Fathers tend to determine the height of their child, mothers their weight.
A German World War II submarine was sunk due to malfunction of the toilet.
Harley Proctor found the name Ivory for his soap in the Bible. He was in church reading the line, All thy garments smell of myrrh, and aloes, and cassia, out of the ivory palaces, whereby they have made thee glad. The original name of the soap was P&G White Soap.
The famous Revolutionary war general Lafayette had the same first name as his wife Mary.
White-Out was invented by Bette Nesmith Graham, who is the mother of Michael Nesmith from the The Monkees.
Negative emotions such as anxiety and depression can weaken your immune system.
A hard-boiled egg will spin. An uncooked or soft-boiled egg will not.
The only married couple to fly together in space were Jan Davis and Mark Lee, who flew aboard the Endeavor space shuttle from Sept 12-20, 1992
Men sweat more than women. This is because women can better regulate the amount of water they lose
The formula for Coca-cola has never been patented
The first airline, DELAG, was established on October 16, 1909, to carry passengers between German cities by Zeppelin airships. Up to November 1913, more than 34,000 people had used the service.
There are 1,792 steps to the top of the Eiffel Tower.
When baby sharks are born, they swim away from their mothers right away and are on there own. In fact, their mothers might see them as prey
The highest bridge in the world is located in the Himalyan mountains. It was built by the Indian Army, in 1982, and is about 5,600 metres above sea level
Vikings, after killing their enemies, used their skulls as drinking vessels
In the 16th century, Turkish women could divorce their husbands if the man failed to keep his family's pot filled with coffee.
Electrical stimulation of certain areas of the brain has been proven to revive long-lost memories.
The drug thiopentone can kill a human being in one second if it's injected directly into the blood stream.
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The car in the foreground on the back of a $10 bill is a 1925 Hupmobile.
In 1565 In St. Augustine, Florida the first orange trees were planted
On September 13th, 1916 an elephant that had killed a man was hanged until dead from a rail road crain in Erwin, Tennesee.
Approximately 60% of the water used by households during the summer is used for watering flowers, and lawns
The word Spain means the land of rabbits.
In 1902, the coat hanger was invented Albert Parkhouse who was frustrated at the lack of hooks available to hang up his coat at work. His company thought it was a good idea and patented the invention and unfortunately, Parkhouse never received any money for his idea
Epididymis is the tightly coiled tubules, attached to the top of the testes, where sperm matures and is stored.
You can see stars from the bottom of a well even in day light.
The turkey was named for what was wrongly thought to be its country of origin.
Of the Top 10 grossing movies of the 1980s, seven were either produced or directed by Stephen Spielberg or George Lucas. They also represent the men behind the top three grossing films of the 1970s.
During the making of the the movie Fight Club, actor Brad Pitt chipped his tooth. However, he did not get his tooth capped until after the movie was done filming as he thought it would look better chipped for his character
The first baseball game was broadcast in color on August 11, 1951 (Brooklyn Dodgers beat the Boston Braves 8-1)
There are approximately 1300 species of scorpion but only 25 of them are deadly
Only 3 words in the English language end in ceed: proceed, exceed, and succeed.
Iceland consumes more Coca-Cola per capita than any other nation.
The strawberry is the only agricultural product that bears its seeds on the outside.
If one pound of spaghetti was layed out in one noodle it would be 300 feet long.
The ZIP in "ZIP code" means Zoning Improvement Plan.
The number one cause of rabies in the United States are bats
The state of Tennessee was known as Franklin before 1796
First novel ever written on a typewriter: Tom Sawyer
The average flea can jump up to 350 times its own length. To match that a human would have to jump 1,000 feet.
In California, animals are banned from mating publicly within 1,500 feet of a tavern, school, or place of worship.
Sales of Rolaids, Alka-Seltzer, and Tums jump 20% in December "
It has been proven that feathers directly evolved from reptiles' scales. Therefore, birds came after reptiles.
There was a molasses flood in Boston on January 15, 1919 that killed 21 people and injured 150 people
Bette Midler, Barry Manilow and many other famous vocalists got their start in a New York City club called The Continental Baths.
The airplane Buddy Holly died in was the American Pie. (Thus the nameof the Don McLean song.)
The first bomb dropped on Germany in WWII killed the only elephant in the Berlin zoo.
In 1998, Ten Speed Press publishing company published a book, The Eat A Bug Cookbook by David George Gordon that contains over 33 bug recipes
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