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  1. Indonesia consists only of islands - 13,667 total
  2. During World War II, the very first bomb dropped on Berlin by the Allies killed the only elephant in the Berlin Zoo
  3. People who ride on roller coasters have a higher chance of having a blood clot in the brain
  4. The tallest freestanding sculpture in the world is Chief Crazy Horse in South Dakota, USA
  5. Marie Curie, the Nobel prize winning scientist who discovered radium, died of radiation poisoning
  6. 898 tornadoes were recorded to have occurred in the United States in the year 2000.
  7. The word Popcorn is derived from the middle English word 'poppe,' which means 'explosive sound'
  8. The food that is digested in your stomach is called 'chyme.'
  9. Alcohol beverages have all 13 minerals necessary for human life
  10. The sentence 'The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog.' uses everyletter in the alphabet. (Developed by Western Union to Test telex/twxcommunications)
  11. The word housekeeping was invented by Shakespeare
  12. The only two days of the year in which there are no professional sportsgames (MLB, NBA, NHL, or NFL) are the day before and the day after theMajorLeague All-Star Game.
  13. In the great fire of London in 1666 half of London was burnt down but only 6 people were injured
  14. Lack of sleep can affect your immune system and reduce your ability to fight infections
  15. All dogs are the descendant of the wolf. These wolves lived in eastern Asia about 15,000 years ago
  16. It is not possible to tickle yourself. The cerebellum, a part of the brain, warns the rest of the brain that you are about to tickle yourself. Since your brain knows this, it ignores the resulting sensation
  17. Parma ham is only Parma ham if it is made in the Parma region of Italy. The British chain supermarket Asda, made and packaged its own 'Parma ham' and was successfully sued by the real Parma ham people (Parma Ham Trade Association)
  18. With winds of 50 miles per hour, The Statue of Liberty sways three inches and the torch sways five inches
  19. A famous bullfighter, Lagarijo, killed 4,867 bulls in the 19th century.
  20. Police detectives have used snapping turtles to help them locate dead bodies
  21. In most advertisements, including newspapers, the time displayed on a watch is 10:10
  22. The national sport of Japan is sumo wrestling
  23. The early occurrence of a fetus yawning is at eleven weeks after conception
  24. In a month, a fingernail grows an eighth of an inch
  25. Edward VIII did not officially become the King of England as he abdicated the throne to marry an American divorcee
  26. The book 'Little Red Riding Hood' was banned in 1990 by two school districts in California. They did this because in the book there was a picture of a basket that had a bottle of wine in it
  27. The reason why golf balls have dimples on them is because it helps in the ball to move a farther distance by reducing drag
  28. Americans consume the most peanut butter in the world
  29. Celtic warriors sometimes fought their battles naked, their bodies dyed blue from head to toe
  30. To make butter more attractive in colour, carrot juice was used by people in the Middle Ages
  31. Early hockey games allowed as many as 30 players a side on the ice
  32. Most fleas do not live past a year old
  33. It takes seven to ten days to make a jelly belly jellybean
  34. Some asteroids have other asteroids orbiting them
  35. Maine is the only state whose name is just one syllable
  36. The male praying mantis cannot copulate while its head is attached to its body. The female initiates sex by ripping the males head off
  37. There is enough concrete in the Hoover Dam to pave a two lane highway from San Francisco to New York
  38. Americans on the average eat 18 acres of pizza every day
  39. Every 238 years, the orbits of Neptune and Pluto change making Neptune at times the farthest planet from the sun
  40. There is a certain species of kangaroo that is only 2.5 centimetres long when it is born
  41. In a lifetime, the average house cat spends approximately 10,950 hours purring
  42. The real name of Toto the dog in 'The Wizard Of Oz' was Terry
  43. Stannous fluoride, which is the cavity fighter found in toothpaste is made from recycled tin
  44. It takes 12 honeybees to make one teaspoon of honey
  45. Thomas Watson, who was the chairman of IBM in 1943 predicted that their would probably only be a world market for five computers.
  46. The largest hamburger cooked in the world weighed in at 6,040 pounds
  47. The first lighthouse was in Alexandria in 290 B.C
  48. Heinz first started making ketchup in 1876 and the recipe has remained the same ever since
  49. The largest wedding chapel in Las Vegas is the Viva Las Vegas Chapel, which can seat 100 people
  50. The most popular name for a pet in the United States is Max
  51. Spiral staircases in medieval castles are running clockwise. This is because all knights used to be right-handed. When the intruding army would climb the stairs they would not be able to use their right hand which was holding the sword because of the difficulties of climbing the stairs. Left-handed knights would have had no troubles, except left-handed people could never become knights because it was assumed that they were descendants of the devil
  52. The largest shopping mall in the world is the West Edmonton Mall located in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
  53. The CN Tower located in Toronto, Ontario Canada took a total construction time of 40 months to complete at an original cost of $63 million
  54. The 20th president of the United States, James Garfield, was able to write Greek with one hand and Latin with the other at the same time
  55. The country of Andorra has a zero percent unemployment rate
  56. In Los Angeles, there are fewer people than there are automobiles
  57. A woman has approximately 4.5 litres of blood in her body, while men have 5.6 litres
  58. In India, pickled ginger, minced mutton and a cottage cheese like substance are popular pizza toppings
  59. Oral-B were the first toothbrushes to go to the moon when they were aboard the Apollo 11 mission
  60. A maple tree is usually tapped when the tree is at least 45 years old and has a diameter of 12 inches
  61. In 1998, a law passed in the U.S. state of Virginia allows drivers to keep their road kill, as long as they report it within 12 hours. updated
  62. A language becomes extinct in this world every two weeks
  63. An acre of trees can remove about 13 tons of dust and gases every year from the surrounding environment
  64. The decomposition point of Olive Oil is 220 degrees Celsius
  65. Ten radishes only contain eight calories
  66. Annually a thousand people are killed by scorpions in Mexico
  67. Every year, 100 million sharks are killed by people
  68. Tug of war was an Olympic event from 1900-1920
  69. Of all the countries, Brazil has the most plant species, with over 56,000
  70. One female mouse can produce up to 100 babies a year
  71. Impotence is grounds for divorce in 26 U.S. states
  72. Women who are romance novel readers are reported to make love 74% more often with their partners than women who do not read romance novels.
  73. The average lifespan of a human taste bud is ten days
  74. The monogram 'RR' for Rolls-Royce has never been altered, except for when Sir Henry Royce passed away in 1933. Then it was changed from red to black.
  75. People with darker skin will not wrinkle as fast as people with lighter skin
  76. Fido means faithful in Latin
  77. Pebbles cereal was actually named after the shape of the cereal and not the Pebbles Flintstone character
  78. A group of kangaroos is called a mob
  79. Cat's urine glows under a blacklight.
  80. Every three seconds, a new baby is born
  81. More than 260,000 people have been killed by volcanic activity since 1700 AD.
  82. The only predator that polar bears have are humans
  83. Many insects can carry 50 times their own body weight
  84. The last land battle of the U.S. Civil War was fought in Texas
  85. Annually 7 million tons of textiles and clothing is thrown out. Out of this, only 12% is used again or recycled
  86. A scorpion can have up to 12 eyes
  87. A snake charmer in Bangladesh once found 3,500 poisonous cobras and their eggs hidden underneath the floors of two suburban homes
  88. The IRS employees tax manual has instructions for collecting taxes after a nuclear war
  89. There are approximately fifty Bibles sold each minute across the world
  90. The pectin that is found in apples aids in lowering cholesterol levels
  91. Post-It Notes, which are adhesive notes, were invented while looking for a way to improve the acrylate adhesive found in tapes
  92. Crayola Crayons currently has over 120 different crayon colours
  93. Odontophobia is the fear of teeth
  94. The width of a tornado can range from less than ten yards to more than a mile.
  95. In Johannesburg, the average car will be involved in an accident once every four years.
  96. The youngest actress to be nominated as best actress is Keisha Castle-Hughes who was nominated at just 13 years old
  97. The Taj Mahal was actually built for use as a tomb
  98. According to studies, an average roll of toilet paper lasts about five days in the bathroom
  99. Almonds are members of the peach family
  100. The oldest known disease in the world is leprosy
  101. A fall of 30 feet can be survived my most cats
  102. The largest member of the dolphin family are orcas
  103. In 1477, the first diamond engagement ring was given to Mary of Burgundy by Archduke Maximillian of Austria
  104. The hormone replacement drug 'Premarin' is made from the urine of pregnant horses
  105. TWIX Caramel Cookie Bars were first introduced in 1979
  106. Nintendo was first establish in 1889 and they started out making special playing cards
  107. People over the age of fifty will start to lose their dislike for foods that taste bitter
  108. In Kentucky, 50 percent of the people who get married for the first time are teenagers
  109. Elephants have been known to learn up to 60 commands
  110. On average 1,668 gallons of water are used by each person in the United States daily
  111. Copper is the second most used metal in the world.
  112. Milton Bradley originally wanted to name the game Twister, Pretzel; but he could not since the name was copyrighted
  113. According to studies, men prefer to have white bedrooms and women prefer to have blue bedrooms
  114. If someone was to fly once around the surface of the moon, it would be equal to a round trip from New York to London
  115. St. Patrick never really drove out any snakes from Ireland. This story was an analogy of how he drove paganism out of Ireland
  116. Fat is important for the development of children and normal growth
  117. The most common seasonings found in American homes are chili powder, cinnamon, and seasoned salts
  118. People who have eaten beetles say that it tastes like apples
  119. Montreal was named after a local mountain 'Mont Royal.'
  120. Millie the White House dog earned more than 4 times as much as President Bush in 1991. And, rightfully so
  121. In an average lifetime, a person will spend 4 years travelling in an automobile and six months waiting at a red light.
  122. A small drip from a faucet can waste up to 50 gallons of water daily, which is enough water to run a dishwasher twice on a full cycle
  123. Kotex was first manufactured as bandages, during W.W.I
  124. The longest Monopoly game ever played was 1,680 hours long, which is seventy straight days
  125. The first known contraceptive was crocodile dung, used by Egyptians in 2000 B.C
  126. Over 1,600 people in North America have been victims of trunk entrapment (being locked inside of a car trunk)
  127. A rhinoceros horn is made of compacted hair
  128. In 1992, when EuroDisney first opened in France, the public beat some of the park characters because at the time most people had been against the park being built
  129. A jiffy is an actual unit of time for 1/100th of a second. Thus the saying, I will be there in a jiffy.
  130. There is a muppet named Kami that appears on the South African version of the T.V. show 'Sesame Street' that is HIV-positive
  131. There are approximately one hundred million people in the United States that have a chronic illness
  132. The oldest working Post Office in the world is located in the village of Sanquer, located in the Scottish Lowlands. It has been operating since 1712
  133. Columbia University is the second largest landowner in New York City, after the Catholic Church
  134. Approximately three jars of peanut butter are sold every second
  135. In Australia, the average person uses 876 gallons of water daily. In Switzerland they use only 77 gallons of water per person daily
  136. Every person has a unique tongue print
  137. Hair will fall out faster on a person that is on a crash diet
  138. In 1890, there was no sunshine for the whole month of December in Westminster in London.
  139. Charles Darwin spent 39 years studying earthworms
  140. The Boeing 737 is nicknamed the Fat Albert
  141. Florida has twice as many lightning injuries and deaths than any other state
  142. Chocolate can be fatal to dogs. Chocolate contains a chemical theobromine, which is poisonous to dogs
  143. In China, there is a species of yam that is used to make a dye
  144. Annually, approximately 46 millions Cokes, five million pounds of french fries, and seven million hamburgers are consumed at Walt Disney World Resort
  145. The Chihuahua Desert is the largest desert in North America, and is over 200,000 square miles
  146. Every continent begins and ends in the same letter. eg AfricA, EuropE
  147. Baseball games between college teams have been played since the Civil War
  148. The real name of actress Whoopi Goldberg is Caryn Elaine Johnson
  149. Researches have discovered that eating five or more apples a week is linked to better functioning of the lungs
  150. Boeing completed more than 15,000 hours of wind-tunnel testing on the first 747
  151. The most popular ethnic food in the United States is Italian food
  152. Parts of the Dead Sea Scrolls appeared for sale in the June 1, 1954 issue of the Wall Street Journal
  153. If the population of China walked past you in single file, the line would never end because of the rate of reproduction
  154. The YKK that you see on zippers stands for Yoshida Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha which is the name of the founder of the zipper manufacturing company in Japan
  155. The theme song of the Harlem Globetrotters is 'Sweet Georgia Brown.'
  156. 27% of female lottery winners hid their winning ticket in their bras
  157. To lose one pound of fat, a person has to burn approximately 3,500 calories
  158. In 1969, the American side of Niagara Falls was stopped completely for several months
  159. The name for insect poop is frass
  160. A can of Pepsi has 41 grams of sugar. This amount to about seven teaspoons of sugar
  161. Montreal is actually located on an island
  162. There are over 2,000 species of butterflies in the rainforests of South America
  163. The world record for the number of body piercings on one individual is 702, which is held by Canadian Brent Moffat
  164. Before toilet paper was invented, French royalty wiped their bottoms with fine linen
  165. The earliest known example of an organized market for equities dates from Rome, second century B.C
  166. There are over 2,000 different species of cactuses
  167. Each day 400 gallons of recycled blood are pumped through the kidneys
  168. Ten percent of the Russian government's income comes from the sale ofvodka.
  169. Apples, not caffeine, are more efficient at waking you up in the morning
  170. Bananas were discovered by Alexander the Great in 327 B.C. when he conquered India
  171. Levan, which is located in Utah, got its name from 'navel' which is levan spelt backwards. It was named this because it is in the center of Utah
  172. Approximately one out of four injuries by athletes involve the wrist and hand
  173. Former U.S. President Abraham Lincoln suffered a nervous breakdown in 1836
  174. Musk is extracted from the bottom of a civet, and is used as an ingredient to make perfumes.
  175. The first human heart transplant happened on December 3, 1967. Unfortunately the patient only lived for eighteen days, succumbing in the end to pneumonia
  176. In New York City there are 6,374.6 miles of streets
  177. The sound made by the Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe is so loud that it can be heard 40 miles away
  178. Ancient Egyptians used to think having facial hair was an indication of personal neglect
  179. In Czechhoslovakia, there is a church that has a chandelier made of human bones
  180. The largest hotel in the world is the MGM Grand, which has 5,034 rooms and is located in Las Vegas, Nevada
  181. The plastic things on the end of shoelaces are called aglets
  182. The fleshy bulbs on each side of your nose are called the Alea (AY-lee) singular Ala (AY-luh)
  183. Male koalas mark their territory by rubbing their chests on a tree. Male koalas have a dark scent gland in the middle of their chest
  184. An octopus has three hearts
  185. Roses generally need around 6 hours of sunlight to grow properly.
  186. Buttermilk does not contain any butter, but is a cultured milk product which is usually made from fat free milk
  187. Pineapples were first called 'anana', which is Caribbean for 'excellent fruit.'
  188. Human birth control pills work on gorillas
  189. The tallest woman that ever lived was Zeng Jinlian who was 8 feet 2 inches tall of China. Shed died at the age of 17
  190. An adult 'Gold Frog' measures to be 9.8 millimeters in body length
  191. Each day, anywhere from 35-150 species of life go extinct
  192. Alexander Graham Bell, the inventor of the telephone, never telephoned his wife or mother because they were both deaf
  193. Alexander the Great made his troops eat onions as he believed it would prove their vitality
  194. Bill Russell was the first black head coach of a major league pro sports team
  195. In 1945, a seven ounce bathroom cup was the first item Tupperware marketed
  196. Central air conditioners use 98% more energy than ceiling fans.
  197. The king of hearts is the only king without a mustache
  198. Men can read smaller print than women; women can hear better
  199. Everyday, U.S. business use enough paper to circle the Earth over 20 times
  200. The Welwitschia plant can live up to 1,000 years
  201. The dromedary camel can drink as much as 100 litres of water in just 10 minutes
  202. According to the American Institute of Stress, job stress approximately costs the U.S. industry over $300 billion dollars per year
  203. It takes 72 minutes for the restaurant at the top of the CN Tower to make one revolution
  204. Coffee beans were chewed for more than 400 years before the first cup of coffee was brewed
  205. All of the Peking ducks in the United States are descendents from three ducks and one drake imported to Long Island, New York in 1873
  206. The first British ship to use the SOS distress signal was the Titanic
  207. The Spring peeper (a frog) can survive the winter season with 65% of its body water as ice
  208. Studies have shown that the scent of Rosemary can help in better mental performance and make individuals feel more alert
  209. The search engine Google got its name from the word 'googol,' which refers to the number one with a hundred zeros after it
  210. The Goliath beetle is about the size of your fist and can weigh as much as 3-4 ounces
  211. If you fart consistently for 6 years and 9 months, enough gas is produced to create explosion that is equal to an atomic bomb
  212. Humans have about the same number of hair follicles as a chimpanzee has
  213. Studies indicate that listening to music is good for digestion
  214. The Chihuahua was named after the Mexican state where they were discovered
  215. There are no snakes in New Zealand
  216. The most popular grown bulbs are tulips
  217. Every day the human stomach produces about 2 liters of hydrochloric acid
  218. The country of Bolivia is named after a fighter Simon Bolivar
  219. Peanuts are one of the ingredients of dynamite
  220. The first state to give the right to women to vote was Wyoming
  221. In 1949 UNICEF produced the first charity Christmas card. The picture shown on the card was painted by a seven year old girl
  222. Archeologists report that cannabis was most likely the first plant cultivated by humans. Cannabis was used for linen, paper, and garments
  223. The garfish has green bones
  224. Women who drink more than two cups of coffee a day have a higher chance of developing osteoporosis
  225. The banana was officially introduced in 1876 in the U.S. at the Philadelphia Centennial Exhibition. The bananas were wrapped in tinfoil and were sold for 10 cents each
  226. A yawn usually lasts for approximately six seconds
  227. Thirty-five percent of the people who use personal ads for dating are already married
  228. The food that people crave the most is cheese
  229. Every day more money is printed for Monopoly than the US Treasury
  230. The only animal, besides humans that can get leprosy is the Armadillo
  231. In 1894, the carnival made its debut in North America
  232. The artist Vincent Van Gogh sliced part of his ear off in madness
  233. According to Scientists, vampire bat saliva is the best known medicine for keeping blood from clotting.
  234. People from North America prefer pickles with warts, where as Europeans prefer pickles with no warts
  235. People that suffer from gum disease are twice as likely to have a stroke or heart attack
  236. Close to 50% of the water used in a home originates from the bathroom
  237. After the Krakatoa volcano eruption in 1883 in Indonesia, many people reported that, because of the dust, the sunset appeared green and the moon blue. The moon was said to appear blue for almost two years.
  238. The country with the highest consumption of chocolate per capita is Switzerland, with 22 pounds per person, per year
  239. In China, September 20 is 'Love Your Teeth Day.'
  240. Actor Richard Gere was considered to play the role of John McClane in the movie Die Hard. Bruce Willis played the part instead
  241. The record for the world?s worst drivers is a toss-up between two candidates: First, a 75-year-old man who received 10 traffic tickets, drove on the wrong side of the road four times, committed four hit-and-run offenses, and caused six accidents, all within 20 minutes on October 15, 1966. Second, a 62-year-old woman who failed her driving test 40 times before passing it in August, 1970 (by that time, she had spent over $700 in lessons, and could no longer afford to buy a car)
  242. Tigers have striped skin, not just striped fur
  243. Left-handed people are better at sports that require good spatial judgment and fast reaction, compared to right-handed individuals
  244. Half of a cup of figs will give you just as much calcium as half a cup of milk
  245. A 'hairbreadth away' is 1/48 of an inch
  246. In 1281, the Mongol army of Kublai Khan tried to invade Japan but were ravaged by a hurricane that destroyed their fleet
  247. Walt Disney was afraid of mice
  248. Studies show that couples that smoke during the time of conception have a higher chance of having a girl compared to couples that do not smoke
  249. The reason why some people get a cowlick is because the growth of their hair is in a spiral pattern, which causes the hair to either stand straight up, or goes to a certain angle
  250. Approximately 50% of Americans admit they have ran a red light
  251. In 1755, the first Canadian post office opened in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The fist Deputy Postmaster General was American inventor Benjamin Franklin who was later dismissed for sympathizing with the American revolutionary cause
  252. Reno, Nevada is west of Los Angeles, California.
  253. On average, 90% of the people that have the disease Lupus are female
  254. Unlike other four legged mammals, kangaroos cannot walk backwards
  255. The itch from a mosquito bite can be soothed by cutting open a clove of garlic and rubbing it on the bite
  256. If you have three quarters, four dimes, and four pennies, you have $1.19. You also have the largest amount of money in coins without being able to make change for a dollar
  257. Most American car horns honk in the key of F
  258. A superstition in baseball is to never lend your bat to anyone or you will be jinxed
  259. Bats always turn left when exiting a cave
  260. Penguins can jump as high as 6 feet in the air
  261. In 1998, approximately 1.6 billion tree seedlings were planted in the United States. This amounts to about five trees per American
  262. There are species of fish that can walk on land in search of water when its water source dries up. Some can survive as long as three days on land such as the snakehead fish
  263. Racecar driver Lee Petty once left a pitstop and did a full lap at Nascar with a pit crew member still on the hood
  264. The first fashion house to be set up was in 1858 by Charles Worth. He opened his store in Paris with the idea of having pre-made gowns presented on models to his customers
  265. St. Patrick explained the Holy Trinity to King Laoghaire, using the shamrock to illustrate the trinity
  266. More twins are born in the Western world than in the Eastern world
  267. Nine egg yolks have been found in one chicken egg
  268. The record for the longest Monopoly game played in a bathtub is ninety-nine hours
  269. The flea can jump 350 times its body length, that is like a 6 foot-tall human jumping the length of 7 football fields
  270. The 1988 move 'Big' which was directed by Penny Marshall was the first movie by a female director to gross over $100 million domestically
  271. When the Galileo Probe entered Jupiter's atmosphere, it was traveling at a speed of 106,000 miles per hour. This is the fastest impact speed ever achieved by a man-made object.
  272. In 1972, a gorilla by the name of 'Koko' was taught ASL (American Sign Language) for the deaf. By the year 2000, the gorilla could understand approximately 2,000 English words
  273. 3000 children die every day in Africa because of malaria
  274. The reason why hair turns gray as we age is because the pigment cells in the hair follicle start to die, which is responsible for producing 'melanin' which gives the hair colour
  275. Approximately 125 people die in the United States from an anaphylaxis to foods each year
  276. The word 'vamp' is used to describe the upper front top of a shoe
  277. Construction on the White House began in October of 1792
  278. A galactic year is 250 million Earth-years. This is the time it takes for our solar system to make one revolution around the Milky Way Galaxy.
  279. Leonardo da Vinci was dyslexic, and he often wrote backwards
  280. The male platypus has poisonous spurs on its legs
  281. Polar bears can smell seal from 20 miles away
  282. Canadians Scott Abbott and Chris Haney invented Trivial Pursuit. They were planning on playing Scrabble and realized that some of the pieces were missing so they came up with the idea of making their own game; Trivial Pursuit
  283. On average, there is about three molecules of ozone for every 10 million air molecules.
  284. A person uses approximately fifty-seven sheets of toilet paper each day
  285. The Barbie doll has more than 80 careers
  286. James Buchanan was the only unmarried president of the United States
  287. The Stanley Cup originally was only seven and a half inches high
  288. In 1991, during an attempted political coup on Russian President Boris Yelstin, food supplies had dwindled down at the parliament buildings so they ordered Pizza Hut to deliver pizzas
  289. Some people drink the urine of pregnant women to build up their immune system
  290. The five Olympic rings represent the five continents linked together in friendship
  291. Ray Kroc bought McDonalds for $2.7 million in 1961 from the McDonald brothers
  292. It is possible to lead a cow upstairs but not downstairs
  293. Shark cartilage has been used to make artificial skin for human burn victims
  294. The first person to die in the electric chair was William Kemmler, an ax murderer from New York on August 6, 1890
  295. Finland has 187,888 lakes and 179,584 islands
  296. The average adult has approximately six pounds of skin
  297. A crocodile can open and close its jaw but cannot move it side to side
  298. There are over 1,000,000 swimming pools in Florida, eventhough the ocean is no farther than 80 miles away
  299. 99% of the blueberries that are produced in the United States are produced in the state of Maine
  300. On May 9, 1999 approximately 600,000 gallons of whiskey flowed into the Kentucky River during a fire at Wild Turkey Distillery in Lawrenceburg
  301. Thomas Jefferson had three achievements placed on his headstone at his request, 'Here Was Buried Thomas Jefferson/Author Of The Declaration Of American Independence/Of The Statute Of Virginia For Religious Freedom/And Father Of The University of Virginia.? He never mentioned being President of the United States
  302. Humans and cows have the same gestation period, which is about nine months
  303. In the Victoria era, red tulips were a declaration of love
  304. The sport Lacrosse was initially played by Native American Indians. They played the sport to prepare for war
  305. It takes a sloth up to six days to digest the food it eats
  306. According to Scandinavian traditions, if a boy and girl eat from the same loaf of bread, they are bound to fall in love
  307. In 1796, Napoleon was only 26 years old when he took command of the French Army of Italy
  308. A bomb dropped by the Allies on Berlin during World War II killed every animal in the Berlin Zoo except the elephant, which escaped and roamed the city. When a Russian commander saw hungry Germans chasing the elephant and trying to kill it, he ordered his troops to protect it and shoot anyone who tried to kill it
  309. The expression 'Tying the Knot' comes from an old Roman custom where the brides clothes were tied up all in knots and the groom was supposed to untie the knots
  310. Snake is a delicacy in China
  311. In 1999, All Nippon Airlines, had one of its jets fully decorated with Pokemon characters from nose to tail on its exterior
  312. The Dead Sea has been sinking for last several years
  313. Uranus has 27 moons
  314. Actress Sally Field was paid $4,000 a week for her role in the TV show The Flying Nun
  315. More pollution is emitted from the average home compared to the average car.
  316. The snow leopard protects itself from extreme cold when it sleeps by wrapping its 3-foot-long tail around its nose
  317. Only 4% of babies are born on their actual due date
  318. In the 1940s, the FCC assigned television's Channel 1 to mobile Services(two-way radios in taxicabs, for instance) but did not re-number theotherchannel assignments. That is why your TV set has channels 2 and up, butnochannel 1.
  319. A man named Charles Osborne had the hiccups for approximately sixty-nine years
  320. There are more Subway restaurants in Canada than there are McDonald restaurants
  321. The CN Tower, in Toronto, is the tallest freestanding structure in the world with a height of about 553 metres
  322. The term 'the whole 9 yards' came from W.W.II fighter pilots in the South Pacific. When arming their airplanes on the ground, the .50 caliber machine gun ammo belts measured exactly 27 feet, before being loaded into the fuselage. If the pilots fired all their ammo at a target, it got 'the whole 9 yards.'
  323. Construction on the Leaning Tower of Pisa began on August 9th, 1173
  324. President Lyndon Johnson used to smoke three packs of cigarettes a day
  325. The Tibetan name for Mount Everest is Chomolungma
  326. The word 'laser' stands for 'Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission by radiation.'
  327. In a lifetime, on average a honey bee produces 1/12th of a teaspoon of honey
  328. There are 315 species of parrot in the world
  329. The TV show Doctor Who, when it was popular, had an audience of 110 million people
  330. The cost to build the Empire State Building was $40,948,900
  331. A person who smokes a pack of cigarettes a day will on average lose two teeth every ten years
  332. Wasps that feed on ferment occasionally get drunk and pass out
  333. The largest cereal company in the world is Quaker Oats, located in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, USA
  334. The first Olympic games only had one event - a foot race
  335. Colonel Sanders traveled over 250,000 miles a year visiting various parts of his Kentucky Fried Chicken Empire
  336. Some desert snails have been known to sleep for three to four years
  337. Over 80% of the brain is water
  338. From the age of thirty, humans gradually begin to shrink in size
  339. Jackrabbits can reach a speed of fifty miles per hour and can leap as far as twenty feet
  340. There are 40 official jelly belly flavours
  341. Early sewing machines were destroyed by mobs or workers who felt their jobs were threatened by automation
  342. In 1992, the Antarctic Ozone hole was larger than the continent of North America.
  343. Someone gets divorced every ten to thirteen seconds
  344. There is a certain type of Hawk Moth caterpillar from Brazil that inflates its thorax, which makes its head look like a head of a snake when it feels it is in danger or alarmed
  345. The CIA has made a disk camera that is as big as a quarter. This gadget can take many pictures at a time when the disk is opened.
  346. The Sanskrit word for 'war' means 'desire for more cows.'
  347. In Hong Kong, delivery times are primarily influenced by traffic conditions on elevators. It often takes drivers longer to travel vertically than horizontally, as access to elevators is so congested during 'high peak' hours. This is due to the volume of people residing in high rises
  348. The ancient Greeks had a fascination with the planet Mars. They attributed the planet to Ares, their god of war, because of its red colour
  349. The only lizard that has a voice is the Gecko
  350. In Israel, religious law forbids picking your nose on Sabbath
  351. In twins, there is a great chance that one will be left handed
  352. In the 1920's, Q-Tips were invented by Leo Gerstenzang who got the idea after watching his wife clean their baby's ears with cotton stuck onto a toothpick.
  353. In the Pacific Islands when people get burns they often use a banana leaf as treatment
  354. Acorns were used as a coffee substitute during the American Civil War
  355. An airplane mechanic invented Slinky while he was playing with engine parts and realized the possible secondary use for the springs. Barbie was invented by Ruth Handler after watching her daughter play with baby dolls imagining then in grown up roles
  356. When the female grasshopper lays eggs, she covers her eggs with a pasty liquid that protects the eggs throughout the winter
  357. The longest recorded duration of a total solar eclipse was 7.5 minutes.
  358. On average, an American makes three pounds of garbage in a day
  359. Even if you eat food standing on your head, the food will still end up in your stomach
  360. Only one person in two billion will live to be 116 or older.
  361. The most common name in the world is Mohammed
  362. Apple seeds are poisonous as they contain a cyanide compound
  363. The word breakfast was coined due to the fact that after sleeping for hours, we are 'breaking our fast.'
  364. The cardigan was originally made to be a military jacket made of knitted wool
  365. The month of December is the most popular month for weddings in the Philippines
  366. The deepest cave in the world is the 'Lamprechtsofen-Vogelshacht' cave which can be found in Salzburg, Austria. The cave is 5,354 feet deep
  367. The capital of Vermont, Montpelier is the only state capital in the United States that does not have a McDonalds
  368. The longest engagement lasted 67 years, and the couple ended up marrying when they were 82 years old
  369. Our eyes are always the same size from birth, but our nose and ears. never stop growing
  370. Milk and cheese can aid in the reduction of tooth decay
  371. On average, a strawberry has 200 seeds on it
  372. Coconuts kill more people in the world than sharks do
  373. The average person spends two weeks of their life kissing
  374. Research has indicated that indoor pollution is 10 times more toxic than outdoor pollution
  375. Eating a banana at night can help in falling asleep
  376. The stapler was invented in Spring Valley, Minnesota.
  377. The first television newscaster was Kolin Hager, who used to broadcast farm and weather reports in 1928
  378. Pixie, a Siberian Husky, gave birth to 7 puppies, one of which was bright green
  379. Back in 1953, it took 27 hours to make one Marshmallow Peep. Now it takes only six minutes
  380. On average, an ear of a corn has 16 rows and approximately 800 kernels
  381. The green ring that is formed around the yolk of eggs that have been cooked too long is formed by the chemical reaction from the iron in the yolk and the sulphur in the white part of the egg
  382. The silk that is produced by spiders is stronger than steel
  383. The first president to have a picture taken was John Quincy Adams
  384. Some brands of toothpaste contain glycerin or glycerol, which is also an ingredient in antifreeze
  385. 1 in 2000 babies are born with a tooth that is already visible
  386. It was during World War II that clothes with elastic waists were introduced. This is because the metal used in zippers was badly needed for the war
  387. In 1902, the game table tennis was brought to the U.S. from Europe by Parker Brothers
  388. Hershey's Kisses are called that because the machine that makes themlooks like it's kissing the conveyor belt.
  389. The fat from sheep, which is called tallow can be used to make soap and candles
  390. Next to bone marrow, hair is the fastest growing tissue in the human body
  391. Sigmund Freud had a morbid fear of ferns
  392. When playing competitive darts the player must be 7 feet 9 1/4 inches back from the dartboard. Also the board must be 5 feet 8 inches above the floor
  393. In England, the Speaker of the House is not allowed to speak
  394. Earthworms have 5 hearts
  395. If all the gold sitting in the oceans and seas were mined, every person on this plant would get about 20 kilograms of gold each.
