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
In humans, the epidermal layer of skin, which consists of many layers of skin regenerates every 27 days
Humans are the only primates that don't have pigment in the palms of their hands.
The Beatles were depicted in wax at Madame Tussaud's Wax Museum in London, in 1964, the first pop album stars to be honored.
Parrots cannot eat chocolate because it is poisonous to their body
Over 1,600 people in North America have been victims of trunk entrapment (being locked inside of a car trunk)
Bulls are colorblind, it is the motion of the cape which angers them.
Putty is a cement compound of fine powdered chalk or oxide of lead mixed with linseed oil.
Van Camp's Pork and Beans were a staple food for Union soldiers in the Civil War.
By recycling just one glass bottle, the amount of energy that is being saved is enough to light a 100 watt bulb for four hours
8502. Animal Facts
A vampire finch in the Galapagos Islands pecks holes in other birds to feed on their blood.
Rudolph the Red-nosed reindeer was actually created as a promotional figure for Montgommery Wards department stores.
The only painting by Leonardo da Vinci on permanent display in the United States hangs in the National Gallery in Washington, D.C. It's a portrait of Ginevra di Benci, the wife of a politician in Florence.
Before the first French cafe in the late 1700's, coffee was sold by street vendors in Europe, in the Arab fashion. The Arabs were the forerunners of the sidewalk espresso carts of today.
Like fingerprints, everyone's tongue print is different.
When the First Lady, Eleanor Roosevelt, received an alarming number of threatening letters, soon after her husband became President at the height of the Depression, the Secret Service insisted that she carry a pistol in her purse
If you shake a can of mixed nuts, the larger ones will rise to the top.
The two factories of the Jelly Belly Candy Company produces approximately 100,000 pounds of jelly beans a day. this amounts to about 1,250,000 jelly beans an hour
In the ten years between 1987 and 1997, there was an increase of over 800 million people on the planet.
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