Exchange of commodity with other commodities without the interface of any form of currency.
The largest eggs in the world are laid by a shark.
A vexillologist is an expert in the history of flags.
The two factories of the Jelly Belly Candy Company produces approximately 100,000 pounds of jelly beans a day. this amounts to about 1,250,000 jelly beans an hour
In 1985, Pete Rose became the first professional athlete to appear on the front of a Wheaties box.
An ounce of gold can be stretched into a wire 50 miles long.
It is estimated that millions of trees in the world are accidentally planted by squirrels who bury nuts and then forget where they hid them.
The Dutch people are known to be the tallest people in Europe
Every Swiss citizen is required by law to have a bomb shelter or access to a bomb shelter.
At 840,000 square miles, Greenland is the largest island in the world. It is three times the size of Texas. By comparison, Iceland is only 39,800 square miles.
The cashew nut in its natural state contains a poisonous oil. Roasting removes the oil and makes the nuts safe to eat.
¥ Onions get their distinctive smell by soaking up sulfur from the
The largest stamp was issued by China and measured 210 x 65 mm
Ancient Egyptians believed that Bast was the mother of all cats on Earth. They also believed that cats were sacred animals.
Heinz Catsup leaving the bottle travels at 25 miles per year
The daily production of gases in your large intestine measures 2 to 2.5 gallons. You will emit about 0.2 gallons of this while your intestinal wall absorbs the rest.
Originally, Jack-O-Lanterns were made from turnips.
There are more than 17,000 airplanes in the world, of which 4,000 are always airborne.
The word moose comes from the native Algonquian Indian word meaning twig eater.
Orchids have the smallest seeds. It takes more than 1.25 million seeds to weigh 1 gram.
Poll results: Nachos is the food most craved by mothers-to-be.
Hacky Sack was invented by a football player in the mid 1970's who used it to stregthen tendons he had torn in his knee.
Casey Kasem is the voice of Shaggy on the cartoon show Scooby-Doo. Casey Kasem, being a strict vegetarian, also requested that Shaggy follow the same diet on the show
Since the United Nations was founded in 1945, there have been 140 wars
The rarest chocolate bar in the world is the Porcelana bar. There are only 20,000 of these bars produced a year, and they sell for $90 per pound
A chameleon can move its eyes in two directions at the same time.
The name of the famous snack Twinkies was invented by seeing a billboard in St. Louis, that said Twinkle Toe Shoes.
It is impossible to get water out of a rimless tire.
In 1971, the postal code was introduced in Ottawa, Ontario
More than 11 million teens regularly view porn online.
In the Scottish Hebrides, an island is defined as being an island only if it is big enough to sustain 1 sheep.
Between 1902 and 1907, the same tiger killed 434 people in India
There are a million ants for every person on Earth.
The red circle on the japanese flag symbolizes the rising sun.
Almost is the longest word in the English language with all the letters in alphabetical order.
Many cancer patients that are treated with chemotherapy lose their hair. For some when the hair grows back, it can grow back a different colour, or be curly or straight
Two million red blood cells die every second
Los Angeles' full name is "El Pueblo de Nuestra Senora la Reina de los Angeles de Porciuncula". It can be abbreviated to 3.63% of its size: L.A.
One of the many Tarzans, Karmuala Searlel, was mauled to death by a raging elephant on set.
The world's tallest grass, which has sometimes grown 130 feet or more, is bamboo.
Stanford University engineers Bill Hewlett and Dave Packard started their company in a Palo Alto garage with $1,538. Their first product was an audio oscillator bought by Walt Disney studios for use in the movie Fantasia.
There are only four words in the English language which end in
In Chicago, it is illegal to take a french poodle to the opera.
The word toy comes from an old English word that means tool.
HIV is transmitted through bodily fluids like blood and semen.
Anagrams amused the ancient Greeks, Romans and Hebrews, and were popular during the Middle Ages.
William shakespeare "invented" more than 1,700 words.
Over 90% of diseases are caused or complicated by stress
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