The fat from sheep, which is called tallow can be used to make soap and candles
The largest painting in the world is the battle at gettysburg, created by the american paul phillipoteaux and 16 of his assistants. It stands 68.8-feet high and is 410-feet wide.
Babies are born without knee caps. They don't appear until they are 2-6 years old
New Zealand is the first country to allow women to vote.
If you need to remember pi, just count the letters in each word of the sentence: May I have a large container of coffee? If you get the coffee and are polite say: Thank you, get two more decimal places. (3.141592653...). Here is another sentance: How I wish I could calculate Pi. (3.141592)
Penguins can convert salt water into fresh water.
In the Holocaust between 5.1 and 6 million of Europe's 10 million Jews were killed. An additional 6 million 'unwanted' people were also executed, including more than half of Poland's educated populace.
Early sewing machines were destroyed by mobs or workers who felt their jobs were threatened by automation
In October 1973, Swedish sweet maker Roland Ohisson of Falkenberg was buried in a coffin made of nothing but chocolate
A vast mass of snow mixed with earth or stones.
Alaska has the highest percentage of people who walk to work.
Monday is the day of the week when the risk of heart attack is greatest.
Identify a fake: The second hand on an authentic Rolex watch doesn't tick, it moves smoothly.
Fathers tend to determine the height of their child, mothers their weight.
Cockroaches can live for 9 days after their head has been cut off.
Billiards used to be so popular at one time that cigarette cards were issued featuring players
Two objects have struck the earth with enough force to destroy a whole city. Each object, one in 1908 and again in 1947, struck regions of Siberia. Not one human being was hurt either time
Average number of eggs laid by the female American Oyster per year: 500 million. Usually only one oyster out of the bunch reaches maturity.
If you told someone that they were one in a million, you'd be saying there were 1,800 of them in China.
One of the reasons marijuana is illegal today is because cotton growers in the '30s lobbied against hemp farmers (they saw it as competition).
Only 1% of bacteria cause disease in humans.
Footprints of astronauts who landed on the moon should last at least 10 million years since the moon has no atmosphere.
The name of the Russian space station, Mir, means peace.
The brain is much more active at night than during the day.
80% of all pictures on the internet are of naked women
Not so long ago, when a prisoner escaped from the alamos prison in mexico, the responsible guard was sentenced to serving the remaining time on the prisoner's sentence.
One horsepower is the force needed to lift 75 kilos one meter straight up in the air for one second.
Male hospital patients fall out of bed twice as often as female hospital patients.
85% of the population can curl their tongue into a tube
An old law in Bellingham, Washington made it illegal for a woman to take more than 3 steps backwards while dancing.
Following directions off the Internet and chemicals obtained from a mail order company, a team of U.S. scientists created an identical copy of the polio virus.
The daily production of gases in your large intestine measures 2 to 2.5 gallons. You will emit about 0.2 gallons of this while your intestinal wall absorbs the rest.
On August 21st, 1911, someone stole the Mona Lisa, the most famous painting in the world, from the Louvre Museum. It was recovered two years later
In Connecticut it is illegal to pirouette while crossing the street
In 1925, the 1st motel, the Motel Inn, opened in San Luis Obispo, California.
Peanuts are salted in the shell by boiling them in a heavily salted solution, then allowing them to dry.
Brad Pitt has been smoking since the sixth grade.
Irving Berlin has never learned to read music or to write it. He hums or sings his songs to a secretary, who takes them down in musical notation.
The average Hostess Twinkie is 68 percent air as measured by volume according to university researchers
Adolf Hitler wanted to be an architect, but he failed the entrance exam at the architectural school in Vienna
Babies are born with 300 bones, but by adulthood the number is reduced to 206.
The Arctic Tern, which is a small bird, can fly a round trip from the Arctic to the Antarctic and back. This can be as long as twenty thousand miles per year. This is the longest migration for a bird
Approximately 25,000 workers died during the building of the Panama Canal and approximately 20,000 of them contracted malaria and yellow fever
¥ The number of cars on the planet is increasing three times faster than the population growth
Car accidents rise 10% during the first week of daylight savings time.
It's believed that India gets its name from the Indus River. The interesting thing is that none of the river is actually in India...it's in Pakistan.
Owls have eyeballs that are tubular in shape, because of this, they cannot move their eyes.
The majority of burglaries occur during the daytime when people are not home
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