According to an age old custom, carrying a dead shrew in your pocket wards off rheumatism.
When Disneyland opened in 1955, Tomorrowland represented a city from 1986.
Women who are housewives are, as a whole, more faithful than working women.
The word gargoyle comes down from the Old French: gargouille, meaning throat or gullet. This is also the origin of the word gargle. The word describes the sound produced as water passes the throat and mixes with air. In early architecture, gargoyles were decorative creatures on the drains of cathedrals.
An adult Gold Frog measures to be 9.8 millimeters in body length
Over 90% of all fish caught are caught in the northern hemisphere.
The hottest chile in the world is the habanero.
There are only four words in the English language that end in "-dous": tremendous, horrendous, stupendous, and hazardous.
One out of every five births in the United States are delivered by Cesarean section
Reptiles do not perspire, and do not have any oil glands
The largest known hailstone to have fallen was in Germany in 1925, which weighed close to four and a half pounds.
In 1961, Italian artist Piero Manzoni packed his feces in cans, signed and mounted them, and then sold them as art
The only 15 letter word that can be spelled without repeating a letteris uncopyrightable.
In 1938, Hewlett-Packard became the first corporation to move to Silicon Valley.
The Super Bowl is so popular that it is the number on at-home party event of the year
Avocados have the highest calories of any fruit at 167 calories per hundred grams.
Asthma and isthmi are the only six-letter words that begin and end with a vowel and have no other vowels between.
The most disliked vegetable by Americans is Brussels sprouts
1 kg (2.2 pounds) of lemons contain more sugar than 1 kg of strawberries.
When a coffee seed is planted, it takes five years to yield consumable fruit.
The first flavour of a cheese ball was called Cheddy Blue.
Princess Anne from the British royal family competed in the 1976 Summer Olympics
In ancient Rome, it was considered a sign of leadership to be born with a crooked nose.
About 400 different kinds of microbes live on and in the human body.
Forty-one percent of women apply body and hand moisturizer at least three times a day
Minnesotans are forbaden from teasing skunks.
In a day the blue whale calf drinks approximately 130 gallons of milk
The first product that the toy company Mattel came out with was picture frames
If you had 15 cubes numbered 1 to 15 and you tried to line them up in every possible sequence, and if you made a change every minute, it would take you 2,487,996 years to do it.
New York City's administrative code still requires that hitching posts be located in front of City Hall so that reporters can tie their horses.
More steel in the US is used to make bottle caps than to manufacture automobile bodies.
Water-based mammals like dolphins and whales swish their tails up and down. Only fish move them sideways.
7418. Animal Facts
Inuit people have to cover all exposed skin with a thick layer of mud to avoid fierce biting flies in the summer.
During World War II, IBM built counting machines the Nazis used to manage their death/concentration camps.
Your heart rate can rise as much as 30% during a yawn.
In 1221 the daughter of Genghis Khan ordered the killing of the entire population of the city of Nishapur (about 60,000) in one hour. The order came after her husband killing. (Moguls claim that 1.7 million were killed)
Enough paper is recycled in the USA every day, that a 15 mile long train of boxcars could be filled up with paper.
7423. Animal Facts
Flies have 1,500 tiny taste hairs on their feet so that they can taste what they are standing on.
The famous aphrodisiac 'Spanish Fly'is made from dried beetle remains.
When a polar bear cub is born, it can not see or hear. It takes approximately a month for the cub to start to see and hear
On an average work day, a typist's fingers travel 12.6 miles.
A 27 year old heir to a sausage empire was handed a ticket for 116,000 pounds for driving at 80 km/hr in a 40 km/hr zone. This is because the speeding tickets in Finland are based on how much money a person makes
The first ever patent in the UK was Aaron Rathbone & Roger Burges, Map makers in 1618.
A Chicago law forbids eating in a place that is on fire.
In Billings, Montana it is illegal for employees of the city's communications center to program their phones with speed dial.
The largest hailstone ever recorded was 17.5 inches in diameter - bigger than a basketball.
After being picked an orange cannot ripen
The decomposition point of Olive Oil is 220 degrees Celsius
One cubic mile of seawater contains about 50 pounds of gold.
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