More Monopoly money is printed yearly than real money throughout the world.
Penguins are not
found in the North Pole
photocopying their buttocks are the cause of 23% of all photocopier errors
invented the Electric Chair.
Red-nosed reindeer was actually created as a promotional figure for
Montgommery Wards department stores.
A cockroach can
live nine days without its head before it starves to death.
Africa that is wilderness: 28% Percentage of North America that is wilderness:
A whip makes a cracking sound because its tip moves faster than the speed of
About 100 people
choke to death on ballpoint pens each year.
About a third of all Americans flush the toilet while they're still sitting on
Bell's wife and mother were both deaf .
The "O" when
used as a prefix in Irish surnames means "descendant of."
did not have a belly button. It was eliminated when he was sewn up after
break wind every 15 minutes.
dad was a barber.
Fish scales are
an ingredient in most lipsticks.
Frank Baum, the
writer of "The Wizrd of OZ", looked at his filing cabinet and saw A-N, and
O-Z, hence "Oz."
of Independence was written on hemp (a variety of the marijuana plant) paper
every chocolate bar contains at least three insect legs.
Up until the early 20th century, New Jersey and Wisconsin had laws allowing
the castration of epileptics
"A motion to
table a motion to reconsider a vote to table an appeal of a ruling that a
point of order was not in order against a motion to table another point of
order against a motion to bring to a vote the motion to call up the resolution
that would institute a rules change."
is the longest acronym. It is a Navy term standing for Administrative Command,
Amphibious Forces, Pacific Fleet Subordinate Command.
Allah Akbar, La Allah Il Allah, La Allah Il Allah U Mohammed Rassul Allah" is
heard by more people than any other sound of the human voice. This is the
prayer recited by muezzins from each of the four corners of the prayer tower
as Moslems all over the world face toward Mecca and kneel at sunset. It means:
"God is great. There is no God but God, and Mohammed is the prophet of God."
"Almost" is the
longest word in the English language with all the letters in alphabetical
is a term coined by French chemist Rene Maurice Gattefosse in the 1920's to
describe the practice of using essential oils taken from plants, flowers,
roots, seeds, etc., in healing.
"Asthma" and "isthmi"
are the only six-letter words that begin and end with a vowel and have no
other vowels between.
"Billie Jean" by
Michael Jackson was the first video to air on MTV by a black artist.
& "Conversationalists" (18 letters) are the longest non-scientific transposals
(word formed from another by changing its letters).
"Dreamt" is the
only English word that ends in the letters "mt".
"Duff" is the
decaying organic matter found on a forest floor.
and "fiddledeedee" are the longest words consisting only of letters in the
first half of the alphabet.
toilets were in use in ancient Rome.
"Fortnight" is a
contraction of "fourteen nights." In the US "two weeks" is more commonly used.
"Forty" is the
only number which has its letters in alphabetical order. "One" is the only
number with its letters in reverse alphabetical order.
"Four" is the
only number whose number of letters in the name equals the number.
"Hang on Sloopy"
is the official rock song of Ohio.
was the first song to be performed in outer space, sung by the Apollo IX
astronauts on March 8, 1969.
meaning an all knowing one, is actually a mispronunciation by Native American
of the Spanish phrase, Quien lo Sabe, meaning one who knows."
The lunula is
the half-moon shaped pale area at the bottom of finger nails.
"Ma is as
selfless as I am" can be read the same way backwards. If you take away all the
spaces you can see that all the letters can be spelled out both ways.
"Mad About You"
star Paul Reiser plays the piano on the show's theme song.
contains the letter A, but none of the words from one to nine hundred
ninety-nine has an A.
"Ough" can be
pronounced in eight different ways. The following sentence contains them all:
"A rough-coated, dough-faced ploughman strode through the streets of
Scarborough, coughing and hiccoughing thoughtfully.
"Rhythms" is the
longest English word without the normal vowels, a, e, i, o, or u.
meaning "replacement or backup," comes from the middle ages. An archer always
carried a second string in case the one on his bow broke.
"Speak of the
Devil" is short for "Speak of the Devil and he shall come". It was believed
that if you spoke about the Devil it would attract his attention. That's why
when you're talking about someone and they show up people say "Speak of the
is the longest word that can be typed with only the left hand.
scientific names for which the genus and species are the same.
spelled exactly the same in English, French, German, Swedish, Portuguese, and
"cool" in Thai. (Pronounced "tay").
"The sixth sick
sheik's sixth sheep's sick" is said to be the toughest tongue twister in
"THEREIN" is a
seven-letter word that contains thirteen words spelled using consecutive
letters: the, he, her, er, here, I, there, ere, rein, re, in, therein, and
the only word in the English language that begins and ends with the letters
$203,000,000 is spent on barbed wire each year in the U.S.
1 and 2 are the
only numbers where they are values of the numbers of the factors they have.
1 in 5,000 north
Atlantic lobsters are born bright blue.
1 kg (2.2
pounds) of lemons contain more sugar than 1 kg of strawberries.
miles of telephone wire are strung across the Unites States.
1.7 litres of
saliva is produced each day. In Discovery Channel, its a quart.
10 percent of
all human beings ever born are alive at this very moment.
10% of human dry
weight comes from bacteria
11% of the world
111, 111, 111 X
111, 111, 111 = 12, 345, 678, 987, 654, 321
1200 equals 1
pound (72 rupees).
are being driven on highways in the United States.
pieces of mail are delivered each year in the United States.
1959's A Raisin
in the Sun was the first play by a black woman to be produced on Broadway.
2 and 5 are the
only prime numbers that end in 2 or 5.
dollars is spent on barbed wire each year in the U.S.
will be deducted from the wrong bank accounts in the next hour.
23% of all
photocopier faults worldwide are caused by people sitting on them and
photocopying their buttocks.
25% of a human's
bones are in its feet.
die every day.
27% of U.S. male
college students believe life is "a meaningless existential hell."
3% of all
mammals are monogamous
315 entries in
Webster's 1996 dictionary were misspelled.
315 words in the
1996 Webster's dictionary were mispelled.
4 tablespoons of
ketchup has about the same amount of nutrition as a ripe tomato.
40% of all
people who come to a party snoop in your medicine cabinet.
McDonald's profits come from the sales of Happy Meals.
43.7% of all
statistics are made up right on the spot
astronauts experience motion sickness.
52% of Americans
55.1% of all US
prisoners are in prison for drug offenses.
people go to Major League baseball games each year
pounds of pesticides and about 3 million tons of fertilizer are used annually
on lawns in the US.
78 rpm albums,
used prior to 1948, were only capable of recording for four minutes. It wasn’t
until later that year that Columbia Records introduced 33 rpm albums capable
of playing 23 minutes per side.
80% of animals
on earth are insects.
80% of arrested
criminals are male.
Fantasia, the Sorcerer to whom Mickey played an apprentice was named Yensid,
which is Disney spelled backward.
