7920. Animal Facts
A single female fly can hatch up to 1,000 babies (maggots) in her lifetime.
The daughter of confectioner Leo Hirschfield is commemorated in the name of the sweet he invented: Although his daughter's real name was Clara, she went by the nickname Tootsie, and in her honor, her father named his chewy chocolate logs Tootsie Rolls.
It is impossible to drink more than a gallon of milk in 1 hour without throwing up.
The word breakfast was coined due to the fact that after sleeping for hours, we are breaking our fast.
The catgut formerly used as strings in tennis rackets and musical instruments does not come from cats. Catgut actually comes from sheep, hogs, and horses.
The first formal rules for playing the sport of baseball required the winning team to score 21 runs
The word set has more definitions than any other word in the English language.
The CIA has made a disk camera that is as big as a quarter. This gadget can take many pictures at a time when the disk is opened.
In Albany, New York, you cannot play golf in the streets.
Four is the only number whose number of letters in the name equals the number.
The most frequent season for most suicides to occur is in the spring. The winter months have the lowest number of suicides
Butterflies cannot fly if their body temperature is less than 86 degrees.
In France, it is legal to marry a dead person.
The longest cave in the world is the 'Mammoth Cave System'in the USA at 560,000 mtrs deep.
Close to 3 billion movie tickets are sold in India every year
Apparently, according to Playtex, the best selling bra sizes these days are 34B and 36B.
The Republic of Israel was established April 23, 1948.
Red wine will spoil if exposed to light; hence tinted bottles
Dutch, on average are the tallest people
In ancient Egypt, priests plucked every hair from their bodies
Many scholars believe that an earthquake caused the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah, referred to in the Bible as the smoke of the country. Earthquakes produce massive clouds of dust that resemble billowing smoke.
The # symbols is often referred to as a number sign or pound sign. Its actual name is an octothorpe
7943. Animal Facts
African dung beetles eat animal faeces. Five thousand beetles can eat a pound of faeces in 2 hours.
Warren Beatty and Shirley McLaine are brother and sister.
The Taj Mahal, located in Agra, India, was actually built for use as a tomb by Mogul ruler Shah Jehan for his wife, Arjuman Banu Begum
The use of the names of dead presidents to sell alcohol in Michigan is prohibited.
In Sterling, Colorado, it is unlawful to allow a pet cat to run loose without a taillight.
The largest number of children born to one woman is recorded at 69. From 1725-1765, a Russian peasant woman gave birth to 16 sets of twins, 7 sets of triplets, and 4 sets of quadruplets.
Sir Isaac Newton was only 23 years old when he discovered the law of universal gravitation.
7950. Animal Facts
Some types of octopus contain a poison which instantly kills anything that eats it.
The largest member of the dolphin family are orcas
The first players elected to Baseball Hall of Fame were Ty Cobb, Babe Ruth, Honus Wagner, Christy Mathewson, and Walter Johnson in 1936.
The largest ice cream sundae was made with 4,667 gallons of ice cream, was 12 feet high and had 7000 pounds of toppings on it. This was made in Anaheim, California in 1985
Due to sugar shortages to make candy during World War II, movie theatre owners turned to popcorn, which is now the best selling snack at movie theatres today
Canada is an Indian word meaning village or settlement.
The first Labor Day holiday was celebrated on Tuesday, September 5, 1882, in New York City
Back in 1953, it took 27 hours to make one Marshmallow Peep. Now it takes only six minutes
7958. Animal Facts
Vampire bats don't suck – they make a cut in their victim, then lick the blood as it flows out.To keep it flowing, they have an anticoagulant in their spit – a chemical which stops blood from clotting and forming a scab.
Dr. Seuss wrote Green Eggs and Ham after his editor dared him to write a book using fewer than 50 different words.
A sneeze can exceed the speed of 100 mph.
Strawberries, raspberries, and cherries are not actually berries.
Bilbo Baggins was born on September 22, 1290.
The makers of Crayola produce over 2 billion crayons in a year
Humans use a total of 72 different muscles in speech.
Any free moving liquid in outer space will form itself into a sphere, because of its surface tension
Tobacco smoke contains over 4,000 chemicals, including at least 50 that cause, initiate or promote cancer such as tar, ammonia, carbon monoxide, oxides of nitrogen and benzopyrene.
Windmills always turn anti-clockwise. Except for the windmills in Ireland.
Approximately 97.35618329% of all statistics are made up
From the 1500's to the 1700's, tobacco was prescribed by doctors to treat a variety of ailments including headaches, toothaches, arthritis and bad breath.
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According to Ayurveda, each food has at least one of six tastes or rasas: sweet, sour, salty, bitter, pungent, and astringent. We require each taste in our diet.