In Gabon, there are several 1.8 billion years old natural nuclear reactors.
Approximately 125 people die in the United States from an anaphylaxis to foods each year
Cast iron skillets used to be the leading source of iron in the American diet.
Pablo Picasso has sold more works of art individually costing over one million dollars than any other artist. His 211 is well ahead of the 168 for Pierre Auguste Renoir.
The first city in America to have a TV station was: Schenectady, NY.
Vatican City is the smallest country in the world. The whole country is only 108.7 acres, with a population of just 1,000 (approx.).
More people are killed by donkeys annually than are killed in plane crashes
The most expensive shoes in the world are ruby slippers located in Harrods in London, which cost $1.6 million, has a full time security guard. The shoes are made from platinum thread and has 642 rubies in them. It took over 700 hours to produce the shoe
Over half the textile fibers that are used in the world are cotton
Chris Ford of the the Boston Celtics sank the NBA's first three-point shot in 1979.
One of the reasons marijuana is illegal today because cotton growers in the 30s lobbied against hemp farmers -- they saw it as competition. It is not chemically addictive as is nicotine, alcohol, or caffeine
The size of a raindrop is around 0.5 mm - 2.5 mm, and they fall from the sky on average 21 feet per second.
You can now buy a coffin which can be used as a wine rack, table, and/or bookcase before you are buried in it.
An adult porcupine has approximately 30,000 quills on its body, which are replaced every year
¥ Onions get their distinctive smell by soaking up sulfur from the
Moon was Buzz Aldrins mothers maiden name. (Buzz Aldrin was the second man on the moon).
The first product Motorola started to develop was a record player for automobiles. At that time, the most known player on the market was Victrola, so they called themselves Motorola.
DC-10, the name of an airplane stands for Douglas Commercial.
The father of Dave Matthews was one of the original fathers of the super conductor (died of lung cancer when dave was 10 [was a non-smoker])
In 2001, the five most valuable brand names in order were Coca-Cola, Microsoft, IBM, GE, and Nokia
Termites have been around for over 250 million years
Rice paper isn't made from rice but from a small tree which grows in Taiwan.
In the year 1790, there were two firsts in the United States; the first wholesale coffee roasting company, and the first newspaper advertisement featuring coffee.
There are approximately 7,000 feathers on an eagle
The Indian election in 1984 was the largest election of any country. Over 379,000,000 voters were eligible to vote at over 480,000 polling stations
Check your map. Virginia extends farther west than West Virginia.
Some birds have been know to put ants into their feathers because the ants squirt formic acid, which kills parasites
The vintage date on a bottle of wine indicates the year the grapes were picked, not the year of bottling.
In Bhutan government policy is based on Gross National Happiness; thus most street advertising is banned, as are tobacco and plastic bags.
The strongest muscle in the body is the tongue. (Hmmmmmm........won't go there.)
Baskin Robbins plain vanilla ice cream is the number one selling flavour and accounts for a quarter of their sales
In Texas criminals are required to give their victims 24 hours notice, either orally or in writing, and to explain the nature of the crime to be committed.
Colour is not an indicator for the taste or ripeness in cranberries
A fall of 30 feet can be survived my most cats
John Van Wormer invented paper milk cartons after dropping a bottle of milk one morning. The bottle broke spilling the milk everywhere. That annoyance was enough for Van Wormer to come up with the idea.
In the marriage ceremony of the Ancient Inca Indians of Peru, the couple was considered officially wed when they took off their sandals and handed them to each other
The ant can lift 50 times its own weight.
Rabbits have three eyelids, they also are incapable of burping or farting.
The Looney Tunes song is actually called The Merry-Go-Round Broke Down.
Ronald Reagan married his first wife, Jane Wyman, at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Glendale, California.
The state of Alaska has almost twice as many caribou as people
The word 'gymnasium'comes from the Greek word gymnazein which means 'to exercise naked.'"
Human birth control pills work on gorillas
The weddell seal, can travel underwater for seven hours without surfacing.
In the 1930's, American track star Jesse Owens used to race against horses and dogs to earn a living.
The thing that hangs from the top of the beak of a turkey is called the snood
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Specimens were previously charged by injecting a cumulative charge of 2.7 microCoulombs cm2 using an electron beam with a nominal beam energy of 4.0 MeV.