Most American car
horns honk in the key of F.
The name Wendy was made up for the book
Barbie's full name is Barbara Millicent
Every time you lick a stamp, you consume
1/10 of a calorie.
The average person falls asleep in seven
Studies show that if a cat falls off the
seventh floor of a building it has about thirty percent less chance of
surviving than a cat that falls off the twentieth floor. It supposedly
takes about eight floors for the cat to realize what is occurring, relax
and correct itself.
Your stomach has to produce a new layer of
mucus every 2 weeks otherwise it will digest itself.
The citrus soda 7-UP was created in 1929;
'7' was selected after the original 7-ounce containers and 'UP' for the
direction of the bubbles.
101 Dalmatians, Peter Pan, Lady and the
Tramp, and Mulan are the only Disney cartoons where both parents are
present and don't die throughout the movie.
A pig's orgasm lasts for 30 minutes.
'Stewardesses' is the longest word that is
typed with only the left hand.
To escape the grip of a crocodile's jaws,
push your thumbs into its eyeballs - it will let you go instantly.
Reindeer like to eat bananas.
No word in the English language rhymes
with month, orange, silver and purple.
The word "samba" means "to rub navels
Mel Blanc (the voice of Bugs Bunny) was
allergic to carrots.
The electric chair was invented by a
The very first bomb dropped by the Allies
on Berlin during World War II Killed the only elephant in the Berlin
More people are killed annually by donkeys
than airplane crashes.
A 'jiffy' is a unit of time for 1/100th of
A whale's penis is called a dork.
Because of the rotation of the earth, an
object can be thrown farther if it is thrown west.
The average person spends 6 months of
their life sitting at red lights.
In 1912 a law passed in Nebraska where
drivers in the country at night were required to stop every 150 yards,
send up a skyrocket, wait eight minutes for the road to clear before
proceeding cautiously, all the while blowing their horn and shooting off
More Monopoly money is printed in a year,
than real money throughout the world.
Caesar salad has nothing to do with any of
the Caesars. It was first concocted in a bar in Tijuana, Mexico, in the
One quarter of the bones in your body are
in your feet.
Crocodiles and alligators are surprisingly
fast on land. Although they are rapid, they are not agile.
So, if being chased by one, run in a zigzag line to lose him or her.
Seattle’s Fremont Bridge rises up and down
more than any drawbridge in the world.
Right-handed people live, on average; nine
years longer than left handed people.
Ten percent of the Russian government's
income comes from the sale of vodka.
In the United States, a pound of potato
chips costs two hundred times more than a pound of potatoes.
A giraffe can go without water longer than
A person cannot taste food unless it is
mixed with saliva. For example, if a strong-tasting substance like salt
is placed on a dry tongue, the taste buds will not be able to taste it.
As soon as a drop of saliva is added and the salt is dissolved, however,
a definite taste sensation results. This is true for all foods.
Nearly 80% of all
animals on earth have six legs.
In the marriage
ceremony of the ancient Inca Indians of Peru, the couple was considered
officially wed when they took off their sandals and handed them to each
Ninety percent of all species that have
become extinct have been birds.
There is approximately one chicken for
every human being in the world.
Most collect calls
are made on father's day.
The first automobile
race ever seen in the United States was held in Chicago in 1895. The
track ran from Chicago to Evanston, Illinois. The winner was J. Frank
Duryea, whose average speed was 71/2 miles per hour.
Each of us generates about 3.5 pounds of
rubbish a day, most of it paper.
Women manage the money and pay the bills
in 75% of all Americans households.
A rainbow can be seen only in the morning
or late afternoon. It can occur only when the sun is 40 degrees or less
above the horizon.
It has NEVER rained in Calama, a town in
the Atacama Desert of Chile.
It costs more to buy a new car today in
the United States than it cost Christopher Columbus to equip and
undertake three voyages to and from the New World.
The plastic things on the end of shoelaces
are called aglets.
An eighteenth-century German named Matthew
Birchinger, known as "the little man of Nuremberg," played four musical
instruments including the bagpipes, was an expert calligrapher, and was
the most famous stage magician of his day. He performed tricks with the
cup and balls that have never been explained. Yet Birchinger had no
hands, legs, or thighs, and was less than 29 inches tall.
Daylight Saving Time is not observed in
most of the state of Arizona and parts of Indiana.
