Facts

It is impossible to lick your elbow.

Should there be a crash, Prince Charles and Prince William never travel on the same airplane as a precaution!

The king of hearts is the only king without a moustache on a standard playing card!

The names of Popeye’s four nephews are Pipeye, Peepeye, Pupeye, and Poopeye!

When glass breaks, the cracks move faster than 3,000 miles per hour. To photograph the event, a camera must shoot at a millionth of a second!

A lightning bolt generates temperatures five times hotter than those found at the sun’s surface!

The first product to have a bar code was Wrigleys gum!

A group of geese on the ground is a gaggle, a group of geese in the air is a skein!

A ‘jiffy’ is an actual unit of time for 1/100th of a second!

Porcupines float in water!

Pinocchio is Italian for “pine eye”!

The sloth (a mammal) moves so slowly that green algae can grow undisturbed on its fur!

More people use blue toothbrushes, than red ones!

The elephant is one of the few mammals that can’t jump!

The penguin is the only bird who can swim, but not fly!

Q is the only letter in the alphabet that does not appear in the name of any of the United States!

The original name for the butterfly was ‘flutterby’!

Apples are more efficient than caffeine in keeping people awake in the mornings!

Smelling bananas and/or green apples (smelling, not eating) can help you lose weight!

The fear of vegetables is called Lachanophobia!

In Russia, when flowers are given for a romantic occasions, flowers are given in odds numbers as even number of flowers is given at funerals only

The “Mexican Hat Dance” is the official dance of Mexico.

Fires onland generally move faster uphill than downhill.

As per the Vedas,creation came into being from the primordial sound of ‘aum’. So the entire fabric of universe – past,present,future – can be determined by gauging the sound energy vibrating in every being.

The term ‘brunch’ is a portmanteau of breakfast and lunch,which means that it has been derived by morphing these two words.It is said to have originated in 1896 as British student slang.

Ian Fleming’s James Bond debuted in the novel “Casino Royale” in 1952.

The Statue of Liberty is the largest hammered copper statue in the world.

Vincent van Gogh, the world’s most valued painter, sold only painting in his entire life – to his brother who owned an art gallery. The painting is titled “Red Vineyard at Arles.”

When Jonathan Swift published ‘Gulliver’s Travels’ in 1726, he intended it as a satire on the ferociousness of human nature. Today it is enjoyed as a children’s story.

Do you know the names of the three wise monkeys? They are: Mizaru (See no evil), Mikazaru (Hear no evil), and Mazaru (Speak no evil).


Before the year 1000, the word “she” did not exist in the English language. The singular female reference was the word “heo”, which also was the plural of all genders. The word “she” appeared only in the 12th century, about 400 years after English began to take form. “She” probably derived from the Old English feminine “seo”, the Viking word for feminine reference

The word malaria comes from the words mal and aria, which means bad air. This derives from the old days when it was thought that all diseases are caused by bad, or dirty air.

On every continent there is a city called Rome.

MasterCard was originally called MasterCharge


The pleasant feeling of eating chocolate is caused by a chemical called anadamide, a neurotransmitter which also is produced naturally in the brain.

The US nickname Uncle Sam was derived from Uncle Sam Wilson, a meat inspector in Troy, New York.

Midday refers to the moment the sun crosses the local meridian

Due to earth’s gravity it is impossible for mountains to be higher than 15,000 metres.

All the planets in the solar system rotate anticlockwise, except Venus. It is the only planet that rotates clockwise.

A dog was the first in space and a sheep, a duck and a rooster the first to fly in a hot air balloon.

The world’s smallest dog is the Chihuahua, which means “tiny dog in the sky.”
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TIP is the acronym for “To Insure Promptness.”


Donald Duck comics were banned from Finland because he doesn’t wear pants.Another interesting fact about Donald Duck – never wore pants but always wore a towel when he came out of the shower!

Because metal was scarce, the Oscars given out during World War II were made of wood.

By raising your legs slowly and lying on your back, you cannot sink into quicksand.

Charlie Chaplin once won third prize in a Charlie Chaplin look-alike contest.

The Guinness Book of Records holds the record for being the book most often stolen from public libraries.