By raising your
legs slowly and lying on your back, you cannot sink into quicksand.
One in ten
people live on an island.
84% of a raw
apple is water.
It takes more
calories to eat a piece of celery than the celery has in it to begin with.
85% of men who
die of heartattacks during intercourse, are found to have been cheating on
of paper are used in the United States each year.
28% of Africa is
classified as wilderness. In North America, its 38%.
once won third prize in a Charlie Chaplin look-alike contest.
while peeling onions will keep you from crying.
NEVER said "Elementary, my dear Watson", Humphrey Bogart NEVER said "Play it
again, Sam" in Casablanca, and they NEVER said "Beam me up, Scotty" on Star
90% of bird
species are monogamous; only 3% of animals are.
90% of New York
City cab drivers are recently arrived immigrants.
98% of all
murders and rapes are by a close family member or friend of the victim.
98% of the
weight of water is made up from oxygen.
99% of the
pumpkins sold in the US end up as jack-o-lanterns.
artists freely painted scenes of nakedness and sex. However, they would
absolutely never depict a bare female foot.
artists would never paint pictures of women's feet.
priests would pluck every hair from their bodies.
believed that "Bast" was the mother of all cats on Earth. They also believed
that cats were sacred animals.
shaved off their eyebrows to mourn the death of their cats.
Andorra, a tiny
country on the border between France and Spain, has the longest average
lifespan: 83.49 years.
spent most of his adult life with a bullet no more than two inches away from his
heart as a result of a duel he fought before becoming President.
was the only self-educated tailor. He is the only President to make his own
clothes as well as his cabinet's.
Andy Warhol based
his 1964 series of silk portraits of Marilyn Monroe on a still photo from the
1952 movie Niagra.
created the Rolling Stone's emblem depicting the big tongue. It first appeared
on the cover of the 'Sticky Fingers' album.
periods: the shortest is the American opossum, which bears its young 12 to 13
days after conception; the longest is the Asiatic elephant, taking 608 days, or
just over 20 months.
Animals that lay
eggs don't have belly buttons.
Anne Boleyn had
Anne Boleyn, Queen
Elizabeth I's mother, had six fingers on one hand.
Anne Boleyn, the
second wife of Henry VIII and mother of Queen Elizabeth I, had an extra finger
on her left hand.
approximately 46 millions Cokes, five million pounds of French fries, and seven
million hamburgers are consumed at Walt Disney World Resort.
Another law in
Helena, Montana, mandates that a woman can't dance on a table in a saloon or bar
unless she has on at least three pounds, two ounces of clothing.
Another name for
your pinky finger is Wanus
only one ATM machine.
Antarctica is the
only continent without any reptiles or snakes.
visited by over 10,000 tourists a year.
termites to ants.
use a standard height of 4 feet 11 inches to determine if a group of people are
pygmies. The average adult male must be less than 59 inches in height.
Ants are social
insects and live in colonies which may have as many as 500,000 individuals.
Ants can live
completely submerged underwater for up to 2 days.
Ants don't sleep.
Ants make up 1/10
of the total world animal tissue
liquid in outer space will form itself into a sphere, because of it's surface
Any month that
starts on a Sunday will have a Friday the 13th in it.
Anyone could come
to Andrew Jackson's public parties at the White House. At his last one, a wheel
of cheese weighing 1,400 lbs. was eaten in two hours. The White House smelled of
cheese for weeks.
Aphids are born
pregnant without the benefit of sex. Aphids can give birth 10 days after being
Apparently 1/3 of
people with alarm clocks hit the 'snooze' button every morning, and from 25-34
age group, it is over 1/2. (r u 1 of them?)
a law stating that if a Kurtatchi woman of the Soloman Islands unintentionally
reveals her genitals, it can be expected and will be understood if any nearby
man sexually assaults her.
according to Playtex, the best selling bra sizes these days are 34B and 36B.
misspelled it...it's "Sinterklaas." Thanks to the unnamed person from Holland
who corrected me.
Apple pie was
brought to England from France sometime around 1066 by William the Conqueror. It
made it to America when the Pilgrims arrived.
Apple pits contain
Apples are more
effecient than caffeine for waking you up in the morning.
of facial expressions dogs can make: 100.
people die in the United States from an anaphylaxis to foods each year.
of Americans have a passport.
pets are buried in a pet cemetery out of the thousands of pets that die each
25,000 workers died during the building of the Panama Canal, and approximately
20,000 of them contracted malaria and yellow fever.
40,000 tons of meteoric dust hits the Earth each year.
peanuts make a 18 oz jar of peanut butter.
out of four injuries by athletes involve the wrist and hand.
are not really Arabic; they were invented in India.
more meat than any other nation in the world an average of 10 ounces per person
Aristedes won the
first Kentucky Derby in 1875.
with humans are the other creatures that can contract leprosy.
Armadillos can be
have up to four babies at a time and they are always all the same sex.
raised their visors to identify themselves when they rode past their king. This
custom has become the modern military salute.
Army doctor D.W.
Bliss attended to two presidents after they were shot by assassins. In 1865 he
was one of the 16 doctors who tried to save Abraham Lincoln. In 1881 he
supervised the care of James Garfield.
left-handed people die annually due to improper use of equipment designed only
for right handed people.
Around 22% of
Americans are teenagers.
Around the 16th
century the Yo-Yo was used by Philipinos to stun prey from trees.
antidote for poisoned arrows, is used as a thickener in cooking.
As artists and
traders in medieval cities began to form organizations, they instituted tough
initiation ceremonies. For example, journeymen in Bergen, Norway, were shoved
down a chimney, thrown three times into the sea, and soundly whipped.
As bananas ripen,
the starch in the fruit turns to sugar. Therefore, the riper the banana the
sweeter it will taste.
As late as 1820,
the universe was thought to be 6,000 years old. It is now thought to be between
15 and 20 billion years old.
As mentioned, the
first Fords used Dodge engines. Many ford vehicles now use Nissan engines,
especially in Mini-vans.
As much as 80% of
microwaves from mobile phones are absorbed by YOUR HEAD! visit microshield
As of 14.10.2003,
only 0.6% of people actually sign the guestbook. Its true. Over 120,000
visitors. Yes, the statistic did go down.
As of 1996, Hee
Haw holds the record for the longest running weekly first-run syndicated show in
the history of television. It spanned over 4 decades, from the late '60s to the
early '90s, airing every Saturday night at 7:00.
As of 2004, there
are two men for every woman in the United Arab Emirates.
As of Dec. 31,
2000, the number of climbers summiting Mt. Everest reached 1314, and the number
of deaths on the mountain reached 167.
As specified by
the Christian church, the canonical hours are matins, lauds, prime, terce, sext,
none, vespers, and compline.
Aspirin was the
first drug offered as a water-soluble tablet in 1900.