Ants closely resemble human manners:
When they wake, they stretch & appear to yawn in a human manner before
taking up the tasks of the day.
Bees have 5 eyes. There are 3 small eyes
on the top of a bee's head and 2 larger ones in front.
Count the number of cricket chirps in a
15-second period, add 37 to the total, and your result will be very
close to the actual outdoor Fahrenheit temperature.
One-fourth of the world's population lives
on less than $200 a year. Ninety million people survive on less
than $75 a year.
Butterflies taste with their hind feet.
Only female mosquito’s' bite and most are
attracted to the color blue twice as much as to any other color.
If one places a tiny amount of liquor on a
scorpion, it will instantly go mad and sting itself to death.
It is illegal to hunt camels in the state
In eighteenth-century English gambling
dens, there was an employee whose only job was to swallow the dice if
there was a police raid.
There are no clocks in Las Vegas gambling
The human tongue tastes bitter things with
the taste buds toward the back. Salty and pungent flavors are tasted in
the middle of the tongue, sweet flavors at the tip!
The first product to
have a bar code was Wrigley’s gum.
When you sneeze, air
and particles travel through the nostrils at speeds over100 mph.
During this time, all bodily functions stop, including your heart,
contributing to the impossibility of keeping one's eyes open during a
Annual growth of WWW traffic is 314,000%
%60 of all people using the Internet, use
it for pornography.
In 1778, fashionable women of Paris never
went out in blustery weather without a lightning rod attached to their
Sex burns 360 calories per hour.
A raisin dropped in a glass of fresh
champagne will bounce up and down continually from the bottom of the
glass to the top.
Celery has negative calories! It takes
more calories to eat a piece of celery than the celery has in it.
The average lead pencil will draw a line
35 miles long or write approximately 50,000 English words. More
than 2 billion pencils are manufactured each year in the United States.
If these were laid end to end they would circle the world nine times.
The pop you hear
when you crack your knuckles is actually a bubble of gas burning.
translation of a standard traffic sign in China: "Give large space to
the festive dog that makes sport in the roadway."
You burn more
calories sleeping than you do watching TV.
Larry Lewis ran the
100-yard dash in 17.8 seconds in 1969, thereby setting a new world's
record for runners in the 100-years-or-older class. He was 101.
In a lifetime the average human produces
enough quarts of spit to fill 2 swimming pools.
It's against the law to doze off under a
hair dryer in Florida/against the law to slap an old friend on the back
in Georgia/against the law to Play hopscotch on a Sunday in Missouri.
Barbie's measurements, if she were
life-size, would be 39-29-33.
The human heart
creates enough pressure to squirt blood 30ft.
One third of all
cancers are sun related.
THE MOST UNUSUAL CANNONBALL: On two
occasions, Miss 'Rita Thunderbird' remained inside the cannon despite a
lot of gunpowder encouragement to do otherwise. She performed in a gold
lamé bikini and on one of the two occasions (1977) Miss Thunderbird
remained lodged in the cannon, while her bra was shot across the Thames
It has been estimated that humans use only
10% of their brain.
Valentine Tapley from Pike County,
Missouri grew chin whiskers attaining a length of twelve feet six
inches from 1860 until his death 1910, protesting Abraham Lincoln's
election to the presidency.
Most Egyptians died by the time they were
30 about 300 years ago,
For some time Frederic Chopin, the
composer and pianist, wore a beard on only one side of his face,
explaining: "It does not matter, my audience sees only my right side."
1 in every 4
Americans has appeared someway or another on television.
1 in 8 Americans has
worked at a McDonalds restaurant.
70% of all boats sold are used for
Studies have shown
that children laugh an average of 300 times/day and adults 17 times/day,
making the average child more optimistic, curious, and creative than the
A pregnant goldfish
is called a twit.
shortest war in history was between Zanzibar and England in 1896.
Zanzibar surrendered after 38 minutes.
You were born with 300
bones, but by the time you are an adult you will only have 206.
If you go blind in
one eye you only lose about one fifth of your vision but all your sense
Women blink nearly
twice as much as men.
The strongest muscle
(Relative to size) in the body is the tongue.
A Boeing 747's
wingspan is longer than the Wright brother's first flight.
American Airlines saved
$40,000 in 1987 by eliminating one olive from each salad served in
Average life span of
a major league baseball: 7 pitches.
