Clocks made before 1687 had only one hand, and hour hand.
An adult lion's roar can be heard up to five miles away, and warns off intruders or reunites scattered members of the pride.
The parking meter was invented by C.C. Magee in 1935.
In the 1960's, the US spent millions developing a zero gravity pen for use in space
Lack of sleep can affect your immune system and reduce your ability to fight infections
The animal whose brain accounts for the largest share of its body weight is the squirrel monkey. It's brain makes up about 5% of its total weight.
The most popular show amongst baby boomers is Star Trek.
The Taj Mahal was actually built for use as a tomb.
The length of brink of the Canadian Horseshoe Falls located in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada is 2600 feet
Every day, over five billion gallons of water are flushed down toilets in the United States
A blue whale's heart is the size of a Volkswagen Beetle.
Ed Cox from San Francisco invented the pot scrubbing S.O.S. pads in 1917. His wife came up with the name, which stands for Save Our Saucepans.
In an average lifetime, a person will spend 4 years travelling in an automobile and six months waiting at a red light.
The word "nerd" was first coined by Dr. Seuss in "If I Ran the Zoo."
8267. Animal Facts
In some types of angler fish, the male is much smaller than the female and attaches himself to her body for life. After a while, he becomes fused to her and their body systems combine. His only role is to fertilize her eggs, and he is nourished by her blood.
Colgate's first toothpaste came in a jar.
The water inside of a coconut is identical to human blood plasma. Many lives in third world countries have been saved from coconut water fed through an IV
The dye used to stamp the grade on meat is edible. It's made from grape skins.
To make butter more attractive in colour, carrot juice was used by people in the Middle Ages
Any animal that has skin hair or fur can get dandruff, but in animals it is called dander.
The Australian $5 to $100 notes are made of plastic.
Every second, 8000 Coca-Cola Company products are consumed in the world
A blink lasts approximately 0.3 seconds
The dollar was established as the official currency of the US in 1785.
The only animal, besides humans that can get leprosy is the Armadillo
There are more insects in one square mile of rural land than there are human beings on the entire earth.
The penguin is the only bird that can't fly but can swim.
Sir John Harington, the godson of Queen Elizabeth I, was the inventor of the toilet
France has the highest per capita consumption of cheese.
C3P0 is the first character to speak in Star Wars.
The smoke that is produced by a fire kills more people than a burn does because of carbon monoxide and other dangerous gases
The game Monopoly has been played by approximately 500 million people in the world, and the game is available in 26 languages
It has 51 meanings as a noun, 126 meanings as a verb, and 10 meanings as a participle adjective.
The only real person to be a Pez head was Betsy Ross
There are approximately 9,000 taste buds on the tongue.
Urban birds have developed a short, fast rap style of singing, different from their rural counterparts.
The words abstemioius, and facetious both have all the five vowels in them in order
The most common speed limit sign in the United States is 25 m.p.h.
The first jigsaw puzzle was created by map maker John Splisbury who mounted one of his maps on a sheet of hardwood. He proceeded to cut around the borders of each country use a fine saw
8294. Animal Facts
Body lice love dirty places – they were very common in the old days when people didn't wash much, and they often infested soldiers who had to live in dirty conditions. They are most likely to live on your tummy or your bottom.
The more a person struggles to get out of quicksand the faster they will sink. Staying still, and being calm will actually make the body float in the quicksand because the body is less dense than the quicksand is
Butterflies taste with their feet. (Something I always wanted to know.)
There have been over fifty million Mr. Potato Heads sold since it came out in 1952
Jupiter has the shortest day of all the planets. Although it has a circumference of 280,000 miles compared with Earth's 25,000 Jupiter manages to make one turn in 9 hours and 55 minutes.
Proctor & Gamble originally manufactured candles before moving on to soap.
In Israel, religious law forbids picking your nose on Sabbath
Canola oil is actually rapeseed oil but the name was changed for marketing reasons.
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Tips to get ready for New Year
The big dinner is sure an important part of this beautiful celebration, and there is a variety of traditional dishes that are prepared specifically for the Chinese New Year. Many of these dishes are served because of their meaning and association with specific energies, as well as on specific days of this long celebration. For example fish in Cantonese sounds like abundance, so there is always a fish dish at the Chinese New Year celebration. The uncut noodles symbolize long life, while the many sweet dishes are expressions of hope for sweetness in the New Year. You can look up the recipes for some of the most popular Chinese New Year dishes, such as
Steamed Whole Fish,Longevity Noodles,Buddhas Delight, Jai Vegetarian Dish,Jiaozi Chinese Dumplings.
The mandarin oranges are a must at the Chinese New Year table because they are a symbol of good luck, also called golden luck.