Aspirin went on
sale as the first pharmaceutical drug in 1899, after Felix Hoffman, a German
chemist at the drug company Bayer, successfully modified Salicylic Acid, a
compound found in willow bark to produce Aspirin.
Assuming that all
the offspring survived, 190,000,000,000,000,000,000 flies could be produced in
four months by the offspring of a single pair of flies.
Glenn ate the first meal in space when he ate pureed applesauce squeezed from a
tube aboard Friendship 7 in 1962.
Gordon Cooper was so relaxed on the morning of his launch into space in May 1963
that he fell asleep in his space capsule while waiting for blastoff.
Armstrong first stepped on the moon with his left foot.
Astronauts are not
allowed to eat beans before they go into space because passing wind in a
spacesuit damages them.
between two and three inches taller when in space.
back about 800 pounds of lunar rock to Earth. Most of it has not been analyzed.
taller in space
At 188 decibels,
the whistle of the blue whale is the loudest sound produced by any animal.
At 4,145 miles,
the Nile River is the longest in the world.
At -40 degrees
fahrenheit,a person loses about 14.4 calories per hour breathing.
At 840,000 square
miles, Greenland is the largest island in the world. It is three times the size
of Texas. By comparison, Iceland is only 39,800 square miles.
At age 47, the
Rolling Stones' bassist, Bill Wyman, began a relationship with 13-year old Mandy
Smith, with her mother's blessing. Six years later, they were married, but the
marriage only lasted a year. Not long after, Bill's 30-year-old son Stephen
married Mandy's mother, age 46. That made Stephen a stepfather to his former
stepmother. If Bill and Mandy had remained married, Stephen would have been his
father's father-in-law and his own grandpa.
At age seventy,
73% of men are still potent.
Jackson's funeral in 1845, his pet parrot had to be removed because it was
At Arkansas State
University two people cannot hold hands while standing in a doorway unless they
belong to a union.
At birth, a panda
is smaller than a mouse and weighs about four ounces.
At birth, bear
cubs weigh between 1/2 1 pound.
At its center, the
sun has a density of over a hundred times that of water, and a temperature of
10-20 million degrees Celsius.
At Jack Russell
Stadium in Clearwater, Florida, on June 26, 1985, organist Wilbur Snapp played
"Three Blind Mice" following a call by umpire Keith O'Connor. The umpire was not
amused, and saw to it that Mr. Snapp was ejected from the game.
At one time in
India, a fiance was required to deflower his future bride if she died before the
wedding. The girl could not be cremated until this ritual was carried out in
front of the village priest.
At one time the
earth consisted of one land mass and a huge body of water. Geologists today call
the land Pangaea (from the Greek words "all land"), while the water was called
Panthalassa (from the Greek words "all sea"). Between 180 and 200 million years
ago, Pangaea split into two parts: Laurasia, which consisted of North America,
Europe and Asia; and Gondwanaland, which consisted of Africa, South America,
India, Antarctica and Australia.
At one time, there
was a law in India that forbade lower-caste people from casting their shadows on
a member of the Brahman (the upper class).
At one time, Venus
de Milo had arms.
At sea level there
are 2,000 pounds of air pressure on each square foot of your body area.
At the age of 26,
Michelangelo began sculpting his monumental statue of David. He finished it
seventeen months later, in January, 1504.
At the beginning
of the year 2001 all Canadian cigarette packaging will depict graphic images of
rotting teeth and deteriorating organs.
At the distance at
which our sun is located from the center of the Milky Way galaxy, Earth and the
rest of our solar system are moving at a speed of about 170 miles per second
around the center.
At the end of the
Beatles' song "A Day in the Life", an ultrasonic whistle, audible only to dogs,
was recorded by Paul McCartney for his Shetland sheepdog.
At the end of WWII
the Germans had more planes than the start of the war.
At the height of
its power (400 BC) the Greek city of Sparta had 500,000 slaves and only 25,000
At the time of the
U.S. Revolutionary War, Philadelphia was the second largest English-speaking
city in the world, surpassed only by London.
At Will's first
competition he competes with the sword, and after his first victory Jeff gives a
little speech which recieves no response until one of Will's friends cheers.
this was a mistake none of the extras spoke english and so missed their cue to
start cheering, and needed a reminder from one of the lead actors. This scene
was going to be shot but the director decided this was better than what they had
Attila the Hun
(invader of Europe; 406-453), Felix Faure (French President; 1841-1899), and
Pope Leo VIII (d 963-965) all died while having sex.
real name was Edda van Heemstra Hepburn-Ruston.
August 9, 1173
marked the first day of construction on the Leaning Tower of Pisa. It was
completed sometime in 1370 after two building stoppages. In 1178, when the tower
was three stories tall, construction was halted for unknown reasons. It wasn't
until 1272 that construction resumed, and that lasted until 1278 (the tower was
seven stories at that point). In 1360, construction of the belfry that would
eventually hold seven bells began.
pancake flour, invented in 1889, was the first ready-mix food to be sold
Australia has no
native monkeys. (in the wild)
Australia is a
major exporter of camels
Australia is the
only country that is also a continent.
termites have been known to build mounds twenty feet high and at least 100 feet
consume 60% more coffee than tea, a sixfold increase since 1940.
jellyfish has toxins more potent than the venom in cobras, and is one of the
most dangerous jellyfish in the world
burned daily by the sled dogs running in Alaska's annual Iditarod race: 10,000.
Average length of
a coat hanger when straightened: 44 inches.
Average number of
eggs laid by the female American Oyster per year: 500 million. Usually only one
oyster out of the bunch reaches maturity.
Average number of
hummingbirds required to create the weight of 1 ounce: 18.
Average number of
squirts from a cow's udder needed to yield a gallon of milk : 345.
Avocados have the
highest calories of any fruit at 167 calories per hundred grams.
Montezuma drank 50 golden goblets of hot chocolate every day. It was thick, dyed
red and flavored with chili peppers.
Montezuma had nephew, Cuitlahac, whose name meant "plenty of excrement."
that the sun died every night and needed human blood to give it strength to rise
the next day. So they sacrificed 15,000 men a year to appease their sun god,
Huitzilopochtli. Most of the victims were prisoners taken in wars, which were
sometimes started solely to round up sacrificial victims.
mother seriously considered having an abortion but was talked out of it by her
Adolph Hitler was a
vegetarian, and had only 1, and i repeat, ONE, testicle.
Adolphe Sax invented the
saxophone in 1846.
Adult bears can run as
fast as horses.
American Grizzly Bears can bite through steel as thick as one half inch.
coffee in London in 1657 claimed that the beverage was a cure for scurvy, gout
and other ills.
brewing history began with ancient Egyptian commercial brewing dynasties and
still includes handmade tribal beers.
