1. A raisin dropped in a glass of fresh champagne will bounce up and down continuously from the bottom of the glass to the top.
  2. Approximately 40,000 Americans are injured by toilets each years.
  3. If a female ferret does not have sex for a year, she will die.
  4. “Almost” is the longest word in English with all the letters in Alphabetical order.
  5. Nicholas Cage bought a pet octopus once because he sincerely thought it might help with his acting.
  6. Fredric Baur was the man who invented the iconic “Pringles” can. When he died, his ashes were buried in one.
  7. Homosexuality was still classified as an illness in Sweden in 1979. Swedes responded by calling into work “sick” saying they “felt gay”
  8. France was still executing people by Guillotine when the first star wars movie came out.
  9. No piece of square paper can be folded more than 7 times in half
  10. The US Treasury once considered producing doughnut- shaped coins.
  11. All swans in England belong to the Queen.
  12. Alaska law says that you can’t look at a moose from an airplane.
  13.   The world’s oldest piece of chewing gum is over 9,ooo years old !
  14. . A  U.S. dollar bill can be folded approximately 4,ooo times in the same place before it will tear.
  15. A mole can dig a tunnel that is 3oo feet long in only one night
  16. A hippo’s wide open mouth is big enough to fit a  4 foot tall child in.
  17. Chewing gum while you cut an onion will help keep you from crying.
  18. Banging your head against a wall burns 150 calories an hour.
  19. 95 percent of people text things they could never say in person.
  20. A crocodile cannot poke its tongue out.
  21. It is physically impossible for pigs to look up into the sky.
  22. About 150 people per year are killed by coconuts.
  23. Swans form monogamous pair bonds that last for many years. If one dies, its partner may mourn or atleast remain celibate for several seasons.
  24. The first animals in space were fruitflies launched in V-2 rocket by US in 1947. The fruitflies were recovered alive.
  25. A pet penquin in Japan named  La La walks into town by himself with a backpack everyday to collect fish from the local market.
  26. Scientists have discovered that just like humans, monkeys are susceptible to optical illusions.
  27. A cat will almost never MEOW at another cat. Cats use this sound for humans.
  28. When hippos are upset, their sweat turns Red.
  29. Google hired a camel to create the Street View of a desert.
  30. A pound of houseflies contains more protein as compared to a pound of beef.
  31. Blue whales are so enormous that a small child could swim through its veins.
  32. A polar bear’s fur is not white. Each hair is a clear hollow tube.
  33. Male kangaroos flex their biceps to impress females.
  34. The mouth of the jellyfish also serves as an anus.
  35. You can buy synthetic testicles for your neutered pets. They’re called Neuticles.
  36. The firefly is not actually a fly, but a beetle.
  37. In Switzerland, it is illegal to own only one guinea pig because they are prone to loneliness.
  38. Since 2005, horses, ponies and donkeys in the UK have been required to have a passport.
  39. The most common name given to a pet goldfish is Jaws.
  40. Scallops’ have up to 100 simple brilliantly blue eyes arranged around the edges of each of their shells, like strings of beads.
  41. Chewing gum is part of the US Army’s field and combat rations. Soldiers consume gum at a rate 5 times that of the national average.
  42. To get the most juice from lemons or limes, put them in the microwave for 30 seconds as it will help the citrus juice flow more easily.
  43. Ooho! Is a completely biodegradable water bottle that resembles a water balloon. You can drink from it by piercing the membrance.
  44. According to the FDA, the stickers on fruit are edible.
  45. According to the USDA, super bowl Sunday is the second highest day of food consumption in the US, after thanksgiving.
  46. Researchers in New Zealand have developed a tearless onion. It turns off the gene which produces the enzyme that causes a person slicing an onion to cry.
  47. In the US, the apples sold at stores can be up to a year old.
  48. There is a food substitute intended to supply all daily nutritional needs, known as “Soylent.”
  49. The sounds made by Ghast from minecraft are actually C418’s cat when he bothered it while it was sleeping.
  50. ‘Kyrptonite’ was invented because Superman’s original voice actor wanted time off, and the only way to do this was to make Superman sick.
  51. Pac-Man is, in fact, modelled after a pizza pie with one slice removed.
  52. Walt Disney World is the second largest purchaser of explosives in the US after the Dept. of Defense.
  53. The Powwerpuff Girls were based on Fauna, Flora, and Merryweather from Disney’s ‘Sleeping Beauty’.
  54. In 1946, Walt Disney Studios produced an animation about menstruation. It was made on commission for the International Cello-Cotton company.
  55. In every episode of the cartoon ‘Adventure Time’, there is a hidden little snail waving at you.
  56. Several major scenes in the movie Braveheart had to be re-shot because extras were seen wearing wristwatches and sun-glasses.
  57. The reason Mickey Mouse wears gloves is so that his hands can be seen when they are in front of his body.
  58. Aerosmith have made more money from the Guitar Hero video game than from album sales.
  59. New Jersey is home to the World’s first drive-in movie theatre.
  60. Each of the main characters in SpongebobAsquarepants was inspired by one of the seven deadly sins.
  61. The Simpsons is the longest running animated series on TV.
  62. Ronald Dahl, known for his best selling children’s books, wrote the screenplay of James Bond’s – You Only Live Twice(1967).
  63. In Peru, there’s a billboard that creates drinkable water out of thin air.
  64. A study of the effects of Music levels on drinking in a bar setting has found that loud music leads to more drinking in less time.
  65. You could cover the Great Wall of China 8 times with the number of jars of Nutella sold in a year.
  66. Ben and Jerry’s get about 13,000 flavor suggestions a year.
  67. The TomTato is a plant that produces both potatoes and tomatoes.
  68. The UK eats more cans of baked beans than the rest of the world combined.
  69. In Australia, Burger King is called Hungry Jack’s.
  70. A new study suggests that eating chocolate could improve the brain’s ability to do Mathematics.
  71. The US Government spent $277,000 on pickle research in 1993.
  72. Popcorn was the first food cooked in a microwave.
  73. The second food was an egg, which exploded in the face of one of the experimenters.
  74. There’s an alcoholism vaccine that will give drinkers an immediate hangover if they drink even a small amount of alcohol.
  75. McDonalds’ Caesar salad is more fattening than their hamburger.
  76. Pregnant women at a healthy weight need only eat an average of an extra 300 calories per day.
  77. Acorns were used as a Coffee substitute during the American Civil War.
  78. To burn off one plain M&M candy, you need to walk the full length of a football field.
  79. There is more real lemon juice in Lemon Pledge furniture polish than in Country Time Lemonade.
  80. Gecko feet have millions of tiny hairs that stick to surfaces with a special chemical bond and let them climb walls and hang on by just on toe.
  81. Scientists say that the best time to take a nap is between 1pm and  2.30pm because that’s when a dip in body temperature makes us feel sleepy.
