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S. Eliot wore green makeup The word “fizzle” started as a type of fart Human noses and ears get bigger as we age No number before 1,000 contains the letter A The # symbol isn’t officially called hashtag or pound The French have their own name for a French kiss You can thank the Greeks for calling Christmas “Xmas” Movie trailers originally played after the movie Mercedes invented a car controlled by a joystick H&M actually stands for something The U.S. government saved every public tweet from 2006 through 2017 Theodore Roosevelt had a pet hyena The CIA headquarters has its own Starbucks, but baristas don’t write names on the cups Giraffe tongues can be 20 inches long There’s only one U.S. state capital without a McDonald’s Europeans were scared of eating tomatoes when they were introduced Humans aren’t the only animals that dream The inventor of the microwave appliance received only $2 for his discovery The Eiffel Tower can grow more than six inches during the summer Glitter may have originated on a ranch Frankenstein’s Creature is a vegetarian Medical errors are a top cause of death Sloths have more neck bones than giraffes Bees can fly higher than Mount Everest Ancient Egyptians used dead mice to ease toothaches Cap’n Crunch’s full name is Horatio Magellan Crunch Paint used to be stored in pig bladders Humans have jumped farther than horses in the Olympics The Terminator script was sold for $1 Pigeon poop is the property of the British Crown Onions were found in the eyes of an Egyptian mummy Abraham Lincoln was a bartender Beethoven never knew how to multiply or divide Japan released sushi-inspired Kit Kats An espresso maker was sent into space in 2015 The word “aquarium” means “watering place for cattle” in Latin An employee at Pixar accidentally deleted a sequence of Toy Story 2 during production Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak, and Ron Wayne started Apple Inc. on April Fools’ Day The inventor of the tricycle personally delivered two to Queen Victoria Your brain synapses shrink while you sleep A waffle iron inspired one of the first pairs of Nikes Boars wash their food Baseball umpires used to sit in rocking chairs The first commercial passenger flight lasted only 23 minutes The world’s first novel ends mid-sentence The French-language Scrabble World Champion doesn’t speak French A woman called the police when her ice cream didn’t have enough sprinkles Uncle Ben’s rice was air-dropped to World War II troops The British Empire was the largest empire in world history South American river turtles talk in their eggs Penicillin was first called “mold juice” The first stroller was engineered to be pulled by a goat (or animal of similar size) May 20, 1873, is the “birthday” of blue jeans 170-year-old bottles of champagne were found at the bottom of the Baltic Sea The MGM lion roar is trademarked Neil Armstrong’s hair was sold in 2004 for $3,000 Irish bars used to be closed on Saint Patrick’s Day Nikola Tesla hated pearls Thomas Edison is the reason you love cat videos Brad Pitt suffered an ironic injury on a film set Pregnancy tests date back to 1350 B.C.E. Martin Luther King Jr. got a C in public speaking Bees can make colored honey Bananas glow blue under black lights Wimbledon tennis balls are kept at 68 degrees Fahrenheit Adult cats are lactose intolerant Albert Einstein’s eyeballs are in New York City The Pope can’t be an organ donor A one-armed player scored the winning goal in the first World Cup The world’s oldest toy is a stick The average lifespan of a major league baseball: 7 pitches. Dueling is legal is Paraguay as long as both parties are registered blood donors. In 1920, Babe Ruth out-homered very American League team. Babe Ruth wore a cabbage leaf under his cap to keep his head cool. He changed it every two innings. Every year 56,000,000 people attend major league baseball games. There are 336 dimples on a regulation golf ball. In Calama, a town in the Atacama Desert of Chile, it has never rained. At any given time, there are 1,800 thunderstorms in progress over the earth's atmosphere. In space, astronauts cannot cry because there is no gravity and tears can't flow. Most lipstick contains fish scales. A "jiffy" is an actual unit of time: 1/100th of a second. Leonardo Da Vinci invented scissors. Recycling one glass jar saves enough energy to operate a television for three hours. The cigarette lighter was invented before the match. There is enough fuel in full jumbo jet tank to drive an average car four times around the world. An average of 100 people choke to death on ballpoint pens every year. Antarctica is the only continent without reptiles or snakes. The cruise liner Queen Elizabeth 2 moves only six inches for each gallon of fuel it burns. San Francisco cable cars are the only National Monuments that can move. February 1865 is the only month in recorded history not to have a full moon. Nutmeg is extremely poisonous if injected intravenously. Lightning strikes the Earth 100 times every second. There are over 87,000 Americans on waiting lists for organ transplants. Catsup leaves the bottle at a rate of 25 miles per year. Toxic house plants poison more children than household chemicals do. You are more likely to be infected by flesh-eating bacteria than you are to be struck by lightning. According to Genesis 1:20-22, the chicken came before the egg. It is physically impossible for you to lick your elbow. Like fingerprints, everyone's tongue print is different. Your heart beats over 100,000 times a day. It takes approximately 12 hours for food to entirely digest. A sneeze travels out your mouth at over 100 m.p.h. Women blink nearly twice as often as men. Most of the dust particles in your house are dead skin. The longest bout of hiccups lasted nearly 69 years. Babies is born without kneecaps. They appear between the ages of 2 and 6. Men can read smaller print than women. Women can hear better. Wearing headphones for just an hour will increase the bacteria in your ear by 700 times. Every time you lick a stamp, you're consuming 1/10 of a calorie. Our eyes are always the same size from birth, but our nose and ears never stop growing. The average person falls asleep in seven minutes. Almost everyone who reads this will try to lick their elbow. In a recent survey, Americans revealed that banana was their favorite smell. When opossums are "playing 'possum," they are not playing. They actually pass out from sheer terror. The Weddell seal can travel underwater for seven miles without surfacing for air. An iguana can stay under water for 28 minutes. Horses can't vomit. A crocodile cannot stick its tongue out. Butterflies taste with their feet. Penguins can jump as high as six feet in the air. All polar bears are left-handed. An eagle can kill a young deer and fly carrying it. The leg bones of a bat are so thin that no bat can walk. The katydid bug hears through holes in its hind legs. Slugs have four noses. Ostriches stick their heads in the sand to look for water. It's possible to lead a cow upstairs, but not downstairs. A shrimp's heart is in its head. A snail can sleep for three years. The chicken is one of the few things that man eats before it's born and after it's dead. A pregnant goldfish is called a twit. Rats multiply so quickly that in 18 months, two rats could have over a million descendants. There are only three types of snakes on the island of Tasmania and all three are deadly poisonous. It is physically impossible for pigs to look up into the sky. Dolphins sleep with one eye open. A goldfish has a memory span of three seconds. A shark is the only fish that can blink with both eyes. Emus and kangaroos cannot walk backwards and are on the Australian coat of arms for that reason. The jellyfish is 95% water. A hippo can open its mouth wide enough to fit a 4-foot-tall child inside. Only female mosquitoes bite. Most elephants weigh less than the tongue of the blue whale. The world's youngest parents were age 8 and 9. They lived in China and had their child in 1910. Kotex was first manufactured as bandages, during WWI. Abraham Lincoln's dog, Fido, was also assassinated. In England, the Speaker of the House is not allowed to speak. About 3,000 years ago, most Egyptians died by the time they were 30. The first known contraceptive was crocodile dung, used by Egyptians in 2000 B.C. The youngest pope was 11 years old. Wayne's World was filmed in two weeks. The first Fords had engines made by Dodge. More than 8,100 US troops are still listed as missing in action from the Korean War. Inn the great fire of 1666, half of London was burnt down but only six people were injured. Toto was paid $125 per week while filming The Wizard of Oz. The only member of the band ZZ Top without a beard has the last name Beard. The electric chair was invented by a dentist. Ancient Egyptians slept on pillows made of stone. Millie the White House dog earned more than four times as President Bush in 1991. "Stewardesses" is the longest word that is typed using only the left hand. A Boeing 767 airliner is made of 3,100,000 separate parts. "Typewriter" is the longest word that can be made using the keys on only one row of the keyboard. In 1980, there was only one country in the world with no telephones: Bhutan. More than 50% of the people in the world have never made or received a telephone call. No word in the English language rhymes with month, orange, silver, or purple. "Go," is the shortest complete sentence in the English language. In England in the 1880s, "pants" was considered a dirty word. The dot that appears over the letter i is called a "tittle." Montpelier, Vermont, is the only U.S. state capital without a McDonalds. There is a bar in London that sells vaporized vodka, which is inhaled instead of sipped. In the White House, there are 13,092 knives, forks, and spoons. Americans on average eat 18 acres of pizza every day. Coca-cola was originally green. The only food that does not spoil: honey. The Pilgrims ate popcorn at the first Thanksgiving dinner. Iceland consumes more Coca-Cola per capita than any other nation. Almonds are members of the peach family. Cranberry is the only Jell-O flavor that contains real fruit flavoring. American Airlines saved $40,000 in 1987 by eliminating one olive from each salad served first class. The average American drinks about 600 sodas per year. One in every four Americans has appeared on television. In 1998, more fast-food employees were murdered on the job than police officers. There are more collect calls on Father's Day than any other day of the year. There are more cars in Southern California than there are cows in India. Percentage of Americans who say that God has spoken to them: 36. Average number of people airborne over the U.S. any given hour: 61,000. Portion of land in the U.S. owned by the government: 1/3. Ninety percent of New York City cabbies are recently arrived immigrants. In 21 states, Wal-Mart is the single largest employer. It's against the law in Kansas to catch fish with your bare hands. Maine is the only state with a one-syllable name. There are 2,000,000 millionaires in the U.S. The U.S. has 5 percent of the world's population, but 25 percent of the world's prison population. It is illegal to hunt camels in the state of Arizona. In the U.S., a pound of potato chips costs two hundred times more than a pound of potatoes. Mailmen in Russia now carry revolvers after a recent decision by the government. One out of five people in the world (1.1 billion people) live on less than $1 per day. Quebec City, Canada, has about as much street crime as Disney World. In every episode of Seinfeld there is a Superman somewhere. The Spanish word esposa means "wife." The plural, esposas, means "wives," but also "handcuffs." City with the most Rolls Royces per capita: Hong Kong. If Barbie were life-size, her measurements would be 39-23-33. She would stand 7 feet, 2 inches tall. On average, people fear spiders more than they do death. Thirty-five percent of the people who use personal ads for dating are already married. In Tokyo you can buy a toupee for your dog. A dime has 118 ridges around the edge. It’s made from other galaxies that our galaxy has consumed, such as the Sagittarius Dwarf Galaxy. Our galaxy is currently consuming the Canis Major Dwarf Galaxy (the closest galaxy to ours). A lightning bolt is 54 thousand degrees Fahrenheit. That’s hotter than the surface of the sun! If lightning hits sand or rocks, it can be petrified and will create lightning fossils. The odds of being struck by lightning are 1 in 12 thousand. The legal owner of one-sixth of the Earth is the Queen of the United Kingdom. There are more living things in a teaspoon of soil than there are people on Earth. There weren’t always a lot of trees on the Earth. The Earth used to be covered in giant mushrooms. into the earth, but a small chuck of it flew off and got stuck in orbit, creating our moon. Since at least 500 B.C.E., no properly educated person has believed the Earth is flat. Thunder is extremely hard to hear if you’re more than twelve miles away from the storm. The closer you are to a storm, the closer together the thunder and lightning will be. Astraphobia is the fear of thunder and lightning. Philosophers used to believe that thunder was the sound of clouds colliding. Jupiter has 67 moons organized into three groups: inner moons, Galilean moons, and outer moons. The first sighting of Jupiter that was recorded was around 7th or 8th B.C. by the Babylonians. Jupiter has the shortest day of all the eight planets in our solar system. Galileo discovered four of Jupiter’s moons in 1610. One year on Jupiter is equivalent to about 11.86 years on Earth. Only eight space craft have visited Jupiter. Jupiter doesn’t have seasons because its axis is only tilted 3.13 degrees. It takes an hour or less to form a cloud. There are a lot of different kinds of clouds, but the most common are stratus, cumulus, and cirrus. The reason why clouds appear white is because they reflect the sun’s light. (Like the Moon!) There is an international Cloud Committee. Any planet with an atmosphere most likely has clouds. The month of March is named after Mars. If a human went to Mars without a space suit, their blood would turn to bubbles and they would die. There are very violent and dark dust storms on Mars. During a winter in Mars, about twenty percent of the air freezes. The average temperature on Mars is minus 81 degrees Fahrenheit. Scientists believe that the Earth may have had two moons at one point in time. The moon has “earthquakes” called moon-quakes that can change the tides of the ocean. The shadows on the moon are a lot darker than the ones on Earth. show the Russians they been to the moon first. Earthquakes cause about 8 thousands deaths a year. There are more earthquakes in the Northern Hemisphere of the Earth than the Southern Hemisphere. There are four types of faults in the Earth: normal, thrust, reverse, and strike-up. The word “atom” comes from the Greek words for “uncuttable” or “undivided”. The human body is made up of an average of seven billion atoms. The average diameter of an atom is one tenth of a billionth of a meter. Atoms are composed of even smaller particles called quarks and leptons. The human body replaces 98 percent of those atoms every year. In about 130 million years, the sun will consume the Earth as it becomes a red giant. The sun is almost a perfect sphere. There is only a slight compression around the circumference. It takes an average of eight minutes and twenty seconds for light from the sun to reach the Earth. The sun travels in the galaxy at speed of about 220 kilometers per second. The sun is 4.5 billion years old, but it’s only at about middle age for stars. When a volcano erupts, it can send ash and debris up to 17 miles above the Earth’s surface. There is a unique volcanic rock called pumice that can float in water. There are waterfalls under the ocean’s surface. You can find more remains and artifacts under the ocean than in all of the world’s museums combined. Around 50 to 60 percent of life on Earth is found underneath the ocean’s surface. The average depth of the ocean is 3,795 meters. If the planet Saturn was placed in water, it would float. The skin of an average human replaces itself 900 times during one lifetime. Within three days after you die, the enzymes that help you digest food will start to eat you. In all of human history, about 100 billion people have died. It also snows on Mars and Venus, even though the snow on Venus is actually flakes of metal. The increasing change in climate increases the amount of smog in the air, which makes asthma worse. Gold is rarer than diamonds. Since 2008, China has been the world’s largest gold producer. Before China, it was South Africa. Gold was the most popular investment to ever exists until the stock market came to be. About 80 percent of the world’s fresh water originates in the mountains. About one third of the Earth’s land surface is covered by deserts, or partial deserts. There are still farmers in the Atacama Desert. The population there is 1 million. Many drugs are made from tress, like aspirin. Aspirin was originally created from willow bark. The names of all the continents end with the same letter with which they start. South America contains the highest point on the earth, on Mount Chimborazo in Ecuador. If a seed is planted upside down, it will still grow right side up because seeds can sense gravity. Some orchid seed pods hold over three million seeds inside of them. The reason why NASA hasn’t brought any birds to space is because birds need gravity to swallow. When you light a match in zero gravity, the flame will be round and blue instead of tall and orange. If Jupiter had more gravity when the solar system was created, it could have become a second sun. The foundation of a house is made from limestone, clay, shale, gypsum, and aggregate. The most common mineral found in the earth is quartz. Oxygen doesn’t burn, but it does support the combustion of other substances. Oxygen is made in stars. Oxygen is part of the ‘ash’ that is formed when a star burns. The longest amount of time that a solar eclipse can last is only seven and a half minutes. The Aurora Borealis is visible from space. The Aurora Borealis is easier to see with a camera than the naked eye. You can’t predict the pattern of the Aurora Borealis. It is completely random each time. There have been people who have been sucked into a tornado and lived to tell the tale. When a tsunami happens in the deepest part of the ocean, the waves are only one to three feet tall. Most palm trees survive tsunamis because their trunks have adapted to strong winds and waves. The word “rainbow” in Latin is arcus iris or arcus pluvius, which pretty much means a “rainy arch”. Bangkok is the world’s most visited city. Typing keyboards used to be arranged alphabetically. We are born with only 2 natural fears: the fear of falling and the fear of loud sounds. Baked beans are not actually baked. Antarctica is the only continent without any reptiles or snakes. Video games help surgeons perform better. Tomato ketchup was used as medicine for 16 years. The brain is the fattest organ. Australia has the most number of venomous snakes worldwide. Dead people get goosebumps. You can’t move or touch William Shakespeare’s bones. "Digging a hole to China" is possible if you start in Argentina. The name for the Pringles shape is a hyperbolic paraboloid. There is McDonald’s in all continents except Antarctica. At any point in time, 0.7% of the world’s population is drunk. Sonic the Hedgehog isn’t his full name. Toilet paper in France is generally pink. Artificial banana flavoring is based on an extinct banana. Four out of the ten largest statues in the world are of Buddhas. Squeaky floors were the best home security in 17th century Japan. Half of all bank robberies in the U.S. are done on a Friday. Tinder made its first match in Antarctica in 2014. Men’s dress shirt collars used to be detachable. The first novel in the world ended mid-sentence. In 2014, a missing woman on a vacation in Iceland was found in a search party for herself. Sneezing while traveling at 60 mph makes you close your eyes for 50 feet. People don’t sneeze in their sleep. If you make $1 every second, it will take you 2,921 years to be richer than Bill Gates. February used to be the last month of the year. Shoe shops used X-Ray machines to measure shoe sizes. The Big Ben in London is leaning so much that the incline is visible to the naked eye. Australia has the most beaches in the world. The national animal of Scotland is the Unicorn. The directors of the film Despicable Me wrote their own language for the Minions. Alaska had a cat mayor. There is an island in the Bahamas with only pigs as residents. Eating polar bear liver can kill a human being. Insects are attracted to light because of the moon. Lobster used to be considered the cockroach of the ocean. DreamWorks studios was created by a former Disney employee. Australia has a bright pink lake. Netflix spent $0 on marketing its DVD rental business, but over 6 million people still used it. Spiked and studded dog-collars were an Ancient Greek invention. A full jumbo jet tank has enough fuel to drive a car around the world four times. Artist Salvador Dali would get out of paying at restaurants by drawing on the checks. Jellyfish almost caused mass nuclear explosions in 2013. A seaman once set a ship on fire to get out of work early. Tea bags were an accidental invention. Your heart beats 100,000 times a day. J is the only letter that doesn’t appear on the periodic table. A man once won a horse race after he died. At birth, baby pandas are smaller than mice. Jack Daniel was believed to die from kicking a safe. A coffee taster has his tongue insured for £10 million. Herring fish communicate by farting. A kimono literally translates to “thing to wear.” Scientists grew a human tooth from scratch using pee. Tic Tacs got their name from the sound they make. You could go to jail for collecting eagle feathers in the U.S. 78% of NFL players undergo financial crisis by 2 years of retirement. Moon Trees are a thing. A filmmaker once created a 10-hour “film” of paint drying. During the first 5 months of Pokémon Go, gaming-related accidents increased by 26.5%. If you ate nothing but rabbit meat, you would die from protein poisoning. Hundreds of rare animals and plants thrive in the North Korea-South Korea border. The tongue is the only muscle in the body attached from one end. Sleep literally cleanses your brain. Sudan has the most pyramids out of any country. The Lego Group is the most powerful brand in the world. Mr. and Mrs. came from the words master and mistress. The only difference between kosher salt and table salt is the grain size. Humans specifically have eyes that face forward for the purpose of seeing in 3D. The founder of Pringles, Fredric Baur, requested to be buried in a Pringles can. Humans can’t taste food without saliva. There’s a plankton that reverses your feeling of hot and cold. You can eat the stickers on fruit. Scientists don’t know what causes the shower-curtain effect. The Chanel double C was the first designer logo of all time. Giraffes have less neck bones than a sloth. The word “friends” is said in every episode of Friends. Manatees can get cold stress. Not sporty? Try aggressive sitting. 27,000 trees are cut per day for the world’s toilet paper. May 22nd is the least common birth date. No one knows for sure how dinosaurs mate. Airport runway numbers actually indicate the direction on a compass. Hershey’s Kisses were named that after the kissing sound the chocolate makes on the conveyor belt. Penguins can jump as high as 9 feet in the air. Polar bears aren’t purely left-handed. A frog can throw up an entire organ. The legs of a bat are so thin, they can’t walk. Slugs only have one nose. Chickens are eaten for their whole life cycle. Sharks can “blink” and “wink”. Toilets usually flush in E flat. It takes 142.18 licks to reach the center of a Tootsie pop. Human birth control pills work on gorillas. When the first Star Wars movie came out, France was still executing people with the guillotine. Queen Elizabeth II owns the swans in England. During World War II, the Oscar awards were made of painted plaster. Napoléon Bonaparte’s penis was stolen. M&M’s stands for “Mars & Murrie’s.” Millions of trees were estimated to be planted by squirrels that forgot their buried nuts. A pound of houseflies contains more protein than a pound of beef. Cats sleep for ⅔ of their lives. Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho was the first American film to show a toilet being flushed on screen. The Eiffel Tower leans away from the sun. A laughing epidemic made 14 schools close in East Africa. The youngest parents in the world were aged 8 and 9. During WWI, Kotex was first manufactured as bandages. Drinking coffee in Turkey was once punishable by death. The Speaker of the House isn’t allowed to speak in England. Crocodile poop was the first contraceptive. The youngest Pope elected was 11 years old. Only 2 countries don’t sell Coca-Cola. The Paris Agreement on climate change was signed by the largest number of countries ever in one day. The world's quietest room is located at Microsoft's headquarters in Washington state. Only 3 countries don’t use the metric system. President Bush was re-elected by less than 31% of all eligible voters in the United States. Dodge made the first engines used by Ford. In Ancient Egypt , priests plucked their bodies bald. The population of the United States increases by one person every 12 seconds. Frankenstein is a vegetarian. The Terminator script was sold for a dollar. Computer mouse speed is measured in "Mickeys." Pigeon poop is property of the British royal family. The microwave oven was another accidental invention. Nebraskan drivers had the flashiest traffic situation back then. Over 70% of people would reveal their passwords for chocolate. A Boeing 747 airliner is made of over 6,000,000 separate parts. The word "testify" is based on… testes? “Pants” used to be a dirty word. Palindromes are the most difficult kind of phrase to form. The oceans contain 200,000 different kinds of viruses. The tallest tower of cupcakes ever made is over 35 feet. The biggest grill out of all time had 394 people grilling meat. The average person will spend six months of their life waiting for red lights to turn green. A single lightning bolt has enough energy to toast 100,000 slices of bread. A blue whale's heartbeat can be heard from two miles away. The Netherlands has a squirrel bridge. Subway footlongs don’t measure a foot long. Marie Curie's belongings still have radioactive residue in present day. The Canary Islands are named after dogs, not birds. The Netherlands has the tallest population. Indonesia has the shortest population. Tom Hanks was not paid for Forrest Gump. Arnold Schwarzenegger once forgot to take off the Terminator look. The sound of the automatic doors opening on the U.S.S. Enterprise is made by a toilet. Will Smith wanted to adopt the German Shepherd in I Am Legend. Henry Cavill’s muscles are the real deal. The Titanic film runs for as long as the ship sunk. Sylvester Stallone landed in the I.C.U. while filming Rocky. Brad Pitt and Edward Norton actually learned how to make soap in Fight Club. Brendan Fraser almost died filming The Mummy. Arnold Schwarzenegger practiced with guns every day for a month to prepare for The Terminator. Daniel Kaluuya was given the lead role on the spot after nailing his audition. Michael Fassbender had makeup artists put alcohol on his mustache for a role. The Kingsman underwater scene was not scripted. The creators of Stranger Things wanted to direct the It remake. There were 25 snakes found on The Maze Runner set. Crushed vitamins have been used for cocaine scenes in movies. Nestlé supplied 1,850 bars of real chocolate for Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Hugh Jackman went 36 hours without water for Les Miserables. Jim Caviezel was struck by lightning while playing Jesus in The Passion Of The Christ. Victorians said "prunes" when taking pictures. The foil seals on medicine bottles were placed due to poisoning incidents. North Koreans are shorter than South Koreans. Indians read the most out of any nationality. A pig was once held in trial for the death of a child. You could buy a town from eBay. Doritos are flammable. Starbucks flopped in Australia. Glaciers make sounds. The first roller coaster was invented to stop sinful behavior. Your nails grow at the same time as continental plates drift. The longest location name on the planet is 85 letters long. The people who are currently alive are only 7% of the total number of people who have ever lived. Muhammad is the most popular name in the world. There are more than 24 time zones around the world. Sweden has the most islands of any country. The red-billed quelea is the most common bird on Earth. The hashtag symbol is called an octothorpe. The longest wedding veil was longer than 63 football fields. No real astronaut ever said, "Houston, we have a problem," The lyrebird can make chainsaw sounds. 9% of Americans have phobias. Elvis only won 3 Grammys. Cornell University offers a wine course. The Krusty Krab restaurant is a lobster trap. The Hulk was supposed to be grey. The Flintstones was the highest-earning network cartoon franchise for 30 years. Walt Disney hated Goofy. Superman used to leap places instead of flying. The longest-running primetime animated series is the Simpsons, which began in 1987. Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse were married in real life. The Pokemon Hitmonlee and Hitmonchan are based on Bruce Lee and Jackie Chan. All the Professors in Pokemon have been named after trees. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs was the first American film to have a soundtrack. The Little Mermaid was Disney’s first princess movie in 30 years. Jackie Chan voiced the Beast in the Chinese dub of The Beauty And The Beast. The Lion King was the first original Disney movie. Bees bite. Kids ask about 300 questions a day. All Froot Loops have the same flavor. Before the 1800s, people slept in batches. Cows have "best friends" and will get stressed when separated. New Zealanders have more pets per household than any other country. The design for the seatbelts we use now was given away by Volvo. Kea parrots laugh together when they're in a good mood. Flyting was the original rap battle. The Russians showed up 12 days late to the 1908 Olympics. In Japan, letting a sumo wrestler make your baby cry is considered good luck. Black cats are good luck in Britain and Japan. Ben & Jerry learned how to make ice cream from a $5 course at Penn State. The the official plural form of a Prius is Prii. Dogs can understand up to 250 words and gestures. Goats have rectangular pupils. Wasting food is illegal for supermarkets in France. A baby can cost new parents 750 hours of sleep. A grumble is a group of pugs. Garfield used to own G-Mail. Crayola is literally "oily chalk." Abraham Lincoln was a wrestling champion. Queen Elizabeth II has had over 30 corgis in her lifetime. Relative to their bodies, Chihuahuas have the biggest brain in the dog world. Elvis Presley's manager sold hate merch for profit. Avocados never ripen on the tree. At the Humane Society of Missouri, kid volunteers comfort anxious shelter dogs by reading to them. China owns all of the pandas in the world. Penguins used to be 6 feet tall. A scientific calculator is 6 times more powerful than the Apollo 11 computer. Humans shed 18 kg of skin in their lifetime. The "Like" button on Facebook was supposed to be the "Awesome" button. Human fingers are really sensitive. Humans are genetically related to bananas. Our sense of smell and taste decrease by 20%-50% during flights. Bubble wrap was originally designed to be used as wallpaper. Your body replaces all its particles every seven years. The world's longest musical piece lasts 639 years. Neptune was the first planet that was discovered before being seen through a telescope. You're more likely to become President than you are to win the lottery. There’s only one letter that doesn’t appear in any U.S. state name. Samsung tests phone durability with a butt robot. Armadillos have bulletproof shells. Kleenex tissues were supposed to be for gas masks. Blue whales eat 500,000 calories in 1 mouthful. The tiny pocket in jeans is for pocket watches. NASA can “fax” tools to astronauts Only ¼ of the Sahara Desert is sandy. 2 parts of the human body never stop growing. No number contains the letter A before 1,000. Mercedes invented a joystick-controlled car. The CIA headquarters Starbucks doesn’t put names on the cups. The Eiffel Tower grows during the summer. Bees can fly higher than Mount Everest. Humans have jumped further than horses in the Olympics. A waffle iron inspired one of the first iconic Nike shoes. Glitter was invented by a farmer. Abraham Lincoln used to be a bartender. Beethoven never studied multiplication or division. Aquariums were supposed to be for cows. An espresso maker has been sent to space. Apple Inc. was founded on April Fool’s. Wild boars wash their food. Baseball umpires used to sit in rocking chairs. The first commercial airplane flight lasted 23 minutes. The French Scrabble World Champion doesn’t speak French A U.K. woman has called 911 because of ice cream. The British Empire was the largest empire in the world. Turtles can talk to each other. 170 year-old champagne was found under the Baltic Sea. Nikola Tesla did not like pearls. Brad Pitt injured his Achilles heel while playing Achilles. Martin Luther King Jr. had a C in public speaking. Bees can make different colors of honey. The Pope can’t donate organs. A one-armed player scored the winning goal in the first World Cup. The stick is the world’s first toy. The first baby stroller was pulled by animals. Ancient Egyptians used dead mice for toothaches. Genghis Khan strategically married off his daughters to expand his empire. A proposed amendment to the US constitution in 1916 would have had citizens vote on all acts of war. A silverback gorilla could deadlift 1,800 lbs. Costco’s hot dog and soda combo has remained at the same price since 1985. A company in Japan awards non-smokers an extra six days of paid leave each year. In Singapore, when you turn 21, you’re automatically registered as an organ donor. Stephen Hawking was rumored to run over the toes of people he didn’t like. The Apollo missions have left 96 bags of poop, pee, and vomit on the moon. Visitors to one of Hawaii’s islands can take a shelter dog out on adventures for a day. Samuel L. Jackson was an usher at Martin Luther King Jr’s funeral. Fish eggs can survive being eaten by a duck. There’s a restaurant in New York that employs grandmas instead of chefs. Jim Carrey was the first actor to star in three consecutive box-office hits. The first rap song to win an Academy Award for Best Original Song was Eminem’s “Lose Yourself.” Velociraptors were actually feathered dinosaurs. According to research, starting school at 10 am is better for your health. It cost $265 million to make Grand Theft Auto V. The man who invented pop-up advertisements deeply regrets it and says he’s very sorry. More than $700 million worth of aluminum cans are thrown out by Americans every year. Roosters have built-in earplugs, so they don’t deafen themselves when they crow. Tom Cruise got divorced from each of his three ex-wives when they reached the age of 33. As dogs were domesticated, their eyes evolved to look cuter. Nintendo used to have a hotline you could call if you were stuck in one of their games. Books published in Norway are bought by the government to stock the country’s libraries. It turns out that you don’t need to drink six to eight cups of water per day. Christopher Lee released three metal albums. Elephants can swim up to six hours at a time. Shrek originally had a thick Canadian accent. George Clooney had a pet pig called Max. Only one married couple has ever been sent to space. Samsung’s various business activities account for more than 15% of Korea’s entire economy. There’s a mountain in Greece that women are prohibited from visiting. In Japan, when a train leaves the station at the wrong time, the rail company apologizes. A chimpanzee was once ranked as the 22nd most successful money manager in the US. Bill and Melinda Gates have given away more than $45 billion since 1994. There’s a soviet version of The Lord of the Rings, and it’s downright woeful. Koalas may be cute, but they’re incredibly dumb. Psy didn’t want to upload Gangnam Style to YouTube because he didn’t want to be humiliated. There’s a pub in Ireland that’s been running for more than 1,100 years! Apple co-founder Steve Jobs thought he didn’t have body odor. Platypuses are so weird that when scientists first discovered them, they thought it was a hoax. McDonald’s in the United Kingdom run half their delivery fleet on used cooking oil. Studies have found that nine out of ten people experience phantom phone vibrations. Reindeer in the Arctic can see the world in ultraviolet light. Arizona fines drivers under their unique “Stupid Motorist Law.” Chris Pratt stole his costume from the set of Guardians of the Galaxy. The Internet has its very own patron saint. Roundabouts have been proven to reduce dangerous traffic incidents significantly. The FBI had a 1,427-page file on Albert Einstein. There’s a species of wolf that lives almost exclusively off seafood. Seven out of ten US youths would fail to qualify for military service. The moon has its own Catholic bishop. It turns out that most people don’t procrastinate because of laziness. The Pentagon has twice the number of bathrooms it needs. The United States of America’s longest-standing unbroken treaty is with Morocco. As many as 80% of Hong Kong’s toilets are flushed with seawater. The inventor of the USB originally designed it to be plugged in either way up. Barbara Bush, George Bush Snr’s wife, once called The Simpsons the “dumbest thing I’ve ever seen.” Stan Lee created the character for Iron Man as a challenge. Three towns in Scotland, Australia, and the US are united by how boring they are. A town in Antarctica forces would-be residents to have their appendices removed. The person who proved the existence of radio waves thought they were completely pointless. In their sales pitch, the inventors of silly string sprayed their interviewer with an entire can. Michael Jackson once had an entire supermarket closed so he could shop “like a normal person.” Research has found that people who swear tend to be more honest. The quietest place on earth is in Minnesota. A wall of trees is being planted across Africa to help prevent desertification. 71% of people in Iceland have a Costco membership. Sloths don’t fall out of trees when they sleep because of how their claws evolved. All those scam emails you get from Nigerian Princes have purposefully bad grammar. M&Ms were exclusively sold to the US military during World War II. The 1927 Liberian general election was the most rigged election in world history. Government vehicles in Cuba are legally required to pick up hitchhikers. Macaulay Culkin from Home Alone let his fans vote on what he should change his middle name to. The more money people spend on their weddings, the more likely they are to get divorced. Spiders move their legs using biological hydraulics. Kim Il Sung loved Hennessy cognac so much he bought more than $800,000 of it per year! Zebras are actually black with white stripes. Every year 22,000 tons of dust is blown from the Sahara Desert all the way to the Amazon Rainforest. The longest train journey in the world is in Russia. The world’s first Guinness world record for push-ups was 6,006. Antarctica isn’t owned by any single nation. In the 18th Century, the doctor to the Danish King seized control of Denmark. The most popular car model in the world is the Toyota Hilux. Panama hats aren’t originally from Panama but Ecuador! Frogs literally eat with their eyes! Recorders actually used to be a popular instrument. Stripey things like escalators and Venetian blinds can cause migraines. The US army has its own private herd of bison. Bi-weekly has two different definitions: twice a week, or once every two weeks. By applying even pressure on an egg, it is nearly impossible to break the shell by squeezing it. Several of the facts on Snapple caps have been found to be outdated, incorrect, or exaggerated. The total weight of all air on Earth is 11 quintillion pounds. Barry Manilow wrote many famous jingles for companies like McDonald’s, State Farm and BandAids. The world is full of incredible little facts, but only some will make us shout “OMG.” Banging your head against a wall for one hour burns 150 calories. In Switzerland, it is illegal to own just one guinea pig. Pteronophobia is the fear of being tickled by feathers. Snakes can predict earthquakes. Crows often hold grudges against specific people. The oldest “your mom” joke was discovered on a 3,500-year-old Babylonian tablet. Two infectious diseases have been successfully wiped out: Smallpox and Rinderpest. May 29 is officially “Put a Pillow on Your Fridge Day.” Cherophobia is the irrational fear of fun or happiness. 7% of American adults believe that chocolate milk comes from brown cows. If you lift a kangaroo’s tail off the ground, it can’t hop. Bananas are curved because they grow towards the sun. Most Korean people don’t have armpit odor. The original London Bridge is now in Arizona. During your lifetime, you will produce enough saliva to fill 50 bathtubs! If Pinocchio said, “My Nose Will Grow Now,” it would create a paradox. Polar bears could eat as many as 10 penguins in a single sitting… Car manufacturer Volkswagen makes sausages. Movie trailers were originally shown after the movie, which is why they’re called “trailers.” Hawaiian pizza is a Canadian invention. The smallest bone in your body is in your ear. Tennis players can be fined up to $20,000 for swearing while playing at Wimbledon. Only 5% of the ocean has been explored. Most people fart around 14 to 23 times a day! There is a species of spider called the Hobo Spider. A lion’s roar can be heard from 5 miles away. Saint Lucia is the only country in the world named after a woman. The national animal of Scotland is a unicorn. The United States Navy used Xbox controllers for their periscopes. The following can be read forward and backward: Do geese see God? A baby octopus is about the size of a flea when it is born. A sheep, a duck, and a rooster were the first passengers to take a trip in a hot air balloon. In Uganda, around 48% of the population is under 15 years of age. On average, men get bored of a shopping trip after 26 minutes. Recycling just one tin can saves enough energy to watch television for 3 hours. After the premiere of 16 and Pregnant, teen pregnancy rates dropped. Squirrels cause approximately 10-20% of US power outages. Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter are all banned in China. 95% of people text things they could never say in person. Honeybees can recognize human faces. The Battle of Hastings didn’t actually take place in Hastings. Human blood cells have different lifespans. A swarm of 20,000 bees followed a car for two days because their queen was stuck inside. Eating carrots can turn your skin orange. Bob Dylan’s birth name was Robert Zimmerman. A crocodile can’t poke its tongue out. Sea otters hold hands when they sleep, so they don’t drift away from each other. A small child could swim through the veins of a blue whale. The word “y’all” dates back to at least 1631. J.K. Rowling chose the unusual name “Hermione” so young girls wouldn’t be teased for being nerdy. Hewlett-Packard’s (also known as HP) name was decided in a coin toss in 1939. There are a total of 1,710 steps in the Eiffel Tower. The names of the Pokémon Hitmonlee and Hitmonchan are based on Bruce Lee and Jackie Chan. Pigs are considered to be the world’s fifth-smartest animal. Pirates wore earrings because they believed they improved their eyesight. Los Angeles original name is “El Pueblo de Nuestra Senora la Reina de Los Angeles de Porciuncula.” The Twitter bird actually has a name – Larry. Octopuses actually have six arms and two legs! There are only two times that we know of that snow fell in the Sahara desert. Mike Tyson once offered a zoo attendant $10,000 to let him fight a gorilla. ABBA turned down 1 billion dollars to do a reunion tour. Abraham Lincoln fed his cat with a gold fork. The first alarm clock could only ring at 4 am. Some insects and small birds see the world in slow motion. A goat called William Windsor served as a Lance Corporal in the British Army. The most venomous jellyfish in the world is the Irukandji. March 20th is known as Snowman Burning Day. Queen Elizabeth II wasn’t allowed to sit on the Iron Throne from Game of Thrones. There is an official Wizard of New Zealand. An apple, potato, and onion taste the same if you eat them with your nose plugged. The longest word you’re likely to encounter on an everyday basis is “uncharacteristically.” A company in Poland makes dinnerware out of wheat so that you can eat your plate! The average person walks the equivalent of five times around the world in their lifetime. Michael Jackson offered to make a Harry Potter musical, but the offer was rejected. The world record for stuffing drinking straws into your mouth at once is 650. Nutella was invented shortly after WWII ended because chocolate was so expensive. North Korea has its own space program. Ants leave maps for other ants when they walk. Tears contain a natural painkiller, which reduces pain and improves your mood. Saturn is the only planet in our solar system that could float in water. Male cats have longer tails than female cats. Dolly Parton lost in a Dolly Parton look-alike contest. George W. Bush was once a cheerleader. In total, there are 205 bones in the skeleton of a horse. Coca-Cola once bought all the website URLs that can be read as ahh, all the way up to 62 h’s. Each year there are more than 40,000 toilet-related injuries in the US. Strawberries can be red, yellow, green, or white. Walt Disney World is the second-largest buyer of fireworks in the US. Four people lived in a home for six months infested with over 2,000 venomous spiders. Madonna has brontophobia, which is the fear of thunder. In June 2017, the Facebook community reached 2 billion active users. Samuel L. Jackson requested a purple lightsaber in Star Wars to accept the part of Mace Windu. Paraskavedekatriaphobia is the fear of Friday the 13th. Kleenex tissues were originally used as filters in gas masks. In 1998, Sony accidentally sold 700,000 camcorders that could see through people’s clothes. During your lifetime, you will spend around seventy-nine days brushing your teeth. Honeybees can get drunk on fermented tree sap. It’s a common misconception that squirrels forget where they hide about half of their nuts. People with brain damage can suffer from “joke addiction.” Billy goats urinate on their own heads to smell more attractive to females. There isn’t a single verified case of a snow leopard attacking a human. There is a sea slug that steals the ability to photosynthesize and live off sunlight from algae. The common cold comes from camels. Ketchup was a medicine in the early 1800s. In 2017 more people were killed from injuries caused by taking a selfie than by shark attacks. The word “emoji” comes from the Japanese words “e” and “moji,” which mean “picture” and “character.” Grapes are toxic to cats and dogs – even in small amounts. The Louvre in Paris is so large that it would take 100 days to look at each piece. In the 18th Century, Smallpox scars would get you a job. In 1913 you could legally mail a baby in the US. By 400BC, Persian engineers mastered the technique of storing ice in the middle of desert summers. The word “burrito” means “little donkey” in Spanish. Eagles can hunt down a young deer and fly away with it. Every year, the Netherlands sends Canada 20,000 tulip bulbs. Jupiter has a “lost” moon. Famous French painter Claude Monet was only rich because he won the lottery. Before alarm clocks were affordable, professional “Knocker Uppers” woke people up for work. A random toilet break saved former President Lyndon B. Johnson’s life. The coloring of Gizmo’s fur from The Gremlins matches Steven Spielberg’s dog. Japanese people use more paper for manga than toilet roll. Birds don’t urinate. Chickens are the closest living relatives to the T-Rex. Adult Mayflies have no functional mouth. M&M’s turned down product placement in ET. There is a type of mouse that howls to defend its territory. The words “laser” and “radar” were originally acronyms. Men are 23% more likely to be left-handed than women. In Japan, girls buy boys gifts on Valentine’s Day. Over one-quarter of the world’s hazelnuts are used to make Nutella. While trying to find a cure for AIDS, the Mayo Clinic made glow-in-the-dark cats. A black cat called Luna once saved her owners from a house fire. Scientists put fake tails on chickens to understand how T-Rex might have walked. Mock naval battles were sometimes held in Rome’s Colosseum. Millions of birds a year die from smashing into windows in the U.S. alone. During WWII, The British Navy destroyed French vessels after France fell to Germany. The first death in the American Civil War was a horse. Johnny Cash has a species of tarantula named after him. The word “disaster” means “bad star” in Ancient Greek. The start-up sound for Window 95 was made on an Apple Macintosh computer. In the 18th Century, Napoleon and Benjamin Franklin were both defeated at chess by a machine. The world’s loudest bird call can be heard from half a mile away. At one point, you could invest money in Somali Pirates. Steve Irwin has a snail named after him. Sierra Leone is the world’s roundest country. In 2011, more than 1 in 3 divorce filings in the US contained “Facebook.” In Ethiopia, there is a place known as ‘The Gateway to Hell.’ There is a nut on a helicopter called the ‘Jesus Nut.’ Nearly 3% of the ice in Antarctic glaciers is penguin urine. QWERTY keyboards were originally supposed to slow down typing. You get goosebumps when you’re scared to make you look bigger. Katy Perry and My Chemical Romance have done song covers for The Sims. A group of Viking traders founded Russia called the Rus. King Henry VIII slept with a gigantic axe beside him. Mewtwo is a clone of the Pokémon Mew, yet it comes before Mew in the Pokédex. John F. Kennedy was buried without his brain. The air in the subway is 15% human skin. In 1969, people on a hijacked plane thought they were on a prank hidden-camera show. In 1977, scientists received a signal from deep space. Cockroaches can live for weeks without their heads. A person adds 37 million bacteria to a room every hour. When you eat oysters raw, they’re still alive. Lobsters have teeth in their stomach. In 1912, a French orphanage held a raffle, with babies as the prize. Mosquitos are the world’s deadliest animal. Farm-raised salmon is dyed pink. If you fell into a volcano, you’d float on the lava instead of melting. The average person produces about half a pint of sweat each day from their feet. It takes 600 cows to make one season’s worth of NFL footballs. Prisoners at Alcatraz were given the luxury of hot showers. You can get a McDonald’s Gold Card that entitles you to free food for life. The German Government thanked David Bowie for helping break down the Berlin Wall. The compound used to make dynamite is used for treating heart problems. Sometimes earthquakes naturally cause lights to appear. Nikola Tesla once paid for a hotel bill with a ‘death ray.’ Freddie Mercury designed the Queen logo himself. The world’s biggest epidemic started in America and killed over 100 million people. The Empire State Building cost nearly 1/3 less than budgeted. Cats don’t naturally meow. David Hasselhoff has a crab named after him. Ernest Hemingway loved cats. Despite only being 3% of your body weight, the brain consumes about 20% of your calorie intake. A baby spider is called a spiderling. Dying is illegal in the Houses of Parliaments. Early helicopters had wooden rotor blades. Tomato ketchup has lots of health benefits. On Saturn’s largest moon, Titan, a person could fly by attaching wings to their arms. Research shows that everyone has up to 6 doppelgängers. Canada has the world’s smallest jail. Popcorn is the healthiest cinema snack and has serious health benefits. You can have your ashes turned into a firework. Russia defrosted some prehistoric worms, and two woke up. A 12-year-old French boy once faked his kidnapping to get out of going to the Dentist. The scientific term for brain freeze is “sphenopalatine ganglioneuralgia.” Back when dinosaurs existed, there used to be volcanoes that were erupting on the moon. The only letter that doesn’t appear on the periodic table is J. If a Polar Bear and a Grizzly Bear mate, their offspring is called a “Pizzy Bear.” Nintendo trademarked the phrase “It’s on like Donkey Kong” in 2010. Daniel Radcliffe was allergic to his Harry Potter glasses. The famous line in Titanic from Leonardo DiCaprio, “I’m king of the world!” was improvised. A single strand of Spaghetti is called a “Spaghetto.” The first movie ever to put out a motion-picture soundtrack was Snow White and the Seven Dwarves. If you point your car keys to your head, it increases the remote’s signal range. The flashes of colored light you see when you rub your eyes are called “phosphenes.” At birth, a baby panda is smaller than a mouse. Iceland does not have a railway system. The world’s largest grand piano was built by a 15-year-old in New Zealand. The tongue is the only muscle in one’s body that is attached from one end. German Chocolate Cake is named after an American baker by the name of Samuel German. An 11-year-old girl proposed the name for Pluto after the Roman god of the Underworld. 