When snakes are born with two heads, they fight each other for food.
“I am careful not to confuse excellence with perfection. Excellence, I can reach for; perfection is God's business.” - Michael J. Fox
In the great fire of London in 1666, half of London was burnt down but only 6 people were injured.
A toothpick is the object most often choked on by Americans!
Non-dairy creamer is flammable.
Emus and kangaroos cannot walk backwards, and are on the Australian coat of arms for that reason.
In England, the Speaker of the House is not allowed to speak.
John Lennon's first girlfriend was named Thelma Pickles.
The microwave was invented after a researcher walked by a radar tube and a chocolate bar melted in his pocket.
“Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.” - Leo Buscaglia
Ancient Egyptians slept on pillows made of stone.
Almost a quarter of the land area of Los Angeles is taken up by automobiles.
Armadillos have four babies at a time and they are always all the same sex.
Sharp Dressed Man – ZZ Top
Columbia University is the second largest landowner in New York City, after the Catholic Church.
You're born with 300 bones, but when you get to be an adult, you only have
The "save" icon on Microsoft Word shows a floppy disk, with the shutter on backwards.
Mosquitoes have teeth.
It was once against the law to slam your car door in a city in Switzerland.
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.
Two-thirds of the world's eggplant is grown in New Jersey.
“Beware of allowing a tactless word, a rebuttal, a rejection to obliterate the whole sky.” - Confucius
The word "modem" is a contraction of the words "modulate, demodulate." (MOdulate DEModulate)
“Freedom is the right to be wrong, not the right to do wrong.” - John G. Riefenbaker
The average person has over 1,460 dreams a year.
A sneeze travels out your mouth at over 100 m.p.h.
Women's hearts beat faster than men's.
In Bangladesh, kids as young as 15 can be jailed for cheating on their finals.
Paint it Black – The Rolling Stones
Some toothpaste's contain antifreeze.
Montpelier, VT is the only U.S. state capital without a McDonalds.
The three best-known western names in China: Jesus Christ, Richard Nixon, and Elvis Presley.
The katydid bug hears through holes in its hind legs.
"Kemo Sabe" means "soggy shrub" in Navajo.
“He who asks is a fool for five minutes, but he who does not ask remains a fool forever.” - Chinese proverb
Every time you lick a stamp, you're consuming 1/10 of a calorie.
Pollsters say that 40 percent of dog and cat owners carry pictures of the pets in their wallets.
When opossums are playing 'possum, they are not "playing", they actually pass out from sheer terror.
The "L.L." in L.L. Bean stands for Leon Leonwood.
A giraffe can go without water longer than a camel can.
Workin’ for a Livin’ – Huey Lewis and The News
A monkey was once tried and convicted for smoking a cigarette in South Bend, Indiana.
The name Jeep came from the abbreviation used in the army for the "General Purpose" vehicle, G.P.
“Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence on society.” - Mark Twain
“What people in the world think of you is really none of your business.” - Martha Graham
Polar Bears trying to blend in with the ice will sometimes cover up their black nose with their paws.
In the last 4000 years, no new animals have been domesticated.
In Tokyo, they sell toupees for dogs.
Dr. Seuss pronounced "Seuss" such that it rhymed with "rejoice."
Hypnotism is banned by public schools in San Diego.
There are more chickens than people in the world.
There are two credit cards for every person in the United States.
“Treat the other man's faith gently; it is all he has to believe with. His mind was created for his own thoughts, not yours or mine.” - Henry S. Haskins
7% of Americans don't know the first 9 words of the American anthem, but know the first 7 of the Canadian anthem.
“We are all angels, born with only one wing. To truly fly we must embrace another.” - Luciano de Crescenzo
“Stress is an ignorant state. It believes that everything is an emergency. Nothing is that important.” - Natalie Goldberg
“The more I traveled, the more I realized that fear makes strangers of people who should be friends.” - Shirley MacLaine
The Eisenhower interstate system requires that one mile in every five must be straight. These straight sections are usable as airstrips in times of war or other emergencies.
