Kite flying is a professional sport in Thailand.
At the end of the Beatles' song A Day in the Life, an ultrasonic whistle, audible only to dogs, was recorded by Paul McCartney for his Shetland sheepdog.
The original Ford vehicles had Dodge engines
If you yelled for 8 years 7 months and 6 days, you would have produced enough sound energy to heat one cup of coffee.
The letters in the abbreviation e.g. stand for exempli gratia – a Latin term meaning "for example."
Brad Pitt has been smoking since the sixth grade.
The average person walks the equivalent of twice around the world in a lifetime.
The word racecar and kayak are the same whether they are read left to right or right to left.
In Florida, Penalty for horse theft is death by hanging.
Only two people signed the Declaration of Independence on July 4th, John Hancock and Charles Thomson. Most of the rest signed on August 2, but the last signature wasn't added until 5 years later.
Jellyfish can sense a storm 10 to 15 hrs. before it actually occurs and leave the shore and go into the deep sea.
If you cut a 'V' shape into your toe nails, you can prevent 'in-grown' toe nails.
If an Amish man has a beard, he is married.
The early occurrence of a fetus yawning is at eleven weeks after conception
The shortest British monarch was Charles I, who was 4'9.
It's a diverse world we live in. In the U.S. football, basketball and baseball are the three most watched sports on TV. In England, the top three most viewed are soccer, Formula One auto racing, and boxing. In Russia it's soccer, ice hockey, and boxing. And in China it's soccer, table tennis, and swimming.
A five-month-old fetus has more hair on its back than an adult gorilla.
Heavier lemons contain more and tastier juice
More than 50% of the world's population has never made or received a telephone call.
The clock at the National Bureau of Standards in Washington, D.C. will gain or lose only one second every 300 years.
R2-d2, the popular robot from the star wars movies, is called c1-p8 in the italian movie versions.
The most collect calls are made on Father's Day.
All clams start out as males; some decide to become females at some point in their lives.
If a statue in the park of a person on a horse has both front legs in the air, the person died in battle; if the horse has one front leg in the air, the person died as a result of wounds received in battle; if the horse has all four legs on the ground, th
To keep cool, Ostriches urinate on their legs; it then evaporates like sweat
During one seven year period, Thomas Edison obtained approximately three hundred patents. In is whole life he obtained over one thousand patents.
The largest painting in the world is the battle at gettysburg, created by the american paul phillipoteaux and 16 of his assistants. It stands 68.8-feet high and is 410-feet wide.
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
Europeans in the Middle Ages used to call coffee the Arabic Wine
The phrase rule of thumb is derived from an old English law that stated you couldn't beat your wife with anything wider than your thumb
Bernd Eilts, a German artist, turns dried cow manure into wall clocks and small sculptures. He is now expanding his business to include cow dung wrist watches
Bill of exchange
Written order by a drawer to pay sum on given date ot named payee.
The platypus and echidna are the only mammals that hatch from eggs. Both live in Australia.
When you take a nap for an hour you burn as much energy as it takes to boil water for seven cups of tea.
'Second Street' is the most common street name in the U.S.; 'First Street' is the sixth!
Before jets, jet lag was called boat lag.
Cinderella's slippers were originally made out of fur. The story was changed in the 1600's by a translator.
The first ice hotel was built in Swedish Lapland
The official name of India is not India. It is Bharat.
Karate actually originated in India, but was developed further in China.
The 1960 Summer Olympics were the first Olympics to be aired on television by CBS
Dexter is the smallest type of cow. This cow was bred to be a small size for household living
World s heaviest primates: morbidly obese humans. After that: gorillas at 485 lbs.
Stilts were invented by French shepherds who needed a way to get around in wet marshes.
Watermelons grown along the Tigris River have been known to reach as much as 275 pounds.
Half of all crimes are committed by people under the age of 18. 80% of burglaries are committed by people aged 13-21.
¥ Hair and nails do not continue to grow after death. The skin recedes, making it appear to grow.
The word Spain means the land of rabbits.
Rules to play Bobsleigh
Rules to play Paragliding
1. Soak 2 or 3 dried figs (anjeer) overnight in 1 cup water. Eat them along with 1 tablespoon honey the next morning. Continue for a month.
2. Fry in 1 tablespoon butter, 2 teaspoon each wheat flour, almond paste and poppy seeds (khuskhus) paste. Eat this along with 1 cup boiled leaves of fenugreek (methi).