TriviaSamuel Clemens aka Mark Twain was born on a day in 1835 when Haley's Comet came into veiw. When He died in 1910, Haley's Comet came into view again.
Other than fruit, honey is the only natural food that is made without destroying any kind of life! What about milk, you say? A cow has to eat grass to produce milk and grass is living!
Winston Churchill was born in a ladies' room during a dance.
"Xmas" does not begin with the Roman letter X. It begins with the Greek letter "chi," (c) which was used in medieval manuscripts as an abbreviation for the word "Christ" (xus = christus, etc.)
The ampersand (&) is actually a stylised version of the Latin word "et," meaning and."
In the great fire of London in 1666 half of London was burnt down but only 6 people were injured
We will have four consecutive full moons making two blue moons in 1999 (January 2 and 31, March 2 and 31.) The only other time it happened this century was in 1915 (January 1 and 31, March 1 and 31.)
One of the reasons marijuana is illegal today because cotton growers in the 30s lobbied against hemp farmers -- they saw it as competition. It is not chemically addictive as is nicotine, alcohol, or caffeine.
Olympic Badminton rules say that the bird has to have exactly fourteen feathers
Hydrogen gas is the least dense substance in the world, at 0.08988 g/cc
Hydrogen solid is the most dense substance in the world, at 70.6 g/cc
"Underground" is the only word in the English language that begins and ends with the letters "und."
A full seven percent of the entire Irish barley crop goes to the production of Guinness beer.
Singpore is the only country with one train station.
Hydroxydesoxycorticosterone and hydroxydeoxycorticosterones are the largest anagrams.
Only one person in two billion will live to be 116 or older
After human death, post-mortem rigidity starts in the head and travels to the feet, and leaves the same way it came -- head to toe.
Each unit on the Richter Scale is equivalent to a power factor of about 32. So a 6 is 32 times more powerful than a 5! Though it goes to 10, 9 is estimated to be the point of total tectonic destruction (2 is the smallest that can be felt unaided.)
If you come from Birmingham, you are a Brummie.
The names of all the continents end with the same letter that they start with, e.g. Asia, Europe.
There is a word in the English language with only one vowel, which occurs six times: Indivisibility.
According to Einstein's Special Theory of Relativity, it is possible to go slower than light and faster than light, but it is impossible to go at the speed of light.
Facetious and abstemious contain all the vowels in the correct order.
All the dirt from the foundation to build the World Trade Center in NYC was dumped into the Hudson River to form the community now known as Battery City Park.
Several buildings in Manhattan have their own zip code! The World Trade Center has several.
Only three angels are mentioned by name in the Bible: Gabriel, Michael, and Lucifer.
Compact discs read from the inside to the outside edge, the reverse of how a record works.