Sound carries so well in the Arctic that on a calm day, a conversation can be heard from 1.8 miles away.
There is over 70,000,000 rats in New York, That is an average of about 9 rats per person
The human body has over 600 muscles, 40% of the body's weight.
The average person falls asleep in seven minutes.
Beethoven who was a coffee lover, was so particular about his coffee that he always counted 60 beans each cup when he prepared his brew.
Forty-six US federal agencies have officers with the authority to carry firearms and arrest people.
The average person is about a quarter of an inch taller at night.
In Bexley, Ohio Ordinance number 223, of 09/09/19 prohibits the installation and usage of slot machines in outhouses.
The state flower of Texas is the Bluebonnet; the state tree is a pecan.
The very first bomb dropped by the Allies on Berlin in World War II killed the only elephant in the Berlin Zoo.
The shortest war in history was between Zanzibar an England in 1896. Zanzibar surrendered after 38 minutes.
John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, and James Monroe died on July 4th. Adams and Jefferson died in the same year. Supposedly, Adams last words were "Thomas Jefferson survives."
The most abundant metal in the Earth's crust is aluminum.
The dioxin 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin is 150,000 times deadlier than cyanide.
During his lifetime Paganini published only five compisitions. He didn't expect anybody to be able to play them, and at that time nobody could.
A 14-year old French girl had extraordinary electrical power. With a gentle touch she could knock over heavy pieces of furniture and people in physical contact with her received an electrical shock.
Only 3 words in the English language end in "ceed": "proceed," "exceed," and "succeed."
Sharks apparently are the only animals that never get sick. As far as is known, they are immune to every known disease including cancer.
The top downhill speed of the Ford Model T was 50 miles per hour.
Jaw muscles can provide about 200 pounds of force to bring the back teeth together for chewing.
Greenland has more ice on it than Iceland does. In fact, Iceland has more grass and trees than Greenland does.
The first credit card, issued in 1950, was Diner's Club. Frank X. McNamara started the company with 200 card holders.
It is illegal to hunt camels in Arizona.
Most people hear better out of their right ear.
Ketchup was sold in the 1830s as medicine.
A hippo can open its mouth wide enough to fit a 4 foot tall child inside.
Bird eggs come in a wide variety of sizes. The largest egg from a living bird belongs to the ostrich. It is more than 2,000 times larger than the smallest bird egg, which is produced by the hummingbird. Ostrich eggs are about 7.1 inches long, 5.5 inches wide and typically weigh 2.7 pounds. Hummingbird eggs are half an inch long, a third of an inch wide and weigh half a gram, or less than a fifth of an ounce.
Jimmy Carter was the first President born in a hospital.
Astronauts grow taller in space
Irish cream and Hazelnut are the most popular whole bean coffee flavorings.
The record for the most weddings is held by King Mogul of Siam, who had 9000 weddings and 9000 wives.
The Eiffel Tower is painted approximately once every 7 years and requires nearly 50 tons of paint each time.
In German, "eins" and "acht" are the only numbers with their letters in alphabetical order.
A typical bed usually houses over 6 billion dust mites.
In West Virginia you cannot fly a red flag in front of your house if you are disappointed in your sherrif.
Cows sweat through their noses.
Key West, Florida is the southernmost point in the continental United States. South Point, Hawaii is the country's southernmost point overall.
MacDonalds fries are made with beef flavoring. mmmmmmm.
The average flea can jump up to 350 times its own length. To match that a human would have to jump 1,000 feet.
Polaris is the closest visible star to true north and is thus referred to as the North Star. By sometime around the year 2100, the wobble of the Earth's axis will slowly begin pointing the North Pole away from Polaris. By the year 14,000 A.D., the new North Star will be Vega.
Hamlet is the most demanding of Shakespeare�s roles with 1,422 lines or roughly 36% of the total number of spoken lines in the play. Hamlet�s role is made up of 11,610 words. The character Falstaff has the most lines of any character in all of Shakespeare�s plays combined with 1,614 spoken lines in three different plays: Henry IV, Part I; Henry IV, Part II; and The Merry Wives of Windsor.
When honey is swallowed, it enters the blood stream within a period of 20 minutes.
Mary Queen of Scots was a skilful billiards player
There are 10,000,000 bricks in the Empire State Building.
In 1789, Morocco became the first country to recognize the United States.
