Cheetah's can accelerate from 0 to 70 km/h in 3 seconds.
Mosquitoes live on nectar not blood. Blood is required for producing protein which is necessary for laying eggs.
Alexander Graham Bell, the inventor of the telephone, never telephoned his wife or mother because they were both deaf
In South Carolina you can be fined for not denouncing the evils of intemperance on the fourth Friday of every October.
At 188 decibels, the whistle of the blue whale is the loudest sound produced by any animal.
Maine is closer to Bermuda than Florida!
There are 315 species of parrot in the world
The Declaration of Independence was written on hemp (a variety of the marijuana plant) paper.
Every photograph of the first American atomic bomb detonation was taken by Harold Edgerton
The first automobile racetrack in America was the 'Indianapolis Motor Speedway,' which had 3 million cobblestones.
Plastic lawn flamingos outnumber real flamingos in the U.S.A.
The largest sculpture ever made are the faces of Washington, Lincoln, Jefferson and Roosevelt on Mt. Rushmore.
Jean -Claude Van Damme learned to speak English by watching the cartoon 'The Flintstones.'"
The citrus soda 7-UP was created in 1929; "7" was selected because the original containers were 7 ounces. "UP" indicated the direction of the bubbles.
A mobile body of guerilla fighters.
More than 90% of plane crashes have survivors.
The Oprah Winfrey Show started out as a local morning talk show called A.M. Chicago. The name was changed in September 1985 after Winfrey beat Donahue in the Chicago ratings. The show was expanded from a half an hour to an hour and went nationwide a year later.
Mammal rule of thumb: in just about every species, the female lives longer than the male.
Cleveland law forbids you to operate a motor vehicle while sitting in another person's lap.
Audrey Hepburn's real name was Edda van Heemstra Hepburn-Ruston.
The Iditarod Dogsled Race got its name from Iditarod, a small mining village along the race's route. The race commemorates an emergency operation in 1925 to get medical supplies to Nome, Alaska following a diphtheria epidemic.
The town of Churchill, Manitoba, located in Canada, is known as the Polar Bear Capital of the World
In Rochester, Michigan, anyone bathing in public must have his or her bathing suit inspected by a police officer.
In 1832, in Paisley, Scotland the first municipal water filtration works was opened
In West Virginia it is illegal to dig for ginseng on your neighbor's lawn without their permission.
Approximately 16 Canadians have their appendix removed when not required everyday
Dragonflies have six legs but cannot walk.
The abbreviation Xmas for the word Christmas is of Greek origin. Since the word for Christ in the Greek language is Xristos, which starts with the letter X, they started putting the X in place of Christ and came up with the short form for the word Christmas
Nearly a third of all bottled drinking water purchased in the us is contaminated with bacteria.
President George W. Bush and Playboy founder Hugh Hefner are cousins.
The world's largest burrito weighed 4,217 lbs.
Clans of long ago that wanted to get rid of their unwanted peoplewithout killing them used to burn their houses down - hence theexpression toget fired.
In Michigan, a woman isn't allowed to cut her own hair without her husband's permission.
In 37% of Americans, the thirst mechanism is so weak that it is
Up to three thousand species of trees have been cataloged in square mile of the Amazon jungle.
Dragonfly larvae develop under the water and eject water from their anus to propel them for short distances.
Anise is the scent on the artificial rabbit that is used in greyhound races
In 1886, Coca-cola was first served at a pharmacy in Atlanta, Georgia for only five cents a glass. A pharmacist named John Pemberton created the formula for Coca-cola
In 1945, the first floating ice cream parlor was built for sailors in the western Pacific. This floating ice cream parlour could produce ten gallons of ice cream every seven seconds
The inventor of Vaseline ate a spoonful of the stuff every morning.
The right side of a boat was called the starboard side due to the fact that the astronavigators used to stand out on the plank (which was on the right side) to get an unobstructed view of the stars. The left side was called the port side because that was the side that you put in on at the port.
The population of the Earth has more than doubled since 1950.
Bird droppings are the chief export of Nauru, an island nation in the western Pacific.
Sales of Rolaids, Alka-Seltzer, and Tums jump 20% in December
The Declaration of Independence was written on hemp (marijuana) paper.
Niagara Falls actually stopped flowing back in 1848 for about 20 hours because there was ice that was blocking the Niagara River
Apples, not caffeine, are more efficient at waking you up in the morning
One female mouse can produce up to 100 babies a year
Wherever a person is standing in the state of Michigan in the United States, they are within 85 miles of one of the Great Lakes
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