More shoplifters are caught on a wednesday than on any other day of the week.
The theme song of the Harlem Globetrotters is Sweet Georgia Brown.
If someone was to fly once around the surface of the moon, it would be equal to a round trip from New York to London
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.
The US has more personal computers than the next 7 countries combined.
Before 1859, baseball umpires were seated in padded chairs behind home plate.
The final score in the game that Wilt Chamberlain scored 100 points was Warriors 169 Knicks 147.
In approximately 18 months, the papaya tree can grow to be 20 feet tall
The lifespan of a rhinoceros is generally 50 years
All the pet hamsters in the world are descended from a single wild golden Hamster found in Syria in 1930.
The longest word that can be typed solely with the left hand is stewardess
The average height of an NBA basketball player is 6 feet 7 inches
Cleans baked-on food from a cooking pan. Put a sheet in the pan, fill with water, let sit overnight and sponge clean. The anti-static agents apparently weaken the bond between the food and the pan while the fabric softening agents soften the baked-on food.
95% of the entire lemon crop produced in the U.S. is from California and Arizona
Scientists are now able to grow 'beating'heart tissue in a lab.
The original fifty cent piece in Australian decimal currency had around $2.00 worth of silver in it before it was replaced with a less expensive twelve sided coin.
Acupuncture was first used as a medical treatment in 2700 BC by Chinese emperor Shen-Nung.
The name of the popular sports drink Gatorade was named for the University of Florida Gators where it was developed
Identity crisis? About 10% of Jewish households have Christmas Trees.
To avoid long encounters with the press, President Ronald Reagan often took reporters' questions with his helicopter roaring in the background.
Duracell, the battery-maker, built parts of its new international headquarters using materials from its own waste.
It's not only the tiger's fur that is striped. The skin is striped as well.
Approximately 60% of the water used by households during the summer is used for watering flowers, and lawns
The average snail moves at a rate of approximately 0.000362005 miles per hour.
The octopus'testicles are located in its head.
The cat lover is an ailurophile, while a cat hater is an ailurophobe.
The longest word in the Finnish language, that isn't a compound word, is 'epaejaerjestelmaellistyttaemaettoemyydellaensaekaeaen'. In English it means 'even with their lack of ability to disorganize'.
There is a large brass statue of Winnie-the-Pooh in Lima, Peru
A new born blue whale measures 20-26 feet (6.0 - 7.9 meters) long and weighs up to 6,614 pounds (3003 kg).
Most collect calls are made on father's day.
Despite a population of well over one billion people, there are only an estimated 250 million televisions in use in China.
56,000,000 people go to Major League baseball games each year.
Vaseline was created by Robert Chesebrough in 1870. He developed it after visiting Titusville, PA in 1859. While there he noticed that workers were treating cuts and burns with grease that accumulated on drill rods from the oil fields.
Franklin Pierce was the first U.S. President to have a Christmas tree in the White House
The average adult has about 3,500 square inches of skin. The skin itself has roughly a billion pores or openings.
The human heart creates enough pressure when it pumps out to the body
Ketchup was sold in the 1830's as medicine.
The famous split-fingered Vulcan salute is actually intended to represent the first letter ("shin", pronounced "sheen") of the word "shalom". As a boy, Leonard Nimoy observed his rabbi using it in a benediction and never forgot it; he was eventually able
One third of the electricity produced on earth is used to power electric light bulbs!
In Australia, the average person uses 876 gallons of water daily. In Switzerland they use only 77 gallons of water per person daily
The most disliked vegetable by Americans is Brussels sprouts
Every year, kids in North America spend close to half a billion dollars on chewing gum
Dipsomania refers to an insatiable craving for alcoholic beverages
The smallest bone in the human body is the stirrup bone, which is located in the ear
The official sport for the State of Maryland is jousting.
Captain Cook lost 41 of his 98 crew to scurvy (a lack of vitamin C) on his first voyage to the South Pacific in 1768. By 1795 the importance of eating citrus was realized, and lemon juice was issued on all British Navy ships.
Author Robert May considered the names of Reginald and Rollo before he settled on Rudolph, the red-nosed reindeer.
On average, a disposable diaper can hold up to 7 pounds of liquid.
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