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.
The Mall of America, located in Bloomington, Minnesota is so big that it can hold 24,336 school buses
The fastest flying butterfly is the Monarch, which has been clocked with a speed as high as 17 miles per hour
6684. Animal Facts
The skin of a hippopotamus measures about 4 centimetres (1.5 inches) thick.That's about 3.5 centimetres (over an inch) thicker than human skin.
Orville Wright, a pilot, was involved in the first aircraft accident. His passenger, a Frenchman, was killed.
6686. Animal Facts
There are more than 70,000 types of slug and snail in the world. Let's hope they never hold a big party!
Giraffes and humans have the same amount of vertebrae in their necks.
Ukrainian people celebrate Christmas on January 7th, which is the Orthodox Christmas Day
Ancient Egyptians believed that Bast was the mother of all cats on Earth. They also believed that cats were sacred animals.
At age 70, more than 70 percent of men are still potent.
Shirley Temple always has 56 curls in her hair.
Bats are the only mammals that are able to fly.
Dill seeds are so small that approximately 10,000 dill seeds would be required to make an ounce.
The most reproduced image in the world is Mickey Mouse, which can be found on over 7,500 different items
When Coca-Cola was invented, American tourists that visited Spain were surprised to see that Coke was three times as expensive as a glass of brandy
George Washington had to borrow money to go to his own inauguration.
The song with the longest title is I?m a Cranky Old Yank in a Clanky Old Tank on the Streets of Yokohama with my Honolulu Mama Doin? Those Beat-o, Beat-o Flat-On-My-Seat-o, Hirohito Blues written by Hoagy Carmichael in 1945. He later claimed the song title ended with ?Yank? and the rest was a joke
Sandy Koufax threw a no-hitter in four consecutive seasons between 1962-65. He's the only player to throw no-hitters in more than two straight seasons.
There was no punctuation until the 15th century
The United States Library of Congress contains 73 millions volumes (books), arranged on 350 miles of shelves.
Every ten minutes, another plant or animal life form becomes extinct.
The most common blood type in the world is Type O. The rarest, Type A-H, has been found in less than a dozen people since the type was discovered.
Jewelers Tiffany & Co., based in New York, are responsible for making the Super Bowl trophy
The vegetable that is eaten most by Americans is potatoes. On average, a person eats about 140 pounds of potatoes annually
Sports Illustrated has the largest sports magazine circulation
Upper and Lower case letters are so named because when print had to be set by individual letters the upper case letters were stored in a case above the case that held the lower case letters.
Polyurethane is thought to be a safe material for use in condoms, since it is nonporous and viruses cannot pass through it.
Over a course of about eleven years, the sun's magnetic poles switch places. This cycle is called "Solarmax".
The Beatles were George Harrison, John Lennon, Paul McCartney, and Ringo Starr. But there were also two lesser known, previous members of the band: Pete Best and Stu Sutcliffe.
Scientists have discovered a way to make biodegradable plastic from plants by using genetic engineering.
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