The airplane Buddy Holly died in was the "American Pie." (Thus the name of the Don McLean song.)
More people use blue toothbrushes than red ones.
Lincoln Logs were invented by Frank Lloyd Wright's son.
Most lipstick contains fish scales.
On a Canadian two dollar bill, the flag flying over the Parliament Building is an American flag.
315 entries in Webster's Dictionary will be misspelled.
123,000,000 cars are being driven down the U.S's highways.
The average person falls asleep in seven minutes.
Simply the Best – Tina Turner
A mole can dig a tunnel 300 feet long in just one night.
Cleo and Caesar were the early stage names of Cher and Sonny Bono.
You'll eat about 35,000 cookies in a lifetime.
Only two people signed the Declaration of Independence on July 4th, John Hancock and Charles Thomson. Most of the rest signed on August 2, but the last signature wasn't added until 5 years later.
1,525,000,000 miles of telephone wire are strung across the U.S.
Thomas Edison, lightbulb inventor, was afraid of the dark.
There are over 52.6 million dogs in the U.S.
“You have to decide at the end of the day if you can live with yourself.” - Princess Anne
If NASA sent birds into space they would soon die; they need gravity to swallow.
Money for Nothing – Dire Straits
“You will find that silence or very gentle words are the most exquisite revenge for insult.” - Judge Hall
Every time Beethoven sat down to write music, he poured ice water over his head.
A hard working adult sweats up to 4 gallons per day. Most of the sweat evaporates before a person realizes it's there.
You're more likely to get stung by a bee on a windy day than in any other weather.
“You live longer once you realize that any time spent being unhappy is wasted.” - Ruth E. Renkl
The elephant is the only mammal that can't jump.
“I have never been hurt by anything I didn't say.” - Calvin Coolidge.
It takes a lobster approximately seven years to grow to be one pound.
The first toilet ever seen on television was on "Leave It To Beaver."
The average American will eat about 11.9 pounds of cereal per year.
The Earth weighs around 6,588,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 tons.
More Monopoly money is printed in a year than real money printed throughout the world.
Workin’ – Lynyrd Skynyrd
The sound of E.T. walking was made by someone squishing her hands in Jell-O.
Sherlock Holmes never said "Elementary, my dear Watson."
Penguins can jump as high as 6 feet in the air.
The average American drinks about 600 sodas a year.
“Forget injuries, never forget kindnesses.” - Confucius
A goldfish has a memory span of three seconds.
“What is moral is what you feel good after and what is immoral is what you feel bad after.” - Hemmingway
The praying mantis is the only insect that can turn its head.
According to a British law passed in 1845, attempting to commit suicide was a capital offense. Offenders could be hanged for trying.
“Go often to the house of thy friend, for weeds choke the unused path.” - Ralph Waldo Emerson
“I have never met a man so ignorant that I couldn't learn something from him.” - Galileo Galilei
A male emperor moth can smell a female emperor moth up to 7 miles away.
Lightning strikes about 6,000 times per minute on this planet.
Leonardo Da Vinci invented the scissors.
A skunk can spray its stinky scent more than 10 feet.
“Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.” - Leo Tolstoy
The longest recorded flight of a chicken is thirteen seconds.
In 75% of American households, women manage the money and pay the bills.
An iguana can stay under water for 28 minutes.
A cat has 32 muscles in each ear.
Like fingerprints, everyone's tongue print is different.
Since 1896, the beginning of the modern Olympics, only Greece and Australia have participated in every Games.
"I am" is the shortest complete sentence in the English language.
“The golden rule for every businessman is to put yourself in your customer’s place.” - Orison Swett Marden
Winston Churchill was born in a ladies' room during a dance.
Just One Look – The Hollies
There wasn't a single pony in the Pony Express, just horses.
