"I am." is the second shortest complete sentence in the English language.
On average, a person will spend about five years eating during their lifetime.
Each king in a deck of playing cards represents a great king from history. Spades - King David, Clubs - Alexander the Great, Hearts - Charlemagne, Diamonds - Julius Caesar.
Many cancer patients that are treated with chemotherapy lose their hair. For some when the hair grows back, it can grow back a different colour, or be curly or straight.
A volcano has enough power to shoot ash as high as 50 km into the atmosphere.
The longest hiccups on record was by an American pig farmer whose hiccups persisted from 1922 to 1987.
Coupons were introduced in 1894 when Asa Candler bought the Coca-Cola formula for $2,300 and gave people coupons that he had written out to receive a free glass of coke.
Panthers are known as black leopards, as they are the same species of leopard. If looked at closely, black spots can be seen on a panther.
Approximately 25% of all scald burns to children are from hot tap water and is associated with more deaths than with any other liquid.
In London, during rush hour traffic moves on average at 13 kilometres an hour.
Tomatoes and cucumbers are fruits.
In the United States, approximately 50 million people fish per year.
Cattle can produce up to 180 litres of saliva in one day.
Dolphins hear by having sound waves transmit through their skull to their inner ear region.
Teflon was accidently discovered by scientist Dr. Roy Plunkett while he was conducting a coolant gas experiment in 1938.
The risk of cardiovascular disease is twice as high in women that snore regularly compared to women who do not snore. updated.
Close to 80% of people who watch the Super Bowl on television, only do so to view the commercials.
The first theatre to show motion pictures was the Nickelodeon on June 19, 1905 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. It was opened by Harry Davis on Smithfield Street.
The White House has a movie theater, swimming pool, bowling lane, jogging track, and a tennis court.
About two hundred years before the birth of Christ, the Druids used mistletoe to celebrate that winter was approaching.
Cats have over one hundred vocal sounds, dogs only have about ten.
A butterfly can see the colors red, green, and yellow.
In the game of Monopoly, the most landed on properties are B&O Railroad, Illinois Avenue, and "Go.".
The airplane Buddy Holly died in was the "American Pie." (Thus the nameof the Don McLean song.).
Lions cannot roar until they reach the age of two.
A baby kangaroo is called a joey.
Montreal is the second largest French speaking city after Paris.
There were 43,687 toilet related accidents in the United States in 1996.
In Albania, nodding your head means "no" and shaking your head means "yes.".
Ringo Starr appeared in a Japanese advertisement for apple sauce. Ironically his name means "apple sauce" in Japanese.
The average US worker toils for two hours and 47 minutes of each working day just to pay income tax. Indeed, the average American pays more in taxes than for food, clothing and shelter put together.
There is cyanide in apple pips.
True spiders always have organs for spinning silk known as spinnerets.
Great Britain has the highest consumption of ice cream than any other European nation.
Every continent has a city called Rome.
The movie "Cleopatra" cost $44 million to make in 1963. The same movie would now cost $300 million to make taking inflation into account.
A species of dolphin is born naturally blind in the Indus and Ganges rivers in South Asia. These dolphins have a highly sophisticated sonar system and swim on only one side of their body.
Kermit the Frog was named after Kermit Scott, a childhood friend of creator Jim Henson, who became a professor of philosophy at Purdue University.
Weatherman Willard Scott was the first Ronald McDonald.
Aztec emperor Montezuma had a nephew, Cuitlahac, whose name meant "plenty of excrement.".
Hang On Sloopy is the official rock song of Ohio.
Actor Sylvester Stallone once had a job as a lion cage cleaner.
Play-Doh was introduced in 1956 by Hasbro Inc. The only color availabe was an off white, and it came in one size which a one and a half pound can.
The USSR launched the world’s first artificial satellite, Sputnik 1, in 1957.
An oyster can change its gender.
From all the states, Montana has the most different species of animals.
The actual smallest sovereign entity in the world is the Sovereign Military Order of Malta (S.M.O.M.). It is located in the city of Rome, Italy, has an area of two tennis courts, and as of 2001 has a population of 80, 20 less people than the Vatican. It is a sovereign entity under international law, just as the Vatican is.
Queen Elizabeth I always wore a necklace with a little perfume bottle attached everywhere she went.
A group of people that are hired to clap at a performance are called a claque.
The tallest tree recorded is located in Humboldt Redwoods State Park, California. It is a coast redwood and has been measured at 117 metres high.
In 1926, a waiter in Budapest committed suicide. He left his suicide note in the form of a crossword and the police had to get help from the public to solve it.
Anti-American demonstrators protesting in Bangladesh after the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks carried posters of Osama bin Laden sitting alongside Bert, a beloved Sesame Street Muppet character.
Polar bear livers contain so much Vitamin A that it can be fatal if eaten by a human.
Leather skin does not have any smell. The leather smell that you sense is actually derived from the materials used in the tanning process.
Finland is also known as "the land of of the thousand lakes," because of the over 188,000 lakes found in this country.
In an year, an average American kid eats 46 slices of pizza.
In Las Vegas, casinos do not have any clocks.
Bubble gum contains rubber.
When Kleenex was first introduced to the market in 1924, it was marketed as a make up or cold cream remover.
In the year 1900, for a women to be a telephone operator she had to be between the ages of 17 and 26 and not be married.
The first spacecraft to visit the planet Venus was Mariner 2 in 1962.
Humans and dolphins are the only species that have sex for pleasure.
Babies that are exposed to cats and dogs in their first year of life have a lower chance of developing allergies when they grow older.
Urophobia is the fear of urine or urinating.
In 1949, forecasting the relentless march of science, Popular Mechanics said "Computers in the future may weigh no more than 1.5 tons.".
Water that is safe to drink is referred to as POTABLE.
Actor John Ritter was the voice of Clifford, from "Clifford The Big Red Dog.".
Chocolate accounts for less than two percent of the fat in the American diet.
The band Duran Duran got their name from an astronaut in the 1968 Jane Fonda movie "Barbarella.".
The accent that Mike Myers used for the character Shrek came from the accent that his mother would use when she was telling him bedtime stories when he was a child.
In the Netherlands, there are special traffic lanes for bicycles. There are approximately 17,000 kms of cycle lanes with special bicycle traffic lights.
It was believed by Ancient Hindus that the world was a sphere and rested on the back of four elephants, which stood on a turtle.
Alexander the Great and Julius Caesar were both epileptic.
Every year, more than one million miles of Twizzlers licorice is made.
A penguin swims at a speed of approximately 15 miles per hour.