Taipan snakes have 50 times more toxic than a cobra snake
The longest acceptance speech in the history of the Oscars was by Greer Garson in 1942. She received an Oscar for Best Actress for the movie Mrs. Miniver, and her speech was five minutes and 30 seconds long
As of 2006, more than one in eight people in the United States show signs of addiction to the internet.
Instead of a birthday cake, many children in Russia are given a birthday pie
Spotted skunks do handstands before they spray
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A chameleon's tongue can be twice as long as its body, and must be kept curled to fit inside it.
The states of Washington and Montana still execute prisoners by hanging.
99% of the blueberries that are produced in the United States are produced in the state of Maine
The longest Monopoly game ever played was 1,680 hours long, which is seventy straight days
In Australia, there is no death penalty.
The most popular ethnic food in the United States is Italian food
The top downhill speed of the Ford Model T was 50 miles per hour.
Inventor Samuel Colt patented his revolver in 1836.
The longest word in the English language, according to the Oxford English Dictionary, is pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis. The only other word with the same amount of letters ispneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconioses, its plural.
It was the accepted practice in Babylon 4,000 years ago that for a month after the wedding, the bride's father would supply his son-in-law with all the mead he could drink. Mead is a honey beer and because their calendar was lunar based, this period was called the honey month or what we know today as the honeymoon.
Lipogram refers to writing that does not have certain letter or letters
In 1976, a Los Angeles secretary named Jannene Swift officially married a fifty pound rock. More than twenty people witnessed the ceremony
Great Britain has the highest consumption of ice cream than any other European nation
As part of the original design, the names of 72 French scientists and other famous people is imprinted on the sides of the Eiffel tower
Leonardo Da Vinci invented the scissors
The smallest frog is the Brazilian baby frog, which is smaller than a dime
The fastest speed a raindrop had reached when falling is seven miles per hour.
You can make edible cheese from the milk of 24 different mammals.
Over 30% of women discover their HIV status after their husbands are diagnosed.
The country of Losotho is completely surrounded by the country of South Africa.
Banging your head against a wall uses 150 calories an hour. (Do not try this at home...... maybe at work.)
When a person dies, hearing is generally the last sense to go. The first sense lost is usually sight. Then follows taste, smell, and touch.
Owen Falls Lake is the largest man-made lake in the world
Bob Hope and Billy Joel were both once boxers.
James Madison, the fourth President of the United States, stood only five feet four inches tall and weighed less than one hundred pounds.
The sea contains about 1/2 of the world's known animal groups.
Studies indicate that listening to music is good for digestion
Larger Stingrays have the power to drive their stingers or tail-spines through the hulls of wooden boats.
In 1865, the U.S. Secret Service was first established for the specific purpose to combat the counterfeiting of money
Amelia Earhart designed the first lightweight luggage for air travel.
In ten minutes, a hurricane releases more energy than all the world's nuclear weapons combined.
Every year approximately 3,000 people choke to death
The General Lee cars used in the popular show The Dukes of Hazards were 1969 Dodge Chargers
Sugar Bear (the mascot for Golden Crisps cereal) was born in 1963
In Britain, failed suicides were hanged in the 19th century.
The world's first speed limit regulation was in England in 1903. It was 20 mph.
Ninety-nine percent of pumpkins sold in the United States are for the sole purpose of decoration.
8487. Animal Facts
When a toad is sick, it vomits up its own stomach, which hangs out of its mouth for a short time before it swallows it back down.
The five most frequently used letters in the English alphabet are, in order, E T A I S.
New York City has 570 miles of shoreline.
Roughly 44% of junk mail is thrown away unopened
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