Maine is the only state whose name is just one syllable.
The very first bomb dropped by the Allies on Berlin during World War II killed the only elephant in the Berlin Zoo.
Look Sharp – Joe Jackson
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 "Oz."
Feeling Alright – Dave Mason
“Let tears flow of their own accord: their flowing is not inconsistent with inward peace and harmony.” - Seneca
The starfish is one of the only animals who can turn its stomach inside-out.
The longest one-syllable word in the English language is "screeched."
You blink over 20,000,000 times a year.
“If you were going to die soon and had only one phone call you could make, who would you call and what would you say? And why are you waiting?” - Stephen Levine
“Do something worth remembering!” - Elvis Presley
One quarter of the bones in your body, are in your feet.
The national anthem of Greece has 158 verses. No one in Greece has memorized all 158 verses.
When the University of Nebraska Cornhuskers play football at home, the stadium becomes the state's third largest city.
Sylvia Miles had the shortest performance ever nominated for an Oscar with "Midnight Cowboy." Her entire role lasted only six minutes.
Ivory bar soap floating was a mistake. They had been overmixing the soap formula causing excess air bubbles that made it float. Customers wrote and told how much they loved that it floated, and it has floated ever since.
“In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: It goes on.” - Robert Frost
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” - Margaret Mead
“The value of the average conversation could be enormously improved by the constant use of four simple words: ‘I do not know."’ - Andre Maurois
In 1983, a Japanese artist made a copy of the Mona Lisa completely out of toast.
“Use the talents you possess, for the woods would be a very silent place if no birds sang except the best.” - Henry Van Dyke.
The characters Bert and Ernie on Sesame Street were named after Bert the cop and Ernie the taxi driver in Frank Capra's "It’s A Wonderful Life".
In 1984, a Canadian farmer began renting ad space on his cows.
The oldest known goldfish lived to 41 years of age. Its name was Fred.
“Ask yourself this question: ‘Will this matter a year from now?’” - Richard Carlson
Back in the mid to late 1980's, an IBM-compatible computer wasn't considered a hundred percent compatible unless it could run Microsoft's Flight Simulator.
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 four legs on the ground, the person died of natural causes.
“People are just about as happy as they make up their minds to be.” - Abraham Lincoln
Babies are born without knee caps. They don't appear until the child reaches 2-6 years of age.
An ostrich's eye is bigger than its brain.
Color My World – Chicago
“The highest reward for a man's toil is not what he gets for it but what he becomes by it.” - John Ruskin
February 1865 is the only month in recorded history not to have a full moon.
The United States has never lost a war in which mules were used.
“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
There are 293 ways to make change for a dollar.
The state of Florida is bigger than England.
A company in Taiwan makes dinnerware out of wheat, so you can eat your plate.
A shark is the only fish that can blink with both eyes.
The world’s oldest piece of chewing gum is 9000 years old.
“Smile! It will please your friends and infuriate your enemies.” - Lee Kennedy
Bats always turn left when exiting a cave.
Reindeer like to eat bananas.
“A ship in port is safe, but that's not what ships are built for.” - Grace Murray Hopper
Coat of Many Colors – Dolly Parton
Can’t Buy Me Love – The Beatles
The average person laughs 15 times a day.
It's against the law to burp, or sneeze in a certain church in Omaha, Nebraska.
You can only smell 1/20th as well as a dog.
A hippo can open its mouth wide enough to fit a 4 foot tall child inside.
The Baby Ruth candy bar was actually named after Grover Cleveland's baby daughter, Ruth.
The average person's left hand does 56% of the typing.
“Consistency requires you to be as ignorant today as you were a year ago.” - Bernard Berenson
Bank robber John Dillinger played professional baseball.
White Out was invented by the mother of Mike Nesmith (formerly of the Monkees).
85,000,000 tons of paper are used each year in the U.S.
