Pilgrims did not eat with forks. They only used spoons, knives and their fingers
Tommy McDonald, a receiver for the Philadelphia Eagles, was the last NFL player to wear a helmet without a face mask.
American President John Tyler had 15 children
6947. Animal Facts
The echidna is a mammal which lays an egg and keeps it in a pouch on its stomach. The pouch grows just before the female produces the egg and disappears again after the baby has left it.
There are more than 640 muscles in the human body
The average person's left hand does 56% of the typing.
The only lizard that has a voice is the Gecko
Did you know you share your birthday with at least 9 other million people in the world
According to legend, tea originated in China when tea leaves accidentally blew into a pot of boiling water
The flea can jump 350 times its body length. It's like a human jumping the length of a football field.
In 1990, over 4 billion dollars of coffee was imported into the United States.
Albert Einstein was offered the presidency of Israel in 1952, but he declined
There are 2,598,960 five-card hands possible in a 52-card deck of cards.
A newborn kangaroo weighs approximately 0.03 ounces and is small enough to fit in a teaspoon
Beatrix Potter created the first of her legendary "Peter Rabbit" children's stories in 1902.
Bananas are actually herbs. Bananas die after fruiting, like all herbs do.
Rhythms is the longest English word without the normal vowels, a, e, i, o, or u.
6962. Animal Facts
When a large batch of mosquito eggs hatches all at once, the babies might all attack the same unfortunate animal wandering past. They can suck it dry and kill it, if it's a small animal and there are enough mosquitoes.
The longest human beard on record is 17.5 feet, held by Hans N. Langseth who was born in Norway in 1846
Despite the many rat infested slums in New York City, only 311 people are bitten by rats in an average year. But 1,519 residents are bitten annually by other New Yorkers
The first anti-lynching law in the United States was passed in Georgia in 1893, but it only made the violation punishable by four years in prison.
Back passage is slang for the anus or rectum.
The first ice hotel was built in Swedish Lapland
The banana was officially introduced in 1876 in the U.S. at the Philadelphia Centennial Exhibition. The bananas were wrapped in tinfoil and were sold for 10 cents each
The game Monopoly was once very popular in Cuba; however, Fidel Castro ordered that all games be destroyed
More than $1 billion is spent each year on neck ties in the United States
No piece of square dry paper can be folded more than 7 times in half.
The eyeball of a human weighs approximately 28 grams
Coffee has about five times the amount of caffeine as a can of Coke
The ruby red slippers in the movie The Wizard of Oz were sold off at an auction for $660,000
On average, a hen lays 300 eggs per year
The origin of right-handed buttons on men's shirts stems from battles where they wore armor. With most men being right handed the armor needed to overlap so that a sword could not enter through the gap during a right-handed blow from an adversary.
There are some types of chocolates that are actually good for the arteries and heart
The average life expectancy of a rhinoceros in captivity is 15 years.
Vampire bat saliva has been responsible for many advances in research into stroke recovery
The #1 peanut producing state is Georgia
Each honeycomb in Honeycomb cereal has seven holes
The average North American car contains 300 pounds of plastics
David Sarnoff received the Titanic's distress signal and saved hundreds of passengers. He later became the head of the first radio network, the National Broadcasting Company (NBC).
The male seahorse carries the eggs until they hatch instead of the female.
In 1964, Tanganyika and Zanzibar joined together to become Tanzania.
Between 1991 and 1996, India produced the most movies per year on average. The 851 movies per year beat the yearly average of the United States (569) by 282 for the same time frame.
Heavyweight tire manufacturer Goodyear is in no way affiliated with Charles Goodyear, the inventor of vulcanized rubber. They merely admired his inventiveness and his process that was so easy to duplicate that competitors simply stole it.
The lion costume in the film Wizard of Oz was made from real lions.
9 out of 10 people believe Thomas Edison invented the light bulb.This isn't true; Joseph Swan did.
Rudyard Kipling refused to write with anything other than black ink.
The average number of guests that attend a wedding in the U.S. is 189
It takes the same amount of time to age a cigar as wine.
When Bugs Bunny first appeared in 1935, he was called Happy Rabbit.
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Recently in the news for the 50th anniversary of JFKs assassination, Dallas has its regrettable reputations it is, for instance, the second-worst city surveyed by YouthfulCities for environmental stability, beat only by Shanghai. But Dallas is still a very modern city, attractive to the worlds youth. The Texas town has the best public spaces (parks, publicly run buildings, etc.) in the world, and scores second in the world for its entrepreneurial atmosphere.