Most men have erections every hour to hour and a half during sleep.
The sun's total lifetime as a star capable of maintaining a life-bearing Earth is about 11 billion years. Nearly half that time has passed.
The human head weighs 7 pounds.
An ostrich's eye is bigger than its brain.
In 24 hrs. an average healthy human breathes 23,000 times.
The underside of a horses hoof is called a frog.
According to the U.S. Food & Drug Administration, two out of five women in America dye their hair.
Baby robins eat 14 feet of earthworms every day.
Each year 50,000 earthquakes take place on this planet.
On average, twelve newborns are given to the wrong parents each day.
in microsoft 1998 edition if your keyboard isnt responding it displays "keyboard not responding press enter to continue"
The four highest grossing movies of the 1940s were all animated motion pictures by Disney (Bambi, Pinnochio, Fantasia, and Cinderella).
The Beatles were depicted in wax at Madame Tussaud's Wax Museum in London, in 1964, the first pop album stars to be honored.
The first baseball game was broadcast in color on August 11, 1951 (Brooklyn Dodgers beat the Boston Braves 8-1)
Montana mountain goats will butt heads so hard their hooves fall off.
Homosexuality remained on the American Psychiatric Association's list of mental illnesses until 1973.
Emus cannot walk backwards.
When Alexander Graham Bell Was working on the telephone in 1876, he spilled battery acid on his pants and called out to his assistant, "Watson, please come here. I want you." Watson, who was on another floor, heard the call through the instrument he was hooking up, and ran to Bell's room. Bell's words became the first ever successfully communicated using a telephone.
Until the 18th century India produced almost all the world diamonds.
Both Hitler and Napoleon were missing one testicle.
In turtles, the colon(intestine) is also used for respiration, as it takes in oxygen. Thats how they stay underwater for so long.
Six eight-stud Lego pieces can be combined 102,981,500 ways.
Although explorers 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.
A piano leg went through the floor of the white house in 1948 during President Truman's term.
'Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch' is the actual name of a village in northern Wales
The first bomb the Allies dropped on Berlin in WWII killed the only elephant in the Berlin Zoo.
The largest cell in the human body is the female reproductive cell, the ovum. The smallest is the male sperm.
Rodents teeth never stop growing.
Kangaroos and emus cannot walk backwards, and are on the Australian coat of arms for that reason.
caliber machine gun ammo belts measured exactly 27 feet, before being loaded into the fuselage. If the pilots fired all their ammo at a
New York's first St. Patrick's day parade was held on March 17, 1762.
The symbols used on playing cards were supposed to represent the four classes of men: hearts represented the clergy; spades (from the Spanish word espada, or sword) represented the warriors; clubs were originally leaves and represented the peasants; and citizens and merchants were recognized in the diamonds.
There are more coffee drug addicts in the US than drug addicts of any other kind.
The South Pole was reached for the first time on 14 December 1911 by a team of explorers led by Roald Amundsen.
Average number of eggs laid by the female American Oyster per year: 500 million. Usually only one oyster out of the bunch reaches maturity.
The single highest temperature ever recorded in U.S. history was 134 degrees Fahrenheit. It was recorded in Greenland Ranch, CA on July 10, 1913. The lowest recorded temperature was minus 80 degrees on January 23, 1971 in Prospect Creek, AK.
Luther Crowell invented the paper bag in 1867.
Dry ice does not melt, it evaporates.
Baby elephants can drink over 80 litres of milk a day. (Do you drink milk?)
It is impossible for a pig to look up at the sky and people can not lick their elbows!!!!! be sure to remember that the next time you stick your elbow in spagetti =)
While fighting with the French underground during World War II, Jacques-Yves Cousteau invented the aqualung, the self-contained device that supplies air under pressure for underwater divers.
The coffee filter was invented in 1908 by a German homemaker, Melitta Benz, when she lined a tin cup with blotter paper to filter the coffee grinds.
Every year 8,000 people injure themselves while using a tooth pick.
The average marathon runner's heart beats about 175 times per minute during a race. A typical adult's heart beats 68 times a minute at rest.
Marie Curie, the Nobel prize winning scientist who discovered radium, died on July 4, 1934 of radiation poisoning.
The supersonic Concorde jet made its first trial flight on January 1, 1969.
A soccer ball has 32 panels.
An adult porcupine has approximately 30,000 quills on its body, which are replaced every year.
Timmie Jean Lindsey of Houston, TX became the first person to get silicone breast implants in 1962.
All pyrimids were bright white.
In Oregon anyone with a bad reputation is prohibited from distributing malt beverages.
IBM's motto is "Think". Apple later made their motto "Think different".
