Elvis Presley's hip-wiggling started out as a stage fright. He was so nervous, that his legs would shake.
Canned food is good many years past its expiration date, and companies put the date on there in hopes that you'll throw it away and purchase more of their product.
Studies have shown that people who try to keep everyone happy end up feeling the loneliest.
Subway now has more restaurants open worldwide than McDonald's.
The happiest marriages are those where the wife is able to calm down quickly after arguments.
Volkswagen owns Bentley, Bugatti, Lamborghini, Audi, Ducati and Porsche.
Cupcakes can be as addictive as cocaine.
A study measuring the effects of music found that cows produce more milk when listening to soothing music. They produce the most when listening to R.E.M’s “Everybody Hurts.”
A male duck is called a drake.
Listening to music can alter the way we think, our mood, and even our perception in life.
Dark chocolate contains a chemical that our bodies convert into phenylethylamine, the same chemical secreted when we fall in love.
According to popular legend, tea was discovered by the Chinese emperor Shennong in 2737 B.C. when a tea leaf fell into his boiling water. The Chinese consider tea to be a necessity of life.
The inspiration for the novel Fight Club came to Chuck Palahniuk after he got into a fight on vacation. When he returned back to work none of his coworkers would ask what happened.
The Chinese were the first people to ever use toilet paper.
Ariel is the only Disney Princess to ever have had a child.
In June 2006, the Oxford English Dictionary (OED) added “Google” as a verb.
A superstition says that an itchy left hand indicates you will lose money, while an itchy right hand indicates you will receive money.
The desire to lie, cheat and steal is increased when you get less than 8 hours of sleep.
If someone admires an Iraqi’s possession, such as a vase, the Iraqi will usually insist that the person takes it. Therefore, it is proper etiquette to avoid lavishly praising another person’s possessions.
There is a pizza restaurant in Alaska that delivers by plane.
A Brazilian Web site lets people send their partners e-cards informing them they have an STD (sexually transmitted disease) and that they should see a doctor.
When a male penguin falls in love with a female penguin, he searches the entire beach to find the perfect pebble to present to her.
Arnold Schwarzenegger did not accept his California governor's salary of $175,000 per year because of his already substantial wealth from his acting career.
Roman Emperor Augustus witnesses a man's attempt to feed a slave to lamprey eels as a punishment for breaking a cup. Augustus freed the slave and had the rest of the man's cups broken.
Everyday, the Earth gets 100 tons heavier due to falling meteoroids and sometimes even big rocks.
Lion King was considered a B-movie during production and all the top Disney animators were working on Pocahontas.
Earth is the only planet not named after a god.
A brand named 'Shreddies' produces underwear that can filter the smell of flatulence.
Hollywood’s first and arguably best canine superstar was Rin Tin Tin, a five-day-old German Shepherd found wounded in battle in WWI France and adopted by an American soldier, Lee Duncan. He would sign his own contracts with his paw print.
James Bond has killed 150 men and has slept with 44 women since the first movie came out in 1962.
Chocolate was included in WWII soldier rations. According to army specification, it was designed to taste just “a little better than a boiled potato” so soldiers would not eat it too quickly.
The first recorded “nose job” is found in ancient Indian Sanskrit texts (600 B.C.).
A group of frogs is called an army.
Chimpanzees can develop their own fashion trends.
The original name for butterfly was flutterby.
If you take a nap after learning something new, it can help your retention of it.
When water contains a lot of calcium and magnesium, it is called 'hard water'.
Beautiful women typically get more stares, winks, and harassment than average-looking women do, but they are also less likely to get asked out by average-looking men because those men tend to be intimated by them.
Only male turkeys gobble, while female turkeys make a clicking sound.
Eating a poppy seed bagel before a drug test will make you test positive for opiates.
The 2 most common forms of OCD are excessive hand cleaning and excessive checking for mistakes.
The Playboy Bunny outfit was the first service uniform registered with the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
Apple puts their new employees on fake projects to see if they can trust them.
Facebook is cited in 1 in 5 divorces in the United States. When it comes to online divorce evidence, 66 percent refer to the social network as the primary source.
When we dream, we only dream the faces of people whom we have already seen in real life.
Wearing headphones for just an hour will multiply the bacteria in your ear by 700 times.
