More American workers (18%) call sick on Friday than any other day of the week. Tuesday has the lowest percent of absenteeism (11%).
Nobel, actually invented dynamite, (Dynamite no.1 and Ballistite) but when he saw the destruction it caused, he decided to do something benevolent with all the money he made. Hence the Nobel Prize.
Inventor Samuel Colt patented his revolver in 1836.
In English pubs, ale is ordered by pints and quarts. So in old England, when customers got unruly, the bartender would yell at them mind their own pints and quarts and settle down. It's where we get the phrase "mind your P's and Q's".
The longest U.S. highway is Route 20, which is over 3,365 miles
In 1986, a drunk fan got into a pace car at Talladega Superspeedway, and started joyriding on the track in front of a nationwide audience. The police cruisers who had to chase him around the track were not amused when they caught and arrested him
The stomach of an adult can hold 1.5 liters of material
Billiards used to be so popular at one time that cigarette cards were issued featuring players
Per-capita, Israel eats the most turkey based products in the world.
The first jigsaw puzzle was created by map maker John Splisbury who mounted one of his maps on a sheet of hardwood. He proceeded to cut around the borders of each country use a fine saw
Slow food: The average French citizen eats 500 snails a year.
Popeye is 34 years old, weighs 158 lbs, and is 5 feet 6 inches tall
A monkey was once tried and convicted for smoking a cigarette in South Bend, Indiana
Australian termites have been known to build mounds twenty feet high and at least 100 feet wide.
The human heart creates enough pressure to squirt blood 30 feet.
Every day, you inhale about 61 cubic inches of other peoples' farts.
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
On an American one-dollar bill, there is an owl in the upper left-hand corner of the "1" encased in the "shield" and a spider hidden in the front upper right-hand corner.
In Canada, men are three times more likely than women to have seen a doctor in the last year
Aztec emperor Montezuma had a nephew, Cuitlahac, whose name meant plenty of excrement.
There are 48 Gutenberg Bibles still in existence. Two of them were in Germany during World War II and are missing, but many book collectors believe them to be in private collections.
Seventy-one percent of households report they have at least one snorer. Forty-five percent of those surveyed admit they snore, 35% said their partner snores, 12% said their child snores and 9% reported their pet snores
The most abundant metal in the Earth's crust is aluminum.
Approximately 20% of Americans have a passport.
The largest item on any menu in the world is probably the roast camel, sometimes served at Bedouin wedding feasts. The camel is stuffed with a sheep's carcass, which is stuffed with chickens, which are stuffed with fish, which are stuffed with eggs.
A father sea catfish keeps the eggs of his young in his mouth until they are ready to hatch. He will not eat until his young are born, which may take several weeks.
The name of the girl on the Statue of Liberty is Mother of Exiles
There are more chickens than people in the world.
If Wal-Mart was classified as a country, it would be the 24th most productive country in the world.
The cruise liner, Queen Elisabeth II, moves only six inches for every gallon of diesel fuel that it burns.
Over-roasted coffee beans are very flammable during the roasting process.
The Greek National anthem has 158 verses.
The 57 on Heinz ketchup bottles represents the number of varieties of pickles the company once had.
The reason why hair turns gray as we age is because the pigment cells in the hair follicle start to die, which is responsible for producing melanin which gives the hair colour
Jacksonville, Florida, has the largest total area of any city in the United States.
The first word spoken by an ape in the movie Planet of the Apes was "Smile".
Washington, D.C. has one lawyer for every 19 residents.
There are over 600 different pasta shapes
The United States Postal Service handles over forty percent of the world's mail volume.
The chemical n-acetyl-cysteine found in raw eggs is proven to help hangovers.
A ripe cranberry will bounce. Another name for a cranberry is bounceberry
The first words that Thomas A. Edison spoke into the phonograph were, Mary had a little lamb.
The least likely day to eat out in the United States is Monday
The name of the Taco Bell dog is Gidget
It would take approximately twenty-four trees that are on average six to eight inches in diameter to produce one ton of newsprint for the Sunday edition of the New York Times
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