After Canada and Mexico,
Russia is the nearest neighbor to the United States. Siberia’s easternmost
point is just 56 miles from Alaska. In fact, in the middle of the Bering
Strait, Russia’s Big Diomede Island and the U.S.’s Little Diomede Island are
only two miles apart.
After his death in 896,
the body of Pope Formosus was dug up and tried for various crimes.
After six months at the
off-Broadway New York Shakespeare Festival Theater, Hair opened at the
Biltmore Theater in New York, in 1968. It was the first rock-musical to play
on the Great White Way.
After spending hours
working at a computer display, look at a blank piece of white paper. It will
probably appear pink.
After the decaffeinating
process, processing companies no longer throw the caffeine away; they sell it
to pharmaceutical companies.
After the sun, the
closest star to Earth is 25,000,000,000,000 miles away.
After they are roasted,
and when the coffee beans begin to cool, they release about 700 chemical
substances that make up the vaporizing aromas.
Air pollution may
contribute to two percent of all deaths in the US, some 50,000 cases per year.
A nine-year study of US cities showed a strong correlation between death rates
and periods of significant pollution.
Airbags are deployed at
a rate of two-hundred miles per hour.
Al Capone's business
card said he was a furniture dealer.
Al Gore and Tommy Lee
Jones were once roommates.
Alaska, with 8, is the
US state with the most national park sites.
Alaska's borders make it
the farthest state east, west and north. Its Aleutian Islands extends across
the 180th meridian, which puts the islands chain's end in the eastern
Albert Einstein and
Charles Darwin both married their first cousins (Elsa Löwenthal and Emma
Alekthophilia is the
love of chickens.
Alexander Graham Bell's
wife and mother were both deaf.
Alexander H. Stephens
was Jefferson Davis's Vice President of the Confederacy during the Civil War.
Alfalfa sprouts and feta
cheese contain bacteria that could be harmful to small children and pregnant
Alfred Hitchcock did not
have a belly button. It was eliminated when he was sewn up after surgery.
directed the first talking film ever made in England. It was called Blackmail
and was made in 1931.
All 17 children of Queen
Anne died before her.
All clams start out as
males; some decide to become females at some point in their lives.
All elephants walk on
tip-toe because the back portion of their foot is made of no bone just fat.
All gondolas in Venice,
Italy must be painted black, unless they belong to a high official.
All mammals have
All mammals, except man
and monkey are color blind.
All nude people in your
house must be registered in Kentucky.
All of Reykjavik, the
capital of Iceland, is heated by underground hot springs.
All of the clocks in the
movie "Pulp Fiction" are stuck on 4:20.
All of the proceeds from
James Barrie's book Peter Pan were bequeathed to the Great Ormond Street
Hospital for Sick Children in London.
All of the roles in
Shakespeare's plays were originally acted by men and boys. In England at that
time, it wasn't proper for females to appear on stage.
All of the stars
comprising the Milky Way galaxy revolve around the center of the galaxy once
every 200 million years or so.
All pet hamsters are
descended from a single female wild golden hamster found with a litter of 12
young in Syria in 1930.
All polar bears are
All porcupines can float
All pyrimids were bright
All snakes on the island
of Tasmania are poisonous.
All snow crystals are
All the chemicals in a
human body combined are estimated to be worth about 6.25 euro.
All the coal, oil, gas,
and wood on Earth would only keep the Sun burning for a few days.
All the moons of the
Solar System are named after Greek and Roman mythology, except the moons of
Uranus, which are named after Shakespearean characters.
All the proceeds earned
from James M. Barrie's book "Peter Pan" were bequeathed to the Great Ormond
Street Hospital for the Sick Children in London.
All the swans in England
are property of the Queen.
All the world's main
alphabets have developed from an alphabet invented 3,600 years ago in the
Middle East. It was known as the North Semitic Alphabet.
All traffic stopped as
people switched sides. This time and day were chosen to prevent accidents
where drivers would have gotten up in the morning and been too sleepy to
realize 'this' was the day of the changeover.
All U.S. Presidents have
worn glasses, some of them just didn't like to be seen with them in public.
All US Presidents have
worn glasses. Some just didn't like being seen wearing them in public.
All words ever spoken by
human beings on 5 Exabytes.
Alligators can live for
more than 100 years.
Almonds and pistachios
are the only nuts mentioned in the Bible.
Almonds are members of
the peach family.
Almonds are part of the
Almonds are the oldest,
most widely cultivated and extensively used nuts in the world.
exception, cows are milked from the right side. The reason is because most
farmers have been right-handed since the start of the dairy business and it's
easier for a right-handed milker to work from the right side.
name means "Land of Silver," there is actually very little silver there. It
was misnamed by explorers who thought they saw silver there.
Although construction of
the Notre Dame Cathedral in Strasbourg started in 1015, it was not until 1439
that the spire was completed.
brought potatoes back from the New World in the early 1500s, Europeans were
afraid to eat them for fear that the spuds would give them leprosy. It wasn't
until Louis XVI, who was looking for a cheap food source for his starving
subjects, served them at the royal table that people were convinced potatoes
were safe to eat.
Although identified with
Scotland, bagpipes are actually a very ancient instrument, introduced into the
British Isles by the Romans.
Although not named in
the New Testament, tradition names the two thieves crucified at the same time
as Jesus as Dismas and Gestas.
Although the Pony
Express was one of the most famous chapters in U.S. history, it only lasted
one year, from 1860-61.
Amazon ants (red ants
found in the western U.S.) steal the larvae of other ants to keep as slaves.
The slave ants build homes for and feed the Amazon ants, who cannot do
anything but fight. They depend completely on their slaves for survival.
Amelia Earhart designed
the first lightweight luggage for air travel.
American Airlines saved
$40,000 in 1987 by eliminating 1 olive from each salad served in first-class.
American and Russian
space flights have always included chocolate.
American car horns beep
in the tone of F.
manufacturers use about 1.5 billion pounds of milk -only surpassed by the
cheese and ice cream industries.
responsible for about 1/5 of the world's garbage annually. On average, that's
3 pounds a day per person.
Americans consume 42
tons of aspirin per day.
Americans consumed over
3.1 billion pounds of chocolate in 2001, which is almost half of the total
Americans drink about
five billion bottles and cans of soda, and about a billion and a half pounds
of coffee every year.
Americans drink over a
billion pounds of coffee every year and around five million bottles of soda.
Americans eat more
bananas than any other fruit: a total of 11 billion a year.
Americans on average eat
18 acres of pizza every day.
approximately $25 billion each year on beer.
Americans spend more
than $5 billion a year on cosmetics, toiletries, beauty parlors and barber
Americans spent an
estimated $267 billion dining out in 1993.
Americans spent over
$360 million in 1982 to avoid having bad breath.
Americans use about 100
million pounds of tea leaves every year.
Americans use over 16,
000 tons of aspirin a year.
Americans, on average,
eat 18 acres of pizza in one day.
America's first nudist
organization was founded in 1929, by 3 men.
