The average number of people flying over the US at any given time is 61,000.
Your skin accounts for 16% of your weight.
Mel Blanc, the voice of Bugs Bunny, was allergic to carrots.
The song "Rosanna" was written about actress Rosanna Arquette.
There are more collect calls on Father's Day than any other day of the year.
The greatest number of yolks ever found in one chicken egg was nine.
The phrase "good night, sleep tight" comes from 16th Century mattresses, which were tightened by pulling ropes.
The heart of a shrimp is inside its head.
The name of the sport "golf" is actually an acronym for "Gentlemen Only, Ladies Forbidden."
The world's polar ice caps and glaciers hold three times the amount of fresh water on the planet.
For the past century, the ocean level has been rising about 10-25cm per year.
Charlie Brown's father was a barber.
There wasn't just one "Boston Tea Party". While the famous one happened on December 16, 1773, there was also another one on that took place on March 7, 1774. The second one had less people involved, but should hardly be forgotten.
Horses and rabbits lack the ability to vomit.
The longest distance for projectile vomit to travel was 27 feet.
The first traffic light in the country was produced in Syracuse, NY and put into operation in Texas in 1921.
The first novel to be written on a typewriter was Mark Twain's "Tom Sawyer".
Balloons and the electromagnet were invented in the same year: 1824
December is statistically the best month for conception of a child.
A "parliament" is a group of owls.
A "twit" is a pregnant goldfish.
A "dork" is a whale's penis.
The word "coffee" is actually derived from the Arabic word for wine, "qahwah".
Alfred Hitchcock had an operation in which he lost his belly button.
During the Battle of the Brass during the War of 1812 the President of the United States, the Secretary of War, the Secretary of State, and the Secretary of the Navy were all present. The British won the battle, though.
The British sold ships to the Confederacy during the American Civil War. The US sued Britain afterwards, settling for $25,000,000 in damages.
The writer Isaac Asimov is the only author to have a book under every category of the Dewey Decimal System.
Cats' urine glows in black light.
Cats have 32 muscles in each ear.
Led Zeppelin's Jimmy Page referred to Jethro Tull as "Jethro Dull."
In February 2004, Emma Watson was voted one of the world's "hottest" starlets. She was only 13.
The world's youngest parents were 8 and 9 years old. They lived in China in 1910.
Every 40 seconds, someone in the US is diagnosed with diabetes.
The world's fastest bird, the spine-tailed swift, can travel at 220 mph.
Hummingbirds weigh less than a penny.
If your stomach doesn't create a new layer of mucus every two weeks, it will digest itself.
The highest land in Pennsylvania (which has the Appalachian Mountains) is lower than the lowest in Colorado.
Marilyn Monroe had six toes.
Smiling releases endorphins that make you actually feel better.
Taking off your shoes when entering a home isn't only customary in the Japanese culture. This is also the norm in Finland.
Hilary Duff's father owns a chain of convenience stores.
George Clooney's father had his own, regional television show.
Walt Disney actually kept an apartment for himself in Disney Land—above the Fire Station on Main Street—that he often stayed in.
A cockroach can live without its head until it starves to death.
Polar bears are left-handed (or pawed).
In Australia, it was illegal to swim at the public beaches during daytime from 1838-1902.
In 1967, Australian Prime Minister Harold Holt disappeared while going to the beach.