A palindrome is a sentence or group of
sentences that reads the same backwards as it does forward: Ex:
'Red rum, sir, is murder.' 'Ma is as selfless as I am.' 'Nurse, I spy
gypsies. Run!' 'A man, a plan, a canal - Panama.' 'He lived as a
The first CD pressed
in the US was Bruce Springsteen's 'Born in the USA'
In 1986 Congress &
President Ronald Reagan signed Public Law 99-359, which changed Daylight
Saving Time from the last Sunday in April to the first Sunday in April.
It was estimated to save the nation about 300,000 barrels of oil each
year by adding most of the month April to D.S.T.
The thumbnail grows the slowest, the
middle nail the fastest, nearly 4 times faster than toenails.
The Human eyes never grow, but nose and
ears never stop growing.
The 57 on Heinz ketchup bottles represents
the number of varieties of pickles the company once had.
Tom Sawyer was the first novel written on
If Texas were a country, its GNP would be
the fifth largest of any country in the world.
There are 1 million ants for every human
in the world.
Odds of being killed by lightening? 1 in
2million/killed in a car crash? 1 in 5,000/killed by falling out of bed?
1 in 2million/killed in a plane crash? 1 in 25 million.
Since 1978, 37 people have died by Vending
Machine's falling on them. 13 people are killed annually.
All this while trying to shake merchandise out of them. 113 people have
Half the foods eaten throughout the world
today were developed by farmers in the Andes Mountains (including
potatoes, maize, sweet potatoes, squash, all varieties of beans,
peanuts, manioc, papayas, strawberries, mulberries and many others).
The 'Golden Arches' of fast food chain
McDonalds is more recognized worldwide than the religious cross of
Former basketball superstar Michael Jordan
is the most recognized face in the world, more than the pope himself.
The average talker sprays about 300
microscopic saliva droplets per minute, about 2.5 droplets per word.
The Earth experiences 50,000 Earth quakes
per year and is hit by Lightning 100 times a second.
Every year 11,000 Americans injure
themselves while trying out bizarre sexual positions.
If we had the same mortality rate now as
in 1900, more than half the people in the world today would not be
On average, Americans eat 18 acres of
Researchers at the Texas Department of
Highways in Fort Worth determined the cow population of the U.S. burps
some 50 million tons of valuable hydrocarbons into the atmosphere each
year. The accumulated burps of ten average cows could keep a small
house adequately heated and its stove operating for a year.
During a severe windstorm or rainstorm the
Empire State Building sways several feet to either side.
In the last 3,500 years, there have been
approximately 230 years of peace throughout the civilized world.
The Black Death
reduced the population of Europe by one third in the period from 1347 to
The average person
spends about two years on the phone in a lifetime.
Length of beard an average man would grow
if he never shaved 27.5 feet
Over 60% of all
those who marry get divorced.
can be made from 1 cow.
A full-loaded supertanker traveling at
normal speed takes at least 20 minutes to stop.
Coca-Cola was originally green.
Men can read smaller print than women;
women can hear better.
Hong Kong holds the most Rolls Royce’s per
Average number of days a West German goes
without washing his underwear: 7
WWII fighter pilots in the South Pacific
armed their airplanes while stationed with .50 caliber machine gun ammo
belts measuring 27 feet before being loaded into the fuselage. If the
pilots fired all their ammo at a target, he went through "the whole 9
yards", hence the term.
Average number of people airborne over the
US any given hour: 61,000.
Intelligent people have more zinc and
copper in their hair.
Iceland consumes more Coca-Cola per capita
than any other nation.
In the early 1940s, the FCC assigned
television's Channel 1 to mobile services (like two-way radios in taxis)
but did not re-number the other channel assignments.
The San Francisco Cable cars are the only
mobile National Monuments.
Firehouses have circular stairways
originating from the old days when the engines were pulled by horses.
The horses were stabled on the ground floor and figured out how to walk
up straight staircases.
The Main Library at Indiana University
sinks over an inch every year because when it was built, engineers
failed to take into account the weight of all the books that would
occupy the building.
111,111,111 x 111,111,111 =
Statues in parks: If the 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
The expression 'to get fired' comes from
long ago Clans that wanted to get rid of unwanted people, so they would
burn their houses instead of killing them, creating the term 'Got
"I am." is the shortest complete sentence
in the English language.
