Townsend Speakman of Philadelphia mixed fruit flavor with soda water in 1807, creating the first flavored soda pop, he called it Nephite Julep.
Americans eat approximately 20 pounds of pasta per person each year
The largest ship in the world is the French oil tanker that is nearly 415 meters. long, almost as long as Sydney harbour bridge.
A father sea catfish keeps the eggs of his young in his mouth until they are ready to hatch. He will not eat until his young are born, which may take several weeks.
Ancient Egyptians used to think having facial hair was an indication of personal neglect
A rat can go without water longer than a camel can.
Canola oil is actually rapeseed oil but the name was changed for marketing reasons.
Montana mountain goats will butt heads so hard their hooves fall off.
Half of the 42 U.S. Presidents are of Irish descent
The oldest actor to win a Best Actor Oscar is Henry Fonda. He was 76 when he won it
According to U.S. laws, a beer commercial can never show a person actually drinking beer.
Giant Panda Bears give birth to a 4 ounce Baby Panda.
Everyone thought Albert Einstein suffered from dyslexia, because he couldn't speak properly until he was 9 years old.
On average, every American consumes 109 pounds of beef a year.
The official name of India is not India. It is Bharat.
Another way to say every 9 years is Novennial
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
Jacksonville, Florida has the largest total area of any city in the United States. It takes up 460 square miles, almost twice the area of Los Angeles.
The smallest frog is the Brazilian baby frog, which is smaller than a dime
Late palit prof.of physics, university college of scientific and technology, calcutta university well-known for his researches in nuclear physics, cosmic rays, spectrum analysis . He lived from 1893 to 1956.
The phrase sleep tight originated when mattresses were set upon ropes woven through the bed frame. To remedy sagging ropes, one would use a bed key to tighten the rope.
The little bags of netting for gas lanterns (called 'mantles') are radioactive...so much so that they will set of an alarm at a nuclear reactor.
If you keep a Goldfish in the dark room, it will eventually turn white
Red is the most commonly colored vehicle involved in accidents each year.
Underground is the only word in the English language that begins and ends with the letters und.
A piece of paper can be folded no more than 9 times.
Diet Pepsi was originally called Patio Diet Cola.
Jellyfish can sense a storm 10 to 15 hrs. before it actually occurs and leave the shore and go into the deep sea.
the starfish is the only animal that can turn it's stomach inside out.
Children who are breast fed tend to have an IQ seven points higher than children who are not.
John Tyler was the first president to be married in office on June 26, 1844.
The stapler was invented in Spring Valley, Minnesota.
The ZIP in "ZIP code" means Zoning Improvement Plan.
The US interstate highway system requires that one mile in every five be straight. These straight sections function as airstrips in times of war and other emergencies.
A hard working adult sweats up to 4 gallons per day. Most of the sweat evaporates before a person realizes it's there, though.
Most Greyhounds are universal blood donors and are used to provide extra blood during another dog's surgery.
1 out of 350,000 Americans get electrocuted in their life
It takes 20 different muscles to form a kiss.
The 1912, a wrestling match in Stockholm between Finn Alfred Asikainen and Russian Martin Klein lasted more than 11 hours. Klein eventually won, but was to tired to participate in the championship match
Underfund and underground are the only two English words which start and finish with und.
Cryptorchidism is a medical condition in which one or both testes have not descended properly.
There are more pyramids in Peru than in Egypt
Per capita, the Irish eat more chocolate than Americans, Swedes, Danes, French, and Italians.
The average ear of corn has eight hundred kernels arranged in sixteen rows.
The fat from sheep, which is called tallow can be used to make soap and candles
A real estate agent s rule of thumb: To estimate what a house will sell for, ask the owner what its worth and subtract 10%.
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