The period at the end of this sentence can hold 2,000,000 hydrogen atoms.
In Greene, New York, it is illegal to eat peanuts and walk backwards on the sidewalks when a concert is on.
The king of hearts is the only king without a moustache on a standard playing card.
The revolving door was invented in 1888
At one 'feeding', a mosquito can absorb one and a half times its own weight in blood.
In a year, the average person walks four miles to make his or her bed
Most cell phone antennas have no purpose other than to make people believe that flipping up a 2 inch antenna just gave them better reception. They are not connected to any circuitry.
The first fully working parachute was used in 1787 by Jacques Gernerin who dropped 3,000 feet from a balloon. This was long before the airplane was invented.
Killer whales (Orcas) kill sharks by torpedoeing up into the shark's stomach from underneath causing the shark to explode.
The koala is loved by children all over the world. But did you know that it's one of the sleepiest animals in the fauna? The koala spends 22 hours every day sleeping.
Frosted Flakes mascot Tony the Tiger has a wife, son (Tony Jr.) and daughter (Antoinette) that were used in early advertising commercials
In 1960, an estimated 4,000 people were over 100 years old in the U.S. By 1995 the number had jumped to : 55,000.
Another name for licorice is Sweet Wood or Spanish Juice.
Henry Ford produced the model T only in black because the black paint available at the time was the fastest to dry.
The turkey was once nominated to be the official bird of the United States
Approximately 115 tons of ocean salt spray enters the earth's atmosphere each second.
Murphy's Oil Soap is the chemical most commonly used to clean elephants.
Roman emperors ate flamingo tongues which were considered a delicacy. Also parrotfish livers, and pheasant brains were feasted on
Goodyear Rubber Company researched and concluded that shoes wear out faster on the right foot than the left.
The first percussion instrument introduced to an orchestra was the kettledrums, then called the timpani, in the 1600s.
A mother hen turns her egg approximately 50 times in a day. This is so the yolk does not stick to the shell
The eyes of an Ostrich are larger than its brain.
A male moth can smell a female moth from 100 yards away.
Morphine was given its name in 1803 by the discoverer, a 20 year old German pharmacist named Friedrich Saturner. He named it after Morpheus, the Greek god of dreams.
The kiwi has nostrils near the tip of its bill that allow it to sniff the ground for food.
Before the 984 foot high Eiffel Tower was built in 1889, the Washington Monument in Washington, D.C. was the tallest building in the world at 555 feet.
Blue Jays can imitate the calls of hawks
Approximate number of facial expressions dogs can make: 100.
In the United States, more Frisbee discs are sold each year than baseballs, basketballs, and footballs combined.
Apparently 1/3 of people with alarm clocks hit the 'snooze' button every morning, and from 25-34 age group, it is over 1/2.
The patent number of the telephone is 174465.
Actor Arnold Schwarzenegger bought the first Hummer manufactured for civilian use in 1992. The vehicle weighed in at 6,300 lbs and was 7 feet wide.
Smokers are likely to die on average six and a half years earlier than non-smokers.
The average human breathes about 700,000 cubic inches of air every day.
The condensed water vapor in the sky left behind by jets is called a contrail.
The original name for butterfly was flutterby.
The Iditarod Dogsled Race got its name from Iditarod, a small mining village along the race's route. The race commemorates an emergency operation in 1925 to get medical supplies to Nome, Alaska following a diphtheria epidemic.
Time magazine's Man of the Year for 1938 was Adolf Hitler.
A spider's silk is stronger than steel.
Retail sales for soft drinks in the United States in 2001 were more than sixty billion dollars
In a year, the average Americans eats approximately 18 pounds of Turkey
Hydrogen is the most common atom in the universe
It s a common practice in southern India for a man to marry his elder sister s daughter.
The highest point in Pennsylvania is lower than the lowest point in Colorado
Q. If you were to spell out numbers, how far would you have to go until you would find the letter "A"? A. One thousand
Rats multiply so quickly that in 18 months, two rats could have over million descendants.
Singer Chaka Khan came out with a line of chocolates called Chakalates.
The average human eats 8 spiders in their lifetime at night
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