If you removed the stomach, the spleen, 75% of the liver, 80% of the intestines, one kidney, one lung, and virtually every organ from the pelvic and groin area, the human body would still be able to survive.

In 10 minutes, a hurricane releases more energy than all of the world’s nuclear weapons combined.

Bruce Lee was so fast that they actually had to s-l-o-w film down so you could see his moves.
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If you yelled for 8 years, 7 months and 6 days, you would have produced enough sound energy to heat one cup of coffee. If you fart consistently for 6 years and 9 months, enough gas is produced to create the energy of an atomic bomb.

TYPEWRITER, is the longest word that can be made using the letters on only one row of the keyboard.

Stewardesses” is the longest word typed with only the left hand.

Richard Millhouse Nixon was the first U.S. president whose name contains all the letters from the word ‘criminal’. The second was William Jefferson Clinton.

Dentists have recommended that a toothbrush be kept at least 6 feet away from a toilet to avoid airborne particles resulting from the flush.


Eskimos have over 15 words for the english word of ‘Snow’

During the chariot scene in “Ben Hur,” a small red car can be seen in the distance.

In every episode of Seinfeld there is a Superman somewhere.

The “sixth sick sheik’s sixth sheep’s sick” is said to be the toughest tongue twister in the English language.

Hydrogen is an explosive gas. Oxygen supports combustion. Yet when these are combined it is water which is used to put out fires.

Each king in a deck of playing cards represents a great king from history.

  • Spades – King David
  • Hearts – Charlemagne
  • Clubs – Alexander the Great
  • Diamonds – Julius Caesar

  • 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 recieved in battle; if the horse has all four legs on the ground, the person died of natural causes.

    Chewing gum while peeling onions will keep you from crying.


    A tiny amount of liquor on a scorpion will make it go mad instantly and sting itself to death

    There are no words in the dictionary that rhyme with orange, purple and silver

    There are no clocks in the Las Vegas gambling casinos.

    Leonardo Da vinci could write with one hand and draw with the other at the same time.

    315 entries in Websters 1996 dictionary were misspelled

    Every person has a unique tongue print

    A duck’s quack doesn’t echo, no one knows why.

    The dot over the letter ‘ i’ is called the title

    Your stomach produces a new layer of mucus every two weeks otherwise it will digest itself

    The 57 on a Heinz ketchup bottle represents the variety of pickles the Company once had

    14% of all facts and statisticts are made up and 27% of people know that fact.

    Aerosmith’s “Dude Looks Like a Lady” was written about Vince Neil of Motley Crue.

    In 1888, Hollywood was founded by Harvey and Daeida Wilcox, who named the city after their summer home in Chicago.

    The name “Muppet” was coined by Jim Henson. The word was made from a combination of the word “marionette” and “puppet.”

    King Kong was Adolf Hitler’s favorite movie.

    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 real name of Toto the dog in “The Wizard Of Oz” was Terry.

    The sketch that Jack drew of Rose wearing the famous necklace in the blockbuster movie “Titanic” was really drawn by director James Cameron. The hands that we see drawing the sketch are really Cameron’s. Cameron was also responsible for all the other sketches that were in Jack’s sketchbook.

    The spider used in the 2002 movie Spider-Man was a Steatoda spider, not a black widow. The spider was given anaesthesia, and was then painted blue and red.

    When an orange is shown in any of the “Godfather” movies, this means that someone is about to die or a close call is to occur.

    James Bond is also known as Mr. Kiss-Kiss-Bang-Bang.

    Actress Debra Winger helped to perform the voice of E.T. in the movie ?E.T. The Extra Terrestrial (1982).”

    The music band UB40 got its name from an unemployment form in England.

    Billie Jean by Michael Jackson was the first video to air on MTV by a black artist.

    The first music video ever played on MTV Europe was by Dire Straits, “Money For Nothing.”

    Tohru Iwatani, the inventor of the video game Pac-Man, came up with the idea when he saw a pizza with a slice missing at a dinner party.

    Mr. Butts invented the game SCRABBLE. The game was originally called “Criss Cross Words.”

    The name of the character that is behind bars in the Monopoly board game is Jake the Jailbird.

    Mickey Mouse is known as “Topolino” in Italy

    Cinderella is known as Rashin Coatie in Scotland, Zezolla in Italy, and Yeh-hsien in China.

