The common goldfish is the only animal that can see both infra-red and ultra-violet light.
Linn's Stamp News is the world's largest weekly newspaper for stamp collectors.
Tennessee is bordered by more states than any other. The eight
states are Kentucky, Missouri, Arkansas, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia,
North Carolina and Virginia.
Des Moines has the highest per capita Jello consumption in the U.S
The Western-most point in the contiguous United States is Cape Alava, Washington.
There are only three animals with blue tongues, the Black Bear, the Chow Chow dog and the blue-tongued lizard.
The first fossilized specimen of Austalopithecus afarenisis was
named Lucy after the palentologists' favorite song, Lucy in the Sky
With Diamonds, by the Beatles.
Pinocchio is Italian for "pine head."
The geographical center of North America is near Rugby, North Dakota.
The infinity sign is called a lemniscate.
Hacky-sack was invented in Turkey.
If you stretch a standard Slinky out flat it measures 87 feet long.
There are six five words in the English language with the
letter combination "uu." Muumuu, vacuum, continuum, duumvirate and
The "Calabash" pipe, most often associated with Sherlock
Holmes, was not used by him until William Gillette (an American)
portrayed Holmes onstage. Gillette needed a pipe he could keep in his
mouth while he
spoke his lines.
Most Americans' car horns beep in the key of F.
Dirty Harry's badge number is 2211.
The pupil of an octopus' eye is rectangular.
The shortest French word with all five vowels is "oiseau" meaning bird.
Camel's milk does not curdle.
"Mr. Mojo Risin" is an anagram for Jim Morrison.
The ball on top of a flagpole is called the truck.
A person from the country of Nauru is called a Nauruan; this is the only palindromic nationality.
The word "modem" is a contraction of the words "modulate, demodulate."
Oliver Cromwell was hanged and decapitated two years after he had died.
In the last 4000 years, no new animals have been domesticated.
Iowa has more independent telephone companies than any other state.
Many hamsters only blink one eye at a time.
Hamsters love to eat crickets.
The only "real" food that U.S. Astronauts are allowed to take into space is pecan nuts.
The word "queueing" is the only English word with five consecutive vowels.
The first Eagle Scout west of the Mississippi is buried in San Marcos, Texas.
In every episode of Seinfeld there is a Superman somewhere.
Roberta Flack wrote "Killing Me Softly" about singer Don McLean.
The Greek version of the Old Testament is called the Septuagint.
Spencer Eldon was the name of the naked baby on the cover of Nirvana's album
All three major 1996 Presidential candidates, Clinton, Dole and Perot, are left-handed.
The Madagascan Hissing Cockroach is one of the few insects who give birth to live young, rather than laying eggs.
The book of Esther in the Bible is the only book which does not mention the name of God.
Sheriff came from Shire Reeve. During early years of feudal
rule in England, each shire had a reeve who was the law for that shire.
When the term was brought to the United States it was shortned to
An animal epidemic is called an epizootic.
Dracula is the most filmed story of all time, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde is second and Oliver Twist is third.
The silhouette on the NBA logo is Jerry West.
The silhouette on the Major League Baseball logo is Harmon Killebrew.
The name Jeep came from the abbreviation used in the army for the "General Purpose" vehicle, G.P.
The little lump of flesh just forward of your ear canal, right next to your temple, is called a tragus.
Soweto in South Africa ws derived from SOuth WEst TOwnship.
Murphy's Oil Soap is the chemical most commonly used to clean elephants.