The Welwitschia plant can live up to 1,000 years
Five Jell-O flavors have flopped: celery, coffee, cola, apple, and chocolate.
Despite the break up of the USSR, Russia is still the largest country in the world. It's almost twice the size of Canada, which ranks second.
If you farted consistently for 6 years and 9 months, enough gas is produced to create the energy of an atomic bomb. (Now that's more like it!)
The canning process for herring was developed in Sardinia, which is why canned herrings are better known as sardines.
The first cover of Sports Illustrated, in 1954, showed National League umpire, Augie Donatelli, behind the plate with two major-league stars: catcher Wes Westrum, and batter Eddie Matthews.
Astronauts brought back about 800 pounds of lunar rock to Earth. Most of it has not been analyzed.
Levi's 501 jeans got its number from its original stock number in the first Levi's store.
Every year in the U.S., there are 178,000 new cases of lung cancer
The Seven Deadly Sins are lust, pride, anger, envy, sloth, avarice and gluttony.
If an Amish man has a beard, he is married.
American Airlines saved $40,000 in 1987 by eliminating one olive from each salad served in first class
The largest LEGO castle that was ever built was built with 400,000 LEGO bricks and was 4.45 m x 5.22 m
In 1994, 7-Eleven coined the term brain freeze. The word was developed to explain the feeling people get when drinking a Slurpee.
Rubber bands last longer when refrigerated
Even though a polar bears fur looks white it is actually colourless and is made with hollow tubes. The reason the bear looks white is because the rough inner surface of the tubes make light scatter and reflect at many different angles which gives the white appearance
Jean -Claude Van Damme learned to speak English by watching the cartoon 'The Flintstones.'"
There are more than 50 different types of pumpkins. Some of them have names such as Munchkin, Funny Face, and Spooktacular
6162. Animal Facts
Horses often chew at fly eggs and maggots on their legs and end up swallowing them, so have a stomach full of crawling maggots.
Each year approximately half of billions dollars is spent on bubble gum by the kids in North America
The name of the squiggly line ~ is called a tilde
In older people, memory is best early in the morning and then declines during the late afternoon.
Tripolini pasta was named for the Italian conquest of Tripoli in Libya
Of all things, Andrew Jackson s tombstone does not mention that he served as the president of the United States.
75% of men look for wife potential in a girlfriend.
6169. Animal Facts
The wood frog that lives in the Arctic Circle can stay deep-frozen for weeks and survive.
Lassie was played by several male dogs, despite the female name, because male collies were thought to look better on camera. The main actor was named Pal.
In the movie The Exorcist the vomit that (Regan) Linda Blair hurls at Father Damien Karras is thick pea soup
A Russian man who wore a beard during the time of Peter the Great had to pay a special tax
The longest war between two nations in history, The Hundred Year War between England and France, really lasted for 115 years(1338-1453).
Elephants are capable of swimming 20 miles in one day.
Each year, the average family uses about 18,000 gallons of water just to do its laundry.
In West Virginia it is illegal to dig for ginseng on your neighbor's lawn without their permission.
6178. Animal Facts
Copepods are tiny crustaceans that swim around in groups of up to a trillion.They are the only known creature that has just one eye.
Huge Moore, the inventor of Dixie cups got the idea for the name from a neighboring factory, the Dixie Doll Company
The ocean sunfish can produce thirty million eggs at once
The word 'Indiana'is Native American for 'Land of the Indians', yet less than 16,000 Native Americans live there.
There are mirrors on the moon. Astronauts left them so that laser beams could be bounced off of them from Earth. These beams help give us the distance to the moon give or take a few metres.
The average life span of a mosquito is two weeks
Since 1950, over 230 million eggs of Silly Putty have been sold
Jaws is the most common name for a goldfish.
The Toltecs (a 7th century tribe) used wooden swords so they wouldn't kill their enemies.
Every year, surgical tools are left in approximately 1,500 patients in the USA. Fatter patients are more prone to having a surgical tool left inside of them due to the additional amount of space in their bodies
A Dalmatian is the only dog that can get gout.
An airplane mechanic invented Slinky while he was playing with engine parts and realized the possible secondary use for the springs. Barbie was invented by Ruth Handler after watching her daughter play with baby dolls imagining then in grown up roles
Steven Speilberg calls Gweneth Paltrow "Gwynnie the pooh".
The first losing candidate in a US presidential election was Thomas Jefferson. He lost to John Adams. George Washington had been unopposed.
Three years after a person quits smoking, there chance of having a heart attack is the same as someone who has never smoked before
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