America's first stock
exchange was the Philadelphia Stock Exchange, established in 1791.
Among primitive people
the soul normally is said to escape through the mouth or nose. In the Celebes,
when a person is very sick, his friends will often attach fish hooks in
certain places. If the soul tries to escape, it gets hooked.
Among transsexuals who
choose sex-change operations, females who elect to become males are reportedly
happier and better adjusted after the procedures than males who elect to
Among words consisting
only of Roman numeral letters, the "highest scoring" words in English are
MIMIC (2,102) and IMMIX (2012).
An adult lion's roar can
be heard up to five miles away, and warns off intruders or reunites scattered
members of the pride.
An adult male ostrich,
the world's largest bird, can weigh up to 345 pounds.
An adult porcupine has
approximately 30,000 quills on its body, which are replaced every year.
An African American chef
in Albany, NY is thought to have been the inventor of potato chips sometime in
1865. Unfortunately, nobody knows his name.
An albatross can sleep
while it flies. It apparently dozes while cruising at 25 mph.
An American cow called
Fawn was not afraid of flying. In May 1963, she was swept up by a tornado and
carried half a mile, only to land safely in another farmer's field. Five years
later, another tornado carried her over a bus. She survived this too, and
lived to the ripe old age of 25.
An American urologist
bought Napoleon's penis for $40,000.
An animal epidemic is
called an epizootic.
An ant always falls over
on its right side when intoxicated.
An ant can survive for
up to two days underwater.
An ant's sense of smell
is as good as a Dog's.
An apple tree is at its
prime when its about 50 years old. The United States produces about 100
million barrels of apples a year. That's a lot of old trees.
An apple, onion, and
potato all have the same taste. The differences in flavor are caused by their
smell. To prove this you can pinch your nose and take a bite from each. They
will all taste sweet.
An arabica coffee tree
can produce up to 12 pounds of coffee a year, depending on soil and climate.
An area of the Sun's
surface the size of a postage stamp shines with the power of 1,500,000
An artificial hand ,
with fingers moved by cogwheels and levers, was designed in 1551 by Frenchman
Ambroise Paré. It worked so well that a handless cavalryman was able to grasp
the reins of his horse.
An Athens legislator
named Solon passed a law in the 6th century that let fathers sell their
fornicating daughters into slavery.
An average ear of corn
has 800 kernels, arranged in 16 rows.
An average human drinks
about 16, 000 gallons of water in a lifetime.
An average human scalp
has 100,00 hairs.
An average person drinks
about 16,000 gallons of wate during his life time.
An average person laughs
about 5 times a day.
An average person uses
the bathroom 6 times per day.
An average pig squeals
at a range from 100 to 115 decibels.
An average secretary's
left hand does 56% of the typing.
An eagle can kill a
young deer and fly away with it.
An ear of corn always
has an even number of rows because of the genetic formula which divides the
An ear of corn averages
800 kernels in 16 rows.
An earthquake on Dec.
16, 1811 sent the Mississippi River backwards.
An electric eel can
produce a shock of up to 650 volts.
An elephant can smell
water 3 miles away.
An elephant could carry
up to 2 gallons of water in its trunk.
An elephant has 4 knees
An elephant may consume
500 pounds of hay and 60 gallons of water in a single day.
An elephant's trunk
contains more than 50,000 muscles.
An Estee Lauder perfume
called "Country Mist" had disappointing sales in Germany where the word "Mist"
was slang for manure!
An estimated $1 million
is lost at race tracks each year by people who lose or carelessly throw away
An etiquette writer of
the 1840's advised, "Ladies may wipe their lips on the tablecloth, but not
blow their noses on it."
An eyelash lives about 5
An iguana can stay under
water for 28 minutes.
An individual blood cell
takes about 60 seconds to make a complete circuit of the body.
An insect exerts so much
energy in one hour of flying that it may lose as much as a third of its total
An Octopus has 3 hearts!
An old law in
Bellingham, Washington made it illegal for a woman to take more than 3 steps
backwards while dancing.
An ordinance in
Newcastle, Wyoming, specifically bans couples from having sex while standing
inside a store's walk-in-meat freezer!
An ostrich egg can make
approx. eleven and a half omelets.
An ostrich's eye is
bigger than its brain.
An ounce of gold can be
beaten up into a sheet covering 9.3 sq. meters, or drawn into 80.5 kms(50
miles) of wire.
An ounce of gold can be
stretched into a wire 50 miles long.
An owl cannot move it's
eyeballs in its eye sockets.
An oyster can change
it's sex a number of times during its life.
An oyster can change its
sex once every seven days.
Anagrams amused the
ancient Greeks, Romans and Hebrews, and were popular during the Middle Ages.
A newborn kangaroo
is about 1 inch in length.
A normal cow's
stomach has four compartments: the rumen, the recticulum (storage area), the
omasum (where water is absorbed), and the abomasum ( the only compartment with
A notch in a tree
will remain the same distance from the ground as the tree grows.
A panagram is a
sentence that contains all 26 letters of the English alphabet. For example: Pack
my red box with five dozen quality jugs.
A peanut is not a
nut or a pea, it's a legume.
A penguin swims at
a speed of approximately 15 miles per hour.
A perfect game in
baseball is one in which the same player pitches the entire game without
allowing any player of the opposing team to reach first base -by any means.
A person afflicted
with hexadectylism has six fingers or six toes on one or both hands and feet.
A person has to
travel west to get from Los Angeles, CA to Reno, NV.
A person who is
lost in the woods and starving can obtain nourishment by chewing on his shoes.
Leather has enough nutritional value to sustain life for a short time.
A person will die
from total lack of sleep sooner than from starvation. Death will occur about 10
days without sleep, while starvation takes a few weeks.
A piano leg went
through the floor of the white house in 1948 during President Truman's term.
grebe is called a peebeegeebee by birdwatchers.
A pig is the only
animal than can get sunburned.
A pig's orgasm
lasts for 30 minutes.
A pineapple is a
A poem written to
celebrate a wedding is called an epithalamium.
A polar bears skin
is black. Its fur is actually clear, but like snow it appears white.
A pole vaulter,
when he lands, may absorb up to 20,000 pounds of pressure per square inch on the
joints of his tubular thigh bones.
A polecat is not a
cat. It is a nocturnal European weasel.
A poll of 3,000
Americans found that for 41 percent, the thing they're most afraid of is
speaking before a group of people. 32 percent stated they were afraid of
A porpoise swims
slowly in a circle as it sleeps.
A Portsmouth, Ohio
law ranks baseball players with "vagrants, thieves and other suspicious
A pound of
grasshoppers is three times as nutritious as a pound of beef.
goldfish is called a twit
A quarter of raw
potato placed in each shoe at night will keep the leather soft and the shoes
smelling fresh and clean.
A quarter of the
horses in the US died of a vast virus epidemic in 1872.
