Sherlock Holmes archenemy was Professor Moriarty.

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The very first enclosed shopping mall was and is Valley Faire in Appleton, Wisconsin. Not in Minnesota as most people believe. Appleton is also famous for being the birth place of Harry Houdini and the first city in America to use Hydro-electric power in homes.

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It takes a plastic container 50000 years to start decomposing.

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The three wealthiest families in the world have more assets than the combined wealth of the forty-eight poorest nations.

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2 out of 3 adults in the United States have hemorrhoids.

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Mexico City is sinking at a rate of 18 inches per year!

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The shoestring was invented in England in 1790, Prior to this time all shoes were fastened with buckles.

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A car traveling at a constant speed of 60 miles per hour would take over 48 million years to reach the nearest star (other than our sun), Proxima Centauri. This is about 685,000 average human lifetimes.

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The king crab walks diagonally.

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The word “mullet” describes a hairstyle worn, particularly in the southern USA, which is characterized by short hair on the top and sides, with very long hair in the back.

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40,000 Americans are injured by toilets every year.

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You’re born with 300 bones, but when you become an adult, you only have 206!

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In the movie Ghost (Patrick and Demi) when Demi is making something on the pottery wheel her hands are covered in clay. But when her husband comes up behind her to give her a kiss she turns around and they are completely clean.

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President George W. Bush is related to all other U.S. Presidents!

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The characters in “The Addams Family” did not have names in the “New Yorker” cartoons; Charles Addams created their names when the television series in the 1960s was developed.

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