75% of the world’s diet is produced from just 12 plants and five different animal species. Apple paid a couple $1.7 million dollars for their plot of land, which was only worth $181,700. The largest Japanese population outside of Japan stands at 1.6 million people who live in Brazil. Violin bows are commonly made from horse hair. There were only 9 developers on the team for GoldenEye 007 for Nintendo 64. There is an island called “Just Enough Room,” where there’s just enough room for a tree and a house. People who post their fitness routine on Facebook are more likely to have psychological problems. There is an underwater version of rugby, unsurprisingly called “underwater rugby.” The color red doesn’t really make bulls angry; they are color-blind. 65% of autistic kids are left-handed, and only 10% of people, in general, are left-handed. When mice live in the wild, they typically only live for about six months. Lettuce is a member of the sunflower family. A cluster of bananas is called a “hand.” Along that theme, a single banana is called a “finger.” Mercury and Venus are the only two planets in our solar system that do not have any moons. The average American child is given $3.70 per tooth that falls out. The unique smell of rain actually comes from plant oils, bacteria, and ozone. Vanilla flavoring is sometimes made with the urine of beavers. If you heat up a magnet, it will lose its magnetism. Small as they may be, ladybugs have a unique smell that humans are incredibly sensitive to. The Marshal Mathers foundation for at-risk and disadvantaged youth was founded by Eminem. The oldest unopened bottle of wine was found in a Roman tomb that is over 1,650 years old. More tornadoes occur in the United Kingdom per square mile than in any other country in the world. The word “kimono” literally means a “thing to wear.” Ki is “wear,” and mono is “thing.” It snows metal on planet Venus! There are two types that have been found, galena and bismuthinite. Tic Tacs got their name from the sound they make when they are tossed around in their container. Both of the drummers from Queen and Duran Duran had the same name – Roger Taylor. Even though Irish is the official language of Ireland, Polish is more widely spoken. The Stockholm archipelago has more islands than the Pacific Ocean, at around 30,000. In Japan, Domino’s started testing pizza delivery via reindeer in 2016. The average household income of the top 1% in the United States is $1,260,508 per year. Helen Keller was related to Robert E. Lee. Her paternal grandmother was second-cousins with him. On one slow news day on April 18, 1930, a BBC radio announcer blatantly said, “there is no news.” On average, 46.1% of Americans have less than $10,000 in assets when they die. Videogames have been found to be more effective at battling depression than therapy. Bi-weekly has two different definitions: Twice a week or once every two weeks. Webster’s Dictionary accidentally had a word that didn’t exist in it for five years – “Dord.” Amber-colored rear turn signals are statistically proven to reduce collisions by about 28%. It is thought by Russians that eating ice cream will keep you warm. Madagascar once was a stomping ground for lemurs which were the size of today’s gorillas. Underneath the streets of Beijing, there are over a million people who live in nuclear bunkers. The full name of the famous Chuck E. Cheese’s mouse is Charles Entertainment Cheese. The tallest mountain in our solar system, Olympic Mons, is 3 times taller than Mount Everest. The Backpack Kid’s real name is Russell Horning. While dinosaurs roamed the earth, they lived on every continent, including Antarctica. The blue whale’s heart is the size of a VW Beetle and weighs up to 1,000 lbs (453 kg). A man named Ronald MacDonald robbed a Wendy’s in 2005. Garlic is known to attract leeches. It takes Uranus 84 years to orbit the Sun once. A 26-sided shape is known as a rhombicuboctahedron. By applying even pressure to an egg, it is nearly impossible to break the shell by squeezing it. There are over 6,000 known species of grass. Ant queens can live for up to 30 years. In 2014, Princeton researchers determined that Facebook would lose 80% of its users by 2017. Orlando Bloom has swinophobia, which is a fear of pigs! Eight of the ten largest statues in the world are of Buddha’s. Meghan Trainor has Nyctophobia, which is a huge fear of the dark. The logo on the Red Bull cans are not cattle, but a type of bovine called a “gaur.” The collective group of lemurs is called a conspiracy. The first Primark store opened in Dublin in June 1969 under the name Penney’s. Captive tigers in the U.S. alone outnumber the amount of wild tigers worldwide. Albert Einstein had mastered calculus by the tender age of 15. Tom Hanks had an asteroid named after him which was called “12818 tomhanks.“ Elephants think people are cute, the same way people think puppies or kittens are cute. Cats which have blue eyes for the duration of their lives are likely to be deaf. Barry Manilow wrote many famous jingles for companies like McDonald’s, State Farm, and BandAids. One of the smartest bird species is the magpie. They can even recognize themselves in mirrors. The atomic number of zinc is 30. The tall chef’s hat is called a toque. The Shawn Mendes EP reached Number 1 on iTunes in 37 minutes. Feeding curry to a sheep reduces the amount of methane in its farts by up to 40%. The voice of Stargazer in Mass Effect 3 was done by Buzz Aldrin. The first 4th of July celebration was in 1777. Justin Bieber’s first tweet was at 8:27 pm on May 11, 2009. Zebras have only one toe on each foot. Originally, the Pokémon Vulpix was going to be called “FoxFire.” The first-ever documented feature film was made in Australia in 1906. Ancient Roman surgeons were trained to block out the screams of human pain. Canada eats more macaroni and cheese than any other nation in the world. In 1866, The United States purchased Alaska from Russia for $7.2 million by writing a check. The pumpkin is a member of the cucurbit family, which are gourds, such as cucumbers and squashes. Animals yawn based on how large their brain is. The bigger the brain, the longer they will yawn. Before Apple bought Siri, it was originally going to be released as an app for Android & Blackberry. Approximately 1 in every 2,000 babies already has a tooth when they are first born. Walter Hunt, a man from America, invented the safety pin back in 1849. San Marino is the fifth smallest country in the world (and the third smallest in Europe). December 3rd is known as “Roof Over Your Head Day” – a day to be grateful for what we have in life! Michael Jackson’s shiny glove was actually just a modified golf glove. The spiked dog collar was invented by the Ancient Greeks to protect their dogs from wolf attacks. Mr. and Mrs. originated from using the words master and mistress. 1912 saw the last Olympic gold medals made entirely out of gold. When water freezes to ice cubes, it will take up 9% more volume. The little piece of paper sticking out of a Hershey’s Kiss is called a niggly wiggly. Eating grapefruit can restrict the effects of 43 different kinds of medications. Dinosaurs would swallow large rocks which stayed in their stomach to help churn and digest food. The word robot comes from the Czech “robota.” This translates into forced labor or work. Abraham Lincoln loved cats and once let one eat from the table during a formal White House dinner. George Miller – the person who created Mad Max is the same person who created Happy Feet. Surgeons who play video games at least 3 hours a week perform 27% faster and make 37% fewer errors. In Svalbard, a remote Norwegian island, it is illegal to die. The black-footed cat is the smallest wild cat, at just 20 inches long. The first Game Boy could run for a staggering 30 hours on only two AA batteries! Hershey’s chocolate syrup, Ritz Crackers, DumDums, and Oreos are all suitable for vegans. Greenland voted to leave the European Union in 1985 and has not rejoined since. Every second, the human eye moves about 50 times. Only 2% of the world’s population has green eyes. The odds of being born on February 29th are 1 in 1461. People who donate blood in Sweden are sent a text message each time their blood saves a life. In the U.S., around ¾ of all houses possess at least 1 jar of peanut butter. About 25% of all blood from the heart goes into the kidneys. In Israel, it is illegal to bring bears to the beach. BuzzFeed sponsored content costs about $20,000 for five or six “articles.” Comets only reflect 4% of the light that falls on them, the rest is absorbed. The name for the shape of Pringles is called “Hyperbolic Paraboloid.” An adult’s kidney weighs about 5 ounces (142 grams) and is the size of a fist. Without saliva, humans are unable to taste food. Every Pixar movie contains a reference to the Pixar movie that comes after it. Red pandas have no living relatives – they aren’t even related to giant pandas. After Christianity, the largest religious affiliation in the U.S. is Judaism. Ewok Jerky was a popular snack across the Outer Rim in the Star Wars Universe. Doug Engelbart created the very first computer mouse from wood in 1964. The smallest thing ever photographed is the shadow of an atom. Despite Mercury being the closest planet to the Sun, Venus is the warmest planet. There are no visual differences between male and female herons. Cranes are built using cranes. In every scene of Fight Club, there is a Starbucks coffee cup. It snowed in the Sahara desert for 30 minutes on February 18, 1979. Approximately 1,000,000 dogs in the U.S. are named as the heirs of their owners’ wills. Steven Spielberg was the executive producer of The Animaniacs. Sweden has the most islands in the world, with 221,800 islands. The total spend on adult Halloween costumes each year in America is $1.5 billion. When double rainbows occur, the colors of the second arc are always reversed. January 17th is known as “Ditch New Year’s Resolution Day.” Dinosaurs that could run using just two legs are referred to as bipeds. The island in Lake Bled is the only natural island in Slovenia. In Switzerland, it is illegal to flush the toilet after 10 pm. If sheep have long tails when they are born, the tails are cut off in order to prevent infection. The name for a collective group of rhinoceroses is called a crash. August 21st is Senior Citizen’s Day – a day to honor the older generation. William Shakespeare had a curse engraved on his tombstone to prevent anyone from moving his bones. The Twenty One Pilots fan base is known as the Skeleton Clique. Valentine’s Day in South Korea is a little different. Only women give gifts, not men. Cookie Monster’s real name is Sid. March 3rd is known as “What if Cats and Dogs Had Opposable Thumbs Day.” The largest living thing on earth is a giant sequoia named General Sherman. If you multiply 1089 x 9, you get the exact reverse, 9801. August 17th is known as Black Cat Appreciation Day. Saturn is so big that Earth could fit into it a whopping 755 times! There is a British chocolate scientist who insured her taste buds for £1 million. In California, you can get a ticket if you’re driving too slowly. Malta’s official language is Maltese; however, the majority of the population also speaks English. Your brain uses 20% of the total oxygen in your body. 35,000 hectares of peas are grown in the UK in a single year. Being in a negative relationship can weaken your immune system. The world’s longest place name has 85 letters & is located in New Zealand. Kangaroos keep growing until they die. They are the world’s largest marsupial. A red blood cell takes only about 20 seconds to make a complete circuit through your body. A polygon with 30 sides is a triacontagon. The KKK headquarters were purchased by the Catholic Church and then turned into a church. Jack Gilinsky is Jewish. In season 5 of Breaking Bad, Aaron Paul (Jesse) was paid $150,000 per episode. The National Basketball Association (NBA) was founded on June 6, 1946. A snail can sleep for 3 years. During the Aztec reign, a slave could be bought for 100 cocoa beans. The famous Lacoste crocodile symbol was created in 1933 and was the first designer logo ever. Each day on Neptune lasts for around 16 hours, 6 minutes, and 36 seconds. The fear of vegetables is called Lachanophobia. In English, twelve is the largest number that has just one syllable. Out of the 400 species of parrots, there is only one that can’t fly, called the Kakapo parrot. Calling “shotgun” when riding in a car comes from the term “shotgun messenger.” The average human heart beats 3.6 million times a year. The average life expectancy of a toucan is a very impressive 20 years. A standard 12oz jar of honey takes 864 bees to produce. Arctic and Antarctic trace their names to the simple meanings of “Bears” and “Opposite the Bears.” Your earlobes line up with your nipples. Jupiter completes a rotation of the Sun every 11.86 years. Hanson made a beer called “Mmmhops.” They give away a free song with every bottle. Even a small amount of alcohol placed on a scorpion will make it go crazy and sting itself to death. The first spacecraft to visit Mars was Mariner 4 in 1965. The process by which bread toasts is called the “Maillard Reaction.” Alongside Sudoku, chess has been named one of the best ways to improve the mind and memory. In Utah, birds have the right of way on a highway. Contrary to popular belief, only 45% of the London Underground is actually underground. In Australia, there are nearly twice the amount of kangaroos as there are humans. 15% of iPhone users use an iPhone with a broken screen. Baby owls are called “owlettes.” Elephants can die of a broken heart if their mate dies. The average person takes 12 seconds to count to 24. The fear of cooking is known as Mageirocophobia and is a recognized phobia. The collective name for a group of unicorns is called a blessing. Dogs have a total of 42 teeth when they are fully grown. On average, 97 chickens are killed every 0.05 seconds worldwide. Medical errors are the 6th leading cause of death in the U.S. Nicki Minaj is acrophobic, meaning she is afraid of heights. Ed Sheeran has a ketchup bottle tattooed on his arm. There is a town in India called Santa Claus. “Darth Vader” is derived from Old Dutch, meaning “Dark Father.” In the original Psycho movie, the blood in the famous shower scene was actually chocolate syrup. There are more storms on Mars when the planet is closer to the sun. Bob Marley’s last words were, “Money can’t buy life.” America consumes almost 50% of the world’s chocolate. People who eat breakfast feel better both mentally and physically throughout the day. The original Xbox contained edited snippets of actual transmissions from the Apollo missions. Herring fish communicate by using flatulence. “Schnapsidee” is the German word for a ridiculous idea that only sounds good when you’re drunk. Forgiveness is the number one trait linked to happiness in humans. Ralph Lauren’s real name was Ralph Lifshitz. Pantheism is the belief that God did not create the universe, but rather the universe is God. The most used hashtags on Instagram are #love, #instagood, #me, #cute and #follow. Cats can hear ultrasound. Daniel Radcliffe identifies as Jewish, and his mother is Jewish too. The distance from your wrist to your elbow is the same length as your foot. A group of parrots is known as a pandemonium of parrots. The average computer user blinks seven times a minute, the normal rate is twenty times per minute. If you keep a goldfish in a dark room, it will become pale. 27,000 trees are cut down every day to supply the world’s toilet paper. According to scientists, the weight of the average cumulus cloud is 1.1 million pounds. Egg yolks are one of the few foods that naturally contain Vitamin D. The first band to ever perform live on all seven continents was Metallica. A 2017 survey found Paraguay to be the happiest country in the world for the second year in a row. There are more than 70 species of mushrooms that glow in the dark. Dylan Dauzat‘s fanbase is known as “Dylanators.” Crows can remember the faces of individual humans. They can also hold a grudge. The least common day to be born is May 22nd. Reindeer are one of the only mammals that can see UV light. Angelina Jolie performed her own stunts whilst filming Lara Croft: Tomb Raider. Because of its unique tilt, a single night on Uranus lasts for 21 years. Alaska is the state which produces the most serial killers. 85% of Valentine’s Day Cards are bought by women. Chocolate ice cream has been proven to significantly reduce emotional and physical pain. In America, it is a federal crime to use your roommate or friend’s Netflix account. Volkswagen owns Bentley, Bugatti, Lamborghini, Audi, Ducati, and Porsche. Gatorade was invented to help the Florida Gators Football Team stay hydrated. When Nike first started, it was called Blue Ribbon Sports. The name was changed in 1971. 28 is the atomic number of Nickel and the atomic mass of Silicon. Fungus is more closely related to animals on a genetic level than they are to plants. The average person in France sleeps 8.83 hours per day, the most in the developed world. Akon is the #1 selling artist for ringtones in the world. Albert Einstein was married to his distant cousin, Elsa Einstein. In the Pokémon games, Poliwag & Ditto have the same cry sounds. The Hogwarts Express from the Harry Potter movies is a real train in Scotland. Jada Smith formed a metal band called Wicked Wisdom in 2002, which is still active today. In Zimbabwe, it is illegal for citizens to make offensive gestures at a passing car. Scientists have no idea how dinosaurs mated. There is a Japanese village called Nagoro, which has 35 inhabitants, but over 350 scarecrows! Another term for your nieces or nephews would be “niblings.” Jessie J’s full name is Jessica Ellen Cornish. It requires seven to eight trees to provide enough oxygen for just one person per year. Walking uses a total of 200 muscles with every step you take. The first known recipe for Angel Food Cake was published in 1878. The name ASOS is an acronym for “As Seen On Screen.” In general, people tend to read as much as 10% slower from a screen than from paper. September 3rd is International Bacon Day. One in every four cranes in the entire world is in Dubai. Baby rabbits are collectively known as litter. Iceland has a dating app that stops you from hooking up with your cousin. NASA stands for “National Aeronautics and Space Administration.” April 12th is known as “Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day.” Every day in the U.S., more than 100,000 people get a speeding ticket. Airport runway numbers actually indicate direction on a compass. Suriphobia is the fear of mice. There are more volcanoes on Venus than on any other planet within our solar system. Triskaidekaphobia is the fear of the number 13. Japanese people rarely leave rubbish on the streets. As a result, Japan doesn’t need janitors. Eating a banana can help to form a lining that prevents heartburn from getting worse. The closest living relatives of hippopotamuses are whales, dolphins, and porpoises. The Great Wall of China is 3,728 miles long. When Play-Doh was first developed in the 1930s, it wasn’t a toy… it was a way to clean wallpaper. In Ancient Bafia culture, one could purchase a wife for the price of thirty potato mashers. In a human foot, there are 26 bones. Antarctica is the only continent that turtles don’t live on. Hard cheeses have a longer shelf life than soft cheeses. The Latin name for banana is “musa sapientum” which translates to “fruit of the wise men.” Coca-Cola owns all website URLs that can be read as ahh, all the way up to 62 h’s. In 1907, a woman was arrested on a beach in Boston for wearing a one-piece swimsuit. The center of a comet is called a nucleus. Sprite was manufactured as Coca-Cola’s response to the popularity of 7 Up. The word “white” comes from the Indo-European root “kweit” meaning “to shine.” In 1999, PayPal was voted as one of the top ten worst business ideas. Cameron Dallas‘ middle name is Alexander. Around 70% of people tilt their heads to the right rather than the left when kissing somebody else. If your throat tickles, scratching your ear can make it go away. A dog was the first living creature to be sent into space in 1957. There are more stars in space than there are grains of sand on every beach in the world. Of the 70% of water covering the Earth, only 3% of it is fresh, and the other 97% of it is salted. Applying non-fat yogurt to a sunburnt area is a natural way to deal with sunburn. Baby horses can walk and run after just a few hours of being born. 79% of pet owners sleep with their pets. Brussels Airport is the world’s biggest chocolate seller, selling over 800 tons of chocolate a year. Although Saturn is the second-largest planet in our solar system, it is also the lightest planet! The Apple Lisa was the first commercial computer with a graphical user interface (GUI) and a mouse. When you have to make a choice, and every choice is a bad one, it’s called a zugzwang. The mongoose is one of those rare animals that are immune to a snake’s venom. In Greece, women are not legally allowed to wear high heels or tall hats in the Olympic Stadium. Carrots have zero fat content. Cards Against Humanity bought an island in Maine to preserve wildlife. It is called Hawaii 2. “Death by PowerPoint” is a term relating to the intense boredom of useless PowerPoint presentations. Intentionally farting on a California prison guard can get you an additional 11 years in prison. Nearly every brand of hard liquor is vegan. One of Hitler’s favorite tunes to whistle was the very popular “Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?” Jennifer Lopez was the first actress to have a movie, and an album hit number one in the same week. Clinomania is the excessive desire to lay in bed all day. Hawaii’s state flag is the only U.S. state flag to feature the Union Jack upon it. Pope Francis used to be a nightclub bouncer. King Kong was the first movie to ever have a sequel. Each day, your mouth produces anywhere from 2 to 4 pints of saliva. BTS was the first K-Pop group to get their own Twitter emojis. The Green Lantern debuted in 1940, making the Lantern’s first debut only two years after Superman’s. Bill Gates’s house was designed using a Macintosh Computer. 26 is the atomic number of iron. The swan has over 25,000 feathers on its body. Biting someone with false teeth in Louisiana, USA, is considered aggravated assault. Allodoxaphobia is the fear of opinions. Male cats are called toms, and females are called queens or mollies. Nowhere in the Bible does it say there were three wise men, just three gifts. Arachibutyrophobia is the fear of peanut butter sticking to the roof of the mouth. Ladybugs bleed from their knees when threatened. Butterflies have skeletons on the outside of their bodies. This is known as the exoskeleton. The creators of the PNG image file format wanted it to be pronounced as “ping.” When he was President, George H.W. Bush banned broccoli from Air Force One and the White House. John Steinbeck was born on February 27, 1902. He wrote 27 books, including Of Mice and Men. In over 35 British divorce cases in 2012 alone, the video game “Football Manager” was cited. The only 15-letter word that can be spelled without repeating a letter is uncopyrightable. The last picture taken of John Lennon while he was alive had his killer in the frame. Tutankhamun’s parents were brother and sister. A bottle of Coca-Cola has a PH scale of 2.8 and could dissolve a nail in just 4 days. The Titanic was about three times bigger than Noah’s Ark, with a volume of 4.6 million cubic feet. The largest snowflake in the world was found in 1887 it was 15 inches wide and 8 inches thick. China banned Back to the Future because it contained time travel. Donald Trump owns and operates around 18 golf courses around the world. Aaron Carpenter got verified on Instagram on April 29, 2015. The U.S. government gave Indiana University $1 million to study memes. Coca-Cola was the first drink that was ever consumed in space. In India, the flying of a kite is illegal under a 1934 law, which classes kites as aircraft. The very first bottle of Dr Pepper was sold in America on January 12, 1885. Giraffe hearts pump twice as hard as a cow’s heart in order to get blood to its brain. Nike was founded on January 25, 1964, by Bill Bowerman and Phil Knight. The television was invented only two years after the invention of sliced bread. The patterns on a giraffe are totally unique – no two giraffes are ever the same. Geomelophagia is someone who has the urge to eat raw potatoes. As of May 2015, 2.3 Million Americans still subscribed to AOL Dial-Up Internet. The average inmate at Alcatraz read 75-100 books per year. Legoland Billund opened on June 7, 1968, and attracted over 3,000 visitors on the first day! Overall, Subway actually has more chains than the fast-food juggernaut, McDonald’s. Putting your phone in airplane mode will stop ads while playing games. Cardi B’s birth name is Belcalis Almanzar. A group of whales is called a pod. Bumblebees have hair on their eyes. The word “Android” means a human with a male robot appearance. Triton, one of Neptune’s moons, is gradually getting closer to the planet it orbits. The Earth is the only planet in our solar system not named after either a Greek or Roman God. Kiss means “pee” in Swedish. In New Jersey, it’s illegal to wear a bulletproof vest while committing a violent crime. The most leaves ever found on a single clover is 56. A 23-sided shape is called an Icosakaitrigon. Turkeys aren’t just for Christmas. June is National Turkey Lover’s Month. When Pablo Picasso died in 1973, he was the richest artist in history. The inventor of Vaseline, Robert Chesebrough, ate a spoonful of the stuff every single day. The serial number on Darth Vader’s suit of armor was E-3778Q-1. More than 45 million turkeys are cooked and eaten in the U.S. at Thanksgiving. Peaches are the third most popular fruit grown in America. In a survey, 33% of dog owners admitted to chatting over the telephone with their dogs. Losing Weight is the most common New Year’s resolution. A sunset on Mars is blue. The most expensive domain name ever sold was cars.com for an astonishing $872.3 million. The cardboard holder that you often get around a takeaway cup of coffee is called a “zarf.” The largest pumpkin pie ever baked was in 2005 and weighed 2,020 pounds or just over 916kg. The Triangle took nearly 100 years to become a popular orchestral instrument. Rubber bands will last much longer when they are refrigerated. There are 293 ways to make change for a dollar. The Grand Theft Auto franchise has lawsuits that total over $1 billion. All clocks in Pulp Fiction are set to 4:20. The eye of an ostrich is bigger than its brain. A dime has 118 ridges on its edge. On average, a secretary will use its left hand for 56% of what they type on a keyboard. The largest pair of eyes in the world belongs to the giant squid. The Pokemon Rhydon was the first to ever be created. Super Mario Land was the most popular game on the Game Boy during its release. The dot over the small letter 'i' is called a tittle. Japan has 23 vending machines per person. Soccer balls were once used for playing basketball. A candle’s flame is hot and blue in zero gravity. Putting sugar on a cut will make it heal faster. X-rays can’t detect real diamonds. There are 7 different types of twins. The national flag of Libya was formerly just the color green. The plastic tips of shoelaces are called aglets. Sign language has tongue twisters. Penguins fly underwater. Minnie the Mouse’s first name is not Minnie. Rudolph the Reindeer is female. A jiffy is a proper unit of time. April 11, 1954, was recorded as the most boring day in the world. Tiramisu translates to ‘take me to heaven’ in Italian. Buttermilk does not contain any butter. Brunch was invented as a way of curing hangovers. Hitler’s nephew betrayed him. The continental plates move at the same rate that fingernails grow. Sailors working for the Royal Navy need special permission to grow their beards. There are fewer stars than there are trees on Earth. Mary and James are the most popular names around the world. Children are born less frequently on Saturdays. Danish mothers are known to be the most hardworking moms in the world. 75 burgers are sold in McDonald’s every second. 1,700 people become millionaires every day in the U.S. You can’t hum while holding your nose. You are more likely to have a weird or scary dream when sleeping on your stomach. Your eyeballs do not grow or change their size as you age. Blue-eyed people have higher alcohol tolerance. Pubic hair lives for about 3 weeks long. Male bees can only mate once. Smelling green apples help with weight loss. A snail has 2,500 teeth. You can die from staying up for two weeks straight. Pigeons can't fart. Space partly smells like diesel fuel and barbeque. One strand of hair can hold up to 3 ounces of weight. Watching horror movies before viewing abstract art will enhance the experience. Children’s book author, Roald Dahl was a spy. NASCAR drivers lose weight while racing. Indians read the most in the world. Cap'n Crunch was once sued for not using real berries. Cap'n Crunch's full name is Horatio Magellan Crunch. The most widely printed book in the world is the catalog for IKEA. Crocodiles are one of the planet’s oldest living creatures. The Aurora Borealis has a sister phenomenon. The salty taste of bacon isn’t natural. There was a fifth member of the Beatles. Apple once had a clothing line. 3 Musketeer chocolate bars used to have 3 flavors. You cannot crack your knuckles. The bones of the human body can multiply in density. Your funny bone is a nerve. A french pig was executed for killing a child. Pineapples are named after pinecones. Scotland has over 400 words to refer to snow. There are more than 200 flavors of Kit Kat in Japan. New Zealand was once auctioned on eBay. There is a city in Oregon called Boring. Leeches were used to predict the weather. The ‘?!’ punctuation mark has a term. Only owning one guinea pig is illegal in Switzerland. A man in Florida once threw a live alligator through a drive-thru window. Great Britain once had a number where you can report rogue traffic cones. The largest recorded snowflake is 15 inches wide. McDonald’s once had bubblegum flavored broccoli. American Airlines saved money by getting rid of olives from their meals. ‘OMG’ was first used in a letter to Winston Churchill in 1917. Sailors consider black cats good luck. A janitor invented the flaming hot Cheetos. North Korean teachers were required to play the accordion. Melting glaciers make fizzy noises. Male students attending Brigham Young University cannot grow beards. A pistol can only be used by one hand. Black taxis in London are tall for a reason. Flipping a shark will render it temporarily immobile. The largest living organism is an aspen grove. Someone will write and recite a poem at your funeral if you die in the Netherlands. Alan Shepard played golf on the moon. Ioannis Ikonomou has been the chief translator of the European Parliament since 2002. Kummerspeck is German for the weight gained during emotional eating. SEARS once sold houses. An encrypted monument stands outside of the CIA headquarters in Virginia. Cold water is just as cleansing as hot water. David Bowie helped topple the Berlin wall. Tap water in Manhattan is not Kosher. A park ranger from the U.S was once hit by lightning 7 times. The fedora was originally a hat made for women. The story of Beauty and the Beast was aimed to make women open to arranged marriages. Timothy Leary escaped prison. Bottled water has an expiration date. Many pets from the U.S run away on July 4th. Queen Elizabeth cannot sit on the Iron Throne. Incan people used knots to keep track of records. Monty Python has one of the most requested songs for funerals in England. The state of Virginia may contain hidden treasure. Fake ambulances are hired in Russia by the wealthy. Most businesses do not see the practicality of having diaper tables. The world’s most successful pirate was a woman. The KKK was taken down with help from Superman. The Baseball Hall of Fame had a secret inductee. Milk wagons are the reason why we have roadway lines. The most successful predator is a wild dog. A man was once saved by a sea lion. Saliva can be used to monitor alcohol intake. The world’s largest pyramid cannot be found in Egypt. Some pandas fake a pregnancy to get better healthcare. Cacti come in many different colors other than green. The inventor of the frisbee became a frisbee himself. Dolphins have names. One species of ants can only be found in Manhattan, New York. Around 30,000 rubber ducks were lost at sea in 1992. Charles Darwin’s pet turtle outlived him. Losing weight alters brain activity. The folds in a chef’s hat represents the number of ways you can cook an egg. Cactus spines can be used to make hooks. Depending on how they descend, waterfalls have different classifications. Neil Armstrong never said ‘That's one small step for man’. The odds of getting a royal flush is 1 in 649,740. Driving south from Detroit will lead to Canada. More people speak English as their second language than those who use it as their mother tongue. Sleep deprivation makes it harder to lose weight. The world’s largest single drop waterfall is the Kaieteur Falls. Your teeth are unique. The most popular state bird is the Northern cardinal. A single dollar bill costs 5 cents to make. Baby sea otters are unable to swim. The King of Hearts is the only King without a mustache. Only two diseases have been completely eradicated. The only English word that ends with ‘mt’ is Dreamt. May 29th is Put a Pillow on Your Fridge Day. The opposite sides of dice will always equal 7. The metal studs found on denim jeans serve a particular purpose. The average adult spends more time on the toilet than exercising. About 7% of American adults believe chocolate milk comes from brown cows. Cats can't taste sweet flavors. Bananas get their curved shape by growing towards the sun. Your fingernails on your dominant hand grow faster. Apple seeds contain cyanide. Frigate birds can sleep while flying. Only one capital in the U.S has no McDonald’s. People used to answer the phone with “ahoy”. Playing dance music helps ward off mosquitoes. Billy goats urinate on their heads to become more attractive. Movie trailers were originally shown after the movie. Among all the Disney princesses, Mulan has the highest kill count. Pinocchio cannot say ‘my nose will grow now’. You are 13.8% more likely to die on your date of birth. Alaska is the only state whose name is on a single row on the keyboard. Many oranges are green. Vantablack has a trademark. A man once set a record by putting on over 260 t-shirts. Queen Elizabeth is a trained mechanic. Optical illusions can be found at the bottom of the sea. 123456 is the most common password. The average American spends 2.5 days annually looking for lost items. Technicolored squirrels roam the lands of Southern India. Basenji dogs can't bark. Dragonflies can’t walk. Space travel makes mice run in circles. The chicken is the closest relative to the T-Rex. Two-thirds of millennials go to sleep naked. Sloths hold their breaths longer than dolphins. More monopoly money is printed annually rather than actual currency. ‘Schoolmaster’ is an anagram of ‘the classroom’. Ravens are always aware when someone is watching them. Baby spiders are called spiderlings. A palindrome is a sentence that is the same when read backward and forwards. The roar of a lion can be heard up to 5 miles away. The average male will become bored after 26 minutes of shopping. The U.S. Navy uses Xbox controllers for their periscopes. There is a species of spider dubbed the ‘hobo spider’. Baby octopuses are the size of a flea. The premiere of the TV reality show ‘16 and pregnant’ helped lower the rate of teen pregnancy. Up to 20% of power outages in the U.S are due to squirrels. 95% of people text things that they would never say in person. The Mayo Clinic made glow in the dark cats while trying to find a cure for AIDS. The Antarctic glaciers are made up of 3% penguin urine. Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter are banned in China. The happiest prisoner on death row had an IQ of 46. Violin bows are made from horsehair. IKEA is an acronym. Stephen Hawking held a reception for time travelers in 2009. A Norwegian Island made dying illegal. Dr Pepper does not have a period. There is an underwater version of rugby. You can burn calories just by standing. Mice typically only live for 6 months in the wild. The backward punctuation mark is used to identify sarcasm. If a body is too obese, it can cause complications when being cremated. Flossing your teeth improves memory. A common souvenir people bring from the U.S are red solo cups. St. Lucia is the only country that is named after a woman. Ben & Jerry’s made a graveyard for their former flavors. Pluto was one temporarily closer to the sun than Neptune. About $3.70 is given to an American child per tooth they lose. There is a scientific term for brain freezes. Only one letter in the English alphabet cannot be found on the periodic table. The calling shotgun for the front passenger seat comes from a messenger. A single strand of spaghetti is individually referred to as spaghetto. Pointing your car keys to your head helps you find your car faster. The fat Buddha statue and in pictures is not Buddha himself. A jockey from 1923 managed to finish a race after dying. The largest prime number has 17,425,170 digits. The largest grand piano in the world was built by a teenager. A Polish doctor once faked an outbreak to keep the Nazi’s away. The 1996 film called Scream increased the usage of caller IDs in the U.S. The spiked dog collars are meant to protect their necks from attacks. Jack Daniels died from a toe injury. The boss in Metal Gear Solid 3 takes a week to beat. The correct English translation for Jesus is Joshua. The first service animals were established in Germany. The planet was named Pluto thanks to an 11-year-old girl. Around 50% of the mined gold on Earth comes from one source. 12 plants and 5 animals make up 75% of diets around the world. Shakira was rejected from her elementary choir group. Minnesota has the world’s quietest room. The Japanese have its own word for book hoarders. Every decade, brain fibers lose 10% of their strength. The happiest countries in the world have the highest antidepressant consumers. The official language of Ireland is not the most spoken in the country. Sourtoe cocktails are served in Yukon. The release of Pokemon GO increased game-related accidents by 26.5%. Mexican prisons do not punish you for non-violent attempts to escape. A BBC radio announcer once stated that they did not have any news. Starfishes do not have blood. The most mathematical flag in the world belongs to Nepal. It did not take more than $1M to build Mt. Rushmore. Samsung translates to ‘three stars’ in Korean. Geckos eat the skin they shed. The U.S. government issued Santa Claus a pilot’s license. Polar bears charge at a group of walruses while hunting. You are able to become less depressed if you stay up. Adult cats will only meow at humans. There are more possible arrangements in shuffling a deck of cards than there are stars in the sky. Therapy has been found to be least effective at battling depression compared to playing video games. Bi-weekly has two connotations. In 1911, the Mona Lisa was stolen from the Louvre. The human vagina always holds a small amount of yeast. Connecticut accidentally issued an Emergency Evacuation Alert in 2005. Russians believe that eating ice cream will keep you warm. Lemurs were one the size of gorillas. Adding all the numbers on a roulette wheel will equivalent to 666. The day after Thanksgiving is the busiest day for American plumbers. Mount Everest is not the tallest mountain in our solar system. Russell Horning is famous on the internet as the Backpack Kid. The oldest currency in the world is the British pound. The Great Pyramid of Giza has more than four sides. The only innate fear we have at birth is the fear of falling and loud noises. The average horse is capable of 746 watts of power. The Leaning Tower of Pisa is tilted due to the soil at its base. Slavery was once legal in Mauritania. England and Portugal still maintain their alliance until today. Uranus takes 84 years to orbit the sun. A shape with 26 sides is known as a rhombicuboctahedron. Applying equal pressure on an egg will prevent it from breaking. There are over 6,000 species of grass. The Earth holds about 11 quintillion pounds of air. There is a term for a person that is perpetually afraid of being late. The queens in ant colonies live for around 30 years. The map size in GTA V is twice the actual size of Manhattan. The paint on the Eiffel tower is equivalent to ten elephants. The largest living thing on Earth is a tree. You can fit about 400 grapevines in one acre of land. Multiplying 1089 by 9 will give you the same numbers in reverse. August 17th celebrates Black Cat Appreciation Day. Eminem’s ‘Rap God’ holds the world record for the most words in a hit single. A British scientist studying chocolate has her taste buds insured. The Titanic included dogs as their passengers. China has a series of underground tunnels. Pitbulls are ranked as the most affectionate breed of dogs. Tanning beds increase your risk of developing melanoma. One of the cleanest dog breeds in the world are poodles. Owls have specialized feathers. The human brain uses 20% of the oxygen in your body. Staying in a negative relationship can lower your immune system. The insect population of the world is 1 billion times more than the world population. People once believed that chewing on tree bark will keep your gums healthy. Kangaroos never stop growing. Red blood cells circulate your body at an amazing speed. The flashes of light when you rub your eyes are called phosphenes. Cordozar Calvin Broadus Jr. is Snoop Dog’s real name. Banging your head against a wall burns 150 calories an hour. In the UK, it's illegal to eat mince pies on Christmas Day! Pteronophobia is the fear of being tickled by feathers! When hippos are upset, their sweat turns red. A flock of crows is called a murder. “Facebook Addiction Disorder” is a mental disorder identified by Psychologists. The average woman uses her height in lipstick every 5 years. The 29th of May is officially “Put a Pillow on Your Fridge Day“. Cherophobia is the fear of fun O.o Human saliva has a boiling point three times that of regular water. If you lift a kangaroo’s tail off the ground, it can’t hop! Hyphephiliacs are people who get aroused by touching fabrics. The person who invented the Frisbee was cremated and made into frisbees after he died! During your lifetime, you'll produce enough saliva to fill two swimming pools! If Pinochio says “My Nose Will Grow Now,” it'd cause a paradox. Details here. Polar bears can eat as many as 86 penguins in a single sitting. Bikinis and tampons were invented by men. An eagle can kill a young deer and fly away with it. Heart attacks are more likely to happen on a Monday. An average person’s yearly fast food intake will contain 12 pubic hairs. The top six foods that make you fart are beans, corn, bell peppers, cauliflower, cabbage and milk! There's a species of spider called the Hobo Spider. A toaster uses almost half as much energy as a full-sized oven. You can't snore and dream at the same time. The following can be read forward and backwards: Do geese see God? A sheep, a duck and a rooster were the first passengers in a hot air balloon. In Uganda, 50% of the population is under 15 years of age. Hitler’s mother considered abortion but the doctor persuaded her to keep the baby. Recycling one glass jar saves enough energy to watch TV for 3 hours. Smearing a small amount of dog feces on an insect bite will relieve the itching and swelling. Catfish are the only animals that naturally have an odd number of whiskers. Facebook, Skype and Twitter are all banned in China. 160% of people make statistics up on the spot The Titanic was the first ship to use the SOS signal. About 8,000 Americans are injured by musical instruments each year. The French language has seven different words for ‘surrender’. Nearly three percent of the ice in Antarctic glaciers is penguin urine. Bob Dylan’s real name is Robert Zimmerman. A crocodile can’t poke its tongue out :p Sea otters hold hands when they sleep so they don’t drift away from each other. Bin Laden’s death was announced on May 1st 2011. Hitler’s death was announced on May 1st 1945. J.K. Rowling chose the unusual name ‘Hermione’ so young girls wouldn’t be teased for being nerdy! Hewlett-Packard’s name was decided in a coin toss. The total number of steps in the Eiffel Tower is 1665. The Pokémon Hitmonlee and Hitmonchan are based off of Bruce Lee and Jackie Chan. The toothpaste ‘Colgate’ in Spanish translates to ‘go hang yourself’. Rip. Pirates wore earrings because they believed it improved their eyesight. Los Angeles’s full name is “El Pueblo de Nuestra Senora la Reina de los Angeles de Porciuncula.” Dr. Kellogg introduced Kellogg Corn Flakes in the hope that it would reduce levels of masturbation. An octopus's testicles are located in its head! In England, in the 1880’s, “Pants” was considered a dirty word. It snowed in the Sahara desert for 30 minutes on the 18th February 1979. Every human spent about half an hour as a single cell. If you leave everything to the last minute… it will only take a minute. Ithyphallophobia is the fear of erections. The first alarm clock could only ring at 4am. The word ‘ejaculation’ comes from the Latin word meaning ‘throwing out’. The 20th of March is known as Snowman Burning Day! Slugs have 4 noses. Panphobia is the fear of everything… which is a pretty unlucky phobia to have. Apples, potatoes, and onions all taste the same if you eat them with your nose plugged. George Washington grew marijuana in his garden. A company in Taiwan makes dinnerware out of wheat, so you can eat your plate! The average person walks the equivalent of twice around the world in a lifetime. The Bible is the most shoplifted book in the world. Marco Hort has the world record for fitting 264 straws in his mouth at once! Mel Blanc – the voice of Bugs Bunny – was allergic to carrots. California has issued 6 drivers licenses to people named Jesus Christ. In the Caribbean there are oysters that can climb trees. Worms eat their own poo. Squirrels forget where they hide about half of their nuts. Over 1000 birds a year die from smashing into windows. The inventor of the Waffle Iron did not like waffles. In Japan, it is completely acceptable to name your child ‘Buttocks’ or ‘Prostitute’. In 1895 Hampshire police handed out the first ever speeding ticket, fining a man for doing 6mph! Each year, there are more than 40,000 toilet related injuries in the United States. A tapir has the largest penis-to-body ratio of any animal. Every year more than 2500 left-handed people are killed from using right-handed products. Madonna suffers from garophobia which is the fear of thunder. China has more English speakers than the United States. Paraskavedekatriaphobia is the fear of Friday the 13th! Upon losing battles, apes will tend to masturbate. The medical name for a butt crack is “intergluteal cleft”. The name for the shape of Pringles is called a ‘Hyperbolic Paraboloid’. There's a McDonald's in every continent except Antarctica. Mr. Potato Head was the first toy to be advertised on TV. A duel between three people is actually called a truel. The stage before frostbite is called “frostnip”. In South Korea there is an emergency number (113) to report spies. There are no bridges over the Amazon River. The process by which bread toasts is called the ‘Maillard Reaction’. Snails have 14000 teeth and some can even kill you! Sonic the Hedgehog’s full name is actually Ogilvie Maurice Hedgehog. Even though Froot Loops are different colors, they all have exactly the same flavor. Most toilet paper sold for home use in France is pink. The human nose can remember 50,000 different scents. Cards against Humanity bought an island in Maine to preserve wildlife. It is called Hawaii 2. Daddy Longlegs aren't spiders - they have 6 legs! Bullfrogs do not sleep. The dark region on the north pole of Pluto’s moon, Charon, is called Mordor. Eight of the ten largest statues in the world are of Buddhas. Japanese square watermelons are ornamental plants and are not edible. Ketchup originated in China as a boiled-down brine of pickled fish and spices called ‘ke-chiap’. In Morse Code, -.- means k. In 2014, Sony made a cassette tape that can store 185TB of data! If you sneeze while travelling at 60 mph your eyes are closed for an average of 50 feet. Alligators will give manatees the right of way if they are swimming near each other. Crystal – the monkey from The Hangover 2 and Night at the Museum - has her own IMDB page! Before the term “bloopers” was coined, ‘out-takes’ were called ‘boners’. Baked beans are actually not baked, but stewed. Rowan Atkinson – also known as Mr. Bean – is the voice of Zazu in The Lion King. It takes 8 minutes 17 seconds for light to travel from the Sun’s surface to the Earth. October 12th, 1999 was declared “The Day of Six Billion” based on United Nations projections. 10 percent of all human beings ever born are alive at this very moment. The Earth spins at 1,000 mph but it travels through space at an incredible 67,000 mph. Every year over one million earthquakes shake the Earth. The largest ever hailstone weighed over 1kg and fell in Bangladesh in 1986. Every second around 100 lightning bolts strike the Earth. Every year lightning kills 1000 people. In October 1999 an Iceberg the size of London broke free from the Antarctic ice shelf . If you could drive your car straight up you would arrive in space in just over an hour. Human tapeworms can grow up to 22.9m. The Earth is 4.56 billion years old...the same age as the Moon and the Sun. The dinosaurs became extinct before the Rockies or the Alps were formed. Female black widow spiders eat their males after mating. When a flea jumps, the rate of acceleration is 20 times that of the space shuttle during launch. If our Sun were just inch in diameter, the nearest star would be 445 miles away. The Australian billygoat plum contains 100 times more vitamin C than an orange. Astronauts cannot belch – there is no gravity to separate liquid from gas in their stomachs. DNA was first discovered in 1869 by Swiss Friedrich Mieschler. The molecular structure of DNA was first determined by Watson and Crick in 1953. The first synthetic human chromosome was constructed by US scientists in 1997. The thermometer was invented in 1607 by Galileo. Englishman Roger Bacon invented the magnifying glass in 1250. Alfred Nobel invented dynamite in 1866. Wilhelm Rontgen won the first Nobel Prize for physics for discovering X-rays in 1895. The tallest tree ever was an Australian eucalyptus – In 1872 it was measured at 435 feet tall. Christian Barnard performed the first heart transplant in 1967 – the patient lived for 18 days. The wingspan of a Boeing 747 is longer than the Wright brother’s first flight. An electric eel can produce a shock of up to 650 volts. The earliest wine makers lived in Egypt around 2300 BC. The Ebola virus kills 4 out of every 5 humans it infects. In 5 billion years the Sun will run out of fuel and turn into a Red Giant. A pig’s orgasm lasts for 30 minutes. Without its lining of mucus your stomach would digest itself. Humans have 46 chromosomes, peas have 14 and crayfish have 200. There are 60,000 miles of blood vessels in the human body. An individual blood cell takes about 60 seconds to make a complete circuit of the body. Utopia ia a large, smooth lying area of Mars. The low frequency call of the humpback whale is the loudest noise made by a living creature. The call of the humpback whale is louder than Concorde and can be heard from 500 miles away. A quarter of the world’s plants are threatened with extinction by the year 2010. Each person sheds 40lbs of skin in his or her lifetime. At 15 inches the eyes of giant squids are the largest on the planet. The largest galexies contain a million, million stars. The Universe contains over 100 billion galaxies. Wounds infested with maggots heal quickly and without spread of gangrene or other infection. More germs are transferred shaking hands than kissing. The longest glacier in Antarctica, the Almbert glacier, is 250 miles long and 40 miles wide. The fastest speed a falling raindrop can hit you is 18mph. A healthy person has 6,000 million, million, million haemoglobin molecules. A salmon-rich, low cholesterol diet means that Inuits rarely suffer from heart disease. Inbreeding causes 3 out of every 10 Dalmation dogs to suffer from hearing disability. The grey whale migrates 12,500 miles from the Artic to Mexico and back every year. Each rubber molecule is made of 65,000 individual atoms. Quasars emit more energy than 100 giant galaxies. Quasars are the most distant objects in the Universe. The saturn V rocket which carried man to the Moon develops power equivalent to fifty 747 jumbo jets. Koalas sleep an average of 22 hours a day, two hours more than the sloth. Light would take .13 seconds to travel around the Earth. Males produce one thousand sperm cells each second – 86 million each day. Neutron stars are so dense that a teaspoonful would weigh more than all the people on Earth. One in every 2000 babies is born with a tooth. Every hour the Universe expands by a billion miles in all directions. Somewhere in the flicker of a badly tuned TV set is the background radiation from the Big Bang. The temperature in Antarctica plummets as low as -35 degrees celsius. At over 2000 kilometres long The Great Barrier Reef is the largest living structure on Earth. A thimbleful of a neutron star would weigh over 100 million tons. The risk of being struck by a falling meteorite for a human is one occurence every 9,300 years. The largest desert in the world, the Sahara, is 3,500,000 square miles. The African Elephant gestates for 22 months. The short-nosed Bandicoot has a gestation period of only 12 days. The mortality rate if bitten by a Black Mamba snake is over 95%. A dog’s sense of smell is 1,000 times more sensitive than a humans. A typical hurricane produces the nergy equivalent to 8,000 one megaton bombs. 