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
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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
There are places in Saskatchewan called Elbow, Eyebrow, and Drinkwater
Tobacco contains over 50 chemicals that can cause cancer
Watching television can act as a natural painkiller for children
The earth's rotation is slowing down at a rate of one second per century. The gravity from the sun and moon are creating tidal friction on the earth that are acting as brakes on planet's spin.
The dumbest domesticated animal is the turkey.
On average, the life span of an American dollar bill is eighteen months
The sun has an expected lifetime of about 11 billion years.
Prosopagnosia refers to the inability to identify people by their faces. In severe cased prosopagnosia a person may not be able to identify themselves in a mirror
The shore of the Dead Sea in Israel-Jordan is 1312 feet (400 meter) below sea level.
A headache and inflammatory pain can be reduced by eating 20 tart cherries
Light travels at the rate of 186,200 miles a second.
The faster a kangaroo hops, the less energy it burns.
The average stay for a prisoner on Alcatraz, when it was used as a prison, was five years
In 1938, Cliquot Club ginger ale was the first soft drink to be canned
In the year 2000, Pope John Paul II was named an 'Honorary Harlem Globetrotter.'"
An average human drinks about 16, 000 gallons of water in a lifetime.
The number one cause of blindness in adults in the United States is diabetes
In just one drop of liquid, 50 million bacteria can be present
The largest baseball card collection, 200,000 cards, is in the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Half of all Americans live within 50 miles of their birthplace.
The state of Utah used to be submerged under water and to this day brine shrimp can still be found in rain-filled hollows under rocks and boulders.
Bourbon was first made by a Baptist minsister from Bourbon County in Kentucky in 1789. That is where it got its name
There are approximately 13,000 identifiable varieties of roses throughout the world.
On average it takes a shark seven days to replace a tooth
Humans blink over 10,000,000 times a year.
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Give To A Childrens Charity
This is becoming a lot more widely accepted everywhere nowadays, there was a time when this would have been unheard of, but you can literally walk into any supermarket and the chances are they have a trolley, box or basket waiting for you to buy something and add to it. I think this is a great idea, and would be even better if most of these charitable trolleys and boxes were visible at the front of the store (most Ive seen were only noticeable AFTER paying for my groceries). That being said you dont have to rely on the supermarkets to help you out, if you are really interested in doing something for a childrens charity you could start up your very own Christmas fundraiser around your local area, or maybe just go out buy a couple of things and then head over to your local childrens charity and offer them your gifts. This is the season for giving and I honestly cannot think of any persons that deserve a few nice presents this time of year more than the children these charities represent. So get your woolly hats on, grab your gloves and scarf and do something great today.