Jim Henson first coined the word "Muppet". It is a combination of "marionette" and "puppet."
The cigarette lighter was invented before the match.
Urban birds have developed a short, fast rap style of singing, different from their rural counterparts.
Time taken by the earth to rotate once round its axis.
1 and 2 are the only numbers where they are values of the numbers of the factors they have.
The Great Pyramid at Giza in Egypt holds a constant temperature of 68 degrees Fahrenheit
More than 100 pizza box-related patents have been issued since 1976.
In one year, american airlines saved $40,000 by decreasing the number of olives by just one on each first-class salad.
The colder the room you sleep in, the better the chances are that you'll have a bad dream.
The reason why flamingos are pink is because they eat shrimp which have a red pigment
500,000 tons of dog excrement are dumped annually on the streets of Paris
Bill Bowerman, the co-founder of the shoe company Nike, got his first shoe idea after staring at a waffle iron. This gave him the idea of using squared spikes to make the shoes lighter
Forty-one percent of English women have punched or kicked their partners, according to a study.
If an Amish man has a beard, he is married.
Every year, kids in North America spend close to half a billion dollars on chewing gum.
The largest potato was grown in Lebanon by Khalil Semhat near Tyre. The spud was 11.3 kilos (24.9 pounds)
It is illegal for a man to kiss a woman while she is asleep in Logan County, Colorado.
People sneeze at about 90 miles per hour.
The only 15 letter word that can be spelled without repeating a letter is "uncopyrightable"!
When a coffee seed is planted, it takes five years to yield consumable fruit.
The household wrench was invented by boxing heavyweight champion Jack Johnson in 1922
During one seven year period, Thomas Edison obtained approximately three hundred patents. In is whole life he obtained over one thousand patents.
The cigarette lighter was invented before matches were.
The state of Utah used to be submerged under water and to this day brine shrimp can still be found in rain-filled hollows under rocks and boulders.
The best diamonds are colored blue-white.
Printed on the tablet being held by the Statue of Liberty is July IV, MDCCLXXVI
Orcas (killer whales), when traveling in groups, breathe in unison
The Black Death reduced the population of Europe by one third in the period from 1347 to 1351.
The full name of the Titanic ship is R.M.S. Titanic, which stands for Royal Mail Steamship
An ostrich's eye is bigger that it's brain.
In the 16th century, Turkish women could divorce their husbands if the man failed to keep his family's pot filled with coffee.
The Brownie box camera, introduced by Eastman Kodak, sold for $1.00 in 1900. The camera's 6-exposure film sold for 15 cents.
The actor who played the T-1000 in Terminator 2 (Robert Patrick) and the lead singer of Filter are brothers
The geographic center of the United States is Smith County, KS. The geographic center of North America is Pierre County, ND.
The word vaccine comes from the Latin word vacca, which means cow. This name was chosen beacause the first vaccination was derived from cowpox which was given to a boy
Moscow was founded in 1147 by Yury Dolgoruky
There are five million scent receptors located in a human beings nose
During the First World War, cigarettes were handed out to soldiers along with their rations
Stars come in different colors; hot stars give off blue light, and the cooler stars give off red light.
Britain's present royal family was originally named Saxe-Coburg and Gotha. The name was changed in 1917, during WW1 because of German connotations. The name Windsor was suggested by one of the staff. At the same time the Battenberg family name of the cousins to the Windsors was changed into Mountbatten.
The external tank on space shuttles is not painted. It is the only part of the shuttle that is lost after launch, so it is not necessary to worry about metal corrosion.
Octopi change colours when they become frightened. Normally they are a brownish colour, but can change to green or blue when fear sets in
Germany produces more than 5,000 varieties of beer and has about 1,300 breweries in country
William shakespeare "invented" more than 1,700 words.
El Capitan in Yosemite National Park is the largest visible granite rock in the world. It's twice the size of the Rock of Gibraltar.
Most fuel Efficient Cars in the World
Benefits of Mushroom
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Natural Wonders of the World
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Benefits of Mangoes
Things That Define Your Personality
This one might seem silly, but its still true. The weather outside affects our mood, and some of us more than others. The winter blues, also known as Seasonal Affective Disorder, are very real, and are likely related to the fact that sunshine boosts serotonin (an antidepressant) levels in the brain.