  82. In Japan, instead of a “man in the moon” people see a “rabbit in the moon.”
  83. Hearing is the fastest human sense. A person can recognise a sound in as little as 0.05 seconds.
  84. In 1889, the Queen of Italy, Margherita Savoy, ordered the first pizza delivery.
  85. The term “astronaut” comes from Greek words that mean “star” and “sailor”.
  86. Its considered Rude to write in red in Portugal.
  87. You can buy eel favoured ice cream in Japan.
  88. Michaelangelo hated painting –infact, he wrote a despairing poem about painting the Sistine Chapel.
  89. The largest snail in the world is about 91 cm in length.
  90. The Beatles’ first band name was the The Quarrymen. They also briefly changed their name to Johnny and the Moondogs.
  91. Flowers grow faster if they are exposed to music.
  92. Elephants carry their pregnancies for about 2 years.
  93. The Statue of Liberty was originally  intended to go to Egypt.
  94. Rats actually laugh when tickled.
  95. Scientists have found that swearing or exclamatory statements in general – can actually relieve pain.
  96. The heart of blue whale weighs about as much as a car.
  97. If you put Saturn in(an insanely large)bathtub, it would float.
  98. When Apollo 11 landed, it had only 20 seconds of remaining fuel.
  99. Before the invention of the eraser, pieces of bread were used to remove pencil marks.
  100. A group of ferrets is called a “business”.
  101. The first ‘smiley’ emoticon ever written was in 1982.
  102. The animatronic shark used in Jaws is was affectionately called Bruce.
  103. Dairy cows produce more milk when they are listening to music.
  104. Cows often form close friendships with one another.
  105. The human eye is able to detect over 10,000.000 different colors.
  106. American currency once included a 5cent bill.
  107. “ Scraunched” is the longest one syllable word in the English language.
  108. According to a study, people who constantly check and use their mobile devices throughout the day are less able to delay gratification.
  109. When faced with major illnesses, individuals with a great social network are in a better position to survive.
  110. People with a wide network of friends have less tension, suffered from less stess, had stronger defences and lived longer.
  111. Studies have shown a 50% increased odds of survival if you have a solid social network.
  112. Experts claim that a truthful person answers a follow-up question with more details, while a liar sticks with the same basic answers.
  113. Researchers found that the music one listens to can temporarily change a person’s visual perception and affect what they think and see.
  114. According to a study, girls who play with Barbie dolls tend to see fewer career options available to them as compared with the options available to boys.
  115. What do bullet proof vests, fire escapes, windshield wipers and laser printers all have in common? All invented by women.
  116. What is the only food that does not spoil –Honey.
  117. A snail can sleep for 3 years.
  118. All polar bears are left handed.
  119. American Airlines saved $40,000 in 1987 by eliminating one olive from each salad served in first class.
  120. Butterflies taste with their feet.
  121. Elephants are the only animals that cannot jump.
  122. In the last 4000 years, no new animals have been domesticated.
  123. On overage, people fear spiders more than they do death.
  124. Stewardesses is the longest word typed with only the left hand.
  125. The ant always falls over on its right side when intoxicated.
  126. The electric chair was invented by a dentist.
  127. The human heart creates enough pressure when it pumps out to the body to squirt blood 30 feet.
  128. Rats multiply so quickly that in 18 months, two rats could have over million descendants.
  129. Wearing headphones for just an hour will increase the bacteria in your ear by 700 times.
  130. The cigarette lighter was invented before the match.
  131. Most lipstick contains fish scales.
  132. Like fingerprints, everyone’s tongue print is different.
  133. Camels have 3 eyelids to protect themselves from the blowing desert sand.
  134. There are only 2 words in the English language that have all five vowels in order – “abstemious”  and “ facetious”
  135. The name of all the continents end with the same letter that they start with.
  136. Pokemon was inspired by butterflies!
  137. Satoshi Tajiri, the series creator, used to collect caterpillars and watched them turn into butterflies, as a kid.
  138. Super Mario’s last name is also Mario, making his full name Mario Mario.
  139. Lara Croft’s breast size was actually an accident. The developers wanted to increase her breast size by 50% but accidentally increased it by 150%.
  140. The maximum score anyone can achieve in Pac-Man is 3333360.
  141. Mario actually doesnot hit the bricks with his head but actually punches them if look closely.
  142. The highest grossing game of all time so far is  ‘World of Warcraft’ and has made an insane 10 billion dollars over its lifetime.
  143. ‘Devil May Cry’ started out as a failed ‘Resident Evil’ game.
  144. If you name yourself ‘Zelda’ instead of  ‘ Link’ in  ‘The  Legend of Zelda’, you will be able to skip the first quest entirely.
  145. Sonic the Hedgehog’s first appearance in any video game ever was as an air fresher emblem in the Sega video game Rad Mobile.
  146. Link was directly inspired by Peter Pan, according to its designer Shigeru Miyamoto.
  147. The game sonic Hedgehog has inspired of gene in the human body called SHH (sonic hedgehog). It is responsible for ensuring all our limbs and organs grow where they are supposed to.
  148. In pokemon Red and Blue, the three renowned birds Arcticuno, Zapdos and Moltres actually means ‘one two three’ in Spanish! Artic –UNO, Zap-DOS, Mol –TRES as spelled in Spanish.
  149. So everybody thought that the video games are actually useless. Here the answer – Studies indicate that surgeons who regularly play video games make 37% fewer mistakes and operate 27% faster than their peers.
  150. If you somehow found a way to extract all of the gold from the bubbling core of our lovely little planet, you would be able to cover all of the land in a layer of gold upto your knees.
  151. McDonalds call frequent buyers of their food heavy users.
  152. The average person spends 6 months of their lifetime waiting on a red light to turn green.
  153. The largest recorded snowflake was in Keogh, MT during the year 1887, and was 15 inches wide.
  154. You burn more calories sleeping than you do watching television.
  155. There are more lifeforms living on your skin than there are people on the planet.
  156. Southern sea otters have flaps of skin under their forelegs that act as pockets. When diving, they use these pouches to store rocks and food.
  157. In 1386 a pig in France was executed by public hanging for the murder of a child.
  158. One in every five adults believe that aliens are hiding in our planet disguised as humans.
  159. If you believe that you  are truly one in a million, there are still approximately 7,184 more people out there just like you.
  160. A single cloud can weight more than 1 million pounds.
  161. A human will eat on average 70 assorted insects and 10 spiders while sleeping.
  162. James Buchanan, the 15th US president continuously bought slaves with his own money in order to free them.
  163. There are more possible iterations of a game of chess than there are atoms in the known universe.
  164. The average person walks the equivalent of three times around the world in a lifetime.
  165. Men are 6 times more likely to be stuck by lightning than women. Coca-cola would be green if colouring was not added to it.
