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Eleanor Roosevelt wrote David O. Selznick to ask that her maid, Lizzy McDuffy, be considered for the role of Mammy in Gone With the Wind.
Donkeys are commonly used by the Iraqi Military to launch rockets.
There are bananas called Red banana that are maroon to dark purple when ripe
Polar bears are excellent swimmers. They have been known to swim more than 60 miles without a rest
Dandelion root can be roasted and ground as a coffee substitute
In Disney's Fantasia, the Sorcerer to whom Mickey played an apprentice was named Yensid (Disney spelled backward).
Heat is better retained in moist air than in dry air,which is why tropical nights are warm and desert nights are cold.
It would take approximately twenty-four trees that are on average six to eight inches in diameter to produce one ton of newsprint for the Sunday edition of the New York Times
The longest one-syllable word in the English language is screeched.
A notch in a tree will remain the same distance from the ground as the tree grows.
The 1st televised presidential debate was September 26, 1960, between Nixon and Kennedy.
The music band UB40 got its name from an unemployment form in England
Blue and fin whales can create the loudest sound by animals ever recorded; sounds that have more energy than jet plane noise.
It is impossible to land on planet Jupiter because scientists believe that below all the gases and liquid there is a center [core] which is made up of small ball of pressurized iron, but it is impossible to tell for sure.
William Shatner is credited for being the first person on TV to say hell as well as to have the first inter-racial kiss (with Nichelle Nichols), both in episodes of Star Trek.
The word karate means empty hand.
During Hell Week (the most grueling portion of training) the trainees get 4 hours of sleep.
4699. Animal Facts
The geographic tree frog can change its eyes from brown to patterned to help it camouflage itself in trees.
4700. Animal Facts
Crocodiles carry their young around in their mouths.
Elvis Presley got a 'C'in his eighth grade music class.
One out of every 43 prisoners escapes from jail. 94% are recaptured.
Ketchup was once sold as a patented medicine. In the 1830s it was marketed in the United States as Dr. Miles's Compound Extract of Tomato.
Irish cream and Hazelnut are the most popular whole bean coffee flavorings.
Your ribs move about 5 million times a year, every time you breathe.
The first product that Sony came out with was the rice cooker.
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.
The Giant South African Earthworm can grow up to 22 feet long and 1 inch in thick.
Urophobia is the fear of urine or urinating
To avoid long encounters with the press, President Ronald Reagan often took reporters' questions with his helicopter roaring in the background.
On average, falling asleep while driving results in 550 accidents per day in the United States
About 75% of the people in the U.S. live on 2% land.
The longest distance a deepwater lobster has been recorded to travel is 225 miles
ABBA GOLD has been in the UK charts for over 280 weeks, thats over 5 years
Human thighbones are as strong as concrete.
A state law in Illinois mandates that all bachelors should be called master, not mister, when addressed by their female counterparts.
In Japan, by the time man reaches the age of 60, he is commemorated with a special ceremony. This ceremony features the man wearing a red kimono, which denotes that he no longer has the responsibilities of being a mature adult
The average life expectancy of a toilet is 50 years.
Grapes explode when cooked in the microwave.
Diet Coke was only invented in 1982.
A full-grown pumpkin has about 15 miles of roots.
The first non-human to win an Oscar was Mickey Mouse.
The average child recognizes over 200 company logos by the time he enters first grade.
A penguin swims at a speed of approximately 15 miles per hour.
Donald Duck lives at 1313 Webfoot Walk, Duckburg, Calisota.
Elephants, lions, and camels roamed Alaska 12,000 years ago.
4727. Animal Facts
Rabbits partially digest the grass they eat and then excrete it as soft, gluey pellets. They then eat these to finish digesting their meal properly.
The sound of E.T. walking was made by someone squishing her hands in jelly.
The longest reigning monarch in history was Pepi II, who ruled Egypt for 90 years; 2566 to 2476 BC. The second longest was France's Louis XIV, who ruled for 72 years, 1643 to 1715.
In the Spanish Pyrenees, when a beekeeper dies, each of his bees is splashed with a drop of Black Ink.
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