Mountain Dew does reduce your sperm count significantly.
Nutmeg is extremely poisonous if injected intravenously it can kill you.
In 1963, baseball pitcher Gaylord Perry remarked, "They'll put a man on the moon before I hit a home run." On July 20, 1969, a few hours after Neil Armstrong set foot on the moon, Gaylord Perry hit his first, and only, home run.
Humphrey O'Sullivan invented the rubber heel because he was tired of pounding the pavements of Boston looking for a job.
The largest item on any menu in the world is probably the roast camel, sometimes served at Bedouin wedding feasts. The camel is stuffed with a sheep's carcass, which is stuffed with chickens, which are stuffed with fish, which are stuffed with eggs.
Goats' eyes have rectangular pupils.
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.
The Soviet Caucasus mountain actually moved a mile in 1972. Heavy rains swelled an underground river and the whole mountain salied away over the course of eight days.
Housefly's regurgitate food and eat it again every time they eat
The linen bandages that were used to wrap Egyptian mummies averaged 1,000 yards in length.
In Britain, failed suicides were hanged in the 19th century.
Almonds are the oldest, most widely cultivated and extensively used nuts in the world.
The motto for the Olympic Games is Citius Altius Fortius. Translated, it means Faster Higher Stronger.
The only U.S. president to be born on the fourth of July was Calvin Coolidge.
Around 2,000 left-handed people die annually due to improper use of equipment designed only for right handed people.
The "huddle" in football was formed due a deaf football player who used sign language to communicate and his team didn't want the opposition to see the signals he used and in turn huddled around him.
'Crack Cocaine' is still cocaine. It is simply a different chemical process applied to cocaine powder that allows cocaine to be smokeable. This means that the 'high' from Crack Cocaine is much stronger and more immediate (taking about 8 seconds to reach the brain); and also shorter lived then from the powder.
At the height of its power (400 BC) the Greek city of Sparta had 500,000 slaves and only 25,000 citizens.
In a deck of cards, the King of Hearts is the only king without a moustache.
Diet Soda kills brain cells because they use so many chemicals to make it "diet"...
The only domestic animal not mentioned in the Bible is the cat.
The average life expectancy of a kangaroo in captivity is 7 years.
The first drive-in movie theater was built in Camden, NJ in 1932-3. It cost 25 cents per car or $1 for three or more people to watch a movie.
Grasping your ears is a sign of repentance or sincerity in India.
The extended right arm of the Statue of Liberty is 42 feet long.
Dr. Guillotin merely proposed the machine that bears his name (which was rejected by the crown) and he never made a working model. The first working model was made by his assistant years later. When the machine attained infamy in the French Revolution, Dr.Guillotin protested its use and went to his grave claiming that the machine was unjustly named after him.
The ancient Romans built such an excellent system of roads that the saying arose "all roads lead to Rome," that is, no matter which road one starts a journey on, he will finally reach Rome if he keeps on traveling. The popular saying came to mean that all ways or methods of doing something end in the same result, no method being better than another.
Vaseline was created by Robert Chesebrough in 1870. He developed it after visiting Titusville, PA in 1859. While there he noticed that workers were treating cuts and burns with grease that accumulated on drill rods from the oil fields.
The first known contraceptive was crocodile dung, used by Egyptians in 2000 B.C.
Diabetes is the fourth leading cause of death in the U.S., accounting for about 180,000 deaths per year.
Astronauts become between two and three inches taller when in space.
All 17 children of Queen Anne died before her.
There are 11 points on the collar around Kermit the Frog's neck.
Special studies conducted about the human body revealed it will usually absorb up to about 300 milligrams of caffeine at a given time. About 4 normal cups. Additional amounts are just cast off, providing no further stimulation. Also, the human body dissipates 20% of the caffeine in the system each hour.
Wesley Snipes has a 5th Degree Black Belt.
A cat has 32 muscles in each ear.
There are 318,979,564,000 possible ways to play the first four moves per side in a game of chess.
Babe Ruth kept a lettuce leaf under his hat to keep cool during a game.
In Thailand, the left hand is considered unclean, so you should not eat with it. Also, pointing with one finger is considered rude and is only done when pointing to objects or animals, never humans.
Uranus was originally called George, in honour of King George III of Britain
The Treaty of Tordesillas divided all of South America between Spain and Portugal in 1493. Pope Alexander VI drew up the treaty following Columbus�s discovery of the New World.
A beaver's teeth never stop growing.
Richard Millhouse Nixon was the first US president whose name contains all the letters from the word "criminal." William Jefferson Clinton is the second.