Potato chips were invented in Saratoga Springs in 1853 by chef George Crum. They were a mocking response to a patron who complained that his French fries were too thick.
One 75-watt light bulb gives off more light than three 25-watt light bulbs.
A Fag is to work hard or to tire by strenuous activity and cigarettes are sometimes called Fags
Bees kill more people a year than sharks do.
It is illegal to take more than 2 baths a month within Boston confines.
A wind with a speed of 74 miles or more is designated a hurricane.
It is estimated that a plastic container can resist decomposition for as long as 50,000 years.
Tallahassee, FL was the only Southern capital east of the Mississippi not captured during the U.S. Civil War.
An area of the Sun's surface the size of a postage stamp shines with the power of 1,500,000 candles.
Beetles taste like apples, wasps like pine nuts, and white worms like fried pork rinds.
A healthy individual releases 3.5 oz. of gas in a single flatulent emission, or about 17 oz. in a day.
The animal whose brain accounts for the largest share of its body weight is the squirrel monkey. It's brain makes up about 5% of its total weight.
Impotence is grounds for divorce in 24 states in the United States.
In Pennsylvania: "Any motorist who sights a team of horses coming toward him must pull well off the road, cover his car with a blanket or canvas that blends with the countryside, and let the horses pass. If the horses appear skittish, the motorist must take his car apart piece by piece, and hide it under the nearest bushes."
The first cookbook published in the United States was Compleat Housewife, or Accomplished Gentlewoman's Companion, printed in Williamsburg, VA in 1742.
In Scotland, Irn-Bru is a soft drink that is more popular than Coca-Cola. When McDonalds opened in Glasgow and did not sell Irn-Bru, it was considered an insult, and the restaurant was subsequently boycotted.
In Siberia, in 1994, a container full of marijuana was discovered in the 2,000-year-old grave of a Scythian princess and priestess, among the many other articles buried with her.
A foal is a baby horse.
In most advertisements, including newspapers, the time displayed on a watch is 10:10.
Bumping foreheads with a hands shake is the traditional greeting in Tibet.
Source: Growing up jewish
Potato chips are American's favorite snack food. They are devoured at a rate of 1.2 billion pounds a year.
Charles de Gaulle's final words were, "It hurts."
It is illegal in Reno, Nevada to conceal a spray-painted shopping cart in your basement.
The rose family of plants, in addition to flowers, gives us apples, pears, plums, cherries, almonds, peaches and apricots.
Aphids are born pregnant without the benefit of sex. Aphids can give birth 10 days after being born themselves.
Chicken liver can be used to change A type blood to O type blood
The only 15 letter word that can be spelled without repeating a letter is "uncopyrightable"!
Every year, Mexico City sinks about 10 inches.
The Chinese were using aluminum to make things as early as 300 AD Western civilization didn't rediscover aluminum until 1827.
Kotex was first manufactured as bandages, during W.W.I.
When the Titanic sank, 2228 people were on it. Only 706 survived.
Rubber bands last longer when refrigerated.
The first building with an elevator was the six-story 130-foot Equitable Life Building in New York. It was built in 1870.
The penalty for killing a cat, 4,000 years ago in Egypt, was death.
People will swallow about 8 spiders in their lifetime...mmm....yummy
It is forbidden for aircraft to fly over the Taj Mahal.
Every square inch of the human body has an average of 32 million bacteria on it.
In 1879 during the term of Rutherford B. Hayes the first telephone was installed in the White House.
You can usually tell how good the picture of a TV will be by how black the screen is when the TV is off. The blacker, the better.
The United States nickel (five cent piece) is made of 75% copper and 25% nickel.
If you take any number between 1 & 9 and multipy them by 9 the sum of the two numbers will always be 9 (ex: 7 X 9 = 63 ; 6 + 3 = 9)
Americans use about 100 million pounds of tea leaves every year.
The US President's Cabinet is composed of: the Attorney General, the Secretary of State, the Secretary of Treasury, the Secretary of Defense, the Secretary of Agriculture, the Secretary of Interior, the Secretary of Commerce, the Secretary of Health/Human Services, the Secretary of Housing/Urban Development, the Secretary of Labor, the Secretary of Transportation, the Secretary of Energy, the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, the Secretary of Homeland Security, and the Secretary of Education.
