The chow-chow and the Chinesse Shar-Pei are the only dogs that have a black tongue. The tongues of all other dogs are pink.
A 'jiffy'is an actual unit of time for 1/100th of a second
There was once a town in West Virginia called 6.
In 1871, horse cars were introduced. It was simply a car that was pulled over a track by a horse.
Steve McQueen persuaded his karate teacher, kickboxing champion Chuck Norris, to pursue acting.
Detroit policeman William L. Potts is credited with inventing the modern street traffic light in 1920. He worked out an electric light system that allowed him to control three street intersections from one tower He picked the red, yellow and green because railroads used them.
8682. Animal Facts
The pearl fish swims into a sea cucumber's anus and lives inside it in the day time, coming out at night.The sea cucumber breathes through its anus, so can't keep the fish out!
According to Bristol zoo, the Howler monkey's growl is so loud, it can be heard 5km (3.3 miles) away.
97% of all paper money in the US contains traces of cocaine
When Sony introduced the walkman, it had a variety of different names in different countries. It was called Soundabout in the U.S., Stowaway in the U.K., and Freestyle in Australia
Jergens Lotion was created by Andrew Jergens, a former lumberjack, in 1880.
The naked recreation and travel industry has grown by 233% in the past decade
Nearly 400 cocoa beans are required to make a pound of chocolate liquor, the semi-liquid mass produced by grinding the beans. A non-alcoholic substance, chocolate liquor is the basis of all chocolate and cocoa products.
The tomato is not just a fruit, but it is a berry along with the cucumber, squash, and melon.
One out of four American households own a cat
Every year, 50,000,000 automobiles are produced in the world.
The average elephant produces 50 pounds of dung each day.
There are only 12 letters in the Hawaiian alphabet.
When Saigon fell, the signal for all Americans to evacuate was Bing Crosby's White Christmas being played on the radio.
The first owner of the Marlboro Company, Wayne McLaren, died of lung cancer
On the old Canadian 2 dollar bill, the flag flying over the Parliament Building is NOT an American flag.
In 2000, there were 1,579,566 drug arrests in the United States. Of those, close to half were for marijuana
There are 45 miles of nerves in the skin of a human being.
Q-Tip Cotton Swabs were originally called Baby Gays
Arthur Conan Doyle, author of the Sherlock Holmes stories, was an ophthalmologist by profession.
The average litter of Mexican wolves is between four and seven pups.
When the income tax first started in 1861, the maximum tax was 3%.
The 'vintage date'on a bottle of wine indicates the year the grapes were picked, not the year of bottling.
The largest potato was grown in Lebanon by Khalil Semhat near Tyre. The spud was 11.3 kilos (24.9 pounds)
The American Airlines Sports Center, in Dallas, has most toilets per capita than any other sports and entertainment venue in the USA
The most expensive book or manuscript ever sold at an auction was The Codex Hammer, a notebook belonging to Leonardo da Vinci. It sold for $30.8 million.
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Original name : william pitt
Also known as : the younger pitt, grand commoner
The largest human organ is the skin, with a surface area of about 25 square feet.
A man filed a lawsuit against his doctor because he survived longer than what the doctor had predicted
The typical American eats 263 eggs a year.
Mardi Gras means Fat Tuesday. This is the festival that New Orleans, Louisiana is famous for having every year
Japan is the largest exporter of frog's legs.
Zero point energy is a source of energy which is released when atoms stop moving, at -273 Celcius.
Sharks are so powerful that their bite can generate a force of up to 18 tons per square inch
The brain of an ant has about 250,000 brain cells
In its entire lifetime, the average worker bee produces 1/12th teaspoon of honey.
The Queen termite can live up to 50 years and have 30,000 children every day.
George Washington had to borrow money to go to his own inauguration
In the United States, approximately 25,000 eye injuries occur that result in the person becoming totally blind
The world's tallest mountains, the Himalayas, are also the fastest growing. Their growth about half an inch a year is caused by the pressure exerted by two of Earth's continental plates (the Eurasian plate and the Indo-Australian plate) pushing against one another.
The stapler was invented in Spring Valley, Minnesota.
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Building fullsize cars out of videogame renderings seems to be a hot trend, and thats how the Chaparral 2X Vision GT transformed from pixels to pavement. This ultimate racecar was developed for the Gran Turismo 6 racing game on Sony PlayStation 3. Jim Halls Chaparral Cars had partnered with Chevrolet 45 years ago, and the 2X Vision GT was inspired by the innovative racecars that came from Texasbased Chaparral. It was created in a norules atmosphere to challenge designers and test engineers to deliver the most exhilarating sensations. This is a fantasy car by design, said Frank Saucedo, who oversaw the team that worked on the concept.