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Amsterdam pays alcoholics in beer. For cleaning the city streets, local alcoholics get 10 Euros, half a packet of rolling tobacco and 5 beers as payment by a government-funded organization.

Steven Petrosino of New Cumberland, Pennsylvania downed 1 liter of beer or 33 ounces in a chilly 1.3 seconds in 1977 which made him a World Beer Chugging Champion according to the Guinness Book of World Records.

Beer is one of the world's oldest prepared beverages, possibly dating back to the early Neolithic or 9500 BC.

In 1814, almost 400,000 gallons of beer flooded several streets in London after a huge vat ruptured in the parish of St. Giles.

The world´s strongest beer is Brewmeister's "Snake Venom". While regular beer usually have about 5% ABV, this Scottish killer has a stomach-burning 67,5% ABV.

Stanford researchers found that beer bubbles create a gravity-defying loop. Bubbles head up in the center where frictional drag from the glass is less and down on the outside as the top gets crowded.

The Ancient Egyptians built the pyramids under the influence. According to Patrick McGovern, an archaeologist from the University of Pennsylvania, workers at Giza received about four liters of beer a day.

Beer prevents kidney stones. A study published in American Journal of Epidemiology estimated that a bottle of beer consumed every day reduces the risk by 40%.

Beer commercials in the US aren't really allowed to show people actually drinking the beer. It's a US law that people cannot actually be shown consuming an alcoholic beverage on television.

The study of beer and beer-making even has an official scientific name - zythology. It derives from the Greek words "zythos" (beer) and "logos" (study).

The most beer-drinking country in the world is the Czech Republic. With an incredible per capita beer consumption of almost 40 gallons a year, the Czechs are way out in front in the beer drinking world league table.

The world´s most expensive beer is Belgian's "Vielle Bon Secours". One bottle costs around 1000 American dollars.

Experimenting with beer has taken many forms. John Lubbock, an 18th-century English biologist, studied the behavior of beer on drunken ants.

Old Vikings believed that in their heaven called Valhalla, there is a giant goat whose udders provided unlimited supply of beer.

Nowadays, there are about 400 types of beer in the world. Belgium is the country that has the most individual beer brands.

Ancient Babylonians were so serious about brewing beer that if anyone brewed a bad batch, they would drown him in it as a punishment.

Cenosillicaphobia is the fear of an empty beer glass.

The oldest drinkable beer in the world was found in 2010, in an early 19th-century shipwreck discovered near Finland. The beer was preserved in bottles by the cold abyss and it tasted very old (unsurprisingly), with some burnt notes and an acidic aftertaste.

The first professional brewers were all women called brewsters. The women had to be very beautiful to be able to become brewsters.

The world's largest beer festival is Oktoberfest. Held annually in Munich, Germany, it is a 16-day funfair running from late September to the first weekend in October with more than 6 million people from around the world attending the event every year.

At any given time, 0.7% of the world population is drunk. It means 50 million people are drunk right now. Beer is obviously the main contributor to the drunkenness.

The foamy head is a very important part of the beer. It is formed by a complex carbon-dioxide reaction and can say a lot about the quality of the beer. If the head is missing, it can mean that your beer is flat and bland-tasting.

Beer and marijuana have more in common than you would think. Beer's hops are in the same family of flowering plants as marijuana.

Beer strengthens bones. It is rich in silicon that increases calcium deposits and minerals for bone tissue.

American president George Washington had his own brewhouse on the grounds of Mount Vernon.

It may take longer than two days for a chick to break out of its shell.

Among other well-known names, a group of fish can also be called a draught.

F1 car is made up of 80,000 components, if it were assembled 99.9% correctly; it would still start the race with 80 things wrong!

F1 car have over a kilometer of cable, linked to about 100 sensors and actuators which monitor and control many parts of the car.

F1 car can go from 0 to 160 km/h AND back to 0 in FOUR seconds!!!!!!!

F1 car engines last only for about 2 hours of racing mostly before blowing up, on the other hand we expect our engines to last us for a decent 20 years on an average and they quite faithfully do. That’s the extent to which the engines are pushed to perform.

When an F1 driver hits the brakes on his car he experiences retardation or deceleration comparable to a regular car driving through a BRICK wall at 300kmph!!!

An average F1 driver loses about 4 kilograms of weight after just one race due to the prolonged exposure to high G forces and temperatures for little over an hour (Yeah that’s right!!!)

At 550 kg a F1 car is less than half the weight of a Mini.

In F1 car the engine typically revs up to 18000 rpm, (the piston traveling up and down 300 times a second!!) where cars like the Palio, Maruti 800, Indica rev only up to 6000 rpm at max. That’s 3 times slower.

The brake discs in an F1 car have an operating temperature of approx 1000 degrees centigrade and they attain that temp while braking before almost every turn. That is why they are not made of steel but of carbon fiber which is much harder and resistant to wear and tear and most of all has a higher melting point.

If a water hose were to blow off, the complete cooling system would empty in just over a second.

Gear cogs or ratios are used only for one race, and are replaced regularly to prevent failure, as they are subjected to very high degrees of stress.

The fit in the cockpit is so tight that the steering wheel must be removed for the driver to get in or out of the car. A small latch behind the wheel releases it from the column. Levers or paddles for changing gear are located on the back of the wheel. So no gear stick! The clutch levers are also on the steering wheel, located below the gear paddles.

To give you an idea of just how important aerodynamic design and added downforce can be, small planes can take off at slower speeds than F1 cars travel on the track.

Without aerodynamic downforce, high-performance racing cars have sufficient power to produce wheel spin and loss of control at 160 kmph. They usually race at over 300 kmph.

The amount of aerodynamic downforce produced by the front and rear wings and the car underbody is amazing. Once the car is travelling over 160 kmph, an F1 car can generate enough downforce to equal its own weight. That means it could actually hold itself to the CEILING of a tunnel and drive UPSIDE down!

In a street course race like the Monaco grand prix, the downforce provides enough suction to lift manhole covers. Before the race all of the manhole covers on the streets have to be welded down to prevent this from happening!

The refuellers used in F1 can supply 12 liters of fuel per second. This means it would take just 4 seconds to fill the tank of an average 50 liter family car. They use the same refueling rigs used on US military helicopters today.

TOP F1 pit crews can refuel and change tires in around 3 seconds. It took me 8 sec to read above point (no.17).

Race car tires don't have air in them like normal car tires. Most racing tires have nitrogen in the tires because nitrogen has a more consistent pressure compared to normal air. Air typically contains varying amounts of water vapor in it, which affects its expansion and contraction as a function of temperature, making the tire pressure unpredictable.

During the race the tires lose weight! Each tire loses about 0.5 kg in weight due to wear.

Normal tires last 60 000 - 100 000 km. Racing tires are designed to last 90 - 120 km (That's Khandala and back from Mumbai).

A dry-weather F1 tire reaches peak operating performance (best grip) when tread temperature is between 900 C and 1200 C. (Water boils at 100 C remember) at top speed, F1 tires rotate 50 times a second.

Frogs do not need to drink water as their skin absorbs water.

All frogs have poison glands in their skin for self-defense.

There are around 2600 known species of frogs found in every continent except Antartica.

Frogs take between 12 to 16 weeks to go from a tadpole to their fully grown state.

In 1864, Quebec farmer found a frog inside a hails stone.

The "Spring Peeper" frog can survive the winter season with 65 percent of its body water as ice.

It takes about 50 hours for a snake to digest one frog.

The spring peeper (a frog) can survive the winter season with 65 per cent of its body water as ice.

Frogs don’t need to drink water as their skin absorbs water.

Wood frog can be frozen solid and then thawed, and they still continue living. They use the glucose in their body to protect their vital organs while they are frozen.

In 1972, X-rays were used to help people find a fitting shoe. It was known as the shoe-fitting fluoroscope but was later destroyed due to health hazards.

An average human heart beats 1,03,689 times in 24 hours.

An average human lungs respire 23,045 times in 24 hours.

An average human blood flows 16,80,000 miles in 24 hours.

An average human nails grow 0.00007 inches in 24 hours.

An average human hair grows 0.01715 inches in 24 hours.

An average human intake of water is 2.9 pounds in 24 hours. (including all liquids).

An average human body takes of 3.25 pounds food in 24 hours.

An average human breathe 438 cubic feet air.

An average human lose 85.60, body temperature.

An average human produce 1.43 pints sweat.

An average human speak 4,800 words.

An average human moves 25.4 times during sleep.

The purpose of tonsils is to destroy foreign substances that are swallowed or breathed in.

The adult human body requires about 88 pounds of oxygen daily.

Attachment of the human skin to muscles causes dimples.

Enamel in the hardest substance in the human body.

A flea can jump up to eight inches.

An electric eel can produce a shock up to 650 volts, which it uses to defend itself from predators, and also for hunting its prey.

A porcupine heart beats around 190 times per minute, which reduces to around 20 during hibernation.

Kolas sleep up to 19 hours a day. They get fluids from eucalyptus leaves they eat.

Touching and stroking a plant will aid in it growing healthy.

To make one pound of butter, 29 cups of milk are needed.

The slowest growing finger nail is on the thumb and the fastest growing is the nail on the middle finger.

The only flying saucer launch pad in the world is located in St Paul, Alberta, Canada.

Ice cream was invented in china around 2000 BC when the Chinese packed a soft milk-and-rice mixture in snow.

South American anteater eats over 30,000 ants, per day.

The planet Pluto takes 248 earth years to orbit the sun.

Camels have three eye lids.

The koala bear is not really a bear, but is related to the kangaroo and the wombat.

The tusks of elephant grow through their life.

Grown-up kangaroos cover more than 30 feet with each jump.

The enamel covering our teeth is the hardest element in the human body.

In Ivrea, Italy, thousands of citizens celebrate the beginning of Lent by throwing oranges at one another.

In the Arctic, the sun never sets in the summer and its daylight is all time. In winter; the sun never rises and the days are cold and dark.

Lions cannot roar until they reach the age of two.

The water of angel falls in Venezuela drops 3,212 feet (979 meters), making it the highest waterfall. This waterfall is sixteen times the height of Niagara falls.

The aorta, which is largest artery located in the body, is about the diameter of a garden hose.

Arica in Chile is the driest place on earth. It gets just 0.03 inches (0.76 millimetre) of rain per year. At that rate, it would take a century to fill a coffee cup.

At birth, the white whale is black.

Eyebrow hair lasts between 3-5 months before it sheds. It’s also the slowest growing hair on the body.

All babies are color blind when they are born.

The smallest bones in the human body are the stapes, incus and malleus bones, which are located in the ear.

‘Judo’ translates as ‘the gentle way’.

Mummy powder was once thought to be a cure for all remedies. English men used to carry the powder with them in a tiny bag wherever they went.

Babies’ eyes do not produce tears until the babies are six to eight weeks old.

The ‘funny bone’ is not a bone. It’s the spot where the ulnar nerve touches the humerus.

Lake Baikal in the south central part of Siberia is the world’s deepest lake. This lake, which is about 20 million years old, contains 20 per cent of the earth’s fresh liquid water.

In Neptune, a day is 16 hours long.

The bubbles in Guinness beer sink to the bottom rather than float to the top as in other beers.

Scotland has 421 words for "snow".

Cats have more than one hundred vocal sounds, while dogs have only about ten.

During world war II, bakers in the USA were ordered to stop selling sliced bread for the duration of the war on January 18, 1943. Only whole loaves were made available to the public. It was never explained how this action helped the war effort.

During the Alaskan Klondike gold rush, (1897-1898) potatoes were so valued for their vitamin C content that miners traded gold for potatoes.

The herring is the most widely eaten fish in the world.

The eyeball of human beings weighs approximately 28 grams.

Antarctica is the only land on our planet that is not owned by any country.

The rarest coffee in the world is Kopi Luwak, which is found in Indonesia.

A father Emperor penguin withstands the Antarctic cold for 60 days or more to protect its eggs, which he keeps on his feet, covered with feathered flap. During this entire time he doesn’t eat a thing. Afterwards, they feed the chicks a special liquid form their throats. When the mother penguins return to care for the young, the fathers go to sea to eat and rest.

Some birds have been known to put ants into their feathers because the ants squirt formic acid, which kills parasites.

The word MAP comes from the Latin word, ‘mappa’, which means napkin, cloth or sheet.

Just like fingerprints, every cat’s nose pad is different.

The average lifespan of a taste bud is 10 days.

An interesting fact about august 2009. This August has 5 Saturday, 5 Sunday, 5 Monday- all in one month. It happens once in 823 years.

The fastest bird in the world is the Peregrine Falcon, which can cross the speed of 200 miles per hour (322 kilometers per hour approx).

The thyroid cartilage is more commonly known as the Adam’s apple.

The citric acid found in lemon juice is said to be able to dissolve a pearl.

A snail can sleep for 3 years.

A ‘jiffy’ is an actual unit of time and is equal to 1/100th of a second.

Peanut butter is an effective way to remove chewing gum from hair or clothes.

A penguin swims at a speed of approximately 15 miles per hour (24 kilometers per hour).

The majority of cats do not have eye lashes.

The trunk of an elephant can hold up to two gallons (7.6 liters) of water.

The sea horse is the slowest fish, drifting at approximately 0.016 km/h.

Adult human bones account for 14 per cent of the body’s total weight.

Didaskaleinophobia is the fear of going to school.

In an average human life span, the human heart beats 2.5 billion times (approx).

Indonesia consists only of islands – 13,667 altogether.

9th of September 2009 exactly at 9’o clock 9 minutes 9 seconds the date and time would be 09:09:09:09:09:09. This happens only after 1000 years once.

When thirsty, a camel can swing down 25 gallons (95 liters approx) of water in less than three minutes.

The Mexican Hat dance is the official dance of Mexico.

Potatoes first appeared in Europe in the 17th century, it was thought that they were disgusting, and caused outbreaks of leprosy.

The humming bird’s tiny brain, 4.2 percent of its body weight, is proportionately the largest in the bird kingdom.

The pupil of your eye expands by as much as 45 per cent when you look at something pleasing.

The color blue has a calming effect. It causes the brain to release calming hormones.

Due to ocean’s natural ‘momentum’ salt water fish can’t swim backwards.

The animal with the largest brain in proportion to its size is the ant.

Corals take a long time to grow. Some corals only grow one centimeter in one year.

The sailfish can swim at the speed of 109 km/h, making is the fastest swimmer.

As ostrich has a 46-feet-long small intestine.

Never get a camel angry, for he or she will spit at you.

The crocodile’s tongue is unmovable as it is attached to the roof of its mouth.

The only continent without reptiles is Antarctica.

Black olives contain 10-30 per cent more oil than green olives.

Lemon juice helps in reducing the swelling caused by insect bites.

Even if you eat standing on your head, the food will still end up in your stomach.

The human liver performs over 500 functions.

Polar bears can eat as much as ten percent of their body weight in less than one hour.

The Sumerians, who lived in the middle east, invented the wheel in about 3450 BC. They also invented writing.

Of all the vegetables, beets contain the most sugar.

Chinese made the first wheelbarrow.

Leopards are said to be seven times stronger than human beings.

Human body creates and kills 15 million red blood cells per second.

The only joint less bone in our body is the hyoid bone in our throat.

Bananas contain a natural chemical which can make a person happy. This chemical is found in Prozac.

Zsa zsa gabor was the first, and only, recipient of Golden Globe Award for Most Glamorous Actress. She won it in 1958, after which the category was deleted.

The penguin is the only bird that can swim, but not fly. It is also the only bird that walks upright.

A baby caribou is so swift, it can easily outrun its mother when it is only three says old.

Mosquitoes are attracted to the color blue twice as much as to any other color.

The process of a snake shedding its skin or a crustacean casting off its outer shell is called ecdysis.

The first bicycle that was made in 1817 by Baron von Drais didn’t have any pedals. People walked it along.

