- An ostrich's eye is larger that its brain.
- Donald Duck's middle name is Fauntleroy.
- The characters Bert and Ernie on Sesame Street were named after Bert
the cop and Ernie the taxi driver in Frank Capra's "It's a Wonderful
- A dragonfly has a lifespan of 24 hours.
- A goldfish has a memory span of 3 seconds.
- A quarter has 119 grooves around the edge, and a dime has 118.
- Those plastic things on the end of your shoe laces are called aglets.
- A fully ripend cranberry can be dribbled like a basketball.
- A giant squid has the largest eyes in the world.
- A donkey will sink in quicksand, but a mule will not.
- Mr. Rogers of "Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood" is an ordained minister.
- The average garden variety catapiller has 248 muscles in its head.
- Certain frogs can be frozen and thawed and continue living.
- Dart boards are made out of horse hair.
- There are 336 dimples on a regulation golf ball.
- The only planet without a ring is earth.
- In English, "four" is the only digit that has the same number
of letters as its value.
- Quebec and Newfoundland are the only two Canadian provinces which do
not allow personalized license plates.
- Pittsburgh is the only city where all major sports teams have the same
colors: black and gold.
- Pluto, the astrological sign for death, was directly above Dallas,
Texas when JFK was born.
- All fifty states of the U.S. have a city named Greenville (spelling
- The Titanic had four smokestacks. Only three worked, but it is good
luck to have four so they built one for show.
- Zip code 12345 is assigned to General Electric in Schenectady, N.Y.
- The letter J does not appear anywhere on the periodic table of the
- The cells which make up the antlers of a moose are the fastest growing
animal cells in nature.
- If Brooklyn, New York, became independent of New York City, it would
be the third largest city in the United States.
- The Yellowstone River is the longest undammed river west of the Mississippi.
- The King of Hearts is the only king without a moustache.
- Susan B. Anthony's middle initial stands for Brownell.
- A Boeing 747's wingspan is longer than the Wright brothers' first flight.
- A hedgehog's heart beats 300 times a minute on average.
- The world's smallest mammal is the bumblebee bat of Thailand, weighing
less than a penny.
- The German Bundestag, or Parliament, has 672 members and is the world's
largest elected legislative body.
- The billionth digit of pi is 9.