A queen bee lays
about 1,500 eggs on an average day.
A raisin dropped
in a glass of fresh champagne will bounce up and down continuously from the
bottom of the glass to the top.
A rat can go
without water longer than a camel can.
fangs fold inward when its mouth is closed so it doesn't bite itself.
A recent study
indicates when men crave food, they tend to crave fat and salt. When women crave
food, they tend to desire chocolate.
A Red Giant(a kind
of exploded star) has a lower density than any vacuum here on earth
A rhinoceros horn
is made of compacted hair.
A Saudi Arabian
woman can get a divorce if her husband doesn't give her coffee.
report form the University of California found that the steam rising from a cup
of coffee contains the same amounts of antioxidants as three oranges. The
antioxidants are heterocyclic compounds which prevents cancer and heart disease.
It's good for you!
A scientist who
weighed people immediately before and after death concluded that the human soul
weighs 21 gms.
A scrum in rugby
is equivalent of a hockey face-off, except that it involves all playing the
forward position on both teams.
A SEAL's weapon of
choice is the Heckler and Koch MP-5 submachine gun.
A shark can detect
one part of blood in 100 million parts of water.
A shark can grow a
new set of teeth in a week.
A shark is the
only fish that can blink with both eyes.
A shrimp's heart
is in its head.
A single drop of
water contains one hundred billion billion atoms.
A single share of
Coca-Cola stock, purchased in 1919, when the company went public, would have
been worth $92,500 in 1997.
A snail can
actually glide over the sharp edge of a knife or razor without harming itself.
This has something to do with the mucus it produces.
A snail can have
about 25,000 teeth.
A snail can sleep
for 3 years.
A snail can travel
over a razor blade without cutting itself.
A sneeze can
exceed the speed of 100 mph.
A soccer ball has
measures blood pressure.
A starfish can
turn its stomach inside out.
A state law in
Illinois mandates that all bachelors should be called master, not mister, when
addressed by their female counterparts.
A strand of spider
web may be stronger than an equal diameter of steel.
A study of pet
owners found that 66% claimed they allowed their pets to remain in the bedroom
A teaspoon of
neutron star material weighs about 110 million tons.
A ton of potatoes
will yield 28.6 gallons of absolute alcohol. Potatoes are an important source
for commercial alcohol.
A total of 63
errors were made in the 1886 World Series.
A traditional dish
from Savolax, called "kalakukko" (fishcock in engl.) is made of white fish and
porkfat encased in a baked crust of rye.
A two-inch garden
hose will carry four times as much water as a one-inch hose.
A type of rabbit
can mate 12 hours after giving birth
A typical American
eats 28 pigs in his/her lifetime.
A typical bed
usually houses over 6 billion dust mites.
lightning bolt is two to four inches wide and two miles long.
A vexillologist is
an expert in the history of flags
A volcano can
shoot its debris as high as 50km into the sky.
A vulture will
never attack a human or animal that is moving.
A whale's penis is
called a dork.
A whip makes a
cracking sound because its tip moves faster than the speed of sound.
A whole library
floor of books can be stored on 50 Gigabytes.
A wind with a
speed of 74 miles or more is designated a hurricane.
A women's heart
beats faster than men.
A woodchuck only
breathes 10 times during hibernation.
A woodpecker can
peck twenty times a second.
A word or sentence
that is the same front and back (racecar, kayak) is called a "palindrome".
A young lady named
Ellen Church convinced Boeing Air Transport that her nursing skills and love of
flying would qualify her to assist with the passengers and emergencies. She
became the first known stewardess.
A zebra is white
with black stripes.
ABBA GOLD has been
in the UK charts for over 280 weeks, thats over 5 years
Ismael, Grand Vizier of Persia in the tenth century, carried his library with
him wherever he went. Four hundred camels carried the 117,000 volumes.
mother died when the family dairy cow ate poisonous mushrooms and Ms. Lincoln
drank the milk.
About 10% of the
world's population is left-handed.
people have the same birthday as you.
About 100 people
choke to death on ballpoint pens each year.
About 20% of bird
species have become extinct in the past 200 years, almost all of them because of
M&Ms are sold each day in the United States.
About 24% of the
total ground area of Los Angeles is said to be committed to automobiles.
About 55% of all
movies are rated R. About 500 movies are made in the US and 800 in India
About 70% of
Americans who go to college do it just to make more money.
About 75% of the
people in the U.S. live on 2% land.
About 80% of the
city was burned in the Great Fire of London in 1666.
About a third of
all Americans flush the toilet while they're still sitting on it.
About one-tenth of
the earth's surface is permanently covered with ice.
had to go across the street to the War Department to get news from the
battlefield because there was no telegraph in the White House.
ghost is said to haunt the White House.
another name for the herb wormwood (Artemisia absinthium) and the name of a
licorice-anise flavored green liqueur that was created at the end of the 18th
century, and manufactured by Henry-Louis Pernod. Called the 'green Muse' it
became very popular in the 19th century, but was eventually banned in most
countries beginning in 1908. The reason is the presence of the toxic oil 'thujone'
in wormwood, which was one of the main ingredients of Absinthe. Absinthe seemed
to cause brain lesions, convulsions, hallucinations and severe mental problems.
Thujone was the culprit, along with the fact that Absinthe was manufactured with
an alcohol content of 68% or 132 proof.
gold is so soft that it can be molded with the hands.
According to a
global survey in 1997 by Durex Condoms Canadians are the world's fourth worst
lovers. The worst three slots belong to South Africa, Russia, and Poland.
According to a
recent survey, more Americans lose their virginity in June than any other month.
According to an
Old English system of time units, a moment is considered to be one and a half
According to bar
sales across the U.S., here are the top 15 cocktails: 1) Dry martini, 2)
Manhattan, 3) Whiskey sour, 4) Bloody Mary, 5) Gimlet, 6) Daiquiri, 7) Tom
Collins, 8) Old Fashioned, 9) Margarita, 10) Screwdriver, 11) Bacardi, 12)
Stinger, 13) Harvey Wallbanger, 14) Gin & Tonic, and 15) Rum & Coke
Bristol zoo, the Howler monkey's growl is so loud, it can be heard 5km (3.3
miles for u Americans) away.
German researchers, the risk of heart attack is higher on Monday than any other
day of the week.
Hammurabi's Code, the penalty for medical malpractice was to cut off the
Hawaiian lore, the earth mother Papa mated with the sky father Wakea to give
birth to the Hawaiian Islands.
Illinois state law, it is illegal to speak English. The officially recognized
language is "American."
According to L.
Frank Baum, the name Oz was thought up when he looked at his filing cabinet and
noticed one drawer marked A-G, a second tagged H-N, and a third labeled O-Z.
legend, when Burmese women are making beer, they need to avoid having sex or the
beer will be bitter.