The roar that we hear when we place a seashell next to our ear is not of the ocean, but the sound of blood surging through our veins if the ear.

The Kakapo (owl parrot) can’t fly, and builds its nest under the roots.

Every three days the human stomach gets new a lining.

An average city dog lives approximately three years longer than an average country dog.

Of all the ore dug in diamond mines, only one carat in every 23 tons proves to be a diamond.

Millions of trees are accidentally planted by squirrels that bury nuts and they forget where they left them.

A human nose can detect one drop of perfume diffused throughout a three-room apartment.

Native people of South America catch and use piranha’s razor-sharp teeth to make tools and weapons.

The giant African snail grows over a foot in length and weighs more than a pound (0.5 kg approximately).

While playing poker, there is one chance in 500 of drawing a flush.

Midgets and dwarfs almost always have normal-sized children, even if both the parents are midgets or dwarfs.

The ancient Greek women made a type of cheek blush by painting their cheeks with herbal pastes which was made out of crushed berries and seeds.

Galileo had turned totally blind shortly before his death, probably because of the damage done to his eyes over many years of looking at the sun through a telescope.

The world’s deadliest mushroom is the Amanita Phalloides, also known as the Death Cap.

It can take a deep-sea clam up to 100 years to reach 0.3 inches (8 millimeters) in length. The clam is among the slowest, yet longest living spices on planet.

Giant flying foxes, a species of bats found in Indonesia, have wingspan of nearly six feet.

Mosquito repellents don’t repel. They hide you. They spray blocks the mosquito’s sensors so that they don’t know you’re there.

The ancient Egyptians slept on pillow made of stone.

A honey bee has to gather pollen from two million flowers to make one pound of honey.

A baby grey whale drinks enough milk to fill more than 2,000 bottles day.

Cows do not have any upper front teeth. Instead they have a thick pad on the top jaw.

The word samba means to ‘rub navels together’.

Dipsomania refers to an insatiable craving for alcoholic beverages.

Hippocrates noted the medicinal properties of lettuce in 430 BC.

The fastest moving land snake is the black mamba, which can move up to 7 miles per hour (11 kms per hour approx).

Venus spins once every 243 earth days, since it takes 224 earth days to complete one orbit of the sun; its days are longer than its years.

Winston Churchill was born in a ladies cloakroom in the ancestral castle of Blenheim. His mother was attending a formal ball there when she prematurely delivered.

Martha Washington is the only woman whose portrait has ever appeared on a US currency note.

Honey is the only food that does not spoil. Honey found in the tombs of Egyptian pharaohs has been tasted by archaeologists and found edible.

It is estimated that a single toad may catch and eat as many as 10,000 insects in the course of a summer.

To divide something into squares is to “graticulate”.

An average bee hive has 30,000 to 60,000 bees living in it. This population is easily maintained by a queen laying 1,000 to 3,000 eggs per day.

One billion seconds is about 32 years.

The only king without a moustache in a deck of cards is the king of hearts.

A butterfly’s taste sensors are located on its soles.

A butterfly has to have a body temperature greater than 86 degrees to be able to fly.

In the marriage ceremony of ancient Inca Indians if Peru, the couple was considered officially wed when they took off their sandals and handed them to each other.

Ducks’ feet have no nerves or blood vessels. This means duck never feel the cold, even if they swim in icy cold water.

The only bone, fully grown at birth, is located in the ear.

In Russia, when flowers are given for a romantic occasions, flowers are given in odd numbers as even number of flowers is given at funerals only.

The coliseum in Rome was used regularly for about 400 years.

The hand salute originated from the ‘Hail Caesar’ salute of the Roman empire.

There are more than 2,400 flea species in the world.

Australia’s national anthem is called ‘Advance Australia Fair’.

The Nobel prize was first awarded in 1901.

Indian railways employ over 1.5 million people, the largest by a single organization in India or anywhere in the world.

The brain of an ant has about 2,50,000 brain cells.

The hippopotamus’ skin is protected by its own pink oily secretion known as “pink sweat”.

There are no ants in Iceland, Antarctica, and Greenland.

Leopards can leap 20 feet (6 meters) and jump 10 feet (3 meters) straight into the air.

An octopus will eat its own arms if it gets really hungry.

India has most number of post offices in the world.

A housefly can ingest only liquid food.

The hump of a camel can weigh up to 35 kilograms.

The world Nazi is actually an abbreviation for Nationalsoziali-stische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei, which refers to the National Socialist German Workers Party.

The Eiffel Tower has 1,665 steps.

The male and female African elephants both have tusks.

Ushuaia, Argentina is the world’s southernmost city.

The hardest bone in the human body is the jawbone.

Australia is the only country-continent in the world.

The city of Tokyo was originally called Edo.

Despite being over 27 times smaller, Norway’s total coastline is longer than the USA’s.

In Las Vegas, casinos do not have any clocks.

An average human drinks about 16,000 gallons of water in a lifetime.

The white part of our eye is called the Sclera. At the front, the sclera becomes clear and is called the cornea.

A baby octopus is about the size of a flea when it is born.

A galactic year is 250 million earth-years. This is the time it takes for our solar system to make one revolution around the Milky Way Galaxy.

When a porcupine is born, its quills are soft and mostly white, but harden within hours.

A child is born with 300 bones. But an adult, has 206 bones.

People say ‘bless you’ when you sneeze because your heart actually stops for a millisecond when you sneeze.

There are 293 steps to the top of the Leaning Tower of Pisa.

As a part of the original design, the names of 72 French scientists and other famous people is imprinted on the sides of the Eiffel tower.

The only wild camels in the world are in Australia.

The cornea is the only living tissue in the human body that does not contain any blood vessels.

The sound you hear when you crack your knuckles is actually the sound of nitrogen gas bubbles bursting.

A horse is a member of the ‘equus’ family. This word comes from ancient Greece and means quickness.

A fetus starts developing fingerprints after it is eight weeks old.

Months that begin on a Sunday will always have a Friday the 13th.

The elephant is the only mammal that can’t jump.

A chameleon’s tongue is as long as its body and head can shoot it out as fast as sixteen feet per second.

During World War II, condoms were used to cover rifle barrels from being damaged by salt water as the soldiers swam to shore.

There are over 1800 known species of fleas.

After the death of Albert Einstein his brain was removed by a pathologist and put in a jar for future study.

One female mouse can produce up to 100 babies a year.

Sheep can survive for up to two weeks buried in snow drift.

Tomatina is the legendary Spanish tomato-throwing festival held in Bunol, Spain.

The White House has 35 bathrooms, 3 elevators, 132 rooms, and 412 doors.

The first coast-to-coast telephone line was established in 1914.

Queen Lydia Liliuokalani was the last reigning monarch of the Hawaiian Islands. She was also the only Queen the United States ever had.

Cupid is associated with Valentine’s day because he was the son of Venus, the goddess of love and beauty.

The Hawaiian alphabet only has 12 letters.

Medical research has found substances in mistletoe that can slow down tumor growth.

The word Spain means ‘The land of rabbits.’

In 1916, Charlie Chaplin was making $10,000 a week, making him the highest paid actor of his time.

The sound made by the Victoria falls in Zimbabwe is so loud that it can be heard 40 miles away.

A group of crows is called a murder.

When fully grown, an ostrich has one of the most advance immune systems known to mankind.

A crocodile can run at a speed of 11 miles per hour (17.7 kilometers per hour).

A cat has 32 muscles in each ear.

A leech has 32 brains.

Earth is the only planet not named after a god other than Hinduism.

Spider usually have eight eyes, but still they cannot see that well.

It has been suggested that shepherds are responsible for inventing the game golf. It is said that they used to use their staffs to hit the stones.

Honey is used to make antifreeze mixtures and also for the centre of golf balls.

The ocean sunfish can produce thirty million eggs at once.

The word ‘hippopotamus’ comes from the Greek word for river horse.

The anteater has no jaws or teeth.

The horned toad can shoot blood out of its eyes.

Turtles can breathe through their butts.

Alfred Hitchcock did not have a belly button. It was eliminated when he was sewn up after surgery.

It took approximately 2.5 million (25 lakh) blocks to build the pyramid of Giza, which is one of the Great Pyramids.

A giraffe was called a camelopard in ancient times since people thought it was a mix between a camel and a leopard.

The skeleton of a spider is located on the outside of the body and is called exoskeleton.

Polar bears are excellent swimmers. They have been known to swim more than 60 miles without a rest.

Great Britain was the first country to issue postage stamps in the year 1840.

Pandas are born pink and hairless. They grow fur and develop their black and white coloring in about a month.

Dolphins hear by having sound waves transmit through their skull to their inner ear.

Goats do not have upper front teeth.

Mona Lisa has no eyebrows in Leonardo da Vinci’s painting. It was the fashion in Renaissance Florence to shave them off.

January is names for the roman god Janus. Janus was a temple god who could look forward and backward at the same time.

The Olympic torch weighs about 3 pounds (1.36 kilograms) only.

The snail’s reproductive organs are in its head.

The giraffe is able to clean its ear with its own tongue.

The chicken loses its feathers when it becomes stressed.

Catfish have taste buds located on their whiskers.

Ancient Egyptians used the spice, Thyme, to help preserve mummies.

Every square inch of the human body has about 19,000,000 skin cells.

Scallops have approximately 100 eyes around the edge of its shell.

Bats emit ultrasonic sounds to communicate with each other.

Dogs and humans are the only animals with prostrates.

The first state to give the right to women to vote was Wyoming.

During the era, of Louis XIV, women used lemons to redden their lips.

The thickness of the arctic ice sheet is on average 10 feet. There are some areas that are thick as 65 feet.

The first African-American to receive a Nobel Peace Prize was Ralph J Bunche in 1950.

There are over 2000 different types of cheese in the world.

The first known contraceptive was crocodile ding used by Egyptians in 2000 BC.

The world’s first test tube twins are Stephen and Amanda Mays, born June 5, 1981.

The Mongol emperor Genghis Khan’s real name was Temujin.

The first theatre to show motion pictures was the Nickelodeon on June 19, 1905 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. It was opened by Harry Davis on Smithfield Street.

Humming birds have split tongues which they fold into a tube when feeding.

Beluga whales are born grey, but by the age of six, become completely white.

People drank gold powder mixed in with water in medieval Europe to relieve pain from sore limbs.

Dolphins can swim and sleep at the same time.

Hippos drink almost 250 litres of water in 24 hours.

An egg that is fresh will sink in water, but a stale one won’t.

Blueberries have more anti-oxidants than any other fruits or vegetables.

The greatest mountain range is the Mid-Ocean Ridge, extending 64,374 kilometres from the Arctic Ocean to the Atlantic Ocean.

Humpback whales can live for as long as 95 years.

Human hair is made out of the same substance as the fingernails.

A seagull can drink salt water because it has special glands that filters the salt out.

‘Dreamt’ is the only English word that ends with the letters ‘mt’.

A single human blood cell takes only 60 seconds to make a complete circuit of the body.

The loss of eyelashes is referred to as Madarosis.

Gaboon Viper is the snake with the longest fangs that are almost two inches long.

A rabbit’s teeth never stop growing. They are kept worn down by gnawing on food.

The capybara is the world’s largest rodent. It can weigh more than 100 pounds (45 Kilograms approximately).

The only lizard that has a voice is the Gecko.

An alligator has about 80 teeth in its mouth at one time.

Some dolphins sleep with one eye open.

Maine is the toothpick capital of the world.

Sharks have upper and lower eyelids, but they do not blink.

The vampire bat has fewer teeth than other bats because it doesn’t chew food.

The USA bought Alaska from Russia for 2 cents an acre.

Early Romans used to use porcupine quills as toothpicks.

Austria was the first country to use postcards, starting in 1869.

The ‘middle finger’ gesture originates back to 423 BC in Aristophanes play ‘The Clouds’.

A butterfly’s taste sensors are located below their feet.

Gorillas have unique nose prints just as humans have unique fingerprints.

The bones of a pigeon weigh less than its feathers.

There is no word in English that rhymes with the word month.

An elephant’s tooth can weigh as much as three kilograms.

The oldest actor to win a Best Actor Oscar is Henry Fonda. He was 76 when he won it.

Charlie Chaplin once lost a contest for a Charlie Chaplin look alike.

James Buchanan was the only unmarried president of the United States.

New York City was briefly the US capital, from 1789 to 1790.

In 1930, Ellen Church became the world’s first airline stewardess.

The Hundred Year War, fought between France and England, lasted for 116 year.

From 1526 to 1707, the first six Mughal emperors of India ruled in unbroken succession from father to son.

The first Nobel Peace Prize was awarded in 1901 to Jean Henry Dunant, who was the founder of the Swiss Red Cross.

Margaret Sanger established the first birth control clinic, in the year 1917.

The only South East Asian country that has never been colonized by a Western Power is Thailand.

Walt Disney, the creator of Mickey Mouse, had musophobia, the fear of mice.

Adult cats are lactose intolerant as their bodies do not produce enough lactase enzymes that helps digest milk.

Cattle can produce up to 180 liters of saliva in one day.

Sharks can survive without food for up to six weeks.

There are five toes on a tiger’s forefeet and four on its hind feet.

Insect do not make noises with their voices. The noise of bees, mosquitoes and other buzzing insects is caused by them rapidly moving their wings.

Squids move through the ocean using a jet of water forced out of the body by a siphon.

Sheep can survive for up to two weeks buried in snow drifts.

Emus and kangaroos cannot walk backwards, and are on the Australian coat of arms for that reason.

Our eyes are composed of more than two million (20,00,00) working parts.

India used to be the richest country in the world until the British invasion in the early 17th century.

The Pacific Ocean covers 28 percent of the Earth’s surface.

Spiders have organs for spinning silk, known as spinnerets.

The Clouded Leopard has the longest canines amongst cat species.

The hydra, related to the jellyfish, can re-grow its body in a couple of days, if it’s cut in half.

Mules have one horse and one donkey for a parent.

Glass never wears out, it can be recycled forever.

The name ‘leopard’ comes from the Greek works for lion (Leo) and panther (Pardos).

Dolphins hear by transmitting sound waves through their skull to their inner ear region.

The snakehead fish can survive up to three days outside water.

Iguanas can recognize their human handlers and greet them differently, compared with strangers.

A cow has four compartments in its stomach.

People who smoke have 10 times as many wrinkles as a person that does not smoke.

Potato crisps were invented by a North American called George Crum.

The color of a kitten’s eyes changes as it grows older.

When the only queen bee in a hive dies, the entire colony dies as well.

A gold fish can live up to 40 years.

A female eagle is ten to twenty per cent larger than a male eagle.

Female alligators lay about 40 eggs that hatch in 60-70 days.

A single coffee yields only one pound of roasted, ground coffee annually.

A loin feeds once every three to four days.

The first tattoo machine was invented by Samuel O’Reilly.

A cockroach can change directions up to 25 times in a second.

Finger nails for both genders grow faster than toe nails.

The male platypus has poisonous spurs on its legs.

A twillionaire is a twitterrer with a million or more followers.

‘Rhythm’ is the longest English word without a vowel.

Climophobia is the fear of beds.

Jupiter is the fastest rotating planet, which can complete one revolution in less than ten hours.

Pigs have no sweat glands, which is why they stay in water or mud to keep cool.

The sport of surfing originated in Hawaii.

Femur is the longest bone in the human body.

Desert snails can stay in their shell for up to three years.

If a lobster loses an eye or a claw, it can grow a new one.

A group of tigers is called a streak.

An Orca whale can hold its breath for up to 15 minutes.

A worm has no eyes at all.

Sharks can sense a drop of blood from a mile away.

Then hottest Chile in the world is the Habanero.

A baby kangaroo is called a joey.

The original name for the butterfly was “Flutterby”.

Rats can survive for up to 14 days without food.

The only species of turtle that lives in open ocean is the sea turtle.

The tuatara lizard of New Zealand has three eyes, two in the center of its head and one on the top of its head.

