The fastest growing tissue in the human body is hair.
Bhutan issued a stamp in 1973 that looked like a record and actually would play the Bhutanese national anthem if placed on a record player.
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Only two people signed the Declaration of Independence on July 4th, JohnHancock and Charles Thomson. Most of the rest signed on August 2, butthe last signature wasn’t added until 5 years later.
A cubic yard of air weighs about 2 pounds at sea level.
Pancakes are served for breakfast, lunch and dinner in Australia.
A lion feeds once every three to four days.
A honey bee has four wings.
Chedder cheese is the best selling cheese in the USA.
In the movie "The Matrix Reloaded" a 17 minute battle scene cost over $40 million to produce.
According to research, Los Angeles highways are so congested that the average commuter sits in traffic for 82 hours a year.
Over one million Pet Rocks were sold in 1975, makine Gary Dahl, of Los Gatos, California, a millionaire. He got the idea while joking with friends about his pet that was easy to take care of, which was a rock.
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Because metal was scarce; the Oscars given out during World War II were made of plaster.
The head of a jellyfish is called the "Bell.".
The game Monopoly has been played by approximately 500 million people in the world, and the game is available in 26 languages.
The dragonfly has not changed over the last 300 million years.
In 1983, a Japanese artist, Tadahiko Ogawa, made a copy of the Mona Lisa completely out of ordinary toast.
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Cotton crops can be sprayed up to 40 times a year making it the most chemical-intensive crop in the world.
The "Star Spangled Banner" did not become a national anthem until 1931. It was designated by an Act of Congress.
Every year in the U.S., there are 178,000 new cases of lung cancer.
On average, the American household consumes six pounds of peanut butter annually.
A housefly can only ingest liquid material. They regurgitate their food to liquify the food that they are going to eat.
Bugs Bunny was originally called "Happy Rabbit.".
In 1685, New France used playing cards as currency because of the shortage of coins.
Sharks have upper and lower eyelids, but they do not blink.
The size of a red blood cell is 708 microns. This is equivalent to one millionth of a meter.
In 1657, the first chocolate house was opened in London, England. The cost of chocolate was about 13 shillings per pound and was a drink that only the elite enjoyed.
In the movie "Gandhi" 300,000 extras appeared in the funeral scene. Of the 300,000, approximately 100,000 received a small fee, and the other 200,000 did it for free.
O.J. Simpson had a severe case of rickets and wore leg braces when he was a child.
The majority of cats do not have any eyelashes.
Reindeer like to eat bananas.
A barnacle has the largest penis of any other animal in relation to its size.
The hottest chili in the world is the Tezpur chili pepper.
Over half the textile fibers that are used in the world are cotton.
You can send a postcard from Hell. There is a small town located in the Cayman Islands called "Hell." They even have a post office.
The property (ID, Facts) VALUES on the Monopoly game board are the same today as they were in 1935.
The song "Happy Birthday" brings in about $2 million in licensing revenue to Warner Communications who hold the copyright to the song.
In 10 minutes, a hurricane releases more energy than all the world’snuclear weapons combined.
Ed Cox from San Francisco invented the pot scrubbing S.O.S. pads in 1917. His wife came up with the name, which stands for "Save Our Saucepans.".
The name Wendy was made up for the book "Peter Pan.".
Another word for hiccups is "singultus.".
Better wine can be produced by the soil being of poor quality. This is because the vines have to "work" harder.
A white tiger can only be born when both parents carry the gene for white colouring.
Lipogram refers to writing that does not have certain letter or letters.
In October 1986, Pepsi paid close to $840 million to Nabisco for the Kentucky Fried Chicken empire.
Edinburgh has more booksellers per head of population than any other city in Britain.
The most common rock on Earth is basalt.
The papaya tree is known as "the medicinal tree" in some cultures because it?s seeds and leaves have been used as ingredients in different medicines.
A cat has 32 muscles in each ear.
In one gram of soil, about ten million bacteria live in it.
When Alexander Graham Bell invented the telephone back in 1876, only six phones were sold in the first month.
Americans eat approximately 20 pounds of pasta per person each year.
Dolphins sleep with one eye open.
Minnows have teeth located on a bone in their throat.
The 20th president of the United States James Garfield could write Greek with one hand and Latin with the other at the same time.
Japan uses the most energy per year than any other country.
Over 436,000 U.S. Troops were exposed to depleted uranium during the first Gulf war.
Approximately two gallons of water are used to brush your teeth.
Two-thirds of Canadians live in Quebec and Ontario.
The first television show to show any portion of a toilet was on "Leave it to Beaver." After fighting for ten weeks to show the toilet, CBS would only allow the producers to show the toilet tank, and not the whole toilet.
Texas is the only state that is allowed to fly its flag at the same height as the U.S. flag.
German immigrant, Louis Prang was the first to bring Christmas cards to America.
In total, Americans eat more than 45 billion sandwiches each year, while sales of custom-made sandwiches are rising 15 percent per year.
Ninety percent of the population has an innie belly button.
The fear of Halloween is called Samhainophobia.
In France, the Big Dipper is called the "casserole.".
The first African-American to receive a Nobel Peace Prize was Ralph J. Bunche in 1950.
Dolphins can swim and sleep at the same time.
Of all the golfers in Canada, 71.4% golfers are male, 28.6% are female.
Research indicates that babies who suck on pacifiers are more prone to ear aches.
In 1917, Margaret Sanger was jailed for one month for establishing the first birth control clinic.
Iguanas can recognize their human handlers and greet them differently, compared with strangers.
Being lactose intolerant can cause chronic flatulence.
Some of the titles that were considered for the hit T.V. show "Friends" were Six Of One, Across the Hall, and Insomnia Cafe.
The only bone fully grown at birth is located in the ear.
The incidents of immune system diseases has increased over 200% in the last five years.
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Bananas contain a natural chemical which can make a person happy. This same chemical is found in Prozac.
The only desert in Canada is located in Osoyoos, British Columbia.
The city of Seoul has been the capital city of Korea for more than 600 years.
Romans used to believe that walnuts could cure head ailments during the Renaissance, since their shape was similar to that of a brain.
There are coffee flavored PEZ.
Half of the 42 U.S. Presidents are of Irish descent.
The General Lee cars used in the popular show The Dukes of Hazards were 1969 Dodge Chargers.
The word "limelight" that is used in theatre to refer to the performers on the stage originated because before electricity was available lime was burned in a lamp, which created a white light that was directed at the performers.
Many hamsters only blink one eye at a time.
In Kentucky, it is illegal to carry ice cream in your back pocket.
In 1988, the largest ice cream sundae in history was made. It was made in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, and weighed in at over 24 tons.
Sports Illustrated has the largest sports magazine circulation.
There are some hospitals in Shanghai that have issued a rule that a nurse must wear lipstick while on duty.
Thirteen percent of the human population reside in deserts.
There are more chickens than people in the world.
In 1958, the Crayola crayon color "Prussian Blue" was changed to "Midnight Blue" by the request of teachers as kids could not relate to Prussian history.
Americans on average use about 580 pounds of paper per year per person.
Wild turkeys can run at speeds of up to 25 miles per hour.
Annually, fires that occur at home kill more Americans than all natural disasters combined.
The only sound Seahorses make is a small clicking or popping sound during feeding or courtship.
The Baltimore Orioles opened the 1988 baseball season by losing the first 21 games and 107 altogether for the entire season.