Once upon a time, disney's cartoon character, donald duck, was banned in finland because he didn't wear pants.
Pitcher Darold Knowles once pitched all seven games of one World Series
Pac-Man, Namco's 1979 arcade game, was originally called Puck Man. The name was changed when they realized that vandals could easily scratch out part of the letter P.
The first World Series baseball playoffs occurred in 1903
In a full grown rye plant, the total length of fine root hairs may reach 6600 miles (10,645 km).
On record, the only time it recently snowed in the Sahara Desert was on Feb.18,1979.
Cockroaches break wind every 15 minutes.
To tell if a egg is fully cooked or raw, just spin it. If the egg wobbles then it is still raw, and if it easily spins it is fully cooked
Danny devito got the part of martini in the film one flew over the cuckoo's nest because he had played this same role on broadway a couple of years earlier.
The cicada, a fly found in Africa, spends 17 years of its life sleeping; and only two weeks is awake during which mates and then dies.
In 1998, approximately 1.6 billion tree seedlings were planted in the United States. This amounts to about five trees per American
Reptiles do not perspire, and do not have any oil glands
The 20th president of the United States James Garfield could write Greek with one hand and Latin with the other at the same time
Ancient Chinese artists would never paint pictures of women's feet.
The word 'Indiana'is Native American for 'Land of the Indians', yet less than 16,000 Native Americans live there.
Fossilized bird droppings are one of the chief exports of Nauru, an island nation in the Western Pacific
It is physically impossible for pigs to look up into the sky.
Hollywood fashion tip: wearing yellow makes you look bigger on camera; green, smaller. It takes a drop of ocean water more than 1,000 years to circulate around the world.
In the last 4000 years no new animals have been domesticated.
Orange juice helps the body absorb iron easily when consumed with a meal.
According to the United States Postal Service, each person sent on average 689 letters throughout the year of 1996.
The cape of good hope is not the most southern part of africa. It is cap agulha, which is located about 90 miles south-east of the cape of good hope.
During the Gold Rush in 1849, some people paid as much as $100 for a simple glass of water
Richard Millhouse Nixon was the first US president whose name contains all the letters from the word criminal. William Jefferson Clinton is the second.
The town of Los Angeles, California, was originally named El Pueblo la Nuestra Senora de Reina de los Angeles de la Porciuncula
In 1900, Queen Victoria sent her New Year's greetings to the British troops stationed in South Africa during the Boer War in the form of a specially molded chocolate bar.
Badminton originates from a sport in India called poona.
During the second world war, queen elizabeth ii studied to become a car mechanic.
In france, walkie talkie is called talkie walkie and aids is called sida.
The driest place on earth is Calama, in the Atacama Desert in Chile
Beatrix Potter created the first of her legendary "Peter Rabbit" children's stories in 1902.
The coconut is the largest seed in the world
A mere 2% drop in body water can trigger fuzzy short-term memory, trouble with basic math, and difficulty focusing on the computer screen.
The state of new jersey, usa provides two-thirds of the world's total production of eggplant.
During the baseball rivalries between the two major leagues in the 1890s, the Pittsburgh Nationals took advantage of a technicality and signed a player away from another club. The Nationals' president, J. Palmer O'Neill, was called J. Pirate O'Neill, and his club became the Pittsburgh Pirates.
It took Leo Tolstoy six years to write "War & Peace".
A cubic mile of ordinary fog contains less than a gallon of water.
In July, 1950, a patent was issued for an automatic spaghetti-spinning fork.
Chameleons can reel in food from a distance as far away as more than two and a half times their body lengths.
The honey badger can withstand hundreds of bee stings that would otherwise kill another animal
The first coin minted in the United States was a silver dollar. It was issued on October 15, 1794.
The Japanese liquor, Mam, uses venomous snakes as one of its main engredients.
The citrus soda 7-UP was created in 1929; "7" was selected because the original containers were 7 ounces. "UP" indicated the direction of the bubbles.
Cattle are the only mammals that pee backwards.
An average women has 17 square feet of skin. When a women is in her ninth month of pregnancy she has 18.5 square feet of skin
A cockroach can change directions up to 25 times in a second
In Georgia, movie houses that want to show films on Sunday must reserve one showing a month for religious material.
You share the same birthday with about 9 million other people.
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