In 1943, the July issue of Transportation Magazine had an article entitled 1943 Guide to Hiring Women.
During the baseball rivalries between the two major leagues in the 1890s, the Pittsburgh Nationals took advantage of a technicality and signed a player away from another club. The Nationals' president, J. Palmer O'Neill, was called J. Pirate O'Neill, and his club became the Pittsburgh Pirates.
The total number of Americans killed in the Civil War is greater than the combined total of Americans killed in all other wars.
US Senator Strom Thurmond of South Carolina set a filibuster record in the U.S. Senate on August 19, 1957. He spoke for 24 hours and 18 minutes.
African Baobab tree's circumference can reach 180 feet. If the trunk is hollow, 20 people would be able to fit inside of it.
During your lifetime, you'll eat about 60,000 pounds of food, that's the weight of about 6 elephants.
Chocolate contains phenylethylamine (PEA), a natural substance that is reputed to stimulate the same reaction in the body as falling in love.
In America you will see an average of 500 advertisements a day.
One tree can filter up to sixty pounds of pollutants from the air each year.
In 1989, the space shuttle Discovery carried 32 fertilized chicken eggs into orbit
You burn more calories sleeping than watching television.
Monopoly is the best-selling board game in the world
In Singapore, it is illegal to sell or own chewing gum
Kellogg?s started selling their most famous product, Corn Flakes, in 1906
In North America, the breed of dog called the Doberman Pinscher is spelled with one n. But in Europe where it originated, it's spelled with 2. The man who bred for the Doberman spelled his last name (Dobermann) with 2 'n's as well.
In gangster slang, a boxing match that is fixed is called a barney.
A Sphygmomanometer measures blood pressure.
The smallest breed of dogs are the Chihuahuas.
Upper and lower case letters are named "upper" and "lower" because in the time when all original print had to be set in individual letters, the upper case letters were stored in the case on top of the case that stored the lower case letters.
Ohio is listed as the 17th state in the U.S., but technically it is Number 47. Until August 7, 1953, Congress forgot to vote on a resolution to admit Ohio to the Union.
The first owner of the Marlboro Company died of lung cancer
Stewardesses is the longest word typed with only the left hand.
Recycling one glass jar, saves enough energy to watch T.V for 3 hours.
It takes about a half a gallon of water to cook macaroni, and about a gallon to clean the pot
The reason why flamingos are pink is because they eat shrimp which have a red pigment
The giant squid is the largest creature without a backbone. It weighs up to 2.5 tons and grows up to 55 feet long. Each eye is a foot or more in diameter.
Border collies are the most intelligent breed of dog
Colonel Sanders traveled over 250,000 miles a year visiting various parts of his Kentucky Fried Chicken Empire
An arabica coffee tree can produce up to 12 pounds of coffee a year, depending on soil and climate.
When angered, the ears of the tazmanian devil turn pinkish red.
China was the first country to use paper money.
Pierre, the capital of South Dakota, is the only state capital name that shares no letters with the name of its state.
The Library of Congress, located in Washington D.C., is the largest library in the world
In 1888, Hollywood was founded by Harvey and Daeida Wilcox, who named the city after their summer home in Chicago
In Utah it is illegal to fish from horseback.
The Great Lakes are the most important inland waterway in North America. All the lakes, except Lake Michigan, which lies entirely in the United States, are shared by the United States and Canada and form part of the border between these countries.
Apparently 1/3 of people with alarm clocks hit the 'snooze' button every morning, and from 25-34 age group, it is over 1/2.
Coca-Cola was the first soft drink to be consumed in outer space
Half of all identity thieves are either relatives, friends, or neighbors of their victims.
The largest chicken egg ever laid weighed a pound and had a double yolk and shell
Hawaii officially became apart of the US on June 14, 1900.
If any of the heads on Mt. Rushmore had a body, it would be nearly 500 feet tall.
It is estimated that millions of trees in the world are accidentally planted by squirrels who bury nuts and then forget where they hid them.
Acrorthosis is a medical condition of having too many erections too often.
Until President Kennedy was killed, it wasn t a federal crime to assassinate the President.
Since 1896, the beginning of the modern Olympics, only Greece and Australia have participated in every Games.
Wearing yellow makes you look bigger on camera; green, smaller.
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I happen to be one of those people who really loved Skyfall despite all the criticism it received for not being a typical Bond film. However, I noticed a few oddities in this superb film with the main one being Silva s ridiculous plan. It would take us pages to analyze all the steps of his ludicrous plan but we can t help but wonder: Did he really want to kill M or just cry like a baby in front of her for what she did to him? All you needed was a bullet Silva, not all this illogical and unnecessary drama.