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
The majority of cats do not have any eyelashes
Tossing coins into fountains, dates back more than 2,000 years ago.
Every year, $1.5 billion is spent on pet food. This is four times the amount spent on baby food.
In the movie Babe, the piglet was played by over 30 different piglets they outgrew the part so quickly during the production of the film
The Bible was written by over 40 authors over a period of 1500 years
A person who is lost in the woods and starving can obtain nourishment by chewing on his shoes. Leather has enough nutritional value to sustain life for a short time.
Only female mosquitoes bite and drink blood.
U.S. bills are 2.61 inches wide, 6.14 inches long, and are .0043 inches thick and weigh 1 gram
The symbols used on playing cards were supposed to represent the four classes of men: hearts represented the clergy; spades (from the Spanish word espada, or sword) represented the warriors; clubs were originally leaves and represented the peasants; and citizens and merchants were recognized in the diamonds.
In the 1920's, Q-Tips were invented by Leo Gerstenzang who got the idea after watching his wife clean their baby's ears with cotton stuck onto a toothpick.
The cockroach has a high resistance to radiation and is the creature most likely to survive a nuclear war.
The name Santa Claus is a corruption of the Dutch dialect name for Saint Nicholas Sint Klass.
Another word to refer to old age is senectitude
BDSM is an acronym for bondage-dominance & sado-masochism.
The average medium size piano has about 230 strings
Humans shed about 600,000 particles of skin every hour about 1.5 pounds a year. By 70 years of age, an average person will have lost 105 pounds of skin.
On average, 42,000 balls are used and 650 matches are played at the annual Wimbledon tennis tournament
Ever wonder how Swiss cheese is made? As the cheese ferments, a bacterial action generates gas. As the gas is liberated, it bubbles through the cheese, leaving all those holes.
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Benefits of Swiss Chard
The Healthiest Way of Cooking Swiss Chard
Swiss chard is only one of three vegetables we recommend boiling to free up acids and allowing them to leach into the boiling water; this brings out a sweeter taste from the chard. Discard the boiling water after cooking; do not drink it or use it for stock because of its acid content. Use a large pot (3 quart) with lots of water and bring to a rapid boil. Add chard to the boiling water. If stems are more than 1 inch wide, cook them for 2 minutes before adding the leaves. If less than 1 inch in width you can boil the leaves and stems together for 3 minutes. Begin timing as soon as you place the chard in the pot if you are using 1 pound or less of chard. If you are cooking large quantities of chard bring the water back to a boil before beginning timing the 3 minutes. Do not cover the pot when cooking chard. Leaving the pot uncovered helps to release more of the acids with the rising steam.