  166. You cannot snore and dream at the same time.
  167. The world’s oldest piece of chewing gum is over 9,000 years old.
  168. A coyote can hear a mouse moving underneath a foot of snow.
  169. Bolts of lightning can shoot out of an erupting volcano.
  170. New York drifts about one inch farther away from London each year.
  171. A sneeze travels about 100 miles per hour. Earth has travelled more than 5000 miles in the past 5minutes. It would take a sloth one month to travel one mile.
  172. 10percent of the world’s population is left handed.
  173. A broken clock is right two times everyday.
  174. According to Amazon, the most highlighted books on kindle are the Bible, the Steve Jobs biography, and the Hunger Games.
  175. Bob Marley’s last words to his son before he died were ‘Money cant buy life’.
  176. A mole can dig a tunnel that is 300 feet long in only one night.
  177. Chewing gum while you cut an onion will help keep you from crying.
  178. If you were to stretch a slinky out until its flat, it would measure 87 feet long.
  179. Al Capone’s business card said he was a used furniture dealer.
  180. There are more collect calls on Father’s Day than on any other day of the year.
  181. Banging your head against a wall burns 150 calories an hour.
  182. Pizza boxes usually cant be recycled due to the grease and cheese left by pizza that soil the cardboard.
  183. In the beginning, chewing gums were made only by hand but today almost all gum are prepared by machine.
  184. Chocolate chip cookies were made by accident when the chocolate in the cookie did not melt properly.
  185. McDonald’s first menu items were actually hot dogs.
  186. More people are allergic to cow’s milk than any other food.
  187. Color is not an indicator for the taste or ripeness in cranberries.
  188. Soaking beans for 12 hours in water before they are cooked can help reduce the flatulence causing sugars and starches.
  189. The color blue is the least common color in the natural foods we eat.
  190. Twinkies originally had banana flavoured filling, but it was switched to vanilla when world war 2 bought the banana trade to a halt.
  191. Pineapples are not a single fruit, but a group of berries that have fused together.
  192. Most television commercials that advertise milk actually use a mixture of white paint and thinner
  193. Extremely high doses of caffeine can cause you to hear imaginary voices, and even hallucinate.
  194. Although gold is a heavy, dense metal, it is generally considered non-toxic.
  195. Gold metal flakes may be eaten in foods or drinks.
  196. Casey Kasem is the voice of Shaggy on Scooby-Doo.
  197. Mickey Mouse’s first words ever were, Hot dogs, hot dogs.
  198. All of the clocks in the movie ‘Pulp Fiction’ are stuck on 4:20.
  199. In comic strips, the person on the left always speaks first.
  200. NASA uses the movie Armageddon as part of its training program.
  201. The filming of the movie ‘Titanic’ cost more than the Titanic itself.
  202. The Modern Violin contains over 70 separate pieces of wood.
  203. Pageant contestants often smear Vaseline on their teeth, so their lips won’t stick when smiling.
  204. According to a popular legend, there’s a hidden Superman in every episode of Seinfeld.
  205. During childbirth scenes, in movies and sitcoms, infant actors are smeared with cream cheese and red jam for an authentic ‘just born’ look.
  206. The first south park episode was made with construction paper. It took 3 months to make.
  207. Two and a half men creator chuck lorre, co-write the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles theme song.
  208. Watching horror movies can burn more calories than any other genre. The increase in heart rates and adrenaline means more calories burned.
  209. The first MTV video was’ Video killed the Radio star’ by the Buggles.
  210. The famous Disney character, Goofy had a wife, but she died.
  211. Mickey Mouse, Goofy, Kermit the Frog, and Donald Duck all make appearances when Triton arrives at the concert hall in the Little Mermaid.
  212. Malaysia banned ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ while France approved it for children as young as 12 years old.
  213. According to a new study by researchers at the Tokyo University of the Arts, listening to sad songs can help create positive emotions.
  214. More lasting marriages have been produced from ‘The Biggest Loser’ series than from ‘The Bachelor and ‘The Bachelorette’ series combined.
  215. The Walking Dead cast and crew holds ‘death dinners’ for any characters who get killed off the show.
  216. The chills you get when you listen to music is called ‘musical frisson.
  217. ’ The song ‘Jingle Bells’ was originally written for thanksgiving.
  218. The longest monopoly game in history lasted for 70 straight days.
  219. There’s a cruise ship named “The World” where residents permanently live as it travels around the globe.
  220. There’s a superhero called ‘Normalman’. In his world, he is the only person without superpowers on a planet full of superheroes.
  221. Donald  Duck’s full name is Donald Fauntleroy Duck.
  222. The New Hampshire lottery has launched a scratch and sniff lottery ticket and that scent is bacon.
  223. The longest movie made lasts 85 hours and is fittingly titled ‘The Cure for Insomnia’.
  224. It takes about 1million plays on Pandora for a songwriter to earn $90 off of that song.
  225. McDonald’s serves about 1% of the world’s population daily.
  226. Russia did not consider beer to be alchohol until 2011.It was previously classified as a soft drink.
  227. An individual banana is called a finger. A bunch of banana is called a hand.
  228. According to a study conducted by Dr Kirsten Brandt, boiling carrots before slicing them increases their anti- cancer properties by 25%.
  229. The code of Hammurabi decreed that bartenders who watered down beer would be executed.
  230. October is the National Pizza Month in the United States.
  231. According to Hostess, it takes about 45 seconds to explode a Twinkie in a standard powered microwave.
  232. The 31-ounce ‘trenta’ size cup at starbucks is larger than the average capacity of a human stomach.
  233. Nutella alone uses about 25% of the world’s supply of hazelnuts.
  234. Soda intake leaches calcium from bones, which contributes to lower bone material density and the development of osteoporosis eEh!
  235. The quinine in tonic water causes it to grow bright blue under a black light.
  236. One fast food hamburger may contain meat from 100 different cows.
  237. Milt, which is a delicacy around the world, is fish sperm.
  238. According to a study by Northern Kentucky University, mixing diet soda with alcohol leads to faster intoxication than mixing it with regular soda.
  239. A hard-boiled egg will spin. An uncooked or soft-boiled egg will not.
  240. There is a pizza company in Alaska called ‘Airport Pizza’ that delivers by Plane. Delivery is free and pizzas cost $30 each, any time of year.
  241. 95% of people text things they could never say in person.
  242. A crocodile can’t poke its tongue out.
  243. It is physically impossible for pigs to look up into the sky.
  244. Drying fruit depletes it of 30-80% of its vitamin and antioxidant content.
  245. A 2010 study found that 48% of soda fountain contained fecal bacteria, and 11% contained E. Coli.
  246. 9 out of 10 Americans are deficient in potassium.
  247. Blueberries will not ripen until they are picked.
  248. Ketchup was used as a medicine back in the 1930’s.
  249. Honey never spoils.
  250. About half of all Americans are on a diet on any given day.
  251. Avocados are poisonous to birds.
  252. Chewing gum burns about 11 calories per hour.
  253. The number of animals killed for meat every hour in the U.S. is 500,000.
  254. If you try to suppress a sneeze, you can rupture a blood vessel in your head or neck and die.
  255. Celery has negative calories. It takes more calories to eat a piece of celery than the celery has in it to begin with.Its the same with apples.
