Bruce Lee was the Hong Kong 'cha cha' dance champion in 1958. He was also an American born in San Francisco and had a German grandfather.
¥ Nobel Prize resulted from a late change in the will of Alfred Nobel, who did not want to be remembered as a propagator of violence-he invented dynamite.
It only takes a male horse 14 seconds to copulate
Owls swallow their prey whole because they have no teeth. After approximately 12 hours they cough up the feathers, bones, and fur in a shape of a football pellet
The two top toys in 1950 were Silly Putty which sold for $1, and Crayola crayons which sold for 50 cents
Elephants only sleep for two hours each day.
One quarter of the bones in the human body is in the feet
The typical American eats 263 eggs a year.
The word "war" in sanskrit means "wish for more cows".
In Canada, if a debt is higher than 25 cents, it is illegal to pay it with pennies.
There are over 500 different types of bananas
You can tape a small mirror onto a cone speaker, play music and shine a laser on to the mirror and the reflection will look like a laser light show on your wall.
The board game Scrabble was originally called Criss Cross Words by inventor Alfred Butts
All clams start out as males; some decide to become females at some point in their lives.
Madagascar is the fourth largest island in the world, preceded by Greenland, New Guinea, and Borneo.
97% of Canadians say they would not borrow a toothbrush if they forgot to pack their own
Franklin Pierce is the only President to have said I promise instead of I swear at his Inauguration. He did it for religious reasons.
The human head is a quarter of our total length at birth, but only an eighth of our total length by the time we reach adulthood.
In one year, you will swallow 14 bugs in your sleep.
A cockroach will live nine days without its head before it starves to death. (Creepy.) (I'm still not over the pig.)
Approximately 87% of dog owners say that when they watch T.V. their dog curls up beside them or at their feet
The dot above an 'i' is called the tittle.
Boanthropy is a disease in which a man thinks he's an ox
Dutch, on average are the tallest people
The Food and Drug Administration says the most common injury from cosmetics comes from scratching the eye with a mascara wand
The turkey was named for what was wrongly thought to be its country of origin.
The scarlet tanager, a songbird native to Illinois, can eat as many as 2,100 gypsy-moth caterpillars in one hour
The Chinese were using aluminum to make things as early as 300 AD Western civilization didn't rediscover aluminum until 1827.
The best-value consumer purchase in terms of the price and usage is an electric kettle.
The French tickler was invented by a Tibetan monk
55,700 people in the US are injured by jewelry each year
Party Party Day is just an excuse to have a party
The tuatara lizard of New Zealand has three eyes, two in the center of its head and one on the top of its head
One quarter of the bones in your body are in your feet.
5,840 people with pillow-related injuries checked into U.S. emergency rooms in 1992!
One out of four American households own a cat
Grapes explode when cooked in the microwave.
The filming of the movie 'Titanic'cost more than the Titanic itself.
Six eight-stud Lego pieces can be combined 102,981,500 ways.
The swastika was origionaly a symbol of peace and honor and is still used by Buddhists today.
The Pentagon in Arlington Virginia has twice as many bathrooms as is necessary. When it was built in the 1940s the state of Virginia still had segregation laws requiring separate toilet facilities for blacks and whites.
Yahoo. was originally called 'Jerry's Guide to the World Wide Web'.
Apples are more effecient than caffeine for waking you up in the morning.
If you spray an antiseptic spray on a polar bear, its fur will turn purple
The first series of commemorative stamps issued by the U.S. Postal Service depicted Columbus's discovery of America. They were issued in 1893 and available in 16 denominations ranging from one cent to $5.
The original title of Jane Austen's novel Pride and Prejudice was First Impression.
Rice is thrown at weddings as a symbol of fertility
To an observer standing on Pluto, the sun would appear no brighter than Venus appears in our evening sky.
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Queen bees can control the sex of their offspring
Bees are just like the royalty in the world of insects that have their own privileges