    In the original movie “101 Dalmatians,” there are exactly 6,469,952 spots on all 101 Dalmatians as they are shown in 113,760 frames of the film combined.

    Some of the other names that were thought of for the dwarfs in the Disney movie “Snow White” were Awful, Dirty, Shifty, Hotsy, and Jumpy.

    The United Parcel Service shipped the killer whale Keiko (star of Disney movie “Free Willy”) from Mexico City to Newport, Oregon in 1998.

    The Walt Disney character Donald Duck’s middle name is Fauntleroy.

    The first animated film to be nominated for an Oscar for best picture was Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” in 1991.

    Walt Disney had originally suggested using the name Mortimer Mouse instead of Mickey Mouse.

    ABBA got their name by taking the first letter from each of their names (Agnetha, Bjorn, Benny, Anni-frid.)

    7-Eleven was the first convenience store to have television advertising. The animated commercial ran in 1949 and had a singing rooster and owl.

    Daytime dramas are called Soap Operas because they were originally used to advertise soap powder. In America in the early days of TV, advertisers would write stories around the use of their soap powder.

    Some of the titles that were considered for the hit T.V. show “Friends” were Six Of One, Across the Hall, and Insomnia Cafe.

    The TV show “Saturday Night Live” made its debut on October 11, 1975.
    The first female guest host of Saturday Night Live was actress Candace Bergen.

    The first TV commercial advertisement was by the Bulova Watch company on July 1, 1941. The watch company paid $9.00 for an announcement that was 10 seconds long.

    The first television broadcast of the Oscars took place in 1953, hosted by Bob Hope on NBC.

    The first television newscaster was Kolin Hager, who used to broadcast farm and weather reports in 1928.

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    Albert Einstein was offered the presidency of Israel in 1952, but he declined.

    At just four years old Mozart was able to learn a piece of music in half an hour.

    Adolf Hitler wanted to be an architect, but he failed the entrance exam at the architectural school in Vienna.

    Adolf Hitler was Time’s Man of the Year for 1938.

    Alexander Graham Bell, the inventor of the telephone, never telephoned his wife or mother because they were both deaf.

    Alexandre Gustave Eiffel, the man who designed the Eiffel Tower, also designed the inner structure of the Statue of Liberty in New York Harbour.

    Fidel Castro was once a star baseball player for the University of Havana in the 1940’s.

    James Buchanan was the only unmarried president of the United States.

    Julie Nixon, daughter of Richard Nixon married David Eisenhower, grandson of Dwight Eisenhower.

    Leonardo da Vinci was dyslexic, and he often wrote backwards.

    Marie Curie, the Nobel prize winning scientist who discovered radium, died of radiation poisoning.

    People who study laughter are called “gelotologists.”

    Ralph Lauren’s real name is Ralph Lifshitz.

    Rapper LL Cool J’s name is short for “Ladies Love Cool James.”

    Saint Patrick’s real name was Maewyn Succat.

    The Red Baron’s real name was Manfred Von Richtofen.

    The artist Michelangelo’s full name in Italian is Michaelangelo di Lodovico di Lionardo di Buonarroto Simoni.

    The first cheerleaders in the U.S. were men.

    The most senior crayon maker Emerson Moser retired after making 1.4 billion crayons for Crayola. It was then that he revealed that he was actually colorblind.

    The parents of Albert Einstein were worried that he was mentally slow because it took him a long time to learn how to speak.

    homas Edison once saved a boy from the path of an oncoming locomotive who was a station official’s child. For his bravery, the boy’s father taught Edison how to use the telegraph.

    Thomas Edison, the inventor of the light bulb was afraid of the dark.

    Tiger Woods’ real first name is Eldrick. His father gave him the nickname “Tiger” in honour of a South Vietnamese soldier his father had fought alongside with during the Vietnam War.

    The oldest actor to win a Best Actor Oscar is Henry Fonda. He was 76 when he won it

    Actor Bruce Willis’s real name is Walter.

    Actor Jim Carrey’s favorite cartoon character is Deputy Dawg.

    Actor Sylvester Stallone once had a job as a lion cage cleaner.

    Actress Lillian Entwistle committed suicide by jumping from the ‘H’ of the Hollywood sign.

