A googol is a 1 followed by 100 zeros. Mathematician Edward Kasner supposedly asked his nephew Milton Sirotta to suggest a name for the number, and he came up with this word.
In Spain, it is common to pour chocolate milk on cereal for breakfast.
One thousand contains the letter A, but none of the words from one to nine hundred ninety-nine has an A.
The surface of the Earth is about 60% water and 10% ice.
The dot over the letter "i" is called a tittle.
The Queen Mary - the grandest vessel of her day - had many of her vital components made by car manufacturer Skoda.
Before air conditioning was invented, white cotton slipcovers were put on furniture to keep the air cool.
Alaska could hold the 21 smallest States.
Cellophane is not made of plastic. It is made from a plant fiber, cellulose, which has been shredded and aged.
Barbers are forbidden by law from shaving a man's chest in Omaha, Nebraska.
Five thousandths of a millimeter is the tolerance of accuracy at the LEGO mould factories
An estimated 690 million people live in Africa
Men with a certain rare medical condition can breastfeed babies
Contrary to popular belief, putting sugar in a car's gas tank will NOT ruin its engine.
Dogs and cats, like humans, are either right or left handed (paw).
Caffeine: there are 100 to 150 milligrams of caffeine in an eight-ounce cup of brewed coffee, 10 milligrams in a six-ounce cup of cocoa, 5 to 10 milligrams in one ounce of bittersweet chocolate, and 5 milligrams in one ounce of milk chocolate.
The little bags of netting for gas lanterns (called 'mantles') are radioactive, so much so that they will set off an alarm at a nuclear reactor.
Each of the suits on a deck of cards represents the four major pillars of the economy in the middle ages: heart represented the Church, spades represented the military, clubs represented agriculture, and diamonds represented the merchant class.
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Land leeches in Asia can drop from trees onto people and suck out so much blood the person dies.
There are about 540,000 words in the English language and growing
68 percent of a Hostess Twinkie is air.
Totally Hair Barbie is the best selling Barbie of all time. It sold over ten million units
Soldier Field is the oldest field in the NFL
In 1876, the first microphone was invented by Emile Berliner.
Giraffe's tongues are 22 inches long and black with pink dots.
Pluto has the longest year, lasting 247 years and 256 days in Earth time (90,472 days including 61 leap years).
In Massachusetts, it is unlawful to deliver diapers on Sunday, regardless of emergencies.
The first novel ever written on a typewriter: Tom Sawyer.
The basis of the Macintosh computer was Apple's Lisa which was released in 1983. This was the first system to utilize a GUI or Graphical User Interface. The first Macintosh was released in 1984.
Most American car horns honk in the key of F
Every square inch of the human body has about 19,000,000 skin cells
St. Patrick never really drove out any snakes from Ireland. This story was an analogy of how he drove paganism out of Ireland
If your skin is laid flat it will cover an area of 18 square feet.
The red capes used to taunt bulls in bullfights is the same shade of red as the bull's blood. That way you can't tell it is covered with the bull's blood by the end of the fight. Fight spectators like bullfighting, but not blood.
Babies'eyes do not produce tears until the baby is approximately six to eight weeks old.
The first Super Bowl was played in 1967. The Green Bay Packers of the National Football League defeated the Kansas City Chiefs of the American Football League, 35-10.
The Netherlands is the lowest country in the world. An estimated 40% of its land is below sea level.
If your like Jeanne Calment and live over 100, you are considered a Centurian.
Contrary to popular belief, dogs do not only sweat by salivating. They also sweat through the poors on their feet.
In England and the American colonies the year 1752 only had 354 days. In that year, the type of calendar was changed, and 11 days were lost.
A group of larks is called an exaltation
Beelzebub is Hebrew for 'Lord of the Flies'.
A Canadian tattoo artist had 4,831 tattoos on his body.
A baby octopus is about the size of a flea at birth.
The average human body contains enough iron to make a small nail.
The letter most in use in the English language is E and the letter Q is least used.
Tapeworms range in size from about 0.04 inch to more than 50 feet in length.
Blue Peter pet, Petra the mongrel puppy, died two days after being introduced. A replacement was found
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What to Eat in Delhi
Sweets khoya milkbased burfi milk cake peda
Indian sweets are so numerous and dizzyingly varied the colors! the shapes! the textures! that one look at a typical counter might send a foreigner running to the nearest BaskinRobbins. But dont be intimidated: On this site weve attempted to organize Indias vast mithai (sweets) scene at least the tip of the iceberg by concentrating on two of its basic categories both of them common in Delhi: sweets made with ghee and those made with milk or khoya (also spelled khoa) a semidehydrated milk product. (To further complicate things most of the latter sweets likewise use some ghee but its the milk or khoya that really defines them.) Among others in the khoya corner theres the lovable gulab jamun of course but also the squareshaped barfi (or burfi) popular and tasty; the prevalent milk cake crumbly and well cakelike; and peda a soft doughy delicious ball of sweetness.