Rudolph the Red-nosed reindeer was actually created as a promotional figure for Montgommery Wards department stores.
The only painting by Leonardo da Vinci on permanent display in the United States hangs in the National Gallery in Washington, D.C. It's a portrait of Ginevra di Benci, the wife of a politician in Florence.
Before the first French cafe in the late 1700's, coffee was sold by street vendors in Europe, in the Arab fashion. The Arabs were the forerunners of the sidewalk espresso carts of today.
Like fingerprints, everyone's tongue print is different.
When the First Lady, Eleanor Roosevelt, received an alarming number of threatening letters, soon after her husband became President at the height of the Depression, the Secret Service insisted that she carry a pistol in her purse
If you shake a can of mixed nuts, the larger ones will rise to the top.
The two factories of the Jelly Belly Candy Company produces approximately 100,000 pounds of jelly beans a day. this amounts to about 1,250,000 jelly beans an hour
In the ten years between 1987 and 1997, there was an increase of over 800 million people on the planet.
The prostate gland is a male erogenous zone that may be stimulated through firm pressure on the back of the perineum or through the anus.
Experiments have shown that, ants are capable of lifting 50 times their own weight and pulling loads 300 times their own weight.
The two top toys in 1950 were Silly Putty which sold for $1, and Crayola crayons which sold for 50 cents
Cojo, the 1st gorilla born in captivity, was born at the Columbus Zoo, in Ohio, in 1956 and weighed 3 1/4 pounds.
The Canary Islands were not named after a bird called the canary. They were named after a breed of dogs.
At lift off, US space shuttles weight about 4.5 million pounds.
Approximately 40,000 tons of meteoric dust hits the Earth each year.
An average beaver can cut down two hundred trees a year.
The only commercial aircraft that is able to break the sound barrier is the Concorde.
Witchcraft means Craft of the Wise Ones.
The kiwi has nostrils near the tip of its bill that allow it to sniff the ground for food.
The longest hiccups on record was by an American pig farmer whose hiccups persisted from 1922 to 1987
During the Gold Rush in 1849, some people paid as much as $100 for a simple glass of water
Condoms were originally made of animal intestines or linen.
A butterfly can see the colors red, green, and yellow
A cockroaches favorite food is the glue on the back of stamps.
In a pack of Skittles candy, there is an equal 20% distribution of each flavour
Every 30 seconds a house fire doubles in size
Coffee, along with beer and peanut butter, is on the national list of the ten most recognizable odors.
Each year approximately 250,000 American husbands are physically attacked and beaten by their wives.
The only repealed amendment to the US Constitution deals with the prohibition of alcohol.
Only 1 in 400 men is flexible enough to give himself oral pleasure.
The Sears Tower located in Chicago, Illinois is made up 76,000 tons of steel
Davao City, located at the Southern state of Philippines, is the largest city in the world in terms of area
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The potato beetle larva protects itself from birds that want to eat it by covering itself in its own poisonous faeces.
Percentage of Africa that is wilderness: 28%. Percentage of North America that is wilderness: 38%
Even though the rose does not bear any fruit, the rose hips have more Vitamin C than most vegetables and fruits
The Bank of America was originally called the Bank of Italy until the founder, Amedeo Giannini, changed the name in 1930
Rice flour was used to strengthen some of the bricks that make up the Great Wall of China
There are 336 dimples on a regulation US golf ball. In the UK its 330.
Maine is the toothpick capital of the world
The song Happy Birthday brings in about $2 million in licensing revenue to Warner Communications who hold the copyright to the song
Men are a lot more streamlined than women for swimming, because the female's mamaries create a lot of drag. Enough, in fact, that racing suits have been developed with tiny pegs above the breasts to cause disturbance, which decreases the drag.
The most expensive animated movie is Prince of Egypt, which cost $70 million to make
There are more plastic flamingos in America than real ones
Men are able to read fine print better than women can
In 1386, a pig was executed by public hanging for the murder of a child.
Bruce Lee was so fast that they actually had to slow the film down so you could see his moves.
Calling for shutgun comes form the Western Days when, in the wagon, the guy sitting next to the driver held a Shotgun for protection.
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