The minarets of the Taj Mahal in India are angled at 88 degrees outwards so that they would not collapse into the structure should an earthquake occur
There are twice as many kangaroos in Australia as there are people. The kangaroo population is estimated at about 40 million.
160 cars can drive side by side on the Monumental Axis in Brazil, the world's widest road.
Donald Duck comics were banned from Finland because he doesn't wear pants.
X-rays of the Mona Lisa show that there are three completely different versions of the same subject, all painted by Leonardo Da Vinci, under the final portrait.
The most expensive shoes in the world are ruby slippers located in Harrods in London, which cost $1.6 million, has a full time security guard. The shoes are made from platinum thread and has 642 rubies in them. It took over 700 hours to produce the shoe
Q-Tip Cotton Swabs were originally called Baby Gays
Hartford, Connecticut, has made it illegal to educate dogs.
Cattle are the only mammals that pee backwards.
Before they changed their names, demi moore was called demetria guynes, and walther matthau was called walter matushanskatasky.
John F. Kennedy was the first Roman Catholic President of the USA.
The first building with an elevator was the six-story 130-foot Equitable Life Building in New York. It was built in 1870.
Check your map! Virginia extends farther west than West Virginia.
Napoleon made his battle plans in a sandbox.
Henry Ford was Charles Lindbergh's first passenger in the Spirit of St. Louis.
In Japan, by the time man reaches the age of 60, he is commemorated with a special ceremony. This ceremony features the man wearing a red kimono, which denotes that he no longer has the responsibilities of being a mature adult
Boy George used to go out with his drummer.
It is illegal for tourists to enter Mexico with more than 2 CD's.
Scatologists are experts who study feces. (aka. crap, dung, dookie, dumps, feces, excrement, etc.)
According to the law of massachusetts, goats are not allowed to wear pants.
Every year, more than one million miles of Twizzlers licorice is made
In Utah a husband is responsible for all criminal acts committed by his wife while she is in his presence.
In 1879 during the term of Rutherford B. Hayes the first telephone was installed in the White House.
In Pakistan, goats are often sacrificed to improve the performance of the stock market.
The world cattle population is approx. 1,294,604,000
Only three horses who had never previously won a race earned their first victories at the Kentucky Derby. They were Buchanan in 1884, Sir Barton in 1919 and Brokers Tip in 1933.
Senegalese women spend an average of 17.5 hours a week just collecting water.
In Casablanca, Humphrey Bogart never said 'Play it again, Sam.'
Ghandi had the most extras of any movie ever made with about 300,000 people. The German movie Kolberg is second with 187,000.
Roasted coffee beans start to lose small amounts of flavor within two weeks. Ground coffee begins to lose its flavor in one hour. Brewed coffee and espresso begins to lose flavor within minutes.
Isaac Newton, Peter Tchaikovsky, and Annie Lennox were all born on Christmas.
Genuine pearls melt when put into vinegar.
¥ From 1942 until the end of World War II, Oscars were made out of plaster to conserve metal. After the war, the winners received real replacement statues.
Don't try this - if you take a very sharp pencil, dip the very tip in nicotine and push this through your skin, you will die immediately.
Mice will nurse babies that are not their own
There is a place called Hell, Michigan. It is about 50 miles from Detroit, Michigan
Pluto is the only planet in our solar system that has not been visited by a spacecraft
The longest cave in the world is the 'Mammoth Cave System'in the USA at 560,000 mtrs deep.
On average, he ratio of yellow kernels to white kernals in a bag of popcorn is 9:1
Children are more allergic to cockroaches than they are to cats.
In Colorado, there are about 83,000 dairy cows
Pageant Models often smear Vaseline on their teeth so their lips won't stick when smiling.
Time magazine's Man of the Year for 1938 was Adolf Hitler.
In Kansas it is illegal to catch bullfrogs in a tomato patch.
Only six baseball teams remain from the original National League, which was founded in 1876.
Almonds are the oldest, most widely cultivated and extensively used nuts in the world.
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