One billion pounds of pasta would need approximately 2,021,452,000 gallons of water to cook it. This is equivalent to 75,000 Olympic-size swimming pools
The most money ever paid for a cow in an auction was $1.3 million.
Galileo became totally blind shortly before his death.
Vasaloppet, which is located in Sweden is the oldest, longest, and the biggest cross-country ski race in the world. Every year, 14,000 people compete in the race
The name Jeep came from the abbreviation used in the army for the General Purpose vehicle, G.P
The appliance that uses the most use of water in the home is the toilet
Italy now has over 200,000 coffee bars, and still growing.
A crocodile always grows new teeth to replace the old teeth.
There's enough water preassure in one onion cell to cause a steam engine to explode.
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Bharat Ratna : sir mokshagundam visvesvarayya
civil engineer, dam architect, diwan of princely state of mysore
Year : 1955
Region : karnataka.
New Zealand is the first country to allow women to vote.
The average American eats 35,000 cookies in his/her lifetime
The border between Canada and the U.S. is the world's longest frontier. It stretches 3,987 miles (6,416 km).
A blue whales heart only beats nine times per minute.
The name Wendy was made up for the book "Peter Pan". There was never a recorded Wendy before.
¥ Guinness Book Of Records holds the record for being the book most stolen from Public Libraries.
Tycho Brahe, a 16th century astronomer, lost his nose in a duel with one of his students over a mathematical computation. He wore a silver replacement nose for the rest of his life
Bill Gates began programming computers at age 13
The Declaration of Independence was written on hemp (a variety of the marijuana plant) paper.
The art of knitting originated in Scotland.
The oldest actor to win a Best Actor Oscar is Henry Fonda. He was 76 when he won it
In the United States, approximately 50 million people fish per year
One pound of tea can make 300 cups of the beverage.
The 1st US federal legislation prohibiting narcotics (opium) was enacted in 1909.
A skunk's smell can be detected by a human a mile away.
In the 18th century, potatoes were given out as a dessert. They were served in a napkin, salted and hot
In the original version of Cinderella the slipper was made out of fur, not glass.
The only English place that has a name that ends with an exclamation mark is Westward Ho!
A scientific report form the University of California found that the steam rising from a cup of coffee contains the same amounts of antioxidants as three oranges. The antioxidants are heterocyclic compounds which prevents cancer and heart disease.
All the moons of the Solar System are named after Greek and Roman mythology, except the moons of Uranus, which are named after Shakespearean characters.
All the chemicals in a human body combined are estimated to be worth about 6.25 euro.
Racecar driver Lee Petty once left a pitstop and did a full lap at Nascar with a pit crew member still on the hood
American novelist Mark Twain was the first known author to submit a typed manuscript
A broken clock is right at least twice a day.
The 1st personal computer, the Apple II, went on sale in 1977.
Up to 25% of hospital keyboards carry the MRSA infection.
In West Virginia you cannot fly a red flag in front of your house if you are disappointed in your sherrif.
Bank robber John Dillinger played professional baseball
Elephants produce 50 pounds of manure every day.
The name of the popular sports drink Gatorade was named for the University of Florida Gators where it was developed
German cockroaches can survive for up to one month without food and two weeks without water
The Hollywood sign was first erected in 1923. It was first erected as Hollywoodland.
Eight positions are mentioned in Abbott and Costello's "Who's on First?" routine. Only right field was left out.
Natural gas does not have any odor. In order to detect a gas leak, some gas companies add a chemical that smells similar like rotten eggs.
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The First Trained American Female Nurse (1841 to 1930) Malinda Anne Judson Richards, Americas first trained female nurse was moved to enter the nursing profession due to the death of her parents from tuberculosis. Although she already got informal training from her mothers physician, Richards pursued teaching. It was only after the death of her fianc