The disease-carrying mosquito, delivering encephalitis, the West Nile virus, malaria, and Dengue fever, is by far the deadliest beast in the animal world. The World Health Organization says mosquitos cause more than 2 million deaths a year worldwide. Another insect,
Over billions of years, black holes become white holes and they spit out all of the things they sucked in. the atoms are completely jumbled, so no one knows what will ever come out. Theoratically they'll also turn into a white hole. If you were unfortunate enough to fall within one, you would never actually hit -- because time would stop at some point within the event horizon (space outside) of the black hole. Thanx De Composed
The caterpillar has more than 2,000 muscles
One quarter of the bones in your body, are in your feet
The Romans defeated Hannibal's elephants after they found that the elephants were afraid of the smell of horse blood. On the battlefield they slit the throats of their own horses in order to cause the enemy's mounts to panic.
The longest movie ever screened was a 1970 British film that lasted 48 hours, 0 minutes. Believe it or not, its name is The Longest and Most Meaningless Movie in the World.
It's impossible to get water out of a rimless tire.
The Arabica is the original coffee plant. It still grows wild in Ethiopia. The arabica coffee tree is an evergreen and in the wild will grow to a height between 14 and 20 feet.
The longest word in the english language is pneaumonaultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis...It's a lung disease contracted from breathing in too much volcanic dust settlement.
The weddell seal, can travel underwater for seven hours without surfacing.
The United States government keeps its supply of silver at the US Military Academy at West Point, NY.
The Canadian government legalized marijuana for medicinal use in 1999. After discovering a shortage of local growers they began to import the dope from Mississippi.
Black lemurs are the only primates that can have blue eyes.
Pablo Picasso's career lasted seventy-eight years, from 1895 until his death in 1973.
According to Bristol zoo, the Howler monkey's growl is so loud, it can be heard 5km (3.3 miles for u Americans) away.
It snows more in the Grand Canyon than it does in Minneapolis and Minnesota.
Lassie was played by a group of male dogs; the main one was named Pal.
In the United States bacteria in foods cause 6.5 million to 33 million cases of human illness and 9,000 deaths annually.
The highest point of the earth, with an elevation of 29,141 feet, is the top of Mt. Everest in Tibet.
More than 99.9% of all the animal species that have ever lived on earth were extinct before the coming of man.
The smallest island with country status is Pitcairn in Polynesia, at just 1.75 square miles.
Blondes have more hair than dark haired people do.
Captain William Driver, skipper of the brig Charles Doggett, was the first person to call the American flag "Old Glory". He made a ceremony of it in 1824.
In 1960, an estimated 4,000 people were over 100 years old in the U.S. By 1995 the number had jumped to : 55,000.
A mole can dig a tunnel 300 feet long in just one night.
A scientific 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 dragonfly is also known as "devil's darning needle", "horse stinger" and "devil's steelyard".
Baseball's home plate is 17 inches wide.
Prior to 1907, when the United States started mass production of asphalt from crude oil, the roads were paved from asphalt bought from Trinidad, which had a pitch lake that was the world�s first large commercial source of natural asphalt.
Amelia Earhart designed the first lightweight luggage for air travel.
The fastest bird is the Spine-tailed swift, clocked at speeds of up to 220 miles per hour.
You're more likely to be a target for mosquitoes if you consume bananas.
Americans on average eat 18 acres of pizza every day.
When opossums are playing 'possum, they are not "playing," They actually pass out from sheer terror.
Per-capita, Israel eats the most turkey based products in the world.
Every citizen of Kentucky is required by law to take a bath at least once a year.
Little Jackie Paper was the name of Puff the Magic Dragon's human friend.
The body can function without a brain. And anyone who has walked around the city on a Saturday night will know what I mean.
The popular name for the giant sequoia tree is Redwood.
Bob Weir of the Grateful Dead learned to play slide guitar on stage much to the chagrin of Jerry Garcia.
The largest US city in area is Juneau, Alaska, which covers 3,108 square miles. Los Angeles covers only 458.2 square miles.
In the US a pound of potato chips costs 200 times more than a pound or potatoes
Chocolate manufacturers currently use 40 percent of the world's almonds and 20 percent of the world's peanuts.
William Penn purchased a pound of coffee in New York in 1683 for $4.68.
The Hoover Dam was built to last 2,000 years. The concrete in it will not even be fully cured for another 500 years.
In South Carolina you can be fined for not denouncing "the evils of intemperance" on the fourth Friday of every October.
Ostriches stick their heads in the sand to look for water.
Greyhounds are not hyper and do not need constant exercise; they are quite happy occupying space on a couch.
The U.S. bought Alaska from Russia for 2 cents an acre.
The only three non-Presidents pictured on U.S. paper money are: Alexander Hamilton on the $10 bill, Benjamin Franklin on the $100 bill, and Salmon Chase on the $10,000 bill.
