» Donkeys kill more people annually than plane crashes.
» 1 in every 4 Americans has appeared on television.
» You burn more calories sleeping than you do watching TV.
» The Pacific Ocean fills nearly a complete hemisphere of the earth's surface.
» German chemists have made a replica of the football World Cup trophy that is the size of one molecule. That is less than 100-millionth the size of the original. They were bored.
» The first recording of the human voice, by Thomas Edison in 1877, was "Mary had a Little Lamb."
» More money is spent on gardening than on any other hobby.
» Oak trees do not produce acorns until they are fifty years of age or older.
» Most of the vitamin C in fruits is in the skin.
» A bowling pin need only tilt 7.5 degrees to fall.
» The fist product to have a bar code was Wrigleys gum.
» The king of hearts is the only king without a moustache.
» A Boeing 747's wingspan is longer than the Wright brother's first flight.
» The electric chair was invented by a dentist.
» There is about 1/4 pound of salt in every gallon of seawater.
» Six ounces of orange juice contains the minimum daily requirement for vitamin C.
» American Airlines saved $40,000 in 1987 by eliminating 1 olive from each salad served in first-class.
» A jumbo uses 4,000 gallons of fuel to take off.
» Venus is the only planet that rotates clockwise.
» The first CD pressed in the US was Bruce Springsteen's "Born in the USA."
» Children spend more time learning about life through media than any other manner.
» The average child spends approximately 28 hours a week watching television, which is around the same amount of time they spend in school.
» There is cyanide in apple pips.
» Apples, not caffeine, are more efficient at waking you up in the morning.
» The 57 on Heinz ketchup bottles represents the number of varieties of pickles the company once had.
» If you lock your knee while standing long enough, you will pass out.
» The plastic things on the end of shoelaces are called aglets.
» Tom Sawyer was the first novel written on a typewriter.
» Most dust particles in your house are made from dead skin.
» The Volkswagen was originally called the "Strength through Joy Wagon".
» Just 20 seconds worth of fuel remained when Apollo 11's lunar module landed on the moon.
» Minus 40 degrees Celsius is exactly the same as minus 40 degrees Fahrenheit.
» Construction workers hard hats were first invented and used in the Building of the Hoover Dam in 1933.
» An average orange falls just as fast as a skydiver. It's hard to catch in free fall, though - the "burble" of disturbed air around the jumper pushes the orange away.
» If you're going to eat fast food, the odds are 2 out of 5 you will buy it at McDonald's, 1 out of 5 you will choose Burger King, and 1 out of 10 for Hardee's and for Wendy's.
» The first owner of the Marlboro company died of lung cancer.