Every year, $1.5 billion is spent on pet food. This is four times the amount spent on baby food.
During the winter, squirrels make waterproof nests in hollow trees.
On February 9, 1993, "Dateline NBC" was forced to publicly apologize, and NBC president Michael Gartner resigned for a scandal caused by "Dateline" rigging a GM truck with explosives to simulate a "scientific" crash-test demo.
Born on November 2, 1718, British politician, John Montagu, the 4th Earl of Sandwich, is credited with naming the 'sandwich.' He developed a habit of eating beef between slice of toast so he could continue to play cards uninterrupted.
People sneeze at about 90 miles per hour.
Persians first began using colored eggs to celebrate spring in 3,000 B.C. 13th century Macedonians were the first Christians on record to use colored eggs in Easter celebrations. Crusaders returning from the Middle East spread the custom of coloring eggs, and Europeans began to use them to celebrate Easter and other warm weather holidays.
Rats cannot vomit
Cocaine was sold to cure sore throat, neuralgia, nervousness, headache, colds and sleeplessness in the 1880s.
The average life expectancy of a toilet is 50 years.
Barbie's measurements if she were life size: 39-23-33.
A recent study indicates when men crave food, they tend to crave fat and salt. When women crave food, they tend to desire chocolate.
In most watch advertisements the time displayed on a watch is 10:10.
The Earth is not round, but slightly pear-shaped.
Polar bears are the only mammal with hair on the soles of its feet.
English traders introduced opium to China to create a market for the drug. They then traded silver for opium to help pay other Chinese traders for their tea.
The American Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) was formed in 1866.
No one knows why there is a 33 on a Rolling Rock bottle... the secret died with the original brewer.
The fastest -moving land snail, the common garden snail, has a speed of 0.0313 mph.
Gustave Eiffel, the builder of the Eiffel Tower, also built a dam in Russia, a church in the Philippines, locks for the first attempt at the Panama Canal, and designed the right arm and full steel structure supporting the Statue of Liberty.
In Alderson, West Virginia, it is illegal to walk a lion, tiger or leopard in the city limits, even it is on a leash.
Beer has a bitter taste and slightly pungent aroma because of lupulin, a substance found in hops.
Fish scales are an ingredient in lipstick.
In ancient times, any Japanese who tried to leave his homeland was put to death.
The Four Freedoms by Norman Rockwell are the most widely reproduced and distributed paintings in history.
Until 1965, driving was done on the left-hand side on roads in Sweden. The conversion to right-hand was done on a weekday at 5 p.m.
Gabriel, Michael, and Lucifer are the only angels named in the Bible.
The first police car was an electric-powered vehicle used in Akron, OH in 1899.
Bees can see ultraviolet light.
Olympus Mons on Mars is the largest volcano in our solar system.
It is against the law in Oregon to fish with canned corn.
Muhammad Ali won his heavyweight championships on three continents: North America, Asia and Africa.
If a person has two thirds of their liver removed through trauma or surgery, it will grow back to the original size in four weeks time
In 1990, over 4 billion dollars of coffee was imported into the United States.
The strawberry is the only agricultural product that bears its seeds on the outside.
Rain falls at 11kmph (7mph)
Although Argentina's name means "Land of Silver," there is actually very little silver there. It was misnamed by explorers who thought they saw silver there.
The light from your computer screen streams at you at almost 186,000 miles per second.
NASCAR stands for National Association of Stock Car Auto Racing.
The coldest outdoor temperature ever recorded on earth was 127 below zero in Antarctica on August 24, 1960.
Porcupines float in water.
A person has to travel west to get from Los Angeles, CA to Reno, NV.
Tony Hawk has made more money from video games and tv commercials than from skateboarding.
The world's first roller coaster opened in 1884 at Coney Island, New York. It was designed by Lemarcus Thompson, a former Sunday school teacher.
In 1516, Friar Tomas sailed to the Caribbean bringing banana roots with him; and planted bananas in the rich, fertile soil of the tropics, thus beginning the banana's future in American life.
Avocados have the highest calories of any fruit at 167 calories per hundred grams.
The international telephone dialing code for Antarctica is 672.
In Erwin, Tennessee an elephant was once hanged for murder.
There is actually no danger in swimming right after you eat, though it may feel uncomfortable.