  396. To make an espresso 42 coffee beans are needed
  397. The oil that is found in poison ivy is called 'urushiol.'
  398. Of all the days of the week, the most popular day for people to eat ice cream is Sunday
  399. The first museum in Moscow that was set up in 1791 was the Natural History Laboratory at Moscow University. This later was changed to the Zoological Museum
  400. A surfer once sued another surfer for 'stealing his wave.' The case was thrown out because the court was unable to put a price on 'pain and suffering' endured by the surfer watching someone else ride 'his' wave
  401. Many people in parts of China eat insects. Some common insects are bean worms, scoprions, and locusts
  402. The largest dog in the world is the Irish Wolfhound
  403. Ernest Vincent Wright wrote a fifty thousand-word novel, 'Gadsby,' without any word containing the letter 'e.'
  404. The projection light used for IMAX theaters can be seen from space.
  405. The human liver performs over 500 functions
  406. Ballroom dancing is a course at Brigham Young University in Utah
  407. The word 'maverick' came into use after Samuel Maverick, a Texan, refused to brand his cattle. Eventually any unbranded calf became known as a Maverick
  408. Finnish folklore states that when Santa comes to Finland to deliver gifts, he leaves his sleigh behind and rides on a goat named Ukko instead
  409. More than $1 billion is spent each year on neck ties in the United States
  410. In the 18th century, potatoes were given out as a dessert. They were served in a napkin, salted and hot
  411. The only poisonous birds in the world are the three species of Pitohui. The Hooded Pitohui from Papua New Guinea is the most deadliest out of the three
  412. Pretzels were originally invented for Christian Lent. The twists of the pretzels are to resemble arms crossed in prayer
  413. The American Airlines Center in Dallas has more toilets per capita than any other sports and entertainment venue in the country
  414. After 8 months, babies are more likely to get a diaper rash
  415. The first modern toothbrush was invented in China. Its bristles came from hogs hair or the mane of a horse that were then put into ivory handles
  416. The New Zealand Kiwi bird cannot fly
  417. 66% of wedding cards are hand delivered by people
  418. Heavier lemons produce more, and tastier, juice
  419. The leading cause of poisoning for children under the age of six in the home is liquid dish soap
  420. The same amount of calories are burned by doing 6 sessions that are 5 minutes each of an activity and doing 1 session of that activity for 30 minutes
  421. General William Booth is the founder of the Salvation Army
  422. Iguanas can stay under water for up to thirty minutes
  423. The fastest flying butterfly is the Monarch, which has been clocked with a speed as high as 17 miles per hour
  424. Egyptian pyramid builders used to eat a lot of garlic because they thought it would increase their strength
  425. The average office document gets copied 19 times
  426. In just the first 56 days of life, the larva of the polyphemus moth eats about 86,000 times its birthweight
  427. Every hour one billion cells in the body must be replaced
  428. American actor Jack Nicholson, and American singer Bobby Darrin were raised believing their grandmothers were their mothers and their mothers were their older sisters
  429. The first Ford cars had Dodge engines
  430. The average height of an NBA basketball player is 6 feet 7 inches
  431. One in five Americans move homes every year
  432. The chocolate chip cookie was invented in 1933
  433. The capital of Burkina Faso is Ouagadougou
  434. A catfish has about 100,000 taste buds
  435. The Liberty Bell was the first mechanical slot machine, which was invented by Charles Fey, a car mechanic in 1895.
  436. A Russian man who wore a beard during the time of Peter the Great had to pay a special tax
  437. The silkworm moth has lost the ability to fly ever since it has been domesticated
  438. The first cheerleaders in the U.S. were men
  439. The name Jeep came from the abbreviation used in the army for the 'General Purpose' vehicle, G.P
  440. The odds of having quadruplets are 1 in 729,000
  441. In 1965, the price for an issue of TV Guide was 15 cents
  442. In 1565 In St. Augustine, Florida the first orange trees were planted
  443. Nose prints are used to identify dogs, much like humans use fingerprints
  444. In the United States, six tubs of Cool Whip, a brand of whipping cream, are sold every second
  445. The most popular chocolate bar in the United Kingdom for the last 15 years has been Kit Kat
  446. White-Out was invented by Bette Nesmith Graham, who is the mother of Michael Nesmith from the 'The Monkees.'
  447. There are over 2,000 different types of cheese in the world
  448. The giant squid has the largest eyes in the world
  449. Owls swallow their prey whole because they have no teeth. After approximately 12 hours they cough up the feathers, bones, and fur in a shape of a football pellet
  450. Historically, a blue ribbon has been awarded for first prize
  451. Seventy-one percent of households report they have at least one snorer. Forty-five percent of those surveyed admit they snore, 35% said their partner snores, 12% said their child snores and 9% reported their pet snores
  452. The original meaning of the word grocer was referring to a person who traded food in wholesale. These people would usually sell in large quantities, or by the 'gross.'
  453. Research indicates that mosquitoes are attracted to people who have recently eaten bananas
  454. Actress Michelle Pfeiffer was the first choice to play Clarice Starling in the movie 'Silence of the Lambs.' She turned down the role because she found it too scary
  455. The White House has 35 bathrooms, 3 elevators, 132 rooms, and 412 doors in it
  456. Due to the deforestation of the forests in North China, over one million tons of sands blows into Beijing from the Gobi desert. It sometimes causes the sky to turn yellow.
  457. Cows are able to hear lower and higher frequencies better than human beings
  458. Approximately 60% of the water used by households during the summer is used for watering flowers, and lawns
  459. The largest diamond that was ever found was 3106 carats.
  460. In 1970, Chip maker Intel purchased a pear orchard to build their corporate headquarters on
  461. The mating call of a male toadfish, who are underwater, is so loud that it can be heard by humans above water
  462. The most popular jelly belly jellybean flavour is buttered popcorn
  463. The Nike swoosh was invented by Caroline Davidson back in 1971. She received $35 for making the swoosh. The first shoe with the swoosh was introduced in 1972
  464. Slaves under the last emperors of China wore pigtails so they could be picked out quickly
  465. A crocodile cannot stick its tongue out
  466. Kiwis are the only known bird to have nostrils located at the tip of their beak
  467. An adult esophagus can range from 10 to 14 inches in length and is one inch in diameter
  468. A squash ball moving at 150 kilometers per hour has the same impact of a .22 bullet
  469. Telephonophobia is the fear of telephones
  470. The word alligator comes from the Spanish word El Lagarto, which means 'The Lizard.'
  471. While still in college, Bill Gates and Paul Allen once built a special purpose machine called 'Traff-O-Data.' It was a machine that would analyze information gathered by traffic monitors. They never found any buyers.
  472. The citric acid found in lemon juice is said to be able to dissolve a pearl
  473. Robert Southey wrote the story 'Goldilocks and the Three Bears' in 1834
  474. The tallest woman in the world is American Sandy Allen who is 7 feet 7 inches
  475. American Airlines saved $40,000 in 1987 by eliminating one olive from each salad served in first-class
  476. Astronauts get taller when they are in space
  477. Only 5 to 10 percent of cheetah cubs make it to adulthood
  478. Dentyne gum was invented in 1899 by a druggist from New York named Franklin V. Canning
  479. It takes about three hours for food to be broken down in the human stomach
  480. When former Texas Governor James Hogg was on his deathbed he made a special request that a pecan tree be planted at the head of his grave instead of a tombstone. The governor passed away on March 2, 1906, which is Texas Independence Day. The pecan tree is now the state tree of Texas
  481. In a year, there are 60,000 trampoline injuries that occur in the U.S
  482. There is an organization called SCROOGE in Charlottesville, Virginia that stands for Society to Curtail Ridiculous, Outrageous, and Ostentatious Gift Exchanges. This was formed to keep gift giving affordable and simple
  483. The first World Series baseball playoffs occurred in 1903
  484. Archipelago is the word to describe a large group of islands that are located close together
  485. The life expectancy of a garbage disposal is about 5 to 10 years
  486. In the original movie '101 Dalmatians,' there are exactly 6,469,952 spots on all 101 Dalmatians as they are shown in 113,760 frames of the film combined
  487. The average North American car contains 300 pounds of plastics
  488. A person who is a specialist in wine making is called an oenologist
  489. You can only smell 1/20th as well as a dog
  490. The number one cause of rabies in the United States are bats
  491. The music for 'The Star Spangled Banner' comes from a British drinking song named 'Anacreon.'
  492. 27 percent of U.S. male college students believe life is 'a meaningless existential hell.' (big surprise, eh?)
  493. Close to fifty percent of the bacteria in the mouth lives on the surface of our tongue
  494. Less than 1% of the women in the world will ever be able to wear a diamond that is the size of a carat or more
  495. Ketchup originated in China as a pickled fish sauce called ke-tsiap
  496. An ostrich's eye is bigger that it's brain.
  497. In Britain, The Red Lion is the most common name for a pub
  498. In 1997, the record for the highest skydive by a dog at 4,572 feet was established by a dog named Brutus
  499. The majority of burglaries occur during the daytime when people are not home
  500. Traditionally, wild cabbage was used as an aphrodisiac
  501. Tiger Woods was introduced to golf at nine months of age by his father
  502. A person will burn 7 percent more calories if they walk on hard dirt compared to pavement
  503. It would take 29 million years for a car travelling 100 miles per hour to reach the nearest star
  504. Blue Jays can imitate the calls of hawks
  505. There are over three trillion craters on the moon, with some being having a diameter over three feet
  506. In India, a 9-year-old girl was 'married' to a stray dog, which tribal custom requires in order to protect a child whose first tooth appears on the upper gum
  507. There is now an ATM at McMurdo Station in Antarctica, which has a winter population of two hundred people
  508. In Canada, men are three times more likely than women to have seen a doctor in the last year
  509. The most expensive spice in the world is saffron
  510. In one night, an adult hippopotamus eats approximately 150 pounds of grass
  511. The U.S. paid Russia $7.2 million for Alaska in 1867
  512. Cows can detect odors up to five miles away
  513. There are about 125 million multiples (twins, triplets, etc.) worldwide
  514. Arthur Giblin was the inventor of the first 'flushable' toilet
  515. Consuming chocolate was once considered a sin during the 16th and 17th century. During that time it was provided in the form of a drink and since drinking wine during lent was a sin, so was drinking chocolate
  516. Approximately 40% of the states in the U.S. have severe, or extreme pollution problems
  517. Wendel Clark holds the record for the longest span between NHL All-Star appearances, with 13 years (1986-1999)
  518. Ancient Egyptians believed that onions would keep evil spirits away
  519. Dill seeds are so small that approximately 10,000 dill seeds would be required to make an ounce
  520. To make one pound of whole milk cheese, 10 pounds of whole milk is needed
  521. If all the insects in the world were put on a scale, they would out weigh all creatures
  522. Women smile more than men do
  523. A ripe cranberry will bounce. Another name for a cranberry is bounceberry
  524. Termites work 24 hours per day -- they do not sleep
  525. The Romans used to clean themselves with olive oil since they did not have any soap. They would pour the oil on their bodies, and then use a strigil, which is type of blade, to scrape off any dirt along with the oil
  526. The act of stretching and yawning is referred to as pandiculation
  527. In the 1960 movie 'Psycho' by Alfred Hitchcock, chocolate syrup was used to show the blood in the shower scene
  528. Carolyn Shoemaker, famous astronomer, has discovered 32 comets and approximately 300 asteroids
  529. The longest fangs of a snake are found on the Gaboon Viper (Bitis gabonica), and can reach over 2 inches in length
  530. Once a human reaches the age of 35, he/she will start losing approximately 7,000 brain cells a day. The cells will never be replaced
  531. The only king without a moustache in a deck of cards is the king of hearts
  532. Approximately 100,000 people get married in Las Vegas each year
  533. Amish people do not believe in the use of aerosal air fresheners
  534. Coca-cola used to use the slogan 'Good to the last drop,' in 1908. This slogan was later used by Maxwell House
  535. The blind cavefish is born with eyes, but they fall off as the fish grows
  536. In ancient Egypt, Priests plucked EVERY hair from their bodies including their eyebrows and eyelashes
  537. The Indian election in 1984 was the largest election of any country. Over 379,000,000 voters were eligible to vote at over 480,000 polling stations
  538. A single chocolate chip gives enough energy to a human being to walk 150 feet
  539. There are 54 bones in your hands including the wrists
  540. The name for Oz in 'The Wizard of Oz' was thought up when the creator, Frank Baum, looked at his filing cabinet and saw A-N, and O-Z, hence 'Oz.'
  541. The town of Churchill, Manitoba, located in Canada, is known as the 'Polar Bear Capital of the World'
  542. Amtrak is the combination of the words 'American' and 'Track'
  543. On average, an American relocates 11 times in their life
  544. Fires onland generally move faster uphill than downhill
  545. The cartoon character Popeye was actually based on a real person named Frank 'Rocky' Fiegel who was a tough guy who was quite similar to Popeye physically
  546. Frisbee got its name from William Russel Frisbee, who was a pie baker. He used to sell his pies in a thin tin pan, which had Frisbee written on it. When Walter Frederick Morrison thought of the idea of making saucer like disks to play catch, he visited the campus of Yale and noticed people there were using the pie pan to play catch so he therefore renamed his invention to Frisbee
  547. Some arthritis medications contain gold salts, which is used as an anti-inflammatory
  548. Lemon juice can aid in reducing the swelling caused by insect bites
  549. LSD is made from lysergic acid, which is found in ergot, a type of fungus
  550. DC-10, the name of an airplane stands for 'Douglas Commercial.'
  551. In approximately 18 months, the papaya tree can grow to be 20 feet tall
  552. Parrots cannot eat chocolate because it is poisonous to their body
  553. Americans are responsible for generating roughly 20% percent of the garbage in the world
  554. Termites are roasted and eaten like popcorn in South Africa
  555. The official state tree of Illinois is The White Oak
  556. It takes 3,000 cows to supply the NFL with enough leather for a year'ssupply of footballs.
  557. In 1971, the postal code was introduced in Ottawa, Ontario
  558. The tridacna clam can grow up to four feet long and weigh up to 500 pounds
  559. The state that has the most diners in the world is New Jersey, which is referred to as the 'Diner Capital of the World.'
  560. Approximately 1-2 calorie are burned a minute while watching T.V
  561. The first recipe for a lasagna type dish was found to be from a British cookbook in the 14th century. Therefore, Italians were not the first ones to come up with the popular dish as believed
  562. Only one person in two billion will live to be 116 or older
  563. If an identical twin grows up without having a certain tooth, the other twin will most likely also grow up with that tooth missing
  564. Albert Einstein was offered the presidency of Israel in 1952, but he declined
  565. According to legend, tea originated in China when tea leaves accidentally blew into a pot of boiling water
  566. When you sneeze, all your bodily functions momentarily stop, including your heart
  567. Kite flying is a professional sport in Thailand
  568. Urine from men?s public urinals was sold as a commodity in Ancient Rome. It was used as a dye and for making clothes hard
  569. All 50 states are listed across the top of the Lincoln Memorial on the back of the $5.00 bill
  570. 1 out of 350,000 Americans get electrocuted in their life
  571. New Mexico is known as the 'Land of Enchantment.'
  572. In 1890, Scott Paper produced the first toilet paper to be available on a roll
  573. An elephant in the wild can eat anywhere from 100 - 1000 pounds of vegetation in a 16 hour period
  574. Some of the other names that were thought of for the dwarfs in the Disney movie 'Snow White' were Awful, Dirty, Shifty, Hotsy, and Jumpy
  575. In the U.S., over 35 million people have used some sort of illegal drug in the last year
  576. 96% of candles that are purchased are by women
  577. The oldest bird on record was Cocky, a cockatoo, who died in the London Zoo at the age of 82
  578. A cow averages 40,000 jaw movements a day
  579. The reason the soft drink Dr Pepper is called that is because the inventor Wade Morrison named it after Dr. Charles Pepper who had given him his first job
  580. Annually 17 tons of gold is used to make wedding rings in the United States
  581. Sex acts like a natural antihistamine, in can clear up a stuffy nose
  582. Women on average live seven years longer than men do
  583. A British term for slot machine is 'fruit machine' or 'one-armed bandit.'
  584. Most dust particles in your house are made from dead skin
  585. Even though the rose does not bear any fruit, the rose hips have more Vitamin C than most vegetables and fruits
  586. In 1946 Danon Yogurt were the first to add fruit to commercially produced yogurt in U.S
  587. The first domain name ever registered was Symbolics.com on March 15, 1985.
  588. American Airlines saved $40,000 in 1987 by eliminating one olive from each salad served in first class
  589. The first flavour of a cheese ball was called 'Cheddy Blue.'
  590. Over 500 million gallons of Kool-Aid drink are consumed each year
  591. The waste produced by one chicken in its lifetime can supply enough electricity to run a 100-watt bulb for five hours
  592. Hydrogen solid is the most dense substance in the world, at 70.6g/cc
  593. Missouri has been to most NCAA tournaments than any other college without reaching the final four
  594. The hump of a camel can weigh up to 35 kilograms
  595. Lake Malawi has the largest number of fish species in the world
  596. The country of Fiji is made up of 332 islands
  597. The first Labor Day holiday was celebrated on Tuesday, September 5, 1882, in New York City
  598. The word 'sophomore' means 'sophisticated moron.'
  599. Jim Bristoe, an American, invented a 30-foot-long, 2-ton pumpkin cannon that can fire pumpkins up to five miles.
  600. There are about 61,300 pizza restaurants in the United States of America
  601. To tell if a egg is fully cooked or raw, just spin it. If the egg wobbles then it is still raw, and if it easily spins it is fully cooked
  602. Used in art the word 'sfumato' refers to the subtle blending of an outline by gradually blending one tone into another
  603. There is a species of bird, Antpitta avis canis Ridgley, that barks like a dog
  604. The flu pandemic of 1918 killed over 20 million people
  605. Approximately 20% of Americans have a passport
  606. The Nobel prize was first awarded in 1901
  607. The reason why milk is white is because it contains a protein called Casein, which is white. Milk also contains fat, which is also white
  608. After twenty-seven years, Betty Rubble made her debut as a Flintstones Vitamin in 1996
  609. When telephone companies first began hiring telephone operators, they chose teenage boys for the job. They switched to women because the teenage boys were wrestling instead of working and pulling pranks on callers
  610. In a lifetime, the heart pumps about one million barrels of blood
  611. The Sears Tower in Chicago contains enough steel to build 50,000 automobiles
  612. The first words that Thomas A. Edison spoke into the phonograph were, 'Mary had a little lamb.'
  613. There are 400 species of bacteria in the human colon
  614. On average, 100 people choke to death on ballpoint pens every year.
  615. In the 20th century, over three million people have died from earthquakes
  616. It is impossible to sneeze with your eyes open
  617. People still cut the cheese shortly after death
  618. In ancient Egypt, the only person who was allowed to wear cotton was the High Priest
  619. Blueberries have more antioxidents than any other fruit or vegetables
  620. The Mount Horeb Mustard Museum which is located in Wisconsin has the biggest collection of prepared mustards. They have approximately 4,000 different jars and tubes from all over the world
  621. Bananas trees are not really trees. They are considered to be giant herb plants
  622. Sponge Candy was invented in Buffalo, NY
  623. When the volcano Krakatoa off the Java islands exploded in 1883, it was so loud that it woke some people up in South Australia
  624. Pearls are rarely found in North American oysters
  625. The average cocoon contains about 300-400 metres of silk
  626. Lake Nicaragua boasts the only fresh-water sharks in the entire world
  627. Boxing champion Gene Tunney taught Shakespeare at Yale University
  628. The most popular pickle is the Dill pickle
  629. Diabetes is the fourth leading cause of death in the U.S., accounting for about 180,000 deaths per year
  630. Every year approximately 3,000 people choke to death
  631. Cow is a Japanese brand of shaving foam
  632. The fastest running bird is the Ostrich, which has been clocked at 97.5 kilometres per hour
  633. When the divorce rate goes up in the United States, toy makers report that the sale of toys also rise
  634. Q-Tip Cotton Swabs were originally called Baby Gays
  635. The Pacific island of Tonga once issued a stamp that was banana shaped
  636. A mole can dig a tunnel three hundred feet long in a single night
  637. The glue on Israeli postage stamps is certified kosher
  638. The only commercial aircraft that is able to break the sound barrier is the Concorde.
  639. U.S. Postal Service processes 38 million address changes each year
  640. In 1984, Ronald Reagan declared the month of July to be 'National Ice Cream Month.'
  641. The small intestine in the human body is about 2 inches around, and 22 feet long
  642. In 1905, the first pizzeria in the U.S. opened in New York City
  643. In the early nineteenth century some advertisements claimed that riding the carousel was good for the circulation of blood
  644. For the blockbuster movie 'The Terminator,' O.J. Simpson was considered to play the role of the Terminator, but producers did not choose him as they thought he would not be taken seriously
  645. The actor who played the T-1000 in Terminator 2 (Robert Patrick) and the lead singer of Filter are brothers
  646. The sole purpose of a drone bee is to mate with the queen bee
  647. There are more plastic flamingos in America than real ones
  648. Walt Disney had a fear of mice
  649. Cleopatra married two of her brothers
  650. In an average lifetime, people spend four years traveling in cars and six months waiting for red light to turn green
  651. At one time, pumpkins were recommended for removing freckles
  652. In just one drop of liquid, 50 million bacteria can be present
  653. The Montreal Canadians hockey team has won the most Stanley Cups with 24
  654. Nylon is a man-made fibre that is made from coal and petroleum
  655. When the First Lady, Eleanor Roosevelt, received an alarming number of threatening letters, soon after her husband became President at the height of the Depression, the Secret Service insisted that she carry a pistol in her purse
  656. Swiss engineer George de Mestral, who got the idea after noticing burrs were sticking to his pants after his regular walks through the woods, invented Velcro.
  657. Bees can communicate with other bees by dancing. Their dance can alert other bees as to which direction and the distance nectar and pollen is located
  658. The steepest street in the world is Baldwin Street located in Dunedin, New Zealand. It has an incline of 38%
  659. One billion pounds of pasta would need approximately 2,021,452,000 gallons of water to cook it. This is equivalent to 75,000 Olympic-size swimming pools
  660. Nutmeg is extremely poisonous if injected intravenously
  661. The average Super Bowl party has 18 people
  662. An ant can detect a movement through 5 centimeters of earth
  663. One out of 200 women is colorblind
  664. On average, the rainfall across the Amazon is 7 feet annually.
  665. Passion fruits have a tranquilizing effect on the body
  666. It is physically impossible for pigs to look up into the sky
  667. A snail can sleep for 3 years
  668. 'Dreamt' is the only English word that ends in the letters 'mt'
  669. There is a large brass statue of Winnie-the-Pooh in Lima, Peru
  670. In 1982, Larry Walters tied 24 weather balloons to his lawn chair in Los Angeles and climbed to an altitude of 16,000 feet
  671. Centuries ago in India, a person could get their nose chopped off for breaking the law
  672. The sound of E.T. walking was made by someone squishing her hands in Jello
  673. The total number of steps in the Eiffel Tower are 1665
  674. The amount of blood a female mosquito drinks per serving is five millionths of a liter
  675. An adult porcupine has approximately 30,000 quills on its body, which are replaced every year
  676. The name for Ivory Soap was inspired by a verse from the Bible. Harley Proctor got though of the name when the minister read from Psalms 45:8, 'All thy garments smell of myrrh and aloes and cassia, out of the ivory palaces whereby they have made thee glad.'
  677. A survey done by Clairol 10 years ago came up with 46% of men stating that it was okay to color their hair. Now 66% of men admit to coloring their hair
  678. The name of the squiggly line '~' is called a tilde
  679. In 1747, the first American mention of the Christmas tree occurred. However, it was a not a tree but instead a pyramid made out of wood and decorated with apples and evergreen boughs
  680. There are more Barbie dolls in Italy than there are Canadians in Canada
  681. The study of ants is called Myrmecology
  682. In the United States, you are more likely to be killed by a bee sting than a shark attack
  683. Coca-Cola was the first soft drink to be consumed in outer space
  684. Frozen food can be just as nutritious as fresh food
  685. Fourteen people die each day from asthma in the United States
  686. The average amount of time spent kissing for a person in a lifetime is 20,160 minutes
  687. The human body has approximately 37,000 miles of capillaries
  688. The most expensive shoes in the world are ruby slippers located in Harrods in London, which cost $1.6 million, has a full time security guard. The shoes are made from platinum thread and has 642 rubies in them. It took over 700 hours to produce the shoe
  689. Only 55% of all Americans know that the sun is a star
  690. The city of Denver was originally chosen to host the 1976 Winter Olympics, but had to withdraw because Colorado voters rejected to finance it
  691. The longest bout of sneezing recorded was by Donna Griffith. It began in January 13 1981 and continued until September 16 1983 and lasted for 978 days
  692. The Taj Mahal, located in Agra, India, was actually built for use as a tomb by Mogul ruler Shah Jehan for his wife, Arjuman Banu Begum
  693. In 1943, the July issue of 'Transportation Magazine' had an article entitled '1943 Guide to Hiring Women.'
  694. Spotted skunks do handstands before they spray
  695. A dime has 118 ridges around the edge
  696. Scientists with high-speed cameras have discovered that rain drops are not tear shaped but rather look like hamburger buns.
  697. Ancient Egyptian women used to wear perfume cones made of wax that would melt in the heat letting out a nice fragrance
  698. Mardi Gras means 'Fat Tuesday.' This is the festival that New Orleans, Louisiana is famous for having every year
  699. There was once a fish caught in Delaware Bay with a watch still ticking inside
  700. In Singapore, it is illegal to sell or own chewing gum
  701. During the female orgasm, endorphines are released, which are powerful painkillers. So headaches are in fact a bad excuse not to have sex
  702. Donkeys kill more people annually than plane crashes
  703. The nut 'filbert' got its name from St. Philbert which is celebrated on August 22nd, which is also when the nut matures
  704. Every time Beethoven sat down to write music, he poured ice water over his head
  705. Some species of dolphin sleep with one eye open
  706. The chewing gum Juicy Fruit has 10 calories. This is approximately the same as a bite of whole wheat bread
  707. In ancient Egypt, doctors used jolts from the electric catfish to reduce the pain of arthritis
  708. In order to scare away predators, Giant petrels, a type of seabird, throw up all over the intruder
  709. Elvis Presley used to be a truck driver before he started singing
  710. The average cow produces about 2,305 gallons of milk each year
  711. Former U.S. president Ronald Reagan worked as a lifeguard in his youth at a beach near Dixon, Illinois and saved over 77 lives
  712. In 2000, there were 1,579,566 drug arrests in the United States. Of those, close to half were for marijuana
  713. Just like fingerprints, every cats nose pad is different
  714. Popeye is 34 years old, weighs 158 lbs, and is 5 feet 6 inches tall
  715. Researchers have shot footage of Orcas (killer whales) attacking and killing great white sharks
  716. The three most valuable brand names on earth: Marlboro, Coca Cola, and Budweiser, in that order
  717. One bushel of wheat can make enough sandwiches that you could eat three sandwiches a day for over six months
  718. In 1992, approximately 750 deaths occurred in the United States due to workplace violence
  719. In the movie 'Babe', the piglet was played by over 30 different piglets they outgrew the part so quickly during the production of the film
  720. Research indicates that people prefer the colour blue for their casual clothing
  721. The leading cause of deaths for children between the ages of 1 and 4 are motor vehicle crashes
  722. The first toilet being flushed in a motion picture was in the movie 'Psycho.'
  723. The human brain has about 100,000,000,000 (100 billion) neurons
  724. One acre of wheat can produce enough bread to feed a family of four people for about ten years
  725. Queen Victoria used marijuana, to help relieve menstrual cramp pain
  726. On a ship a toilet is called a head
  727. About 1 in 5,000 North Atlantic lobsters are born bright blue
  728. Approximately 10.5 gallons of water is used in a dishwasher. Washing the dishes by hand can use up to 20 gallons of water
  729. The thing that hangs from the top of the beak of a turkey is called the snood
  730. Ticks can be as small as a grain of rice and grow to be as big as a marble
  731. An American chews an average of 300 sticks of gum in a year
  732. Most cows give more milk when they listen to music
  733. Giant flying foxes, which are a type of bat, that live in Indonesia have wingspans of nearly six feet
  734. Heavier lemons contain more and tastier juice
  735. Since 1950, over 230 million eggs of Silly Putty have been sold
  736. Oral-B is a combination of oral hygiene and the letter B, which stands for the word better
  737. Frank Wathernam was the last prisoner to leave Alcatraz prison on March 21, 1963
  738. A blink lasts approximately 0.3 seconds
  739. In 1903 Mary Anderson invented the windshield wipers
  740. Both Thomas Jefferson and Jimmy Carter, U.S. presidents, were peanut farmers at one time
  741. A cow releases about 125 gallons of gas per day
  742. The Apollo 17 crew were the last men on the moon
  743. Spartacus led the revolt of the Roman slaves and gladiators in 73 B.C
  744. The Mexican version of the Tooth Fairy is known as the Tooth Mouse, which takes the tooth and leaves treasures in its place
  745. In a day the blue whale calf drinks approximately 130 gallons of milk
  746. Right-handed people live, on average, nine years longer than left-handed people do
  747. All racehorses in the U.S. celebrate their birthday on January 1st
  748. A person would have to drink more than 12 cups of hot cocoa to equal the amount of caffeine found in one cup of coffee
  749. The oldest documented footwear found was a 8,000 year-old sandal found in a cave located in Missouri, USA
  750. Broccoli was first introduced into France during the royal marriage of Catherine de Medici to Henry II of France
  751. By federal law, for a noodle to actually be a noodle it must have 5.5 percent egg solids in it, otherwise it cannot be called a noodle
  752. The first female guest host of Saturday Night Live was actress Candace Bergen
  753. The human heart beast roughly 35 million times a year
  754. People that use mobile phones are 2.5 time more likely to develop cancer in areas of the brain that are adjacent to the ear they use to talk on the mobile phone
  755. Turkeys can have heart attacks. When the Air Force was conducting test runs and breaking the sound barrier, fields of turkeys dropped dead because of heart attacks
  756. The act of sneezing is referred to as sternutation
  757. The average medium size piano has about 230 strings
  758. A study revealed that men that were born with a low birth weight were less likely to get married
  759. It takes about 63,000 trees to make the newsprint for the average Sunday edition of The New York Times
  760. On average, you would need 12.5 gallons of milk to make one gallon of ice cream
  761. A leech can gorge itself up to a maximum of five times its body weight
  762. There are places in Saskatchewan called Elbow, Eyebrow, and Drinkwater
  763. A butterfly has to have a body temperature greater than 86 degrees to be able to fly
  764. The beeswax that is produced by Honey bees comes from eight paired glands that are located on the underside of their stomach
  765. People in low-income homes spend 50% more time playing video games than people in high-income homes
  766. Lighthouse keepers were nicknamed 'wickies' because they tended the lamps wick
  767. Taco Bell serves over 35 million consumers each week in the USA
  768. During the Roman times, people used urine, called lotium in Latin, as a hair product
  769. There are approximately 90 people that have been frozen after their death.
  770. The smallest will ever written was 3.8 cm in diameter. It had 40 words written on it and was signed by two witnesses
  771. The length of a human esophagus is 25 centimeters
  772. In 1942 the Jello company introduced Cola flavored jello, which only lasted a year
  773. Males account for 60% of toy injuries that occur in the U.S
  774. The company 'Sony' was originally called 'Totsuken.' They felt the name 'Sony' would be easier to pronounce. The name was invented by a cross between the name 'sonus' and 'sonny.' The name sound and sonic are derived. Sonny was used to represent a young man or boy, which would show a energetic young company
  775. The Red Cross is called the Red Crescent in Arab countries
  776. The Olympics were originally held for the Greek god Zeus
  777. The oldest inhabited house in Scotland is the Traquair Castle. The castle has had 27 kings as visitors
  778. Four billion pounds of watermelon were grown in the United States in 1999
  779. Wham-O manufactured twenty-thousand hula-hoops a day at the peak of hula-hoop popularity in 1958
  780. JELL-O was declared The 'Official State Snack' of Utah in January 2001
  781. Elvis Presley was obsessed with brushing his teeth
  782. When the Statue of Liberty was moved from France to the United States, 214 crates were used to transport it. The Statue was also reduced to 350 pieces
  783. There are approximately 2000 thunderstorms that are active at the same time which results in 100 lightning flashes a second.
  784. In-vitro babies are born in Australia more than any other country in the world
  785. Uranus? winter and summer seasons last the equivalent of 21 Earth years
  786. More people die from eating sharks then from being eaten by them. This is due to a poison in shark meat
  787. The murder rate in the United States is about four times greater than in Japan. In Japan, no private citizen can buy a handgun legally
  788. The rarest chocolate bar in the world is the Porcelana bar. There are only 20,000 of these bars produced a year, and they sell for $90 per pound
  789. The reason why locusts swarm are because when they are in groups, a 'hot-spot' behind their hind legs is stimulated, which in turn causes their destructive nature. A large swarm of locusts can eat eighty thousand tons of corn in a day
  790. There are an equivalent number of cows and people in Friesland, Netherlands
  791. Centipedes always have an uneven pairs of walking legs
  792. A chicken once had its head cut off and survived for over eighteen months, headless
  793. The largest diamond found in the United States was a 40.23 carat white diamond. It was found in 1924 and nicknamed the 'Uncle Sam.'
