In the average lifetime, a person will walk the equivalent of 5 times around the equator.
Odontophobia is the fear of teeth.
In the early days of the telephone, operators would pick up a call and use the phrase, "Well, are you there?" It wasn't until 1895 that someone suggested answering the phone with the phrase "number please?"
Cats sleep 13 to 16 hours per day.
The most common name in the world is Muhammad.
On the new hundred dollar bill the time on the clock tower of Independence Hall is 4:10.
The sound of E.T. walking was made by someone squishing her hands in jelly.
A skunk's smell can be detected by a human a mile away.
Diet Coke was only invented in 1982.
The Australian $5 to $100 notes are made of plastic.
Stressed is Desserts spelled backwards.
The roar that we hear when we place a seashell next to our ear is not the ocean, but rather the sound of blood surging through the veins in the ear. Any cup-shaped object placed over the ear produces the same effect.
Children grow faster in the springtime.
Many Indians find toilet paper repellent and consider it cleaner to splash water with the left hand in the appropriate direction. Consequently, the left hand is considered unclean and is never used for eating.
The English word “girl” was initially used to describe a young person of either sex. It was not until the beginning of the sixteenth century that the term was used specifically to describe a female child
People have committed suicide in an endless variety of ways, including swallowing
poisonous spiders, power-drilling holes in their heads, sticking hot pokers down their throats, choking on underwear, injecting peanut butter into their veins, crushing their necks in vices, and hurling themselves into vats of beer.