Watermelon is considered a good gift to give a host in Japan and China
The average per capita consumption of soap, in all of its uses, in the United States is about forty pounds per year.
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
Every square inch of the human body has about 19,000,000 skin cells
Fickleheaded and fiddledeedee are the longest words consisting only of letters in the first half of the alphabet.
The Japanese liquor, Mam, uses venomous snakes as one of its main engredients.
Close to 80% of people who watch the Super Bowl on television, only do so to view the commercials
Each of the suits on a deck of cards represents the four major pillars of the economy in the middle ages: heart represented the Church, spades represented the military, clubs represented agriculture, and diamonds represented the merchant class.
Murder is the only crime that does not increase during the full moon. Theft, disorderly conduct, larceny, armed robbery, assault and battery, and rape all statistically increase dramatically during the full moon.
The 3 most valuable brand names on earth: Marlboro, Coca-Cola, andBudweiser, in that order.
The seven virtues are prudence, courage, temperance, justice, faith, hope, and charity.
Slow food: The average French citizen eats 500 snails a year.
Between 1991 and 1996, India produced the most movies per year on average. The 851 movies per year beat the yearly average of the United States (569) by 282 for the same time frame.
Most gemstones contain several elements; except the diamond, it's all carbon.
Twelve men have landed on and explored the moon
Approximately 70,000 people in the U.S. are both blind and deaf.
The barn owl has one ear higher than the other. The left ear is higher and points downward to hear sounds from below it, while the right ear is lower and pointed upward to pick up sounds from above.
The heart of an astronaut actually gets smaller when in outer space.
Wheel of Fortune star Vanna White holds the record for putting her hands together approximately 140,000 times to clap
In 1998, Sony accidently sold 700,000 camcorders that had the technology to see through people's clothes.
Thomas Alva Edison patented almost 1,300 inventions in his lifetime.
In Providence, Rhode Island it is illegal to sell toothpaste and a toothbrush to the same customer on a Sunday.
Recycling is very popular in the movie industry. For example, the set from the axis chemical industry in batman were remains previously used in the classic movie alien. Rooftop scenery and buildings in the matrix were used a year earlier in dark city.
The Boston University Bridge is the only place in the world where a boat can sail under a train driving under a car driving under an airplane.
Parker Brothers prints about 50 billion dollars worth of Monopoly money in one year. (which is more than real money printed in a year)
In the Netherlands, in 1634, a collector paid 1,000 pounds of cheese, four oxen, eight pigs, 12 sheep, a bed, and a suit of clothes for a single bulb of the Viceroy tulip.
Grapes are grown around the world more than any other fruit
Back in 1924, a monkey was convicted in South Bend of the crime of smoking a cigarette and sentenced to pay a 25 dollar fine and the trial costs.
The average person spends about 2 years on the phone in a lifetime.
A state law in Illinois mandates that all bachelors should be called master, not mister, when addressed by their female counterparts.
In English pubs, ale is ordered by pints and quarts. So in old England, when customers got unruly, the bartender would yell at them mind their own pints and quarts and settle down. It's where we get the phrase "mind your P's and Q's".
The electric automobile self-starter was invented to make it possible for women to drive without a companion, who was previously needed to crank the engine.
Mexico City is sinking at a rate of 18 inches per year.
The average life span of an umbrella is under two years.
The Earth gets 100 tons heavier every day due to falling space dust.
It takes eight and a half minutes for light to get from the sun to earth.
In Ohio women are forbidden from wearing patent leather shoes, lest men see reflections of their underwear
Only two people signed the Declaration of Independence on July 4th, John Hancock and Charles Thomson. Most of the rest signed on August 2, but the last signature wasn't added until 5 years later.
In 1988, the largest ice cream sundae in history was made. It was made in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, and weighed in at over 24 tons
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.
Blue and fin whales can create the loudest sound by animals ever recorded; sounds that have more energy than jet plane noise.
If you are extremely afraid of men, you may be suffering from androphobia.
When the atomic bomb was developed in the american city of los alamos, new mexico, the military base preferred staff that were illiterate as the authorities didn't want the risk of having workers that could read confidential papers from the waste bins.
There are more than 2,000 different varieties of cheese in the world
1 in 10 Americans don't know that the Sun is a star.
Prof. S.s.joshi's works on physical and chemical reaction under electrical discharge on active nitrogen, colloids, hydrogen peroxide are noteworthy.
In 2004, The Japanese Ice Cream Association promoted raw horse flesh ice cream in hopes that it would boost the popularity of ice cream.
The all-time most nominated Grammy artist with 77 nominations is Quincy Jones
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Benefits of Swiss Chard
Support of Bone Health
With its very good supply of calcium and its excellent supply of magnesium and vitamin K, chard provides standout bone support. Although many people have already learned about the connection between minerals like calcium and health of bones, the role of vitamin K in support of bone has not received nearly as much media attention. Vitamin K1 helps prevent excessive activation of osteoclasts, the cells that break down bone. Additionally, friendly bacteria in our intestines convert vitamin K1 into vitamin K2, which activates osteocalcin, the major non collagen protein in bone. Osteocalcin anchors calcium molecules inside of the bone. All of these vitamin K related mechanisms point to the importance of vitamin K rich foods for bone health.