Sea water is approximately 3.5 percent salt.
Pineapples were first introduced into Europe by Christopher Columbus
Some African tribes refer to themselves as motherhoods instead of families
In 1988, the largest ice cream sundae in history was made. It was made in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, and weighed in at over 24 tons
The average life expectancy of an ant is about 90 days
William Howard Taft had a bathtub that could hold four people installed in the white because he couldn't fit into the present one.
One plain milk chocolate candy bar has more protein than a banana.
The size of a red blood cell is 708 microns. This is equivalent to one millionth of a meter
Male goats will pee on each other in order to attract mates
Antarctica is visited by over 10,000 tourists a year.
1 in 2000 babies are born with a tooth that is already visible
The song 'Strawberry Fields Forever', sung by the Beatles, refers to an orphanage located in Liverpool.
Roman statues were made with detachable heads, so that one head could be removed and replaced by another.
The letter J does not appear anywhere on the periodic table of the elements
In Haiti, only 1 out of every 200 people own a car. This is ironic considering approximately 33% of the country's budget on import is spent on equipment for fuel and transportation.
Elmer Smith was the first player to hit a grand slam in a World Series
MacDonalds fries are made with beef flavoring.
Rats multiply so quickly that in 18 months, two rats could have over million descendants.
Housefly's regurgitate food and eat it again every time they eat.
In the Middle Ages, chicken soup was believed to be an aphrodisiac.
Alexandre Gustave Eiffel, the man who designed the Eiffel Tower, also designed the inner structure of the Statue of Liberty in New York Harbour
The city of Houston, Texas is built on a swamp and is slowly sinking.
Average number of people airborne over the US any given hour: 61,000
Coffee trees are evergreen and grow to heights above 15 feet but are normally pruned to around 8 feet in order to facilitate harvesting.
You would need to travel at 6.95 miles per second to escape the Earth's gravitational pull. This is equivalent to traveling from New York to Philadelphia in about twenty seconds.
On average, Americans consume eighteen acres of pizza daily
The word Denim comes from the French phrase serge de Nimes which is a fabric made in a town located in southern France
The Australian emu holds the land speed record for birds (31 mph).
To go one lunar day, adjust your watch to lose two minutes and five seconds every hour.
It is possible to get high by licking a toad. The Cane Toad produces a toxin called bufotenine to ward off predators. When licked, this toxin acts as a hallucinogen
There is no tipping at restaurants in Japan.
In Quebec, Canada, an old law states that margarine must be a different colour than butter
The New York Stock Exchange started as a coffee shop.
Scientists with high-speed cameras have discovered that rain drops are not tear shaped but rather look like hamburger buns.
On average, the American household consumes six pounds of peanut butter annually
Blue and white are the most common school colors.
Swiss Steak, Chop Suey, Russian Dressing, and a Hamburger all originated in the US.
The U.S. army packs Tabasco pepper sauce in every ration kit that they give to soldiers
The Soviet Caucasus mountain actually moved a mile in 1972. Heavy rains swelled an underground river and the whole mountain salied away over the course of eight days.
People that smoke have 10 times as many wrinkles as a person that does not smoke
In twins, there is a great chance that one will be left handed
Of all the restaurants that are opened, 90% of them fail in the first year. Of the remaining ones that survive, 90% of those fail in the second year
People that suffer from gum disease are twice as likely to have a stroke or heart attack.
The world's highest railway is in Peru. The Central Railway climbs to 15,694 feet in the Galera tunnel, 108 miles from Lima. Tourists take it to get to the ruins of Machu Picchu.
Chef Boyardee is actually a real person. His real name is Hector Boiardi and he was born in northern Italy in 1898
Better wine can be produced by the soil being of poor quality. This is because the vines have to work harder
Before the 17th century, carrots used to be the colour purple
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