Hershey's Kisses are called that because
the machine that makes them looks like it's kissing the conveyor belt.
The phrase "rule of thumb" is derived from
an old English law, which stated that you couldn't beat your wife with
anything wider than your thumb.
The longest recorded flight of a chicken
is thirteen seconds.
The Eisenhower interstate system requires
that one mile in every five must be straight in case of war or
emergency, they could be used as airstrips.
The name Jeep came from the abbreviation
used in the army. G.P. for 'General Purpose' vehicle.
The Pentagon, in Arlington, Virginia, has twice as many bathrooms
as is necessary, because when it was built in the 1940s, the state of
Virginia still had segregation laws requiring separate toilet facilities
for blacks and whites.
cruise liner, Queen Elizabeth II, moves only six inches for each gallon
of diesel that it burns.
you have three quarters, four dimes, and four pennies, you have $1.19,
the largest amount of money in coins without being able to make change
for a dollar.
In Aspen Colorado, you can have a maximum income of $104,000 and
still receive government subsidized housing.
of car horns for a couple that just got married is an old superstition
to insure great sex.
Dr. Kellogg introduced Kellogg's Corn
Flakes in hopes that it would reduce masturbation.
The sperm of a mouse is actually longer
than the sperm of an elephant.
In medieval France, unfaithful wives were
made to chase a chicken through town naked.
The Black Widow spider eats her mate
during or after sex.
Napoleon's penis was sold to an American
Urologist for $40,000.
Eating the heart of a male Partridge was
the cure for impotence in ancient Babylon.
A bull can inseminate 300 cows from one
When a Hawaiian woman wears a flower over
her left ear, it means that she is not available.
The "save" icon on Microsoft Word shows a
floppy disk with the shutter on backwards.
The only nation whose name begins with an
"A", but doesn't end in an "A" is Afghanistan.
The following sentence: 'A rough-coated,
dough-faced, thoughtful ploughman strode through the streets of
Scarborough; after falling into a slough, he coughed and hiccoughed.'
Contains the nine different pronunciations of "ough" in the English
The verb "cleave" is the only English word
with two synonyms which are antonyms of each other: adhere and separate.
The only 15-letter word that can be
spelled without repeating a letter is uncopyrightable.
The shape of plant collenchyma’s cells and
the shape of the bubbles in beer foam are the same - they are
Emus and kangaroos cannot walk backwards,
and are on the Australian coat of arms for that reason.
Cats have over one hundred vocal sounds,
while dogs only have about ten.
Blueberry Jelly Bellies were created
especially for Ronald Reagan.
PEZ candy even comes in a Coffee flavor.
The first song played on Armed Forces
Radio during operation Desert Shield was "Rock the Casba" by the Clash.
Non-dairy creamer is flammable.
The airplane Buddy Holly died in was the
"American Pie." (Thus the name of the Don McLean song.)
Each king in a deck of playing cards
represents a great king from history. Spades - King David, Clubs -
Alexander the Great, Hearts - Charlemagne, and Diamonds - Julius Caesar.
Golf courses cover 4% of North America.
The average person
will accidentally eat just under a pound of insects every year.
Until 1994, world maps and
globes sold in Albania only had Albania on them.
The value of Pi will
be officially "rounded down" to 3.14 from 3.14159265359 on December 31,
The Great Wall of China is the only
man-made structure visible from space.
A piece of paper can be folded no more
then 9 times.
The amount of computer Memory required to
run WordPerfect for Win95 is 8 times the amount needed aboard the space
The average North American will eat 35,000
cookies during their life span.
Between 25% and 33% of the population
sneeze when exposed to light.
The most common name in world is Mohammed.
Mount Olympus Mons on Mars is three times
the size of Mount Everest.
Most toilets flush in E flat.
2,000 pounds of space dust and other space
debris fall on the Earth every day.
Each month, there is at least one report
of UFOs from each province of Canada.
40,000 Americans are injured by toilets
You can be fined up to $1,000 for
whistling on Sunday in Salt Lake City, Utah.
It takes about 142.18 licks to reach the
center of a Tootsie pop.
The serial number of the first MAC ever
produced was 2001.
It is illegal to eat oranges while bathing
If done perfectly, a rubix cube
combination can be solved in 17 turns.
The average American butt is 14.9 inches
More bullets were fired in 'Starship
Troopers' than any other movie ever made.
