The mythical Scottish town of Brigadoon appears for one day every one hundred years
Identify a fake: The second hand on an authentic Rolex watch doesn't tick, it moves smoothly.
The world's first underground was the London Underground in1863. It has 275 stations and 253 miles of track.
The word moose comes from the native Algonquian Indian word meaning twig eater.
Peladophobia refers to the fear of bald people
Felix the Cat is the first cartoon character to ever have been made into a balloon for a parade.
Female alligators lay about 40 eggs that hatch in 60 - 70 days
Rats can't vomit, that's why rat poison works.
In 1810 US population was 7,239,881. Black population at 1,377,808 was 19%. In 1969 US population reached 200 million.
Prey like buffalos react poorly to slow movements. That's why crocs can swim slowly over to them without them scuttering off.
The Faberge, Winter Egg was sold in 1994 for $5.6 million. This is the most expensive decorative egg that has ever been sold
The most snow accumulation in a one-day period was 75.8 inches at Silver Lake, Colorado, in April 1921.
4857. Animal Facts
The deadly box jellyfish that lives off the coast of Australia is the size of a basketball but has tentacles that trail 4.5 metres (15 feet). If the tentacles touch you, tiny harpoons inject poison.
The origins of the soldier term G.I. is an abbreviation for Government Issue, which was stamped on all government kits supplied to recruits in the US Army during World War II
A polar bears skin is black. Its fur is actually clear, but like snow it appears white.
A chameleon's tongue is twice the length of its body.
A herd of forty-five thirsty, rambunctious elephants stampeded into a brewery in Midnapore, where they smashed vats and slurped up beer in a bender that went on for two days.
The feet have approximately 250,000 sweat glands
An average American child watches approximately 28 hours of television in one week
Bacteria that cause tooth decay, acne, tuberculosis, and leprosy can be cured with cashews.
Babe Ruth wore No. 3 because he batted third.
The first music video ever played on MTV Europe was by Dire Straits, Money For Nothing.
Fried chicken is the most popular meal ordered in sit-down restaurants in the US. The next in popularity are: roast beef, spaghetti, turkey, baked ham, and fried shrimp.
The average single man is one inch shorter than the average married man.
Chili Powder was invented in the 19th century in the American Southwest
A person that is struck by lightning has a greater chance of developing motor neurone disease
When Coca-Cola began to be sold in China, they used characters that would sound like Coca-Cola when spoken. Unfortunately, what they turned out to mean was Bite the wax tadpole. It did not sell well
In 1984, a Canadian farmer began renting advertising space on his cows.
The sun is approximately 149 million kilometres from the earth
Organized crime is estimated to account for 10% of the United States'national income.
The average porcupine has more than 30,000 quills.
All the chemicals in a human body combined are worth about 6.25 euro (if sold separately).
In 1925, the 1st motel, the Motel Inn, opened in San Luis Obispo, California.
Tug of War was an Olympic event between 1900 and 1920
The word tulip comes from the Turkish word for turban
Bananas were discovered by Alexander the Great in 327 B.C. when he conquered India
The Hawaiian alphabet has only 12 letters.
About 80% of the city was burned in the Great Fire of London in 1666.
Smokers are likely to die on average six and a half years earlier than non-smokers.
There are are roughly 100 million single adults living in the USA
It is now possible to print human skin with an inkjet printer.
The only one of his sculptures that Michelangelo signed was the The Pieta, completed in 1500.
The real name of Toto the dog in The Wizard Of Oz was Terry
Check your map. The Pacific entrance of the Panama Canal is farther East than the Atlantic entrance.
Abraham Lincoln had to go across the street to the War Department to get news from the battlefield because there was no telegraph in the White House.
A poll of 3,000 Americans found that for 41 percent, the thing they're most afraid of is speaking before a group of people. 32 percent stated they were afraid of heights.
The world's largest art gallery is the Winter Palace and the Hermitage in Leningrad. Visitors walk fifteen miles to visit each of the 322 galleries, which house nearly 3 million works of art and archaeological remains.
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Londoners ring in the New Year as only they can, to the chiming of Big Ben at midnight. More than 250,000 people crowd the banks of the Thames and its numerous bridges to see the spectacular 10 minute lightshow and fireworks display, with the London Eye, the Houses of Parliament (also known as the Parliament of Westminster), and the new Shard among highlights of the urban scenery. The fun doesnt end there, though there are many after parties, and on New Years Day the streets of central London see a parade that features colorful floats, marching bands, costumed dancers, and a procession of the Queens horses.