Only one person in two billion will live to be 116 or older.
One of the Bond girls in the James Bond movie, For Your Eyes Only, used to be a man
Until the time of Michelangelo, many sculptors colored their statues, and most from ancient Greece and Rome at one time had been painted or polychromed. Over the course of years, rain washed the colors off the marble.
The penguin is the only bird that can swim, but cannot fly.
William Shatner is credited for being the first person on TV to say hell as well as to have the first inter-racial kiss (with Nichelle Nichols), both in episodes of Star Trek.
The X's that people sometimes put at the end of letters or notes to mean a kiss, actually started back in the 1000's when Lords would sign their names at the end of documents to other important people. It was originally a cross that they would kiss after signing to signify that they were faithful to God and their King. Over the years though, it slanted into the X
Meteorologists claim they're right 85% of the time
There was once a country called Prussia. After World War II, it was divided among Poland, Germany, and the USSR
During WWII, because a lot of players were called to duty, the Pittsburgh Steelers and Philadelphia Eagles combined to become The Steagles.
Research indicates that plants grow healthier when they are stroked.
At the White House, president John Adams was said to be the first to display fireworks there
Even a small amount of alcohol placed on a scorpion will make it go crazy and sting itself to death.
When Scott Paper Co. first started manufacturing toilet paper they did not put their name on the product because of embarrassment
In the United States birds and planes collided more than 22,000 times between the years of 1990 and 1998
Heat is better retained in moist air than in dry air,which is why tropical nights are warm and desert nights are cold.
A baby eel is called an elver, a baby oyster is called a spat.
There is a certain species of kangaroo that is only 2.5 centimetres long when it is born
The oldest working Post Office in the world is located in the village of Sanquer, located in the Scottish Lowlands. It has been operating since 1712
In New Mexico, over eleven thousand people have visited a tortilla chip that appeared to have the face of Jesus Christ burned into it
In West Virginia, it is legal for one to take roadkill home for dinner.
If you bring a raccoon's head to the Henniker, the New Hampshire town hall, you are entitled to receive $10 from the town.
The country with the highest rate of cremations is Japan. In 1996, 98.7% of all deaths were cremated.
Polar bears can smell seal from 20 miles away
Identify a fake: The second hand on an authentic Rolex watch doesn't tick, it moves smoothly.
On average people fear spiders more than they do death.
The Apollo 17 crew were the last men on the moon
There are 350,000 Italians living in Toronto, Canada, a population about the same as that of Venice, Italy.
There is now an ATM at McMurdo Station in Antarctica, which has a winter population of two hundred people.
Instead of a birthday cake, many children in Russia are given a birthday pie.
The phrase rule of thumb is derived from an old English law that stated you couldn't beat your wife with anything wider than your thumb
The Ancient Greek women made a type of cheek blush by painting their cheeks with herbal pastes which was made out of crushed berries and seeds
Every hour one billion cells in the body must be replaced.
The Miss America Contest was created in Atlantic City in 1921 with the purpose of extending the tourist season beyond Labor Day.
In 1890, there was no sunshine for the whole month of December in Westminster in London.
The world camel population is 19,627,000
Several buildings in Manhattan, NY have their own zip code. For example the former World Trade Center has several.
The practice of identifying baseball players by number was started by the Yankees in 1929.
The final score in the game that Wilt Chamberlain scored 100 points was Warriors 169 Knicks 147.
Goulash, a beef soup, originated in Hungary in the 9th century AD.
Sunlight can penetrate clean ocean water to a depth of 240 feet.
Colgate faced a big obstacle marketing toothpaste in Spanish speaking countries. Colgate translates into the command go hang yourself.
The threads in nylon stockings are five times thinner than human hair.
Back passage is slang for the anus or rectum.
Anne Boleyn, the second wife of Henry VIII and mother of Queen Elizabeth I, had an extra finger on her left hand.
The Old English word for "sneeze" is "fneosan."
The slanted line that divides dates, fractions, choices, etc. (4/2/09) is called a virgule.
Houdini was the first man to fly a plane solo in Australia.
The average human body contains enough fat to make seven bars of soap.
The estimated number of M & M's sold each day in the United States is 200,000,000.
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