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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 fi
The Chinese ideogram for 'trouble' symbolizes 'two women living under one roof'.
The roads on the island of Guam are made with coral. Guam has no sand. The sand on the beaches is actually ground coral. When concrete is mixed, the c
A coat hanger is 44 inches long if straightened
Alaska was the only part of the United States that was invaded by the Japanese during WWII. The territory was the island of Adak in the Aleutian Chain
The cruise liner, Queen Elizabeth II, moves only six inches for each gallon of diesel that it burns
Residents of the island of Lesbos are Lesbosians, rather than Lesbians. (Of course, lesbians are called lesbians because Sappho was from Lesbos.)
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 seg
A-1 Steak Sauce contains both orange peel and raisins.
Giraffes have no vocal cords
The correct response to the Irish greeting, "Top of the morning to you," is "and the rest of the day to yourself."
On a dewy morning, if you look at your shadow in the grass, the dew drops shine light back to your eye creating a halo called a heilgenschein (German
The hyoid bone, in your throat, is the only bone in the body not attached to another bone
A Chinese checkerboard has 121 holes
Montpelier, Vermont is the only U.S. state capital without a McDonalds
The ridges on the sides of coins are called reeding.
It takes a lobster approxiamately seven years to grow to be one pound.
Many Japanese golfers carry "hole-in-one" insurance, because it is traditional in Japan to share one's good luck by sending gifts to all your friends
When ocean tides are at their highest, they are called "spring tides." When they are at their lowest, they are call "neep tides."
Cathy Rigby is the only woman to pose nude for Sports Illustrated. (August 1972)
Since 1896, the beginning of the modern Olympics, only Greece and Australia have participated in every Games.
Great Britain was the first county to issue postage stamps. Hence, the postage stamps of Britain are the only stamps in the world not to bear the name
The United States has never lost a war in which mules were used
Other than humans, black lemurs are the only primates that may have blue eyes.
Goat's eyes have rectangular pupils.
Murphy's Oil Soap is the chemical most commonly used to clean elephants
Dracula is the most filmed story of all time, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde is second and Oliver Twist is third
The name Jeep came from the abbreviation used in the army for the "General Purpose" vehicle, G.P
An animal epidemic is called an epizootic.
Sheriff came from Shire Reeve. During early years of feudal rule in England, each shire had a reeve who was the law for that shire. When the term was

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