There are only two sequences of four consecutive letters that can be found in the English language: rstu and mnop. Examples of each are understudy and gymnophobia.
The 20th president of the United States, James Garfield, was able to write Greek with one hand and Latin with the other at the same time
Washing machines use anywhere from 40 to 200 litres of water per load
The practice of identifying baseball players by number was started by the Yankees in 1929.
The odds of being born male are about 51.2%, according to census.
No other animal gives us more by-products than the hog. These by-products include pig suede, buttons, glass, paint brushes, crayons, chalk, and insulation to name a few
A giraffe can clean its ears with its 21-inch tongue.
Pele has always hated his nickname, which he says sounds like baby-talk in Portuguese.
Queen Victoria eased the discomfort of her menstrual cramps by having her doctor supply her with marijuana.
The greatest mountain range is the Mid-Ocean Ridge, extending 64,374 km from the Arctic Ocean to the Atlantic Ocean
An area of the Sun's surface the size of a postage stamp shines with the power of 1,500,000 candles.
41% of the moon is not visible from earth at any time.
Babies start dreaming even before they're born.
In literature, the average length of a sentence is around 35 words.
Leonardo Da Vinci never signed or dated his most famous painting, the Mona Lisa
The symbol on the pound key (#) is called an octothorpe.
Mercury is the only metal that is liquid at room temperature.
The sperm count of an average American male compared to thirty years ago is down thirty percent
Because metal was scarce; the Oscars given out during World War II were made of plaster.
The 1st winner of the Academy Award for best picture, and the only silent film to achieve that honor, was the 1927 film, "Wings".
The number of triplets born in the US in 1994 (4,594) was more than triple the number born in 1971 (1,034), an increase attributed to older age of the mothers and the use of fertility-enhancing drugs and techniques.
Every Swiss citizen is required by law to have a bomb shelter or access to a bomb shelter.
The states with the most presidential burial sites: Ohio and Virginia (tie).
Moscow weathermen can be fined for inaccurate weather forecasting.
Before roasting, some green coffee beans are stored for years, and experts believe that certain beans improve with age, when stored properly.
The largest employer in the world is the Indian railway system in India, employing over 1.6 million people
When sharks bite down, their eyes automatically close in case their prey starts squirming trying to get free, and thereby cause damage to the shark's eyes in the process.
If you attempted to count to stars in a galaxy at a rate of one every second it would take around 3,000 years to count them all.
A common custom in Spain is to eat one grape for each of the last 12 seconds of every year for good luck
The only 15 letter word that can be spelled without repeating a letter is uncopyrightable.
Every day more money is printed for Monopoly than the U.S. treasury.
Almost without exception, cows are milked from the right side. The reason is because most farmers have been right-handed since the start of the dairy business and it's easier for a right-handed milker to work from the right side.
The Shroud of Turin is the single most studied artifact in human history
Ancient Egyptians slept on pillows made of stone.
France, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Greece, and Australia have always been in the modern Olympics since it began in 1896
The cruise liner, Queen Elizabeth II, moves only six inches for each gallon of diesel that it burns
The first couple to be shown in bed together on prime time television was Fred and Wilma Flintstone.
Chained dogs are 3 times more likely to bite than unchained dogs.
In Albania, nodding your head means no and shaking your head means yes.
In 1959, the Soviet space probe Luna Two became the first manmade object to reach the moon as it crashed onto the lunar surface.
In Singapore, it is illegal to sell or own chewing gum.
Honey is used sometimes for antifreeze mixtures and in the center of golf balls.
Christmas became a national holiday in the U.S. in 1890.
Wipes up sawdust from drilling or sandpapering. A used sheet of Bounce will collect sawdust like a tack cloth.
Due to the many nerve endings in the sole and digits of the human foot, the sensations produced by sucking or licking the feet can be pleasurable.
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