A new book is published every 13 minutes in America.
A shark's skeleton is not made of bone like other fish and vertebrates. Instead, it is made-up of cartilage.
Seniors who drink a cup of coffee before a memory test score higher than those who drink a cup of decaffeinated coffee
A person who smokes a pack of cigarettes a day will on average lose two teeth every ten years
A person uses approximently fifty-seven sheets of toilet paper each day.
Most Greyhounds are universal blood donors and are used to provide extra blood during another dog's surgery.
Degringolade means to fall and disintegrate
Dr. Joel Poinsett, the 1st US ambassador to Mexico, brought the poinsettia to US in 1828. The plant, called flower of the blessed night in Mexico was renamed in Poinsett's honor.
A cubic yard of air weighs about 2 pounds at sea level.
Richard Henry and Francis Lightfoot Lee are the only brothers who signed the Declaration of Independence. Their cousin, Henry Lee, was a famous Revolutionary War commander and the father of General Robert E. Lee.
St. Augustine, Florida is the oldest city in the US.
When the English colonists sat down for their first Thanksgiving dinner on February 22, 1630, an Indian chief named Quadoquina offered a deerskin bag filled with freshly popped corn. Thus popcorn made its first appearance to non-native North Americans.
The first bomb dropped on Germany in WWII killed the only elephant in the Berlin zoo.
Children are poisoned most frequently by eating harmful plants.
In 1917, Margaret Sanger was jailed for one month for establishing the first birth control clinic
Canola oil is actually rapeseed oil but the name was changed for marketing reasons!
The country of Andorra has a zero percent unemployment rate
Nearly every photo advertising a watch shows the time to be 10:10.
A drink used to be made by the Aztecs for the gods which had the ingredients of ground cocoa mixed in with spices and corn
Holyoke, Massachusetts, makes it unlawful to water your lawn when it is raining.
¥ Hair and nails do not continue to grow after death. The skin recedes, making it appear to grow.
The average four year-old child asks over four hundred questions a day
In Albania, nodding your head means no and shaking your head means yes.
There are over 2,000 different types of cheese in the world
McDonald's Big Mac slogan, introduced in 1975, is: Two all beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions, and a sesame seed bun.
Every year approximately 2,500 left-handed people are killed by using object or machinery designed for right-handed people
Close to 73% of girls in Bangladesh are married by age 18
The name 'Intel' stems from the company's former name, 'Integrated Electronics'.
The longest human beard on record is 17.5 feet, held by Hans N. Langseth who was born in Norway in 1846
Due to eating habits in the USA, one in three children born in the year 2000 have a chance of getting type II diabetes
A squash ball moving at 150 kilometers per hour has the same impact of a .22 bullet
A chance of a woman having twins is increased after the age of 35. About 1 in 27 women will give birth to twins after this age. After 50 the chances of having twins is 1 in 9.
Soy crayons have been invented to replace wax crayons and one acre of soybeans can produce over 80,000 crayons
Planet Jupiter spins so fast that there are 2 sunrises and 2 sunsets every 24 hours by earth time.
In Baltimore it is illegal to mistreat oysters.
Reindeer milk has more fat than cow milk.
Khmer is the world's longest alphabet. It contains 74 characters and is used by about 8 million people in cambodia.
The famous jewelry store Tiffany & Co. was established on September 18, 1837 in New York City. The amount of sales that were made the first day were $4.98
To find out almost the exact temperature... Listen to a cricket chirping and count the number of chirps in a minute. Add fifty, divide by four then add 40.
There were 13 couples celebrating their honeymoon on the Titanic
Steven spielberg didn't accept any money for the film schindler's list. He felt it would be blood money.
The U.S. military s dried food rations can be re-hydrated with urine.
The most popular jelly belly jellybean flavour is buttered popcorn
If you were to spell out numbers, you would have to go to one thousand before you would find the letter "A".
DC-10, the name of an airplane stands for Douglas Commercial.
The colour blue has a calming effect. It causes the brain to release calming hormones
In the United States, approximately 25,000 eye injuries occur that result in the person becoming totally blind
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