The mill, equal to one-tenth of a cent, was declared the lowest money of account by the US Congress in 1786. The mill, as a coin, was never minted.
“E Pluribus Unum,” the Latin expression appearing on US currency, means “one out of many.”
Abraham Lincoln was carrying Confederate money when he was assassinated.
The shell is about 12 percent of the weight of an entire egg.
A 1982 survey found that 38 percent of the US population watched television during dinner.
A flea can jump more than a foot. This is comparable to a human being jumping over the Washington Monument with plenty of room to spare.
Giraffes are very susceptible to throat infections.
Adolf Hitler’s favorite movie was “King Kong.”
Rabbits talk to each other by tapping their feet.
The oldest known vegetable is the pea, used by the Chinese in 2,000 B.C.
Hugh Hefner originally was going to call his magazine “Stag Party.”
The ridges on corduroy are called “wales.”
There are eleven time zones in Russia.
Fish can become seasick if kept aboard a ship.
The average American carries four credit cards.
A bullet from a 22 caliber rifle is traveling more than 4,000 feet per second.
France’s King Louis XIV was on the throne so long he was succeeded by his great grandson.
Jousting is the official state sport of Maryland.
A cucumber is 96 percent water.
A dime has 118 ridges on it.
U.S. Presidents Grant, Taft, Hoover, and Eisenhower never held any other elective office.
The Mormon Tabernacle Church in Salt Lake City, Utah, was built without any nails.
The exact odds of scoring a hole-in-one in golf on a par three hole are 8,750 to 1.
President Zachary Taylor never voted in a presidential election – not even his own.
Thomas Edison never graduated from grade school.
“Utopia” is an ancient Greek word meaning “nowhere.”
Casanova traveled with a custom-made portable bath made for two.
A dolphin’s brain is bigger than a human’s.
A golf hole is four inches deep.
Clark Gable’s middle name was Clark – his first name was William.
Diane Keaton’s, who won an Oscar for her portrayal of the title role in “Annie Hall,” real last name is Hall.
Charles Lindbergh’s grandfather changed the family’s last name (yes, before Charles was born). Good thing he did, or this hero would have been known as Charles Manson.
J.C. Penney’s middle name was Cash.
President Andrew Johnson’s wife taught him how to read and write.
Billy Graham was once considered the best Fuller Brush salesman in North Carolina.