In Denver, Colorado it is illegal for Barber's to give massages to nude customers unless it is for instructional purposes.
The first words that Thomas A. Edison spoke into the phonograph were, "Mary had a little lamb."
The first Ford cars used Dodge engines.
The theobromine in chocolate that stimulates the cardiac and nervous systems is too much for dogs, especially smaller pups. A chocolate bar is poisonous to dogs and can even be lethal.
The city of St. Petersburg, Russia, was founded in 1703 by Peter the Great, hence the name, St. Petersburg. But it wasn't always that simple. In 1914, at the beginning of World War I, Russian leaders felt that Petersburg was too German-sounding. So they changed the name of the city to Petrograd -to make it more Russian-sounding. Then, in 1924, the country's Soviet Communist leaders wanted to honor the founder of the Soviet Union, Vladimir I. Lenin. The city of Petrograd became Leningrad and was known as Leningrad until 1991 when the new Russian legislators -no longer Soviet Communists -wanted the city to reflect their change of government.
In Miami, it's illegal for men to be seen publicly in any kind of strapless gown.
A chimpanzee can learn to recognize itself in a mirror, but monkeys can't.
In Chinese, the words 'crisis' and 'opportunity' are the same.
Bruce Lee was the Hong Kong 'cha cha' dance champion in 1958 He was also an American born in San Francisco and had a German grandfather.
Audrey Hepburn�s real name was Edda van Heemstra Hepburn-Ruston.
Rosalind Franklin was the woman behind Watson and Crick's doudle helix DNA model. She did all the experiments, but died before she was paid credit. Watson and Crick merely took her results and interpreted it.
The highest waterfall in the world, Angel Falls in Venezuela, has a total drop of 3,121 feet.
Radio and TV producer John Guedel was the originator of the musical commercial.
An eyelash lives about 5 months.
The five interlocking Olympic rings are black, blue, red, green, and yellow because at least one of these colors appears on every national flag.
The Main Library at Indiana University sinks over an inch every year because when it was built, the engineers failed to take into account the weight of all the books that would occupy the building.
In 1894 there were only 4 automobiles in the US.
Toilets in Australia flush counter clockwise.
In M&M candies, the letters stand for Mars and Murrie, the developers of the candy in 1941.
Sandy Koufax threw a no-hitter in four consecutive seasons between 1962-65. He's the only player to throw no-hitters in more than two straight seasons.
The Great Lakes contain 6 quadrillion gallons of fresh water, one-fifth of the world's fresh surface water. The Great Lakes are the largest group of freshwater lakes in the world.
Calling for shutgun comes form the Western Days when in the wagon the guy sitting next to the driver held a Shotgun for protection.
There are about 5,000,000,000 years of sunlight left
Elephants are the only Mammals that can't jump.
The Taj Mahal was actually built for use as a tomb.
The letter "W" is the only letter in the alphabet that doesn't have just one syllable � it has three.
Jellyfish can sense a storm 10 to 15 hrs. before it actually occurs and leaves the shore and go into the deep sea.
The longest war between two nations in history, The Hundred Years War between England and France, really lasted for 115 years(1338-1453).
White out was invented by the mother of Mike Nesmith (Formerly of the Monkees).
There are 31,557,600 seconds in a year.
Cows are usually found lying down before it starts to rain.
The average chicken lays about 260 eggs a year.
The kiwi has nostrils near the tip of its bill that allows it to sniff the ground for food.
In Richmond, Virginia it is illegal to flip a coin in any eating establishment to determine who buys a cup of coffee.
Wet sand weighs less than dry sand.
The first motion picture copyrighted in the United States showed a man in the act of sneezing.
Women's hearts beat faster than men's.
In driving tests, women reacted to emergency options in.56 of a second. Men scored .59 in the same tests.
A bat is the only mammal that flies.
Turkeys drown in the rain
There are over 3,500 bras hanging behind the bar at Hogs and Heifers, a bar in Manhattan. So many, in fact, that they caused a beam to collapse in the ceiling.
A Red Giant(a kind of exploded star) has a lower density than any vacuum here on earth
The first plastic ever invented was celluloid in 1868. It's still used today to make billiard balls.
In Vermont it is illegal to whistle while underwater.
You blink about 25,000 times a day.
The longest Oscar acceptance speech was made by Greer Garson for 1924's "Mrs. Miniver." It took an hour.