The Pacific Ocean was named by Magellen because it was calmer than the Atlantic
Out of all the eight letter words in the English language, only one has only one vowel in it: "strength"
China. which covers an area of 178 acres.
The little lump of flesh just forward of your ear canal, right next to your temple, is called a tragus.
A hard-boiled egg will spin. An uncooked or soft-boiled egg will not.
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 patients.
From 1836 to 1896, the Red Flag Act in England required that any self-propelled vehicle be preceded by a man carrying a red flag by day and a red lantern by night. In effect, this limited the speed to four miles per hour and retarded the development of all self-propelled vehicles, including the automobile.
Over the last 50 years in the United States, approximately 9,000 people have died as a result of tornadoes, 5,000 as the result of floods, and 4,000 as the result of hurricanes.
Golfers use an estimated $800 million worth of golf balls annually.
Prague consumes 3 times more beer than all the soft drinks combined
The Angel Falls in Venezuela is the highest waterfall in the world, its waters drop from over 3,200 feet.
In Boston, Massachusetts it is illegal to take a bath unless instructed to do so by a physician.
Australians consume 60% more coffee than tea, a sixfold increase since 1940.
The only two days of the year in which there are no professional sports games (MLB, NBA, NHL, or NFL) are the day before and the day after the Major League all-stars Game
In 1962, the Mashed Potato, the Loco-Motion, the Frug, the Monkey, and the Funky Chicken were popular dances.
The largest baseball card collection, 200,000 cards, is in the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
In Australia, there is no death penalty.
In 1915, Winston Churchill fought in the front line trenches before he became the Minister of Munitions.
Glenn Miller was the first performer to earn a gold record. He got it for the Chattanooga Choo Choo on February 10, 1942.
Ancient Egyptians believed that "Bast" was the mother of all cats on Earth. They also believed that cats were sacred animals.
Dennis H. sent in a link proving this fact to be wrong, which means the book I got it from was wrong. I contacted the U.S. Mint and found that the first circulated coins 11,178 copper cents were minted in March 1793.
The first scheduled airplane passenger service in the world was between Tampa and St. Petersburg, Fla., in 1914.
In Idiana it is illegal to sell laughing gas with the intent to induce laughter.
More people are afraid of open spaces (kenophobia) than of tight spaces (claustrophobia).
Only six baseball teams remain from the original National League, which was founded in 1876.
It is believed that the Greek poet Aeschylus was killed when a bird flying overhead dropped a tortoise and struck him. Birds have been known to carry shellfish to great heights and drop them in order crack the shells.
German Shepherds bite humans more than any other breed of dog.
A McDonald's straw will hold 7.7 ml, or just over one-and-a-half teaspoons of whatever you are drinking.
The Ohio river forms at the confluence of the Allegheny and the Monongahela.
The Pacific Ocean fills nearly a complete hemisphere of the earth's surface.
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.
If it were removed from the body, the small intestine would stretch to a length of 22 feet.
The striped billiard balls weight .1 ounces or so more than the solids
Steve McQueen persuaded his karate teacher, kickboxing champion Chuck Norris, to pursue acting.
There are, on average, 259 raisins in a box of Raisin Bran and 388 in a box of Premium Raisin Bran.
Around 22% of Americans are teenagers.
Levi Strauss blue jeans with copper rivets were priced at $13.50 per dozen in 1874.
It takes only 8 minutes for sunlight to travel from the sun to the earth, which also means, if you see the sun go out, it actually went out 8 minutes ago
The 'huddle' in football was formed due to 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.
The earth is not perfectly round. Technically, it's a triaxial ellipsoid, which is to say that it's nearly spherical, but flattened at the top and bottom.
The tool doctors wrap around a patient's arm to measure blood pressure is called a sphygmomanometer.
Playing cards were issued to British pilots in World War II. If captured, they could be soaked in water and unfolded to reveal a map fpr escape.
The Pentagon in Arlington Virginia has twice as many bathrooms as is necessary. When it was built in the 1940s the state of Virginia still had segregation laws requiring separate toilet facilities for blacks and whites.
A broken clock is right at least twice a day.
The shape of a plants' collenchyma cells and the shape of the bubbles in beer foam are the same they are orthotetrachidecahedrons.
The eyeball of a human weighs approximately 28 grams.
Every year 4 people in the UK die putting their trousers on.
Morphine was given its name in 1803 by the discoverer, a 20 year old German pharmacist named Friedrich Saturner. He named it after Morpheus, the Greek god of dreams.
In North Andover, Massachusetts citizens are prohibitied from carrying 'space guns.'
Nine U.S. Presidents never went to college: George Washington, Andrew Jackson, Martin Van Buren, Zachary Taylor, Millard Fillmore, Abraham Lincoln, Andrew Johnson, Grover Cleveland, and Harry Truman.
