Most dust particles in your house come from dead skin.
Devon is the only county in Great Britain to have two coasts.
The average person makes about 1,140 telephone calls each year.
Proctor & Gamble originally manufactured candles before moving on to soap.
Ellen Macarthur, yachtswoman, had a total of 891 naps in 94 days that were each 36 minutes long while on her Vendee Round the Globe yacht race
Women generally produce more natural lubrication when they're ovulating.
Toilets in Australia flush counter clockwise.
The name cranberry comes from German and Dutch settlers. The berry was intially called crane berry. The reason it was called this was because when the flowers bloom, the petals of the flowers twist backwards and look very much like the head of a crane. Eventually the name was shortened down to be cranberry.
In the U.S., for every dollar you spend on gasoline 27 cents of it is in taxes.
The amount of semen produced varies from a few drops to about 6 mL (a little more than 1 teaspoon).
Music can help reduce chronic pain by more than 20% and can alleviate depression by up to 25%.
A chameleons tongue is twice the length of its body.
Medical research has found substances in mistletoe that can slow down tumor growth.
Scientists have performed brain surgery on cockroaches.
Lake Nicaragua boasts the only fresh-water sharks in the entire world.
Polar bear fur is not white, it's clear.
The full name of Harriet Beecher Stowe's novel Uncle Tom's Cabin is actually Uncle Tom's Cabin; or, Life Among the Lowly.
Tears and mucus contain an enzyme (lysozyme) that breaks down the cell wall of many bacteria.
The population of the Earth has more than doubled since 1950.
Serving ice cream on cherry pie was once illegal in Kansas
There are approximately 2000 thunderstorms that are active at the same time which results in 100 lightning flashes a second.
A hippopotamus can run faster than a man can.
Bulls don't really get angry when they see the color red, it's really movement that makes them charge.
The most reproduced image in the world is Mickey Mouse, which can be found on over 7,500 different items
The word Checkmate in chess comes from the Persian phrase Shah Mat, which means the king (shah) is dead (mat).
One third of the electricity produced on earth is used to power electric light bulbs!
It's illegal in Wilbur, Washington, to ride an ugly horse.
A dime has 118 ridges around the edge, a quarter has 119.
The actor who played the T-1000 in Terminator 2 (Robert Patrick) and the lead singer of Filter are brothers
Most tropical marine fish could survive in a tank filled with human blood.
The little bags of netting for gas lanterns (called 'mantles') are radioactive-so much so that they will set of an alarm at a nuclear reactor.
The first cervical vertebra on humans is called atlas.
The state sport of Maryland is Jousting.
A written order by a supreme court or high court directing the state or a lowest court to act or abstain from acting in a particular case.
If someone were to capture and bottle a comet's 10,000-mile vapor trail, the amount of vapor actually present in the bottle would take up less than one cubic inch of space.
Ballistics is the science that deals with the motion of projectiles.
For drinking, washing, etc., an average American uses 168 gallons of water per day. The average American residence uses 107,000 gallons per year.
Johnny Appleseed planted apples so that people could use apple cider to make alcohol.
Research show that only 43% of homemade dinners served in the US include vegetables.
Men and women button their shirts differently. A practice that comes from olden times when royal men dressed themselves but the women used chambermaids who buttoned their blouses for them from the front.
A mathematical wizard, contributed much to number theory, theory of partitions and theory of continuous fractions. He lived between 1887 to 1920 ad.
2,520 can be divided by 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, and 10 without having a fractional leftover
Sanskrit is considered as the mother of all higher languages. This is because it is the most precise, and therefore suitable language for computer software
A duckšs quack doesnšt echo, and no one knows why
In 1894 there were only 4 automobiles in the US.
St. Patrick explained the Holy Trinity to King Laoghaire, using the shamrock to illustrate the trinity
John Van Wormer invented paper milk cartons after dropping a bottle of milk one morning. The bottle broke spilling the milk everywhere. That annoyance was enough for Van Wormer to come up with the idea.
A shark is the only fish that can blink with both eyes
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