  256. More people are allergic to cow’s milk than any other food.
  257. Coconut water can be used as blood plasma.
  258. The word ‘gorilla’ is derived from a Greek word meaning ‘A tribe of hairy women’.
  259. Only 8% of dieters will follow a restrictive weight loss plan(such as Hcg Drops diet, garciniacambogia diet, etc.)
  260. Prisoners in Canadian war camps during WWII were treated so well, that a lot of them did not want to leave when the war was over.
  261. Gorillas burp when they are happy.
  262. In New York, it is illegal to sell a haunted house without telling the buyer.
  263. In 2006 someone tried to sell New Zealand on eBay. The price got up to $3,000 before eBay shut it down.
  264. It is considered good luck in Japan when a sumo wrestler makes your baby cry.
  265. A man from Britain changed his name to Tim Pppppppppprice to make it harder for telemarketers to pronounce.
  266. A woman from California once tried to sue the Makers of Cap’n Crunch, because the Crunch Berries contained ‘no berries of any kind.’
  267. Apple launched a clothing line in 1986. It was described as a ‘ train wreck’ by others.
  268. In Japan, crooked teeth are considered cute and attractive.
  269. A Swedish woman lost her wedding ring, and found it 16 years later- growing on a carrot in her garden.
  270. Donald duck comics were banned from Finland because he does not wear pants.
  271. The chance of you dying on the way to get lottery tickets is actually greater than your chance of winning.
  272. Cherophobia is the fear of fun.
  273. The toothpaste ‘ Colgate’ in Spanish translates to ‘go hang yourself’.
  274. Pirates wore earrings because they believed it improved their eyesight.
  275. Human thigh bones are stronger than concrete.
  276. 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.
  277. Lightning strikes the Earth 100 times every second.
  278. La Paz, Bolivia has an average annual temperature below 50 degrees Fahrenheit. However, it has never recorded a zero-degree temperature. Same for Stanley, the Falkland Islands, and Punta Arenas, Chile.
  279. There are over 87000 Americans on waiting lists for organ transplants.
  280. Catsup leaves the bottle ata a rate of  25 miles per year.
  281. Toxic house plants poison more children than household chemicals do.
  282. You are more likely to be infected by flesh eating bacteria than you are to be stuck by lightning.
  283. According to Genessis 1: 20-22, the chicken came before the egg.
  284. It is physically impossible for you to lick your elbow.
  285. Like fingerprints, everyone’s tongue print is different.
  286. Your heart beats over 100,000 times a day.
  287. It takes approximately 12 hours for food to entirely digest.
  288. A sneeze travels out your mouth at over 100 m.p.h
  289. Women blink nearly twice as often as men.
  290. Most of the dust particles in your house are dead skin.
  291. There is a company that will (for $14,000) take your ashes and compress them into a synthetic diamond to be set in jewelry for a loved one.
  292. Every year 16 million gallons of oil runs off pavement into streams, rivers and eventually, oceans in the US.This is more oil than was spilled by the Exxon Valdez.
  293. In space, astronauts cannot cry because there is no gravity and tears cannot flow.
  294. Most lipstick contains fish scales.
  295. A jiffy is an actual unit of time: 1/100th of a second.
  296. If you have three quarters, four dimes, and four pennies you have $1.19, you also have the largest possible amount of money in coins without being able to make change for a dollar.
  297. Leonardo Da Vinci invented scissors.
  298. Recycling one glass jar saves enough energy to operate a television for 3 hours.
  299. The cigarette lighter was invented before the match.
  300. The main library at Indiana University sinks over an inch a year.When it was designed engineers failed to take into account the weight of all the books that would occupy the building.
  301. A category three hurricane releases more energy in ten minutes that all the world’s nuclear weapons combined.
  302. There is enough fuel in full jumbo jet tank to drive an average car four times around the world.
  303. An average of 100 people choke to death on ballpoint pens every year.
  304. Antarctica is the only continent without reptiles or snakes.
  305. The cruise liner Queen Elizabeth 2  moves only six inches for each gallon of fuel it burns.
  306. San Francisco cable cars are the only National Monuments that can move.
  307. February 1865 is the only month in recorded history not to have a full moon.
  308. The moon is moving away from the Earth at a tiny, although measurable rate every year. 85 million years ago it was orbiting the Earth about 35 feet from the Planet’s surface.
  309. The star Antares is 60,000 times larger than our sun. If our sun were the size of a softball, the star Antares would be as large as a house.
  310. American Airlines saved $40,000 in 1987 by eliminating one olive from each salad served first class.
  311. In Calama, a town in the Atacama Desert of Chile, it has never rained.
  312. At any given time, there are 1,800 thunderstorms in progress over the earth’s atmosphere.
  313. Erosion at the base of Niagara Falls has caused the falls to recede approximately seven miles over the past 10,000 years.
  314. A ten-year-old mattress weight double what it did when it was new due to debris that it absorbs over time.. That debris includes dust mites(their droppings and decaying bodies), mold, millions of dead skin cells, dandruff, animal and human hair, secretions, excretions, lint, pollen, dust, soil, sand and a lot of perspiration, which the average person loses at a rate of a quart a day. Good Nite!
  315. Almonds are members of the peach family.
  316. Cranberry is the only Jell-O flavour that contains real fruit falvoring.
  317. The drive-through line on opening day at the McDonald’s Restaurant in Kuwait City, Kuwait was seven miles long at its peak.
  318. The US has 5 percent of the world’s population but 25 percent of the world’s prison population.
  319. It is illegal to hunt camels in the state of Arizona.
  320. In the US, a pound of potato chips costs 2 hundred times more than a pound of potatoes.
  321. Mailmen is Russia now carry revolvers after a recent decision by the government.
  322. One out of 5 people in the world(1.1 billion people) live on less than $1 per day.
  323. American Airlines saved $40,000 in 1987 by eliminating one olive from each salad served first class.
  324. Celery has negative calories. It takes more calories to eat a piece of celery than the celery has in it to begin with.
  325. The average American drinks about 600 sodas a year.
  326. Number of US states that claim test scores in their elementary schools are above nationals average:50
  327. One in every 4 Americans has appeared on Television.
  328. In 1998, more fast-food employees were murdered on the job than police officers.
  329. There are more collects calls on Father’s Day than any other day of the year.
  330. Title 14, section 1211 of the code of Federal Regulations, implemented on July 16, 1969 makes it illegal for US citizens to have any contact with ET or their vehicles.
  331. There are more cars in Southern California than there are cows in India.
  332. Percentage of Americans who says that God has spoken to them: 36
  333. Average number of people airborne over the US any given hour:61.000.
  334. Portion of land in the US owned by the government: 1/3
  335. 90percent of NYC cabbies are recently arrived immigrants.
