If all of the oceans in the world evaporated, Hawaii would be the tallest mountain in the world.
Honey is used to make antifreeze.
Dog meat is a delicacy in China.
A fella by the name of Robert Earl Hughes used to be the heaviest person in the world. He weighed *just* 1,067 pounds.
Shooting stars are not stars – they are meteors.
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.
New York’s World Trade Center has over 43,000 windows. I’d hate to have to pay and replace all of them.
An ant’s sense of smell is comparable to a dog’s.
William Shakespeare had no living descendants.
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.”
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.
The state flower of Alaska is a forget-me-not.
Alaska doesn’t have counties. Technically, neither does Louisiana.
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.
Garlic will preserve unrefrigerated ground camel meat.
Noah’s ark was constructed out of cypress wood.
Dirty snow melts faster than white snow because it is darker and absorbs more heat.
Peanuts are one of the ingredients of dynamite.
Istanbul, Turkey is actually in two continents – Asia and Europe.
Six people can eat on one scrambled ostrich egg.
The dot over the letter “i” is called a tittle.
Abraham Lincoln did not live in Illinois until he was an adult.
Oak trees are struck more by lightning.
Astronauts on the moon only weigh one-sixth of what they do on earth.
Until 1796, there was a state in the United States called Franklin. Today it is known as Tennessee.
The Earth weighs around 6,588,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 tons.
A cockroach can live several weeks with its head cut off.
Dolphins sleep with one eye open.
Over 1,000 birds a year die from smashing into windows.