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The smallest man ever was Gul Mohammed (1957-1997) of India, who measured 1 feet, 10? inches
The reason why golf balls have dimples on them is because it helps in the ball to move a farther distance by reducing drag
Right of voting in political elections.
Earthworms have five hearts
Semen is usually white or grey, but can occasionally appear yellowish.
selachophobia : fear of sharks.
Florida's beaches lose 20 million cubic yards of sand annually.
Mario, of Super Mario Bros. fame, appeared in the 1981 arcade game, Donkey Kong. His original name was Jumpman, but was changed to Mario to honor the Nintendo of America's landlord, Mario Segali.
The United States Treasury Department maintains a fund known as The Conscience Fund, which accepts money sent in anonymously by taxpayers who think they've cheated the government. The money is used for miscellaneous expenses.
Book : death in venice
Author : thomas mann.
angrophobia : fear of anger or of becoming angry.
dextrophobia : fear of objects at the right side of the body.
The original name for butterfly was flutterby
The earth's average velocity orbiting the sun is 107,220 km per hour.
About half of all Americans are on a diet on any given day.
The expression three dog night originated with the Eskimos and means a very cold night so cold that you have to bed down with three dogs to keep warm.
Business.com is currently the most expensive domain name sold for $7.5 million
The only father and son to hit back-to-back home runs in a major league baseball game: Ken Griffey, Jr., and his father, Ken Griffey, Sr., both of the Seattle Mariners in a game against the California Angels on September 14th, 1990.
Book : pride and prejudice
Author : jane austen.
The letter J does not appear anywhere on the periodic table of the elements
Jimmy Carter is the first U.S. President to have been born in a hospital.
13578. Nobel Prize
Nobel Prize : Physics
Year : 1995
Name : martin perl
Country : united states.
Name : frederick reines
Country : united states.
Book : common sense
Author : thomas paine.
You are born with 300 bones but only have 206 after reaching adulthood.
Natural gas has no smell. The odor is artificially added so that people will be able to identify leaks and take measures to stop them.
In ancient Greece the custom of allowing a condemned man to end his own life by poison was extended only to full citizens. Condemned slaves were instead beaten to death.
12708. History Facts
At banquets, the Gauls used to award the legs of roast animals to the bravest warriors. Sometimes fights to the death resulted from the squabbles over who should get them.
cosmogony : the science of the nature of heavenly bodies.
cynophobia : fear of dogs or rabies.
Their are only two types of pig: American and European
Cat's urine glows under a blacklight.
Tax imposed on articles coming inside a city.
Early sewing machines were destroyed by mobs or workers who felt their jobs were threatened by automation
Research indicates that plants grow healthier when they are stroked.
13782. Nobel Prize
Nobel Prize : Literature
Year : 1997
Name : dario fo
Country : italy.
Human thigh bones are stronger than concrete.
Land covered with natural grass.
The average age for a porsche owner is 49 while that of a harley davidson owner is 52.
National Laboratory / Research Institution
central leather research institute
Place : chennai, t.n.
The name of the girl on the Statue of Liberty is Mother of Exiles
The only popcorn museum in the world is lcoated in Marion, Ohio, USA
Whale hunting is strictly prohibitted throughout the entire state of Oklahoma.
The first TV commercial: a Bulova watch ticking onscreen for exactly 60 seconds.
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 only South East Asian country that has never been colonized by a Western Power is Thailand
BDSM is an acronym for bondage-dominance & sado-masochism.
The first jet engine was invented by Frank Whittleof of England in 1930.
The first subway system in America was built in Boston, Massachusetts in 1897.
Compound : potash ash
Chemical Name : potassium carbonate
Chemical Formula : k2co3.
Book : major barbara
Author : george bernard shaw.
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