  794. Following directions off the Internet and chemicals obtained from a mail order company, a team of U.S. scientists created an identical copy of the polio virus.
  795. Every day, the Hubble telescope transmits enough data to fit 10,000 standard computer disks
  796. The average number of people that go to a party for the Super Bowl is 17
  797. The amount of Kit Kat chocolate bars that are made at the York factory every 15 minutes are enough to outstack the Eiffel Tower
  798. The skin of a shark is made up of 'tiny teeth' which are called dermal denticles
  799. The strongest gust of wind was recorded at the Mount Washington Observatory on April 12th, 1934, and measured 231 miles per hour.
  800. The company Chanel claims that every 30 seconds, somewhere in the world, a bottle of Chanel No 5 is sold
  801. In their lifetime, house cats spend approximately 10,950 hours purring
  802. The reason why bubbles are round is because this is the most efficient shape that the soap film can take for the amount of air trapped inside
  803. It is very common for babies in New Zealand to sleep on sheepskins. This is to help them gain weight faster, and retain their body heat
  804. From 1526 to 1707, the first six Mogul emperors of India ruled in unbroken succession from father to son
  805. A one kilogram packet of sugar will have about 5 million grains of sugar
  806. Bats emit ultrasonic sounds to communicate with each other
  807. Rats can survive up to 14 days without any food
  808. Canola oil is actually rapeseed oil but the name was changed in Canada for marketing reasons
  809. Three consecutive strikes in bowling is called a turkey
  810. In a year, about 90 million jars of Skippy Peanut Butter are sold. This works out to three jars sold every second
  811. In a lifetime, an average man will shave 20,000 times
  812. The Pentagon has 284 restrooms
  813. From 1967-1976, the town of Tororo located in Uganda had thunder 251 out of the 365 days in a year for those years.
  814. Children grow faster in the springtime than any other season during the year
  815. Another name for licorice is 'Sweet Wood' or 'Spanish Juice.'
  816. The reason the Animal Crackers box is designed with a string handle is because when the popular circus theme was introduced in 1902 they thought it would also be a good idea to package them with a string as a Christmas novelty so they could be hung from Christmas trees
  817. Sheep can detect other sheep faces like humans do. They can remember up to 50 sheep faces
  818. The loudest insect in the world is the male cicadas, which are like crickets. When they rub their abdomens, the sound made can be heard from 1300 feet
  819. Each year 96 billion pounds of food is wasted in the U.S
  820. In the past 60 years, the groundhog has only predicted the weather correctly 28% of the time. The rushing back and forth from burrows is believed to indicate sexual activity, not shadow seeking
  821. Pretzel snacks have been around for over 1300 years. A European monk invented the snack using used leftover bread dough
  822. Sharks are capable of surviving on average six weeks without eating. The record observed in an aquarium is fifteen months by a species of shark known as the 'swell shark.'
  823. The destruction of the Berlin Wall began when private citizens began to demolish entire sections of the Wall without interference from government officials on November 9, 1989
  824. Most American women have their first baby when they are 24.3 years old
  825. Frogs do not need to drink water as they absorb the water through their skin
  826. A group of larks is called an exaltation
  827. The Kool Aid Man used to be known as 'Pitcher Man' when he was first introduced in 1975
  828. Wheel of Fortune star Vanna White holds the record for putting her hands together approximately 140,000 times to clap
  829. Men sweat more than women. This is because women can better regulate the amount of water they lose
  830. Research has indicated that approximately eleven minutes are cut off the life of an average male smoker from each cigarette smoked
  831. The triangular shape that Toblerone chocolates are packaged in, is protected by law
  832. In 1945, the first 'floating ice cream parlor' was built for sailors in the western Pacific. This 'floating ice cream parlour' could produce ten gallons of ice cream every seven seconds
  833. The formula for Coca-cola has never been patented
  834. The average day is actually 23 hours, 56 minutes and 4.09 seconds. We have a leap year every four years to make up for this shortfall
  835. Before its name was changed, the African Penguin used be called the Jackass Penguin because of its donkey-like braying call
  836. During the high feeding season, it has been estimated that an adult blue whale can eat up to 40 million krill in one day. (Krill are shrimp like creatures)
  837. Pound for pound, leopards are said to be seven times stronger than humans
  838. One average, men spend 60 hours a year shaving
  839. Botanically a rhubarb is a vegetable. It was changed to a fruit in 1947 by a U.S. Custom Court
  840. Sawney Beane, his wife, 8 sons, 6 daughters, and 32 grandchildren were a family of cannibals that lived in the caves near Galloway, Scotland in the early 17th Century. Although the total number is not known, it is believed they claimed over 50 victims per year. The entire family was taken by an army detachment to Edinburgh and executed, apparently without trial
  841. The movie that grossed the most money that was adapted from a T.V. cartoon is Scooby-Doo
  842. There are five million scent receptors located in a human beings nose
  843. When Coca-Cola was invented, American tourists that visited Spain were surprised to see that Coke was three times as expensive as a glass of brandy
  844. Some silkworms can spin cocoons that contain more than two miles of silk
  845. The mother of famous astronomer Johannes Kepler was accused of being a witch
  846. At one time, Pumpkins were recommended for the removal of freckles and curing snake bites
  847. The Eisenhower interstate system requires that one mile in every five must be straight. These straight sections are usable as airstrips in times of war or other emergencies
  848. Approximately 200 pets are buried in a pet cemetery out of the thousands of pets that die each day
  849. The average Hostess Twinkie is 68 percent air as measured by volume according to university researchers
  850. In Haiti, only 1 out of every 200 people own a car. This is ironic considering approximately 33% of the country's budget on import is spent on equipment for fuel and transportation.
  851. Every U.S. bill regardless of denomination costs just 4 cents to make
  852. About 30% of American admit to talking to their dogs or leaving messages on their answering machines for their dogs while they are away
  853. A duck's quack doesn't echo, and no one knows why
  854. Caterpillar means 'hairy cat' in Old French
  855. The ostrich has two toes on each feet which gives it greater speed
  856. On September 3, 1970, a hailstone was found in Coffeyville, Kansas that was eight inches in diameter and weighed 1.67 pounds.
  857. Honorificabilitudinitatibus is the longest English word that consists strictly of alternating consonants and vowels
  858. It can take up to a month for a rattlesnake to re-supply its venom
  859. Close to 3 billion movie tickets are sold in India every year
  860. The word racecar and kayak are the same whether they are read left to right or right to left
  861. There were approximately 2,228 people on board the Titanic when it sank. Of this, only 706 people survived
  862. An elephant can live up to the age of seventy, or in some cases even more
  863. The giant squid has the largest eyes in the world
  864. Elephants can't jump. Every other mammal can.
  865. The name 'cranberry' comes from German and Dutch settlers. The berry was intially called 'crane berry.' The reason it was called this was because when the flowers bloom, the petals of the flowers twist backwards and look very much like the head of a crane. Eventually the name was shortened down to be 'cranberry.'
  866. In New Mexico, over eleven thousand people have visited a tortilla chip that appeared to have the face of Jesus Christ burned into it
  867. On average, he ratio of yellow kernels to white kernals in a bag of popcorn is 9:1
  868. The first toilet stall in a public washroom is the least likely to be used. It is also the cleanest
  869. In 1955, only 330 Volkswagen Beetle's were sold at a price of $1800 each in the United States.
  870. Printed on the tablet being held by the Statue of Liberty is July IV, MDCCLXXVI
  871. The country of Fiji is made up of 332 islands
  872. Orville Wright, a pilot, was involved in the first aircraft accident. His passenger, a Frenchman, was killed.
  873. The first company to mass produce teddy bears was the Ideal Toy Company
  874. Princess Anne from the British royal family competed in the 1976 Summer Olympics
  875. Brazil produces the most oranges in the world
  876. Average life span of a major league baseball: 7 pitches.
  877. The eyeball of a human weighs approximately 28 grams
  878. A human head remains conscious for about 15 to 20 seconds after it is been decapitated
  879. Witchcraft means 'Craft of the Wise Ones.'
  880. 500,000 kids in the US live in same sex households
  881. In July 1874, a swarm of Rocky Mountain locusts flew over Nebraska covering an area estimated at 198,600 square miles. It is estimated that the swarm contained about 12.5 trillion insects. These insects became extinct thirty years later
  882. Tropical rainforests cover about 7% of the Earth and receive over 80 inches of rain every year
  883. The feet have approximately 250,000 sweat glands
  884. Approximately 7.5% of all office documents get lost
  885. The desert tortoise can live without having to drink any water. It extracts the water it needs from the vegetation it eats
  886. There were 13 couples celebrating their honeymoon on the Titanic
  887. A cat has 32 muscles in each ear
  888. There are 336 dimples on a regulation golf ball
  889. Elvis Presley had a twin brother named Jesse Garon Presley who died at birth
  890. Robert Wadlow is the tallest man recorded in history. He grew to be eight feet and eleven inches and weighed 490 pounds when he died
  891. Bank robber John Dillinger played professional baseball
  892. Research indicates that plants grow healthier when they are stroked.
  893. France is known as the perfume capital of the world
  894. According to psychologists, the shoe and the foot are the most common sources of sexual fetishism in Western society
  895. Constipation is caused when too much water is absorbed in the large intestine and the feces become dry
  896. One ton of grapes can produce 720 bottles of wine
  897. Eating about twenty tart cherries a day could reduce inflammatory pain and headache pain
  898. In 2001, the five most valuable brand names in order were Coca-Cola, Microsoft, IBM, GE, and Nokia
  899. Milk chocolate was invented in Switzerland by David Peter in 1876
  900. In November 1999, two women were killed by a lightning bolt. The underwire located in their bras acted as a electrical conductors, and when the lightning bolt hit the bra they left burn marks on their chest
  901. Basketball was invented by Canadian James Naismith in 1891
  902. Over 100,000 birds and sea animals are killed every year due to plastic garbage
  903. The big toe is the foot reflexology pressure point for the head
  904. 85% of weddings are held in a synagogue or church
  905. The sport of surfing originated in Hawaii
  906. It is possible to lead a cow upstairs...but not downstairs
  907. Before soccer referees started using whistles in 1878, they used to rely on waving a handkerchief
  908. Tobacco kills more Americans each year than alcohol, cocaine, crack, heroin, homicide, suicide, car accidents, fire and AIDS combined
  909. The best time for a person to buy shoes is in the afternoon. This is because the foot tends to swell a bit around this time
  910. Dead cells in the body ultimately go to the kidneys for excretion
  911. Americans, on average, spend 18% of his or her income on transportation as compared to only 13% spent on food
  912. There are some species of snails that are venomous. Their venom can be fatal to humans
  913. The first box of Crayola that was ever sold had the same eight colours that are sold in the box today consisting of red, blue, yellow, green, violet, orange, black and brown. The box was sold for a nickel in 1903
  914. A turtle can breathe through its butt.
  915. The rarest coffee in the world is Kopi Luwak, which is found in Indonesia. It cost about $300 a pound
  916. The average America online user spends 70 minutes day online
  917. People of Ancient China believed that swinging your arms could cure a headache
  918. In 1938, Cliquot Club ginger ale was the first soft drink to be canned
  919. The largest apple pie ever baked was forty by twenty three feet
  920. Roughly 44% of junk mail is thrown away unopened
  921. Catfish have tastebuds located on their whiskers
  922. The laundry detergent Tide, has a market share of about forty percent market
  923. A Canadian, Troy Hurtubise, spent $100,000 and almost went bankrupt building a RoboCop style suit so that he could withstand a bear attack
  924. The 3 most valuable brand names on earth: Marlboro, Coca-Cola, andBudweiser, in that order.
  925. The only two days of the year in which there are no professional sports games (MLB, NBA, NHL, or NFL) are the day before and the day after the Major League all-stars Game
  926. In the United States, 8.5 million cosmetic surgical and non-surgical procedures were done in the year 2001
  927. The Bible has been translated into Klingon.
  928. Ian Fleming named his character 'James Bond' after real-life ornithologist and author
  929. Most dinosaurs walked on their toes.
  930. On December 17 1991, the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Miami Heat 148-80, the largest margin of victory in an NBA game
  931. There are mirrors on the moon. Astronauts left them so that laser beams could be bounced off of them from Earth. These beams help give us the distance to the moon give or take a few metres.
  932. The U.S. army packs Tabasco pepper sauce in every ration kit that they give to soldiers
  933. The trunk of an elephant can hold up to two gallons of water
  934. Every year, an igloo hotel is built in Sweden that has the capacity to sleep 100 people
  935. During the holiday season, approximately $220 million worth of Poinsettias are sold
  936. A newborn kangaroo weighs approximately 0.03 ounces and is small enough to fit in a teaspoon
  937. When Scott Paper Co. first started manufacturing toilet paper they did not put their name on the product because of embarrassment
  938. The most senior crayon maker Emerson Moser retired after making 1.4 billion crayons for Crayola. It was then that he revealed that he was actually colorblind
  939. The highest point in Pennsylvania is lower than the lowest point inColorado.
  940. Scientists have determined that having guilty feelings may actually damage your immune system
  941. 'Go.' is the shortest complete sentence in the English language
  942. There are more than 250,000 rivers in the United States, which amounts to 3.5 million miles of rivers
  943. Forty-one percent of women apply body and hand moisturizer at least three times a day
  944. Pretzel that have no salt on them are called 'baldies.'
  945. The 1912 Olympics was the last Olympics that gave out gold medals that were made entirely out of gold
  946. Monopoly is the best-selling board game in the world
  947. There was a book written fourteen years before the sinking of the Titanic happened titled 'Futility' by Morgan Robertson. This book was remarkably similar to the tragedy that happened to the Titanic in 1912
  948. One ounce of chocolate has about 20 mg of caffeine in it
  949. A giraffe can go longer without water than a camel
  950. Vikings, after killing their enemies, used their skulls as drinking vessels
  951. Studies have shown that classical music helps cows produce more milk
  952. Two out of five people end up marrying their first love
  953. The Hawaiian alphabet only has 12 letters
  954. The name 'Muppet' was coined by Jim Henson. The word was made from a combination of the word 'marionette' and 'puppet.'
  955. In the Sahara Desert, there is a town named Tidikelt, which did not receive a drop of rain for ten years
  956. The Christmas season begins after sunset on December 24th and lasts until January 5th. This is also known as the Twelve Days of Christmas
  957. Mosquitoes are attracted to the color blue more than any other color
  958. In Italy, Santa Claus is known by the name Babbo Natale
  959. Two objects have struck the earth with enough force to destroy a whole city. Each object, one in 1908 and again in 1947, struck regions of Siberia. Not one human being was hurt either time
  960. When blue whales are first born, they gain as much as 200 pounds a day while they are calves
  961. Families who do turn off the television during meals tend to eat healthier. This was regardless of family income, or education
  962. About 25 percent of all the energy consumed in the US is from natural gas
  963. American novelist Mark Twain was the first known author to submit a typed manuscript
  964. If you fart consistently for 6 years and 9 months, enough gas is produced to create the energy of an atomic bomb
  965. Canada is the only country not to win a gold medal in the Summer Olympic games while hosting the event
  966. The sound made by the toadfish when mating underwater is so loud that it can be heard by humans on the shore
  967. In America, approximately 20% of children between the ages of 2 - 7 have televisions in their rooms
  968. Traveling by air is the safest means of transportation.
  969. In 1996, toy company Mattel released a 'Harley Davidson' Barbie. This dolls distinctive feature is a birth mark on her face that changes position with every new release of the doll
  970. The most common injury caused by cosmetics is to the eye by a mascara wand
  971. There have been close to 200 coups and counter-coups in the country of Bolivia
  972. On average, pigs live for about 15 years
  973. Roughly 42% of people in the United Kingdom snore
  974. No NFL team which plays its home games in a domed stadium has ever won a Superbowl
  975. Beluga whales which are also called 'white whales' are not born white. They are born grey in color, and by the age of six become completely white
  976. Tiger Woods is the first athlete to has been named 'Sportsman of the Year' by magazine Sports Illustrated two times
  977. The eight most popular foods to cause food allergies are: milk, eggs, wheat, peanuts, soy, tree nuts, fish, and shellfish
  978. Club Direct, a travel insurance company in Britain, provides insurance plans for protection from falling coconuts
  979. There are some bananas that are red instead of yellow
  980. Only one out of every three people wash their hands when leaving a public bathroom
  981. 570 gallons of paint would be needed to paint the outside of the White House
  982. Baby robins eat 14 feet of earthworms every day
  983. Every three seconds a baby is born somewhere in the world
  984. The total mileage driven by all U-Haul trucks in a year is enough to move a person from the Earth to the moon five times a day for an entire year
  985. The Eisenhower interstate system requires that one mile in every fivemust be straight. These straight sections are usable as airstrips intimes ofwar or other emergencies.
  986. Pluto was discovered on February 10, 1930 by Clyde Tombaugh
  987. Termites have been around for over 250 million years
  988. The average person changes their career every 13 years
  989. The New York Yankees have appeared in the World Series a league leading 38 times and won 26 titles
  990. Approximately 18 billion disposable diapers end up in landfills each year. These diapers can takes as long as 500 years to finally decompose
  991. Over 4.5 billion sticks have Trident gum have been chewed. If the stick of gum were laid out end to end they could circle the globe approximately 1.8 times
  992. Oak trees can live 200 or more years
  993. The brain of an ant has about 250,000 brain cells
  994. About 26 per cent of all indoor water used by households in Sydney, Australia are for laundry
  995. A rainbow can occur only when the sun is 40 degrees or less above the horizon
  996. If you spray an antiseptic spray on a polar bear, its fur will turn purple
  997. Over $7 billion a year is spent on chocolates by consumers
  998. During World War II, Russians used dogs strapped with explosives to blow up German tanks. They trained the dogs to associate the tanks with food and ended up destroying about 25 German tanks using this method
  999. Butterflies taste with their feet
  1000. St. Louis, Missouri was the first U.S. city to host the summer Olympics in 1904
  1001. The phrase 'rule of thumb' is derived from an old English law whichstated that you couldn't beat your wife with anything wider than yourthumb.
  1002. Every year Alaska has about 5,000 earthquakes, 1,000 of which measure above 3.5 on the Richter scale
  1003. A fetus develops fingerprints at eighteen weeks
  1004. It takes about a half a gallon of water to cook macaroni, and about a gallon to clean the pot
  1005. The cornea is the only living tissue in the human body that does not contain any blood vessels
  1006. In the U.S. peanuts account for 66% of all snack nuts
  1007. There are approximately 7,000 feathers on an eagle
  1008. Sharks can sense a drop of blood from a mile away
  1009. As a defense mechanism, the North American Opossum closes its eyes and becomes totally limp. Basically it plays dead
  1010. The longest town name in the world has 167 letters
  1011. A sneeze zooms out of your mouth at over 600 m.p.h
  1012. A cesium atom in an atomic clock that beats over nine billion times a second.
  1013. The mythical Scottish town of Brigadoon appears for one day every one hundred years
  1014. Kermit the frog delivered the commencement address at Southampton College located in the state of New York in 1996
  1015. In World War II, the German submarine U-120 was sunk by a malfunctioning toilet
  1016. The phrase 'Often a bridesmaid, but never a bride,' actually originates from an advertisement for Listerine mouthwash from 1924
  1017. Over 50% of lottery players go back to work after winning the jackpot
  1018. The largest cultivated crop in the United States is corn
  1019. Walt Disney holds the record for the most Oscar nominations with sixty-four
  1020. On average, Americans eat one hundred acres of pizza a day. This amounts to about three hundred fifty slices per second
  1021. As an iceberg melts, it makes a fizzing sound because of the compressed air bubbles popping in the ice
  1022. The Arctic Ocean covers an area of about 14,056,000 sq miles
  1023. The first known contraceptive was crocodile dung, used by Egyptians in 2000 B.C
  1024. Most toilets flush in E flat
  1025. Bile produced by the liver is responsible for making your feces a brownish, green colour
  1026. At one time the group 'Grateful Dead' were called 'The Warlocks.'
  1027. Bats can detect food up to 18 feet away and what type of insect the food may be using their sense of echolocation
  1028. At the equator the Earth spins at about 1,038 miles per hour
  1029. People whose mouth has a narrow roof are more likely to snore. This is because they have less oxygen going through their nose
  1030. In one day, a human sheds 10 billion skin flakes. This amounts to approximately two kilograms in a year
  1031. On average, an American home has 3-10 gallons of hazardous materials
  1032. On average, 35 meters of hair fibre is produced on the adult scalp
  1033. Dalmatian puppies do not have any spots on them when they are born. They actually develop them as they get older
  1034. Male goats will pee on each other in order to attract mates
  1035. A dog by the name of Laika was launched into space aboard the Russian spacecraft Sputnik 2 in 1957
  1036. In 2002, dogs have killed more people in the U.S. than the Great White shark has killed in the past 100 years
  1037. The study of twins is known as gemellology
  1038. On an American one-dollar bill, there is an owl in the upper right-hand corner of the '1' encased in the 'shield' and a spider hidden in the front upper right-hand corner
  1039. During one seven year period, Thomas Edison obtained approximately three hundred patents. In is whole life he obtained over one thousand patents.
  1040. When Black Jack Ketchum was hung back in 1901 in Clayton New Mexico, the noose actually ended up taking his head off. The head had to be sewn back on so Black Jack could be buried properly
  1041. Every 40,000 children are killed by fires
  1042. The highest recorded speed of a sneeze is 165 km per hour
  1043. In 1985, a pregnant women was falsely accused of shoplifting a basketball
  1044. In every episode of Seinfeld there is a Superman somewhere
  1045. The adult electric eel can produce a five hundred volt shock, which is enough to stun a horse
  1046. When the are in danger, kangaroos will beat the ground loudly with their hind feet
  1047. To manufacture a new car approximately 148,000 liters of water is needed.
  1048. In 410 A.D. Alaric the Visigoth demanded that Rome give him three thousand pounds of pepper as ransom
  1049. Actress Jamie Lee Curtis invented a special diaper for babies that has a pocket
  1050. Honeybees use the sun as a compass which helps them navigate
  1051. An average driver spends approximately 2 hours and 14 minutes kissing in their car in a lifetime
  1052. In gangster slang, a boxing match that is fixed is called a 'barney.'
  1053. In 75% of American households, women manage the money and pay the bills
  1054. In a year, an average person uses the toilet 2500 times a year
  1055. A honey bee has four wings
  1056. The Bank of America was originally called the Bank of Italy until the founder, Amedeo Giannini, changed the name in 1930
  1057. Other than London, Liverpool is the most filmed British city, and was used to film more than 140 films in 2002
  1058. The body of the average baby is 75% water
  1059. A Chinese Scientist discovered that the Earth is round during the Han Dynasty by measuring the sun and moon's path in the sky. He recorded this fact down in the imperial records but went unnoticed until it was unearthed recently but Chinese archaeologists.
  1060. Each year, Americans throw away 25 trillion Styrofoam cups
  1061. There are more than 2,000 different varieties of cheese in the world
  1062. On average, Guinness sells 7 million glasses of beer a day
  1063. An artist from Chicago named Dwight Kalb created a statue of Madonna made out of 180 pounds of ham
  1064. Reports from owners of cats and dogs indicate that 21% of dogs and 7% of cats snore
  1065. The scarlet tanager, a songbird native to Illinois, can eat as many as 2,100 gypsy-moth caterpillars in one hour
  1066. To make one raindrop of water, it takes approximately a million cloud droplets
  1067. At 120 miles per hour, a Formula One car generates so much downforce that it can drive upside down on the roof of a tunnel
  1068. The smallest bone in the human body is the stapes bone which is located in the ear
  1069. India used to be the richest country in the world until the British invasion in the early 17th Century
  1070. The first owner of the Marlboro Company died of lung cancer
  1071. Some African tribes refer to themselves as 'motherhoods' instead of families
  1072. Between 1902 and 1907, the same tiger killed 434 people in India
  1073. The word vaccine comes from the Latin word 'vacca,' which means cow. This name was chosen beacause the first vaccination was derived from cowpox which was given to a boy
  1074. James Bond is also known as Mr. Kiss-Kiss-Bang-Bang
  1075. A snail can crawl across a razor blade without getting injured. This is possible because they excrete a slime that protects them
  1076. Behram, an Indian thug, holds the record for most murders by a single individual. He strangled 931 people between 1790-1840 with a piece of yellow and white cloth, called a ruhmal. The most murders by a woman are 612, by Countess Erzsebet Bathory of Hungary
  1077. Approximately 97.35618329% of all statistics are made up
  1078. The largest spider ever was the Megarachne which had a diameter of 50 cm. The fossil was found in Argentina
  1079. In Russia, when flowers are given for a romantic occasions, flowers are given in odds numbers as even number of flowers is given at funerals only
  1080. Next to man, the porpoise is the most intelligent creature on earth
  1081. The hippopotamus has the capability to remain underwater for as long as twenty-five minutes
  1082. The Australian box-jellyfish has eight eyes
  1083. In 1916, an elephant was tried and hung for murder in Erwin, Tennessee
  1084. A sheep, a duck and a rooster were the first passengers in a hot air balloon
  1085. The liquid inside young coconuts can be used as substitute for blood plasma
  1086. In the UK, one third of accidental deaths that happen occur in the home
  1087. After the U.S Civil War, about 33%-50% of all U.S. paper currency in circulation was counterfeit
  1088. Michael Jordan makes more money from Nike annually than all of the Nike factory workers in Malaysia combined
  1089. The Hawaiian alphabet only has 12 letters
  1090. Tycho Brahe, a 16th century astronomer, lost his nose in a duel with one of his students over a mathematical computation. He wore a silver replacement nose for the rest of his life
  1091. Termites do more damage in the U.S. ever year than all the fires, storms and earthquakes combined. They do an average of $750 million in damage annually
  1092. Burger King restaurants serve over 400 million ounces of orange juice annually
  1093. Each year the Pentagon estimates their computer network is hacked about 250,000 times annually
  1094. The first president to ride in an airplane was Franklin Roosevelt
  1095. The airplane Buddy Holly died in was the 'American Pie.' (Thus the name of the Don McLean song.)
  1096. A tree in metropolitan area will survive for approximately eight years
  1097. The only flying saucer launch pad in the world is located in St. Paul, Alberta, Canada
  1098. The sex of a baby crocodile is determined by the temperature in the nest and how deeply the eggs are buried
  1099. Polar bears are left handed
  1100. Food can only be tasted if it is mixed with saliva
  1101. Walter Hunt patented the safety pin in 1849. He later sold the patent rights for only $400.
  1102. The coliseum in Rome was used regularly for about 400 years
  1103. Children laugh about 400 times a day, while adults laugh on average only 15 times a day
  1104. The first formal rules for playing the sport of baseball required the winning team to score 21 runs
  1105. The University of Plymouth was the first university to offer a degree in surfing
  1106. Retail sales for soft drinks in the United States in 2001 were more than sixty billion dollars
  1107. Hens will produce larger eggs as they grow older
  1108. In Quebec, Canada, an old law states that margarine must be a different colour than butter
  1109. In the United States, about 33% of land is covered by forests
  1110. Lemons contain more sugar than strawberries
  1111. Shridhar Chillal from India is known to have the record for the longest fingernails in the world, which were each at least three feet long
  1112. In 1905, Chapman and Skinner in San Francisco invented the first portable electric vacuum.
  1113. Minimum wage was 0.25 per hour when it was first enacted in 1938
  1114. The conjunctiva is a membrane that covers the human eye
  1115. In 1785, the city of Paris removed bones from cemeteries to ease the overflow of dead people. They took these bones and stacked them in tunnels now known as the Catacombs. You can visit these tunnel attractions and work your way along long corridors, which are stacked with skulls and bones
  1116. It is estimated that over fifty-four million people died in World War II, which was the bloodiest war in history
  1117. Arabic numerals were not invented by Arabs, but were invented in India by the Hindus
  1118. Each year in America there are about 300,000 deaths that can be attributed to obesity
  1119. The first ever 'World Summit on Toilets' was held in Singapore in November 2001
  1120. Humphrey Bogart was related to Princess Diana
  1121. Researchers have developed odourless socks. The sock fabric is made by attaching molecules that contain chlorine called halamines to textile fibers
  1122. Alexandre Gustave Eiffel, the man who designed the Eiffel Tower, also designed the inner structure of the Statue of Liberty in New York Harbour
  1123. In the 1985 Boise, Idaho mayoral election, there were four write-in votes for Mr. Potato Head
  1124. MS-DOS was originally calle QDOS and was bought of the author by Microsoft for a small fee. The rest is history
  1125. Marilyn Monroe had six toes
  1126. The Roman emperor Commodus was at one time going to change the name of Rome to Colonia Commodiana
  1127. The state of Alaska has almost twice as many caribou as people
  1128. Another way to say 'every 9 years' is Novennial
  1129. In the spring of 1975, a baby in Detroit fell 14 stories and landed on Joseph Figlock, who was walking below. A few years later it happened again. Figlock and both babies survived
  1130. Close to fifty percent of Internet shoppers spend over five hours a week online
  1131. Los Angeles is the most polluted city in the USA
  1132. For people that are lactose intolerant, chocolate aids in helping milk digest easier
  1133. Using recycled aluminum cans and making news cans out of them saves 75% energy compared to making it from new material.
  1134. In a year, Americans eat approximately 20 billion pickles
  1135. Althaiophobia is the fear of marshmallows
  1136. There are are roughly 100 million single adults living in the USA
  1137. In the year 2000, there were approximately 11,000 injuries that were treated in a hospital in the U.S. that resulted from fireworks
  1138. Brazil is the largest producers of oranges in the world
  1139. 4% of an apples is made up of minerals and vitamins, and over 80% is made up of water
  1140. From all the oxygen that a human breathes, twenty percent goes to the brain
  1141. In 1902, the coat hanger was invented Albert Parkhouse who was frustrated at the lack of hooks available to hang up his coat at work. His company thought it was a good idea and patented the invention and unfortunately, Parkhouse never received any money for his idea
  1142. If a statue in the park of a person on a horse has both front legs in the air, the person died in battle; if the horse has one front leg in the air, the person died as a result of wounds received in battle; if the horse has all four legs on the ground, the person died of natural causes
  1143. The longest game of Monopoly played underwater is 45 days
  1144. In WWII, when allied armies reached the Rhine River the first thing men did was pee in it. This was pretty universal from the lowest private to Winston Churchill (who made a big show of it). Gen. Patton had himself photographed in the act
  1145. Peaches were once known as Persian apples
  1146. Dustin Phillips of the U.S. has the record for ketchup drinking. He drank a 14-ounce bottle of tomato ketchup through a ? inch straw in 33 seconds on September 23, 1999
  1147. Ninety-five percent of tropical fish sold in North America originate from Florida
  1148. The blackberry bush is also called the 'bramble.'
  1149. The city of Tokyo was originally called Edo
  1150. The sun shrinks five feet every hour
  1151. There have been 191 coops in Bolivia since it became a sovereign country in 1825
  1152. During World War II, Kit Kat was unavailable due to milk shortages, so the chocolate bar was made without milk
  1153. The first TV commercial advertisement was by the Bulova Watch company on July 1, 1941. The watch company paid $9.00 for an announcement that was 10 seconds long
  1154. Rubber bands last longer when refrigerated
  1155. A common custom in Spain is to eat one grape for each of the last 12 seconds of every year for good luck
  1156. Bill Gates began programming computers at age 13
  1157. Tobacco contains over 50 chemicals that can cause cancer
  1158. Sailors once thought that wearing a gold earring would improve their eyesight
  1159. The smallest bird in the world is the bee hummingbird. The bird is 2.24 inches long
  1160. A species of earthworm, 'Megascolides australis,' in Australia can grow up to fifteen feet in length
  1161. Hannibal, who was a soldier, had only one eye after getting a disease while attacking Rome
  1162. The full name of the Titanic ship is R.M.S. Titanic, which stands for Royal Mail Steamship
  1163. Electronic companies sell five times as many big-screen TVs during Super Bowl Week
  1164. Everyday approximately 35 meters of hair fibre is produced on the scalp of an adult
  1165. A U.S. company came out with a toilet night-light that sends out a green warning beacon when the seat is up
  1166. A little under one quarter of the people in the world are vegetarians
  1167. There are approximately 1300 species of scorpion but only 25 of them are deadly
  1168. An egg shell can have up to 17,000 tiny pores on its surface
  1169. A lifespan of an eyelash is approximately 150 days
  1170. 66% of home based businesses are owned by women
  1171. There are approximately 60 muscles in the face
  1172. In 1924, Kleenex tissues were originally designed as a cold cream remover
  1173. A women from Berlin Germany has had 3,110 gallstones taken out of her gall bladder
  1174. Every second, 8000 Coca-Cola Company products are consumed in the world
  1175. If all the strawberries produced in California annually were put side by side, they would wrap around the Earth fifteen times
  1176. Devon, England has about 33,000 miles of hedgerows, more hedgerows than any other country
  1177. 'Bookkeeper' is the only word in English language with three consecutive double letters
  1178. An average home creates more pollution than does the average car
  1179. Four out of five brides in the U.S. have a job
  1180. 75-90% of primary physician visits are due to stress
  1181. The reason why the Canadian Arctic is called the 'Land of the Midnight Sun' is because during the summer many communities have light 24 hours of the day. Many people have to cover their windows with tin foil to keep the light out when they sleep
  1182. On a Canadian two dollar bill, the flag flying over the Parliament building is an American flag
  1183. Teenage cosmetic surgeries nearly doubled in the USA between 1996 and 1998
  1184. A rocket-like device can be traced back to Ancient Greece when a flying steam-powered pigeon was built out of wood.