    In 1916, Charlie Chaplin was making $10,000 a week, making him the highest paid actor of his time.

    Marilyn Monroe’s real name was Norma Jeane Mortenson, which her mother changed to Norma Jeane Baker.

    The real name of actress Whoopi Goldberg is Caryn Elaine Johnson.

    Adolf Hitler loved chocolate cake.

    There was a false floor fitted in Adolf Hitler’s Mercedes 770K to make him look taller when he stood up in the car.

    Former U.S. President Franklin Pierce was arrested during his term as President for running over an old lady with his horse, but the charges were later dropped

    Former U.S. President Ronald Reagan once wore a Nazi uniform while acting in a film during his Hollywood days. The name of the movie was “Desperate Journey,” which was filmed in 1942.

    Former U.S. president Ronald Reagan worked as a lifeguard in his youth at a beach near Dixon, Illinois and saved over 77 lives.

    Both Thomas Jefferson and Jimmy Carter, U.S. presidents, were peanut farmers at one time

    George Washington had to borrow money to go to his own inauguration

    In his youth, United States president George W. Bush used to play for the Midland (Texas) Central Little League. He played the position of the catcher.

    The seventeenth president of the United States, Andrew Johnson did not know how to read until he was 17 years old.

    Theodore Roosevelt’s mother and first wife died on the same day in 1884.

    Thomas Jefferson had three achievements placed on his headstone at his request, “Here Was Buried Thomas Jefferson/Author Of The Declaration Of American Independence/Of The Statute Of Virginia For Religious Freedom/And Father Of The University of Virginia.? He never mentioned being President of the United States

    U.S. president Franklin Delano Roosevelt is the only man to receive the “Time’s Man of the Year” award three times. He received it in the years 1932, 1934, and 1941.

    Rolling Stones band member Bill Wyman married a 19 year-old model Mandy Smith in 1988. At the same time Wyman’s son was engaged to Mandy Smith’s mother. If his son had married Smith’s mother, Wyman would have been the step grandfather to his own wife.

    Elvis Presley had a twin brother named Jesse Garon Presley who died at birth.He used to be a truck driver before he started singing.He was obsessed with brushing his teeth.The last thing Elvis Presley ate before he died was four scoops of ice cream and 6 chocolate chip cookies

    Singer Michael Jackson’s middle name is Joseph.

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    According to the Gemological Institute of America, up until the 1730’s, India was the only source for diamonds in the world.

    India used to be the richest country in the world until the British invasion in the early 17th Century.

    Angel Falls in Venezuela is the world’s highest waterfall, at 979 meters. This waterfall is sixteen times the height of Niagara Falls.

    The Angel Falls in Venezuela were named after an American pilot,Jimmy Angel, whose plane got stuck on top of the mountain while searching for gold

    When explorers first arrived in Venezuela, they were reminded of Venice. They named the country “Little Venice”, which translated into Spanish is Venezuela.

    The word “America” comes from the European explorer Amerigo Vespucci

    The reason why the Canadian Arctic is called the “Land of the Midnight Sun” is because during the summer many communities have light 24 hours of the day. Many people have to cover their windows with tin foil to keep the light out when they sleep.

    You can send a postcard from Hell. There is a small town located in the Cayman Islands called “Hell.” They even have a post office.Heard of one more hell,50 miles from detroit,michigan. Choose yours!

    The Amazon rainforest produces more than 20% the world’s oxygen supply

    The Red Cross is called the Red Crescent in Arab countries.

    The Tonle Sap River in Cambodia flows north for almost half the year and then south for the rest of the year.

    The meaning of Siberia is “sleeping land.”

    The word tulip comes from the Turkish word for turban

    Toronto was the first city in the world with a computerized traffic signal system.

    Despite being over 27 times smaller, Norway’s total coastline is longer than the USA’s.

    Davao City, located at the Southern state of Philippines, is the largest city in the world in terms of area.

    Corals take a long time to grow. Some corals only grow one centimeter in one year.

    Even though the rose does not bear any fruit, the rose hips have more Vitamin C than most vegetables and fruits

    Finland is also known as “the land of of the thousand lakes,“because of the over 188,000 lakes(& 179,584 islands) found in this country

    In Albania, nodding your head means “no” and shaking your head means “yes.”

