Oak trees do not produce acorns until they are at least fifty years old.
Of all known forms of animals life ever to inhabit the Earth, only about 10 percent still exist today.
Of all the languages in the world, English has the largest vocabulary about 800,000 words.
Of all the words in the English language, the word “set” has the most definitions.
Of Chief Executives, only Benjamin Harrison was the grandson of a President.
Of the 206 bones in the human body, 52 are in the feet.
Of the 2200 persons quoted in the current edition of “Bartlett’s Familiar Quotations,” only 164 are women.
Of the 25 highest mountains on earth, 19 are in the Himalayas.
Of the 266 men who have been pope, 33 have died violently.
Of the 3,000 islands in the Bahama chain in the Caribbean, only 20 are inhabited.
Of the 60,000 americans who fled to Canada during the Viet Nam war 30,000 still reside there.
Of the estimated 162 million land-based telephones in the U.S., 25 million have unlisted numbers.
Of the Top 10 grossing movies of the 1980s, seven were either produced or directed by Stephen Spielberg or George Lucas. They also represent the men behind the top three grossing films of the 1970s.
Offered a new pen to write with, 97% of all people will write their own name.
Officially, the term “boulder” is applied only to stones larger than 10 inches in diameter.
Ok food fans! Whats in an oxtail soup? “Oxen tails!” i hear you say…well, wrong. Try beef cattle.
Okay, ketchup actually began in Thailand. There it was labelled “Kachiap”.
Olympic badminton rules say that the bird has to have exactly fourteen feathers.
Olympic pools are 50 meters long.
Olympus Mons on Mars is the largest volcano in our solar system.
On a bingo card of 90 numbers there are approximately 44 million possible ways to make bingo.
On a Canadian two-dollar bill, the American flag is flying over the Parliament Building.
On a clear night in the Northern Hemisphere the naked eye can discern some 5000 stars.
On an American one-dollar bill there is a tiny owl in the upper-left-hand corner of the upper-right-hand “1” and a spider hidden in the front upper-right-hand corner.
On April 12, 1938, the state of New York passed a law requiring medical tests for marriage license applicants, the first state to do so.
On April 25, 1889, The Kansas Times and Star was the first newspaper to use the phrase “bestseller.” On that day the newspaper listed six books as the “best sellers here last week.”
On August sixth, 1945, during World War Two, the United States dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan, killing an estimated 140,000 people in the first use of a nuclear weapon in warfare.
On average 150,000 pints of Guiness are lost each year in the mustaches of English tavern-goers.
On average 900 people start the Navy SEALs training program. On average 650 people drop out.
On average people fear spiders more than they do death.
On average women say 7,000 words per day. Men manage just over 2000.
On average, 100 people choke to death on ball-point pens every year.
On average, 12 newborns will be given to the wrong parents daily.
On average, 150 couples get married in Las Vegas each day.
On average, 42,000 balls are used and 650 matches are played at the annual Wimbledon tennis tournament.
On average, 90% of the people that have the disease Lupus are female.
On average, a human being will have sex more than 3,000 times and spend two weeks kissing in their lifetime.
On average, about 500 meteorites strike the surface of the Earth each year. The calculated risk of being struck by a meteorite in the United States is once every 9,300 years.
On average, adults watch double the amount of TV as teenagers do.
On average, Americans consume eighteen acres of pizza daily
On average, Americans spend about 6 months of their lives waiting at red traffic lights.
On average, cows poop 16 times a day.
On average, every American consumes 109 pounds of beef a year. It takes eight pounds of grain to produce one pound of beef.
On average, every chocolate bar contains at least three insect legs.
On average, every person in the United States owns 2.1 radios.
On average, more people fear spiders than death.
On average, people fear spiders more than they do death.
On average, people fear spiders more than they do dying. However, statistically you are more likely to be killed by a champagne cork than by the bite of a poisonous spider.
On average, pigs live for about 15 years.
On average, right-handed people live 9 years longer than their left-handed counterparts.
On average, twelve newborns are given to the wrong parents each day.
On average, we lose 11 oz. of weight while we are asleep at night.
On average, we spend 6 months of our lives waiting for red lights.
On average, when asked for a color, 3 out of 5 people will say red.
On Dec. 10th 1901 the 1st Nobel prizes were awarded. Literature Rene Sully-Prudhomme; Physiology Emil von Behring; Chemistly Jacobus van’t Hoff; Physics Wilhelm Roentgen; Peace Jean Henri Dunant Frederic Passy.
On December 20, 1860, South Carolina was the first state to secede from the Union.
On February 6, 1971 the first golf ball was hit on the moon by Alan Shepard.
On February 7, 1969 a meteorite weighing over 1 ton fell in Chihuahua, Mexico.
On February 9, 1993, “Dateline NBC” was forced to publicly apologize, and NBC president Michael Gartner resigned for a scandal caused by “Dateline” rigging a GM truck with explosives to simulate a “scientific” crash-test demo.
On Hilton Head Island, South Carolina it is illegal to shine a flashlight on a sea turtle.
On its trip around the sun, the earth travels over a million and a half miles per day.
On July 28th, 1945, a US Army bomber crashed into the 79th floor of New York’s Empire State Building, killing 14 people.
On July 4, 1776, King George III of England noted in his diary: “Nothing of importance happened today.”
On June 26th, 1945, the charter of the United Nations was signed by 50 countries in San Francisco. (The text of the charter was in five languages: Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish.)
On record, the largest iceberg ever, was larger than the country of Belgium.
On record, the only time it recently snowed in the Sahara Desert was on Feb.18,1979.
On September 13th, 1916 an elephant that had killed a man was hanged until dead from a rail road crain in Erwin, Tennesee. On their first attempt the elephant fell to the ground.
On the old Canadian 2 dollar bill,the flag flying over the Parliament Building is NOT an American flag.
On this planet there is a can of SPAM opened every four seconds.
Once a human reaches the age of 35, he/she will start losing approximately 7,000 brain cells a day. The cells will never be replaced.
One – quarter of the world’s cattle live in India.
One 75-watt light bulb gives off more light than three 25-watt light bulbs.