Each king in a deck of playing cards represents a great king from history. Spades – King David, Clubs – Alexander the Great, Hearts – Charlemagne, and Diamonds – Julius Caesar.
Emus and kangaroos can’t walk backwards.
The “Yo-Yo” was introduced in 1929 by Donald F. Duncan. The toy was based on a weapon used by 16th-century Filipino hunters.
Rubber bands last longer when refrigerated.
Peanuts are one of the ingredients of dynamite.
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.
The longest U.S. highway is route 6 which starts in Cape Cod, Massachusetts and ends in Bishop, California.
In M&M candies, the letters stand for Mars and Merrie.
The most common name in the world is Mohammed.
The volume of the Earth’s moon is the same as the volume of the Pacific Ocean.
Samuel Clemens, Mark Twain, was born on a day in 1835 when Haley’s Comet came into view and he died exactly 75 years later in 1910 when Haley’s Comet came back.
Thomas Edison, light bulb inventor, was afraid of the dark.
During your lifetime, you’ll eat about 60,000 pounds of food. That’s the weight of about six elephants.
Some ribbon worms will eat themselves if they can’t find any food.
Dolphins sleep with one eye open.
7% of Americans don’t know the first nine words of the American anthem, but know the first seven of the Canadian anthem.
5% of Canadians don’t know the first seven words of the Canadian anthem, but know the first nine of the American anthem.
Why does a sudden scare sometimes cure hiccups?
Hiccups are spasms of the muscles in the diaphragm controlled by the vagus nerves. The spasms occur when the nerves are irritated, such as with a full stomach, carbonated water, etc. It is sometimes possible to stop the spasms by giving the vagus nerves other tasks to perform. Since a sudden scare sends a host of signals down the vagus nerves to slow the heartbeat and decrease blood pressure, this distraction often causes the nerves to forget about the spasms and the hiccups to stop.
In space, astronauts cannot cry, because there is no gravity, so the tears can’t flow.
There are more plastic flamingos in the US than real ones.
About 3,000 years ago, most Egyptians died by the time they were 30.
More people use blue toothbrushes than red ones.
Your heart beats over 100,000 times a day.
The average American will eat about 11.9 pounds of cereal per year.
It’s against the law to burp or sneeze in a church in Omaha, Nebraska.
Slugs have four noses.
Recycling one glass jar saves enough energy to watch TV for three hours.
The world’s oldest piece of chewing gum is over 9,000 years old.