The most difficult words to say fast in english are "sixth sick sheik's sixth sheep's sick".
The first television newscaster was Kolin Hager, who used to broadcast farm and weather reports in 1928
In one year, you will swallow 14 bugs in your sleep.
Nearly half of all Americans suffer from symptoms of burnout
Thomas Edison got patents for a method of making concrete furniture and a cigar which was supposed to burn forever.
Babies are always born with blue eyes.
He expounded the bose einstein theory which deals with the detection of a group of nuclear particles - named after him 'boson'. His contribution to planck's law is laudable.
Americans did not commonly use forks until after the Civil War
About twenty-five percent of the population sneeze when they are exposed to light.
The powder on chewing gum is finely-ground marble.
An astronaut can be up to 2 inches taller returning from space. The cartilage disks in the spine expand in the absence of gravity.
The word gymnasium comes from the Greek word gymnazein which means to exercise naked.
Pikeville, Kentucky consumes the most Pepsi per capita then any other American city
Prey like buffalos react poorly to slow movements. That's why crocs can swim slowly over to them without them scuttering off.
The first subway system in America was built in Boston, Massachusetts in 1897
In Michigan, a woman isn't allowed to cut her own hair without her husband's permission.
There are more plastic flamingos in the U.S that there are real ones.
A 'jiffy' is an actual unit of time for 1/100th of a second.
Althaiophobia is the fear of marshmallows
On average, a person has two million sweat glands
The reason why the Canadian Arctic is called the Land of the Midnight Sun is because during the summer many communities have light 24 hours of the day. Many people have to cover their windows with tin foil to keep the light out when they sleep
Every 238 years, the orbits of Neptune and Pluto change making Neptune at times the farthest planet from the sun
dous:tremendous, horrendous, stupendous, and hazardous
All of the roles in Shakespeare's plays were originally acted by men and boys. In England at that time, it wasn't proper for females to appear on stage.
Velcro was invented by a swiss guy who was inspired by the way burrs attached to clothing.
Kiwi birds are blind, they hunt only by smell.
Food can only be tasted if it is mixed with saliva.
The sentence "The quick brown fox jumps over a lazy dog" uses every letter of the alphabet.
The skeleton of a spider is located on the outside of the body. The name for this is exoskelton
There are more statues of Sacagawea, Lewis Clark's female Indian guide, in the United States than any other person.
In the game Monopoly, the space on which a player has the greatest statistical chance of landing is Illinois Avenue.
There is more real lemon juice in Lemon Pledge furniture polish than in Country Time Lemonade.
The game Monopoly was once very popular in Cuba; however, Fidel Castro ordered that all games be destroyed
Every U.S. bill regardless of denomination costs just 4 cents to make
The only continent without reptiles or snakes is Antarctica.
US Presidents who never attended college: Grover Cleveland, Abraham Lincoln, Harry S Truman, and George Washington.
500,000 tons of dog excrement are dumped annually on the streets of Paris
Barney, the famous dinosaur that entertains kids is from Dallas
The fastest shark is the Shortfin Mako, which can swim as fast as sixty miles per hour
The single highest temperature ever recorded in U.S. history was 134 degrees Fahrenheit. It was recorded in Greenland Ranch, CA on July 10, 1913. The lowest recorded temperature was minus 80 degrees on January 23, 1971 in Prospect Creek, AK.
Yellowstone is the world's 1st national park. It was dedicated in 1872.
Since 1916, when a man mailed a 40,00o ton brick house in order to avoid high freight costs, it is forbidden to send a whole building by mail in the united states.
Parrots, most famous of all talking birds, rarely acquire a vocabulary of more than twenty words, however Tymhoney Greys and African Greys have been know to carry vocabularies in excess of 100 words.
According to the United States Department of Agriculture, the best time to spray household insects is 4:00 p.m. Insects are most vulnerable at this time.
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