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
The largest stamp was issued by China and measured 210 x 65 mm
The beeswax that is produced by Honey bees comes from eight paired glands that are located on the underside of their stomach
The number of births that occur in India each year is higher than the entire population of Australia
The Niagara Falls moves upstream at an average rate of about 295ft a century.
75% of all raisins eaten by people in the United States are eaten at breakfast
Twinkies have a shelf life of about 25 years.
It is against the law for a monster to enter the corporate limits of Urbana, Illinois.
Cocaine was sold to cure sore throat, neuralgia, nervousness, headache, colds and sleeplessness in the 1880s.
Thomas Edison, lightbulb inventor, was afraid of the dark.
95% of the entire lemon crop produced in the U.S. is from California and Arizona
There are approximately one hundred million people in the United States that have a chronic illness
The elephant is the only animal with 4 knees.
Eliminates odors in dirty laundry. Place an individual sheet of Bounce at the bottom of a laundry bag or hamper
No evidence of man's evolutionary ancestors has so far been found in either North or South America. Fossils and other remains suggest that the first Americans crossed the Bering Straits (which at the time was dry land) from Asia between 20,000 and 40,000 years ago.
The official state tree of Illinois is The White Oak
9712. Also known as
Original name : raja rammohan roy
Also known as : father of indian renaissance.
The first television newscaster was Kolin Hager, who used to broadcast farm and weather reports in 1928
The Professor on Gilligan's Island was named Roy Hinkley. The Skipper was named Jonas Grumby. Both names were used only once in the entire series, on the first episode.
The oldest living thing in existence is not a giant redwood, but a bristlecone pine in the White Mountains of California, dated to be aged 4,600 years old.
The bagpipe was originally made from the whole skin of a dead sheep
It is illegal in Wisconsin to start a riot using a laser pointer.
The IRS employees tax manual has instructions for collecting taxes after a nuclear war
After the Krakatoa volcano eruption in 1883 in Indonesia, many people reported that, because of the dust, the sunset appeared green and the moon blue. The moon was said to appear blue for almost two years.
There are more than 1,000 chemicals in a cup of coffee. Of these, only 26 have been tested, and half-caused cancer in rats
In the U.S. peanuts account for 66% of all snack nuts
In 1902, the game table tennis was brought to the U.S. from Europe by Parker Brothers
9724. Also known as
Original name : m.k. gandhi
Also known as : bapu; mahatma; father of the nation.
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In birds, albinism is not as rare as in other animals but spotting an albino bird is still something special and unique. Normally, kookaburras (kingfishers native to Australia and New Guinea) have colorful plumage