60% of electrocutions occur while talking
on the telephone during a thunderstorm.
The name of the girl on the statue of
liberty is Mother of Exiles.
3.6 cans of Spam are consumed each second.
There's a systematic lull in conversation
every 7 minutes.
The buzz from an electric razor in America
plays in the key of B flat; Key of G in England.
There are 1,575 steps from the ground
floor to the top of the Empire State building.
The world's record for keeping a Lifesaver
in the mouth with the hole intact is 7 hrs 10 min.
There are 293 ways to make change for a
The world record for spitting a watermelon
seed is 65 feet 4 inches.
In the Philippine jungle, the yo-yo was
first used as a weapon.
Dueling is legal in Paraguay as long as
both parties are registered blood donors.
Texas is also the
only state that is allowed to fly its state flag at the same height as
the U.S. flag.
The three most
recognized Western names in China are Jesus Christ, Richard Nixon, &
There is a town in Newfoundland, Canada
The Boston University Bridge (on
Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts) is the only place in the
world where a boat can sail under a train driving under a car driving
under an airplane.
All 50 states are
listed across the top of the Lincoln Memorial on the back of the $5
In space, astronauts
are unable to cry, because there is no gravity and the tears won't flow.
Chewing gum while peeling onions will keep
you from crying.
There are more plastic flamingos in the
U.S that there are real ones.
The crack of a whip is actually a tiny
sonic boom, since the tip breaks the sound barrier.
Jupiter is bigger than all the other
planets in our solar system combined.
Hot water is heavier than cold.
The common idea that only 10% of the brain
is used it not true as it is impossible to determine the actual
percentage because of the complexity of the brain.
Lawn darts are illegal in Canada.
There are more psychoanalysts per capita
in Buenos Aires than any other place in the world.
Between 2 and 3 jockeys are killed each
year in horse racing.
5,840 people with pillow related injuries
checked into U.S. emergency rooms in 1992.
The average woman consumes 6 lbs of
lipstick in her lifetime.
Some individuals express concern sharing
their soap, rightly so, considering 75% of all people wash from top to
Conception occurs most in the month of
CBS' "60 Minutes" is the only TV show
without a theme song/music.
Half of all Americans live within 50 miles
of their birthplace.
'Obsession' is the most popular boat name.
On average, Americans' favorite smell is
If one spells out numbers, they would have
to count to One Thousand before coming across the letter "A".
Honey is the only food which does not
3.9% of all women do not wear underwear.
This common everyday occurrence composed
of 59% nitrogen, 21% hydrogen, and 9% dioxide is called a 'fart'.
"Evaluation and Parameterization of
Stability and Safety Performance Characteristics of Two and Three
Wheeled Vehicular Toys for Riding." Title of a $230,000 research project
proposed by the Department of Health, Education and Welfare, to study
the various ways children fall off bicycles.
Babies are born
without kneecaps. They don't appear until the child reaches 2-6 years of
they're right 85% of the time (think about that one!)
In 1980, a Las Vegas
hospital suspended workers for betting on when patients would die.
Los Angeles' full name 'El
Pueblo de Nuestra Senora la Reina de Los Angeles de Porciuncula' is
reduced to 3.63% of its size in the abbreviation 'L.A.'.
If you went out into
space, you would explode before you suffocated because there's no air
The only real person
to ever to appear on a pez dispenser was Betsy Ross.
Mike Nesmith's (the
guitarist of The Monkeys) mom invented White Out.
Only 6 people in the whole
world have died from moshing.
In a test performed by Canadian scientists, using various
different styles of music, it was determined that chickens lay the most
eggs when pop music was played.
The storage capacity
of human brain exceeds 4 Terabytes.
In Vermont, the
ratio of cows to people is 10:1
liquid in outer space will form itself into a sphere, because of its
The average American
looks at eight houses before buying one.
In the average
lifetime, a person will walk the equivalent of 5 times around the
Koala is Aboriginal
for "no drink".
his OWN name several different ways.
The first contraceptive was crocodile dung
used by the ancient Egyptians.
A signature is
called a John Hancock because he signed the Declaration of Independence.
Only 2 people signed the declaration of independence on July 4. The Last
person signed 2 years later.
Arnold Schonberg suffered
from triskaidecaphobia, the fear of the number 13. He died at 13
minutes from midnight on Friday the 13th.
