The average person can live for eleven days without water, assuming an average temperature of 60 degrees fahrenheit.
Astronaut L. Gordon Cooper was so relaxed on the morning of his launch into space in May 1963 that he fell asleep in his space capsule while waiting for blastoff.
Every day, 7% of the US eats at McDonald's.
The average tastebud lives only 10 days before it dies and is replaced by a new one.
4462. Bharat Ratna
Bharat Ratna : chakravarti rajagopalachari
last governor-general, freedom fighter.
Year : 1954
Region : tamil nadu.
On average people fear spiders more than they do death.
¥ The only Oscar statuette ever made of wood was presented to Edgar Bergen in 1938 for his outstanding comic creation, his ventriloquist dummy Charlie McCarthy.
Adult Northwestern American Grizzly Bears can bite through steel as thick as one half inch.
The only words in the English language to contain two "U's" back to back are: vacuum, residuum, and continuum.
4467. Bharat Ratna
Bharat Ratna : sir sarvepalli radhakrishnan
second president, first vice president, philosopher.
Year : 1954
Region : tamil nadu.
The first World Series baseball playoffs occurred in 1903
The popular chocolate bar Three Musketeers got its name because when it was first introduced in 1932 there were three individual bars. The flavours were strawberry, chocolate, and vanilla
There is a species of clam that can grow up to four feet long and weigh up to 500 pounds.
The blood of mammals is red, the blood of insects is yellow, and the blood of lobsters is blue.
Sound at the right vibration can bore holes through a solid object.
There are about 2,382,500 Smiths in the U.S.
The name Reebok was named after the African Gazelle
Chrysler built B-29's that bombed Japan, Mitsubishi built Zeros that tried to shoot them down. Both companies now build cars in a joint plant called Diamond Star.
Although the Pony Express was one of the most famous chapters in U.S. history, it only lasted one year, from 1860-61.
The avocado has the most calories of any fruit.
The ancient Egyptians slept on pillows made of stone.
Streetcar conductors, taxi drivers, and business executives have the highest statistical chance of getting ulcers.
Maggots will only eat flesh if it is dead. For this reason, they are often used to remove the burnt skin from severe burn patients.
Men are more likely to be colorblind than women. About one of out of 12 men are colorblind
The shortest war in history was between Zanzibar an England in 1896. Zanzibar surrendered after 38 minutes
A panagram is a sentence that contains all 26 letters of the English alphabet. For example: Pack my red box with five dozen quality jugs.
First four countries to have television: England, the U.S., the U.S.S.R., and Brazil.
Ten radishes only contain eight calories
The fat from sheep, which is called tallow can be used to make soap and candles
The word housekeeping was invented by Shakespeare
In Indiana it is illegal to sell laughing gas with the intent to induce laughter.
The rhinoceros beetle can carry up to 850 times its weight on its back. This is equivalent to a person carrying over 50 mini-vans on their back
Kiwi birds are blind, they hunt only by smell.
Patagonia at the southern tip of South America is the only populated land area south of 40 degrees South Latitude. By comparison, most of Europe, Asia, and two-thirds of North America are north of 40 degrees North Latitude.
Richard Millhouse Nixon was the first US president whose name contains all the letters from the word criminal. William Jefferson Clinton is the second.
The patron saint of dentists is St. Apollonia. She reportedly had her teeth pulled out in 249 AD by an anti-Christian mob.
An egg shell can have up to 17,000 tiny pores on its surface
1 in every 3 people in the country of Israel use a cell phone.
It takes approximately 12 years for Jupiter to orbit the sun
Aluminum used to be more valuable than gold.
On April 4, 1974, John Massis of Belgium pulled two New York Long Island railroad passenger cars totaling 80 tons with a thick rope, with a small bit attached, using only his teeth
'Jedi'is an official religion, with over 70,000 followers, in Australia.
In 1915, Winston Churchill fought in the front line trenches before he became the Minister of Munitions.
There are 158 verses in the Greek National Anthem
Some people have more bones in their feet than others.
The cigarette lighter was invented before the match.
India has the most post offices of any country with 280,181.
In playing poker, there is one chance in 500 of drawing a flush.
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