In the 13th century, quality standards for paste were assigned by the Pope
It has been calculated that a single breath from a mature blue whale can inflate up to 2000 balloons.
The first Fords used Dodge engines. Many ford vehicles now use Nissan engines, especially in Mini-vans.
In Czechhoslovakia, there is a church that has a chandelier made of human bones
You mostly breathe from only one nostril at a time.
The name of the first menthol cigarette in the United States was Spud.
The rosy periwinkle plant, found in Madagascar, is used to cure leukemia.
Bulls don't really get angry when they see the color red, it's really movement that makes them charge.
Beavers can hold their breath for 45 minutes.
While still in college, Bill Gates and Paul Allen once built a special purpose machine called Traff-O-Data. It was a machine that would analyze information gathered by traffic monitors. They never found any buyers.
The complete title of the Statue of Liberty is Liberty Enlightening the World.
The word alligator comes from the Spanish word El Lagarto, which means The Lizard.
On average, 150 couples get married in Las Vegas each day.
In 1978, the World Water Speed record was made by Ken Warby from Australia. His average speed was 317.6 mph, and his jet-powered hydroplane was 27 feet long called Spirit of Australia. Warby built the boat himself in his back yard
There are three golf balls sitting on the moon
7326. Animal Facts
You can cut a leech in half while it is feeding and it will carry on sucking, the blood spurting out of the cut end of its body.
Pretzels were originally invented for Christian Lent. The twists of the pretzels are to resemble arms crossed in prayer
Humans are the only primates that don't have pigment in the palms oftheir hands.
The creator of the NIKE Swoosh symbol was paid only $35 for the design.
About two hundred years before the birth of Christ, the Druids used mistletoe to celebrate that winter was approaching
The oldest inhabited house in Scotland is the Traquair Castle. The castle has had 27 kings as visitors
Over 10,000 birds a year die from smashing into windows.
At birth, a panda is smaller than a mouse and weighs about four ounces.
Canada's national sport is lacrosse not hockey.
The household wrench was invented by boxing heavyweight champion Jack Johnson in 1922
In Hawaii it is illegal to get a tattoo behind your ear or on your eyelid unless in the presence of a registered physician.
Research indicates that babies who suck on pacifiers are more prone to ear aches.
Table tennis balls have been known to travel off a paddle at speeds up to 160 km/hr (approx. 100mph).
Camels have three eyelids to protect themselves from blowing sand.
Nearly 80 percent of all sudden cardiac arrests happen at home.
The estimated number of M&M's sold each day in the United States is 200,000,000.
There is a street in Canada that runs for a distance of nearly 1900 kms.
¥ The cockroach dies from radiation and would not survive a nuclear war.
The fuzz on a tennis ball is intentionally included as a way to give the ball some definite action when it hits the court. It also slows the flight of the ball through the air.
There is a seven letter word in the English language that contains ten words without rearranging any of its letters, THEREIN: the, there, he, in, rein, her, here, ere, therein, herein.
The human heart beats over 100,000 times a day
The human heart creates enough pressure to squirt blood 30 feet (9 m).
If all the cars from the U.S. were taken and lined up from bumper to bumper, there would be enough cars to go to the moon from earth and back.
Wheat is the world's most widely cultivated plant; grown on every continent except Antarctica.
If you travel across the former Soviet Union you will cross seven time zones.
In 1980, there was only one country in the world with no telephones - Bhutan
Frog-eating bats identify edible frogs from poisonous ones by listening to the mating calls of male frogs. Frogs counter this by hiding and using short, difficult to locate calls
The the oldest living thing on earth is 12,000 years old. It is the flowering shrubs called creosote bushes in the Mojave Desert.
The February of 1865 is the only month in recorded history not to have a full moon.
Manicuring the nails has been done by people for more than 4,000 years
Approximately 70 percent of the earth is covered by water. Only 1 percent of this water is drinkable.
Frozen lobsters can come back to life when thawed.
The cruise liner, Queen Elizabeth 2, QE2, moves only six inches for each gallon of diesel that it burns.
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