The first toothbrush with bristles was developed in China in 1498. Bristles were taken from hogs at first, later from horses. The nylon bristles were developed in 1938 by DuPont.
For every degree of longitude there is a time gap of four minutes.
Smelling bananas can help a person lose weight
Only one in two billion people will live to be 116 or older.
More than 3000 years ago children played with circular hoops made with grape vines. This toy was swung around the waist. Years later this toy was made by company called Wham-O and the Hula-Hoop was invented in 1958
Approximately 25,000 workers died during the building of the Panama Canal and approximately 20,000 of them contracted malaria and yellow fever
The penalty for killing a cat, 4,000 years ago in Egypt, was death.
For the movie Tootsie actor Dustin Hoffman thought of the title. His mother used to call him that as a child
There are over 9 million beef and dairy cattle in New Zealand
The human heart can create enough pressure that it could squirt blood at a distance of thirty feet
More than 260,000 people have been killed by volcanic activity since 1700 AD.
An elephant could carry up to 2 gallons of water in its trunk.
The Gulf Stream could carry a message in a bottle at an average of 4 miles per hour.
A person will burn 7 percent more calories if they walk on hard dirt compared to pavement
An insect exerts so much energy in one hour of flying that it may lose as much as a third of its total body weight.
Every day more money is printed for Monopoly than the US Treasury
The channel between England and France grows 300mm each year.
8180. Animal Facts
Vampire bats urinate the whole time they're sucking blood. This ensures they don't get so full of blood they're too heavy to fly. So, smarter than a vulture, then!
In the US, federal law states that children's TV shows may contain only 10 minutes of advertising per hour and on weekends the limit is 10 and one-half minutes.
If the average person had started counting the moment they were born and continued counting, without stopping, until they turned 65 years old, they still would not have counted to a billion.
In Kentucky you need a license to walk around nude on your property.
Five percent of the people who use personal ads for dating are already married
Over 100,000 birds and sea animals are killed every year due to plastic garbage
People who meet their calcium need reduce their risk of developing kidney stones
Jaw muscles can provide about 200 pounds of force to bring the back teeth together for chewing.
Eighty percent of Americans will be the victim of violent crime at least once in their lifetime.
In 1962, the Mashed Potato, the Loco-Motion, the Frug, the Monkey, and the Funky Chicken were popular dances.
The reason firehouses have circular stairways is from the days of yorewhen the engines were pulled by horses. The horses were stabled on theground floor and figured out how to walk up straight staircases.
8192. Animal Facts
A dustbin can produce 30,000 flies a week from eggs laid in the rotting rubbish it contains.
The watch was invented by Peter Henlein of Nuremberg in 1510.
The shortest British monarch was Charles I, who was 4'9.
Clans of long ago that wanted to get rid of unwanted people without killing them used to burn their houses down -- hence the expression "to get fired".
Scarecrows frighten birds because of the human odor emitted from the clothes they wear. Come rain and wind, this odor dissapears.
The word America comes from the European explorer Amerigo Vespucci
The colour blue has a calming effect. It causes the brain to release calming hormones
Bugs Bunny was originally called Happy Rabbit.
On average, Americans move to a new place eleven times in their lifetime
A vulture will never attack a human or animal that is moving.
No one knows why there is a 33 on a Rolling Rock bottle... the secret died with the original brewer.
There are only four words in the English language which end in '-dous': tremendous, horrendous, stupendous, and hazardous
Over 50% of lottery players go back to work after winning the jackpot
A giraffe is able to clean its ears with its own tongue
The biggest candy eaters are the Dutch, who average 65 pounds of candy per person in a year
The Cincinnati Reds are the oldest professional baseball team
Studies show that 81% of men began masturbating between the ages of 10 and 15.
Young people aged 15-24 accounted for 40% of the 4.1 million new HIV infections in 2005.
Forty percent of Americans iron their clothes while wearing their underwear or being completely naked
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Vultures gorging themselves on a carcass sometimes eat so much they can't fly.They then vomit to make themselves lighter.
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Sir Ian Terence Botham, OBE is a former England Test cricketer and Test team captain, and current cricket commentator. He was a genuine all rounder with 14 centuries and 383 wickets in Test cricket, and remains well known by his nickname Beefy .
Born: November 24, 1955 (age 60), Heswall, United Kingdom
Height: 1.88 m
Spouse: Kathryn Botham (m. 1976)
Children: Liam Botham, Sarah Botham, Becky Botham
Parents: Violet Marie Collett, Herbert Leslie Botham