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.
In ancient Japan, public contests were held to see who could fart the loudest and longest.
The food that is digested in your stomach is called chyme.
Less than 3% of the water produced at a large municipal water treatment plant is used for drinking purposes.
Swiss engineer George de Mestral, who got the idea after noticing burrs were sticking to his pants after his regular walks through the woods, invented Velcro.
A chameleon s tongue is twice the length of its body.
The first email was sent out by Ray Tomlinson in 1971
Bananas are one of the few fruits that ripen best off the plant. If left on the plant, the fruit splits open and the pulp has a cottony texture and flavor. Even in tropical growing areas, bananas for domestic consumption are cut green and stored in moist shady places to ripen slowly.
When George Washington was elected President, there was a King in France, a Czar in Russia, an Emperor in China, and a Shogun in Japan. Only the office of President remained.
There are more than 40 million Americans that have chronic halitosis, which is bad breath that never goes away
Medical research has found substances in mistletoe that can slow down tumor growth.
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American actor and comedian Vince Vaughan worked as a lifeguard at YMCA when he was younger. He confessed it to George Pennacchio of KABC Television. He said that he was also fired from that job. When asked if he got fired for drowning someone, he said no. but he did quote an incident. In which he helped an old lady who had drifted from the shallow end to the deep end. His boss in a rather robust way congratulated him calling it his first save. He ended up concluding that he had saved her until his father laughed at the whole incident.