A dollar in 1950 is now worth only $0.12.
Approximately 20% of the total oxygen in the human body is used by the brain. The brain also uses 20% of the body’s total blood.
People aged 18-33 are the most stressed individuals in the world. After the age of 33, stress levels tend to reduce.
Women rated men more attractive if other women were smiling at him.
Alcohol kills more people than all illegal drugs combined.
In 1912, a Paris orphanage held a raffle to raise money. The prizes were live babies.
For hundreds of years, the Chinese zealously guarded the secret of sericulture; imperial law decreed death by torture to those who disclosed how to make silk.
Jupiter is bigger than all the other planets in our solar system combined.
Women are less attracted to men with a belly. A large amount of abdominal fat means lower levels of testosterone, lower sex drive and lower fertility.
Birds save energy by flying in a “V” formation.
The Oval Office is only 22 feet long.
Women's restrooms contain 10 times as many bacteria as a men's restroom.
The best time to buy shoes is in early afternoon and evening. This is because feet tend to swell around this time.
Temperature can affect appetite. A cold person is more likely to eat more food.
The Statue of Liberty's nose is 4 feet 6 inches long.
China is the source of 70% of the world's counterfeit goods.
In Wyoming, it is illegal to take a picture of a rabbit during the month of June.
A cat's urine glows under a black light.
The university of Victoria in Canada, offers a course in the science of Batman.
Kampang School in northeastern Thailand is the first school to open a toilet for transvestite pupils.
Samsung is also a full time weapons manufacturer.
The Code of Hammurabi (1800 B.C.) includes a law that punishes fraudulent wine sellers, they were to be drowned in a river.
30 years ago you could buy a lifetime unlimited first-class travel pass with American Airlines for $250,000.
A teenager from China once sold his kidney for US$3,400 to buy an iPhone and an iPad.
There's a beach in the Vaadhoo Island, Maldives that has a glowing blue tide at night.
The first successful heart transplant was performed in Cape Town, South Africa.
The airport in La Paz, Bolivia is the world's highest airport.
According to an old Jewish custom, when a girl gets her first period, her mother slaps her in the face.
The tip of a bullwhip moves so fast that the sound it makes is actually a tiny sonic boom.
Mars’ crust is thicker than Earth’s and is made up of one piece, unlike Earth’s crust which consists of several moving plates.
In 2011, a fungus named 'Spongiforma squarepantsii' was named after the cartoon character SpongeBob SquarePants.
Abraham Lincoln probably had a medical condition called Marfans syndrome. Some of its symptoms are extremely long bones, curved spine, an arm span that is longer than the person's height, eye problems, heart problems and very little fat. It is a rare, inherited condition.
Contrary to popular belief, reading in dim light won't damage your eyes.
In the 1950s, only about 30% of Greek adults could read and write. Now, the literacy rate is more than 95%.
In 1977, a 13 year old child found a tooth growing out of his left foot. This was caused by a rare case of genetic misdirection.
A restaurant in north Tokyo called, 'Kayabukiya Tavern', employs a pair of monkeys to serve patrons.
The longest recorded flight of a chicken is 13 seconds
In 2010, there was a major traffic jam in China that lasted for 12 days.
In 2002, on the first anniversary of 9/11, the winning numbers drawn in the New York Lottery were 911.
You breathe on average about 5 million times a year.
There is a species of cactus known as the 'Dildo Cactus'.
Alcohol is involved in 90% of cases of sexual assault on college campuses.
In Kentucky, 50 percent of the people who get married for the first time are teenagers.
The Pringles can was invented by Fredric Baur. When he passed away in 2008, his cremated ashes were buried in one.
Henry Ford admired Thomas Edison so much that when Thomas Edison died in 1941, Henry Ford captured his last dying breath in a bottle.
In Armenia, all children aged 6 and above are taught chess at school, as it is a mandatory part of their curriculum.
The human heart! creates enough pressure when it pumps out to the body to squirt blood 30 feet.
The first printed reference to a Christmas tree was in 1531 in Germany.
Until its demolition in 2012, approximately 1% of Greenland's entire population lived in one apartment building called Blok P.
