updated A meteor has only destroyed one satellite, which was the European Space Agency's Olympus in 1993.The Koala bear is not really a bear, but is really related to the kangaroo and the wombat. The scent is believed to come from a gland located near the tail In 1894 the first big Coke sign was found on the side of a building located in Cartersville, Georgia, and still exists today The longest distance a deepwater lobster has been recorded to travel is 225 miles Orcas (killer whales), when traveling in groups, breathe in unison The Great Pyramids used to be as white as snow because they were encased in a bright limestone that has worn off over the years NASCAR stands for National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing Percentage of American men who say they would marry the same woman if they had it to do all over again: 80% Paul Hunn holds the record for the loudest burp, which was 118.1 decibels, which is as loud as a chainsaw A monkey was once tried and convicted for smoking a cigarette in South Bend, Indiana There are six million parts in the Boeing 747-400. S., over one million gallons of cosmetics, drinks, and lotions are sold that contain aloe in them per year Sugar Bear (the mascot for Golden Crisps cereal) was born in 1963 The Tonle Sap River in Cambodia flows north for almost half the year and then south for the rest of the year Japanese research has concluded that moderate drinking can boost IQ levels For more than 3,000 years, Carpenter ants have been used to close wounds in India, Asia and South America Baskin Robbins plain vanilla ice cream is the number one selling flavour and accounts for a quarter of their sales Elizabeth Taylor has appeared on the cover of Life magazine more than anyone else The typical lead pencil can draw a line that is thirty five miles long The word "toy" comes from an old English word that means "tool." Smokers are twice as likely to develop lower back pain than non-smokers Humans are born with 300 bones in their body, however when a person reaches adulthood they only have 206 bones.
One gallon of pure maple syrup weighs 11 pounds Instead of a Birthday Cake, many Russian children are given a Birthday Pie The largest employer in the world is the Indian railway system in India, employing over 1.6 million people The word "comet" comes from the Greek word "kometes" meaning long hair and referring to the tail The average price for a major league baseball game in 2004 is $19.82 The hydra, which is related to the jellyfish, can grow its body back in a couple of days if it is cut in half The deepest mine in the world is the East Rand mine, which goes to a depth of about 3,585 metres Native Indians have been known to paint their doors blue, which they believe keeps the bad spirits out Before air conditioning was invented, white cotton slipcovers were put on furniture to keep the air cool.
It would take about fourteen and half million notes of currency to build a mile high stack Chinese Crested dogs can get acne It costs about 3 cents to make a $1 bill in the United States Colgate faced a big obstacle marketing toothpaste in Spanish speaking countries.
It is the only part of the shuttle that is lost after launch, so it is not necessary to worry about metal corrosion.
The most popular Twizzler candy flavour is strawberry Thirty percent of all bingo players are under the age of 35 Infants spend more time dreaming than adults do The famous Casanova (Giacomo Casanova) was a librarian for many years before he died The only species of turtle that lives in the open ocean is the sea turtle Toronto was the first city in the world with a computerized traffic signal system Seniors who drink a cup of coffee before a memory test score higher than those who drink a cup of decaffeinated coffee Venus is the only planet that rotates clockwise Some octopuses have been known to eat their arms off when they are exposed to stressful situations On average, 749 pounds of paper products is used by an American individual annually The skeleton of a spider is located on the outside of the body.
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In North America there are approximately 618 roller coasters The concept of Boxing Day, which is on December 26th, was to give boxes of food and clothing to the poor.Staying still, and being calm will actually make the body float in the quicksand because the body is less dense than the quicksand is On average, a Canadian girl owns seven Barbie dolls, whereas an American girl owns eight A piece of French toast that was partially eaten by Justin Timberlake sold on e Bay The Olympic was the sister ship of the Titanic, and she provided twenty-five years of service Atari had to bury millions of unsold "E.T." game cartridges in a New Mexico desert landfill in 1982 The biggest disco ball in the world has a diameter of 2.41 meters and 137.89 kilograms.A smile can use anywhere from a pair of 5 to 53 facial muscles The right lung of a human is larger than the left one.This is because of the space and placement of the heart Native Americans used to use pumpkin seeds for medicine The pound key (#) on the keyboard is called an octothorpe The chemical name for caffeine is 1,3,7-trimethylzantihine Corals take a long time to grow.His mother used to call him that as a child The world record for rocking non-stop in a rocking chair is 480 hours held by Dennis Easterling, of Atlanta, Georgia The Sears Tower consists of nine framed tubes, which connects nine skyscrapers as one building The first subway system in America was built in Boston, Massachusetts in 1897 There are approximately 45 billion fat cells in an average adult To make one pound of butter, 29 cups of milk are needed The dot that appears over the letter "i" is called a tittle The San Francisco Cable cars are the only mobile National Monuments Close to 73% of girls in Bangladesh are married by age 18 Nerve impulses for muscle position travel at a speed of up to 390 feet per second In the summer of 1858, the smell of the sewage in the Thames River in London was so bad that the Members of Parliament had to leave from the chamber of the House of Commons.