Bulls are colorblind, it is the motion of the cape which angers them.
From the 1500's to the 1700's, tobacco was prescribed by doctors to treat a variety of ailments including headaches, toothaches, arthritis and bad breath.
Before toilet paper was invented, French royalty wiped their bottoms with fine linen
The mola mola or ocean sunfish lays up to 5,000,000 eggs at one time.
About half of all Americans are on a diet on any given day.
A cockroach can live nine days without its head before it starves to death.
The range of a medieval long-bow is 220 yards
In many cases, the amount of storage space on a recordable CD is measured in minutes. 74 minutes is about 650 megabytes, 63 minutes is 550 megabytes.
Hedgehogs have the most similar fingerprints to humans.
The most snow accumulation in a one-day period was 75.8 inches at Silver Lake, Colorado, in April 1921.
Winston churchill was born in a ladies lavatory.
Snails eat with a rasping mouth called a radula, which has thousands of teeth
The only 15 letter word that can be spelled without repeating a letter is "uncopyrightable"!
Earl Dean developed the bottle design for Coca-Cola
By weight, the sun is 70% hydrogen, 28% helium, 1.5% carbon, nitrogen, and oxygen, and 0.5% all other elements.
Watermelons are a popular gift to bring to a host in China or Japan
A dragonfly has a lifespan of 24 hours.
The Tonle Sap River in Cambodia flows north for almost half the year and then south for the rest of the year
Jack is the most common name in nursery rhymes.
Cranberries are one of just 3 major fruits native to North America. Blueberries and Concord grapes are the other two.
The names of the two stone lions in front of the New York Public Library are Patience and Fortitude. They were named by then-mayor Fiorello LaGuardia
The earth circles around the sun at a speed of 18.6 miles per second.
Willow bark, which provides the salicylic acid from which aspirin was originally synthesized, has been used as a pain remedy ever since the Greeks discovered its therapeutic power nearly 2,500 years ago.
Only 3 words in the English language end in ceed: proceed, exceed, and succeed.
The first US Patent was for manufacturing potassium carbonate (used in glass and gunpowder). It was issued to Samuel Hopkins on July 31, 1970.
A survey done by Clairol 10 years ago came up with 46% of men stating that it was okay to color their hair. Now 66% of men admit to coloring their hair
A legislature having only one house.
In Massachusetts, it is unlawful to deliver diapers on Sunday, regardless of emergencies.
Humpback whales are capable of living up to 95 years
In the movie Gandhi 300,000 extras appeared in the funeral scene. Of the 300,000, approximately 100,000 received a small fee, and the other 200,000 did it for free
An American cow called Fawn was not afraid of flying. In May 1963, she was swept up by a tornado and carried half a mile, only to land safely in another farmer's field. Five years later, another tornado carried her over a bus. She survived this too, and lived to the ripe old age of 25.
The Great White Shark can grow to be more than twenty feet long and can weigh approximately 4,000 pounds
The Ostrich people in Africa are a group of people who have only 2 toes due to inbreeding
Cockroaches can live for 9 days after their head has been cut off.
An airplane mechanic invented Slinky while he was playing with engine parts and realized the possible secondary use for the springs. Barbie was invented by Ruth Handler after watching her daughter play with baby dolls imagining then in grown up roles
Ketchup was once sold as a patented medicine. In the 1830s it was marketed in the United States as Dr. Miles's Compound Extract of Tomato.
Uranus? winter and summer seasons last the equivalent of 21 Earth years
Whooping cranes are born with blue eyes that change to bright gold by the time they six months old
Deployment of weapons on satellites in space with a view to destroy inter-continental ballistic missiles in space coming from the enemy.
McDonald's salads contain up to 60% more fat than their burgers!
When opossums are playing 'possum, they are not playing, They actually pass out from sheer terror.
Dolphins always keep one eye open while sleeping.
The average person over fifty will have spent 1 year looking for lost items.
Marilyn monroe had six toes on her left foot.
Writing in ancient Greece hadnospacebetweenthewords.
Every year, surgical tools are left in approximately 1,500 patients in the USA. Fatter patients are more prone to having a surgical tool left inside of them due to the additional amount of space in their bodies.
Cats average 16 hours of sleep a day, more than any other mammal.
The first suburban shopping mall was opened in 1922 by National Department Stores in Saint Louis.
There are no clocks in Las Vegas gambling casinos.
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