  1185. The Cincinnati Reds are the oldest professional baseball team
  1186. In 1871, horse cars were introduced. It was simply a car that was pulled over a track by a horse.
  1187. High Priests in ancient Egypt were the only ones who were allowed to wear garments made from cotton
  1188. Kellogg?s started selling their most famous product, Corn Flakes, in 1906
  1189. Chocolate was used as medicine during the 18th century. It was believed that chocolate could cure a stomach ache
  1190. Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada has the largest bar per capita than anywhere else in the world
  1191. The Eiffel Tower was the tallest structure in the world before the construction of the Empire State Building in 1930
  1192. The first American celebration of St. Patricks Day was at Boston in 1737
  1193. The name of the popular sports drink Gatorade was named for the University of Florida Gators where it was developed
  1194. The largest employer in Central Florida is Walt Disney World. There are approximately 50,000 people working there
  1195. In his youth, United States president George W. Bush used to play for the Midland (Texas) Central Little League. He played the position of the catcher
  1196. The number of births that occur in India each year is higher than the entire population of Australia
  1197. Bobby Carpenter was the first American player to score 50 goals in a season
  1198. The word, tattoo originated from the Tahitain word 'tattau' which means 'to mark.'
  1199. There was no punctuation until the 15th century
  1200. All babies are colour blind when they are born
  1201. Rocky Mountain spotted fever is a disease caused by ticks
  1202. There are approximately 9,000 taste buds on the tongue
  1203. A fetus starts to develop fingerprints at the age of eight weeks
  1204. The reason why your nose gets runny when you are crying is because the tears from the eyes drain into the nose
  1205. Gorillas can catch human colds and other illnesses
  1206. On October 15, 1794, the first silver dollar coins were released to be circulated to the public
  1207. In one day, the Tootsie Roll Industry makes over 16 million lollipops
  1208. In many of the milk ads that are shown, a mix of thinner and white paint is used instead of milk
  1209. Baskin Robbins once made ketchup ice cream. This was the only vegetable flavoured ice cream produced. However, they discontinued it since they thought it would not sell well
  1210. In an year, an average person makes 1,140 phone calls
  1211. The strike note of the Liberty Bell in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania is e-flat
  1212. A Connecticut Toy maker, Herobuilders, sells action figures of President George W. Bush, Islamic militant Osama bin Laden, New York Mayor Rudolph Giuliani and British Prime Minister Tony Blair, which are all major figures tied to the September 11, 2001 WTC attacks
  1213. Majority of brides plan their wedding for approximately 7 to 12 months
  1214. The word assassination was invented by William Shakespeare
  1215. Benjamin Franklin invented the rocking chair.
  1216. Persia changed its name to Iran in 1935
  1217. In the wild, the poinsettia flower can reach a height of 12 feet, and have leaves that are eight inches across.
  1218. Construction workers hard hats were first invented and used in the building of the Hoover Dam in 1933.
  1219. A study indicates that smokers are likely to die on average six and a half years earlier than non-smokers
  1220. On a Canadian two dollar bill, the flag flying over the Parliament building is an American flag
  1221. TYPEWRITER, is one of the longest words that can be made using the letters only one row of the keyboard
  1222. Bill Gates donated close to $100 million to fight AIDS in India. As a percent of his total wealth, this would be comparable to him donating ten cents if he only had $60
  1223. In the U.S. there is, on average, three sex change operations per day
  1224. The American Airlines Sports Center, in Dallas, has most toilets per capita than any other sports and entertainment venue in the USA
  1225. In 1999, a three headed turtle was discovered by Lin Chi-Fa in his pond in Southern Taiwan
  1226. Approximately one out of every 55 women from Canada give birth in their car on the way to the hospital or clinic
  1227. The first United States president to visit China was Richard Nixon
  1228. The most popular show amongst baby boomers is Star Trek.
  1229. The first jet engine was invented by Frank Whittleof of England in 1930.
  1230. In a day, an elephant can drink 80 gallons of water
  1231. The term 'the whole 9 yards' came from WWII fighter pilots in thePacific. When arming their airplanes on the ground, the .50 calibermachine gunammo belts measured exactly 27 feet, before being loaded into thefuselage. If the pilots fired all their ammo at a target, it got 'the whole 9yards.'
  1232. In 1948 and 1950 the oldest ears of popping corn were discovered. They were located in the Bat Cave of west central New Mexico. They ranged in size from smaller than a penny to approximately two inches, and were about 4,000 years old
  1233. The only real person to be a Pez head was Betsy Ross
  1234. It cost the soft drink industry $100 million a year for thefts committed involving vending machines
  1235. The only two days of the year in which there are no professional sports games (MLB, NBA, NHL, or NFL) are the day before and the day after the Major League All-Star Game
  1236. Watermelon is considered a good gift to give a host in Japan and China
  1237. The planet Venus spins opposite to the other planets in the solar system
  1238. During a typical human life span, the human heart will beat approximately 2.5 billion times
  1239. Frog-eating bats identify edible frogs from poisonous ones by listening to the mating calls of male frogs. Frogs counter this by hiding and using short, difficult to locate calls
  1240. Dieting can cause bad breath since less saliva is produced which leads to dry mouth
  1241. At lift off, US space shuttles weight about 4.5 million pounds.
  1242. Average life span of a major league baseball: 7 pitches
  1243. When an orange is shown in any of the 'Godfather' movies, this means that someone is about to die or a close call is to occur.
  1244. Doctors in Canada use an adhesive similar to Krazy Glue instead of stitches, lowering the possibility of bacterial infection and minimizing scarring
  1245. Soil that is heated by geysers are now making it possible to produce bananas in Iceland
  1246. Chameleon is derived from the Greek, meaning 'little lion.'
  1247. The name Aspirin was invented from 'A' in acetyl chloride. The 'spir' comes from spiraea ulmaria which is the plant that they got the salicylic acid from, and the 'in' was used because back then it was popular to end the name of medicines with 'in.'
  1248. About 30% of Canadians rely on getting their water from the ground for their domestic use
  1249. The eye of a human can distinguish 500 shades of the gray
  1250. There is a town in Norway called 'Hell'
  1251. Most heart attacks occur between the hours of 8 and 9 am
  1252. No one in Greece has memorized all 158 verses
  1253. A goldfish has a memory span of three seconds
  1254. May babies are on average 200 grams heavier than babies born in other months
  1255. Gloucestershire airport in England used to blast Tina Turner songs on its runways to scare birds away
  1256. The first German car to be built solely outside of Germany is the BMW Z3.
  1257. In China, fish is eaten more than three times what it is in the United States
  1258. The United Parcel Service shipped the killer whale Keiko (star of Disney movie 'Free Willy') from Mexico City to Newport, Oregon in 1998
  1259. Hippos can live up to 40 years in the wild
  1260. The windiest place in the world is Mount Washington, New Hampshire, USA. The highest wind was on April 12, 1934 when it reached 231 mph.
  1261. The first restaurant to open in Hollywood was the Musso & Frank Grill in 1919
  1262. Corn Flakes were invented after Will Keith Kellogg and his brother Dr. John Harvey Kellogg set about developing a nutritious cereal for the patients of a health resort in 1890
  1263. The three wealthiest families in the world have more assets than the combined wealth of the forty-eight poorest nations
  1264. Huge Moore, the inventor of Dixie cups got the idea for the name from a neighboring factory, the Dixie Doll Company
  1265. The turkey was once nominated to be the official bird of the United States
  1266. In 1958 the United States sent three mice into space named, Mia, Laska and Benji
  1267. On average, Americans spend five times more of their time in their cars than they do on vacation
  1268. Natural gas does not have any odor. In order to detect a gas leak, some gas companies add a chemical that smells similar like rotten eggs.
  1269. Spiders have claws at the ends of their legs
  1270. Warner Brothers Corset Company created the bra cup sizing system, which is now used universally used by manufacturers
  1271. In the U.S. 7 out of 10 homes use candles
  1272. Daytime dramas are called Soap Operas because they were originally used to advertise soap powder. In America in the early days of TV, advertisers would write stories around the use of their soap powder
  1273. It takes approximately 12 years for Jupiter to orbit the sun
  1274. 98% of houses in the United States have at least one television set
  1275. Reserves from the Irish army were used as extras in the movie 'Braveheart.'
  1276. 80% of people that are on weight loss programs exercise on average three times a week
  1277. The first Valentine candy box was invented by Richard Cadbury in the 1800's.
  1278. An olive tree can live up to 1500 years
  1279. 96% of people put the peanut butter on first when making a peanut butter and jelly sandwich
  1280. Scientists have actually performed brain surgery on cockroaches
  1281. Everyday, more money is printed for Monopoly than the U.S. Treasury
  1282. The Atlantic Ocean is saltier than the Pacific Ocean
  1283. By donating just one pint of blood, four lives can be saved
  1284. The biggest hamburger that was served was 8,266 pounds. It was made at the Burger Fest in Seymour, Wisconsin
  1285. The electric chair was invented by a dentist
  1286. Pilgrims did not eat potatoes for Thanksgiving as they thought they were poisonous
  1287. On average, a hen lays 300 eggs per year
  1288. BluBlocker sunglasses were developed with lenses that were used in the NASA space program for American astronauts
  1289. Pearls melt in vinegar
  1290. There are an estimated 2,500 collisions between birds and planes each year in the US
  1291. Richard Millhouse Nixon was the first US president whose name contains all the letters from the word 'criminal.' The second? William Jefferson Clinton
  1292. A chicken is 75% water
  1293. If you keep a Goldfish in the dark room, it will eventually turn white
  1294. During his lifetime, artist Vincent Van Gogh only sold one of his paintings (The Red Vineyard)
  1295. Coffee has about five times the amount of caffeine as a can of Coke
  1296. It takes the Hubble telescope about 97 minutes to complete an orbit of the Earth. On average, the Hubble uses the equivilent amount of energy as 30 household lightbulbs to complete an orbit.
  1297. Approximately 850 peanuts make a 18 oz jar of peanut butter
  1298. The age of a saguaro cactus is calculated by its height
  1299. The most expensive animated movie is 'Prince of Egypt', which cost $70 million to make
  1300. Koalas sleep up to 19 hours a day
  1301. The oldest roller coaster in the world is the Leap-The-Dips roller coaster located in Lakemont Park in Pennsylvania. The roller coaster was built in 1902
  1302. There are three golf balls sitting on the moon
  1303. You are more likely to be killed by a champagne cork than by a poisonous spider
  1304. The longest recorded flight of a chicken is thirteen seconds.
  1305. When Heinz ketchup leaves the bottle, it travels at a rate of 25 milesper year.
  1306. The story of Mulan had been told in China for almost 1,500 years before Disney decided to make it into an animated movie
  1307. The name Santa Claus came from Saint Nicholas who was a bishop in the town of Myra, and was known to be very nice to children
  1308. Microsoft made $16,005 in revenue in its first year of operation
  1309. At the 1960 Winter Olympic Games, Walt Disney was head of the committee that organized the opening day ceremonies
  1310. No other animal gives us more by-products than the hog. These by-products include pig suede, buttons, glass, paint brushes, crayons, chalk, and insulation to name a few
  1311. The ruby red slippers in the movie 'The Wizard of Oz' were sold off at an auction for $660,000
  1312. 40 percent of the almonds in the world are used by manufacturers of chocolate
  1313. It takes eight and a half minutes for light to get from the sun to earth.
  1314. Olives, which grow on trees, were first cultivated 5,000 years ago in Syria
  1315. A person infected with the SARS virus, has a 95-98% chance of recovery
  1316. When explorers first arrived in Venezuela, they were reminded of Venice. They named the country 'Little Venice', which translated into Spanish is Venezuela
  1317. Mr. Rogers is an ordained minister
  1318. Between 12%-15% of the population is left-handed
  1319. When a polar bear cub is born, it can not see or hear. It takes approximately a month for the cub to start to see and hear
  1320. Girls have more tastebud than boys
  1321. Dandelion root can be roasted and ground as a coffee substitute
  1322. Platypuses mate in the water
  1323. Julie Nixon, daughter of Richard Nixon married David Eisenhower, grandson of Dwight Eisenhower
  1324. The microwave oven was invented after a researcher walked by a radar tube and a chocolate bar melted in his pocket.
  1325. The candlefish is so oily that it was once burned for fuel
  1326. A flea can jump 150 times its size. That is the same as a person able to jump up 1,000 feet in the air
  1327. Morihei Ueshiba, founder of Aikido, once pinned an opponent using only a single finger
  1328. The game of squash originated in the United Kingdom. It came about after a few boys, who were waiting for their turn to play racquets, knocked a ball around in a confined area adjoining the racquets court
  1329. Coca-Cola was originally green
  1330. When opossums are playing 'possum, they are not 'playing.' Theyactually pass out from sheer terror.
  1331. You burn more calories sleeping than you do watching television
  1332. Lady Bugs really are not bugs. They are actually beetles and their correct name is The Ladybird Beetle
  1333. The name Reebok was named after the African Gazelle
  1334. The average human scalp has 100,000 hairs
  1335. New Jersey has a spoon museum that has over 5,400 spoons from across the world
  1336. Hydrogen is the most common atom in the universe
  1337. There is a town named Dildo in the province of Newfoundland, Canada
  1338. For every human in the world there are one million ants
  1339. The word 'nerd' was first coined by Dr. Suess in the book 'If I Ran to the Zoo.'
  1340. The postage rate for a letter in 1693 was determined through how much light could pass through the letter. The postage rate would be more expensive if less light went through, and this process was called candling
  1341. The Sears Tower located in Chicago, Illinois is made up 76,000 tons of steel
  1342. Mel Blanc (the voice of Bugs Bunny) was allergic to carrots
  1343. There are more recreational golfers per capita in Canada than any other country in the world
  1344. Hitler and Napolean both had only one testical
  1345. The largest bill U.S. bill made is for $100,000
  1346. Playwright Shakespeare was only 18 years old when he married Ann Hathaway, who was 26 years old at the time
  1347. Wherever a person is standing in the state of Michigan in the United States, they are within 85 miles of one of the Great Lakes
  1348. It only takes a male horse 14 seconds to copulate
  1349. The driest place on earth is Calama, in the Atacama Desert in Chile
  1350. After being picked an orange cannot ripen
  1351. The stomach of an adult can hold 1.5 liters of material
  1352. On average, a whole chicken from the grocery store weighs 3 pounds 12 ounces
  1353. A galactic year is 250 million Earth-years. This is the time it takes for our solar system to make one revolution around the Milky Way Galaxy.
  1354. Singer Paula Abdul used to be a cheerleader for the Los Angeles Lakers
  1355. Fossilized bird droppings are one of the chief exports of Nauru, an island nation in the Western Pacific
  1356. Water expands 9% when it is frozen
  1357. The first toilet tank ever seen on television was on Leave it to Beaver
  1358. The origin of apples traces back to the Middle East over 4,000 years ago
  1359. The colours yellow, red, and orange are used in fast food restaraunts because those are the colours that stimulate hunger
  1360. 99% of pumpkins that are sold are sold for decoration
  1361. On Sunday, December 7, 1941 at 7:55 AM, the attack on Pearl Harbor commenced
  1362. If all the cars from the U.S. were taken and lined up from bumper to bumper, there would be enough cars to go to the moon from earth and back.
  1363. The elephant is the national animal of Thailand
  1364. A Canadian Tour company offers a two-day course in igloo building
  1365. Dairy cows can produce 20 to 35 gallons of saliva a day
  1366. A duck's quack doesn't echo, and no one knows why.
  1367. When the Pez mint dispenser was first introduced it was meant to replace the activity of smoking
  1368. Gardening is said to be one of the best exercises for maintaining healthy bones
  1369. The speed of sound must be exceeded to produce a sonic boom.
  1370. A B-25 bomber airplane crashed into the 79th floor of the Empire State Building on July 28, 1945
  1371. Over 600,000 people died as a result of the Spanish influenza epidemic
  1372. From all the vegetables, beets contain the most sugar
  1373. Smelling bananas can help a person lose weight
  1374. In Miami, Florida, roosting vultures have taken to snatching poodles from rooftop patios
  1375. Only female mosquitoes bite humans. Male mosquitoes live on natural liquids from plants and other resources
  1376. An estimated 690 million people live in Africa
  1377. The difference between horns and antlers is that horns never stop growing and antlers shed and grow every year
  1378. African Baobab tree's circumference can reach 180 feet. If the trunk is hollow, 20 people would be able to fit inside of it.
  1379. On average, the Pentagon uses 666 rolls of toilet paper in one day
  1380. The USS Abraham Lincoln has five gymnasiums on the ship and a basketball league with 22 teams
  1381. Found in Argentina, the ornate horned frog can eat an entire mouse with one swallow
  1382. Great Britain was the first country to issue postage stamps in 1840
  1383. During World War II, there was not enough sugar in the U.S. to make candy as it was sent to the troops overseas. At this time, popcorn was consumed three times more than its usual amount
  1384. The most famous movie theatre is the 'Chinese Theatre' located in Los Angeles, USA
  1385. In the U.S., the sport that causes the most injuries among the age group of 15-24 is basketball
  1386. Oscar Wilde and his friends came up the with the word 'dude.' It came from the words 'duds' and 'attitude.'
  1387. By weight, the sun is 70% hydrogen, 28% helium, 1.5% carbon, nitrogen, and oxygen, and 0.5% all other elements.
  1388. Melba toast is named after an Australian opera singer Dame Nellie Melba
  1389. Astronomers once believed a planet named Vulcan existed between Mercury and the Sun
  1390. Talc was used by cavemen 15,000 years ago as an ingredient added to make paint
  1391. Ants do not sleep
  1392. The only married couple to fly together in space were Jan Davis and Mark Lee, who flew aboard the Endeavor space shuttle from Sept 12-20, 1992
  1393. Valentina Tereshkova was the first woman to enter space. She spent three days in space and completed forty-eight orbits of Earth
  1394. More than 3000 years ago children played with circular hoops made with grape vines. This toy was swung around the waist. Years later this toy was made by company called Wham-O and the Hula-Hoop was invented in 1958
  1395. The first subway system in America was built in Boston, Massachusetts in 1897.
  1396. Owls swallow their prey whole because they have no teeth. After approximately 12 hours they cough up the feathers, bones, and fur in a shape of a football pellet
  1397. Sharks have survived on earth for about 400 million years
  1398. Ukrainian monk, Dionysius Exiguus, created the modern day Christian calendar
  1399. The revenue that is generated from gambling is more than the revenue that comes from movies, cruise ships, recorded music, theme parks, and spectator sports combined
  1400. Every 30 seconds a house fire doubles in size
  1401. An alligator has about 80 teeth in its mouth at one time. An alligator can go through 3,000 teeth in a lifetime
  1402. A starfish can turn its stomach inside out
  1403. The story of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer was written in 1939 for a store promotion by an advertising employee of the department store Montgomery Ward
  1404. Actor Charlie Chaplin made 81 movies over a career that spanned 50 years
  1405. The music group Simply Red got its name from band member Mick Hucknall, who has red hair
  1406. Every three minutes a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer
  1407. The lifespan of a rhinoceros is generally 50 years
  1408. 41% of women apply body or hand moisturizer a minimum three times a day
  1409. The largest ice cream sundae was made with 4,667 gallons of ice cream, was 12 feet high and had 7000 pounds of toppings on it. This was made in Anaheim, California in 1985
  1410. The name of the award given to honor the best sites on the Internet is called 'The Webby Award.'
  1411. The United States Mint once considered producing donut-shaped coins.
  1412. A Hungarian named Ladislo Biro invented the first ballpoint pen in 1938.
  1413. Adolf Hitler loved chocolate cake
  1414. Many years ago, a fish was caught that was 33 inches long and seemed to be heavier than it should. When they cut the fish, fishermen found a full of bottle of ale inside it
  1415. George Washington grew hemp in his garden
  1416. In New York City, approximately 1,600 people are bitten by other humans annually
  1417. In 1980, Saddam Hussein received a key to the city of Detroit
  1418. The song 'Strawberry Fields Forever' sung by the Beatles refers to an orphanage located in Liverpool
  1419. False Bay, on the southern tip of Africa and close to Cape Town, South Africa, is a breeding ground for great white sharks, which feed off the thousands of seals in the bay. However, it is the only area in the known world in which these sharks are known to breach - they attack the seals by coming up vertically, often leaping clear of the water with their prey in their mouths
  1420. In 1952, the first TV toy commercial aired. It was for Mr. Potato Head
  1421. In the United States, approximately seven billion pounds of chocolate and candy are manufactured each year
  1422. Mules have one horse and one donkey for a parent
  1423. On average, 350 squirts are needed from milking a cow to make a gallon of milk
  1424. On average, a baby in the United States will eat fifteen pounds of cereal in their first year of life
  1425. The name Hasbro was invented by the name of the founders: HASsenfeld BROthers
  1426. Percentage of Africa that is wilderness: 28%. Percentage of North America that is wilderness: 38%
  1427. Due to sugar shortages to make candy during World War II, movie theatre owners turned to popcorn, which is now the best selling snack at movie theatres today
  1428. A group of whales is called a pod or gam
  1429. Even though a polar bears fur looks white it is actually colourless and is made with hollow tubes. The reason the bear looks white is because the rough inner surface of the tubes make light scatter and reflect at many different angles which gives the white appearance
  1430. There is a type of coffin made that can be used as a wine rack or picnic table before its final use
  1431. One gallon of used motor oil can ruin approximately one million gallons of fresh water
  1432. After the Eiffel Tower was built, one person was killed during the installation of the lifts. No one was killed during the actual construction of the tower
  1433. Approximately 87% of dog owners say that when they watch T.V. their dog curls up beside them or at their feet
  1434. Bernd Eilts, a German artist, turns dried cow manure into wall clocks and small sculptures. He is now expanding his business to include cow dung wrist watches
  1435. People who meet their calcium need reduce their risk of developing kidney stones
  1436. In every episode of Seinfeld there is a Superman somewhere.
  1437. The human heart weighs less than a pound
  1438. The first Life Saver flavour, which was peppermint, was invented in 1912 and it was called Pep-O-Mint
  1439. The average life span of a peasant during the medieval ages was 25 years
  1440. Before 1859, baseball umpires were seated in padded chairs behind home plate
  1441. On February 10, 1964 the first self-adhesive stamps were issued
  1442. The ocean sunfish can produce thirty million eggs at once
  1443. The highest point in France is Mont Blanc, located in the Alps.
  1444. The American Automobile association was formed in 1905 for the sole purpose of warning motorists of police speed traps
  1445. Oak trees do not produce acorns until they are fifty years of age or older
  1446. In England, a cigarette is referred to as a fag
  1447. If you have three quarters, four dimes, and four pennies, you have $1.19. You also have the largest amount of money in coins without being able to make change for a dollar
  1448. In 1980, there was only one country in the world with no telephones - Bhutan
  1449. Moscow was founded in 1147 by Yury Dolgoruky
  1450. In 1976, fourteen banks merged to form a bank credit card called 'Mastercharge.' This was later renamed to what is now know as 'Mastercard.'
  1451. American Airlines saved $40,000 in 1987 by eliminating 1 olive from each salad served in first-class
  1452. There are over 500 different types of bananas
  1453. In 1848, the first American pasta factory opened in Brooklyn, New York. The name of the man that opened it was Antoine Zerega
  1454. Albert Einstein was cremated and his ashes were spread over a river located in New Jersey
  1455. Your right lung takes in more air than your left one does
  1456. Men are four times more likely to be struck by lightning than women
  1457. The longest acceptance speech in the history of the Oscars was by Greer Garson in 1942. She received an Oscar for Best Actress for the movie Mrs. Miniver, and her speech was five minutes and 30 seconds long
  1458. Only one person in two billion will live to be 116 or older
  1459. Octopi change colours when they become frightened. Normally they are a brownish colour, but can change to green or blue when fear sets in
  1460. A 'gelotologist' is a person who studies laughter
  1461. A 13-year-old boy in India produced winged beetles in his urine after hatching the eggs in his body
  1462. Fat is important for the development of children and normal growth
  1463. The state of California has more 7-Eleven stores than any other state. There are approximately 1,200 stores
  1464. The deepest underwater penguin dive is 1,772 feet by an Emperor Penguin
  1465. 38% of Americans eat breakfast everyday
  1466. There are over 100 styles of BluBlocker sunglasses available on the market
  1467. When a predator is chasing an impala, a type of antelope, it runs in a zig zag formation jumping as high as three metres
  1468. David Rice Atchinson was President of the United States for exactly one day. This happened due to a glitch in American law at the time. new
  1469. To make one glass of orange juice, 50 glasses of water are needed to grow enough oranges to make the juice
  1470. Penguins can jump as high as 6 feet in the air
  1471. Tomatina is the legendary Spanish tomato-throwing festival held in Bunol, Spain
  1472. Pigs have no sweat glands, which is why they stay in water or mud to keep cool
  1473. There is no element on Mendeleev's (the current) periodic table of elements abbreviated, either partially, or fully, with the letter J.
  1474. One of the Bond girls in the James Bond movie, 'For Your Eyes Only,' used to be a man
  1475. The microwave was invented after a researcher walked by a radar tube and a chocolate bar melted in his pocket
  1476. In February 1878, the first telephone book was published in New Haven, Connecticut. The book was one page long and had fifty names in it.
  1477. Only President to win a Pulitzer: John F. Kennedy for 'Profiles in Courage'
  1478. Roman emperors ate flamingo tongues which were considered a delicacy. Also parrotfish livers, and pheasant brains were feasted on
  1479. In 2002, the most popular car color in North America was silver.
  1480. Forty percent of Americans iron their clothes while wearing their underwear or being completely naked
  1481. About 85% or product warning labels on household products are inadequate
  1482. The largest volcano known is on Mars: Olympus Mons, 370 miles wide and 79,000 feet high, is almost three times higher than Mount Everest
  1483. Mexican jumping beans jump because of moth larvae inside the bean
  1484. Women blink nearly twice as much as men
  1485. Dentists have recommended that a toothbrush be kept at least 6 feet away from a toilet to avoid airborne particles resulting from the flush
  1486. There are 691 drinking fountains in the Pentagon
  1487. Author Robert May considered the names of Reginald and Rollo before he settled on 'Rudolph, the red-nosed reindeer.'
  1488. A study concludes that kids who snore do poorly in school
  1489. When snakes are born with two heads, they fight each other for food
  1490. Chocolate maker Cadbury uses more than sixty thousand tonnes of cocoa each year, in the United Kingdom alone
  1491. There are more pigs than humans in Denmark
  1492. A human eyeball weighs an ounce
  1493. The 'Mexican Hat Dance' is the official dance of Mexico
  1494. The first open heart surgery was performed by Dr. Daniel Hall Williams in 1893
  1495. The DNA of humans is closer to a rat than a cat
  1496. Peladophobia refers to the fear of bald people
  1497. One Neptune year lasts 165 Earth years
  1498. In the U.S., 75% of the pencils sold are painted yellow
  1499. A person that is struck by lightning has a greater chance of developing motor neurone disease
  1500. In Canada, the $1 and $2 come in the form of coins. The $1 is nicknamed a 'loonie' because it contains a loon on it and the $2 is nicknamed the 'twonie' because it is the equivalent of two 'loonies.'
  1501. Singer Michael Jackson owns the rights to the South Carolina State anthem
  1502. On average a business document is copied 19 times
  1503. Pigeons can see ultraviolet lights
  1504. The list of ingredients that make up lipstick include fish scales
  1505. If a statue in the park of a person on a horse has both front legs inthe air, the person died in battle; if the horse has one front leg inthe air,the person died as a result of wounds received in battle; if the horsehasall four legs on the ground, the person died of natural causes.