90% of those who die from hurricanes die from drowning. To escape the Earth’s gravity a rocket need to travel at 7 miles a second. If every star in the Milky Way was a grain of salt they would fill an Olympic sized swimming pool. Microbial life can survive on the cooling rods of a nuclear reactor. Our oldest radio broadcasts of the 1930s have already travelled past 100,000 stars. Butterflies cannot fly if their body temperature is less than 86 degrees. Neurons multiply at a rate 250,000 neurons per minute during early pregnancy. 750ml of blood pumps through your brain every minute which is 15-20% of blood flow from the heart. The human brain is about 75% water. Flies jump backwards during takeoff. A housefly will regurgitate its food and eat it again. Termites outweigh humans by almost ten to one. It is impossible to lick your elbow. Intelligent people have more zinc and copper in their hair. The most poisonous spider is the black widow. Its venom is more potent than a rattlesnake's. 13% of Americans actually believe that some parts of the moon are made of cheese. The world's youngest parents were 8 and 9 and lived in China in 1910. Fish that live more than 800 meters below the ocean surface don't have eyes. Butterflies range in size from a tiny 1/8 inch to a huge almost 12 inches. Most household dust is made of dead skin cells. One in eight million people has progeria, a disease that causes people to grow faster than they age. The male seahorse carries the eggs until they hatch instead of the female. Negative emotions such as anxiety and depression can weaken your immune system. Stephen Hawking was born exactly 300 years after Galileo died. Mercury is the only planet whose orbit is coplanar with its equator. Grapes explode when you put them in the microwave. Go on, try it then Ramses brand condom is named after the great pharaoh Ramses II who fathered over 160 children. Peanuts are one of the ingredients of dynamite. The average chocolate bar has 8 insects' legs in it. In York, it is perfectly legal to shoot a Scotsman with a bow and arrow (except on Sundays) No piece of square dry paper can be folded in half more than 7 times The average human eats 8 spiders in their lifetime at night. The Beetham Tower cost over £150 million to build. The Beetham Tower has 47 floors. "Stewardesses" is the longest word typed with only the left hand. An average human loses about 200 head hairs per day. Mexico City sinks about 10 inches a year It's impossible to sneeze with your eyes open. In France, a five year old child can buy an alcoholic drink in a bar During the chariot scene in "Ben Hur," a small red car can be seen in the distance. Because metal was scarce, the Oscars given out during World War II were made of wood. By raising your legs slowly and lying on your back, you cannot sink into quicksand. The glue on Israeli postage is certified kosher. In 10 minutes, a hurricane releases more energy than all of the world's nuclear weapons combined. On average, 100 people choke to death on ball-point pens every year. The top butterfly flight speed is 12 miles per hour. Some moths can fly 25 miles per hour! Bruce Lee was so fast that they actually had to s-l-o-w film down so you could see his moves. A Boeing 747s wingspan is longer than the Wright brother's first flight. Representations of butterflies are seen in Egyptian frescoes at Thebes, which are 3,500 years old. Babies are born without knee caps. They don't appear until the child reaches 2-6 years of age. 14% of all facts and statistics are made up and 27% of people know that fact. Eskimos have over 15 words for the English word of 'Snow' Butterflies can see red, green, and yellow. Americans on the average eat 18 acres of pizza every day. Banging your head against a wall uses 150 calories an hour. Almonds are a member of the peach family. The plastic things on the end of shoelaces are called aglets. “Ithyphallophobia" is a morbid fear of seeing, thinking about or having an erect penis. The average shelf-life of a latex condom is about two years. 14% of Americans have skinny-dipped with a member of the opposite sex at least once. Male bats have the highest rate of homosexuality of any mammal. A man's beard grows fastest when he anticipates sex. A man will ejaculate approximately 18 quarts of semen in his lifetime. Sex is biochemically no different from eating large quantities of chocolate. Humans and dolphins are the only species that have sex for pleasure. "Venus observa" is the technical term for the "missionary position." Sex is the safest tranquilizer in the world. IT IS 10 TIMES MORE EFFECTIVE THAN VALIUM. Samuel Clemens (Mark Twain) was born on and died on days when Halley’s Comet can be seen. US Dollar bills are made out of cotton and linen. The 57 on the Heinz ketchup bottle represents the number of pickle types the company once had. Americans are responsible for about 1/5 of the world’s garbage annually. Giraffes and rats can last longer without water than camels. Your stomach produces a new layer of mucus every two weeks so that it doesn’t digest itself. 98% of all murders and rapes are by a close family member or friend of the victim. A B-25 bomber crashed into the 79th floor of the Empire State Building on July 28, 1945. The Declaration of Independence was written on hemp (marijuana) paper. The dot over the letter “i” is called a tittle. Benjamin Franklin was the fifth in a series of the youngest son of the youngest son. Triskaidekaphobia means fear of the number 13. Paraskevidekatriaphobia means fear of Friday the 13th, which occurs one to three times a year. In Italy, 17 is considered an unlucky number. In Japan, 4 is considered an unlucky number. A female ferret will die if it goes into heat and cannot find a mate. In ancient Rome, when a man testified in court he would swear on his testicles. The ZIP in “ZIP code” means Zoning Improvement Plan. Coca-Cola contained Coca (whose active ingredient is cocaine) from 1885 to 1903. A “2 by 4" is really 1 1/2 by 3 1/2. It’s estimated that at any one time around 0.7% of the world’s population is drunk. 40% of McDonald’s profits come from the sales of Happy Meals. The “spot” on the 7-Up logo comes from its inventor who had red eyes. He was an albino. 315 entries in Webster’s 1996 dictionary were misspelled. The “save” icon in Microsoft Office programs shows a floppy disk with the shutter on backwards. Albert Einstein and Charles Darwin both married their first cousins Camel’s have three eyelids. On average, 12 newborns will be given to the wrong parents every day. John Wilkes Booth’s brother once saved the life of Abraham Lincoln’s son. Warren Beatty and Shirley McLaine are brother and sister. Chocolate can kill dogs; it directly affects their heart and nervous system. Daniel Boone hated coonskin caps. 55.1% of all US prisoners are in prison for drug offenses. Dr. Seuss pronounced his name “soyce”. Ketchup was sold in the 1830s as medicine. India has a Bill of Rights for cows. American Airlines saved $40,000 in 1987 by taking out an olive from First Class salads. About 200,000,000 M&Ms are sold each day in the United States. There are 318,979,564,000 possible combinations of the first four moves in Chess. There are no clocks in Las Vegas gambling casinos. Coconuts kill about 150 people each year. That’s more than sharks. Half of all bank robberies take place on a Friday. The name Wendy was made up for the book Peter Pan. There was never a recorded Wendy before it. The international telephone dialing code for Antarctica is 672. The first bomb the Allies dropped on Berlin in WWII killed the only elephant in the Berlin Zoo. The average raindrop falls at 7 miles per hour. If you put a drop of liquor on a scorpion, it will instantly go mad and sting itself to death. Bruce Lee was so fast that they had to slow the film down so you could see his moves. The first CD pressed in the US was Bruce Springsteen’s “Born in the USA”. IBM’s motto is “Think”. Apple later made their motto “Think different”. The original name for butterfly was flutterby. One in fourteen women in America is a natural blonde. Only one in sixteen men is. The Olympic was the sister ship of the Titanic, and she provided twenty-five years of service. When the Titanic sank, 2228 people were on it. Only 706 survived. Every day, 7% of the US eats at McDonald’s. During his entire life, Vincent Van Gogh sold exactly one painting, “Red Vineyard at Arles”. One in ten people live on an island. It takes more calories to eat a piece of celery than the celery has in it to begin with. 28% of Africa is classified as wilderness. In North America, its 38%. Charlie Chaplin once won third prize in a Charlie Chaplin look-alike contest. Chewing gum while peeling onions will keep you from crying. Sherlock Holmes NEVER said “Elementary, my dear Watson” Humphrey Bogart NEVER said “Play it again, Sam” in Casablanca They NEVER said “Beam me up, Scotty” on Star Trek. Sharon Stone was the first Star Search spokes model. More people are afraid of open spaces (kenophobia) than of tight spaces (claustrophobia). There is a 1 in 4 chance that New York will have a white Christmas. The Guinness Book of Records holds the record for being the book most often stolen from Libraries. $203,000,000 is spent on barbed wire each year in the U.S. Every US president has worn glasses (just not always in public). Bats always turn left when exiting a cave. Jim Henson first coined the word “Muppet”. It is a combination of “marionette” and “puppet.” The Michelin man is known as Mr. Bib. His name was Bibendum in the company’s first ads in 1896. The word “lethologica” describes the state of not being able to remember the word you want. About 14% of injecting drug users are HIV positive. A word or sentence that is the same front and back (racecar, kayak) is called a “palindrome”. People photocopying their buttocks are the cause of 23% of all photocopier faults worldwide. One in every 9000 people is an albino. You share your birthday with at least 9 million other people in the world. Everyday, more money is printed for Monopoly sets than for the U.S. Treasury. Every year 4 people in the UK die putting their trousers on. Cats have over one hundred vocal sounds; dogs only have about ten. Our eyes are always the same size from birth but our nose and ears never stop growing. In every episode of “Seinfeld” there is a Superman picture or reference somewhere. Rats multiply so quickly that in 18 months, two rats could have over million descendants. Each year in America there are about 300,000 deaths that can be attributed to obesity. About 55% of all movies are rated R. About 500 movies are made in the US and 800 in India annually. Arabic numerals are not really Arabic; they were created in India. The February of 1865 is the only month in recorded history not to have a full moon. There is actually no danger in swimming right after you eat, though it may feel uncomfortable. The cruise liner Queen Elizabeth II moves only six inches for each gallon of diesel that it burns. There are about 2 chickens for every human in the world. The word “maverick” came into use after Samuel Maverick, a Texan refused to brand his cattle. Two-thirds of the world’s eggplant is grown in New Jersey. Termites have been known to eat food twice as fast when heavy metal music is playing. There are more beetles than any other animal. In fact, one out of every four animals is a beetle. The rhinoceros beetle is the strongest animal and is capable of lifting 850 times its own weight. On a Canadian two-dollar bill, the American flag is flying over the Parliament Building. An American urologist bought Napoleon’s penis for $40,000. Dreamt is the only English word that ends in the letters “MT”. $283,200 is the absolute highest amount of money you can win on Jeopardy. Rats and horses can’t vomit. The penguin is the only bird that can’t fly but can swim. There are approximately 100 million acts of sexual intercourse each day. Winston Churchill was born in a ladies room during a dance. Maine is the only state whose name is just one syllable. Venus is the only planet that rotates clockwise. Every time you lick a stamp you consume 1/10 of a calorie. You are more likely to be killed by a champagne cork than by a poisonous spider. Hedenophobic means fear of pleasure. Ancient Egyptian priests would pluck every hair from their bodies. An ant always falls over on its right side when intoxicated. The catfish has over 27000 taste buds (more than any other animal) A cockroach will live nine days without its head before it starves to death. Elephants are the only mammals that cannot jump. An ostrich’s eye is bigger than its brain. Starfish have no brains. 11% of the world is left-handed. Rubber bands last longer when refrigerated. The national anthem of Greece has 158 verses. A healthy (non-colorblind) human eye can distinguish between 500 shades of gray. Lizards can self-amputate their tails for protection. It grows back after a few months. Los Angeles’ full name is “El Pueblo de Nuestra Senora la Reina de los Angeles de Porciuncula”. A cat has 32 muscles in each ear. A honeybee can fly at fifteen miles per hour. Tigers have striped skin, not just striped fur. A “jiffy” is the scientific name for 1/100th of a second. The average child recognizes over 200 company logos by the time he enters first grade. The youngest pope ever was 11 years old. The first novel ever written on a typewriter is Tom Sawyer. A rhinoceros horn is made of compacted hair. Elwood Edwards did the voice for the AOL sound files (i.e. “You’ve got Mail!”). A polar bears skin is black. Its fur is actually clear, but like snow it appears white. Elvis had a twin brother named Garon, who died at birth, which is why Elvis middle name was Aron. Dueling is legal in Paraguay as long as both parties are registered blood donors. Donkeys kill more people than plane crashes. Shakespeare invented the words “assassination” and “bump.” If you keep a goldfish in the dark room, it will eventually turn white. Women blink nearly twice as much as men. The name Jeep comes from “GP”, the army abbreviation for General Purpose. Right handed people live, on average, nine years longer than left handed people do. There are two credit cards for every person in the United States. Cats’ urine glows under a black light. A “quidnunc” is a person who is eager to know the latest news and gossip. Leonardo Da Vinci invented the scissors, the helicopter, and many other present day items. In the last 4000 years no new animals have been domesticated. 25% of a human’s bones are in its feet. On average, 100 people choke to death on ballpoint pens every year. “Canada” is an Indian word meaning “Big Village”. Only one in two billion people will live to be 116 or older. Rape is reported every six minutes in the U.S. The human heart creates enough pressure in the bloodstream to squirt blood 30 feet. A jellyfish is 95% water. Truck driving is the most dangerous occupation by accidental deaths (799 in 2001). Elephants only sleep for two hours each day. On average people fear spiders more than they do death. The strongest muscle in the human body is the tongue. (the heart is not a muscle) In golf, a ‘Bo Derek’ is a score of 10. In the U.S, Frisbees outsell footballs, baseballs and basketballs combined. In most watch advertisements the time displayed on a watch is 10:10. If you plant an apple seed, it is almost guaranteed to grow a tree of a different type of apple. Al Capone’s business card said he was a used furniture dealer. The only real person to be a PEZ head was Betsy Ross. There are about 450 types of cheese in the world. 240 come from France. A dragonfly has a lifespan of 24 hours. In Iceland, a Big Mac costs $5.50. Broccoli and cauliflower are the only vegetables that are flowers. There is no solid proof of who built the Taj Mahal. In a survey of 200000 ostriches over 80 years, not one tried to bury its head in the sand. A dime has 118 ridges around the edge. A quarter has 119. ”Judge Judy” has a $25,000,000 salary, while Supreme Court Justice Ginsberg has a $190,100 salary. Andorra, a tiny country between France & Spain, has the longest average lifespan: 83.49 years. Mr. Rogers was an ordained Presbyterian minister. In America you will see an average of 500 advertisements a day. John Lennon’s first girlfriend was named Thelma Pickles. You can lead a cow upstairs but not downstairs. “The sixth sick sheik’s sixth sheep’s sick” is said to be the toughest tongue twister in English. There are 336 dimples on a regulation US golf ball. In the UK its 330. “Duff” is the decaying organic matter found on a forest floor. The US has more personal computers than the next 7 countries combined. Kuwait is about 60% male (highest in the world). Latvia is about 54% female (highest in the world). The Hawaiian alphabet has only 12 letters. In 10 minutes, a hurricane releases more energy than all the world’s nuclear weapons combined. Julius Caesar’s autograph is worth about $2,000,000. People say “bless you” when you sneeze because your heart stops for a millisecond. US gold coins used to say “In Gold We Trust”. In “Silence of the Lambs”, Hannibal Lector (Anthony Hopkins) never blinks. A shrimp’s heart is in its head. In the 17th century, the value of pi was known to 35 decimal places. Today, to 1.2411 trillion. Pearls melt in vinegar. “Lassie” was played by a group of male dogs; the main one was named Pal. Nepal is the only country that doesn’t have a rectangular flag. Switzerland is the only country with a square flag. Antarctica is the only continent on which no Lepidoptera have been found. Gabriel, Michael, and Lucifer are the only angels named in the Bible. Johnny Appleseed planted apples so that people could use apple cider to make alcohol. Abraham Lincoln’s ghost is said to haunt the White House. God is not mentioned once in the book of Esther. The odds of being born male are about 51.2%, according to census. Scotland has more redheads than any other part of the world. There is an average of 61,000 people airborne over the US at any given moment. Prince Charles and Prince William never travel on the same airplane in case there is a crash. The most popular first name in the world is Muhammad. The surface of the Earth is about 60% water and 10% ice. For every 230 cars that are made, 1 will be stolen. Jimmy Carter was the first U.S. President to be born in a hospital. Lightning strikes the earth about 8 million times a day. Humans use a total of 72 different muscles in speech. If you feed a seagull Alka-Seltzer, its stomach will explode. The U.S. Post Office handles 43 percent of the world’s mail. Venus and Uranus are the only planets that rotate opposite to the direction of their orbit. John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, and James Monroe died on July 4th. Baby Ruth candy bar was named after Grover Cleveland’s daughter, Ruth, not the baseball player. Dolphins can look in different directions with each eye. They can sleep with one eye open. The Falkland Isles (pop. about 2000) has over 700000 sheep (350 per person). There are 41,806 different spoken languages in the world today. The city of Venice stands on about 120 small islands. The past-tense of the English word “dare” is “durst” Beetles taste like apples, wasps like pine nuts, and worms like fried bacon. Of all the words in the English language, the word 'set' has the most definitions! "Almost" is the longest word in the English language with all the letters in alphabetical order. "Rhythm" is the longest English word without a vowel. In 1386, a pig in France was executed by public hanging for the murder of a child A cockroach can live several weeks with its head cut off! Human thigh bones are stronger than concrete. You can't kill yourself by holding your breath There is a city called Rome on every continent. Your heart beats over 100,000 times a day! The skeleton of Jeremy Bentham is present at all important meetings of the University of London Right handed people live, on average, nine years longer than left-handed people Your ribs move about 5 million times a year, every time you breathe! One quarter of the bones in your body, are in your feet! Like fingerprints, everyone's tongue print is different! Fingernails grow nearly 4 times faster than toenails! Most dust particles in your house are made from dead skin! Present population of 5 billion plus people of the world is predicted to become 15 billion by 2080. Adolf Hitler was a vegetarian, and had only ONE testicle. Honey is the only food that does not spoil. Months that begin on a Sunday will always have a "Friday the 13th." Coca-Cola would be green if coloring weren’t added to it. On average a hedgehog's heart beats 300 times a minute. More people are killed each year from bees than from snakes. The average lead pencil will draw a line 35 miles long or write approximately 50,000 English words. More people are allergic to cow's milk than any other food. Camels have three eyelids to protect themselves from blowing sand. The placement of a donkey's eyes in it’s' heads enables it to see all four feet at all times! The six official languages of the U.N. are: English, French, Arabic, Chinese, Russian and Spanish. Earth is the only planet not named after a god. It's against the law to burp, or sneeze in a church in Nebraska, USA. You're born with 300 bones, but by the time you become an adult, you only have 206. Some worms will eat themselves if they can't find any food! The world’s oldest piece of chewing gum is 9000 years old! The longest recorded flight of a chicken is 13 seconds Owls are the only birds that can see the color blue. A man named Charles Osborne had the hiccups for 69 years! A giraffe can clean its ears with its 21-inch tongue! The average person laughs 10 times a day! The Bible, the world's best-selling book, is also the world's most shoplifted book. Someone paid $14,000 for the bra worn by Marilyn Monroe in the film 'Some Like It Hot'. Your tongue is the only muscle in your body that is attached at only one end. More than 1,000 different languages are spoken on the continent of Africa. Buckingham Palace in England has over six hundred rooms. There was once an undersea post office in the Bahamas. It's possible to lead a cow upstairs...but not downstairs. A snail can sleep for three years. No word in the English language rhymes with "MONTH". Average life span of a major league baseball: 7 pitches. "Go." is the shortest complete sentence in the English language. The "pound" key on your keyboard () is called an octotroph. The only domestic animal not mentioned in the Bible is the cat. Table tennis balls have been known to travel off the paddle at speeds up to 160 km/hr. Pepsi originally contained pepsin, thus the name. The original story from "Tales of 1001 Arabian Nights" begins, "Aladdin was a little Chinese boy." Nutmeg is extremely poisonous if injected intravenously. Honey is the only natural food that is made without destroying any kind of life. The volume of the earth's moon is the same as the volume of the Pacific Ocean. Cephalacaudal recapitulation is the reason our extremities develop faster than the rest of us. Chinese Crested dogs can get acne. Each year there is one ton of cement poured for each man woman and child in the world. The house fly hums in the middle octave key of F. The only capital letter in the Roman alphabet with exactly one end point is P. The giant red star Betelgeuse has a diameter larger than that of the Earth's orbit around the sun. Hummingbirds are the only animals that can fly backwards. A cat's jaw cannot move sideways. The human heart creates enough pressure when it pumps out to the body to squirt blood 30 feet. Some lions mate over 50 times a day. Rubber bands last longer when refrigerated. The average person's left hand does 56% of the typing. The longest one-syllable word in the English language is "screeched." All of the clocks in the movie "Pulp Fiction" are stuck on 4:20. "Dreamt" is the only English word that ends in the letters "mt." Maine is the only state (in USA) whose name is just one syllable. The giant squid has the largest eyes in the world. In England, the Speaker of the House is not allowed to speak. Mr. Rogers was an ordained minister. A rat can last longer without water than a camel. Your stomach has to produce a new layer of mucus every two weeks or it will digest itself. A 2" X 4" is really 1-1/2" by 3-1/2". On average, 12 newborns will be given to the wrong parents daily. There are no words in the dictionary that rhyme with orange, purple, silver and month. The caterpillars of some Snout Moths (Pyralididae) live in or on water-plants. The females of some moth species lack wings, all they can do to move is crawl. The first CD pressed in the US was Bruce Springsteen's "Born in the USA." Sherlock Holmes NEVER said, "Elementary, my dear Watson." California consumes more bottled water than any other product. California has issued 6 drivers licenses to people named "Jesus Christ." In 1980, a Las Vegas hospital suspended workers for betting on when patients would die. Nevada is the driest state in the U.S.. Each year it averages 7.5 inches (19 cm) of rain. In Utah, it is illegal to swear in front of a dead person. Salt Lake City, Utah has a law against carrying an unwrapped ukulele on the street. Arizona was the last of the 48 adjoining continental states to enter the Union. Wyoming was the first state to give women the right to vote in 1869. Denver, Colorado lays claim to the invention of the cheeseburger. The first license plate on a car in the United States was issued in Denver, Colorado in 1908. The state of Maryland has no natural Lakes. Illinois has the highest number of personalized license plates than any other state. Residents of Houston, Texas lead the U.S. in eating out - approximately 4.6 times per week. Laredo, Texas is the U.S.'s farthest inland port. Rugby, North Dakota is the geographical center of North America. Butte County, South Dakota is the geographical center of the U.S. Louisiana's capital building is the tallest one of any U.S. state. Hawaii is the only coffee producing state. One in seven workers in Boston, Massachusetts walks to work. The "Dull Men's Hall of Fame" is located in Carroll, Wisconsin. Gary, Indiana is the murder capital of the U.S. - probably the world. Alabama was the first state to recognize Christmas as an official holiday. The largest NFL stadium is the Pontiac Silverdome in Detroit, Michigan. Michigan was the first state to have roadside picnic tables. No matter where you stand in Michigan, you are never more than 85 miles from a Great Lake. The official beverage of Ohio is tomato juice. Georgia's state motto is "Wisdom, Justice and Moderation." The U.S. city with the highest rate of lightning strikes per capita is Clearwater, Florida. It's illegal to spit on the sidewalk in Norfolk, Virginia. The first streetlights in America were installed in Philadelphia around 1757. The highest point in Pennsylvania is lower than the lowest point in Colorado. If you were to take a taxicab from New York City to Los Angeles, it would cost you $8,325. The NY phone book had 22 Hitlers before WWII. The NY phone book had 0 Hitlers after WWII. In New York State, it is illegal to but any alcohol on Sundays before noon. There were 240 pedestrian fatalities in New York City in 1994. Columbia University is the second largest landowner in New York City, after the Catholic Church. Montpelier, Vermont is the only state capital without a McDonalds. Maine is the only state that has borders with only one other state. The first McDonald's restaurant in Canada was in Richmond, British Columbia. In 1984, a Canadian farmer began renting advertising space on his cows. There are more donut shops in Canada per capita than any other country. 0.3% of all road accidents in Canada involve a Moose. In the great fire of London in 1666 half of London was burnt down but only 6 people were injured. In Quebec, there is an old law that states margarine must be a different color than butter. More than 90% of the Nicaraguan people are Roman Catholic. Cuba is the only island in the Caribbean to have a railroad. Jamaica has the most churches per square mile than any other country in the world. The angel falls in Venezuela are nearly 20 times taller than Niagara Falls. Canada is the only country not to win a gold medal in the summer Olympic games while hosting. The Amazon is the world's largest river, 3,890 miles (6,259 km) long. The town of Calma, Chile in the Atacama Desert has never had rain. The people of France eat more cheese than any other country in the world. King Louis XIX ruled France for 15 minutes. The most common name in Italy is Mario Rossi. Greece's national anthem has 158 verses. In ancient Greece "idiot" meant a private citizen or layman. Bulgarians are known to be the biggest yogurt eaters in the world. Czechs are the biggest consumers of beer per male in the world. A Czech man, Jan Honza Zampa, holds the record for drinking one liter of beer in 4.11 seconds. Netherlands is the only country with a national dog. When we think of Big Ben in London, we think of the clock. Actually, it's the bell. The Automated Teller Machine (ATM) was introduced in England in 1965. Buckingham Palace has 602 rooms. Icelanders consume more Coca-Cola per Capita than any other nation. Until 1997, there were more pigs than people in Denmark. There is a hotel in Sweden built entirely out of ice; it is rebuilt every year. Sweden has the least number of murders annually. Lithuania has the highest suicide rate in the world. The country code for Russia is "007". Russians generally answer the phone by saying, "I'm listening". The U.S. bought Alaska for 2 cents an acre from Russia. 1 in 5 of the world's doctors are Russian. Antarctica is the only continent that does not have land areas below sea level. The people of Israel consume more turkeys per capita than any other country. Nepal is the only country that has a non-rectangular flag. It is also asymmetrical. 1,800 cigarettes are smoked per person each year in China. Respiratory Disease is China's leading cause of death. There are more than 40,000 characters in the Chinese script. More people speak English in China than the United States. The toothbrush was invented in China in 1498. Mongolia is the largest landlocked country. Vatican City is the smallest country in the world, with a population of 1000 and just 108.7 acres. In Japan, watermelons are squared. It's easier to stack them that way. 98% of Japanese are cremated. The number "four" is considered unlucky in Japan because it is pronounced the same as "death". The average Japanese household watches more than 10 hours of television a day. Yo-yos were used as weapons by warriors in the Philippines in the 16th century. Australian soldiers used the song "We're Off to See the Wizard" as a marching song in WWII. The Australian $5 to $100 notes are made of plastic. The Nullarbor Plain of Australia covers 100,000 square miles (160,900 km) without a tree. Tasmania, Australia has the cleanest air in the inhabited world. Greenland is the largest island in the world. The first female guest host of "Saturday Night Live" was Candace Bergen. In 1933, Mickey Mouse, an animated cartoon character, received 800,000 fan letters. The Simpsons is the longest running animated series on TV. The first toilet ever seen on television was on "Leave It to Beaver." The average human brain has about 100 billion nerve cells. Nerve impulses to and from the brain travel as fast as 170 miles (274 km) per hour. The thyroid cartilage is more commonly known as the adams apple. Your stomach needs to produce a new layer of mucus every two weeks or it would digest itself. The average life of a taste bud is 10 days. The average cough comes out of your mouth at 60 miles (96.5 km) per hour. Relative to size, the strongest muscle in the body is the tongue. When you sneeze, all your bodily functions stop even your heart. Children grow faster in the springtime. It takes the stomach an hour to break down cows’ milk. Blondes have more hair than dark-haired people do. If you go blind in one eye you only lose about one fifth of your vision but all your sense of depth. The average human head weighs about 8 pounds. In the average lifetime, a person will walk the equivalent of 5 times around the equator. An average human scalp has 100,000 hairs. The average human blinks their eyes 6,205,000 times each year. Your skull is made up of 29 different bones. Ancient Egyptians shaved off their eyebrows to mourn the deaths of their cats. Hair is made from the same substance as fingernails. The surface of the human skin is 6.5 square feet (2m). 15 million blood cells are destroyed in the human body every second. The pancreas produces Insulin. The most sensitive cluster of nerves is at the base of the spine. The human body is comprised of 80% water. The average human will shed 40 pounds of skin in a lifetime. Human thighbones are stronger than concrete. There are 45 miles of nerves in the skin of a human being. Canadian researchers have found that Einstein's brain was 15% wider than normal. While in Alcatraz, Al Capone was inmate 85. Astronaut Neil Armstrong first stepped on the moon with his left foot. Jim Morrison, of the 60's rock group The Doors, was the first rock star to be arrested on stage. Frank Lloyd Wright's son invented Lincoln Logs. Peter Falk, who played "Columbo," has a glass eye. Barbie's full name is "Babara Millicent Roberts." The mother of Michael Nesmith of "The Monkees" invented whiteout. Isaac Asimov is the only author to have a book in every Dewey-decimal category. Shakespeare invented the word "assassination" and "bump." It is believed that Leonardo Da Vinci invented the scissors. The shortest British monarch was Charles I, who was 4 feet 9 inches. Tina Turner's real name is Annie Mae Bullock. Beethoven dipped his head in cold water before he composed. President John F Kennedy could read 4 newspapers in 20 minutes. Bob Dylan's real name is Robert Zimmerman. Sigmund Freud had a morbid fear of ferns. Anne Boleyn, Queen Elizabeth I's mother, had six fingers on one hand. Orville Wright was involved in the first aircraft accident. His passenger, a Frenchman, was killed. The sound of E.T. walking was made by someone squishing her hands in jelly. Cher's last name was "Sarkissian." She changed it because no one could pronounce it. Sugar was first added to chewing gum in 1869 by a dentist, William Semple. Paper was invented early in the second century by Chinese eunuch. Sir Isaac Newton was only 23 years old when he discovered the law of universal gravitation. Hannibal had only one eye after getting a disease while attacking Rome. A blue whales heart only beats nine times per minute. A cat uses its whiskers to determine if a space is too small to squeeze through. A chameleon's tongue is twice the length of its body. A crocodiles tongue is attached to the roof of its mouth. Rodent's teeth never stop growing. A shark can detect one part of blood in 100 million parts of water. The penguin is the only bird that can swim but can't fly. The cheetah is the only cat that can't retract its claws. A lion's roar can be heard from five miles away. Emus and kangaroos can't walk backwards. Cats have over 100 vocal sounds; dogs only have 10. A mole can dig a tunnel 300 feet (91 m) long in just one night. Insects outnumber humans 100,000,000 to one. Sharkskin has tiny tooth-like scales all over. Chameleons can move their eyes in two directions at the same time. Koalas never drink water. They get fluids from the eucalyptus leaves they eat. A cow gives nearly 200,000 glasses of milk in her lifetime. When sharks take a bite, their eyes roll back and their teeth jut out. Camels chew in a figure 8 pattern. Proportional to their size, cats have the largest eyes of all mammals. Sailfish can leap out of the water and into the air at a speed of 50 miles (81 km) per hour. The catfish has the most taste buds of all animals, having over 27,000 of them. A skunk's smell can be detected by a human a mile away. A lion in the wild usually makes no more than 20 kills a year. In space, astronauts cannot cry, because there is no gravity, so the tears can't flow. The state of Florida is bigger than England. One in every 4 Americans has appeared on television. The average American/Canadian will eat about 11.9 pounds of cereal per year! There are over 58 million dogs in the US Dogs and cats consume over $11 billion worth of pet food a year Baby robins eat 14 feet of earthworms every day In Raiders of the Lost Ark there is a wall carving of R2-D2 and C-3P0 behind the ark "I" is the most spoken word in the English language "You" is the second most spoken English word Spain leads the world in cork production There are 1,792 steps in the Eiffel Tower There is a city in Norway called "Hell" The human feet perspire half a pint of fluid a day An Olympic gold medal must contain 92.5 percent silver There are 240 dots on an arcade Pac-Man game The San Francisco Cable cars are the only mobile National Monuments Lee Harvey Oswald's cadaver tag sold at an auction for $6,600 in 1992. A pound of houseflies contains more protein than a pound of beef The average American works 24,000 hours in their lifetime just to pay their taxes 40% of all people who come to a party in your home snoop in your medicine cabinet A duck's quack doesn't echo, and no one knows why. Non-dairy creamer is flammable. Pinocchio is Italian for "pine head." There are more than 10 million bricks in the Empire State Building. 6 million lives were saved by Bill Gates with vaccines and better healthcare. Harry Potter books have been translated into more than 70 languages. Human inhabitants first settled in the Amazon rainforest at least 11,200 years ago Iran arrested 14 squirrels for spying in 2007 Nearly one tourist has died every week in Hawaii, on average, from 2012 to 2015. 3 in every 10 teen girls in the U.S. get pregnant 3.4 million people die each year from water-related causes A young Isaac Newton once threatened to burn his mother and stepfather alive. In Peru, there's a billboard that creates drinkable water out of thin air Benjamin Franklin wrote "Fart Proudly", a scientific essay about farts. Popcorn was first domesticated in Mexico 9,000 years ago. Sweat itself is odorless. It's the bacteria on the skin that mingles with it and produces body odor. Pluto was discovered by a young research assistant in 1930. Killing someone to prevent the theft of property is legal in Texas Pluto, Mickey Mouse's dog, was named after the planet, not the other way around All pandas in the world are on loan from China In 1989, Margaret Thatcher pleaded with Mikhail Gorbachev to keep the Berlin Wall up. China uses 45 billion chopsticks per year. There's only one STOP sign in the entire city of Paris. In 2013, a fake tweet temporarily wiped out US$130 billion off the stock market A tiger's roar can be heard as far as 1.8 miles (3 km) away It's illegal for foreigners to take Indian currency (rupees) out of India New Brain Connections Are Created Every Time You Form a Memory The Pentagon has a plan for combating a zombie apocalypse Civilian casualties on D-Day and D+1 are estimated at 3,000 people. Every minute,2 million searches are performed on Google. A beautiful face attracts more partners than a beautiful body, according to a scientific survey. 27,000 trees are felled each day for toilet paper Farting helps reduce high blood pressure and is good for your health. Until the 1970s in Belgium, table beer was served in schools refectories. In 2010, the Catholic Church had an income of US$97 billion. Monkey brains are eaten as a delicacy in parts of China, South Asia and Africa. The roar of a lion can be heard from 8 kilometers (5.0 miles) away. Australian koalas are in danger of extinction because over half of them have chlamydia. Goldfish can see infrared radiation that is invisible to us. Chimpanzees share 99% of their DNA with humans, and mice are 98% genetically similar to humans. Men with attractive wives report higher levels of satisfaction with their marriages, a study says. Dinosaurs lived on Earth for 150 million years. We've been around for just 0.1% of that time. 15 billion cigarettes are smoked worldwide every day Goldfish can't close their eyes as they have no eyelids. WW1 was the sixth deadliest conflict in world history. The smallest known dinosaur was about four inches (10 cm) tall and weighed less than a chihuahua. 11.2 million people live in Cuba as of 2019. Prostitutes in the Netherlands pay taxes At least 1 in 25 people sentenced to the death penalty in the U.S. are innocent. Banana ketchup is popular in the Philippines. A Father's Diet Before Conception Plays a Crucial Role in a Child's Health. Low vitamin D levels during pregnancy have been linked to autism. 1 in 5 people in the world still lacks access to modern electricity In Thailand, Burma, Sri Lanka, Cambodia and Lao, the Buddhist New Year is celebrated for three days. In 2012, Elvis Presley's underwear was auctioned off but no one bought it. We Are Living In The Most Peaceful Time In Human History. In Iran, a law from 2013 allows Men to marry their 13-year-old adopted daughters Monkeys can count. Steve Jobs was dyslexic The Mount Everest grows 0.1576 inches (4mm) each year No man has been on the Moon in the last 41 years. Elvis Presley didn't write any of his songs. The Death Penalty is legal in 32 U.S. states. In 2001, Argentina had 5 presidents in 10 days. It took Danny Elfman just two days to compose The Simpsons famous theme in 1989 The Eiffel Tower was built for the 1889 Paris Exposition and was not intended to be permanent The second-largest lake in Bolivia is called Lake Poopo. It's not a freshwater lake It's scientifically proven: being in love makes you a less productive person. On any given workday, up to 50,000 employees worked in the WTC twin towers before 9/11. It snowed in the Sahara Desert in 1979. Over 20,000 people die of Cancer every day. 1 billion people speak English. That's 1 in every 7 on earth. Anne Frank's family was denied visas by the U.S. because of stricter immigration policies. The Queen of the Netherlands is Argentinian Hawaii's largest-ever earthquake occurred in 1868 and the aftershocks are still being observed. Most homes in Bolivia have a dried llama fetus thrown under its foundations for luck An earthquake on Dec. 16, 1811 caused parts of the Mississippi River to flow backwards. William Shakespeare's six surviving signatures have different spellings, including "Shakspere Shaksper" and "Shakspeare.". The right spelling has been in dispute for centuries. Earth is the only place in the solar system where a total solar eclipse can happen The tiger's stripes are not only found on their fur, but also on their skin In Switzerland, some people still regularly eat dog and cat meat. It's legal in the country Google hired a camel to create the Street View of a desert. Square Watermelons are grown by Japanese farmers for easier stack and store. A new scientific method called 'toxineering' turns venoms into painkillers Elvis Presley was naturally blonde. He dyed his hair black. The "smell of rain" is caused by a bacteria called actinomycetes. Every hour, at least 1 person is killed by a drunk driver in the U.S. A Colombian woman was raised by monkeys after being kidnaped and abandoned in the jungle as a child. China is the world's largest exporter and second-largest importer of goods. A new word in English is created every 98 minutes. Judas sold Jesus for the equivalent of 4 months' pay of a working man. The Simpsons crew sent flowers to South Park studios when they parodied Family Guy. Thousands of marine creatures die by mistakenly swallowing plastic bags that resemble jellyfish The Statue of Liberty used to have a reddish brown color Iceland has Europe's largest banana plantation. Snakes can open their mouth up to 150 degrees Lionesses find lions with darker manes more attractive. During the Christmas season, almost 28 LEGO sets are sold every second. 1.3 million Earths could fit inside the sun, an average-sized star. Italy is the largest producer of wine in the world. In 1600, a volcano eruption in Peru caused a famine that killed about 2 million people in Russia Bill Gates continued to fly coach until 1997, when his net worth was already US$36 billion. There are more than 1,000 species of banana. We eat only one of them. Mexican General Santa Anna had an elaborate state funeral for his amputated leg. The oldest octopus fossil is 296 million years old. You can tell the age of a whale by counting the rings in its earwax Canada's lowest recorded temperature was -81.4 degrees Fahrenheit (-63 C) in 1947 Every second, Americans collectively eat 100 pounds of chocolate. Despite being a Jew, Karl Marx hated Judaism and said that "money is the jealous god of Israel." The Netherlands close eight prisons in 2013 due to lack of criminals The budget for the Movie "Titanic" was higher than the Titanic itself There's a nail polish that detects date rape drugs by dipping a finger into the drink. Al Pacino was the first "face" on Facebook. The Macaw is the national animal of Brazil. JFK bought 1,200 cuban cigars just hours before signing the embargo against Cuba. There are 17 to 20 species of penguins, depending on which scientist you ask One tiger alone killed 430 people in Nepal and India in the 19th century Leonardo Da Vinci was the first to explain why the sky is blue. Olympic Gold Medals only contain 1.34% of gold. More Colombians die every year from American tobacco than Americans die from Colombian cocaine. Hawaii, Vermont, Alaska, and Maine have all banned billboards. Brazil was once called "United States of Brazil." The national anthem of Spain has no words The city of Lusail, host of the 2022 FIFA World Cup Final game, does not exist yet Brazil occupies 47.3% of South America and borders all other countries except Ecuador and Chile. The Amazon represents more than half of the Earth's rainforests 1,665 steps are needed to climb all the way to the top of the Eiffel Tower Mars is red because it is covered in rust (iron oxide). 75%of people who marry partners from an affair eventually divorce. An Octopus with 96 tentacles was caught in Japan in 2008. Kissing can cause tooth decay. The smallest horse in the world is just 17 inches (43 cm) tall and weighs 57 lb (26 kg) The Quran, Islam's most sacred book, means recitation in Arabic. Since 1900, there have been an average of 18 major earthquakes and one great earthquake per year. The word "volcano" originally comes from the name of the Roman god of fire, Vulcan People who endure more than 45-minute commute are 40% more likely to divorce. Babies are born with no bacteria in their bodies. During WW2, Japan received Jewish refugees and rejected the resulting Nazi German protests. Scientists can turn peanut butter into diamonds. 77%of Russia is made up of Siberia With 61 million inhabitants, Italy is the 5th most populous country in Europe. Bullying affects nearly 1 in 3 American schoolchildren in grades six through 10. There's a hotel in Bolivia made almost entirely of salt, complete with salt beds and chairs The average visitor to Las Vegas gambles US$447. Half of all women who die from homicide are killed by their current or former husbands or partners. Study after study has found that marijuana is less harmful than alcohol and tobacco. Sudan has more pyramids than Egypt. It is illegal to own a hamster in Hawaii . The World's Oldest Company operated in Japan from 578 AD to 2006. During the Vietnam War, American troops would eat small amounts of C4 plastic explosive to get high Coffee beans aren't beans. They are fruit pits. Breast cancer is one of the most survivable types of cancers over a five year period. The World's Largest Chocolate Bar Weighed 5,792 kg (12,770 lb). Apple's co-founder sold all his shares for $800.Today, they would have been worth US$35 billion. Cuddling triggers the same neurological reaction as taking painkillers. Global warming could drive to extinction as many as 1 in 6 animal and plant species. On Mars, sunsets are blue. The practice of burying the dead may date back 350,000 years. Fat Man was the codename for the atomic bomb that was detonated over Nagasaki. Men are struck by lightning five times more often than women. The King James Bible has inspired the lyrics of more pop songs than any other book. The boomslang snake's venom causes you to bleed from all holes of your body Twitter has 310 million monthly active users, almost the same as the U.S. population Bob Marley's final words were "Money can't buy life." The Bible is partially or completely available in 3,384 languages, as of 2019. The official name of Spain is the "Kingdom of Spain. The Emperor Penguin is able to dive to depths of over 500m and stay under water for up to 27 minutes There are species of ants that enslaved other ants English was first introduced to Ireland in the Norman invasion in the 12th century. Bananas don't grow on trees. They are produced by herbaceous plants. Legalizing marijuana would generate $8.7 billion in federal and state tax revenue per year. Over 100,000 people have applied for a one-way trip to colonize Mars in 2022. All of the bacteria in our body collectively weighs about 4 pounds. Unfaithful men have lower IQs according to a scientific study. A Giraffe's legs alone are taller than most humans: about 6 feet (1.81 m). Police officers in one state in India are given a slight pay upgrade for having a moustache 1 in 3 worldwide deaths in 2012 were caused by Cardiovascular diseases. The average human will yawn around 250,000 times over the course of his life. Zebras are responsible for more injuries to U.S. zookeepers than any other animal Steve Jobs was adopted. His biological father was Abdulfattah Jandali, a Syrian Muslim 10% of pregnancies end in miscarriage Drug possession and trafficking are punished in Singapore with the death penalty. All three Grammys Elvis Presley won, were for his gospel songs. The earliest evidence of human presence in Ireland is dated at 12,800 BC. In Judaism there are4 different New Year days. Alexander the Great washed his hair in saffron to keep it shiny and orange. 62 million girls were out of school in 2014 Capuchin monkeys show biases against humans who deny help to others. Recycling a single plastic bottle can conserve enough energy to light a 60W bulb for up to 6 hours Japan consists of over 6,800 islands. Los Angeles, California, is the second most populous city in the U.S. Australia is the world's sixth-largest country by total area. Modern humans first arrived in Iberia (now Spain), from the north on foot, about 35,000 years ago The average divorcee takes almost 18 months to get over the split. Between 10 and 20 volcanoes are erupting somewhere on Earth every day 6 out of 10 teenagers in the U.S. say they witness bullying in school once a day. There are 40 extant species of dolphins. There are more than 400 distinct phobias well recognized by psychologists Fidel Castro was born on a Friday the 13th. William Shakespeare was born and died on the same day 72%of Spain speaks Spanish. The rest speaks Catalan, Galician, Basque and others Hawaii is the only U.S. state with a majority Asian American population, at 58%. Paraguay boasts the world's third-biggest fleet of tug-propelled barges, behind the U.S. and China. Small traces of gold have been found in the leaves of Eucalyptus trees. Spain was the third most visited country in the world in 2013 The average number of readers of any given published scientific paper is said to be 0.6 The Bible, Steve Jobs' Bio, and the Hunger Games, are the most highlighted kindle books ever D-Day was originally set for June 5 but had to be postponed for 24 hours due to bad weather. Anne Frank's sister, Margot, also had a diary. It was never found. 95% of all data in the world is still stored on paper. Most of it is never looked at again The Liberty Bell and Big Ben were cast by the same bell foundry and both bells are cracked. The Aztecs used Cacao seeds as a form of currency. There are virtually no differences in brain anatomy between people with autism and those without. Mars has the tallest known mountain on a planet of our Solar System, with a height of 22 km (14 mi). The word "desert" comes from the Latin "desertum" which means "an abandoned place". The Fastest Goal in Soccer history was scored just over 2 seconds after kick-off Indonesia is the world's largest island country, with more than 13,000 islands. Facebook is primarily blue because Mark Zuckerberg suffers red-green color blindness. 1 in every 8 deaths on earth are linked to air pollution, a study says Spiders can survive for hours underwater by entering a self-induced coma 51% of Italians can't afford a vacation. The main exporter of Brazil nuts is not Brazil. It's Bolivia Late-night dancing was illegal in Japan until 2015. Barack Obama won a Grammy in 2006 for the audio version of his memoir, "Dreams From My Father." A cooling cap can prevent breast cancer patients facing chemotherapy from losing their hair. The heart symbol was first used to denote love in the 1250. Prior to that, it represented foliage. If Bill Gates was a country he would be the #63 richest on earth. Researchers found 1,458 new species of bacteria in belly buttons. Argentina's economy is Latin America's third-largest and the second largest in South America. In Japan there are more pets than children. Every day, 16% of the searches that occur are ones that Google has never seen before. Starbucks spends more money on health insurance for its employees than on coffee beans. An 11-year-old girl gave Pluto its name 4% of the sand on Normandy beaches are still made up of metal particles from D-Day landings. When two people kiss, they exchange between 10 million and 1 billion bacteria. Sign Language is one of three official languages of New Zealand. George Washington is the only U.S. president to have received 100% of the electoral votes. Contrary to popular belief, there are no wild tigers in Africa. Only in Asia. Cuba has one of the highest literacy rates in the world: 99.8%. Indonesia is home to the world's largest Islamic population. Steve Jobs believed that his vegan diet would eliminate the need of showering Africa is larger than China, USA, India, Mexico and a big part of Europe combined. The Statue Of Liberty Was Inspired By The Roman Pagan Goddess Libertas The type of music you listen to affects the way you perceive the world. Honey is the only food that will never rot, it can last 3000 years. 