One of the reasons marijuana is illegal today is because cotton growers in the '30s lobbied against hemp farmers (they saw it as competition).
The world record frog jump is 33 feet 5.5 inches over the course of 3 consecutive leaps, achieved in May 1977 by a South African sharp-nosed frog called Santjie.
In the UK, one third of accidental deaths that happen occur in the home
There have been fewer people below 2km in the sea than have been on the moon.
A notch in a tree will remain the same distance from the ground as the tree grows
The first U.S. patent for an animal was issued to Harvard University in 1988 for an oncomouse, a genetically engineered mouse that's susceptible to breast cancer. It's used to test anti-cancer therapies.
The sound made by the Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe is so loud that it can be heard 40 miles away
Jim Bristoe, an American, invented a 30-foot-long, 2-ton pumpkin cannon that can fire pumpkins up to five miles.
Club Direct, a travel insurance company in Britain, provides insurance plans for protection from falling coconuts.
A study concludes that kids who snore do poorly in school
The only 15 letter word that can be spelled without repeating a letter is "uncopyrightable".
A penguin swims at a speed of approximately 15 miles per hour
The longest railway in the world is the Trans-Siberian Railway or Trans-Siberian Railroad, built 1891-1916, a network of railways connecting European Russia with Russian Far East provinces. It is 9,288.2 kilometres (5,787 miles) long and spans 8 time zones.
Dexter is the smallest type of cow. This cow was bred to be a small size for household living
In 1905, 18 men died from injuries sustained on the football field. President Theodore Roosevelt stepped in and instituted safety measures to make the game safer.
All racehorses in the U.S. celebrate their birthday on January 1st
The earth is the most densest planet in the solar system, and is the only planet not named after a god.
Footprints of astronauts who landed on the moon should last at least 10 million years since the moon has no atmosphere.
Human beings can't smell or taste a substance that is not soluble. On a dry tongue, sugar has no taste. In a dry nose, the smell of a flower would not be noticed. Anything to be smelled must float in the air.
The United Parcel Service shipped the killer whale Keiko (star of Disney movie Free Willy) from Mexico City to Newport, Oregon in 1998
NASCAR stands for National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing
Botanically a rhubarb is a vegetable. It was changed to a fruit in 1947 by a U.S. Custom Court
The first subway system in America was built in Boston, Massachusetts in 1897
Every day, the Hubble telescope transmits enough data to fit 10,000 standard computer disks
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Bill Russell was the first black head coach of a major league pro sports team
MS-DOS was originally calle QDOS and was bought of the author by Microsoft for a small fee. The rest is history
It takes only 8 minutes for sunlight to travel from the sun to the earth, which also means, if you see the sun go out, it actually went out 8 minutes ago
The USS Abraham Lincoln has five gymnasiums on the ship and a basketball league with 22 teams
Fourteen people die each day from asthma in the United States
Olympic badminton rules say that the bird has to have exactly fourteen feathers.
Cinderella is known as Rashin Coatie in Scotland, Zezolla in Italy, and Yeh-hsien in China
The male gypsy moth can smell the virgin female gypsy moth from 1.8 miles away.
Happy Birthday (the song) is copyrighted.
Sharks apparently are the only animals that never get sick. As far as is known, they are immune to every known disease including cancer.
The average price for a major league baseball game in 2004 is $19.82
In the United States, poisoning is the fourth leading cause of death among children.
Liquid TIDE laundry detergent glows under a blacklight.
There is actually no danger in swimming right after you eat, though it may feel uncomfortable.
Men generally prefer that their semen be swallowed rather than spit out because it provides a feeling of acceptance.
The actual smallest sovereign entity in the world is the Sovereign Military Order of Malta (S.M.O.M.). It is located in the city of Rome, Italy, has an area of two tennis courts, and as of 2001 has a population of 80, 20 less people than the Vatican. It is a sovereign entity under international law, just as the Vatican is
The hormone replacement drug Premarin is made from the urine of pregnant horses
Wherever a person is standing in the state of Michigan in the United States, they are within 85 miles of one of the Great Lakes
The 1932 Olympics in Los Angeles was the first time the three-level winner's stand was used for the medal ceremony.
Baseball was the first sport to be pictured on the cover of Sports Illustrated
Bunny rabbits poop almost every time they hop around in a newly-explored area.
An ounce of gold can be stretched into a wire 50 miles long.
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