A cat has 32 muscles in each ear.
A dime has 118 ridges around the edge.
A dragonfly has a lifespan of 24 hours.
A duck's quack doesn't echo, and no one knows why.
A goldfish has a memory span of three seconds.
A shark is the only fish that can blink with both eyes.
According to one study, 24% of lawns have some sort of lawn ornament in their yard.
Al Capone's business card said he was a used furniture dealer.
All 50 states are listed across the top of the Lincoln Memorial on the back of the $5 bill.
All of the clocks in the movie "Pulp Fiction" are stuck on 4:20.
Almonds are a member of the peach family.
An ostrich's eye is bigger that its brain.
Average age of top GM executives in 1994: 49.8 years. Average age of the Rolling Stones: 50.6 and rising.
Average life span of a major league baseball: 7 pitches.
Cat's urine glows under a blacklight.
Clans of long ago that wanted to get rid of their unwanted people without killing them used to burn their houses down - hence the expression "to get fired."
David Prowse was the guy in the Darth Vader suit in Star Wars. He spoke all of Vader's lines, and didn't know that he was going to be dubbed over by James Earl Jones until he saw the screening of the movie.
Did you know that there are coffee flavored PEZ?
"Dreamt" is the only English word that ends with the letters mt.
Each king in a deck of playing cards represents a great king from history. Spades - King David, Clubs - Alexander the Great, Hearts -Charlemagne, and Diamonds - Julius Caesar.
Elephants can't jump. Every other mammal can.
Five Jell-O flavors that flopped: celery, coffee, cola, apple, and chocolate.
Hang On Sloopy is the official rock song of Ohio.
Hershey's Kisses are called that because the machine that makes them looks like it's kissing the conveyor belt.
Humans are the only primates that don't have pigment in the palms of their hands.
"I am." is the shortest complete sentence in the English language.
If a statue in the park of a person on a horse has both front legs in the air, the person died in battle; if the horse has one front leg in the air, the person died as a result of wounds received in battle; if the horse has all four legs on the ground, the person died of natural causes.
If you have three quarters, four dimes, and four pennies, you have $1.19. You also have the largest amount of money in coins without being able to make change for a dollar.
In Cleveland, Ohio, it's illegal to catch mice without a hunting license.
In England, the Speaker of the House is not allowed to speak.
In most advertisements, including newspapers, the time displayed on a watch is 10:10.
It takes 3,000 cows to supply the NFL with enough leather for a year's supply of footballs.
In every episode of Seinfeld there is a Superman somewhere.
In the 1940s, the FCC assigned television's Channel 1 to mobile services (two-way radios in taxicabs, for instance) but did not re-number the other channel assignments. That is why your TV set has channels 2 and up, but no channel 1.
In 10 minutes, a hurricane releases more energy than all the world's nuclear weapons combined.
Internationally, Baywatch is the most popular TV show in history.
It's impossible to sneeze with your eyes open.
It's possible to lead a cow upstairs...but not downstairs.
John Lennon's first girlfriend was named ThelmaPickles.
Los Angeles's full name is "El Pueblo de Nuestra Senora la Reina de los Angeles de Porciuncula"-and can be abbreviated to 3.63% of its size: L.A.
Maine is the only state whose name is just one syllable.
Mr. Rogers is an ordained minister.
Ninety percent of New York City cabbies are recently arrived immigrants.
No NFL team which plays its home games in a domed stadium has ever won a Superbowl.
No word in the English language rhymes with month, orange, silver or purple.
Nutmeg is extremely poisonous if injected intravenously.
On a Canadian two dollar bill, the flag flying over the Parliament Building is an American flag.
On an American one-dollar bill, there is an owl in the upper left-hand corner of the "1" encased in the "shield" and a spider hidden in the front upper right-hand corner.
On average, 100 people choke to death on ballpoint pens every year.
111,111,111 x 111,111,111 = 12,345,678,987,654,321
Only one person in two billion will live to be 116 or older.
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.
Peanuts are one of the ingredients of dynamite.
Pound for pound, hamburgers cost more than new cars.
Reno, Nevada is west of Los Angeles, California.
Rubber bands last longer when refrigerated.
"Stewardesses" is the longest word that is typed with only the left hand.
Ten percent of the Russian government's income comes from the sale of vodka.
The airplane Buddy Holly died in was the "American Pie." (Thus the name of the Don McLean song.)
The average person falls asleep in seven minutes.
There are 336 dimples on a regulation golf ball.
The Bible has been translated into Klingon.
The characters Bert and Ernie on Sesame Street were named after Bert the cop and Ernie the taxi driver in Frank Capra's "Its A Wonderful Life."
The cigarette lighter was invented before the match.
The Eisenhower interstate system requires that one mile in every five must be straight. These straight sections are usable as airstrips in times of war or other emergencies.
The first toilet ever seen on television was on "Leave It To Beaver".
The only two days of the year in which there are no professional sports games (MLB, NBA, NHL, or NFL) are the day before and the day after the Major League All-Star Game.
The name Wendy was made up for the book "Peter Pan."
The national anthem of Greece has 158 verses.
There are only four words in the English language which end with dous: tremendous, horrendous, stupendous, and hazardous.
Tigers have striped skin, not just striped fur.
The only real person to be a Pez head was Betsy Ross.
The giant squid has the largest eyes in the world.
The name for Oz in the "Wizard of Oz" was thought up when the creator, Frank Baum, looked at his filing cabinet and saw A-N, and O-Z, hence "Oz."
The microwave was invented after a researcher walked by a radar tube and a chocolate bar melted in his pocket.
There are 293 ways to make change for a dollar.
The average person's left hand does 56% of the typing.
The highest point in Pennsylvania is lower than the lowest point in Colorado.
The longest one-syllable word in the English language is "screeched."
The longest recorded flight of a chicken is thirteen seconds.
The Main Library at Indiana University sinks over an inch every year because when it was built, engineers failed to take into account the weight of all the books that would occupy the building.
The name Jeep came from the abbreviation used in the army for the "General Purpose" vehicle, G.P.
The only 15-letter word that can be spelled without repeating a letter is uncopyrightable.
The Pentagon, in Arlington, Virginia, has twice as many bathrooms as is necessary. When it was built in the 1940s, the state of Virginia still had segregation laws requiring separate toilet facilities for blacks and whites.
The phrase "rule of thumb" is derived from an old English law which stated that you couldn't beat your wife with anything wider than your thumb.
The reason firehouses have circular stairways is from the days of yore when the engines were pulled by horses. The horses were stabled on the ground floor and figured out how to walk up straight staircases.
The San Francisco Cable cars are the only mobile National Monuments.
The term "the whole 9 yards" came from WWII fighter pilots in the 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 3 most valuable brand names on earth: Marlboro, Coca-Cola, and Budweiser, in that order.
The world's termites outweigh the world's humans 10 to 1.
There are an average of 178 sesame seeds on a McDonald's Big Mac bun.
There are more chickens than people in the world.
Thirty-five percent of the people who use personal ads for dating are already married.
Two-thirds of the world's eggplant is grown in New Jersey.
When Heinz ketchup leaves the bottle, it travels at a rate of 25 miles per year.
When opossums are playing 'possum, they are not "playing." They actually pass out from sheer terror.
When the University of Nebraska Cornhuskers play football at home, the stadium becomes the state's third largest city.
Who's that playing the piano on the "Mad About You" theme? Paul Reiser himself.
Winston Churchill was born in a ladies' room during a dance.