“Be yourself. Everyone else is taken. Oscar Wilde” - Oscar Wilde
Q is the only letter in the alphabet that does not appear in the name of any of the United States.
Peanuts are one of the ingredients of dynamite.
Pinocchio is Italian for "pine head."
Windmills always turn counter-clockwise, except for the windmills in Ireland.
Rubber bands last longer when refrigerated.
Owls are one of the only birds who can see the color blue.
“You are today where your thoughts have brought you; you will be tomorrow where your thoughts take you.” - James Lane Allen
Your ribs move about 5 million times a year, every time you breathe.
To escape the grip of a crocodile's jaws, push your thumbs into its eyeballs -- it will let you go instantly.
“A smile is an inexpensive way to improve your looks.” - Unknown
The band Duran Duran got their name from an astronaut in the 1968 Jane Fonda movie "Barbarella”.
Some ribbon worms will eat themselves if they can't find any food.
About 3000 years ago, most Egyptians died by the time they were 30.
“He who angers you conquers you.” - Elizabeth Kenny
If you bring a raccoon's head to the Henniker, New Hampshire town hall, you are entitled to receive $.10 from the town.
“The ideals which have lighted my way and time after time have given me new courage to face life cheerfully have been Kindness, Beauty, and Truth.” - Albert Einstein
The cruise liner, Queen Elizabeth II, moves only six inches for each gallon of diesel that it burns.
Most Americans' car horns beep in the key of F.
Prove it all Night – Bruce Springsteen
Los Angeles's full name is "El Pueblo de Nuestra Senora la Reina de los Angeles de Porciuncula" and can be abbreviated to 3.63% of its original size: "L.A."
The international telephone dialing code for Antarctica is 672.
“I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reason, and intellect has intended us to forgo their use.” - Galileo Galilei
Dogs and cats consume almost $7 billion worth of pet food a year.
A hedgehog's heart beats 300 times a minute on average.
“If you are distressed by anything external, the pain is not due to the thing itself, but to your estimate of it; and this you have the power to revoke at any moment.” - Marcus Aurelius
I Wanna Be a Lifeguard – Blotto
“How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives.” - Annie Dillard
“Do not condemn the judgment of another because it differs from your own. You may both be wrong.” - Dandemis
“I will not let anyone walk through my mind with their dirty feet.” - Gandhi
The moon is moving away at a tiny, although measurable distance from the earth every year. Do the math and you will clearly see that 85 million years ago it was orbiting the earth at a distance of about 35 feet from the earth's surface.
Armored knights raised their visors to identify themselves when they rode past their king. This custom has become the modern military salute.
101 Dalmatians and Peter Pan (Wendy) are the only two Disney cartoon features with both parents that are present and don't die throughout the movie.
“Wherever there is a human being, there is an opportunity for kindness.” - Seneca
Treat Me Right – Pat Benetar
The highest point in Pennsylvania is lower than the lowest point in Colorado.
In England, in the 1880's, "Pants" was considered a dirty word.
Mr. Rogers is an ordained minister.
A dragonfly has a lifespan of 24 hours.
Fun, Fun, Fun – The Beach Boys
“We are what we repeatedly do.” - Aristotle
“You feel the way you do right now because of the thoughts you are thinking at this moment.” - David Burns
“If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.” - Dalai Lama
The giant squid has the largest eyes in the world.
56,000,000 people go to a Major League baseball game each year.
Dueling is legal in Paraguay as long as both parties are registered blood donors.
“Little by little time goes by; short if you sing, long if you sigh.” - Anonymous
If you have three quarters, four dimes, and four pennies, you have $1.19. You also have the largest amount of money in coins without being able to make change for a dollar.
Camel's milk does not curdle.
“The funny thing about regret is that it's better to regret something you have done than to regret something you haven't.” - Gibby Hayes
It's impossible to sneeze with your eyes open. (Don't try this at home!)