  1506. There are two credit cards for every person in the United States
  1507. An average person consumes the equivalent of 26 gallons of milk a year, including almost 28 pounds of cheese
  1508. 65% of the candy that is produced in an year is consumed by American adults 18 years and older
  1509. The little circles of paper that are cut out after a paper has been punched by a hole puncher are called 'chad.'
  1510. Teflon is the most slipperiest substance in the world
  1511. The lifespan of a firefly is about seven days. During these days, they are busy trying to find a mate
  1512. A crocodile can run up to a speed of 11 miles per hour
  1513. Fried spiders taste like nuts
  1514. In one day, adult lungs move about 10,000 litres of air
  1515. Cows do not have any upper front teeth. Instead they have a thick pad on the top jaw
  1516. On average, Americans move to a new place eleven times in their lifetime
  1517. Energy is being wasted if a toaster is left plugged in after use
  1518. The Golden Gate Bridge was first opened in 1937
  1519. No word in the English language rhymes with month, orange,silver or purple
  1520. In an episode of the 1962 cartoon The Jestons, Jane Jetson is talking through a video phone. The phone number of The Jetsons was VENUS-1234
  1521. Trees that are near street lights do not shed their leaves as fast as a tree that is in the country
  1522. No president of the United States was an only child
  1523. 7-Eleven is the largest retail chain in the world. Click Here For More Details
  1524. A Singapore singing group by the name of 'The Oriental Singers,' sang non-stop for 74 hours and five minutes
  1525. Every 25 miles a car produces one pound of pollution.
  1526. There was a molasses flood in Boston on January 15, 1919 that killed 21 people and injured 150 people
  1527. There are over one billion people that are actively involved in rice growth
  1528. On April 4, 1974, John Massis of Belgium pulled two New York Long Island railroad passenger cars totaling 80 tons with a thick rope, with a small bit attached, using only his teeth
  1529. The oldest major soft drink in America is Dr. Pepper, which originated in Waco, Texas in 1885
  1530. Hockey pucks were originally made from frozen cow dung
  1531. In L.A., U.S.A., a man may legally beat his wife with a leather strap, as long as it is less than 2 inches wide
  1532. The Arctic Tern, which is a small bird, can fly a round trip from the Arctic to the Antarctic and back. This can be as long as twenty thousand miles per year. This is the longest migration for a bird
  1533. The word 'America' comes from the European explorer 'Amerigo Vespucci
  1534. Over 100 million birds die annually by crashing into glass windows in the United States
  1535. Thomas Edison, the inventor of the light bulb was afraid of the dark
  1536. In 1933, Mickey Mouse is believed to have received 800,000 fan letters
  1537. Male rabbits are called 'bucks,' females are 'does.'
  1538. It took eleven years to built the Taj Mahal, (1632-1643)
  1539. Mangos are known throughout the world as the 'King of Fruits.'
  1540. The temperature of milk when it is coming out of a cow is about 36 degrees celsius
  1541. Wild Flamingos are pink because they consume vast quantities of algae and brine shrimp
  1542. The word 'diastema' is the word for having a gap between your teeth
  1543. While digging, an Armadillo can hold its breath for up to six minutes
  1544. Of all the restaurants that are opened, 90% of them fail in the first year. Of the remaining ones that survive, 90% of those fail in the second year
  1545. The sun is approximately 75% hydrogen, 25% helium by mass
  1546. When a porcupine is born, its quills are soft and mostly white, but harden within hours
  1547. Since 1978, at least 37 people have died as a result of shaking vending machines, in an attempt to get free merchandise. More than 100 people have been injured
  1548. The first drug to be sold in the form of a tablet is Aspirin
  1549. The original name for butterfly was flutterby
  1550. There are approximately 100,000 miles of blood vessels in the human body
  1551. Great White sharks have about 3,000 teeth
  1552. Former U.S. President Franklin Pierce was arrested during his term as President for running over an old lady with his horse, but the charges were later dropped
  1553. The world record for time without sleep is 264 hours (11 days) by Randy Gardner in 1965
  1554. The giant squid is the largest animal without a backbone
  1555. There is enough water in American swimming pools to cover the whole city of San Francisco seven feet deep
  1556. 215 jeans can be made with one bale of cotton
  1557. Hawaiian alphabet has 12 letters
  1558. Pineapples were first introduced into Europe by Christopher Columbus
  1559. When a women is pregnant, her senses are all heightened
  1560. The Food and Drug Administration says the most common injury from cosmetics comes from scratching the eye with a mascara wand
  1561. It has been medically been proven that laughter is an effective pain killer
  1562. Cataloupes are named after the gardens of Cantaloupe, Italy where some belive this melon was first grown
  1563. In the 13th century, quality standards for paste were assigned by the Pope
  1564. In a year, the average person walks four miles to make his or her bed
  1565. The first television broadcast of the Oscars took place in 1953, hosted by Bob Hope on NBC
  1566. Most snakes have six rows of teeth
  1567. NASDAQ stand for, 'National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotations.'
  1568. An average women has 17 square feet of skin. When a women is in her ninth month of pregnancy she has 18.5 square feet of skin
  1569. The average American eats 35,000 cookies in his/her lifetime
  1570. The greatest snowfall ever in a single storm was 189 inches at the Mount Shasta Ski Bowl in February, 1959.
  1571. French astronomer Adrien Auzout had once considered building a telescope that was 1,000 feet long in the 1600s. He thought the magnification would be so great, he would see animals on the moon
  1572. The first email was sent out by Ray Tomlinson in 1971
  1573. The city of Chicago has the only post office in the world where you can drive your car through
  1574. The most overdue book in the world was borrowed from Sidney Sussex College in Cambridge, England and was returned 288 years later
  1575. The average person can live about a month without eating any food, but can only live about a week without water
  1576. There are about 34,000 species of spiders
  1577. In 1968, Abbie Hoffman played with a yo-yo while testifying before a congressional committee. He was found in contempt
  1578. The biggest candy eaters are the Dutch, who average 65 pounds of candy per person in a year
  1579. 55,700 people in the US are injured by jewelry each year
  1580. The first owner of the Marlboro Company, Wayne McLaren, died of lung cancer
  1581. American President Calvin Coolidge (1923-1929) used to like Vaseline being rubbed on his head while he ate breakfast in bed
  1582. No word in the English language rhymes with month, orange, silver, and purple
  1583. There was a 19th century Native American tribal chief who went under the name, 'Not Able to Fornicate.'
  1584. 98% of brown bears in the United States are in Alaska
  1585. In 1657, the first chocolate house was opened in London, England
  1586. The Xerox company was initially called the Haloid Company
  1587. On average, Americans spend 33% of their life sleeping
  1588. One out of every five births in the United States are delivered by Cesarean section
  1589. In 1980, a Las Vegas hospital suspended workers for betting on when patients would die
  1590. Studies indicate that surgeons who listen to music while they operate improve in their performance
  1591. Thomas Edison was afraid of the dark
  1592. Thailand used to be called Siam
  1593. A sneeze can travel as fast as one hundred miles per hour
  1594. The Pentagon cost $49,600,000 to build in 1941
  1595. Desert snails can stay in their shell for up to three years
  1596. In the 19th century, it was common practice for a Japanese woman to dye their teeth black. They believed that this enhanced sex appeal and maintained healthier teeth
  1597. The revolving door was invented in 1888, by Theophilus Van Kannel.
  1598. The Lion King is the top grossing Disney movie of all-time with domestic gross intake of $312 million
  1599. The state that grows the most cranberries is Wisconsin. More than 300 million pounds of cranberries are grown in Wisconsin
  1600. The smallest frog is the 'Brazilian baby frog', which is smaller than a dime
  1601. The idea of Christmas cards was invented by Englishman Henry Cole in 1843
  1602. Air is passed through the nose at a speed of 100 miles per hour when a person sneezes
  1603. A baby octopus is about the size of a flea when it is born
  1604. Britons eat over 22,000 tonnes of french fries a week
  1605. People from the United States eat the most chicken per person than anywhere else in the world
  1606. Sanskrit is considered as the mother of all higher languages. This is because it is the most precise, and therefore suitable language for computer software
  1607. The origins of the soldier term 'G.I.' is an abbreviation for 'Government Issue,' which was stamped on all government kits supplied to recruits in the US Army during World War II
  1608. Watermelons are a popular gift to bring to a host in China or Japan
  1609. Beethoven used to take hay baths to remedy the swelling he used to get in his legs
  1610. On average Americans spend 18% of their income on transportation
  1611. Of all the words Dr. Seuss made up in his storybooks, only one has stuck in the English vocabulary: grinch, which is refers to a killjoy -- and it took more than 20 years
  1612. Montreal has an underground city, which has over 2,000 shops and 26 kilometres of walkways. This is the largest underground network for any city
  1613. The official state mammal of Texas is the armadillo
  1614. The word Himalayas means the 'home of snow.'
  1615. A man filed a lawsuit against his doctor because he survived longer than what the doctor had predicted
  1616. One of the reasons marijuana is illegal today because cotton growers in the 30s lobbied against hemp farmers -- they saw it as competition. It is not chemically addictive as is nicotine, alcohol, or caffeine
  1617. It took approximately 2.5 million blocks to build the Pyramid of Giza, which is one of the Great Pyramids
  1618. The platypus uses its bill to find animals that it feeds on. Its bill can sense the tiny electric fields that their preys emit
  1619. Central Park located in New York has 125 drinking fountains
  1620. The largest school in the world is City Montessori School in India and has over 25,000 students in grade levels ranging from kindergarten to college
  1621. Washing machines use anywhere from 40 to 200 litres of water per load
  1622. Australia has had stamps that actually look like gems. In 1995 and 1996 they used a special technology to make the stamps look like diamonds and opals.
  1623. There are only four words in the English language which end in
  1624. Hummingbirds are the only animal that can fly backwards
  1625. In only eight minutes, the Space Shuttle can accelerate to a speed of 27,000 kilometres per hour.
  1626. In a study conducted regarding toilet paper usage, Americans are said to use the most toilet paper per trip to the bathroom, which was seven sheets of toilet paper per trip
  1627. German cockroaches can survive for up to one month without food and two weeks without water
  1628. George Washington had teeth made out of hippopotamus ivory
  1629. Americans write approximately 50 billion checks a year making it the second most frequent payment method used after cash
  1630. The cruise liner, Queen Elizabeth II, moves only six inches for each gallon of diesel that it burns
  1631. The amount of aluminum that Americans throw out in three months is enough to rebuild all American commercial planes
  1632. Humans breathe in and out approximately one litre of air in ten seconds
  1633. The shortest war in history was between Zanzibar and England in 1896. Zanzibar surrendered after 38 minutes
  1634. British scientists have found evidence that heart attacks increase significantly for people who watch soccer penalty shoot-outs
  1635. Fine-grained volcanic ash can be found as an ingredient in some toothpaste
  1636. The most disliked vegetable by Americans is Brussels sprouts
  1637. The first ice hotel was built in Swedish Lapland
  1638. A myrmecologist studies ants
  1639. Rice is thrown at weddings as a symbol of fertility
  1640. More than 90% of shark attack victims survive
  1641. The average temperature on Earth is 15 degrees celcius.
  1642. To produce a dozen eggs, a hen has to eat about four pounds of feed
  1643. Pollsters say that 40 percent of dog and cat owners carry pictures of the pets in their wallets
  1644. When Coca-Cola began to be sold in China, they used characters that would sound like 'Coca-Cola' when spoken. Unfortunately, what they turned out to mean was 'Bite the wax tadpole'. It did not sell well
  1645. In the United States, 80% of households have oatmeal in their kitchen
  1646. A cockroach can change directions up to 25 times in a second
  1647. In 1825, the first toilet was installed in the White House
  1648. Cricket chirping can tell the temperature outside. Counting how many times a cricket chirps in 15 seconds and then adding 40 to that number will approximately tell you what the temperature is in Fahrenheit
  1649. Every year, 50,000,000 automobiles are produced in the world.
  1650. Pikeville, Kentucky consumes the most Pepsi per capita then any other American city
  1651. After the death of the genius, Albert Einstein, his brain was removed by a pathologist and put in a jar for future study
  1652. Cubic Zirconia is 55% heavier than real diamonds.
  1653. The fastest speed a raindrop had reached when falling is seven miles per hour.
  1654. Battle Creek, Michigan is referred to as the 'Cereal Bowl of America.' The city produces the most breakfast cereals than any other city in the world
  1655. The stringy thing that is seen in egg whites is called 'chalazae.'
  1656. The city of Argentia which is located on Newfoundland's southwest coast, is Canada's most fog-bound community. It has 206 days of fog each year.
  1657. Seven percent of a humans body wieght is made up of blood
  1658. Most snails are hermaphrodites, meaning they have both female and male reproductive organs
  1659. Dogs can be trained to detect an upcoming epileptic seizure
  1660. American women, on average, spend 55 minutes per day getting showered, dressed, and groomed
  1661. Germany produces more than 5,000 varieties of beer and has about 1,300 breweries in country
  1662. In some parts of the Atacama Desert it has never rained
  1663. In 1681, the last dodo bird died
  1664. Strawberries are a member of the rose family
  1665. It is common in Israel and Egypt to eat watermelon with feta cheese
  1666. The most popular recipient of Valentine cards are school teachers
  1667. The average stay for a prisoner on Alcatraz, when it was used as a prison, was five years
  1668. Mickey Mouse is known as 'Topolino' in Italy
  1669. Bird droppings are the chief export of Nauru, an island nation in the Western Pacific
  1670. About twenty-five percent of the population sneeze when they are exposed to light
  1671. In Japan, tipping at restaurants is not a norm. However, some restaurants might add a 5 - 10 % service charge to the bill
  1672. The first automobile racetrack in America was the 'Indianapolis Motor Speedway,' which had 3 million cobblestones.
  1673. A cow has four compartments in its stomach
  1674. The most popular place to burn candles in the house is the living room
  1675. In Japan, by the time man reaches the age of 60, he is commemorated with a special ceremony. This ceremony features the man wearing a red kimono, which denotes that he no longer has the responsibilities of being a mature adult
  1676. Men are four times more likely to be struck by lightning than women
  1677. The all-time most nominated Grammy artist with 77 nominations is Quincy Jones
  1678. In 1845, inventor Thomas Adams started the world's first chewing gum factory.
  1679. In 1693, the postage rate of a letter was determined by how much light went through the letter. The less the light went through the letter the more expensive the rate would be. This technique was referred to as candling
  1680. Polar bears can smell seals who are 20 miles away
  1681. Hair is made from the same substance as fingernails
  1682. Polar bears have been known to swim more than 60 miles without resting
  1683. Before 1883, the three-cent U.S. stamp was also used for advertising. The advertisment was located on the back of the stamp for various products
  1684. The largest ketchup bottle in the world is a 170 feet tall and is located in Collinsville, Illinois, USA. It was built in 1949 by the W.E. Caldwell Company as a water tower
  1685. Bo Jackson set a Monday Night Football record by rushing for 222 yards in one game against the Seattle Seahawks, including a 91-yard TD run
  1686. There are approximately 75,000,000 horses in the world
  1687. The fins of the Spiny Dogfish Shark are sometimes used as sandpaper for wood products
  1688. The Super Bowl is so popular that it is the number on at-home party event of the year
  1689. There was a time in Japan where a wife being left handed was a ground for divorce
  1690. The United States produces enough plastic film annually to cover the entire state of Texas
  1691. It is possible to get high by licking a toad. The Cane Toad produces a toxin called bufotenine to ward off predators. When licked, this toxin acts as a hallucinogen
  1692. Stinging insects kills approximately 25 people annually in the U.S
  1693. The first commercial microwave oven was called the '1161 Radarange' and was the size of a refrigerator
  1694. Chances of a women getting breast cancer are increased by excesseive use of alcohol
  1695. A common name for pincurls is also spitcurls because woman sometimes wet their hair with their saliva before curling it
  1696. The first hot air balloon flight traveled for 5.5 miles over Paris and lasted for 23 minutes
  1697. Birds do not sweat, as they do not have sweat glands
  1698. Former U.S. President Ronald Reagan once wore a Nazi uniform while acting in a film during his Hollywood days. The name of the movie was 'Desperate Journey,' which was filmed in 1942
  1699. The town of Olney, Illinois celebrates a 'Squirrel Day' festival to honour the 200 albino squirrels that live in the town. The festival includes a squirrel blessing by a priest
  1700. In the United States there are about three million honey producing colonies
  1701. Adult earwigs can float in water for up to 24 hours
  1702. January is named for the Roman god Janus. Janus was a temple god who could look forward and backward at the same time
  1703. Pepper was sold as individual grains during the Elizabethan times. The guards at the London docks had to sew up their pockets so they would not steal any of the pepper
  1704. On average, the life span of an American dollar bill is eighteen months
  1705. Shakespeare invented the word 'assassination' and 'bump.'
  1706. A diet high in fat is said to impede memory
  1707. There are more than 1,000 chemicals in a cup of coffee. Of these, only 26 have been tested, and half-caused cancer in rats
  1708. Pound for pound, hamburgers cost more than new cars.
  1709. Every year approximately 2,500 left-handed people are killed by using object or machinery designed for right-handed people
  1710. The heart of an adult giraffe weighs on average 26 pounds
  1711. Two million red blood cells die every second
  1712. The first American astronaut in space was Alan B. Shepard Jr
  1713. The world record for donut eating is held by John Haight, who ate 29 donuts (52 ounces) in a little over six minutes
  1714. Hundreds of years ago, only the wealthy people used to wear underwear
  1715. Buffalo wings, got their name because the spicy chicken wings originated in Buffalo, New York
  1716. The board game Scrabble was originally called 'Criss Cross Words' by inventor Alfred Butts
  1717. Men are more likely to be colorblind than women. About one of out of 12 men are colorblind
  1718. Edwin Armstrong invented FM radio in 1933. The first men to use FM radio to communicate with Earth from the moon's surface were named Edwin Aldrin and Neil Armstrong.
  1719. The MGM lion, whose name was Leo, lived in Memphis until his death
  1720. The Bible was written by over 40 authors over a period of 1500 years
  1721. The range of a medieval long-bow is 220 yards
  1722. Studies indicate that weightlifters working out in blue gyms can handle heavier weights
  1723. African heart-nosed bats can have such a keen sense of sound that they can hear the footsteps of a beetle walking on sand from six feet away
  1724. Many of the stars that were in the Poltergeist Trilogy had strange deaths
  1725. The sap of a banana plant leaves serious stains on hands and clothes that is extremely hard to remove
  1726. In Ireland, a prime minister is a called a Taoiseach
  1727. American President John Tyler had 15 children
  1728. Even though red roses looks the same, there are over 900 different types of red roses
  1729. People in France own more pets in the world per person than any other country
  1730. In a five card poker game there are 2,598,960 possible hands
  1731. The most common pear world-wide is the Bartlett. It is bell-shaped, sweet and soft with a light green colour
  1732. All of the clocks in the movie Pulp Fiction are stuck on 4:20
  1733. The average person falls asleep in about 12 to 14 minutes
  1734. Eighty percent of the Vanilla Beans which are used to make ice cream is grown in Madagascar
  1735. Annually, British people eat more than 15 pounds of beans
  1736. The largest known hailstone to have fallen was in Germany in 1925, which weighed close to four and a half pounds.
  1737. The Kraft company produces enough Cool Whip, a brand of whipping cream, in one year to fill the entire Grand Canyon
  1738. Karate actually originated in India, but was developed further in China
  1739. A seagull can drink salt water because it has special glands that filter out the salt
  1740. Elvis had a twin brother named Jesse Garon, who died at birth
  1741. 95% of the entire lemon crop produced in the U.S. is from California and Arizona
  1742. There are more than 3000 documented caves located in the state of Tennessee
  1743. Soy crayons have been invented to replace wax crayons and one acre of soybeans can produce over 80,000 crayons
  1744. People drank gold powder mixed in with water in medieval Europe to relieve pain from sore limbs
  1745. Basketball great Wilt Chamberlain never fouled out of a game
  1746. Twit is the name given for a pregnant goldfish
  1747. A ear trumpet was used before the hearing aid was invented by people who had difficulty hearing
  1748. In 1982, a cactus in Phoenix, Arizona killed a man. David Grundman fired two shotgun blasts at a giant saguaro cactus that ended up falling on top of him
  1749. There are 293 steps to the top of the Leaning Tower of Pisa
  1750. The most popular American city for Kool-Aid sales is St. Louis, Missouri
  1751. A human embryo is smaller than a grain of rice at four weeks old
  1752. In 1923, the first neon sign was introduced in the U.S. Two neon signs were sold to a Packard car dealership for $24,000 which read, 'Packard.'
  1753. Silk was developed in China were it was kept a secret for more than two thousands years. Anyone found trying to smuggle silkworm eggs or cocoons out of the country was immediately put to death
  1754. Ivory bar soap floating was a mistake. They had been mixing the soap formula causing excess air bubbles that made it float. Customers wrote and told how much they loved that it floated, and it has floated ever since
  1755. Sir John Harington, the godson of Queen Elizabeth I, was the inventor of the toilet
  1756. The Popsicle was invented by 11 year-old Frank Epperson in 1905. He left his drink outside with a stir stick in it and he noticed that it had frozen. He applied for a patent in 1923 and named it 'Epsicle.' The name was later changed to Popsicle
  1757. In the U.S., approximately 46% of the chicken that is eaten by people comes from restaurants or other food outlets
  1758. An earthquake on Dec. 16, 1811 caused parts of the Mississippi River to flow backwards
  1759. The highest point in Pennsylvania is lower than the lowest point in Colorado
  1760. There are only four words in the English language which end in'-dous': tremendous, horrendous, stupendous, and hazardous
  1761. One pound of maple syrup can make eight pounds of candy or sugar
  1762. Uranus is the only planet that rotates on its side
  1763. The peanut is not a nut, it is actually a legume
  1764. Approximately 71% of American chocolate eaters prefer to eat milk chocolate
  1765. A colony of bees have to fly almost fifty-five thousand miles and tap two million flowers to make one pound of honey
  1766. Popped popcorn should be stored in the freezer or refrigerator as this way it can stay crunchy for up to three weeks
  1767. An office desk has 400 times more bacteria than a toilet
  1768. In Czechoslovakia, there is a church that has a chandelier made out of human bones
  1769. The first fruit eaten on the moon was a peach
  1770. The name 'Lego' came from the Danish word LEg Godt, which means 'play well.'
  1771. Female and male black bears cannot tolerate being around each other except when they breed
  1772. In 1998, Ten Speed Press publishing company published a book, 'The Eat A Bug Cookbook' by David George Gordon that contains over 33 bug recipes
  1773. Twelve men have landed on and explored the moon
  1774. The football team Green Bay Packers comes from a meat packing company called Acme Packing
  1775. Unlike a frog a toad cannot jump
  1776. The average weight of a newborn baby is 7 lbs. 6 oz. For a triplet baby it is 3 lbs. 12 oz
  1777. Baseball was the first sport to be pictured on the cover of Sports Illustrated
  1778. A group of tigers is called a streak
  1779. Hippos drink as much as 250 litres of water in any given 24 hour period
  1780. 850 peanuts are needed to make an 18 oz. jar of peanut butter
  1781. The Beatles have sold more records than anyone else with over a billion worldwide
  1782. After the 'Popeye' comic strip was launched in 1931, spinach consumption went up by thirty-three percent in the United States
  1783. The largest type of penguin is the Emperor Penguin which can stand to be almost 3.5 feet tall and weigh more than 90 pounds
  1784. Over 175 million cubic yards of earth was removed for the creation of the Panama Canal
  1785. 7-Eleven was the first convenience store to have television advertising. The animated commercial ran in 1949 and had a singing rooster and owl
  1786. A honey bee strokes its wings about 11,500 times a minute
  1787. On average men spend 51 minutes a day grooming themselves
  1788. Sharks are so powerful that their bite can generate a force of up to 18 tons per square inch
  1789. The designated instrument for the city of Detroit is the accordion
  1790. Percentage of Americans who have visited Disneyland/Disney World: 70%
  1791. Venus is the only planet that rotates clockwise
  1792. A sheep, a duck, and a rooster were the first passengers in a hot air balloon
  1793. On average, Americans spend $1300 on utility bills annually
  1794. The New York Stock Exchange started out as a coffee house
  1795. There are approximately 2,700 different species of mosquitoes
  1796. Colonel Sanders original white suit was auctioned off for $80,000 in February 2002
  1797. EPCOT stands for 'Experimental Prototype City Of Tomorrow.'
  1798. The reason why tattoos do not vanish even though we shed our skin is because the dye is injected deeper into the dermis part of the skin. It is only the epidermis that we shed
  1799. Over 170,000 Indians from 210 tribes live in the Brazilian Amazon Rainforest
  1800. Cashew nuts contain oil in the shell that is very irritating to the skin
  1801. A caterpillar grows roughly 27,000 times its size when it first emerges as an egg
  1802. Lightning strikes the Empire States Building about seven times a year
  1803. Snake venom is ninety percent protein
  1804. More than three thousand people work on research in Antarctica each year
  1805. The first product that the toy company Mattel came out with was picture frames
  1806. Scientists have discovered a way to make biodegradable plastic from plants by using genetic engineering.
  1807. The Earth orbits the Sun at a speed of about 108,000 km per hour
  1808. In 1897, Bayer, who is the makers of Aspirin, once marketed the drug heroin
  1809. In Australia, a common 'Boxing day' activity is surfing
  1810. In 1986, a drunk fan got into a pace car at Talladega Superspeedway, and started joyriding on the track in front of a nationwide audience. The police cruisers who had to chase him around the track were not amused when they caught and arrested him
  1811. Mary Hart, the co-anchor of Entertainment Tonight, has each of her legs insured for one million dollars
  1812. The two top toys in 1950 were Silly Putty which sold for $1, and Crayola crayons which sold for 50 cents
  1813. The King Cobra has enough venom in its bite that it can kill up to 13 adults
  1814. Earl Dean developed the bottle design for Coca-Cola
  1815. The word 'super' to a beekeeper refers to the hive box where the honey is stored
  1816. Only 23% of New Zealand families have more than two children
  1817. Deliberately infecting people with malaria has been used to cure different viral infections. The high fever will strengthen the immune system and fight the virus. In recent times this has been considered as a treatment to HIV
  1818. By partially filling saucers with vinegar and distributing the saucers around a room, you can eliminate odors
  1819. The only animals that are capable of turning their heads 180 degrees are from the genus Galago, such as the Tarsier
  1820. In the United States birds and planes collided more than 22,000 times between the years of 1990 and 1998
  1821. The average number of pillowcases washed a day at the MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas is 15,000
  1822. Over 40 million Americans have chronic bad breath
  1823. There are 158 verses in the Greek National Anthem
  1824. A regulation baseball has exactly 108 stitches
  1825. In a study that was done by the University of Chicago in 1907, it was concluded that the easiest color to spot is yellow. This is why John Hertz, who is the founder of the Yellow Cab Company picked cabs to be yellow
  1826. On average it takes a shark seven days to replace a tooth
  1827. The biggest religious building in the world is a Hindu Temple, Angkor Wat, located in Cambodia. It was built at the end of the 11th century
  1828. In Britain, there are approximately 50,000 pubs with 17,000 different names
  1829. Snails eat with a rasping mouth called a 'radula,' which has thousands of teeth
  1830. A dragonfly has a lifespan of for to seven weeks
  1831. Chewing on gum while cutting onions can help a person from producing tears
  1832. The majority of American models are skinnier than 98% of American women
  1833. The first jigsaw puzzle was created by map maker John Splisbury who mounted one of his maps on a sheet of hardwood. He proceeded to cut around the borders of each country use a fine saw
  1834. Owen Falls Lake is the largest man-made lake in the world
  1835. The patent number of the telephone is 174465.
  1836. On average, 81% of Americans 16 years of age and older watch television at least once in a day
  1837. If a raisin is dropped into a glass of champagne it will bounce up and down in the glass
  1838. Reptiles do not perspire, and do not have any oil glands
  1839. Eating chocolate three times a month helps people live longer as opposed to people who overeat chocolate or do not eat chocolate at all
  1840. There is a doggy disco held in Italy every year where owners can dance with their dogs
  1841. The average number of guests that attend a wedding in the U.S. is 189
  1842. In ancient Egypt, the dung beetle symbolized eternal rebirth and the Sun God Khepri
  1843. If a cockroach breaks a leg it can grow another one
  1844. Budweiser beer is named after a town in Czechoslovakia
  1845. Each day the sun causes about one trillion tons of water to evaporate
  1846. Actress Debra Winger helped to perform the voice of E.T. in the movie ?E.T. The Extra Terrestrial (1982).'
  1847. The only 15 letter word that can be spelled without repeating a letteris uncopyrightable.
  1848. All penguins live south of the equator
  1849. There are more than 640 muscles in the human body
  1850. Airports that are at higher altitudes require a longer airstrip due to lower air density
  1851. Every second, two Barbie dolls are sold somewhere in the world
  1852. The Ice Cream cone was invented in the summer of 1904 by Charles Menches. It made its debut one year later at the St. Louis World Fair
  1853. The rhinoceros beetle can carry up to 850 times its weight on its back. This is equivalent to a person carrying over 50 mini-vans on their back
  1854. The game rugby was originated at Rugby school located in England in 1823. This happened when William Webb Ellis, while playing soccer, picked the ball up in his hands and started running with it
  1855. The first episode of the popular television sitcom Happy Days was titled 'All The Way.'
  1856. Scientists have discovered that the longer the ring finger is in boys the less chance they have of having a heart attack
  1857. When the body is resting, it takes in about 10 litres of air every minute
  1858. The smallest bone in the human body is the stirrup bone, which is located in the ear
  1859. George Washington had to borrow money to go to his own inauguration
  1860. There have been over fifty million Mr. Potato Heads sold since it came out in 1952
  1861. All of Chrysler's PT Cruisers are built in Mexico.
  1862. Movies approximately make five times more from video sales than ticket sales
  1863. There has only been 193,000 metric tonnes of gold discovered to date.
  1864. The word Lethologica describes the state of not remembering the word you want to say
  1865. In 1958, the United States Coast Guard off western Greenland measured the tallest known iceberg at five hundred and fifty feet
  1866. In every episode of Seinfeld there is a Superman somewhere
  1867. Baby donkeys or baby mules are also known as 'Foals.'
  1868. When Sony introduced the walkman, it had a variety of different names in different countries. It was called 'Soundabout' in the U.S., 'Stowaway' in the U.K., and 'Freestyle' in Australia
  1869. In Canada, the most productive day of the workweek is Tuesday
  1870. The first toilet ever seen on television was on 'Leave It To Beaver'
  1871. Author Dr. Seuss wrote the book 'Green Eggs and Ham' because the editor made him a bet that he could not write a book, which contained less than fifty words
  1872. Armadillos have four babies at a time, and they are always the same sex
  1873. The tallest mammal in the world is the giraffe
  1874. Obsessive nose picking is referred to as rhinotillexomania
  1875. The spider used in the 2002 movie Spider-Man was a Steatoda spider, not a black widow. The spider was given anaesthesia, and was then painted blue and red
  1876. The human heart creates enough pressure when it pumps out to the body to squirt blood 30 feet
  1877. In ancient Greece, throwing an apple to a girl was a way to propose for marriage.. If the girl caught it, that would mean she accepts
  1878. Donkeys can live between 30 to 50 years in captivity
  1879. In the United States, approximately 25,000 eye injuries occur that result in the person becoming totally blind
  1880. Australian Graham Barker extracted his own belly button fluff every day for 18 years acquiring a record-breaking amount of fluff. He hopes to accumulate enough fluff to stuff a pillow
  1881. Every year, surgical tools are left in approximately 1,500 patients in the USA. Fatter patients are more prone to having a surgical tool left inside of them due to the additional amount of space in their bodies
  1882. Medical reports show that about 18% of the population are prone to sleepwalking
  1883. In Ancient Egypt, cats were often buried with their masters, or in a special cemetary for cats
  1884. In Ontario, an average household income of a golfer is greater than $60,000
  1885. The Danish company Lego, which began in 1932, first manufactured ironing boards, and stepladders
  1886. Mice will nurse babies that are not their own
  1887. Saturday is the most popular day for people to eat out in the United States
  1888. Singer Alice Cooper once had a live chicken thrown at him during a concert in Toronto. He threw the chicken back at the crowd and all the publicity surrounding the incident skyrocketed his singing career
  1889. Between 1997-2002, there was an increase of 228% in cosmetic procedures in the United States
  1890. Elmer Smith was the first player to hit a grand slam in a World Series
  1891. Ancient Egyptians used the spice Thyme to help preserve mummies
  1892. On average, an American family sends and receives 28 Christmas cards each year
  1893. In Belgium, 94% of children under the age of fourteen own LEGO products
  1894. In ancient Rome, lead poisoning was a prevalent disease amongst the wealthy because of their extensive use of lead. Many Roman women died because of lead poisoning caused by the use of make-up that contained lead
  1895. The famous jewelry store Tiffany & Co. was established on September 18, 1837 in New York City. The amount of sales that were made the first day were $4.98
  1896. Depending on the size, it can take an oyster anywhere from few months to many years to form a pearl
  1897. In one minute, the heart of a giraffe can pump 160 gallons of blood
  1898. Each day Americans 15 and over spend an average of 55 minutes of driving
  1899. Storks were a symbol of fertility in Europe and were considered to bring good luck
  1900. The largest pig on record was a Poland-China hog named Big Bill, who weighed 2,552 lbs
  1901. The parents of Albert Einstein were worried that he was mentally slow because it took him a long time to learn how to speak
  1902. A honey bee has four wings
  1903. Badminton originates from a sport in India called 'poona.'
  1904. In October 1973, Swedish sweet maker Roland Ohisson of Falkenberg was buried in a coffin made of nothing but chocolate
  1905. More than 100 professional cyclists participate in the Tour de France every year and the race is over 3,200 kilometers
  1906. In the United States, turkeys are mostly raised in California
  1907. The only state to grow pineapples is Hawaii
  1908. There are more than 50 different types of pumpkins. Some of them have names such as Munchkin, Funny Face, and Spooktacular
  1909. In order to mate, a male deep sea anglerfish will bite a female when he finds her. The male will never let go and will eventually merge his body into the female and spend the rest of his life inside the female mate. The males internal organs will disappear apart from the testes that are needed to for breeding
  1910. Tacoma Narrows Bridge which was located in Washington was nicknamed 'Galloping Gertie' because of the unusual way it twisted and swayed with even with the slightest winds when people would drive on it. The bridge collapsed on November 7, 1940, fortunately no humans died, except for a dog
  1911. At least 7% of all health care costs in the United States are attributed to smoking
  1912. On September 7, 1997, the first flight of the F-22a occurred.
  1913. There are five years in a quinquennium
  1914. The average life span of a mosquito is two weeks
  1915. Eating 11 pounds of apples will make you gain one pound of weight
  1916. Slugs have 4 noses
  1917. The shark cornea has been used in eye surgery, since its cornea is similar to a human cornea
  1918. Singer Billy Joel tried to commit suicide when he was 21 by drinking furniture polish
  1919. The largest fish in the world is the whale shark. It can weigh several tons and grow to more than fifty feet in length
  1920. The fastest bird in the world is the Peregrine Falcon, which can reach speeds in excess of two hundred miles per hour
  1921. The world camel population is close to 19 million
  1922. The word 'Denim' comes from the French phrase 'serge de Nimes' which is a fabric made in a town located in southern France
  1923. February 17th, 1930, was the first flight by a cow in an airplane. The milk that was produced by the cow during the flight was put into containers and parachuted over the city of St. Louis
  1924. The most popular gift that teachers receive in the United States from their students is chocolate
  1925. The Bible has been translated into Klingon
  1926. Thirty-five percent of the people who use personal ads for dating arealready married.
  1927. Stewardesses is one of the longest words typed with only the left hand
  1928. If a lobster loses an eye or a claw it can usually grow a new one
  1929. The name for the sign '&' which represents the world 'and' is ampersand
  1930. The Eiffel Tower weight is approximately 9441 tons
  1931. The first translation of the Bible into English was in 1382 A.D., by John Wycliff
  1932. The meaning of Siberia is 'sleeping land.'
  1933. Ancient Romans at one time used human urine as an ingredient in their toothpaste
  1934. Billie Jean by Michael Jackson was the first video to air on MTV by a black artist
  1935. Vatican City is the smallest country in the world, with a population of 1000 and a size 108.7 acres
  1936. Eyebrow hair lasts between 3-5 months before it sheds
  1937. An elephant cannot jump
  1938. Scientists say that babies that are breastfed are more likely to be slimmer as adults than those that are not breastfed