National Geographic, Mt. Everest grows about 4 millimeters a year: the two
tectonic plates of Asia and India, which collided millions of years ago to form
the Himalayas, continue to press against each other, causing the Himalyan peaks
to grow slightly each year
Playboy, more women talk dirty during sex than men.
Playboy, the most popular sexual aid is erotic literature.
Scandinavian folklore, trolls only come out at night because sunlight would turn
them to stone.
statistics, Australian women are the most likely to have sex on the first date.
According to the
1900 U.S. Census, there were: 596,000 carpenters, 280,000 laundresses, 220,000
blacksmiths, 134,000 tailors, 102,000 shoemakers, 42,000 porters, 37,000
stonecutters, 25,000 millers, 8,000 bootblacks, and 7,000 furriers
According to the
film's animators, you'll see 6,469,952 black spots every time you watch 101
According to the
Guinness Book of World Records, the Finnish word SAIPPUAKIVIKAUPPIAS a soapstone
seller is the longest known palindrome in any language.
According to the
Guinness Book of World Records, the single-seeded fruit of the giant fan palm,
or Lodoicea maldivica, can weigh 44 lbs. Commonly known as the double coconut or
coco de mer, it is found wild only in the Seychelles in the Indian Ocean.
According to the
International Labor Organization, a member of the labor force is someone between
the age of 15 and 64.
According to the
Kinsey Institute, the biggest erect penis on record measures 13 inches. The
smallest tops off at 1 3/4 inches.
According to the
Population Council, people overwhelmingly tend to marry partners who live near
According to the
U.S. Bureau of the Census, the most common job in the United States in the 1890s
was a farmer. Today, it’s a salesman.
According to the
U.S. Food & Drug Administration, two out of five women in America dye their
According to the
United States Department of Agriculture, the best time to spray household
insects is 4:00 p.m. Insects are most vulnerable at this time. (It's just like
its better to water your plants in the early mornings or the evenings)
According to the
United States Postal Service, each person sent on average 689 letters throughout
the year of 1996.
made from coconut shells is the odor absorbing agent in odor-eating shoe liners.
Schwarzenegger bought the first Hummer manufactured for civilian use in 1992.
The vehicle weighed in at 6,300 lbs and was 7 feet wide.
Mansfield accidentally exhaled her breast out of her dress during the telecast
of the Academy Awards in 1957.
first used as a medical treatment in 2700 BC by Chinese emperor Shen-Nung.
Adding sugar to
coffee is believed to have started in 1715, in the court of King Louis XIV, the
inflation, Cleopatra, 1963, is the most expensive movie ever made to date
(mid-1999). Its budget of $44 million is equivalent to 270 million 1999 dollars.
A "2 by 4" is
really 1 1/2 by 3 1/2.
A "Blue Moon" is
the second full moon in a calendar month (it is rarely blue).
away" is 1/48 of an inch.
A "jiffy" is
actually a proper time unit for 1/100th of a second
A "quidnunc" is
a person who is eager to know the latest news and gossip.
horse eats about seven times it's own weight each year.
A 1.5 oz. milk
chocolate bar has only 220 calories. A 1.75 oz. serving of potato chips has
A 10-gallon hat
actually only holds about 3/4 gallon.
A 14-year old
French girl had extraordinary electrical power. With a gentle touch she could
knock over heavy pieces of furniture and people in physical contact with her
received an electrical shock.
A 17 year old
girl from Miami, Florida started to sneeze on 4th January'66 ant continued
till 8th June'66.
A 6 pound
sea-hare can lay 40,000eggs in a single minute.
A 7-year study,
which concluded in the summer of 2000, found that 33 U.S. deaths were caused
by rottweilers, pit bulls were responsible for 27 deaths.
A acre of coffee
trees can produce up to 10,000 pounds of coffee cherries. That amounts to
approximately 2000 pounds of beans after hulling or milling.
A B-25 bomber
crashed into the 79th floor of the Empire State Building on July 28, 1945.
A Baboon called
"Jackie" became a private in the South African army in World War I.
A bat is the
only mammal that flies.
A bathometer is
an instrument for indicating the depth of the sea beneath a moving vessel.
A bean has more
DNA per cell than a human cell
A bee could
travel 4 million miles (6.5 million km) at 7 mph (11 km/h) on the energy it
would obtain from 1 gallon (3.785 liters) of nectar, or it could just sit down
on and enjoy that honey properly.
A beaver's teeth
never stop growing.
A bibliophile is
a collector of rare books. A bibliopole is a seller of rare books.
A bird requires
more food in proportion to its size than a baby or a cat.
A Blue Earth,
Minnesota, law declares that no child under the age of twelve may talk over
the telephone unless monitored by a parent.
A blue whales
heart only beats nine times per minute.
decomposes four times as fast in water than on land.
A Boeing 747's
wingspan is longer than the Wright brother's first flight.
A bowling pin
only needs to tilt 7.5 degrees to fall.
A broken clock
is right at least twice a day.
A butterfly can
look at you through 12,000 eyes.
doctor has set the record of eating 17 bananas in two minutes.
tattoo artist had 4,831 tattoos on his body.
A capon is a
A cat has 32
muscles in each ear.
A cat has 4 rows
A cat uses it's
whiskers to determine if a space is too small to squeeze through.
A chameleon can
move its eyes in two directions at the same time.
tongue is twice the length of its body.
A Cheetah at
full speed takes strides of 8 meters.
A cheetah is the
fastest animal, clocked in at: 70mph.
A chef's hat is
tall and balloons at the top so as to counteract the intense heat in the
kitchen. The unique shape allows air to circulate around the scalp, keeping
the head cool.
A Chicago law
forbids eating in a place that is on fire.
A chicken who
just lost its head can run the length of a football field before dropping
A chimpanzee can
learn to recognize itself in a mirror, but monkeys can't.
A citizen of
Calcutta, India , grew the fingernails on his left hand to a length of 76
A cluster of
bananas is called a hand and consists of 10 to 20 bananas, which are known as
A cockroach can
live nine days without its head before it starves to death.
favorite food is the glue on the back of stamps.
Warner Communications paid $28 million for the copyright to the song "Happy
A Cornish game
hen is really a young chicken, usually 5 to 6 weeks of age, that weighs no
more than 2 pounds.
A cough releases
an explosive charge of air that moves at speeds up to 60 mph.
A cow gives
nearly 200,000 glasses of milk in her lifetime.
A cow produces
200 times more gas a day than a person.
cannot stick its tongue out.
tongue is attached to the roof of its mouth.
A cucumber is
A Dalmatian is
the only dog that can get gout.
A day on the
planet Mercury is twice as long as its year.
declares that anyone caught stealing soap must wash himself with it until it
is all used up.
invented the Electric Chair.
invented sometime around the time of the birth of Jesus as a primitive steam
engine by the Greek engineer Hero is used today as a rotating sprinkler.
A diamond will
not dissolve in acid. The only thing that can destroy it is intense heat.
