William Shakespeare used a vocabulary of 29,066 different words. By way of comparison, the average person uses about 8,000 different words.
The all-time most nominated Grammy artist with 77 nominations is Quincy Jones
Any free-moving liquid in outer space will form itself into a sphere, because of it's surface tension.
Stag beetles have stronger mandibles than humans.
The aorta, which is largest artery located in the body, is about the diameter of a garden hose
Fortune cookies were actually invented in America (not China), in 1918, by Charles Jung
It would take 11 Empire State Buildings, stacked one on top of the other, to measure the Gulf of Mexico at its deepest point.
Rutgers beat Princeton 6-4 in the first ever college football game. At the time, a touchdown was worth only two points.
Roosters have to extend their necks in order to crow
The thickness of the Arctic ice sheet is on average 10 feet. There are some areas that are thick as 65 feet
Serving ice cream on cherry pie was once illegal in Kansas
Pregnant female polar bears will not eat for several months while resting in her den under the snow.
Orca (killer) whales can grow to 30ft long.
There are 318,979,564,000 possible combinations of the first four moves in Chess.
In 1972, a gorilla by the name of Koko was taught ASL (American Sign Language) for the deaf. By the year 2000, the gorilla could understand approximately 2,000 English words
On an American one-dollar bill there is a tiny owl in the upper-left-hand corner of the upper-right-hand 1 and a spider hidden in the front upper-right-hand corner.
In 1958, the United States Coast Guard off western Greenland measured the tallest known iceberg at five hundred and fifty feet
Some baby giraffes are more than six feet tall at birth.
Steve Young, the San Francisco 49ers quarterback, is the great-great-grandson of Mormon leader Brigham Young.
The American Automobile Association was founded for the sole purpose of warning motorists of police speed traps.
Nearly 50% of the world s scientists are assigned to military projects.
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
Only President to win a Pulitzer: John F. Kennedy for Profiles in Courage
Giraffes have the same number of vertebrae in their necks as humans. Their lips are prehensile, their tongues are 21 inches long, and they cannot cough.
X-ray technology has shown there are 3 different versions of the Mona Lisa under the visible one.
Pilgrims did not eat potatoes for Thanksgiving as they thought they were poisonous
The Academy Award was rumored to have gotten its nickname of Oscar for its resemblance to a film librarian's Uncle Oscar.
The praying mantis is the only insect that can turn its head.
An average adult produces about half a litre of flatulent gas per day, resulting in an average of about fourteen occurrences of flatulence a day
There are approximately 2000 thunderstorms that are active at the same time which results in 100 lightning flashes a second.
Prevents musty suitcases. Place an individual sheet of Bounce inside empty luggage before storing.
There are more coffee drug addicts in the US than drug addicts of any other kind.
Automobile building is the largest manufacturing industry in the world.
The Pacific Ocean fills nearly a complete hemisphere of the earth's surface.
Sylvia Plath was a famous poet who killed herself at age thirty-one by sticking her head into a gas oven
The driest place on earth is Calama, in the Atacama Desert in Chile
Poor whites in Florida and Georgia are called crackers. They got the name from their principal staple food, cracked corn. Another theory states that the name comes from the days when they would drive cattle southward using the crack of their bullwhips to keep the animals in line and moving.
Carbon monoxide can kill a person in less than 15 minutes
There are no clocks or windows in any casino.
Bees can communicate with other bees by dancing. Their dance can alert other bees as to which direction and the distance nectar and pollen is located
The Eisenhower interstate system requires that one mile in every five must be straight. These straight sections are useable as airstrips in times of war or other emergencies.
In 1865 opium was grown in the state of Virginia and a product was distilled from it that yielded 4 percent morphine. In 1867 it was grown in Tennessee: six years later it was cultivated in Kentucky. During these years opium, marijuana, and cocaine could be purchased legally over the counter from any druggist.
A Connecticut Toy maker, Herobuilders, sells action figures of President George W. Bush, Islamic militant Osama bin Laden, New York Mayor Rudolph Giuliani and British Prime Minister Tony Blair, which are all major figures tied to the September 11, 2001 WTC attacks
The average person's hair will grow approximately 590 inches in a lifetime.
When the Statue of Liberty was moved from France to the United States, 214 crates were used to transport it. The Statue was also reduced to 350 pieces
In China, pancakes are generally served as side dishes. They are stuffed with meat, bean sprouts, and other vegetables
The Gardevoir Pokemon is quite sophisticated in appearance. This Pokemon s face is partly covered by her flowing hair and it wears a flowing robe that together lends to it a feel of being something like a scheming witch. However witch-like this Pokemon may appear, it has to be said that a more elegant and noble Pokemon you may not find at all. The Gardevoir, an embrace Pokemon, in fact, is so noble and elegant that it will be ever ready to give up its life for the sake of its trainer. For the Gardevoir, nothing is more important than protecting its trainers, which it will do at the cost of its own life.