3 Olympic swimming pools can hold all the gold ever mined in the world. In the UK, all horses, ponies and donkeys must have a horse passport Chimpanzees can identify each other from pictures of their butts. 10% of US electricity is made from dismantled atomic bombs. With 83 million people, as of 2019, Germany has the EU's largest population British Pennies are used to adjust the time in London's Big Ben clock tower. Yoda, from Star Wars, was almost played by a monkey. The longest kiss ever recorded lasted 58 hours, 35 minutes and 58 seconds. Berlin is 9 times bigger than Paris and has more bridges than Venice Every 13 minutes, a woman dies from breast cancer in the U.S. Canada has more lakes than the rest of the world's lakes combined Our moon is bigger than Pluto and 1/4 the diameter of Earth The giant panda is actually a bear The Titanic is the only ocean liner to ever be sunk by an iceberg Alaska has a sand desert with dunes over 150 feet (45 m) high After World War I, there were so few men in Germany that only 1 in 3 women would find a husband 7% of Americans claim they never bathe Autism affects about 21.7 million people in the world. Apple headquarters' employees earn an average of US$125,000 a year. Saturn's moon Enceladus has ice volcanoes In Russia there are 9 million more Women than men For every 1 million tons of oil shipped, about 1 ton is spilled Whales can suffer from sunburns In 2015, a U.S. journalist was sentenced to 5 years in jail for posting a link on the web South Koreans drink twice as much alcohol as Russians A newborn baby has about one cup of blood in his body. 4%of women in the U.S. are pregnant right now The world's longest hangover lasted 4 weeks after a Scotsman consumed 60 pints of beer. In 1962, John F Kennedy secretly installed a taping system in the White House. Men with shaved heads are perceived as an inch taller and 13% stronger than men with hair. Sleeping less than 7 hours each night reduces your life expectancy. The average Facebook U S. user spends 38 minutes a day on the site. Muslims use only the right hand for eating and drinking. Bill Gates' children will only inherit US$10 million each, out of his US$72 billion net worth. The First Disneyland Admission Ticket Ever Sold was purchased for US$1 in 1955. In Japan, KFC is a typical feast of Christmas Eve. Your bones are composed of 31% water The Netherlands has more bicycles than people, 1.3 per person From the Middle Ages up to 1809, Finland was part of Sweden. The Aztecs sacrificed 1% of their population every year, or about 250,000 people. 1 out of 42 boys and 1 in 189 girls are diagnosed with autism in the U.S. Up to 1.5 billion people still do not have access to reliable phone services The Moon is not round, but egg shaped. Venezuela had the world's highest inflation rate in 2015 with over 141% Japan suffers 1,500 earthquakes every year. Some parts of Antarctica have had no rain or snow for the last 2 million years Exercise, like walking, can reduce breast cancer risk by 25%. Contact lenses were first proposed by Leonardo Da Vinci in 1508. From birth to toilet training, a baby goes through an average of 8000 diaper changes. 1089 x 9 = 9801. President Obama has read every Harry Potter book. Switzerland sent 31 soldiers to Afghanistan in 2003, its first military deployment since 1815. The 'de-militarized' zone between North and South Korea is the world's most militarized zone Airlines make more money selling air miles than seats: between 1.5 and 2.5 cents per mile. An average swimming pool loses 1,000 gallons (3,785 L) a month to evaporation and other causes The Atlantic Ocean is big enough to let every person in the US have their own cubic kilometer in it. Part of the White House was built by slaves Martin Luther King Jr. is a Grammy Award winner for Best Spoken Word Album. During the past 40 years, at least 20% of the Amazon rainforest has been cut down In the UK, accents change noticeably about every 25 miles (40km) Women are approximately two times more likely than men to suffer from major depression. Marijuana is legal and is not even classified as a drug in North Korea. 10 times more people suffer from major depression now than in 1945. In 1963, an East German soldier stole a tank drove it through the Berlin Wall to escape. 1 in 8 adolescents in the U.S. have clinical depression. Christopher Columbus Italian name was Cristoforo Colombo. He was a citizen of the Republic of Genoa. Martin Luther King Jr. was jailed 29 times. In China, over 35 million people still live in caves. August 2014 was the warmest August ever recorded globally. Oil is cheaper than water in Venezuela and Saudi Arabia Instant Coffee was invented by a man called George Washington around 1910. 1 in 50,000 penguins are born with brown rather than black plumage 100 million people come to India's Kumbh Mela Festival, the world's biggest gathering of humans The "Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas" sign was created in 1959. Venus has more volcanoes than any other planet in the solar system, with over 1600 Advertising to children under the age of 12 is illegal in Norway and Sweden. The longest hot dog ever was made in Paraguay and had 668 ft (203 m). 600,000 hacking attempts are made to Facebook accounts every day. Slavery was not made a statutory offense in the UK until April 6, 2010 If an atom were as big as the Solar System, a neutrino would as small as a golf ball The head of the Statue of Liberty was displayed at the World's Fair of 1878 in Paris It takes approximately 400 cacao beans to make one pound (450 gr.) of chocolate. The Earth, seen from the moon, also goes through phases. The average lifespan of a dolphin is 15 years. However, some of them lived 50 years. Gold is edible. A lack of exercise is now causing as many deaths as smoking across the world, a study suggests. Arabic is an official language in Israel along with Hebrew. In an average lifetime human skin completely replaces itself 900 times. Humans have the same number of hair follicles as chimpanzees. The CIA had a plot to use a depilatory chemical on Fidel Castro to cause his beard to fall out. The movie Gravity was more expensive than the Indian Mars mission. "Good cholesterol" (HDL) can "turn bad" and solidify into fat-clogs. Iceland's population is smaller than that of Anaheim, California. Saturn's rings are only 30 to 300 feet (9 to 90 meters) thick 13.8% of the world's population are Hindus. Sweden had a Charles VII but no Charles I to VI The name "Jessica" first appeared in Shakespeare's play "The Merchant of Venice. Spiders can walk on water, and breathe under it, too Alexander the Great founded 70 cities, naming at least 20 after himself and one after his horse. Your mobile phone has more computing power than the computers used for the Apollo 11 moon landing. The lion from MGM is called "Leo the Lion". The United States and Gabon are the only two countries that allow experimentation on chimpanzees. In Buddhism, Karma is the force that drives the cycle of suffering and rebirth for each being. Pluto has ice made out of water and a blue sky In his lifetime, a man spends almost six months shaving. 20%of women in the U.S. earn at least $5,000 more than their spouse Penguins can jump up to 6 feet (1.8 m) out of the water 80% of humanity lives on less than US$10 per day Einstein's Nobel Prize money went to his ex-wife as a divorce settlement. 7 million Buddhists are found outside of Asia. The average adult in Switzerland has a net worth of US$513,000 In 2008, Norway knighted a penguin. U.S. troops in Vietnam employed over 5,000 'war dogs' As of 2008, land degradation affected 1.5 billion people globally North Korea, independent since 1948, is not recognized by Japan and South Korea. The Horse Head used in the movie "The Godfather" was real During Islam's Golden Age, scientists were paid the equivalent of what pro athletes are paid today. There're more bacteria in your mouth than there are people in the world. Whales drown if they remain underwater for over 30 minutes The blood you donate is sold on the open market and it's a US$4.5 billion per year industry. Every second, the Sun sends to earth 10 times more neutrinos than the number of people on earth The Italian mafia accounts for 7% of Italy's GDP. Lack of oxygen in the brain for 5 to 10 minutes results in permanent brain damage All Dutch electric trains are powered by wind energy, serving 600,000 passengers daily 40%of schizophrenics are left-handed, despite being only 10% of the world's population. If your laptop feels hot, don't put it on your lap if you're a man, it may cause infertility. JFK's application to Harvard was just 5 sentences long. Modern versions of enslavement are estimated to trap about 45 million people worldwide. More gold is recoverable from a ton of personal computers than from 17 tons of gold ore. Japan has more than 50,000 people who are over 100 years old. France once controlled more than 8% of the world's land. 15%of American adults do not use the Internet The water in a blue whale's mouth weighs as much as its entire body The chances of us eating even one spider in our sleep throughout our lifetime is close to 0% Dolphins and whales give birth with the tail first instead of the head. If you have US$10 in your pocket and no debts, you are wealthier than 25% of Americans. Lack of sleep can cause weight gain of 2 pounds (0.9 kg)in under a week. It takes the Solar System about 240 million years to complete one orbit of the Galaxy Most dinosaurs are known from just a single tooth or bone. Exposure to Secondhand smoke causes nearly 50,000 deaths each year in the U.S. alone LSD was legal in California until 1966. Chimps use medicinal plants to treat themselves for illness and injury. Chicken contains 266% more fat than it did 40 years ago. Apple has more operating cash than the U.S. Treasury. Elvis Presley hated John Lennon and wanted to beat him up for his anti-war stance. 31% of rock star deaths are related to drugs or alcohol. In military terms, D-Day means a date and H-Hour a time for combat operations. 95% of Paraguayans are mestizos: people of mixed Spanish and Native-American ancestry. Octopuses are eaten alive in Korea. Every August 13 this celebrated "Left-Handers Day" since 1996. Angel Falls in Venezuela is 17 times higher than Niagara 1 in 10 known species in the world lives in the Amazon Rainforest The world's largest pyramid is not in Egypt but in Mexico. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s original name was Michael Luther King, Jr. In France, you can marry a dead person. There's a volcano in Indonesia that spews blue flames. Traffic in central London moves at the same speed as horse-drawn carriages a century ago Koalas sleep up to 20 hours a day. 14 billion pounds (6B Kg.) of garbage are dumped into the ocean every year. Most of it is plastic. Hinduism has no single founder, founding incident or date of origin. The Musicians of the Titanic kept playing music for hours as the ship sank. Pluto takes 248 years to orbit the Sun. Men spend almost a year of their lives staring at women, a survey found. About 24,000 people are killed by lightning strikes around the world each year. Severe Depression can cause us to biologically age more by increasing the aging process in cells. If it were a country, California would be the 8th economy in the world and the 35th most populous. Koalas are excellent swimmers. Climbing the Mount Everest cost around US$65,000 37% of Americans think global warming is a hoax. 89% of people in Sweden speak English. 3.2 million people visit the Statue of Liberty every year If you were to put Saturn in water, it would float The FBI has a Twitter slang dictionary A Japanese man survived both the Hiroshima and Nagasaki atomic bombings during WW2. D-Day was the largest seaborne invasion in history, with over 156,000 men landing in Normandy. Four forward compartments could flood without risk of the Titanic sinking. Six did 80% of information stored on all computers in the world is in English. Pluto has a heart shape on its surface George Washington was worth US$525 million in his day, when adjusted for inflation. Sharks kill 12 people per year while people kill 11,417 sharks per hour. Italy has the eighth-largest economy in the world. Steve Jobs never wrote a single line of programming code Elizabeth II is the Queen of New Zealand and the head of state. Kokura, Japan, was the original target of the atomic bomb that landed in Nagasaki. China is the world's largest supplier of Bibles. Women spend nearly one year of their lives deciding what to wear George Washington was a ginger. The average ocean depth is 2.5 miles (4 km). Atomic bomb tests were a major tourist attraction in Las Vegas during the 1950s. New Zealand is part of the "Zealandia" continent, of which, 93% is submerged. In Norway, stripping counts as an art form for tax purposes. Alexander The Great succeeded his father, Philip II, to the throne of Macedonia at the age of 20. Over 800,000 people are arrested for marijuana in the U.S. each year. Anne Frank wrote most of her diary in the form of letters to a person named "Kitty." 1 in 3 Americans is obese. Shakespeare invented about 1,700 words that we use today The top ten deadliest snakes can be found in Australia The CIA reads up to5 million tweets a day Neptune has the strongest winds in the Solar System: 2,100 km/hour (1,304 mph) More than 1,000 white farmers have been killed in South Africa since 1990 There are more skin cancer cases due to indoor tanning than lung cancer cases due to smoking. The average woman in the UK owns 19 pairs of shoes, but wears only 7 Sweden banned spanking and other corporal punishments of children in 1979 Krusty the Clown was originally created to be Homer's secret identity In 2013, soccer player Cristiano Ronaldo opened a museum dedicated to himself Mexico's official name is United Mexican States. There's only one all-white humpback whale known in the world Cubans were prohibited from owning cell phones until 2008. South Africa is the world's 24th-most populous nation, with over 55 million people Paris was originally a Roman city called "Lutetia". Leonardo Da Vinci was homeschooled and lacked a formal education in Greek and Latin. George Washington stopped the Revolutionary War to return a lost dog to the enemy. The Afghan War is the longest war in U.S. history. The year 2010 was the warmest on record. Your heartbeat changes and mimics the music you listen to. Benjamin Franklin invented the bifocals eyeglasses in 1784. Antarctica is the largest desert in the world. Humans have been hunter-gatherers for 99% of their history. The Harry Potter brand has been estimated to be worth as much as US$15 billion. Within three days of death, the enzymes that once digested your dinner begin to eat you. In 1998, TIME Magazine named Bart Simpson one of the most influential people of the century. There are 100 divorces every hour in the U.S. The Eiffel Tower is the most-visited paid monument in the world: 6.07 million people in 2018 In 2019, Apple grew to 139,000 employees around the world. About 300,000 pedestrians, the population of Iceland, pass through Times Square every day. The Ancient Greeks exercised naked. About 153,000 people will die on your birthday. Doctors' sloppy handwriting kills more than 7,000 people annually. Brazil's economy is the world's 8th-largest by GDP as of 2019. Some Fish, like the Triggerfish, can swim backward. Listening to music while working out measurably improves physical performance. 1.9 million people were working for McDonald's in 2019 and its franchisees around the world. Since 1870, global sea levels have risen by about 8 inches (20 cm). The average office desk has 400 times more bacteria than a toilet. The strongest beer in the world has a 67.5% alcohol content. The majority of Internet traffic is not generated by humans, but bots like Google and Malware There were once camels roaming in the deserts of Arizona. Being hit by lightning causes weird skin designs called "Lichtenberg figures." In the UK, if you reach your 100th birthday, you get a personalized card from the Queen There's no physical description of Jesus in the Bible. Germany's decades-long tendency to population decline has been offset by waves of immigration A porcupine can fight off a pride of lions. Only female mosquitoes drink blood. Males are vegetarians. Herrings communicate through farts. The first webcam was created in Cambridge to check the status of a coffee pot. About 100 billion people have died in all human history. Neuroscientists believe babies don't dream for the first few years of their life. The Queen of England owns a McDonald's near Buckingham Palace. Bart Simpson's name is an anagram of BRAT. His full name is Bartholomew Jojo Simpson Pandas can poop up to 40 times a day Anne Frank was born Annelies Marie Frank on June 12, 1929. 350 million people of all ages around the world suffer from depression. Giraffes only need 5 to 30 minutes of sleep in a 24-hour period. The fastest a dolphin can swim near the surface is 33.5 mph (54 km/h). Harry Potter and author JK Rowling share the same birthday There are more living organisms in a teaspoonful of soil than there are people on earth. There are 177,147 ways to tie a tie, according to mathematicians. All characters on The Simpson's have just 4 fingers on each hand, except for one with five: God In 15 years of conquest, Alexander The Great never lost a battle. Iran sentences its citizens to the death penalty if they decide to change their religion from Islam. English words "I", "we", "two", and "three" are among the most ancient, from thousands of years. Facebook has 100 million active users in Africa. China has the world's largest standing army and second-largest defense budget as of 2019. Pluto never made a full revolution around the sun while it was still considered a planet Benjamin Franklin was born in Boston, Massachusetts, on January 17, 1706. He lived 85 years. 1 billion people still defecate in the open, in the absence of a toilet Scientists have discovered that monkeys are susceptible to optical illusions, just like humans. All characters on The Simpson's are based on, and named after his creator Matt Groening's family Saturn's rings are younger than the dinosaurs. They were likely formed just 100 million years ago. Las Vegas is home to 17 of the 20 largest hotels in the U.S. In western Iran, there's a viper with a fake spider for a tail Apple sold 572,000 iPhones per day in 2018. You can change your language on Facebook to "Pirate." On average, soccer players run as far as 9.5 miles in a single match. Smoking causes 1 in every 5 deaths in the U.S. every year Of modern countries currently independent, New Zealand was the first to allow women the vote. After WW1, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, and Poland emerged as independent nations. Alexander the Great was tutored by Aristotle until the age of 16. Every Apple iPhone ad displays the time as 9:41 AM, the time Steve Jobs unveiled it in 2007 Kissing someone for one minute burns about 2 calories. Stalin didn't start learning Russian until he was 8. His mother tongue was Georgian 2,520 is the smallest number that can be exactly divided by all the numbers 1 to 10. Dolphins have the longest memory in the animal kingdom. Romantic love is biochemically indistinguishable from having a severe obsessive-compulsive disorder. It would take less than 6 months to get to the Moon by car at 60mph (95km/h). Research shows that if you're afraid of spiders, you're more likely to find one in your bedroom 20,000 children die worldwide every day due to poverty The Amazon rainforest has been in existence for at least 55 million years The English word Bible comes from the Latin "biblia" which means "books". Sideburns are named after American Civil War General, General Burnside. In the U.S., 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime. Spiders eat their own webs to recycle them Prostitution is legal in Canada. Buying the services of a prostitute is not Humans killed at least 2.8 million whales in the 20th century Japanese Trains are among the world's most punctual: their average delay is just 18 seconds. Hinduism worships over 33 million gods or demigods. Depression can cause you to dream up to 3 to 4 times more than you normally would. Nelson Mandela slept on a thin mat on a stone floor for most of his 27 years in prison. North Korea has 51 "Social Categories" ranked by their loyalty to the regime. About 2,000 pandas are found in the wild London was founded by the Romans, who named it Londinium 160,000 U.S. children miss school every day due to a fear of bullying. Coffee is most effective if consumed between 9:30 am and 11:30 am. YouTube was founded by 3 former employees of PayPal The moon is moving away from us by 3.78 cm (1.48 in) a year. There are Potato Chips Dipped in Milk Chocolate. Before trees were common, the Earth was covered with giant mushrooms. About 300 couples marry in Las Vegas every day. Antarctica is about 1.3 times as large as Europe In 2001, the World Christian Encyclopedia counted 33,830 different Christian denominations. Cats, from lions and tigers right down to domestic felines, cannot taste anything sweet. Facebook has 43,030 full-time employees as of September 30, 2019. A cat has been the mayor of Talkeetna, Alaska for 15 years McDonald's is not the world's largest restaurant chain. Subway is. In London, it is illegal to die in the Houses of Parliament The average toilet uses 6 litres (1.6 gal) of clean water in a single flush Ancient Egyptians worshiped over 1,400 different gods and goddesses. HP Printer black ink is more expensive than blood. A child dies every 8 seconds from contaminated water In ancient Greek, the word "idiot" meant anyone who wasn't a politician. Finland is the world's happiest country, according to the 2019 World Happiness Report. The parliament of Iceland, established in 930, is the oldest active parliament in the world. There's a toilet-themed restaurant in Taiwan, where food is served on miniature toilets The Statue of Liberty was intended for Egypt. Earthquakes turn water into gold. A teaspoon of water contains about 500,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 atoms in it. The average smoker in the U.S. spends US$1,500 to US$3,300 a year Disney owns 80% of ESPN. By the end of 2019, Facebook had offices in 70 cities worldwide. An individual horse has a peak power output of 14.9 horsepower The richest man in Asia, Sir Ka-shing Li, dropped out of school at the age of 15. A person from Las Vegas is called a "Las Vegan". Bananas are slightly radioactive. Flowers can grow faster by listening to music. The word "Dinosaur" comes from the ancient Greek and means "terrible lizard". France is the most visited country in the world: 83 million tourists in 2012. If you have a pizza with radius Z and thickness A, its volume is = Pi*Z*Z*A Underweight models are banned in Israel to fight against anorexia. The original tapes of the Apollo 11 moon landing were erased and re-used by mistake. Women speak about 20,000 words a day. That's 13,000 more than the average man McDonald's makes about US$75 million per day. Tokyo Disneyland was the first Disney theme park outside of the U.S. It was opened in April 1983. Vietnamese don't call it the "Vietnam War," they call it the "Resistance War Against America. Recycling one aluminum can saves enough energy to listen to a full album on your iPod The official Twitter account of @Sweden is given to a random citizen every week to manage Brazil has the 2nd highest number of airports in the world, after the U.S. There are more life forms living on your skin than there are people on the planet. Vegetarians are 19% less likely to die from heart disease, a study found. It snows metal on planet Venus Newton invented/discovered calculus in about the same amount of time the average student learns it. 90% of the world's fresh water is in Antarctica Historically, for every 100 climbers who have made it to the summit of Mount Everest, 4 have died 6 months takes to make an episode of The Simpsons Robert F. Kennedy was shot by a Palestinian because of his strong support for Israel. London ranked as the 6th most expensive city to live in 2016 Einstein was offered the presidency of Israel which he politely declined. The word "mortgage" comes from a French word that means "death contract". In 5,000 years of human history, only one disease has been eradicated: smallpox. Sitting for more than three hours a day can cut two years off a person's life expectancy. Switzerland has the second highest life expectancy in the world with 83.4 years Con artist Victor Lustig "sold" the Eiffel Tower to a scrap metal dealer California's official state animal, the California grizzly bear, is extinct. Mexico is the world's fattest country. According to astronauts, space smells like seared steak, hot metal and welding fumes Finland is part of Fennoscandia, not Scandinavia. Steve Jobs was awarded 141 new patents since his death The stripes on each tiger are unique, like human fingerprints Six ten-billionths of the Sun is gold First marriages that end in a divorce usually last approximately 8 years. The Sahara desert stretches farther than the distance from New York to Los Angeles. Many expensive Perfumes contain whale poop The largest earthquake ever recorded was a magnitude 9.5 in Chile back in 1960. 1 in 3 people people lack access to basic sanitation services, such as toilets or latrines All prisoners in Norway have internet in their cells. Norway's public Universities are free for students from anywhere in the world. There's a direct descendant of Christopher Columbus alive today. He's a Spanish noble. Barack Obama was the first sitting U.S. president to visit a federal prison. A 13-year old boy in Florida was once arrested for excessive farting in school. 100 acres of Pizza are served in the U.S. every day JFK has been the only Roman Catholic U.S. president. Anne Frank's concentration camp was liberated by British troops just weeks after her death. The Eiffel Tower is the tallest structure in Paris: 324 metres (1,063 ft) high Many Fish can taste without even opening their mouths. People in Africa and Asia have to walk an average of 3.7 miles (6 KM) to collect water. Your brain uses 20% of the total oxygen and blood in your body If you earn more than US$21,000 a year, you are part of the richest 4% of the planet Benjamin Franklin attempted to abolish slavery already in 1790. In 1962, the U.S. blew up a hydrogen bomb in space that was 100 times more powerful than Hiroshima. The U.S. purchased Alaska from Russia for just US$7.2 million in 1867 California has more than 130,000 people in prison. Apple earns US$300,000 per minute. You can't cry on space because your tears won't ever fall The "I'm feeling lucky" button costs Google US$110 million per year, as it bypasses all ads. 50%is the lifetime risk of developing Cancer for a man in the U.S. In 2004, Gates predicted that the problem of spam email would be gone within two years. Newton was secretly an Alchemist. The world's biggest family lives together in India: a man with 39 wives and 94 children A clean mouth has between 1,000 and 100,000 bacteria on each tooth. In the wild, male lions live 10 to 14 years. Baby foreskins are commonly used in cosmetic treatments. George Washington is worshipped as a god by Japanese Shinto priests in Hawaii. Japan's birth rate is so low adult diapers are sold more than baby diapers. .Sucking a king's nipples was a gesture of submission in ancient Ireland. The world's oceans contain nearly 20 million tons of gold. Koala bears aren't bears: They're marsupials. Tomato ketchup can prevent heart disease more effectively than fresh tomatoes. Breathing the air of Beijing has the same health risks as smoking 21 cigarettes a day In 1672, an angry mob of Dutchmen killed and ate their prime minister McDonald's first menu items were hot dogs, not hamburgers. North Korea is officially not Communist. Since 2009 its ideology is called "Juche". Men lie 6 times a day, twice as often as women. The New York Times wrote an article about every single 9/11 victim. An Octopus doesn't have 8 arms but 6 arms and 2 legs. There are more bicycles in Copenhagen, Denmark, than people. After 9/11, the Maasai tribe of Kenya gave 14 of their most important cattle to America as aid. The Statue of Liberty has a 35-foot (10,6m) waistline A third of all divorce filings of 2011 in the U.S. contained the word "Facebook." Young elephants, pandas, koalas, and hippos eat the feces of their mothers. Between 40% and 80% of the population of Classical Athens were slaves. People who regularly eat dinner or breakfast in restaurants double their risk of becoming obese. At any given time, 0.7% of the world is drunk. So 50 million people are drunk right now. When the Golden Gate Bridge opened on May 27, 1937, the celebration lasted a week. Bill Gates was arrested in New Mexico in 1977 for jumping a red light and driving without a license. Both of Nelson Mandela's parents were illiterate. Dogs have 13 blood types, horses have 8, cows have 9 while Humans only have 4 YouTube has over 2 billion users, almost one-third of all people on the Internet Norway introduced Salmon Sushi to the Japanese in the 80s. Americans throw away 2.5 million plastic bottles per hour. Each one takes 500 years to decompose There's an empty place next to Muhammad's Tomb, Islam's main Prophet, reserved for Jesus. Christmas was illegal in the U.S. until 1836 as it was considered an Ancient Pagan Holiday. London's "Big Ben" is not the tower. It's the bell inside it. Crucifixion is still an official form of death penalty in Sudan. Spending money on others yields more happiness than spending it on yourself, a study concluded M&Ms were created in 1941 as a means for soldiers to enjoy chocolate without it melting. Barack Obama's late father was a senior economist for the Kenyan government. Denmark has been inhabited since around 12,500 BC and agriculture has been evident since 3,900 BC. The average person takes 183,755,600 steps in a lifetime. Kissing someone is more sanitary than shaking hands, if you want to avoid a cold. A bolt of lightning contains enough energy to toast 160,000 pieces of bread. In Mexico, artists can pay their taxes with artwork. Texas has its own pledge of allegiance Mount Everest has about 200 dead bodies on it, which are now landmarks on the way to the top The weird bright dots you see floating when you look at the sky are your white blood cells In Denmark, it's illegal to burn foreign flags, but not illegal to burn the Danish flag. Michael Jackson wanted to do a Harry Potter musical, but J.K. Rowling said no. The Swiss own more guns per head than the Iraqis 1 billion hours of video are watched on YouTube every day The word "bride" comes from an old proto-germanic word meaning "to cook". 41 new species are discovered by scientists every single day Our galaxy probably contains at least 2 billion planets like Earth. Brazil has been the largest producer of coffee for the last 150 years. Just 9 months after his inauguration, Barack Obama was named the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize laureate. Licence plates in the Canadian Northwest Territories are shaped like polar bears Government vehicles in Cuba are legally required to pick up any hitchhikers. Almost a third of San Francisco's air pollution comes from China South Africa is called the "Rainbow Nation" because it has 11 official languages Obama was the first sitting U.S. president to visit Cuba in almost a century. The average temperature in Mars is -81F (-63C). India has the largest slave population in the modern world with over 18 million slaves The first magazine ever seen was launched in 1663 in Germany The 3 tallest statues in the world are of Buddha. 99% of a Panda's diet consists of bamboo The U.S. Navy has 75 trained dolphins to detect enemy swimmers and underwater mines. Dolphins Recognize and Admire Themselves in Mirrors. There are no terrestrial (land) snakes in New Zealand. A year on Marshas 687 earth days. There are more left-handed people with IQs over 140 than right-handed people, a study found. India is the world's largest democracy, with 1.2 billion people The official color of the Golden Gate Bridge is called International Orange. A survivor of Hiroshima's atomic bombing went to Boston in 1951 and won the Marathon. The word "Scientist" first appeared in 1833 Philematology is the science of kissing. Nelson Mandela lost his son to AIDS. Women in ancient Rome wore the sweat of Gladiators to improve their beauty and complexion Anne Frank lost her German citizenship in 1941 and thus became stateless. Napoleon wasn't short. He was actually above the average Frenchman. Philophobia is the fear of falling in love. China has treatment camps for Internet addicts The Roman Emperor Gaius Caligula made his horse a senator 32 million inappropriate videos were removed from YouTube in 2018 by a team of 10,000 reviewers An average person in the U.S. eats 35 tons of food in a lifetime. Boys are nearly five times more likely than girls to have autism. Israel is the only country in the world to draft women into Military service. Scientists can grow teeth from urine 49% of pregnancies in the U.S. are unintended. That's more than 3 million children per year Turning back the giant hands on Big Ben's four clock faces takes an incredible 5 hours in total. Recycling one ton of plastic can save up to 2,000 gallons of gasoline Spain is the second largest country in Western Europe and the European Union "Holland" is a province, South and North, in The Netherlands, not the name of the whole country In 1939, 835 sheep were killed by a single lightning strike in Utah. Marilyn Monroe was Jewish: she converted for her husband Arthur Miller. Argentina has dropped 13 zeroes off their currency since 1970, a factor of ten trillion. Someone in the U.S. needs blood every two seconds. 96 elephants are killed every day in Africa. About 200 Christmas trees catch fire every year in the U.S. The letter u as an abbreviation for "you" was first used by Shakespeare In Florida, it's against the law for a person to appear in public clothed in liquid latex. Islam is the second-largest and the fastest-growing religion in the world. Saturn's rings are not solid. They are made up of bits of ice, dust and rock Google intends to scan all known existing 129 million unique books before 2020. President Jimmy Carter pardoned all Vietnam draft dodgers on his second day in office More than 600 women dressed as men in order to fight in the American Civil War. Nearly 1 billion people will go to bed hungry tonight Every minute, more than 500 hours of video are uploaded to YouTube The Berlin Wall was more than 140 kilometres (87 mi) long. The life span of giant pandas in the wild is approximately 20 years The Queen of the UK is the legal owner of one-sixth of the Earth's land surface Chimpanzees can develop their own fashion trends. When a person dies, his sense of hearing is the last to go. Capuchin Male Monkeys urinate on themselves to attract a mate. Astronauts on the International Space Station witness around 15 sunrises and 15 sunsets every day Nelson Mandela was South Africa's first black president. Canada is the World's Most Educated Country: over half its residents have college degrees Snakes kill 100,000 people every year There are 100,000 miles of blood vessels in an adult human body. The U.S. Civil War had a Balloon Corps established by Abraham Lincoln. Coconut water can be used (in emergencies) as a substitute for blood plasma. "Friendstalker" was one of the early names considered for Twitter Facebook tracks which sites you visit, even AFTER you have signed out. Mars is populated entirely by robots. Seven to be precise. There are more Siberian tigers living in captivity than in their native habitat The name "Australia" comes from the Latin "Terra Australis" or "Southern land". 95% of the spiders in your house have never been outside Marijuana has been legal for personal use in Alaska since 1975, and it's still legal today. Medicinal Marijuana is Considered Kosher in Some Cases by Judaism. The scientific term for French kissing is cataglottism. London lost nearly a third of its population during the Black Death in the mid-14th century 40%of births in the U.S. come from unmarried women Rain has never been recorded in parts of Chile's Atacama Desert, the driest place on Earth. Bill Gates' SAT score was 1590out of 1600. A man married a dog in India as atonement. It's illegal in Iceland for parents to threaten children with fictional characters. Dreams get weirder as the night wears on A blue whale is larger than a basketball court Around 300 species of Octopuses are recognized. There's a restaurant in Japan using monkeys as waiters. Islam view heaven as a place of physical pleasures to come. If Texas were a nation, it would be the world's 7th largest oil producer. India's Hindu calendar has 6 seasons: spring, summer, monsoon, autumn, winter and prevernal Cancer causes more deaths than AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria combined. Over 20 million bats live in the Bracken Cave in Texas, the world's largest colony of bats The world's largest gold bar weighs 250 kg (551 lb). The practice of eating horseflesh is called hippophagy The first time two men kissed on-screen was in 1927. in the fiscal year of 2014, the DEA spent an average of US$4.20 per marijuana plant they uprooted. Giraffes are the tallest animals in the world. Males can grow up to 18 feet (5.5 meters) tall. The height of the Eiffel Tower varies by 5.9 inches (15 cm) due to temperature changes. When George Washington died, Napoleon ordered 10 days of mourning in France. 90% of all the rice in the world is consumed in Asia. Sweden pays studentsUS$187 per month to attend high school Isaac Newton lost the equivalent of US$3 million in today's money on stock market in 1720. Sweden has run out of trash so it's importing garbage from Norway. Dead people can get goose bumps. More than a third of single Italian men between the ages of 30 and 35 live with their parents. Koalas hug trees to cool off on hot days. Bananas are the most popular fruits in the U.S. Shakespeare directly mentions America only once Energy drinks still don't have as much caffeine as a Starbucks coffee. In order to legally give someone a tattoo in South Korea, one must obtain a doctor's license. At the Wife Carrying World Championships in Finland, first prize is the wife's weight in beer. 98% of Canadians can speak either or both English and French. While most penguins are monogamous, they spend most of their year apart Mount Everest shrank one inch (2.5 cm) due to the 2015 earthquake in Nepal. During WW2, the lights of Big Ben were dimmed so that German bombers could not use it for reference. Couples who live together before engagement have a higher divorce rates than those who wait. Martin Luther King Jr. added the "I have a dream" line during his speech, it was improvised. Snakes are unable to close their eyes. They can't blink and they must sleep with their eyes open. Tigers are the only predators known to regularly prey on adult bears AIDS is now the leading cause of death among adolescents in Africa No one has ever seen a giraffe swimming. Norway has the world's highest gas prices at $10.12 a gallon of premium gas. 64% of children who were bullied did not report it. 30% of all cancers diagnosed in women are breast cancers. Australia was inhabited by indigenous people for about 50,000 years before the British came. Breathing the air in Mumbai, India, for just one day is equivalent to smoking 100 cigarettes 20 prisoners were executed in the United States in 2019. The poorest place in the U.S. is Allen, South Dakota, where 96% are Native American A group of giraffes is called a tower. Students who chew gum have better math test scores than those who do not, a study found. White Chocolate isn't technically Chocolate, as it contains no cocoa solids or cocoa liquor. Bolivia has 37 official languages Isaac Newton developed a sunlight phobia from staring at the sun. The largest county in the U.S., located in Alaska, is roughly the size of Germany Breast Cancer kills 450 men in the U.S. every year. Christianity is severely persecuted in at least 27 countries. No U.S. president has been elected after being divorced except for Ronald Reagan. Over 20% of the U.S. population still believe that vaccines cause autism. 75% of school shooting incidents have been linked to bullying and harassment. Antarctica is the coldest, windiest, highest and driest continent on Earth A blue whale's heart can be as large as a car McDonald's' golden arches are recognized by more people than the cross. There is a food substitute intended to supply all daily nutritional needs, known as "Soylent". Homo sapiens reached the region of Indonesia around 45,000 years ago. The boiling point of water at the top of Mt. Everest is 71 C (160 F) Laughing 100 times is equivalent to 15 minutes of exercise on a stationary bicycle. 1 Can of Soda a day increases your chances of getting type 2 diabetes by 22%. More than 1 billion people still do not have access to fresh water The highest race horse speed ever recorded was 43.97 mph (70.76 km/h) Italy is home to the largest number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites with 50. Only 333 bodies of the Titanic's victims were recovered, one in five of the over 1500 victims There are more tigers privately owned by U.S. citizens than in the wild worldwide 350,000 Tweets are sent every minute The world consumes close to 2.25 billion cups of coffee every day. Indonesia has the world's highest rate of deforestation, with Brazil as a close second. German casualties on D-Day were around 1,000 men, while Allied casualties were at least 10,000. There's high-speed Internet on the way up to Mount Everest Florida is the 3rd most populous state in the U.S. Giraffes make no sound. Not because they can't, but they choose not to. Brazil is the 5th largest country in the world and it's home to 210 million people as of 2019. Scientists detected traces of Cannabis on pipes found in William Shakespeare's garden You are more likely to die from a falling coconut than from a shark attack. The first animated film to star Mickey Mouse appeared in 1928 at the Colony Theatre in New York. Some chickens are half male, half female In Alaska, there's a pizza place that delivers the pizza by plane In 1913, Argentina was the world's 10th wealthiest nation per capita. Now it's the 54th. More than 1 in 20 soccer injuries are caused by celebrating goals on the pitch California was the first U.S. state that banned Marijuana a century ago. A full day on the moon, from one sunrise to the next, lasts about 29.5 Earth days on average. Bananas are the best-selling items at Walmart. Canada is the second largest country in the world by total area Slugs like beer. One-third of Earth's land surface is partially or totally desert. The Sun accounts for about 99.86% of the total mass of the Solar System A group of zebras is called a "dazzle" Scientists have developed a way of charging mobile phones using urine There are over 500,000 alcohol-related deaths in Russia each year Spider silk is about 5 times stronger than steel of the same weight A Marijuana-derived compound forces cancer cells to freeze and prevents them from spreading. There's a nude beach under the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco. The average person spends 3 months of its lifetime sitting on the toilet. Latin and Irish have no words for "yes" or "no." Premature babies are more likely to be left-handed, many studies suggest. Zebras are actually black, with white stripes A day's worth of Twitter posts would fill a 10-million-page book Cats share 95.6% of their DNA with tigers About 1 in 9 people lack access to an improved water source Snakes can have two heads and fight each other for food A sample of Sir Isaac Newton's apple tree was sent into space to 'defy gravity'. Earth, Texas is the only place on Earth named "Earth". Educated mothers are more than twice as likely to send their children to school Switzerland only gave women the right to vote in 1971 Your mind "rewrites" monotonous speech of boring people to make them sound more interesting Having an orgasm at least 3 times a week cuts in half the likelihood of coronary heart disease. 30 million people in China live on less than US$1 per day, as of 2019. Mexico has68 official languages. Girls who complete secondary school are 6 times less likely to become child brides Penguins have an organ near the eye that filters salt from the water out of their system Nelson Mandela was not removed from the U.S. terror watchlist until 2008. The word "school" comes from the ancient Greek for "free time." A human baby has over 60 more bones than an adult. Each year, Americans throw out enough soda cans and bottles to reach the moon and back 20 times Barack Obama had the most followers on Twitter of any world leader in his last year in power, 2016. The rate of children leaving primary school in conflict affected countries reached 50% in 2011 Chocolate has an anti-bacterial effect on the mouth and protects against tooth decay. South Africans can legally attach flamethrowers to cars to repel carjackers An extra year of education can help a girl earn 20% more as an adult There are more than 100 types of cancers; any part of the body can be affected. Bill Gates aimed to become a millionaire by the age of 30. However, he became a billionaire by 31. Apple iPad's retina display is actually manufactured by Samsung. Until the early 19th century, Australia was best known as "New Holland". 30,000 websites are hacked every day Italian Traffic Police has two Lamborghini Gallado in service. Cows emit more methane than the oil industry and are a huge factor in global warming. With over 520 million followers as of 2019, Buddhism is the world's 4th-largest religion. 18 people were rescued alive from the rubble of the WTC after 9/11. 60%of South Korean families use professionals to find a name for their babies In Australia, there are more kangaroos than people. Ancient Greek democracy, the world's first, lasted for only 185 years. Because guinea pigs are prone to loneliness, it's illegal in Switzerland to own just one Speed dating was invented by a Rabbi in 1999. One pint of donated blood can save up to 3 lives. Violent homes have the same effecton children's brains as combat on soldiers Every 90 seconds, one woman dies during pregnancy or childbirth The International Space Station is as roomy as a five-bedroom house and travels at 17,500 mph In Germany, it is illegal to run out of fuel on highways JFK was the 35th President of the U.S. from January 1961 until his assassination in November 1963. The CIA operation to invade Cuba and take down Castro was dubbed "Operation Castration." According to Bill Gates, by 2035, there will be almost no poor countries left in the world Your favorite song is probably such because you associate it with an emotional event in your life In the 1950s, Las Vegas crowned a Miss Atomic Bomb. In 2011, a monkey was arrested in Pakistan for crossing the border with India. Cheese is the most stolen food in the world. Christianity was the main religion in Egypt between the Fourth and Sixth Centuries. When awake, the human brain produces enough electricity to power a small light bulb Nelson Mandela's name at birth was "Rolihlahla" which means troublemaker." The Eiffel Tower was originally intended for Barcelona, Spain, but the project was rejected At their current birth rate, South Koreans will go extinct by 2750 Nearly 700 million Chinese people drink contaminated water. Rapper Tupac Shakur was a voracious reader, and particularly enjoyed Shakespeare Multivitamins increase the risk of cancer and heart disease, according to recent studies. Male seahorses can get pregnant The World's Oldest Dress was found in Egypt and it is 5,000 years old. The highest temperature ever recorded in Antarctica is 58.2F (14.5C) Between 1525 and 1866, 12.5 million Africans were kidnaped and sold into slavery in the Americas. Our bodies contain about 0.2 milligrams of gold, most of it in our blood. The world's most expensive divorce was estimated at US$2.5 billion. Newborn babies can only see in black and white for a few months. Spiders are scared of ants due to the formic acid they contain Beer was not considered an alcoholic beverage in Russia until 2013. China executes the death penalty more than 4 times as the rest of the world combined. A strawberry isn't an actual berry, but a banana is. The International Space Station is the most expensive object ever built, at US$150 billion. JFK died younger than any other U.S. president to date. Elvis Presley failed a music class in High School. Dolphin meat is consumed in Japan and Peru There are 28 million cancer survivors worldwide. 42%of people in the U.S. have tried marijuana at least once. The longest pregnancy in humans on record is 375 days (12.5 months) Koalas store leaves in their cheek pouches to eat them later. In Newfoundland, Canada, the Atlantic Ocean sometimes freezes so people play hockey on it. When Montenegro became independent from Yugoslavia, its Internet domain name went from .yu to .me The Statue Of Liberty's full name is "Liberty Enlightening the World. Usain Bolt owns a 3-ton segment of the Berlin Wall. Only about 9% of marijuana users become clinically dependent, according to a study. McDonalds' Caesar salad is more fattening than their hamburger. People pay thousands of dollars to hunt Zebras and other African wildlife on large ranches in Texas Husbands can object to their wives working and prevent them from accepting jobs in 15 economies The Steppe eagle is the national animal of Egypt. Cenosillicaphobia is the fear of an empty beer glass. Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women. The word "queue" is pronounced the same way when the last 4 letters are removed. New Zealand is the fastest country in the world to start a business: just one day. The Komodo dragon is the national animal of Indonesia. Portions of Anne Frank's diary were removed because she described her intimate parts. In some European countries, children are given gifts on December 6 rather than in Christmas Day. 41% of children in Africa aged 5 to 14 are involved in child labour. Marital infidelity was punishable with jail in South Korea until 2015. "Happy hours" are banned in Ireland. A majority of Hindus eat meat, only 30% do not. A giraffe's neck can measure up to 6 feet (1.8 m) long 1%of the World's Water Is Drinkable Most astronauts become two inches taller in space Anne Frank, Martin Luther King Jr. and Barbara Walters were all born in the same year. Voting is mandatory in Brazil. The Simpson's couch gag is actually a trick used by the writers to make the show longer or shorter Most lifeboats launched off the Titanic were not filled to capacity New Zealand was undiscovered and completely devoid of human beings no more than 800 years ago. McDonalds opens a new restaurant every 14.5 hours. 2% of couples have fallen in love in a supermarket, according to a survey. In 1863, Venezuela became the first modern country to abolish the death penalty for all crimes The Confederacy was never recognized by any foreign country during the American Civil War. Ounce by ounce, Nutritious food costs up to 10 times more than junk food. McDonald's is the world's largest distributor of toys. 10% of the world's population is left-handed. Gold has been discovered on every continent on earth. The smell of chocolate increases theta brain waves, which triggers relaxation. After hitting the iceberg, it took the Titanic 2 hours and 40 minutes to sink America's first slave owner was a black man Nazi Joseph Goebbels' wife's descendants are Germany's richest family nowadays A month after the nuclear bombing of Hiroshima, a typhoon hit the city killing another 2,000 people. Mobile phones have 18 times more bacteria than toilet handles. Norway was ranked the world's #1 country in the 2014 Prosperity Index for wealth and well-being. Written language was invented independently by the Egyptians, Sumerians, Chinese, and Mayans. North Korea is the world's only nation to currently have a US Navy ship captured. The weird offspring of a donkey and a zebra is called a "zonkey. Coffee is the world's second most valuable traded commodity, only behind petroleum. Mexico is the 11th most populous country in the world with 121 million people. About 69% of smokers want to quit completely Your brain keeps developing until your late 40s The RMS Titanic was built in Belfast, Northern Ireland. More people in the world are suffering from obesity than from hunger. Cockroaches get lonely and even become ill if they are left alone for too long. Everything you say to Siri is sent to Apple, analyzed and stored. Cockroaches shed their skin. Cockroaches raised in space become quicker, stronger, faster, and tougher than cockroaches on Earth. Uranus was the first planet discovered with a telescope Cockroaches have their own Neighborhoods. 