Canada has more donut shops per capita than the United States
The Hundred Year War actually lasted 116 years (1337 to 1453).
Actor Sylvester Stallone once had a job as a lion cage cleaner
In Britain, The Red Lion is the most common name for a pub
Three million people in the United States have an impairment of the back or limbs that is a direct result of an accidental fall.
In a recent survey in Japan, instant noodles were chosen as the greatest invention of all time
The shortest war in history was between Zanzibar and England in 1896. Zanzibar surrendered after 38 minutes.
8035. Animal Facts
When the necrophorus beetle finds a small dead animal, it pushes it into a suitable place, takes some of its fur to make a nest and lays its eggs near the body. When the eggs hatch into maggots, they feed on the dead body.
The Leaning Tower of Pisa was built on the site of a river estuary. The land under the town has several layers of silt and soft clay. The 15,000-ton tower tilts to the south because the subsoil is too unstable.
Avery Laser Labels are named after company founder R. Stanton Avery
Whole wheat bread has more iron, vitamins and dietary fiber than white bread.
A ton of potatoes will yield 28.6 gallons of absolute alcohol. Potatoes are an important source for commercial alcohol.
The blesbok, a South African antelope, is almost the same color as grapejuice.
Captain Kirk never said "Beam me up, Scotty," but he did say, "Beam me up, Mr. Scott."
In the last 30 years, only seven people have been killed by a polar bear in Canada
Feb 1865 and Feb 1999 are the only months in recorded history not to have a full moon
The reason why the Mexican sombrero hat is so wide is to provide shade for the entire body
American women, on average, spend 55 minutes per day getting showered, dressed, and groomed
In Belgium, there is a museum just for strawberries
Fickleheaded and fiddledeedee are the longest words consisting only of letters in the first half of the alphabet.
US Dollar bills are made out of cotton and linen.
40 percent of the almonds in the world are used by manufacturers of chocolate
Earth is the only planet not named after a pagan God.
In a day, kids in the U.S. that are between the ages of 2 - 8 spend 28 minutes of their time coloring
Pierce Brosnan once worked with the circus as a fire eater.
Shell color is determined by the breed of hen and has no effect on its quality, nutrients or flavor.
The world population of chickens is about equal to the number of people
The word 'News'is actually an acronym standing for the 4 cardinal compass points - North, East, West, and South.
There are only 18 countries richer than Bill Gates.
Annually, British people eat more than 15 pounds of beans
8058. Animal Facts
You could get bitten by a crocodile, but alligators don't like the taste of people.
Benjamin Franklin was the fifth in a series of the youngest son of the youngest son.
The chewing gum Juicy Fruit has 10 calories. This is approximately the same as a bite of whole wheat bread
Thomas Edison got patents for a method of making concrete furniture and a cigar which was supposed to burn forever.
Popeye is 34 years old, weighs 158 lbs, and is 5 feet 6 inches tall
Paper was invented in the early second century by a Chinese eunuch.
Asthma affects one in fifteen children under the age of eighteen
1 out of every 4 kids in the USA is overweight
Children who are breast fed tend to have an IQ seven points higher than children who are not
Only two people signed the Declaration of Independence on July 4th. The last signature wasn't added until 5 years later.
8070. Animal Facts
A single bat can eat 3,000–7,000 mosquitoes in a single night; a colony of 500 bats gets through a quarter of a million bugs an hour.
The largest wedding chapel in Las Vegas is the Viva Las Vegas Chapel, which can seat 100 people
The first Rose Bowl game was held in 1902 in Pasadena, California. The University of Michigan beat Sanford 49-0.
A sheep, a duck and a rooster were the first passengers in a hot air balloon
Alaska got its name from the Aluet word Alyeska which means The Great Land.
It has been reported that some dogs are able to sniff out skin cancer.
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Eyes that are focused on the speaker's eyes, tend to imply focused and interested attention, which is normally a sign of attraction to the person and/or the subject.