Morihei Ueshiba, founder of Aikido, once pinned an opponent using only a single finger
Some ribbon worms will eat themselves if they cant find any food.
In 39 of the 50 U.S. states, the travel industry is the largest single employer.
The word honcho comes from a Japanese word meaning squad leader and first came into usage in the English language during the American occupation of Japan following World War II.
The cashew nut in its natural state contains a poisonous oil. Roasting removes the oil and makes the nuts safe to eat.
Birds are largely unaffected by spicy things, like chilies, as they are not sensitive to capsaicin, the hot stuff in chilies.
German Shepherds bite humans more than any other breed of dog.
It is estimated that a plastic container can resist decomposition for as long as 50,000 years.
Thomasville, North Carolina, prohibits airplanes from flying over the town on Sundays during the hours between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.
Nutmeg is extremely poisonous if injected intraveinously.
It cost the soft drink industry $100 million a year for thefts committed involving vending machines
Bobby Carpenter was the first American player to score 50 goals in a season
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.
The name of the famous snack Twinkies was invented by seeing a billboard in St. Louis, that said Twinkle Toe Shoes.
The smallest bone in the human body is the stapes or stirrup bone located in the middle ear. It is approximately .11 inches (.28 cm) long.
Pine, spruce, or other evergreen wood should never be used in barbecues. These woods, when burning or smoking, can add harmful tar and resins to the food. Only hardwoods should be used for smoking and grilling, such as oak, pecan, hickory, maple, cherry, alder, apple, or mesquite, depending on the type of meat being cooked.
A car traveling at 80 km/h uses half its fuel to overcome wind resistance.
The largest hamburger cooked in the world weighed in at 6,040 pounds
How does a shark find fish? It can hear their hearts beating.
The largest cell in the human body is the female egg.
Place a sheet of Bounce at the bottom of the wastebasket. Collects cat hair. Rubbing the area with a sheet of Bounce will magnetically attract all the loose hairs.
Ever wonder how Swiss cheese is made? As the cheese ferments, a bacterial action generates gas. As the gas is liberated, it bubbles through the cheese, leaving all those holes.
The youngest actress to be nominated as best actress is Keisha Castle-Hughes who was nominated at just 13 years old
Pure electricity, when photographed, shows up as a brightly glowing liquid droplet flowing inside a tiny crystal.
It takes an adult about 138 minutes to watch bridges over madison county but only 118 minutes to read the book.
There are more female than male millionaires in the United States.
You suffer from dendrophobia if you don't like to be near trees or are deadly afraid of them.
In a year, there are 60,000 trampoline injuries that occur in the U.S
The point of target that has t be aimed or hit while practicing shooting.
Nose prints are used to identify dogs, much like humans use fingerprints
In 1391, China began producing toliet paper for use by its Emperors
An ostrich's eye is bigger than its brain.
Julius Caesar's autograph is worth about $2,000,000.
Mike Greenwell of the Boston Red Sox holds the major league record for the most RBIs that accounted for all of his team's runs. In 1996, he batted in nine runs in a game against the Seattle Mariners.
¥ About 8 million blood cells die in the human body every second, and the same number are born each second.
The Earth gets heavier each day by tons, as meteoric dust settles on it.
The length of a human esophagus is 25 centimeters
The "spot" on the 7-Up logo comes from its inventor who had red eyes. He was an albino.
Jerry West was the model for the official NBA logo. His silhouette appears dribbling a basketball.
The cat lover is an ailurophile, while a cat hater is an ailurophobe.
The largest amount of money you can have without having change for a dollar is $1.19 (3 quarters, 4 dimes, and 4 pennies).
Mammal rule of thumb: in just about every species, the female lives longer than the male.
One out of 20 people have an extra rib.
There have been about 30 films made at or about Alcatraz, the now-closed federal prison island in San Francisco Bay, including "The Rock" (1996), "Birdman of Alcatraz" (1962), and "Escape from Alcatraz" (1979).
The Titanic was the first ship to use the SOS signal. It was adopted as the international signal for distress in 1912, and the Titanic struck the iceberg in April of that year.
Canada's national sport is lacrosse not hockey.
The famous aphrodisiac 'Spanish Fly' is made from dried beetle remains!
Rare Cat Breeds From Around The World
Benefits of Lychees
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