Blind people smile even though they’ve never seen anyone else smile.
India has a bill of rights for cows.
Sweden has a rabbit show jumping competition called Kaninhoppning.
Japan has a network of roads that play music as you drive over them at the correct speed.
Dollar bills are not made out of paper; they are made out of cotton.
Americans did not commonly use forks until after the Civil War.
In the beginning, Starbucks only sold roasted coffee beans.
Until 2000, Disney theme park workers were not allowed to grow facial hair.
Scientists are finding that the ability to detect sarcasm is useful. The exposure to sarcasm enhances creative problem solving.
A swimming polar bear can jump 8 ft. (2.4 m) out of the water to surprise a seal.
Pickled herrings were invented in 1375.
Playing with puppies and kittens has been proven to relieve stress and can help students perform better on tests.
Madonna and Celine Dion are both distant cousins of Prince Charles’ wife, Camilla.
Research indicates that infants as young as six months old notice racial differences.
Denmark has twice as many pigs as there are people.
The food inmates get in jail is more nutritious than the food served in school cafeterias.
The 'Chocolate cosmos', a flower native to Mexico, smells like chocolate. It is inedible and is extinct in the wild.
Peanuts are cholesterol free.
In 2007 Joshua Bell pretended to be a street violinist and everyone ignored him. Just two days earlier he played in a sold out theater with each seat costing $100. The violin he used on the street was worth $3.5 million dollars.
Greece is the number one consumer of vegetables per capita in the world.
Cats have about 130,000 hairs per square inch (20,155 hairs per square centimeter).
Killing season is a British medical term used to describe the time around August, when the newly qualified doctors join the National Health Service.
There are more trees in America today than there were 100 years ago.
The side of a hammer is called a 'cheek'.
The average blue whale produces over 400 gallons of sperm when it ejaculates, but only 10% of that actually makes it into his mate.
There is a Barbie doll with realistic proportions called Lammily.
Almost 95% of mobile phones sold in Japan are waterproof because people are so found of them and use them in the shower.
A Galapagos tortoise that died in 2006 at Steve Irwin's Zoo was originally owned as a pet by Charles Darwin in 1835.
Dog nose prints are as unique as human finger prints and can be used to identify them.
According to NASA, Las Vegas is the brightest city on Earth.
A study conducted by the University of Hawaii at Manoa revealed that shorter men live longer lives.
The average person farts about 14 times a day.
The most common time for a breakup is around three to five months.
Nobody knows who invented the fire hydrant, because its patent was destroyed in a fire.
Some mouthwash contains twice the amount of alcohol as wine and could give you cancer.
Mosquitoes are attracted by people who have recently eaten bananas.
Women's restrooms contain 10 times as much bacteria as a men's restroom.
In China, killing a Panda is punishable by death.
The attachment of the human skin to muscles is what causes dimples.
The average man sees five women a day with whom he would like to sleep with.
Google, the periodic table, the structure of our DNA, and “Yesterday” by the Beatles are all ideas that were conceived in dreams.
By raising your legs slowly and lying on your back, you can't sink in quicksand.
Nearly three percent of the ice in Antarctic glaciers is penguin urine.
Neil Armstrong stepped on the moon with his left foot first.
Jet lag was once called boat lag, back before jets existed.
Most toilets flush in E flat.
George Washington grew marijuana in his garden.
Cows have best friends.
To cure a brain freeze, press your tongue flat against the roof of your mouth, covering as much as you can.
The T-shirt was invented in 1904 and marketed to bachelors who couldn't sew or replace buttons.
The CD was designed so it could hold Beethoven's 9th symphony.
The Malaysian space agency convened a conference of 150 Islamic scientists to determine how a Muslim astronaut on the space station should pray facing Mecca.
Today's students spend more time on homework than ever in recorded history.
Steve Jobs was really unhygienic: he thought that by eating only fruit the need to shower was eliminated, so he stopped showering. When he worked for Atari, his boss assigned him the night shift so that he wouldn’t need to interact with other people.
The voices of Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse got married in real life.
Pigs, walruses and light-colored horses can be sunburned.
Government vehicles in Cuba are legally required to pick up any hitchhikers.
