Mark Twain was the first to have written a novel [Tom Sawyer] on a typewriter.
The first product Motorola started to develop was a record player for automobiles. At that time, the most known player on the market was Victrola, which Motorola got their name from.
99% of pumpkins that are sold are sold for decoration
Polar bears with white, fluffy fur actually have black skin
500,000 tons of dog excrement are dumped annually on the streets of Paris
One million people each year are bitten by animals in the United States.
18% of an Americans income is spent on transportation
All these have been used to make condoms through history:
Moses Malone was the first basketball player to go directly from high school to a professional American team.
When glass breaks, it showers TOWARDS, not away from the force that broke it.
Cashew nut shells contain oil that is extremely irritating to human skin.
If your stomach didn't produce a new layer of mucous every two weeks, it would digest itself.
The numbers '172' can be found on the back of the U.S. $5 dollar bill in the bushes at the base of the Lincoln Memorial.
The first telephone book was one page long and had only 50 names in it.
In Tonawanda, New York homeless people may not start a fire in the park unless they intend to cook food.
Medical research has found substances in mistletoe that can slow down tumor growth.
The first Super Bowl was broadcasted by two networks: CBS and NBC.
No word in the English language rhymes with month
Men in their early twenties shave an average of four times a week
Captain Jean-Luc Picard's fish was named Livingston.
The average American has $104 in their wallet
The word diastema is the word for having a gap between your teeth
On average, the American household consumes six pounds of peanut butter annually
Some farmers in Japan have learned to grow their watermelons into a square shape. They did this to conserve shelf space
Place a sheet of Bounce at the bottom of the wastebasket. Collects cat hair. Rubbing the area with a sheet of Bounce will magnetically attract all the loose hairs.
166,875,000,000 pieces of mail are delivered each year in the United States.
An African American chef in Albany, NY is thought to have been the inventor of potato chips sometime in 1865. Unfortunately, nobody knows his name.
The New York Yankees have appeared in the World Series a league leading 38 times and won 26 titles
Lake Nicaragua boasts the only fresh-water sharks in the entire world
In Albany, New York, you cannot play golf in the streets.
The world's highest railway is in Peru. The Central Railway climbs to 15,694 feet in the Galera tunnel, 108 miles from Lima. Tourists take it to get to the ruins of Machu Picchu.
In Arizona, you cannot Drive past the same place more then 3 times in one hour. Its a law.
1/3 of Taiwanese funeral processions include a stripper.
Babies are born with 300 bones, but by adulthood the number is reduced to 206.
A herd of forty-five thirsty, rambunctious elephants stampeded into a brewery in Midnapore, where they smashed vats and slurped up beer in a bender that went on for two days.
Babe Ruth wore a cabbage leaf under his cap to keep cool.
Polaris is the closest visible star to true north and is thus referred to as the North Star. By sometime around the year 2100, the wobble of the Earth's axis will slowly begin pointing the North Pole away from Polaris. By the year 14,000 A.D., the new North Star will be Vega.
The Titanic was the first ship to use the SOS signal. It was adopted as the international signal for distress in 1912, and the Titanic struck the iceberg in April of that year.
Parrots, most famous of all talking birds, rarely acquire a vocabulary of more than twenty words, however Tymhoney Greys and African Greys have been know to carry vocabularies in excess of 100 words.
Tokyo is the largest city by population (35million), followed by New York (21 million), then by Seoul (21 million), then Mexico City (20 million).
A sneeze can exceed the speed of 100 mph.
One in every four Americans has appeared on television.
After the death of the genius, Albert Einstein, his brain was removed by a pathologist and put in a jar for future study
The longest acceptance speech in the history of the Oscars was by Greer Garson in 1942. She received an Oscar for Best Actress for the movie Mrs. Miniver, and her speech was five minutes and 30 seconds long
One single tree can be home to 20 million lice.
Switzerland has the highest per-capita consumption of soft drinks in the world.
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Benefits of Almonds
Get Rid of Split Ends
A mixture of almond, castor and olive oil in equal proportions massaged into the hair will get rid of split ends. Apply this once or twice a week to notice a change in just a few weeks.
[if+ clause, + clause clause + if+ clause] An if-clause can come at the beginning or end of the sentence.
If you eat too much you get fat. You get fat if you eat too much. We can use the same tenses with if as with other conjunctions.
If you want to learn a musical instrument, you have to practise. In the if-clause, we usually use a present tense to talk about the future. (This happens after most conjunctions — )
If that was Mary, why didn't she stop and say hello?
If you don't like hot weather, you'll be unhappy in Texas.
If I have enough time tomorrow, I 'II come and see you. We can use [if + .will] in polite requests, but the meaning is not really future.
(NOT If I will have enough-ttme .. .)
I'll give her your love if I see her.
(NOT . . . if I will see her. )
If you will come this way, I'll take you to the manager's office. (= If you are willing to come this way, . . .)