63 Earths can fit inside Uranus Many fish species are known to change sex during the course of their lives. Headless cockroaches are capable of living for weeks. They die from starvation. Cockroaches are among the world's fartiest species. There is a newly found cockroach species in the U.S. that can survive freezing temperatures. Uranus is the third-largest planet in the Solar System The summer in Uranus is 42 years long The wind speeds on Uranus can reach 560 mph (900 km/h) Jupiter has 67 moons, Saturn has 62, Uranus 27, Neptune 14, Mars 2 and Earth just one Uranus' moons are named after characters from the works of Shakespeare and Alexander Pope Uranus was originally called "George's Star" (Georgium Sidus) Cockroaches appeared 120 million years before dinosaurs. If you point your car keys to your head, it increases the remote's signal range. The world's largest grand piano was built by a 15-year-old in New Zealand. There is an underwater version of rugby, unsurprisingly called "underwater rugby". Giant Pandas eat approximately 28 pounds of bamboo a day – that's over 5 tons per year! The Nobel Peace Prize is named for Alfred Nobel, the inventor of dynamite. You fart on average 14 times a day, and each fart travels from your body at 7 mph. One of the ingredients needed to make dynamite is peanuts. The shortest war in history lasted for only 38 minutes. Want chocolate smelling poo? There is a pill for that. Sea Lions have rhythm. They are the only animal able to clap to a beat. While you sleep you can't smell anything – even really, really bad or potent smells. Some tumors can grow hair, teeth, bones, even fingernails. Your brain uses 10 watts of energy to think and does not feel pain. Glass balls can bounce higher than rubber ones. Your fingernails grow faster when you are cold. Applesauce was the first food eaten in space by astronauts. Snails take the longest naps with some lasting as long as three years. The average person spends two weeks of their life waiting at traffic lights. Before 1913 parents could mail their kids to Grandma's – through the postal service. Don't like mosquitoes? Get a bat. They could eat 3,000 insects a night. A typical cough is 60 mph while a sneeze is often faster than 100 mph. Some fish cough. Really. Are you terrified that a duck is watching you? Some people are. That is anatidaephobia. Goats have rectangular pupils in their eyes. Cans of diet soda will float in water but regular soda cans will sink. Birds can not live in space – they need gravity to be able to swallow. Some perfumes actually have whale poo in them. Your feet typically produce a pint of sweat every single day. The snow on Venus is metal. 20% of all the oxygen you breathe is used by your brain. You can cut a pie into 8 pieces with only three cuts. If a Donkey and a Zebra have a baby, it is called a Zonkey. A tsunami can travel as fast as a jet plane. Your small intestine is the largest internal organ in your body. Love carrots? Don't eat too many or you will turn orange. Cows can walk up stairs but not down them. Tiger shark embryos begin attacking each other in their mother's womb before they are even born. The surface of Mars is covered in rust, making the planet appear red. Indonesia consists only of islands - 13,667 total People who ride on roller coasters have a higher chance of having a blood clot in the brain The tallest freestanding sculpture in the world is Chief Crazy Horse in South Dakota, USA Marie Curie, the Nobel prize winning scientist who discovered radium, died of radiation poisoning 898 tornadoes were recorded to have occurred in the United States in the year 2000. The word Popcorn is derived from the middle English word "poppe," which means "explosive sound" The food that is digested in your stomach is called "chyme." Alcohol beverages have all 13 minerals necessary for human life The word housekeeping was invented by Shakespeare Lack of sleep can affect your immune system and reduce your ability to fight infections All dogs are the descendant of the wolf. These wolves lived in eastern Asia about 15,000 years ago A famous bullfighter, Lagarijo, killed 4,867 bulls in the 19th century. Police detectives have used snapping turtles to help them locate dead bodies The national sport of Japan is sumo wrestling The early occurrence of a fetus yawning is at eleven weeks after conception In a month, a fingernail grows an eighth of an inch Americans consume the most peanut butter in the world Celtic warriors sometimes fought their battles naked, their bodies dyed blue from head to toe To make butter more attractive in colour, carrot juice was used by people in the Middle Ages Early hockey games allowed as many as 30 players a side on the ice Most fleas do not live past a year old It takes seven to ten days to make a jelly belly jellybean Some asteroids have other asteroids orbiting them There is enough concrete in the Hoover Dam to pave a two lane highway from San Francisco to New York There is a certain species of kangaroo that is only 2.5 centimetres long when it is born In a lifetime, the average house cat spends approximately 10,950 hours purring The real name of Toto the dog in "The Wizard Of Oz" was Terry Stannous fluoride, which is the cavity fighter found in toothpaste is made from recycled tin It takes 12 honeybees to make one teaspoon of honey The largest hamburger cooked in the world weighed in at 6,040 pounds The first lighthouse was in Alexandria in 290 B.C Heinz first started making ketchup in 1876 and the recipe has remained the same ever since The largest wedding chapel in Las Vegas is the Viva Las Vegas Chapel, which can seat 100 people The most popular name for a pet in the United States is Max The country of Andorra has a zero percent unemployment rate In Los Angeles, there are fewer people than there are automobiles A woman has approximately 4.5 litres of blood in her body, while men have 5.6 litres Oral-B were the first toothbrushes to go to the moon when they were aboard the Apollo 11 mission A language becomes extinct in this world every two weeks The decomposition point of Olive Oil is 220 degrees Celsius Ten radishes only contain eight calories Annually a thousand people are killed by scorpions in Mexico Every year, 100 million sharks are killed by people Tug of war was an Olympic event from 1900-1920 Of all the countries, Brazil has the most plant species, with over 56,000 One female mouse can produce up to 100 babies a year Impotence is grounds for divorce in 26 U.S. states People with darker skin will not wrinkle as fast as people with lighter skin Fido means faithful in Latin A group of kangaroos is called a mob The only predator that polar bears have are humans Many insects can carry 50 times their own body weight The last land battle of the U.S. Civil War was fought in Texas A scorpion can have up to 12 eyes The IRS employees tax manual has instructions for collecting taxes after a nuclear war There are approximately fifty Bibles sold each minute across the world The pectin that is found in apples aids in lowering cholesterol levels Crayola Crayons currently has over 120 different crayon colours The width of a tornado can range from less than ten yards to more than a mile. In Johannesburg, the average car will be involved in an accident once every four years. The Taj Mahal was actually built for use as a tomb According to studies, an average roll of toilet paper lasts about five days in the bathroom A fall of 30 feet can be survived my most cats The largest member of the dolphin family are orcas The hormone replacement drug "Premarin" is made from the urine of pregnant horses TWIX Caramel Cookie Bars were first introduced in 1979 Nintendo was first establish in 1889 and they started out making special playing cards People over the age of fifty will start to lose their dislike for foods that taste bitter In Kentucky, 50 percent of the people who get married for the first time are teenagers Elephants have been known to learn up to 60 commands On average 1,668 gallons of water are used by each person in the United States daily Copper is the second most used metal in the world. According to studies, men prefer to have white bedrooms and women prefer to have blue bedrooms The most common seasonings found in American homes are chili powder, cinnamon, and seasoned salts People who have eaten beetles say that it tastes like apples Montreal was named after a local mountain "Mont Royal." The longest Monopoly game ever played was 1,680 hours long, which is seventy straight days There are approximately one hundred million people in the United States that have a chronic illness Approximately three jars of peanut butter are sold every second Hair will fall out faster on a person that is on a crash diet In 1890, there was no sunshine for the whole month of December in Westminster in London. Charles Darwin spent 39 years studying earthworms The Boeing 737 is nicknamed the Fat Albert Florida has twice as many lightning injuries and deaths than any other state In China, there is a species of yam that is used to make a dye The Chihuahua Desert is the largest desert in North America, and is over 200,000 square miles Every continent begins and ends in the same letter. eg AfricA, EuropE Baseball games between college teams have been played since the Civil War The real name of actress Whoopi Goldberg is Caryn Elaine Johnson Boeing completed more than 15,000 hours of wind-tunnel testing on the first 747 The most popular ethnic food in the United States is Italian food Parts of the Dead Sea Scrolls appeared for sale in the June 1, 1954 issue of the Wall Street Journal The theme song of the Harlem Globetrotters is "Sweet Georgia Brown." 27% of female lottery winners hid their winning ticket in their bras To lose one pound of fat, a person has to burn approximately 3,500 calories In 1969, the American side of Niagara Falls was stopped completely for several months The name for insect poop is frass A can of Pepsi has 41 grams of sugar. This amount to about seven teaspoons of sugar Montreal is actually located on an island There are over 2,000 species of butterflies in the rainforests of South America Before toilet paper was invented, French royalty wiped their bottoms with fine linen The earliest known example of an organized market for equities dates from Rome, second century B.C There are over 2,000 different species of cactuses Each day 400 gallons of recycled blood are pumped through the kidneys Apples, not caffeine, are more efficient at waking you up in the morning Bananas were discovered by Alexander the Great in 327 B.C. when he conquered India Approximately one out of four injuries by athletes involve the wrist and hand Former U.S. President Abraham Lincoln suffered a nervous breakdown in 1836 Musk is extracted from the bottom of a civet, and is used as an ingredient to make perfumes. In New York City there are 6,374.6 miles of streets The sound made by the Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe is so loud that it can be heard 40 miles away Ancient Egyptians used to think having facial hair was an indication of personal neglect In Czechhoslovakia, there is a church that has a chandelier made of human bones The fleshy bulbs on each side of your nose are called the Alea (AY-lee) singular Ala (AY-luh) Roses generally need around 6 hours of sunlight to grow properly. Pineapples were first called "anana", which is Caribbean for "excellent fruit." An adult "Gold Frog" measures to be 9.8 millimeters in body length Each day, anywhere from 35-150 species of life go extinct Alexander the Great made his troops eat onions as he believed it would prove their vitality Bill Russell was the first black head coach of a major league pro sports team In 1945, a seven ounce bathroom cup was the first item Tupperware marketed Central air conditioners use 98% more energy than ceiling fans. The dromedary camel can drink as much as 100 litres of water in just 10 minutes It takes 72 minutes for the restaurant at the top of the CN Tower to make one revolution Coffee beans were chewed for more than 400 years before the first cup of coffee was brewed The first British ship to use the SOS distress signal was the Titanic The Spring peeper (a frog) can survive the winter season with 65% of its body water as ice The Goliath beetle is about the size of your fist and can weigh as much as 3-4 ounces Studies indicate that listening to music is good for digestion The Chihuahua was named after the Mexican state where they were discovered There are no snakes in New Zealand The most popular grown bulbs are tulips Every day the human stomach produces about 2 liters of hydrochloric acid The country of Bolivia is named after a fighter Simon Bolivar The garfish has green bones Women who drink more than two cups of coffee a day have a higher chance of developing osteoporosis A yawn usually lasts for approximately six seconds In 1894, the carnival made its debut in North America The artist Vincent Van Gogh sliced part of his ear off in madness People from North America prefer pickles with warts, where as Europeans prefer pickles with no warts People that suffer from gum disease are twice as likely to have a stroke or heart attack Close to 50% of the water used in a home originates from the bathroom In China, September 20 is "Love Your Teeth Day." Half of a cup of figs will give you just as much calcium as half a cup of milk A "hairbreadth away" is 1/48 of an inch Approximately 50% of Americans admit they have ran a red light Reno, Nevada is west of Los Angeles, California. On average, 90% of the people that have the disease Lupus are female Unlike other four legged mammals, kangaroos cannot walk backwards A superstition in baseball is to never lend your bat to anyone or you will be jinxed More twins are born in the Western world than in the Eastern world Nine egg yolks have been found in one chicken egg The record for the longest Monopoly game played in a bathtub is ninety-nine hours 3000 children die every day in Africa because of malaria Approximately 125 people die in the United States from an anaphylaxis to foods each year The word "vamp" is used to describe the upper front top of a shoe Construction on the White House began in October of 1792 Leonardo da Vinci was dyslexic, and he often wrote backwards The male platypus has poisonous spurs on its legs Polar bears can smell seal from 20 miles away On average, there is about three molecules of ozone for every 10 million air molecules. A person uses approximately fifty-seven sheets of toilet paper each day The Barbie doll has more than 80 careers James Buchanan was the only unmarried president of the United States The Stanley Cup originally was only seven and a half inches high Some people drink the urine of pregnant women to build up their immune system The five Olympic rings represent the five continents linked together in friendship Ray Kroc bought McDonalds for $2.7 million in 1961 from the McDonald brothers Finland has 187,888 lakes and 179,584 islands The average adult has approximately six pounds of skin A crocodile can open and close its jaw but cannot move it side to side 99% of the blueberries that are produced in the United States are produced in the state of Maine Humans and cows have the same gestation period, which is about nine months In the Victoria era, red tulips were a declaration of love It takes a sloth up to six days to digest the food it eats In 1796, Napoleon was only 26 years old when he took command of the French Army of Italy Snake is a delicacy in China The Dead Sea has been sinking for last several years Uranus has 27 moons Actress Sally Field was paid $4,000 a week for her role in the TV show The Flying Nun More pollution is emitted from the average home compared to the average car. Only 4% of babies are born on their actual due date There are more Subway restaurants in Canada than there are McDonald restaurants Construction on the Leaning Tower of Pisa began on August 9th, 1173 President Lyndon Johnson used to smoke three packs of cigarettes a day The Tibetan name for Mount Everest is Chomolungma The word "laser" stands for "Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission by radiation." In a lifetime, on average a honey bee produces 1/12th of a teaspoon of honey There are 315 species of parrot in the world The TV show Doctor Who, when it was popular, had an audience of 110 million people The cost to build the Empire State Building was $40,948,900 A person who smokes a pack of cigarettes a day will on average lose two teeth every ten years Wasps that feed on ferment occasionally get drunk and pass out The largest cereal company in the world is Quaker Oats, located in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, USA The first Olympic games only had one event - a foot race Some desert snails have been known to sleep for three to four years Over 80% of the brain is water From the age of thirty, humans gradually begin to shrink in size Jackrabbits can reach a speed of fifty miles per hour and can leap as far as twenty feet There are 40 official jelly belly flavours In 1992, the Antarctic Ozone hole was larger than the continent of North America. Someone gets divorced every ten to thirteen seconds The Sanskrit word for "war" means "desire for more cows." The only lizard that has a voice is the Gecko In Israel, religious law forbids picking your nose on Sabbath In twins, there is a great chance that one will be left handed In the Pacific Islands when people get burns they often use a banana leaf as treatment Acorns were used as a coffee substitute during the American Civil War The longest recorded duration of a total solar eclipse was 7.5 minutes. On average, an American makes three pounds of garbage in a day Even if you eat food standing on your head, the food will still end up in your stomach The cardigan was originally made to be a military jacket made of knitted wool The month of December is the most popular month for weddings in the Philippines The longest engagement lasted 67 years, and the couple ended up marrying when they were 82 years old Milk and cheese can aid in the reduction of tooth decay On average, a strawberry has 200 seeds on it Coconuts kill more people in the world than sharks do The average person spends two weeks of their life kissing Research has indicated that indoor pollution is 10 times more toxic than outdoor pollution Eating a banana at night can help in falling asleep The stapler was invented in Spring Valley, Minnesota. Pixie, a Siberian Husky, gave birth to 7 puppies, one of which was bright green Back in 1953, it took 27 hours to make one Marshmallow Peep. Now it takes only six minutes On average, an ear of a corn has 16 rows and approximately 800 kernels The silk that is produced by spiders is stronger than steel The first president to have a picture taken was John Quincy Adams Some brands of toothpaste contain glycerin or glycerol, which is also an ingredient in antifreeze 1 in 2000 babies are born with a tooth that is already visible In 1902, the game table tennis was brought to the U.S. from Europe by Parker Brothers Next to bone marrow, hair is the fastest growing tissue in the human body Earthworms have 5 hearts To make an espresso 42 coffee beans are needed The oil that is found in poison ivy is called "urushiol." Of all the days of the week, the most popular day for people to eat ice cream is Sunday The largest dog in the world is the Irish Wolfhound The projection light used for IMAX theaters can be seen from space. The human liver performs over 500 functions Ballroom dancing is a course at Brigham Young University in Utah More than $1 billion is spent each year on neck ties in the United States After 8 months, babies are more likely to get a diaper rash The New Zealand Kiwi bird cannot fly 66% of wedding cards are hand delivered by people Heavier lemons produce more, and tastier, juice The leading cause of poisoning for children under the age of six in the home is liquid dish soap General William Booth is the founder of the Salvation Army Iguanas can stay under water for up to thirty minutes The average office document gets copied 19 times Every hour one billion cells in the body must be replaced The average height of an NBA basketball player is 6 feet 7 inches One in five Americans move homes every year The chocolate chip cookie was invented in 1933 The capital of Burkina Faso is Ouagadougou A catfish has about 100,000 taste buds A Russian man who wore a beard during the time of Peter the Great had to pay a special tax The silkworm moth has lost the ability to fly ever since it has been domesticated The first cheerleaders in the U.S. were men In 1965, the price for an issue of TV Guide was 15 cents In 1565 In St. Augustine, Florida the first orange trees were planted Nose prints are used to identify dogs, much like humans use fingerprints In the United States, six tubs of Cool Whip, a brand of whipping cream, are sold every second The most popular chocolate bar in the United Kingdom for the last 15 years has been Kit Kat There are over 2,000 different types of cheese in the world Historically, a blue ribbon has been awarded for first prize Research indicates that mosquitoes are attracted to people who have recently eaten bananas The White House has 35 bathrooms, 3 elevators, 132 rooms, and 412 doors in it Cows are able to hear lower and higher frequencies better than human beings The largest diamond that was ever found was 3106 carats. In 1970, Chip maker Intel purchased a pear orchard to build their corporate headquarters on The most popular jelly belly jellybean flavour is buttered popcorn Slaves under the last emperors of China wore pigtails so they could be picked out quickly An adult esophagus can range from 10 to 14 inches in length and is one inch in diameter A squash ball moving at 150 kilometers per hour has the same impact of a .22 bullet Telephonophobia is the fear of telephones The word alligator comes from the Spanish word El Lagarto, which means "The Lizard." The citric acid found in lemon juice is said to be able to dissolve a pearl Robert Southey wrote the story "Goldilocks and the Three Bears" in 1834 The tallest woman in the world is American Sandy Allen who is 7 feet 7 inches Astronauts get taller when they are in space Only 5 to 10 percent of cheetah cubs make it to adulthood Dentyne gum was invented in 1899 by a druggist from New York named Franklin V. Canning It takes about three hours for food to be broken down in the human stomach In a year, there are 60,000 trampoline injuries that occur in the U.S The first World Series baseball playoffs occurred in 1903 Archipelago is the word to describe a large group of islands that are located close together The life expectancy of a garbage disposal is about 5 to 10 years The average North American car contains 300 pounds of plastics A person who is a specialist in wine making is called an oenologist You can only smell 1/20th as well as a dog The number one cause of rabies in the United States are bats The music for "The Star Spangled Banner" comes from a British drinking song named "Anacreon." Close to fifty percent of the bacteria in the mouth lives on the surface of our tongue Ketchup originated in China as a pickled fish sauce called ke-tsiap In Britain, The Red Lion is the most common name for a pub The majority of burglaries occur during the daytime when people are not home Traditionally, wild cabbage was used as an aphrodisiac Tiger Woods was introduced to golf at nine months of age by his father A person will burn 7 percent more calories if they walk on hard dirt compared to pavement It would take 29 million years for a car travelling 100 miles per hour to reach the nearest star Blue Jays can imitate the calls of hawks There are over three trillion craters on the moon, with some being having a diameter over three feet In Canada, men are three times more likely than women to have seen a doctor in the last year The most expensive spice in the world is saffron In one night, an adult hippopotamus eats approximately 150 pounds of grass Cows can detect odors up to five miles away There are about 125 million multiples (twins, triplets, etc.) worldwide Arthur Giblin was the inventor of the first "flushable" toilet Approximately 40% of the states in the U.S. have severe, or extreme pollution problems Ancient Egyptians believed that onions would keep evil spirits away Dill seeds are so small that approximately 10,000 dill seeds would be required to make an ounce To make one pound of whole milk cheese, 10 pounds of whole milk is needed If all the insects in the world were put on a scale, they would out weigh all creatures Women smile more than men do A ripe cranberry will bounce. Another name for a cranberry is bounceberry Termites work 24 hours per day -- they do not sleep The act of stretching and yawning is referred to as pandiculation Carolyn Shoemaker, famous astronomer, has discovered 32 comets and approximately 300 asteroids Approximately 100,000 people get married in Las Vegas each year Amish people do not believe in the use of aerosal air fresheners The blind cavefish is born with eyes, but they fall off as the fish grows A single chocolate chip gives enough energy to a human being to walk 150 feet There are 54 bones in your hands including the wrists Amtrak is the combination of the words "American" and "Track" On average, an American relocates 11 times in their life Fires onland generally move faster uphill than downhill Some arthritis medications contain gold salts, which is used as an anti-inflammatory Lemon juice can aid in reducing the swelling caused by insect bites LSD is made from lysergic acid, which is found in ergot, a type of fungus DC-10, the name of an airplane stands for "Douglas Commercial." In approximately 18 months, the papaya tree can grow to be 20 feet tall Parrots cannot eat chocolate because it is poisonous to their body Americans are responsible for generating roughly 20% percent of the garbage in the world Termites are roasted and eaten like popcorn in South Africa The official state tree of Illinois is The White Oak In 1971, the postal code was introduced in Ottawa, Ontario The tridacna clam can grow up to four feet long and weigh up to 500 pounds Approximately 1-2 calorie are burned a minute while watching T.V Albert Einstein was offered the presidency of Israel in 1952, but he declined Kite flying is a professional sport in Thailand 1 out of 350,000 Americans get electrocuted in their life New Mexico is known as the "Land of Enchantment." In 1890, Scott Paper produced the first toilet paper to be available on a roll An elephant in the wild can eat anywhere from 100 - 1000 pounds of vegetation in a 16 hour period In the U.S., over 35 million people have used some sort of illegal drug in the last year 96% of candles that are purchased are by women The oldest bird on record was Cocky, a cockatoo, who died in the London Zoo at the age of 82 A cow averages 40,000 jaw movements a day Annually 17 tons of gold is used to make wedding rings in the United States Women on average live seven years longer than men do A British term for slot machine is "fruit machine" or "one-armed bandit." In 1946 Danon Yogurt were the first to add fruit to commercially produced yogurt in U.S The first domain name ever registered was Symbolics.com on March 15, 1985. The first flavour of a cheese ball was called "Cheddy Blue." Over 500 million gallons of Kool-Aid drink are consumed each year Hydrogen solid is the most dense substance in the world, at 70.6g/cc Missouri has been to most NCAA tournaments than any other college without reaching the final four The hump of a camel can weigh up to 35 kilograms Lake Malawi has the largest number of fish species in the world The first Labor Day holiday was celebrated on Tuesday, September 5, 1882, in New York City The word "sophomore" means "sophisticated moron." There are about 61,300 pizza restaurants in the United States of America There is a species of bird, Antpitta avis canis Ridgley, that barks like a dog The flu pandemic of 1918 killed over 20 million people Approximately 20% of Americans have a passport The Nobel prize was first awarded in 1901 After twenty-seven years, Betty Rubble made her debut as a Flintstones Vitamin in 1996 In a lifetime, the heart pumps about one million barrels of blood The Sears Tower in Chicago contains enough steel to build 50,000 automobiles The first words that Thomas A. Edison spoke into the phonograph were, "Mary had a little lamb." There are 400 species of bacteria in the human colon In the 20th century, over three million people have died from earthquakes In ancient Egypt, the only person who was allowed to wear cotton was the High Priest Blueberries have more antioxidents than any other fruit or vegetables Bananas trees are not really trees. They are considered to be giant herb plants Sponge Candy was invented in Buffalo, NY Pearls are rarely found in North American oysters The average cocoon contains about 300-400 metres of silk Lake Nicaragua boasts the only fresh-water sharks in the entire world Boxing champion Gene Tunney taught Shakespeare at Yale University The most popular pickle is the Dill pickle Every year approximately 3,000 people choke to death Cow is a Japanese brand of shaving foam The fastest running bird is the Ostrich, which has been clocked at 97.5 kilometres per hour The Pacific island of Tonga once issued a stamp that was banana shaped A mole can dig a tunnel three hundred feet long in a single night The only commercial aircraft that is able to break the sound barrier is the Concorde. U.S. Postal Service processes 38 million address changes each year In 1984, Ronald Reagan declared the month of July to be "National Ice Cream Month." The small intestine in the human body is about 2 inches around, and 22 feet long In 1905, the first pizzeria in the U.S. opened in New York City The sole purpose of a drone bee is to mate with the queen bee Walt Disney had a fear of mice Cleopatra married two of her brothers At one time, pumpkins were recommended for removing freckles In just one drop of liquid, 50 million bacteria can be present The Montreal Canadians hockey team has won the most Stanley Cups with 24 Nylon is a man-made fibre that is made from coal and petroleum The average Super Bowl party has 18 people An ant can detect a movement through 5 centimeters of earth One out of 200 women is colorblind On average, the rainfall across the Amazon is 7 feet annually. Passion fruits have a tranquilizing effect on the body Centuries ago in India, a person could get their nose chopped off for breaking the law The amount of blood a female mosquito drinks per serving is five millionths of a liter An adult porcupine has approximately 30,000 quills on its body, which are replaced every year The name of the squiggly line "~" is called a tilde There are more Barbie dolls in Italy than there are Canadians in Canada The study of ants is called Myrmecology In the United States, you are more likely to be killed by a bee sting than a shark attack Coca-Cola was the first soft drink to be consumed in outer space Frozen food can be just as nutritious as fresh food Fourteen people die each day from asthma in the United States The average amount of time spent kissing for a person in a lifetime is 20,160 minutes The human body has approximately 37,000 miles of capillaries Only 55% of all Americans know that the sun is a star Spotted skunks do handstands before they spray There was once a fish caught in Delaware Bay with a watch still ticking inside In Singapore, it is illegal to sell or own chewing gum Some species of dolphin sleep with one eye open In ancient Egypt, doctors used jolts from the electric catfish to reduce the pain of arthritis In order to scare away predators, Giant petrels, a type of seabird, throw up all over the intruder Elvis Presley used to be a truck driver before he started singing The average cow produces about 2,305 gallons of milk each year Just like fingerprints, every cats nose pad is different Popeye is 34 years old, weighs 158 lbs, and is 5 feet 6 inches tall Researchers have shot footage of Orcas (killer whales) attacking and killing great white sharks In 1992, approximately 750 deaths occurred in the United States due to workplace violence Research indicates that people prefer the colour blue for their casual clothing The leading cause of deaths for children between the ages of 1 and 4 are motor vehicle crashes The first toilet being flushed in a motion picture was in the movie "Psycho." The human brain has about 100,000,000,000 (100 billion) neurons One acre of wheat can produce enough bread to feed a family of four people for about ten years Queen Victoria used marijuana, to help relieve menstrual cramp pain On a ship a toilet is called a head The thing that hangs from the top of the beak of a turkey is called the snood Ticks can be as small as a grain of rice and grow to be as big as a marble An American chews an average of 300 sticks of gum in a year Most cows give more milk when they listen to music Since 1950, over 230 million eggs of Silly Putty have been sold Oral-B is a combination of oral hygiene and the letter B, which stands for the word better Frank Wathernam was the last prisoner to leave Alcatraz prison on March 21, 1963 A blink lasts approximately 0.3 seconds In 1903 Mary Anderson invented the windshield wipers Both Thomas Jefferson and Jimmy Carter, U.S. presidents, were peanut farmers at one time A cow releases about 125 gallons of gas per day The Apollo 17 crew were the last men on the moon Spartacus led the revolt of the Roman slaves and gladiators in 73 B.C In a day the blue whale calf drinks approximately 130 gallons of milk The human heart beast roughly 35 million times a year The act of sneezing is referred to as sternutation The average medium size piano has about 230 strings A study revealed that men that were born with a low birth weight were less likely to get married On average, you would need 12.5 gallons of milk to make one gallon of ice cream A leech can gorge itself up to a maximum of five times its body weight There are places in Saskatchewan called Elbow, Eyebrow, and Drinkwater A butterfly has to have a body temperature greater than 86 degrees to be able to fly People in low-income homes spend 50% more time playing video games than people in high-income homes Lighthouse keepers were nicknamed "wickies" because they tended the lamps wick Taco Bell serves over 35 million consumers each week in the USA During the Roman times, people used urine, called lotium in Latin, as a hair product There are approximately 90 people that have been frozen after their death. The length of a human esophagus is 25 centimeters In 1942 the Jello company introduced Cola flavored jello, which only lasted a year Males account for 60% of toy injuries that occur in the U.S The Red Cross is called the Red Crescent in Arab countries The Olympics were originally held for the Greek god Zeus Four billion pounds of watermelon were grown in the United States in 1999 Wham-O manufactured twenty-thousand hula-hoops a day at the peak of hula-hoop popularity in 1958 JELL-O was declared The "Official State Snack" of Utah in January 2001 Elvis Presley was obsessed with brushing his teeth In-vitro babies are born in Australia more than any other country in the world Uranus? winter and summer seasons last the equivalent of 21 Earth years There are an equivalent number of cows and people in Friesland, Netherlands Centipedes always have an uneven pairs of walking legs A chicken once had its head cut off and survived for over eighteen months, headless Every day, the Hubble telescope transmits enough data to fit 10,000 standard computer disks The average number of people that go to a party for the Super Bowl is 17 The skin of a shark is made up of "tiny teeth" which are called dermal denticles A one kilogram packet of sugar will have about 5 million grains of sugar Bats emit ultrasonic sounds to communicate with each other Rats can survive up to 14 days without any food Canola oil is actually rapeseed oil but the name was changed in Canada for marketing reasons Three consecutive strikes in bowling is called a turkey In a lifetime, an average man will shave 20,000 times The Pentagon has 284 restrooms Children grow faster in the springtime than any other season during the year Another name for licorice is "Sweet Wood" or "Spanish Juice." Sheep can detect other sheep faces like humans do. They can remember up to 50 sheep faces Each year 96 billion pounds of food is wasted in the U.S Most American women have their first baby when they are 24.3 years old Frogs do not need to drink water as they absorb the water through their skin A group of larks is called an exaltation The Kool Aid Man used to be known as "Pitcher Man" when he was first introduced in 1975 Men sweat more than women. This is because women can better regulate the amount of water they lose The triangular shape that Toblerone chocolates are packaged in, is protected by law The formula for Coca-cola has never been patented Pound for pound, leopards are said to be seven times stronger than humans One average, men spend 60 hours a year shaving Botanically a rhubarb is a vegetable. It was changed to a fruit in 1947 by a U.S. Custom Court The movie that grossed the most money that was adapted from a T.V. cartoon is Scooby-Doo There are five million scent receptors located in a human beings nose Some silkworms can spin cocoons that contain more than two miles of silk The mother of famous astronomer Johannes Kepler was accused of being a witch At one time, Pumpkins were recommended for the removal of freckles and curing snake bites Approximately 200 pets are buried in a pet cemetery out of the thousands of pets that die each day Every U.S. bill regardless of denomination costs just 4 cents to make Caterpillar means "hairy cat" in Old French The ostrich has two toes on each feet which gives it greater speed It can take up to a month for a rattlesnake to re-supply its venom Close to 3 billion movie tickets are sold in India every year The word racecar and kayak are the same whether they are read left to right or right to left An elephant can live up to the age of seventy, or in some cases even more On average, he ratio of yellow kernels to white kernals in a bag of popcorn is 9:1 The first toilet stall in a public washroom is the least likely to be used. It is also the cleanest In 1955, only 330 Volkswagen Beetle's were sold at a price of $1800 each in the United States. Printed on the tablet being held by the Statue of Liberty is July IV, MDCCLXXVI The country of Fiji is made up of 332 islands The first company to mass produce teddy bears was the Ideal Toy Company Princess Anne from the British royal family competed in the 1976 Summer Olympics Brazil produces the most oranges in the world The eyeball of a human weighs approximately 28 grams A human head remains conscious for about 15 to 20 seconds after it is been decapitated Witchcraft means "Craft of the Wise Ones." 500,000 kids in the US live in same sex households Tropical rainforests cover about 7% of the Earth and receive over 80 inches of rain every year The feet have approximately 250,000 sweat glands Approximately 7.5% of all office documents get lost There were 13 couples celebrating their honeymoon on the Titanic Research indicates that plants grow healthier when they are stroked. France is known as the perfume capital of the world One ton of grapes can produce 720 bottles of wine Eating about twenty tart cherries a day could reduce inflammatory pain and headache pain In 2001, the five most valuable brand names in order were Coca-Cola, Microsoft, IBM, GE, and Nokia Milk chocolate was invented in Switzerland by David Peter in 1876 Basketball was invented by Canadian James Naismith in 1891 Over 100,000 birds and sea animals are killed every year due to plastic garbage The big toe is the foot reflexology pressure point for the head 85% of weddings are held in a synagogue or church The sport of surfing originated in Hawaii Before soccer referees started using whistles in 1878, they used to rely on waving a handkerchief Dead cells in the body ultimately go to the kidneys for excretion There are some species of snails that are venomous. Their venom can be fatal to humans A turtle can breathe through its butt. The average America online user spends 70 minutes day online People of Ancient China believed that swinging your arms could cure a headache In 1938, Cliquot Club ginger ale was the first soft drink to be canned The largest apple pie ever baked was forty by twenty three feet Roughly 44% of junk mail is thrown away unopened Catfish have taste buds located on their whiskers The laundry detergent Tide, has a market share of about forty percent market Ian Fleming named his character "James Bond" after real-life ornithologist and author Most dinosaurs walked on their toes. The U.S. army packs Tabasco pepper sauce in every ration kit that they give to soldiers The trunk of an elephant can hold up to two gallons of water Every year, an igloo hotel is built in Sweden that has the capacity to sleep 100 people During the holiday season, approximately $220 million worth of Poinsettias are sold A newborn kangaroo weighs approximately 0.03 ounces and is small enough to fit in a teaspoon Scientists have determined that having guilty feelings may actually damage your immune system Forty-one percent of women apply body and hand moisturizer at least three times a day Pretzel that have no salt on them are called "baldies." Monopoly is the best-selling board game in the world One ounce of chocolate has about 20 mg of caffeine in it Studies have shown that classical music helps cows produce more milk Two out of five people end up marrying their first love Mosquitoes are attracted to the color blue more than any other color In Italy, Santa Claus is known by the name Babbo Natale When blue whales are first born, they gain as much as 200 pounds a day while they are calves About 25 percent of all the energy consumed in the US is from natural gas American novelist Mark Twain was the first known author to submit a typed manuscript In America, approximately 20% of children between the ages of 2 - 7 have televisions in their rooms Traveling by air is the safest means of transportation. The most common injury caused by cosmetics is to the eye by a mascara wand There have been close to 200 coups and counter-coups in the country of Bolivia On average, pigs live for about 15 years Roughly 42% of people in the United Kingdom snore No NFL team which plays its home games in a domed stadium has ever won a Superbowl There are some bananas that are red instead of yellow Only one out of every three people wash their hands when leaving a public bathroom 570 gallons of paint would be needed to paint the outside of the White House Every three seconds a baby is born somewhere in the world Pluto was discovered on February 10, 1930 by Clyde Tombaugh Termites have been around for over 250 million years The average person changes their career every 13 years The New York Yankees have appeared in the World Series a league leading 38 times and won 26 titles Oak trees can live 200 or more years The brain of an ant has about 250,000 brain cells About 26 per cent of all indoor water used by households in Sydney, Australia are for laundry A rainbow can occur only when the sun is 40 degrees or less above the horizon If you spray an antiseptic spray on a polar bear, its fur will turn purple Over $7 billion a year is spent on chocolates by consumers Every year Alaska has about 5,000 earthquakes, 1,000 of which measure above 3.5 on the Richter scale A fetus develops fingerprints at eighteen weeks It takes about a half a gallon of water to cook macaroni, and about a gallon to clean the pot The cornea is the only living tissue in the human body that does not contain any blood vessels In the U.S. peanuts account for 66% of all snack nuts There are approximately 7,000 feathers on an eagle Sharks can sense a drop of blood from a mile away The longest town name in the world has 167 letters A cesium atom in an atomic clock that beats over nine billion times a second. The mythical Scottish town of Brigadoon appears for one day every one hundred years In World War II, the German submarine U-120 was sunk by a malfunctioning toilet Over 50% of lottery players go back to work after winning the jackpot The largest cultivated crop in the United States is corn Walt Disney holds the record for the most Oscar nominations with sixty-four The Arctic Ocean covers an area of about 14,056,000 sq miles At one time the group "Grateful Dead" were called "The Warlocks." At the equator the Earth spins at about 1,038 miles per hour On average, an American home has 3-10 gallons of hazardous materials On average, 35 meters of hair fibre is produced on the adult scalp Male goats will pee on each other in order to attract mates A dog by the name of Laika was launched into space aboard the Russian spacecraft Sputnik 2 in 1957 The study of twins is known as gemellology Every 40,000 children are killed by fires The highest recorded speed of a sneeze is 165 km per hour In 1985, a pregnant women was falsely accused of shoplifting a basketball The adult electric eel can produce a five hundred volt shock, which is enough to stun a horse When the are in danger, kangaroos will beat the ground loudly with their hind feet To manufacture a new car approximately 148,000 liters of water is needed. Actress Jamie Lee Curtis invented a special diaper for babies that has a pocket Honeybees use the sun as a compass which helps them navigate An average driver spends approximately 2 hours and 14 minutes kissing in their car in a lifetime In gangster slang, a boxing match that is fixed is called a "barney." In a year, an average person uses the toilet 2500 times a year A honey bee has four wings The body of the average baby is 75% water Each year, Americans throw away 25 trillion Styrofoam cups On average, Guinness sells 7 million glasses of beer a day An artist from Chicago named Dwight Kalb created a statue of Madonna made out of 180 pounds of ham Reports from owners of cats and dogs indicate that 21% of dogs and 7% of cats snore To make one raindrop of water, it takes approximately a million cloud droplets The smallest bone in the human body is the stapes bone which is located in the ear Some African tribes refer to themselves as "motherhoods" instead of families Between 1902 and 1907, the same tiger killed 434 people in India James Bond is also known as Mr. Kiss-Kiss-Bang-Bang Approximately 97.35618329% of all statistics are made up Next to man, the porpoise is the most intelligent creature on earth The hippopotamus has the capability to remain underwater for as long as twenty-five minutes The Australian box-jellyfish has eight eyes In 1916, an elephant was tried and hung for murder in Erwin, Tennessee In the UK, one third of accidental deaths that happen occur in the home After the U.S Civil War, about 33%-50% of all U.S. paper currency in circulation was counterfeit Burger King restaurants serve over 400 million ounces of orange juice annually Each year the Pentagon estimates their computer network is hacked about 250,000 times annually The first president to ride in an airplane was Franklin Roosevelt The only flying saucer launch pad in the world is located in St. Paul, Alberta, Canada The coliseum in Rome was used regularly for about 400 years Children laugh about 400 times a day, while adults laugh on average only 15 times a day The first formal rules for playing the sport of baseball required the winning team to score 21 runs The University of Plymouth was the first university to offer a degree in surfing Retail sales for soft drinks in the United States in 2001 were more than sixty billion dollars Hens will produce larger eggs as they grow older In the United States, about 33% of land is covered by forests Lemons contain more sugar than strawberries In 1905, Chapman and Skinner in San Francisco invented the first portable electric vacuum. Minimum wage was 0.25 per hour when it was first enacted in 1938 The conjunctiva is a membrane that covers the human eye Arabic numerals were not invented by Arabs, but were invented in India by the Hindus The first ever "World Summit on Toilets" was held in Singapore in November 2001 Humphrey Bogart was related to Princess Diana In the 1985 Boise, Idaho mayoral election, there were four write-in votes for Mr. Potato Head The Roman emperor Commodus was at one time going to change the name of Rome to Colonia Commodiana The state of Alaska has almost twice as many caribou as people Another way to say "every 9 years" is Novennial Close to fifty percent of Internet shoppers spend over five hours a week online Los Angeles is the most polluted city in the USA For people that are lactose intolerant, chocolate aids in helping milk digest easier In a year, Americans eat approximately 20 billion pickles Althaiophobia is the fear of marshmallows There are are roughly 100 million single adults living in the USA 4% of an apples is made up of minerals and vitamins, and over 80% is made up of water From all the oxygen that a human breathes, twenty percent goes to the brain The longest game of Monopoly played underwater is 45 days Peaches were once known as Persian apples Ninety-five percent of tropical fish sold in North America originate from Florida The blackberry bush is also called the "bramble." The city of Tokyo was originally called Edo The sun shrinks five feet every hour There have been 191 coops in Bolivia since it became a sovereign country in 1825 Bill Gates began programming computers at age 13 Tobacco contains over 50 chemicals that can cause cancer Sailors once thought that wearing a gold earring would improve their eyesight The smallest bird in the world is the bee hummingbird. The bird is 2.24 inches long A species of earthworm, "Megascolides australis," in Australia can grow up to fifteen feet in length The full name of the Titanic ship is R.M.S. Titanic, which stands for Royal Mail Steamship Electronic companies sell five times as many big-screen TVs during Super Bowl Week A little under one quarter of the people in the world are vegetarians There are approximately 1300 species of scorpion but only 25 of them are deadly An egg shell can have up to 17,000 tiny pores on its surface A lifespan of an eyelash is approximately 150 days 66% of home based businesses are owned by women There are approximately 60 muscles in the face In 1924, Kleenex tissues were originally designed as a cold cream remover A women from Berlin Germany has had 3,110 gallstones taken out of her gall bladder Every second, 8000 Coca-Cola Company products are consumed in the world Devon, England has about 33,000 miles of hedgerows, more hedgerows than any other country "Bookkeeper" is the only word in English language with three consecutive double letters An average home creates more pollution than does the average car Four out of five brides in the U.S. have a job 75-90% of primary physician visits are due to stress Teenage cosmetic surgeries nearly doubled in the USA between 1996 and 1998 The Cincinnati Reds are the oldest professional baseball team In 1871, horse cars were introduced. It was simply a car that was pulled over a track by a horse. High Priests in ancient Egypt were the only ones who were allowed to wear garments made from cotton Kellogg?s started selling their most famous product, Corn Flakes, in 1906 Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada has the largest bar per capita than anywhere else in the world The first American celebration of St. Patricks Day was at Boston in 1737 The number of births that occur in India each year is higher than the entire population of Australia Bobby Carpenter was the first American player to score 50 goals in a season The word, tattoo originated from the Tahitain word "tattau" which means "to mark." There was no punctuation until the 15th century All babies are colour blind when they are born Rocky Mountain spotted fever is a disease caused by ticks There are approximately 9,000 taste buds on the tongue A fetus starts to develop fingerprints at the age of eight weeks Gorillas can catch human colds and other illnesses On October 15, 1794, the first silver dollar coins were released to be circulated to the public In one day, the Tootsie Roll Industry makes over 16 million lollipops In many of the milk ads that are shown, a mix of thinner and white paint is used instead of milk The strike note of the Liberty Bell in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania is e-flat Majority of brides plan their wedding for approximately 7 to 12 months Benjamin Franklin invented the rocking chair. Persia changed its name to Iran in 1935 In 1999, a three headed turtle was discovered by Lin Chi-Fa in his pond in Southern Taiwan The first United States president to visit China was Richard Nixon The most popular show amongst baby boomers is Star Trek. The first jet engine was invented by Frank Whittleof of England in 1930. In a day, an elephant can drink 80 gallons of water It cost the soft drink industry $100 million a year for thefts committed involving vending machines Watermelon is considered a good gift to give a host in Japan and China The planet Venus spins opposite to the other planets in the solar system During a typical human life span, the human heart will beat approximately 2.5 billion times Dieting can cause bad breath since less saliva is produced which leads to dry mouth At lift off, US space shuttles weight about 4.5 million pounds. Soil that is heated by geysers are now making it possible to produce bananas in Iceland Chameleon is derived from the Greek, meaning "little lion." About 30% of Canadians rely on getting their water from the ground for their domestic use The eye of a human can distinguish 500 shades of the gray Most heart attacks occur between the hours of 8 and 9 am No one in Greece has memorized all 158 verses The first German car to be built solely outside of Germany is the BMW Z3. In China, fish is eaten more than three times what it is in the United States Hippos can live up to 40 years in the wild The first restaurant to open in Hollywood was the Musso & Frank Grill in 1919 The turkey was once nominated to be the official bird of the United States In 1958 the United States sent three mice into space named, Mia, Laska and Benji On average, Americans spend five times more of their time in their cars than they do on vacation Spiders have claws at the ends of their legs In the U.S. 7 out of 10 homes use candles It takes approximately 12 years for Jupiter to orbit the sun 98% of houses in the United States have at least one television set Reserves from the Irish army were used as extras in the movie "Braveheart." 