The national anthem of Greece has 158 verses
The largest employer in Central Florida is Walt Disney World. There are approximately 50,000 people working there
Hair is made from the same substance as fingernails
The state with the longest coastline in the Continental U.S. is Michigan.
Bananas contain a natural chemical which can make a person happy. This same chemical is also found in Prozac.
Nutmeg is extremely poisonous if injected intravenously
Turkeys have a wingspan of approximately 4.5 feet
1904 was the first time that the Olympic Games were held in the United States (St Louis, MO).
A pied-billed grebe is called a peebeegeebee by birdwatchers.
1 in 5,000 north Atlantic lobsters are born bright blue.
There are 1,218 peanuts in a single 28 ounce jar of Jif peanut butter.
The first known American novelist to hand in a manuscript that was typed was Mark Twain. His typewriter was a Remington No.1, which was invented by Christopher Sholes and Carlos Glidden.
In high school, Robin Williams was voted 'Least Likely to Succeed.'"
Doctors in Canada use an adhesive similar to Krazy Glue instead of stitches, lowering the possibility of bacterial infection and minimizing scarring
In the White House, there are 13,092 knives, forks and spoons.
A large swarm of locusts can eat 80,000 tons of corn a day.
If the sun stopped shining suddenly, it would take eight minutes for people on earth to be aware of the fact.
¥ It takes about 20 seconds for a red blood cell to circle the whole body.
William Taft who was the U.S. president between 1909-1913 once got stuck in the White House bathtub
The first subway system in America was built in Boston, Massachusetts in 1897.
In Rochester, Michigan, anyone bathing in public must have his or her bathing suit inspected by a police officer.
The amount of aluminum that Americans throw out in three months is enough to rebuild all American commercial planes
In 1976, fourteen banks merged to form a bank credit card called Mastercharge. This was later renamed to what is now know as Mastercard.
When the temperature drops, the eyesight reaction time of insects (like the dragonfly and some animals like tortoises) decrease and thats why they can be caught early in the morning or at night by predators like birds whose eyesight reaction times are unaffected by temperature.
Pineapples were first called anana, which is Caribbean for excellent fruit.
Each year 96 billion pounds of food is wasted in the U.S
Irving Berlin has never learned to read music or to write it. He hums or sings his songs to a secretary, who takes them down in musical notation.
Dogs and cats, like humans, are either right or left handed... or is that paws?.
Alexander the Great and Julius Caesar were both epileptic.
Barbie's measurements if she were life size: 39-23-33.
The setting sun is redder than the rising sun because the air at the end of the day is generally dustier than it is at the beginning of the day.
Seeing eye dogs are color blind but can still read stop lights by the position of the 'on' light
Approximately 115 tons of ocean salt spray enters the earth's atmosphere each second.
The U.S. army packs Tabasco pepper sauce in every ration kit that they give to soldiers.
The strongest muscle in the body is the tongue. (Relative to size)
During the time of Peter the Great, any Russian who wore a beard was required to pay a special tax.
One of the most dangerous insect in the world is the common housefly. They carry and transmit more diseases than any other animal in the world
Among primitive people the soul normally is said to escape through the mouth or nose. In the Celebes, when a person is very sick, his friends will often attach fish hooks in certain places. If the soul tries to escape, it gets hooked.
The largest living thing on the face of the Earth is a mushroom underground in Oregon, it measures three and a half miles in diameter.
Japan is the world's leading importer of iron ore.
One quarter of the bones in your body are in your feet.
The Central African raffia palm is known to have the longest leaves. The leaves can measure up to 82.5 feet long.
The first baseball caps were made of straw.
Scientists have discovered that the mating call of the Mediterranean fruit fly has exactly the same frequency as lower F# on a harmonica.
Your fingernails can turn yellow from wearing nail polish and from the sun.
Texas was one of the first states to adopt capital punishment by lethal injection -in 1977.
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