Thomas Paine, the author of “Commen Sense” and the creator of the name “United States of America” died in obscurity on June 8, 1809. Six people went to his funeral.
The geographical center of Ohio is Delaware – a town 25 miles northeast of Columbus.
When Joseph Gayetty invented toilet paper in 1857, he had his name printed on each sheet.
The average caterpillar has sixteen legs.
Before 1814, Congressmen in the US House of Representatives were paid six dollars per diem when they were in session. They weren’t paid on those other days.
Australian-born swimmer Annette Kellerman caused public outrage in 1909 by appearing in public on a California beach wearing the first one-piece bathing suit.
No stranger to controversy, in 1915 she gave the moral guardians of America something more to chew on when she dispensed with a bathing suit altogether to frolic in and out of the water naked in the Fox movie,
Daughter of the Gods.
Winston Churchill was born in a ladies’ room during a dance.
There are more chickens than people in the world.
Two-thirds of the world’s eggplant is grown in New Jersey.
The longest one-syllable word in the English language is “screeched.”
All of the clocks in the movie “Pulp Fiction” are stuck on 4:20.
An ostrich’s eye is bigger than its brain.
No word in the English language rhymes with month, orange, silver, or purple.
“Dreamt” is the only English word that ends in the letters “mt”.
All 50 states are listed across the top of the Lincoln Memorial on the back of the $5 bill.
Almonds are a member of the peach family.
A dragonfly has a life span of 24 hours.
Maine is the only state whose name is just one syllable.
There are only four words in the English language which end in “dous”: tremendous, horrendous, stupendous, and hazardous.
Los Angeles’ full name is “El Pueblo de Nuestra Senora la Reina de los Angeles de Porciuncula.”
A cat has 32 muscles in each ear.
It’s impossible to sneeze with your eyes open.
The giant squid has the largest eyes in the world.
Tigers have striped skin, not just striped fur.
In most advertisements, the time displayed on a watch is 10:10.
Al Capone’s business card said he was a used furniture dealer.
The average person falls asleep in seven minutes.
There are 336 dimples on a regulation golf ball.
“Stewardesses” is the longest word that is typed with only the left hand.
A goldfish has a memory span of three seconds.
A dime has 118 ridges around the edge.