Abraham Lincoln and Charles Darwin were born on exactly the same day!!
The heart of a mouse beats 650 times per minute !!
There are 206 bones in the human body !!
The first programme shown on BBC2 was Play School
It is estimated that there is in excess of 3,000,000,000 bibles been sold throughout the world !!
Over 4.6 million Whopper sandwiches are sold at Burger King every day !!
A man gets robbed in London every 4.5 minutes !! (and he is getting fed up of it)
The first ever patent in the UK was Aaron Rathbone Roger Burges, Map makers in 1618 !!
The first song played on Virgin Radio was Born to be wild by INXS !!
The first bomb dropped on Germany in WWII killed the only elephant in the Berlin zoo !!
Radio code Wilco (as in Roger Wilco) is short for Will Comply !!
The distress code 'Mayday' comes from the French for help me, M'Aide !!
The longest cave in the world is the 'Mammoth Cave System' in the USA at 560,000 mtrs deep!!
Trueman Capote the man who wrote Breakfast at Tiffany's had the middle name of Stucklefuss!!
There is a town called Paradise and a town called Hell in Michigan!!
The longest word in the English language with no vowels is Rhythms!!
The longest word in the English language is pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconioses!!
Pain travels through the body at 350 feet per second!!
No 2 cornflakes are identical!!
Enrico Caruso and Roy Orbison were the only tenors this century capable of hitting e over high c!!
The winter of 1932 in the US was so cold that Niagara falls froze completely solid!!
Mel Blanc (the voice of Bugs Bunny) was allergic to carrots!!
To have your picture taken by the very first camera you would have had to sit still for 8 hours!!
The only food that cockroaches wont eat are Cucumbers!!
Jericho is the oldest walled city in the world at 9,000 yrs old!!
Thomas Alva Edison patented almost 1,300 inventions in his lifetime!!
The Taj Mahal took 20 years and 20 thousand men to finish!!
The mile is Latin for 1,000. The number of paces it took the average Roman!!
All the pet hamsters in the world are descended from a single wild golden Hamster found in Syria in 1930!!
King George I could not speak English!!
It is possible for a scorpion to sting itself to death as they are not immune to their own poison!!
Each day is longer than the previous on by 0.00000002 seconds which is 13 seconds each century!!
John F. Kennedy was the first Roman Catholic President of the USA!!
The great wall of China is 1,400 miles long!!
The original Toby jugs were modelled on Harry 'Toby' Elwes a Yorkshireman!!
The Niagara Falls moves upstream at an average rate of about 295ft a century!!
Balsa wood is classified as a hard wood!!
English novelist Arnold Bennet drank a glass of water in a Paris Hotel to prove it was safe. He died two months later of Typhoid!!
In Gulliver's Travels Jonathan Swift described the two moons of Mars, Phobos and Deimos, giving their exact size and speeds of rotation. He did this more that a hundred years before either moon was discovered!!
Australia's Great Barrier Reef is 1,250 miles long!!
Mexico City is built on top of an underground resevoir!!
According to an age old custom, carrying a dead shrew in your pocket wards off rheumatism!!
The Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers founded in 1744, is the world's oldest golf club!!
Blue Peter pet, Petra the mongrel puppy, died two days after being introduced. A replacement was found and the viewers were never told!!
Baby whales grow at an average rate of 10lbs per hour!!
Harrods have three private wells to supply their water!!
Cheetahs were raced at Romford greyhound stadium in 1937!!
Al Capone died in prison from syphillis - despite being the first sufferer to be treated with antibiotics!!
In the original version of Cinderella the slipper was made out of fur, not glass!!
Cleopatras real name was Auletes!!
Chop Suey was invented in New York!!
The city of Houston, Texas is built on a swamp and is slowly sinking!!
Iceland has no railway system or army!!
John F. Kennedy was buried without his brain after it was lost during the autopsy!!
Che Guevara suffered from asthma!!
It takes 492 seconds for sunlight to reach the Earth!!
Everton FC used to be called St Domingo's FC!!
Eddie Cochran's last recording before he died was Three Steps to Heaven!!
A Citreon 2CV with an oil leak once travelled 500 miles through Italy after its gearbox was filled with bananas!!
In 1895 Hampshire police handed out the first ever speeding ticket, fining a man for doing 6mph!!
The Queen Mary - the grandest vessel of her day - had many of her vital components made by car manufacturer Skoda!!
Bill Gates designed a traffic control system for Seattle when he was only 15!!
The Greek National anthem has 158 verses!!
Atilla the hun was a dwarf!!
Only eight men were killed in the battle of lexington!!
Americans spend more than 5.4 billion dollars on their pets each year!!
The original title of Jane Austen's novel Pride and Prejudice was First Impression!!
In ancient Rome it was considered a sign of leadership to be born with a crooked nose!!
Gold leaf is attached to paper or plaster with egg whites, the same now as in ancient times!!
Arthur Conan Doyle, author of the Sherlock Holmes stories, was an ophthalmologist by profession!!
A tuna fish can swim 100 miles in a single day !!
The first person to go over Niagara falls was Annie Edson-Taylor. She made the trip in a wooden barrel and survived!!
The first product to have a bar code was Wrigleys gum!!
A group of geese on the ground is a gaggle, a group of geese in the air is a skein!!
Taphephobia is the fear of being buried alive!!
The sun is 330,330 times larger than the earth!!
A 'jiffy' is an actual unit of time for 1/100th of a second!!
