Charlie Chaplin once lost a contest for a Charlie Chaplin look a like
ABBA got their name by taking the first letter from each of their names (Agnetha, Bjorn, Benny, Anni-frid.)
McDonald's salads contain up to 60% more fat than their burgers.
Left-handed people are better at sports that require good spatial judgment and fast reaction, compared to right-handed individuals
In ohio it is illegal to ride on the roof of a taxi cab.
The United States minted a 1787 copper coin with the motto 'Mind Your Business.'
Developed in Egypt about 5,000 years ago, the greyhound breed was known before the ninth century in England, where it was bred by aristocrats to hunt such small game as hares.
A one ounce milk chocolate bar has 6 mg of caffeine
If a raisin is dropped into a glass of champagne it will bounce up and down in the glass
Two objects have struck the earth with enough force to destroy a whole city. Each object, one in 1908 and again in 1947, struck regions of Siberia. Not one human being was hurt either time.
There is enough water in American swimming pools to cover the whole city of San Francisco seven feet deep
Thirty percent of all bingo players are under the age of 35
Corals take a long time to grow. Some corals only grow one centimeter in one year
At least 7% of all health care costs in the United States are attributed to smoking
Hippos drink as much as 250 litres of water in any given 24 hour period
No matter its size or thickness, no piece of paper can be folded in half more than 8 times.
When you die your hair still grows for a couple of months.
The oldest man-made building of any kind still existing is the central edifice of the 4,600-year-old mastaba (a tomb for kings) built at Sakkara, Egypt. It was created to honor King Zoser, the first ruler of the Third Dynasty.
Killer whales (Orcas) kill sharks by torpedoeing up into the shark's stomach from underneath causing the shark to explode.
Because metal was scarce, the Oscars given out during World War II were made of wood.
In the Victoria era, red tulips were a declaration of love
Nobody knows who built the Taj Mahal. The names of the architects, masons, and designers that have come down to us have all proved to be latter-day inventions, and there is no evidence to indicate who the real creators were.
Americans eat approximately 20 pounds of pasta per person each year
The oldest goldfish lived for 14,795 days.
Italians in Italy consume a million and a half tons of spaghetti every year.
There are about 125 million multiples (twins, triplets, etc.) worldwide
Marie Curie, the Nobel prize winning scientist who discovered radium, died of radiation poisoning
Half of a cup of figs will give you just as much calcium as half a cup of milk
Frederick the great had his coffee made with champagne and a bit of mustard.
The Chihuahua Desert is the largest desert in North America, and is over 200,000 square miles
Fossilized bird droppings are one of the chief exports of Nauru, an island nation in the Western Pacific
Intelligent people have more zinc and copper in their hair
The book "The Doors of Perception", by Aldous Huxley, was the inspiration behind Jim Morrison naming his band The Doors. The book extolls the use of hallucinogenic drugs.
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Most dust particles in your house are made from dead skin
There was no soap in the ancient Mediterranean world. Olive oil was used to wash the body in addition to cooking.
A law in Helena, Montana, mandates that a woman can't dance on a table in a saloon or bar unless she has on at least three pounds, two ounces of clothing.
It is estimated that there is in excess of 3,000,000,000 bibles been sold throughout the world.
The average raindrop falls at 7 miles per hour.
Our nerves system transmits messages at up to 300 ft. per second.
Eating a banana at night can help in falling asleep
It is illegal in Reno, Nevada to conceal a spray-painted shopping cart in your basement.
The Eiffel Tower weight is approximately 9441 tons
In 1890, there was no sunshine for the whole month of December in Westminster in London.
The height of a bowling pin is equal to its circumference.
More than 6,000 people with pillow-related injuries check into U.S. emergency rooms every year.
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Vijayadashami is celebrated in various ways in different parts of South India. It is seens as a day to express gratitude to everything that bring success in life. Celebrations can take many forms, ranging from worshipping the goddess Chamundeshwari (Durga) to exhibiting colorful toys , celebrated as Golu in Karnataka,Kerala, Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu from Navratri onwards.There is a legend related to the exhibition of toys that is known as Bombe habba in Karnataka, Bommala Koluvu in Andhra Pradesh, Bomma Gollu in Kerala and Golu or Kolu in Tamil Nadu. Since the goddess Durga needed tremendous power, all other gods and goddesses transferred their power to her and they all stood still as statues. To respect the self sacrifice of these deities during the festival days, Hindus revere morities, which are small statues in the shape of particular gods and goddesses. Golu ends on Dasara.