The first woman to run for U.S. president was Victoria Woodhull, who campaigned for the office in 1872 under the National Woman’s Suffrage Association. While women would not be granted the right to vote by a constitutional amendment for nearly 50 years, there were no laws prohibiting a woman from running for the chief executive position.
Gentoo penguins propose to their lifemates with a pebble.
Worldwide, approximately one-third of men have been circumcised.
Kissing burns 2 calories a minute. Undressing burns 8.
A study from Columbia University suggests that sleep deprivation may actually make you eat more.
The Beatles used the word “love” 613 times in their songs.
In an average lifetime, a person will spend 4 years travelling in an automobile and 6 months waiting at a red light.
Jaguars frequently get high by eating hallucinogenic roots, which also increases their senses for hunting.
In most advertisements, including newspapers, the time displayed on Watches shows 10:10.
10,000 Dutch cows pass through the Amsterdam airport each year.
'Om nom nom nom' was first popularized by the noises made by Cookie Monster on Sesame Street.
The human brain isn't fully functional for learning until after 10AM and science has proved that schools begin way to early.
Pope Francis claims that pets and animals can go to heaven.
Prairie dogs greet each other with kisses.
The human sigh acts as a physiological reset button.
Dogs have three eyelids. The third lid, called a nictitating membrane or “haw,” keeps the eye lubricated and protected.
Turtles can breathe through their butts.
Studies show that if a man meets a woman in a dangerous situation (and vice versa), such as on a trembling bridge, he is more likely to fall in love with her than if he met her in a more mundane setting, such as in an office.
Dell Computers was started by a 19 year old with only $1000.
The famous “burning of Atlanta” scene in Gone with the Wind (1939) consisted of burning the old sets from King Kong (1933), The Last of the Mohicans (1936), and Little Lord Fauntleroy (1936).
One survey reports that 33% of dog owners admit they talk to their dogs on the phone or leave messages on answering machines while they are away.
The six official languages of the United Nations are: English, French, Arabic, Chinese, Russian and Spanish.
The material nylon is made from coal and petroleum by-products, water and air.
There is a Swedish Speed Metal band called “Sabaton” That teaches history through its music, including an album devoted to teaching about World War Two.
The average citizen of Liechtenstein doesn't even lock their door because crime in the country is so low. The last murder was more than 10 years ago.
While most wild animals avoid contact with humans, wild dolphins are known to play and associate with humans, especially children.
Duct tape was originally called "Duck tape" due to its ability to repel water.
Half of all bank robberies take place on a Friday.
You can't hum while holding your nose closed.
When there were no clocks, candle clocks were used that burned a set amount of hours. If you wanted an alarm, you pushed a nail at the desired time length in the candle and when it melted to that point, the nail would fall and clank on the metal holder alerting you.
The average office desk has 400 times more bacteria than a toilet.
The first computer mouse was made of wood.
The crown princess of the Netherlands goes to a public school.
Prescription painkillers have the highest rates of accidental fatal overdose, surpassing cocaine and heroin rates combined.
In Iceland, sheep outnumber people three to one.
When playing with female puppies, male puppies will often let them win, even if they have a physical advantage.
Pearls melt in vinegar.
Dolphins don't drink water. Seawater could make them ill and even kill them. They get their liquid needs through the food they eat.
According to Hebrew legend, Noah prayed to God for help protecting all the food he stored on the ark from being eaten by rats. In reply, God made the lion sneeze, and out popped a cat.
Camels have three eyelids to protect themselves from blowing sand.
Each episode of "Game of Thrones" costs 6 million to produce.
Medication mistakes kill more than 7,000 people every year, largely because of doctors' often-illegible handwriting on prescriptions.
Some worms will eat themselves if they can’t find any food!
The upside-down ketchup bottle earned its inventor 13 million dollars.
You share your birthday with at least 19 million other people in the world.
The ingredient believed to give clay it's unique smell is vanilla.
Rats laugh when you tickle them.
According to one study, many men were more particular about which women they kissed, than whom they went to bed with.
Benjamin Franklin wasn't trusted to write the Declaration of Independence as it was feared he would put a joke in it.
50 Cent's $18 million mansion has 35 bathrooms.
Norway knighted a penguin.
India celebrates children’s day on Nov 14, exactly 9 months after Valentine's day.
Freddy Mercury's birth name was Farrokh Bulsara.
The average person spends two weeks waiting for a traffic light to change.
