The most money ever paid for a cow in an auction was $1.3 million. source Advertisements
American car horns beep in the tone of F.
Canadian researchers have found that Einstein’s brain was 15% wider than normal.
Dentists have recommended that a toothbrush be kept at least 6 feet (2 m) away from a toilet to avoid airborne particles resulting from the flush. source
The word lethologica describes the state of not being able to remember the word you want.
Rhode Island is the smallest state with the longest name. The official name, used on all state documents, is “Rhode Island and Providence Plantations.”
The human brain generates enough electrical power, even while sleeping, to power a 10-watt light bulb. When cartoons depict a person with an idea as having a light bulb floating over the […]
The last words of Dominique Bouhours, a French grammar expert, were, “I am about to — or I am going to — die. Either expression is correct.”
In 1876 a handful of mobsters botched a morbid plan to kidnap the body of Abraham Lincoln and hold it ransom. The hapless grave robbers were arrested just a few days later. […]
Purple, the most expensive dye from Murex seashells, was reserved exclusively for Roman royalty. For anyone else to wear the color was treason. source
The first shopping mall was built by Roman Emperor Trajan in Rome. It consisted of over 150 outlets, selling everything from spices to clothing. source
The word decimate comes from the Roman practice of lining up prisoners — particularly those guilty of desertion — and killing every tenth person. source
In 1974, archeologists noted the deteriorization of the mummified remains of Rameses II, and he was flown to Paris for examination. He was issued an Egyptian passport, listing his occupation as “King […]
New Zealand law permits each high school to possess up to one pound of uranium and one pound of thorium for conducting nuclear experiments. Don’t worry…. The law provides for a fine […]