» Titanic was running at 22 knots when she hit the iceberg.
» The citrus soda 7-UP was created in 1929; "7" was selected because the original containers were 7 ounces. "UP" indicated the direction of the bubbles.
» Because radio waves travel at 186,000 miles (299,274 km) per second and sound waves saunter at 700 miles (1,126 km) per hour, a broadcast voice can be heard sooner 13,000 miles (20,917 km) away than it can be heard at the back of the room in which it originated.
» Mosquito repellents don't repel. They hide you. The spray blocks the mosquito's sensors so they don't know you're there.
» The bagpipe was originally made from the liver of a dead sheep.
» Dentists have recommended that a toothbrush be kept at least 6 feet (2 m) away from a toilet to avoid airborne particles resulting from the flush.
» The first Ford cars had Dodge engines.
» In ancient Rome, it was considered a sign of leadership to be born with a crooked nose.
» It is possible to drown and not die. Technically the term "drowning" refers to the process of taking water into the lungs, not to death caused by that process.
» Jeremy Bentham, a British philosopher who died in 1832, left his entire estate to the London Hospital provided that his body be allowed to preside over its board meetings. His skeleton was clothed and fitted with a wax mask of his face. It was present at the meeting for 92 years.
» Nutmeg is extremely poisonous if injected intravenously.
» Diet Coke was only invented in 1982.
» The YKK on the zipper of your Levis stands for Yoshida Kogyo Kabushibibaisha, the world's largest zipper manufacturer.
» The liquid inside young coconuts can be used as substitute for blood plasma.
» The world's largest McDonalds is located on I-44 at Vinita, Oklahoma. It goes from one side of the interstate to the other, passing over the interstate.
» Strawberries have more vitamin C in them than oranges.
» Dead Egyptian noblewomen were given the special treatment of being allowed a few days to ripen, so that the embalmers wouldn't find her too attractive.
» Onions get their distinctive smell by soaking up sulfur from the soil.
» The 'rusticles' on the model of the sunken Titanic were Cheeto's and bran flakes painted with rust colored primer.
» Any free-moving liquid in outer space will form itself into a sphere, because of its surface tension.
» Ketchup is excellent for cleaning brass, especially tarnished and corroded brass.
» Raindrops aren't actually teardrop shaped. They are rounded at the top and flat on the bottom.
» One Day on the planet Pluto is about the length of a week on Earth.
» The first police force was established in Paris 1667.
» Kermit the Frog has 11 points on his collar around his neck.
» A broken clock is right at least twice a day.
» American car horns beep in the tone of F.
» Playing cards in India are round.
» The shortest war in history was between Zanzibar an England in 1896. Zanzibar surrendered after 38 minutes.
» Each of us generates about 3.5 pounds of trash a day. Most of it is paper.
» The most collect calls are made on Father's Day.
» No piece of paper can be folded more than 7 times.
» Due to precipitation, for a few weeks K2 is bigger than Mt Everest.