In 1850, Michigan's state constitution included the following line: "Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, unless for the punishment of crime, shall ever be tolerated in this state." This inadvertently legalized slavery as an appropriate punishment for crime. It wasn't until 1963 that the grammar was fixed to outlaw slavery. The change required shifting the comma following "servitude" to the position after "slavery."
The word "dude" is the name for an infected elephant butt hair.
An ostrich egg can make approx. eleven and a half omelets.
Vanilla is the extract of fermented and dried pods of several species of orchids.
The 1st buffalo ever born in captivity was born at Chicago's Lincoln Park Zoo in 1884.
Cockroaches can live with no heads, they only die because of starvation.
There is no alcohol left in food that's cooked with wine. The alcohol evaporates at 172 degrees Fahrenheit.
There are more than 500 varieties of banana in the world: The most common kinds are Dwarf Cavendish, Valery, and Williams Hybrid bananas. Other types of bananas include Apple and a small red banana called the Red Jamaica. A large type of banana called the plantain is hard and starchy and is almost eaten as a cooked vegetable. The Cavendish is the most common variety of bananas now imported to the United States. The Cavendish is a shorter, stubbier plant than earlier varieties. It was developed to resist plant diseases, insects and windstorms better than its predecessors. The Cavendish fruit is of medium size, has a creamier, smooth texture, and a thinner peel than earlier varieties.
Car wash attendants in San Francisco, California may not use old pairs of underware to wash or dry vehicles.
In the original Star Wars A New Hope when everyone is stuck in the trash compactor and the storm troopers come for C-3PO and R2-D2 the stormtroopers come through the door and one of them hits its head, very funny. They make it look like he did it on purpose by another stormtrooper says "Take care of him" which they added in there guess Lucas kept it as kind of a joke
The bubbles in Guiness beer sink to the bottom rather than float to the top as in other beers.
The lowest valued note in the world is the Hong Kong 1 cent note of which
The estimated weight of the Great Pyramid of Egypt is 6,648,000 tons.
The states with the most presidential burial sites: Ohio and Virginia (tie).
In California you may not set a mouse trap without a hunting license.
Paul Reiser played the piano in the "Mad about You" theme.
Rats and horses can't vomit.
At 4,145 miles, the Nile River is the longest in the world.
Coffee was first known in Europe as Arabian Wine.
The Kiwi, national bird of New Zealand, can't fly. It lives in a hole in the ground, is almost blind, and lays only one egg each year. Despite this, it has survived for more than 70 million years.
Rice is the staple food of more than one-half of the world's population.
A type of rabbit can mate 12 hours after giving birth
The average person releases nearly a pint of intestinal gas by flatulence every day. Most is due to swallowed air. The rest is from fermentation of undigested food.
If you cut off the head of a cockroach, it can still survive but will eventually die, but only because it cannot eat without its head.
Both George Washington and Thomas Jefferson grew cannabis sativa (marijuana) on their plantations.
The 1st live televised murder was in 1963, when Jack Ruby killed JFK's assassin, Lee Harvey Oswald while millions of viewers watched.
In Japan, coffee shops are called Kissaten.
The elephant is the only animal that has been taught to stand on its head.
The little bags of netting for gas lanterns (called 'mantles') are radioactive, so much so that they will set off an alarm at a nuclear reactor.
The red capes used to taunt bulls in bullfights is the same shade of red as the bull's blood. That way you can't tell it is covered with the bull's blood by the end of the fight. Fight spectators like bullfighting, but not blood.`
The hair of man's beard are about as strong as copper wire of the same dimensions.
A crocodiles tongue is attached to the roof of its mouth.
Percentage of Africa that is wilderness: 28% Percentage of North America that is wilderness: 38%
Children grow faster in the springtime.
Walt Disney provided the voice of Mickey Mouse in Steamboat Willie.
John Wilkes Booth's brother once saved the life of Abraham Lincoln's son.
The biro was invented by George and Lazio Biro.
There are about 450 types of cheese in the world. 240 come from France.
Minors in Kansas City, Missouri, are not allowed to purchase cap pistols; they may buy shotguns freely, however.
The first brand of Wrigley's chewing gum was called "Vassar", after the New England woman's college. Next were "Lotta" and "Sweet Sixteen Orange."
The vocabulary of the average person consists of 5,000 to 6,000 words.
Approximately 25,000 workers died during the building of the Panama Canal, and approximately 20,000 of them contracted malaria and yellow fever.
Coffee beans can be mixed into B type blood, changing it into O type blood
A giant squid has eyes that can grow up to 20 inches in diameter. (Now think of how big your computer screen is..)
