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.
The official sport for the State of Maryland is jousting.
One in every 2000 babies is born with a tooth.
A piece of French toast that was partially eaten by Justin Timberlake sold on eBay
Until 1967 it wasn't illegal for Olympic athletes to use drugs to enhance their performance during competition.
The sorcerer's name in Disney's Fantasia is Yensid, which happens to be Disney backwards.
The first United States president to visit China was Richard Nixon
Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch' is the actual name of a village in northern Wales
The property (ID, Facts) VALUES on the Monopoly game board are the same today as they were in 1935
Oprah Winfrey was the first black woman to anchor a newscast in Nashville at WTVF-TV
The bloodhound is the only animal whose evidence is admissible in an American court.
If you need to remember pi, just count the letters in each word of the sentence: May I have a large container of coffee? If you get the coffee and are polite say: Thank you, get two more decimal places. (3.141592653...). Here is another sentance: How I wish I could calculate Pi. (3.141592)
People of Ancient China believed that swinging your arms could cure a headache
If you yelled for 8 years, 7 months, and 6 days, you would have produced enough energy to heat a cup of coffee.
Termites do more damage in the U.S. ever year than all the fires, storms and earthquakes combined. They do an average of $750 million in damage annually
Howard Taft was the first president to throw out the first pitch at a MLB game.
If a person has two thirds of their liver removed through trauma or surgery, it will grow back to the original size in four weeks time
The dromedary camel can drink as much as 100 litres of water in just 10 minutes
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