Humphrey Bogart was related to Princess Diana
Advertisements for coffee in London in 1657 claimed that the beverage was a cure for scurvy, gout and other ills.
Desert snails can stay in their shell for up to three years
Perfume contains ethyl alcohol and 25% fragrant oils. Cologne is cheaper to produce and to purchase because the oil content in cologne is only 3%. Cologne was named for the German city in which it was first produced. The original formula combined alcohol, lemon spirits, orange bitters and mint oil.
The name Grey Poupon used for mustard comes from two people: Maurice Grey and Auguste Poupon. Grey was the inventor of a machine that mass produced fine textured mustard, and Poupon was an already established maker of mustard. In 1886 the Grey-Poupon firm was formed
The famous Christmas song Jingle Bells was written for a Thanksgiving program in 1857 by James Pierpont. At the time, the song was called The One-Horse Open Sleigh.
The leading cause of deaths for children between the ages of 1 and 4 are motor vehicle crashes
La Paz, Bolivia is a virtually fireproof city. At an altitude of about 12,000 feet above sea level, the amount of oxygen in the atmosphere is barely able to support fire.
The company Chanel claims that every 30 seconds, somewhere in the world, a bottle of Chanel No 5 is sold
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Also known as : man of blood and iron; iron chancellor.
Air is passed through the nose at a speed of 100 miles per hour when a person sneezes
Ninety percent of the population has an innie belly button
Walt Disney got the idea for Mickey Mouse from watching mice play in a garage, where he was forced to work, because he could not afford to rent an art studio.
18% of an Americans income is spent on transportation
Twit is the name given for a pregnant goldfish
Dueling is legal in Paraguay as long as both parties are registered blood donors
The average American drinks 400 glasses of milk in a year
When the Titanic sank, 2228 people were on it. Only 706 survived.
The silkworm consumes 86000 times its own weight in 56 days.
The White House has a movie theater, swimming pool, bowling lane, jogging track, and a tennis court
The average number of people that go to a party for the Super Bowl is 17
Coney Island in New York got its name from rabbits. In early days it was overrun by rabbits, which were often referred to as coneys.
In 1947, Toys for Tots started making the holidays a little happier for children by organizing its first Christmas toy drive for needy youngsters.
Two U.S. Presidents with the initials J.M. followed each other as president.
In Gulliver's Travels Jonathan Swift described the two moons of Mars, Phobos and Deimos, giving their exact size and speeds of rotation. He did this more that a hundred years before either moon was discovered.
In the United States, about 33% of land is covered by forests
As a defense mechanism, the North American Opossum closes its eyes and becomes totally limp. Basically it plays dead
President George Washington created the Order of the Purple Heart in 1782. It's a decoration to recognize merit in enlisted men and non-commissioned officers.
The blackberry bush is also called the bramble.
In Canada, the $1 and $2 come in the form of coins. The $1 is nicknamed a loonie because it contains a loon on it and the $2 is nicknamed the twonie because it is the equivalent of two loonies.
The rate of condom breakage is between 0.4% and 2.3%, while the rate of condom slippage is between 0.6% and 1.3%.
The full name of Harriet Beecher Stowe's novel Uncle Tom's Cabin is actually Uncle Tom's Cabin; or, Life Among the Lowly.
Queen Elizabeth II has a rubber duck in her private bath with an inflatable crown.
The average human scalp has 100,000 hairs
Seven suicides are recorded in the Bible.
Fourteen years before the Titanic sank, novelist Morgan Robertson published a novel called Futility. The story was about an ocean liner that struck an iceberg on an April night. The name of the ship in his novel was The Titan.
You sit on the biggest muscle in your body, the gluteus maximus a.k.a the butt. Each of the two cheeky muscles tips the scales at about two pounds (not including the overlying fat layer). The tiniest muscle, the stapedius of the middle ear, is just one-fifth of an inch long.
Close to 80% of people who watch the Super Bowl on television, only do so to view the commercials
The eyes of the chameleon can move independently. It can see in two different directions at the same time
In the movie Gandhi 300,000 extras appeared in the funeral scene. Of the 300,000, approximately 100,000 received a small fee, and the other 200,000 did it for free
James Ramsey invented a steam-driven motorboat in 1784. He ran it on the Potomac River in an event witnessed by George Washington.
The Miss America Contest was created in Atlantic City in 1921 with the purpose of extending the tourist season beyond Labor Day.
A man named Charles Osborne had the hiccups for approximately sixty-nine years
Cows can detect odors up to five miles away
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