Mr. Rogers was an ordained minister. (Presbyterian!)
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.
In 1950, Australian Ben Carlin, with his wife, Elinore, set out from Montreal in an amphibious jeep; the craft took to the water off Nova Scotia and crossed the entire Atlantic Ocean, making landfall at the Canary Islands after a stop in the Azores.
The Carlins continued their journey by land, eventually stopping in England and going to Malmo, Sweden. Carlin tried to interest British auto manufacturers in his heavily modified vehicle, but there were no takers.
The plastic things on the end of shoelaces are called aglets.
The Ramses brand condom is named after the great Pharaoh Ramses II who fathered over 160 children.
The only real person that has been used as a Pez head is Betsy Ross.
An ostrich’s eye is bigger than it’s brain.
The longest U.S. highway is route 6 which starts in Cape Cod, Massachusetts and ends in Bishop, California.
Western Electric invented the loudspeaker which was initially called “loud-speaking telephone.”
Western Electric successfully brought sound to motion pictures and introduced systems of mobile communications which culminated in the cellular telephone.
During the depths of the Depression, telephones in use fell from 16 to 13 per 100 population and by the late 1970′s the number had surpassed 75 per 100 population.
Western Electric mass-produced color telephones for the first time in 1954.
In Japan, Western Electric first sold equipment in 1890, then in 1899 helped form the Nippon Electric Company (NEC). This was Japan’s first joint venture with an American firm.
It takes 8 minutes for light to travel from the sun to the earth.
A bride in China wears the color red.
A cow can produce 25 gallons of milk per week.
It took 20 years for Noah Webster to compile his first dictionary.
San Francisco’s cable cars are the only mobile U.S. National Monument.
According to a Metropolitan Life Insurance in the early 1990’s, major league baseball players live significantly longer than the average male – especially if you are a third baseman.
The US state of Alaska’s coastline is longer than that of all the US coastal states combined.
A domestic cat has eighteen claws: five on each of its front paws and four on each of its back paws.
Martin Van Buren was the first U.S. born citizen to become president.
One cord of wood can make 7.5 million toothpicks.
The tip of a whip makes a cracking sound because it is moving faster than the speed of sound.
An ear of corn almost always has an even number of rows (twelve, fourteen, or sixteen).
A person’s left hand does 56 percent of typing.
The Disney dog, Pluto, was originally named Rover.
A female African elephant can be pregnant for almost two years.