In the US, about 127 million adults are overweight or obese; worldwide, 750 million are overweight and 300 million more are obese. In the US, 15% of children in elementary school are overweight; 20% are worldwide.
The number of times a drowning person will rise to the surface depends on how much air is in his lungs. He could rise once, twice, or five times. Or not at all. Obese people will stay afloat longer than skinny people because fat contains air molecules.
If you had fifteen books on a shelf and you arrange them in every possible combination, and if you made one change every minute, it would take you 2,487,996 years to do them all.
Hawaii is the only state of the United States in which coffee is commercially grown. Hawaii features an annual Kona Festival, coffee picking contest. Each year the winner becomes a state celebrity. In Hawaii coffee is harvested between November and April.
Camel milk does not curdle.
Charles Dodgson, also known as Lewis Carroll, wrote "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" after Alice Pleasance Liddell. It was to be believed he fell in love with her and asked the parents if he could some day marry her. The parents disconnected their friendship. Alice Liddell has 12 letters, as does the pen name Lewis Carroll. It's a coincidence he uses 2 r's where the 2 d's are, as with the 2 L's. Talk about obsessed!
The only difference between brown eyes and every other colored eyes is that brown eyes have more pigment.
There is a sea squirt (found in the seas near Japan) that digests its own brain. When the sea squirt is mature it permanently attaches itself to a rock. At this point it does not need to move anymore and has no need for a brain.
The number of VCRs in the United States grew from 52,565,000 in 1987 to 86,825,000 in 1997, a 39.5% increase.
In 1836 the U.S. government had so much extra money that it repaid all its debts, and still had money left over.
In North Dakota it is illegal to keep an elk in a sandbox in your backyard.
Donald Duck's middle name is Fauntleroy.
The number 111,111,111 multiplied by itself will result in the number 12,345,678,987,654,321.
The total number of Americans killed in the Civil War is greater than the combined total of Americans killed in all other wars.
Mount Everest moves approximately 2.4 inches (10 cm) in a Northeasterly direction every year.
Tapeworms range in size from about 0.04 inch to more than 50 feet in length.
Cocaine was the first local anesthetic; being used as such from about 1884 onwards.
The fragrance of flowers is due to the essences of oil which they produce.
Cards may not be played in the street with a Native American.
The river Danube empties into the Black Sea.
The "Daddy long legs" spider has venom to be used as a defensive mechanism. Don't worry though, coz it cannot puncture human skin, and even if it did, it would PROBABLY only cause a allergic reaction
Forty-six percent of the world's water is in the Pacific Ocean; that's around 6 sextillion gallons of water. The Atlantic has 23.9 percent; the Indian, 20.3; the Arctic, 3.7 percent.
Books on religion outnumbered works of fiction by a 2 to 1 margin in 1870 England. Sixteen years later, novels surpassed religious works.
It takes, on average, 345 squirts from a cow�s udder to yield one gallon of milk.
Most cows give more milk when they listen to music.
During winter in Moscow the skating rinks cover more than 250,000 square meters of land.
Most Greyhounds are universal blood donors and are used to provide extra blood during another dog's surgery.
Before Columbus, Europe had never tasted cord, potatoes, tomatoes, red peppers, sweet potatoes, tapioca, chocolate, pumpkins, squash, coconuts, pineapples, strawberries, and much more. Why? All these food items are native to America.
Harvard University's original name was Cambridge. It only changed when John Harvard donated 400 books to the school.
Every day more money is printed for Monopoly than the US Treasury.
The first "official" vasectomy was performed in 1893.
The infinite sign is called a lemniscate.
Holland has the densest population per square mile of any nation in the world.
A cough releases an explosive charge of air that moves at speeds up to 60 mph.
In India, where hinduism is the biggest religon, they belive that there are about 300 million different gods. Because almost every village has it's own local god.
Adult bears can run as fast as horses.
Jayne Mansfield decorated her "Pink Palace" by writing to 1,500 furniture and building suppliers and asking for free samples. She told the donors they could then brag that their goods were in her outlandish mansion. The pitch worked, and Jayne received over $150,000 worth of free merchandise.
If you feed a seagull Alka-Seltzer, its stomach will explode.
If any of the heads on Mt. Rushmore had a body, it would be nearly 500 feet tall.
In Pocatello, Idaho, a law passed in 1912 provided that "The carrying of concealed weapons is forbidden, unless same are exhibited to public view."
When Thomas Edison died in 1941; Henry Ford captured his last dying breath in a bottle.
There are 48 Gutenberg Bibles still in existence. Two of them were in Germany during World War II and are missing, but many book collectors believe them to be in private collections.
There are more stars than all of the grains of sand on earth.
The turtle has the lowest pulse rate of any animal: 13 beats per minute.
Of Chief Executives, only Benjamin Harrison was the grandson of a President.
