There was an army general during the Liberia Civil War who used to lead his army into battle naked. His nickname was "General Butt Naked." Joshua Milton Blahyi (his real name) is now an evangelical preacher in Monrovia.
There are no two zebras that have stripes that are exactly the same.
The Angel Falls in Venezuela were named after an American pilot, Jimmy Angel, whose plane got stuck on top of the mountain while searching for gold.
Lake Ontario was originally named Lake St. Louis.
Actor John Travolta was offered the role of Billy Flynn many times for the movie "Chicago." Richard Gere ended up playing the role.
The Canadian province of New Brunswick had a bloodless war with the US state of Maine in 1839.
There are more than 2,400 flea species in the world.
Ninety-nine percent of pumpkins sold in the United States are for the sole purpose of decoration.
David McConnell started the California Perfume Company (CPC) in 1886. Today the company is known as Avon, which he named after his favorite playwright William Shakespeare, and Stratford on Avon.
Americans did not commonly use forks until after the Civil War.
Chicago has the largest cookie factory, where Nabisco made over 4.6 billion "Oreo" cookies in 1997.
In 1963, Mister Rogers was ordained as a Presbyterian minister.
There was a post office on the Russian space station Mir. Visiting cosmonauts would use unique postal "markers" to stamp envelopes and other items as having flown aboard the Mir space station.
In one day, 230 marriage licenses are issued in Las Vegas.
Every second there are 418 Kit Kat fingers eaten in the world.
The Great Comet of 1843 had a tail that was over 300 kilometres long.
The dumbest dog in the world is the Afghan Hounds.
There are no blossoms on the branches of a fig tree, instead it is inside the fruit.
The largest chicken egg ever laid weighed a pound and had a double yolk and shell.
Billiards used to be so popular at one time that cigarette cards were issued featuring players.
Chewing gum has rubber as an ingredient.
An orca whale can hold its breath for up to 15 minutes.
Alexander the Great was an epileptic.
Wood frogs can be frozen solid and then thawed, and continue living. They use the glucose in their body to protect their vital organs while they are in a frozen state.
Canadians eat more Kraft Dinner (Macaroni and Cheese) per capita than any other country in the world.
In a day, a mature oak tree can draw approximately 50 gallons of water.
The reason why bubble gum is pink is because the inventor only had pink colouring left. Ever since then, the colour of bubble gum has been predominantly pink.
Emilio Marco Palma was the first person born in Antarctica in 1978.
A top freestyle swimmer achieves a speed of only 4 miles per hour. Fish, in contrast, have been clocked at 68 mph.
Every single hamster in the United States today comes from a single litter captured in Syria in 1930.
Research on pigs led to the development of CAT scans.
The Hundred Years War lasted for 116 years.
Some dolphins can swim up to 40 kilometers an hour.
In the last 30 years, only seven people have been killed by a polar bear in Canada.
The longest U.S. highway is Route 20, which is over 3,365 miles.
The largest LEGO castle that was ever built was built with 400,000 LEGO bricks and was 4.45 m x 5.22 m.
In the U.S. there are approximately 65.8 million cats.
One of the steepest main streets in Canada is located in Saint John, New Brunswick. Over a distance of two blocks the street rises about 80 feet.
Avery Laser Labels are named after company founder R. Stanton Avery.
The highest point in Pennsylvania is lower than the lowest point in Colorado.
On September 9, 1950 dubbed laughter was used for the first time on television. It was used for the sitcom "The Hank McCune Show.".
A violin actually contains 70 separate pieces of wood.
The human heart can create enough pressure that it could squirt blood at a distance of thirty feet.
One out of four American households own a cat.
Queen Lydia Liliuokalani was the last reigning monarch of the Hawaiian Islands. She was also the only Queen the United States ever had.
Every day 2,700 people die of heart disease.
There are 10 million bacteria at the place where you rest your hands at a desk.
The quills of a porcupine are soft when they are born.
An average American child watches approximately 28 hours of television in one week.
Quality standards for pasta were set in the 13th century by the Pope.
The A.A. Milne character of Winnie the Pooh made his animated film debut in 1966 in Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree.
People have the tendency to chew the food on the side that they most often use their hand.
