The Apollo 11 plaque left on the Moon says, “Here men from the planet Earth first set foot upon the Moon July 1969, A.D. / WE CAME IN PEACE FOR ALL MANKIND”.
Forty-six US federal agencies have officers with the authority to carry firearms and arrest people.
If you get hurt in the wild, you should clean your wounds with urine.
Some unwrapped mummies had a total bandage length of about 1.5 miles.
The lead singer of The Knack, famous for “My Sharona,” and Jack Kevorkian’s lead defense attorney are brothers, Doug and Jeffrey Feiger.
Irish cream and Hazelnut are the most popular whole bean coffee flavorings.
The term “disc jockey” was first used in 1937.
The word “God” appears in every book except Esther and Song of Solomon.
There are 240 dots on an arcade Pac-Man game
Despite Japan being the world’s second largest economy, Japanese people only enjoy the 17th highest GDP per capita, or 24th when adjusted for PPP. (2009 data)
Anteaters prefers termites to ants.
During the Inquisition in fifteenth-century Spain, prisoners condemned to burn were forced to walk to their doom wearing a special frock called a Sanbenito. On it were painted pictures of the fiery mouth of hell. After the accused died, his name was written on the Sanbenito and it was hung in his parish church, where it remained until it fell apart. Occasionally an old Sanbenito would be replaced by a fresh one so that the infamy of the heretic who had worn it would be perpetuated through the ages.
Titanic was running at 22 knots when she hit the iceberg
Large doses of coffee can be lethal. Ten grams, or 100 cups over 4 hours, can kill the average human.
The Pontiac Silverdome, former home of the Detroit Lions, was built in 1975 for $55,700,000. It sold recently for only $583,000.
Because of TV censorship, actress Mariette Hartley was not allowed to show her belly button on Gene Roddenberry’s STAR TREK [episode #78 “All Our Yesterdays” in 1969] but later Roddenberry got even when he gave Hartley two” belly buttons in the sci-fi movie Genesis II (1973).
A sneeze can blast out of your nose at a speed greater than 100 mph
In 1997, a woman in Bradenton, Florida lost her cat.
The yo-yo was introduced in 1929 by Donald F. Duncan. The toy was based on a weapon used by 16th-century Filipino hunters.
The liver is the largest of the body’s internal organs.The skin is the body’s largest organ.
The most abundant metal in the Earth’s crust is aluminum.
Rape is reported every six minutes in the U.S.
The average lead pencil will draw a line 35 miles long or write approximately 50,000 English words.
It is against the law to burp, or sneeze in a church in Omaha, Nebraska
Shakespeare invented the word “assassination” and “bump.”
Triskaidekaphobia means fear of the number 13.
local law enforcements are not required or mandated to maintain data on the relationship between victim and offender except in the case of murder.
Eighty percent of people in the United States die in a hospital.
One of pitcher Nolan Ryan’s jockstraps recently sold at auction for $25,000.
Coffee trees produce highly aromatic, short-lived flowers producing a scent between jasmine and orange. These blossoms produce cranberry-sized coffee cherries. It takes four to five years to yield a commercial harvest.
The “L.L.” in L.L.Bean stands for Leon Leonwood.
7 million people commute to Manhattan daily.
The rosy periwinkle plant, found in Madagascar, is used to cure leukemia.
There are more than 40,000 characters in Chinese script.
Cats have more than one hundred vocal sounds, while dogs only have about ten.
CO2 emissions from shipping are twice the level of aviation.
Maine is the toothpick capital of the world.
5 million Americans play the accordion.
Tequila is made from the root of the blue agave cactus.
Eight positions are mentioned in Abbott and Costello’s “Who’s on First?” routine. Only right field was left out.
In the Netherlands, in 1634, a collector paid 1,000 pounds of cheese, four oxen, eight pigs, 12 sheep, a bed, and a suit of clothes for a single bulb of the Viceroy tulip.
The penguin is the only bird that can swim but can’t fly.
Women make up 49% of the world population.
Jeff Minter created Tempest 2000 for the Atari Jaguar. It was a remake of Dave Theurer’s 1981 classic, Tempest.
All 17 children of Queen Anne dies before she did.
There are 336 dimples on a regulation golf ball.
Casu Marzu is a cheese made from sheep’s milk that has cheese flies purposely added. – This cheese is a delicacy in Sardinia . And it is also illegal. This dish requires protective eyewear being that the larvae are able to jump into the air about 6 inches. The taste is potent enough to burn your tongue and when undigested larva can live long enough to infest in the intestine walls, causing vomiting and severe diarrhea…yummy.
We forget 80 percent of what we learn everyday.
Mercury is the only metal that is liquid at room temperature.
There is only one animal that can completely turn its stomach inside out and that’s the starfish.