“There are very few monsters that warrant the fear we have of them.” - Andre Gide
A shark can detect one part of blood in 100 million parts of water.
Texas is also the only state that is allowed to fly its state flag at the same height as the U.S. flag.
One in every 4 Americans has appeared on television.
If your eyes are six feet above the surface of the ocean, the horizon will be about three statute miles away.
The placement of a donkey's eyes in its head enables it to see all four feet at all times.
“I once complained to my father that I didn't seem to be able to do things the same way other people did. Dad's advice? ‘Margo, don't be a sheep. People hate sheep. They eat sheep.’” - Margo Kaufman
The most common name in the world is Mohammed.
"Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds you plant.” - Robert Louis Stevenson
The glue on Israeli postage stamps is certified kosher.
Your stomach has to produce a new layer of mucus every two weeks otherwise it will digest itself.
There are only four words in the English language which end in "-dous": tremendous, horrendous, stupendous, and hazardous.
“Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.” - Anonymous
Bird droppings are the chief export of Nauru, an island nation in the Western Pacific.
166,875,000,000 pieces of mail are delivered each year in the U.S.
Takin’ Care of Business – Bachman Turner Overdrive
Only one person in two billion will live to be 116 or older.
Dolphins sleep with one eye open.
Baby robins eat 14 feet of earthworms every day.
“The first pancake is always lumpy.” - Unknown
“When you hate, the only one that suffers is you because most of the people you hate don't know it and the rest don't care.” - Medgar Evans
Blueberry Jelly Bellies were created especially for Ronald Reagan.
Ben and Jerry's send the waste from making ice cream to local pig farmers to use as feed. Pigs love the stuff, except for one flavor: Mint Oreo.
Canada is an Indian word meaning "Big Village".
Most dust particles in your house are made from dead skin.
A fully loaded supertanker travelling at normal speed takes at least twenty minutes to stop.
America once issued a 5-cent bill.
A 10-gallon hat barely holds 6 pints.
Only 55% of all Americans know that the sun is a star.
David Prowse was the guy in the Darth Vader suit in Star Wars. He spoke all of Vader's lines, and didn't know that he was going to be dubbed over by James Earl Jones until he saw the screening of the movie.
“A happy person is not a person in a certain set of circumstances, but rather a person with a certain set of attitudes.” - Hugh Downs
Human teeth are almost as hard as rocks.
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.
Recycling one glass jar saves enough energy to watch T.V for 3 hours.
Tigers have striped skin, not just striped fur.
Research indicates that mosquitoes are attracted to people who have recently eaten bananas.
The average person is about a quarter of an inch taller at night.
It was once against the law to have a pet dog in a city in Iceland.
Knowing Me, Knowing You – ABBA
There are more plastic flamingos in America than real ones.
More people are killed annually by donkeys than die in air crashes.
"Stewardesses" is the longest word that is typed with only the left hand.
Slugs have 4 noses.
Our eyes are always the same size from birth, but our nose and ears never stop growing.
Born to Run – Bruce Springsteen
Most cows give more milk when they listen to music.
Actor Tommy Lee Jones and former vice-president Al Gore were freshman roommates at Harvard.
The penguin is the only bird which can swim, but not fly.
A Saudi Arabian woman can get a divorce if her husband doesn't give her coffee.
Honesty – Billy Joel
I’m a Believer – The Monkees
“I shall allow no man to belittle my soul by making me hate him.” - Booker T. Washington
About 70% of Americans who go to college do it just to make more money. [The rest of us are avoiding reality for four more years.]
The only 15 letter word that can be spelled without repeating a letter is uncopyrightable.
The only nation whose name begins with an "A" but doesn't end in an "A" is Afghanistan.
“If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away.” - Henry David Thoreau
“Follow the path of the unsafe, independent thinker. Expose your ideas to the dangers of controversy. Speak your mind and fear less the label of 'crackpot' than the stigma of conformity. And on issues that seem important to you, stand up and be counted at any cost.” - Thomas J. Watson
Babe Ruth wore a cabbage leaf under is cap to keep him cool. He changed it every 2 innings.
