Ever wonder where the phrase two bits came from? Some coins used in the American colonies before the Revolutionary War were Spanish dollars which could be cut into pieces or bits. Since two pieces equaled one-fourth dollar the expression two bits came into being as a name for 25 cents.
One Puffer Fish contains enough poison to kill 30 people.
The attack on the World Trade Center on 9/11 resulted in the largest loss of life by a foreign attack on American soil.
Nearly 6 000 people per year get hurt or die in the UK after tripping over their trousers or falling down stairs while pulling them up.
Only 37.9% of people have access to the Internet once a year or more.
The Golden Gate uses the largest bridge cables ever made long enough to encircle the world more than 3 times at the equator.
Applying hemorrhoid cream to your chest and waist can make you look more muscular.
There are still unexplored passageways in the Great Pyramid of Giza in Egypt.
In Dorset Minnesota a 3-year-old boy was elected as mayor .
Frog-eating bats identify edible from poisonous frogs by listening to the mating calls of male frogs. Frogs counter by hiding and using short difficult to locate calls.
During WW1 the U.S. Government tried to rename hamburgers as "liberty sandwiches" to promote patriotism.
Moose have very poor vision. Some have even tried to mate with cars.
The "Doggone Project" in Germany works recycling deceased pets into fertilizer.
1 in 5 people in France has experienced depression making it the most depressed country in the world.
The world's oldest existing lighthouse is the Tower of Hercules in Spain erected in the first century and still operational.
Jamaica has the most churches per square mile than any other country in the world.
Men are more likely to say "I love you" first than women are a study found.
In Italy the same voice actor will follow an American actor throughout their filmography and career.
Mr. Rogers was an ordained minister.
Women have more taste buds than men.
More than 1 in 20 soccer injuries are caused by celebrating goals on the pitch.
14% of Americans have skinny-dipped with a member of the opposite sex at least once.
A forfeited game in baseball is recorded as a 9-0 score. In football it is recorded as a 1-0 score.
The highest recorded body temperature in a human being was a fever of 115.7°F (46.5°C).
The 57 on the Heinz ketchup bottle represents the number of pickle types the company once had.
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Bob Marley was buried with his red Gibson guitar a Bible open to Psalms 23 and a bud of marijuana.
A pound of houseflies contains more protein than a pound of beef
Your eyes can get sunburned.
Every piece of plastic ever made still exists.
The Incas revered the coca plant as being sacred or magical.
The blue whale is the largest of all whales and is also considered the largest animal to have ever existed in the world.
Some 5 500 WW2 bombs are discovered in Germany every year and defused an average of 15 per day.
During WW2 Canada gave out buttons to people who tried to enlist but were refused due to medical reasons to show their willingness to fight.
In India it is not uncommon to consume marijuana in milkshake form.
New Zealand will deny people residency visas if they are overweight. There have been cases of people rejected because of obesity.
In 1944 by a huge coincidence a crossword puzzle was printed with answers all containing D-Day operation "code names" which sent MI-5 into a panic thinking their invasion plans had been discovered.
India has more population than the entire Western Hemisphere of Earth.
Every minute 2 million searches are performed on Google.
In India there is a vigilante group called the "Love Commandos" that offers protection from harassment to couples from different castes who fall in love.
In the early 1940s the FCC assigned television’s Channel 1 to mobile services (like two-way radios in taxis) but did not re-number the other channel assignments.
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