  336. In 21 states, Wal –Mart is the single largest employer.
  337. Its against the law in Kansas to catch fish with your bare hands.
  338. Maine is the only states a one-syllable name.
  339. There are 2,000,000 millionaires in the US.
  340. There are more living  organisms on the skin of a single human being than there are human beings on the surface of the earth.
  341. The longest bout of hiccups lasted nearly 69 years.
  342. Babies are born without kneecaps, they appear between the ages of 2 and 6.
  343. Men can read smaller print than women when women can hear better.
  344. Wearing headphones for just an hour will increase the bacteria in your ear by 700 times.
  345. 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. If you keep your eyes open by force they can pop out.
  346. A kiss stimulates 29 muscles and chemicals that cause relaxation.
  347. Women seem to like light and frequent kisses while men like them more strenuous.
  348. Every time you lick a stamp, you are consuming 1/10 of a calorie.
  349. Our eyes are always the same size from birth, but our nose and ears never stop growing.
  350. The average person falls asleep in seven minutes.
  351. Almost everyone who reads this will try to lick their elbow.
  352. When opossums are playing possum, they are not playing. They actually pass out from sheer terror.
  353. The 2 foot long bird called a Kea that lives in New Zealand likes to eat the strips of rubber around car windows.
  354. Snakes are true carnivores as they eat nothing but other animals. They do not eat any type of plant material.
  355. According to Chinese acupuncture, there is a point on the head that you can press to control your appetite.It is located in the hollow just in front of the flap of the ear.
  356. In a recent survey, Americans revealed that banana was their favorite smell.
  357. Quebec City, Canada has about as much street crime as Disney World.
  358. The largest Ocean Liners pay a $250,000 toll for each trip through the Panama Canal. The canal generates fully 1/3 of Panama’s entire economy.
  359. In every episode of Seinfeld there is a Superman somewhere.
  360. The Spanish word esposa mean wife. The plural esposas means wives but also handcuffs.
  361. City with the most Rolls Royces per capita: Hong Kong.
  362. Of the 6men who made up the Three Stooges, three of them were real brothers (Moe, Curly and Shemp).
  363. If Barbie were life-size, her measurements would be 39-23-33. She would stand 7 feet, 2 inches tall.
  364. On average, people fear spiders more than they do death.
  365. 35 percent of the people who use personal ads for dating are already married.
  366. In Tokyo, you can buy a toupee for your dog.
  367. In 1963, major league baseball pitcher Gaylord Perry remarked, “They’ll put a man on the moon before 1 hit a home run.” On July 20, 1969, an hour after Neil Armstrong set foot on the surface of the moon, Perry hit its first and only home run while playing for the San Francisco Giants.
  368. Retired Basketball sensation Michael Jordan makes more money from Nike each year than all the nike factory workers in Malaysia combined.
  369. The Olympic flag’s colors are always red, black, blue, green and yellow rings on a field of white. This is because at least one of those colors appears on the flag of every nation on the planet.
  370. The average lifespan of a major league baseball: 7 pitches.
  371. Dueling is legal in Paraguay as long as both parties are registered blood donors.
  372. All major league baseball umpires must wear black underwear while on the job in case their pants split.
  373. In 1920, Babe Ruth out- homered very American league team.Babe Ruth wore a cabbage leaf under his cap to keep his head cool. He changed it every 2 innings.
  374. Every year 56,000,000 people attend major league baseball games.
  375. In 18th century England, gambling dens employed someone whose job was to swallow the dice if there was a police raid.
  376. A costa Rican worker who makes baseballs earns about $2,750 annually.
  377. The average American pro baseball player earns $2,377,000 per year.
  378. There are 336 dimples on a regulation golf ball.
  379. Pizza boxes usually can’t be recycled due to the grease and cheese left by pizza that soil the cardboard.
  380. In the beginning, chewing gums were made only by hand but today almost all gum are prepared by machine.
  381. Chocolate chip cookies were made by accident when the chocolate in the cookie did not melt properly.
  382. McDonald’s first menu items were actually hot dogs.
  383. More people are allergic to cow’s milk than any other food.
  384. Color is not an indicator for the taste or ripeness in cranberries.
  385. Soaking beans for 12 hours in water before they are cooked can help reduce the flatulence causing sugars and starches.
  386. The color Blue is the least common color in the natural foods we eat.
  387. Twinkies originally had banana flavoured filling, but it was switched to vanilla when word war 2 bought the banana trade to a halt.
  388. Pineapples are not a single fruit but a group of berries that have fused together.
  389. Most television commercials that advertise milk actually use a mixture of white paint and thinner.
  390. Extremely high doses of caffeine can cause you to hear imaginary voices and even hallucinate.
  391. Although gold is a heavy, dense metal, it is generally considered non-toxic. Gold metal flakes may be eaten in foods or drinks.
  392. A dime has 118 ridges around the edge.
  393. More than 2 billion pencils are manufactured each year in the US. If these were laid end to end they would circle the world 9 times. The average lead pencil will draw a line 35 times long or write approximately 50,000 English words.
  394. Nutmeg is extremely poisonous if injected intravenously.
  395. The weddell seat can travel underwater for 7 miles without surfacing for air.
  396. According to tests made at the institute for the study of animal problems in Washington, D.C. dogs and cats, like people are either right handed or left handed that is, they favour either their right or left paws.
  397. An iguana can stay under water for 28 minutes.
  398. Crocodiles and alligators are surprisingly fast on land. Although they are rapid, they are not agile, so if you ever find yourself chased by one, run in a zigzag line. You will lose him or her everytime.
  399. Horses cannot vomit.
  400. A crocodile cannot stick its tongue out.
  401. Butterflies taste with their feet.
  402. Penguins can jump as high as 6 feet in the air.
  403. All polar bears are left handed.
  404. An eagle can kill a young deer and fly carrying it.
  405. It was discovered on a space mission that a frog can throw up. The frog vomits its entire stomach out so the organ is dangling out of its mouth. Then the frog uses its forearms to dig out all of the stomach’s contents and swallows the stomach back down again.