80% of people that are on weight loss programs exercise on average three times a week The first Valentine candy box was invented by Richard Cadbury in the 1800's. An olive tree can live up to 1500 years 96% of people put the peanut butter on first when making a peanut butter and jelly sandwich Scientists have actually performed brain surgery on cockroaches By donating just one pint of blood, four lives can be saved Pilgrims did not eat potatoes for Thanksgiving as they thought they were poisonous On average, a hen lays 300 eggs per year There are an estimated 2,500 collisions between birds and planes each year in the US A chicken is 75% water During his lifetime, artist Vincent Van Gogh only sold one of his paintings (The Red Vineyard) Coffee has about five times the amount of caffeine as a can of Coke Approximately 850 peanuts make a 18 oz jar of peanut butter The age of a saguaro cactus is calculated by its height The most expensive animated movie is "Prince of Egypt", which cost $70 million to make There are three golf balls sitting on the moon Microsoft made $16,005 in revenue in its first year of operation The ruby red slippers in the movie "The Wizard of Oz" were sold off at an auction for $660,000 40 percent of the almonds in the world are used by manufacturers of chocolate Olives, which grow on trees, were first cultivated 5,000 years ago in Syria A person infected with the SARS virus, has a 95-98% chance of recovery Between 12%-15% of the population is left-handed Girls have more tastebud than boys Dandelion root can be roasted and ground as a coffee substitute Platypuses mate in the water Julie Nixon, daughter of Richard Nixon married David Eisenhower, grandson of Dwight Eisenhower Morihei Ueshiba, founder of Aikido, once pinned an opponent using only a single finger New Jersey has a spoon museum that has over 5,400 spoons from across the world Hydrogen is the most common atom in the universe There is a town named Dildo in the province of Newfoundland, Canada The Sears Tower located in Chicago, Illinois is made up 76,000 tons of steel There are more recreational golfers per capita in Canada than any other country in the world The largest bill U.S. bill made is for $100,000 It only takes a male horse 14 seconds to copulate The driest place on earth is Calama, in the Atacama Desert in Chile After being picked an orange cannot ripen The stomach of an adult can hold 1.5 liters of material On average, a whole chicken from the grocery store weighs 3 pounds 12 ounces Singer Paula Abdul used to be a cheerleader for the Los Angeles Lakers Water expands 9% when it is frozen The origin of apples traces back to the Middle East over 4,000 years ago 99% of pumpkins that are sold are sold for decoration On Sunday, December 7, 1941 at 7:55 AM, the attack on Pearl Harbor commenced The elephant is the national animal of Thailand A Canadian Tour company offers a two-day course in igloo building When the Pez mint dispenser was first introduced it was meant to replace the activity of smoking Gardening is said to be one of the best exercises for maintaining healthy bones The speed of sound must be exceeded to produce a sonic boom. Over 600,000 people died as a result of the Spanish influenza epidemic From all the vegetables, beets contain the most sugar Smelling bananas can help a person lose weight In Miami, Florida, roosting vultures have taken to snatching poodles from rooftop patios An estimated 690 million people live in Africa On average, the Pentagon uses 666 rolls of toilet paper in one day The USS Abraham Lincoln has five gymnasiums on the ship and a basketball league with 22 teams Found in Argentina, the ornate horned frog can eat an entire mouse with one swallow Great Britain was the first country to issue postage stamps in 1840 The most famous movie theatre is the "Chinese Theatre" located in Los Angeles, USA In the U.S., the sport that causes the most injuries among the age group of 15-24 is basketball Melba toast is named after an Australian opera singer Dame Nellie Melba Astronomers once believed a planet named Vulcan existed between Mercury and the Sun Talc was used by cavemen 15,000 years ago as an ingredient added to make paint Ants do not sleep Sharks have survived on earth for about 400 million years Ukrainian monk, Dionysius Exiguus, created the modern day Christian calendar Every 30 seconds a house fire doubles in size Actor Charlie Chaplin made 81 movies over a career that spanned 50 years The music group Simply Red got its name from band member Mick Hucknall, who has red hair Every three minutes a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer The lifespan of a rhinoceros is generally 50 years 41% of women apply body or hand moisturizer a minimum three times a day The name of the award given to honor the best sites on the Internet is called "The Webby Award." The United States Mint once considered producing donut-shaped coins. A Hungarian named Ladislo Biro invented the first ballpoint pen in 1938. George Washington grew hemp in his garden In New York City, approximately 1,600 people are bitten by other humans annually In 1980, Saddam Hussein received a key to the city of Detroit The song "Strawberry Fields Forever" sung by the Beatles refers to an orphanage located in Liverpool In 1952, the first TV toy commercial aired. It was for Mr. Potato Head Mules have one horse and one donkey for a parent On average, 350 squirts are needed from milking a cow to make a gallon of milk The name Hasbro was invented by the name of the founders: HASsenfeld BROthers A group of whales is called a pod or gam There is a type of coffin made that can be used as a wine rack or picnic table before its final use One gallon of used motor oil can ruin approximately one million gallons of fresh water People who meet their calcium need reduce their risk of developing kidney stones The human heart weighs less than a pound The average life span of a peasant during the medieval ages was 25 years Before 1859, baseball umpires were seated in padded chairs behind home plate On February 10, 1964 the first self-adhesive stamps were issued The ocean sunfish can produce thirty million eggs at once The highest point in France is Mont Blanc, located in the Alps. In England, a cigarette is referred to as a fag Moscow was founded in 1147 by Yury Dolgoruky There are over 500 different types of bananas Albert Einstein was cremated and his ashes were spread over a river located in New Jersey Your right lung takes in more air than your left one does A "gelotologist" is a person who studies laughter A 13-year-old boy in India produced winged beetles in his urine after hatching the eggs in his body Fat is important for the development of children and normal growth The deepest underwater penguin dive is 1,772 feet by an Emperor Penguin 38% of Americans eat breakfast everyday There are over 100 styles of BluBlocker sunglasses available on the market Tomatina is the legendary Spanish tomato-throwing festival held in Bunol, Spain Pigs have no sweat glands, which is why they stay in water or mud to keep cool One of the Bond girls in the James Bond movie, "For Your Eyes Only," used to be a man Only President to win a Pulitzer: John F. Kennedy for "Profiles in Courage" In 2002, the most popular car color in North America was silver. About 85% or product warning labels on household products are inadequate Mexican jumping beans jump because of moth larvae inside the bean There are 691 drinking fountains in the Pentagon A study concludes that kids who snore do poorly in school There are more pigs than humans in Denmark A human eyeball weighs an ounce The "Mexican Hat Dance" is the official dance of Mexico The first open heart surgery was performed by Dr. Daniel Hall Williams in 1893 The DNA of humans is closer to a rat than a cat Peladophobia refers to the fear of bald people One Neptune year lasts 165 Earth years In the U.S., 75% of the pencils sold are painted yellow A person that is struck by lightning has a greater chance of developing motor neurone disease Singer Michael Jackson owns the rights to the South Carolina State anthem On average a business document is copied 19 times Pigeons can see ultraviolet lights The list of ingredients that make up lipstick include fish scales 65% of the candy that is produced in an year is consumed by American adults 18 years and older Teflon is the most slipperiest substance in the world A crocodile can run up to a speed of 11 miles per hour Fried spiders taste like nuts In one day, adult lungs move about 10,000 litres of air Cows do not have any upper front teeth. Instead they have a thick pad on the top jaw On average, Americans move to a new place eleven times in their lifetime Energy is being wasted if a toaster is left plugged in after use The Golden Gate Bridge was first opened in 1937 Trees that are near street lights do not shed their leaves as fast as a tree that is in the country No president of the United States was an only child 7-Eleven is the largest retail chain in the world. Click Here For More Details Every 25 miles a car produces one pound of pollution. There are over one billion people that are actively involved in rice growth The oldest major soft drink in America is Dr. Pepper, which originated in Waco, Texas in 1885 Hockey pucks were originally made from frozen cow dung The word "America" comes from the European explorer "Amerigo Vespucci Over 100 million birds die annually by crashing into glass windows in the United States In 1933, Mickey Mouse is believed to have received 800,000 fan letters Male rabbits are called "bucks," females are "does." It took eleven years to built the Taj Mahal, (1632-1643) Mangos are known throughout the world as the "King of Fruits." The temperature of milk when it is coming out of a cow is about 36 degrees celsius Wild Flamingos are pink because they consume vast quantities of algae and brine shrimp The word "diastema" is the word for having a gap between your teeth While digging, an Armadillo can hold its breath for up to six minutes The sun is approximately 75% hydrogen, 25% helium by mass When a porcupine is born, its quills are soft and mostly white, but harden within hours The first drug to be sold in the form of a tablet is Aspirin Great White sharks have about 3,000 teeth The world record for time without sleep is 264 hours (11 days) by Randy Gardner in 1965 The giant squid is the largest animal without a backbone 215 jeans can be made with one bale of cotton Pineapples were first introduced into Europe by Christopher Columbus When a women is pregnant, her senses are all heightened It has been medically been proven that laughter is an effective pain killer In the 13th century, quality standards for paste were assigned by the Pope In a year, the average person walks four miles to make his or her bed The first television broadcast of the Oscars took place in 1953, hosted by Bob Hope on NBC Most snakes have six rows of teeth NASDAQ stand for, "National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotations." The average American eats 35,000 cookies in his/her lifetime The first email was sent out by Ray Tomlinson in 1971 The city of Chicago has the only post office in the world where you can drive your car through There are about 34,000 species of spiders The biggest candy eaters are the Dutch, who average 65 pounds of candy per person in a year 55,700 people in the US are injured by jewelry each year In 1657, the first chocolate house was opened in London, England The Xerox company was initially called the Haloid Company On average, Americans spend 33% of their life sleeping One out of every five births in the United States are delivered by Cesarean section Studies indicate that surgeons who listen to music while they operate improve in their performance Thomas Edison was afraid of the dark Thailand used to be called Siam A sneeze can travel as fast as one hundred miles per hour The Pentagon cost $49,600,000 to build in 1941 Desert snails can stay in their shell for up to three years The revolving door was invented in 1888, by Theophilus Van Kannel. The smallest frog is the "Brazilian baby frog", which is smaller than a dime The idea of Christmas cards was invented by Englishman Henry Cole in 1843 Air is passed through the nose at a speed of 100 miles per hour when a person sneezes Britons eat over 22,000 tonnes of french fries a week People from the United States eat the most chicken per person than anywhere else in the world Watermelons are a popular gift to bring to a host in China or Japan Beethoven used to take hay baths to remedy the swelling he used to get in his legs On average Americans spend 18% of their income on transportation The official state mammal of Texas is the armadillo The word Himalayas means the "home of snow." Central Park located in New York has 125 drinking fountains Washing machines use anywhere from 40 to 200 litres of water per load There are only four words in the English language which end in In only eight minutes, the Space Shuttle can accelerate to a speed of 27,000 kilometres per hour. German cockroaches can survive for up to one month without food and two weeks without water George Washington had teeth made out of hippopotamus ivory Humans breathe in and out approximately one litre of air in ten seconds Fine-grained volcanic ash can be found as an ingredient in some toothpaste The most disliked vegetable by Americans is Brussels sprouts The first ice hotel was built in Swedish Lapland A myrmecologist studies ants Rice is thrown at weddings as a symbol of fertility More than 90% of shark attack victims survive The average temperature on Earth is 15 degrees celcius. To produce a dozen eggs, a hen has to eat about four pounds of feed Pollsters say that 40 percent of dog and cat owners carry pictures of the pets in their wallets In the United States, 80% of households have oatmeal in their kitchen A cockroach can change directions up to 25 times in a second In 1825, the first toilet was installed in the White House Every year, 50,000,000 automobiles are produced in the world. Pikeville, Kentucky consumes the most Pepsi per capita then any other American city Cubic Zirconia is 55% heavier than real diamonds. The fastest speed a raindrop had reached when falling is seven miles per hour. The stringy thing that is seen in egg whites is called "chalazae." Seven percent of a humans body wieght is made up of blood Most snails are hermaphrodites, meaning they have both female and male reproductive organs Dogs can be trained to detect an upcoming epileptic seizure American women, on average, spend 55 minutes per day getting showered, dressed, and groomed Germany produces more than 5,000 varieties of beer and has about 1,300 breweries in country In some parts of the Atacama Desert it has never rained In 1681, the last dodo bird died Strawberries are a member of the rose family It is common in Israel and Egypt to eat watermelon with feta cheese The most popular recipient of Valentine cards are school teachers The average stay for a prisoner on Alcatraz, when it was used as a prison, was five years Mickey Mouse is known as "Topolino" in Italy About twenty-five percent of the population sneeze when they are exposed to light A cow has four compartments in its stomach The most popular place to burn candles in the house is the living room The all-time most nominated Grammy artist with 77 nominations is Quincy Jones In 1845, inventor Thomas Adams started the world's first chewing gum factory. Polar bears have been known to swim more than 60 miles without resting There are approximately 75,000,000 horses in the world The fins of the Spiny Dogfish Shark are sometimes used as sandpaper for wood products The Super Bowl is so popular that it is the number on at-home party event of the year There was a time in Japan where a wife being left handed was a ground for divorce The United States produces enough plastic film annually to cover the entire state of Texas Stinging insects kills approximately 25 people annually in the U.S Chances of a women getting breast cancer are increased by excesseive use of alcohol The first hot air balloon flight traveled for 5.5 miles over Paris and lasted for 23 minutes Birds do not sweat, as they do not have sweat glands In the United States there are about three million honey producing colonies Adult earwigs can float in water for up to 24 hours On average, the life span of an American dollar bill is eighteen months A diet high in fat is said to impede memory The heart of an adult giraffe weighs on average 26 pounds Two million red blood cells die every second The first American astronaut in space was Alan B. Shepard Jr Hundreds of years ago, only the wealthy people used to wear underwear Buffalo wings, got their name because the spicy chicken wings originated in Buffalo, New York The board game Scrabble was originally called "Criss Cross Words" by inventor Alfred Butts Men are more likely to be colorblind than women. About one of out of 12 men are colorblind The MGM lion, whose name was Leo, lived in Memphis until his death The Bible was written by over 40 authors over a period of 1500 years The range of a medieval long-bow is 220 yards Studies indicate that weightlifters working out in blue gyms can handle heavier weights Many of the stars that were in the Poltergeist Trilogy had strange deaths In Ireland, a prime minister is a called a Taoiseach American President John Tyler had 15 children Even though red roses looks the same, there are over 900 different types of red roses People in France own more pets in the world per person than any other country In a five card poker game there are 2,598,960 possible hands Annually, British people eat more than 15 pounds of beans Karate actually originated in India, but was developed further in China A seagull can drink salt water because it has special glands that filter out the salt 95% of the entire lemon crop produced in the U.S. is from California and Arizona There are more than 3000 documented caves located in the state of Tennessee People drank gold powder mixed in with water in medieval Europe to relieve pain from sore limbs Basketball great Wilt Chamberlain never fouled out of a game A ear trumpet was used before the hearing aid was invented by people who had difficulty hearing The most popular American city for Kool-Aid sales is St. Louis, Missouri A human embryo is smaller than a grain of rice at four weeks old Sir John Harington, the godson of Queen Elizabeth I, was the inventor of the toilet One pound of maple syrup can make eight pounds of candy or sugar Uranus is the only planet that rotates on its side The peanut is not a nut, it is actually a legume Approximately 71% of American chocolate eaters prefer to eat milk chocolate The first fruit eaten on the moon was a peach The name "Lego" came from the Danish word LEg Godt, which means "play well." Female and male black bears cannot tolerate being around each other except when they breed Twelve men have landed on and explored the moon The football team Green Bay Packers comes from a meat packing company called Acme Packing Unlike a frog a toad cannot jump The average weight of a newborn baby is 7 lbs. 6 oz. For a triplet baby it is 3 lbs. 12 oz Baseball was the first sport to be pictured on the cover of Sports Illustrated A group of tigers is called a streak Hippos drink as much as 250 litres of water in any given 24 hour period The Beatles have sold more records than anyone else with over a billion worldwide Over 175 million cubic yards of earth was removed for the creation of the Panama Canal A honey bee strokes its wings about 11,500 times a minute On average men spend 51 minutes a day grooming themselves Sharks are so powerful that their bite can generate a force of up to 18 tons per square inch The designated instrument for the city of Detroit is the accordion Percentage of Americans who have visited Disneyland/Disney World: 70% On average, Americans spend $1300 on utility bills annually The New York Stock Exchange started out as a coffee house There are approximately 2,700 different species of mosquitoes Colonel Sanders original white suit was auctioned off for $80,000 in February 2002 EPCOT stands for "Experimental Prototype City Of Tomorrow." Over 170,000 Indians from 210 tribes live in the Brazilian Amazon Rainforest Cashew nuts contain oil in the shell that is very irritating to the skin A caterpillar grows roughly 27,000 times its size when it first emerges as an egg Lightning strikes the Empire States Building about seven times a year Snake venom is ninety percent protein More than three thousand people work on research in Antarctica each year The first product that the toy company Mattel came out with was picture frames The Earth orbits the Sun at a speed of about 108,000 km per hour In 1897, Bayer, who is the makers of Aspirin, once marketed the drug heroin In Australia, a common "Boxing day" activity is surfing The King Cobra has enough venom in its bite that it can kill up to 13 adults Earl Dean developed the bottle design for Coca-Cola The word "super" to a beekeeper refers to the hive box where the honey is stored Only 23% of New Zealand families have more than two children The average number of pillowcases washed a day at the MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas is 15,000 Over 40 million Americans have chronic bad breath There are 158 verses in the Greek National Anthem A regulation baseball has exactly 108 stitches On average it takes a shark seven days to replace a tooth In Britain, there are approximately 50,000 pubs with 17,000 different names Snails eat with a rasping mouth called a "radula," which has thousands of teeth A dragonfly has a lifespan of for to seven weeks Chewing on gum while cutting onions can help a person from producing tears The majority of American models are skinnier than 98% of American women Owen Falls Lake is the largest man-made lake in the world The patent number of the telephone is 174465. On average, 81% of Americans 16 years of age and older watch television at least once in a day If a raisin is dropped into a glass of champagne it will bounce up and down in the glass Reptiles do not perspire, and do not have any oil glands There is a doggy disco held in Italy every year where owners can dance with their dogs The average number of guests that attend a wedding in the U.S. is 189 In ancient Egypt, the dung beetle symbolized eternal rebirth and the Sun God Khepri If a cockroach breaks a leg it can grow another one Budweiser beer is named after a town in Czechoslovakia Each day the sun causes about one trillion tons of water to evaporate There are more than 640 muscles in the human body Airports that are at higher altitudes require a longer airstrip due to lower air density Every second, two Barbie dolls are sold somewhere in the world The first episode of the popular television sitcom Happy Days was titled "All The Way." When the body is resting, it takes in about 10 litres of air every minute George Washington had to borrow money to go to his own inauguration There have been over fifty million Mr. Potato Heads sold since it came out in 1952 All of Chrysler's PT Cruisers are built in Mexico. Movies approximately make five times more from video sales than ticket sales There has only been 193,000 metric tonnes of gold discovered to date. Baby donkeys or baby mules are also known as "Foals." In Canada, the most productive day of the workweek is Tuesday Armadillos have four babies at a time, and they are always the same sex The tallest mammal in the world is the giraffe Obsessive nose picking is referred to as rhinotillexomania Donkeys can live between 30 to 50 years in captivity Medical reports show that about 18% of the population are prone to sleepwalking In Ancient Egypt, cats were often buried with their masters, or in a special cemetary for cats In Ontario, an average household income of a golfer is greater than $60,000 The Danish company Lego, which began in 1932, first manufactured ironing boards, and stepladders Mice will nurse babies that are not their own Saturday is the most popular day for people to eat out in the United States Between 1997-2002, there was an increase of 228% in cosmetic procedures in the United States Elmer Smith was the first player to hit a grand slam in a World Series Ancient Egyptians used the spice Thyme to help preserve mummies On average, an American family sends and receives 28 Christmas cards each year In Belgium, 94% of children under the age of fourteen own LEGO products Depending on the size, it can take an oyster anywhere from few months to many years to form a pearl In one minute, the heart of a giraffe can pump 160 gallons of blood Each day Americans 15 and over spend an average of 55 minutes of driving Storks were a symbol of fertility in Europe and were considered to bring good luck The largest pig on record was a Poland-China hog named Big Bill, who weighed 2,552 lbs Badminton originates from a sport in India called "poona." In the United States, turkeys are mostly raised in California The only state to grow pineapples is Hawaii At least 7% of all health care costs in the United States are attributed to smoking On September 7, 1997, the first flight of the F-22a occurred. There are five years in a quinquennium The average life span of a mosquito is two weeks Eating 11 pounds of apples will make you gain one pound of weight The shark cornea has been used in eye surgery, since its cornea is similar to a human cornea The world camel population is close to 19 million The most popular gift that teachers receive in the United States from their students is chocolate The Bible has been translated into Klingon The name for the sign "&" which represents the world "and" is ampersand The Eiffel Tower weight is approximately 9441 tons The first translation of the Bible into English was in 1382 A.D., by John Wycliff The meaning of Siberia is "sleeping land." Ancient Romans at one time used human urine as an ingredient in their toothpaste Billie Jean by Michael Jackson was the first video to air on MTV by a black artist Eyebrow hair lasts between 3-5 months before it sheds An elephant cannot jump The reason why the Mexican sombrero hat is so wide is to provide shade for the entire body Amazingly, goalies in the National Hockey League played without masks until the year 1959 According to research, the most productive workday is Tuesday and the least productive is Friday The makers of Crayola produce over 2 billion crayons in a year The human face is made up of 14 bones Mangos are valued for their reputation as an aphrodisiac in countries such as Guatemala and India There are over 9 million beef and dairy cattle in New Zealand The coconut is the largest seed in the world Basketball superstar Wilt Chamberlain holds 56 NBA records In 1990, the largest watermelon ever grown was 262 pounds, by Bill Carson of Tennesse, USA Some toothpastes contain antifreeze During the Gold Rush in 1849, some people paid as much as $100 for a simple glass of water The only English place that has a name that ends with an exclamation mark is "Westward Ho!" The Library of Congress, located in Washington D.C., is the largest library in the world There is a substance in the skin of the African clawed frog that helps in fighting infection The Sea of Tranquility on the moon is deeper than the highest mountain on Earth The most popular vacation destinations for Americans in 1956 was Niagara Falls In 1967, the first successful heart transplant was performed in Cape Town, South Africa "Pomology" is the science of growing an apple The total number of episodes for the sitcom "I Love Lucy" was 180 The town with the most stop signs per capita than any other in the US: LaConner, Washington There is a Harley-Davidson that was designed as an exact replica of a hamburger The blue whale is the loudest animal on the earth. Its whistle can reach up to 188 decibels Five Jell-O flavors that flopped: celery, coffee, cola, apple, andchocolate. 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Isaac Newton used to be a member of parliament Dumbest Dog: Afghan hound At just four years old Mozart was able to learn a piece of music in half an hour The honey badger can withstand hundreds of bee stings that would otherwise kill another animal There are 500,000 detectable earthquakes in the world each year Black pepper is the most popular spice in the world In Greece, the climate is so warm that many of the cinemas do not even have roofs The word "moose" comes from the native Algonquian Indian word meaning "twig eater." An armadillo can walk under water There are over one hundred billion galaxies with each galaxy having billions of stars The word "diamond" comes from the Greek word "adamas," which means "unconquerable." 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People with black hair have about 110,000 hairs More than half the time spent in United States courts is cases that involve automobiles One barrel of petroleum holds 42 gallons In Belgium, 172,000 tons of chocolate are produced in a year Leaving the water running while brushing your teeth can waste four gallons of water in a minute The word Spain means "the land of rabbits." In 1936, the first practical helicopter was invented. It was the German Focke-Wulf Fw 61. The word tulip comes from the Turkish word for turban Psychokinesis refers to the ability of moving objects through psychic power In Britain, one out of every four potatoes is eaten in the form of french fries Every day, the average person swallows about a quart of snot When the only queen ant dies, so does the entire colony, because no new workers are born The Dutch people are known to be the tallest people in Europe Goats do not have upper front teeth There are about 6,800 languages in the world Octopus and squid are thought to be the most intelligent of all invertebrates On average, a beaver can cut down two hundred trees a year. The name of the first menthol cigarette in the United States was "Spud." A world record 328 pound ovarian cyst was removed from a woman in Galveston, Texas, in 1905. updated The fastest shark is the "Shortfin Mako," which can swim as fast as sixty miles per hour The flatulation from domesticated cows produce about 30% of the methane on this planet Ironically, watermelons, which are 92% water, originated from the Kalahari Desert in Africa In a lifetime, an average human produces 10,000 gallons of saliva Chili Powder was invented in the 19th century in the American Southwest The sea cucumber spills its internal organs out as a defense mechanism There is a town in Texas called Ding Dong. In 1990, the population was only twenty-two people The Coca Cola company offers more than 300 different beverages Neptune was the first planet in our solar system to be discovered by mathematics Camel is considered unclean meat in the Bible Soldier Field is the oldest field in the NFL Eating eight strawberries will provide you with more Vitamin C than an orange Mosquitoes have teeth To be born on Sunday was considered a sign of great sin during the Puritan times The average four year-old child asks over four hundred questions a day On November 29, 2000, Pope John Paul II was named an "Honorary Harlem Globetrotter." An adult sheep can eat between 1 to 4 kg of food per day Blood is such a good stain that Native Americans used it for paint In 1876, the first microphone was invented by Emile Berliner. On average, a person will spend about five years eating during their lifetime A volcano has enough power to shoot ash as high as 50 km into the atmosphere In London, during rush hour traffic moves on average at 13 kilometres an hour Tomatoes and cucumbers are fruits In the United States, approximately 50 million people fish per year Cattle can produce up to 180 litres of saliva in one day Dolphins hear by having sound waves transmit through their skull to their inner ear region Close to 80% of people who watch the Super Bowl on television, only do so to view the commercials The White House has a movie theater, swimming pool, bowling lane, jogging track, and a tennis court In the game of Monopoly, the most landed on properties are B&O Railroad, Illinois Avenue, and "Go." Lions cannot roar until they reach the age of two. A baby kangaroo is called a joey Montreal is the second largest French speaking city after Paris There were 43,687 toilet related accidents in the United States in 1996 In Albania, nodding your head means "no" and shaking your head means "yes." There is cyanide in apple pips True spiders always have organs for spinning silk known as spinnerets Great Britain has the highest consumption of ice cream than any other European nation Aztec emperor Montezuma had a nephew, Cuitlahac, whose name meant "plenty of excrement." Hang On Sloopy is the official rock song of Ohio. The USSR launched the world's first artificial satellite, Sputnik 1, in 1957. 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Chocolate accounts for less than two percent of the fat in the American diet Alexander the Great and Julius Caesar were both epileptic Every year, more than one million miles of Twizzlers licorice is made A penguin swims at a speed of approximately 15 miles per hour The word Thailand means "land of the free." U.S. bills are 2.61 inches wide, 6.14 inches long, and are .0043 inches thick and weigh 1 gram The Barn Owls hearing is so highly developed that they can hunt for their prey in total darkness The average number of bridesmaids at a wedding is four In 1876, Maria Spelterina was the first woman to ever cross Niagara Falls on a high wire The temperature of lightning bolts is sometimes hotter than the surface of the sun. When Burger King introduced the Whopper Sandwich in 1957, it cost only thirty-seven cents Chopsticks originated from China approximately 4,000 years ago The favorite honeymoon place is Hawaii The 1960 Summer Olympics were the first Olympics to be aired on television by CBS Next to Warsaw, Chicago has the largest Polish population in the world In 1391, China began producing toliet paper for use by its Emperors In the United States, the most frequent month for a tornado to occur is in May. There are some ice creams that are 75% air In the United States, lightning hits the ground 40 million times a year. The reason why flamingos are pink is because they eat shrimp which have a red pigment Totally Hair Barbie is the best selling Barbie of all time. It sold over ten million units Jellyfish have been on Earth for over 650 million years. This is before sharks and dinosaurs Shirley Temple was considered to play the role of Dorothy in "The Wizard of Oz." One million cloud droplets are needed to make enough water to produce one raindrop. Rice flour was used to strengthen some of the bricks that make up the Great Wall of China Research has indicated that a tie that is on too tight can increase the risk of glaucoma in men Charlie Chaplin once lost a contest for a Charlie Chaplin look a like Pluto is the only planet in our solar system that has not been visited by a spacecraft Stalks of sugar cane can reach up to 30 feet The markings that are found on dice are called "pips." A newly hatched fish is called a "fry." The music band UB40 got its name from an unemployment form in England The Olympic Flame was introduced in 1928 in Amsterdam Armadillos can be housebroken Medical research has found substances in mistletoe that can slow down tumor growth In the USA, 32% of employees eat lunch and work at the same time In Alabama, it is against the law to wear a fake mustache that could cause laughter in the church In the United States, more than 4.2 million couples live together that are not married Bill Gates house was partially designed using a Macintosh computer. new Nerve cells can travel as fast as 120 metres per second Maine is the toothpick capital of the world Peanut butter is an effective way to to remove chewing gum from hair or clothes If Wal-Mart was classified as a country, it would be the 24th most productive country in the world In Australia, a dust-devil is called a "willy-willy The Leaning Tower of Pisa is 58.36 metres above the ground The name "Snickers" for the popular candy bar was named after a horse that the Mars family owned The #1 peanut producing state is Georgia Keeping Warm With an Axe, is the title of a real how-to book. Click Here For More Details An artificial Christmas tree last up to six years in a home Women are four times more likely to have foot problems than men In 1783, the hot air balloon was invented in France. There are no two zebras who have stripes that are exactly the same Lake Ontario was originally named Lake St. Louis The Canadian province of New Brunswick had a bloodless war with the US state of Maine in 1839 There are more than 2,400 flea species in the world Ninety-nine percent of pumpkins sold in the United States are for the sole purpose of decoration Americans did not commonly use forks until after the Civil War Chicago has the largest cookie factory, where Nabisco made over 4.6 billion "Oreo" cookies in 1997 In one day, 230 marriage licenses are issued in Las Vegas Every second there are 418 Kit Kat fingers eaten in the world The Great Comet of 1843 had a tail that was over 300 kilometres long. The dumbest dog in the world is the Afghan Hounds There are no blossoms on the branches of a fig tree, instead it is inside the fruit The largest chicken egg ever laid weighed a pound and had a double yolk and shell Billiards used to be so popular at one time that cigarette cards were issued featuring players Chewing gum has rubber as an ingredient An orca whale can hold its breath for up to 15 minutes Alexander the Great was an epileptic Canadians eat more Kraft Dinner (Macaroni and Cheese) per capita than any other country in the world In a day, a mature oak tree can draw approximately 50 gallons of water Emilio Marco Palma was the first person born in Antarctica in 1978 Every single hamster in the United States today comes from a single litter captured in Syria in 1930 Research on pigs led to the development of CAT scans. The Hundred Years War lasted for 116 years Some dolphins can swim up to 40 kilometers an hour In the last 30 years, only seven people have been killed by a polar bear in Canada The longest U.S. highway is Route 20, which is over 3,365 miles In the U.S. there are approximately 65.8 million cats Avery Laser Labels are named after company founder R. Stanton Avery A violin actually contains 70 separate pieces of wood The human heart can create enough pressure that it could squirt blood at a distance of thirty feet One out of four American households own a cat Every day 2,700 people die of heart disease There are 10 million bacteria at the place where you rest your hands at a desk The quills of a porcupine are soft when they are born An average American child watches approximately 28 hours of television in one week People have the tendency to chew the food on the side that they most often use their hand Antarctica is the only land on our planet that is not owned by any country One billion seconds is about 32 years An average American eats approximately 60 hot dogs per year The water displacement product, WD-40, can be found in 80% of American homes Dexter is the smallest type of cow. This cow was bred to be a small size for household living Thirty to 40 gallons of sugar maple sap must be boiled down to make just one gallon of maple syrup The longest punt return for a touchdown was 103 yards The most popular Hot Wheels vehicle sold is the Corvette Flu shots only work about 70% of the time People of Salt Lake City eat the most lime-flavoured gelatin Jell-O in the United States On average, a person has two million sweat glands In 1908, the first machine to make lollipops opened for business in New Haven, Connecticut The most diners per capita in the world are located in the U.S. state New Jersey The state of Tennessee was known as Franklin before 1796 Over 90% of poison exposures occur in homes Honolulu, Hawaii boasts the only royal palace in the United States of America Americans consumed more than twenty billion hot dogs in 2000 The production of toilet paper in China began in 1391, which was used for the Emperors Every year, kids in North America spend close to half a billion dollars on chewing gum The world population of chickens is about equal to the number of people The largest number of children born to one woman, who was a Russian peasant is 69 In a lifetime, an average driver will release approximately 912 pints of wind inside a car The loss of eyelashes is referred to as madarosis Approximately 75% of human poop is made of water Every photograph of the first American atomic bomb detonation was taken by Harold Edgerton Heinz Catsup leaving the bottle travels at 25 miles per year In 1864, A Quebec farmer found a frog inside a hailstone Actor Sylvester Stallone once had a job as a lion cage cleaner The WD in WD-40 stands for Water Displacer Lachanophobia is the fear of vegetables Lake Baikal, in Siberia, is the deepest lake in the world In the Middle Ages, peacocks and swans were sometimes served at Christmas dinners India has the most post offices in the world Women take three times longer than men when using the toilet In America, approximately 25% of kids aged 6-14 have a magaznie subscription Canada has more donut shops per capita than the United States 75% of all raisins eaten by people in the United States are eaten at breakfast Whale oil was used in some car transmissions until 1973 1 out of every 4 kids in the USA is overweight "Kemo Sabe" means "soggy shrub" in Navajo In 1903, there were originally only eight Crayola crayons in a box and they sold for five cents Men are able to read fine print better than women can On average, 150 couples get married in Las Vegas each day Spiders usually have eight eyes, but still they cannot see that well One ragweed plant can release as many as a million grains of pollen in one day It is estimated that 93% of American children will go out trick or treating for Halloween A group of crows is called a murder People generally read 25% slower from a computer screen compared to paper One grape vine produce can produce about 20 to 30 glasses of wine The TV show "Saturday Night Live" made its debut on October 11, 1975 In a pack of Skittles candy, there is an equal 20% distribution of each flavour The word "umbrella" is derived from the Latin root word "umbra", which means shade or shadow An ear of corn consists of 80% water Leonardo Da Vinci never signed or dated his most famous painting, the Mona Lisa Every day, over five billion gallons of water are flushed down toilets in the United States In one trip, a honey bee visits about 75 flowers Barney, the famous dinosaur that entertains kids is from Dallas Jupiter is the fastest rotating planet, which can complete one revolution in less than ten hours A chicken loses its feathers when it becomes stressed Sharks are immune to cancer Manicuring the nails has been done by people for more than 4,000 years Approximately 1 billion stamps are produced in Australia annually The study of the iris of the eye is called iridology The word Cotton originates from the Arabic word "Qutun." In 1946, the New York Yankees became the first baseball team to travel by plane The most popular brand of raisins is Sunmaid Estuarine crocodiles are the biggest of all 26 species of the crocodilian family Alaska got its name from the Aluet word "Alyeska" which means "The Great Land." Every second, 630 steel cans are recycled The word witch comes from the word "wicca" which translates to the "wise one." 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The first telephone call from the White House was from Rutherford Hayes to Alexander Graham Bell French artist, Michel Vienkot, uses cow dung as paint when he creates his pictures There are 122 pebbles per square inch on a Spalding basketball Asparagus comes in three colors: green, white and purple A cubic yard of air weighs about 2 pounds at sea level. Pancakes are served for breakfast, lunch and dinner in Australia A lion feeds once every three to four days Chedder cheese is the best selling cheese in the USA In the movie "The Matrix Reloaded" a 17 minute battle scene cost over $40 million to produce The dragonfly has not changed over the last 300 million years Every year in the U.S., there are 178,000 new cases of lung cancer On average, the American household consumes six pounds of peanut butter annually Bugs Bunny was originally called "Happy Rabbit." In 1685, New France used playing cards as currency because of the shortage of coins Sharks have upper and lower eyelids, but they do not blink The size of a red blood cell is 708 microns. This is equivalent to one millionth of a meter O.J. Simpson had a severe case of rickets and wore leg braces when he was a child The majority of cats do not have any eyelashes The hottest chili in the world is the Tezpur chili pepper Over half the textile fibers that are used in the world are cotton The property (ID, Facts) VALUES on the Monopoly game board are the same today as they were in 1935 Another word for hiccups is "singultus." A white tiger can only be born when both parents carry the gene for white colouring Lipogram refers to writing that does not have certain letter or letters In October 1986, Pepsi paid close to $840 million to Nabisco for the Kentucky Fried Chicken empire Edinburgh has more booksellers per head of population than any other city in Britain The most common rock on Earth is basalt In one gram of soil, about ten million bacteria live in it Americans eat approximately 20 pounds of pasta per person each year Minnows have teeth located on a bone in their throat Japan uses the most energy per year than any other country. Over 436,000 U.S. Troops were exposed to depleted uranium during the first Gulf war Approximately two gallons of water are used to brush your teeth Two-thirds of Canadians live in Quebec and Ontario German immigrant, Louis Prang was the first to bring Christmas cards to America Ninety percent of the population has an innie belly button The fear of Halloween is called Samhainophobia In France, the Big Dipper is called the "casserole." The first African-American to receive a Nobel Peace Prize was Ralph J. Bunche in 1950 Dolphins can swim and sleep at the same time Of all the golfers in Canada, 71.4% golfers are male, 28.6% are female Research indicates that babies who suck on pacifiers are more prone to ear aches In 1917, Margaret Sanger was jailed for one month for establishing the first birth control clinic Iguanas can recognize their human handlers and greet them differently, compared with strangers Being lactose intolerant can cause chronic flatulence The only bone fully grown at birth is located in the ear The incidents of immune system diseases has increased over 200% in the last five years "dous":tremendous, horrendous, stupendous, and hazardous The only desert in Canada is located in Osoyoos, British Columbia The city of Seoul has been the capital city of Korea for more than 600 years There are coffee flavored PEZ Half of the 42 U.S. Presidents are of Irish descent The General Lee cars used in the popular show The Dukes of Hazards were 1969 Dodge Chargers In Kentucky, it is illegal to carry ice cream in your back pocket Sports Illustrated has the largest sports magazine circulation Thirteen percent of the human population reside in deserts There are more chickens than people in the world Americans on average use about 580 pounds of paper per year per person Wild turkeys can run at speeds of up to 25 miles per hour Annually, fires that occur at home kill more Americans than all natural disasters combined The only sound Seahorses make is a small clicking or popping sound during feeding or courtship Border collies are the most intelligent breed of dog Coca-Cola used to contain cocaine when it was initially introduced Pepsi originally contained pepsin, (the same stuff in pepcid AC) thus the name The first letter Vanna White ever turned on the game show Wheel of Fortune was the letter "T." The average American drinks 400 glasses of milk in a year Canada beat Denmark 47-0 at the 1949 world hockey championships. Each Jelly Belly jelly belly bean has 4 calories There is a place called Hell, Michigan. It is about 50 miles from Detroit, Michigan In 1929, the Coca-Cola slogan was "The Pause That Refreshes." Bamboo plants can grow up to 36 inches in a day. Since the United Nations was founded in 1945, there have been 140 wars Goat meat contains up to 45 percent less saturated fat than chicken meat In 1989, the space shuttle Discovery carried 32 fertilized chicken eggs into orbit The most recycled product in the world is the automobile. Before the 17th century, carrots used to be the colour purple William Taft who was the U.S. president between 1909-1913 once got stuck in the White House bathtub Ancient Egyptians kissed with their noses instead of with their lips Krispy Kreme make five million doughnut a day There were no red colored M&Ms from 1976 to 1987 There are over 600 different pasta shapes Some people start to sneeze if they are exposed to sunlight or have a light shined into their eye From 1939 to 1942, there was a undersea post office in the Bahamas Atlantic salmon can jump as high as 4.5 meters out of the water Children who are breast fed tend to have an IQ seven points higher than children who are not There are no ants in Iceland, Antarctica and Greenland A salmon with two mouths, two sets of teeth and two tongues was caught by Bob Bateman of Canada On average a person passes gas 14 times a day Bats sleep during the day and feed at night. The place that bats sleep in is called the "roost." On average, a car driver will swear or blashpheme 32,025 times in their lifetime while driving The average ear grows 0.01 inches in length every year The first penny candy to be wrapped in America was the Tootsie Roll in 1896 Male owls weigh less and are smaller than female owls The city of Las Vegas has the most hotel rooms in the world Cows drink anywhere from 25-50 gallons of water each day In the United Kingdom, three million people play bingo every year Every square inch of the human body has about 19,000,000 skin cells A swordfish can live as long as 25 years and weigh up to 1,200 pounds Each honeycomb in Honeycomb cereal has seven holes The Nile river is 6,690 kilometers long By law, information collected in a U.S. census must remain confidential for seventy-two years Eighty percent of 10 year old girls in the USA go on a diet 97% of all paper money in the US contains traces of cocaine Turkeys have a wingspan of approximately 4.5 feet The first music video ever played on MTV Europe was by Dire Straits, "Money For Nothing." Arnold Palmer was the first player to win $1 million on the PGA Tour In a year, the average Americans eats approximately 18 pounds of Turkey The household wrench was invented by boxing heavyweight champion Jack Johnson in 1922 Squids move through the ocean using a jet of water forced out of the body by a siphon Back in 1796, dimes were called dismes Pilgrims did not eat with forks. They only used spoons, knives and their fingers The average human has about 20 square feet of skin weighing about 6 pounds Mass murderer Charles Manson recorded an album titled "Lie." On average, each American consumes approximately two hundred and sixty pounds of meat in a year The United States has paved enough roads to circle the Earth over 150 times. Sales of antacids increase by as much as 20% the day after the Superbowl Automobile building is the largest manufacturing industry in the world. Polar bears can eat as much as ten percent of their body weight in less than one hour The life expectancy of a $100 bill is nine years Anise is the scent on the artificial rabbit that is used in greyhound races The only woman that has appeared on a U.S. paper currency is Martha Washington The name of the Taco Bell dog is Gidget Each year approximately half of billions dollars is spent on bubble gum by the kids in North America The number one cause of blindness in adults in the United States is diabetes In America, the most common mental illness is Anxiety Disorders The stage were the television sitcom "Friends" is shot on is said to be haunted The largest earthworm on record was found in South Africa and measured 22 feet Whooping cranes are born with blue eyes that change to bright gold by the time they six months old Belize is the only country in the world with a jaguar preserve The American Kestrel hawk weighs only four ounces 93% of all greeting cards are purchased by women The most deadly fires that occur in the home happen between 6pm and 10pm There are over 200 parts in a typical telephone There is an automobile model called Stutz Bearcat. If you were standing on Mercury, the Sun would appear 2.5 times larger than it appears from Earth The least likely day to eat out in the United States is Monday Little Miss Muffet was a girl from the 16th century whose name was really Patience Over 90% of diseases are caused or complicated by stress In 1953, racecar driver Tim Flock raced at Nascar with a monkey in the seat beside him Taipan snakes have 50 times more toxic than a cobra snake Influenza caused over twenty-one million deaths in 1918 Ukrainian people celebrate Christmas on January 7th, which is the Orthodox Christmas Day Early Romans used to use porcupine quills as toothpicks Honey is used sometimes for antifreeze mixtures and in the center of golf balls The word "walkman" was included in the Oxford English Dictionary in 1986 A headache and inflammatory pain can be reduced by eating 20 tart cherries State with the highest percentage of people who walk to work: Alaska Some toothpastes and deodorants contain the same chemicals found in antifreeze The Shroud of Turin is the single most studied artifact in human history Smartest dogs: 1) Scottish border collie; 2) Poodle; 3) Golden retriever Humpback whales are capable of living up to 95 years The Super Bowl is broadcast to over 182 countries in the world In 1884, Dr. Hervey D. Thatcher invented the milk bottle. Singer Chaka Khan came out with a line of chocolates called "Chakalates." In a day 34,000 children die every day from causes that are related to poverty and hunger October 12th, 1999 was declared "The Day of Six Billion" based on United Nations projections. A quarter of the world's plants are threatened with extinction by the year 2010. A dog's sense of smell is 1,000 times more sensitive than a humans. To escape the Earth's gravity a rocket need to travel at 7 miles a second. President Kennedy was the fastest random speaker in the world with upwards of 350 words per minute. Odontophobia is the fear of teeth. The surface area of an average-sized brick is 79 cm squared. Cats sleep 16 to 18 hours per day. Karoke means "empty orchestra" in Japanese. When you die your hair still grows for a couple of months. The first person selected as the Time Magazine Man of the Year - Charles Lindbergh in 1927. The most money ever paid for a cow in an auction was $1.3 million. It took Leo Tolstoy six years to write "War & Peace". On the new hundred dollar bill the time on the clock tower of Independence Hall is 4:10. 