The reason why some people get a cowlick is because the growth of their hair is in a spiral pattern, which causes the hair to either stand straight up, or goes to a certain angle
Percentage of American women who say they'd marry the same man: 50%.
A kangaroo can jump up to 3 meters high and leap up to 8 meters.
In the year 2000, Pope John Paul II was named an "Honorary Harlem Globetrotter.".
The reason why hair turns gray as we age is because the pigment cells in the hair follicle start to die, which is responsible for producing melanin which gives the hair colour
Even though they broke up 25 years ago, the Beatles continue to sell more records each year than the Rolling Stones.
Sea water weighs about a pound and a half more per cubic foot than fresh water at the same temperature.
X-rays of the Mona Lisa show that there are three completely different versions of the same subject, all painted by Leonardo Da Vinci, under the final portrait.
The extended right arm of the Statue of Liberty is 42 feet long.
In Spanish, the word hombre means: 'shoulder', 'man', and 'hat' all at the same time.
A fetus starts to develop fingerprints at the age of eight weeks
San Jose was the original capital of California
It takes the Hubble telescope about 97 minutes to complete an orbit of the Earth. On average, the Hubble uses the equivilent amount of energy as 30 household light bulbs to complete an orbit.
There is more real lemon juice in Lemon Pledge furniture polish than in Country Time Lemonade.
It is impossible to sneeze with your eyes open
The first open heart surgery was performed by Dr. Daniel Hall Williams in 1893
Every year, Burger King restaurants prepare over 950,000 pounds of bacon for their breakfast customers
In the movie Psycho by Alfred Hitchcock, chocolate syrup was used for blood in the shower scene
Americans on average use about 580 pounds of paper per year per person
Warner Chappel Music owns the copyright to the song 'Happy Birthday'. They make over $1 million in royalties every year from the commercial use of the song.
Frogs sometimes eat enough fireflies that they themselves glow.
A dog by the name of Laika was launched into space aboard the Russian spacecraft Sputnik 2 in 1957
Singer Michael Jackson owns the rights to the South Carolina State anthem
Any space vehicle must move at a rate of 7 miles per second in order to escape the earth's gravitational pull.
A completely blind chameleon will still take on the colors of its environment.
Portugal is the world's largest producer of cork.
A vexillologist is an expert in the history of flags.
Pope Pius II wrote an erotic book Historia de duobos amantibus in 1444.
In Chinese dining, duck sauce is almost never used on duck.
A typical lightning bolt is two to four inches wide and two miles long.
Banana oil never saw a banana; it's made from petroleum.
Pennies are made of 95% copper and 5% zinc.
¥ Tokyo has had 24 recorded instances of people either killed or receiving serious skull fractures while bowing to each other with the traditional Japanese greeting.
Every day, over 1,300 babies are born prematurely in the USA
US presidents who were survived by their fathers: John F. Kennedy and Warren Harding.
Ancient Egyptians used to think having facial hair was an indication of personal neglect
At sea level there are 2,000 pounds of air pressure on each square foot of your body area.
An olive tree can live up to 1500 years
Male koalas mark their territory by rubbing their chests on a tree. Male koalas have a dark scent gland in the middle of their chest
If you suffer from iatrophobia, you're afraid of doctors.
An earthquake on Dec. 16, 1811 sent the Mississippi River backwards.
Adolf Hitler's mother seriously considered having an abortion but was talked out of it by her doctor.
A man named Charles Osborne had the hiccups for approximately sixty-nine years.
To manufacture a new car approximately 148,000 liters of water is needed.
In New Jersey it is illegal to delay or detain a homing pigeon.
Dairy cows can produce 20 to 35 gallons of saliva a day
The number of cars on the planet is increasing three times faster than the population growth
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