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
Radio and TV producer John Guedel was the originator of the musical commercial.
In 1879 during the term of Rutherford B. Hayes the first telephone was installed in the White House.
The U.S. bought Alaska from Russia for 2 cents an acre.
The only word in the English language to contain three back to back double letter combinations is; Bookkeeper.
In the Great Fire of London in 1666, only six people were killed
Teflon is the slipperiest substance in the world.
Coffee beans aren't beans; they are fruit pits
The game rugby was originated at Rugby school located in England in 1823. This happened when William Webb Ellis, while playing soccer, picked the ball up in his hands and started running with it
The average French citizen eats 500 snails per year.
That white, powdery stuff on the wings of moths is actually the way moths dispose of waste.
Your brain will stop growing in size when you are about 15 years old.
Mr. Butts invented the game SCRABBLE. The game was originally called Criss Cross Words.
Chocolate syrup was used for blood in the famous 45 second shower scene in Alfred Hitchcock's movie, Psycho, which actually took 7 days to shoot.
Bananas contain a natural chemical which can make a person happy. This same chemical is found in Prozac
On average, a Canadian girl owns seven Barbie dolls, whereas an American girl owns eight
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