A chicken loses its feathers when it becomes stressed.

Lake Malawi has the largest number of fish species in the world.

Octopus blood is light blue in color.

The Australian box-jellyfish has eight eyes.

Snake venom is 90 percent protein.

Lizards use their tongues as sense organs.

Reptiles do not perspire and do not have any oil glands.

Foxes can hold up to one kilogram of flesh in their stomachs.

For self-defence, a cobra spits its venom into the eyes of its enemy.

Despite the size of its ears, an elephant’s hearing is poor.

A dime has 118 ridges around edge.

A shark’s teeth are usually replaced every eight days.

Guinea pigs and rabbits can’t sweat.

Centipedes always have an uneven pair of legs.

Cows can mimic sounds made by other birds and animals.

Sloths take two weeks to digest their food.

Human brain is 80% water.

In a month, fingernails grows an eighth of an inch.

Iran means ‘Land of Aryans’.

An adult blue whale’s heart beat only about 5-6 times a minute.

An octopus can protect itself temporarily by blinding its attacker by squirting ink at it.

Remains of what appears to be cheese has been found in Egyptian tombs over 4,000 years old!

A starfish can turn its stomach inside out.

The words ‘silent’ and ‘listen’ are made up of same letters.

Hair and finger nails are made from same substance, Keratin.

Octopuses are deaf, but have excellent eyesight.

Three consecutive strikes in bowling is called a Turkey.

The largest dog in the world is the Irish Wolfhound.

Vishakapatnam is the only natural harbour in India’s East coast.

The first country to abolish capital punishment was Austria in 1787.

There is only one Q in a game of Scrabble.

A baby giraffe is about six feet tall at birth.

Snail eats with a rasping mouth which has thousands of teeth.

Dogs’ sweat glands are found between their toes.

Our big toes have two bones each while the rest have three.

A pair of human feet have almost 2,50,000 sweat glands.

A rabbit cannot vomit.

A wood pecker can peak twenty times in a second.

Cats can sleep for up to 16 hours a day.

Mocking birds can imitate sounds of other birds.

Bats always turn left when exiting a cave.

The dragonfly has not changed over the last 300 million years.

The most sensitive cluster of nerves in the human body is at the base of spine.

The only roller skating museum in the world is Lincoln Nebraska.

Karate actually originated in India, but was developed further in China.

Austria was the first country to use post-cards, starting in 1869.

A blue whale’s tongue is so large that fifty people could stand on it.

Snails can sleep for 3 year without eating.

Snails eat with a rasping mouth which has thousands of teeth.

Armadillos can walk underwater.

Our toe thumbs have two bones each while the toe fingers have three.

The colour of a giraffe’s coat tends to become darker with age.

The city of Vince stands on about 120 small islands.

Canadian porcupines kiss one another on the lips.

An elephant’s trunk contains over 50,000 muscles.

Cat’s jaw moves only up and down, there is no side to side grinding.

The tallest snake is the King Cobra, which can rear itself up to six feet and spread its hood nine inches wide.

An octopus has absolutely no bones. The only hard anatomical structure on an octopus is the beak around the mouth, which made of similar tissue to fingernails.

An adult flea can only survive for one to four days but the pupae and larvae can be around for over three months.

Australia’s box jellyfish has toxins more potent than the venom in cobras. A person who is stung can die within minutes.

According to tests, dogs and cats, like people, are either right-handed or left-handed; that is, they favor either their right or left paws.

Ostriches can run up to 70 kilometers per hour and can outpace most pursuers, such as lions, leopards and hyenas.

Walt Disney had originally suggested using the name Mortimer Mouse instead of Mickey Mouse.

Close to 50 percent of the bacteria in the mouth lives on the surface of human tongue.

A single ant colony can include over 5 million busy members, soldiers and workers

The longest recorded duration of a total solar eclipse is 7.5 minutes. (2010)

Giraffe’s are the only animals born with Horns. Both males and females are born with bony knobs on the forehead. Both male and female giraffes have horns.

The weighing scale that represents the sun sign, Libra is the inanimate symbol in the zodiac.

The dromedary camel can drink as much as 100 liters of water in just 10 minutes.

One square inch of skin on the human contains some 72 feet of nerve fiber.

Smile is the most frequently used facial expression. It can use anywhere from a pair of 5 to 53 facial muscles.

The pectin that is found in apples aids in lowering cholesterol levels.

Humans can detect sweetness in a solution of one part of sugar in to 200 parts water.

Some moths and butterflies can detect sweetness when the ratio is 1 to 300,000.

The finger nails grow faster on the hand you favor. If you are right-handed, your right fingernails will grow faster; likewise the finger nails on the left hand of a lift-handed person.

Roaches can live without food for a month but will only survive a week without water.

The largest living organism ever found is a honey mushroom, Armillaria Ostogae. It covers 3.4 square miles of land in the blue mountains of eastern Oregon, and it’s still growing.

Approximately 50% of all organisms have fractured bones, a result of falling off from trees on a regular basis.

A honeybee kills more people each year worldwide than all the venomous snakes combined.

Some toads make themselves look bigger in self-defence. It stands on tiptoes; take a deep breath and puffs up its whole body.

Electricity doesn’t move through a wire but through a field around the wire.

Lightning strikes about 6,000 times per minute on this planet.

A cat can run about 20 kilometers per hour (12 miles per hour) when it grows up.

The sloth (a mammal) moves so slowly that green algae can grow undisturbed on its fur.

The muscle that lets your eye blink is the fastest muscle in your body. On average, you clink 15,000 times a day. Women blink more than men.

A swan has up to 25,000 feathers but a humming bird has the fewest feathers of all birds – only about 1,000 feathers.

Moths are not really attracted to light. Moths fly towards the blackest point which is behind the light.

The only part of the body that has no blood supply is the cornea in the eye. It takes in oxygen directly from the air.

Earth Hour started in 2007 in Sydney, Australia when 2.2 million homes and business turned their lights off for one hour to make their stand against climate change.

US president Franklin D Roosevelt is the only man to receive the Time’s Man of the Year award thrice. He received it in the years 1932, 1934 and 1941.

The 20th president of United States James Garfield could write Greek with one hand and Latin with the other at the same time.

The trucking company Elvis Presley worked for at as a young man was owned by Frank Sinatra.

David Rice Atchinson was president of the United States for exactly one day.

It’s illegal to sell, own or distribute chewing gum in Singapore.

Michael Jackson patented the anti-gravity bend from the Smooth Criminal video.

Children who are breast fed tend to have an IQ seven points higher than children who are not.

Half of everything bought in American stores is bought on impulse. Supermarkets report very strong sales of almost anything they stock at the check-out line.

Fidel Castro was once a star baseball player for the University of Havana in the 1940s.

An apple, onion and potato all have the same taste. The differences in flavor are caused by their smell. To prove this – pinch your nose and take a bite from each. They will all taste sweet.

In 1897, Bayer, who is the maker of Aspirin, marketed the drug heroin.

Approximately 40 per cent of the paper currency in circulation in America was counterfeit by the end of the civil war.

The sears tower consists of nine frames tubes, which connects nine skyscrapers as one building.

Each king in a deck of playing cards represents a great king from history. Spades: Kind David, Clubs: Alexander the great, Hearts: Charlemagne and Diamonds: Julius Caesar.

Astronaut John Glenn ate the first meal in space when he ate pureed apple sauce squeezed from a tube abroad friendship in 1962.

Albert Einstein was offered the presidency of Israel in 1952, but he declined.

Ramses II a Phoroah of Egypt died in 1225 B.C. At the time of his death, he had fathered 96 sons and 60 daughters.

Elvis Presley made only one television commercial – an ad for a doughnut company, in 1954.

The winning term ‘checkmate’ comes from the Arabic phrase Shahmat, meaning the king is dead.

Large doses of coffee can be lethal, ten grams, or 100 cups over 4 hours, can kill an average human.

Abraham Lincoln, who invented a hydraulic device for lifting ships over shoals, was the only US president ever granted a patent.

In 1969, Midnight Cowboy became the first and only X-rated production to win the Academy Awards for Best Picture (its rating has since been changed to R).

First lady Eleanor Roosevelt ate three chocolate-covered garlic balls every morning. Her doctor recommended this to improve her memory.

Scatologists are experts who study feces (Crap, dung, dookie, dumps, feces, encrement etc.)

Although identified with Scotland, bagpipes are actually a very ancient instrument, introduced in the British Isles by the Roman.

Laws forbidding the sale of sodas on Sunday prompted William Garwood to invent the ice cream sundae in 1857.

The sandwich is named for fourth Earl of Sandwich (1718-92), for whom sandwiches were made so that he could stay at the gambling table without interruptions for meals.

The Indian epic poem Mahabharatha is eight times longer than the Iliad and The Odessey combined.

The major air-polluting industries are iron, steel and cement.

Alexander the Great was one of the most famous generals in history. He conquered much of the early civilized works, and introduced Greek ideas and ways to the people he conquered.

The length from your wrist to your elbow is the same as the length of your foot.

Less than 2 percent of Indians own a Computer. China is 10 percent according to 2010 census.

India never invaded any country in her last 10000 years of history.

The Industrial Revolution in Europe first saw the beginning of air pollution, which gradually became a major global problem.

By law, in Bourbon, Miss., one small onion must be served with each glass of water in a restaurant.

In ancient Rome it was considered a sign of leadership to be born with a crooked nose.

About 1000 movies are released annually in India, about twice the output of Hollywood.

In Oblong, Illinois, it’s punishable by law to make love while hunting or fishing on your wedding day.

When the University of Nebraska Cornhuskers play football at home, the stadium becomes the state’s third largest city.

The FIRST country to withdraw from the FIFA’s world cup due to the inability to par the entrance fee was Sri Lanka which withdrew from the 1978 World Cup.

Pele from Brazil is the only player who has won the most World Cups: 1958, 1962 and 1970.

During the 18 World Cup tournaments that have been held, seven national teams have won the title. Uruguay was the first country to win the world cup title in 1930.

The first Asian team to progress beyond the first round of the World Cup finals was North Korea in 1966.

Due to earth’s gravity mountains cannot be higher than 15000 meters.

After his death, Alexander the greats remains were preserved in a huge crock of honey, among the ancient Egyptians, it was common practice to bury the dead in this manner.

John Wilkes Booth was the greatest matinee idol of his era, the man who shot Lincoln was familiar to thousands of theater goers and was especially popular with women, from whom he received a hundred fan letters a week.

The famous Swedish astronomers Tycho Brache had a nose made of gold. It was a replacement for his own, which he lost in a duel with a Danish nobleman in 1566.

A person who is lost in the woods and starving can obtain nourishment by chewing on his shoes. Leather has enough nutritional value to sustain life for a short time.

The Siberian tiger is the largest cat in the world. It weighs up to 300 Kg. (600 lbs) and can eat 27.2 Kg (60 lb) of meat at one meal time.

When killed in battle, Japanese officers were promoted to the next level.

When Harvard college was founded in 1636, it was surrounded by a tall stockade to keep prowling wolves and hostile Red Indians.

The average ear of corn has eight-hundred kennels arranged in sixteen rows.

Forty percent of American adults cannot fill out a bank deposit slip correctly.

John Green Wood of New York invented the dental drill in 1790.

The cork crew was invented by M. L Bryn, New York in 1860.

In Idabo, a citizen is forbidden by law to give another citizen a box of candy that weighs more than 50 pounds.

The world’s largest disco was held at the Buffalo convention center, New York, 1970. 13000 danced a place into the Guinness book of world records.

There are 92 known cases of nuclear bombs lost at sea.

If you went out into space, without a space suite, you would explode before you suffocated because there is no air pressure.

The number one cause of blindness in the United States is diabetes.

Elvis Presley was an avid gun collector. His collection of 40 weapons included M-16s and a Thompson Submachine gun.

During lunch breaks in Carlsbad, New Mexico no couple should engage in a sexual act, while parked in their vehicle, unless their car has curtains.

The number of registered vehicles in Delhi is more than the sum total of registered vehicles in Mumbai, Calcutta and Chennai. (2010)

Twenty-four-karat Gold is not pure gold since there is a small amount of copper in it. Absolutely pure gold is so soft that it can be moulded with the hands.

Both green tea and black tea are made from the leaves of the same plant Camellia sinensis and both are hand-plucked.

Insects do not make noises with their voices. The noise of bees, mosquitoes and other buzzing insects is caused by rapidly moving their wings.

Alexander the Great was one of the most famous generals in history. He conquered much of the early civilized works, and introduced Greek ideas and ways to the people he conquered.

The names of the continents all end with the same letter with which they start.

Onions, apples and potatoes share the same taste molecules but emit different smell molecules. Their differing “tastes” are the way we experience smells.

Mercedes cars are named after an Austrian girl.

Less than 2 percent of Indians own a Computer. (China is 10 percent)

A cat can run about 20 kilometers per hour (12 miles per hour) when it grows up. This one is going nowhere today – it is too lazy!

The muscle that lets your eye blink is the fastest muscle in your body. On average, you clink 15,000 times a day. Women blink more than men.

Twenty-four-karat Gold is not pure gold since there is a small amount of copper in it. Absolutely pure gold is so soft that it can be molded with the hands.

The fastest human swimmer can swim at 6 miles per hour. The fastest mammal – the dolphin – can swim up to 35 miles per hour.

Did you know Sailor, Dead Leaf, Paper Kite, Blue Striped Crow, Julia and Great Egg Fly are all names of BUTTERFLIES.

The bird that can fly the fastest is called a White It can fly up to 95 miles per hour.

Colgate faced big obstacle marketing toothpaste in Spanish speaking countries. Colgate translated into the command “go hang yourself”

Alaska has the highest percentage of people who walk to work. (2010)

The microwave was invented after a researcher walked by a radar tube and a chocolate bar melted in his pocket.

There are about a billion bicycles in the world, twice as many motorcars. Almost 400 million bicycles are in China.

New York is the most linguistically and religiously diverse city in the world. The 8.4 million inhabitants communicate in some 800 different languages across the five boroughs – the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, and staten Island..

The muscle that lets your eye blink is the fastest in your body. It allows you to blink 5 times a second and 15000 times a day.

The smallest book in the world is called Chemin de la Cruix. It has 119 pages. It is 2 inches height and 11/3 inches wide.

The largest book in the world is an atlas which is in the British Museum. It is 5 feet 10 inches height and 3 feet by 6 inches wide.

Nearly three-fourth of India’s population, which is rural, bears 84% of the burden of exposure to air pollution.

In older people, memory is best early in the morning and the declines during the late afternoon.

Dentists in medieval Japan extracted teeth by pulling them out with their fingers.

Tibetans drink tea made of salt and rancid yak butter.

There are more female than male millionaires in the United States.

Cats cannot taste sweet things.

Each year, about 5000,000 detectable earthquakes occur in the world. About 100,000 of those can be felt and about 100 of them cause damage.

If you could throw a snowball fast enough, it would totally vaporize when it hit a brick wall.

Compulsive shopping was identified be a German psychiatrist almost a hundred years ago. Clinically it is known as Oniomania.

Every human spent about half an hour as a single cell.

No piece of normal-size paper can be folded in half more than 7 times.

Some salamanders can grow up to five feet in length.

When gentlemen in medieval Japan wished to seal an agreement, they urinated together, crisscrossing their streams of urine.

This year in 2010, more than 2.5 million books will be shipped with the wrong cover.

The Mercedes-Benz motto is ‘Das Beste oder Nichits’ meaning ‘the best of nothing’.

Acrons were used as a coffee substitute during the American Civil war

There have been 47 Charlie Chan Movies, with six actors playing the part. None were Chinese.

The average company saves over $ 7,000 for each employee suggestion that is enacted.

Our eyes are always the same size from birth, but our nose and ears never stop growing.

In the month of August, two babies are born every second in India and China verses a new baby every 8 seconds I the US

An egg will float if placed in water in which sugar has been added.

