There are no geese in the southern hemisphere.
Ancient Egyptian women used to wear perfume cones made of wax that would melt in the heat letting out a nice fragrance
It's a common myth that chocolate aggravates acne. Experiments conducted at the University of Pennsylvania and the U.S. Naval Academy found that consumption of chocolate, even frequent daily dietary intake, had no effect on the incidence of acne. Professional dermatologists today do not link acne with diet.
In 1727, as a result of seedlings smuggled from Paris, coffee plants first were cultivated in Brazil. Brazil is presently by far the world's largest producer of coffee.
Willow bark, which provides the salicylic acid from which aspirin was originally synthesized, has been used as a pain remedy ever since the Greeks discovered its therapeutic power nearly 2,500 years ago.
The company Sony was originally called Totsuken. They felt the name Sony would be easier to pronounce. The name was invented by a cross between the name sonus and sonny. The name sound and sonic are derived. Sonny was used to represent a young man or boy, which would show a energetic young company
A 13-year-old boy in India produced winged beetles in his urine after hatching the eggs in his body
The list of ingredients that make up lipstick include fish scales
There are around 2,600 different species of frogs. They live on every continent except Antarctica.
7010. Animal Facts
A praying mantis is an insect rather like a cricket, but up to 12 centimetres (5 inches) long. It can kill and eat small lizards and birds, holding them impaled on a special spike it has developed for the purpose. A really hungry mantis will eat its own babies.
Walt Disney had originally suggested using the name Mortimer Mouse instead of Mickey Mouse
Don Quixote, by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, has been translated into more languages than any book outside of the Bible.
On average, a man spends about five months of his life shaving
The human brain has about 100,000,000,000 (100 billion) neurons
Marilyn Monroe used to cut down the heel on one of her shoes to achieve her butt-wiggling walk in films.
Great Britain was the first county to issue postage stamps. Hence, the postage stamps of Britain are the only stamps in the world not to bear the name of the country of origin.
The tallest woman in the world is American Sandy Allen who is 7 feet 7 inches
It takes 492 seconds for sunlight to reach the Earth.
The city of Argentia which is located on Newfoundland's southwest coast, is Canada's most fog-bound community. It has 206 days of fog each year.
When the Galileo Probe entered Jupiter's atmosphere, it was traveling at a speed of 106,000 miles per hour. This is the fastest impact speed ever achieved by a man-made object.
The Federal Reserve printed up an extra $50 billion in small bills just in case people started hoarding money prior to the year 2000. Since nowhere near that much cash was needed, and there was a long-term storage problem, most of that money was recycled.
Only 4 mayors of U.S. cities went on to become president: Calvin Coolidge, Grover Cleveland, Theodore Roosevelt, and Andrew Johnson.
7024. Animal Facts
Cockroaches can make themselves super-slim, and can flatten their bodies to a size just a little thicker than a piece of paper to crawl into cracks.
The average life span of a mosquito is two weeks.
Human tapeworms can grow up to 22.9 meters.
Nabisco's Oreo's are the world's best-selling brand of cookie at a rate of 6 billion sold each year. The first Oreo was sold in 1912.
The colours yellow, red, and orange are used in fast food restaraunts because those are the colours that stimulate hunger
Gottfried Daimler of Stuttgart, Germany, is generally regarded as the father of the automobile because he was the first to come up with a workable gasoline engine.
St. Augustine, Florida is the oldest city in the US.
Theodore Roosevelt was the only U.S. president to deliver an inaugural address without using the word I. Abraham Lincoln, Franklin D. Roosevelt and Dwight D. Eisenhower tied for second place, using I only once in their inaugural addresses.
Sailors once thought that wearing a gold earring would improve their eyesight
If you traveled the speed of light, it would only take you 0.0000294 seconds to climb Mt. Everest.
You can usually tell how good the picture of a TV will be by how black the screen is when the TV is off. The blacker, the better.
Robert William Thomson, a Scottish engineer, invented the first rubber tire in 1845.
The first US consumer product sold in the Soviet Union was Pepsi-Cola.
No one in Greece has memorized all 158 verses
In Canada, the most productive day of the workweek is Tuesday
The windiest place in the world is Mount Washington, New Hampshire, USA. The highest wind was on April 12, 1934 when it reached 231 mph.
Melba toast is named after an Australian opera singer Dame Nellie Melba
It's against the law to catch fish with your bare hands in Kansas.
7044. Animal Facts
The African clawed toad lays up to 10,000 eggs, but many of its tadpoles are deformed. The parents eat the deformed ones when they hatch.
Right-handed people live, on average, nine years longer than left-handed people do. (Makes you think about ambidextrous people) This fact is based on a study that had errors in it, thus it might not be a fact.
An elephant may consume 500 pounds of hay and 60 gallons of water in a single day.
A dragonfly has a life span of 24 hours.
There's a town in New Mexico called Pie Town that consists of two restaurants and a post office. It was originally a stopping place along a long stretch of road. It's famous for having good pies!
Most burglaries occur during the daytime.
When potatoes were first introduced to Europe, people were skeptical and only ate the leaves, which made them sick. They would then throw away the rest, including the actual spud.
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Shavarsh Karapetyan, a retired Soviet Armenian swimmer and World and European champion, saved the lives of 20 people in a 1976 trolleybus accident in Yerevan, Armenia. The trolleybus, crowded with 92 passengers, sank into a dam at a depth of 10 meters (33 feet). Karapetyan jumped into the dam, broke through a window and started to pull the passengers out. He managed to save 20 of them before he himself lost consciousness in the murky water.