    In France, the Big Dipper is called the “casserole.”

    In approximately 18 months, the papaya tree can grow to be 20 feet tall.

    In the Sahara Desert, there is a town named Tidikelt, which did not receive a drop of rain for ten years.

    Netherlands has the highest concentration of museums in the world. Just in Amsterdam alone there are 42 museums.

    Istanbul, Turkey is the only city in the world located on two continents.

    The Tibetan name for Mount Everest is Chomolungma.

    Even though red roses looks the same, there are over 900 different types of red roses

    Japan has approximately 200 volcanoes and is home to 10% of the active volcanoes in the world.

    Moscow was founded in 1147 by Yury Dolgoruky.

    Niagara Falls actually stopped flowing, back in 1848 for about 20 hours because there was ice that was blocking the Niagara River.

    Next to Warsaw, Chicago has the largest Polish population in the world.

    One percent of Greenland’s population lives in one single apartment building, named Blok P.

    Persia changed its name to Iran in 1935.

    St. Paul, Minnesota was originally called Pigs Eye after a man named Pierre “Pig’s Eye” Parrant who set up the first business there.

    Thailand used to be called Siam.The word Thailand means “land of the free.”

    The Huang He (Yellow River) in China is also called “China’s sorrow.” This is because it overflows its banks, and has caused many destructions. One of the biggest floods was in 1887, where approximately one million people died in China because of the flood.

    The actual smallest sovereign entity in the world is the Sovereign Military Order of Malta (S.M.O.M.). It is located in the city of Rome, Italy, has an area of two tennis courts, and as of 2001 has a population of 80, 20 less people than the Vatican. It is a sovereign entity under international law, just as the Vatican is.

    The city of Tokyo was originally called Edo.

    The country of Bolivia is named after a fighter Simon Bolivar.

    The world’s highest capital is La Paz, which is the capital of Bolivia.The capital is located about 12,000 feet above sea level.

    The deepest point on the Earth’s surface is in the Pacific Ocean located in the Marianas trench. This point is called the “Challenger Deep and is 35,818 feet deep

    The driest place on earth is Calama, in the Atacama Desert in Chile.

    The highest point in France is Mont Blanc, located in the Alps.

    The largest coral reef in the world is the Great Barrier Reef located in Australia. The reef is approximately 2023 kilometers long

    There is an area located off the south-eastern Atlantic coast of the United States called the “Bermuda Triangle.” It is known for a high rate of unexplained losses of ships, small boats, and aircraft, which has led some people to believe that this triangle has supernatural powers.

    There was once a country called Prussia. After World War II, it was divided among Poland, Germany, and the USSR.

    Ushuaia, Argentina is the world’s southernmost city.

    The world’s worst earthquake occurred in the Eastern Mediterranean in July 1201, killing over one million people that were predominately in Egypt and Syria.

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    The name of the popular sports drink Gatorade was named for the University of Florida Gators where it was developed.

    The Ice Cream cone was invented in the summer of 1904 by Charles Menches. It made its debut one year later at the St. Louis World Fair.

    The hot fudge sundae was invented at C.C. Brown’s Ice Cream Parlour on Hollywood Blvd.

    The oldest major soft drink in America is Dr. Pepper, which originated in Waco, Texas in 1885.
    The reason the soft drink Dr Pepper is called that is because the inventor Wade Morrison named it after Dr. Charles Pepper who had given him his first job.

    Coca-Cola was the first soft drink to be consumed in outer space.

    In 1929, the Coca-Cola slogan was “The Pause That Refreshes.”

    Pepsi got its name from the ingredient pepsin, which is said to aid in digestion, however, it is not known. The original name for the soft drink Pepsi was “Brad’s Drink.”

    The Coca Cola company offers more than 300 different beverages.

    The citrus soda “7 UP” was created in 1929. The original name of the popular drink was “Bib-Label Lithiated Lemon-Lime Soda”, but it got changed to “7 UP.”

