The Pacific Ocean at the Isthmus of Panama is often 20 feet higher than the Atlantic Ocean.
A hinny is the offspring of a female donkey.
There are over one hundred billion galaxies with each galaxy having billions of stars
American Airlines saved $40,000 in 1987 by eliminating one olive from each salad served in first-class
The average person has over 1,460 dreams a year
Of the 25 highest mountains on earth, 19 are in the Himalayas.
Bo Jackson set a Monday Night Football record by rushing for 222 yards in one game against the Seattle Seahawks, including a 91-yard TD run
The longest punt return for a touchdown was 103 yards
The U.S. Dow Jones' lowest figure was 41.22 was on July 8, 1932.
There is a butterfly found in Brazil that has the smell and color of a chocolate.
Women are 37% more likely to go to a psychiatrist than men are.
Lovemaking is a good aerobic exercise that improves the circulation and works the heart.
On September 3, 1970, a hailstone was found in Coffeyville, Kansas that was eight inches in diameter and weighed 1.67 pounds.
The motto of the American people, In God We Trust, was not adopted as the national slogan until 1956.
A starfish can turn its stomach inside out
The hump of a camel can weigh up to 35 kilograms
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.
Frisbee got its name from William Russel Frisbee, who was a pie baker. He used to sell his pies in a thin tin pan, which had Frisbee written on it. When Walter Frederick Morrison thought of the idea of making saucer like disks to play catch, he visited the campus of Yale and noticed people there were using the pie pan to play catch so he therefore renamed his invention to Frisbee
In 1986, a drunk fan got into a pace car at Talladega Superspeedway, and started joyriding on the track in front of a nationwide audience. The police cruisers who had to chase him around the track were not amused when they caught and arrested him
People whose mouth has a narrow roof are more likely to snore. This is because they have less oxygen going through their nose
The first domain name ever registered was Symbolics.com
Broccoli and cauliflower are the only vegetables that are flowers.
The total surface area of a pair of human lungs is equal to that of a tennis court.
The Eiffel Tower has 2,500,000 rivets in it.
There is now an ATM at McMurdo Station in Antarctica, which has a winter population of two hundred people
In 1281, the Mongol army of Kublai Khan tried to invade Japan but were ravaged by a hurricane that destroyed their fleet
On average, Americans spend five times more of their time in their cars than they do on vacation
Some toothpastes and deodorants contain the same chemicals found in antifreeze
Humphrey Bogart was related to Princess Diana
Advertisements for coffee in London in 1657 claimed that the beverage was a cure for scurvy, gout and other ills.
Desert snails can stay in their shell for up to three years
Perfume contains ethyl alcohol and 25% fragrant oils. Cologne is cheaper to produce and to purchase because the oil content in cologne is only 3%. Cologne was named for the German city in which it was first produced. The original formula combined alcohol, lemon spirits, orange bitters and mint oil.
The name Grey Poupon used for mustard comes from two people: Maurice Grey and Auguste Poupon. Grey was the inventor of a machine that mass produced fine textured mustard, and Poupon was an already established maker of mustard. In 1886 the Grey-Poupon firm was formed
The famous Christmas song Jingle Bells was written for a Thanksgiving program in 1857 by James Pierpont. At the time, the song was called The One-Horse Open Sleigh.
The leading cause of deaths for children between the ages of 1 and 4 are motor vehicle crashes
La Paz, Bolivia is a virtually fireproof city. At an altitude of about 12,000 feet above sea level, the amount of oxygen in the atmosphere is barely able to support fire.
The company Chanel claims that every 30 seconds, somewhere in the world, a bottle of Chanel No 5 is sold
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Air is passed through the nose at a speed of 100 miles per hour when a person sneezes
Ninety percent of the population has an innie belly button
Walt Disney got the idea for Mickey Mouse from watching mice play in a garage, where he was forced to work, because he could not afford to rent an art studio.
18% of an Americans income is spent on transportation
Twit is the name given for a pregnant goldfish
Dueling is legal in Paraguay as long as both parties are registered blood donors
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