A dime has 118
ridges around the edge. A quarter has 119.
A dog can hear
high frequency sounds, which a human ear cannot.
A donkey will
sink in quicksand but a mule will not.
A dragonfly can
fly 25 mph.
A dragonfly has
a life span of 24 hours.
A dragonfly is
also known as "devil's darning needle", "horse stinger" and "devil's
A Fag is to work
hard or to tire by strenuous activity and cigarettes are sometimes called Fags
A fagot is a
bundle of sticks or a bundle of pieces of wrought iron to be shaped by rolling
or hammering at high temperature.
A father Emperor
penguin withstands the Antarctic cold for 60 days or more to protect his eggs,
which he keeps on his feet, covered with a feathered flap. During this entire
time he doesn't eat a thing. Most father penguins lose about 25 pounds while
they wait for their babies to hatch. Afterward, they feed the chicks a special
liquid from their throats. When the mother penguins return to care for the
young, the fathers go to sea to eat and rest.
A father sea
catfish keeps the eggs of his young in his mouth until they are ready to
hatch. He will not eat until his young are born, which may take several weeks.
A female ferret
will die if it goes into heat and cannot find a mate.
mackerel lays about 500,000 eggs at one time.
A female swine
or sow will always have an even number of teats or nipples.
A fetus acquires
fingerprints at the age of three months.
A fingernail or
toenail takes about 6 months to grow from base to tip.
A fish's memory
span is 3 seconds.
A five and a
half year old weighing 250 pounds was exhibited at a meeting of the Physical
Society of Vienna on December 4, 1894. She ate a normal diet and was otherwise
in good health. The problem: she wasn't able to sweat.
A flea can jump
350 times is own body length. (say..you jumping the length of a soccer
A flock of sheep
grazed during Woodrow Wilson's term. Their wool was sold to raise money for
the Red Cross during World War I.
A fly always
jumps backwards for a quick getaway when you try to hit it.
A fly hums in
the middle octave, key F.
A foal is a baby
A full moon is
nine times brighter than a half moon.
bear can run as fast as a horse.
pumpkin has about 15 miles of roots.
A ghost writer
pens an anonymous book.
A giant squid
has eyes that can grow up to 20 inches in diameter. (Now think of how big your
computer screen is..)
A giraffe and
rat can go longer without water than a camel can.
A giraffe can
clean its ears with its 21-inch tongue. i know some people who can do some
amazing stuff too.
A goldfish has a
memory span of 3 seconds.
A googol is a 1
followed by 100 zeros. Mathematician Edward Kasner supposedly asked his nephew
Milton Sirotta to suggest a name for the number, and he came up with this
needs a minimum temperature of 62 degrees Fahrenheit in order to be able to
A group od geese
on the ground is a gaggle, a group in the air is a skein.
A group of crows
is called a murder.
A hamlet is a
village without a church and a town is not a city until it has a cathedral.
egg will spin. An uncooked or soft-boiled egg will not.
(non-colorblind) human eye can distinguish between 500 shades of gray.
individual releases 3.5 oz. of gas in a single flatulent emission, or about 17
oz. in a day.
heart beats 190 times a minute on average and drops to only 20 beats per
minute during hibernation.
skin is so tough that when they get run over, its entrails come out of its
mouth and its ass.
A herd of
forty-five thirsty, rambunctious elephants stampeded into a brewery in
Midnapore, where they smashed vats and slurped up beer in a bender that went
on for two days.
A hinny is the
offspring of a female donkey.
can run faster than a man can.
spots are like a fingerprint or snowflake. No two cows have exactly the same
pattern of spots.
A honey bee must
tap two million flowers to make one pound of honey
A honey bee
travels an estimated 43,000 miles to gather one pound of honey. A pound of
honey consists of 29,184 drops.
A honeybee can
fly at fifteen miles per hour.
A horse can
sleep standing up.
A Horse has 18
more bones than a Human.
A human being
loses an average of 40 to 100 strands of hair a day.
A human has a
bone just after the spine ends, which helps proves that humans once had tails
A human head
remains conscious for about 15 to 20 seconds after it is been decapitated.
A human's scent
membrane in the nose is about the size of a postage stamp. A dog's is about
the size of a handkerchief. It's olfactory lobe is also 4 times that of a
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A humming bird
flaps its wings up to 90 times in one second or over 5000 times a minute.
weighs less than a penny
A jellyfish is
95 percent water, and humans around 70%
A jellyfish is
A jumbo jet uses
4,000 gallons of fuel to take off.
A kangaroo can
jump up to 3 meters high and leap up to 8 meters.
A kangaroo can't
jump unless it's tail is touching the ground.
statute states, "No female shall appear in a bathing suit on any highway
within this state unless she is escorted by at least two officers or unless
she be armed with a club." Later, an amendment proposed: "The provisions of
this statute shall not apply to any female weighing less than sixty pounds nor
exceeding 200 pounds; nor shall it apply to female horses."
A large swarm of
locusts can eat 80,000 tons of corn a day.
A leech is a
worm that feeds on blood. It will pierce its victim's skin, fill itself with
three to four times its own body weight in blood, and will not feed again for
months. Leeches were once used by doctors to drain "bad blood" from sick
A lions roar can
be heard from five miles away.
A lump of pure
gold the size of a matchbox can be flattened into a sheet the size of a tennis
A magic potion
or charm thought to arouse sexual love, especially toward a specific person,
is known as a "philter."
A male emperor
moth can smell a female emperor moth up to 7 miles away.
A male moth can
smell a female moth from 100 yards away.
A man and woman
in Mexico city were engaged for 67 yrs and finally married at the age of 82
A man named
Charles Osborne had the hiccups for 69 years
(Dugong) has very slow-clotting blood, and important in finding out about
A manned rocket
can reach the moon in less time than it used to take to travel the length of
England by stagecoach.
A mark twain, a
nautical measurement of depth, is equal to twelve feet.
straw will hold 7.7 ml, or just over one-and-a-half teaspoons of whatever you
A Michigan law
states that a wife's hair legally belongs to her husband.
A millipede has
4 legs on each segment of its body.
has been known to change its tune 87 times over a span minute span.
A mole can dig a
tunnel 300 feet long in just one night.
A mongoose is
not a goose but more like a meercat, which is not a cat but more like a
prairie dog, which is not a dog but more like a ground squirrel.
A monkey was
once tried and convicted for smoking a cigarette in South Bend, Indiana.
A mosquito will
become restless and start flying around if there is an increase of carbon
dioxide in the surrounding air
A mother in
Sydney, Australia, gave birth to twins 56 days apart and in different years;
one was born in 17th December'1952 and the other on 10th February'1953.
A mule is a
crossbreed between a male donkey and a female horse. A hinnie is yada yada a
female donkey and a male horse.
A murder is
committed in the US every 23 minutes, which makes about 22852 murders each