The Leaning Tower of Pisa was built on the site of a river estuary. The land under the town has several layers of silt and soft clay. The 15,000-ton tower tilts to the south because the subsoil is too unstable.
Sheep outnumber humans in New Zealand 15 to 1.
Each year insects eat 1/3 of the Earth's food crop.
Europe has no deserts, it is the only continent without one.
Ghandi had the most extras of any movie ever made with about 300,000 people. The German movie Kolberg is second with 187,000.
Tourists visiting Iceland should know that tipping at a restaurant is not considered an insult! Despite the expensive food, tipping is welcome as in any other country.
An iguana can stay under water for 28 minutes.
Adding a drop of olive oil and lemon juice to an ice cube then running it over your face gives you better results than some expensive skin care products.
It takes seven years for a lobster to grow 1 pound
Hippos kill more people in Africa when compared to crocodiles.
Cranberry Jell-0 is the only kind that contains real fruit.
The three best-known western names in China: Jesus Christ, Richard Nixon, and Elvis Presley
The Popsicle was invented by 11 year-old Frank Epperson in 1905. He left his drink outside with a stir stick in it and he noticed that it had frozen. He applied for a patent in 1923 and named it Epsicle. The name was later changed to Popsicle
Milton Bradley originally wanted to name the game Twister, Pretzel; but he could not since the name was copyrighted
Robert Wadlow is regarded as the tallest man ever known. He was 8'11 at the time of his death at the age of 21.
In the last 4000 years, no new animals have been domesticated.
Orcas (killer whales) kill sharks by torpedoing up into the shark's stomach from underneath, causing the shark to explode.
In Wisconsin you are allowed to marry your house.
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 leg front leg in the air, the person died as a result of wounds received in battle; if the horse has all 4 legs on the ground, the person died of natural causes.
The eyes of the chameleon can move independently. It can see in two different directions at the same time
In the Victoria era, red tulips were a declaration of love
A normal cow's stomach has four compartments: the rumen, the recticulum (storage area), the omasum (where water is absorbed), and the abomasum ( the only compartment with digestive juices).
The little overhang of bone and feathers over an eagle's eye is there to protect the sensitive eyeball from the mountain and desert sun. It's not meant to make the bird look fierce.
The Hoover Dam was built to last 2,000 years. The concrete in it will not even be fully cured for another 500 years.
The US federal income tax was first enacted in 1862 to support the Union's Civil War effort. It was eliminated in 1872, revived in 1894 then declared unconstitutional by the Supreme Court the following year. In 1913, the 16th Amendment to the Constitution made the income tax a permanent fixture in the US tax system.
The largest desert in the world, the Sahara, is 3,500,000 square miles.
The world's deadliest mushroom is the Amanita phalloides, the death cap. The five different poisons contained by the mushroom cause diarrhea and vomiting within 6 to 12 hours of ingestion. This is followed by damage to the liver, kidneys, and central nervous system and, in the majority of cases, coma and death.
Sharks have upper and lower eyelids, but they do not blink
A million dollars'worth of $100 bills weighs only 22 pounds.
The giant squid has the largest eyes in the world.
Land covered with natural grass.
Chicago has hosted the most presidential conventions with 25. Fourteen have been Republican and 11 Democratic.
The tyrannosaurus rex suffered from gout.
Chained dogs are 3 times more likely to bite than unchained dogs.
Hondas and Toyotas are the most frequently stolen passenger cars because they have parts that can be readily exchanged between model years without a problem.
The average web page contains 500 words
20% of men experience premature ejaculation.
Women are twice as likely to be diagnosed with depression than men in the United States
In 1905, 18 men died from injuries sustained on the football field. President Theodore Roosevelt stepped in and instituted safety measures to make the game safer.
Charles Lindbergh took only four sandwiches with him on his famous transatlantic flight.
The reason why the Mexican sombrero hat is so wide is to provide shade for the entire body
Perfume contains ethyl alcohol and 25% fragrant oils. Cologne is cheaper to produce and to purchase because the oil content in cologne is only 3%. Cologne was named for the German city in which it was first produced. The original formula combined alcohol, lemon spirits, orange bitters and mint oil.
One million cloud droplets are needed to make enough water to produce one raindrop.
Gorillas are considered apes, not monkeys. The way to distinguish between an ape and a monkey is that apes do not have tails
In Ivrea, Italy, thousands of citizens celebrate the beginning of Lent by throwing oranges at one another
Cheese is the oldest of all man-made foods.
A hedgehog's heart beats 190 times a minute on average and drops to only 20 beats per minute during hibernation.
People will swallow about 8 spiders in their lifetime.
It only takes a male horse 14 seconds to copulate
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