43.7% of all statistics are made up on the spot.
Babe Ruth wore a cabbage leaf under his hat while playng baseball, and he used to change it every two innings.
Each human generates about 3.5 pounds of rubbish a day, mostly paper.
Animal gestation periods: the shortest is the American opossum, which bears its young 12 to 13 days after conception; the longest is the Asiatic elephant, taking 608 days, or just over 20 months.
The reason most mosquito bites itch is because mosquitoes inject saliva into the persons skin before they suck your blood. They take it out once they are done, but if they are forced to fly away, they don't get a chance to draw the saliva out. And it is their saliva that causes the itch.
The original name for basketball, as invented by Dr. James Naismith, was indoor rugby. It was one of the game's first players that started calling it basketball because of the peach baskets that acted as the original goals.
The chemical name for caffeine is 1,3,7-trimethylzantihine
An ostrich egg would take four hours to hard boil.
Draftsmen have to make 27,000 drawings for the manufacturing of a new car.
Every year, Alaska has about 5,000 earthquakes.
Watermelons are a popular gift to bring to a host in China or Japan
The little circles of paper that are cut out after a paper has been punched by a hole puncher are called chad.
The E. Coli bacterium propels itself with a 'motor' only one-millionth of an inch in diameter, a thousand times smaller than the tiniest motors built to date by man. The rotation of the bacterial motor comes from a current of protons. The efficiency of the motor approaches 100 per cent.
The word Himalayas means the home of snow.
Stilts were invented by French shepherds who needed a way to get around in wet marshes.
October 1st is the official Coffee Day in Japan.
Mickey Mouse is known as Topolino in Italy
One-third pound stalk of broccoli contains more vitamin C than 204 apples
In 1819, the USA purchased Florida from Spain for the cancellation of a $5 million debt
Actress Michelle Pfeiffer was the first choice to play Clarice Starling in the movie Silence of the Lambs. She turned down the role because she found it too scary
The nation of Monaco on the French Riviera, is smaller than Central Park in New York. Monaco is 370 acres and Central Park is 840 acres.
Cranberries are one of just 3 major fruits native to North America. Blueberries and Concord grapes are the other two.
Americans use over 16,000 tons of aspirin a year.
Sir Isaac Newton was an ordained priest in the Church of England.
The Tonle Sap River in Cambodia flows north for almost half the year and then south for the rest of the year
Most cows give more milk when they listen to music.
Twelve men have landed on and explored the moon
Egyptian pyramid builders used to eat a lot of garlic because they thought it would increase their strength
There are 403 steps from the foundation to the top of the torch in the Statue of Liberty.
Work on St. Peter's Basilica, Rome, began in 1506. Construction took over a century, reaching completion in 1612.
In Christian theology there are nine choirs of angels. From highest to lowest, they are: seraphim, cherubim, thrones, dominions, virtues, powers, principalities, archangels, and angels.
The Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History houses the world's largest shell collection, some 15 million specimens. A smaller museum in Sanibel, Florida owns a mere 2 million shells and claims to be the worlds only museum devoted solely to mollusks.
The size of a raindrop is around 0.5 mm 2.5 mm, and they fall from the sky on average 21 feet per second.
A deltiologist is someone who collects postcards.
The first computer, the steam-driven calculating machine, was built in 1823 by Charles Babbage. It failed to work due to poor workmanship in the intricate parts. When rebuilt by the London Museum of Science in 1991, it worked.
In the U.S. 7 out of 10 homes use candles
The only woman that has appeared on a U.S. paper currency is Martha Washington
Black bears are not always black. They can be brown, cinnamon, yellow, and sometimes white.
In Tennessee, it is illegal to shoot any game other than whales from a moving automobile.
In England, in the 1880's, 'Pants'was considered a dirty word.
Many insects can carry 50 times their own body weight
A dog can hear high frequency sounds, which a human ear cannot.
Madagascar is the fourth largest island in the world, preceded by Greenland, New Guinea, and Borneo.
Only 2 blue moons (the saying 'only once in a blue moon ' refers to the occurrence of two full moons during one calendar month) are to occur between now and 2001. Those times are January 1999 and March 1999
The first-lady of the U.S. is considered a private citizen.
Beethoven who was a coffee lover, was so particular about his coffee that he always counted 60 beans each cup when he prepared his brew.
The infinite sign is called a lemniscate.
Take your height and divide by eight. That s how tall your head is.
Frankfort, Kentucky, makes it against the law to shoot off a policeman's tie.
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Myth about Adoption
Birth mothers are all teenagers
Birth mothers international and domestic come in all ages and from all walks of life Some are teens, but the mythical unwed teen mother that many people think of when they imagine adoption is a hold over from the 1950s and 1960s when single and teen motherhood were less acceptable in certain areas of society than they are now These days, the reasons for placing children in adoptive families tend to be more diverse than mere age or marital status