1 in 5,000 north Atlantic lobsters are born bright blue. Women are 37% more likely to go to a psychiatrist than men are. Diet Coke was only invented in 1982. American car horns beep in the tone of F. St. Stephen is the patron saint of bricklayers. The average person makes about 1,140 telephone calls each year. Stressed is Desserts spelled backwards. If you had enough water to fill one million goldfish bowls, you could fill an entire stadium. Mary Stuart became Queen of Scotland when she was only six days old. Charlie Brown's father was a barber. You burn more calories sleeping than you do watching TV. Beatrix Potter created the first of her legendary "Peter Rabbit" children's stories in 1902. In ancient Rome, it was considered a sign of leadership to be born with a crooked nose. The word "nerd" was first coined by Dr. Seuss in "If I Ran the Zoo." A 41-gun salute is the traditional salute to a royal birth in Great Britain. The bagpipe was originally made from the whole skin of a dead sheep. A car that shifts manually gets 2 miles more per gallon of gas than a car with automatic shift. The United States has never lost a war in which mules were used. Paul Revere rode on a horse that belonged to Deacon Larkin. Minus 40 degrees Celsius is exactly the same as minus 40 degrees Fahrenheit. 7.5 million toothpicks can be created from a cord of wood. "Goodbye" came from "God bye" which came from "God be with you." February is Black History Month. Jane Barbie was the woman who did the voice recordings for the Bell System. The elephant is the only animal with 4 knees. Kansas state law requires pedestrians crossing the highways at night to wear tail lights. Dogs have four toes on their hind feet, and five on their front feet. Ten percent of the Russian government's income comes from the sale of vodka. 111,111,111 x 111,111,111 = 12,345,678,987,654,321 Mel Blanc (the voice of Bugs Bunny) was allergic to carrots. Percentage of Africa that is wilderness: 28% Percentage of North America that is wilderness: 38% Cost of raising a medium-sized dog to the age of 11: £4000 If you sneeze too hard, you can fracture a rib. If you try to suppress a sneeze, you can rupture a blood vessel in your head or neck and die. If you keep your eyes open by force when you sneeze, you might pop an eyeball out. Over 75% of people who read this will try to lick their elbow. A person can live without food for about a month, but only about a week without water. If the amount of water in your body is reduced by just 1%, you'll feel thirsty. If it's reduced by 10%, you'll die. Ethernet is a registered trademark of Xerox, Unix is a registered trademark of AT&T. Uranus' orbital axis is tilted at 90 degrees. Outside the USA, Ireland is the largest software producing country in the world. Figlet, an ASCII font converter program, stands for Frank, Ian and Glenn's LETters. Every year about 98% of atoms in your body are replaced. Hot water is heavier than cold. If you went out into space, you would explode before you suffocated because there's no air pressure. The radioactive substance, Americanium – 241 is used in many smoke detectors. Sound travels 15 times faster through steel than through the air. On average, half of all false teeth have some form of radioactivity. Seals used for their fur get extremely sick when taken aboard ships. Sloths take two weeks to digest their food. Guinea pigs and rabbits can't sweat. The porpoise is second to man as the most intelligent animal on the planet. Skunks can accurately spray their smelly fluid as far as ten feet. Deer can't eat hay. On average, dogs have better eyesight than humans, although not as colorful. The duckbill platypus can store as many as six hundred worms in the pouches of its cheeks. The lifespan of a squirrel is about nine years. North American oysters do not make pearls of any value. Gorillas sleep as much as fourteen hours per day. A biological reserve has been made for golden toads because they are so rare. There are more than fifty different kinds of kangaroos. The female lion does ninety percent of the hunting. A group of twelve or more cows is called a flink. You can tell the sex of a horse by its teeth. Most males have 40, females have 36. Money isn't made out of paper; it's made out of cotton. Susan Lucci is the daughter of Phyllis Diller. Every person has a unique tongue print as well as fingerprints. It's against the law to have a pet dog in Iceland. The catfish has over 27,000 taste buds. There are more chickens than people in the world (at least before that chicken-flu thing). All 50 states are listed across the top of the Lincoln Memorial on the back of the $5 bill. Only 1 in 2,000,000,000 will live to be 116 or older. The sentence, "The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog," uses every letter in the alphabet. The airplane Buddy Holly died in was the "American Pie" (Thus the name of the Don McLean song). The name Wendy was made up for the book "Peter Pan." In Cleveland, Ohio, it's illegal to catch mice without a hunting license. It takes 3,000 cows to supply the NFL with enough leather for a year's supply of footballs. There are an average of 178 sesame seeds on a McDonald's Big Mac bun. The world's termites outweigh the world's humans 10 to 1. Pound for pound, hamburgers cost more than new cars. When Heinz ketchup leaves the bottle, it travels at a rate of 25 miles per year. Elephants can't jump. Every other mammal can. Most American car horns honk in the key of F. A pig's orgasm lasts for 30 minutes. Reindeer like to eat bananas. More people are killed annually by donkeys than airplane crashes. Because of the rotation of the earth, an object can be thrown farther if it is thrown west. The average person spends 6 months of their life sitting at red lights. More Monopoly money is printed in a year, than real money throughout the world. Seattle's Fremont Bridge rises up and down more than any drawbridge in the world. Nearly 80% of all animals on earth have six legs. Ninety percent of all species that have become extinct have been birds. There is approximately one chicken for every human being in the world. Most collect calls are made on father's day. Each of us generates about 3.5 pounds of rubbish a day, most of it paper. Women manage the money and pay the bills in 75% of all Americans households. Daylight Saving Time is not observed in most of the state of Arizona and parts of Indiana. Bees have 5 eyes. There are 3 small eyes on the top of a bee's head and 2 larger ones in front. The first product to have a bar code was Wrigley's gum. Annual growth of WWW traffic is 314,000% The pop you hear when you crack your knuckles is actually a bubble of gas burning. In a lifetime the average human produces enough quarts of spit to fill 2 swimming pools. Barbie's measurements, if she were life-size, would be 39-29-33. One third of all cancers are sun related. It has been estimated that humans use only 10% of their brain. 1 in 8 Americans has worked at a McDonalds restaurant. 70% of all boats sold are used for fishing. The thumbnail grows the slowest, the middle nail the fastest, nearly 4 times faster than toenails. The Human eyes never grow, but nose and ears never stop growing. If Texas were a country, its GNP would be the fifth largest of any country in the world. There are 1 million ants for every human in the world. The Earth experiences 50,000 Earth quakes per year and is hit by Lightning 100 times a second. During a severe windstorm or rainstorm the Empire State Building sways several feet to either side. The Black Death reduced the population of Europe by one third in the period from 1347 to 1351. The average person spends about two years on the phone in a lifetime. Length of beard an average man would grow if he never shaved 27.5 feet Over 60% of all those who marry get divorced. 400-quarter pounders can be made from 1 cow. Average number of days a West German goes without washing his underwear: 7 Dr. Kellogg introduced Kellogg's Corn Flakes in hopes that it would reduce masturbation. In medieval France, unfaithful wives were made to chase a chicken through town naked. Eating the heart of a male Partridge was the cure for impotence in ancient Babylon. A bull can inseminate 300 cows from one single ejaculation. When a Hawaiian woman wears a flower over her left ear, it means that she is not available. The only nation whose name begins with an "A", but doesn't end in an "A" is Afghanistan. Blueberry Jelly Bellies were created especially for Ronald Reagan. PEZ candy even comes in a Coffee flavor. Golf courses cover 4% of North America. The average person will accidentally eat just under a pound of insects every year. Until 1994, world maps and globes sold in Albania only had Albania on them. The value of Pi will be officially "rounded down" to 3.14 from 3.14159265359 on December 31, 1999. The Great Wall of China is the only man-made structure visible from space. A piece of paper can be folded no more then 9 times. The average North American will eat 35,000 cookies during their life span. Between 25% and 33% of the population sneeze when exposed to light. The most common name in world is Mohammed. Most toilets flush in E flat. 2,000 pounds of space dust and other space debris fall on the Earth every day. Each month, there is at least one report of UFOs from each province of Canada. 40,000 Americans are injured by toilets each year. You can be fined up to $1,000 for whistling on Sunday in Salt Lake City, Utah. It takes about 142.18 licks to reach the center of a Tootsie pop. The serial number of the first MAC ever produced was 2001. It is illegal to eat oranges while bathing in California. If done perfectly, a rubix cube combination can be solved in 17 turns. The average American butt is 14.9 inches long. More bullets were fired in 'Starship Troopers' than any other movie ever made. 60% of electrocutions occur while talking on the telephone during a thunderstorm. The name of the girl on the statue of liberty is Mother of Exiles. 3.6 cans of Spam are consumed each second. There's a systematic lull in conversation every 7 minutes. The buzz from an electric razor in America plays in the key of B flat; Key of G in England. There are 1,575 steps from the ground floor to the top of the Empire State building. The world's record for keeping a Lifesaver in the mouth with the hole intact is 7 hrs 10 min. The world record for spitting a watermelon seed is 65 feet 4 inches. In the Philippine jungle, the yo-yo was first used as a weapon. The three most recognized Western names in China are Jesus Christ, Richard Nixon, & Elvis Presley. There is a town in Newfoundland, Canada called Dildo. There are more plastic flamingos in the U.S that there are real ones. The crack of a whip is actually a tiny sonic boom, since the tip breaks the sound barrier. Lawn darts are illegal in Canada. There are more psychoanalysts per capita in Buenos Aires than any other place in the world. Between 2 and 3 jockeys are killed each year in horse racing. 5,840 people with pillow related injuries checked into U.S. emergency rooms in 1992. The average woman consumes 6 lbs of lipstick in her lifetime. Conception occurs most in the month of December. CBS' "60 Minutes" is the only TV show without a theme song/music. Half of all Americans live within 50 miles of their birthplace. 'Obsession' is the most popular boat name. On average, Americans' favorite smell is banana. 3.9% of all women do not wear underwear. Meteorologists claim they're right 85% of the time (think about that one!) The only real person to ever to appear on a pez dispenser was Betsy Ross. Mike Nesmith's (the guitarist of The Monkeys) mom invented White Out. Only 6 people in the whole world have died from moshing. The storage capacity of human brain exceeds 4 Terabytes. In Vermont, the ratio of cows to people is 10:1 The average American looks at eight houses before buying one. Koala is Aboriginal for "no drink". Shakespeare spelled his OWN name several different ways. Mozart wrote the nursery rhyme 'twinkle, twinkle, little star' at the age of 5. Weatherman Willard Scott was the first original Ronald McDonald. Virginia Woolf wrote all her books standing. Deborah Winger did the voice of E.T. Kelsey Grammar sings and plays the piano for the theme song of Fraiser. Thomas Edison, acclaimed inventor of the light bulb, was afraid of the dark. You can sail all the way around the world at latitude 60 degrees south. On the ground, a group of geese is a gaggle, in the sky it is a skein. Elephants are the only animals that can't jump. The name of all continents in the world end with the same letter that they start with. The longest word comprised of one row on the keyboard is: TYPEWRITER The average person spends 12 weeks a year 'looking for things'. "Underground" is the only word in the English language that begins and ends with the letters "und" Telly Savalas and Louis Armstrong died on their birthdays. Donald Duck's middle name is Fauntleroy. The muzzle of a lion is like a fingerprint – no two lions have the same pattern of whiskers. The male gypsy moth can "smell" the virgin female gypsy moth from 1.8 miles away. The letters KGB stand for Komitet Gosudarstvennoy Bezopasnosti. The word "dexter" whose meaning refers to the right hand is typed with only the left hand. The national anthem of Greece has 158 verses. No one in Greece has memorized all 158 verses. The pupils of a goat's eyes are square. Van Gogh only sold one painting when he was alive. A standard slinky measures 87 feet when stretched out. The highest per capita Jell-O comsumption in the US is Des Moines. If a rooster can't fully extend its neck, it can't crow. There were always 56 curls in Shirley Temple's hair. The eyes of a donkey are positioned so that it can see all four feet at all times. Worcestershire sauce in essentially an Anchovy Ketchup. Rhode Island is the only state which the hammer throw is a legal high school sport. The average lifespan of an eyelash is five months. A spider has transparent blood. Every acre of American crops harvested contains 100 pounds of insects. Prince Charles is an avid collecter of toilet seats. The most common street name in the U.S. is Second Street. Tehran is the most expensive city on earth. The sweat drops drawn in cartoon comic strips are called pleuts. Babies are most likely to be born on Tuesdays. The HyperMart outside of Garland Texas has 58 check-outs. The Minneapolis phone book has 21 pages of Andersons. In the 1980′s American migraines increased by 60%. Poland is the "stolen car capital of the world". Jefferson invented the dumbwaiter, the monetary system, and the folding attic ladder. The S in Harry S. Truman did not stand for anything. In Miconesia, coins are 12 feet across. A horse can look forward with one eye and back with the other. Shakespeare is quoted 33,150 times in the Oxford English dictionary. The word Pennsylvania is misspelled on the Liberty Bell. NBA superstar Michael Jordan was originally cut from his high school basketball team. You spend 7 years of your life in the bathroom. A family of 26 could go to the movies in Mexico city for the price of one in Tokyo. 10,000 Dutch cows pass through the Amsterdam airport each year. Approximately every seven minutes of every day, someone in an aerobics class pulls their hamstring. Simplistic passwords contribute to over 80% of all computer password break-ins. Oak trees do not produce acorns until they are fifty years of age or older. The first owner of the Marlboro company died of lung cancer. All US Presidents have worn glasses; some just didn't like being seen wearing them in public. Walt Disney was afraid of mice. The 3 most valuable brand names on earth are Marlboro, Coca-Cola, and Budweiser (in that order). Dr. Jack Kevorkian first patient has Alzheimer's disease. Fictional/horror writer Stephen King sleeps with a nearby light on to calm his fear of the dark. The very first song played on MTV was 'Video Killed The Radio Star' by the Buggles. Americans travel 1,144,721,000 miles by air every day The the U.S. you dial '911′. In Stockholm, Sweden you dial 90000 38% of American men say they love their cars more than women The U.S. military operates 234 golf courses 100% of lottery winners do gain weight Bullet proof vests, fire escapes, windshield wipers, and laser printers were all invented by women Who's that playing the piano on the "Mad About You" theme? Paul Reiser himself. Over 1000 birds a year die from smashing into windows! Recycling one glass jar, saves enough energy to watch T.V for 3 hours! Q is the only letter in the alphabet that does not appear in the name of any of the United States! 166,875,000,000 pieces of mail are delivered each year in the US Daffy Duck's middle name is "Dumas" In Disney's Fantasia, the Sorcerer's name is "Yensid" (Disney backwards.) In The Empire Strikes Back there is a potato hidden in the asteroid field James Bond's car had three different license plates in Goldfinger Canada makes up 6.67 percent of the Earth's land area South Dakota is the only U.S state which shares no letters with the name of it's capital The KGB is headquartered at No. 2 Felix Dzerzhinsky Square, Moscow The Vatican city registered 0 births in 1983 There are 269 steps to the top of the Leaning Tower of Pisa Leonardo da Vinci could write with one hand while drawing with the other A group of cockroaches is called an intrusion. Nearly half the gold ever mined has come from one place: Witwatersrand, South Africa Hummingbird wing speed varies depending on the species. The smaller the hummingbird, the faster it flaps its wings. Ruby-throated hummingbird wings beat about 50 times a second. A rufous hummingbird's wings beat as fast as 52 to 62 wingbeats per second. The giant hummingbird of the Andes, about the same length as a cardinal, hums at 12 beats a second. If a Polar Bear and a Grizzly Bear mate, their offspring is called a "Pizzy Bear". Nintendo trademarked the phrase "It's on like Donkey Kong" in 2010. The famous line in Titanic from Leonardo DiCaprio, "I'm king of the world!" was improvised. A single strand of Spaghetti is called a "Spaghetto". 75% of the world's diet is produced from just 12 plant and five different animal species. There is an island called "Just Enough Room", where there's just enough room for a tree and a house. The color red doesn't really make bulls angry; they are color-blind. A cluster of bananas is called a "hand". Along that theme, a single banana is called a "finger". More tornadoes occur in the United Kingdom per square mile than any other country in the world. The word "kimono", literally means a "thing to wear". Ki is "wear", and mono is "thing". Several of the facts on Snapple caps have been found to be outdated, incorrect or exaggerated. The Stockholm archipelago has more islands than the Pacific Ocean at around 30,000. In Japan, Domino's started testing pizza delivery via reindeer in 2016. Helen Keller was related to Robert E. Lee. Her paternal grandmother was second cousins with him. On one slow news day on April 18, 1930, a BBC radio announcer blatantly said "there is no news". Gorillas can catch human colds Female turtles hiss and male turtles grunt. Abe Lincoln was a champion wrestler. He was also a licensed bartender. There's a city named Rome on six out of seven continents. Turns out, a dog's paw print is just as unique as a human's. A camel can drink up to 40 gallons of water in one go. Fortune telling is illegal in Maryland. The technical term for a fear of long words is ""hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia." The White House has 35 bathrooms. Greyhounds can run up to 45 mph. Hiking naked is illegal in Switzerland. New York's Central Park is bigger than Monaco. There are over 9,000 benches in Central Park. There are over 700 ancient Egyptian hieroglyphic symbols. Saturn's surface is less dense than water. To make one pound of honey, a bee has to fly 90,000 miles. One bee typically only makes one twelfth of a teaspoon of honey in its lifetime. The human hand has 54 bones. Crows hold funerals for their dead. The oldest domestic cat on record lived for 38 years. The longest noodle ever made is more than 10,000 feet long, or almost two miles. A flock of peacocks is called a party. The Supreme Court has its own basketball court. We believe that time stops at the speed of light. The founder of sportswear companies Puma and Adidas were brothers. While SPAM is most popular in Hawaii, it was actually invented in Minnesota. The world's longest French fry is 34-inches long. On the South Atlantic island of Tristan da Cunha, potatoes were once used as currency. The double coconut palm produced the biggest seed in the world: 45 pounds. Ice cream was once called "cream ice." Peanuts aren't nuts, they're legumes. Carrots weren't always orange: they were once exclusively purple. Apples float because they are one-quarter air! Ripe cranberries will bounce like a ball. (Go on, try it!). They also float. Regardless of their size, naval tradition declares submarines be called "boats" rather than "ships." Hedy Lamar was a famous Hollywood film actress who also invented what became modern day Wi-Fi. Walt Disney started sketching regularly when he was just four years old. Abraham Lincoln lost five separate elections before he became president of the U.S. Frederick Douglass taught himself to read and write. Frida Kahlo created 143 paintings. Of these, 55 were self-portraits. Some tornadoes can be faster than Formula One race cars! There are 2,000 thunderstorms on Earth every minute. The wind is silent until it blows against something. There are ice caves in Iceland that have hot springs. The fastest recorded raindrop was 18 mph! The US gets over 1200 tornadoes a year. Clouds look white because they are reflecting sunlight from above them. Rain contains vitamin B12. A hurricane releases enough energy in one second to equal that of 10 atomic bombs. It can be too warm to snow, but never too cold. Tropical storms and hurricanes started getting "named" in 1953. You can tell the weather by counting a cricket's chirps! Worms wiggle up from the ground when a flood is coming. Sally Ride was the first American woman to fly in space, on June 18, 1983. Even in an airplane, a trip to Pluto would take about 800 years. Ham the Astrochimp was the first hominid in space, launched on Jan. 31, 1961. It takes eight minutes and 19 seconds for light to travel from the sun to Earth. A neutron star can spin 600 times in one second. Sound does not carry in space. The Earth's core is as hot as the surface of the sun. The very first animals in space were fruit flies...they were sent up in 1947 and recovered alive. Europa, one of Jupiter's moons, has saltwater geyers that are 20x taller than Mt. Everest. Saturn's rings are made from trillions of chunks of orbiting ice. Alpha Centauri isn't a star, but a star system. It is 4.22 light years away. One day on Venus is almost 8 months on Earth. Jupiter's Great Red Spot is a storm that has been raging for over 200 years. Many people believe that early mermaid sightings can be attributed to dehydration + manatees. In the wild, some reindeer travel more than 3000 miles in a single year. Only half of the dolphin's brain goes to sleep when asleep and the other half stays awake. The biggest fossil of a spider was found in China. It is one-inch long and 165 million years old. The largest living animal is the blue whale, which can measure as much as 100 feet. Nearly 10 percent of all of a cat's bones are in its tail. Shrimps hearts are in their heads. While pandas sometimes eat fish or small animals, 99% of their diet is bamboo. A fox uses its tail to communicate with other foxes. Dogs have wet noses because they secrete a thin layer of mucus, which actually helps dogs smell! Sloths are strong swimmers, especially good at the backstroke. Babe Ruth began his career as a pitcher: Ruth was both a left-handed pitcher and left-handed batter. The 'G' on the Green Bay Packers helmet stands for "greatness" not Green Bay! Baseballs last an average of seven pitches. Manon Rheaume is the only woman to have played in an NHL game. The tallest player in the NHL is Zdeno Chara, who is 6 ft. 9 in. tall. The nose can detect a trillion smells! Human teeth are as strong as shark teeth! Your blood is as salty as the ocean. Not only does everyone have unique fingerprints, but humans also have unique tongue-prints! The average brain weighs about three pounds. A newborn brain weighs about 3/4 of a pound. A human body contains almost 100 trillion cells. Eyelashes live for about 150 days before falling out. You can't breathe and swallow at the same time. The oldest "your mom" joke was discovered on a 3,500-year-old Babylonian tablet. If you lift a kangaroo's tail off the ground, it can't hop. Most Korean people don't have armpit odor. If Pinocchio said "My Nose Will Grow Now," it would create a paradox. Polar bears could eat as many as 10 penguins in a single sitting... Movie trailers were originally shown after the movie, which is why they're called "trailers." The Battle of Hastings didn't actually take place in Hastings. Bob Dylan's birth name was Robert Zimmerman. The word "y'all" dates back to at least 1631. J.K. Rowling chose the unusual name "Hermione" so young girls wouldn't be teased for being nerdy. Hewlett-Packard's (also known as HP) name was decided in a coin toss in 1939. Pigs are considered to be the world's fifth-smartest animal. Captive pandas may sometimes fake pregnancies. Queen Elizabeth II can't sit on the Iron Throne from Game of Thrones. An apple, potato, and onion all taste the same if you eat them with your nose plugged. It's a common misconception that Vincent van Gogh only sold one painting in his lifetime. Nutella was invented just after WWII ended because chocolate was so expensive. Coca-Cola once bought all the website URLs that can be read as ahh, all the way up to 62 h's. Each year there are more than 40,000 toilet-related injuries in the United States. Samuel L. Jackson requested a purple lightsaber in Star Wars to accept the part as Mace Windu. Samuel Clemens (Mark Twain) was born on and died on days when Halley's Comet can be seen. Americans are responsible for about 1/5 of the world's garbage annually. The ZIP in "ZIP code" means Zoning Improvement Plan. It's estimated that at any one time around 0.7% of the world's population is drunk. 40% of McDonald's profits come from the sales of Happy Meals. The "spot" on the 7-Up logo comes from its inventor who had red eyes. He was an albino. The "save" icon in Microsoft Office programs shows a floppy disk with the shutter on backwards. John Wilkes Booth's brother once saved the life of Abraham Lincoln's son. Dr. Seuss pronounced his name "soyce". Coconuts kill about 150 people each year. That's more than sharks. IBM's motto is "Think". Apple later made their motto "Think different". Every day, 7% of the US eats at McDonald's. During his entire life, Vincent Van Gogh sold exactly one painting, "Red Vineyard at Arles". Humphrey Bogart NEVER said "Play it again, Sam" in Casablanca They NEVER said "Beam me up, Scotty" on Star Trek. Jim Henson first coined the word "Muppet". It is a combination of "marionette" and "puppet." The Michelin man is known as Mr. Bib. His name was Bibendum in the company's first ads in 1896. The word "lethologica" describes the state of not being able to remember the word you want. A word or sentence that is the same front and back (racecar, kayak) is called a "palindrome". The word "maverick" came into use after Samuel Maverick, a Texan refused to brand his cattle. Two-thirds of the world's eggplant is grown in New Jersey. Rats and horses can't vomit. Los Angeles' full name is "El Pueblo de Nuestra Senora la Reina de los Angeles de Porciuncula". A "jiffy" is the scientific name for 1/100th of a second. Elwood Edwards did the voice for the AOL sound files (i.e. "You've got Mail!"). Cats' urine glows under a black light. A "quidnunc" is a person who is eager to know the latest news and gossip. 25% of a human's bones are in its feet. "Canada" is an Indian word meaning "Big Village". In golf, a 'Bo Derek' is a score of 10. "Judge Judy" has a $25,000,000 salary, while Supreme Court Justice Ginsberg has a $190,100 salary. John Lennon's first girlfriend was named Thelma Pickles. "Duff" is the decaying organic matter found on a forest floor. Julius Caesar's autograph is worth about $2,000,000. People say "bless you" when you sneeze because your heart stops for a millisecond. US gold coins used to say "In Gold We Trust". In "Silence of the Lambs", Hannibal Lector (Anthony Hopkins) never blinks. "Lassie" was played by a group of male dogs; the main one was named Pal. Nepal is the only country that doesn't have a rectangular flag. Abraham Lincoln's ghost is said to haunt the White House. The U.S. Post Office handles 43 percent of the world's mail. Baby Ruth candy bar was named after Grover Cleveland's daughter, Ruth, not the baseball player. The past-tense of the English word "dare" is "durst" Coca-Cola would be green if coloring weren't added to it. The placement of a donkey's eyes in it's' heads enables it to see all four feet at all times! The "pound" key on your keyboard () is called an octotroph. The only domestic animal not mentioned in the Bible is the cat. Table tennis balls have been known to travel off the paddle at speeds up to 160 km/hr. Pepsi originally contained pepsin, thus the name. The original story from "Tales of 1001 Arabian Nights" begins, "Aladdin was a little Chinese boy." The volume of the earth's moon is the same as the volume of the Pacific Ocean. Cephalacaudal recapitulation is the reason our extremities develop faster than the rest of us. Chinese Crested dogs can get acne. Each year there is one ton of cement poured for each man woman and child in the world. The house fly hums in the middle octave key of F. The only capital letter in the Roman alphabet with exactly one end point is P. The giant red star Betelgeuse has a diameter larger than that of the Earth's orbit around the sun. Hummingbirds are the only animals that can fly backwards. The average person's left hand does 56% of the typing. The longest one-syllable word in the English language is "screeched." Maine is the only state (in USA) whose name is just one syllable. It takes the stomach an hour to break down cows' milk. The World's Oldest Hotel Has Been Operating Since 705 A.D. Yawning Cools Your Brain It Takes 68 Days to Swim the Full Length of the Mississippi River There Is a Boston Typewriter Orchestra Fleas Are Among the World's Best Jumpers An Apple Can Last up to 10 Months The Word "Tragedy" Comes from an Ancient Greek Word Meaning "Goat Song" The Creator of the Pringles Can is Buried in One The Wizard of Oz's Full Name is Oscar Zoroaster Phadrig Isaac Norman Henkel Emmannuel Ambroise Diggs Penguins Used to Be Six Feet Tall A Brewery in Canada Makes Beer Using Water from 20,000-Year-Old Icebergs The Slinky Was Created by Accident At Any Given Moment, There Are Approximately 2,000 Thunderstorms Happening on Earth Michelangelo Hated Painting the Sistine Chapel and Wrote a Poem About It The Letter Z Was Removed from the Alphabet for 200 Years The National Hot Dog and Sausage Council Ruled that Hot Dogs Aren't Sandwiches A Coffee Taster Had His Tongue Insured for £10 Million The Chills You Get When Listening to Music Are Caused by Your Brain Releasing Dopamine There are 10 Different Ways to Pronounce the Letters "Ough" The Word for Black Belt in Japanese Translates to "First Step" The World's Largest Pumpkin Weighs More Than a Sports Car "Natiform" Is a Term for Something That Looks Like a Bum Doctors Who Play Video Games More Than Three Hours a Week Make Fewer Operating Room Errors The Average American Woman Owns Seven Pairs of Jeans and Only Wears Four Dolly Parton Lost a Dolly Parton Lookalike Contest The Lines on the Inside of Your Wrist Have a Name New York City Is Going to Get Bigger to Prepare for Climate Change A Sneeze Sounds Different Around the World A Belgian Pigeon Named Armando is Worth $1.4 Million Mars Exploration Has Its Own Scottish Tartan There Are More Than 60 Different Species of Eagles But Only Two Live in North America A Symbol Used in Place of a Curse Word Is Called a Grawlix Hairiness is Correlated With a Higher I.Q. Spam Mail Got Its Name from Monty Python Facebook's Blue Color Scheme is for Mark Zuckerberg's Benefit A Pianist Set a Guinness World Record by Performing at a Record-Breaking Height in Honor of her Mom Picasso Was a Suspect in the 1911 Mona Lisa Theft President Obama is a Two-Time Grammy Winner There's a Word for When You Can't Remember a Word The Record Lowest Temperature in the U.S. Was -80°F Male Monkeys Will Pay to Look at Female Monkeys A "Ghost Word" Is a Word that Became a Word by Error Legal Sea Food's Clam Chowder Has Been Served at Every Presidential Inauguration Since Reagan The Burnt Part of a Candlewick Is Called the "Snaste" Horseshoe Crabs Have Eyes All Over Their Bodies Lenny Kravitz and Al Roker Are Related Cheese May Prevent Nightmares French Poodles Aren't French Night Owls Tend to Be Smarter Than Early Birds Every Dutch Police Car Has a Teddy Bear in It There Is a Blonde Zebra in Africa It's Illegal to Sell Photos of the Eiffel Tower at Night There's a Patron Saint for Dentists Hawaiian Pizza is Canadian David Hasselhoff's Divorce Settlement Included Ownership of the Nickname "The Hoff" The World's Longest Fingernails Are More Than Two Feet Long Neanderthals Mass Produced Tools in a "Flintstone Factory" 60,000 Years Ago Three Presidents Have Died on July 4th Scientists Believe They've Found Fossils from the Day the Asteroid Killed the Dinosaurs Barry Manilow Wrote the State Farm and Band-Aid Jingles The "ManhattAnt" Is a Species of Ant Unique to New York City Mr. Clean's Name Changes Around the Globe The Earth Weighs About 13,170,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 Pounds The World's Oldest Tortoise is Twice as Old as Queen Elizabeth One Region in Canada Has Lower Gravity Than Other Parts of the World 350 Slices of Pizza Sell Every Second in America The World's Largest Waterfall Is Underwater in the Ocean It Only Appears as if Our Hair and Nails Keep Growing After We Die The World's Fist Hamburger Was Actually a Smushed Meatball Ernest Hemingway's Former Home is Overrun With Cats Tiny Pumpkin Toadlets Have a Glow-in-the-Dark Skeleton "Aviation English" Is the Language All Pilots Must Speak, No Matter What Nationality They Are Otters Hold Hands Early Americans Used Corn Cobs as Toilet Paper Ketchup Used to Be Considered a Medicine Polar Bears Don't Have White Skin or Fur Sudan Has Almost Twice as Many Pyramids as Egypt Barbie and Ken Have Full Names About 1 Out of Every 2,000 Babies Is Born With a Tooth T-Mobile Owns the Color Magenta The Only Words That Rhyme With "Purple" Are "Hirple" and "Curple" The Spanish National Anthem Has No Lyrics The Vatican's ATMs Are in Latin There Are Frogs Smaller Than Your Fingernails Spotted Skunks Do Handstands A "Gowpen" Is What You Call It When You Cup Your Hands There's a Town in Western New York Populated by Psychics Asteroids Named After Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan Met Up Near Earth Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights Was Originally a Political Movie San Francisco is Mostly Water Early Horses Had 14 Toes Total, While Modern Horses Only Have Four Shakespeare Popularized the Name Jessica There is a Hot Pink Lake in Australia There Has Been One Documented Albino Penguin Chick Stephen King Bought-and Smashed-the Automobile That Nearly Killed Him The Empire State Building Has Its Own ZIP Code Chuck E. Cheese is a Nickname A Dog's Nose Is the Equivalent of a Human Fingerprint The Color Orange Was Named After the Fruit The Largest Sand Castle Ever Can Be Seen from Space George Washington Was a Prolific Whiskey Maker New York's Washington Square Park is a Former Graveyard Jerry Springer Was Born in a London Subway Station During World War II There's an Opposite of Deja Vu Selfies Kill More People Than Sharks There Are Seven U.S. Towns Named After Santa There Are More Than a Million Ants For Every Person on Earth Dextrophobia Is the Fear of Having Objects to Your Right Andrew Jackson Owned a Lewd Parrot The Longest Underwater Kiss Lasted 20 Minutes and 11 Seconds Christmas With the Kranks Was Inspired by John Grisham Aquatic Snail Teeth Are the Hardest Natural Material Elephants Bury Their Dead Jane Austen Referenced Baseball 40 Years Before it Was Officially Invented Purdue University Created a Licking Machine to Finish Tootsie Pops A British Man Created an All-Lego House A Cat Served as the Mayor of an Alaska Town You Can See Four States from the Top of Chicago's Willis Tower Champagne Was Once Used as Shoe Polish Astronauts Celebrate Christmas in Space The Inventor of the Internet Regrets the URL Setup The Pacific Ocean Houses a Mysterious Singing Whale Sea Cucumbers Fight by Shooting Out Their Internal Organs Which Will Grow Back Dentistry Is One of the Oldest Professions, Dating Back to 7000 B.C. The Word "Computer" Was Used to Refer to a Person in the 1600s Darth Vader Never Says "Luke, I Am Your Father" The Very Middle of America is 2 Miles Northwest of Lebanon, Kansas on a Pig Farm Bulls Can't See Red Platypuses Moms Nurse Their Babies By Sweating Milk There's an Island in Japan Almost Entirely Populated by Bunnies British Military Tanks Are Equipped With a Tea-Making Area Daniel Radcliffe Was Allergic to Harry Potter's Glasses Most Wasabi Paste Isn't Real Wasabi Avocados Don't Ripen on Trees Olympic Gold Medals Are Only Partially Gold There's Only One Flying Mammal in the World You Need 10 Years of Cheesemaking Experience to Even Apply to Become a Master Cheesemaker You're Most Likely to Die on Your Birthday Your Dog Is as Smart as Your Toddler McDonald's Serves Spaghetti in the Philippines Google Was Nearly Called BackRub The Winner of the North American Wife Carrying Championship Gets Their Spouse's Weight in Beer Turkeys Sing Pizza Hut Used to Buy More Kale Than Anyone in the U.S. Divers Found the Remains of a 27,000-Year-Old Giant Sloth Stuck in a Sinkhole A Flock of Ravens Is Called an "Unkindness" or a "Conspiracy" In Michigan, You're Never Further than Six Miles from a Body of Water Cell Phones Are Illegal in One West Virginia Town A Grizzly-Polar Bear Hybrid Is Either Called a "Grolar Bear" or "Pizzly Bear" "Albert Einstein" Is an Anagram for "Ten Elite Brains" Waffle House Informs FEMA Decisions The Bigger Your Brain, the Longer You Yawn There's a Flower Shop in the White House The Pittsburgh Pirates Considered Building Their Stadium Over a River The First 3D Film Was Shown in 1922 Ostriches Can Outrun Horses Robert Downey, Jr. Used to Be Mr. Peanut's Voice Theres Is a Global Drone Racing League for Elite Drone Pilots Canada Has a Completely Indoor Town The Largest Collection of Comic Books Is Nearly 102,000 Strong Owls Have Three Sets of Eyelids Béla Lugosi Was Buried in His Dracula Costume The World's Largest Teddy Bear Collection Numbers More Than 8,000 Two of John Tyler's Grandsons Are Still Alive Cockroaches Can Survive Decapitation One Year on Uranus Is 84 Years on Earth In an Average Grocery Store, One-Quarter of All the Products Contain Ingredients That Come from Corn You Can Die From Laughter A Blue Whale's Heart is More Than Five Feet Long A 3,500-Year-Old Tablet May Contain the World's Oldest "Yo Mama" Joke Spiders Can Regrow Their Legs Steve Jobs' Last Words Were Awe-Inspired The Scientific Name for a "Brain Freeze" is Sphenopalatine Ganglioneuralgia Cows Get Excited When They Problem Solve Nearly One-Third of Alaska Lies Within the Arctic Circle Roses Can Grow Taller Than People No Two Tigers Have the Same Stripes Sharks Can Grow Thousands of Teeth Your Left Lung Is Smaller than Your Right Lung The Killer's "Mr. Brightside" Lyrics Repeat Because of Procrastination Early Pacemakers Had Wall Plugs Arizona's Meteor Crater Is Actually Named After a Post Office More Than 95 Percent of Passengers Involved in Plane Crashes Survive U.S. Paper Money Contains Hundreds of Species of Microorganisms New Hampshire Drinks the Most Alcohol of Any State Green Bay, Washington, Is Known as the "Toilet Paper Capital of the World" Betty White Predates Sliced Bread Random Facts Infographics A candle's flame is hot and blue in zero gravity. X-rays can't detect real diamonds. Minnie the Mouse's first name is not Minnie. Tiramisu translates to 'take me to heaven' in Italian. Hitler's nephew betrayed him. 75 burgers are sold in McDonald's every second. You can't hum while holding your nose. Children's book author, Roald Dahl was a spy. Crocodiles are one of the planet's oldest living creatures. The salty taste of bacon isn't natural. The '?!' punctuation mark has a term. 'OMG' was first used in a letter to Winston Churchill in 1917. The world's most successful pirate was a woman. The world's largest pyramid cannot be found in Egypt. Charles Darwin's pet turtle outlived him. The folds in a chef's hat represents the number of ways you can cook an egg. Neil Armstrong never said 'That's one small step for man'. The world's largest single drop waterfall is the Kaieteur Falls. The only English word that ends with 'mt' is Dreamt. Only one capital in the U.S has no McDonald's. People used to answer the phone with "ahoy". Pinocchio cannot say 'my nose will grow now'. Dragonflies can't walk. 'Schoolmaster' is an anagram of 'the classroom'. There is a species of spider dubbed the 'hobo spider'. The premiere of the TV reality show '16 and pregnant' helped lower the rate of teen pregnancy. Ben & Jerry's made a graveyard for their former flavors. A Polish doctor once faked an outbreak to keep the Nazi's away. Minnesota has the world's quietest room. Samsung translates to 'three stars' in Korean. The U.S. government issued Santa Claus a pilot's license. Eminem's 'Rap God' holds the world record for the most words in a hit single. Cordozar Calvin Broadus Jr. is Snoop Dog's real name. Lemurs use millipedes as an insect repellent and to get high. There are some spiders that keep tiny frogs as pets to stop pests that try to eat the spider's eggs. Hot water freezes faster than cold water. The chainsaw was originally created to aid in childbirth. Sharks have no bones. Orcas are a natural predator to moose. A chicken named Mike lived for 18 months after its head was chopped off. The Brontosaurus never existed. Wombat poop is square. Soft-shelled turtles urinate through their mouth. Square watermelons are grown in Japan. The US has lost 6 nuclear weapons. Whale sharks have teeth on their eyeballs. It's legal for anyone over 5 years old to drink alcohol in the UK. Bubbles are the number one cause of damage to ship propellers. A woodpecker's tongue wraps around its brain. You could fit all the planets between the Earth and the moon. Australia exports camels to the Middle East. Australia exports sand to Saudi Arabia. Camels originated in North America. If a Lone Star Tick bites you, you may become allergic to red meat. The Canary Islands were named after dogs, not canaries. The Dingo Fence in Australia is longer than the distance between New York City to London. There are more public libraries in the US than Starbucks or McDonalds. Kermit Roosevelt, Theodore Roosevelt's grandson, overthrew Iran for the US government. The longest boxing match went 110 rounds and over 7 hours. More than eighty percent of the Earth's ocean is unmapped, unobserved, and unexplored. There are more trees on earth than stars in the Milky Way galaxy. Australia once lost a war to emus (the birds). A giraffe and a human have the same number of bones in their necks. It's suspected that on Neptune and Uranus, it rains diamonds. There are different sizes of infinity. Smallpox is the only infectious disease that affects humans to have been eradicated. Drinking too much water can be fatal. There are at least 200 dead bodies on Mt Everest, some of which are used as climbing markers. The founder of Match.com, Gary Kremen, lost his girlfriend to another man she met on Match.com If you could fold a piece of paper in half 42 times, it would reach the moon. The first can opener wasn't invented until almost 50 years after the invention of the can. During World War 2 the US created a bomb that used live bats. Most people have an above-average number of arms. In 1919, a wave a molasses rushed through the streets of Boston killing 21 people and injuring 150. Twinkies only have a shelf life of 45 days. The fortune cookie was likely invented in the US by people of Japanese descent. You don't need to wait 24 hours to file a missing person report. The US Supreme Court ruled in 1893 that a tomato is a vegetable and not a fruit. The smallest park in the world is a circle in a street 2 feet across. A town in Pennsylvania has had an uncontrolled fire burning since 1962. A jail for polar bears exists. The eighth power of a number is a zenzizenzizenzic. Cosmic Latte is the average color of the universe. Babies have 300 bones when born while an adult only has 206 bones. One teaspoon of neutron star material weighs six billion tons. Due to their fur, the polar bear is relatively "invisible" to an infrared camera Venus spins the wrong way compared to other planets. Nintendo has existed as a company since 1889 Oxford University is older than the Aztec Empire NASA mistakenly erased the original tape of the first steps on the moon. Camels store water their bloodstream, not their hump which is fatty tissue. Earth used to be purple. There are only two countries in the world that use the color purple in their flag. Canada's forests make up nearly 9% of the world's total forest area. 1 out of every 200 men is a direct descendant of Genghis Khan. There are only two countries in the world that have "The" as part of their country's name. More photos were taken in the past seven years than in all of the previous history. Sharks lived on earth before trees. George Washington never knew dinosaurs existed. 90% of the world's population lives in the Northern Hemisphere. Most of the visible stars you see in the night sky are binary stars - two stars orbiting each other. A day on Venus lasts longer than a year on Venus. Jupiter has over 70 moons. If the sun dies, it'll take about 8 minutes before we realize it has. There are more than 1,000 kinds of bats in the world. Bees are found everywhere in the world apart from Antarctica. The average star is between 1 and 10 billion years old It is illegal to stand within 90 meters of the Queen without socks on. Australia has the most amount of reptiles in the world As well as having unique finger prints, we all have unique tongue prints. There are more stars in space than there are grains of sand on a beach. It would take only one hour to drive to space. It is impossible to lick your own elbow. A hippopotamus can run faster than a man. Water covers 70% of Earth. Most insects hatch from eggs. The sun looks super close but it would take 70,000 years in our fastest spaceship to reach it. About 70% of an adult's body is water. Your nose and ears continue growing for your entire life. Dogs' hearing is 10 times better than a human's. A dog's nose is like a human finger print – unique to its owner. Apples float on water! Number four is the only one with the same amount of letters. You can not talk and inhale or exhale at the same time... try it! More than 480million people have played Monopoly. Your heart is about the same size as your fist. A Tiger's skin is striped, like it's fur. Frogs drink water through their skin. A pet hamster can run up to 8 miles a night on a wheel. Monkeys can go bald in old age, just like humans. No word in the dictionary rhyme with the word orange. The opposite sides of the dice always add up to seven. An average yawn lasts six seconds. Dogs can smell 100,000 times better than humans. Only male toads croak. Owls can't move their eyeballs There is a tree called the Idiot Fruit, it grows in Australia's Daintree rainforest When you grow up you'll have 32 teeth Every step you take uses 200 different muscles in the body. A bolt of lightning is five times hotter than the sun. A prawn or shrimp's heart is in their heads. Humans share 50% of their DNA with bananas. 