About 2/3 of American men prefer boxers to briefs.
Swiss engineer George de Mestral, who got the idea after noticing burrs were sticking to his pants after his regular walks through the woods, invented Velcro.
ercentage of North America that is wilderness: 38%
In the pilot episode of Seinfeld (then called The Seinfeld Chronicles), Kessler was the last name of the neighbor who would later become known as Kramer.
The blesbok, a South African antelope, is almost the same color as grapejuice.
Sigmund Freud had a morbid fear of ferns.
Each year all of the Hostess bakeries combined bake 500 million Twinkies a year. (A twinkie is a sponge cake with a creamy filling.)
The Toltecs (a 7th century tribe) used wooden swords so they wouldn't kill their enemies.
On average, a four-year old child will ask 437 questions every day.
Approximately 25,000 workers died during the building of the Panama Canal and approximately 20,000 of them contracted malaria and yellow fever
England's Stonehenge is 1500 years older than Rome's Colosseum.
In 1959, the Soviet space probe Luna Two became the first manmade object to reach the moon as it crashed onto the lunar surface.
The platypus uses its bill to find animals that it feeds on. Its bill can sense the tiny electric fields that their preys emit
Malaysians protect their babies from disease by bathing them in beer.
In 1670, Dorothy Jones of Boston was granted a license to sell coffee, and so became the first American coffee trader.
The housefly hums in the middle octave, key of F.
Marie Curie, the Nobel prize winning scientist who discovered radium, died of radiation poisoning
Women who are romance novel readers are reported to make love 74% more often with their partners than women who do not read romance novels.
Place where arms and ammunition are manufactured and stored.
In ten minutes, a hurricane releases more energy than all the world's nuclear weapons combined.
The world's smallest and oldest republic is San Marino. It's 25 square miles and is located mostly on top of a mountain entirely surrounded by Italy.
The Willamette River in Oregon is the only river on earth that flows it's entire distance north.
An artificial Christmas tree last up to six years in a home
Until the year 1920, Canada was planning on invading the United States.
About twenty-five percent of the population sneeze when they are exposed to light.
Martha Stewart became a billionaire while in prison.
If you were standing on Mercury, the Sun would appear 2.5 times larger than it appears from Earth
When movie directors do not want their names to be seen in the credits, they use the pseudonym Allen Smithee instead. It has been used over 50 times, starting with Death of a Gunfighter (1969).
Bowling was invented in egypt around 5,000 b.c.
At age 18, the Queen of England was a mechanic for the British Military.
The average computer user blinks 7 times a minute
The heart of an adult giraffe weighs on average 26 pounds
Canola oil is actually rapeseed oil but the name was changed for marketing reasons.
On average, a 4-year-old child asks 437 questions a day.
The cruise liner, Queen Elizabeth 2, QE2, moves only six inches for each gallon of diesel that it burns.
On an average work day, a typist's fingers travel 12.6 miles.
There are between 100,000,000,000 and 1,000,000,000,000 stars in a normal galaxy.
The first novel ever written on a typewriter: Tom Sawyer.
It is common in Israel and Egypt to eat watermelon with feta cheese
'Bimbo' is a brand of soft drink manufactured and marketed by Coca-Cola, Inc.
No american president has had brown eyes.
The Mongol emperor Genghis Khan's original name was Temujin.
The most common seasonings found in American homes are chili powder, cinnamon, and seasoned salts
In approximately 18 months, the papaya tree can grow to be 20 feet tall
A whole library floor of books can be stored on 50 Gigabytes.
In Oklahoma, people who make ugly faces at dogs may be fined and/or jailed.
The CN Tower, in Toronto, is the tallest freestanding structure in the world with a height of about 553 metres
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