¥ Tokyo has had 24 recorded instances of people either killed or receiving serious skull fractures while bowing to each other with the traditional Japanese greeting.
The low frequency call of the humpback whale is the loudest noise made by a living creature. The call of the humpback whale is louder than Concorde and can be heard from 500 miles away.
One pound of maple syrup can make eight pounds of candy or sugar
The risk of cardiovascular disease is twice as high in women that snore regularly compared to women who do not snore. updated
In the famous film casablanca, rick (played by humphrey bogart) never once said, "play it again, sam". He actually said, "you played it for her. You can play it for me. Play it!" the line "play it again, sam" actually comes from the marx brother's film one night in casablanca.
In Erwin, Tennessee an elephant was once hanged for murder.
In ancient Japan, public contests were held to see who could fart the loudest and longest!
Humans are the only animals that can blush.
1 in 2000 babies are born with a tooth that is already visible
In the United States, lightning hits the ground 40 million times a year.
The tridacna clam can grow up to four feet long and weigh up to 500 pounds
The melting point of cocoa butter is just below the human body temperature, which is why it literally melts in your mouth.
¥ From 1942 until the end of World War II, Oscars were made out of plaster to conserve metal. After the war, the winners received real replacement statues.
With winds of 50 miles per hour, The Statue of Liberty sways three inches and the torch sways five inches
You share the same birthday with about 9 million other people.
In turtles, the colon(intestine) is also used for respiration, as it takes in oxygen. Thats how they stay underwater for so long.
Upper and Lower case letters are so named because when print had to be set by individual letters the upper case letters were stored in a case above the case that held the lower case letters.
According to bar sales across the U.S., here are the top 15 cocktails: 1) Dry martini, 2) Manhattan, 3) Whiskey sour, 4) Bloody Mary, 5) Gimlet, 6) Daiquiri, 7) Tom Collins, 8) Old Fashioned, 9) Margarita, 10) Screwdriver, 11) Bacardi, 12) Stinger, 13) Harvey Wallbanger, 14) Gin & Tonic, and 15) Rum & Coke
Fathers tend to determine the height of their child, mothers their weight.
Milk chocolate was invented in Switzerland by David Peter in 1876
A donkey's eyes are positioned so that it can see all of its hooves at the same time.
The Black Hole, 1979, was Disney's first PG-rated movie.
The shark cornea has been used in eye surgery, since its cornea is similar to a human cornea
Water that is safe to drink is referred to as POTABLE
In a year, an average person uses the toilet 2500 times a year
Kellogg?s started selling their most famous product, Corn Flakes, in 1906
Almost all Jewish and Muslim males in the world are circumcised, and together they account for about 70% of all circumcised males globally.
American dentists recommend that you keep your toothbrush at least 6 feet from a flushing toilet. This will help prevent uninvited airbourne particles from alighting onto your toothbrush and ending up in your mouth.
One in five Americans move homes every year
There are 44,523,312,694,361,020,971,556,671,544,734,879,370,359,807,003,367,569,358,848,000,000,000,000 ways to order a deck of cards.
If Wal-Mart was classified as a country, it would be the 24th most productive country in the world
There is no alcohol left in food that's cooked with wine. The alcohol evaporates at 172 degrees Fahrenheit.
Alexander graham bell, who invented the telephone, could never talk to his mother or wife on it. They were both deaf.
Transfer of money of one country to another.
The capital of Vermont, Montpelier is the only state capital in the United States that does not have a McDonalds
Giraffe's tongues are 22 inches long and black with pink dots.
Jericho is the oldest walled city in the world at 9,000 yrs old.
Streetcar conductors, taxi drivers, and business executives have the highest statistical chance of getting ulcers.
Pineapples were first called anana, which is Caribbean for excellent fruit.
The first baseball caps were made of straw.
¥ Whoopi Goldberg was a mortuary cosmetologist and a bricklayer before becoming an actress.
The longest chapter in the Bible is Psalm 119, which is 176 verses
Bulletproof vests, fire ladders, windshield wipers and laser printers were all invented by women.
Honolulu, Hawaii boasts the only royal palace in the United States of America
In Korea and other East Asian countries, the age of the person is counted from conception and not physical birth
The first toilet ever seen on TV was on "Leave it to Beaver".
The world's record for continuous pogo stick jumping is 41 hours.
On average, you would need 12.5 gallons of milk to make one gallon of ice cream
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Lights are meant mostly for ambiance, but they can also serve double duty as backdrops for showcasing seasonal yard structures. When placing holiday structures in the yard, its wise to keep them unlit, instead relying on the ambient glow of the house.