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In Utah it is illegal to fish from horseback.
The national sport of Japan is sumo wrestling
The female tarantula hawk wasp paralyzes a large spider with her sting. She then lays her eggs on the motionless body so that her developing young have a fresh supply of spider meat to feed on.
Ten percent of the Russian government's income comes from the sale ofvodka.
IBM's motto is "Think". Apple later made their motto "
13885. Nobel Prize
Nobel Prize : Chemistry
Year : 1959
Name : jaroslav heyrovsky
Country : czech republic.
Picasso's full name was Pablo Diego Jose Francisco de Paula Juan Nepomuceno Maria de los Remedios Cipriano de la Santisima Trinidad Ruiz Picasso.
13967. Nobel Prize
Nobel Prize : Peace
Year : 1945
Name : cordell hull
Country : united states.
onomatophobia : fear of hearing a certain word or of names.
Producer Paul Maslansky was on the set of The Right Stuff when a bus from the local police academy rolled up. After a bunch of freaks walked off, a sergeant explained that the mayor had forced the department to loosen its acceptance standards. Not too long afterwards, Police Academy hit the theaters.
Minimum wage was 0.25 per hour when it was first enacted in 1938
There are traffic lights on the canals in venice.
To have your picture taken by the very first camera you would have had to sit still for 8 hours.
In M&M candies, the letters stand for Mars and Murrie, the developers of the candy in 1941.
Happy Birthday was the first song to be performed in outer space, sung by the Apollo IX astronauts on March 8, 1969.
The only English place that has a name that ends with an exclamation mark is Westward Ho!
Back in 1919, the Russian transplant pioneer Serge Voronoff made headlines by grafting monkey testicles onto human males.
7958. Animal Facts
Vampire bats don't suck – they make a cut in their victim, then lick the blood as it flows out.To keep it flowing, they have an anticoagulant in their spit – a chemical which stops blood from clotting and forming a scab.
Invention : drinking fountain
Year : c. 1905-1912
Inventor : luther haws, halsey w. taylor (invented separately)
Country : us.
1755. Body Facts
Wet hair stretches to about 1.5 times its dry length.
There are no turkeys in Turkey.
Book : panchtantra
Author : vishnu sharma.
The parts of the sea which do not come under the territorial jurisdiction of the nations.
Book : harsha charita
Author : bana bhatt.
The only animals that can naturally sleep on their backs are humans. No other animal actually does--apes usually sleep sitting up and leaning on something.
Britons eat over 22,000 tonnes of french fries a week
Hershey's kisses are called that because the machine that makes them looks like it's kissing the conveyor belt.
All the world's main alphabets have developed from an alphabet invented 3,600 years ago in the Middle East. It was known as the North Semitic Alphabet.
C3P0 is the first character to speak in Star Wars.
In a six-pack of soda the cans cost more to make than the drink.
Americans spent over $360 million in 1982 to avoid having bad breath.
Carob trees do not produce fruit until they are seventy years old.
Book : caravans
Author : james a. michener.
In 1998, approximately 1.6 billion tree seedlings were planted in the United States. This amounts to about five trees per American
The first toilet ever seen on TV was on "Leave it to Beaver".
porphyrophobia : fear of the color purple.
Our eyes are always the same size from birth, but our nose and ears never stop growing.
Your heart pumps about 2,000 gallons of blood each day.
Group of countries of commonwealth (except canada) keeping their reserves in sterling and not gold or dollars.
Book : golden borough
Author : james frazer.
In the United States, poisoning is the fourth leading cause of death among children.
If you told someone that they were one in a million, you'd be saying there were 1,800 of them in China.
In an year, an average person makes 1,140 phone calls
The moon actually has mirrors on it. They were left there by astronauts who wanted to bounce laser beams off them, so that the distance to the moon can be measured.
Elephants can communicate using sounds that are below the human hearing range: between 14 and 35 hertz.
George Harrison, with My Sweet Lord, was the first Beatle to have a Number 1 hit single following the group's breakup.
The seventeenth president of the United States, Andrew Johnson did not know how to read until he was 17 years old
The palms of your hands and the soles of your feet cannot tan, or grow hair
Coffee has about five times the amount of caffeine as a can of Coke
Body Mass Index (BMI)
Stories of Sikh religion
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Tales of Hitopadesha
Pope Pius II wrote an erotic book Historia de duobos amantibus in 1444.