The Boston University Bridge (on Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts) is one of the few places in the world where a boat can sail under a train driving under a car driving under an airplane.
Cats have over one hundred vocal sounds, dogs only have about ten.
Our eyes are always the same size from birth, but our nose and ears never stop growing.
David Prowse was the guy in the Darth Vader suit in Star Wars. He spoke all of Vader’s lines, and didn’t know that he was going to be dubbed over by James Earl Jones until he saw the screening of the movie.
Many hamsters only blink one eye at a time.
If you keep a Goldfish in a dark room, it will eventually turn white.
Women blink nearly twice as much as men.
Right-handed people live, on average, nine years longer than left-handed people do.
If the population of China walked past you in single file, the line would never end because of the rate of reproduction.
A snail can sleep for 3 years.
The written test for University of Texas at Austin campus police in the 1960’s asked applicants the shape of their excrement to test their ability to be observant. Maybe that’s how they missed Charles Whitman.
The average cat food meal is the equivalent to about five mice.
The drink ‘7UP’ used to contain lithium (an anti-depressant).
Sheep prefer to drink running water.
A seagull drinks salt water because it has special glands that filter out the salt.
The average American visits a fast food restaurant six times a month.
After eating, a housefly regurgitates its food and then eats it again.
The United States has never lost a war in which mules were used.
For $150 you can become a licensed dead animal hauler in Texas.
The world’s largest oatmeal cake was baked and built in Bertram, Texas during Labor Day weekend 1991. The 33-layer cake stood more than 3 feet tall, weighed 333 pounds, and served 3,333 people. I’ve been to Bertram, and it has to be the worst speed trap in Texas.
The shortest war in history was between Zanzibar and England in 1896. Zanzibar surrendered after 38 minutes.
A polar bear’s skin is black. Its fur is not white, but actually clear.
Dueling is legal in Paraguay as long as both parties are registered blood donors.
Donald Duck comics were banned in Finland because he doesn’t wear pants.
More people are killed by donkeys annually than are killed in plane
You would have to drink 100 cups of coffee in four hours to get the lethal dose of caffeine–ten grams.
To combat the deadly killer bee, the Harris County Fire Department (i.e., Houston, Texas) has 11 trucks equipped with soapy water sprayers that do nothing but respond to killer bee calls.
Fresca, the soft drink, had problems when it was first sold in Mexico. Fresca is slang for lesbian.
The average human eats 8 spiders in their lifetime at night.
A rhinoceros horn is made of compacted hair.
Bacteria reproduce by binary fission, meaning one cell divides into two. Would you consider both of the cells new? If so, you could say that a bacterium can live forever by dividing itself into infinity.
The largest taxi fleet in the world is found in Mexico City. The city boasts a fleet of over 60,000 taxis.
Early Spanish missionaries in Texas hoped to encourage the spread of European values by offering flannel underwear to Native Americans.
‘I Love Lucy’, a 1950’s sitcom, airs every hour of every day somewhere in the world.
In Texas, it’s illegal to put graffiti on someone else’s cow.