There is a man in New York City who mines sidewalk cracks for gold. He can make over $600 a week.
In Ancient Greece, throwing an apple at a woman was considered a marriage proposal.
The swimming pool used in the opening scene of Sunset Boulevard (1950) was the same one James Dean, Natalie Wood, and Sal Mineo played at the bottom of in Rebel Without a Cause (1955).
In Japan, there are Owl Cafes where you can pet and play with Owls while enjoying a meal.
Round hair follicles produce straight hair, while oval follicles produce curly hair.
Hallmark sells a line of unemployment sympathy cards you can send to people who've lost their job.
Young women who diet and exercise excessively may develop amenorrhea and an estrogen deficiency. In extreme cases, young women can develop osteoporosis and fractures.
In Kentucky, the law mandates that people must take a bath once a year.
The average person laughs 10 times a day!
Fingernails grow nearly 4 times faster than toenails.
Walt Disney, the creator of Mickey Mouse, was afraid of mice.
The risk of being struck by a falling meteorite for a human is one occurrence every 9,300 years.
Until 1965, driving was done on the left-hand side on roads in Sweden.
98% of Australians live on the coastline.
Flight numbers are often taken out of use after a crash or a serious incident.
Istanbul, Turkey is the only city in the world located on two continents.
During the classical world, drinking milk was considered a luxury, because milk was very difficult to preserve.
Coca-Cola would be green if the food colorant wasn't added.
Coffee, if taken black with no additives, is naturally a zero calorie beverage.
If one spells out numbers, they would have to count to One Thousand before coming across the letter "A".
The flea can jump 350 times its body length. It's like a human jumping the length of a football field.
Polar bears are left-handed.
Many hamsters only blink one eye at a time.
Siri sends everything you say to her to an Apple database in North Carolina.
If you counted 24 hours a day, it would take 31,688 years to reach one trillion.
In North Korea, men and women are required to choose from 28 state sanctioned hairstyles. There are 10 styles for men and 18 styles for women.
A barcode scanner reads the white bars, and not the black bars.
In Siena, Italy, more than half the population died from the Black Death plague. Work stopped on the city’s great cathedral, planned to be the biggest in the world, and was never resumed. The truncated transept still stands as reminder of the death that halted construction.
That the Great Wall of China is a single, continuous wall built all at once is a myth. In reality, the wall is a discontinuous network of wall segments built by various dynasties to protect China’s northern boundary.
Experiments show that people are more likely to judge strangers as welcoming and trustworthy when they are holding a hot drink.
A cockroach will live nine days without its head before it starves to death!
In 1783, a hot air balloon took off from Versailles carrying a sheep, a duck and a rooster. They were first passengers in a hot air balloon.
Symbolics.com was the very first domain registered on March 15, 1985.
A man once called the police because he thought the moon was a UFO.
The mouth of a jellyfish also serves as an anus.
An acre of trees can remove about 13 tons of dust and gases every year from the surrounding environment.
Nearly 60% of married adults have had at least one affair.
A man named Charles Osborne had the hiccups for 69 years!
Studies have shown that people take insults better when they're lying down.
Giraffes sleep only 1.9 hours a day in five- to 10-minute sessions. Koalas, however, are the longest-sleeping mammals, sleeping up to 22 hours a day.
Plants that are not cared for will cry for help. A thirsty plant will make a high-pitched sound that is too high for us to hear.
It would take about 1,200,000 mosquitoes, each sucking once, to completely drain the average human of blood.
There are more dogs than children in the city of Paris.
House flies have a life span of 7 days.
The first animal sent up to outer space was a dog.
The jewelry store Tiffany&co. was founded before Italy became an official country.
The moon’s gravity has slowed the speed of Earth’s rotation. Long ago, it was much faster and days were much shorter.
The movie to hit $100 million the fastest was The Twilight Saga: New Moon (2009).
Every year, falling coconuts kill about 150 people. That's more than sharks.
There's a travel agency called Unagi Travel in Tokyo that you can pay to take your stuffed animal on a vacation in Japan, without you.
The very first video ever played on MTV was "Video Killed the Radio Star."
