In 1888, Hollywood was founded by Harvey and Daeida Wilcox, who named the city after their summer home in Chicago
In Utah it is illegal to fish from horseback.
The Great Lakes are the most important inland waterway in North America. All the lakes, except Lake Michigan, which lies entirely in the United States, are shared by the United States and Canada and form part of the border between these countries.
Apparently 1/3 of people with alarm clocks hit the 'snooze' button every morning, and from 25-34 age group, it is over 1/2.
Coca-Cola was the first soft drink to be consumed in outer space
Half of all identity thieves are either relatives, friends, or neighbors of their victims.
The largest chicken egg ever laid weighed a pound and had a double yolk and shell
Hawaii officially became apart of the US on June 14, 1900.
If any of the heads on Mt. Rushmore had a body, it would be nearly 500 feet tall.
It is estimated that millions of trees in the world are accidentally planted by squirrels who bury nuts and then forget where they hid them.
Acrorthosis is a medical condition of having too many erections too often.
Until President Kennedy was killed, it wasn t a federal crime to assassinate the President.
Since 1896, the beginning of the modern Olympics, only Greece and Australia have participated in every Games.
Wearing yellow makes you look bigger on camera; green, smaller.
May and June are the most popular months to get married. January is the least popular.
According to Scandinavian traditions, if a boy and girl eat from the same loaf of bread, they are bound to fall in love
Around the 16th century the Yo-Yo was used by Philipinos to stun prey from trees.
Some breeds of chickens lay colored eggs.
The average life span of a hermit crab is 75 years.
The US city with the highest murder rate is Detroit, with 45.3 homicides per 100,000 people.
In Sweden, when leaving someone's home, wait until you get to the doorway to step outside before putting on your coat. To do so earlier suggests you are eager to leave.
A 'face-off'in hockey was originally called a 'puck-off'.
Bees visit over 2,000 flowers and fly over 55,000 miles to produce just 1 lb. of honey.
In 1876, Maria Spelterina was the first woman to ever cross Niagara Falls on a high wire
Bourbon whiskey gets its name from Bourbon County, Kentucky, where local distillers developed the drink around 1800.
In South Dakota it is illegal to try to convince a pacifist to renounce his beliefs by threatening to arm-wrestle him.
5529. Animal Facts
An octopus tentacle will carry on wriggling for some time after being cut off.
The most expensive spice in the world is saffron
It took Leonardo Da Vinci 10 years to paint Mona Lisa. He never signed or dated the painting. Leonardo and Mona had identical bone structures according to the painting. X-ray images have shown that there are 3 other versions under the original.
In Ancient Egypt, cats were often buried with their masters, or in a special cemetary for cats
The eyes of an Ostrich are larger than its brain.
The sloth (a mammal) moves so slowly that green algae can grow undisturbed on its fur.
Chocolate kills dogs. Chocolate affects a dog's heart and nervous system. A few ounces is enough to kill a small sized dog.
The TV show Saturday Night Live made its debut on October 11, 1975
5537. Animal Facts
Bat faeces lies so deep on the floors of their caves that people harvest it to sell as fertilizer for plants.
Lake Ontario was originally named Lake St. Louis
It's more likely you would be attacked by a cow than a shark.
In Germany, an official approval is needed before a new born is named.
Club Direct, a travel insurance company in Britain, provides insurance plans for protection from falling coconuts
An average married couple makes love 98 times per year.
The average adult has about 3,500 square inches of skin. The skin itself has roughly a billion pores or openings.
Most women experience a heightened sensitivity towards their bodies during pregnancy.
The Liberty Bell was the first mechanical slot machine, which was invented by Charles Fey, a car mechanic in 1895.
¥ There is about 200 times more gold in the worlds oceans, than has been mined in our entire history.
The permanent teeth that erupt to replace their primary predecessors (baby teeth) are called succedaneous teeth.
In Florida, unmarried women who parachute on Sundays may be jailed.
Grenades were invented in China over 1,000 years ago.
You burn more calories sleeping than you do watching television
The Earth's atmosphere weighs about 5.5 quadrillion tons.
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Lamprocapnos spectabilis is a species of flowering plant in the poppy family Papaveraceae, native to Siberia, northern China, Korea and Japan. It is the sole species in the monotypic genus Lamprocapnos, but is still widely referenced under its old name Dicentra spectabilis . It is valued in gardens and in floristry for its heart-shaped pink and white flowers, borne in spring