Annually, an Australian eats 15 kg of bananas, which comes out to 27 meters of bananas
Because of Davy Jones's popularity as a member of The Monkees, another young singer in London, also named David Jones, was forced to change his name to David Bowie.
Pope John XXIII served as a sergeant in the Italian army during World War I.
The number of births in India each year is greater than the entire population of Australia.
More twins are born in the Western world than in the Eastern world
Buttermilk does not contain any butter, but is a cultured milk product which is usually made from fat free milk
It takes 72 minutes for the restaurant at the top of the CN Tower to make one revolution
The kangaroo rat can cover ground at a rate of 17 feet per second. It can leap as much as 18 inches straight up and can switch directions at the peak of its jump.
TYPEWRITER is the longest word that can be made using the letters only on one row of the keyboard.
Cheerios cereal was originally called Cheerioats.
The longest word in the English language is pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconioses.
In ancient Egypt, doctors used jolts from the electric catfish to reduce the pain of arthritis
Pretzels were originally invented for Christian Lent.
Sharks have survived on earth for about 400 million years
Mount Everest moves approximately 2.4 inches (10 cm) in a Northeasterly direction every year.
The state sport of Maryland is Jousting.
The Europeans first added chocolate to their coffee in the 1600's.
The Montreal Canadians of the mid-1950s are the only team to win five straight Stanley Cup championships.
There are 318,979,564,000 possible ways to play the first four moves per side in a game of chess.
The highest recorded speed of a sneeze is 165 km per hour
The Oblivion ride at Alton Towers has a G-force of 5. Thats higher than the G-force of an average NASA take-off!
There are more chickens in the world than people.
Crayola Crayons currently has over 120 different crayon colours
Cat scratch disease, a benign but sometimes painful disease of short duration, is caused by a bacillus. Despite its name, the disease can be transmitted by many kinds of scratches besides those of cats.
A snail can crawl across a razor blade without getting injured. This is possible because they excrete a slime that protects them
People photocopying their buttocks are the cause of 23% of all photocopier faults worldwide.
The titan arum flower is the largest flower in the world and gives off a horrible odor that smells like rotting flesh when it blooms
Males can be aroused by light stroking and touching of the perineum (the area between the scrotum and the anus).
The life expectancy of a $100 bill is nine years
Roman emperors ate flamingo tongues which were considered a delicacy. Also parrotfish livers, and pheasant brains were feasted on
Women wear engagement and wedding rings on the third finger of the left hand because an ancient belief held that a delicate nerve runs directly from that finger to the heart.
The dot above an 'i' is called the tittle.
At - 40 degrees Centigrade a person loses about 14.4 calories per hour by breathing.
The parking meter was invented in North Dakota.
A women's heart beats faster than a man's heart.
The biggest bug in the world is the Goliath Beetle which can weigh up to 3.5 ounces and be 4.5 inches long
There are 38 peaks in South America higher than Mt. McKinley, which is the highest point in North America.
The word assassination was invented by William Shakespeare
The platypus and echidna are the only mammals that hatch from eggs. Both live in Australia.
Lightning strikes about 6,000 times per minute on this planet.
On Hilton Head Island, South Carolina it is illegal to shine a flashlight on a sea turtle.
There's Arsnick(a dangerous poison) in dirt
There is a type of coffin made that can be used as a wine rack or picnic table before its final use
Chocolate can kill dogs; it directly affects their heart and nervous system.
The Brownie box camera, introduced by Eastman Kodak, sold for $1.00 in 1900. The camera's 6-exposure film sold for 15 cents.
Average age of top GM executives in 1994: 49.8 years. Average age ofthe Rolling Stones: 50.6.
Humans have about the same number of hair follicles as a chimpanzee has
It takes seven to ten days to make a jelly belly jellybean
A woodpecker can peck twenty times a second.
The average home creates more pollution than does the average car.
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