·A cockroach can live several weeks with its head cut off - it dies from starvation!
·Every time you lick a stamp, you're consuming 1/10 of a calorie!
·The average person has over 1,460 dreams a year!
·It's against the law to pawn your dentures in Las Vegas!
·One in every 4 Americans has appeared on television!
·The average American/Canadian will eat about 11.9 pounds of cereal per year!
·It's against the law to burp, or sneeze in a certain church in Omaha, Nebraska!
·you're born with 300 bones, but when you get to be an adult, you only have 206!
·Human thigh bones are stronger than concrete!
·Over 10,000 birds a year die from smashing into windows!
·The state of Florida is bigger than England!
·There are more than one million animal species on Earth!
·In Natoma, Kansas, it's illegal to throw knives at men wearing striped suits
·It was once against the law to have a pet dog in a city in Iceland!
·Your heart beats over 100,000 times a day!
·Thomas Edison, lightbulb inventor, was afraid of the dark!
·The two-foot long bird called a Kea that lives in New Zealand likes to eat the strips of rubber around car windows!
·Most lipstick contains fish scales!
·Skepticisms is the longest word that alternates hands when typing!
·One ragweed plant can release as many as one billion grains of pollen!
·It's illegal to drink beer out of a bucket while you're sitting on a curb in St. Louis!
·The first product to have a bar code was Wrigleys gum!
·No piece of square dry paper can be folded more than 7 times in half!
·A group of geese on the ground is a gaggle, a group of geese in the air is a skein!
·Over 2500 left handed people a year are killed from using products made for right handed people!
·There are more than 10 million bricks in the Empire State Building!
·If you counted 24 hours a day, it would take 31,688 years to reach one trillion!
·Taphephobia is the fear of being buried alive!
·A crocodile always grows new teeth to replace the old teeth!
·The sun is 330,330 times larger than the earth!
·Clinophobia is the fear of beds!
·A 'jiffy' is an actual unit of time for 1/100th of a second!
·Porcupines float in water!
·Pinocchio is Italian for "pine eye"!
·The sentence "The quick brown fox jumps over a lazy dog." uses every letter of the alphabet!
·The average life span of a major league baseball is 5-7 pitches!
·The Mint once considered producing doughnut-shaped coins!
·The only 15 letter word that can be spelled without repeating a letter is "uncopyrightable"!
·The longest recorded flight of a chicken is 13 seconds!
·Until the nineteenth century, solid blocks of tea were used as money in Siberia!
·The Nobel Peace Prize medal depicts three naked men with their hands on each other's shoulders!
·When glass breaks, the cracks move faster than 3,000 miles per hour. To photograph the event, a camera must shoot at a millionth of a second!
·A Boeing 747 airliner holds 57,285 gallons of fuel!
·A car uses 1.6 ounces of gas idling for one minute. Half an ounce is used to start the average automobile!
·The Philadelphia mint produces 26 million pennies per day!
·A lightning bolt generates temperatures five times hotter than those found at the sun's surface!
·A violin contains about 70 separate pieces of wood!
·It is estimated that 4 million "junk" telephone calls, phone solicitations by persons or programmed machine are made every day in the United States!
·It takes glass one million years to decompose, which means it never wears out and can be recycled an infinite amount of times!
·Forest fires move faster uphill than downhill!
·Almost half the newspapers in the world are published in the United States and Canada!
·Saturday mail delivery in Canada was eliminated by Canada Post on February 1, 1969!
·In Tokyo, a bicycle is faster than a car for most trips of less than 50 minutes!
·There are 18 different animal shapes in the Animal Crackers cookie zoo!
·Should there be a crash, Prince Charles and Prince William never travel on the same airplane as a precaution!
·Your body is creating and killing 15 million red blood cells per second!
·The king of hearts is the only king without a moustache on a standard playing card!
·There are no clocks in Las Vegas gambling casinos!
·There is one slot machine in Las Vegas for every eight inhabitants!
·The Mona Lisa has no eyebrows. It was the fashion in Renaissance Florence to shave them off!