  1939. The reason why the Mexican sombrero hat is so wide is to provide shade for the entire body
  1940. Amazingly, goalies in the National Hockey League played without masks until the year 1959
  1941. According to research, the most productive workday is Tuesday and the least productive is Friday
  1942. The makers of Crayola produce over 2 billion crayons in a year
  1943. The human face is made up of 14 bones
  1944. Mangos are valued for their reputation as an aphrodisiac in countries such as Guatemala and India
  1945. There are over 9 million beef and dairy cattle in New Zealand
  1946. The coconut is the largest seed in the world
  1947. Basketball superstar Wilt Chamberlain holds 56 NBA records
  1948. In 1990, the largest watermelon ever grown was 262 pounds, by Bill Carson of Tennesse, USA
  1949. Some toothpastes contain antifreeze
  1950. During the Gold Rush in 1849, some people paid as much as $100 for a simple glass of water
  1951. The only English place that has a name that ends with an exclamation mark is 'Westward Ho!'
  1952. In Cleveland, Ohio, it's illegal to catch mice without a huntinglicense.
  1953. There are at least six universal facial expressions. They are: happiness, sadness, disgust, fear, anger and surprise
  1954. In the movie 'The Exorcist' the vomit that (Regan) Linda Blair hurls at Father Damien Karras is thick pea soup
  1955. The Library of Congress, located in Washington D.C., is the largest library in the world
  1956. There is a substance in the skin of the African clawed frog that helps in fighting infection
  1957. The Sea of Tranquility on the moon is deeper than the highest mountain on Earth
  1958. The most popular vacation destinations for Americans in 1956 was Niagara Falls
  1959. In 1967, the first successful heart transplant was performed in Cape Town, South Africa
  1960. There are an average of 178 sesame seeds on a McDonald's Big Mac bun.
  1961. In one day, a queen bee can lay up to 1500 eggs in one day
  1962. 'Pomology' is the science of growing an apple
  1963. The total number of episodes for the sitcom 'I Love Lucy' was 180
  1964. The town with the most stop signs per capita than any other in the US: LaConner, Washington
  1965. There is a Harley-Davidson that was designed as an exact replica of a hamburger
  1966. The blue whale is the loudest animal on the earth. Its whistle can reach up to 188 decibels
  1967. Five Jell-O flavors that flopped: celery, coffee, cola, apple, andchocolate.
  1968. Mosquitoes prefer children over adults
  1969. Sharks are capable of going at least 6 weeks without eating; the record observed in an aquarium is 15 months by a species of shark known as the swell sharks)
  1970. When baby sharks are born, they swim away from their mothers right away and are on there own. In fact, their mothers might see them as prey
  1971. Soaking beans for twelve hours in water before they are cooked can reduce flatulence caused by beans
  1972. The vegetable that is eaten most by Americans is potatoes. On average, a person eats about 140 pounds of potatoes annually
  1973. In the dry valleys region of Antarctica, it has not rained in 2 million years according to scientists
  1974. Keeping your car tuned up is a good way to save on gas. A car that is tuned up is 9% more efficient on gasoline.
  1975. The venom of the king cobra is so deadly that one bite can kill twenty people or one elephant
  1976. There is a law in the state of Idaho that does not permit one citizen to give another citizen a box of candy that is heavier than 50 pounds
  1977. The kidneys filter over 400 gallons of blood each day
  1978. Another word to refer to old age is senectitude
  1979. The most popular meal ordered at restaurants in the U.S. is fried chicken
  1980. Kit Kat chocolate bar was introduced to the market in 1935
  1981. The average human head weighs about eight pounds
  1982. Fear of clowns is called coulrophobia
  1983. The average person is about a quarter of an inch taller at night
  1984. Common pesticides such as roach, termite and flea insecticide can be found in the bodies of majority of Americans
  1985. Isaac Asimov is the only author to have a book in every Dewey-decimal category
  1986. There is no tipping in Iceland
  1987. The founder of JC Penny had the middle name of Cash
  1988. Eating parsley after eating an onion can help in getting rid of onion breath
  1989. Gorilla gorilla gorilla is the scientific name for the animal gorilla
  1990. In the U.S. the most common excuse made to get out of paying a ticket is to say they missed the sign
  1991. On average, it is estimated that females injure themselves ten time more than males do while playing sports
  1992. A house cat spends 70% of its time sleeping
  1993. The first hair dryer was a vacuum cleaner that was used for drying hair
  1994. Whale eyes are the size of a grapefruit
  1995. Painting a house yellow or having a yellow trim helps in selling a house faster
  1996. On August 21st, 1911, someone stole the Mona Lisa, the most famous painting in the world, from the Louvre Museum. It was recovered two years later
  1997. The Great Wall stretches for about 4,500 miles across North China
  1998. Frosted Flakes mascot 'Tony the Tiger' has a wife, son (Tony Jr.) and daughter (Antoinette) that were used in early advertising commercials
  1999. The iron disulfide (Pyrite) is considered 'fool's gold' because it looks very similar to gold.
  2000. Nutmeg is extremely poisonous if injected intraveinously.
  2001. Smiling releases endorphins in the body, which makes people feel better
  2002. A dentist from Buffalo New York named Alfred P. Southwick invented the electric chair.
  2003. ABBA got their name by taking the first letter from each of their names (Agnetha, Bjorn, Benny, Anni-frid.)
  2004. The space between your eyebrows is called the Glabella
  2005. Grapes are grown around the world more than any other fruit
  2006. The best selling game in history for coin-operated machines is Pac-Man
  2007. Google receives more than 200 million search queries a day, more than half of which come from outside the United States. Peak traffic hours to google.com are between 6 a.m. and noon PST, when more than 2,000 search queries are answered a second
  2008. There is a Hamburger hall of fame in Seymour, Wisconsin
  2009. The Olympic torch weighs about 3 pounds
  2010. The famous Christmas song 'Jingle Bells' was written for a Thanksgiving program in 1857 by James Pierpont. At the time, the song was called 'The One-Horse Open Sleigh.'
  2011. The average bank teller loses about $250 every year
  2012. Initially golf balls were made out of wood. After that they were made out of leather which was stuffed with feathers
  2013. Russian I.M. Chisov survived a 21,980 plunge out of a plane with no parachute. He landed on the steep side of a snow-covered mountain with only a fractured pelvis and slight concussion
  2014. About 70 percent of Americans who go to college do it just to make more money
  2015. The oldest actor to win a Best Actor Oscar is Henry Fonda. He was 76 when he won it
  2016. Babies who wear disposable diapers are five times more likely to develop diaper rash than those that wear cotton diapers
  2017. The first lighthouse built in the USA was in Boston, MA in 1716
  2018. The Snickers chocolate bar was invented in 1930
  2019. When Nylons first went on sale in the United States in 1940, four million pairs were sold in only a few days
  2020. On average, a man spends about five months of his life shaving
  2021. Oprah Winfrey was the first black woman to anchor a newscast in Nashville at WTVF-TV
  2022. Ever year, Americans spend close to $25 billion on beer
  2023. In 1888, an Egyptian peasant discovered an estimated three hundred thousand mummified cats in Beni Hassan, Egypt. Of the cats that were not stolen once, the find was made public, the remaining mummified cats were shipped to Great Britain to be used as agricultural fertilizer
  2024. The smallest stamp in the world was issued in 1863 by the Columbian state of Bolivar and measured 9.5 x 8mm
  2025. There are over 1,800 known species of fleas
  2026. Ivory soap slogan '99-44/100% Pure' was cleverly invented by Harley Proctor who with the help of chemists determined that Ivory soap was only 56/100 pure. Proctor simply subtracted 56 from 100 and came up with '99-44/100% Pure'
  2027. The longest word in the English language is 1909 letters long and it refers to a distinct part of DNA
  2028. Polar bears are left-handed
  2029. Brain damage will only occur if a fever goes above 107.6 degrees farenheit
  2030. It requires 63 feet of wire to make a Slinky toy
  2031. A female ferret can die if she goes into heat and cannot find a mate
  2032. Casey Kasem is the voice of Shaggy on the cartoon show 'Scooby-Doo.' Casey Kasem, being a strict vegetarian, also requested that Shaggy follow the same diet on the show
  2033. In the U.S., the milk production per dairy cow is approximately 12,000 pounds
  2034. In America, 38% of doctors are Indians
  2035. There are approximately 100 million acts of sexual intercourse each day
  2036. People with allergies can lower allergy reactions by laughing
  2037. Some farmers in Japan have learned to grow their watermelons into a square shape. They did this to conserve shelf space
  2038. The heaviest United States President was William Howard Taft who weighed 332 pounds
  2039. Tasmania is said to have the cleanest air in the world
  2040. Studies show that divorced women have more trouble starting new relationships than divorced men
  2041. Did you know that there are coffee flavored PEZ?
  2042. An individual coral animal is called a polyp
  2043. There are dolphins that live in the Amazon River that are the colour pink
  2044. Navel oranges got their name because the bottom of this type of orange resembles a belly button or navel
  2045. Tohru Iwatani, the inventor of the video game Pac-Man, came up with the idea when he saw a pizza with a slice missing at a dinner party
  2046. One tree can filter up to sixty pounds of pollutants from the air each year.
  2047. In America, one out of every two marriages ends up in divorce
  2048. A chance of a woman having twins is increased after the age of 35. About 1 in 27 women will give birth to twins after this age. After 50 the chances of having twins is 1 in 9
  2049. The ant can lift 50 times its own weight, can pull 30 times its own weight, and always falls over on its right side when intoxicated
  2050. The Hollywood sign was first erected in 1923. It was first erected as 'Hollywoodland.'
  2051. During his entire life, Vincent Van Gogh sold exactly one painting, Red Vineyard at Arles
  2052. The first commercial chewing gum was sold in 1848 by John B. Curtis, who also made the gum. He called the gum 'State of Maine Pure Spruce Gum.'
  2053. Touching and stroking a plant will aid in it growing healthy
  2054. Average age of top GM executives in 1994: 49.8 years. Average age ofthe Rolling Stones: 50.6.
  2055. Business.com is currently the most expensive domain name sold for $7.5 million
  2056. 31% of employees skip lunch entirely
  2057. Olive oil can help in lowering cholesterol levels and decreasing the risk of heart complications
  2058. Ho-Ho-Kus, a small town in New Jersey, is the only town in the United States of America that has two dashes in its name
  2059. Romans, in the third century, believed that the lemon was an antidote for all poisons
  2060. During the Easter season, 600 million Marshmallow Peeps are bought my Americans. The Marshmallow Peep is the most popular Easter candy besides chocolate
  2061. In the Great Fire of London in 1666, only six people were killed
  2062. During World War II, the 2nd Polish Corps had a brown bear named Wojtek, who helped move boxes of ammunition during the battle of Monte Cassino
  2063. In the United States, every year about 15 people die from dog bites
  2064. Sheep can survive for up to two weeks buried in snow drifts.Click Here For More Details
  2065. The Crayola colour flesh was changed to peach in 1962 because of the fact that people have many different skin colours
  2066. 'Kemo Sabe' means 'soggy shrub' in Navajo
  2067. 7 out of 10 people believe in life after death
  2068. Clans of long ago that wanted to get rid of their unwanted people without killing them would burn their houses down - hence the expression 'to get fired.'
  2069. The largest coral reef in the world is the Great Barrier Reef located in Australia. The reef is approximately 2023 kilometers long
  2070. On a bottle of brandy VSOP stand for 'Very Special Old Pale.'
  2071. The word 'dexterity', to do with skill is related to the right hand. The opposite of the word 'deter' is 'sinister', to do with evil, it is related to the left hand
  2072. Male sea horses are the ones that get impregnated rather than the females. Males have a pouch on their belly that provides incubation for the female?s eggs and they can have up to 1500 babies at one time
  2073. NASA scientists have concluded that the state of California is moving north and will collide with the state of Alaska in roughly 150 million years
  2074. The best selling chocolate syrup in the world is Hershey
  2075. The word Karate means, 'empty hand.'
  2076. There are some types of chocolates that are actually good for the arteries and heart
  2077. Intelligent people have more zinc and copper in their hair
  2078. The speed at which honey bees fly is at 15 miles per hour
  2079. The average life expectancy of an ant is about 90 days
  2080. The cruise liner, Queen Elizabeth II, moves only six inches for each gallon of diesel that it burns
  2081. In France, it is illegal for a person to kiss another on railways
  2082. The appliance that uses the most use of water in the home is the toilet
  2083. The first movie to ever cost $100 million to make is Terminator 2: Judgment Day in 1991
  2084. Adolf Hitler wanted to be an architect, but he failed the entrance exam at the architectural school in Vienna
  2085. In the first century, people used to drink goats milk to sweeten their breath
  2086. The first product that Sony came out with was the rice cooker
  2087. In the United States, ice cream is sold the most on a Sunday
  2088. Over the course of one year, a coffee tree only produces about 1.5 pounds of coffee
  2089. The substance that gives red wine and dark beer its color is said to have a positive effects on cholesterol and blood pressure
  2090. Tripolini pasta was named for the Italian conquest of Tripoli in Libya
  2091. The six official languages of the United Nations are Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian, and Spanish
  2092. In 2002, the most popular boat name in the U.S. was Liberty
  2093. One out of 20 people have an extra rib
  2094. 44% of kids watch television before they go to sleep
  2095. In 1865, the U.S. Secret Service was first established for the specific purpose to combat the counterfeiting of money
  2096. Istanbul, Turkey is the only city in the world located on two continents
  2097. In 1967, the IMAX film system was invented by Canadian Ivan Grame Ferguson to premier at Expo 67.
  2098. Approximately 40% of the U.S. paper currency in circulation was counterfeit by the end of the Civil War
  2099. Every three days a human stomach gets a new lining
  2100. In 1873, Colgate made a toothpaste that was available in a jar
  2101. The Kodiak, which is native to Alaska, is the largest bear and can measure up to eight feet and weigh as much as 1,700 pounds
  2102. The three best-known western names in China: Jesus Christ, Richard Nixon, and Elvis Presley
  2103. Mars is the home of Olympus Mons, the largest known volcano in our solar system
  2104. The Gastric Flu can cause projectile vomiting
  2105. The second best selling game of all time is Jenga. Jenga is a Swahili word, meaning 'to build.'
  2106. Cinderella is known as Rashin Coatie in Scotland, Zezolla in Italy, and Yeh-hsien in China
  2107. The name Wendy was made up for the book 'Peter Pan.'
  2108. The fur of the binturong, also known as the 'Asian Bear Cat,' smells like popcorn. The scent is believed to come from a gland located near the tail
  2109. In 1894 the first big Coke sign was found on the side of a building located in Cartersville, Georgia, and still exists today
  2110. The longest distance a deepwater lobster has been recorded to travel is 225 miles
  2111. Orcas (killer whales), when traveling in groups, breathe in unison
  2112. The Great Pyramids used to be as white as snow because they were encased in a bright limestone that has worn off over the years
  2113. NASCAR stands for National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing
  2114. Percentage of American men who say they would marry the same woman if they had it to do all over again: 80%
  2115. Paul Hunn holds the record for the loudest burp, which was 118.1 decibels, which is as loud as a chainsaw
  2116. A monkey was once tried and convicted for smoking a cigarette in South Bend, Indiana
  2117. There are six million parts in the Boeing 747-400.
  2118. The first TONKA truck was made in 1947
  2119. In the U.S., over one million gallons of cosmetics, drinks, and lotions are sold that contain aloe in them per year
  2120. Sugar Bear (the mascot for Golden Crisps cereal) was born in 1963
  2121. The Tonle Sap River in Cambodia flows north for almost half the year and then south for the rest of the year
  2122. Japanese research has concluded that moderate drinking can boost IQ levels
  2123. For more than 3,000 years, Carpenter ants have been used to close wounds in India, Asia and South America
  2124. Baskin Robbins plain vanilla ice cream is the number one selling flavour and accounts for a quarter of their sales
  2125. Elizabeth Taylor has appeared on the cover of Life magazine more than anyone else
  2126. The typical lead pencil can draw a line that is thirty five miles long
  2127. The word 'toy' comes from an old English word that means 'tool.'
  2128. Smokers are twice as likely to develop lower back pain than non-smokers
  2129. Humans are born with 300 bones in their body, however when a person reaches adulthood they only have 206 bones. This occurs because many of them join together to make a single bone
  2130. The reason why hair turns gray as we age is because the pigment cells in the hair follicle start to die, which is responsible for producing 'melanin' which gives the hair colour
  2131. In 1960 there were 16,067 gambling slots in Nevada. By 1999, this number rose to 205,726 slots which would be one slot for every 10 people residing there
  2132. It takes the Hubble telescope about 97 minutes to complete an orbit of the Earth. On average, the Hubble uses the equivilent amount of energy as 30 household light bulbs to complete an orbit.
  2133. The two factories of the Jelly Belly Candy Company produces approximately 100,000 pounds of jelly beans a day. this amounts to about 1,250,000 jelly beans an hour
  2134. Pucks hit by hockey sticks have reached speeds of up to 150 miles per hour
  2135. The 'naked recreation and travel' industry has grown by 233% in the past decade
  2136. The Planters Peanut Company mascot, Mr. Peanut, was created during a contest for schoolchildren in 1916
  2137. Most lipstick contains fish scales
  2138. The sentence 'the quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog' uses every letter in the english language
  2139. The expression cooked 'al dente' means 'to the tooth.' What this means is that the pasta should be somewhat firm, and offer some resistance to the tooth, but should also be tender
  2140. Of married couples, 70% of men and 60% of women have cheated on their spouse
  2141. No piece of paper can be folded in half more than 7 times
  2142. More people are killed by donkeys annually than are killed in plane crashes
  2143. The first couple to be shown on a sitcom sleeping in the same bed was 'Mary Kay and Johnny.'
  2144. Asthma affects one in fifteen children under the age of eighteen
  2145. A one ounce milk chocolate bar has 6 mg of caffeine
  2146. Throughout the South, peanuts were known as 'Monkey Nuts,' and 'Goober peas,' before the civil war
  2147. Scallops have approximately 100 eyes around the edge of its shell
  2148. In 1810, Peter Durand invented the tin can for preserving food
  2149. The fear of peanut butter sticking to the roof of the mouth is called Arachibutyrophobia
  2150. Men in their early twenties shave an average of four times a week
  2151. Colour is not an indicator for the taste or ripeness in cranberries
  2152. Each year there are approximately 20 billion coconuts produced worldwide
  2153. A chicken with red earlobes will produce brown eggs, and a chicken with white earlobes will produce white eggs
  2154. Not all polar bears hibernate; only pregnant females polar bears do
  2155. There is a restaurant in Stockholm that only offers all-garlic products. They even have a garlic cheesecake
  2156. Serving ice cream on cherry pie was once illegal in Kansas
  2157. Superman The Escape rollercoaster, located in California at Six Flags Magic Mountain, goes from 0 to 100 miles per hour in only 7 seconds
  2158. Five thousandths of a millimeter is the tolerance of accuracy at the LEGO mould factories
  2159. 2.5 cans of Spam are consumed every second in the United States
  2160. In 1836, Mexican General Santa Anna held an elaborate state funeral for his amputated leg. updated
  2161. A meteor has only destroyed one satellite, which was the European Space Agency's Olympus in 1993.
  2162. The Koala bear is not really a bear, but is really related to the kangaroo and the wombat.
  2163. One gallon of pure maple syrup weighs 11 pounds
  2164. Instead of a Birthday Cake, many Russian children are given a Birthday Pie
  2165. The largest employer in the world is the Indian railway system in India, employing over 1.6 million people
  2166. The word 'comet' comes from the Greek word 'kometes' meaning long hair and referring to the tail
  2167. The average price for a major league baseball game in 2004 is $19.82
  2168. The hydra, which is related to the jellyfish, can grow its body back in a couple of days if it is cut in half
  2169. The deepest mine in the world is the East Rand mine, which goes to a depth of about 3,585 metres
  2170. Native Indians have been known to paint their doors blue, which they believe keeps the bad spirits out
  2171. Before air conditioning was invented, white cotton slipcovers were put on furniture to keep the air cool.
  2172. It would take about fourteen and half million notes of currency to build a mile high stack
  2173. Chinese Crested dogs can get acne
  2174. It costs about 3 cents to make a $1 bill in the United States
  2175. Colgate faced a big obstacle marketing toothpaste in Spanish speaking countries. Colgate translates into the command 'go hang yourself.'
  2176. The cross bow was invented by the Chinese and records of its usage goes back to as far as the Three Kingdom Period (220 a.d.-280 a.d.).
  2177. It is estimated that by the end of 2000, there has been 142,600 tonnes of gold mined in the world
  2178. One-third pound stalk of broccoli contains more vitamin C than 204 apples
  2179. The Flintstones cartoon was the first thirty-minute cartoon to be aired during prime time
  2180. The abbreviation Xmas for the word Christmas is of Greek origin. Since the word for Christ in the Greek language is Xristos, which starts with the letter 'X,' they started putting the X in place of Christ and came up with the short form for the word Christmas
  2181. Dipsomania refers to an insatiable craving for alcoholic beverages
  2182. China has more English speakers than the United States
  2183. Pitcher Darold Knowles once pitched all seven games of one World Series
  2184. In a day, kids in the U.S. that are between the ages of 2 - 8 spend 28 minutes of their time coloring
  2185. The Ancient Greek women made a type of cheek blush by painting their cheeks with herbal pastes which was made out of crushed berries and seeds
  2186. Herbert Hoover, who was the 31st president of the United Stated, turned over all the Federal salary checks he received to charity during the 47 years he was in government
  2187. Macadamia nuts are not sold in their shells because it takes 300 pounds per square inch of pressure to break the shell
  2188. Japan has approximately 200 volcanoes and is home to 10% of the active volcanoes in the world
  2189. Before 1928, yo-yos used to be called bandalores in the United States
  2190. The only South East Asian country that has never been colonized by a Western Power is Thailand
  2191. In 1631, two London bible printers accidentally left the word 'not' out of the seventh commandment, which then read, 'Thou shalt commit adultery.' This legendary book is now known as the 'Wicked Bible.'
  2192. The shortest war in history was between Zanzibar an England in 1896. Zanzibar surrendered after 38 minutes
  2193. Irish Wolfhound dogs have a short lifespan and live about 7-8 years
  2194. When Queen Elizabeth I of England died she owned over 3,000 gowns
  2195. Female alligators lay about 40 eggs that hatch in 60 - 70 days
  2196. The nickname for a Japanese businessmen is 'Salarymen.'
  2197. Emus cannot walk backwards
  2198. The external tank on space shuttles is not painted. It is the only part of the shuttle that is lost after launch, so it is not necessary to worry about metal corrosion.
  2199. The most popular Twizzler candy flavour is strawberry
  2200. Thirty percent of all bingo players are under the age of 35
  2201. Infants spend more time dreaming than adults do
  2202. The famous Casanova (Giacomo Casanova) was a librarian for many years before he died
  2203. The only species of turtle that lives in the open ocean is the sea turtle
  2204. Toronto was the first city in the world with a computerized traffic signal system
  2205. Seniors who drink a cup of coffee before a memory test score higher than those who drink a cup of decaffeinated coffee
  2206. Venus is the only planet that rotates clockwise
  2207. Some octopuses have been known to eat their arms off when they are exposed to stressful situations
  2208. On average, 749 pounds of paper products is used by an American individual annually
  2209. The skeleton of a spider is located on the outside of the body. The name for this is exoskelton
  2210. Incas used to create pots in the shape of peanuts that were highly prized
  2211. The letter J does not appear anywhere on the periodic table of the elements
  2212. Over 200 varieties of watermelons are grown in the U.S
  2213. The most dangerous job in the United States is that of a fisherman, followed by logging and then an airline pilot
  2214. The words 'abstemioius,' and 'facetious' both have all the five vowels in them in order
  2215. French soldiers during World War I had the nickname 'poilu' which translates to 'hairy one.'
  2216. Former U.S. President William Taft converted the White House stable into a four car garage in 1909
  2217. People living on the east coast prefer creamy peanut butter, while people living on the west coast prefer chunky peanut butter
  2218. Some snails live on branches in trees
  2219. Tomato ketchup is a good conditioner for the hair. It also helps get the greenish tinge that some blonde haired people get after swimming in water with chlorine in it
  2220. The youngest pope was 11 years old
  2221. Did you know you share your birthday with at least 9 other million people in the world
  2222. Soldiers disease is a term for morphine addiction. The Civil War produced over 400,000 morphine addicts
  2223. The longest chapter in the Bible is Psalm 119, which is 176 verses
  2224. During the First World War, cigarettes were handed out to soldiers along with their rations
  2225. The longest freshwater shoreline in the world is located in the state of Michigan
  2226. There are bananas called 'Red banana' that are maroon to dark purple when ripe
  2227. Franklin Pierce was the first U.S. President to have a Christmas tree in the White House
  2228. The USA bought Alaska from Russia for 2 cents an acre
  2229. Walt Disney had originally suggested using the name Mortimer Mouse instead of Mickey Mouse
  2230. The length of brink of the Canadian 'Horseshoe' Falls located in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada is 2600 feet
  2231. The smile is the most frequently used facial expression. A smile can use anywhere from a pair of 5 to 53 facial muscles
  2232. The right lung of a human is larger than the left one. This is because of the space and placement of the heart
  2233. Native Americans used to use pumpkin seeds for medicine
  2234. The pound key (#) on the keyboard is called an octothorpe
  2235. The chemical name for caffeine is 1,3,7-trimethylzantihine
  2236. Corals take a long time to grow. Some corals only grow one centimeter in one year
  2237. Walmart-mart sells more apparel a year than all the other competing department stores combined
  2238. Canada has more inland waters and lakes than any other country in the world
  2239. Ramses II, a pharaoh of Egypt died in 1225 B.C. At the time of his death, he had fathered 96 sons and 60 daughters
  2240. The word 'lethologica' describes the state of not being able to remember the word you want
  2241. Since its introduction in February 1935, more than two hundred million Monopoly board games have been sold worldwide
  2242. Women are twice as likely to be diagnosed with depression than men in the United States
  2243. The smallest man ever was Gul Mohammed (1957-1997) of India, who measured 1 feet, 10? inches
  2244. 500,000 tons of dog excrement are dumped annually on the streets of Paris
  2245. Hydrogen gas is the least dense substance in the world, at 0.08988g/cc
  2246. In Belgium, there is a museum just for strawberries
  2247. The Simpsons is the longest running prime-time animated series on television history
  2248. The more a person struggles to get out of quicksand the faster they will sink. Staying still, and being calm will actually make the body float in the quicksand because the body is less dense than the quicksand is
  2249. On average, a Canadian girl owns seven Barbie dolls, whereas an American girl owns eight
  2250. A piece of French toast that was partially eaten by Justin Timberlake sold on eBay
  2251. The Olympic was the sister ship of the Titanic, and she provided twenty-five years of service
  2252. Atari had to bury millions of unsold 'E.T.' game cartridges in a New Mexico desert landfill in 1982
  2253. The biggest disco ball in the world has a diameter of 2.41 meters and 137.89 kilograms. It also has 6,900 mirror squares on it
  2254. The national anthem of Greece has 158 verses
  2255. An average city dog lives approximately three years longer than an average country dog
  2256. On average, falling asleep while driving results in 550 accidents per day in the United States
  2257. Scatologists are experts who study feces. (aka. crap, dung, dookie, dumps, feces, excrement, etc.)
  2258. Pumpkins contain potassium and vitamin A
  2259. The greatest mountain range is the Mid-Ocean Ridge, extending 64,374 km from the Arctic Ocean to the Atlantic Ocean
  2260. Pepsi got its name from the ingredient pepsin, which is said to aid in digestion, however, it is not known
  2261. The spray WD-40 got its name because there were forty attempts needed before the creation of the 'water displacing' substance
  2262. Contrary to popular beliefs, chocolate does not cause acne
  2263. Detroit, Michigan has more registered bowlers than any other city in the USA
  2264. The fastest moving land snake is the Black Mamba, which can move up to 7 miles per hour
  2265. Annually Americans eat 45 million turkeys at Thanksgiving
  2266. Rabbits can live up to ten years
  2267. The average life span of a single red blood cell is 120 days
  2268. Over 250 million Slinky toys have been sold since its debut in 1946
  2269. In 1961, Italian artist Piero Manzoni packed his feces in cans, signed and mounted them, and then sold them as art
  2270. The last thing Elvis Presley ate before he died was four scoops of ice cream and 6 chocolate chip cookies
  2271. Some Chinese chopsticks contain gold as on of their materials
  2272. The chances of making two holes-in-one in a round of golf are one in 67 million
  2273. The watch was invented by Peter Henlein of Nuremberg in 1510.
  2274. In North America there are approximately 618 roller coasters
  2275. The concept of Boxing Day, which is on December 26th, was to give boxes of food and clothing to the poor. It is now viewed in some countries as a time to get merchandise from stores at reduced prices
  2276. Crayola is a French word that means 'Oily chalk.'
  2277. Every year, Burger King restaurants prepare over 950,000 pounds of bacon for their breakfast customers
  2278. Isaac Newton used to be a member of parliament
  2279. Dumbest Dog: Afghan hound
  2280. At just four years old Mozart was able to learn a piece of music in half an hour
  2281. It would take twenty new mid-size cars to generate the same amount of pollution that a mid-size 1960's car did.
  2282. The honey badger can withstand hundreds of bee stings that would otherwise kill another animal
  2283. There are 500,000 detectable earthquakes in the world each year
  2284. Black pepper is the most popular spice in the world
  2285. In Greece, the climate is so warm that many of the cinemas do not even have roofs
  2286. The word 'moose' comes from the native Algonquian Indian word meaning 'twig eater.'
  2287. All 50 states are listed across the top of the Lincoln Memorial on the back of the $5 bill
  2288. An armadillo can walk under water
  2289. There are over one hundred billion galaxies with each galaxy having billions of stars
  2290. The Uape Indians, who live in the Amazon, mix the ashes of their recently cremated relatives with alcohol, then all members of the family drink the mix with fond memories of the deceased
  2291. The word 'diamond' comes from the Greek word 'adamas,' which means 'unconquerable.'
  2292. On average, a typical dairy cow lies down and stands up about 14 times a day
  2293. For the movie 'Tootsie' actor Dustin Hoffman thought of the title. His mother used to call him that as a child
  2294. The world record for rocking non-stop in a rocking chair is 480 hours held by Dennis Easterling, of Atlanta, Georgia
  2295. The Sears Tower consists of nine framed tubes, which connects nine skyscrapers as one building
  2296. The first subway system in America was built in Boston, Massachusetts in 1897
  2297. There are approximately 45 billion fat cells in an average adult
  2298. To make one pound of butter, 29 cups of milk are needed
  2299. The dot that appears over the letter 'i' is called a tittle
  2300. The San Francisco Cable cars are the only mobile National Monuments
  2301. Close to 73% of girls in Bangladesh are married by age 18
  2302. Nerve impulses for muscle position travel at a speed of up to 390 feet per second
  2303. In the summer of 1858, the smell of the sewage in the Thames River in London was so bad that the Members of Parliament had to leave from the chamber of the House of Commons. This was a result of two million people dumping all their sewage into the river
  2304. One out of five people that eat ice cream binge on ice cream in the middle of the night. The person is usually between 18 - 24 years old
  2305. The Basenji dog is the only dog that is not able to bark
  2306. There is a dog museum in St. Louis, Missouri
  2307. The tip of a bullwhip moves so fast that it breaks the sound barrier. The crack of the whip is actually a tiny sonic boom.
  2308. There is a city called Smackover located in Arkansas
  2309. An average person laughs about 15 times a day
  2310. The labels for Crayola crayons come in 18 different colors
  2311. The temperature of milk when it leaves the body of a cow is 101 degrees Fahrenheit. The milk is then quickly chilled and stored at a temperature of 40 degrees Fahrenheit
  2312. In Spain, it is common to pour chocolate milk or cafe au lait on cereal for breakfast
  2313. Over 50% of the wedding in the U.S. occur in the afternoon
  2314. Before the fur trade had started in Canada, it was estimated that there were over 6 million beavers
  2315. Eating dandelions can make you urinate more
  2316. Enough paper is recycled in the USA every day, that a 15 mile long train of boxcars could be filled up with paper.
  2317. The palms of your hands and the soles of your feet cannot tan, or grow hair
  2318. At the White House, president John Adams was said to be the first to display fireworks there
  2319. About 10% of the 100,000 thunderstorms that occur in the USA every year are classified as severe.
  2320. Sylvia Plath was a famous poet who killed herself at age thirty-one by sticking her head into a gas oven
  2321. A baseball will go farther in hot temperature than in cold temperature
  2322. A rabbit is not able to vomit
  2323. The aorta, which is largest artery located in the body, is about the diameter of a garden hose
  2324. Niagara Falls actually stopped flowing back in 1848 for about 20 hours because there was ice that was blocking the Niagara River
  2325. The world's first underground was the London Underground in1863. It has 275 stations and 253 miles of track.
  2326. The first American president to deliver a speech over the radio was Warren G. Harding
  2327. There are more than 40 million Americans that have 'chronic halitosis,' which is bad breath that never goes away
  2328. The human body makes anywhere from 1 to 3 pints of saliva every 24 hours
  2329. Cheetahs are the fastest land animal and can reach speeds up to 72mph
  2330. The purpose of tonsils is to destroy foreign substances that are swallowed or breathed in
  2331. The country with the highest consumption of candy at 29.5 pounds annually per person is Denmark
  2332. One of the most dangerous insect in the world is the common housefly. They carry and transmit more diseases than any other animal in the world
  2333. Every day, over 1,300 babies are born prematurely in the USA
  2334. The sun is approximately 149 million kilometres from the earth
  2335. The Great White Shark can grow to be more than twenty feet long and can weigh approximately 4,000 pounds
  2336. In 1832, in Paisley, Scotland the first municipal water filtration works was opened
  2337. The only popcorn museum in the world is lcoated in Marion, Ohio, USA
  2338. Any animal that has skin hair or fur can get dandruff, but in animals it is called 'dander.'
  2339. The average ice berg weighs 20,000,000 tons
  2340. In 1819, the USA purchased Florida from Spain for the cancellation of a $5 million debt
  2341. In a lifetime, the average driver will honk 15,250 times
  2342. Jewelers Tiffany & Co., based in New York, are responsible for making the Super Bowl trophy
  2343. Skippy Peanut Butter is sold more in the world than any other peanut butter
  2344. The highest bridge in the world is located in the Himalyan mountains. It was built by the Indian Army, in 1982, and is about 5,600 metres above sea level
  2345. In 1893, the first mosque in the United States was built
  2346. Apples are part of the rose family
  2347. Every eleven minutes in the U.S., a woman dies of breast cancer
  2348. Mr. Butts invented the game SCRABBLE. The game was originally called 'Criss Cross Words.'
  2349. Actress Meryl Streep holds the record for the most Oscar nominated actress, with a record of 13 nominations
  2350. In a year approximately 900 million trees are cut down to make the raw materials needed for American pulp mills and paper
  2351. Enamel is hardest substance in the human body
  2352. A leech has 32 brains
  2353. Thomas Edison designed a helicopter that would work with gunpowder. It ended up blowing up and also blew up his factory.
