1960 was the last model year for Edsel and Desoto.
27% of Americans believe we never landed on the moon.
Americans eat nearly 100 acres of pizza every day - that's approximately 350 slices per second!.
An airplane mechanic invented Slinky while he was playing with engine parts and realized the possible secondary use for the springs.
The turkey was named for what was wrongly thought to be its country of origin.
Vanilla is the extract of fermented and dried pods of several species of orchids.
The first known heart medicine was discovered in an English garden. In 1799, physician John Ferriar noted the effect of dried leaves of the common plant, digitalis purpurea, on heart action. Still used in heart medications, digitalis slows the pulse and increases the force of heart contractions and the amount of blood pumped per heartbeat.
The Chuck E. Cheese franchise was created by Atari, a restaurant combining robotic animals and arcade games with family meals. They name the franchise a Pizza Time Theater. Chuck E. Cheese was first opened in 1977.
Approximately 70,000 people in the U.S. are both blind and deaf!
Golfers use an estimated $800 million worth of golf balls annually.
Aluminum used to be more valuable than gold!
General Stonewall Jackson has two separate burial sites one for his amputated left arm (Fredericksburg, VA) and one for the rest of his body (Lexington, VA). Jackson’s left arm was shattered during the Battle of Chancellorsville by friendly fire and was amputated the next day. He died a week later. (8-1-02)
There have been about 30 films made at or about Alcatraz, the now-closed federal prison island in San Francisco Bay, including The Rock (1996), Birdman of Alcatraz (1962), and Escape from Alcatraz (1979).
In 1870, British boxing champ Jim Mace and American boxer Joe Coburn fought for three hours and 48 minutes without landing one punch.
Antarctica is the only land on our planet that is not owned by any country.
Among primitive people the soul normally is said to escape through the mouth or nose. In the Celebes, when a person is very sick, his friends will often attach fish hooks in certain places. If the soul tries to escape, it gets hooked.
The first cover of "Sports Illustrated," in 1954, showed National League umpire, Augie Donatelli, behind the plate with two major-league stars: catcher Wes Westrum, and batter Eddie Matthews.
The flying gurnard, a fish, swims in water, walks on land, and flies through the air.
Sharks never stop moving, even when they sleep or rest.
A hedgehog's skin is so tough that when they get run over, its entrails come out of its mouth and its ass.
Venus is the only planet that rotates clockwise.
Coffee beans aren't beans - they're fruit pits.
The first person to go over Niagara Falls in a barrel was Anna Edson Taylor. She made the journey on October 24, 1901, and escaped unhurt.