Heineken beer is designed to 'foam'for exactly five minutes.
A piano leg went through the floor of the white house in 1948 during President Truman's term.
By feeding hens certain dyes they can be made to lay eggs with varicolored yolks.
The 1st nuclear-powered submarine, the Nautilus, commissioned by the United States Navy in 1954, made her maiden voyage on Jan. 17, 1955.
The word "maverick" came into use after Samuel Maverick, a Texan refused to brand his cattle. Eventually any unbranded calf became known as a Maverick.
Hydroponics is the technique by which plants are grown in water without soil.
A volcano can shoot its debris as high as 50km into the sky.
A mere 2% drop in body water can trigger fuzzy short-term memory, trouble with basic math, and difficulty focusing on the computer screen.
Vincent van Gogh didn't start to draw until he was 27 years old.
The placement of a donkey's eyes in its' head enables it to see all four feet at one time.
67 million pounds of pesticides and about 3 million tons of fertilizer are used annually on lawns in the US.
After the death of the genius, Albert Einstein, his brain was removed by a pathologist and put in a jar for future study
In Brandon, Mississipi it is illegal to attempt to stop someone from walking down the sidewalk by parking a motorhome in their path.
The first film granted permission by the Chinese government to be filmed in the Forbidden City was The Last Emperor, 1987.
In 1860, 'Godey's Lady's Book' advised US women to cook tomatoes for at least 3 hours.
The United States has paved enough roads to circle the Earth over 150 times.
In 1933, Mickey Mouse is believed to have received 800,000 fan letters
Samual Morse, who invented the telegraph, was originally a portrait painter and didn't give up painting to turn to inventing until he was 46 years old.
If you have three quarters, four dimes, and four pennies, you have$1.19. You also have the largest amount of money in coins without beingable tomake change for a dollar.
In a study that was done by the University of Chicago in 1907, it was concluded that the easiest color to spot is yellow. This is why John Hertz, who is the founder of the Yellow Cab Company picked cabs to be yellow
5991. Animal Facts
The only mammals that don't get lice are anteaters, armadillos, bats, duck-billed platypuses, whales, dolphins and porpoises.
Queen Lydia Liliuokalani was the last reigning monarch of the Hawaiian Islands. She was also the only Queen the United States ever had
The substance that gives red wine and dark beer its color is said to have a positive effects on cholesterol and blood pressure
There is no solid proof of who built the Taj Mahal.
Women buy four out of every 10 condoms sold.
Each year in America there are about 300,000 deaths that can be attributed to obesity
There is an area located off the south-eastern Atlantic coast of the United States called the Bermuda Triangle. It is known for a high rate of unexplained losses of ships, small boats, and aircraft, which has led some people to believe that this triangle has supernatural powers
Cancer is the second leading cause of death in Orange County, California. Number one is heart disease.
About a third of all Americans flush the toilet while they're still sitting on it.
Currently, there is no cure for HIV/AIDS. People living with HIV will need lifelong treatment.
From all the vegetables, beets contain the most sugar
The Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers founded in 1744, is the world's oldest golf club.
Rhode Island is the smallest state with the longest name. The official name, used on all state documents, is "Rhode Island and Providence Plantations."
In South Carolina you can be fined for not denouncing the evils of intemperance on the fourth Friday of every October.
6005. Animal Facts
Rats have super-strong teeth.Amongst other things, they can bite through wood, metal and electric cables.
Hills Brothers Ground Vacuum Packed Coffee was first introduced in 1900.
The steepest street in the world is Baldwin Street located in Dunedin, New Zealand. It has an incline of 38%
78 rpm albums, used prior to 1948, were only capable of recording for four minutes. It wasn't until later that year that Columbia Records introduced 33 rpm albums capable of playing 23 minutes per side.
If Texas were a country it's GNP would be fifth largest of any country on earth.
Happy Birthday was the first song to be performed in outer space, sung by the Apollo IX astronauts on March 8, 1969.
61% of men surf the internet for porn, and about half of them spend an hour or more per week doing it.
In the U.S. there are approximately 65.8 million cats
The city of Denver was originally chosen to host the 1976 Winter Olympics, but had to withdraw because Colorado voters rejected to finance it
When the female grasshopper lays eggs, she covers her eggs with a pasty liquid that protects the eggs throughout the winter
The average elephant weighs less than the average blue whale's tongue
The average human produces 10,000 gallons of saliva in a life time.
The California redwood coast redwood and giant sequoia are the tallest and largest living organisms in the world.
You can't kill yourself by holding your breath.
Johnson & Johnson created the Band-Aid in 1899 because Robert Wood Johnson attended a lecture concerning the prevention of infection in wounds during surgical operations. The company created the zinc oxide adhesive bandage for surgeons, and launched the consumer version, Band-Aids, in 1921.
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Myth about Alcohol
Taking Aspirin Before Drinking Helps Reduce Hangovers
Taking painkillers before pain sets in wont helpthe meds power will wear off before that headache comes on. A word of caution: Absolutely do not take aspirin or ibuprofen while still drinking. The painkillers can erode the stomach lining, which, coupled with the stomach irritants in alcohol, can cause liver inflammation and allow more alcohol into the bloodstream, resulting in potential liver damage and a higherthannormal Blood Alcohol Content (Talk about counterproductive!). Taking ibuprofen or another pain reliever the morning after, however, can help relieve temporary pains.