It's believed that India gets its name from the Indus River. The interesting thing is that none of the river is actually in India...it's in Pakistan.
The San Diego Zoo in California has the largest collection of animals in the world.
7850. Animal Facts
A chicken once lived ten days after a French farmer cut its head off. He fed it with a dripper, directly into its throat.
Neptune was the first planet in our solar system to be discovered by mathematics
The least likely day to eat out in the United States is Monday
In 1894, the carnival made its debut in North America
The parachute was invented by DiVinci in 1515.
There are 1189 chapters in the Bible: 929 chapters in the Old Testament and 260 chapters in the New Testament.
Astronauts get taller when they are in space
Constipation is caused when too much water is absorbed in the large intestine and the feces become dry
Thomas Edison was afraid of the dark. (Hence, the light bulb?)
The conjunctiva is a membrane that covers the human eye
China has close to 25% of the world's population.
The amount of blood a female mosquito drinks per serving is five millionths of a liter
A company, Warner Communications paid $28 million for the copyright to the song Happy Birthday.
A two-inch garden hose will carry four times as much water as a one-inch hose.
¥ There are more than 1,00 chemicals in a cup of coffee.
In Denmark, people eat about 36 pounds of candy a year. The highest consumption of candy of any country
The fear of Halloween is called Samhainophobia
Rice paper does not have any rice in it.
In 1946 Danon Yogurt were the first to add fruit to commercially produced yogurt in U.S
Ninety percent of all species that have become extinct have been birds.
The oiuja board was invented by Isaac and William Fuld, and was patented July 1, 1892.
Montreal is actually located on an island
Mount Everest is a foot higher today than it was a century ago, and it's believed to still be growing.
Every 40,000 children are killed by fires
In 1980, Saddam Hussein received a key to the city of Detroit
A dentist from Buffalo New York named Alfred P. Southwick invented the electric chair.
A person who smokes a pack of cigarettes a day will on average lose two teeth every ten years
Animals that lay eggs don't have belly buttons.
Men can read smaller print than women can; women can hear better.
Mexico once had three presidents in one day.
The original Toby jugs were modelled on Harry 'Toby'Elwes a Yorkshireman.
Lake Nicaragua boasts the only fresh-water sharks in the entire world
Tobacco kills more Americans each year than alcohol, cocaine, crack, heroin, homicide, suicide, car accidents, fire and AIDS combined
There have been about 30 films made at or about Alcatraz, the now-closed federal prison island in San Francisco Bay, including "The Rock" (1996), "Birdman of Alcatraz" (1962), and "Escape from Alcatraz" (1979).
Lake Baikal is the oldest freshwater lake on Earth, having formed between 20 and 25 million years ago
The Bank of America was originally the Bank of Italy.
The first issue of People Magazine, in 1974, cost 35 cents and featured actress Mia Farrow on the cover.
Cows are incapable of putting their lips together to make sounds like humans, so they are actually saying OOOOO instead of Moo.
In 1659 the state of Massachusetts outlawed Christmas.
Americans eat more bananas than any other fruit: a total of 11 billion a year.
The Russian Imperial Necklace has been loaned out by Joseff jewelers of Hollywood for 1,215 different feature films.
In 1895 Hampshire police handed out the first ever speeding ticket, fining a man for doing 6mph.
Over the course of one year, a coffee tree only produces about 1.5 pounds of coffee
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Grand Canyon Arizona
There is no way we could get through this list without mentioning one of the worlds most famous canyons and at over a mile deep dangling your feet off the edge is sure give you a rush.