The planet in the solar system rotate anticlockwise, except Venus, Uranus and Pluto which rotate clockwise. No one knows why.

Murder is the only crime that does not increase during the full moon. Theft, disorderly conduct, larceny, armed robbery, assault and battery, and rape all statistically increase dramatically during full moon.

Liquid TIDE laundry detergent glows under a blacklight.

Isaac Newton was a bad student who was admitted to Trinity College one the condition that he would do some domestic chores.

The male pray mantis cannot copulate while its head is attached to its body. The female initiates sex by ripping the male’s head off.

Wearing headphones for just an hour will increase the bacteria in your ear by 700 times.

The only two creatures that can see behind themselves without turning there are the rabbit and parrot.

The three most common languages in the world are Mandarin Chinese, Spanish and English.

Centuries ago, Oct 31 was called in England “All Hallows’ Eve” hence the name Halloween. People prayed to prayed the souls of the departed for the Catholic All Saints’ Day on November 1st.

The word ‘comet’ comes from the Greek word ‘kometes’ meaning long hair and referring to the tail.

The Pentagon has twice as many toilets as necessary. When it was built, segregation was still in place in Virginia, so separate toilets for blacks and whites were required by law.

The tongue of a blue whale is as long as an elephant.

Sanskrit is the mother of all the European languages. It is the most suitable language for computer software, according to a report in Forbes magazine, 1987.

The first Kannada film Sathi Sulochana released on 3rd March 1934 (but first film made was ‘Bhakta Dhruva’) was made in 40,000 rupees.

One that speaks tow languages – is bilingual – can be said to be a diglot.

That those who dress in red are more confident in themselves.

The smallest island in the world is Bishop Rock. It lies at the most south-westerly part of United Kingdom.

There are 6 words in English with the letters “uu”. Muumuu, vacuum, continuum, duumvirate and duumvir, residuum.

Leonardo Da Vinci could write with one hand and draw with the other simultaneously.

In ancient Rome, father was the supreme authority. He could even execute a grown son for serious offences like treason.

Our eyes can distinguish up to one million color surfaces and take in more information than the largest telescope known to man.

Worldwide, 20,000 brands of beer are brewed in 180 styles, from ales, lagers, pilsner and stouts to bitters, cream ales and iced beers.

There are 635,013,559,559 possible hands in a game of bridge.

When Coca-cola began to be sold in china, they used characters that would sound like “Coca-Cola” When spoken. Unfortunately, what they turned out to mean was “Bite the wax tadpole”.

The statue of Liberty’s index finger is eight feet long.

US citizens watch the most TV. By age 65, an American would have watched the equivalent of 9 years uninterrupted screening.

Phobtrivaphobia is a fear of trivia about phobias.

Tapeworms are hermaphrodite. i.e., each individual is both male and female. They fertilize themselves.

Polygamy refers to both polyandry – marrying more than one man and Polygene – wedding more than one woman.

When you do an eye test, the distance between you and the eye chart is 20 feet. Objects appear parallel at that distance.

Rudolph Diesel invented diesel engine in 1892.

Each year, 500,000 detectable earthquakes occur in the world. About 100,000 of those can be felt and about 100 of them cause damage.

A ‘jiffy’ is an actual unit of time for 1/100th of a second.

Lightning strikes the earth 100 times every second, and there are on average 35 earthquakes per day.

In 1515 coffee from Arabia appears in Europe.

On average, people can hold their breath for about one minute. The world record is 21 minutes 29 seconds, by David Merlini.

The ‘eel’ is the only fish in the world that spawns in the middle of the ocean but spends its adult life in rivers.

A “sysygy” occurs when all the planets of our solar system line up.

The pharohs of ancient Egypt wore garments made with thin threads of beaten gold. Some fabrics had up to 500 gold threads per one inch of cloth.

Henry Waterman, of New York, invented the elevator in 1850. He intended it to transport barrels of flour.

Horse racing is one of the most dangerous sports. Between 2 and 3 jockeys are killed each year. That’s about how many base ball players have died in baseball’s entire professional history.

Golf was banned in England in 1456 because it was considered a distraction from the serious pursuit of archery.

Mario, of Super Mario Bros. fame, appeared in the 1981 arcade game, donkey Kong. His original name was Jumpman, but was changed to Mario to honor the Nintendo of America’s landlord, Mario Segali.

The short-term memory capacity for most people is between five and nine items or digits. This is one reason that phone numbers were kept to seven digits for so long.

Orchids are grown from seed so small that it would take thirty thousand to weigh as much as one grain of wheat.

The word ‘millionare’ was first used by Benjamin Disraeli in his 1826 novel Vivian Grey.

Cinderella is known as Rashin Coatie in Scotland, Zezolla in Italy, and Yeh-hsien in China.

Couples who marry in January, February and March tend to have the highest divorce rates. No one knows why.

Every minute, 24 hours of video is uploaded to youtube, or about 200,000 videos per day. (2010)

In Dante’s “Inferno” the ninth circle of hell is reserved for those who betray family or country. The denizens of this deepest circle, who are frozen in ice, include Judas (betrayer of Christ and Cassius and Brutus (betrayers of Julius Caesar).

People who laugh a lot are much healthier. Doctor Lee Berk at the Loma Linda School of Public Health in California found that laughing lowers levels of stress hormones, and strengthens the immune system.

People who have a tough time handling the stress of money woes are twice as likely to develop severe gum disease, a new study finds.

Australian rules football was originally designed to give cricketers something to play during the off season.

Excessive use of credit is cited as a major cause of non-business bankruptcy, second only to unemployment.

Every year about 98% of atoms in your body are replaced.

The same man who led the attack on the Alamo, Mexican Military General, Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna, is also credited with the invention of chewing gum.

On average, men lose about 40 hairs a day. Women lose about 70 hairs a day.

Lightning keeps plants alive. The intense heat of lightning forces nitrogen in the air to mix with oxygen, forming nitrogen oxides that are soluble in water and fall to the ground in rain, to be absorbed by plants.

The longest Oscar awards ceremony was in 2000, running for 4 hours and 16 minutes – beating a previous record by 16 minutes.

The NATO attack on Serbia in 1999 during the Kosovo war killed more animals than people.

During American civil war, Gen Ulysses S Grant believed that onions would prevent dysentery and sent a message via wire to the War Department: “I will not move my army without onions” Within a day, the government sent three trainloads of onions to the front.

The term “Blue chip” comes from the color of the poker chip with the highest value, blue.

An apple, onion and potato all have the same taste. The differences in flavor are caused by their smell. To prove this – pinch your nose and take a bite from each. They will all taste sweet.

In July 1934 Babe Ruth paid a fan $20 for the return of the base ball he hit for his 7000th career home run.

There are 1040 islands around Britain, one of which is the smallest island in world: Bishop’s rock.

Half of everything bought in American stores is bought on impulse. Supermarkets report very strong sales of almost anything they stock at the check-out line.

Do you know the appetite of a south American anteater? It eats over 30,000 ants, per day.

Arica in Chile is the driest place on earth. It gets just 0.03 inches (0.76 millimeter) of rain per year. At that rate, it would take a century to fill a coffee cup.

Eyebrow hair lasts between 3-5 months before it sheds.

The desert tortoise can live without having to drink any water. It extracts the water it needs from the vegetation it eats.

During the making of the movie “Fight Club,” actor Brad Pitt chipped tooth. However, he didn’t get his tooth capped until after the movie was done filming as he thought it would look better chipped for his character.

During world war II, bakers in the USA were ordered to stop selling sliced bread for the duration of the war on January 18, 1943. Only whole loaves were made available to the public. It was never explained how this action helped the war effort.

A father Emperor penguin withstands the Antarctic cold for 60 days or more to protect its eggs, which he keeps on his feet, covered with feathered flap. During this entire time he doesn’t eat a thing. Afterwards, they feed the chicks a special liquid form their throats. When the mother penguins return to care for the young, the fathers go to sea to eat and rest.

An interesting fact about august 2009. This august has 5 Saturday, 5 Sunday, 5 Monday- all in one month it happens once in 823 years.

A penguin swims at a speed of approximately 15 miles per hour (24 kilometers per hour)

The sea horse is the lowest fish, drifting at approximately 0.016 km/h.

Didakaleinophobia is the fear of going to school.

9th of September 2008 exactly at 9’o clock 9 minutes 9 seconds the date and time would be 09:09:09:09:09:09. This happens only after 1000 years once.

The pupil of your eye expands by as much as 45 percent when you look at something pleasing.

Corals take a long time to grow. Some corals only grow one centimeter in one year.

Black olives contain 10-30 percent more oil than green olives.

The Sumerians, who lived in the middle east, invented the wheel in about 3450 BC. They also invented writing.

Bananas contain a natural chemical which can make a person happy. This chemical is found in Prozac.

Zsa zsa gabor was the first, and only, recipient of Golden Globe Award for Most Glamorous Actress. She won it in 1958, after which the category was deleted.

The penguin is the only bird that can swim, but not fly. It is also the only bird that walks upright.

Did you know the first bicycle that was made in 1817 by Baron von Drais didn’t have any pedals? People walked it along.

The owl parrot can’t fly, and builds its nest under the roots.

The giant African snail grows over a foot in length and weighs more than a pound (0.5 kg approx).

In 1927, X-rays were used to help people find a fitting shoe. It was known as the shoe-fitting fluoroscope but was later destroyed due to health hazards.

Hippocrates noted the medicinal properties of lettuce in 430 BC

Honey is the only food that does not spoil. Honey found in the tombs of Egyptian pharaohs has been tasted by archeologists and found edible.

The only king with out a moustache in a deck of cards is the king if hearts.

Ducks’ feet have no nerves or blood vessels. This means duck never feel the cold, even it they swim in icy cold water.

Ushuaia, Argentina is the world’s southern most city.

Despite being over 27 times smaller, Norway’s total coastline is longer than the USA’s

You are born with 300 bones. When you get to be an adult, you have 206.

A new born porcupine’s quills are very soft.

Earth is the only planet not named after a god.

It has been suggested that shepherds are responsible for inventing the game golf. It is said that they used to use their staffs to hit the stones.

Alfred Hitchcock did not have a belly button. It was eliminated when he was sewn up after surgery.

Polar bears are excellent swimmers. They have been known to swim more than 60 miles without a rest.

Pandas are born pink and hairless. They grow fur and develop their black and white coloring in about a month.

Mona Lisa has no eyebrows in Leonardo da Vinci’s painting.

January is names for the roman god Janus. Janus was a temple god who could look forward and backward at the same time.

The giraffe is able to clean its ear with its won tongue.

The thickness of the arctic ice sheet is on average 10 feet. There are some areas that are thick as 65 feet.

The first theater to show motion pictures was the Nickelodeon on June 19, 1905 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. It was opened by Harry Davis on Smithfield Street.

Hippos drink almost 250 liters of water in 24 hours.

The greatest mountain range is the Mid-Ocean Ridge, extending 64,374 kilometers from the Artic Ocean to the Atlantic Ocean.

A rabbit’s teeth never stop growing. They are kept worn down by gnawing on food.

The capybara is the world’s largest rodent. It can weigh more than 100 pounds (45 Kilograms approximately).

An elephant’s trunk can hold 2.5 gallons (9.6 liters approx) of water.

Lions can’t roar until they reach the age of two.

Austria was the fist country to use postcards, starting in 1869.

The ‘middle finger’ gesture originates back to 423 BC in Aristophanes play ‘The Clouds’

The bones of a pigeon weight less than its feathers.

The oldest actor to win a Best Actor Oscar is Henry Fonda. He was 76 when he won it.

US president Franklin D Roosevelt is the only man to receive the Time’s Man of the Year award thrice. He received it in the years 1932, 1934 and 1941.

Michael Jackson patented the anti-gravity bend from the Smooth Criminal video

Insect do not make noises with their voices. The noise of bees, mosquitoes and other buzzing insects is caused by them rapidly moving their wings.

Unlike other four-legged mammals, kangaroos cannot walk backwards.

Children who are breast fed tend to have an IQ seven points higher then children who are not.

Approximately 40 per cent of the paper currency in circulation in America, was counterfeit by the end of the civil war.

An octopus has absolutely no bones. The only hard anatomical structure on an octopus is the beak around the mouth, which made of similar tissue to fingernails.

Humpback whales are capable of living up to 95 years.

A single ant colony can include over 5 million busy members, soldiers and workers.

Each king in a deck of playing cards represents a great king from history. Spades: Kind David, Clubs: Alexander the great, Hearts: Charlemagne and Diamonds: Julius Creaser

The largest dog in the world is the Frish Wolfhound.

Vishakapatnam is the only natural harbor in India’s East cost.

Both male and female giraffes have horns.

Smile is the most frequently used facial expression. It can use anywhere from a pair of 5 to 53 facial muscles.

Humans, it they are very sensitive; can detect sweetness in a solution of one part of sugar in to 200 parts water. Some moths and butterflies can detect sweetness when the ratio is 1 to 300,000.

The finger nails grow faster on the hand you favor. If you are right-handed, your right fingernails will grow faster; likewise the finger nails on the left hand of a lift-handed person.

The largest living organism ever found is a honey mushroom, Armillaria Ostogae. It covers 3.4 square miles of land in the blue mountains of eastern Oregon, and it’s still growing.

Laws forbidding the scale of sodas on Sunday prompted William Garwood to invent the ice cream sundae in 1857.

The original name for the butterfly was “Flutterby”

Cats can sleep for up to 16 hours a day

A honeybee kills more people each year world wide than all the venomous snakes combined.

Some toads make themselves look bigger in self-defense. It stands on tiptoes; take a deep breath and puffs up its whole body.

While smiling, we may use anywhere from a pair of five to 53 facial muscles.

People that smoke have 10 times as many wrinkles as a person that does not smoke.

The first tattoo machine was invented by Samuel O’Reilly

It’s illegal to sell, own of distribute chewing gum in Singapore.

In 1930, Ellen Church became the world’s first airline stewardness.

Australia is the smallest flattest, and driest inhabited continent in the world. It is the only country which is also a whole continent.

The shortest war in history was between Zanzibar and England in 1869. Zanzibar surrendered after 38 minutes.

Cinderella is known as Rashin Coalte in Scotland, Zezolla in Italy and Yeh-hsien in China.

A tiger’s night vision is six times greater than a human’s and the placement of their eyes gives them a wide angle view.

Octopi change colors when they become frightened. Normally they are brown in color, but can change to green or blue when scared.

The ice cream cone was invented in the summer of 1904 by Charles Menches. It made its debut later at the Saint Louis World Fair.

The Mona Lisa has no eyebrows. It was the fashion in Renaissance Florence to shave them off.

Sharks can smell a drop of blood from a mile away

The longest Hollywood kiss was from the 1941 film, “You’re in the Army now”. It lasted for three minutes and three seconds.

An adult flea can only survive fro one to four days but the pupae and larvae can be around for over three months.

Both male and female giraffe have horns.

In 18th Century Britain, there was insurance against going to hell.

The gold ring that many sailors wore were often used to pay for a decent burial after their deaths.

Snakes uses its tongue to smell, which is used to sense movement, distance, prey and predators too.

The color of a giraffe’s coat tends to become darker with age.

The botanical name of the chocolate plant is the Obramba Cacao, which means, Food of the Gods.

Some toads make themselves look bigger in self-defense. They stand on their toes, take a deep breath and puff up their whole body.

Kangaroos cannot walk backwards, and are on the Australian coat of arms for that reason.

The only golf course on the island of Tonga has 15 holes, and there’s no penalty if a monkey steals your golf ball.

All frogs have poison glands in their skin for self defense.

60-65 million years ago, humans and dolphins shared a common ancestor.

Cows can detect odors from up to five miles (8 kms) away.

Young cats are lactose intolerant.

The ice cream cone was invented in the year 1904 by Charles Menches.

Monaco’s national orchestra is bigger than its army.

All cats are born blind. The ability to see comes during the first couple of weeks after birth.

