The longest Oscar acceptance speech was made by Greer Garson for 1924's "Mrs. Miniver". It took an hour.
Red paint is the cheapest color to make.
All babies are colour blind when they are born
It takes about 20 seconds for a red blood cell to circle the whole body.
The cornea is the only living tissue in the human body that does not contain any blood vessels
Penguins can jump as high as 6 feet in the air
In 1988, the largest ice cream sundae in history was made. It was made in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, and weighed in at over 24 tons
A mother in Sydney, Australia, gave birth to twins 56 days apart and in different years; one was born in 17th December'1952 and the other on 10th February'1953.
It is illegal to say Oh, Boy in Jonesboro, Georgia.
Milton Bradley originally wanted to name the game Twister, Pretzel; but he could not since the name was copyrighted
Spot, Data's cat on Star Trek: The Next Generation , was played by six different cats.
The country with the highest rate of cremations is Japan. In 1996, 98.7% of all deaths were cremated.
Texas was one of the first states to adopt capital punishment by lethal injection -in 1977.
The average stay for a prisoner on Alcatraz, when it was used as a prison, was five years
Texas is the only state that is allowed to fly its flag at the same height as the U.S. flag
In a year, about 90 million jars of Skippy Peanut Butter are sold. This works out to three jars sold every second
In 1899, a pharmacist named George Bunting blended his own cold cream, which, in addition to removing makeup and relieving sunburn, gained popularity for its ability to cure eczema. The product's claim of No Eczema led to its name, Noxzema.
A species of earthworm in Australia grows up to 10 feet in length.
In 1897, Bayer, who is the maker of Aspirin, marketed the drug heroin.
A concorde holds 31,510 gallons of petrol in its tanks.
For every 10 successful attempts to climb Mount Everest there is one fatality. (As of 2006)
Large kangaroos can cover more than 30 feet with each jump.
Rocky Mountain spotted fever is a disease caused by ticks
Organized crime is estimated to account for 10% of the United States'national income.
Payment of a fixed amount periodically for a limited time. It is an investment on which the owner receives not only interest on his money but also return of his capital.
Rutgers beat Princeton 6-4 in the first ever college football game. At the time, a touchdown was worth only two points.
Gardening is said to be one of the best exercises for maintaining healthy bones.
The state that has the most diners in the world is New Jersey, which is referred to as the Diner Capital of the World.
The USSR set off the largest nuclear explosion in history, detonating a 50 megaton bomb (2600 times the Hiroshima bomb) in an atmospheric test over the Novaya Zemla Islands, October 30 1961.
In 1963, baseball pitcher Gaylord Perry remarked, 'They'll put a man on the moon before I hit a home run.' On July 20, 1969, a few hours after Neil Armstrong set foot on the moon, Gaylord Perry hit his first, and only, home run.
The walkman was first introduced in 1979.
Nutmeg is extremely poisonous if injected intraveinously
All hospitals in singapore use pampers diapers.
It would take 29 million years for a car travelling 100 miles per hour to reach the nearest star
The San Francisco Cable cars are the only mobile National Monuments
In Czechoslovakia, there is a church that has a chandelier made out of human bones
The speed at which honey bees fly is at 15 miles per hour
Ironically, when doctors in Los Angeles, California went on strike in 1976, the daily number of deaths in the city dropped 18%
Blondes have more hair than dark haired people do.
All these have been used to make condoms through history:
To make an espresso 42 coffee beans are needed
Many scientists believe that birds evolved from reptiles. Both species lay eggs, and they both have egg teeth that serve only one purpose: to help the babies break the egg and enter the world. Egg teeth fall off within hours of birth.
The best selling chocolate syrup in the world is Hershey
Ray Kroc bought McDonalds for $2.7 million in 1961 from the McDonald brothers
Mount Everest moves approximately 2.4 inches (10 cm) in a Northeasterly direction every year.
Penguins can convert salt water into fresh water.
Since its introduction in February 1935, more than two hundred million Monopoly board games have been sold worldwide
In older people, memory is best early in the morning and then declines during the late afternoon.
More than 99.9% of all the animal species that have ever lived on earth were extinct before the coming of man.
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