About 4000 years ago, it was the accepted practice in Babylonia that for a month after the wedding, the bride’s father would supply his son-in-law with all the mead (beer) he could drink. Mead is a honey beer, and because their calender was lunar based, this period was called the “honey month” or what we know to day as the “Honey moon”
Did you know it is impossible to lick your elbow? Give it a try.
The average American throws away 3.5 pounds of trash a day.
The United States generates enough trash in one year to fill a hole the size of a football field, including the end zones. If we bury all of the trash we produce in just one year, that hole would be 100 miles deep!
Each day the United States throws away enough trash to fill 63,000 garbage trucks.
90 percent of all volcanic activity occurs in the oceans. In 1993, scientists located the largest known concentration of active volcanoes on the sea floor in the South Pacific. This area, the size of New York state, hosts 1,133 volcanic cones and sea mounts.
The Boston University Bridge (on Commonwealth Ave, Boston Mass) is the only place in the world where a boat can sail under a train driving under a car driving under an airplane.
Pepperoni is by far America’s favorite topping, (36% of all pizza orders). Approximately 251,770,000 pounds of pepperoni are consumed on pizzas annually. Other popular pizza toppings are mushrooms, extra cheese, sausage, green pepper and onions.
By raising your legs slowly and lying on your back, you can’t sink in quicksand.
Donald Duck comics were banned from Finland because he doesn’t wear pants.
Because metal was scarce, the Oscars given out during World War II were made of wood.
Aztec emperor Montezuma had a nephew, Cuitlahac, whose name meant “plenty of excrement.”
Your stomach has to produce a new layer of mucus every two weeks, otherwise it will digest itself.
The sloth (a mammal) moves so slowly that green algae can grow undisturbed on its fur!
Most lipstick contains fish scales!
The longest recorded tapeworm found in the human body was 33 meters in length
The oldest known goldfish lived to 41 years of age. Its name was Fred.
Sex is the safest tranquiliser in the world. It is 10 times more effective than Valium.
25% of women think money makes a man sexier
George Washington never lived in the whitehouse.
The typical American child receives 70 new toys a year, most of them during the holiday season.
About a hundred years ago, it was the custom of sailors to put a tattoo of a pig on one foot and a rooster on the other to prevent drowning.
The skeleton of an average 160 pound body weighs about 29 pounds.
The size of the first footprint on the Moon was 13 by 6 inches, the dimensions of Neil Armstrong’s boot when he took his historic walk on July 20, 1969.