The world's longest name is: Adolph Blaine Charles David Earl Frederick Gerald Hubert Irvin John Kenneth Lloyd Martin Nero Oliver
Only one of the 88 stable chemicals are named after a person gadolinium. It's named after Finnish chemist Johan Gadolin.
The first footprints at Grauman's Chinese Theater (now Mann's Chinese Theater), were made by Norma Talmadge in 1927. Legend has it that she accidentally stepped in wet concrete outside the building. Since then, over 180 stars have been immortalized, along with their hands and feet and even noses (Jimmy Durante).
An earthquake on Dec. 16, 1811 sent the Mississippi River backwards.
There's a town in New Mexico called Pie Town that consists of two restaurants and a post office. It was originally a stoppong place along a long stretch of road. It's famous for having good pies!
In October 1959 Elizabeth Taylor became the first Hollywood star to receive $1 million for a single picture. (for Cleopatra)
In 1965, LBJ enacted a law requiring cigarette manufacturers to put health warnings on their packages.
A male emperor moth can smell a female emperor moth up to 7 miles away.
A 6 pound sea-hare can lay 40,000eggs in a single minute.
In Wisconsin you are allowed to marry your house.
Though it goes to 10, 9 is estimated to be the point of total tectonic destruction from an earthquake (2 is the smallest that can be felt unaided.)
The giant squid has the largest eyes in the world.
The three best-known western names in China: Jesus Christ, Richard Nixon, and Elvis Presley.
The U.S. Dow Jones' lowest figure was 41.22 was on July 8, 1932.
The way that prostitutes got the nickname "Hooker" was because of a general of the Civil War. General Hooker would keep a number of prostitutes to follow has army and keep his men's moral up. The prostitutes were referred to as "Hookers brigade."
Every human spent about half an hour as a single cell.
In 1926, when a Los Angeles restaurant owner with the all-American name of Bob Cobb was looking for a way to use up leftovers, he threw together some avocado, celery, tomato, chives, watercress, hard-boiled eggs, chicken, bacon, and Roquefort cheese, and named it after himself: Cobb salad.
The Bible was written by about 40 men over a period of about 1600 years dating from 1500 BC to about 100 years after Christ.
Most of the vitamin C in fruits is in the skin.
Scorpions can withstand 200 times more nuclear radiation than humans can.
In the great fire of London in 1666, half of London was burnt down but only 6 people were injured.
Laid end-to-end, the arteries, capillaries and veins would stretch for about 60,000 miles in the average child and would be about 100,000 miles in an adult - enough to wrap around the world nearly four times.
Giraffe's tongues are 22 inches long and black with pink dots.
When you see a sign "City of Timbukto 40 miles" it means actually it is 40 miles to the city hall of that city sign.
It took over 4 years to film milo and otis to get the animals to do what they are suppose to.
A bean has more DNA per cell than a human cell
The center of the earth is almost 4000 miles beneath our feet.
Children spend more time learning about life through media than any other manner. The average child spends approximately 28 hours a week watching television, which is twice as much time as they spend in school.
There was no soap in the ancient Mediterranean world. Olive oil was used to wash the body in addition to cooking.
James Buchanan was certainly a good host. When England's Prince of Wales came to visit in the fall of 1860, so many guests came with him, it's said the president slept in the hallway.
The origional Coca cola was so named because it did, in fact, contain cocaine. Today, however, the coke cans labeled "original" do not contain any cocaine.
The shortest word in the English language with all its letters in alphabetical order is the word "almost."
The crew of Apollo 11 who put the first man on the moon have the same initials as the first men on earth. Armstrong : Adam Aldrin : Abel Collins : Cain
Adding sugar to coffee is believed to have started in 1715, in the court of King Louis XIV, the French monarch.
Pennies are made of 95% copper and 5% zinc.
The work "fuck" is used 257 times in the movie Pulp Fiction.
An etiquette writer of the 1840's advised, "Ladies may wipe their lips on the tablecloth, but not blow their noses on it."
To keep your feet warm, put on a hat: 80% of all body heat escapes through the head.
Turkeys can reproduce without having sex. It's called parthenogenesis
You breath 13 pints of air per minute.
In Seattle, Washington, it is illegal to carry a concealed weapon that is over six feet in length.
There's enough water preassure in one onion cell to cause a steam engine to explode.
In 1945 a computer at Harvard malfunctioned and Grace Hopper, who was working on the computer, investigated, found a moth in one of the circuits and removed it. Ever since, when something goes wrong with a computer, it is said to have a bug in it.
There are more kinds of bacteria in your mouth then there are people in the world
Every 14 years, Saturn's rings become briefly invisible to astronomers on Earth. At that time, the plane of the rings is tipped to that of the Earth's orbit, and they are seen edge-on. Since the ring's are so thin, they can't be seen at that angle.