Spirituality and religion reduce your risk of developing depression and anxiety by thickening the brain cortex.
Panda bears spend up to 16 hours a day eating.
15 fictional characters own a star in Hollywood's Hall of Fame.
Queen Elizabeth does not hold a passport. Since all British passports are issued in the queen’s name, she herself doesn’t need one. She just has to say that she is the queen.
When a child loses a tooth in Spain, a small mouse called “Ratoncito Pérez” leaves a surprise under the pillow.
The term “soap opera” was first recorded in 1939 as a derogatory term for daytime radio shows that were sponsored by soap manufacturers.
Studies have found Fridays to be the least productive day of the work week.
Much of the food that a giant panda eats is not digested. An adult giant panda in the spring can produce about 62 pounds of droppings in 24 hours.
Historians speculate that as the Chinese population grew, people had to conserve cooking fuel by chopping food into small pieces so that it could cook faster. These bite-sized foods eliminated the need for knives and, hence, chopsticks were invented.
Pixar credits its success to its anti-Disney approach: no songs, no happy village, no love story.
Mount Everest is the tallest mountain on Earth, growing 2 inches taller every year.
At the age of 4, Bruno Mars was known as the youngest Elvis Presley.
According to a new study, the more media multitasking you do, the more likely you are to feel depressed or anxious.
Carrie Fisher (Princess Leia Organa, Star Wars) supposedly wore no underwear in Star Wars because George Lucas convinced her “there is no underwear in outer space”.
A study of 3,000 adults found that sleeping on the left side of the bed makes you more positive and cheerful.
In the Chinese Tang dynasty, anyone with an education was expected to greet as well as say goodbye to another person in poetic verse composed on the spot.
Negative reinforcement works better than punishment as a disciplinary measure.
Dairy cows give more milk when they listen to calming music.
Because McDonald's initially did not want its customers to stay and socialize, they prohibited newspaper boxes, candy machines, telephones, pinball machines, jukeboxes, and other types of entertainment. They also installed uncomfortable chairs to deter customers from lingering.
Justin Timberlake was the voice behind the McDonald's phrase "I'm lovin' it" and was paid $6 million for it.
Dolphins sleep with one eye open!
Astronauts have a patch of Velcro inside their helmet so they can scratch their nose.
One of the reasons why WWF chose panda as their logo was to save printing costs.
Of all the words in the English language, the word "SET" has the most definitions.
A hug that lasts for 20 seconds increases levels of oxytocin, which can reduce blood pressure, thus cutting the risk of heart disease.
James Cameron was homeless when writing The Terminator, and sold the rights for $1, on the condition he could direct it.
On average, soccer players run as far as 9.5 miles in a single match.
There’s a superhero with a hearing aid called ‘Blue Ear’. He was created by Marvel Comics to encourage a little boy to wear his own!
There are more collect calls on Father's Day than any other day of the year.
According to University of Rochester scientists, certain video games can help people make decisions faster without compromising accuracy.
Q-Tip cotton swabs were originally called 'Baby Gays'.
The dumbest dog in the world is the Afghan.
In 1918, pink was for boys because it is a stronger color, while the delicate blue was reserved for girls.
The Kingdom of Bhutan uses “Gross National Happiness” as an important national measurement.
Keanu Reeves used to be in a band and once opened for Bon Jovi.
Loud music can make a person drink more in less time.
The average supermarket in the U.S. wastes about 3,000 pounds of food each year.
Study suggests that sleep deprivation can be as bad as alcohol impairment, especially when it comes to driving.
Research shows that taking naps longer than 20 minutes can help boost memory and enhance creativity.
A restaurant in LA gives 5% off to people that give up their phone before being seated.
When you get blackout drunk you don't actually forget anything. Your brain is not "recording" in the first place.
Queen Elizabeth II served as mechanic and driver in WWII.
According to the University of California, Berkeley, people who blush easily are more generous and trustworthy than those who don't.
Laughter is more contagious than any cough or sneeze. When laughter is shared, it binds people together and increases happiness.
When it comes time to give birth, the female shark loses her appetite so she won’t be tempted to eat her own pups. And yes, sharks do give birth, even if some baby sharks can hatch from eggs.
It’s against the law to burp, or sneeze in a church in Nebraska, USA.
