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.
The U.S. founding fathers'name for the American Revolution was 'The War with Britain'.
More than 11 million teens regularly view porn online.
Close to fifty percent of Internet shoppers spend over five hours a week online
HIV is transmitted through bodily fluids like blood and semen.
In ancient Rome it was considered a sign of leadership to be born with a hooked nose.
In order to mate, a male deep sea anglerfish will bite a female when he finds her. The male will never let go and will eventually merge his body into the female and spend the rest of his life inside the female mate. The males internal organs will disappear apart from the testes that are needed to for breeding
The CN Tower, in Toronto, is the tallest freestanding structure in the world with a height of about 553 metres
From 1967-1976, the town of Tororo located in Uganda had thunder 251 out of the 365 days in a year for those years.
Greenland has more ice on it than Iceland does. In fact, Iceland has more grass and trees than Greenland does.
Some lions mate over 50 times a day. (I still want to be a pig in my next life...quality over quantity)
Emilio Marco Palma was the first person born in Antarctica in 1978
The only time the human population declined was in the years following 1347, the start of the epidemic of the plague 'Black Death' in Europe.
7063. Animal Facts
The slime eel or hagfish produces slimy mucus from pores in its body. If something disturbs it, it throws out strings of mucus which makes the sea around it jelly-like, gunky and impossible to swim through. They can suffocate on their own slime if they over-do it.
A chance of a woman having twins is increased after the age of 35. About 1 in 27 women will give birth to twins after this age. After 50 the chances of having twins is 1 in 9
Herbert Hoover, who was the 31st president of the United Stated, turned over all the Federal salary checks he received to charity during the 47 years he was in government
Except for 2 and 3, every prime number will eventually become divisible by 6 if you either add or subtract 1 from the number. For example, the number 17, plus 1, is divisible by 6. The number 19, minus 1, is also divisible by 6
Rhinos are part of the same family as horses.
7068. Animal Facts
Octopi sometimes remove stinging tentacles from jellyfish and use them as weapons.
In America, one out of every two marriages ends up in divorce
If you have 3 quarters, 4 dimes, and 4 pennies, you have $1.19. You also have the largest amount of money in coins without being able to make change for a dollar.
Baby donkeys or baby mules are also known as Foals.
Sweden is the largest spender on ketchup. $4 per capita. Australia is second at $2.50.
A housefly can only ingest liquid material. They regurgitate their food to liquify the food that they are going to eat
In the pilot episode of Seinfeld (then called The Seinfeld Chronicles), Kessler was the last name of the neighbor who would later become known as Kramer.
There are more pigs than humans in Denmark
Panthers are known as black leopards, as they are the same species of leopard. If looked at closely, black spots can be seen on a panther
Up to three thousand species of trees have been cataloged in square mile of the Amazon jungle.
The clock at the National Bureau of Standards in Washington, D.C. will gain or lose only one second every 300 years.
You can only tell the gender of a Macaw through an operation. They lack exterior genetials.
Actor Richard Gere was considered to play the role of John McClane in the movie Die Hard. Bruce Willis played the part instead
In Belgium, there is a museum that is just for strawberries
Goulash, a beef soup, originated in Hungary in the 9th century AD.
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Asafetida, devilís dung.
Key Uses:Digestive disordersNervous twitchingSensation of a lump rising from the stomach
Origin : Native to Iran, Afghanistan, and Pakistan.
Background : In the 7th century BCE the Charaka Samhita, an Ayurvedic medicine book, advocated this foul-smelling plant for bloating and flatulence, for which it is still used in India and the Middle East.
Preparation : Gum resin from the living roots is macerated in alcohol.
Remedy Profile : People who respond best to this remedy tend to be in a rather nervous, hysterical, hypersensitive, and hypochondriac state. This nervous state extends to the physical symptoms, which generally focus on digestive disorders and on nervous twitching. The stomach may feel as if it is pushing upward so that everything will burst into the mouth, or there may be a sensation as if a lump in the stomach is rising upward into the throat.
Symptoms Better : For open air; for movement; for pressure on the affected area; for scratching.
Symptoms Worse : At night; for rest; for sitting; for touch.