When Nylons first went on sale in the United States in 1940, four million pairs were sold in only a few days
In Lebanon, Virginia it is illegal to kick your wife out of bed.
In 1933, Mickey Mouse is believed to have received 800,000 fan letters
It snowed in the Sahara desert on February 18, 1979.
Dr. Seuss pronounced 'Seuss' such that it rhymed with 'rejoice.'
Damascus, Syria is the oldest continuously inhabited city in the world. Civilization can be traced as far back as 2,000 B.C.
¥ MTV first aired at 12:01 AM on August 1, 1981. The first video was 'Video Killed the Radio Star' by The Buggles.
A quarter has 119 grooves on its edge, a dime has one less groove.
67 million pounds of pesticides and about 3 million tons of fertilizer are used annually on lawns in the US.
You are more likely to get attacked by a cow than a shark. Phobatrivaphobia is fear of trivia about phobias.
In paraguay, duelling is only legal if both fighters are registered blood donors.
There are more than 2,000 different varieties of cheese in the world
The cost to build the Empire State Building was $40,948,900
Nearly half of all Americans suffer from symptoms of burnout
It takes 35 to 65 minks to produce the average mink coat. The numbers for other types of fur coats are: beaver 15; fox 15 to 25; ermine 150; chinchilla 60 to 100.
The Olympic torch weighs about 3 pounds
By law, employees do not have to wash hands after sneezing.
The first fashion house to be set up was in 1858 by Charles Worth. He opened his store in Paris with the idea of having pre-made gowns presented on models to his customers
In one year, you will swallow 14 bugs in your sleep.
The smallest number spelled with an a is one thousand.
In a lifetime, the average driver will honk 15,250 times
March 9th is Useless Facts and Trivia day.
Your stomach has to produce a new layer of mucus every two weeks or it will digest itself.
In an average lifetime a person will walk the equivalent of three times around the world.
Mach 1 is the technical term for the speed of sound - 742 (statute) miles per hour.
Wipe the blinds with a sheet of Bounce to prevent dust from resettling.
Parker Brothers was founded by George Swinerton Parker, 18, in 1885. The first game produced was 'Banking,' in which the player who amasses the most wealth is the winner.
Dark roasted coffees actually have LESS caffeine than medium roasts. The longer a coffee is roasted, the more caffeine burns off during the process.
The Cincinnati Reds are the oldest professional baseball team
In an 80-year-long study on 200,000 ostriches, not a single case was reported where an ostrich buried its head in the ground.
The elephant is one of the few mammals that can't jump.
A queen bee uses her stinger only to sting another queen bee.
The puma and the leopard are the highest jumping mammals. They are able to reach a height of 16.5 feet
According to the 1900 U.S. Census, there were: 596,000 carpenters, 280,000 laundresses, 220,000 blacksmiths, 134,000 tailors, 102,000 shoemakers, 42,000 porters, 37,000 stonecutters, 25,000 millers, 8,000 bootblacks, and 7,000 furriers
To lose one pound of fat, a person has to burn approximately 3,500 calories
It takes 20 different muscles to form a kiss.
Ever year, Americans spend close to $25 billion on beer
Justin Timberlake's half-eaten french toast sold for over $3,000 on eBay.
Volkswagen was the first foreign company to open a factory in the United States. The auto plant opened in 1978 in Pennsylvania.
Hans Christian Anderson, creater of fairy tales, was word-blind. He never learned to spell correctly, and his publishers always had errors
Madagascar, off the eastern coast of africa, is the fourth largest island in the world.
There are bananas called Red banana that are maroon to dark purple when ripe
Gustave Eiffel, the builder of the Eiffel Tower, also built a dam in Russia, a church in the Philippines, and designed the right arm and full steel structure supporting the Statue of Liberty.
'Second Street'is the most common street name in the U.S.; 'First Street'is the sixth. "
The green stuff on the occasional freak potato chip is chlorophyll.
One of the reasons fidel castro grew a beard was that the embargoes from the usa made it difficult to get razor blades.
Pearls are rarely found in North American oysters
The australian aboriginals have more teeth than any other human being.
It was discovered on a space mission that a frog can throw up.
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