The speed at which honey bees fly is at 15 miles per hour
Before the 984 foot high Eiffel Tower was built in 1889, the Washington Monument in Washington, D.C. was the tallest building in the world at 555 feet.
In ancient Rome it was considerfed a sign of leadership to be born with a crooked nose.
In Vulcan, Alberta Canada, the tourist welcome sign is written in both English and Klingon (alien language from "Star Trek").
High Priests in ancient Egypt were the only ones who were allowed to wear garments made from cotton
Judy Scheindlin (Judge Judy) has a $25,000,000 salary, while Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg has a $190,100 salary.
More than 20 million meteoroids enter Earth's atmosphere every day.
The ashes of the average cremated person weigh 9 pounds.
An average person uses the bathroom 6 times per day.
The Olympic was the sister ship of the Titanic, and she provided twenty-five years of service
In 1950, UNIVAC became the first computer to tabulate the United States census.
If you fart consistently for 6 years and 9 months, enough gas is produced to create the energy of an atomic bomb
The biggest pumpkin the world weighs 1,337.6 pounds
Jessica Tandy is the oldest winner of an Academy Award. She won the 1989 Best Actress award for Driving Miss Daisy at the age of 80 years and 9 months. She beat George Burns for that distinction by just a few months.
The Beatles have sold more records than anyone else with over a billion worldwide
Al Capone died in prison from syphillis - despite being the first sufferer to be treated with antibiotics.
Coffee is graded according to 3 criteria: Bean quality (Altitude and Species) Quality of preparation Size of bean
The first city to reach a population of 1 million people was Rome, Italy in 133 B.C. London, England reached the mark in 1810 and New York, USA made it in 1875. Today, there are over 300 cities in the world that boast a population in excess of 1 million.
Elizabeth Taylor has appeared on the cover of Life magazine more than anyone else
Reno, Nevada is west of Los Angeles, California.
When honey is swallowed, it enters the blood stream within a period of 20 minutes.
2,500 left handers die each year using products designed for right handers.
23% of all photocopier faults worldwide are caused by people sitting on them and photocopying their butts.
Little more than half of the people living in the U.S. would rather fold, than wad their toilet paper.
Jeremy Bentham, a British philosopher who died in 1832,left his entire estate to the London Hospital provided that his body be allowed to preside over its board meetings. His skeleton was clothed and fitted with a wax mask of his face. It was present at the meeting for 92 years.
The world's smallest and oldest republic is San Marino. It's 25 square miles and is located mostly on top of a mountain entirely surrounded by Italy.
On average, a disposable diaper can hold up to 7 pounds of liquid.
When he was only 13, Johnny Depp lost his virginity to a girl slightly older than him.
Smiling releases endorphins in the body, which makes people feel better
All coffee is grown within 1,000 miles of the equator.
By donating just one pint of blood, four lives can be saved
The healthy human eyes can distinguish about 17,000 different colors.
Snowiest city in the U.S.: Blue canyon, California.
The pigmy shrew a relative of the mole is the smallest mammal in North America. It weighs 1/14 ounce less than a dime.
Hippopotamuses do 80% of their vocalizations underwater.
In the United States, approximately seven billion pounds of chocolate and candy are manufactured each year.
Earl Dean developed the bottle design for Coca-Cola
It is illegal to drive more than two thousand sheep down Hollywood Boulevard at one time.
Nazi leader Adolf Hitler had only one testicle
The first toilet tank ever seen on television was on Leave it to Beaver
Ears of corn always have an even number of rows of kernels.
In Oregon anyone with a bad reputation is prohibited from distributing malt beverages.
The USA bought Alaska from Russia for 2 cents an acre
Dueling is legal in Paraguay as long as both parties are registered blood donors.
The head of a jellyfish is called the Bell.
Only 55 percent of all Americans know that the sun is a star
The oldest working Post Office in the world is located in the village of Sanquer, located in the Scottish Lowlands. It has been operating since 1712
If you plant an apple seed, it is almost guaranteed to grow a tree of a different type of apple.
Valentina Tereshkova was the first woman to enter space. She spent three days in space and completed forty-eight orbits of Earth
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