There was once a law in Salem Virginia that made it illegal to leave home without knowing where you were going.
George Harrison, with My Sweet Lord, was the first Beatle to have a Number 1 hit single following the group's breakup.
Research indicates that mosquitoes are attracted to people who have recently eaten bananas
The Baby Ruth candy bar was named after Grover Cleveland's baby daughter, Ruth, not Babe Ruth the baseball player.
570 gallons of paint would be needed to paint the outside of the White House
In most advertisements, including newspapers, the time displayed on a watch is 10:10.
During his entire lifetime, Herman Melville's timeless classic of the sea, 'Moby Dick', only sold 50 copies.
7749. Animal Facts
Soldier flies like to lay their eggs in human faeces.The larvae (maggots) are often found in bathrooms as they crawl up the sewage pipes.
In an year, an average American kid eats 46 slices of pizza
When a queen bee lays the fertilized eggs that will develop into new queens, only one of the newly laid queens actually survives. The first new queen that emerges from her cell destroys all other queens in their cells and, thereafter, reigns alone.
Missouri has been to most NCAA tournaments than any other college without reaching the final four
The food that people crave the most is cheese
Over 250 million Slinky toys have been sold since its debut in 1946
In 1908, figure skating became the first winter sport to be included in the Olympics.
Early sewing machines were destroyed by mobs or workers who felt their jobs were threatened by automation
Shakespeare invented the words "assassination" and "bump."
King Henry III of France, Louis XIV of France, and Napoleon all suffered from ailurophobia (the fear of cats).
On July 4, 1776 (signing of the Declaration of Independence), King George III of England noted in his diary: Nothing of importance happened today.
7761. Animal Facts
A shark will eat parts of its own body that have been cut off or bitten off by another animal.
King Henry III of France, Louis XVI of France and Napoleon all suffered from ailurophobia--fear of cats.
According to the Guinness Book of World Records, the Finnish word SAIPPUAKIVIKAUPPIAS a soapstone seller is the longest known palindrome in any language.
When Mount Vesuvius erupted in in the year 79, over 2,000 citizens of Pompeii ran into their cellars to wait until everything had ended. Excavators found them still there 1,800 years later.
For 186 days you can not see the sun in the North Pole.
There was once a fish caught in Delaware Bay with a watch still ticking inside
The world's most common non-contagious disease is tooth-decay.
Turtles can live for more than 100 years.
In the U.S. the most common excuse made to get out of paying a ticket is to say they missed the sign
Thirty to 40 gallons of sugar maple sap must be boiled down to make just one gallon of maple syrup
The first Olympic games only had one event - a foot race
Chocolate was used as medicine during the 18th century. It was believed that chocolate could cure a stomach ache
The reason why golf balls have dimples on them is because it helps in the ball to move a farther distance by reducing drag
The apricot can be traced back to China at least four thousand years ago, and it first appeared in Greek mythology as the golden apple.
There are about 7.7 million millionaires in the world (more than 1/1000th of the population).
The sloth (a mammal) moves so slowly that green algae can grow undisturbed on it's fur
A bathometer is an instrument for indicating the depth of the sea beneath a moving vessel.
The center of the earth is almost 4000 miles beneath our feet.
In Ohio women are forbidden from wearing patent leather shoes, lest men see reflections of their underwear
Elvis had a twin brother named Jesse Garon, who died at birth
Mosquitoes dislike citronella because it irritates their feet.
Fleas have killed more people (due to Bubonic plague and such) than all wars throughout history combined.
Strength is the longest english word with only one vowel.
80% of Publishers'Clearing House $10 million winners did not purchase any magazine subscriptions.
7785. Animal Facts
Cockroaches breed so fast that if all the young survived and reproduced, there would be 10 million cockroaches from a single pair by the end of a year.
Beethoven dipped his head in cold water before he composed.
Bats emit ultrasonic sounds to communicate with each other
In 1938 Joe Shuster and Jerry Siegel sold all rights to the comic-strip character Superman to their publishers for $130.
Honey is used sometimes for antifreeze mixtures and in the center of golf balls
Just like fingerprints, every cats nose pad is different
Common pesticides such as roach, termite, and flea insecticide can be found in the bodies of majority of Americans.
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Do not stand directly against an oven for long periods of time while it is operating. Materials containing water, for example foods, fluids or tissues, readily absorb microwave energy, which is then converted into heat. This Information Sheet discusses the operation and safety aspects of microwave ovens used in the home. More details about the nature of electromagnetic fields and health effects of radiofrequency and microwave fields are available in WHO Fact Sheets 182 and 183.