The 1st unattended, 24-hour self-service laundromat in the United States was opened by Nelson Puett in 1949 on North Loop in Austin, Texas.
48% of astronauts experience motion sickness.
¥ At - 40 degrees Centigrade a person loses about 14.4 calories per hour by breathing.
Nobody knows why, but 90% of all women walk directly to the right when they enter a department store.
Bigamy is the act or condition of a person marrying another person while still being lawfully married to a second person.
The Hawaiian alphabet has only 12 letters.
In downtown Lima, Peru, there is a large brass statue dedicated to Winnie-the-Pooh.
In one day, 230 marriage licenses are issued in Las Vegas
An ostrich's eye is bigger that its brain.
In 1982, Larry Walters tied 24 weather balloons to his lawn chair in Los Angeles and climbed to an altitude of 16,000 feet
The greatest tide change on earth occurs in the bay of fundy. The difference between low tide and high tide can be as great as 54 ft. 6 in. (16.6 meters).
Dexter is the smallest type of cow. This cow was bred to be a small size for household living
Orange juice helps the body absorb iron easily when consumed with a meal.
The dumbest domesticated animal is the turkey.
Ketchup was sold in the 1830s as medicine.
There are more chickens than people in the world.
Cats make over 100 different vocal sounds; dogs can make about ten.
The lining of your digestive system is shed every 3 days.
Wrigley's promoted their new spearmint-flavored chewing gum in 1915 by mailing 4 sample sticks to each of the 1.5 million names listed in US telephone books.
The inventor of the Waffle Iron did not like waffles.
Did you know there was one U.S. state that no longer exists? In 1784 the U.S. had a state called Franklin, named after Benjamin Franklin. But four years later, it was incorporated into Tennessee.
Left-handed people are better at sports that require good spatial judgment and fast reaction, compared to right-handed individuals.
There are 400 species of bacteria in the human colon
The expletive, Holy Toledo, refers to Toledo, Spain, which became an outstanding Christian cultural center in 1085.
¥ Every year, the Moon moves a further 3.82cm from the Earth.
The average person has over 1,460 dreams a year.
On average Americans spend 18% of their income on transportation
In 1832 Abraham Lincoln ran for the Illinois legislature, and lost.
The record for the biggest one day rainfall was set on Reunion Island in the Indian Ocean, on March 15, 1952, where 74 inches of rain fell in 24 hours.
The thickness of the Arctic ice sheet is on average 10 feet. There are some areas that are thick as 65 feet
Most burglaries occur during the daytime.
A small neutral state between two big states.
The Sudan is the largest country in Africa. It covers about 967,500 square miles of the continent.
Black olives contain on average 10 to 30% more oil than green olives
If you were standing on Mercury, the Sun would appear 2.5 times larger than it appears from Earth
The reason firehouses have circular stairways is from the days of old when the engines were pulled by horses. The horses were stabled on the ground floor and figured out how to walk up straight staircases.
It is illegal in Georgia to use profanity in the presence of a corpse.
There is a city called Smackover located in Arkansas
On average, Americans eat one hundred acres of pizza a day. This amounts to about three hundred fifty slices per second
If the liver ever stops working a person will die within 8 to 24 hours.
In 1995, KFC sold 11 pieces of chicken for every man, woman and child in the US.
Warner Chappel Music owns the copyright to the song 'Happy Birthday'. They make over $1 million in royalties every year from the commercial use of the song.
On a bottle of brandy VSOP stand for Very Special Old Pale.
When a person dies, hearing is generally the last sense to go. The first sense lost is usually sight. Then follows taste, smell, and touch.
King Henry III of France, Louis XVI of France and Napoleon all suffered from ailurophobia--fear of cats.
Pluto is the only planet in our solar system that has not been visited by a spacecraft
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