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During the California gold rush of 1849, miners sent their laundry to Honolulu for washing and pressing. Due to the extremely high costs in California during these boom years, it was deemed more feasible to send their shirts to Hawaii for servicing.
In 1864, A Quebec farmer found a frog inside a hailstone
The term 'hay fever' originated in England, where some people suffered allergic symptoms during hay pitching time when the symptoms became serve, workers often felt feverish.
The world record for donut eating is held by John Haight, who ate 29 donuts (52 ounces) in a little over six minutes
Penicillin was first produced synthetically in a laboratory in 1946.
The poison arrow frog has enough poison to kill about 2,200 people.
In a year, an average person uses the toilet 2500 times a year
People who ride on roller coasters have a higher chance of having a blood clot in the brain
Alfred Hitchcock had no belly button for it was eliminated during surgery.
Before 1883, the three-cent U.S. stamp was also used for advertising. The advertisment was located on the back of the stamp for various products
Spiral staircases in medieval castles are running clockwise. This is because all knights used to be right-handed. When the intruding army would climb the stairs they would not be able to use their right hand which was holding the sword because of the difficulties of climbing the stairs. Left-handed knights would have had no troubles, except left-handed people could never become knights because it was assumed that they were descendants of the devil
By the time you turn 70, your heart will have beat two-and-a-half billion times (figuring on an average of 70 beats per minute.)
MTV (Music Television) made its debut at 12:01 a.m. on August 1, 1981 The first music-video shown on the rock-video cable channel was, appropriately, Video Killed the Radio Star by the Buggles.
The term The Big Apple was coined by touring jazz musicians of the 1930s who used the slang expression apple for any town or city. Therefore, to play New York City is to play the big time - The Big Apple
The deepest spot in any ocean is the Mariana Trench. It's 36,198 feet below sea level (about seven miles).
Dogs and cats consume over $11 billion worth of pet food a year.
When Queen Elizabeth I of England died she owned over 3,000 gowns
Peanut butter is an effective way to to remove chewing gum from hair or clothes
Nose prints are used to identify dogs, much like humans use fingerprints
The average bra is designed to last for only 180 days of use.
The most popular gift that teachers receive in the United States from their students is chocolate
Every day the human stomach produces about 2 liters of hydrochloric acid
Prairie dogs are not dogs. A prairie dog is a kind of rodent.
Coupons were introduced in 1894 when Asa Candler bought the Coca-Cola formula for $2,300 and gave people coupons that he had written out to receive a free glass of coke
Scholars have named the highest number that's been counted, a googleplex.
There are thirteen languages spoken by more than 100 million people. They are: Mandarin Chinese, English, Hindi, Spanish, Russian, Arabic, Bengali, Portuguese, Malay-Indonesian, French, Japanese, German, and Urdu.
The first NBA player to score 38,000 points was Kareem Abdul-Jabar in 1989.
An African American chef in Albany, NY is thought to have been the inventor of potato chips sometime in 1865. Unfortunately, nobody knows his name.
The Church of Scientology was founded in 1953, at Washington DC, by US science fiction writer L. Ron Hubbard.
The French philosopher, Voltaire, reportedly drank fifty cups of coffee a day.
The surface speed record on the moon is 10.56 miles per hour. It was set in a lunar rover.
First-cousin marriages are legal in Utah, so long as both parties are 65 or older.
When a women is pregnant, her senses are all heightened
One ragweed plant can release as many as a million grains of pollen in one day
The real name of actress Whoopi Goldberg is Caryn Elaine Johnson
The largest school in the world is City Montessori School in India and has over 25,000 students in grade levels ranging from kindergarten to college
The only desert in Canada is located in Osoyoos, British Columbia
Humans and cows have the same gestation period, which is about nine months
There are more chickens than people in the world
Each king in a deck of playing cards represents a great king from history. Spades - King David, Clubs - Alexander the Great, Hearts - Charlemagne, Diamonds - Julius Caesar
The longest word in the english language is pneaumonaultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis...It's a lung disease contracted from breathing in too much volcanic dust settlement.
Isaac Newton, Peter Tchaikovsky, and Annie Lennox were all born on Christmas.
Approximately 1 billion stamps are produced in Australia annually
When opossums are playing 'possum, they are not playing. Theyactually pass out from sheer terror.
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Fastest Vehicles Known To The Human Race
Spirit of America
The Spirit of America was a recordsmashing vehicle that held its own against the Green Monster and Wingfoot Express in the 60s. Piloted by Craig Breedlove, the Spirit of America utilized a F104 Starfighter fighter jet engine, the same as the Green Monster, but with greater success. In 1965, Breedlove was able to break the 600 miles per hour barrier, a feat that had not been accomplished until then. During a failed run in 1964, the Spirit of America actually crashed, leaving skid marks for five miles before crashing into a pond. This earned the Breedlove another dubious place in the record books, for longest skid marks.