“Those who give you a serpent when you ask for a fish, may have nothing but serpents to give. It is then generosity on their part.” - Kahlil Gibran
Armadillos are the only animal besides humans that can get leprosy.
160 cars can drive side by side on the Monumental Axis in Brazil, the world's widest road.
Mel Blanc (the voice of Bugs Bunny) was allergic to carrots.
“Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.” - William Arthur Ward
111,111,111 x 111,111,111 = 12,345,678,987,654,321
Cats can produce over one hundred vocal sounds, while dogs can only produce about ten.
If you toss a penny 10,000 times, it will not be heads 5,000 times, but more like 4,950. The heads picture weighs more, so it ends up on the bottom.
A jumbo jet uses 4,000 gallons of fuel to take off.
The housefly hums in the middle octave, key of F.
12 newborns will be given to the wrong parents daily.
“The time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time.” - Bertrand Russell
All of the clocks in the movie "Pulp Fiction" are stuck on 4:20.
Giraffes have no vocal cords.
99% of the solar systems mass is concentrated in the sun.
Facetious and abstemious contain all the vowels in the correct order, as does arsenious, meaning "containing arsenic."
Nutmeg is extremely poisonous if injected intravenously
“Know, first, who you are; and then adorn yourself accordingly.” - Epictetus
“You will never find time for anything. If you want time you must make it.” - Charles Buxton
Murphy's Oil Soap is the chemical most commonly used to clean elephants.
Hershey's Kisses are called that because the machine that makes them looks like it's kissing the conveyor belt.
5% of Canadians don't know the first 7 words of the Canadian anthem, but know the first 9 of the American anthem.
Einstein couldn't speak fluently when he was nine.
A "jiffy" is an actual unit of time for 1/100th of a second.
The blesbok, a South African antelope, is almost the same color as grapejuice.
Spotted skunks do handstands before they spray.
Cover Me – Bruce Springsteen
Until 1796, there was a state in the United States called Franklin; today it is known as Tennessee.
The name Wendy was made up for the book "Peter Pan."
In the 1940s, the FCC assigned television's Channel 1 to mobile services (two-way radios in taxicabs, for instance) but did not re-number the other channel assignments. That is why your TV set has channels 2 and up, but no channel 1.
In 1980, there was only one country in the world with no telephones - Bhutan.
“No one in the world needs a mink coat but a mink.” - Murray Banks
Chewing gum while peeling onions will keep you from crying.
Your heart beats over 100,000 times a day.
All porcupines float in water.
“People take different roads seeking fulfillment and happiness. Just because they're not on your road doesn't mean they've gotten lost.” - H. Jackson Browne
“When a friend is in trouble, don't annoy him by asking if there is anything you can do. Think up something appropriate and do it.” - E. W. Howe
The first Ford cars had a Dodge engine.
In every episode of "Seinfeld" there is a Superman somewhere.
Even if you cut off a cockroach's head, it can live for several weeks.
“If you break your neck, if you have nothing to eat, if your house is on fire - then you got a problem. Everything else is inconvenience.” - Robert Fulghum
“Be the change that you want to see in the world.” - M. K. Gandhi
There are 336 dimples on a regulation golf ball.
“They may forget what you said, but they will never forget how you made them feel.” - Carl W. Buechner
A quarter has 119 grooves on its edge, a dime has one less groove.
“Learning to ignore things is one of the great paths to inner peace.” - Robert J. Sawyer
A pregnant goldfish is called a twit.
The Neanderthal's brain was bigger than yours is.
Isaac Asimov is the only author to have a book in every Dewey-decimal category.
“Grief can take care of itself, but to get the full value of a joy you must have somebody to divide it with.” - Mark Twain
In the White House, there are 13,092 knives, forks and spoons.