Mozart wrote the
nursery rhyme 'twinkle, twinkle, little star' at the age of 5.
Weatherman Willard Scott was the first
original Ronald McDonald.
Virginia Woolf wrote
all her books standing.
Einstein couldn't speak
fluently until after his ninth birthday. His parents thought he was
Al Capone's business
card said he was a used furniture dealer.
Deborah Winger did
the voice of E.T.
Kelsey Grammar sings and
plays the piano for the theme song of Fraiser.
acclaimed inventor of the light bulb, was afraid of the dark.
In England, the Speaker of the House is
not allowed to speak.
You can sail all the way around the world
at latitude 60 degrees south.
The earth weighs around
Peanuts are one of the ingredients of
Porcupines can float in water.
The average person's left hand does 56% of
A shark is the only fish that can blink
with both eyes.
The longest one-syllable word in the
English language is "screeched."
All of the clocks in the movie "Pulp
Fiction" are stuck on 4:20, a national pot-smokers hour.
"Dreamt" is the only English word that
ends in the letters "mt."
Almonds are a member of the peach family.
Winston Churchill was born in a ladies'
room during a dance.
Maine is the only state whose name is just
There are only four words in the English
language which end in "dous": tremendous, horrendous, stupendous, and
Tigers not only have striped fur, they
have striped skin!
In most advertisements, including
newspapers, the time displayed on a watch is 10:10.
On the ground, a group of geese is a
gaggle, in the sky it is a skein.
To Ensure Promptness, one is expected to
pay beyond the value of service – hence the later abbreviation: T.I.P.
When the University of Nebraska
Cornhuskers play football at home, the stadium becomes the state's third
The characters Bert and Ernie on Sesame
Street were named after Bert the cop and Ernie the taxi driver in Frank
Capra's "Its A Wonderful Life."
A dragonfly has a lifespan of 24 hours.
A dime has 118 ridges around the edge.
On an American one-dollar bill, there is
an owl in the upper left-hand corner of the "1"encased in the "shield"
and a spider hidden in the front upper right-hand corner.
The name for Oz in the "Wizard of Oz" was
thought up when the creator, Frank Baum, looked at his filing cabinet
and saw A-N, and O-Z; hence the name "OZ."
The microwave was invented after a
researcher walked by a radar tube and a chocolate bar melted in his
Mr. Rogers is an ordained minister.
John Lennon's first girlfriend was named
There are 336 dimples on a regulation golf
The scene where Indiana Jones shoots the
swordsman in Raider’s of the Lost Ark was Harrison Ford's idea so
that he could take a bathroom break.
A crocodile cannot stick its tongue out.
A snail can sleep for three years.
All polar bears are left-handed.
China has more English speakers than the
Elephants are the only animals that can't
February 1865 is the only month in
recorded history not to have a full moon.
If the population of China walked past you
in single file, the line would never end because of the rate of
If you yelled for 8 years, 7 months and 6
days, you will have produced enough sound energy to heat one cup of
In the last 4000 years, no new animals
have been domesticated.
Leonardo Da Vinci invented the scissors.
The word "set" has more definitions than
any other word in the English language.
Nutmeg is extremely poisonous if injected
On average, people fear spiders more than
they do death.
One of the reasons marijuana is illegal
today is because cotton growers in the 1930s lobbied against hemp
farmers they saw it as competition.
Shakespeare invented the word
'assassination' and 'bump'.
Some lions mate over 50 times a day.
Starfish haven't got brains.
The ant always falls over on its right
side when intoxicated.
The name of all continents in the world
end with the same letter that they start with.
There are two credit cards for every
person in the United States.
The longest word comprised of one row on
the keyboard is: TYPEWRITER
You can't kill yourself by holding your
The average person spends 12 weeks a year
'looking for things'.
The symbol on the "pound" key (#) is
called an octothorpe..
The dot over the letter 'i' is called a
Ingrown toenails are hereditary.
"Underground" is the only word in the
English language that begins and ends with the letters "und"
longest word in the English language, according to the Oxford English
Dictionary, is: pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis..
The longest place-name still in use is:
a New Zealand hill.
An ostrich's eye is bigger than its brain.
Alfred Hitchcock didn't have a belly
button. It was eliminated when he was sewn up after surgery.
Telly Savalas and Louis Armstrong died on
Donald Duck's middle name is Fauntleroy.
