At one time, Pumpkins were recommended for the removal of freckles and curing snake bites
If you attempted to count to stars in a galaxy at a rate of one every second it would take around 3,000 years to count them all.
In 1789, Morocco became the first country to recognize the United States.
During the Gold Rush in 1849, some people paid as much as $100 for a simple glass of water
Reno, Nevada is actually west of Los Angeles, California.
A pound of grasshoppers is three times as nutritious as a pound of beef.
There have been close to 200 coups and counter-coups in the country of Bolivia
Orville Wright, a pilot, was involved in the first aircraft accident. His passenger, a Frenchman, was killed.
A citizen of Calcutta, India , grew the fingernails on his left hand to a length of 76 inches.
Redheads require more anesthesia to 'go under'than other hair colors do.
French was the official language of England for over 600 years.
In America, approximately 20% of children between the ages of 2 - 7 have televisions in their rooms
Advertisements for coffee in London in 1657 claimed that the beverage was a cure for scurvy, gout and other ills.
ABBA got their name by taking the first letter from each of their names (Agnetha, Bjorn, Benny, Anni-frid.)
The most common letters in english are R S T L N E
When the Titanic sank, 2228 people were on it. Only 706 survived.
Saturn's rings are about 500,000 miles in circumference but only about a foot thick.
A woman's sense of smell is most acute during ovulation.
A person who smokes a pack of cigarettes a day will on average lose two teeth every ten years
Australia is the only country that is also a continent.
Picasso's full name was Pablo Diego Jose Francisco de Paula Juan Nepomuceno Maria de los Remedios Cipriano de la Santisima Trinidad Ruiz Picasso.
Starfish eat by regurgitating their stomach on top of their food. If they dont like what they are eating they detach the stomach and grow a new one.
On average, we lose 11 oz. of weight while we are asleep at night.
Eating breakfast will help you burn 5-20% more calories throughout the day.
Large doses of coffee can be lethal. Ten grams, or 100 cups over 4 hours, can kill the average human.
In China, pancakes are generally served as side dishes. They are stuffed with meat, bean sprouts, and other vegetables
The largest cell in the human body is the female ovum, or egg cell. It is about 1/180 inch in diameter. The smallest cell in the human body is the male sperm. It takes about 175,000 sperm cells to weigh as much as a single egg cell.
The Eisenhower interstate system requires that one-mile in every five must be straight. These straight sections are usable as airstrips in times of war or other emergencies
Mount Everest moves approximately 2.4 inches (10 cm) in a Northeasterly direction every year.
People with allergies can lower allergy reactions by laughing
The bloodhound is the only animal whose evidence is admissible in an American court.
One glass of water shuts down midnight hunger pangs for almost 100% of the dieters studied in a U-Washington study.
Over 250 million Slinky toys have been sold since its debut in 1946
The tutsis in congo, africa, are the tallest people in the world. Many are 7 feet tall. They live next to the pygmies who are the shortest people in the world.
This one is deep...think about the cultural impact this could have: NO WAR HAS BEEN FOUGHT WHERE BOTH COUNTRIES HAD A McDonalds
The latin inscription i.n.r.i. stands for "iesus nazarenus, rex iudaeorum" which means "jesus of nazareth, king of the jews".
It's believed that India gets its name from the Indus River. The interesting thing is that none of the river is actually in India...it's in Pakistan.
Areas of the sea up to 12 km measured from the low water mark of the coast and within the executive control of an adjacent state.
Zero point energy is a source of energy which is released when atoms stop moving, at -273 Celcius.
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 characters Bert and Ernie on Sesame Street were named after Bert the cop and Ernie the taxi driver in Frank Capra's "Its A Wonderful Life"
The month of December is the most popular month for weddings in the Philippines
After 8 months, babies are more likely to get a diaper rash
According to Gaming Law, casinos have to stock enough cash to cover all the chips on the 'floor'.
A bibliophile is a collector of rare books. A bibliopole is a seller of rare books.
Tiger Woods is the first athlete to has been named Sportsman of the Year by magazine Sports Illustrated two times
Your teeth start growing 6 months before you are born.
The world record for donut eating is held by John Haight, who ate 29 donuts (52 ounces) in a little over six minutes
Scientists have figured out that the speed of nerve impulses in the brain is 404 feet per second. If an idea is complex enough to take 100 nerve messages from one side of the brain to the other, the thought could be completed in less than a tenth of a second.
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Even though the oceans tend to warm slower than the land, researchers report in the Nov. 4 issue of the journal Science that similar movement rates areneeded for organisms to stay ahead of climate change on land and in the oceans.After analyzing 50 years of global temperature and climate data, Michael Burrows of the Scottish Marine Institute in Argyll and his colleagues found that the speed and direction of climate change, along with the arrival time of various seasons, is happening just as fast in the oceans as on land. The research team says that this climate change velocity and seasonal shifts can be used to predict shifts in habitat ranges and life cycle changes in a warming world.For instance, organisms like these marine sea slugs and even elephant seals (shown here in bull kelp in the Southern Ocean) must adapt to new temperatures or move to new areas to stay in an optimal habitat.