Every minute 47 Bibles are sold or distributed throughout the world.
The original name for the butterfly was ‘flutterby’!
Persia changed its name to Iran in 1935.
Since 1896, the beginning of the modern Olympics, only Greece and Australia have participated in every Games.
Vineger was the strongest acid known in the ancient times.
You could milk about six cows per hour by hand, but with modern machinery, you can milk up to 100 cows per hour.
Margaret Sanger was jailed for a month, in 1917, in a workhouse for founding a clinic that dispensed contraceptives.
At 840,000 square miles, Greenland is the largest island in the world. It is 3 times the size of Texas. By comparison Iceland is only 39,800 square miles.
A person standing under an oak tree is 16 more times liable to be hit by lightning than if he had taken refuge beneath a beech tree. The oak tree has vertical roots which provide a more direct route to ground water.
Pumpkin rule of thumb: the darker the shell, the longer the pumpkin lasts.
Three consective strikes in bowling is called a turkey.
Wyoming was the first state to allow women to vote.
56% of women do the bills in a marriage.
It was once against the law to have a pet dog in a city in Iceland!
Beets reminded early cooks of a bleeding animal when they cut them open, so they started calling them “beets.” This was derived from the French word bÃªte, meaning “beast.”