The eye of a human can distinguish between 500 shades of grey.

Hippopotamuses have practically no hair. They have very smooth skin, which is quite delicate.

The first bicycle that was made in 1817 by Baron von Drais didn’t have any pedals.

The pygmy mouse, lemur, is the smallest primate in the world.

Fable writer Aesop married and divorced at least fifty women. He even wed his daughter, his sister and his own mother.

The very word Navigation is derived from the Sanskrit word ‘Navgath’ the word navy is also derived from Sanskrit ‘Nou’

Blinking helps wash tears over the eyeballs. It helps keep them clean and moist.

In a church in Czechoslovakia, there is a chandelier made of human bones.

There are no cemeteries in San Francisco, CA

The shark cornea has been used in eye surgery, since its cornea is similar to a human cornea.

The shell of a turtle is made up of 60 different bones, all connected together.

If your eyes are six feet above the surface of the ocean, the horizon will be about three statute miles away.

Leonardo Da Vinci invented the scissors.

Eyebrows hair lasts between 3-5 months before it sheds.

An ant can detect a movement through five centimeters of earth.

Clinically lycanthropy is the very rare psychological disorder in which the patient thinks that she/he has transformed into an animal.

A leach has 32 brains.

Police dogs were first used in 1816 in Scotland.

River otters communicate with a variety of squeals, chirps, chatters, chuckles, screams and warning growls.

Kite flying is a professional sport in Thailand.

Polar bears can smell seal from 20 miles away.

An ant has two stomachs, in one stomach it stores food for itself and in the other it stores food that is to be shared with other ants.

Blood accounts for 7 percent of a human being’s total body weight.

The average cocoon contains about 300-400 meters of silk.

Crocodiles swallow stones as they help them dive deeper.

Sanskrit is the mother of all the European languages.

In ancient Rome, it was considered a sign of leadership to be born with a crooked nose.

While it took the radio 38 years, and the television a short 13 years, it took the World Wide Web (www) only four years to reach 50 million users.

Steel hinges on refrigerators can support more that 140 pounds of door weight without sagging.

Wolf spiders biologically known as Lycosa Godefforyoi is the most common spider found in the gardens and homes. The wolf spiders got their name from wolves because they catch the pray the same way. They do not make a web for themselves and live on the ground.

Snake venom is 90% protein.

For self-defense, a cobra spits its venom into the eyes of its enemy.

Both Hitler and Napolean were minus a testicle.

Mocha is the name of the sea port that was a route to Mecca, which is where trades of coffee took place. Coffee was a well guarded commodity and no one was allowed to take fertile coffee plants out of the country.

A frilled lizard can run standing up on its hind legs, with its fore legs and tail in the air.

The inner coat of a polar ear is black, and helps it absorb sun-light to keep itself warn in the cold conditions that it lives in.

Cats have 230 bones in their bodies, this is 24 more than humans.

Baby penguins have soft feathers known as down.

Goats actually discovered the coffee plant. Their shepherd noticed that they were getting very hyper; so, one day, he followed them, and found out that they were eating a berry that was keeping them awake all day and night.

The word ‘queue’ is the only word in English language that is still pronounced the same way when the last four letters are removed.

Color is not an indicator for the taste or ripeness in cranberries.

The fear of animals is called zoophobia.

Snakes use their tongue to smell.

The bony portion of the turtle’s shell is covered with plates (scutes) that are derivatives of skin and offer additional strength and protection.

Penguins use sign language to communicate with each other.

Men can read smaller print better than women; women can hear better than men.

The most dangerous insect in the world is the housefly. It carries and transmits more diseases than any other animal in the world.

Snakes do not have any eyelids. A transparent scale protects their eyes.

Your eyelashes stop growing once you cross adolescence.

If the great horned owl were to be totally stripped of its feathers, the naked bird would weigh less than its features.

Pumice is the only rock that floats in water.

The only two animals that can see behind them, without turning their heads are the rabbit and parrot.

Coffee smellers were discharged wounded soldiers employed as spies to smell out unlicensed coffee roasting during the coffee monopoly in Germany.

The memory span of goldfish is just about 3 seconds. If you keep a goldfish in a darkroom it will eventually turn white. The oldest goldfish died at the age of 43.

The thyroid cartilage is more commonly known as Adam’s Apple.

The Titanic was the first ship to use SOS as a distress call.

Walt Disney’s first cartoon character was called Oswald the rabbit.

Mickey Mouse is known as ‘Topolino’ in Italy.

Donald Duck’s middle name is Fauntleroy.

Bulls are known to be color blind. It’s a black-and-white life for them.

The great wall of china is also known as the “Ten Thousand Li Wall”. One Li is equal to 500 meters. The wall is over 1500 miles in length.

France is considered to be the birthplace of Gothic art and Baroque architectural style. The Gothic art was initially known as French Art.

Canada is an Indian word meaning ‘big village’. A hamlet is a village without a church and a town is not a city until it has a cathedral.

The largest cell in the human body is the female egg and the smallest is the male sperm.

Squirrels hide their extra nuts in the soil, under logs and under leaves in caches.

The rhinoceros’ horn is made of the same stuff found in our hair and fingernails which is called keratin. It also contains something called gelatin.

The first Olympic games were held in 776 BC.

A squirrel’s brain is almost the size of a walnut.

Iran means ‘Land of Aryans’

The strongest muscle in the body is tongue.

The Eiffel Tower was the tallest building in the world until the construction of the Chrysler Building in 1930 by William van Aleen in the United States.

The Italian flag is inspired by the French flag introduced during Napoleon’s 1797 invasion of the Peninsula.

Bactrian camels, unlike the Arabian camels, have two humps, instead of a single one.

The oldest inhabited house in Scotland is the Traquair Castle. The castle had 27 kings as visitors.

You use about 200 muscles to take one step.

The average life span of an eyebrow hair is four months. It’s also the slowest growing hair on the body.

The human brain is the fattest organ in the body and may consist of at least 60% fat.

Only 2 per cent of humans are tone deaf, if you cringe when you here a karaoke singer miss notes, or can’t stand a bad violin player, then you are not tone deaf.

Leopards are the best tree climbers amongst big cats and are capable of talking prey that is twice their body weight, up a tree.

The famous Casanova (Giacomo Casanova) was a librarian for many years before he died.

The highest mountain in the Western Hemisphere is Mount Aconcagua in Argentina. It is 22,824 feet above sea level.

People drank gold powder mixed with water in medieval Europe to relieve pain from sore limbs.

Crocodiles can swim up to 40 km per hour, just with the help of their powerful tail and can stand underwater for 2-3.

When Harward college was founded in 1636, it was surrounded by a tall stockade to keep prowling wolves and hostile Red Indians.

If you went out into space, you would explode before you suffocated because there is no air pressure.

Spotted bananas are sweeter than with a sugar content of more than 20% compared with 3% in a green banana.

A crocodile can’t move its tongue and cannot chew. It’s digestive juices are so strong that it can digest a steel nail.

Lightning strikes men about seven times more often than it does women.

About 50 bibles are sold every minute. It is the world’s best-selling book. Some 1 billion copies of bibles have been sold.

The word encyclopedia comes from two Greek words meaning ‘a circle of learning’. The oldest known encyclopedia was written in Greece about 2000 years ago. It’s no longer in existence.

Small time gamblers who place small bet in-order to prolong the excitement of a game are called “dead fish” by game operators because the longer the playing time, the greater is the chance of losing.

The Chinese, in olden days, used “marijuana” only as a remedy for dysentery.

Vitamin ‘A’ is known to prevent “night blindness” and carrots are loaded with vitamin ‘A’. One carrot provides more than 200 percent of recommended daily intake of vitamin ‘A’.

The world Islam means “submission” derived from the Arab word for peace, salaam.

Tourism is the world’s biggest industry affecting 240 million jobs.

Fishing is the most popular sports in the world. The most watched sports worldwide accumulatively on TV is soccer but the most watched televised single series of sport throughout the year is F1.

Of all the words in the English language the word “set” has the most definitions.

A baseball has exactly 108 stitches; a cricket ball has between 65 and 70 stitches.

Tomato is the world’s most popular fruit. More than 60 million tones of tomatoes are produces every year, 16 million tones more than the second most popular fruit, the banana.

A new born baby’s head accounts for one quarter of its weight.

Polygamy refers to both polyandry – marrying more than one man and

Polygene – wedding more than one woman.

During American civil war, Gen Ulysses S Grant believed that onions would prevent dysentery and sent a message via wire to the War Department: “I will not move my army without onions” Within a day, the government sent three trainloads of onions to the front.

A father Emperor penguin withstands the Antarctic cold for 60 days or more to protect its eggs, which he keeps on his feet, covered with feathered flap. During this entire time he doesn’t eat a thing. Afterwards, they feed the chicks a special liquid form their throats. When the mother penguins return to care for the young, the fathers go to sea to eat and rest.

Wolf spiders biologically known as Lycosa Godefforyoi is the most common spider found in the gardens and homes. The wolf spiders got their name from wolves because they catch the pray the same way. They do not make a web for themselves and live on the ground.

During American civil war, Gen Ulysses S Grant believed that onions would prevent dysentery and sent a message via wire to the War Department: “I will not move my army without onions” Within a day, the government sent three trainloads of onions to the front.

A father Emperor penguin withstands the Antarctic cold for 60 days or more to protect its eggs, which he keeps on his feet, covered with feathered flap. During this entire time he doesn’t eat a thing. Afterwards, they feed the chicks a special liquid form their throats. When the mother penguins return to care for the young, the fathers go to sea to eat and rest.

Wolf spiders biologically known as Lycosa Godefforyoi is the most common spider found in the gardens and homes. The wolf spiders got their name from wolves because they catch the pray the same way. They do not make a web for themselves and live on the ground.

Ernst Vincent Wright’s 1939 novel Gadby has 20,110 words, none of which contains the letter ‘e’

Giraffe’s are the only animals born with Horns. Both males and females are born with bony knobs on the forehead.

In Queensland, Australia, it is still required that all pubs have a railing outside for patrons to tie up their horses.

Anti-modem laws restrict Internet access in Myanmar illegal possession of a modem can lead to a prison term.

Honey is the only food that doesn’t spoil. Honey fount in the tombs of Egyptian pharaohs has been tasted by archeologists and found edible.

In 1955, the richest women in the world was Mrs Hetty Green Wilks, who left an estate of $95 million in a will that has found in a tin box with four pieces of soap.

There are more than 600 million telephone lines today, yet almost half the worlds population has never made a phone call.

The Motorola Dyna Tac 8000 X was the first cell phone sold in the US launched on April 11, 1984. It was designed by Rudy Krolpp and weighed 2 pounds.

The oldest existing government body operates in Althing in Iceland. It was established in 930 A D.

Snails produce a sticky discharge that forms a protective carpet under them as they travel along. The discharge is so effective they can crawl along the edge of a razor without cutting themselves.

Google handles about 1 billion search queries per day, releasing some 200 tons of C02 per day.

In sixteenth century peking, one took revenge against one’s enemies by placing finely chopped tiger’s whiskers in their food, which would get caught in the victim’s digestion track and cause hundreds of painful sores and infections.

Coca-cola would be green if coloring weren’t added to it.

Your heart beats about 70 times a minute, and each time it beats, it pumps about a cupful of blood.

We actually do not see with our eyes we see with our brain. The eyes basically are the cameras of the brain.

In 1386, a pig in France was executed by public hanging for the murder of a child.

The most dangerous animal in the world is the common housefly. Because of their habits of visiting animal waste, they transmit more diseases than any other animal.

Shirley temple is the youngest performer to receive an Academy Award in 1934. She received a special award when she was only five years old.

George Washington was the first president under US constitution of 1789. However, the US was an independent nation for 13 years before the constitution was signed.

Outside the USA, Ireland is the largest software producing country in the world.

Camels have three eyelids to protect themselves from blowing sand.

Sport command the biggest television audiences, led by summer Olympics, world cup, football and formula one racing.

The British royal family changes their surname from Saxe-Coburg-Gotha to Windsor, the name of their castle in 1917.

Almost 1-2 billion people are underfed – the same number of people that are overweight to the point of obesity.

In August 1983, Peter Stewart of Birmingham, UK, set a world record by disco dancing for 408 hours.

After the French Revolution of 1789, selling sour wine was considered against national interest and the merchant was promptly executed.

To most Americans, the orient is China, Japan, Korea and Vietnam; to Europeans it is the area of India and Pakistan.

The words “naked” and “nude” are not the same. Names implies unprotected. Nude means unclothed.

During American civil war, Gen Ulysses S Grant believed that onions would prevent dysentery and sent a message via wire to the War Department: “I will not move my army without onions” Within a day, the government sent three trainloads of onions to the front.

A father Emperor penguin withstands the Antarctic cold for 60 days or more to protect its eggs, which he keeps on his feet, covered with feathered flap. During this entire time he doesn’t eat a thing. Afterwards, they feed the chicks a special liquid form their throats. When the mother penguins return to care for the young, the fathers go to sea to eat and rest.

Wolf spiders biologically known as Lycosa Godefforyoi is the most common spider found in the gardens and homes. The wolf spiders got their name from wolves because they catch the pray the same way. They do not make a web for themselves and live on the ground.

The smallest book in the world is called Chemin de la Cruix. It has 119 pages. It is 2 inches height and 11/3 inches wide.

Compulsive shopping was identified by a German psychiatrist almost a hundred years ago. Clinically it is known as Oniomania.

Every human spend about half an hour as a single cell.

This year in 2010, more than 2.5 million books will be shipped with the wrong cover.

Liquid TIDE laundry detergent glows under a black light (Ultraviolet Light).

Isaac Newton was a bad student who was admitted to Trinity College on the condition that he would do some domestic chores.

One that speaks two languages – is bilingual – can be said to be a diglot.

The short-term memory capacity for most people is between five and nine items or digits. This is one reason that phone numbers were kept to seven digits for so long.

During American civil war, Gen Ulysses S Grant believed that onions would prevent dysentery and sent a message via wire to the War Department: “I will not move my army without onions” Within a day, the government sent three trainloads of onions to the front.

In July 1934 Babe Ruth paid a fan $20 for the return of the baseball he hit for his 7000th career home run.

An adult flea can only survive form one to four days but the pupae and larvae can be around for over three months.

Steel hinges on refrigerators can support more than 140 pounds of door weight without sagging.

Wolf spiders biologically known as Lycosa Godefforyoi is the most common spider found in the gardens and homes. The wolf spiders got their name from wolves because they catch the pray the same way. They do not make a web for themselves and live on the ground.

Mocha is the name of the sea port that was a route to Mecca, which is where trades of coffee took place. Coffee was a well-guarded commodity and no one was allowed to take fertile coffee plants out of the country.

The inner coat of a polar bear is black, and helps it absorb sun-light to keep itself warn in the cold conditions that it lives in.

The word encyclopaedia comes from two Greek words meaning ‘a circle of learning’. The oldest known encyclopaedia was written in Greece about 2000 years ago. It’s no longer in existence.

There are more than 600 million telephone lines today, yet almost half the world's population has never made a phone call.

The words “naked” and “nude” are not the same. Naked implies unprotected. Nude means unclothed.

A shark is the only fish that can blink with both eyes.

Sugarcane belongs to Grass species.

In 1955, a Sears ad gave a hotline number for kids to call Santa. One child misdialed and reached Continental Air Defense Command. A colonel saw it as a public relations opportunity, which led to the “Norad Tracks Santa” program.

During the Cold War, CIA agents were taught how to communicate by tying their shoelaces in particular patterns. It was described in CIA manuals that were written by a magician hired to teach agents secret signals and sleight-ofhand tricks.

People who eat spicy food nearly every day have a 14% chance of living longer.

Every December 25th, a town in Peru celebrates “Takanakuy”. Men, women and children settle grudges with fistfights. Then everyone goes drinking together, ready to start the new year with a clean slate.