Native Americans used to name their children after the first thing they saw as they left their tepees after their children were born, hence the names Sitting Bull and Running Water.
At Hong Kong Polytechnic University, it's possible to receive a Bachelor Degree in Bra Studies.
Charlie Chaplin's body was once stolen from its grave and held for ransom.
The food inmates get in jail is more nutritious than the food served in school cafeterias.
Las Vegas has 1 slot machine for every 8 of its inhabitants.
Exfoliating microbeads in skincare products are terrible for the environment. Water treatment plants cannot filter them out, and plastic waste was found polluting the Great Lakes.
Chewing gum while peeling onions will keep you from crying.
The greatest weight lifted with a human tongue is 12.5 kg or 27.5578 pounds. The record is held by Thomas Blackthorne.
In Los Angeles, there are fewer people than there are automobiles.
In the average lifetime, a person will walk the equivalent of 5 times around the equator.
Australia is the only continent without an active volcano.
A woman in the United States set fire to her roommate reportedly after he threw away her spaghetti and meatballs.
Western industrialized societies have such high numbers of sleep deprivation that what is abnormal sleepiness is now considered normal.
A school in Bradford, West Yorks, sent home more than 200 pupils for failing to meet its uniform standards.
A Colombian woman who put a potato in her vagina for contraception was hospitalized after the potato sprouted roots that had started to grow inside her.
Some lions mate over 50 times a day.
A person cannot taste food unless it is mixed with saliva.
Human thigh bones are stronger than concrete.
The country with the highest birthrate is Niger at 7.6 children per women of childbearing age.
A woman attempted commit suicide from the Eiffel Tower, landed on a car, survived, and later married the owner of the car.
Apple puts their new employees on fake projects to see if they can trust them.
There are more trees in America today than there were 100 years ago.
The first train ever made drove at a top speed of 8 km/h.
Fourteen billion pounds of garbage, mostly plastic, is dumped into the ocean every year.
Liechtenstein is the world's largest producer of sausage casings and false teeth.
Coffins used for cremation are usually made with plastic handles.
During the twentieth century alone, the average life expectancy in the United States increased by more than 30 years. Officials attribute most of this increase to advances in public health care and information.
The most common time for a bank robbery is Friday, between 9 and 11 AM. The least likely time is Wednesday, between 3 and 6 PM.
The ability to roll your tongue is inherited genetically.
The common idea that only 10% of the brain is used is a myth.
Apollo 11, the first manned mission to the moon, took about four days and six hours to get to the moon.
Bears are the only large predators that regularly eat both meat and plants. For this reason, they have different teeth specifically used for meat eating and plant eating.
A person sheds about 1.5 million skin flakes an hour, most of which becomes embedded in our carpets.
While Egypt is most well known for its pyramids, the Republic of Sudan actually has 223 of its own pyramids, double the number of pyramids in Egypt. Smaller and steeper than their Egyptian counterparts, the pyramids of Sudan are not nearly as famous.
During the 17th Century, the Sultan of Turkey ordered his hole harem of women to be drowned and replaced with a new one.
Cockroaches can live several weeks with their heads cut off.
Walt Disney would often visit Disneyland incognito, wearing old clothes and a straw farmer's hat. He would sit on rides and time them to make sure operators didn't rush Disneyland visitors.
An ostrich’s eye is bigger than its brain.
If you don't identify as an "extrovert" or "introvert" you might be an "ambivert". An ambivert is moderately comfortable with groups and social interaction, but also relishes time alone, away from a crowd.
Red symbolizes happiness for the Chinese and is commonly used at Chinese festivals and other happy occasions such as birthdays and weddings.
The strongest muscle in the body is the tongue.
Pregnant women carrying boys tend to eat more than those carrying girls.
Greek workers get at least one month of paid vacation every year.
Car airbags kill 1 person for every 22 lives that they save.
WhatsApp messages are cited in nearly half of all Italian divorce proceedings.
A woman from Florida was arrested for stabbing her boyfriend after he threatened to hurt her pet turtle.
The most important medical advance that saved soldiers’ lives during WWII was the blood transfusion.
