In the 1800’s, people thought the eggplant was poisonous and called it the “mad apple.” Personally, I can’t see how anyone can eat that stuff.
“Jack” is the most common name in nursery rhymes.
New York’s World Trade Center had over 43,000 windows.
An ant’s sense of smell is comparable to a dog’s.
William Shakespeare had no living descendants.
Elvis Presley had a reading chair in his bathroom.
It was against the law in New York, until 1936, for either men or women to wear topless bathing suits.
The world’s largest clams weigh almost 500 pounds.
East Chicago is actually a town in Indiana.
The odds against someone having twins is about 90:1.
Why does Swiss Cheese have holes?
Swiss cheese is made by heating milk from a cow at high temperatures and then lifting the curd from the whey in one mass in a fine-mesh net. This mass is then shaped into blocks, salted with strong brine, wrapped to prevent drying, and stored for six to eight weeks to ferment at 80 degrees Fahrenheit. The holes are formed during this part of the process when bubbles of carbon dioxide gas are liberated by bacteria used to promote fermentation.
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.
There are three words in the English language with two “u’s” in consecutive order: vacuum, residuum, and continuum.
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.
One cord of wood can make 7.5 million toothpicks.
It takes 8 minutes for light to travel from the sun to the earth.
If you attempted to commit suicide in England in the 1800’s, and were unsuccessful, you would face the death penalty.
Only the female mosquito bites.
The most common surname in the world is “Chang.”
A golf ball, when driven off a tee, can reach speeds up to 170 miles per hour.
A Chinese checkerboard has 121 holes.
Earthworms have five hearts.
The cat is the only domestic animal not mentioned in the Bible.
In the English language, more words begin with the letter “s” than any other letter.
On average, a person swallows 295 times while eating a meal.
The left bank on a river is the left side as you look downstream.