There are more saunas than cars in Finland.
Over 75% of women’s magazine covers include at least one article title about how to change a woman’s body by diet, exercise, or cosmetic surgery.
A BBC News program broadcast in 1957 ended claiming that spaghetti grew on trees on a farm in Switzerland. Many viewers believed the report and called the BBC asking how to grow their own trees. Their response: “Place a sprig of spaghetti in a tin of tomato sauce and hope for the best.”
Author J K Rowling wrote the final chapter of the last Harry Potter book in ‘something like 1990’, seven years before the release of the first book.
Honey is sometimes used for antifreeze mixtures and in the center of golf balls.
New research suggests that telling the truth when tempted to lie can improve both mental and physical health.
Bikinis and tampons were both invented by men.
The elements that we are composed of were formed in the interiors of collapsing stars. We are all made of star dust.
A 2007 Gallup poll revealed that both men and women were equally likely to own a cat.
It's a biological fact that everyone dreams. However, not everyone remembers their dreams.
The inner skin of a banana peel can be used to help whiten your teeth.
The average lead pencil can draw a line 35 miles long or write roughly 50,000 English words.
The official suicide count at the Golden Gate bridge in San Francisco was officially stopped at 997 to prevent record breakers.
Squirrels plant thousands of new trees each year simply by forgetting where they put their acorns.
People who have intense, Hollywood-type romances at the beginning are more likely to divorce.
Usain Bolt ate nothing but chicken nuggets while he was in Beijing because that was “the only thing he knew” and won 3 gold medals.
A chemical found in pee called ''Urea'', is put into cigarettes to enhance flavor.
Rubber bands last longer when refrigerated.
When you were born, you were, for a moment, the youngest person on earth.
Lying takes longer than telling the truth, and thus the time to answer a question may be used as a method of lie detection.
Child beauty pageants are illegal in France and punishable with up to 2 years in prison.
There are more dogs than children in the city of Paris.
Only 2% of the world population has green eyes and most of them are women.
'Hangover Heaven' is a company in Vegas that will come to you and cure your hangover with fluids and vitamins.
The actress who plays Talisa in "Game of Thrones" is Charlie Chaplin's granddaughter.
Thongs are illegal in Melbourne, Florida as of January 2005. The punishment is a $500 fine or 60 days in jail.
You’re born with 300 bones, but by the time you become an adult, you only have 206.
A gozzard is a person who owns geese.
The deepest swimming pool in the world is located in Brussels, Belgium. It is 108 ft deep.
Lassie was played by a group of male dogs; the main one was named Pal.
Approximately 1/3 of cat owners think their pets are able to read their minds.
The placement of a donkey’s eyes in its’ heads enables it to see all four feet at all times!
Cockroaches' favorite food is the glue on envelopes and on the back of postage stamps.
Contrary to popular belief, reading in dim light will not damage your eyes.
It takes twice as long to lose new muscle if you stop working out than it took to gain it.
Surgeons who listen to music while they work are more relaxed and better at their jobs.
Awarding people money for doing well in IQ tests causes them to score better. $10 increased people's score by 20 points; IQ tests don't only measure intelligence, they also measure effort.
Many sexually transmitted diseases, including AIDS, can be transmitted through oral sex.
People who regularly help others tend to be significantly happier and are less likely to become depressed as they get older.
People with O blood type are more likely to get bitten by mosquitoes.
You can find Narnia in real life. It is the name of a city in Italy called Narni, which translate to Narnia in Latin.
Men's shirts have the buttons on the right, while women's shirts have the buttons on the left.
One third of the world's population has never made a telephone call.
Generally, most people cheat because they're paying more attention to what they're missing, rather than what they have.
The mouth is full of bacteria. When two people kiss, they exchange between 10 million and 1 billion bacteria.
Before alarm clocks were invented, there was a profession called a knocker-up, which involved going from client to client and tapping on their windows or banging on their doors with long sticks until they were awake. It lasted into the 1920s.
Every year tourists throw approximately 1.1 million Euros into the Trevi Fountain in Rome. The city uses them to fund a supermarket for the needy.
People who use a lot of swear words tend to be more honest and trustworthy, some human behavioral studies suggest.