A Nova Scotia man broke into a ranch home, then fed the cats, did laundry, put out hay for the horses, took a shower, used the residents’ toothbrush and shaver, and wrote in their diary.

A man named Dashrath Manjhi carved a road carved a road in a mountain for 22 years so that his village could be connected to the other village because his wife died without any treatment and the nearest doctor was 70 km away in the other village.

The smallest species of monkey is the pygmy marmoset, which has an average adult weight of 3.5 ounces and a head-body length of less than six inches.

During WWII, American soldiers were taught to shoot grenades out of the air using shotguns. They practiced it using dummy grenades at training camps.

Genghis Khan slept with so many women, that about every 1 in 200 people today are related to him

There is a pill called “Father Christmas” that makes your farts smell like chocolate.

Richard Feynman was divorced for doing too much calculus. His wife said “He did calculus while driving, while sitting in the living room and while lying in bed at night.

In Switzerland, it is illegal to own one guinea pig because they are prone to loneliness.

After a waitress at a pizzeria helped a customer choose the numbers for a winning lottery ticket in 1984, he “tipped” her $ 3,000,000; half of his $ 6,000,000 prize money.

When King Harald of Norway was the Crown Prince, he told his father he would never marry unless it was to his true love, the daughter of a cloth merchant. She became the Queen of Norway.

Rebel Wilson became an actress due to a hallucination. While sick with malaria, she hallucinated that she won an Oscar, and took it as a sign.

The U.S government poisoned alcohol during Prohibition in the 20s and 30s,killing over 10,000 people.

The founder of match.com, Gary Kreman, lost his girlfriend to a man she met on match.com.

The Nokia 1100 sold over 250 million units,making it the best selling mobile phone in history.

Oresund bridge between Denmark and Sweden dips into a tunnel in the middle of the sea.

The bikini was named after the Bikini Atoll because the US conducted nuclear weapons tests there. When the swimsuit was introduced in 1946, the designer said it's like an atom bomb because it's "small and devasting."

A diabetic woman built her own artificial pancreas. It wirelessly connects to a glucose monitor and controls an insulin pump . She created it with help from soial media amd mail-order parts, and she's giving away the plans for free.

When people are electrocuted and thrown far distances ,it is a result of sudden and violent muscle contraction and not the result of the shock. This has raised questions as to the actual strength and capabilities of the muscles in the human body.

A school district in Pennsylvania gave laptops to 2,306 high school students , and remote activation to turn on their webcams and secretly take pictures of some students at home.

In 2016, Chinese authorities created regulations to stop people from eating bananas in a "seductive" fashion on live-streaming sites.

About 300 million years ago, when plants first developed the ability to make wood , there were no organisms that could break wood down. It took 40 million years for a fungus to evolve that was able to rot wood.

There's a candy company that sells bags of imitation Lucky marshmallows with no cereal. Reviewers say the marshmallows taste like the real ones. One-pound bags are available on Amazon for $10.99.

Walt Disney began developing his skills as a cartoonist as a young kid. Stuck on a farm in Missouri, he didn't have many subjects, but delighted in drawing cartoon pictures of his neighbor's horses.

Disney's French family name was originally D'Isigny before being Anglicized to Disney.

Disney dropped out of high school at age 16 in hopes of joining the Army. He was rejected for being underage, but was able to get a job as an ambulance driver with the Red Cross in France.

Disney's very first animation studio was Laugh-O-Gram, where he began telling modernized fairy tales based on Aesop's Fables (a trend Disney continued) before the studio quickly went bankrupt (good thing he didn't quit back then!).

Mickey Mouse wasn't Disney's first iconic character--Mickey's predecessor, Oswald the Lucky Rabbit, was created while Disney was under contract with Universal Pictures. When he left, Oswald was barred from joining him, leading Disney to make a new companion--everyone's favorite mouse.

Mickey Mouse was originally named Mortimer Mouse, but Disney's wife said the name Mortimer sounded too pompous, convincing Disney to change the adorable rodent's name to Mickey. The name Mortimer was instead given to Mickey's rival mouse in later episodes.

From 1928 (the birth of Mickey Mouse) until 1947, Disney himself did the voice of Mickey.

Disney was hell-bent on creating a feature-length animated Snow White film, despite everyone else's doubt. Some in Hollywood even referred to the project as "Disney's folly." They were the real fools though--Snow White earned more than $8 million during its original release, which would be equal to about $130 million today.

Disney was good pals with Uncle Sam, producing animated war propaganda films and training videos for the United States military.

Disney also created custom cartoon insignia for U.S. troops, which were used to boost morale.

Disney helped fan the flames of the 1940s Red Scare. He was a founder of the Motion Picture Alliance for the Preservation of Americans Ideals, accusing workers on strike of communist plots, testifying against labor organizers, and icing out rumored communists of Hollywood.

Disney was a pioneer for children's television entertainment, airing unique programming for kids such as Zorro, Davy Crockett, and The Mickey Mouse Club.

Disney received more Academy Awards and nominations than has anyone else. Between 1932 and 1969, he won 22 Academy Awards and was nominated 59 times, postmortemly rubbing salt in the wounds of Leonardo DiCaprio.

At the 1938 Oscars, Disney was presented with one normal-size statuette and seven miniature ones for Snow White and the Seven Dwarves.

Disney held the patent for Technicolor for two years, making him the only animator allowed to make color animated films!

Rumored to be anti-Semitic, Disney attended meetings of the German American Bund in the 1930s, a pro-Nazi organization. He also hosted known Nazi propagandist and filmmaker Leni Riefenstahl, giving her a tour of the Disney studios. Despite this, others claim rumors of Disney's anti-Semitism to be false.

Disney's favorite character was Goofy (I personally prefer Pluto, although it is strange how they are both officially dogs).

Disney films are famous for their absentee mothers, from Pinocchio to The Jungle Book. Many believe this trend was the result of Disney's guilt and anguish over his own mother's death. After the success of Snow White, Disney purchased a new home for his parents. A broken heating system resulted in his mother's death from carbon monoxide poisoning. 

Disney had big dreams of opening a revolutionary theme park, telling a colleague that he wanted it to look "like nothing else in the world." He achieved that dream with Disneyland and, after his death, Disney World.

Disney was a train fanatic. His fascination began as a child, when he would watch the trains pass by near his house. His uncle, a train conductor, would blow the whistle as a greeting. Later, as an adult, Disney built a miniature steam railroad in the backyard of his L.A. home. Seeing the joy it brought his daughters, he became determined to incorporate a monorail into Disneyland.

Disney was the head of pageantry for the 1960 Winter Olympics.

A minor planet is named after Disney--4017 Disneya (you thought it was going to be Pluto, didn't you?). It was discovered by Soviet astronomer Lyudmila Karachkina in 1980.

Disney has a star along the Hollywood Walk of Fame, along with Mickey Mouse, who was the first animated character to receive one.

The character Wall-E was named after Disney himself!

Disney once played the role of Peter Pan in a school play.

Disneyland employees have only their first name listed on their name tags because Disney despised being called Mr. Disney.

Shortly before his death, Disney had plans to build a ski resort. The Walt Disney Company ended up deciding to move forward with Disney World instead.

Disney's final words remain a bizarre mystery. On his deathbed, he wrote the name "Kurt Russell" on a piece of paper. Even Kurt Russell himself is perplexed regarding the meaning. He was a child actor at the time of Disney's death, having just recently signed on with Disney studios.

The last film Disney personally oversaw was The Jungle Book, before his death from lung cancer in 1966.

When Disney died, 25 percent of his estate went to CalArts, helping the private university build up its campus.

Disney is not cryogenically frozen, despite the persistent rumors. He was cremated, and his ashes were buried at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale, California.

A person who hides their pain behind a smile is called a eccedentesiast.

A strawberry is not an actual berry, but a banana is.

If you’re a woman, the scent of your husband or boyfriend can help lower your stress levels.

Drug lord Pablo Escobar had so much cash that rats ate nearly $1 billion of his money each year.

The world’s oldest piece of chewing gum is 9,000 years old.

Coco de mer, native to the Seychelles Archipelago is the largest seed in the world.

Crabs have 10 legs.

The world’s oceans contain enough salt to cover all the continents in a blanket 500 feet thick.

The fetus develops fingerprints at 18 weeks.

7UP originally contained lithium citrate, a mood-stabilizing drug. It was in the product until 1950.

Bibliophobia is the fear of books.

Studies show people decide if you’re trustworthy, adventurous, successful, smart, extroverted, or likeable within 3 seconds of meeting you.

There are 50,000 Chinese characters and they represent physical objects, abstract notions and even sounds.

Cats imitate baby humans whenever they want you to feed them, high-frequency purr that’s in the same acoustic range as the cries of a hungry infant, and humans subconsciously recognise it as being more urgent than other purrs.

The ‘hedgehog’s dilemma’ is a psychology metaphor that symbolizes the difficulties of human intimacy. Also known as the ‘porcupine problem’, this concept represents the animals’ inability to cuddle for warmth without their sharp spines hurting someone else, suggesting that even humans with good intentions can’t be intimate without harming one another.

Wearing a tiny portrait of your lover’s eye on your jewelry was a secretive romantic gesture in the 18<sup>th</sup> and 19<sup>th</sup> centuries. When the Prince of Wales fell in love with a catholic widow and proposed by sending her a locket with a painting of his eye inside, it wasn’t long before it became a popular trend to wear ‘Lover’s Eye’ jewelry on your wrist or near your heart to symbolize the love you have for another.

The first whale on Earth lived 50 million years ago, had a long nose and tail, walked on land, and was about the size of a wolf.

The coconut octopus sometimes walks on two legs and is named for its tendency to collect and hide inside of coconut and sea shells.

Prosopagnosia, also known as face blindness, is a cognitive disorder where sufferers can’t recognise faces – even those most familiar to them, like their children, their spouses, their parents, and even their own.

3 Musketeers bar originally had 3 flavoured bars in one package (Chocolate, Strawberry, and Vanilla).

California is one of the states in which free Air and Water is legally required to be given at gas stations for car and tire maintainance.

Hundreds of love letters between two gay WWII soldiers were found and are being made into a book. In one, one of them wrote, “Wouldn’t it be wonderful if all our letters could be published in the future in a more enlightened time. Then all the world could see how in love we are.”

In North Korea, the punishment for watching porn is death.

Born without arm and legs, Nick Vujicic is a painter, swimmer, skydiver and motivational speaker.

Cristiano Ronaldo refuses to get any tattos on his body because he regularly donates blood.

Heath Ledger is the first and only actor who has won an Oscar acting in a superhero movie.

Chinese soldiers stick needles into their shirt to keep ideal postures.

The world record for long-distance archery is held by a guy with no arms.

There is a underwater waterfall in the Indian ocean.

Lisa Sparxxx, an American porn actress, once had sex with 919 men in a single day.

If we put a giant mirror 10 lightyears away from Earth and looked at it through a telescope ,theoretically we’d see 20 years into the past.

During the famines of North Korea in the 90s, people would often dig up human bodies from fresh graves to eat the meat.

Walt Disney spent much of his childhood on a farm in Missouri, and he developed his cartooning skills by drawing pictures of his neighbor’s horses.

Disney’s family is descended from the Normans who settled in Ireland in the 11th century. His family’s original name was D’Isigny before being anglicised to Disney.

At age 16, Walt Disney dropped out of school in hopes of joining the army. He was rejected for being too young, but did find work as an ambulance driver with the French Red Cross.

Walt Disney’s first animation studio was called “Laugh-o-Gram” and told modernized versions of fairy tales based on Aesop’s Fables. The venture quickly went bankrupt.

Today Disney is synonymous with Mickey Mouse, but Mickey wasn’t his first animated character. While under contract to Universal Studios, Disney created “Oswald the Lucky Rabbit.” When Disney left Universal, he was barred from taking the rabbit with him, and he conceived the iconic mouse while on the train back to California.

Mickey Mouse was originally named “Mortimer Mouse” until Disney’s wife convinced him to change it. She felt that the name Mortimer sounded too pompous, and suggested he use Mickey instead. Disney later gave the name Mortimer to Mickey’s rival.

From the character’s inception until 1947, Walt Disney voiced the iconic mouse. Eventually, running the studio made him too busy to keep doing the voice, and he handed over the reins to veteran Disney actor Jimmy MacDonald.

In 1980, Soviet astronomer Lyudmila Karachkina discovered a minor planet and named it after Walt Disney. The planet is called 4017-Disneya.

In the 1940s, Walt Disney produced a series of animated pro-American war propaganda videos for all of the branches of the United States Military and government. Throughout the duration of WWII, he produced the equivalent of 68 hours of continuous film.

Disney also had his artists draw around 1200 insignias for the military, many of which were for naval units. The most requested and used Disney character was Donald Duck, who was featured in roughly 146 designs. Walt Disney facts

In the 1940s, Disney played a big part in the communism hysteria that gripped Hollywood during the U.S./Russian Cold War. He was a founder of the Motion Picture Alliance for the Preservation of Americans Ideals, and he gave witness statements condemning the communist influence on the film industry.

Walt Disney was initially not interested in television, but changed his mind when he realized its usefulness as a promotional tool. Disney ended up using television to finance his Disneyland theme park, once quipping that he “could never convince the financiers that Disneyland was feasible, because dreams offer too little collateral.”

Between 1932 and 1969, Walt Disney won 22 Academy awards and was nominated 59 times. This is more than any other person has ever received in the history of the awards.

At the 1938 Oscars, Walt Disney’s Snow White won an honorary award for being “a significant screen innovation which has charmed millions and pioneered a great new entertainment field.” Disney was presented with one full-sized statuette, and seven miniature ones for each of the Dwarves.

For two years, Walt Disney held the patent for technicolor, making him the only animator who could make color animated films.

Walt Disney was fascinated by trains. His father and uncle had spent time working on railroads, and Disney briefly sold newspapers and snacks on trains. His theme park Disneyland reflects his interest in trains, which has been home to its own railroad since its opening in 1955.

Walt Disney loved spending time at Disneyland. He would visit the park a few times a week, and even had an apartment there. The apartment is still there above the fire station, but typically isn’t open to the public. A lamp in the window that’s visible to outside is always kept on, and signifies that Walt Disney is always in the park.

Walt Disney once played Peter Pan in a school play, and the story took him back to his childhood. In 1953, he turned the story into a hit movie.

In 1923, Walt Disney moved to L.A. to pursue a career in animation. His brother Roy was already living in L.A. selling vacuum cleaners, and wanted Walt to do the same. Walt was on the verge of joining him when he received a phone call from a company in New York that wanted him to make shorts for them.

Walt Disney sketched the design for Mickey Mouse, but he relied on Ub Iwerks and other talented artists to design the final character. He never drew him for any of his films, and in reality, he likely only drew Mickey when requested to for autographs.

Walt Disney’s signature also wasn’t “created” by Disney. The well-known signature is a stylized version of the real thing, and the version seen on legal documents wasn’t that intricate. Disney reportedly couldn’t even reproduce the trademark version.

Walt Disney’s films have produced a number of hit songs over the years, but Disney’s personal favorite was the ballad “Feed the Birds” from Mary Poppins. According to songwriter Richard Sherman, Disney used to stop by his and his brother’s office on Friday afternoons and request a personal performance of the song. Sherman said, “He loved that song, and knew it was the heartbeat of the whole movie”.

When his doctor made him give up Polo, Disney tried taking up golf instead. He found the sport so frustrating that he quit and took up lawn bowling instead.

After becoming successful, Walt Disney purchased a new house for his parents, and would send repairmen from his studio to fix things around the house. Tragically, his team failed to properly take care of a problem with their furnace, and his mother died of carbon monoxide poisoning. It affected him so deeply that even years later, his daughter said he still found the subject nearly impossible to talk about.

Absentee mothers are a trend in Disney’s animated movies. Many believe that this was a result of his torment over his mother’s untimely death. The trend has continued with modern films such as Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, and The Little Mermaid, which all lack a mother character.

