Until 1796, there was a state in the United States called Franklin. Today it's known as Tennessee.
Mosquitoes are attracted to the color blue more than any other color
Catfish have tastebuds located on their whiskers
A honey bee strokes its wings about 11,500 times a minute
8426. Animal Facts
The female black widow spider eats the male after mating, sometimes eating up to twentyfive partners a day. Now that's a man-eater!
The main road in Hershey, PA (where Hershey's candy bars are made) is Chocolate Avenue.
Centipedes always have an uneven pairs of walking legs
The small intestine in the human body is about 2 inches around, and 22 feet long
Impotence is grounds for divorce in 26 U.S. states
The world's number one producer and consumer of fresh pork is China.
The Virginia Code (1930) has a statute: To prohibit corrupt practices or bribery by any person other than candidates.
India has the most post offices in the world
Sting got his name from a black and yellow striped sweater he would wear a lot.
The distress code 'Mayday'comes from the French for help me, M'Aide.
If you had enough water to fill one million goldfish bowls, you could fill an entire stadium.
Thirty-five percent of the people who use personal ads for dating are already married
Bats can detect food up to 18 feet away and what type of insect the food may be using their sense of echolocation
The first telephone call from the White House was from Rutherford Hayes to Alexander Graham Bell
Taipan snakes have 50 times more toxic than a cobra snake
The longest acceptance speech in the history of the Oscars was by Greer Garson in 1942. She received an Oscar for Best Actress for the movie Mrs. Miniver, and her speech was five minutes and 30 seconds long
As of 2006, more than one in eight people in the United States show signs of addiction to the internet.
Instead of a birthday cake, many children in Russia are given a birthday pie
Spotted skunks do handstands before they spray
8447. Animal Facts
A chameleon's tongue can be twice as long as its body, and must be kept curled to fit inside it.
The states of Washington and Montana still execute prisoners by hanging.
99% of the blueberries that are produced in the United States are produced in the state of Maine
The longest Monopoly game ever played was 1,680 hours long, which is seventy straight days
In Australia, there is no death penalty.
The most popular ethnic food in the United States is Italian food
The top downhill speed of the Ford Model T was 50 miles per hour.
Inventor Samuel Colt patented his revolver in 1836.
The longest word in the English language, according to the Oxford English Dictionary, is pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis. The only other word with the same amount of letters ispneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconioses, its plural.
It was the accepted practice in Babylon 4,000 years ago that for a month after the wedding, the bride's father would supply his son-in-law with all the mead he could drink. Mead is a honey beer and because their calendar was lunar based, this period was called the honey month or what we know today as the honeymoon.
Lipogram refers to writing that does not have certain letter or letters
In 1976, a Los Angeles secretary named Jannene Swift officially married a fifty pound rock. More than twenty people witnessed the ceremony
Great Britain has the highest consumption of ice cream than any other European nation
As part of the original design, the names of 72 French scientists and other famous people is imprinted on the sides of the Eiffel tower
Leonardo Da Vinci invented the scissors
The smallest frog is the Brazilian baby frog, which is smaller than a dime
The fastest speed a raindrop had reached when falling is seven miles per hour.
You can make edible cheese from the milk of 24 different mammals.
Over 30% of women discover their HIV status after their husbands are diagnosed.
The country of Losotho is completely surrounded by the country of South Africa.
Banging your head against a wall uses 150 calories an hour. (Do not try this at home...... maybe at work.)
When a person dies, hearing is generally the last sense to go. The first sense lost is usually sight. Then follows taste, smell, and touch.
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