  2354. In the late 1800's, washing machines and butter churners were sometimes powered by dogs walking on treadmills.
  2355. In China, people eat a bar of chocolate for every 1,000 chocolate bars eaten by the British
  2356. Leonardo Da Vinci invented the scissors
  2357. Clarence Crane the inventor of 'Crane's Peppermint Life Savers' sold his rights to the popular candy for less than three thousand dollars.
  2358. Namco, who are the manufacturers of Pac Man the video game, has estimated that the original arcade game has been played over 10 billion times by individuals
  2359. In Ivrea, Italy, thousands of citizens celebrate the beginning of Lent by throwing oranges at one another
  2360. The sloth moves so slowly that green algae grows in the grooves of their hair
  2361. In the world, the United States and France have the most pet dogs. Approximately one out of every three families has a pet dog. Switzerland and Germany are the lowest only having one dog per every ten families
  2362. There are 50% more males that are left handed compared to females
  2363. Armadillos breed in July, but get pregnant in November after delaying implantation. This allows the young to be born during the spring when there is an abundance of food
  2364. Carbon monoxide can kill a person in less than 15 minutes
  2365. The Nobel Peace prize was first awarded in 1901 to Jean Henry Dunant, who was the founder of the Swiss Red Cross
  2366. In August 1999, Lori Lynn Lomeli set a record by spinning 82 Hula Hoops at the same time for three full revolutions
  2367. The wheelbarrow was invented by the Chinese.
  2368. The colour blue has a calming effect. It causes the brain to release calming hormones
  2369. Over 20 million BluBlocker sunglasses have been sold since its debut in 1986. They now come in over 100 different styles
  2370. Crabs have very small hairs on their claws and other parts of their body to help detect water currents and vibrations
  2371. In 1962, the first Wal-Mart opened up in Rogers, Arkansas
  2372. Duracell, the battery-maker, built parts of its new international headquarters using materials from its own waste
  2373. Vampire bat saliva has been responsible for many advances in research into stroke recovery
  2374. During the making of the the movie 'Fight Club,' actor Brad Pitt chipped his tooth. However, he did not get his tooth capped until after the movie was done filming as he thought it would look better chipped for his character
  2375. Clans of long ago that wanted to get rid of their unwanted peoplewithout killing them used to burn their houses down - hence theexpression 'toget fired.'
  2376. In ancient Rome, it was considered a sign of leadership to be born with a crooked nose
  2377. The word 'checkmate' in chess comes from the Persian phrase 'Shah-Mat,' which means the king is dead
  2378. If you yelled for 8 years, 7 months and 6 days, you would have produced enough sound energy to heat one cup of coffee
  2379. A common drink for Tibetans is Butter Tea which is made out of butter, salt, and brick tea
  2380. Bourbon was first made by a Baptist minsister from Bourbon County in Kentucky in 1789. That is where it got its name
  2381. The Pentagon, in Arlington, Virginia, has twice as many bathrooms as is necessary. When it was built in the 1940s, the state of Virginia still had segregation laws requiring separate toilet facilities for blacks and whites
  2382. McDonald restaurants serve food and drink to an amazing 43 million customers on a daily basis
  2383. The game Monopoly was once very popular in Cuba; however, Fidel Castro ordered that all games be destroyed
  2384. Nearly half of all Americans suffer from symptoms of burnout
  2385. During the era of Louis XIV, women used lemons to redden their lips
  2386. 70% of the poor people in the world are female
  2387. The thickness of the Arctic ice sheet is on average 10 feet. There are some areas that are thick as 65 feet
  2388. The adult human body requires about 88 pounds of oxygen daily
  2389. The biggest pumpkin the world weighs 1,337.6 pounds
  2390. The highest consumption of Pizza occurs during Super Bowl week
  2391. During World War II, condoms were used to cover rifle barrels from being damaged by salt water as the soldiers swam to shore
  2392. Approximately 55% of movies released are Rated R
  2393. The Roman emperor Domitian took great pleasure in being secluded in his room for hours and catching flies and stabbing them with pens
  2394. Tarantulas can live up to 30 years
  2395. On average redheads have 90,000 hairs. People with black hair have about 110,000 hairs
  2396. More than half the time spent in United States courts is cases that involve automobiles
  2397. One barrel of petroleum holds 42 gallons
  2398. The smoke that is produced by a fire kills more people than a burn does because of carbon monoxide and other dangerous gases
  2399. The Saguaro Cactus, found in South-western United States does not grow branches until it is 75 years old.
  2400. In Belgium, 172,000 tons of chocolate are produced in a year
  2401. The word Nike comes from Greek Mythology. Nike is the goddess of victory and was often depicted as a small winged figure whom the goddess Athene carried
  2402. The biggest bug in the world is the Goliath Beetle which can weigh up to 3.5 ounces and be 4.5 inches long
  2403. Leaving the water running while brushing your teeth can waste four gallons of water in a minute
  2404. Steve Fletcher holds the record for the largest gum wrapper collection. His collection has 5300 gum wrappers from all across the world
  2405. There was once a country called Prussia. After World War II, it was divided among Poland, Germany, and the USSR
  2406. The word Spain means 'the land of rabbits.'
  2407. In 1936, the first practical helicopter was invented. It was the German Focke-Wulf Fw 61.
  2408. The word tulip comes from the Turkish word for turban
  2409. Psychokinesis refers to the ability of moving objects through psychic power
  2410. The fat that comes from sheep, which is called tallow, can also be used to produce soap and candles
  2411. In Britain, one out of every four potatoes is eaten in the form of french fries
  2412. In the movie Psycho by Alfred Hitchcock, chocolate syrup was used for blood in the shower scene
  2413. The movie 'Chicken Run' made in 2,000 had the most plasticine used in an animated movie. They used 2,380 kg of plasticine for the movie
  2414. During WWII, because a lot of players were called to duty, the Pittsburgh Steelers and Philadelphia Eagles combined to become The Steagles
  2415. The titan arum flower is the largest flower in the world and gives off a horrible odor that smells like rotting flesh when it blooms
  2416. Every day, the average person swallows about a quart of snot
  2417. When the only queen ant dies, so does the entire colony, because no new workers are born
  2418. The Dutch people are known to be the tallest people in Europe
  2419. The average American kid will eat approximately 1.500 peanut butter sandwiches by high school graduation
  2420. Goats do not have upper front teeth
  2421. It has been suggested that shepherds are responsible for inventing the game golf. It is said that they used to use their staffs to hit the stones
  2422. There are about 6,800 languages in the world
  2423. Studies have shown that by putting on slow background music it can make a person eat food at a slower rate
  2424. By walking an extra 20 minutes every day, an average person will burn off seven pounds of body fat in an year
  2425. Ironically, when doctors in Los Angeles, California went on strike in 1976, the daily number of deaths in the city dropped 18%
  2426. Octopus and squid are thought to be the most intelligent of all invertebrates
  2427. On average, a beaver can cut down two hundred trees a year.
  2428. The name of the first menthol cigarette in the United States was 'Spud.'
  2429. A world record 328 pound ovarian cyst was removed from a woman in Galveston, Texas, in 1905. updated
  2430. The fastest shark is the 'Shortfin Mako,' which can swim as fast as sixty miles per hour
  2431. The flatulation from domesticated cows produce about 30% of the methane on this planet
  2432. Ironically, watermelons, which are 92% water, originated from the Kalahari Desert in Africa
  2433. The first tattoo machine was invented by Samuel O'Reilly. He did this by using equipment that Thomas Edison used to engrave hard surfaces.
  2434. In a lifetime, an average human produces 10,000 gallons of saliva
  2435. A slug has four noses
  2436. Chili Powder was invented in the 19th century in the American Southwest
  2437. The sea cucumber spills its internal organs out as a defense mechanism
  2438. Approximately 25,000 workers died during the building of the Panama Canal and approximately 20,000 of them contracted malaria and yellow fever
  2439. Braces were first invented by Pierre Fauchard in 1728. The braces were made by a flat strip of metal, which was connected to the teeth by thread.
  2440. Marilyn Monroe had six toes
  2441. There is a town in Texas called Ding Dong. In 1990, the population was only twenty-two people
  2442. The total volume of mail that went through the Canadian postal system in 1950 was 1,362,310,155 items
  2443. The highest toll paid by a ship to cross the Panama Canal was by the Crown Princess on May 2, 1993 in the amount of $141,349.97 U.S. funds
  2444. The name of the famous snack 'Twinkies' was invented by seeing a billboard in St. Louis, that said 'Twinkle Toe Shoes.'
  2445. The word 'Nazi' is actually an abbreviation for Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei, which refers to the National Socialist German Workers Party
  2446. The unique characteristics of Barbie dolls in Japan are that they have their lips closed with no teeth showing
  2447. The Coca Cola company offers more than 300 different beverages
  2448. Neptune was the first planet in our solar system to be discovered by mathematics
  2449. Five percent of the people who use personal ads for dating are already married
  2450. Camel is considered unclean meat in the Bible
  2451. Soldier Field is the oldest field in the NFL
  2452. In the U.S., over one million gallons of cosmetics, drinks, and lotions are sold that contain aloe in them per year
  2453. The name Jeep came from the abbreviation used in the army for the'General Purpose' vehicle, G.P.
  2454. Eating eight strawberries will provide you with more Vitamin C than an orange
  2455. The first toilet ever seen on television was on 'Leave It To Beaver'.
  2456. Mosquitoes have teeth
  2457. To be born on Sunday was considered a sign of great sin during the Puritan times
  2458. The citrus soda '7 UP' was created in 1929. The original name of the popular drink was 'Bib-Label Lithiated Lemon-Lime Soda', but it got changed to '7 UP.'
  2459. The average four year-old child asks over four hundred questions a day
  2460. Prosopagnosia refers to the inability to identify people by their faces. In severe cased prosopagnosia a person may not be able to identify themselves in a mirror
  2461. On November 29, 2000, Pope John Paul II was named an 'Honorary Harlem Globetrotter.'
  2462. An adult sheep can eat between 1 to 4 kg of food per day
  2463. In 1888, Hollywood was founded by Harvey and Daeida Wilcox, who named the city after their summer home in Chicago
  2464. Blood is such a good stain that Native Americans used it for paint
  2465. In 1876, the first microphone was invented by Emile Berliner.
  2466. 'I am.' is the second shortest complete sentence in the English language
  2467. On average, a person will spend about five years eating during their lifetime
  2468. Each king in a deck of playing cards represents a great king from history. Spades - King David, Clubs - Alexander the Great, Hearts - Charlemagne, Diamonds - Julius Caesar
  2469. Many cancer patients that are treated with chemotherapy lose their hair. For some when the hair grows back, it can grow back a different colour, or be curly or straight
  2470. A volcano has enough power to shoot ash as high as 50 km into the atmosphere
  2471. The longest hiccups on record was by an American pig farmer whose hiccups persisted from 1922 to 1987
  2472. Coupons were introduced in 1894 when Asa Candler bought the Coca-Cola formula for $2,300 and gave people coupons that he had written out to receive a free glass of coke
  2473. Panthers are known as black leopards, as they are the same species of leopard. If looked at closely, black spots can be seen on a panther
  2474. Approximately 25% of all scald burns to children are from hot tap water and is associated with more deaths than with any other liquid
  2475. In London, during rush hour traffic moves on average at 13 kilometres an hour
  2476. Tomatoes and cucumbers are fruits
  2477. In the United States, approximately 50 million people fish per year
  2478. Cattle can produce up to 180 litres of saliva in one day
  2479. Dolphins hear by having sound waves transmit through their skull to their inner ear region
  2480. Teflon was accidently discovered by scientist Dr. Roy Plunkett while he was conducting a coolant gas experiment in 1938
  2481. The risk of cardiovascular disease is twice as high in women that snore regularly compared to women who do not snore. updated
  2482. Close to 80% of people who watch the Super Bowl on television, only do so to view the commercials
  2483. The first theatre to show motion pictures was the Nickelodeon on June 19, 1905 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. It was opened by Harry Davis on Smithfield Street
  2484. The White House has a movie theater, swimming pool, bowling lane, jogging track, and a tennis court
  2485. About two hundred years before the birth of Christ, the Druids used mistletoe to celebrate that winter was approaching
  2486. Cats have over one hundred vocal sounds, dogs only have about ten
  2487. A butterfly can see the colors red, green, and yellow
  2488. In the game of Monopoly, the most landed on properties are B&O Railroad, Illinois Avenue, and 'Go.'
  2489. The airplane Buddy Holly died in was the 'American Pie.' (Thus the nameof the Don McLean song.)
  2490. Lions cannot roar until they reach the age of two.
  2491. A baby kangaroo is called a joey
  2492. Montreal is the second largest French speaking city after Paris
  2493. There were 43,687 toilet related accidents in the United States in 1996
  2494. In Albania, nodding your head means 'no' and shaking your head means 'yes.'
  2495. Ringo Starr appeared in a Japanese advertisement for apple sauce. Ironically his name means 'apple sauce' in Japanese
  2496. The average US worker toils for two hours and 47 minutes of each working day just to pay income tax. Indeed, the average American pays more in taxes than for food, clothing and shelter put together
  2497. There is cyanide in apple pips
  2498. True spiders always have organs for spinning silk known as spinnerets
  2499. Great Britain has the highest consumption of ice cream than any other European nation
  2500. Every continent has a city called Rome
  2501. The movie 'Cleopatra' cost $44 million to make in 1963. The same movie would now cost $300 million to make taking inflation into account
  2502. A species of dolphin is born naturally blind in the Indus and Ganges rivers in South Asia. These dolphins have a highly sophisticated sonar system and swim on only one side of their body
  2503. Kermit the Frog was named after Kermit Scott, a childhood friend of creator Jim Henson, who became a professor of philosophy at Purdue University
  2504. Weatherman Willard Scott was the first Ronald McDonald
  2505. Aztec emperor Montezuma had a nephew, Cuitlahac, whose name meant 'plenty of excrement.'
  2506. Hang On Sloopy is the official rock song of Ohio.
  2507. Actor Sylvester Stallone once had a job as a lion cage cleaner
  2508. Play-Doh was introduced in 1956 by Hasbro Inc. The only color availabe was an off white, and it came in one size which a one and a half pound can
  2509. The USSR launched the world's first artificial satellite, Sputnik 1, in 1957.
  2510. An oyster can change its gender
  2511. From all the states, Montana has the most different species of animals
  2512. The actual smallest sovereign entity in the world is the Sovereign Military Order of Malta (S.M.O.M.). It is located in the city of Rome, Italy, has an area of two tennis courts, and as of 2001 has a population of 80, 20 less people than the Vatican. It is a sovereign entity under international law, just as the Vatican is
  2513. Queen Elizabeth I always wore a necklace with a little perfume bottle attached everywhere she went
  2514. A group of people that are hired to clap at a performance are called a claque
  2515. The tallest tree recorded is located in Humboldt Redwoods State Park, California. It is a coast redwood and has been measured at 117 metres high
  2516. In 1926, a waiter in Budapest committed suicide. He left his suicide note in the form of a crossword and the police had to get help from the public to solve it
  2517. Anti-American demonstrators protesting in Bangladesh after the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks carried posters of Osama bin Laden sitting alongside Bert, a beloved Sesame Street Muppet character
  2518. Polar bear livers contain so much Vitamin A that it can be fatal if eaten by a human
  2519. Leather skin does not have any smell. The leather smell that you sense is actually derived from the materials used in the tanning process
  2520. Finland is also known as 'the land of of the thousand lakes,' because of the over 188,000 lakes found in this country
  2521. In an year, an average American kid eats 46 slices of pizza
  2522. In Las Vegas, casinos do not have any clocks
  2523. Bubble gum contains rubber
  2524. When Kleenex was first introduced to the market in 1924, it was marketed as a make up or cold cream remover
  2525. In the year 1900, for a women to be a telephone operator she had to be between the ages of 17 and 26 and not be married
  2526. The first spacecraft to visit the planet Venus was Mariner 2 in 1962.
  2527. Humans and dolphins are the only species that have sex for pleasure
  2528. Babies that are exposed to cats and dogs in their first year of life have a lower chance of developing allergies when they grow older
  2529. Urophobia is the fear of urine or urinating
  2530. In 1949, forecasting the relentless march of science, Popular Mechanics said 'Computers in the future may weigh no more than 1.5 tons.'
  2531. Water that is safe to drink is referred to as POTABLE
  2532. Actor John Ritter was the voice of Clifford, from 'Clifford The Big Red Dog.'
  2533. Chocolate accounts for less than two percent of the fat in the American diet
  2534. The band Duran Duran got their name from an astronaut in the 1968 Jane Fonda movie 'Barbarella.'
  2535. The accent that Mike Myers used for the character Shrek came from the accent that his mother would use when she was telling him bedtime stories when he was a child
  2536. In the Netherlands, there are special traffic lanes for bicycles. There are approximately 17,000 kms of cycle lanes with special bicycle traffic lights.
  2537. It was believed by Ancient Hindus that the world was a sphere and rested on the back of four elephants, which stood on a turtle
  2538. Alexander the Great and Julius Caesar were both epileptic
  2539. Every year, more than one million miles of Twizzlers licorice is made
  2540. A penguin swims at a speed of approximately 15 miles per hour
  2541. The word Thailand means 'land of the free.'
  2542. A rose imprint that was fossilized in a slate was discovered in Florisant, Colorado, which is said to be thirty-five million years old
  2543. U.S. bills are 2.61 inches wide, 6.14 inches long, and are .0043 inches thick and weigh 1 gram
  2544. The highest mountain in the Western Hemisphere is Mount Aconcagua in Argentina. It rises 22,834 feet above sea level
  2545. The Barn Owls hearing is so highly developed that they can hunt for their prey in total darkness
  2546. The average number of bridesmaids at a wedding is four
  2547. Average number of people airborne over the US any given hour: 61,000
  2548. In 1876, Maria Spelterina was the first woman to ever cross Niagara Falls on a high wire
  2549. On April 6, 1925, the first in-flight movie was shown. It was a silent film and appeared on a Deutsche Luft Hansa flight
  2550. The temperature of lightning bolts is sometimes hotter than the surface of the sun.
  2551. When Burger King introduced the Whopper Sandwich in 1957, it cost only thirty-seven cents
  2552. Chopsticks originated from China approximately 4,000 years ago
  2553. The favorite honeymoon place is Hawaii
  2554. The 1960 Summer Olympics were the first Olympics to be aired on television by CBS
  2555. The Canadian holiday Boxing Day got its name from the custom of giving. Servants were given boxes which had money hidden inside them from their employers. The servants would have to break the box into pieces to get the money
  2556. In proportion, if Jupiter were a basketball, then the sun would be the size of the Louisiana Super Dome
  2557. The Toronto Maple Leafs used to be called the Toronto Arenas, then the St. Patricks and finally the Maple Leafs
  2558. A dime has 118 ridges around the edge
  2559. Next to Warsaw, Chicago has the largest Polish population in the world
  2560. In 1391, China began producing toliet paper for use by its Emperors
  2561. In the United States, the most frequent month for a tornado to occur is in May.
  2562. There are some ice creams that are 75% air
  2563. In the United States, lightning hits the ground 40 million times a year.
  2564. A mother hen turns her egg approximately 50 times in a day. This is so the yolk does not stick to the shell
  2565. The reason why flamingos are pink is because they eat shrimp which have a red pigment
  2566. Totally Hair Barbie is the best selling Barbie of all time. It sold over ten million units
  2567. Jellyfish have been on Earth for over 650 million years. This is before sharks and dinosaurs
  2568. Although white wine can be produced from both red and white grapes, red wine can only be created from red grapes
  2569. Shirley Temple was considered to play the role of Dorothy in 'The Wizard of Oz.'
  2570. Babies that wear disposable diapers are five times more likely to get a diaper rash than babies wearing a cotton diaper
  2571. One million cloud droplets are needed to make enough water to produce one raindrop.
  2572. In the world, the Netherlands has the highest concentration of museums in the world. Just in Amsterdam alone there are 42 museums
  2573. Amongst pre-schoolers, Caillou is the fastest-ever-growing television show and is seen in close to 97% of U.S. households
  2574. Rice flour was used to strengthen some of the bricks that make up the Great Wall of China
  2575. Research has indicated that a tie that is on too tight can increase the risk of glaucoma in men
  2576. Each year all of the Hostess bakeries combined bake 500 million Twinkies a year. (A twinkie is a sponge cake with a creamy filling.)
  2577. Charlie Chaplin once lost a contest for a Charlie Chaplin look a like
  2578. Pluto is the only planet in our solar system that has not been visited by a spacecraft
  2579. The worlds tallest free fall rollercoaster is The Giant Drop located in Australia. The drops is 120 meters which is equivalent to a 39 storey building
  2580. Stalks of sugar cane can reach up to 30 feet
  2581. The markings that are found on dice are called 'pips.'
  2582. Joseph Gayetty is credited for inventing toilet paper in 1857. Unfortunately, his invention failed and did not catch on until ten years later
  2583. A newly hatched fish is called a 'fry.'
  2584. The music band UB40 got its name from an unemployment form in England
  2585. The Olympic Flame was introduced in 1928 in Amsterdam
  2586. The YKK on the zipper of your Levis stands for Yoshida Kogyo Kabushibibaisha, the worlds largest zipper manufacturer
  2587. Armadillos can be housebroken
  2588. The Eisenhower interstate system requires that one-mile in every five must be straight. These straight sections are usable as airstrips in times of war or other emergencies
  2589. The material to build the Taj Mahal was brought in from various parts of India by a fleet of 1000 elephants
  2590. Medical research has found substances in mistletoe that can slow down tumor growth
  2591. In the USA, 32% of employees eat lunch and work at the same time
  2592. In Alabama, it is against the law to wear a fake mustache that could cause laughter in the church
  2593. In the United States, more than 4.2 million couples live together that are not married
  2594. Bill Gates house was partially designed using a Macintosh computer. new
  2595. The male howler monkey of Central and South America is the noisiest land animal, which can be heard clearly from a distance of ten miles away
  2596. Nerve cells can travel as fast as 120 metres per second
  2597. It is said that grapefruit got its name because it grows like grapes in clusters. One cluster can have up to 25 grapefruits
  2598. Abdul Kassam Ismael, Grand Vizier of Persia in the tenth century, carried his library with him wherever he went. Four hundred camels carried the 117,000 volumes
  2599. An average adult produces about half a litre of flatulent gas per day, resulting in an average of about fourteen occurrences of flatulence a day
  2600. Maine is the toothpick capital of the world
  2601. Peanut butter is an effective way to to remove chewing gum from hair or clothes
  2602. The longest kiss on record lasted 30 hours and 45 minutes. Dror Orpaz and Carmit Tsubara recorded it on April 5, 1999 at a kissing contest held in Tel Aviv, Israel
  2603. Polar bears are excellent swimmers. They have been known to swim more than 60 miles without a rest
  2604. The most expensive perfume in the world is Parfum VI, which was made by Arthur Burnham. A 4 inch bottle which is covered with diamonds and 24-carat gold costs $71,380
  2605. If Wal-Mart was classified as a country, it would be the 24th most productive country in the world
  2606. Cimeti?re du P?re Lachaise located in Paris is the most visited cemetery in the world. The cemetery opened in 1805 and has over one million people buried there, including rock star Jim Morrison
  2607. In Australia, a dust-devil is called a 'willy-willy
  2608. The Leaning Tower of Pisa is 58.36 metres above the ground
  2609. Americans write approximately 50 billion checks a year making it the second most frequent payment method used after cash
  2610. The name 'Snickers' for the popular candy bar was named after a horse that the Mars family owned
  2611. The #1 peanut producing state is Georgia
  2612. Keeping Warm With an Axe, is the title of a real how-to book. Click Here For More Details
  2613. An artificial Christmas tree last up to six years in a home
  2614. Women are four times more likely to have foot problems than men
  2615. In 1783, the hot air balloon was invented in France.
  2616. There was an army general during the Liberia Civil War who used to lead his army into battle naked. His nickname was 'General Butt Naked.' Joshua Milton Blahyi (his real name) is now an evangelical preacher in Monrovia
  2617. There are no two zebras who have stripes that are exactly the same
  2618. The Angel Falls in Venezuela were named after an American pilot, Jimmy Angel, whose plane got stuck on top of the mountain while searching for gold
  2619. Lake Ontario was originally named Lake St. Louis
  2620. Actor John Travolta was offered the role of Billy Flynn many times for the movie 'Chicago.' Richard Gere ended up playing the role
  2621. The Canadian province of New Brunswick had a bloodless war with the US state of Maine in 1839
  2622. There are more than 2,400 flea species in the world
  2623. Ninety-nine percent of pumpkins sold in the United States are for the sole purpose of decoration
  2624. David McConnell started the California Perfume Company (CPC) in 1886. Today the company is known as Avon, which he named after his favorite playwright William Shakespeare, and Stratford on Avon
  2625. Americans did not commonly use forks until after the Civil War
  2626. Chicago has the largest cookie factory, where Nabisco made over 4.6 billion 'Oreo' cookies in 1997
  2627. In 1963, Mister Rogers was ordained as a Presbyterian minister
  2628. There was a post office on the Russian space station Mir. Visiting cosmonauts would use unique postal 'markers' to stamp envelopes and other items as having flown aboard the Mir space station
  2629. In one day, 230 marriage licenses are issued in Las Vegas
  2630. Every second there are 418 Kit Kat fingers eaten in the world
  2631. The Great Comet of 1843 had a tail that was over 300 kilometres long.
  2632. The dumbest dog in the world is the Afghan Hounds
  2633. There are no blossoms on the branches of a fig tree, instead it is inside the fruit
  2634. The largest chicken egg ever laid weighed a pound and had a double yolk and shell
  2635. Billiards used to be so popular at one time that cigarette cards were issued featuring players
  2636. Chewing gum has rubber as an ingredient
  2637. An orca whale can hold its breath for up to 15 minutes
  2638. Alexander the Great was an epileptic
  2639. Wood frogs can be frozen solid and then thawed, and continue living. They use the glucose in their body to protect their vital organs while they are in a frozen state
  2640. Canadians eat more Kraft Dinner (Macaroni and Cheese) per capita than any other country in the world
  2641. In a day, a mature oak tree can draw approximately 50 gallons of water
  2642. The reason why bubble gum is pink is because the inventor only had pink colouring left. Ever since then, the colour of bubble gum has been predominantly pink
  2643. Emilio Marco Palma was the first person born in Antarctica in 1978
  2644. A top freestyle swimmer achieves a speed of only 4 miles per hour. Fish, in contrast, have been clocked at 68 mph
  2645. Every single hamster in the United States today comes from a single litter captured in Syria in 1930
  2646. Research on pigs led to the development of CAT scans.
  2647. The Hundred Years War lasted for 116 years
  2648. Some dolphins can swim up to 40 kilometers an hour
  2649. In the last 30 years, only seven people have been killed by a polar bear in Canada
  2650. The longest U.S. highway is Route 20, which is over 3,365 miles
  2651. The largest LEGO castle that was ever built was built with 400,000 LEGO bricks and was 4.45 m x 5.22 m
  2652. In the U.S. there are approximately 65.8 million cats
  2653. One of the steepest main streets in Canada is located in Saint John, New Brunswick. Over a distance of two blocks the street rises about 80 feet
  2654. Avery Laser Labels are named after company founder R. Stanton Avery
  2655. The highest point in Pennsylvania is lower than the lowest point in Colorado
  2656. On September 9, 1950 dubbed laughter was used for the first time on television. It was used for the sitcom 'The Hank McCune Show.'
  2657. A violin actually contains 70 separate pieces of wood
  2658. The human heart can create enough pressure that it could squirt blood at a distance of thirty feet
  2659. One out of four American households own a cat
  2660. Queen Lydia Liliuokalani was the last reigning monarch of the Hawaiian Islands. She was also the only Queen the United States ever had
  2661. Every day 2,700 people die of heart disease
  2662. There are 10 million bacteria at the place where you rest your hands at a desk
  2663. The quills of a porcupine are soft when they are born
  2664. An average American child watches approximately 28 hours of television in one week
  2665. Quality standards for pasta were set in the 13th century by the Pope
  2666. The A.A. Milne character of Winnie the Pooh made his animated film debut in 1966 in Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree
  2667. People have the tendency to chew the food on the side that they most often use their hand
  2668. Antarctica is the only land on our planet that is not owned by any country
  2669. The Pentagon, in Arlington, Virginia, has twice as many bathrooms as isnecessary. When it was built in the 1940s, the ste of Virginia stillhad segregation laws requiring separate toilet facilities for blacks andwhites.
  2670. The Lemon shark grows about 24,000 new teeth a year. A new set of teeth grow approximately every 14 days
  2671. One billion seconds is about 32 years
  2672. An average American eats approximately 60 hot dogs per year
  2673. Iceland consumes more Coca-Cola per capita than any other nation
  2674. The water displacement product, WD-40, can be found in 80% of American homes
  2675. Dexter is the smallest type of cow. This cow was bred to be a small size for household living
  2676. As part of the original design, the names of 72 French scientists and other famous people is imprinted on the sides of the Eiffel tower
  2677. The first domain name ever registered was Symbolics.com
  2678. Thirty to 40 gallons of sugar maple sap must be boiled down to make just one gallon of maple syrup
  2679. The most frequent season for most suicides to occur is in the spring. The winter months have the lowest number of suicides
  2680. A seven year old boy was the first person to survive the Horeshoe Falls (Niagara Falls) in just a life jacket
  2681. The longest punt return for a touchdown was 103 yards
  2682. The most popular Hot Wheels vehicle sold is the Corvette
  2683. A giraffe is able to clean its ears with its own tongue
  2684. The slowest growing finger nail is on the thumb nail and the fastest growing is the finger nail on the middle finger
  2685. Flu shots only work about 70% of the time
  2686. People of Salt Lake City eat the most lime-flavoured gelatin Jell-O in the United States
  2687. In a survey conducted in 2000 by Kimberly-Clark, it was found that men prefer to fold their toilet paper, and women like to wad it
  2688. On average, a person has two million sweat glands
  2689. France, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Greece, and Australia have always been in the modern Olympics since it began in 1896
  2690. The longer white infants from low-income families are breast-fed, the less likely they will be overweight as young children, researchers said on Monday
  2691. 111,111,111 x 111,111,111 = 12,345,678,987,654,321
  2692. The Boston University Bridge (on Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts) is one of the few places in the world where a boat can sail under a train driving under a car driving under an airplane
  2693. The most popular treat for Halloween trick-or-treaters are candy bars with Snickers being the most popular
  2694. Corned beef got its name because this beef was preserved with pellets of salt that were the size of corn kernels, which was also referred to as 'corns' of salt
  2695. The Canandian province of New Brunswick had a bloodless war with the US state of Maine in 1839.
  2696. In 1908, the first machine to make lollipops opened for business in New Haven, Connecticut
  2697. In 1976, a Los Angeles secretary named Jannene Swift officially married a fifty pound rock. More than twenty people witnessed the ceremony
  2698. The most diners per capita in the world are located in the U.S. state New Jersey
  2699. In Denmark, people eat about 36 pounds of candy a year. The highest consumption of candy of any country
  2700. John Van Wormer invented paper milk cartons after dropping a bottle of milk one morning. The bottle broke spilling the milk everywhere. That annoyance was enough for Van Wormer to come up with the idea.
