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Indonesia consists only of islands - 13,667 total

During World War II, the very first bomb dropped on Berlin by the Allies killed the only elephant in the Berlin Zoo

People who ride on roller coasters have a higher chance of having a blood clot in the brain

The tallest freestanding sculpture in the world is Chief Crazy Horse in South Dakota, USA

Marie Curie, the Nobel prize winning scientist who discovered radium, died of radiation poisoning

898 tornadoes were recorded to have occurred in the United States in the year 2000.

The word Popcorn is derived from the middle English word "poppe," which means "explosive sound"

The food that is digested in your stomach is called "chyme."

Alcohol beverages have all 13 minerals necessary for human life

The sentence "The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog." uses everyletter in the alphabet. (Developed by Western Union to Test telex/twxcommunications)

The word housekeeping was invented by Shakespeare

The only two days of the year in which there are no professional sportsgames (MLB, NBA, NHL, or NFL) are the day before and the day after theMajorLeague All-Star Game.

In the great fire of London in 1666 half of London was burnt down but only 6 people were injured

Lack of sleep can affect your immune system and reduce your ability to fight infections

All dogs are the descendant of the wolf. These wolves lived in eastern Asia about 15,000 years ago

It is not possible to tickle yourself. The cerebellum, a part of the brain, warns the rest of the brain that you are about to tickle yourself. Since your brain knows this, it ignores the resulting sensation

Parma ham is only Parma ham if it is made in the Parma region of Italy. The British chain supermarket Asda, made and packaged its own "Parma ham" and was successfully sued by the real Parma ham people (Parma Ham Trade Association)

With winds of 50 miles per hour, The Statue of Liberty sways three inches and the torch sways five inches

A famous bullfighter, Lagarijo, killed 4,867 bulls in the 19th century.

Police detectives have used snapping turtles to help them locate dead bodies

In most advertisements, including newspapers, the time displayed on a watch is 10:10

The national sport of Japan is sumo wrestling

The early occurrence of a fetus yawning is at eleven weeks after conception

In a month, a fingernail grows an eighth of an inch

Edward VIII did not officially become the King of England as he abdicated the throne to marry an American divorcee

The book "Little Red Riding Hood" was banned in 1990 by two school districts in California. They did this because in the book there was a picture of a basket that had a bottle of wine in it

The reason why golf balls have dimples on them is because it helps in the ball to move a farther distance by reducing drag

Americans consume the most peanut butter in the world

To make butter more attractive in colour, carrot juice was used by people in the Middle Ages

Early hockey games allowed as many as 30 players a side on the ice

Most fleas do not live past a year old

It takes seven to ten days to make a jelly belly jellybean

Some asteroids have other asteroids orbiting them

Maine is the only state whose name is just one syllable

There is enough concrete in the Hoover Dam to pave a two lane highway from San Francisco to New York

Americans on the average eat 18 acres of pizza every day

Every 238 years, the orbits of Neptune and Pluto change making Neptune at times the farthest planet from the sun

There is a certain species of kangaroo that is only 2.5 centimetres long when it is born

In a lifetime, the average house cat spends approximately 10,950 hours purring

The real name of Toto the dog in "The Wizard Of Oz" was Terry

Stannous fluoride, which is the cavity fighter found in toothpaste is made from recycled tin

It takes 12 honeybees to make one teaspoon of honey

Thomas Watson, who was the chairman of IBM in 1943 predicted that their would probably only be a world market for five computers.

The largest hamburger cooked in the world weighed in at 6,040 pounds

The first lighthouse was in Alexandria in 290 B.C

Heinz first started making ketchup in 1876 and the recipe has remained the same ever since

The largest wedding chapel in Las Vegas is the Viva Las Vegas Chapel, which can seat 100 people

The most popular name for a pet in the United States is Max

Spiral staircases in medieval castles are running clockwise. This is because all knights used to be right-handed. When the intruding army would climb the stairs they would not be able to use their right hand which was holding the sword because of the difficulties of climbing the stairs. Left-handed knights would have had no troubles, except left-handed people could never become knights because it was assumed that they were descendants of the devil

The largest shopping mall in the world is the West Edmonton Mall located in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

The CN Tower located in Toronto, Ontario Canada took a total construction time of 40 months to complete at an original cost of $63 million

The 20th president of the United States, James Garfield, was able to write Greek with one hand and Latin with the other at the same time

The country of Andorra has a zero percent unemployment rate

In Los Angeles, there are fewer people than there are automobiles

A woman has approximately 4.5 litres of blood in her body, while men have 5.6 litres

In India, pickled ginger, minced mutton and a cottage cheese like substance are popular pizza toppings

Oral-B were the first toothbrushes to go to the moon when they were aboard the Apollo 11 mission

A maple tree is usually tapped when the tree is at least 45 years old and has a diameter of 12 inches

A language becomes extinct in this world every two weeks

An acre of trees can remove about 13 tons of dust and gases every year from the surrounding environment

The decomposition point of Olive Oil is 220 degrees Celsius

Ten radishes only contain eight calories

Annually a thousand people are killed by scorpions in Mexico

Every year, 100 million sharks are killed by people

Tug of war was an Olympic event from 1900-1920

Of all the countries, Brazil has the most plant species, with over 56,000

One female mouse can produce up to 100 babies a year

Women who are romance novel readers are reported to make love 74% more often with their partners than women who do not read romance novels.

The average lifespan of a human taste bud is ten days

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