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
Fin whales are the second largest animal ever to live on earth. They have been measured to over 80 feet long in Antarctic waters.
During his or her lifetime, the average human will grow 590 miles of hair.
In 1905, the first pizzeria in the U.S. opened in New York City
There is a town named Dildo in the province of Newfoundland, Canada
Chameleons change their color by dispersing the concentration of pigment in their skin. This is controlled by the autonomic nervous system. Color changes are determined by external factors such as light and temperature as well as emotions. They do not change color to match their background.
Honeybees have a type of hair on their eyes.
Only 23% of New Zealand families have more than two children
A hummingbird weighs less than a penny.
Lightning strikes 6,000 times every minute on the entire planet
A chicken will lay bigger and stronger eggs if you change the lighting in such a way as to make them think a day is 28 hours long.
It takes a sperm about 1 hour to swim 6 inches.
The average bank teller loses about $250 every year
On a clear night in the Northern Hemisphere the naked eye can discern some 5000 stars.
To take an oath, ancient Romans put a hand on their testiclesthat s where the word testimony comes from.
Writing in ancient Greece hadnospacebetweenthewords.
The phrase rule of thumb is derived from an old English law which stated that you couldn't beat your wife with anything wider than your thumb.
In Natoma, Kansas, it's illegal to throw knives at men wearing striped suits
There is a cemetery town in California named Colma. Concerns about the public health, crime, and the need for space forced the city of San Francisco to outlaw burials in 1902. The city of Colma, which is five miles south of San Francisco, was established to bury the dead. The ratio of dead to living people is 750 to 1
If a substance is burned and all of the results of its burning (smoke, ash, soot and gas) are captured and weighed, they will be a little heavier than the original substance because they have been combined with oxygen.
In the Netherlands, there are special traffic lanes for bicycles. There are approximately 17,000 kms of cycle lanes with special bicycle traffic lights.
Early Romans used to use porcupine quills as toothpicks.
In 1924, Pope Urban VIII threatened to excommunicate snuff users.
The little bags of netting for gas lanterns (called 'mantles') are radioactive...so much so that they will set of an alarm at a nuclear reactor.
The average person walks the equivalent of twice around the world in a lifetime.
If the gross for "Gone With the Wind" were to be adjusted to allow for inflation in the period since its release, it would be regarded as the most successful film ever.
Moscow was founded in 1147 by Yury Dolgoruky
The term Y2K was invented by David Eddie in June 1995 through the email.
Bigamy is the act or condition of a person marrying another person while still being lawfully married to a second person.
If the liver ever stops working a person will die within 8 to 24 hours.
In 1976 an LA secretary named Jannene Swift officially married a 50 pound rock in a ceremony witnessed by more than 20 people.
Licking and sucking gently on earlobes is arousing to many people. Also, whispering or breathing softly in one's ear can also be very pleasurable.
On average, we lose 11 oz. of weight while we are asleep at night.
Paul Hornung holds the NFL record for the most points in a single season. He scored 176 points in 1960.
Tasmania has the cleanest air in the inhabited world.
90% of all restaurants fail during their first year of operation.
In Baltimore it is illegal to mistreat oysters.
Mars is the home of Olympus Mons, the largest known volcano in our solar system
The first American astronaut in space was Alan B. Shepard Jr
The tip of a bullwhip moves so fast that it breaks the sound barrier. The crack of the whip is actually a tiny sonic boom.
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Drugs and Patent Medicines
The stress and strain of modern life has opened wide the door to a multitude of bodily ills, among which may be mentioned headache. Work must be done and business attended to, and the average sufferer does not take time from his vocation to investigate the cause of the headache, but unthinkingly grasps at any remedy which will remove the immediate pain, and utterly disregards later injury. The relief afforded by most headache mixtures is due to the presence of antipyrin or acetanilid, and it has been shown conclusively that these drugs weaken heart action, diminish circulation, reduce the number of red corpuscles in the blood, and bring on a condition of chronic anemia. Pallid cheeks and blue lips are visible evidence of the too frequent use of headache powders.
The labels required by law are often deceptive and convey no adequate idea of the amount of drug consumed; for example, 240 grains of acetanilid to an ounce seems a small quantity of drug for a powder, but when one considers that there are only 480 grains in an ounce, it will be seen that each powder is one half acetanilid.
Powders taken in small quantities and at rare intervals are apparently harmless; but they never remove the cause of the trouble, and hence the discomfort soon returns with renewed force. Ordinarily, hygienic living will eliminate the source of the trouble, but if it does not, a physician should be consulted and medicine should be procured from him which will restore the deranged system to its normal healthy condition.