Amongst pre-schoolers, Caillou is the fastest-ever-growing television show and is seen in close to 97% of U.S. households
The largest ketchup bottle in the world is a 170 feet tall and is located in Collinsville, Illinois, USA. It was built in 1949 by the W.E. Caldwell Company as a water tower
The first American advertisement for tobacco was published in 1789. It showed a picture of an Indian smoking a long clay pipe.
A chicken once had its head cut off and survived for over eighteen months, headless
On the cartoon show The Jetsons, Jane is 33 years old and her daughter Judy is 15 years old.
The artist Vincent Van Gogh sliced part of his ear off in madness
85% of movie actors earn less than $5,000 a year from acting.
Dogs have about 10 vocal sounds; cats have over 100
South Africa is the only country to have three capital cities: one for each branch of its government (Administrative, Legislative, and Judicial).
The Canadian government legalized marijuana for medicinal use in 1999. After discovering a shortage of local growers they began to import the dope from Mississippi.
Weevils are more resistant to poisons in the morning than at night.
According to the United States Department of Agriculture, the best time to spray household insects is 4:00 p.m. Insects are most vulnerable at this time.
The first telephone book ever issued contained only fifty names. It was published in New Haven, Connecticut, by the New Haven District Telephone Company in February, 1878.
Mexico City is sinking at a rate of 6 to 8 inches a year because it's built on top of an underground reservoir. Wells are drawing out more and more water for the city's growing population of more than 15 million people.
The first toilet ever seen on television was on Leave It To Beaver.
No SEAL has ever surrendered and no wounded or dead SEAL has ever been left on the field during battle.
The longest kiss on record lasted 30 hours and 45 minutes. Dror Orpaz and Carmit Tsubara recorded it on April 5, 1999 at a kissing contest held in Tel Aviv, Israel
Duracell, the battery-maker, built parts of its new international headquarters using materials from its own waste
The town of Churchill, Manitoba, located in Canada, is known as the Polar Bear Capital of the World
More people die from eating sharks then from being eaten by them. This is due to a poison in shark meat
The hydra, which is related to the jellyfish, can grow its body back in a couple of days if it is cut in half
U.S. Postal Service processes 38 million address changes each year
Cows are able to hear lower and higher frequencies better than human beings
Planet Jupiter spins so fast that there are 2 sunrises and 2 sunsets every 24 hours by earth time.
Each day Americans 15 and over spend an average of 55 minutes of driving
The cornea is the only living tissue in the human body that does not contain any blood vessels
Alloy : stainless steel
Composition : fe (82%) cr, ni (18%)
Use : for making cooking utencils, knives.
Tug of war was an Olympic event from 1900-1920
Truffles, or mushrooms that grow below the ground, are one of the world's most expensive foods. One variety, Tuber melanosporum, can cost between $800 and $1,500 a pound.
In 1905, Chapman and Skinner in San Francisco invented the first portable electric vacuum.
It's a diverse world we live in. In the U.S. football, basketball and baseball are the three most watched sports on TV. In England, the top three most viewed are soccer, Formula One auto racing, and boxing. In Russia it's soccer, ice hockey, and boxing. And in China it's soccer, table tennis, and swimming.
Music can help reduce chronic pain by more than 20% and can alleviate depression by up to 25%.
Ballroom dancing is a course at Brigham Young University in Utah
In the Sahara Desert, there is a town named Tidikelt, which did not receive a drop of rain for ten years
Chameleon is derived from the Greek, meaning little lion.
Alloy : steel
Composition : fe (98%), c (2%)
Use : for making nails, screws, bridges.
The official state song of Georgia since 1922 has been Georgia on My Mind.
The most popular vacation destinations for Americans in 1956 was Niagara Falls
A volcano has enough power to shoot ash as high as 50 km into the atmosphere
The horned owl is the only animal stupid enough to attack a skunk.
Alloy : duralium
Composition : al (95%), cu (4%), mg (0.5%), mn (0.5%)
Use : in aircraft manufacturing.
February 1865 is the only month in recorded history not to have a full moon
Its impossible to smoke oneself to death with weed. You won't be able to retain enough motor control and consciousness to do so after such a large amount.
The curvature of the earth is pretty close to eight inches every mile, or 66 feet every hundred miles.
The word, tattoo originated from the Tahitain word tattau which means to mark.
The whiskers on a catfish are called barbells.
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Rules to play Shot Put
Turn your hips and push forward
Push forward as hard as you can with your back leg, turning your hips so you face forward as you do so. Step or jump forward as you do this, sticking your front (left) foot as close to the front of the circle as you can.If you are having trouble keeping your balance and aim while you do this, start out in the center of the circle instead and take shorter steps while you practice.
Leave for Let
Penny didn't leave me to get my book.
Penny didn't let me get my book.
Let means to allow Leave means to abandon or to go away from: Do you leave your books at school?
Standard English Grammar Test