When Disney wanted to produce an animated feature-length Snow White film, many people in Hollywood doubted him and some even called it “Disney’s Folly.” The film earned $184.9 million worldwide in 1938, and is still one of the highest-grossing animated films of all time.

Walt Disney hired his housekeeper and cook Thelma Howard in 1951, and she worked for his family for three decades. As part of her annual Christmas gift, Disney gave her stock in the company. That stock made her a multi-millionaire by the time she died in 1994.

In 2006, almost eight decades after Walt Disney’s departure from Universal Studios, the Walt Disney company regained control of the Oswald character. In exchange for returning the character, Disney, who owned ESPN and ABC studios, agreed to let NBC use Sportscaster Al Michaels for Sunday Night Football.

“Man is in the forest” was the code name given to Disney by his animators. They would use the phrase as a warning that Disney was approaching and they had to get back to work.

Disney did not allow women to apply for spots in his animation training school. He firmly believed that “women do not do creative work.”

Trash cans at Disney World were placed 25 steps away from hot dog stands. Disney arrived at this measurement because that was how long it took him to eat a hot dog.

Walt Disney enforced a number of strict policies at Disney World. Until 1970, men could get kicked out of the park for beards, mustaches, and long hair. Jim McGuinn, future founder of the Byrds, was refused entry to the park for having a Beatles style mop top.

In 1968, the U.S. Postal Service released a commemorative Walt Disney stamp. C. Robert Moore based the stamp on a portrait drawn by one of Disney’s animators. 120 million stamps were printed, and the stamp was worth six cents.

In 2000, Walt Disney was inducted into the National Inventor’s Hall of Fame for his creation of the multiplane camera. Disney used the camera to film Snow White and the Seven Dwarves, and it was developed in order to produce more realistic and emotionally affecting animations.

For years, rumours have circulated that Walt Disney was cryogenically frozen. This is entirely false. They myth might have originated with a couple of animators who said that he froze himself as a joke. Two days after his death, as per his wishes, Disney was cremated. A burial plot with a garden (and probably his ashes) is at the Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale California.

In 1938, German filmmaker Leni Riefenstahl arrived in the U.S. to meet with studio executives and to find an audience for her 1936 film about the Berlin Games called Olympia. While other studios hesitated, Disney took her in and gave her a tour of Disney Studios. She offered him a private showing of the film in exchange, but he refused, fearing others would find out that he’d hosted her. When she returned to Germany, she praised Disney for seeing her.

The World’s Fair was always a place to debut exciting new technologies and inventions, and the 1964 World’s Fair was no exception. That year, Disney debuted his Audio-Animatronics robots with words or pre-recorded audio coming out of their mouths. He set up two exhibits. The first was “Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln” and the other was the “It’s a Small World” boat ride which promoted international unity. To this date, Lincoln is part of the Disney World attraction “Hall of President’s, and “It’s a Small World” is a featured ride in the park.

The Robot from Wall-E was named for Walt Disney. Wall-E is a modified version of his full name Walter Elias Disney. The character of Wall-E, like Disney himself, is loved and adored by children and families around the world.

Walt Disney disliked being called “Mr.” and insisted that his employees refer to him by his first name. On rare occasions when someone did call him “Mr. Disney,” he’d supposedly say “Please, call me Walt. The only Mr. at the Disney Studios is our lawyer, Mr. Lessing”.

The sorcerer in Fantasia’s “Sorcerer’s Apprentice” segment was named Yen-Sid by Disney animators as a tribute to Disney. Yen-Sid is Disney spelled backwards. Since then, he has become a recurring character in the Disney cannon ranging from their theme parks to video games.

Walt Disney smoked three packs of unfiltered cigarettes a day and never made any effort to quit. When the Surgeon General reported on the dangers of tobacco, his daughter Dianne made him promise to smoke filtered cigarettes. He did, but only after tearing off the filters. He rationalized it by saying “I promised her I’d use them, but I didn’t tell her how I would use them.” In 1966, Disney died of complications from lung cancer.

Cinderella was Disney’s favorite princess. He told the actress who voiced the character that she was his favorite heroine, and that there was something about the story that he associated with.

Main Street U.S.A. in Disneyland is based on Disney’s memory of the small Missouri town where he grew up. A comparison of photographs reveals many similarities between the two.

Mary Poppins is considered by many to be Walt Disney’s Magnum Opus. The film was a musical fantasy that mixed live-action and animation. Disney spent 14 years trying to convince author P.L. Travers to sign over the film rights to the book, which she finally did, with the provision that she could retain script approval rights.

Shortly after his death, a mysterious note was found in Walt’s desk that simply read “Kurt Russell.” Nobody had any idea what it meant – not even Kurt Russell.

Walt Disney had a vision of a theme park where children and parents could have fun together and told a colleague that he wanted it to look “like nothing else in the world.” Originally, the park was to be situated on 8 acres next to the Burbank studios, but as his vision grew, it was clear that this wouldn’t be enough space.

Sharon Osbourne sold all of Ozzy Osbourne’s cars when she found out he was drinking and driving.

In Macapa, Brazil, there’s a stadium located right on the equator. So the ends of the field are in different hemispheres. The stadium is commonly known as Zerao (Big Zero), as in zero latitude.

The active ingredient in psychedelic mushrooms causes brain activity that’s similar to dreaming. Parts of the brain linked to high-level thinking become unsynchronized, while those linked to emotion and memory become more coordinated.

When trains were introduced in the United States, many people believed the women’s bodies were not designed to go at 50 miles an hour, and that their uteruses would fly out of their bodies if they were accelerated to that speed.

The teeth of marine snails are the world’s strongest natural material. They can handle pressures that would turn carbon into diamond. Snails use them to grind down rock as they feed.

Red hair with blue eyes is the rarest combination of hair and eye color, and only 1 percent of people have it.

When Anthony Bourdain was making his food and travel shows, he would sometimes avoid saying the name of a restaurant on TV to keep it from getting taken over by tourists.

Cannabis lube exists and it can make your vagina high.

In the early 1960s, Bruce Lee agreed to fight a man who had challenged him and been provoking him for weeks. The fight lasted only 11 seconds. Lee had landed about 15 hits and knocked the man out.

An Ohio teen fooled his whole high school by posing as a state senator. He was provided a car with a chauffer, given a tour of the school, and allowed to make a speech about politics. He got caught when the real senator showed up the following month.

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Despite being one of the most successful fighting games of all time, "Mortal Kombat" only had a development team of four people.

At the age of 13, Mike Tyson’s school classified him as borderline mentally retarded.

The word “girl” was originally a gender-neutral term for a child. Boys were called “knave girls”, and girls were called “gay girls”.

Studies show financially successful people tend to be skilled at controlling their emotions. That includes the ability to both suppress and amplify emotional reactions. Researchers think this ability allows them to better communicate their goals, attitudes, and intentions.

In 1987, a teenager in Illinois needed $28,000 for college tuition, so he decided to ask 2.8 million people to donate one penny each. A columnist wrote a story about it that appeared in newspaper across the country, and the student exceeded his goal by $1000.

Yubitsume is the Yukuza ritual of chopping off part of one’s little finger as either punishment or an apology. The reason this is done is amputation of the little finger makes a proper grip on a samurai sword impossible, weakening him in battle and forcing the person to be more reliant on his boss for protection.

There’s a beach in the Maldives that has a glowing blue tide at night.

WWE Wrestler Glenn Jacobs, also known as “Kane”, gives economic classes to students in his spare time.

In a study on how male pheromones affect women, researchers took extracts from a male’s underarm sweat and applied it to the upper lips of a group of women. The women reported feeling less tension and more relaxed.

The cornea is the only organ in the entire human body that has no blood supply. It gets oxygen directly from the air.

Argentina sent a pregnant woman to Antarctica, had her give birth there, and used the baby to reinforce its territorial claims.

Lottery winners in Australia can choose to remain anonymous after an eight-year-old was kidnapped for ransom then murdered after his father won a lottery in 1960.

As a part of a divorce agreement in the 1920s, a man had to build a house for his ex-wife. But the agreement didn’t say where the house had to be located, so he built it on a salt marsh and used salt water for the plumbing.

Research shows people that stay up late, or “night owls”, tend to be more intelligent, creative, and productive than “early birds.”

Research shows it takes just 26 minutes for the average male to get bored when on a shopping trip with a wife or girlfriend.

The village of Giethoorn, Netherlands attracts those looking for a simple life as it has no roads. The only access is by water on its many canals of by foot over its wooden arch bridges.

As part of a contest at a California restaurant, a man ate a hamburger topped with a ghost pepper – which ranks among the hottest peppers in the world. He started vomiting so violently it caused a tear in his esophagus. He had to have emergency surgery and spend 23 days in the hospital. Doctors sent him home with a feeding tube that delivers food directly to his stomach so his esophagus could heal.

Photographer Atif Saeed nearly got himself killed in order to capture this photo, which was taken just moments before the lion tried to attack him. In 2012, he drove up to the lion, sat on the ground near his car and left the door open, which is the only reason he escaped unharmed.

The assassin bug wears the corpses of its victims like armor.

When your eyes get stingy from swimming in a pool, it isn’t caused by chlorine itself. Instead, it’s the irritants that form when chlorine mixes with dirt, sweat and urine.

When workers were renovating a historical movie theater in Nevada, they found a 71-year-old wallet. It was lost by a 14-year-old boy in 1945 and contained photos of his family, his Boy Scout card, and a pocket calendar. They were able to return the wallet to its owner, who’s now 85 old.

James Randi offered one million US dollars to anyone who could demonstrate supernatural or paranormal ability. The offer laster for over 50 years and no one was successfully able to claim it.

In 1957, this brand new Plymouth Belvedere was sealed in an underground vault by the city of Tulsa, Oklahoma as a 50-year time capsule. They put containers of gasoline in the trunk in case gas was no longer the fuel of choice in 2007.

Steven Russell escaped from prison by using laxatives to fake the symptoms of AIDS. He then called the prison, posing as a doctor, asking for prisoners interested in an experimental treatment and, of course, volunteered. Once out of Texas, he sent death certificates to the prison stating he as died

In the U.S, if you find dinosaur fossils on your property, they’re yours to keep.

Earth is the only known planet where fire can burn. No other known planet has enough oxygen.

Dogs look at owners while they poop because they know they are vulnerable and want you to warn/protect them if there is trouble.

In Tennesse, a dog spent two days walking 11 miles from its new home to return to a previous owner. Experts say it’s possible the dog caught its owners scent from that distance if the wind was right.

Owls hunt other owls.

Great Horned Owls are the top predators of the smaller Barred Owls.

A group of owls is called a parliament. This originates from CS Lewis’ description of a meeting of owls in “The Chronicles of Narnia”.

97% of water on the planet is salty and not usable. 2% is frozen. That leaves us with just 1% of usable water.

The original oranges from Southeast Asia were a tangerine-pomelo hybrid, and they were actually green. In fact, oranges in warmer regions like Vietnam and T

A cats brain is biologically more similar to a human brain than it is to a dog’s.

Hawaii moves 7.5 centimeter closer to Alaska every year! Hawaii sits in the middle of the Pacific Plate, which is slowly drifting North-West towards the North American Plate back to Alaska.

Wearing headphones for just an hour could increase the bacteria in your ear by 700 times.

Queen bees can lay over 2000 eggs per day just 48 hours after mating, and up to 1 million eggs in their lifetime.

The Beagle is an old enough breed that its exact origins are lost to history, but it has ancestors that are known to have existed in England around the time of the Roman empire of even earlier. As fox hunting became popular in England over the centuries, the less refined hounds were selectively bred to develop the Beagles we know today.

Matthew McConaughey, with no acting experience, met a producer at a bar at 3:30 in the morning, the producer asked him to come down to a set at 9:30 that morning. In 6 hours his career was launched with Dazed and Confused.

There is a plant called the “Pomato” that’s made by grafting a tomato plant and a potato plant together. It produces cherry tomatos on the vine and white potatoes in the soil.

Harris Rosen was fired from Walt Disney World because his bosses said he would never become “a company man.” he later adopted a poverty-stricken section of Orlando, providing free preschool and college tuition for all the children in the neighbourhood. Crime rates dropped and the high school graduation rate jumped to 100%.

Bill Gates once released a jar full of mosquitoes into the audience during a Ted talk on malaria, stating “There’s no reason only poor people should have the experience”.

Adidas created a “Happy 420” sneaker with natural hemp, complete with a secret compartment behind the tongue for your stash.

Sneezing when you look at a bright light is caused by a genetic reflex called Autosomal Dominant Compelling Helio-Ophthalmic Outburst Syndrome – which is also known as its abbreviations, ACHOO.

There are 14 trees in the world which were still present in earth before the birth of Jesus.

SIM cards are self-contained computers featuring their own 30 MHz CPU, 64kb of RAM, and some storage space. They are designed to run “applets” written in a stripped down form of Java.

The tree where Isaac Newton discovered gravity is still alive and well, outside of his childhood home.

There was a tree found at ground zero a month after 9/11 in the rubble with snapped roots and burned and broken branches. New York Parks and Recreation nursed it back to health and planted it where the towers stood in 2010. Today it marks survival, resilence and rebirth.

Research studied 20 domesticated cats in their homes for eight months and came to the conclusion that they can recognize their owners’ voices but simply have no interest in responding to their commands.

A Mexican amusement park offers a fake US-Mexico border crossing attraction, complete with fake smugglers and fake border patrol agents. The aim is to dissuade would be migrants from making the trip. For 3 hours, tourists endure sirens, dogs, chases and the fake border patrol yelling threats.

A 40-acre Montana fire was caused by a hawk landing on power lines while clutching a large snake. The wriggling snake touched a second power line completing the circuit and electrocuting both animals with up to 700,000 volts.

During the Vietnam War, an American sniper volunteered for a mission to take out an NVA General. He spent three days crawling inch by inch for two kilometers to get into a good position, shot the general through the heart, and then crawled back without being detected.

Jeff Daniels only got paid $50,000 for his role in Dumb and Dumber, while Jim Carrey got paid $7 million.

A family in Texas in 1953 had a pet lion named Blondie. They never had any incidents with her and she died of old age, as a beloved member of the family.

Eating fresh pineapple can make your mouth sour because it contains an enzyme that breaks down the proteins in your body. So in a way, it’s like the pineapple is eating you back. Luckily once you swallow pineapple, your stomach acid destroys the enzyme.

Mythbuster was going to do an episode which highlighted the immense security flaws in most credit cards, but the Discover y Channel was threatened by, and eventually gave in to immense legal pressure from, the major credit card compaines.

The award-winning monument, Anthem Veterans Memorial, is designed such that sun’s rays spotlight the Great Seal precisely on 11/11 at 11:11 AM every year.

A study of 1,300 couples found that men who do their fair share of the household chores have a better sex life.

Japan’s largest organized crime syndicate, the Yakuza, provided food, water, diapers, blankets, etc. during both the 1995 and 2011 Japanese earthquakes and at a response time much faster than even the Japanese government.

The German Parliament building has a glass dome above it that people can walk over. This is to remind the politicians that government should be transparent, and the people are always above them.

High caffeine use during times of stress can cause psychotic symptoms including hallucinations and delusions. The caffine in five cups of coffee can be enough to push some people over the edge.

In the Netherlands, a woman suffering from low blood sugar called an ambulance to her home. After she was taken to the hospital, two policemen stayed to cook dinner for her five children. They even did the dishes.

An Arizona man who was unloading a cargo plane stole a diamond worth $160,000 and traded it for $20 worth of marijuana.

A pot-bellied pig named Lulu saved her owner who was having a heart attack. When the owner yelled for help, the pig forced her way out of the yard, tearing her skin in the process. She then laid down on the road until a driver stopped, and led them to the home.

