If you could drive to the sun -- at 55 miles per hour -- it would take about 193 years.
The first household refrigerators cost about $16,000, in today's money!
On average, a person has two million sweat glands
It was during World War II that clothes with elastic waists were introduced. This is because the metal used in zippers was badly needed for the war
The average weight of a newborn baby is 7 lbs. 6 oz. For a triplet baby it is 3 lbs. 12 oz
It is impossible to sneeze with your eyes open
One-third pound stalk of broccoli contains more vitamin C than 204 apples
Shakespeare invented the words "assassination" and "bump."
In some town in South Carolina, it is perfectly legal for a man to beat his wife. But only if its on the courthouse steps on Sunday.
Because metal was scarce; the Oscars given out during World War II were made of plaster.
It would take 11 Empire State Buildings, stacked one on top of the other, to measure the Gulf of Mexico at its deepest point.
A state law in Illinois mandates that all bachelors should be called master, not mister, when addressed by their female counterparts.
Pi has been calculated to over 2,260,321,363 digits.
Out of all the senses, smell is most closely linked to memory.
Shakespeare invented the word assassination and bump.
Human hair is virtually indestructible.
Giant Panda Bears give birth to a 4 ounce Baby Panda.
The number of atoms in a pound of iron is nearly five trillion trillion: 4,891,500,000,000,000,000,000,000.
The Earth gets 100 tons heavier every day due to falling space dust.
Every year, $1.5 billion is spent on pet food. This is four times the amount spent on baby food.
Chicago has the largest cookie factory, where Nabisco made over 4.6 billion Oreo cookies in 1997
An apple, potato, and onion all taste the same if you eat them with your nose plugged. They all taste sweet
Worcestershire Sauce is basically an Anchovy ketchup.
The first United States president to visit China was Richard Nixon
The most common street name in the United States is Second Street. First Street isn't first because many times the designation is replaced with the name Main Street.
Canada is the only country not to win a gold medal in the Summer Olympic games while hosting the event
Did you know you share your birthday with at least 9 other million people in the world
A cat has thirty-two muscles in each ear.
The country of Brazil is named after the brazil nut.
The only word in the English language to contain three back to back double letter combinations is; Bookkeeper.
The ears of a cricket are located on the front legs, just below the knee.
When opossums are playing 'possum, they are not playing. Theyactually pass out from sheer terror.
There are more beetles than any other kind of creature in the world.
The largest employer in the world is the Indian railway system in India, employing over 1.6 million people
Some Dolphin species sleep with one eye open.
The Super Bowl is so popular that it is the number on at-home party event of the year
The movie Chicken Run made in 2,000 had the most plasticine used in an animated movie. They used 2,380 kg of plasticine for the movie
Planet Jupiter spins so fast that there are 2 sunrises and 2 sunsets every 24 hours by earth time.
The practice of identifying baseball players by number was started by the Yankees in 1929.
The only president buried in Washington, D.C. proper: Woodrow Wilson, who was laid to rest in the National Cathedral.
Methane gas can often be seen bubbling up from the bottom of ponds. It is produced by the decomposition of dead plants and animals in the mud.
On average 7.5% of all office documents disappear.
Average life span of a major league baseball: 7 pitches
Bernd Eilts, a German artist, turns dried cow manure into wall clocks and small sculptures. He is now expanding his business to include cow dung wrist watches
Your brain uses 10 times more oxygen than the rest of your body.
In Canada, the most productive day of the workweek is Tuesday
The most common reported time to see a ufo is at 2300 hours (11 pm).
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Research shows that a diet high in fats and carbohydrates causes more wrinkles.Creamy cheeses and red meats are actually known as aging fats because of what they do to our skin, says Wechsler.To keep your cells revved up and rejuvenated, stick to lean protein like fish, white meat poultry, tofu, beans, and lentils.