The muzzle of a lion is like a fingerprint
- no two lions have the same pattern of whiskers.
Steely Dan got their name from a sexual
device depicted in the book 'The Naked Lunch'.
The Ramses brand condom is named after the
great pharoh Ramses II who fathered over 160 children.
There is a seven letter word in the
English language that contains ten words without rearranging any of its
letters, "therein": the, there, he, in, rein, her, here, ere, therein,
A goldfish has a memory span of three
Cranberries are sorted for ripeness by
bouncing them; a fully ripened cranberry can be dribbled like a
The male gypsy moth can "smell" the virgin
female gypsy moth from 1.8 miles away.
The letters KGB stand for Komitet
The word "dexter" whose meaning refers to
the right hand is typed with only the left hand.
To "testify" was based on men in the Roman
court swearing to a statement made by swearing on their testicles.
Facetious and abstemious contain all the
vowels in the correct order, as does arsenious, meaning "containing
The word "Checkmate" in chess comes from
the Persian phrase "Shah Mat," which means "the king is dead."
The first episode of "Joanie Loves Chachi"
was the highest rated American program in the history of Korean
television, a country where "Chachi" translates to "penis".
Rubber bands last longer when
The national anthem of Greece has 158
verses. No one in Greece has memorized all 158 verses.
Two-thirds of the world's eggplant is
grown in New Jersey.
The giant squid has the largest eyes in
Giraffes have no vocal cords.
The pupils of a goat's eyes are square.
Van Gogh only sold one painting when he
A standard slinky measures 87 feet when
The highest per capita Jell-O comsumption
in the US is Des Moines.
If a rooster can't fully extend its neck,
it can't crow.
There were always 56 curls in Shirley
The eyes of a donkey are positioned so
that it can see all four feet at all times.
Worcestershire sauce in essentially an
Rhode Island is the only state which the
hammer throw is a legal high school sport.
The average lifespan of an eyelash is five
A spider has transparent blood.
Every acre of American crops harvested
contains 100 pounds of insects.
Prince Charles is an avid collecter of
The most common street name in the U.S. is
Tehran is the most expensive city on
The sweat drops drawn in cartoon comic
strips are called pleuts.
Babies are most likely to be born on
The HyperMart outside of Garland Texas has
The Minneapolis phone book has 21 pages of
In the 1980's American migraines increased
Poland is the "stolen car capital of the
Jefferson invented the dumbwaiter, the
monetary system, and the folding attic ladder.
The S in Harry S. Truman did not stand for
In Miconesia, coins are 12 feet across.
A horse can look forward with one eye and
back with the other.
Shakespeare is quoted 33,150 times in the
Oxford English dictionary.
The word Pennsylvania is misspelled on the
NBA superstar Michael Jordan was
originally cut from his high school basketball team.
You spend 7 years of your life in the
A family of 26 could go to the movies in
Mexico city for the price of one in Tokyo.
10,000 Dutch cows pass through the
Amsterdam airport each year.
Approximately every seven minutes of every
day, someone in an aerobics class pulls their hamstring.
Simplistic passwords contribute to over
80% of all computer password break-ins.
The top 3 health-related searches on the
Internet are (in this order): Depression, Allergies, & Cancer.
Dentists have recommended that a
toothbrush be kept at least 6 feet away from a toilet to avoid airborne
particles resulting from the flush.
Most dust particles in your house are made
from dead skin.
Venus is the only planet that rotates
Oak trees do not produce acorns until they
are fifty years of age or older.
The first owner of the Marlboro company
died of lung cancer.
All US Presidents have worn glasses; some
just didn't like being seen wearing them in public.
Mosquito repellents don't repel. They hide
you. The spray blocks the mosquito's sensors so they don't know you're
Walt Disney was afraid of mice.
The site with the highest number of women
visitors between the age of 35 and 44 years old: Alka-Seltzer.com
The king of hearts is the only king
without a mustache.
Pearls melt in vinegar.
It takes 3,000 cows to supply the NFL with
enough leather for a year's supply of footballs.
Thirty-five percent of people who use
personal ads for dating are already married.
The 3 most valuable brand names on earth
are Marlboro, Coca-Cola, and Budweiser (in that order).
Humans are the only primates that don't
have pigment in the palms of their hands.
Months that begin on a Sunday will always
have a 'Friday the 13th'.
