111,111,111 x 111,111,111 = 12,345,678,987,654,321
No word in the English language rhymes with month, orange, silver, and purple.
Clans of long ago that wanted to get rid of their unwanted people without killing them use to burn their houses down - hence the expression "to get fired."
Canada is an Indian word meaning "Big Village".
There are two credit cards for every person in the United States.
Only two people signed the Declaration of Independence on July 4th, John Hancock and Charles Thomson. Most of the rest signed on August 2, but the last signature wasn't added until 5 years later.
"I am." is the shortest complete sentence in the English language.
The term "the whole 9 yards" came from WWII
fighter pilots in the South Pacific. When arming their airplanes on the ground, the .50 caliber machine gun ammo belts measured exactly 27 feet, before being loaded into the fuselage. If the pilots fired all their ammo at a target, it got "the whole 9 yards."
The word "samba" means "to rub navels together."
The international telephone dialing code for Antarctica is 672.
The glue on Israeli postage stamps is certified kosher.
Mel Blanc (the voice of Bugs Bunny) was allergic to carrots.
Until 1965, driving was done on the left-hand side on roads in Sweden. The conversion to right-hand was done on a weekday at 5pm. All traffic stopped as people switched sides. This time and day were chosen to prevent accidents where drivers would have gotten up in the morning and been too sleepy to realize that *this* was the day of the changeover.
The very first bomb dropped by the Allies on Berlin during World War II
killed the only elephant in the Berlin Zoo.
Dr. Seuss pronounced "Seuss" such that it rhymed with "rejoice."
In Casablanca, Humphrey Bogart never said "Play it again, Sam."
Sherlock Holmes never said "Elementary, my dear Watson."
More people are killed annually by donkeys than die in air crashes.
The term, "It's all fun and games until someone loses an eye" is from Ancient Rome. The only rule during wrestling matches was, "No eye gouging." Everything else was allowed, but the only way to be disqualified was to poke someone's eye out.
A 'jiffy' is an actual unit of time for 1/100th of a second.
The average person falls asleep in seven minutes.
Hershey's Kisses are called that because the machine that makes them looks like it's kissing the conveyor belt.
Money isn't made out of paper, it's made out of cotton.
The phrase "rule of thumb" is derived from and old English law which stated that you couldn't beat your wife with anything wider than your thumb.
An ostrich's eye is bigger that it's brain.
The longest recorded flight of a chicken is thirteen seconds
-There are 18 different animal shapes in the Animal Crackers cookie zoo!
-Your body is creating and killing 15 million red blood cells per second!
-There are no clocks in Las Vegas gambling casinos!
-The most popular first name in the world is Muhammad!
-Tablecloths were originally meant to be served as towels with which dinner guests could wipe their hands and faces after eating
-Tourists visiting Iceland should know that tipping at a restaurant is considered an insult
-The First product to have a bar code was Wrigleys gum!
-A quarter has 119 grooves on its edge, a dime has one less groove.......
-Every time you lick a stamp you're consuming about 1/10 of calorie...
-Over 10,000 birds a year die from smashing into windows
-Thomas Edison the,"lightbulb inventor", was afraid of the dark
-A car uses 1.6 ounces of gas idling for one minute and helf an ounce is used to start the average automobile
-A lightning bolt generates tempertures five times hotter than those found at the sun's surface
-Its estimated that 4 million "junk" telephone calls, phone solicitations by persons or programmed machine are made every day in the US
-Takes glass one million years to decompose, which means it never wears out and can be recycled an infinite amount of times
-Forest fires move faster uphill than downhill
-The Philadelphia mint produces 26 million pennies per day
-The two-foot long bird called a Kea that lives in New Zealand(been there) likes to eat strips of rubber around car windows
-Most lipstick contains fish scales
-Skepticisms is the longest word that alternates hands when typing
-One ragweed plant can release as many as one billion grains of pollen
-No piece of square dry paper can be folded more than 7 times in half
-Over 2,500 left handed people a year are killed from using products made for right handed people
-There are more than 10 million bricks in the Empire State Building
-If you counted 24 hours a day, it would take 31,688 years to reach one trillion(estimated on computer)
-Taphephobia is the fear of being buried alive
-The sun is 330,330 times larger than the earth
-Clinophobia is the fear of beds
-The only 15 letter word that can be spelled without repeating a letter is ,"uncopyrightable"
-Pinocchio is Italian for ,"pine eye"
-Porcupines float in water
-The AVE. life span for a major league baseball is 5 to 7 pitches
-The sloth(an ugly monkey I believe) moves so slowly that a gteen algae can grow undisturbed on its fur
-Cat urin glows under a black light
-The electric chair was invented by a dentist