The folk singer Enya has sold more than 75 million records worldwide, making her one of the most-successful folk singers of all time, and has never gone on tour or performed a solo concert.

After her brother was wrongly convicted of murder, a waitress named Betty Anne Waters went to law school, became a lawyer, and got the conviction overturned. Her brother was released in 2001, after 18 years in prison.

One night in the late 1980s, Princess Diana reportedly disguised herself as a male model so she could accompany Freddie Mercury to a gay bar without being recognized. She wore an army jacket, aviator sunglasses, and a leather cap.

A farmer in China spent 16 years studying law so he could sue a chemical company that polluted his land. He couldn’t afford to buy law books, so he gave the bookstore owner corn in exchange for letting him read and copy information by hand. He won his case and got compensation for all the families in his village.

A 99 year old man divorced his 96 year old wife after having been married for 77 years because he discovered an affair she had in the 1940s.

Lobsters produce high quantities of an enzyme that repairs their DNA, so they don't suffer the same effects of aging that most animals do, and become stronger and more fertile as they grow old.

An Australian family used a large black crystal as a doorstop for over a decade before realizing that it held a 733-carat black sapphire, the Black Star of Queensland.

Timothy Ray Brown is considered to be the first person cured of HIV. He had a stem cell transplant in 2007 to treat leukemia, and the donor had a rare HIV-resistant gene. Three years later, doctors couldn't detect any sign of HIV in Brown's blood.

When Ulysses S. Grant was broke and dying of cancer, he was worried about leaving his family some money. So his friend Mark Twain offered to write his memoris in exchange for a generous royalty of 75 percent. As a result, Grant's widow received about $450,000.

The fresh, salty smell of beach air is actually a gas released by bacteria.

According to one survey, men spend nearly a year of their life simply staring at women.

The US developed the “Twin Mustang” fighter plane near the end of WWII. It was intended to escort bombers thousands of miles to Yokyo, it had two cockpits that were both fully equipped so the piolts could take turns controlling the plane during long flights.

Apophasis is when someone pretends they don't want to talk about something, even though they brought it up.

Picasso would carry around a revolver loaded with blanks and fire it at people he found dull and people who asked him about the meaning of his paintings.

At a Baltimore prison in 2013, it was discovered that four female guards had been impregnated by the same inmate.

Studies have suggested that losses are, psychologically, twice as powerful as gains. So winning $100 feels as good to us as losing $50 feels bad.

Tom Cruise helped save Ray-Ban sunglasses from being discontinued. After the 1960s, sales were steadily declining. So the company used product placement in movies to boost sales, including having Cruise wear Ray-Bans in Risky Business, Top Gun and Rain Man.

A man in England put a plant in a bottle in 1960, and the last time he watered it was in 1972. It continues to thrive because the sealed bottle is like a miniature ecosystem that recucles its own water and nutrients.

Being left-handed is also known as sinistrality because left-handed people were once thought to be possessed by the Devil.

Horror director Eli Roth showed villagersin a remote native village deep in the Peruvian Amazon the controversial 1980 horror film “Cannibal Holocaust”. To show them what a movie was. The villagers thought it was a comedy and the funniest thing they've every seen.

A married couple in China realized they were captured in the same photo taken 11 years before they met.

Australia is home to 21 out of the world's 25 most venomous snakes.

Pizzas can be a healthier breakafast option than most cereals, according to a nutritionist. That's because cereals typically have too much sugar and zero healthy fats.

In 1942, a Russian fighter pilot name Alexey Maresyev was shot down by Germans and crash-landed behind enemy lines. His legs were badly injured, and it took him 18-days to get back into Soviet territory. Both his legs had to be amputated, and he spent a year getting used to his prosthetics before flying again. Shortly after returning to the air, he shot down three German fighters in a single dogfight.

In Switzerland, applications for citizenship are decided at the municipal level, and if your neighbors find you too annoying, they can vote to deny your application.

Amazon's largest warehouse is the size of 17 American football fields.

As a project for the Google Science Fair, a teenage girl invented a flashlight that's powered by heat from the user's hand and won a $25,000 scholarship.

Research shows that unborn babies can taste what their mothers eat, and the mother's diet can help shape the baby's food preferences for life.

A person with damage to the right brain hemisphere can develop “joke addiction” - a compulsive need to constantly make jokes.

It is illegal to collect or possess eagle feathers in the United States, and only enrolled members of a federally recognized Native American tribe may legally possess them.

A single Finnish man hid in the Finland forests during WWII and killed over 500 Soviets in less than 100 days. He was nicknamed “White Death” by the Soviets and they focused missions entirely on him.

According to a survey from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, America has the highest obesity rate in the world, and it's estimated that almost half the population will be obese by 2030.

During WWI, a 17-year-old English soldier's life was saved by this pocket Bible when it stopped a bullet. The book has been passed down through his family and still has the bulled embedded in it, about 50 pages from the end.

It is believed that ancient Egyptians used complex mathematics such as Algebra, Arithmetic and Geometry as far back as 3000 B.C.

One of the most expensive and sought after Coffees in the world is called "Kopi Luwak" of Civet Coffee. It is made from Coffee Cherries literally shit out by an Asian Civet. The digestion process causes the beans to ferment making them an extrodinary quality.

The 'mere exposure effect' is when you develop a preference for something simply because you're familiar with it, causing things like songs, words and paintings to become more attractive and likeable each time you see them. This also applies to people, which is why many successful romantic relationship start off as friendship.

The line that saperates the night and day sides on Earth is called the terminator.

Mike Tyson was addicted to coke and alcohol, getting high before some of his major fights. He used a fake penis with another person's urine to avoid detection.

On Friday, April 13th in 2029, an asteroid more than 1,000 feet wide will pass by Earth closer than the moon and will easily be observed with the naked eye.

There is a movie about a murderous car tire named Robert, and the entire movie is the tire rolling around, killing people and blowing things up.

Michael Orchard, a heroic man, broke into his neighbor's burning home and rescued their dog. He later found out that the house fire was actually not real but was just a hallucination from the LSD he was consuming.

There's a type of music called binaural beats that some people say can be used to treat headaches, trigger lucid dreaming, or even get a narcotic-like high.

A statue of Jesus in India had water mysteriously dripping from its toes. Worshippers would collect and sometimes drink it. The source of water was later found to be a clogged toilet near the statue.

In 1964 a woman lived in a waterproofed house with a dolphin called Peter, tried to teach him English and had a sexual relationship with him.

When men don’t mastrubate for 7 days their testosterone levels increase by 45.7%.

Sunlight is good for your body and mind. Spending time in the sun can improve your health, make you happier, help you relax, boost your concentration, decrease your pain, and help you heal faster.

Jonah Hill had to be hospitalized while filming Wolf of Wall Street because he snorted so much fake cocaine.

When someone tickles you, the laughter is a panic response. That's why you can't tickle yourself, as your body never sense any real danger.

Eating guacamole can make you happy. Avocados help boost serotonin levels in the brain.

In 2007, a man in Florida woke up with a severe headache. When he went to the hospital they found a bullet in his head. It turned out that his head. It turned out that his wife had shot him in the head while he was sleeping.

You can reschedule your sleeping cycle by stop eating ~12-16 hours before you want to be awake. Upon eating after this time period, your internal clock will reset to a new day, with the time of this meal being interpreted as "morning".

The White House is not free for the President. He/She receives a bill for food and expenses every month.

Dead ants emit a chemical that tells other ants to move the body to a sort of burial ground. If this chemical is sprayed on a live ant, other ants will treat it as a dead ant, regardless of what the live/dead ant does.

Not only can a woman get pregnant while already pregnant, but she can have the babies of two different men at once.

You likely have hundreds of skin mites living on your face right now. The males crawl out of your pores at night to find a female and have sex on your face.

The world's oldest known spider lived to be 43. It lived in an area of Western Australia where scientists were conducting a decade-long study.

Alaska pays people to live there. If you're considered a resident and are not a convicted felon, the state uses a portion of its minerals revenue to give you an annual cheque just for being an Alaskan.

Your 'antipode point' is where you'd end up if you dug straight through the Earth and came out the other side. For most of North America and Europe, it's in the middle of the ocean. You can find the exact spot of your antipode point at www.antipodesmap.com.

Twice as many soldiers died from diseases than battle injuries during the Americal Civil War. Dysentery and chronic diarrhea were so prelalent that there was an honor code among soldiers - you couldn't shoot a man while he was pooping.

The smell of an old book is the smell of its death. The scent is caused by paper, ink and adhesives breaking down. As a book's organic compounds degrade, they release chemicals into the air that we interpret as a combination of grass, vanilla, and almond. books also hang on to odors that tell the story of their history - like smoke, flowers pressed between pages, or water damage.

FDA did a study that found most drugs are still safe and effective decades past the expiration date stamped on the package.

A Hiroshima policeman went to Nagasaki to teach other police officers to "duck and cover" in the days between the bombings. Not a single officer died in the Nagasaki blast.

LeBron James opened a new public school to help at-risk students in his hometown. It's called the "I Promise School", and the students have 8-hours days, a longer school year, and receive free meals, bikes and tuition.

A fish at the Vancover Aquarium was given a prosthetic eye so it wouldn't be bullied by other fish.

There's a rare breed of chicken from Indonesia that's completely black; not only its feathers and skin but also its muscles, bones and all its internal organs.

A cement truck crashed near Winganon, Oklahoma in the 1950s and the mixer was too heavy to move. It's still there; locals have painted it to look like an abandoned NASA capsule.

Dolly Parton's father paid for her birth with a sack of oats. She was born in a one-room cabin in a small town in Tennessee, and her family was so poor that grain was all her father could give the doctor who delivered her. As of 2017, her net worth is estimated to be more than 500 million dollars.

The lion's roar from the MGM logo at the start of movies is actually a tiger's roar. Originally, the roar was from a lion, but in 1982, a sound designer changed it because he didn't think a lion's roar sounded ferocious enough, "and the logo needed to be ferocious and majestic."

Ancient Persian engineers made their own freezers that kept ice cold - even during desert summers. By 400 BCE, they had perfected the ‘yakhchal’, which are made of thick, heat-resistant materials. They had vents to funnel breezes to an underground storage area and push warm air out the top, and ice could be brought in during winter to use for making chilled treats in summer.

The Tumblr page Google Sheep View posts screenshots of all the random sheep you can find while using the ‘street view’ option on Google Maps.

One of the world’s biggest living things is a mushroom. There’s a giant network of honey mushrooms spread across 2,200 acres of Oregon that’s more than 1,500 years old, and is strangles trees from underground by cutting off their nutrient and water supply. Scientists call it ‘The Humongous Fungus’.

The word ‘panic’ stems from Greek mythology. It’s derived from the name of the god of shepherds, Pan, who would get really angry and start shouting any time someone woke him up from his midday nap. His yelling was so violent that it sent his flocks into a stampede, causing a sudden wave of anxiety and fear among everyone in the vicinity.

After John Wilkes Booth was killed for the murder of Abraham Lincoln, he was buried in an unmarked grave on his family plot. His brother Edwin thought a flashy headstone might attract vandals, so people believe this small, plain gravestone is his final resting place. Today, visitors still put pennies on it, face up, as if to give Lincoln the final say.

Bananas are not trees, there is no wood in them. They are giant herbs and banana is a berry.

Hemimastix Kukwesjijk, a newly described hemimastigote discovered in Nova Scota, is not a plany, animal, fungus, or protozoa. It represents an entirely new kingdom of living things.

The black-footed ferret which was declared extinct in 1979 made a comeback when a dog in Meeteetse Wyoming brought a dead ferret home and laater a small population of ferret was formed.

Unborn babies grow a moustache in the womb, which then spreads to cover the entire body. The baby eats this fine hair called lanugo, and excretes it after birth with their first bowel movement, which is a substance called meconium.

Atlas moths wings look like snakes, an evolutionary gift that keeps them safe from predators.

Silkie chickens are well known for their calm, friendly temperment. It is considered as an ideal pet among the docile of poultry.

An estimated 10% of Europeans are immune to HIV infection as their ancestors have survived bubonic plague also calles as "Black Death".

Vampire bats will die if they can't find blood for continuous two nights.

Vampir bats which are well-fed will ofter regurgitate blood to share with others in exchange for grooming.

Vampire bats have been noted as a example of reciprocal altruism in nature.

Male fruit flies seek out alcohol when sexually rejected.

Babies sometimes cry at night to prevent their parents from making another baby.

The flying lizard looks like a real-life dragon.

The flying lizard can glide half the length of a football field and still swoop in for a perfect landing when threatened.

Hairless guinea pigs exist which looks like miniature hippos.

Butterfly drinks turtle tears.

Mosquitoes are the only creature responsible for the deaths of more humans than humans themselves.

Chocolate, sex and laughter are all keys to a healthy brain.

Male spiders give female spiders gifts of prey wrapped in silk to increase the success rate of mating.

The Netherlands sends Canada 20,000 tulip bulbs every year to thank them for their help during World War II.

The Mahabharata is the first written document in the world to throrize the concept of cloning, test tube babies and surrogate mothers.

Phycist Robert Oppenheimer credits the discovery of atom bomb to 'Bhagavad Geeta".

Navagraha idols at temples indicate that our ancestors had knowledge of nine planets in our solar system before the discovery by modern science.

The Lord Muruga's idon in Palani is made from Navapashanam (9 poisons) by Siddhar Bogar is said to cure all medical ailments.

Swami Vivekananda credits his extra ordinary memory power to perfect vow of Brahmacharya.

The flying machines of ancient India called Vimanas operated out of Mercury Vortex Engines

The holiest number of Hindus is 108, which indicates the ratio of sun's distance (from earth)/sun's diameter or moon's distance(from earth)/moon's diameter. Thus, most of our prayer beads have 108 beads.

The Vedas was preserved for more than 5000 yearsby reciting and memorizing allthe hymns through Guru-Shishya tradition without the help of printing technology.

Biman Bangladesh Airlines is named after Vimana, an ancient flying machines.

Rama Setu was passable on foot up to 15th century until storms deepened the channelin 1480 A.D

Women wear bangles to activate the center on the wrist portion which increases the blood flow which refreshes the body and mind.

The Mahabharat is 10 times larger than the Greek epics, The Iliad and the Odyssey combined together.

Hinduism was the major religion of the world during Satya, Treta and Dvapara Yugas.

Rigveda is the oldest literature known to mankind.

The Tamil sage 'Thiruvalluvar' who has written 'Thirukural' has been honoured as one of the top 10 sages of the world by MDIS, Singapore.

Brahmastra can be compared to a modern day nuclear missile.

Saree dates its origin to Indus Valley Civilization(2000 BC)

Adolf Hitler sent expeditions to India and Tibet to collect ancient Sanskrit texts and decode the technology regarding Vimanas.

Elvis was a natural blond and dyes his hair black.

Rejection and physical pain are the same to your brain.

Watermelon, eggplants, chilli peppers and bananas are berries.

Strawberries, blackberries and raspberries are not berries.

An estimated 16 percent of the world's population- 1.2 billion people have little or no access to electricity.

Bananas are slightly radioactive because they contain potassium and potassium delays.

Spinach, white beans, apricots, salmon, avacados, mushrooms and yogurt are radioactive foods.

Titan, Saturn's moon has low gravity and thick atmosphere.

On Titan, Saturn's moon by attaching small wings to your arms, you could fly like a bird due to its low gravity and thick atmosphere.

Two rival churches in Vrontados, Greece, Shoot tens of thousands at each other every Easter in a "Rocket War" and they agree to settle the score next year.

In 1984, a woman started hearing a voice in her head. The voice told her, she had a brain tumor, where the tumor was and how to treat it. It happens to be true when the doctors tested.

Russia has more faith healers than doctors.

A women is more responsive to romance when her stomach is full.

Thailand had a prison called "Khuk Khi Kai" or Chicken Poop Prison in which the first floor had prisoners and second floor had a large chicken coop with their excrement being allowed to drop freely on the prisoners below.