Of all the primates, man has the largest penis. The gorilla has a two-inch penis, while the chimpanzee's is three inches. The blue whale has the largest penis in the animal kingdom: 11 feet.
Two mature trees can provide enough oxygen for a family of four.
Psychologically, humans are not capable of "being just friends" with members of the opposite sex.
Watching TV can cause people to eat more. The more entertaining the show is, the more you are likely to eat.
Intelligent people are easily annoyed by people in general but tend to say nothing in an attempt to avoid meaningless arguments.
Broccoli is ‘man-made’ through the breeding of different cabbage crops.
More than 20 percent of the world oxygen is produced in the Amazon Rain forest.
It is impossible to sneeze with your eyes open.
Men in relationships lie twice as often as women. Men lie to their partner about six times a day, while females only three times.
If an entire family is overweight, the odds are the dog is too.
One in every five people in the world is Chinese.
Howler monkeys are the loudest monkeys. Their howls can be heard for about two miles in the forest and almost three miles in an open area.
More than 65% of men who opt for penile enlargement surgery are dissatisfied with the result.
Minnie Mouse's full name is Minerva Mouse.
A Ten Gallon Hat will only hold 3/4 of a Gallon.
Keanu Reeves gave $75 million of his matrix sequels paycheck to the film’s SFX team and bought the entire stunt crew Harley Davidson motorcycles.
People tend to read 10% slower from a screen than from paper.
The reason why we hate the recorded sound of our voice is because our skull changes the resonance of our voice from within and creates more bass. When we hear a digital recording of our voice, although slightly unfamiliar to ourselves, it's exactly how other people hear it.
Before Sylvester Stallone sold the script for Rocky, he was homeless and sold his dog for $50. A week later, he sold the script and bought his dog back for $3,000.
Soft materials such as fur, rayon, and silk accentuate a woman’s softer, feminine nature and can trigger an intense, protective response in men.
Titanic II is currently being built and will set sail in 2016.
Sea otters hold hands when they sleep to keep from drifting apart.
The Pirate Bay tried buying their own island in hopes of making their own country with no copyright laws.
There is a town called "Paradise" and a town called "Hell" in Michigan.
A dog most likely interprets a smiling person as baring their teeth, which is an act of aggression.
There are more than 800,000 developers building applications for Facebook.
Dolphins have names for each other.
A university in Canada has introduced a "Puppy Room", where students can go and play with puppies to relive stress.
Fanta originated in Nazi Germany due the difficulties of importing Coke syrup during WWII.
Psychologists have found that whenever you're in a bad mood, you can feel better just by forcing yourself to smile.
Studies show that food tastes better when other people cook it for you. When we cook, we get desensitized to the smell.
When someone tickles you, the laughter is a panic response. That's why you can't tickle yourself, as your body never senses any real danger.
Mentally talking to yourself during a task is a good way of keeping yourself focused.
It's estimated that at any one time around 0.7% of the world's population is drunk.
Four year old kids ask around 400 questions every day.
The super mushrooms used in Mario are based on the fungi called Amanita Muscaria. They make the user feel as though they are growing in size. This effect was also mentioned in "Alice in Wonderland".
The Oxford Dictionary named 'selfie' as the word of the year in 2013.
Women take three times longer than men when using the toilet.
Dogs can sense sadness in humans and will often attempt to make their owners happier by initiating cuddling.
Cats can make over 100 vocal sounds, while dogs can only make 10.
Since 2010 Google has been acquiring, on average, more than 1 company a week.
For those who have trouble sleeping, researchers say that one week of camping, without electronics, resets our biological body clock and synchronizes our melatonin hormones with sunrise and sunset.
Forty-five percent of people urinate in the shower.
According to NASA, outer space smells similar to fried steak and hot metal.
Generally, a woman will only argue with someone she truly cares for. Arguing less occurs when she's less interested.
The founder of Playboy, Hugh Hefner, didn't lose his virginity until he was 22 years old.
The melting point of chocolate is just below our natural body temperature, which is why it literally melts in your mouth.
“Teddy Bears” were so named when President Theodore “Teddy” Roosevelt (1858-1919) refused to shoot a small bear cub one day. The incident was reported in the news, which inspired a toy manufacture to come out with the cute stuffed animals.
It is impossible to remain angry at someone you truly love. Anger lasting more than 3 days indicates you are not in love.