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.
A person uses approximently fifty-seven sheets of toilet paper each day.
Dreamt is the only English word that ends in the letters MT.
A woodchuck only breathes 10 times during hibernation.
7088. Animal Facts
The horned lizard from South America shoots blood out of its eyes when it is attacked. It increases the blood pressure in its sinuses until they explode, spraying blood onto the attacker.
The banjo is America's only true native musical instrument. It was first developed in the South in the 1790s.
Soaking beans for twelve hours in water before they are cooked can reduce flatulence caused by beans
Dalmatian puppies do not have any spots on them when they are born. They actually develop them as they get older
The only President to win a Pulitzer Prize: John Kennedy for Profiles in Courage.
Approximately 70,000 people in the U.S. are both blind and deaf.
During World War II, there was not enough sugar in the U.S. to make candy as it was sent to the troops overseas. At this time, popcorn was consumed three times more than its usual amount
Carbonated soda water was invented in 1767 by Joseph Priestley, the discoverer of oxygen.
The word diamond comes from the Greek word adamas, which means unconquerable.
In ancient Rome, lead poisoning was a prevalent disease amongst the wealthy because of their extensive use of lead. Many Roman women died because of lead poisoning caused by the use of make-up that contained lead
The nickname for a Japanese businessmen is Salarymen.
In 2002, the most popular car color in North America was silver.
The first written account of the Loch Ness Monster, or Nessie, was made in 565AD.
Cutthroat Island is the biggest movie flop in history, losing an estimated $81 million. It's almost double the loss of the second-biggest money loser, The Adventures of Baron Munchausen ($48.1 million).
Gabriel, Michael, and Lucifer are the only angels named in the Bible.
Texas horned toads can shoot blood out of the corners or their eyes.
One in about eight million people has progeria, a disease that causes people to grow faster than they age.
The coldest outdoor temperature ever recorded on earth was 127 below zero in Antarctica on August 24, 1960.
In Radford, VA you are not allowed to spit, loogie, puke, or urinate on the streets.
In New York City, approximately 1,600 people are bitten by other humans annually
It was claimed that a Tiger shot dead by colonel Jim Corbett in 1907 had killed 436 people in India.
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Felt Heart Hat
Get your baby ready to fight the winter chill: A festive pilots cap embellished with felt hearts helps keep tiny ears toasty. Cut two large hearts from felt, and then use a needle and thread to stitch them to the cap at three points. If you want the decoration to be permanent, affix hearts with fabric glue before sewing.