If you yelled for 8 years, 7 months and 6 days you would have produced enough sound energy to heat one cup of coffee.
You are born with 300 bones, by the time you are an adult you will have 206.
Greece is the leading producer of sea sponges.
Greece’s currency, the drachma, was 2,650 years old and Europe’s oldest currency. The drachma was replaced with the Euro in 2002.
Jedi is an official religion in Australia, with over 70,000 followers.
It takes more calories to eat a piece of celery than the celery has in it to begin with.
In 1994, a convicted murderer was granted a retrial because 4 of his jurors had used a Ouija board to consult the victim before rendering a verdict.
A giraffe can clean its ears with its 21-inch tongue!
In Tokyo, arriving to your destination by bicycle is faster than driving a car for most trips of less than 50 minutes.
Owls are the only birds who can see the colour blue.
'Cotard's Syndrome' is a mental disorder in which a person believes that he or she is dead or does not exist.
The design of the Sonic Hedgehog's shoes were a concept taken from Michael Jackson's boots.
In Bangladesh, kids as young as 15 can be jailed for cheating on their finals.
Earth is just about four times larger in diameter than the moon.
A company in Taiwan makes dinnerware out of wheat, so you can literally eat your plate and utensils.
People are more likely to lose their temper and babies are more likely to cry in yellow rooms.
Kilts are not native to Scotland. They originated in France.
An ostrich's eye is bigger than its brain.
If you grew 100 apple trees from the seeds of the same tree, the new apple trees would all be different.
The San Francisco cable cars are the only mobile National Monument in the world.
In the state of Arizona, it is illegal for cowboys to walk through a hotel lobby wearing their spurs.
Japan's first cuddle cafe, 'Soine-ya', lets you sleep next to a beautiful girl for a fee. However, sexual requests are not allowed.
Venus doesn't have any moons.
Caucasian and Asian women on average have bone density 5% to 10% lower than women of African American, Mediterranean, or Latino descent, placing them at higher risk for osteoporosis.
Bears live as long as 30 years in the wild. One captive brown bear lived to the age of 47.
Goddessship is the only word in the English language with a triple letter.
Anne Boleyn had six fingernails on one hand.
Sea otters use so much energy that they need to eat as much as one-third of their weight each day.
The child of a couple in their 30s tends to find older faces more attractive than a child born to parents in their 20s.
The average temperature on Mars is -81° F and can range from -205° F in the winter to 72° F in the summer.
Some Orthodox Jews believe that the slate of a sexually experienced woman is wiped clean during her wedding, cleansing her of past 'carnal transgressions'.
If you are right-handed, you will tend to chew your food on your right side. If you are left-handed, you will tend to chew your food on your left side.
*People are more likely to provide help when touched. In one study, strangers who were touched lightly on the arm were more likely to help.
Newborn babies have about 350 bones. They gradually merge and disappear until there are about 206 by age 5.
Pluto rotates on its side, which means is has extreme seasonal variation. At its solstices, a quarter of its surface is in permanent daylight, while another quarter is in permanent darkness.
Hawaii is the happiest and least stressed state in the US; West Virginia is the unhappiest and most stressed state.
Tigers have striped skin, not just striped fur.
On average, a baby's heart will beat about 60 million times before it is born.
The mouth of the Statue of Liberty is 3 feet wide.
Johnny Depp doesn't watch his own movies. He doesn't like watching himself.
Found in the Pacific Ocean, the Mariana Trench is the deepest known point in the world's oceans.
According to a new study, the more media multitasking you do, the more likely you are to feel depressed or anxious.
Nearly one third of New York City public school teachers send their own children to private schools.
Bobby Leach, the first man to survive going over Niagara falls, later died by slipping on an orange peel.
People are more likely to commit suicide on Monday than any other day of the week.
The largest toy distributor in the world is McDonald's.
Babies are most likely to be born on Tuesdays.
Zoroastrians in India leave out the bodies of the dead to be consumed by vultures.
Because whales typically use hearing as their primary sense, they have very small eyes in proportion to their overall body size.