Windmills always turn anti-clockwise. Except for the windmills in Ireland!!
Jupiter's moon Ganymede, is larger than the planet Mercury!!
The life boat was patented in 1845!!
The oldest patented company logo is the red triangle of Bass beers!!
George Washington and Thomas Jefferson grew marijuana on their plantations!!
The male gypsy moth can "smell" the virgin female gypsy moth from 1.8 miles away!!
Beavers have orange teeth!!
Canada's new flag, with its maple leaf design, was unfurled in 1965 in Ottawa!!
Los Angeles's full name is "El Pueblo de Nuestra Senora la Reina de los Angeles de Porciuncula"!!
London's Pall Mall became the first street lit by gaslight in 1807!!
Tigers have striped skin, not just striped fur!!
The name "Wendy" was made up for the book Peter Pan!!
"Dreamt" is the only English word that ends in the letters "mt"!!
If you buy a ticket on Monday you are a hundred times more likely to die before the draw is held on wednesday, than win the Jackpot!!
The plastic tips on shoelaces are called "aglets"!!
More people are killed annually by donkeys than die in air crashes!!
One of the major ingredients of dynamite is peanuts!!
American Airlines saved $40,000 in 1987 by eliminating one olive from each salad served in first-class!!
If you keep a Goldfish in the dark room, it will eventually turn white!!
If you were to spell out numbers, you'd have to go up to a thousand before you'd find the letter 'a'!!
The phrase 'rule of thumb' is derived from an old English law which stated that you couldn't beat your wife with anything wider than your thumb!!
the longest one syllable word in the english language is 'screeched'!!
If all the blood vessels in your body were stretched out, they would wrap around the world more than twice!!
Because metal was scarce, the Oscars given out during World War II were made of wood!!
If you leave Tokyo by plane at 7:00am, you will arrive in Honolulu at approximately 4:30pm the previous day!!
One year contains 31,557,600 seconds or exactly 365 days, 5 hours, 48 minutes and 54.5 seconds!!
The Eiffel Tower has 1,792 steps to the top!!
TYPEWRITER, is the longest word that can be made using the letters on only one row of a typewriter!!
Count the number of times a cricket chirrupps in one minute, divide it by 2 then add 9 and divide by 2 again,this gives you the correct temperature in degrees celcius!!
To 'testify' was based on men in the Roman court swearing to a statement made by swearing on their testicles!!
Venus Rotates in the opposite direction from all the other planets in our solar system!!
Richard Millhouse Nixon was the first U.S. president whose name contains all the letters from the word 'criminal'. The second was William Jefferson Clinton!!
'Vodka' is Russian for 'little water'!!
The number of births that occur in India each year is higher than the entire population of Australia!!
Mammoths were alive when the Great Pyramid was being built!!
From the time it was discovered to the time it was stripped of its status as a planet, Pluto hadn't made a full trip around the Sun!!
The lighter was invented before the match!!
France last used a guillotine to execute someone after Star Wars premiered!!
Harvard University was founded before Calculus existed!!
If you have 23 people in a room, there is a 50% chance that 2 of them have the same birthday!!
The water in Lake Superior could cover all of North and South America in a foot of water!!
North Korea and Finland both border the same country; Russia!!
When you get a kidney transplant, they usually just leave your original kidneys in your body and put the 3rd kidney in your pelvis!!
Oxford University is older than the Aztec Empire!!
National animal of Scotland is a Unicorn!!
The Ottoman Empire still existed the last time the Chicago Cubs won the World Series!!
A speck of dust is halfway in size between a subatomic particle and the Earth!!
If the timeline of earth was compressed into one year, humans wouldn't show up until December 31 at 11:58 p.m!!
If you were able to dig a hole to the center of the earth, it would take a dropped object 42 minutes to get there!!
We went to the moon before we thought to put wheels on suitcases!!
A human could swim through the arteries of a blue whale!!
On both Saturn and Jupiter, it rains diamonds!!
Saudi Arabia imports camels from Australia!!
You can line up all 8 planets in our solar system directly next to each other and it would fit in the space between Earth and the Moon!!
The youngest known mother was 5 years old!!
The Earth is smoother than a billiard ball, if both were of the same size!!
Nintendo was founded in 1889!!
If you take all the molecules in a teaspoon of water and lined them up end to end in a single file line, they would stretch ~30 billion miles!!
In Australia, there was a war called the emu war. The emus won!!
In 1903 the Wright brothers flew for 59 seconds. 38 years later the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor. 28 years after that, we landed on the moon!!
The adult human has two to nine pounds of bacteria in his or her body!!
All of the gold mined in the history of the world would more or less fit into a 20x20x20 metre cube!!
There are more atoms in a single glass of water, than glasses of water in all the oceans of the Earth!!
Half of all humans who have ever lived, died from malaria!!
Once Charlie Chaplin entered a contest for "Charlie Chaplin look-alikes" and he came in third!!
There are 80,658,175,170,943,878,571,660,636,856,403,766,975,289,505,440,883,277,824,000,000,000,000 combinations to a shuffled deck of cards!!
54 million people alive right now will be dead within 12 months!!
When your mother was born, she was already carrying the egg that would become you!!
The largest air force in the world is the US Air Force. The second largest air force in the world is the US Navy!!
The population of Ireland is still 2 million less than it was before the potato famine, 160 years ago!!
Vending machines kill 4 times as many people as sharks!!
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