The world's smallest independent state is the Vatican City, with a population of about 1,000 and a zero birthrate.
During World War II the U.S. government used 260 million pounds of instant coffee.
To be born on Sunday was considered a sign of great sin during the Puritan times
The temperature of the earth's interior increases by 1 degree every 60 feet down.
Blood is such a good stain that Native Americans used it for paint
A hardboiled egg will spin. An uncooked or softboiled egg will not.
Every man in Brainerd, Minnesota is required by law to grow a beard.
The average city dog lives three years longer than the average country dog.
The palms of your hands and the soles of your feet cannot tan, or grow hair
The first hair dryer was a vacuum cleaner that was used for drying hair
Every three seconds, a new baby is born.
If a cockroach breaks a leg it can grow another one
One billion pounds of pasta would need approximately 2,021,452,000 gallons of water to cook it. This is equivalent to 75,000 Olympic-size swimming pools
The most money ever paid for a cow in an auction was $1.3 million.
Galileo became totally blind shortly before his death.
Vasaloppet, which is located in Sweden is the oldest, longest, and the biggest cross-country ski race in the world. Every year, 14,000 people compete in the race
The name Jeep came from the abbreviation used in the army for the General Purpose vehicle, G.P
The appliance that uses the most use of water in the home is the toilet
Italy now has over 200,000 coffee bars, and still growing.
A crocodile always grows new teeth to replace the old teeth.
There's enough water preassure in one onion cell to cause a steam engine to explode.
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Bharat Ratna : sir mokshagundam visvesvarayya
civil engineer, dam architect, diwan of princely state of mysore
Year : 1955
Region : karnataka.
New Zealand is the first country to allow women to vote.
The average American eats 35,000 cookies in his/her lifetime
The border between Canada and the U.S. is the world's longest frontier. It stretches 3,987 miles (6,416 km).
A blue whales heart only beats nine times per minute.
The name Wendy was made up for the book "Peter Pan". There was never a recorded Wendy before.
„ Guinness Book Of Records holds the record for being the book most stolen from Public Libraries.
Tycho Brahe, a 16th century astronomer, lost his nose in a duel with one of his students over a mathematical computation. He wore a silver replacement nose for the rest of his life
Bill Gates began programming computers at age 13
The Declaration of Independence was written on hemp (a variety of the marijuana plant) paper.
The art of knitting originated in Scotland.
The oldest actor to win a Best Actor Oscar is Henry Fonda. He was 76 when he won it
In the United States, approximately 50 million people fish per year
One pound of tea can make 300 cups of the beverage.
The 1st US federal legislation prohibiting narcotics (opium) was enacted in 1909.
A skunk's smell can be detected by a human a mile away.
In the 18th century, potatoes were given out as a dessert. They were served in a napkin, salted and hot
In the original version of Cinderella the slipper was made out of fur, not glass.
The only English place that has a name that ends with an exclamation mark is Westward Ho!
A scientific report form the University of California found that the steam rising from a cup of coffee contains the same amounts of antioxidants as three oranges. The antioxidants are heterocyclic compounds which prevents cancer and heart disease.
All the moons of the Solar System are named after Greek and Roman mythology, except the moons of Uranus, which are named after Shakespearean characters.
All the chemicals in a human body combined are estimated to be worth about 6.25 euro.
Racecar driver Lee Petty once left a pitstop and did a full lap at Nascar with a pit crew member still on the hood
American novelist Mark Twain was the first known author to submit a typed manuscript
A broken clock is right at least twice a day.
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Extreme Earth Lost in Japan found in Alaska
A football swept away by last year's tsunami and found on a remote Alaskan island is to be returned after its teenage Japanese owner was identified. Sixteen-year-old Misaki Murakami's name was written on the ball that was swept out to sea in March 2011. He lives in the town of Rikuzen-takata, which was very badly hit by the tsunami. David Baxter found it a year later on Alaska's Middleton Island, 70 miles (112km) from the mainland.