In Japan, tipping at restaurants is not a norm. However, some restaurants might add a 5 - 10 % service charge to the bill
Our blood circulation is very long. The blood vessels, all together, are between 3,000 and 6,000 miles long.
During his lifetime, Herman Melville's Moby Dick sold only 50 copies.
A diet high in fat is said to impede memory.
About 75% of the people in the U.S. live on 2% land.
The first museum in Moscow that was set up in 1791 was the Natural History Laboratory at Moscow University. This later was changed to the Zoological Museum
About twenty-five percent of the population sneeze when they are exposed to light
The highest bridge in the world is located in the Himalyan mountains. It was built by the Indian Army, in 1982, and is about 5,600 metres above sea level
The earth is about 6,588,000,000,000,000,000 tons in weight
You can now buy a coffin which can be used as a wine rack, table, and/or bookcase before you are buried in it.
A person would have to drink more than 12 cups of hot cocoa to equal the amount of caffeine found in one cup of coffee
The Arctic Tern, which is a small bird, can fly a round trip from the Arctic to the Antarctic and back. This can be as long as twenty thousand miles per year. This is the longest migration for a bird
In just one drop of liquid, 50 million bacteria can be present
The animal with the largest brain in relation to its body is the ant.
Early Romans used to use porcupine quills as toothpicks
The first TV commercial advertisement was by the Bulova Watch company on July 1, 1941. The watch company paid $9.00 for an announcement that was 10 seconds long
The human body makes anywhere from 1 to 3 pints of saliva every 24 hours
Levi Strauss blue jeans with copper rivets were priced at $13.50 per dozen in 1874.
It is just like fog but contain more moisture.
Hippopotamuses break wind through their mouths.
The original purpose of the coffin was to prevent the dearly departed from coming back and haunting the survivors.
Ants cannot chew their food, they move their jaws sideways, like scissors, to extract the juices from the food.
In a year, an average person uses the toilet 2500 times a year
The Sea of Tranquility on the moon is deeper than the highest mountain on Earth
Venus is the only planet that rotates clockwise.
Baseball was the first sport to be pictured on the cover of Sports Illustrated
The average human produces 10,000 gallons of saliva in a life time.
Adolf hitler was born in austria but moved to germany to avoid being called for military service.
The size of a red blood cell is 708 microns. This is equivalent to one millionth of a meter
The Butterfinger candy bar was first produced by Chicago's Curtiss Candy Co. in 1923. As an advertising ploy, candy bars were dropped from an airplane on cities in 40 states.
The first CD pressed in the US was Bruce Springsteen's "Born in the USA".
The only predator that polar bears have are humans
The song with the longest title is I?m a Cranky Old Yank in a Clanky Old Tank on the Streets of Yokohama with my Honolulu Mama Doin? Those Beat-o, Beat-o Flat-On-My-Seat-o, Hirohito Blues written by Hoagy Carmichael in 1945. He later claimed the song title ended with ?Yank? and the rest was a joke
The sting from a killer bee contains less venom than the sting from a regular bee.
The Apollo 17 crew were the last men on the moon
Male monkeys lose the hair on their heads in the same way men do.
The word Mrs. Cannot be written in full.
In Wisconsin you are allowed to marry your house.
Montpelier, Vermont is the only state capital in the USA without a mcdonalds
Encircling a person and rending him incapable of doing anything till he/she concedes demands.
The French philosopher, Voltaire, reportedly drank fifty cups of coffee a day.
A fully loaded oil tanker needs 20 minutes to stop.
The sea cucumber spills its internal organs out as a defense mechanism
The largest number of children born to one woman is recorded at 69. From 1725-1765, a Russian peasant woman gave birth to 16 sets of twins, 7 sets of triplets, and 4 sets of quadruplets.
It is possible to lead a cow upstairs...but not downstairs
The Angel falls in Venezuela are nearly 20 times taller than Niagara Falls.
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Worlds Most Beautiful Small Towns
One of the best ways to see the world is to travel to remote parts of the earth. There are some great villages in the middle of nowhere that are both beautiful and magical. Here are some of the most charming small towns around the world.