The state of California raises the most turkeys out of all of the states.
In Joliet, Illinois it is illegal to mispronounce the name Joliet.
The banana tree cannot reproduce itself. It can be propagated only by the hand of man.
If a statue in the park of a person on a horse has both front legs inthe air, the person died in battle; if the horse has one front leg inthe air,the person died as a result of wounds received in battle; if the horsehasall four legs on the ground, the person died of natural causes.
The first telephone book was one page long and had only 50 names in it.
A sheep, a duck, and a rooster were the first passengers in a hot air balloon
The U.S. military s dried food rations can be re-hydrated with urine.
The Red Cross is called the Red Crescent in Arab countries
About 25% of people in the world report that they are monogamous.
Urine from men?s public urinals was sold as a commodity in Ancient Rome. It was used as a dye and for making clothes hard
It is estimated that 93% of American children will go out trick or treating for Halloween
Only one out of every three people wash their hands when leaving a public bathroom
In Ivrea, Italy, thousands of citizens celebrate the beginning of Lent by throwing oranges at one another
The slowest growing finger nail is on the thumb nail and the fastest growing is the finger nail on the middle finger
In a year, the average person walks four miles to make his or her bed
The earth is 24,901 miles around at the equator.
The first Valentine candy box was invented by Richard Cadbury in the 1800's.
Goat meat contains up to 45 percent less saturated fat than chicken meat
There are 100 tiles in a "Scrabble" crossword game.
The story of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer was written in 1939 for a store promotion by an advertising employee of the department store Montgomery Ward
After the sun, the closest star to Earth is 25,000,000,000,000 miles away.
The calories burned daily by the sled dogs running in Alaska's annual Iditarod race average 10,000.
In 1747, the first American mention of the Christmas tree occurred. However, it was a not a tree but instead a pyramid made out of wood and decorated with apples and evergreen boughs
The first product that Sony came out with was the rice cooker
Alcohol beverages have all 13 minerals necessary for human life
The largest gold nugget ever found weighed 172 lbs., 13 oz.
The King Cobra has enough venom in its bite that it can kill up to 13 adults
The only jointless bone in your body is the hyoid bone in your throat.
The Apollo 17 crew were the last men on the moon
If you go blind in one eye, you only lose about 20% of your vision, but all your sense of depth.
The earliest recorded case of a man giving up smoking was on April 5, 1679, when Johan Katsu, Sheriff of Turku, Finland, wrote in his diary "I quit smoking tobacco." He died one month later.
7294. Animal Facts
A flea can jump up to 220 times its own body length – a flea the size of an adult human could jump over a 25-storey building and more than a 0.4 kilometre (quarter of a mile) along the ground.
The cockroach is the fastest animal on 6 legs, covering a meter a second.
The oldest exposed surface on earth is New Zealand's south island.
An ostrich's eye is bigger that it's brain.
When the divorce rate goes up in the United States, toy makers report that the sale of toys also rise
During the Roman times, people used urine, called lotium in Latin, as a hair product
In a year, the average Americans eats approximately 18 pounds of Turkey
Phimosis is an inability to retract the foreskin fully, is harmless in infancy and pre-pubescence, occurring in about 8% of boys at age 10.
In South Korea, Green Giant canned sweet corn is advertised as a topping for ice cream.
Americans, on average, spend 18% of his or her income on transportation as compared to only 13% spent on food
The London Bridge is now in Arizona in the U.S.A. This fat cat(rich guy) bought it for only $2.46 million dollars.
In one trip, a honey bee visits about 75 flowers
It takes 120 drops of water to fill a teaspoon.
One percent of Greenland's population lives in a single apartment building.
Columbus brought cacao (chocolate) beans back to Spain on his fourth voyage in 1502.
If a lobster loses an eye or a claw it can usually grow a new one
The liquid inside young coconuts can be used as substitute for blood plasma
In the 13th century, quality standards for paste were assigned by the Pope
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