Money isn't made out of paper, it's made out of cotton.
Your right lung takes in more air than your left one does.
In space, astronauts cannot cry, because there is no gravity, so the tears can't flow.
“You cannot judge any man beyond your knowledge of him, and how small is your knowledge.” - Kahlil Gibran
California Dreamin’ – The Mamas and the Papas
Beginnings – Chicago
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.
“I never saw an ugly thing in my life: for let the form of an object be what it may - light, shade, and perspective will always make it beautiful.” - John Constable
“Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need.” - Kahlil Gibran
In Los Angeles, there are fewer people than there are automobiles.
An average person laughs about 15 times a day.
“The greatest discovery of my generation is that a human being can alter his life by altering his attitudes of mind.” - William James
All 50 states are listed across the top of the Lincoln Memorial on the back of the $5 bill.
"Dreamt" is the only English word that ends in the letters "mt."
The electric chair was invented by a dentist.
The verb "cleave" is the only English word with two synonyms which are antonyms of each other: adhere and separate.
“No one has ever had an idea in a dress suit.” - Frederick G. Banting
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.
“It is better to suffer wrong than to do it, and happier to be sometimes cheated than not to trust.” - Samuel Johnson
Honeybees have hair on their eyes.
The word "Checkmate" in chess comes from the Persian phrase "Shah Mat," which means "the king is dead".
Camels have three eyelids to protect themselves from blowing sand.
“Live as you will have wished to have lived when you are dying.” - Christian Furchtegott Gellert
Charles Lindbergh took only four sandwiches with him on his famous transatlantic flight.
There are only thirteen blimps in the world. Nine of them are in the United States.
During your lifetime, you'll eat about 60,000 pounds of food, that's the weight of about 6 elephants.
A giraffe can clean its ears with its 21-inch tongue.
Al Capone's business card said he was a used furniture dealer.
It's against the law to catch fish with your bare hands in Kansas.
In most advertisements, including newspapers, the time displayed on a watch is 10:10.
“Silent gratitude isn't much use to anyone.” - Gladys Browyn Stern
Hang On Sloopy is the official rock song of Ohio.
Fortune cookies were actually invented in America, in 1918, by Charles Jung.
“It often shows an excellent command of language to say nothing.” - Karol Newlin
A man named Charles Osborne had the hiccups for 6 years. Wow.
Many hamsters only blink one eye at a time.
Donald Duck comics were banned from Finland because he doesn't wear pants.
Fingernails grow nearly 4 times faster than toenails.
“Dream as if you'll live forever. Live as if you'll die today.” - James Dean
The combination "ough" can be pronounced in nine different ways. The following sentence contains them all: "A rough-coated, dough-faced, thoughtful ploughman strode through the streets of Scarborough; after falling into a slough, he coughed and hiccoughed."
A hummingbird weighs less than a penny.
The average bank teller loses about $250 every year.
“Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after.” - Henry David Thoreau
“One should count each day a separate life.” - Marcus Arelius
“No matter how thin you slice it there are always two sides.” - Unknown
A jellyfish is 95 percent water.
Playing cards were issued to British pilots in WWII. If captured, they could be soaked in water and unfolded to reveal a map for escape.
Almonds are a member of the peach family.
It takes about a half a gallon of water to cook macaroni, and about a gallon to clean the pot.
Cat's urine glows under a blacklight.
Bubble gum contains rubber.
Human thigh bones are stronger than concrete.
“You can't do anything about the length of your life, but you can do something about its width and depth.” - Evan Esar
Over 1000 birds a year die from smashing into windows.
“All sunshine makes a desert.” - Arabian Proverb
“Your own safety is at stake when your neighbor's house is in flames.” - Horace
Millie the White House dog earned more than 4 times as much as President Bush in 1991.
No word in the English language rhymes with month, orange, silver, and purple.