7339. Fact
A "2 by 4" is really 1 1/2 by 3 1/2.

931. Fact
The most difficult words to say fast in english are "sixth sick sheik's sixth sheep's sick".

9713. Fact
The first television newscaster was Kolin Hager, who used to broadcast farm and weather reports in 1928

3959. Fact
31% of employees skip lunch entirely

526. Fact
In one year, you will swallow 14 bugs in your sleep.

4752. Fact
Nearly half of all Americans suffer from symptoms of burnout

8061. Fact
Thomas Edison got patents for a method of making concrete furniture and a cigar which was supposed to burn forever.

46. Fact
Babies are always born with blue eyes.

463. Fact
S.n. Bose
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.

8934. Fact
Americans did not commonly use forks until after the Civil War

1241. Fact
About twenty-five percent of the population sneeze when they are exposed to light.

3784. Fact
The powder on chewing gum is finely-ground marble.

293. Fact
An astronaut can be up to 2 inches taller returning from space. The cartilage disks in the spine expand in the absence of gravity.

7463. Fact
The word gymnasium comes from the Greek word gymnazein which means to exercise naked.

8741. Fact
Pikeville, Kentucky consumes the most Pepsi per capita then any other American city

4854. Fact
Prey like buffalos react poorly to slow movements. That's why crocs can swim slowly over to them without them scuttering off.

9525. Fact
The first subway system in America was built in Boston, Massachusetts in 1897

1750. Fact
In Michigan, a woman isn't allowed to cut her own hair without her husband's permission.

2630. Fact
There are more plastic flamingos in the U.S that there are real ones.

4796. Fact
A baby kangaroo is called a joey

1177. Fact
A 'jiffy' is an actual unit of time for 1/100th of a second.

5723. Fact
Althaiophobia is the fear of marshmallows

3349. Fact
On average, a person has two million sweat glands

6730. Fact
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

1923. Fact
Milk is heavier than cream.

3103. Fact
Dolphins sleep with one eye open

9997. Fact
Every 238 years, the orbits of Neptune and Pluto change making Neptune at times the farthest planet from the sun

5171. Fact
dous:tremendous, horrendous, stupendous, and hazardous

5153. Fact
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.

3662. Fact
All snow crystals are hexagonal.

168. Fact
Velcro was invented by a swiss guy who was inspired by the way burrs attached to clothing.

4492. Fact
Kiwi birds are blind, they hunt only by smell.

1576. Fact
Food can only be tasted if it is mixed with saliva.

10176. Fact
The sentence "The quick brown fox jumps over a lazy dog" uses every letter of the alphabet.

8555. Fact
The skeleton of a spider is located on the outside of the body. The name for this is exoskelton

5867. Fact
There are more statues of Sacagawea, Lewis Clark's female Indian guide, in the United States than any other person.

8737. Fact
In the game Monopoly, the space on which a player has the greatest statistical chance of landing is Illinois Avenue.

3105. Fact
There is more real lemon juice in Lemon Pledge furniture polish than in Country Time Lemonade.

6969. Fact
The game Monopoly was once very popular in Cuba; however, Fidel Castro ordered that all games be destroyed

10801. Fact
Every U.S. bill regardless of denomination costs just 4 cents to make

8945. Fact
The only continent without reptiles or snakes is Antarctica.

10150. Fact
US Presidents who never attended college: Grover Cleveland, Abraham Lincoln, Harry S Truman, and George Washington.

8887. Fact
500,000 tons of dog excrement are dumped annually on the streets of Paris

5911. Fact
Barney, the famous dinosaur that entertains kids is from Dallas

4120. Fact
The fastest shark is the Shortfin Mako, which can swim as fast as sixty miles per hour

9047. Fact
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.

8936. Fact
Yellowstone is the world's 1st national park. It was dedicated in 1872.

980. Fact
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.

7488. Fact
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.

10083. Fact
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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