How come if you put ice on the back of a person’s neck it can sometimes stop or slow down a nosebleed?
Well, the ice reduces the temperature in the area of the neck containing the blood vessels that carry blood to a person’s nose. This causes the vessels to contract and close up, and therefore stopping or slowing the flow of blood.
The 7 wonders of the ancient world are The Temple of Artemis, The Colossus of Rhodes, The Hanging Gardens of Babylon, The Mausoleum at Halicarnassus, The Lighthouse at Alexandria, The Great Pyramids of Giza, and
The Statue of Zeus at Olympia.
December 25’th was chosen as “Christmas Day” in order to compete with an existing pagan celebration.
Scuba stands for Self-Contained Underwater Breathing Apparatus.
The 7 Dwarfs are Doc, Bashful, Sleepy, Dopey, Grumpy, Happy, and Sneezy.
The 7 wonders of the modern world are The Great Wall of China, The Hagia Sophia, The Leaning Tower of Pisa, The Washington Monument, The Eiffel Tower, The Taj Mahal, and The Empire State Building.
Calvin Coolidge’s will was one sentence long.
One of the primary reasons the Mayflower pilgrims ended their voyage at Plymouth rock was pretty much the same reason people today suspend their journeys: they ran out of beer.
You have to count all the way to one thousand before the letter “a” is used in spelling a number.
Fireflies light up as a means of sexual attraction.
Seals have been known to swim for as long as 8 months, and as far as 6,000 miles, without touching land.
Your tongue is the only muscle in your body that is attached at only one end.
Honeybees and turtles are deaf.
“Shiek” means “old man” in Arabic.
Retired presidents and first ladies receive protection from the Secret Service for 10 years after leaving office. Children of retired presidents receive protection until they are 16 years old.
The letters “M.G.” on the British sportscar actually stand for “Morris Garage.”
An adult has 206 bones.
Newborn infants have 300 bones.
The first minimum wage was established in the USA in 1938 – all 25 cents per hour.
George Washington nicknamed New York as the “Empire State.”
Alaska doesn’t have counties. Technically, neither does Louisiana.
A person’s right lung takes in more air than the left one does.
A sneeze expels out of your mouth over 600 mph.
An adult golden eagle’s claw has 9 times the grip of an adult human male’s hand.
Lincoln Logs were invented by Frank Lloyd Wright’s son.
The San Francisco Cable cars are the only mobile National Monuments.
A bowling pin needs to tilt only 7.5 degrees to fall.
1 in every 4 Americans has appeared on TV at some point in their lives.
The study of word origins is called etymology.
The shortest war in history was between Zanzibar and England in 1896. Zanzibar surrendered after 38 minutes.
The cells that make up the antlers of a moose are the fastest growing animal cells in nature.