Albert Einstein's brain was kept in 2 mason jars within a cider box for over 20 years, long after his body was cremated.
Today's students spend more time on homework than ever in recorded history.
Among the Eskimos, every left-handed person is viewed as a potential sorcerer.
Queen Elizabeth I regarded herself as a paragon of cleanliness. She declared that she bathed once every three months, whether she needed it or not
Tan-through swimsuits are constructed of thousands of tiny pores that let enough sunlight in to create a tan-free line without appearing naked.
It is more likely someone will die from suicide than from homicide. For every two people killed by homicide, three people die of suicide.
The state of Alaska has almost twice as many caribou as people.
Nineteen percent (375 million) of the world’s children live in India, which is the largest number of minors in a country.
Canada has more lakes than the rest of the world combined.
Before the 1500s, couples in Europe were free to marry themselves. It wasn’t until 1564 when the Council of Trent declared marriage was a sacrament that weddings became the province of priests and churches.
'Merkins', aka pubic wigs are used in the movies to conceal actor's modesty.
In Chinese, the words for crisis and opportunity are the same.
In November 2013, a woman in Florida named Linda Ducharme married a fairground Ferris Wheel named Bruce.
Looking at a photo of someone you love can help relieve pain.
The largest recorded snowflake was 15 inches wide and 8 inches thick.
In some countries, the umbilical cord is dried and kept after birth, to use in spells or medicines.
Facebook can cause you to overestimate how happy your friends are, and therefore might make you more depressed in comparison.
It is impossible for a blindfolded person to swim, walk or drive in a straight line.
The official suicide count at the Golden Gate bridge in San Francisco was officially stopped at 997 to prevent record breakers.
'Uguisu no fun', which literally means 'nightingale feces' in Japanese, is a beauty facial that has been used since ancient Japanese times.
Nepal is the only country that has a non-rectangular flag. It is also asymmetrical.
Only about 1,000 giant pandas live in the wild today.
The Beatles refused to play to a segregated audience as stipulated in their contract in 1965.
A Chinese man who spent 6 months in Africa was found to have 20 maggots living under his skin after he complained of sore and itchy blotches on his body.
Barbie's full name is Barbara Millicent Roberts.
The smallest bones in the human body are in your ear.
A Chinese surgeon built a new nose on the forehead of a Chinese man who damaged his nose in a traffic accident.
In Kawasaki Japan, there's a penis festival on the first Sunday of every April.
The worlds oldest piece of chewing gum is 9000 years old!
In 1386, a pig in France was executed by public hanging for the murder of a child.
There are 1,792 steps to the top of the Eiffel Tower.
Satoshi Tajiri, the creator of Pokemon, is autistic.
In Madagascar, people dig up bodies of their ancestors and dance with them around the tomb, in a tradition called Famadihana.
Twilight was initially rejected by 14 agents, however, 8 publishers competed for the rights to publish Twilight in the 2003 auction.
Anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the U.S., affecting 40 million adults in the United States age 18 and older.
In Japan, rail companies will fine the families of those who commit suicide by jumping in front of trains.
The Australian $5, $10, $20, $50 and $100 notes are made out of plastic.
The Muppet song 'Mahna Mahna' came from a soft core Italian porn film called 'Sweden'.
The Capitol Building in Washington, D.C. has 365 steps, one representing every day of the year.
The male praying mantis cannot copulate while its head is attached to its body. The female initiates sex by ripping the male's head off.
Vincent Van Gogh only sold 1 painting his whole life and that was to his brother!
In the few signatures that have survived, Shakespeare spelled his name “Willm Shaksp,” “William Shakespe,” “Wm Shakspe,” “William Shakspere,” ”Willm Shakspere,” and “William Shakspeare” - but never “William Shakespeare.”
There's a Hello Kitty-themed maternity hospital in Yuanlin, Taiwan.
Mothers who are over 40 at the time of a child’s birth are 128% more likely to have a left-handed baby than a woman in her 20s.
A Toyota car is built in approximately 13 hours. A Rolls Royce is built in approximately 6 months.
The first country to grant women the right to vote in the modern era was New Zealand in 1893.