  406. The leg bones of a bat are so thin that no bat can walk.
  407. Slugs have 4 noses.
  408. Its possible to lead a cow upstairs but not downstairs.
  409. A shrimp’s heart is in its head.
  410. A snail can sleep for 3 years.
  411. The chicken is one of the few things that man eats before its born and after its dead.
  412. Some dogs can predict when a child will have an epileptic seizure and even protect the child from injury.
  413. They’re not trained to do this, they simply learn to respond after observing at least one attack.
  414. A pregnant goldfish is called a twit.
  415. Rats multiply so quickly that in 18 months,2 rats could have over a million descendants.
  416. There are only 3 types f snakes on the island of Tasmania and all the 3 are deadly poisonous.
  417. It is physically impossible for pigs to look up into the sky.
  418. Dolphins sleep with one eye open.
  419. A goldfish has a memory span of 3 seconds.
  420. A shark is the only fish that can blink with both eyes.
  421. Emus and kangaroos cannot walk backwards found in Australia
  422. The jellyfish is 95% water.
  423. A hippo can open its mouth wide enough to fit a 4 foot tall child inside.
  424. Only female mosquitoes bite.
  425. Most elephants weigh less than the tongue of the blue whale.
  426. The world’s youngest parents were age 8 and 9. They lived in China and had their child in 1910.
  427. Ostrich stick their heads in the sand to look for water.
  428. The youngest pope was  years old.
  429. Richard Versalle,  a tenor performing at New York’s Metropolitan Opera House, suffered a heart attack and fell  10 feet from a ladder to the stage just after singing the lie, “You can only live so long”
  430. 60.7% of eligible voters participated in the 2004 presidential election, the highest percentage in 36 years. However, more than 78 million did not vote. This means President Bush we re-elected by less than 31% of all eligible voters in the United States.
  431. David Bowie used to think he was being stalked by someone who is dressed like a giant pink rabbit. Bowie noticed the fan at several recent concerts, but became alarmed when he got on a plane and the bunny was also on board.
  432. Dr. Samuel A. Mudd was the physician who set the leg of Lincoln’s assassin, John Wilkes Booth, and whose shame created the expression for ignominy: “His name is Mudd.”
  433. Wayne’s world was filmed in 2 weeks.
  434. The first Fords had engines made by Dodge.
  435. In Elizabethan England, the spoon was so novel and prized that people carried their own folding spoons to banquets.
  436. It costs more to buy a new car today in the United States than it cost Christopher Columbus to equip and undertake 3 voyages to and from the New World.
  437. Ancient Egyptians slept on pillows made of stone.
  438. Millie the White House dog earned more than 4 times as President Bush in 1991.
  439. A law passed in Nebraska in 1912 set hard rules of the road, Drivers in the country at night were required to stop every 150 yards, send up a skyrocket, then wait eight minutes for the road to clear before proceeding cautiously, all the while blowing their horn and shooting off flares.
  440. Louis XIV of France really was as unpleasant of fellow as he’s been depicted. In 1674, when he was visiting a school at Clermont, he heard from the school’s authorities that one of the Children, a nine year old Irish lad named Francis Seldon, had made a pun about the King’s bald head.
  441. The microwave was invented after a researcher walked by a radar tube and the chocolate bar in his pocket melted.
  442. Stewardesses is the longest word that is typed using only the left hand.
  443. 71% of office workers stopped on the street for a survey agreed to give up their computer passwords in exchange for a chocolate bar.
  444. The electric chair was invented by a dentist.
  445. A boeing 767 airliner is made of 3,100,000 separate parts.
  446. The first FAX machine was patented in 1843, 33 years before Alexander Graham Bell demonstrated the telephone.
  447. Hershey’s kisses are called that because the machine that makes them looks it’s kissing the conveyor belt.
  448. “Typewriter” is the longest word that can be made using the keys on only one row of the keyboard.
  449. In 1980, there was only one country in the world with no telephone: Bhutan.
  450. More than 50% of the people in the world have never made or received a telephone call.
  451. The katydid bug hears through holes in its hind legs.
  452. Kotex was first manufactured as a bandages, during WW1.
  453. In the 16th and 17th centuries in the country of Turkey, anyone caught drinking coffee was put to death.
  454. Abraham Lincoln’s dog –Fido, was also assassinated.
  455. In England, the speaker of the House is not allowed to speak.
  456. About 3,000 years ago, most Egyptians died by the time they were 30.
  457. The first known contraceptive was crocodile dung, used by Egyptians in 2000 B.C.
  458. If a statue in the park of a person 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 4legs on the ground, the person died of natural causes.
  459. Flamingos bend their legs at the ankle, not the knee.
  460. Roller coasters were invented to distract Americans from sin.
  461. Ice pops were invented by an 11 year old by accident.
  462. Sloths can hold their breath longer than dolphins can.
  463. A woman was elected to congress before women’s suffrage.
  464. A supermarket apples can be a year old.
  465. It’s impossible to hum while holding your nose.
  466. Octopuses have 3 hearts.
  467. People used to say ‘prunes’ instead of ‘cheese’ when having their pictures taken.
  468. Most wasabi paste isn’t real wasabi.
  469. Michelangelo wrote a poem about how much he hated painting the Sistine Chapel.
  470. In the Philippines, McDonald’s serves spaghetti.
  471. Dunce caps used to be signs of intelligence.
  472. Adolf Hitler was nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize.
  473. Froot loops are all the same flavour.
  474. Lobsters taste with their feet.
  475. The inventor of the Internet regrets the URL set up.
  476. The British Royal Family is named after Windsor.
  477. 3 Musketeers bars got their name because they used to come with 3 flavors.
  478. The Empire State Building has its own ZIP code.
  479. The shortest war in history lasted 38 minutes.
  480. Blue whale tongues can weigh as much as an elephant.
  481. The Eiffel Tower was originally intended for Barcelona.
  482. “Albert Einstein” is an anagram for 10 elite brains.
  483. The world’s largest waterfall is underwater.
  484. More than 8,100 US troops are still listed as missing in action from the Korean War.
  485. As of January 1, 2004, the population of the US increases by 1 person every 12 seconds. There is a birth every eight seconds, an immigrant is added every 25 seconds and a death every 13 seconds.
  486. In the great fire of 1666, half of London was burnt down but only 6 people were injured.
  487. 23% of all photocopier faults world-wide are caused by people sitting on them and photocopying their butts.
  488. The Statue of Libery used to be a Lighthouse.
  489. Strawberries aren’t berries.
  490. The US treasury once printed $100,000 bills.
  491. A flock of ravens Is called an “unkindness”.
  492. NASA uses countdowns because of a sci-fi film.
  493. There’s only one shell gas station shaped like a shell.
  494. ‘’Fancy riding” on bikes is illegal in Illinois.
  495. Before toilet paper was invented, Americans used to use corn cobs.
  496. The world’s smallest wasp is smaller than an amoeba.
  497. Some single-celled organisms are bigger than a wasp.
  498. ”OK” most likely stands for fake words.
  499. Queen Elizabeth II’s cows sleep on waterbeds.
  500. British military tanks are equipped to make tea.
  501. ManhattAnt are an ant species unique to New Yord City.
  502. Researchers once turned a live cat into a telephone.
  503. PEZ candy was invented to help smokers quit.
  504. William McKinley was shot right after giving away his good luck charm.
  505. You can see 4 states from the top of Chicago’s Willis Tower.
  506. Queen Elizabeth II has a stand-in to make sure the sun won’t get in her eyes.
  507. Shadows are darker on the Moon.
  508. Toto was paid $125 per week while filming The Wizard of Oz.
  509. The only member of the band ZZ Top without a beard has the last name Beard.
  510. The Electric Chair was invented by a dentist.
  511. In Egypt around 150BC a shaved head was considered the ultimate in feminine beauty.
  512. Egyptian women removed every hair from their heads with special gold tweezers and polished their scalps to a high sheen with buffing cloths.
