more leisurely rate of 0.00007 mph
$203,000,000 is spent on barbed wire each year in the U.S.
The longest reign in the history of the world was that of Pepi II of the sixth Egyptian dynasty. He ruled from the age of 6 until his death at age 94.
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Chinese New Year
According to tales and legends, the beginning of Chinese New Year started with a mythical beast called the Nian. Nian would come on the first day of New Year to eat livestock, crops, and even villagers, especially children. To protect themselves, the villagers would put food in front of their doors at the beginning of every year. It was believed that after the Nian ate the food they prepared, it wouldnt attack any more people. One day a villager decided to get revenge of the Nian. A god visited him and told him to put red paper on his house and to place firecrackers. The villagers then understood that the Nian was afraid of the color red. When the New Year was about to come, the villagers would hang red lanterns and red spring scrolls on windows and doors. People also used firecrackers to frighten away the Nian. From then on, Nian never came to the village again. The Nian was eventually captured by Hongjun Laozu, an ancient Taoist monk. The Nian became Hongjun Laozus mount.