In Germany, fake bus stops can be found outside nursing homes for Alzheimer's patients.
Cats don't like to drink water if food is nearby. Moving your cat's water away from its food prevents kidney disease, a common condition in older cats.
In Finland you are given a top hat and a sword when you get a PhD diploma.
A woman from Florida once called 911 because her local McDonald's had ran out of McNuggets.
Hernán Cortés and his men brought with them European diseases - such as small pox, measles, and tuberculosis - for which the Aztecs had no natural resistance. The native population fell from 25 million to less than two million within a century.
Before pencil erasers were invented, bread was used to remove pencil marks.
A company in China awarded its employee of the year with a night with a Japanese adult porn star.
Giraffes have no vocal cords.
The catfish has over 27,000 taste buds.
From the moon, Earth is almost four times the size of a full moon from Earth, and it never moves across the moon’s sky.
There is a glacier in Antarctica called 'Blood Falls' that regularly pours out red liquid, making it look like the ice is bleeding.
Every two thousand frowns creates one wrinkle.
Almost is the longest word in the English language with all the letters in alphabetical order.
There are no clocks in Las Vegas gambling casinos.
Months that begin on a Sunday always have a Friday the 13th in them.
WWI helped bring about the emancipation of women. Women took over many traditionally male jobs and showed that they could perform them just as well as men.
Ben & Jerry's has a graveyard, where most of its discontinued flavors were buried. They call it the 'Flavor Graveyard'.
There is a town called 'Paradise' and a town called 'Hell' in Michigan.
The average person spends 2 weeks of their lifetime waiting for the light to change from red to green.
Women in North Korea make up 49% of the work force.
In Tokyo, they sell toupees for dogs.
The fastest growing mammal is the Blue Whale, whereas the slowest growing mammal is the human.
The most common time for breakups is around three to five months.
A Kansas woman had to be rescued from her boyfriend's toilet seat. She had been sitting on it for two years and it was physically stuck by her body.
A woman's heart beats faster than a man's heart.
During the first two years of a baby’s life, new parents will miss six months of sleep on average.
The 'Pinky Promise' originally indicated that the person who breaks the promise must cut off their pinky finger.
Slugs have 4 noses.
Eight people died by drowning in 300,000 gallons of spilled beer during the London Beer Flood of 1814.
There is a Teddy bear in every Dutch police car, in case something troubling happens to a child.
The owner of Segway, Jimi Heselden, died from riding off a cliff on a Segway in 2010.
A North Texas man woke up from a bladder surgery, only to find out that doctors had amputated his penis without permission.
Sunflowers can be used to clean up radioactive waste, which is stored in their stems and leaves. They are the international symbol of nuclear disarmament.
When McDonald's opened in 1986 in Rome, food purists outside the restaurant gave away free spaghetti to remind people of their culinary heritage.
Katherine Hepburn, Loretta Young, Helen Hays, and Lana Turner all tested for Gone with the Wind's Scarlet O’Hara. Even Lucille Ball read for the part.
Prince Charles and Prince William never travel on the same airplane in case there is a crash.
Butterflies taste with their feet.
Chocolate has evolved into such a massive industry that between 40 and 50 million people depend on cacao for their livelihood. Over 3.8 million tons of cacao beans are produced per year.
T*he pupil of the eye expands as much as 45 percent when a person looks at something pleasing.
Osama Bin Laden was obsessed with Whitney Houston, and wanted to make her one of his wives.
Studies show that weightlifters are able to handle heavier weights in blue gyms.
There is a town called 'Jackpot' in Nevada.
The average lead pencil will write a line about 35 miles long or write approximately 50,000 English words.
Today, Coca-Cola and PepsiCo products are sold in every country in the world, except North Korea.
Surgeons who listen to music while they work are more relaxed and perform better at their jobs.
A man from China divorced and sued his wife for giving him an ugly daughter. He won the case and his ex-wife was sentenced to pay him 750,000 Yuan.
Texas is the only state in the US that allows its residents to vote from space.
Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is the term for depressive periods that are related to a change of season. SAD is four times more common in women than in men.
The plastic things on the end of shoelaces are called aglets.