  513. More than 7000 people die annually due to the doctors bad handwriting.
  514. George Lumley, aged 104 married Mary Dunning, aged 10, in Nortallerton, England on August 25, 1783. She was the great-great granddaughter of the woman who’d broken her engagement to Lumley, eighty years before.
  515. In Ancient Eygpt, priests plucked every hair from their bodies, including their eyebrows and eyelashes.
  516. Forensic scientists can tell how long it has been since death by looking at the species of insect on the body.
  517. The skin around the finger and toenails dries and contracts after death, making it look as though they have grown.
  518. Dead bodies swell up like balloon after about 4 days, due to the release of gases and liquids.
  519. The Zoroastrian Parsi community in India offers its dead to vultures rather than burying/burning them.
  520. The TurritopsisDohrnii jellyfish is officially known as the only immortal creature in the world.It lives forever.
  521. Left handed people die 3 years earlier than right handed people.
  522. A human head remains conscious for around 20 seconds after being decapitated.
  523. A body decomposed 4 times faster in water than on land.
  524. Within 3 days of death, the enzymes from your digestive system begin to digest your body.
  525. In some cases, bodies develop a corpse wax that can preserve the remain for years.
  526. When a person dies, their sense of hearing is the last to go.
  527. You can’t die of old age, only from diseases brought on by age. About 153,000 people worldwide die every day.
  528. Men who are hanged get a death erection, known as rigor erectus.
  529. Your skin works hard. Not only is it the largest organ in the body, but it defends against disease and infection, regulates your temperature and aids in vitamin production.
  530. Laughing is good for the heart and can increase blood flow by 20 percent.
  531. Always look on the bright side –being an optimist can help you live longer.
  532. Exercise will give you more energy, even when you are tired.
  533. Sitting and sleeping are great in moderation, but too much can increase your chances of an early death.
  534. A lack of exercise now causes as many deaths as smoking.
  535. Nearly 30% of the world’s population is obese.
  536. Between 2000 and 2015, the average global life expectantly increased by 5 years.
  537. Less than 1% of Americans ride their bike to work, while 50% of Copenhagen residents bike to work or school.
  538. The US spends almost 3 times more on healthCare than any other country in the world, but ranks last in life expectancy among the 12 wealthiest industrialized countries.
  539. Learning a new language or playing a musical instrument gives your brain a boost.
  540. Feeling stressed? Read: Getting lost in a book can lower levels of cortisol, or other unhealthy stress hormones by 67%. Maintaining good relationships with family and friends is good for your health, memory and longevity.
  541. Yoga can boost your cognitive function and lowers stress.
  542. Walking outside –  or spending time in green space – can reduce negative thoughts and boost self – esteem.
  543. Chocolate is good for your skin; its anti-oxidants improve blood flow and protect against UV damage.
  544. Almonds, avocados and arugula (3 ‘A’s) can boost your sex drive and improve fertility.
  545. Tea can lower risks of heart attack, certain cancers, type 2 Diabetes and Parkinson’s disease. Just make sure your tea isn’t too sweet!
  546. Eating oatmeal provides a serotonin boost to calm the brain and improve your mood.
  547. Although it only takes you a few minutes to eat a meal, it takes your body hours to completely digest the food.
  548. Women below the age of 50 need twice the amount of iron per day as men of the same age.
  549. An apple a day does keep the doctor away.
  550. Apples can reduce levels of bad cholesterol to keep your heart healthy.
  551. The amino acid found in eggs can help improve reflexes.
  552. Extra virgin olive oil is the healthiest fat on the planet.
  553. Vitamin D is as important as calcium in determining bone health, and most people don’t get enough of it.
  554. There are five main components of fitness: the body’s ability to use oxygen, muscular strength, endurance, flexibility and body composition. The body has more than 650 muscles.
  555. To lose one pound of fat, you need to burn roughly 3,500 calories.
  556. Stretching increases the blood flow to your muscles and helps avoid injuries.
  557. Drinking atleast 5 glasses of water a day can reduce your chances of suffering from a heart attack by 40%.
  558. Dehydration can have a negative impact on your mood and energy levels.
  559. Drink enough water to ensure you’re always at your best.
  560. Consuming water helps the body maintain its natural Ph balance.
  561. Repeatedly using plastic water bottles can release chemicals into your water.
  562. Why not try to reusable bottle instead? Its good for you and the planet.
  563. The spinal disc core is comprised of a large volumn of water therefore, dehydration could lead to back pain.
  564. Kidneys filter your blood up to 300 times a day and need water to function optimally.
  565. Hydration is key for a good complexion.
  566. Drinking enough water also makes you less prone to wrinkles.
  567. A lack of water can cause a range of problems, such as constipation, asthma, allergy and migraines.
  568. Water can aid in weight loss because it helps to remove the by –products of fat and if consumed before a meal can make you more satisfied and eat less.
  569. Your muscles and joints require water in order to stay energized, lubricated and healthy.
  570. Massage is not just for the muscles. It can help scars fade, and can be more beneficial than lotion or oil.
  571. Brushing teeth too soon after eating or drinking can soften the tooth enamel, especially if you’ve just been eating or drinking acidic foods.
  572. To lose more weight, don’t treat exercise like a chore and focus on the fun in your activity.
  573. Indoor air pollution can be even worse than outside. SPF 50 allow only 2% of UVB rays to pass to your skin compared to 7% when wearing only SPF-15.
  574. The blue light in phones can mess with your circadian rhythm.
  575. Feeling down? Plan a vacation. Not only will getting away make you feel better, but planning and anticipating the vacation will also give you a happiness boost.
  576. Cardio exercise before breakfast can burn more fat.
  577. Wild-caught fish, grass-fed meats and free range eggs are simple ways to inject healthy changes to your diet without drastically altering what you eat.
  578. Breathing deeply in moments of stress, or anytime during the day brings many benefits such as better circulation, decreased anxiety and reduced blood pressure.
  579. ‘Gymnasium’ comes from the Greek word ‘gymnazein’ meaning ‘to exercise naked’.
  580. On average, there are more bacteria per square inch in a kitchen sink than the bathroom.
  581. The nose knows: It can remember 50,000 different scents.
  582. Humans have 46 chromosome, while peas have 14 and crayfish have 200.
  583. During allergic reaction your immune system is responding to a false alarm that it perceives as a threat.
  584. Left – handed people are more likely to suffer from ADHD.
  585. The eye muscles are the most active in the body, moving more than 100,000 times a day.
  586. Drinking coffee can reduce the risk of depression, especially in women.
  587. Smelling rosemary may increase alertness and improve memory so catch a whiff before a test or important meeting.
  588. Swearing can make you feel better when you’re in pain.
  589. Writing things out by hand will help you remember them.
  590. Chewing gum makes you more alert, relieves stress and reduces anxiety levels.
  591. Even at rest, muscle is 3 times more efficient at burning calories than fat.
  592. Regular activity can ease the severity and reduce the frequency of lower back pain.
  593. Running is good for you. People who run 12 – 18  miles a week have a stronger immune system and can increase their bone mineral density.
