38% of Americans eat breakfast everyday.

The "naked recreation and travel" industry has grown by 233% in the past decade.

In France, it is illegal for a person to kiss another on railways.

It takes about 63,000 trees to make the newsprint for the average Sunday edition of The New York Times.

Despite being over 27 times smaller, Norway's total coastline is longer than the USA's.

Toronto was the first city in the world with a computerized traffic signal system.

The largest diamond that was ever found was 3106 carats.

Abdul Kassam Ismael, Grand Vizier of Persia in the tenth century, carried his library with him wherever he went. Four hundred camels carried the 117,000 volumes.

A blink lasts approximately 0.3 seconds.

It took approximately 2.5 million blocks to build the Pyramid of Giza, which is one of the Great Pyramids.

A cesium atom in an atomic clock that beats over nine billion times a second.

Milk and cheese can aid in the reduction of tooth decay.

Hawaii's Mount Waialeale is the wettest place in the world - it rains throughout the year and about 460 inches per annum.

A violin actually contains 70 separate pieces of wood.

On average, a person will spend about five years eating during their lifetime.

Bill Gates began programming computers at age 13.

In 1894, the carnival made its debut in North America.

Ernest Vincent Wright wrote a fifty thousand-word novel, "Gadsby," without any word containing the letter "e."

Gloucestershire airport in England used to blast Tina Turner songs on its runways to scare birds away.

There is enough concrete in the Hoover Dam to pave a two lane highway from San Francisco to New York.

A catfish has about 100,000 taste buds.

An office desk has 400 times more bacteria than a toilet.

Amazingly, goalies in the National Hockey League played without masks until the year 1959.

18% of an Americans income is spent on transportation.

In only eight minutes, the Space Shuttle can accelerate to a speed of 27,000

One billion pounds of pasta would need approximately 2,021,452,000 gallons of water to cook it. This is equivalent to 75,000 Olympic-size swimming pools.

In a five card poker game there are 2,598,960 possible hands.

Ancient Egyptians kissed with their noses instead of with their lips.

At the equator the Earth spins at about 1,038 miles per hour.

Americans on average use about 580 pounds of paper per year per person.

An ant's sense of smell is as good as a Dog's.

Almonds are the oldest, most widely cultivated and extensively used nuts in the world.

After spending hours working at a computer display, look at a blank piece of white paper. It will probably appear pink.

In a year, the average person walks four miles to make his or her bed.

In Albania, nodding your head means "no" and shaking your head means "yes."

Americans eat more bananas than any other fruit: a total of 11 billion a year.

An elephant's trunk contains more than 50,000 muscles.

An eagle can kill a young deer and fly away with it.

An Octopus has 3 hearts!

Americans drink over a billion pounds of coffee every year and around five million bottles of soda.

Americans, on average, eat 18 acres of pizza in one day.

All polar bears are left-handed.

The average American drinks 400 glasses of milk in a year.

The Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. has the world's largest collection of comic books with over 5,000 titles and 100,000 issues.

The Hawaiian alphabet only has 12 letters

A language becomes extinct in this world every two weeks.

The word Karate means, "empty hand."

Coca-Cola was originally green.

The most common name in the world is Mohammed.

The name of all the continents end with the same letter that they start with.

The strongest muscle in the body is the tongue.

TYPEWRITER is the longest word that can be made using the letters only on one row ! of the keyboard.

Women blink nearly twice as much as men!!

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