    The three dots in Domino’s pizza stand for the first three stores. They wanted to add a dot for each new store, but obviously that would be impossible since there are now over seven thousand stores.
    Domino’s Pizza was originally called DomiNick’s Pizza, but the name was changed in 1965.
    (The business was started back in 1960 by brothers Tom and James Monaghan. With a $75 down payment, and $500 borrowed, they bought a small pizzeria named Dominick’s. But James’ heart wasn’t in the business, and less than a year later, he traded his half of the ownership to Tom, for a used Volkswagen Beetle. Tom then named the single store Domino’s and he was off to the pizza races.
    Despite a 1968 fire that destroyed their small headquarters, the company forged ahead, and ten years later were opening a 200th store.Part of the appeal was Domino’s offer of free pizza if it wasn’t delivered in 30 minutes. In the 1980s this was changed to a $3 off discount, and then dropped entirely due to the rising number of accidents and pedestrian injuries caused by Domino’s drivers trying to beat their time limit.)

    Beijing boasts the world’s largest Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant.

    In 1990, the world’s largest McDonald’s opened in Moscow, which could seat 900 people.

    In Japan, McDonald’s is pronounced “Makudonarudo.”

    The first McDonald’s hamburger stand was established in San Bernardino, California.

    Earl Dean developed the bottle design for Coca-Cola.

    Budweiser beer is named after a town in Czechoslovakia.

    Although white wine can be produced from both red and white grapes, red wine can only be created from red grapes.

    Heavier lemons produce more, and tastier, juice.

    Alcohol beverages have all 13 minerals necessary for human life.

    The Snickers chocolate bar was invented in 1930.The name “Snickers” for the popular candy bar was named after a horse that the Mars family owned.

    Tomato ketchup is a good conditioner for the hair. It also helps get the greenish tinge that some blonde haired people get after swimming in water with chlorine in it.

    The reason why bubble gum is pink is because the inventor only had pink colouring left. Ever since then, the colour of bubble gum has been predominantly pink

    Kit Kat chocolate bar was introduced to the market in 1935.

    TWIX Caramel Cookie Bars were first introduced in 1979.

    Corn Flakes were invented after Will Keith Kellogg and his brother Dr. John Harvey Kellogg set about developing a nutritious cereal for the patients of a health resort in 1890.
    Kellogg’s started selling their most famous product, Corn Flakes, in 1906.

    The rarest coffee in the world is Kopi Luwak, which is found in Indonesia. It cost about $300 a pound

    Chocolate chip cookies were invented in the 1930’s by Ruth Wakefield. The cookies were invented in an inn that Ruth Wakefield and her husband ran located near Whitman, Massachusetts.

    In 1810, Peter Durand invented the tin can for preserving food.

    New Jersey ,US,has most diners in the world, & is referred to as the “Diner Capital of the World.”

    Rice is thrown at weddings as a symbol of fertility.

    The hottest chili in the world is the Tezpur chili pepper.

    The only popcorn museum in the world is lcoated in Marion, Ohio, USA.

    The reason why milk is white is because it contains a protein called Casein, which is white. Milk also contains fat, which is also white.

    The substance that gives red wine and dark beer its color is said to have a positive effects on cholesterol and blood pressure.

    Tomatos were once referred to as “love apples.” This is because their was a superstition that people would fall in love by eating them.

    A common custom in Spain is to eat one grape for each of the last 12 seconds of every year for good luck.

    A common drink for Tibetans is Butter Tea which is made out of butter, salt, and brick tea.

    A one kilogram packet of sugar will have about 5 million grains of sugar.

    According to Scandinavian traditions, if a boy and girl eat from the same loaf of bread, they are bound to fall in love.

    According to legend, tea originated in China when tea leaves accidentally blew into a pot of boiling water.

    After chocolate and vanilla, orange is considered the world’s most favorite flavour.

    An egg that is fresh will sink in water, but a stale one won’t.

    Blueberries have more antioxidants than a other fruit or vegetables.

    Bourbon was first made by a Baptist minister from Bourbon County in Kentucky in 1789. That is where it got its name.

    Buttermilk does not contain any butter, but is a cultured milk product which is usually made from fat free milk.

    Cashew nuts contain oil in the shell that is very irritating to the skin.

    The most popular pickle(in US) is the Dill pickle.

    Baskin Robbins once made ketchup ice cream. This was the only vegetable flavoured ice cream produced. However, they discontinued it since they thought it would not sell well

    Food can only be tasted if it is mixed with saliva.

