The new 787 Boeing was revealed on 7/8/07 or July 8th, 07.
Brazil is the only country to have played in every World Cup soccer tournament.
Painting a house yellow or having a yellow trim helps in selling a house faster
Though it goes to 10, 9 is estimated to be the point of total tectonic destruction from an earthquake (2 is the smallest that can be felt unaided.)
Scientists have discovered that the longer the ring finger is in boys the less chance they have of having a heart attack
Before its name was changed, the African Penguin used be called the Jackass Penguin because of its donkey-like braying call
In Halethrope, Maryland kisses longer than one second are illegal.
One barrel of petroleum holds 42 gallons.
A bee could travel 4 million miles (6.5 million km) at 7 mph (11 km/h) on the energy it would obtain from 1 gallon (3.785 liters) of nectar.
The city of Nottingham in England was the first city to have Braille signs (signs for the blind) in its shopping malls for the blind
Actor John Travolta was offered the role of Billy Flynn many times for the movie Chicago. Richard Gere ended up playing the role
In Memphis, Tennessee it is illegal for a woman to drive by herself. A man must walk or run in front of the vehicle, waving a red flag to warn approaching pedestrians and motorists.
The name cranberry comes from German and Dutch settlers. The berry was intially called crane berry. The reason it was called this was because when the flowers bloom, the petals of the flowers twist backwards and look very much like the head of a crane. Eventually the name was shortened down to be cranberry.
Istanbul, Turkey is the only city in the world located on two continents
A McDonald's straw will hold 7.7 ml, or just over one-and-a-half teaspoons of whatever you are drinking.
Average life span of a major league baseball: 7 pitches
If you fart consistently for 6 years and 9 months, enough gas is produced to create the energy of an atomic bomb.
Americans are responsible for generating roughly 20% percent of the garbage in the world.
The name Jeep came from the abbreviation used in the army for theGeneral Purpose vehicle, G.P.
The Taj Mahal took 20 years and 20 thousand men to finish.
¥ 35 meters of hair fiber is produced every day on the average adult scalp.
Astronaut Neil Armstrong first stepped on the moon with his left foot.
"Canada" is an Indian word meaning "Big Village".
An average adult produces about half a liter of flatulent gas per day, resulting in an average of about fourteen occurrences of flatulence a day.
In the Holocaust between 5.1 and 6 million of Europe's 10 million Jews were killed. An additional 6 million 'unwanted' people were also executed, including more than half of Poland's educated populace.
Polar bear fur is not white, it's clear.
During its entire life time a housefly never travels more than a hundred feet from the place where it was born.
Ten percent of the salt mined in the world each year is used to de-ice the roads in America.
In Los Angelos, California it is legal for a man to beat his wife with a leather strap as long as it is less than two inches in width, or she gives him permission to use a wider strap.
In 1900 the average age at death in the US was 47.
James Bond is also known as Mr. Kiss-Kiss-Bang-Bang.
The Greek National anthem has 158 verses.
The herring is the most widely eaten fish in the world. Nutritionally its fuel value is that equal to that of a beefsteak.
Ellen Macarthur, yachtswoman, had a total of 891 naps in 94 days that were each 36 minutes long while on her Vendee Round the Globe yacht race
The O when used as a prefix in Irish surnames means descendant of.
When pitched, the average Major League baseball rotates 15 times before being hit.
It is illegal to hunt camels in the state of Arizona.
Leonardo DiCaprio got his first onscreen kiss from a man.
In 1936, the first practical helicopter was invented. It was the German Focke-Wulf Fw 61.
Kissing is healthier than shaking hands
The longest fangs of a snake are found on the Gaboon Viper (Bitis gabonica), and can reach over 2 inches in length
In 1657, the first chocolate house was opened in London, England
Flamingos pee on their legs to cool themselves off.
Dave Matthews relocated to the United States to avoid service in the South African Military.
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Myth about Adoption
A birth parent or another relative
can take an adopted child back
Adoptions of children from U S foster care are legally binding agreements that do not occur until the rights of all parents have been legally terminated by a court of law It s very rare that an adoption is challenged in court by a child s birth relative More than 98 percent of legally completed adoptions remain intact Find out more about legalizing an adoption As far as child in foster care having continued contact with their birth family, it will vary depending on the specifics of the case and the placement being considered for the child