Some ribbon worms will eat themselves if they can't find any food.
The moon is actually moving away from Earth at a rate of 1.5 inches per year.
The city of Nottingham in England was the first city to have Braille signs (signs for the blind) in its shopping malls for the blind
The average person spends about 2 years on the phone in a lifetime.
A dragonfly is also known as devil's darning needle, horse stinger, and devil's steelyard.
every single hamster in the U.S. today comes from a single litter captured in Syria in 1930.
Men and women button their shirts differently. A practice that comes from olden times when royal men dressed themselves but the women used chambermaids who buttoned their blouses for them from the front.
In the Netherlands, in 1634, a collector paid 1,000 pounds of cheese, four oxen, eight pigs, 12 sheep, a bed, and a suit of clothes for a single bulb of the Viceroy tulip.
In 2001, there were more than 300 banana-related accidents in Britain, most involving people slipping on skins.
In October 1986, Pepsi paid close to $840 million to Nabisco for the Kentucky Fried Chicken empire
The Pacific island of Nauru's economy is almost entirely based on bird droppings.
The aorta is nearly the diameter of a garden hose.
The regular garden variety caterpillar has 248 muscles in its head.
At age 70, more than 70 percent of men are still potent.
Cows are able to hear lower and higher frequencies better than human beings
By age sixty, most people have lost half of their taste buds.
The plane buddy holly crashed in was named "american pie". Don mclean adopted this name for a song he released a couple of years later.
Cats have over one hundred vocal sounds, while dogs have only about ten.
In 1832 Abraham Lincoln ran for the Illinois legislature, and lost.
The raised reflective dots in the middle of highways are called Botts.
Southbridge, Massachusetts, makes it illegal to read books or newspapers after 8 p.m. in the streets.
Brabara Cartland is the world's top-selling author with over 500 million copies sold.
Medical research has found substances in mistletoe that can slow down tumor growth.
The term "the whole 9 yards" came from W.W.II fighter pilots in the South Pacific. When arming their airplanes on the ground, the .50 caliber machine gun ammo belts measured exactly 27 feet, before being loaded into the fuselage. If the pilots fired all t
There have been over 7,200 acts of terrorism against the US over the last 15 years.
The cicada, a fly found in Africa, spends 17 years of its life sleeping; and only two weeks is awake during which mates and then dies.
The 1st personal computer, the Apple II, went on sale in 1977.
There are no poisonous snakes in maine.
A quarter has 119 grooves on its edge, a dime has one less groove.
There are more than 50,000 earthquakes throughout the world every year.
Mr. Snuffleupagas' first name was Alyoisus.
In Japan, the number four is considered to be unlucky because the Japanese word for four sounds very similar to the word death
Mules have one horse and one donkey for a parent
People from North America prefer pickles with warts, where as Europeans prefer pickles with no warts
Male hospital patients fall out of bed twice as often as female hospital patients.
Food can only be tasted if it is mixed with saliva
The airplane Buddy Holly died in was the American Pie. (Thus the name of the Don McLean song.)
There are 333 toilet paper squares on a toilet paper roll.
The Sears Tower in Chicago contains enough steel to build 50,000 automobiles
During his lifetime, artist Vincent Van Gogh only sold one of his paintings.
Dragonflies are one of the fastest insects, flying 50 to 60 mph.
In an year, an average American kid eats 46 slices of pizza
Adolf Hitler was one of the people that was responsible in the creation of the Volkswagen Beetle. He came up with the idea of producing a car that was cheap enough for the average German working man to afford.
Production suffered a severe catastrophe one-day while filming diamonds are forever. Unexpectedly, all of the tropical fish in the aquarium died. The solution was to freeze the fish and suspend them in the tank from invisible thread that could be moved; making them appear alive.
Amtrak is the combination of the words American and Track
On average, a 4-year-old child asks 437 questions a day.
Adolf hitler was born in austria but moved to germany to avoid being called for military service.
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Aloo Paratha is an Indian recipe and one of the most popular breakfast dishes throughout western, central and northern regions of India. Aloo (potato) stuffed Parathas are basically unleavened dough stuffed with a spiced mixture of mashed potato, which is rolled out and cooked on a hot tawa with butter or ghee. Usually butter or chutney is served with Aloo Paratha and in rural parts of northern and western India, lassi is served along with it.