After the U.S Civil War, about 33%-50% of all U.S. paper currency in circulation was counterfeit
Jupiter's moon Ganymede, is larger than the planet Mercury.
Jonathan frakes refused to shave his back in the love scene with martina martis in the film star trek: nemesis. The hair had to be digitally removed.
The song Strawberry Fields Forever sung by the Beatles refers to an orphanage located in Liverpool
Alfred hitchcock made it a gimmick by having a cameo in his own movies for a few seconds. However, in 25 of his movies you can't see him.
The most powerful electric eel is found in the rivers of Brazil, Columbia, Venezuela, and Peru, and produces a shock of 400-650 volts.
The famous Indian epic Mahabharata contains almost three million words.
Houdini was the first man to fly a plane solo in Australia.
Muscles in the human body (640 in total) make up about half of the body weight.
Harrison Ford is the only actor whose ten highest grossing movies have each earned at least $200 million.
Reggie Jackson holds the major league record for most strikeouts with 2,597.
The average adult male ostrich, the world's largest living bird, weighs up to 345 pounds.
35% of the people using personal ads for dating are already married.
There are over 2,000 species of butterflies in the rainforests of South America
No one knows how many people died during the sinking of the Titanic.
There are 92 known cases of nuclear bombs lost at sea.
A mobile body of guerilla fighters.
A starfish can turn its stomach inside out.
Men with a certain rare medical condition can breastfeed babies
There are mirrors on the moon. Astronauts left them so that laser beams could be bounced off of them from Earth. These beams help give us the distance to the moon give or take a few metres.
The Angel falls in Venezuela are nearly 20 times taller than Niagara Falls.
Mexico City is built on top of an underground resevoir.
Coco water, the fluid in young, tiny coconuts, can be used as a substitute for blood plasma.
A hard working adult sweats up to 4 gallons per day. Most of the sweat evaporates before a person realizes it's there, though.
In Mel Brooks''Silent Movie,'mime Marcel Marceau is the only person who has a speaking role.
Seoul, the South Korean capital, just means "the capital" in the Korean language.
The only jointless bone in your body is the hyoid bone in your throat.
A man and woman in Mexico city were engaged for 67 yrs and finally married at the age of 82 yrs.
The king of hearts is the only king without a moustache on a standard playing card.
An 'aglet' is the plastic or metal tip of a shoelace.
A komodo dragon can eat one and a half times its own body weight in just a couple of minutes.
A common drink for Tibetans is Butter Tea which is made out of butter, salt, and brick tea
The total mileage driven by all U-Haul trucks in a year is enough to move a person from the Earth to the moon five times a day for an entire year
The more a person struggles to get out of quicksand the faster they will sink. Staying still, and being calm will actually make the body float in the quicksand because the body is less dense than the quicksand is
Elvis had a twin brother named Jesse Garon, who died at birth
Advertisements for coffee in London in 1657 claimed that the beverage was a cure for scurvy, gout and other ills.
In the Caribbean there are oysters that can climb trees.
It is possible for a scorpion to sting itself to death as they are not immune to their own poison.
Colgate faced a big obstacle marketing toothpaste in Spanish speaking countries. Colgate translates into the command go hang yourself.
The international telphone dialing code for Antarctica is 672.
It is possible to get high by licking a toad. The Cane Toad produces a toxin called bufotenine to ward off predators. When licked, this toxin acts as a hallucinogen
Every 30 seconds a house fire doubles in size
It was the accepted practice in Babylon 4,000 years ago that for a month after the wedding, the bride's father would supply his son-in-law with all the mead he could drink. Mead is a honey beer and because their calendar was lunar based, this period was called the honey month or what we know today as the honeymoon.
Ballroom dancing is a course at Brigham Young University in Utah
The sperm count of an average American male compared to thirty years ago is down thirty percent
There are some types of chocolates that are actually good for the arteries and heart
If hot water is suddenly poured into a glass that glass is more apt to break if it is thick than if it is thin. This is why test tubes are made of thin glass.
In Ancient Egypt, cats were often buried with their masters, or in a special cemetary for cats
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