Brazil is the location of the worlds widest road. 160 cars can drive side by side.
In Greene, New York, it is illegal to eat peanuts and walk backwards on the sidewalks when a concert is on.
In Miami, it's illegal for men to be seen publicly in any kind of strapless gown.
In Springfield, door to door salesman are prohibited from selling their goods while standing in the middle of the road, screaming at passing vehicles.
Average number of days a West German goes without washing his underwear: 7
A wind with a speed of 74 miles or more is designated a hurricane.
Forks weren't widely used in the United States until the 1800s.
The creators of a new model of Chevys couldn't figure out why their car, the Nova, wasn't selling well in Hispanic countries... until someone pointed out that 'Nova' means 'No go' in Spanish.
Nazi leader Adolf Hitler had only one testicle.
Every eleven minutes in the U.S., a woman dies of breast cancer
Pepper was sold as individual grains during the Elizabethan times. The guards at the London docks had to sew up their pockets so they would not steal any of the pepper
There have been close to 200 coups and counter-coups in the country of Bolivia
The 3 most valuable brand names on earth: Marlboro, Coca-Cola, andBudweiser, in that order.
A volcano has enough power to shoot ash as high as 50 km into the atmosphere.
2,500 newborn babies will be dropped in the next month.
If you put a raisin in a fresh glass of champagne, it will rise and fall continuously.
The longest bout of sneezing recorded was by Donna Griffith. It began in January 13 1981 and continued until September 16 1983 and lasted for 978 days
The word racecar and kayak are the same whether they are read left to right or right to left.
Hang On Sloopy is the official rock song of Ohio.
Captain Cook lost 41 of his 98 crew to scurvy (a lack of vitamin C) on his first voyage to the South Pacific in 1768. By 1795 the importance of eating citrus was realized, and lemon juice was issued on all British Navy ships.
In Scituate, Rhode Island it is illegal to keep a flock of chickens in your motorhome if you live in a trailer park.
Back in 1924, a monkey was convicted in South Bend of the crime of smoking a cigarette and sentenced to pay a 25 dollar fine and the trial costs.
In ancient Egypt they paid their taxes in honey.
In 1945, a seven ounce bathroom cup was the first item Tupperware marketed
The cat lover is an ailurophile, while a cat hater is an ailurophobe.
In Australia, the average person uses 876 gallons of water daily. In Switzerland they use only 77 gallons of water per person daily
The average America online user spends 70 minutes day online
A snail can slide over a razor blade without being hurt by producing slime that helps it slide harmlessly
Ninety-five percent of tropical fish sold in North America originate from Florida
It would take 29 million years for a car travelling 100 miles per hour to reach the nearest star
The fist product to have a bar code was Wrigley's gum.
In Nicholas County, West Virginia, no member of the clergy is allowed to tell jokes or humorous stories from the pulpit during a church service.
Dentyne gum was invented in 1899 by a druggist from New York named Franklin V. Canning
The most common injury caused by cosmetics is to the eye by a mascara wand
A millipede has 4 legs on each segment of its body.
Motorists who talk on cell phones are more impaired than drunk drivers with blood-alcohol levels exceeding .08.
Jumbo jets use 4,000 gallons of fuel to take off .
The kidneys filter over 400 gallons of blood each day
All 17 children of Queen Anne died before her.
During World War II, bakers in the United States were ordered to stop selling sliced bread for the duration of the war on January 18, 1943. Only whole loaves were made available to the public. It was never explained how this action helped the war effort.
The world record for rocking non-stop in a rocking chair is 480 hours held by Dennis Easterling, of Atlanta, Georgia
The FDA allows an average of 30 or more insect fragments and one or more rodent hairs per 100 grams of peanut butter.
Edwin Armstrong invented FM radio in 1933. The first men to use FM radio to communicate with Earth from the moon's surface were named Edwin Aldrin and Neil Armstrong.
Racehorses can wear out new horse shoes in one race.
In 1832, in Paisley, Scotland the first municipal water filtration works was opened
If you get the recomended 8 hours of sleep each night you will sleep over 2,900 hours each year.
Actor Mark Wahlberg has a third nipple.
The term karaoke means empty orchestra in Japanese, and the karaoke machine was designed originally to provide backing tracks for solo cabaret performers.
The Nile river is 6,690 kilometers long
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The satanic leaf tailed gecko (Uroplatus phantasticus) is the smallest of 12 species of bizarre looking leaf tailed geckos. The nocturnal creature has extremely cryptic camouflage so it can hide out in forests in Madagascar. This group of geckos is found only in primary, undisturbed forests, so their populations are very sensitive to habitat destruction. Large Uroplatus species have more teeth than any other living terrestrial vertebrate species.
The gecko species was discovered in Mantadia Zahamena corridor of Madagascar in 1998 during one of the Conservation International (CI) Rapid Assessment Program (RAP) surveys. The animal snagged a spot on CIs Top 20 list of animals discovered during these expeditions, which began 20 years ago today, April 14, 2011.