85% of weddings are held in a synagogue or church
The mating call of a male toadfish, who are underwater, is so loud that it can be heard by humans above water
The state law of Pennsylvania prohibits singing in the bathtub.
The average lifespan of a human taste bud is ten days
There are 50% more males that are left handed compared to females
According to research, Los Angeles highways are so congested that the average commuter sits in traffic for 82 hours a year
The fastest moving land snail, the common garden snail, has a speed of 0.0313 mph.
Thirty-five percent of the people who use personal ads for dating are already married.
The study of ants is called Myrmecology
Americans drink about five billion bottles and cans of soda, and about a billion and a half pounds of coffee every year.
A study indicates that smokers are likely to die on average six and a half years earlier than non-smokers
Harvard University's original name was Cambridge. It only changed when John Harvard donated 400 books to the school.
For the blockbuster movie The Terminator, O.J. Simpson was considered to play the role of the Terminator, but producers did not choose him as they thought he would not be taken seriously
During his entire life, Vincent Van Gogh sold exactly one painting, Red Vineyard at Arles
General Robert E. Lee was not a slaveholder and never believed in slavery. He never believed in secession from the United States and strongly condemned it. He decided to lead the armies of the South because he wanted nothing to happen to his beloved Virginia.
When explorers first arrived in Venezuela, they were reminded of Venice. They named the country Little Venice, which translated into Spanish is Venezuela
8324. Animal Facts
The queen naked mole rat is the only one to have babies. She keeps the others sterile (incapable of having babies) using a special chemical in her urine.
A tree in metropolitan area will survive for approximately eight years
Because of Animal Crackers, many kids until they reach the age of ten, believe a bear is as tall as a giraffe.
The citric acid found in lemon juice is said to be able to dissolve a pearl
Humpback whales are capable of living up to 95 years
In a lifetime, on average a honey bee produces 1/12th of a teaspoon of honey
Basketball was invented by Canadian James Naismith in 1891
Research has indicated that a tie that is on too tight can increase the risk of glaucoma in men
Michael Keaton's original name is Michael Douglas.
More than 10% of the world's salt is used to de-ice American roads.
The safety pin was patented in 1849 by Walter Hunt. He sold the patent rights for $400.
B & D is an acronym for bondage and dominance, or bondage and discipline.
The skin of the average woman weighs 3 kilograms, while that of the average man weighs 5 kilograms
There are orange peels and raisins in A-1 Steak Sauce.
The most recycled product in the world is the automobile.
The giraffe has the highest blood pressure of any animal.
The tip of a 1/3 inch long hour-hand on a wristwatch travels at 0.00000275 mph
3000 children die every day in Africa because of malaria
The name 'Intel' stems from the company's former name, 'Integrated Electronics'.
A snake charmer in Bangladesh once found 3,500 poisonous cobras and their eggs hidden underneath the floors of two suburban homes
The eight most popular foods to cause food allergies are: milk, eggs, wheat, peanuts, soy, tree nuts, fish, and shellfish
The bubbles in Guiness beer sink to the bottom rather than float to the top as in other beers.
There were approximately 2,228 people on board the Titanic when it sank. Of this, only 706 people survived
There is a member of the spider family called the demodex folliculorum that lives at the root of people's eye lashes. It's harmless and normal.(so they claim). To look for them, grab a handful of your eyelashes and dunk them in warm water. They'll start swimming out. It is prevalent in nearly 100% of old people in the U.S.
A killer whale s heart beats 30 times a minute under water, 60 times a minute on the surface.
The worlds oldest piece of chewing gum is over 9000 years old.
The first drug to be sold in the form of a tablet is Aspirin
8353. Animal Facts
Many leeches produce a pain-killer so that you don't notice you have been bitten unless you actually see the leech.
Grapes are grown around the world more than any other fruit
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