Research has indicated that approximately eleven minutes are cut off the life of an average male smoker from each cigarette smoked
The word supercalifragilisticexpialidocious, from the movie Mary Poppins, was added to the Oxford dictionary in 1964.
On average women can hear better than men.
Pigs, walruses and light-colored horses can be sunburned.
Worn or outdated US Flags are destroyed, preferably by burning.
Milk is actually considered to be a food and not a beverage.
Cost of raising a medium size dog to the age of 11: $6,400.
The pound key (#) on the keyboard is called an octothorpe
The average housefly lives for only two weeks.
Each king in a deck of playing cards represents a great king from history. Spades--King David, Clubs--Alexander the Great, Hearts--Charlemagne and Diamonds--Julius Caesar.
The plant life in the oceans make up about 85 percent of all the greenery on the Earth.
Shark cartilage has been used to make artificial skin for human burn victims
The average ice berg weighs 20,000,000 tons.
7665. Animal Facts
The female hissing cockroach surrounds her eggs with a frothy substance that hardens; she then carries them inside her body for two weeks until they hatch.
The average American eats at McDonalds more than 1,800 times in their life.
The movie Chicken Run made in 2,000 had the most plasticine used in an animated movie. They used 2,380 kg of plasticine for the movie
7668. Animal Facts
Cows partly digest the grass they eat, then vomit it back up into their mouths and chew and swallow it all over again.That's what they're doing when you see them chewing in a field when they're not munching on a fresh mouthful of grass.
Most liquid laundry detergents are alive with living organisms that help to break down stains.
Aztecs believed that the sun died every night and needed human blood to give it strength to rise the next day. So they sacrificed 15,000 men a year to appease their sun god, Huitzilopochtli. Most of the victims were prisoners taken in wars, which were sometimes started solely to round up sacrificial victims.
There are 350,000 Italians living in Toronto, Canada, a population about the same as that of Venice, Italy.
Devon is the only county in Great Britain to have two coasts.
White out was invented by the mother of Mike Nesmith (Formerly of the Monkees).
Iguanas can recognize their human handlers and greet them differently, compared with strangers
About 39,000 gallons of water are used to produce the average car.
At the equator the Earth spins at about 1,038 miles per hour
The Stanley Cup originally was only seven and a half inches high
The first lighthouse was in Alexandria in 290 B.C
7680. Animal Facts
Some types of baby Australian spider bite limbs off their mother to feed on over several weeks.
The only South East Asian country that has never been colonized by a Western Power is Thailand
The five Olympic rings represent the five continents linked together in friendship
The cashew nut in its natural state contains a poisonous oil. Roasting removes the oil and makes the nuts safe to eat.
Silk was developed in China were it was kept a secret for more than two thousands years. Anyone found trying to smuggle silkworm eggs or cocoons out of the country was immediately put to death
7685. Animal Facts
The Japanese beetle found in Canada and the USA can eat through a human eardrum.
Every year, an igloo hotel is built in Sweden that has the capacity to sleep 100 people
Einstein couldn't speak fluently when he was nine. His parents thought he might be retarded.
7688. Animal Facts
Horn flies attack bulls – as many as 10,000 can land on a bull's back and suck its blood until it dies.
Police dogs were first used in 1816 in Scotland.
El Capitan in Yosemite National Park is the largest visible granite rock in the world. It's twice the size of the Rock of Gibraltar.
Pretzel snacks have been around for over 1300 years. A European monk invented the snack using used leftover bread dough
Those hard, plastic points on the ends of shoelaces are called aglets.
The causes of erectile dysfunction may be psychological or physical.
In 1999, All Nippon Airlines, had one of its jets fully decorated with Pokemon characters from nose to tail on its exterior
66% of home based businesses are owned by women
The last member of the famous Bonaparte family, Jerome Napoleon Bonaparte, died in 1945, of injuries sustained from tripping over his dog's leash.
The magnolia tree is named after Pierre Magnol, a French scientist.
The murder rate in the United States is about four times greater than in Japan. In Japan, no private citizen can buy a handgun legally
There is a restaurant in Stockholm that only offers all-garlic products. They even have a garlic cheesecake
¥ Nobel Prize resulted from a late change in the will of Alfred Nobel, who did not want to be remembered as a propagator of violence-he invented dynamite.
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Gauze over it
Slipcover a sculptural chair in gauze. Youll see the form in shadow. Very intriguing.