  2701. The long fibres that are found in bananas are excellent in making paper. The long fibres that are found in the banana plant can make the banana fibre paper approximately 3000 times stronger than regular paper
  2702. The state of Tennessee was known as Franklin before 1796
  2703. Over 90% of poison exposures occur in homes
  2704. Honolulu, Hawaii boasts the only royal palace in the United States of America
  2705. Seven asteroids were especially named for the Challenger astronauts who were killed in the 1986 failed launch of the space shuttle
  2706. Americans consumed more than twenty billion hot dogs in 2000
  2707. The production of toilet paper in China began in 1391, which was used for the Emperors
  2708. The reason firehouses have circular stairways is from the days of yorewhen the engines were pulled by horses. The horses were stabled on theground floor and figured out how to walk up straight staircases.
  2709. The cigarette lighter was invented before the match.
  2710. It would take approximately twenty-four trees that are on average six to eight inches in diameter to produce one ton of newsprint for the Sunday edition of the New York Times
  2711. Every year, kids in North America spend close to half a billion dollars on chewing gum
  2712. The tuatara lizard of New Zealand has three eyes, two in the center of its head and one on the top of its head
  2713. The world population of chickens is about equal to the number of people
  2714. The largest number of children born to one woman, who was a Russian peasant is 69
  2715. In a lifetime, an average driver will release approximately 912 pints of wind inside a car
  2716. The loss of eyelashes is referred to as madarosis
  2717. Approximately 75% of human poop is made of water
  2718. The popular chocolate bar 'Three Musketeers' got its name because when it was first introduced in 1932 there were three individual bars. The flavours were strawberry, chocolate, and vanilla
  2719. Every photograph of the first American atomic bomb detonation was taken by Harold Edgerton
  2720. Heinz Catsup leaving the bottle travels at 25 miles per year
  2721. In 1864, A Quebec farmer found a frog inside a hailstone
  2722. Actor Sylvester Stallone once had a job as a lion cage cleaner
  2723. The first time there was an instance where they had a separate toilet for women and men was in 1739 at a ball in Paris
  2724. In the marriage ceremony of the Ancient Inca Indians of Peru, the couple was considered officially wed when they took off their sandals and handed them to each other
  2725. Maine is the only state whose name is just one syllable
  2726. Some birds have been know to put ants into their feathers because the ants squirt formic acid, which kills parasites
  2727. On average, 42,000 balls are used and 650 matches are played at the annual Wimbledon tennis tournament
  2728. The WD in WD-40 stands for Water Displacer
  2729. Lachanophobia is the fear of vegetables
  2730. Lake Baikal, in Siberia, is the deepest lake in the world
  2731. In the Middle Ages, peacocks and swans were sometimes served at Christmas dinners
  2732. India has the most post offices in the world
  2733. Women take three times longer than men when using the toilet
  2734. In America, approximately 25% of kids aged 6-14 have a magaznie subscription
  2735. Canada has more donut shops per capita than the United States
  2736. In 1886, Coca-cola was first served at a pharmacy in Atlanta, Georgia for only five cents a glass. A pharmacist named John Pemberton created the formula for Coca-cola
  2737. 75% of all raisins eaten by people in the United States are eaten at breakfast
  2738. Whale oil was used in some car transmissions until 1973
  2739. Flamingos are able to fly at a speed of approximately 55 kilometers an hour. In one night they can travel about 600 km
  2740. 1 out of every 4 kids in the USA is overweight
  2741. 'Kemo Sabe' means 'soggy shrub' in Navajo
  2742. In 1903, there were originally only eight Crayola crayons in a box and they sold for five cents
  2743. Men are able to read fine print better than women can
  2744. On average, 150 couples get married in Las Vegas each day
  2745. Spiders usually have eight eyes, but still they cannot see that well
  2746. One ragweed plant can release as many as a million grains of pollen in one day
  2747. Women hearts beat faster than men
  2748. The Central African raffia palm is known to have the longest leaves. The leaves can measure up to 82.5 feet long.
  2749. Due to the shortages of lead and metals during World War II, toothpaste was packaged in plastic tubes and have been ever since
  2750. It is estimated that 93% of American children will go out trick or treating for Halloween
  2751. In humans, the epidermal layer of skin, which consists of many layers of skin regenerates every 27 days
  2752. A group of crows is called a murder
  2753. Ellen Macarthur, yachtswoman, had a total of 891 naps in 94 days that were each 36 minutes long while on her Vendee Round the Globe yacht race
  2754. Davao City, located at the Southern state of Philippines, is the largest city in the world in terms of area
  2755. Castaways Travel, a Houston-area travel agency, offers an all-nude flight to Cancun Mexico. Once the plane reaches cruising altitude, you are allowed to take off all your clothes and roam about the cabin
  2756. People generally read 25% slower from a computer screen compared to paper
  2757. Certain female species of spiders such as the Australian crab spider, sacrifice their bodies as a food source for their offspring
  2758. One grape vine produce can produce about 20 to 30 glasses of wine
  2759. The TV show 'Saturday Night Live' made its debut on October 11, 1975
  2760. In a pack of Skittles candy, there is an equal 20% distribution of each flavour
  2761. The names of the two stone lions in front of the New York Public Library are Patience and Fortitude. They were named by then-mayor Fiorello LaGuardia
  2762. The Hubble telescope is so powerful that it is like pointing a beam of light at a dime that is two hundred miles away.
  2763. The word 'umbrella' is derived from the Latin root word 'umbra', which means shade or shadow
  2764. An ear of corn consists of 80% water
  2765. Leonardo Da Vinci never signed or dated his most famous painting, the Mona Lisa
  2766. On average people fear spiders more than they do death
  2767. Every day, over five billion gallons of water are flushed down toilets in the United States
  2768. In one trip, a honey bee visits about 75 flowers
  2769. Barney, the famous dinosaur that entertains kids is from Dallas
  2770. Jupiter is the fastest rotating planet, which can complete one revolution in less than ten hours
  2771. A chicken loses its feathers when it becomes stressed
  2772. Nutmeg is extremely poisonous if injected intravenously
  2773. The first Tupperware item marketed was the seven-ounce bathroom cup in 1945
  2774. Sharks are immune to cancer
  2775. Manicuring the nails has been done by people for more than 4,000 years
  2776. Approximately 1 billion stamps are produced in Australia annually
  2777. The study of the iris of the eye is called iridology
  2778. Back in 1919, the Russian transplant pioneer Serge Voronoff made headlines by grafting monkey testicles onto human males.
  2779. The word Cotton originates from the Arabic word 'Qutun.'
  2780. In 1946, the New York Yankees became the first baseball team to travel by plane
  2781. Mummy powder was once thought to be a cure for all remedies. English men used to carry the powder with them in a tiny bag wherever they went
  2782. By recycling just one glass bottle, the amount of energy that is being saved is enough to light a 100 watt bulb for four hours
  2783. Slinkys were invented by an airplane mechanic; he was playing with engine parts and realized the possible secondary use of one of the springs
  2784. The most popular brand of raisins is Sunmaid
  2785. Estuarine crocodiles are the biggest of all 26 species of the crocodilian family
  2786. Alaska got its name from the Aluet word 'Alyeska' which means 'The Great Land.'
  2787. The Mall of America, located in Bloomington, Minnesota is so big that it can hold 24,336 school buses
  2788. Every second, 630 steel cans are recycled
  2789. The word witch comes from the word 'wicca' which translates to the 'wise one.'
  2790. If you have three quarters, four dimes, and four pennies, you have$1.19. You also have the largest amount of money in coins without beingable tomake change for a dollar.
  2791. In the United States, poisoning is the fourth leading cause of death among children
  2792. Surveys indicate that the number one reason people play BINGO is for leisure
  2793. In 1916, Charlie Chaplin was making $10,000 a week, making him the highest paid actor of his time
  2794. Annually, an Australian eats 15 kg of bananas, which comes out to 27 meters of bananas
  2795. The largest stamp was issued by China and measured 210 x 65 mm
  2796. Nazi leader Adolf Hitler had only one testicle
  2797. It's possible to lead a cow upstairs...but not downstairs.
  2798. The reason firehouses have circular stairways is from the days when the engines were pulled by horses. The horses were stabled on the ground floor and figured out how to walk up straight staircases
  2799. The best selling Crayola crayon box is the set of 24 crayons
  2800. People that smoke have 10 times as many wrinkles as a person that does not smoke
  2801. Thomas Edison was afraid of the dark. (Hence, the light bulb?)
  2802. The name of the character that is behind bars in the Monopoly board game is Jake the Jailbird
  2803. In Colorado, there are about 83,000 dairy cows
  2804. Just by recycling one aluminum can, enough energy would be saved to have a TV run for three hours.
  2805. The first telephone call from the White House was from Rutherford Hayes to Alexander Graham Bell
  2806. Turtles can breathe through their butts
  2807. A pregnant goldfish is called a twit
  2808. The name Wendy was made up for the book 'Peter Pan.'
  2809. A glockenspiel is a musical instrument that is like a xylophone. It has a series of metal bars and is played with two hammers
  2810. Teenage suicide is the second cause of death in the state of Wisconsin
  2811. Diamonds were first discovered in the riverbeds of the Golconda region of India over 4,000 years ago.
  2812. French artist, Michel Vienkot, uses cow dung as paint when he creates his pictures
  2813. Canada is an Indian word meaning 'village' or 'settlement.'
  2814. There are 122 pebbles per square inch on a Spalding basketball
  2815. The seventeenth president of the United States, Andrew Johnson did not know how to read until he was 17 years old
  2816. The fastest growing tissue in the human body is hair
  2817. Bhutan issued a stamp in 1973 that looked like a record and actually would play the Bhutanese national anthem if placed on a record player
  2818. Asparagus comes in three colors: green, white and purple
  2819. Only two people signed the Declaration of Independence on July 4th, JohnHancock and Charles Thomson. Most of the rest signed on August 2, butthe last signature wasn't added until 5 years later.
  2820. A cubic yard of air weighs about 2 pounds at sea level.
  2821. Pancakes are served for breakfast, lunch and dinner in Australia
  2822. A lion feeds once every three to four days
  2823. A honey bee has four wings
  2824. Chedder cheese is the best selling cheese in the USA
  2825. In the movie 'The Matrix Reloaded' a 17 minute battle scene cost over $40 million to produce
  2826. According to research, Los Angeles highways are so congested that the average commuter sits in traffic for 82 hours a year
  2827. Over one million Pet Rocks were sold in 1975, makine Gary Dahl, of Los Gatos, California, a millionaire. He got the idea while joking with friends about his pet that was easy to take care of, which was a rock
  2828. First novel ever written on a typewriter: Tom Sawyer
  2829. Because metal was scarce; the Oscars given out during World War II were made of plaster
  2830. The head of a jellyfish is called the 'Bell.'
  2831. The game Monopoly has been played by approximately 500 million people in the world, and the game is available in 26 languages
  2832. The dragonfly has not changed over the last 300 million years
  2833. In 1983, a Japanese artist, Tadahiko Ogawa, made a copy of the Mona Lisa completely out of ordinary toast
  2834. Average number of days a West German goes without washing his underwear: 7
  2835. Cotton crops can be sprayed up to 40 times a year making it the most chemical-intensive crop in the world
  2836. The 'Star Spangled Banner' did not become a national anthem until 1931. It was designated by an Act of Congress
  2837. Every year in the U.S., there are 178,000 new cases of lung cancer
  2838. On average, the American household consumes six pounds of peanut butter annually
  2839. A housefly can only ingest liquid material. They regurgitate their food to liquify the food that they are going to eat
  2840. Bugs Bunny was originally called 'Happy Rabbit.'
  2841. In 1685, New France used playing cards as currency because of the shortage of coins
  2842. Sharks have upper and lower eyelids, but they do not blink
  2843. The size of a red blood cell is 708 microns. This is equivalent to one millionth of a meter
  2844. In 1657, the first chocolate house was opened in London, England. The cost of chocolate was about 13 shillings per pound and was a drink that only the elite enjoyed
  2845. In the movie 'Gandhi' 300,000 extras appeared in the funeral scene. Of the 300,000, approximately 100,000 received a small fee, and the other 200,000 did it for free
  2846. O.J. Simpson had a severe case of rickets and wore leg braces when he was a child
  2847. The majority of cats do not have any eyelashes
  2848. Reindeer like to eat bananas
  2849. A barnacle has the largest penis of any other animal in relation to its size
  2850. The hottest chili in the world is the Tezpur chili pepper
  2851. Over half the textile fibers that are used in the world are cotton
  2852. You can send a postcard from Hell. There is a small town located in the Cayman Islands called 'Hell.' They even have a post office
  2853. The property (ID, Facts) VALUES on the Monopoly game board are the same today as they were in 1935
  2854. The song 'Happy Birthday' brings in about $2 million in licensing revenue to Warner Communications who hold the copyright to the song
  2855. In 10 minutes, a hurricane releases more energy than all the world'snuclear weapons combined.
  2856. Ed Cox from San Francisco invented the pot scrubbing S.O.S. pads in 1917. His wife came up with the name, which stands for 'Save Our Saucepans.'
  2857. The name Wendy was made up for the book 'Peter Pan.'
  2858. Another word for hiccups is 'singultus.'
  2859. Better wine can be produced by the soil being of poor quality. This is because the vines have to 'work' harder
  2860. A white tiger can only be born when both parents carry the gene for white colouring
  2861. Lipogram refers to writing that does not have certain letter or letters
  2862. In October 1986, Pepsi paid close to $840 million to Nabisco for the Kentucky Fried Chicken empire
  2863. Edinburgh has more booksellers per head of population than any other city in Britain
  2864. The most common rock on Earth is basalt
  2865. The papaya tree is known as 'the medicinal tree' in some cultures because it?s seeds and leaves have been used as ingredients in different medicines
  2866. A cat has 32 muscles in each ear
  2867. In one gram of soil, about ten million bacteria live in it
  2868. When Alexander Graham Bell invented the telephone back in 1876, only six phones were sold in the first month.
  2869. Americans eat approximately 20 pounds of pasta per person each year
  2870. Dolphins sleep with one eye open
  2871. Minnows have teeth located on a bone in their throat
  2872. The 20th president of the United States James Garfield could write Greek with one hand and Latin with the other at the same time
  2873. Japan uses the most energy per year than any other country.
  2874. Over 436,000 U.S. Troops were exposed to depleted uranium during the first Gulf war
  2875. Approximately two gallons of water are used to brush your teeth
  2876. Two-thirds of Canadians live in Quebec and Ontario
  2877. The first television show to show any portion of a toilet was on 'Leave it to Beaver.' After fighting for ten weeks to show the toilet, CBS would only allow the producers to show the toilet tank, and not the whole toilet
  2878. Texas is the only state that is allowed to fly its flag at the same height as the U.S. flag
  2879. German immigrant, Louis Prang was the first to bring Christmas cards to America
  2880. In total, Americans eat more than 45 billion sandwiches each year, while sales of custom-made sandwiches are rising 15 percent per year
  2881. Ninety percent of the population has an innie belly button
  2882. The fear of Halloween is called Samhainophobia
  2883. In France, the Big Dipper is called the 'casserole.'
  2884. The first African-American to receive a Nobel Peace Prize was Ralph J. Bunche in 1950
  2885. Dolphins can swim and sleep at the same time
  2886. Of all the golfers in Canada, 71.4% golfers are male, 28.6% are female
  2887. Research indicates that babies who suck on pacifiers are more prone to ear aches
  2888. In 1917, Margaret Sanger was jailed for one month for establishing the first birth control clinic
  2889. Iguanas can recognize their human handlers and greet them differently, compared with strangers
  2890. Being lactose intolerant can cause chronic flatulence
  2891. Some of the titles that were considered for the hit T.V. show 'Friends' were Six Of One, Across the Hall, and Insomnia Cafe
  2892. The only bone fully grown at birth is located in the ear
  2893. The incidents of immune system diseases has increased over 200% in the last five years
  2894. 'dous':tremendous, horrendous, stupendous, and hazardous
  2895. Bananas contain a natural chemical which can make a person happy. This same chemical is found in Prozac
  2896. The only desert in Canada is located in Osoyoos, British Columbia
  2897. The city of Seoul has been the capital city of Korea for more than 600 years
  2898. Romans used to believe that walnuts could cure head ailments during the Renaissance, since their shape was similar to that of a brain
  2899. There are coffee flavored PEZ
  2900. Half of the 42 U.S. Presidents are of Irish descent
  2901. The General Lee cars used in the popular show The Dukes of Hazards were 1969 Dodge Chargers
  2902. The word 'limelight' that is used in theatre to refer to the performers on the stage originated because before electricity was available lime was burned in a lamp, which created a white light that was directed at the performers
  2903. Many hamsters only blink one eye at a time
  2904. In Kentucky, it is illegal to carry ice cream in your back pocket
  2905. In 1988, the largest ice cream sundae in history was made. It was made in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, and weighed in at over 24 tons
  2906. Sports Illustrated has the largest sports magazine circulation
  2907. There are some hospitals in Shanghai that have issued a rule that a nurse must wear lipstick while on duty
  2908. Thirteen percent of the human population reside in deserts
  2909. There are more chickens than people in the world
  2910. In 1958, the Crayola crayon color 'Prussian Blue' was changed to 'Midnight Blue' by the request of teachers as kids could not relate to Prussian history
  2911. Americans on average use about 580 pounds of paper per year per person
  2912. Wild turkeys can run at speeds of up to 25 miles per hour
  2913. Annually, fires that occur at home kill more Americans than all natural disasters combined
  2914. The only sound Seahorses make is a small clicking or popping sound during feeding or courtship
  2915. The Baltimore Orioles opened the 1988 baseball season by losing the first 21 games and 107 altogether for the entire season
  2916. Border collies are the most intelligent breed of dog
  2917. Tug of War was an Olympic event between 1900 and 1920
  2918. There are 293 ways to make change for a dollar
  2919. Coca-Cola used to contain cocaine when it was initially introduced
  2920. All the Krispy Kreme donut stores collectively could make a doughnut stack as high as the Empire State Building in only 2 minutes
  2921. Pepsi originally contained pepsin, (the same stuff in pepcid AC) thus the name
  2922. The first letter Vanna White ever turned on the game show Wheel of Fortune was the letter 'T.'
  2923. Harley Proctor got the idea to name the soap 'Ivory' while he was listening to a bible reading at a church in 1879
  2924. The average American drinks 400 glasses of milk in a year
  2925. Canada beat Denmark 47-0 at the 1949 world hockey championships. new
  2926. 111,111,111 x 111,111,111 = 12,345,678,987,654,321
  2927. Each Jelly Belly jelly belly bean has 4 calories
  2928. The longest one-syllable word in the English language is 'screeched.'
  2929. Only 55 percent of all Americans know that the sun is a star
  2930. Kissing can aid in reducing tooth decay. This is because the extra saliva helps in keeping the mouth clean
  2931. There is a place called Hell, Michigan. It is about 50 miles from Detroit, Michigan
  2932. In 1929, the Coca-Cola slogan was 'The Pause That Refreshes.'
  2933. Bamboo plants can grow up to 36 inches in a day.
  2934. Since the United Nations was founded in 1945, there have been 140 wars
  2935. Goat meat contains up to 45 percent less saturated fat than chicken meat
  2936. Chef Boyardee is actually a real person. His real name is Hector Boiardi and he was born in northern Italy in 1898
  2937. Bill Bowerman, the co-founder of the shoe company Nike, got his first shoe idea after staring at a waffle iron. This gave him the idea of using squared spikes to make the shoes lighter
  2938. In 1989, the space shuttle Discovery carried 32 fertilized chicken eggs into orbit
  2939. The most recycled product in the world is the automobile.
  2940. Before the 17th century, carrots used to be the colour purple
  2941. William Taft who was the U.S. president between 1909-1913 once got stuck in the White House bathtub
  2942. If all the Oreo cookies ever sold were stacked on top of one another, they would be as high as 13.3 million Sears Towers
  2943. Ancient Egyptians kissed with their noses instead of with their lips
  2944. Krispy Kreme make five million doughnut a day
  2945. The only real person to be a Pez head was Betsy Ross
  2946. There were no red colored M&Ms from 1976 to 1987
  2947. In 1681, the last dodo bird died
  2948. There are over 600 different pasta shapes
  2949. Some people start to sneeze if they are exposed to sunlight or have a light shined into their eye
  2950. In 1989, twenty-three people were hired in Jacksonville Florida just to flush toilets so the pipes would not freeze
  2951. Lake Baikal is the oldest freshwater lake on Earth, having formed between 20 and 25 million years ago
  2952. From 1939 to 1942, there was a undersea post office in the Bahamas
  2953. An owl has three eyelids
  2954. Instead of a birthday cake, many children in Russia are given a birthday pie
  2955. Atlantic salmon can jump as high as 4.5 meters out of the water
  2956. Although the outsides of a bone are hard, they are generally light and soft inside. They are about 75% water
  2957. Each nostril of a human being register smell in a different way. Smells that are made from the right nostril are more pleasant than the left. However, smells can be detected more accurately when made by the left nostril
  2958. Children who are breast fed tend to have an IQ seven points higher than children who are not
  2959. Each king in a deck of playing cards represents a great king fromhistory. Spades - King David; Clubs - Alexander the Great; Hearts -Charlemagne;and Diamonds - Julius Caesar.
  2960. There are no ants in Iceland, Antarctica and Greenland
  2961. In the United States, approximately 135 million cars travel every day on the streets, roads, and interstates.
  2962. A salmon with two mouths, two sets of teeth and two tongues was caught by Bob Bateman of Canada
  2963. There is a 'cemetery town' in California named Colma. Concerns about the public health, crime, and the need for space forced the city of San Francisco to outlaw burials in 1902. The city of Colma, which is five miles south of San Francisco, was established to bury the dead. The ratio of dead to living people is 750 to 1
  2964. Dueling is legal in Paraguay as long as both parties are registered blood donors
  2965. In Belgium, there is a museum that is just for strawberries
  2966. The most reproduced image in the world is Mickey Mouse, which can be found on over 7,500 different items
  2967. On average a person passes gas 14 times a day
  2968. Vasaloppet, which is located in Sweden is the oldest, longest, and the biggest cross-country ski race in the world. Every year, 14,000 people compete in the race
  2969. The clown fish has the ability to change its sex. If a breeding female dies, the male fish will change its sex and mate with another male
  2970. Bats sleep during the day and feed at night. The place that bats sleep in is called the 'roost.'
  2971. The puma and the leopard are the highest jumping mammals. They are able to reach a height of 16.5 feet
  2972. The chances of getting a cavity is higher if candy is eaten slowly throughout the day compared to eating it all at once and then brushing your teeth
  2973. The Main Library at Indiana University sinks over an inch every year because when it was built, engineers failed to take into account the weight of all the books that would occupy the building
  2974. On average, a car driver will swear or blashpheme 32,025 times in their lifetime while driving
  2975. The average ear grows 0.01 inches in length every year
  2976. The first penny candy to be wrapped in America was the Tootsie Roll in 1896
  2977. Buckingham Palace has over six hundred rooms
  2978. Male owls weigh less and are smaller than female owls
  2979. Hypnotism is banned by public schools in San Diego
  2980. The city of Las Vegas has the most hotel rooms in the world
  2981. Cows drink anywhere from 25-50 gallons of water each day
  2982. In the United Kingdom, three million people play bingo every year
  2983. Humans are the only primates that don't have pigment in the palms oftheir hands.
  2984. Every square inch of the human body has about 19,000,000 skin cells
  2985. In 1994, 7-Eleven coined the term 'brain freeze.' The word was developed to explain the feeling people get when drinking a Slurpee.
  2986. A swordfish can live as long as 25 years and weigh up to 1,200 pounds
  2987. Due to eating habits in the USA, one in three children born in the year 2000 have a chance of getting type II diabetes
  2988. The world's termites outweigh the world's humans 10 to 1.
  2989. Each honeycomb in Honeycomb cereal has seven holes
  2990. The Nile river is 6,690 kilometers long
  2991. By law, information collected in a U.S. census must remain confidential for seventy-two years
  2992. Eighty percent of 10 year old girls in the USA go on a diet
  2993. 97% of all paper money in the US contains traces of cocaine
  2994. The name 'Grey Poupon' used for mustard comes from two people: Maurice Grey and Auguste Poupon. Grey was the inventor of a machine that mass produced fine textured mustard, and Poupon was an already established maker of mustard. In 1886 the Grey-Poupon firm was formed
  2995. The Faberge, 'Winter Egg' was sold in 1994 for $5.6 million. This is the most expensive decorative egg that has ever been sold
  2996. The name 'Tonka' trucks was named after Lake Minnetonka located in Minnesota. Tonka means 'great' in Sioux
  2997. 18% of an Americans income is spent on transportation
  2998. Feb 1865 and Feb 1999 are the only months in recorded history not to have a full moon
  2999. Turkeys have a wingspan of approximately 4.5 feet
  3000. The first music video ever played on MTV Europe was by Dire Straits, 'Money For Nothing.'
  3001. Arnold Palmer was the first player to win $1 million on the PGA Tour
  3002. Three years after a person quits smoking, there chance of having a heart attack is the same as someone who has never smoked before
  3003. In a year, the average Americans eats approximately 18 pounds of Turkey
  3004. The household wrench was invented by boxing heavyweight champion Jack Johnson in 1922
  3005. Squids move through the ocean using a jet of water forced out of the body by a siphon
  3006. Back in 1796, dimes were called dismes
  3007. Pilgrims did not eat with forks. They only used spoons, knives and their fingers
  3008. The average human has about 20 square feet of skin weighing about 6 pounds
  3009. Mass murderer Charles Manson recorded an album titled 'Lie.'
  3010. On average, each American consumes approximately two hundred and sixty pounds of meat in a year
  3011. The term 'The Big Apple' was coined by touring jazz musicians of the 1930s who used the slang expression 'apple' for any town or city. Therefore, to play New York City is to play the big time - The Big Apple
  3012. An apple, potato, and onion all taste the same if you eat them with your nose plugged. They all taste sweet
  3013. The United States has paved enough roads to circle the Earth over 150 times.
  3014. Decaffeinated coffee is not 100% caffeine free. When coffee is being decaffeinated, 2% of the caffeine still remains in it
  3015. Sales of antacids increase by as much as 20% the day after the Superbowl
  3016. Automobile building is the largest manufacturing industry in the world.
  3017. A shark is the only fish that can blink with both eyes
  3018. Polar bears can eat as much as ten percent of their body weight in less than one hour
  3019. Marlboro was the first cigarette company to market a cigarette that had a red filter called 'beauty tip.' This was done to hide the lipstick marks left on the filter from women smokers
  3020. In Japan, the number four is considered to be unlucky because the Japanese word for four sounds very similar to the word death
  3021. The life expectancy of a $100 bill is nine years
  3022. The words moron, imbecile, and idiot are not interchangable. The one with the highest level of intelligence is a moron, followed, by an imbecile, and then idiot
  3023. Anise is the scent on the artificial rabbit that is used in greyhound races
  3024. The first known American novelist to hand in a manuscript that was typed was Mark Twain. His typewriter was a Remington No.1, which was invented by Christopher Sholes and Carlos Glidden.
  3025. The city of Nottingham in England was the first city to have Braille signs (signs for the blind) in its shopping malls for the blind
  3026. The only woman that has appeared on a U.S. paper currency is Martha Washington
  3027. The name of the Taco Bell dog is Gidget
  3028. Each year approximately half of billions dollars is spent on bubble gum by the kids in North America
  3029. Hair and fingernails are made from the same substance, keratin
  3030. The average human eats 8 spiders in their lifetime at night
  3031. The number one cause of blindness in adults in the United States is diabetes
  3032. India has a Bill of Rights for cows
  3033. A drink used to be made by the Aztecs for the gods which had the ingredients of ground cocoa mixed in with spices and corn
  3034. In America, the most common mental illness is Anxiety Disorders
  3035. The stage were the television sitcom 'Friends' is shot on is said to be haunted
  3036. Gases that build up in your large intestine cause flatulence. It usually takes about 30 to 45 minutes for these gases to pass through your system
  3037. The largest earthworm on record was found in South Africa and measured 22 feet
  3038. Whooping cranes are born with blue eyes that change to bright gold by the time they six months old
  3039. Belize is the only country in the world with a jaguar preserve
  3040. Tomatos were once referred to as 'love apples.' This is because their was a superstition that people would fall in love by eating them
  3041. The American Kestrel hawk weighs only four ounces
  3042. A 27 year old heir to a sausage empire was handed a ticket for 116,000 pounds for driving at 80 km/hr in a 40 km/hr zone. This is because the speeding tickets in Finland are based on how much money a person makes
  3043. In China, pancakes are generally served as side dishes. They are stuffed with meat, bean sprouts, and other vegetables
  3044. 93% of all greeting cards are purchased by women
  3045. Paper money is not made from wood pulp but from cotton. This means that it will not disintegrate as fast if it is put in the laundry
  3046. The most deadly fires that occur in the home happen between 6pm and 10pm
  3047. There are over 200 parts in a typical telephone
  3048. There is an automobile model called Stutz Bearcat.
  3049. If you were standing on Mercury, the Sun would appear 2.5 times larger than it appears from Earth
  3050. The water inside of a coconut is identical to human blood plasma. Many lives in third world countries have been saved from coconut water fed through an IV
  3051. The least likely day to eat out in the United States is Monday
  3052. Little Miss Muffet was a girl from the 16th century whose name was really Patience
  3053. In 1978, the World Water Speed record was made by Ken Warby from Australia. His average speed was 317.6 mph, and his jet-powered hydroplane was 27 feet long called 'Spirit of Australia.' Warby built the boat himself in his back yard
  3054. Americans collectively eat one hundred pounds of chocolate every second
  3055. People who studies laughter are called a 'gelotologists.'
  3056. Adolf Hitler was one of the people that was responsible in the creation of the Volkswagen Beetle. He came up with the idea of producing a car that was cheap enough for the average German working man to afford.
  3057. Chameleons can move their eyes independently. One eye can be looking forward and one eye backward at the same time
  3058. Bruce Lee was so fast, that they actually had to slow a film down so you could see his moves. That is the opposite of the norm
  3059. Over 90% of diseases are caused or complicated by stress
  3060. In 1953, racecar driver Tim Flock raced at Nascar with a monkey in the seat beside him
  3061. Taipan snakes have 50 times more toxic than a cobra snake
  3062. Influenza caused over twenty-one million deaths in 1918
  3063. English sailors were referred to as 'limeys' because sailors added lime juice to their diet to combat scurvy
  3064. Ukrainian people celebrate Christmas on January 7th, which is the Orthodox Christmas Day
  3065. Gorillas are considered apes, not monkeys. The way to distinguish between an ape and a monkey is that apes do not have tails
  3066. Early Romans used to use porcupine quills as toothpicks
  3067. The longest human beard on record is 17.5 feet, held by Hans N. Langseth who was born in Norway in 1846
  3068. Honey is used sometimes for antifreeze mixtures and in the center of golf balls
  3069. The size of a raindrop is around 0.5 mm - 2.5 mm, and they fall from the sky on average 21 feet per second.
  3070. In the United States, the first cookbook was published in 1796 and it contained a recipes for watermelon rind pickles
  3071. The word 'walkman' was included in the Oxford English Dictionary in 1986
  3072. A headache and inflammatory pain can be reduced by eating 20 tart cherries
  3073. There is an area located off the south-eastern Atlantic coast of the United States called the 'Bermuda Triangle.' It is known for a high rate of unexplained losses of ships, small boats, and aircraft, which has led some people to believe that this triangle has supernatural powers
  3074. State with the highest percentage of people who walk to work: Alaska
  3075. Some toothpastes and deodorants contain the same chemicals found in antifreeze
  3076. The Shroud of Turin is the single most studied artifact in human history
  3077. Smartest dogs: 1) Scottish border collie; 2) Poodle; 3) Golden retriever
  3078. The sperm count of an average American male compared to thirty years ago is down thirty percent
  3079. Humpback whales are capable of living up to 95 years
  3080. The 1912, a wrestling match in Stockholm between Finn Alfred Asikainen and Russian Martin Klein lasted more than 11 hours. Klein eventually won, but was to tired to participate in the championship match
  3081. Manitoulin Island is the largest island in a fresh water lake. It is located in Canadian Lake Superior
  3082. Cost of raising a medium-size dog to the age of eleven: $6,400
  3083. The Chinese politician Mao Zedong refused to ever brush his teeth and instead just washed his mouth with tea
  3084. The Super Bowl is broadcast to over 182 countries in the world
  3085. Banging your head against a wall uses 150 calories an hour
  3086. In 1884, Dr. Hervey D. Thatcher invented the milk bottle.
  3087. Some Ribbon worm will eat themselves if they cannot find food. This type of worm can still survive after eating up to 95% of its body weight
  3088. The only 15 letter word that can be spelled without repeating a letter is 'uncopyrightable.'
  3089. Singer Chaka Khan came out with a line of chocolates called 'Chakalates.'
  3090. In a day 34,000 children die every day from causes that are related to poverty and hunger
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