'Arachibutyrophobia' is the fear of getting peanut bar stuck to the roof of your mouth. All babies are born with blue eyes. The world's heaviest carrot grown by Christopher Qualley in the USA weighed 10.7kg (or 22.44 lb). French fries originated in Belgium, not France. Emperor penguins can last 27 minutes underwater and can dive as deep as 500m. Octopuses have blue blood and nine brains. There are about 100,000 muscles in an elephant's trunk, but not a single bone. You can hear a lion's roar from a distance of 3 miles. Prairie dogs "kiss" each other as a way to identify each other. Female lions do about 90% of the hunting. Cows get stressed when they are separated from their best friends. There are over 400 million dogs in the entire world. Orcas are not whales at all, they are actually a type of dolphin. Cats only meow to talk to humans. They do not meow to communicate with other cats. Octopuses have nine brains. Cows have 4 stomachs. Rats are ticklish! And they laugh when they are tickled. Male seahorses are the ones who give birth. Bats can eat up to 1,000 insects in an hour. Polar bears are not white-their fur is actually transparent. Flamingos eat with their head upside down. Ants don't have lungs. Grizzly bears can run up to 30 miles per hour. Sea otters hold hands while they sleep so they don't drift apart. Next to humans, mosquitoes are the deadliest animal on Earth. Ostrich's eyes are bigger than its brain. A group of frogs is called an army. Hummingbirds can fly backward. Kangaroos cannot walk backward. Horses and cows can sleep standing up. Hippopotamus milk is pink. Alaska is both the most western and most eastern state in the United States. Greenland is the world's largest island. The English language is spoken in more than 100 countries around the world. Vatican City is the smallest country in the world. Antarctica is the only continent with no permanent human residents. Dust from the Sahara Desert in Africa can travel great distances-even as far as Texas. Maine is the closest state to Africa. The state of California has more people than the entire country of Canada. The Dead Sea is the lowest place on the planet. Istanbul is the only city in the world located on two continents-Europe and Asia. Water covers about 70% of the Earth's surface. Russia is just two miles from Alaska. The Atlantic Ocean is saltier than the Pacific Ocean. People can fart after they die. Clouds aren't weightless-they can actually be way over a million pounds. Because bananas contain potassium, they are radioactive. Human babies have more bones than adults. Chalk is made up of fossils. The acid in your stomach can dissolve steel. All planets spin counterclockwise except for Venus. Because of gravity, you would weigh less on the moon than on Earth. The human brain cannot feel pain. On average, the human body is made up of 60% water. Plankton, seaweed, and other ocean organisms create over half the world's oxygen. White is not actually a color, but the absence of all colors. Strawberries are the only fruits with their seeds on the outside. When cranberries are ripe, they can bounce like a ball. Wind is actually silent. What we hear is the wind blowing against an object. Contrary to popular belief, lightning can strike twice. The human nose can detect a trillion different scents. Human noses and ears never stop growing. The human heart beats 115,000 times a day. Women's hearts beat faster than men's. Apples are actually a part of the rose family. The planet Neptune's days are 16 hours long. Humans lose about 50-100 hairs a day. Boys have fewer taste buds than girls. You can still see traces of Neil Armstrong's footprints on the moon. It takes your body about 12 hours to fully digest food. About half of the bones in your body are in your hands and feet. Alexander the Great was buried alive. Cleopatra wasn't Egyptian-she was Greek. The Statue of Liberty was originally supposed to be located in the Suez Canal. Tug of war used to be an Olympic sport. Abraham Lincoln was a champion wrestler. Thomas Edison and John Adams died hours apart on July 4, 1826. Romans used urine as mouthwash. Before becoming president, Lincoln lost 5 different elections. Thomas Edison did not invent the lightbulb. Most people cannot lick their elbows. You cannot sneeze with your eyes open. The Olympics used to give medals for art, not just sports. A jar of Nutella is sold every 2.5 seconds. French fries are Belgian, not French. Make tea not war! All British armored vehicles have the equipment needed to make tea. There are 31,557,600 seconds in a year. Arithmophobia is the fear of numbers. Your nose may not grow like Pinocchio's, but it does get warmer when you tell a lie. Tomatoes and avocados are actually fruits, not vegetables The Queen of England has two birthdays. The number four is the only number to have the same amount of letters as its value. Every human has a unique tongue print. In your lifetime, you will spend 25 years sleeping. You cannot smell while you sleep. Brown is the most common eye color. You will get cell phone service on the top of Mount Everest. You can buy a square watermelon in Japan. Newborn babies are colorblind. Canada is south of Detroit . Bats are the only mammal that can actually fly. For comparison, an elephant's heart weighs around 30 pounds. And a human heart? A mere 10 ounces. Elephants can't jump. Cows don't actually have four stomachs; they have one stomach with four compartments. The platypus doesn't have a stomach at all: Their esophagus goes straight to their intestines. Tigers' skin is actually striped, just like their fur. Also, no two fur patterns are alike. Psycho was the first movie to show a toilet flushing. It's impossible to hum while holding your nose . Skin is the body's largest organ. The earth's circumference is 24,900 miles. According to recent research, the human nose can distinguish at least a trillion different odors. The word "strengths" is the longest word in the English language with only one vowel. The original title of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice was First Impressions. Hawaiian pizza was created in Ontario, Canada, by Greek immigrant Sam Panopoulos in 1962. The different colors of Froot Loops cereal all taste the same-they're not individual flavors. The tallest building in the world is the Burg Khalifa in Dubai, standing at over 2,700 feet. The first footprints on the moon will remain there for a million years. Buckingham Palace in London, England, has 775 rooms, including 78 bathrooms. The White House in Washington, DC, has 132 rooms, including 35 bathrooms. It takes 570 gallons to paint the exterior of the White House. We shake hands to show we're unarmed. More people visit France than any other country (Spain is second; the US third). Sweden has 267,570 islands, the most of any country in the world. The sun makes up more than 99% of the mass in our solar system. Lined up, all of the planets in the solar system could fit between the Earth and the moon. The Great Wall of China is not actually visible from space. One million Earths could fit inside the sun. Outer space is completely silent. It takes about ten minutes for light to travel from the sun to the Earth. On Mars, sunsets appear blue due to the way light is captured in the atmosphere. One spacesuit for a NASA astronaut costs $12 million to make. Uranus is the only planet to spin on its side. The diameter of Pluto is smaller than the horizontal length of the United States. Saturn is the lightest planet, and it's also the only planet that would float in water. Saudi Arabia is the largest country in the world without a single permanent river. Haiti is the only country that recognizes voodoo as a religion. Over 800 languages are spoken in Papua New Guinea. Uzbekistan and Liechtenstein are the only countries that are doubly landlocked. Japan is made up of 6,852 islands. New Zealand was the first modern country to grant women the right to vote, which it did in 1893. Over 40 buildings in New York City are so large that they have their own zip codes. Hawaii is the only state to commercially grow coffee. Alaska has a longer coastline than the coastline of all other 49 states combined. There are roughly 200 chickens for every person in Delaware. Texas is larger than any European country, excluding Russia. The first-ever Ferris wheel was built in Chicago, IL for the 1893 World's Fair. About 80% of the land in Nevada is owned by the federal government. The bite of a grizzly bear is strong enough to crush a bowling ball. Octopi have three hearts. Dolphins have names for each other and are the only species other than humans known to do this. Elephants are unable to jump. Under their white fur, polar bears have black skin to help absorb heat from the sun. Cats don't have sweet taste buds and therefore can't taste sugar. Sloths can swim about three to four times faster than they can move on land. Only female mosquitoes bite humans. Male mosquitoes drink flower nectar. Baby T-rexes were covered with feathers, which they may have kept as adults. Anteaters eat roughly 35,000 ants a day. Koala fingerprints look extremely similar to human fingerprints. UPS delivers about 20 billion cards and gifts during the holiday season. Americans eat roughly 150 million hot dogs every 4th of July. Since 1945, all British tanks have included equipment to make tea. Tug of war was an Olympic sport between 1900 and 1920. Winston Churchill smoked an average of 10 cigars a day. Ancient Egyptians invented many items we still use today, such as pens, keys, locks, and toothpaste. The only letter that doesn't appear in the Periodic Table of Elements is J. Laid end to end, an adult's blood vessels could circle the Earth at the equator four times. There are 18 volcanoes in the United States with the potential to erupt again. Although oxygen is colorless as a gas, when it's a liquid or solid it has a pale blue color. Although clouds look light and fluffy, they can weigh over one million pounds. Hot water actually freezes faster than cold water due to something called the Mpemba effect. About ⅕ of the world's oxygen is produced by the Amazon rainforest. You have roughly the same number of bacteria cells in your body as you do human cells. About two thousand rainstorms occur on Earth every minute. Samuel L. Jackson was a cheerleader in college. None of the four members of The Beatles could read or write music. In 1944, Disney's Snow White became the first film to release a soundtrack. The first TV commercial aired on July 1, 1941. It was an ad for Bulova watches. A hippo can open its mouth wide enough to fit a 4 foot tall child inside. No word in the English language rhymes with month, silver, or purple. The average American drinks about 600 sodas a year. Average number of people airborne over the US any given hour: 61,000. Portion of land in the US owned by the government: 1/3. Maine is the only state a one-syllable name. There are 2,000,000 millionaires in the United States. In the United States, a pound of potato chips costs two hundred times more than a pound of potatoes. The world's oldest wooden wheel has been around for more than 5,000 years The bumblebee bat is the world's smallest mammal The world's first animated feature film was made in Argentina There's enough gold inside Earth to coat the planet Cleveland was once the country's fifth-largest city Human beings can use only a small fraction of Earth's water The brand name Spam is a combination of "spice" and "ham" The first time the word "period" was used on TV in reference to menstruation was 1985 McDonald's once made bubblegum-flavored broccoli The first oranges weren't orange There's only one letter that doesn't appear in any U.S. state name Johnny Appleseed's fruits weren't for eating The Windy City nickname has nothing to do with Chicago's weather Peanuts aren't technically nuts "Running amok" is a medically recognized mental condition The man with the world's deepest voice can make sounds humans can't hear Cows don't have upper front teeth The word "fizzle" started as a type of fart The # symbol isn't officially called hashtag or pound You can thank the Greeks for calling Christmas "Xmas" The CIA headquarters has its own Starbucks, but baristas don't write names on the cups There's only one U.S. state capital without a McDonald's Frankenstein's Creature is a vegetarian Cap'n Crunch's full name is Horatio Magellan Crunch The word "aquarium" means "watering place for cattle" in Latin Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak, and Ron Wayne started Apple Inc. on April Fools' Day The world's first novel ends mid-sentence The French-language Scrabble World Champion doesn't speak French A woman called the police when her ice cream didn't have enough sprinkles Uncle Ben's rice was air-dropped to World War II troops Penicillin was first called "mold juice" May 20, 1873, is the "birthday" of blue jeans Neil Armstrong's hair was sold in 2004 for $3,000 Irish bars used to be closed on Saint Patrick's Day Albert Einstein's eyeballs are in New York City The Pope can't be an organ donor The world's oldest toy is a stick Polar bear fur is actually clear, and their skin is black. Baby flamingos are born grey, not pink. A shrimp's heart is located in its head. Elephants suck on their trunks for comfort. Anteaters have no teeth. Nine-banded armadillos always have quadruplets, and they're always identical. Wombat poop is cube-shaped. Hippos and horses are actually distant relatives. All clownfish are born male. In the UK, The Queen legally owns all unmarked swans. To keep from drifting apart, sea otters hold hands while they sleep. Goats have accents. Dolphins give names to each other. Forget bald eagles. The turkey was once almost named the national bird. A group of owls is called a parliament. There are 32 muscles in a cat's ear. Snails can regenerate their eyes. A starfish can turn its stomach inside out. French Poodles are actually from Germany. Seahorses mate for life and can often be seen holding each other's tales. A group of porcupines is called a prickle. Sloths can hold their breaths for up to 40 minutes. Jeannette Rankin was elected to Congress four years before women could even vote. Women couldn't apply for credit at a bank until 1974. It was once considered sacrilegious to use a fork. George Washington owned a whiskey distillery. More than two percent of the American population was killed during the Civil War. Joseph Stalin used to have people removed from photos after they died or were removed from office. Since 1945, all British tanks have been equipped with the necessary items for making tea. That lack of cats led to a rat infestation which led to the spread of the plague. John Adams was the first president to live in the White House. The average person living in Sweden eats about 22 pounds of chocolate a year. Montana has three times as many cows as it does people. Parts of the Great Wall of China were made with sticky rice. Ninety percent of the world's population lives above the equator. Finland has more saunas than cars. Sixty percent of the World's lakes (three million total) are located in Canada. Virginia is the only state that has the same state flower and state tree, the Dogwood. Ninety percent of Libya is desert. The height of the Eiffel Tour can vary up to six inches, depending on the temperature. Roughly 600 Parisians work at the Eiffel Tower each day. When visiting Key West, you're actually closer to Havana than you are to Miami. Mary, of "Mary Had A Little Lamb" fame, was a real person and the song is based on a true story. While listening to music, your heart can sync to the rhythm. President Nixon was an accomplished musician. He played five instruments, including the accordion. Got a song stuck in your head? That's called an "earworm." None of The Beatles could actually read music. However, George Harrison could reportedly play 26 instruments. Barry Manilow did not, in fact, write "I Write The Songs." Metallica is the only band to perform on all seven continents. Monaco's orchestra is bigger than its army. Leo Fender, the inventor of the Stratocaster and the Telecaster, couldn't play guitar. In 2016, Mozart sold more albums than Beyoncé. "A Boy Named Sue" wasn't written by Johnny Cash. Shel Silverstein wrote it. In 2015, Belfast police used ice cream truck music to deter teenage rioters. Gatorade was named after the University of Florida Gators. China didn't win its first Olympic medal until 1984. The average golf ball has 336 dimples. Tennis was originally played with bare hands. The Cleveland Browns are the only team to neither play in or host a Super Bowl. Wilt Chamberlain is in the Volleyball Hall of Fame. Some golf balls are filled with honey. MLB umpires are required to wear black underwear in case they split their pants. Bo Jackson refused the teams that originally tried to draft him in both baseball and football. Both volleyball and basketball were invented in Massachusetts. NFL refs also get Super Bowl rings. More than 100 baseballs are used during a typical professional baseball game. You can't hum while plugging your nose. Tomatoes have more genes than humans. We're one to two centimeters taller in the morning than at night. One quarter of all our bones are in our feet. The human body contains enough fat to make about seven bars of soap. You can't lick your elbow. You can't tickle yourself. By the time we die, we'll have spent roughly a year sitting on the toilet. You are always looking at your nose; your brain just chooses to ignore it. Astronauts can grow up to two inches taller while they're in space. Some blood vessels in a blue whale are actually big enough for humans to swim through. We're the only species known to blush. You only breathe out of one nostril at a time. Babies are born with more bones than adults. (Babies have 300 bones while adults only have 206.) Most newborns lose all the hair they were born with by the time they're six months old. It's impossible to burp in space. Everyone has their own unique smell, except identical twins. Thumbs have their own pulse. A sneeze shoots through the air at 100 miles per hour, sending 10,000 germs flying. Know how a bat or whale uses echolocation to communicate? Humans are also capable of echolocation. Stomach acid is strong enough to dissolve metal. The longest hiccuping spell lasted a whopping 68 years. Guide dogs do their "business" on command - to make things easier for their owners. So considerate! In WWII British soldiers had to make do with only three sheets of toilet paper per day! In Russia, beer was considered a soft drink, not alcohol, until 2011! Strawberries are NOT berries, but bananas actually are! A tomato is actually a fruit. A flock of ravens is called a conspiracy. Dark stuff! Caterpillars have 12, count 'em, 12 eyes! Chickens don't just eat seeds, they like to eat insects and also mice and lizards! Ew, chickens! In Arizona, you can't feed garbage to pigs without getting a permit. Did you know that jellyfish have been around even before dinosaurs? The first Akita dog came to this country in 1937 - as a present for Helen Keller! Turns out, a dog's paw print is just as unique as a human's. Good news for dog detectives! A camel can drink up to 40 gallons of water in one go. That's seriously impressive! Don't bring your crystal ball to Maryland! Fortune telling is illegal in the state. Speaking of ferrets, did you know they used to be used to protect grain stores from rodents? The White House has 35 bathrooms. So every bathroom break can be different for POTUS! Greyhounds can run up to 45 mph. So don't challenge one to a race! A flock of flamingos is called... wait for it... a flamboyance! Fancy. Using ferrets to hunt other animals is illegal in West Virginia. Good to know! Don't let the chicken cross the road in Georgia (the country.) No, seriously. It's illegal! Here's a fact to sit on: there are over 9,000 benches in Central Park. The expression "heart of gold" was invented by Shakespeare. Some lipsticks apparently contain fish scales. Eek! The United States apparently makes 25 percent of the world's cheese. That's a whole lot of cheese! How do you tell if a cranberry is ripe? It'll bounce like a rubber ball. Bees are the only insect that produce food that people eat. Thanks, bees! Lettuce is a member of the sunflower family. Is your mind blown? The heaviest onion on record was grown by Pete Glazebrook of England. It weighed 17 pounds! Elmer Fudd's original name was Egghead. The actors who voiced Mickey and Minnie mouse from the 1980s to the 2010s were married! The oldest domestic cat on record lived for 38 years. She was Creme Puff of Austin, Texas. Apparently, the world's fastest ant runs faster than Usain Bolt! A flock of peacocks is called a party. Party hard, peacocks! Time stops at the speed of light. The average human body carries more bacteria cells than human cells. In their lifetime, the average person walks the equivalent of five times around the Earth. Humans wouldn't be able to taste food without saliva. Oona Chaplin, who played Robb Stark's wife in Game of Thrones, is Charlie Chaplin's granddaughter. The only letter of the alphabet that doesn't appear in any American state is q. Glaciers, ice caps, and ice sheets hold nearly 69 percent of the world's freshwater. Whale songs can be used by scientists to sonically map out the ocean floor. The first person charged with speeding in a vehicle was going eight miles per hour. More human twins are being born now than ever before. A narwhal's tusk reveals its past living conditions. The first person convicted of speeding was going eight mph. "New car smell" is the scent of dozens of chemicals. The world wastes about 1 billion metric tons of food each year. The severed head of a sea slug can grow a whole new body. Hair and nails grow faster during pregnancy. The world's smallest reptile was first reported in 2021. Many feet bones don't harden until you're an adult. Some sea snakes can breathe through their skin. The heads on Easter Island have bodies. The moon has moonquakes. Goosebumps are meant to ward off predators. There's no such thing as "pear cider." Pineapple works as a natural meat tenderizer. Humans are the only animals that blush. The feeling of getting lost inside a mall is known as the Gruen transfer. The wood frog can hold its pee for up to eight months. The hottest spot on the planet is in Libya. You lose up to 30 percent of your taste buds during flight. Your nostrils work one at a time. Only two mammals like spicy food: humans and the tree shrew. A chef's toque contains 100 folds. Rabbits can't puke. The "M's" in M&Ms stand for "Mars" and "Murrie." The human body literally glows. Copper door knobs are self-disinfecting. Cotton candy was invented by a dentist. Marie Curie is the only person to earn a Nobel prize in two different sciences. Fingernails don't grow after you die. The English word with the most definitions is "set." Creedence Clearwater Revival has the most No. 2 Billboard hits-without ever hitting No. 1. Pigeons can tell the difference between a painting by Monet and Picasso. The dot over the lower case "i" or "j" is known as a "tittle." Chewing gum boosts concentration. Superman didn't always fly. The first computer was invented in the 1940s. Space smells like seared steak. The longest wedding veil was the same length as 63.5 football fields. The unicorn is the national animal of Scotland. Bees sometimes sting other bees. Kids ask 300 questions a day. The total weight of ants on earth once equaled the total weight of people. "E" is the most common letter and appears in 11 percent of all english words. A dozen bodies were once found in Benjamin Franklin's basement. The healthiest place in the world is in Panama. A pharaoh once lathered his slaves in honey to keep bugs away from him. Some people have an extra bone in their knee (and it's getting more common). Pringles aren't actually potato chips. There's a giant fish with a transparent head. There's a decorated war hero dog. Showers really do spark creativity. Abraham Lincoln's bodyguard left his post at Ford's Theatre to go for a drink. Dolphins have been trained to be used in wars. Playing the accordion was once required for teachers in North Korea. Children's medicine once contained morphine. Water makes different pouring sounds depending on its temperature. Most laughter isn't because things are funny. One man has saved more than 200 people from suicide. Our European ancestors were cannibals. Dogs actually understand some English. You have a nail in your body. Redheads aren't actually going extinct. Pro baseball once had women players. Koalas have fingerprints. Humans are just one of the estimated 8.7 million species on Earth. Riding a roller coaster could help you pass a kidney stone. Dinosaurs lived on every continent. Bee hummingbirds are so small they get mistaken for insects. Sea lions can dance to a beat. Rolls-Royce makes the most expensive car in the world. The famed "Typhoid Mary" infected more than 50 people by cooking for them. The legend of the Loch Ness Monster goes back nearly 1,500 years. Nutmeg can be fatally poisonous. Chinese police use geese squads. The first iPhone wasn't made by Apple. There's a country where twins are most likely to be born. The Comic Sans font came from an actual comic book. For 100 years, maps have shown an island that doesn't exist. Babies are physical anomalies. The Queen has some hidden hideaways. The man who wrote Dracula never visited Transylvania. The Australian government banned the word "mate" for a day. Many languages have the same roots. A tick bite can make you allergic to red meat. Harriet Tubman was even more heroic than you thought. Tornadoes can cause "fish rain." Napoleon was once attacked by thousands of rabbits. Star Trek's Scotty stormed the beach at Normandy. Apple Pie isn't actually American. Pigs are constitutionally protected in Florida. Mr. Cherry breaks all the records you've never heard of. Sweat doesn't actually stink. Some planets produce diamond rain. Sharks can live for five centuries. There's an entire town under a rock. It is illegal to sell a "bounceless" pickle to somebody in Connecticut. The Bermuda Triangle isn't any more likely to cause a mysterious disappearance than anywhere else. There's a world record-and a happy ending-for the greatest distance thrown in a car accident. You can sneeze faster than a cheetah can run. The fire hydrant patent was lost in a fire. Saudi Arabia imports camels from Australia. One man once survived two atomic bombs. The cast of Friends still earns around $20 million each year. Pluto technically isn't even a year old. Cows kill more Americans each year than sharks do. Newborns don't have kneecaps. In Germany, people help toads cross the road. Cheetahs don't roar. France has a dozen time zones. Humans aren't the only species to adopt. Blue Ivy Carter is the youngest person ever to appear on a Billboard chart. The majority of Americans choose dogs over love. The first Star Wars was expected to be a flop. Your liver can regrow itself in three weeks. Danes once bred a pig to look like the flag. A 70-year-old woman once completed seven marathons in seven days, across all seven continents. Dogs like squeaky toys for a dark reason. The man who founded Atari also started Chuck E. Cheese. One man was once constipated for nearly two months. Most people break up on Mondays. There may be 2,000 active serial killers in the U.S. right now. Beethoven could still hear after going deaf. Ants have a built-in FitBit. Stressed men have altered proclivities. Crows holds grudges. Canada once heavily targeted LGBTQ individuals. Bill Gates has donated nearly half his fortune. You can always "see" your nose. A restaurant in New York employs grandmas as chefs. Shaq only ever made one three-pointer. America's first bank robber deposited the money back into the same bank. Germany uncovers 2,000 tons of unexploded bombs every year. Sharks existed before trees. And trees weren't always biodegradable. Detroit undercover cops in a drug ring once fought another group of undercover cops. You're pronouncing Dr. Seuss' name wrong. Nearly all species to have ever existed on Earth are extinct. The Silverback gorilla can lift almost a literal ton. Every time you shuffle a deck of cards, you get a combination that's never existed. There is an immortal jellyfish. America accidentally dropped an atom bomb on South Carolina in 1958. Baby blue whales grow 200 pounds per day. Actor Bill Murray uses a 1-800 number instead of an agent or manager. Cats once delivered mail in Belgium. It's a myth that people are either "left-brained" or "right-brained." Women are attracted to the scent of Good & Plenty licorice candy and cucumber. There's a device that creates energy from snowfall. There's a textbook written entirely by an AI author. Earth won't always have the same North Star. There's an entire family in Italy that feels almost no pain. The word "hipster" goes all the way back to the 1930s. Guinea pigs were once sacrificed wearing earrings and necklaces and wrapped like sushi. Hitler had a flatulence problem. Scientists were able to take a picture of an atom's shadow. Maine is the only state that borders just one other state. The Twitter bird's official name Is Larry. The longest book title contains 1,809 words. Allergy season is getting longer and more intense each year. There's a reason there's a hole in your pen caps. You can learn the High Valyrian language from Game of Thrones with an online course. Some Maryland residents are taxed for the rain. Scientists have partially revived disembodied pig brains. Astronauts in space are exposed to the same amount of radiation as 150 to 6,000 chest x-rays. Beaver bum goo is occasionally used to enhance vanilla flavorings. The U.S. almost went to war with Canada over a pig. Tornados used to be called "twirlblasts" and "twirlwinds" in the 18th century. The Sundance Kid took his nickname from the town of Sundance, Wyoming. Eating your offspring may be a sign of good parenting in some species. The word "MacGyvered" is in the Oxford English Dictionary. Kentucky has more bourbon than people. Jupiter's red spot is getting taller and smaller at the same time. There are microscopic mites that live on the human body. There are many species of sea cucumbers that breath through their anus. Every day, 12 newborns will be given to the wrong parents. The average chocolate bar has 8 insect legs in it. More people are killed by donkeys annually than are killed in plane crashes. 17.35 seconds is the fastest anyone has run across 100 meters of ice. (Nico Surings, 2006) The Neanderthal's brain was bigger than yours is. A Saudi Arabian woman can get a divorce if her husband doesn't give her coffee. Al Capone's business card said he was a used furniture dealer. America once issued a 5-cent bill. Armadillos are the only animal besides humans that can get leprosy. Baby robins eat 14 feet of earthworms every day. Charles Lindbergh took only four sandwiches with him on his famous transatlantic flight. The praying mantis is the only insect that can turn its head. Hypnotism is banned by public schools in San Diego. It takes a lobster approximately seven years to grow to be one pound. More people use blue rather than red toothbrushes. Mr. Rogers is an ordained minister. One-quarter of the bones in your body are in your feet. The average person has over 1,460 dreams a year. The band Duran Duran got their name from an astronaut in the 1968 Jane Fonda movie Barbarella. The Earth weighs around 6,588,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 tons. The first toilet ever seen on television was on "Leave It To Beaver." The name "Jeep" came from the abbreviation used in the army for the "general purpose" vehicle, G.P. Columbia University is the second-largest landowner in New York City, after the Catholic Church. The U.S. government keeps its supply of silver at the U.S. Military Academy, West Point, New York. You blink over 20,000,000 times a year. The word "samba" means "to rub navels together." You'll eat about 35,000 cookies in a lifetime. Your stomach has to produce a new layer of mucus every two weeks; otherwise, it will digest itself. Each year, you swallow 14 insects-while you sleep! The Hawaiian alphabet has 12 letters. Chances that an American lives within 50 miles of where he/she grew up are 1 in 2. Portion of potatoes sold that are French-fried: 1/3. The only first lady to carry a loaded revolver: Eleanor Roosevelt. The only president awarded a patent: Abe Lincoln, for a system of buoying vessels over shoals. Mark Twain didn't graduate from elementary school. Jupiter is bigger than all the other planets combined. All of the clocks in the movie Pulp Fiction are stuck on 4:20. Ingrown toenails are hereditary. In most advertisements, including in newspapers, the time displayed on a watch is 10:10. "Bingo" is the name of the dog on the Cracker Jack box. When snakes are born with two heads, they fight each other for food. A donkey will sink in quicksand but a mule won't. Certain frogs can be frozen solid then thawed-and continue living. A group of unicorns is called a blessing. One of Hewlett Packard's first ideas was an automatic urinal flusher. Illinois has the most personalized license plates of any state. There are no venomous snakes in Maine. North Dakota has never had an earthquake. Marilyn Monroe had six toes on one foot. Russian scientists have developed a new drug that prolongs drunkenness and enhances intoxication. The busiest shopping hour of the holiday season is between 3–4 p.m. on Christmas Eve. Only 30% of stolen artwork worth more than $1,000,000 each is recovered. During an hour's swimming at a municipal pool, you will ingest 1/12 liter of urine. Billboard magazine has recently launched a top-20 chart of cell phone ringtones. Each year, more people are killed by teddy bears than by grizzly bears. The Nike swoosh was designed by a Portland State University student and purchased by Nike for $35. Seven percent of Americans claim they never bathe at all. When you hear a bullwhip snap, it's because the tip is traveling faster than the speed of sound. The House of Representatives earmarked $50,000,000 to create an indoor rain forest in Iowa. In the Caribbean, there are oysters that can climb trees. 72% of Americans sign their pets' names on greeting cards they send out. There is a Starbucks in Myungdong, South Korea, that is five stories tall. The weight of air in a milk glass is about the same as the weight of an aspirin tablet. The liquid inside young coconuts can be used as a substitute for blood plasma. Fidgeting can burn about 350 calories a day. There are currently more U.S. 100-dollar bills in Russia than there are in the United States. The Pentagon in Washington, D.C., has five sides, five stories, and five acres in the middle. A flamingo can eat only when its head is upside down. A snail can have about 25,000 teeth. Moisture, not air, causes super glue to dry. Brushing your teeth regularly has been shown to prevent heart disease. Married men change their underwear twice as often as single men. Every day more money is printed for Monopoly than for the U.S. Treasury. Chances that a burglary in the United States will be solved: 1 in 7. A mole can dig a tunnel 300 feet long in just one night. Until 1796, there was a state in the United States called Franklin. Today it is known as Tennessee. Some ribbon worms will eat themselves if they can't find any food. The world's oldest piece of chewing gum is 9,000 years old. Your ribs move about 5 million times a year, every time you breathe. Honeybees have hair on their eyes. Fortune cookies were actually invented in America, in 1918, by Charles Jung. Dogs and cats consume almost $7 billion worth of pet food a year. 1,525,000,000 miles of telephone wire are strung across the U.S. 315 entries in Webster's Dictionary will be misspelled. 85,000,000 tons of paper are used each year in the U.S. There are between 5,000 and 7,000 tigers kept as pets in the United States. A company in Taiwan makes dinnerware out of wheat so you can eat your plate. A fully loaded supertanker traveling at normal speed takes a least twenty minutes to stop. A hummingbird weighs less than a penny. A male emperor moth can smell a female emperor moth up to 7 miles away. All porcupines float in water. An animal epidemic is called an epizootic. Bank robber John Dillinger played professional baseball. Bird droppings are the chief export of Nauru, an island nation in the Western Pacific. Bubble gum contains rubber. Donald Duck comics were banned in Finland because he doesn't wear pants. Einstein couldn't speak fluently when he was nine. His parents thought he might be retarded. Every time Beethoven sat down to write music, he poured ice water over his head. Giraffes have no vocal cords. Hydroxydesoxycorticosterone and hydroxydeoxycorticosterones are the longest anagrams. If NASA sent birds into space, they would soon die; they need gravity to swallow. In 1983, a Japanese artist made a copy of the Mona Lisa completely out of toast. In Bangladesh, kids as young as 15 can be jailed for cheating on their finals. It was once against the law to slam your car door in a city in Switzerland. Lee Harvey Oswald's cadaver tag was sold at an auction for $6,600 in 1992. 63% of its original size: "L.A." Jimmy Carter was the first U.S. president to be born in a hospital. Smartest dogs: 1) border collie; 2) poodle; 3) golden retriever. Dumbest dog: 1) afghan. Chances of a white Christmas in New York: 1 in 4. Percentage of Africa that is wilderness: 28%. The portion of ice cream sold that is vanilla: 1/3. President who discovered a new proof for the Pythagorean Theorem: Jimmy Carter. Only animal besides a human that can get sunburn: a pig. Proportional to their weight, men are stronger than horses. The parachute was invented by Leonardo da Vinci in 1515. "Canada" is a Native American word meaning "big village." The symbol on the "pound" key (#) is called an octothorpe. A full 7% of the entire Irish barley crop goes to the production of Guinness beer. Alfred Hitchcock didn't have a belly button. It was eliminated when he was sewn up after surgery. The giant squid has the largest eyes in the world. Hugh "Ward Cleaver" Beaumont was an ordained minister. The average garden-variety caterpillar has 248 muscles in its head. The only planet without a ring is earth. John Madden is an accomplished ballroom dancer. As you age, your eye color gets lighter. Topless saleswomen are legal in Liverpool, England, but only in tropical fish stores. The time spent deleting spam email messages costs U.S. businesses $21.6 billion annually. In the great fire of London in 1666 half of London was burnt down but only 6 people were injured In most advertisements, including newspapers, the time displayed on a watch is 10:10 Maine is the only state whose name is just one syllable Americans on the average eat 18 acres of pizza every day The average lifespan of a human taste bud is ten days Cat's urine glows under a blacklight. Every three seconds, a new baby is born More than 260,000 people have been killed by volcanic activity since 1700 AD. Odontophobia is the fear of teeth Almonds are members of the peach family The oldest known disease in the world is leprosy Kotex was first manufactured as bandages, during W.W.I The first known contraceptive was crocodile dung, used by Egyptians in 2000 B.C A rhinoceros horn is made of compacted hair Columbia University is the second largest landowner in New York City, after the Catholic Church Every person has a unique tongue print Ten percent of the Russian government's income comes from the sale ofvodka. The plastic things on the end of shoelaces are called aglets An octopus has three hearts Human birth control pills work on gorillas The king of hearts is the only king without a mustache Men can read smaller print than women; women can hear better Everyday, U.S. business use enough paper to circle the Earth over 20 times The Welwitschia plant can live up to 1,000 years Humans have about the same number of hair follicles as a chimpanzee has Peanuts are one of the ingredients of dynamite The first state to give the right to women to vote was Wyoming Thirty-five percent of the people who use personal ads for dating are already married The food that people crave the most is cheese Every day more money is printed for Monopoly than the US Treasury The only animal, besides humans that can get leprosy is the Armadillo Tigers have striped skin, not just striped fur Walt Disney was afraid of mice Most American car horns honk in the key of F Bats always turn left when exiting a cave Penguins can jump as high as 6 feet in the air It is possible to lead a cow upstairs but not downstairs Shark cartilage has been used to make artificial skin for human burn victims A man named Charles Osborne had the hiccups for approximately sixty-nine years Only one person in two billion will live to be 116 or older. The most common name in the world is Mohammed Apple seeds are poisonous as they contain a cyanide compound Our eyes are always the same size from birth, but our nose and ears. never stop growing The fat from sheep, which is called tallow can be used to make soap and candles Sigmund Freud had a morbid fear of ferns In England, the Speaker of the House is not allowed to speak The first Ford cars had Dodge engines The name Jeep came from the abbreviation used in the army for the "General Purpose" vehicle, G.P The odds of having quadruplets are 1 in 729,000 The giant squid has the largest eyes in the world A crocodile cannot stick its tongue out Kiwis are the only known bird to have nostrils located at the tip of their beak An ostrich's eye is bigger that it's brain. The U.S. paid Russia $7.2 million for Alaska in 1867 The only king without a moustache in a deck of cards is the king of hearts It takes 3,000 cows to supply the NFL with enough leather for a year'ssupply of footballs. Only one person in two billion will live to be 116 or older When you sneeze, all your bodily functions momentarily stop, including your heart All 50 states are listed across the top of the Lincoln Memorial on the back of the $5.00 bill Sex acts like a natural antihistamine, in can clear up a stuffy nose Most dust particles in your house are made from dead skin It is impossible to sneeze with your eyes open People still cut the cheese shortly after death The glue on Israeli postage stamps is certified kosher There are more plastic flamingos in America than real ones Nutmeg is extremely poisonous if injected intravenously It is physically impossible for pigs to look up into the sky A snail can sleep for 3 years "Dreamt" is the only English word that ends in the letters "mt" There is a large brass statue of Winnie-the-Pooh in Lima, Peru The sound of E.T. walking was made by someone squishing her hands in Jello The total number of steps in the Eiffel Tower are 1665 A dime has 118 ridges around the edge Donkeys kill more people annually than plane crashes Every time Beethoven sat down to write music, he poured ice water over his head The three most valuable brand names on earth: Marlboro, Coca Cola, and Budweiser, in that order About 1 in 5,000 North Atlantic lobsters are born bright blue Heavier lemons contain more and tastier juice Right-handed people live, on average, nine years longer than left-handed people do All racehorses in the U.S. celebrate their birthday on January 1st The first female guest host of Saturday Night Live was actress Candace Bergen In their lifetime, house cats spend approximately 10,950 hours purring A duck's quack doesn't echo, and no one knows why Elephants can't jump. Every other mammal can. A cat has 32 muscles in each ear There are 336 dimples on a regulation golf ball Elvis Presley had a twin brother named Jesse Garon Presley who died at birth Bank robber John Dillinger played professional baseball It is possible to lead a cow upstairs...but not downstairs Catfish have tastebuds located on their whiskers The 3 most valuable brand names on earth: Marlboro, Coca-Cola, andBudweiser, in that order. The Bible has been translated into Klingon. The highest point in Pennsylvania is lower than the lowest point inColorado. "Go." is the shortest complete sentence in the English language A giraffe can go longer without water than a camel Vikings, after killing their enemies, used their skulls as drinking vessels The Hawaiian alphabet only has 12 letters Butterflies taste with their feet St. Louis, Missouri was the first U.S. city to host the summer Olympics in 1904 A sneeze zooms out of your mouth at over 600 m.p.h Most toilets flush in E flat Bile produced by the liver is responsible for making your feces a brownish, green colour In every episode of Seinfeld there is a Superman somewhere In 75% of American households, women manage the money and pay the bills There are more than 2,000 different varieties of cheese in the world The first owner of the Marlboro Company died of lung cancer A sheep, a duck and a rooster were the first passengers in a hot air balloon The liquid inside young coconuts can be used as substitute for blood plasma The airplane Buddy Holly died in was the "American Pie." (Thus the name of the Don McLean song.) A tree in metropolitan area will survive for approximately eight years Polar bears are left handed Food can only be tasted if it is mixed with saliva Walter Hunt patented the safety pin in 1849. He later sold the patent rights for only $400. In Quebec, Canada, an old law states that margarine must be a different colour than butter Each year in America there are about 300,000 deaths that can be attributed to obesity Marilyn Monroe had six toes Brazil is the largest producers of oranges in the world Rubber bands last longer when refrigerated Hannibal, who was a soldier, had only one eye after getting a disease while attacking Rome Everyday approximately 35 meters of hair fibre is produced on the scalp of an adult On a Canadian two dollar bill, the flag flying over the Parliament building is an American flag In an year, an average person makes 1,140 phone calls The word assassination was invented by William Shakespeare In the U.S. there is, on average, three sex change operations per day The only real person to be a Pez head was Betsy Ross Average life span of a major league baseball: 7 pitches There is a town in Norway called "Hell" A goldfish has a memory span of three seconds May babies are on average 200 grams heavier than babies born in other months Everyday, more money is printed for Monopoly than the U.S. Treasury The Atlantic Ocean is saltier than the Pacific Ocean The electric chair was invented by a dentist Pearls melt in vinegar If you keep a Goldfish in the dark room, it will eventually turn white Koalas sleep up to 19 hours a day You are more likely to be killed by a champagne cork than by a poisonous spider The longest recorded flight of a chicken is thirteen seconds. When Heinz ketchup leaves the bottle, it travels at a rate of 25 milesper year. It takes eight and a half minutes for light to get from the sun to earth. Mr. Rogers is an ordained minister The candlefish is so oily that it was once burned for fuel Coca-Cola was originally green When opossums are playing 'possum, they are not "playing." Theyactually pass out from sheer terror. You burn more calories sleeping than you do watching television The name Reebok was named after the African Gazelle The average human scalp has 100,000 hairs For every human in the world there are one million ants The word "nerd" was first coined by Dr. Suess in the book "If I Ran to the Zoo." Mel Blanc (the voice of Bugs Bunny) was allergic to carrots Hitler and Napolean both had only one testical The first toilet tank ever seen on television was on Leave it to Beaver Dairy cows can produce 20 to 35 gallons of saliva a day A B-25 bomber airplane crashed into the 79th floor of the Empire State Building on July 28, 1945 The first subway system in America was built in Boston, Massachusetts in 1897. A starfish can turn its stomach inside out Adolf Hitler loved chocolate cake Percentage of Africa that is wilderness: 28%. Percentage of North America that is wilderness: 38% Oak trees do not produce acorns until they are fifty years of age or older In 1980, there was only one country in the world with no telephones - Bhutan American Airlines saved $40,000 in 1987 by eliminating 1 olive from each salad served in first-class Men are four times more likely to be struck by lightning than women Women blink nearly twice as much as men When snakes are born with two heads, they fight each other for food There are two credit cards for every person in the United States No word in the English language rhymes with month, orange,silver or purple Thomas Edison, the inventor of the light bulb was afraid of the dark The original name for butterfly was flutterby There are approximately 100,000 miles of blood vessels in the human body Hawaiian alphabet has 12 letters The first owner of the Marlboro Company, Wayne McLaren, died of lung cancer No word in the English language rhymes with month, orange, silver, and purple 98% of brown bears in the United States are in Alaska In 1980, a Las Vegas hospital suspended workers for betting on when patients would die A baby octopus is about the size of a flea when it is born Hummingbirds are the only animal that can fly backwards The cruise liner, Queen Elizabeth II, moves only six inches for each gallon of diesel that it burns Bird droppings are the chief export of Nauru, an island nation in the Western Pacific Polar bears can smell seals who are 20 miles away Hair is made from the same substance as fingernails All of the clocks in the movie Pulp Fiction are stuck on 4:20 The average person falls asleep in about 12 to 14 minutes Eighty percent of the Vanilla Beans which are used to make ice cream is grown in Madagascar Elvis had a twin brother named Jesse Garon, who died at birth Twit is the name given for a pregnant goldfish There are 293 steps to the top of the Leaning Tower of Pisa An earthquake on Dec. 16, 1811 caused parts of the Mississippi River to flow backwards The highest point in Pennsylvania is lower than the lowest point in Colorado An office desk has 400 times more bacteria than a toilet In Czechoslovakia, there is a church that has a chandelier made out of human bones 850 peanuts are needed to make an 18 oz. jar of peanut butter Venus is the only planet that rotates clockwise A sheep, a duck, and a rooster were the first passengers in a hot air balloon The only 15 letter word that can be spelled without repeating a letteris uncopyrightable. All penguins live south of the equator The smallest bone in the human body is the stirrup bone, which is located in the ear The word Lethologica describes the state of not remembering the word you want to say The first toilet ever seen on television was on "Leave It To Beaver" The human heart creates enough pressure when it pumps out to the body to squirt blood 30 feet Slugs have 4 noses Singer Billy Joel tried to commit suicide when he was 21 by drinking furniture polish Thirty-five percent of the people who use personal ads for dating arealready married. Stewardesses is one of the longest words typed with only the left hand If a lobster loses an eye or a claw it can usually grow a new one Vatican City is the smallest country in the world, with a population of 1000 and a size 108.7 acres In Cleveland, Ohio, it's illegal to catch mice without a huntinglicense. In one day, a queen bee can lay up to 1500 eggs in one day The average human head weighs about eight pounds Isaac Asimov is the only author to have a book in every Dewey-decimal category Nutmeg is extremely poisonous if injected intraveinously. Polar bears are left-handed A female ferret can die if she goes into heat and cannot find a mate There are approximately 100 million acts of sexual intercourse each day During his entire life, Vincent Van Gogh sold exactly one painting, Red Vineyard at Arles Intelligent people have more zinc and copper in their hair In France, it is illegal for a person to kiss another on railways Istanbul, Turkey is the only city in the world located on two continents The three best-known western names in China: Jesus Christ, Richard Nixon, and Elvis Presley Mars is the home of Olympus Mons, the largest known volcano in our solar system Most lipstick contains fish scales The sentence "the quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog" uses every letter in the english language No piece of paper can be folded in half more than 7 times More people are killed by donkeys annually than are killed in plane crashes A one ounce milk chocolate bar has 6 mg of caffeine The fear of peanut butter sticking to the roof of the mouth is called Arachibutyrophobia In 1836, Mexican General Santa Anna held an elaborate state funeral for his amputated leg. updated A meteor has only destroyed one satellite, which was the European Space Agency's Olympus in 1993. Chinese Crested dogs can get acne China has more English speakers than the United States The letter J does not appear anywhere on the periodic table of the elements The youngest pope was 11 years old Did you know you share your birthday with at least 9 other million people in the world The USA bought Alaska from Russia for 2 cents an acre The pound key (#) on the keyboard is called an octothorpe The chemical name for caffeine is 1,3,7-trimethylzantihine The word "lethologica" describes the state of not being able to remember the word you want Hydrogen gas is the least dense substance in the world, at 0.08988g/cc The Olympic was the sister ship of the Titanic, and she provided twenty-five years of service The national anthem of Greece has 158 verses All 50 states are listed across the top of the Lincoln Memorial on the back of the $5 bill The dot that appears over the letter "i" is called a tittle Close to 73% of girls in Bangladesh are married by age 18 Nerve impulses for muscle position travel at a speed of up to 390 feet per second An average person laughs about 15 times a day Apples are part of the rose family Every eleven minutes in the U.S., a woman dies of breast cancer Mr. Butts invented the game SCRABBLE. The game was originally called "Criss Cross Words." Leonardo Da Vinci invented the scissors In ancient Rome, it was considered a sign of leadership to be born with a crooked nose The word "checkmate" in chess comes from the Persian phrase "Shah-Mat," which means the king is dead The fat that comes from sheep, which is called tallow, can also be used to produce soap and candles In the movie Psycho by Alfred Hitchcock, chocolate syrup was used for blood in the shower scene A slug has four noses Five percent of the people who use personal ads for dating are already married The name Jeep came from the abbreviation used in the army for the"General Purpose" vehicle, G.P. The first toilet ever seen on television was on "Leave It To Beaver". "I am." is the second shortest complete sentence in the English language Cats have over one hundred vocal sounds, dogs only have about ten A butterfly can see the colors red, green, and yellow The airplane Buddy Holly died in was the "American Pie." (Thus the nameof the Don McLean song.) Every continent has a city called Rome Weatherman Willard Scott was the first Ronald McDonald Bubble gum contains rubber Humans and dolphins are the only species that have sex for pleasure The band Duran Duran got their name from an astronaut in the 1968 Jane Fonda movie "Barbarella." Average number of people airborne over the US any given hour: 61,000 Polar bears are excellent swimmers. They have been known to swim more than 60 miles without a rest In 1963, Mister Rogers was ordained as a Presbyterian minister Quality standards for pasta were set in the 13th century by the Pope Iceland consumes more Coca-Cola per capita than any other nation The first domain name ever registered was Symbolics.com A giraffe is able to clean its ears with its own tongue The Canandian province of New Brunswick had a bloodless war with the US state of Maine in 1839. Women hearts beat faster than men On average people fear spiders more than they do death The first Tupperware item marketed was the seven-ounce bathroom cup in 1945 Nazi leader Adolf Hitler had only one testicle Thomas Edison was afraid of the dark. (Hence, the light bulb?) Turtles can breathe through their butts A pregnant goldfish is called a twit Teenage suicide is the second cause of death in the state of Wisconsin Canada is an Indian word meaning "village" or "settlement." The fastest growing tissue in the human body is hair First novel ever written on a typewriter: Tom Sawyer Because metal was scarce; the Oscars given out during World War II were made of plaster The head of a jellyfish is called the "Bell." Reindeer like to eat bananas A barnacle has the largest penis of any other animal in relation to its size In 10 minutes, a hurricane releases more energy than all the world'snuclear weapons combined. Dolphins sleep with one eye open Texas is the only state that is allowed to fly its flag at the same height as the U.S. flag Many hamsters only blink one eye at a time Tug of War was an Olympic event between 1900 and 1920 There are 293 ways to make change for a dollar Canada beat Denmark 47-0 at the 1949 world hockey championships. new Only 55 percent of all Americans know that the sun is a star An owl has three eyelids Instead of a birthday cake, many children in Russia are given a birthday pie Dueling is legal in Paraguay as long as both parties are registered blood donors In Belgium, there is a museum that is just for strawberries Buckingham Palace has over six hundred rooms Hypnotism is banned by public schools in San Diego Humans are the only primates that don't have pigment in the palms oftheir hands. 18% of an Americans income is spent on transportation Feb 1865 and Feb 1999 are the only months in recorded history not to have a full moon A shark is the only fish that can blink with both eyes Hair and fingernails are made from the same substance, keratin The average human eats 8 spiders in their lifetime at night India has a Bill of Rights for cows Americans collectively eat one hundred pounds of chocolate every second People who studies laughter are called a "gelotologists." The sperm count of an average American male compared to thirty years ago is down thirty percent Cost of raising a medium-size dog to the age of eleven: $6,400 Banging your head against a wall uses 150 calories an hour The only 15 letter word that can be spelled without repeating a letter is "uncopyrightable." `