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.
Krusty the Clown was originally created to be Homer's secret identity.
The average fox weighs 14 pounds.
There are over a million described species of insects. Some people estimate there are actually between 15 and 30 million species.
In ancient Rome it was considered a sign of leadership to be born with a crooked nose.
75%of cars that Rolls-Royce has ever produced are still on the road today.
1 in every 6 women has been the victim of sexual assault in the U.S.
Canada has the third largest oil reserves of any country in the world after Saudi Arabia and Venezuela.
Google has a version of their site translated into the language of the Klingons from Star Trek.
Next to Warsaw the world's largestPolish populationis in New York.
Diabetics' urine can be made into whiskey because of the urine's high sugar content.
Cucumbers are fruits.
In England you may urinate anywhere in public including inside a policeman's helmet if you are pregnant.
Icelanders consume more Coca-Cola per Capita than any other nation.
Lake Hillier in Australia is a bright pink color and scientists aren't sure why.
The opah or "moonfish" is the only known fully warm-blooded fish.
Gold has been discovered on every continent on earth.
The Chinese soft-shelled turtle is the first animal known to pee via its mouth.
There is actually no danger in swimming right after you eat though it may feel uncomfortable.
If you eat a polar bear liver you'll die. Humans can't handle that much vitamin A.
In France nearly 96% of high schools have condom vending machines.
If two octopuses approach each other and display dark colors the encounter is likely to escalate to physical confrontation.
Orcas (killer whales) kill sharks by torpedoing up into the shark’s stomach from underneath causing the shark to explode.
Cows moo in accents specific to their region just like humans.
Leo Da Vinci could write with one handand draw with the other at the same time.
The original lyrics of the "Happy Birthday to You" song was "Good Morning to You".
Beauty pageants for children are banned in France. They are punishable with up to 2 years in prison and a €30 000 fine.
Women blink 19 times per minute compared to 11 for men.
McDonald's' golden arches are recognized by more people than the cross.
Over 250 million Nokia 1100 devices were sold making it the bestselling electrical gadget in history.
The Berlin Wall was torn down by mistakenly-empowered citizens after an East German spokesman misspoke at a press conference and mentioned immediate border crossing privileges for every citizen.
There are an average of 178 sesame seeds on a McDonald’s Big Mac bun.
The glue on Israeli postage is certified kosher.
The average American eats 25 pounds (11.3 KG) of candy each year.
An Angry Birds Land is open at a theme park in Tampere Finland.
If you cut off a snail’s eye, it will grow a new one.
Prostitution is legal in Canada. Buying the services of a prostitute is not.
Burning Mountain Australia has an underground natural coal fire that has been burning for about 6 000 years.
The last movie rented from Blockbuster before it closed its doors nationwide was ironically called "This is the End."
A former slave ship captain wrote the song"Amazing Grace."
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