Following directions off the Internet and chemicals obtained from a mail order company, a team of U.S. scientists created an identical copy of the polio virus.
Virgina Woolf wrote all of her books standing.
Women blink nearly twice as much as men
In many cases, the amount of storage space on a recordable CD is measured in minutes. 74 minutes is about 650 megabytes, 63 minutes is 550 megabytes.
Rapper LL Cool J's name is short for ‘Ladies Love Cool James’.
Cheetahs make a chirping sound that is much like a bird's chirp or a dog's yelp. The sound is so an intense, it can be heard a mile away.
The first domain name ever registered was Symbolics.com.
Cashew nuts contain oil in the shell that is very irritating to the skin
Crocodiles swallow stones to help them dive deeper.
The Pacific Ocean holds 46% of the world's water. The rest is divided up as followed: Atlantic Ocean 23.9%, Indian Ocean 20.3%, and the Arctic Ocean 3.7%.
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In Utah, birds have the right of way on all highways.
Arthur Conan Doyle, author of the Sherlock Holmes stories, was an ophthalmologist by profession.
The USSR launched the world's first artificial satellite, Sputnik 1, in 1957.
The average person can live 11 days without water.
The reason firehouses have circular stairways is from the days of yore 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 Milky Way's nearest neighbour is 4.3 million light years away - a hundred million times further then the Moon. It is a three-star cluster known as Alpha Centauri.
Any month that starts on a Sunday will have a Friday the 13th in it.
The second best selling game of all time is Jenga. Jenga is a Swahili word, meaning to build.
Brontophobia means a terrible fear of thunder.
Humpback whales are the only ones that use bubbles to help capture their prey. The bubbles trap fish in a spot for feeding whales.
Contrary to popular belief, hair does not grow back darker and thicker after it has been shaved.
Scientists say that babies that are breastfed are more likely to be slimmer as adults than those that are not breastfed
The Mall of America, located in Bloomington, Minnesota is so big that it can hold 24,336 school buses
Singer Michael Jackson owns the rights to the South Carolina State anthem
On average, a baby in the United States will eat fifteen pounds of cereal in their first year of life
The most dangerous animal in the world is the common housefly. Because of their habits of visiting animal waste, they transmit more diseases than any other animal.
Mary Stuart became Queen of Scotland when she was only six days old.
A vexillologist is an expert in the history of flags.
The largest ship in the world is the French oil tanker that is nearly 415 meters. long, almost as long as Sydney harbour bridge.
The word trivia comes from the Latin trivium which is the place where three roads meet, a public square. People would gather and talk about all sorts of matters, most of which were trivial.
Men can read smaller print than women can; women can hear better.
An adult porcupine has approximately 30,000 quills on its body, which are replaced every year.
The state of ideological or wordy warfare between two countries or blocks.
There are more than 17,000 airplanes in the world, of which 4,000 are always airborne.
More than 50% of the people in the world have never made or received a telephone call.
¥ Hair is the fastest growing tissue in the body, second only to bone marrow.
In ancient Egypt, the dung beetle symbolized eternal rebirth and the Sun God Khepri
The name of the dog on the Cracker Jack box is Bingo.
In 1685, New France used playing cards as currency because of the shortage of coins
Since 1978, at least 37 people have died as a result of shaking vending machines, in an attempt to get free merchandise. More than 100 people have been injured
Sting got his name from a black and yellow striped sweater he would wear a lot.
Avocados have more protein than any other fruit.
A drink used to be made by the Aztecs for the gods which had the ingredients of ground cocoa mixed in with spices and corn
The Tranquilizer, Valium (sleeping piles) is the most widely used drug on earth.
The strongest gust of wind was recorded at the Mount Washington Observatory on April 12th, 1934, and measured 231 miles per hour.
Before ronald reagan became a movie star, he was a sports commentator.
Picasso's full name was Pablo Diego Jose Francisco de Paula Juan Nepomuceno Maria de los Remedios Cipriano de la Santisima Trinidad Ruiz Picasso.
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Alcoholic beverages contain a lot of calories, and getting a little buzzed might weaken your resolve to eat healthy. If you are trying to lose weight, eliminate alcohol from your diet or limit your intake to two drinks per week. If you do decide to keep alcohol in your diet, be sure to drink a glass of water between each alcoholic drink. This will slow down your pace of drinking and keep you hydrated.