Toilet paper was invented in China in the late 1300s. It was for emperors only.
Breathing the air in Beijing has the same health risks as smoking 21 cigarettes a day.
As phone booths become increasingly obsolete because of mobile phones, a Japanese artist has turned several booths in Osaka into aquariums.
Lips are 100 times more sensitive than the tips of the fingers. Not even genitals have as much sensitivity as lips.
Antarctica is not owned by any country.
Every 3 minutes, someone in the world reports a UFO sighting.
The United States would fit into the continent of Africa 3 and a half times.
An airplane mechanic invented the Slinky while he was playing with engine parts.
The opposite sides of a dice cube always add up to seven.
The color orange was named after the fruit and not the other way around.
Resting in Mount Fuji's shadow lies a forest, 'Aokigahara', also known as the 'Suicide Forest' is the world's second most popular place to take one's life.
In Italy, women celebrate New Years by wearing red underwear because it is considered lucky.
Madrid is the only European capital city not situated on a river.
The width of your arm span stretched out is about the length of your whole body.
Earth is the only planet not named after a Roman god or goddess.
A first class ticket on the Titanic would cost about $100,000 today.
There is enough concrete in the Hoover Dam to pave a two lane highway from San Francisco to New York.
The only film Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman ever did together was "Casablanca."
If Walmart were a country, it would be the 25th largest economy in the world.
Aladdin was actually Chinese, not Arabian.
Chihuahuas were raised by the Aztecs for sacrificial purposes and for food.
Stressed is Desserts spelled backwards.
Duracell, the battery-maker, built parts of its new international headquarters using materials from its own waste.
There are around 200 corpses on Mount Everest.
One fourth of the bones in your body are in your feet.
Every year, nearly four million cats are eaten in Asia.
In "Silence of the Lambs", Hannibal Lector (Anthony Hopkins) never blinks.
Less than 3% of Nestle's sales are for chocolate.
Foreign accent syndrome is a rare medical condition that causes patients to speak in a foreign accent involuntarily.
People who regularly help others tend to be significantly happier and are less likely to become depressed as they get older.
The smell of freshly cut grass is actually the scent that plants release when in distress.
A 16 year old boy in Brazil was pronounced dead after masturbating 42 times without stopping in Rubiato town, Brazil.
Abraham Lincoln was the tallest US President at 6'4" and James Madison was the shortest US President at 5'4".
In 2010, a Korean man married his 'dakimakura' pillow. It's a life-size pillow that bears the image of a popular Japanese anime character.
It is impossible to sneeze with your eyes open. We dare you, give it a try!
A woman from California once filed a lawsuit against McDonald's, claiming that the fast food giant turned her into a prostitute.
If you are locked in a room completely sealed, you will die of carbon dioxide poisoning before you will die of oxygen deprivation.
More money is spent on gardening than any other hobby.
Only humans and horses have hymens.
While fresh urine has very little smell, stale urine can develop a strong odor as bacteria begin to break down the urea into ammonia.
Forest fires usually travel uphill much faster than downhill. It travels in the direction of the ambient wind, which usually flows uphill.
Big Ben was slowed five minutes one day when a passing group of starlings decided to take a rest on the minute hand of the clock.
Marijuana is Spanish for "Mary Jane."
Starfish have no brains.
The University of Florida has an emergency plan in case of a sudden 'Zombie attack'.
Because bulldogs have extremely short muzzles, many spend their lives fighting suffocation.
No word in the English language rhymes with month, orange, silver, and purple.
Japan has 10% of the world’s active volcanoes.
A broken clock is always right twice a day.
Erotomania is a type of delusion in which the affected person believes that another person, usually a stranger, is in love with him or her.
'Duct Tape' was originally named 'Duck Tape' because of it's ability to repel water.
Humans and dolphins are the only species that have sex for pleasure.
The Olympic gold medals awarded in 1912 were made entirely from gold. Currently, the gold medals just must be covered in six grams of gold.
Venus is constantly covered by thick clouds of sulfuric acid, through which no visible light can penetrate.
Corn Flakes were invented as part of John Harvey Kellogg's anti-masturbation crusade.