·Every day 20 banks are robbed. The average take is $2,500!
·The most popular first name in the world is Muhammad!
·Tablecloths were originally meant to be served as towels with which dinner guests could wipe their hands and faces after eating!
·Tourists visiting Iceland should know that tipping at a restaurant is considered an insult!
·One car out of every 230 made was stolen last year!
·The names of Popeye's four nephews are Pipeye, Peepeye, Pupeye, and Poopeye!
·A snail can sleep for three years.
·All polar bears are left handed.
·Butterflies taste with their feet.
·Ants never sleep.
·Owls cannot move their eyes because their eyeballs tubular in shape.
·A newborn kangaroo is about 1 inch in length.
·A cow gives nearly 200,000 glasses of milk in her lifetime.
·There are 701 types of pure breed dogs.
·Tapeworms range in size from about 0.04 inch to more than 50 feet in length.
·A baby bat is called a pup.
·A pregnant goldfish is called a twit.
·German Shepherds (dog) bite humans more than any other breed of dog.
·A female mackerel lays about 500,000 eggs at one time.
·The animal (insect) responsible for the most human deaths world-wide is the mosquito.
·The biggest pig in recorded history was Big Boy of Black Mountain, North Carolina, who was weighed 1,904 pounds in 1939.
·Snakes are immune to their own poison.
·Cats have more than one hundred vocal sounds, while dogs only have about ten.
·Rats multiply so quickly that in 18 months, two rats could have over a million descendants.
·A shrimp's heart is in their head.
·It is physically impossible for pigs to look up into the sky.
·Hydra - an aquatic creature is the only living creature that never die. It regenerates, replacing its cells with fresh ones.
·Elephants are the only animals that can't jump.
·In the animal kingdom, the animals that fart the most are the elephants.
·Lions, leopards, tigers, and jaguars are the only species of cats that can roar; but they can’t purr.
·Entomophagy is the scientific name for insect eating. There are more than 1,450 recorded species of edible insects. Many species of insects are lower in fat and higher in protein and have a better food-to-meat ratio than beef, lamb, pork, or chicken.
·Foods & Drinks
·Coca-Cola was originally green because of fresh cocoa leaves.
·Honey is the only food that doesn't spoil.
·Strawberry is the only fruit with its seeds on the outside.
·All other vegetables must be replanted every year except two perennial vegetables; Asparagus and rhubarb that can live to produce on their own for several growing seasons.
·There are 366 dimples on a golf ball.
·There are 318,979,564,000 possible ways to play first four moves, per side, in chess.
·Playing cards in India are in round shape.
·Boxing is the only sport in which neither the spectators nor the participants know the score or the winner until the contest ends.
·The biggest badminton shuttle in the world can be found on the lawns of the Nelson-Atkins Art Museum, in Kansas City. It is 48 times larger than the real thing. This shuttle is 18 feet high and weighing 5,000 pounds.
·Each king in a deck of playing cards represents great king from history. Spades - King David, Clubs - Alexander the Great, Hearts - Charlemagne, Diamonds - Julius Caesar.
·The most common name in the world is Mohammed.
·The name of all the continents ends with the same letter that they start with.
·Albert Einstein never learned how to drive a car.
·If a statue of a person in the park on a horse has both front legs in the air, the person died in battle.
·If the horse has one front leg in the air, the person died as a result of wounds received in battle.
·If the horse has all four legs on the ground, the person died of natural causes.
·Mao Zedong of China never brush his teeth in his lifetime.
·When Elizabeth-I of Russia died in 1762, there were 15,000 dresses in her closets.
·During World War II, the Japanese used shark liver oil in the engines of their fighter planes.
·J.P Blanchard, a Frenchman, is credited with having been the first person to use a parachute. In 1785, from a balloon high in the air, he dropped a dog in a basket to which a parachute was attached. Blanchard also claimed to have descended from a balloon in a parachute in 1793.
·Randy Gardner of San Diego is the longest person who has gone without sleep for 11 days in 1965. He broke the record of Peter Tripp of New York, who settled a record of 8.5 days without a wink.
