A ear trumpet was used before the hearing aid was invented by people who had difficulty hearing
Monopoly is the best-selling board game in the world
American and Russian space flights have always included chocolate.
The melting point of cocoa butter is just below the human body temperature, which is why it literally melts in your mouth.
There are no words in the dictionary that rhyme with orange, purple, or silver.
During the Gold Rush in 1849, some people paid as much as $100 for a simple glass of water
Sir John Harington, the godson of Queen Elizabeth I, was the inventor of the toilet
The united states consumes 25% of all the worlds energy.
Bats are the only mammals that are able to fly.
The word "lethologica" describes the state of not being able to remember the word you want.
It was the left shoe that Cinderella lost at the stairway, when the prince tried to follow her. It was originally the right.
In 1916, an elephant was tried and hung for murder in Erwin, Tennessee
Neptune was the first planet in our solar system to be discovered by mathematics
The designated instrument for the city of Detroit is the accordion
There are 13 blimps in the world, nine are in the USA
In ancient Rome it was considered a sign of leadership to be born with a crooked nose.
Advertisements for coffee in London in 1657 claimed that the beverage was a cure for scurvy, gout and other ills.
In the U.S. peanuts account for 66% of all snack nuts
In Gary, Ind., persons are prohibited from attending a movie house or other theater and from riding a public streetcar within four hours of eating garlic.
Some Ribbon worm will eat themselves if they cannot find food. This type of worm can still survive after eating up to 95% of its body weight
DC-10, the name of an airplane stands for Douglas Commercial.
"Canada" is an Indian word meaning "Big Village".
Combination of two or more parties with the purpose of forming a composite government.
The sun is NOT the biggest star in the universe.
In Washington, anyone under the age of 18 must have parental permission to throw a tear gas canister.
The dragons and other monsters that graced the bows of the Viking ships were so fierce-looking that a law was passed in Iceland ordering the skipper of any Viking ship to remove the figurehead before entering port.
There are dolphins that live in the Amazon River that are the colour pink
An adult Gold Frog measures to be 9.8 millimeters in body length
The first woman to run for President was Victoria Woodhull, on the Equal Rights Party ballot in 1872.
The snow leopard protects itself from extreme cold when it sleeps by wrapping its 3-foot-long tail around its nose
Bookkeeper is the only word in English language with three consecutive double letters
A German World War II submarine was sunk due to malfunction of the toilet.
There are approximately 7,000 feathers on an eagle
The state of Florida is bigger than England.
Freshens the air in your car. Place a sheet of Bounce under the front sea
In San Salvador, drunk drivers can be punished by death before a firing squad.
The electric shaver was patented on November 6, 1928.
In 1895 Hampshire police handed out the first ever speeding ticket, fining a man for doing 6mph.
Clans of long ago that wanted to get rid of unwanted people without killing them used to burn their houses down -- hence the expression "to get fired".
During the baseball rivalries between the two major leagues in the 1890s, the Pittsburgh Nationals took advantage of a technicality and signed a player away from another club. The Nationals' president, J. Palmer O'Neill, was called J. Pirate O'Neill, and his club became the Pittsburgh Pirates.
The airplane Buddy Holly died in was the American Pie. (Thus the nameof the Don McLean song.)
Unlike most fish, electric eels cannot get enough oxygen from water. Approximately every five minutes, they must surface to breathe, or they will drown. Unlike most fish, they can swim both backwards and forwards.
On record, the only time it recently snowed in the Sahara Desert was on Feb.18,1979.
More than 25% of the world's forests are in Siberia.
In Spain, it is common to pour chocolate milk on cereal for breakfast.
The ashes of a cremated person average about 9 pounds.
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