Studies have found Friday to be the less productive day of the week.
Japanese universities hold memorial services for animals that die in laboratory testing.
Miami installed the first bank automated teller machine (ATM) specially designed for rollerbladers.
In the last 4,000 years, no new animals have been domesticated.
An average earthquake lasts around a minute.
There is an automobile model called the 'Stutz Bearcat'.
The first computer programmer was a woman, called Ada Lovelace.
Colgate's first toothpaste came in a jar.
The G in 'g-string' stands for groin.
No point in Greece is more than 85 miles (137 kilometers) from water
George Washington's false teeth were made of whale bone.
Breast cancer was often called the “nun’s disease” because of the high incidence of nuns affected by the cancer.
If you farted consistently for 6 years and 9 months, enough gas is produced to create the energy of an atomic bomb.
Homosexual behavior has been observed in 1,500 animal species and is most widespread among animals with a complex herd life.
The Eskimo, Norse, Samoan, and Crow Indian cultures accepted and encouraged “altruistic” suicide among the elderly and sick.
The Matami Tribe of West Africa play their own version of football, instead of a normal football they use a human skull.
Banging your head against a wall uses 150 calories a hour
A teddy bear once killed 2,500 fishes at one time. It clogged a drain at a hatchery in New Hampshire, preventing the fish from getting oxygen.
The DNA of a human being is closer to a rat than a cat.
Starting at $12,500, you can have your cremated remains launched into deep space after you die.
A pig's orgasm lasts 30 minutes.
In the 1960s, UGG boots became a popular option for surfers, who used the boots to keep their feet warm after exiting from the surf.
In Taiwan, respect for the recently deceased sometimes includes a lavish funeral complete with exotic dancers or strippers.
The present population is expected to rise to 15 Billion by the year 2080.
The chances of you dying on the way to get your lottery tickets is higher than your chances of winning a lottery.
The largest pyramid by volume is the Great Pyramid of Cholula, located in Mexico.
Half the foods eaten throughout the world today were developed by farmers in the Andes Mountains (including potatoes, maize, sweet potatoes, squash, all varieties of beans, peanuts, manioc, papayas, strawberries, mulberries and many others).
More than 2.5 billion pictures are uploaded to Facebook each month.
Glass is made of sand. They are now using crushed glass to make sand for beaches.
Sweat itself is odorless. The bad smell is caused by the bacteria on the skin which mixes with it.
Studies have shown that slow music makes people shop leisurely and spend more, while classical music encourages more expensive purchases.
A pilot and a co-pilot never eat the same meal, in case one of the meals is contaminated.
It is said the average person speaks only 10 minutes a day.
The book "Green Eggs 'n' Ham" only contains 50 different words.
One of the reasons marijuana is illegal today because cotton growers in the 30s lobbied against hemp farmers - they saw it as competition. It is not chemically addictive as is nicotine, alcohol, or caffeine.
The color blue has a calming effect. It causes the brain to release calming hormones.
On average, a drunk driver will drive 80 times under the influence before their first arrest.
In many countries outside the US, the teachers move from class to class and the students stay in one room.
Abraham Lincoln was the first president to ever be photographed at his inauguration. In the photo, he is standing near John Wilkes Booth, his future assassin.
The United States produces more nuclear-generated electricity than any other country, nearly 1/3 of the world’s total. The second largest producer is France, which generates more than 3/4 of its electricity in nuclear reactors.
McDonald's is one of the largest owners of real estate in the world and it earns the majority of its profits from collecting rent, not from selling food.
Americans make up an estimated 5% of the world’s population. However, the U.S. produces an estimated 30% of the world’s waste and uses 25% of the world’s resources.
An average baby will go through approximately 2,700 diapers a year.
On an average business day, 2,147,000 disposable coffee cups are used within the Chicago city limits.
When you put a seashell next to your ear, it's the sound of your blood surging in your veins, not the ocean.
In almost every country worldwide, the life expectancy for women is higher than for men.
Kissing is good for teeth. The anticipation of a kiss increases the flow of saliva to the mouth, giving the teeth a plaque-dispersing bath.