In 1388, English Parliament banned waste disposal in public waterways and ditches.

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The largest species of seahorse measures 8 inches.

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Skull island is the jungle home of King Kong.

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Antarctica is the only continent that does not have land areas below sea level.

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If you need to dial the telephone and your dial is disabled, you can tap the button in the cradle. If, for example, you need to dial 911, you can tap the button 9 times, then pause, then tap once, then again.

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– Mkeka: Place Mat

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75% of people wash from top to bottom in the shower.

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A man was arrested and charged with the robbery—of vending machines. The man posted bail, entirely in quarters.

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It was once against the law to have a pet dog in a city in Iceland!

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The male of one species of insect related to the praying mantis can only reproduce after the female has bitten off his head.

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Smokers eat more sugar than non-smokers do.

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Persia changed its name to Iran in 1935.

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The U.S. Library of Congress has compiled a 232-source bibliography on the subject of when, properly speaking, centuries roll over. Almost all of the sources agree that the twentieth century does not end until December 31, 2000.

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The Aztec Indians of Mexico believed turquoise would protect them from physical harm, and so warriors used these green and blue stones to decorate their battle shields.

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53% prefer ATM machines over tellers.

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