·The fingernails grow faster on the hand you favor. If you are right-handed, your right fingernails will grow faster, and vice versa. The middle fingernail grows faster than any other nail.
·Usually right handed people utilize left side of brain for all their conscious, voluntary activities.
·The strongest muscle in the body is the tongue.
·Women blink nearly twice as much as men!
·The women who snore are at an increased risk of high blood pressure and cardiovascular disease than men.
·You can't kill yourself by holding your breath.
·It is impossible to lick your elbow.
·Like fingerprints, everyone's tongue print is different.
·If you sneeze too hard, you can fracture a rib.
·If you try to suppress a sneeze, you can rupture a blood vessel in your head or neck and die.
·An average person eat 60,000 pounds of food in his lifetime.
·An average person spent 24 years of his life in sleeping.
·An average woman consume 6 lbs. of lipstick in her lifetime.
·Sitting while talking on the phone for eight hours will burn 914 calories. Driving a car for eight hours will knock off around 1,219 calories. And standing in a casino for eight hours will burn about 1,402 calories.
·Inventions & Discoveries
·Bullet proof vests, fire escapes, windshield wipers and laser printers are invented by women.
·The electric chair was invented by a dentist.
·The cigarette lighter was invented before the match.
·In 1932. Engineer, Harry Jennings, built the first folding, tubular steel wheelchair. The chair was built for a paraplegic friend of Jennings called Herbert Everest. Together they founded Everest & Jennings, a company that monopolized the wheelchair market for many years.
·Otto Frederick Rohwedder is generally credited with inventing the first automatic bread slicer in 1928.
·Language & Literature
·Typewriter is the longest word that can be made using the letters only on one row of the keyboard.
·Stewardesses is the longest word typed with only the left hand.
·E is the most frequently used letter in English.
·Gadsby is the only novel (267 pages, 50,000 words) written in 1939 by Ernest Vincent Wright, without the use of letter "E".
·Tom Sawyer was the first novel written on a typewriter; by Mark Twain in 1876.
·Uncopyrightable is the only 15-letter word in the English language that can be written without repeating a letter.
·The word Set has 464 definitions in the Oxford English Dictionary. The word Run runs a distant second, with 396.
·The dot over the i or j is called a tittle.
·The word queue is the only word in the English language that is pronounced the whole for its first letter.
·The sixth sick sheik's sixth sheep's sick is said to be the toughest tongue twister in the English language.
·Mandarin is most-spoken language in the world, spoken by 1.07 billion people, followed by English, spoken by 514 million.
·Papua New Guinea have the greatest number of first languages. There are 869 separate languages - not dialects.
·The world's first university was established in Taxila (comprised of cities Mohenjadaro and Harappa) Pakistan in 700 BC.
·There are fourteen punctuation marks in English grammar; Period, comma, colon, semicolon, dash, hyphen, apostrophe, question mark, exclamation point, quotation marks, brackets, parenthesis, braces, and ellipses.
·The only three English words beginning with dw are; Dwarf, dwell and dwindle.
·111,111,111 x 111,111,111 = 12,345,678,987,654,321
·There are currently 6,912 living languages, defined as languages that people speak today.
·Letters 'a', ' b', 'c' & 'd' do not appear anywhere in the spellings of 1 to 99
·(Letter 'd' comes for the first time in Hundred)
·Letters 'a', ' b' & 'c' do not appear anywhere in the spellings of 1 to 999
·(Letter 'a' comes for the first time in Thousand)
·Letters 'b' & 'c' do not appear anywhere in the spellings of 1 to 999,999,999
·(Letter 'b' only comes for the first time in Billion)
·Letter 'c' does not appear anywhere in in the spellings of entire English Counting
·The war between England and Zanzibar in 1896 was the shortest war in history, lasted only 38 minutes.Monumental Axis in Brazil is the world's widest road. 160 cars can drive side by side at the same time.
·The Central Railway in Peru is the world's highest railway. It climbs to 15,694 feet in the Galera Tunnel.