Put fish skin or isinglass size of a nine-pence in pot when put on to boil or else the white and shell of half an egg to a couple of quarts of coffee."
The complete skin covering of the body measures about 20 sq. feet.
The saluki is the oldest known breed of domesticated dog. Carvings of animals resembling the saluki have been found in excavations of the Sumerian Empire. They are believed to have originated from between 6,000 and 7,000 B.C.
Three chemicals are used to execute criminals by lethal injection. First, Sodium Thiopental is injected, causing the inmate to fall into a deep sleep. The second chemical agent, Pancuronium Bromide, a muscle relaxer, follows. This causes the inmate to stop breathing due to paralyses of the diaphragm and lungs. Finally, Potassium Chloride is injected, stopping the heart.
One of the greatest soldiers in history, Alexander the Great, was tutored by the greatest thinker of all time, Aristotle.
Approximately 125 people die in the United States from an anaphylaxis to foods each year.
Only about 20% of harvested coffee beans are considered to be a premium bean of the highest quality.
A Holstein's spots are like a fingerprint or snowflake. No two cows have exactly the same pattern of spots.
Chocolate contains phenylethylamine (PEA), a natural substance that is reputed to stimulate the same reaction in the body as falling in love.
In Sweden, when leaving someone's home, wait until you get to the doorway to step outside before putting on your coat. To do so earlier suggests you are eager to leave.
Unique animals. Hippopotami cannot swim (ppl have said that a hippo can swim, but i dont think its classified as swimming. I'll check), whales can't swim backwards, tarantulas can't spin webs, crocodiles can't chew and hummingbirds can't walk
The earth weighs 6 sextillion, 588 quintillion tons.
It is illegal in Elkhart, Indiana, for a barber to threaten to cut off a youngster's ears...what about an oldster?
The Michelin man is known as Mr. Bib. His name was Bibendum in the company's first ads in 1896.
Mice, whales, elephants, giraffes and man all have seven neck vertebra.
Bart Simpson's voice on the Simpsons is actually done by a woman, Nancy Cartwright.
In ancient Rome, people found guilty of murdering their fathers were executed in a bizarre manner. The punishment was to be put in a sack with a rooster, a viper, and a dog, then drowned along with all three animals.
The first CD pressed in the U.S. was Bruce Springsteen's 'Born in the USA.'
The only MLB team to have both its city's name and its team name in a foreign language is the San Diego Padres.
It was the Frisbie Pie Company of Bridgeport, CT, whose name -and lightweight pie tins -gave birth to the modern Frisbee.
The largest Great White Shark ever caught measured 37 feet and weighed 24,000 pounds. It was found in a herring weir in New Brunswick in 1930.
The nail of our middle finger grows the fastest and the nail of our thumb grows slowest.
On average, right-handed people live 9 years longer than their left-handed counterparts.
Most people know what pH means, but few people know that it stands for pondus hydrogenii which means potential hydrogen and that each unit is a phidron.
The first computer, the steam-driven calculating machine, was built in 1823 by Charles Babbage. It failed to work due to poor workmanship in the intricate parts. When rebuilt by the London Museum of Science in 1991, it worked.
Victor Hugo's Les Miserables contains one of the longest sentences in the French language 823 words without a period.
In 1980, the only country in the world with no telephones was Bhutan.
Widow is the only female form in the English language that is shorter than its corresponding male term (widower).
The eyes of an Ostrich are larger than its brain.
Wonder Woman was the world's first comic book superheroine. She was introduced in All Star Comics in December 1941 and created by psychologist William Moulton Marston.
Certain frogs can be frozen solid then thawed and continue living.
In America, someone is diagnosed with AIDS every 10 minutes. In South Africa, someone dies due to HIV or AIDS every 10 minutes.
When a coffee seed is planted, it takes five years to yield consumable fruit.
The phrase "raining cats and dogs" originated in 17th Century England. During heavy downpours of rain, many of these poor animals unfortunately drowned and their bodies would be seen floating in the rain torrents that raced through the streets. The situation gave the appearance that it had literally rained "cats and dogs" and led to the current expression.
The moon actually has mirrors on it. They were left there by astronauts who wanted to bounce laser beams off them, so that the distance to the moon can be measured.
Celery has negative calories. It takes more calories to eat a piece of celery than the celery has in it to begin with.
The most common injury in bowling is a sore thumb.
The Professor on "Gilligan's Island" was named Roy Hinkley. The Skipper was named Jonas Grumby. Both names were used only once in the entire series, on the first episode.
The only big cat that doesn't roar is a Jaguar
Cats average 16 hours of sleep a day, more than any other mammal.
Only full-grown male crickets can chirp.
Finagle's Law was the one that went, "Anything that can go wrong, will go wrong." Not Murphy's Law.