The fingerprints of koala bears are
virtually indistinguishable from those of humans, so much so that they
can be easily confused at a crime scene.
The mask worn by Michael Myers in the
original "Halloween" was actually a Captain Kirk mask painted white.
The only two days of the year in which
there are no professional sports games--MLB, NBA, NHL, or NFL--are the
day before and the day after the Major League All-Star Game.
Only one person in two billion will live
to be 116 or older.
When the French Academy was preparing its
first dictionary, it defined "crab" as, "A small red fish, which walks
backwards." This definition was sent with a number of others to the
naturalist Cuvier for his approval. The scientist wrote back,
"Your definition, gentlemen, would be perfect, only for three
exceptions. The crab is not a fish, it is not red and it does not walk
Dr. Jack Kevorkian first patient has
Fictional/horror writer Stephen King
sleeps with a nearby light on to calm his fear of the dark.
It's possible to lead a cow upstairs but
It was discovered on a space mission that
a frog can throw up. The frog throws up its stomach first, so the
stomach is dangling out of its mouth. Then the frog uses its forearms to
dig out all of the stomach's contents and then swallows the stomach back
The very first song played on MTV was
'Video Killed The Radio Star' by the Buggles.
William Marston engineered one of the
earliest forms of the polygraph in the early 1900's. Later he went on to
create the comic strip Wonder Woman, a story about a displaced Amazon
princess who forces anyone caught in her magic lasso to tell the truth
Americans travel 1,144,721,000 miles by air every day
The the U.S. you dial '911'. In Stockholm, Sweden you dial 90000
38% of American men say they love their cars more than women
The U.S. military operates 234 golf courses
100% of lottery winners do gain weight
Bullet proof vests, fire escapes, windshield wipers, and laser
printers were all invented by women
A cat has 32 muscles in each ear.
A duck's quack doesn't echo, and no one knows why.
Cats urine glows under a black light.
In every episode of Seinfeld there is a Superman somewhere.
Lorne Greene had one of his nipples bitten off by an alligator while
he was host of "Lorne Greene's Wild Kingdom."
Pamela Anderson Lee is Canada's Centennial Baby, being the first
baby born on the centennial anniversary of Canada's independence.
Pinocchio is Italian for "pine head."
When possums are playing 'possum', they are not "playing." They
actually pass out from sheer terror.
Who's that playing the piano on the "Mad About You" theme? Paul
Winston Churchill was born in a ladies' room during a dance.
Most lipstick contains fish scales!
Donald Duck comics were banned from Finland because he doesn't wear
There are more than 10 million bricks in the Empire State Building!
Camels have three eyelids to protect themselves from blowing sand!
The placement of a donkey's eyes in its' heads enables it to see all
four feet at all times!
The average American/Canadian will eat about 11.9 pounds of cereal
Over 1000 birds a year die from smashing into windows!
The state of Florida is bigger than England!
Dolphins sleep with one eye open!
In the White House, there are 13,092 knives, forks and spoons!
Recycling one glass jar, saves enough energy to watch T.V for 3
Owls are one of the only birds who can see the color blue!
Honeybees have a type of hair on their eyes!
A jellyfish is 95 percent water!
In Bangladesh, kids as young as 15 can be jailed for cheating on
The katydid bug hears through holes in its hind legs!
Q is the only letter in the alphabet that does not appear in the
name of any of the United States!
166,875,000,000 pieces of mail are delivered each year in the US
Bats always turn left when exiting a cave
The praying mantis is the only insect that can turn its head
Daffy Duck's middle name is "Dumas"
In Disney's Fantasia, the Sorcerer's name is "Yensid" (Disney
In The Empire Strikes Back there is a potato hidden in the asteroid
Walt Disney holds the world record for the most Academy Awards won
by one person, he has won twenty statuettes, and twelve other plaques
James Bond's car had three different license plates in Goldfinger
Canada makes up 6.67 percent of the Earth's land area
South Dakota is the only U.S state which shares no letters with the
name of it's capital
The KGB is headquartered at No. 2 Felix Dzerzhinsky Square, Moscow
The Vatican city registered 0 births in 1983
Spain leads the world in cork production
There are 1,792 steps in the Eiffel Tower
There are 269 steps to the top of the Leaning Tower of Pisa
Leonardo da Vinci could write with one hand while drawing with the
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