The first flavour of a cheese ball was called Cheddy Blue.
Princess Anne from the British royal family competed in the 1976 Summer Olympics
In ancient Rome, it was considered a sign of leadership to be born with a crooked nose.
About 400 different kinds of microbes live on and in the human body.
Forty-one percent of women apply body and hand moisturizer at least three times a day
Minnesotans are forbaden from teasing skunks.
In a day the blue whale calf drinks approximately 130 gallons of milk
The first product that the toy company Mattel came out with was picture frames
If you had 15 cubes numbered 1 to 15 and you tried to line them up in every possible sequence, and if you made a change every minute, it would take you 2,487,996 years to do it.
New York City's administrative code still requires that hitching posts be located in front of City Hall so that reporters can tie their horses.
More steel in the US is used to make bottle caps than to manufacture automobile bodies.
Water-based mammals like dolphins and whales swish their tails up and down. Only fish move them sideways.
7418. Animal Facts
Inuit people have to cover all exposed skin with a thick layer of mud to avoid fierce biting flies in the summer.
During World War II, IBM built counting machines the Nazis used to manage their death/concentration camps.
Your heart rate can rise as much as 30% during a yawn.
In 1221 the daughter of Genghis Khan ordered the killing of the entire population of the city of Nishapur (about 60,000) in one hour. The order came after her husband killing. (Moguls claim that 1.7 million were killed)
Enough paper is recycled in the USA every day, that a 15 mile long train of boxcars could be filled up with paper.
7423. Animal Facts
Flies have 1,500 tiny taste hairs on their feet so that they can taste what they are standing on.
The famous aphrodisiac 'Spanish Fly'is made from dried beetle remains.
When a polar bear cub is born, it can not see or hear. It takes approximately a month for the cub to start to see and hear
On an average work day, a typist's fingers travel 12.6 miles.
A 27 year old heir to a sausage empire was handed a ticket for 116,000 pounds for driving at 80 km/hr in a 40 km/hr zone. This is because the speeding tickets in Finland are based on how much money a person makes
The first ever patent in the UK was Aaron Rathbone & Roger Burges, Map makers in 1618.
A Chicago law forbids eating in a place that is on fire.
In Billings, Montana it is illegal for employees of the city's communications center to program their phones with speed dial.
The largest hailstone ever recorded was 17.5 inches in diameter - bigger than a basketball.
After being picked an orange cannot ripen
The decomposition point of Olive Oil is 220 degrees Celsius
One cubic mile of seawater contains about 50 pounds of gold.
The most popular American city for Kool-Aid sales is St. Louis, Missouri
7436. Animal Facts
A jellyfish excretes faeces through its mouth – it has only one opening and uses it for all purposes.
In Massachusetts, if you get caught eating peanuts in church, you can be jailed for up to one year.
Orange juice helps the body absorb iron easily when consumed with a meal.
Nearly 30% of female lottery winners hide their winning ticket in their bras.
A 7-year study, which concluded in the summer of 2000, found that 33 U.S. deaths were caused by rottweilers, pit bulls were responsible for 27 deaths.
Man O' War lost only one race in his career. It happened in 1919 to a horse named Upset.
In England, in the 1880's, "Pants" was considered a dirty word.
In total, Americans eat more than 45 billion sandwiches each year, while sales of custom-made sandwiches are rising 15 percent per year
A lions roar can be heard from five miles away.
In Maryland, men may not buy drinks for female bartenders.
The Hawaiian alphabet only has 12 letters
Diabetes is the fourth leading cause of death in the U.S., accounting for about 180,000 deaths per year.
The most expensive perfume in the world is Parfum VI, which was made by Arthur Burnham. A 4 inch bottle which is covered with diamonds and 24-carat gold costs $71,380
The average cocoon contains about 300-400 metres of silk
There is an extra leg in the Iwo Jima memorial statue and extra hand. While the legend is that these extremedies belong to God, who is helping the Marines win, they are actually there for added support to the statue, and designed not to look like a metal rod going throught the middle of the group of Marines.
The motto for the Olympic Games is Citius Altius Fortius. Translated, it means Faster Higher Stronger.
A bowling pin only needs to tilt 7.5 degrees to fall.
The total combined weight of the worlds ant population is heavier than the weight of the human population.
The papaya tree is known as the medicinal tree in some cultures because it?s seeds and leaves have been used as ingredients in different medicines
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