    Honey is used sometimes for antifreeze mixtures and in the center of golf balls.

    If a raisin is dropped into a glass of champagne it will bounce up and down in the glass.

    In 1938, Cliquot Club ginger ale was the first soft drink to be canned.

    In Britain, The Red Lion is the most common name for a pub.

    In some parts of England, rum is used to wash a baby’s head for good luck.

    Mexican jumping beans jump because of moth larvae inside the bean.

    Milk chocolate was invented in Switzerland by David Peter in 1876.

    Milk and cheese can aid in the reduction of tooth decay.

    The Popsicle was invented by 11 year-old Frank Epperson in 1905. He left his drink outside with a stir stick in it and he noticed that it had frozen. He applied for a patent in 1923 and named it “Epsicle.” The name was later changed to Popsicle.

    The Portuguese were the first people to sight the cashew tree. The tree was found in the 1500’s when the Portuguese invaded Brazil.

    The best selling chocolate syrup in the world is Hershey.

    The chemical name for caffeine is 1,3,7-trimethylzantihine.

    The chewing gum Juicy Fruit has 10 calories. This is approximately the same as a bite of whole wheat bread.

    The peanut is not a nut, it is actually a legume.

    The sandwich was invented in the 1700’s. The Earl of Sandwich was gambling one day and did not want to get up to eat, so he ordered his food in between two slices of bread and that is how the sandwich was invented.

    To tell if a egg is fully cooked or raw, just spin it. If the egg wobbles then it is still raw, and if it easily spins it is fully cooked.

    Bananas contain a natural chemical which can make a person happy. This same chemical is found in Prozac.

    Eating a banana at night can help in falling asleep.

    India is responsible for 65% of the world’s mango crop.

    There are some bananas that are red instead of yellow.

    “Pomology” is the science of growing an apple.

    4% of an apples is made up of minerals and vitamins, and over 80% is made up of water.

    Apple seeds are poisonous as they contain a cyanide compound.

    Apples,Strawberries are part of the rose family.

    Bananas were discovered by Alexander the Great in 327 B.C. when he conquered India.

    Lemon juice can aid in reducing the swelling caused by insect bites.

    Peaches were once known as Persian apples.

    Pineapples were first called “anana”, which is Caribbean for “excellent fruit.”

    Researches have shown that eating five or more apples a week is linked to better functioning of the lungs.

    The banana fruit is a berry and does not grow on a tree but actually grows on the world’s largest herb and is a member of the lily family.

    The blackberry bush is also called the “bramble.”

    The citric acid found in lemon juice is said to be able to dissolve a pearl.

    The coconut is the largest seed in the world.

    The long fibres that are found in bananas are excellent in making paper. The long fibres that are found in the banana plant can make the banana fibre paper approximately 3000 times stronger than regular paper.

    The name “cranberry” comes from German and Dutch settlers. The berry was intially called “crane berry.” The reason it was called this was because when the flowers bloom, the petals of the flowers twist backwards and look very much like the head of a crane. Eventually the name was shortened down to be “cranberry.”

    Watermelon is considered as a good gift to give a host in Japan and China.

    Eating parsley after eating an onion can help in getting rid of onion breath.

    From all the vegetables, beets contain the most sugar.

    Iceberg lettuce, which is also called “head lettuce” was called “crisphead” until the 1920’s. The name was changed to iceberg lettuce because when the lettuce was being shipped by California growers they would put lots of ice underneath the lettuce to keep it crisp.

    In the 18th century, potatoes were given out as a dessert. They were served in a napkin, salted and hot.

    Ironically, watermelons, which are 92% water, originated from the Kalahari Desert in Africa.

    An ear of corn consists of 80% water.

    Alexander the Great made his troops eat onions as he believed it would prove their vitality.

    Pumpkins contain potassium and vitamin A.

    Water expands 9% when it is frozen.
    Water that is safe to drink is referred to as POTABLE.

    The most expensive spice in the world is saffron.

    The most popular brand of raisins is Sunmaid.

    The name of the famous snack “Twinkies” was invented by seeing a billboard in St. Louis, that said “Twinkle Toe Shoes”.

    Over 75% of people who read this page will try to lick their elbow. 🙂

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