Reykjavik, Iceland is warmer than Chicago, Illinois during the winter.
John Wayne had an 18-inch neck.
According to an old Massachusetts law, you’re not allowed to shave while driving a car.
A parrot’s vocabulary is generally no more than twenty words.
The average American eats 286 eggs per year.
The first company to put beer in a can was the Krueger Brewing Company of Newark, NJ in 1935.
They began test-marketing their Cream Ale this way in Richmond, Virginia on January 24, 1935.
Fidel Castro was voted Cuba’s best schoolboy athlete in 1944. He was a left-handed pitcher.
Right-handed people tend to scratch themselves with their left-hand. Vice-versa for lefties.
Chuck Berry has a degree in cosmetology from Gibbs Beauty College. Maybe that’s why he went into music.
A dog’s normal body temperature is 101 degrees Fahrenheit.
A bee will flap its wings 300 times per second.
While the state of Ohio is listed as the 17th state in the USA, that’s really not true: technically, it is #47. Congress “forgot” to vote on admitting Ohio into the Union until August 7, 1953.
The tallest building in the world in 1885 was The Home Insurance Company in Chicago. It was nine stories tall.
A female praying mantis will devour her male sexual partner while mating.
A fly’s taste buds are in its feet.
Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin was the second man to walk on the moon. His mother’s maiden name was “Moon.”
In 1915, a telephone call from New York to San Francisco cost $20.70 for the first three minutes.
The “Delicious” variety of apples were originally known as “Hawkeyes.”
Queen Anne of England (1665 – 1714) outlived all 17 of her children.
The tallest man in the world, Robert Wadlow, was 8 feet eleven inches tall. He died at the age of 22, in 1949, due to an infection caused by leg braces he needed to be able to stand on his feet.
Squirrels live to be about nine years old.
In medieval times, a baker who shorted a customer was put in jail in order to think about past transgressions.
As a result, bakers started placing thirteen items (e.g., buns) in a dozen, hence the term “baker’s dozen.”
A woodpecker can peck on average twenty times per second.
Each time you laugh you burn up, on average, 3.5 calories.
Rats cannot vomit. I know, it’s weird stuff, but I’ll be willing to bet most of you will remember this fact for the rest of your life.
There are 293 ways to make change for a dollar.
When asked to name a color, 60% of any sample will name the color “red.”