  594. Exercise regularly can increase your lifespan by keeping your DNA healthy and young.
  595. The average moderately active person walks approximately 7.500 steps a day, which is the lifetime equivalent of walking around the Earth 5 times.
  596. Walking at a fast pace for 3 hours or more at least 1 time a week, you can reduce your risk of heart disease by up to 65%.Start with one minute of lunging as you walk, they don’t have to be deep lunges to burn calories. Walking backwards for about half a minute is an interesting way to burn calories. Always take the stairs whenever you get the chance on the street.
  597. You can improve your muscle tone while driving by wearing some weight on your arms i.e.increase muscle composition.
  598. In India, a butcher is considered a God forsaken profession.
  599. The heart of a shrimp is located in its head.
  600. A snail can sleep for 3 years.
  601. The fingerprints of a koala are so indistinguishable from humans that they have on occasion been confused at a crime scene.
  602. Slugs have 4 noses.
  603. Elephants are the only animal that cannot jump.
  604. It is possible to hypnotize a frog by placing it on its back and gently stroking its stomach.
  605. It takes a sloth 2 weeks to digest its food.
  606. Nearly 3% of the ice in Antarctic glaciers is penguin urine.
  607. A cow gives nearly 200,000 glasses of milk in a lifetime.
  608. Bats always turn left when leaving a cave.
  609. Giraffes have no vocal chords.
  610. Kangaroos can’t fart.
  611. An ostrich’s eye is bigger than its brain.
  612. Around 50% of orang-utans have fractured bones due to falling out of trees on a regular basis.
  613. Frogs cannot vomit. If one absolutely has to; then it will vomit its entire stomach.
  614. Humans can cough at 60 miles an hour and sneezes can be 100 miles an hour-which is faster than the average car!
  615. Although bodies stop growing noses and ears will not!
  616. In the Great Fire of London in 1666, which destroyed 13,200 houses, 87 churches, the Cathedral of St. Paul and left 70,000 homeless, only 8 people were killed.
  617. The Parliament of Iceland is the oldest still operational parliament in the world. It exists since 1930.
  618. The Arabic numerals were actually discovered by Indian mathematicians.
  619. The first bomb that fell on Berlin from the Allies in WWII killed the one and only elephant of the Berlin zoo.
  620. The U.S. Air Force (then part of the Army corps) had 18 pilots and 5-12 serviceable aircraft at the beginning of WWI.
  621. General Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna ordered a full military funeral in 1838 for his amputated leg. He lost it by canon fire.
  622. King George I of England was German.
  623. At the beginning of the American Civil War, the Commander of the Confederate army, General Robert E. Lee did not own any slaves. The victor of the conflict union general Ulysses Grant did. Furthermore, the constitution of the confederate states of America banned the trade of slaves while the Union constitution did not.
  624. A man from New Orleans hired a pirate to liberate Napoleon from his exile to the island of St. Helena.
  625. In his college dorm room, Lord Byron kept a pet bear.
  626. U.S President Ronald Reagan was a life guard in high school. He has been credited for saving 77 lives.
  627. In 1929, researchers in Princeton managed to turn a live cat into a fully functional telephone.
  628. The infamous Kim Jong II has written 6 operas.
  629. In 1952, Albert Einstein was offered the position of the second President of Israel. He declined.
  630. The shortest war in history is between England and Zanzibar. It lasted for a full 38 minutes.
  631. The weirdest war in history is between the Netherlands and the Isles of Scilly. It lasted from 1651 to 1986, making it the longest war that ever existed to which there were no casualties.
  632. Roman Emperor Gaius proclaimed one of the strangest senators that ever existed – His Horse.
  633. The Austrian army in 1788 attacked itself, 10,000 men were the casualties.
  634. All British battle tanks since 1945 are equipped with tea making facilities.
  635. The reason for creating the vibrator was to treat hysteria, as doctors were taking too long to masturbate the patients manually.
  636. Warner Brothers Entertainment Company was founded a few months before the fall of the Ottoman Empire.
  637. Luck or Jinx? Violet Jessop is the only known survivor of the 3 largest ship accidents and sinking in history. She was on board the RMS Olympic when collided with HMS Hawke and returned to Southampton, despite the fact that there was flooding and heavy damage. She was on board RMS Titanic in 1912, and she was also on board the HMHS Britannic, when it was sunk by a mine in WWI. Was she lucky or did she bring bad luck to all the rest?
  638. In 1911, pigtails were forbidden in China as a reference to its feudal past.
  639. If people think that today’s athletes are compensated with a lot of money, they should think again. Gaius Appuleius, who was a Roman chariot racer, earned in today’s analogies – 15 billion. Similarly, the richest person that ever existed was Mansa Musa I. His assets today would be worth $400 billion.
  640. The most successful pirate that ever existed was a Chinese prostitute that owned 1,500 ships and 80,000 sailors.
  641. In the middle ages, people believed that sperm coming from the left testicle produced girls. Men who wanted sons only had it removed.
  642. In the 1800’s, it was considered a cruel and unusual punishment to feed convicts and prisoners with lobster.
  643. In 14th Century, Su Hui wrote a poem in a 29×29 grid. Each line could be read from right to left or from left to right in both diagonal X’s and in both vertical directions. That allowed 2,848 different ways to read it.
  644. Mrs Bridget Driscoll is the first recorded accident of a pedestrian been killed by a vehicle. Arthur Edsell did that at the overwhelming speed of 4 miles per hour in August 17, 1896.
  645. Essentially the same formula used today for concrete that is to be used underwater was created in 25BC by the ancient Romans.
  646. From the late 19th Century and up to 1916, it was forbidden for British soldiers to shave their mustache.
  647. If someone really want to kill people, primitive weaponry is no excuse.
  648. Genghis Khan killed over 40 million people during his reign, which corresponded to 1/6 of the entire earth population of the time.
  649. Adolf Hitler and WWII with so much more advanced weaponry killed 55.
  650. April 23, 1982. The famous Key West area of Florida declared that it was seceding from the U.S. They declared war followed by a surrender and a request for a billion dollars of foreign aid.
  651. Julius Caesar was kidnapped by pirates who demanded a ransom of 25 pieces of gold for his release. He became mad on the price and said that he was worth less than 50…
  652. The only known medical procedure with 300% mortality rate was performed in 1847 when a doctor performed an amputation in 25 seconds. His haste was such that he also amputated his assistant’s fingers. Both the patient and the assistant died from sepsis, as well as a spectator, who died from the shock of what he saw. ha ha
  653. The first slaves in America were the Irish.



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