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.
The giant squid has the largest eyes in the world.
Approximately one-third of the population can't snap their fingers.
"Goodbye" came from "God bye" which came from "God be with you."
Over 600,000 people died as a result of the Spanish influenza epidemic
Vatican City is the smallest country in the world, with a population of 1000 and a size 108.7 acres
At the end of WWII the Germans had more planes than the start of the war.
If you yelled for 8 years 7 months and 6 days, you would have produced enough sound energy to heat one cup of coffee.
Baby whales grow at an average rate of 10lbs per hour.
Wasps that feed on ferment occasionally get drunk and pass out
Every day is about 55 billionths of a second longer than the day before it
According to Gaming Law, casinos have to stock enough cash to cover all the chips on the 'floor'.
One tonne of uranium produces the same amount of energy as 30,000 tonnes of coal.
Tohru Iwatani, the inventor of the video game Pac-Man, came up with the idea when he saw a pizza with a slice missing at a dinner party
In Kentucky, 50% of the people who get married for the first time are teenagers.
Of the 3,000 islands in the Bahama chain in the Caribbean, only 20 are inhabited.
The turkey was once nominated to be the official bird of the United States
A can of SPAM opened every four seconds.
The music for The Star Spangled Banner comes from a British drinking song named Anacreon.
The Stanley Cup originally was only seven and a half inches high.
George Washington named Washington D.C. Federal City. It was changed to Washington D.C. after his death.
Turkeys can have heart attacks. When the Air Force was conducting test runs and breaking the sound barrier, fields of turkeys dropped dead because of heart attacks
The most deadly fires that occur in the home happen between 6pm and 10pm
The average American/Canadian will eat about 11.9 pounds of cereal per year.
Penguins can jump as high as 6 feet in the air
The human heart beast roughly 35 million times a year
If you had $10 billion in $1 bills and spent one every second, it would take 317 years to spend them all.
The first Soccer World Cup was held in Uruguay in 1930 and attracted 13 competing countries.
People say that cracking your bones will cause arthritis when you get older. Actually all you are doing is popping air pockets, and does not cause arthritis.
Women who drink more than two cups of coffee a day have a higher chance of developing osteoporosis
Phobatrivaphobia is fear of trivia about phobias.
The pineapple was symbol of welcome in the 1700-1800's. That is why in New England you will see so many pineapples on door knockers. An arch in Providence RI leading into the Federal Hill neighborhood has a pineapple on it for that very reason. Pineapples were brought home by seafarers as gifts.
A tuna fish can swim 100 miles in a single day.
Basketball great Wilt Chamberlain never fouled out of a game.
Cats average 16 hours of sleep a day, more than any other mammal.
In India, pickled ginger, minced mutton, and a cottage cheese like substance are popular pizza toppings.
Semen has a neutral or slightly alkaline pH of 7.1 to 8.0.
A common name for pincurls is also spitcurls because woman sometimes wet their hair with their saliva before curling it
The words "womanizer", "player", "skirt-chaser", and "rake" refer to a man who has love affairs with women but will not marry or commit to them.
We lose half a litre of water a day through breathing. This is the water vapour we see when we breathe onto glass.
Ketchup originated in China as a pickled fish sauce called ke-tsiap
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