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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 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
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