Antarctica is the only land on our planet that is not owned by any country.
The Pentagon, in Arlington, Virginia, has twice as many bathrooms as isnecessary. When it was built in the 1940s, the ste of Virginia stillhad segregation laws requiring separate toilet facilities for blacks andwhites.
The Lemon shark grows about 24,000 new teeth a year. A new set of teeth grow approximately every 14 days.
One billion seconds is about 32 years.
An average American eats approximately 60 hot dogs per year.
Iceland consumes more Coca-Cola per capita than any other nation.
The water displacement product, WD-40, can be found in 80% of American homes.
Dexter is the smallest type of cow. This cow was bred to be a small size for household living.
As part of the original design, the names of 72 French scientists and other famous people is imprinted on the sides of the Eiffel tower.
The first domain name ever registered was Symbolics.com.
Thirty to 40 gallons of sugar maple sap must be boiled down to make just one gallon of maple syrup.
The most frequent season for most suicides to occur is in the spring. The winter months have the lowest number of suicides.
A seven year old boy was the first person to survive the Horeshoe Falls (Niagara Falls) in just a life jacket.
The longest punt return for a touchdown was 103 yards.
The most popular Hot Wheels vehicle sold is the Corvette.
A giraffe is able to clean its ears with its own tongue.
The slowest growing finger nail is on the thumb nail and the fastest growing is the finger nail on the middle finger.
Flu shots only work about 70% of the time.
People of Salt Lake City eat the most lime-flavoured gelatin Jell-O in the United States.
In a survey conducted in 2000 by Kimberly-Clark, it was found that men prefer to fold their toilet paper, and women like to wad it.
On average, a person has two million sweat glands.
France, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Greece, and Australia have always been in the modern Olympics since it began in 1896.
The longer white infants from low-income families are breast-fed, the less likely they will be overweight as young children, researchers said on Monday.
111,111,111 x 111,111,111 = 12,345,678,987,654,321.
The Boston University Bridge (on Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts) is one of the few places in the world where a boat can sail under a train driving under a car driving under an airplane.
The most popular treat for Halloween trick-or-treaters are candy bars with Snickers being the most popular.
Corned beef got its name because this beef was preserved with pellets of salt that were the size of corn kernels, which was also referred to as "corns" of salt.
The Canandian province of New Brunswick had a bloodless war with the US state of Maine in 1839.
In 1908, the first machine to make lollipops opened for business in New Haven, Connecticut.
In 1976, a Los Angeles secretary named Jannene Swift officially married a fifty pound rock. More than twenty people witnessed the ceremony.
The most diners per capita in the world are located in the U.S. state New Jersey.
In Denmark, people eat about 36 pounds of candy a year. The highest consumption of candy of any country.
John Van Wormer invented paper milk cartons after dropping a bottle of milk one morning. The bottle broke spilling the milk everywhere. That annoyance was enough for Van Wormer to come up with the idea.
The long fibres that are found in bananas are excellent in making paper. The long fibres that are found in the banana plant can make the banana fibre paper approximately 3000 times stronger than regular paper.
The state of Tennessee was known as Franklin before 1796.
Over 90% of poison exposures occur in homes.
Honolulu, Hawaii boasts the only royal palace in the United States of America.
Seven asteroids were especially named for the Challenger astronauts who were killed in the 1986 failed launch of the space shuttle.
Americans consumed more than twenty billion hot dogs in 2000.
The production of toilet paper in China began in 1391, which was used for the Emperors.
The reason firehouses have circular stairways is from the days of yorewhen the engines were pulled by horses. The horses were stabled on theground floor and figured out how to walk up straight staircases.
The cigarette lighter was invented before the match.
It would take approximately twenty-four trees that are on average six to eight inches in diameter to produce one ton of newsprint for the Sunday edition of the New York Times.
Every year, kids in North America spend close to half a billion dollars on chewing gum.
The tuatara lizard of New Zealand has three eyes, two in the center of its head and one on the top of its head.
The world population of chickens is about equal to the number of people.
The largest number of children born to one woman, who was a Russian peasant is 69.
In a lifetime, an average driver will release approximately 912 pints of wind inside a car.