It took approximately 2.5 million blocks to build the Pyramid of Giza, which is one of the Great Pyramids
The first cheerleaders in the U.S. were men
In 1899, a pharmacist named George Bunting blended his own cold cream, which, in addition to removing makeup and relieving sunburn, gained popularity for its ability to cure eczema. The product's claim of No Eczema led to its name, Noxzema.
Gamblers mostly don't see any clocks in Las Vegas gambling casinos
Some desert snails have been known to sleep for three to four years
6795. Animal Facts
Newly discovered monster of the deep, Dakosaurus, was 4 metres (almost 14 feet) long, and had a head like a meat-eating dinosaur but the flippers and tail of a fish. Luckily, it died out 135 million years ago!
In Boston, Massachusetts it is illegal to take a bath unless instructed to do so by a physician.
Sperm banks keep their donor semen at approximately -321 degrees Fahrenheit. At that temperature, it could be kept indefinitely.
California's Frank Epperson invented the Popsicle in 1905 when he was 11-years-old.
Per-capita, Israel eats the most turkey based products in the world.
In Italy, Santa Claus is known by the name Babbo Natale
Elephants, horses, and camels all descended from animals that originally came from North America, despite their present homes in Eurasia.
The very first bomb dropped by the Allies on Berlin in World War 2 killed the only elephant in the Berlin Zoo.
Lacrosse was invented by American Indians.
The 1st US federal holiday honoring Martin Luther King, Jr. was in 1986.
Obsessive nose picking is referred to as rhinotillexomania
It's a good thing lemmings are promiscuous, they produce 4 times as many females as males.
The elephant is the national animal of Thailand
Julius Caesar and Napoleon Bonaparte both suffered from epilepsy.
The Great White Shark can grow to be more than twenty feet long and can weigh approximately 4,000 pounds
After six months at the off-Broadway New York Shakespeare Festival Theater, Hair opened at the Biltmore Theater in New York, in 1968. It was the first rock-musical to play on the Great White Way.
On average, a person will spend about five years eating during their lifetime
Percentage of American men who say they would marry the same woman if they had it to do all over again: 80%
Olympus Mons on Mars is the largest volcano in our solar system.
Ian Fleming named his character James Bond after real-life ornithologist and author
The country with the highest consumption of chocolate per capita is Switzerland, with 22 pounds per person, per year
The average adult has approximately six pounds of skin
An average person laughs about 15 times a day
It is possible for any American citizen to give whatever name he or she chooses to any unnamed mountain or hill in the United States.
Over 10,000 coffee cafes plus several thousand vending machines with both hot and cold coffee serve the needs of Tokyo alone.
The average person falls asleep in about 12 to 14 minutes
Researchers have shot footage of Orcas (killer whales) attacking and killing great white sharks
Nearly 10% of American households dress their pets in Halloween costumes.
Bruce Lee was so fast, that they actually had to slow a film down so you could see his moves. That is the opposite of the norm
In the U.S., the milk production per dairy cow is approximately 12,000 pounds
The bagpipe was originally made from the whole skin of a dead sheep.
In Eastern Africa you can buy banana beer. This beer is brewed from bananas.
In the Netherlands, in 1634, a collector paid 1,000 pounds of cheese, four oxen, eight pigs, 12 sheep, a bed, and a suit of clothes for a single bulb of the Viceroy tulip.
Russia has the most movie theaters in the world.
6830. Animal Facts
The embryos of tiger sharks fight each other in the womb, the strongest killing and eating the others so that only one is ever born.
Each 5 m.p.h. you drive over 60 m.p.h. is like paying an additional $.10 a gallon for gas.
Greyhounds can reach their top speed of forty-five miles per hour in only three strides.
The average temperature on Earth is 15 degrees celcius.
The waste produced by one chicken in its lifetime can supply enough electricity to run a 100-watt bulb for 5 hours.
A perfect game in baseball is one in which the same player pitches the entire game without allowing any player of the opposing team to reach first base, by any means.
6836. Animal Facts
The babies of the Surinam toad grow under the mother's skin on her back.They stay there for up to 130 days.
Elephants have been known to learn up to 60 commands
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