The shortest war in world history was fought between great britain and zanzibar, the 27th of august, 1896. It lasted only 38 minutes.
The three most valuable brand names on earth Marlboro, Coca Cola, and Budweiser, in that order.
George Hancock invented a new game on November 30, 1887. It was played like baseball, except a broomstick was used for a bat and a boxing glove was the ball. Since the game was played indoors, it was originally called indoor. Walter Hakanson later renamed it softball.
Venus is the only planet that rotates clockwise.
Writing in ancient Greece hadnospacebetweenthewords.
Nerve impulses for muscle position travel at a speed of up to 390 feet per second
In 1975, it cost only $180,000 to produce an hour-long TV drama.
If you had enough water to fill one million goldfish bowls, you could fill an entire stadium.
No piece of paper can be folded in half more than 7 times
The United States produces enough plastic film annually to cover the entire state of Texas.
Manicuring the nails has been done by people for more than 4,000 years
Geller and Huchra have made three-dimensional maps of the distrubution of galaxies. In each layer of the map some galaxies are grouped together in such a way that they resemble a human being.
Stannous fluoride, which is the cavity fighter found in toothpaste is made from recycled tin
Thomas Edison designed a helicopter that would work with gunpowder. It ended up blowing up and also blew up his factory.
Russian I.M. Chisov survived a 21,980 plunge out of a plane with no parachute. He landed on the steep side of a snow-covered mountain with only a fractured pelvis and slight concussion
A deltiologist is someone who collects postcards.
A species of earthworm in Australia grows up to 10 feet in length.
When the English colonists sat down for their first Thanksgiving dinner on February 22, 1630, an Indian chief named Quadoquina offered a deerskin bag filled with freshly popped corn. Thus popcorn made its first appearance to non-native North Americans.
When you sneeze, all your bodily functions momentarily stop, including your heart
In Scituate, Rhode Island it is illegal to keep a flock of chickens in your motorhome if you live in a trailer park.
The Wizard of Oz was a Broadway musical 37 years before the MGM movie version was made. It had 293 performances and then went on a tour that lasted 9 years.
The temperature of the earth's interior increases by 1 degree every 60 feet down.
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.
The 1st live televised murder was in 1963, when Jack Ruby killed JFK's assassin, Lee Harvey Oswald while millions of viewers watched.
People of Ancient China believed that swinging your arms could cure a headache
The rarest coffee in the world is Kopi Luwak, which is found in Indonesia. It cost about $300 a pound
Every single hamster in the United States today comes from a single litter captured in Syria in 1930
A group of larks is called an exaltation
Navel oranges got their name because the bottom of this type of orange resembles a belly button or navel
The three wealthiest families in the world have more assets than the combined wealth of the forty-eight poorest nations.
When Burger King introduced the Whopper Sandwich in 1957, it cost only thirty-seven cents
Over 50% of lottery players go back to work after winning the jackpot.
MacDonalds fries are made with beef flavoring.
Prague consumes 3 times more beer than all the soft drinks combined.
There are more than 17,000 airplanes in the world, of which 4,000 are always airborne.
By 3,000 B.C. there were at least six different types of beer in Egypt.
The average life span of an umbrella is under two years.
It is against the law for a monster to enter the corporate limits of Urbana, Illinois.
When telephone companies first began hiring telephone operators, they chose teenage boys for the job. They switched to women because the teenage boys were wrestling instead of working and pulling pranks on callers
The stall closest to the door in a bathroom is the cleanest, because it is the least used.
In Chinese dining, duck sauce is almost never used on duck.
A great nuclear scientist, who was instrumental to stage india's first nuclear explosion at pokharan range in 1974.
A stroke of lightning discharges from 10 to 100 million volts & 30,000 amperes of electricity.
Armadillos get an average of 18.5 hours of sleep per day.
McDonald's salads contain up to 60% more fat than their burgers!
¥ There is about 200 times more gold in the worlds oceans, than has been mined in our entire history.
In Belgium, there is a museum that is just for strawberries
The name Wendy was made up for the book 'Peter Pan'. It came from the author's friends, whom he called his fwendy (friend)
In an year, an average person makes 1,140 phone calls
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