Sip on some knowledge. These are the Real Facts.
The first country to use postcards was Austria.
The only one-syllabled U.S. state is Maine.
The mouth of the Statue of Liberty is 3 feet wide.
Atlantic salmon are capable of leaping 15 feet high.
A stamp shaped like a banana was once issued in the country of Tonga.
Over 1 million Earths would fit inside the Sun.
Before 1687 clocks were made with only an hour hand.
Add up opposing sides of a dice cue and you'll always get seven.
The average koala sleeps 22 hours each day.
Galapagos turtles can take up to three weeks to digest a meal.
The largest ball of twine in the US weighs over 17,000.
Tennessee banned the use of a lasso to catch fish.
TV dinners originated in the Artic.
Blackboard chalk contains no chalk.
A jackrabbit can travel more than 12 feet in one hop.
An electric eel can release a charge powerful enough to start 50 cars.
Porcupines each have 30,000 quills.
The game of basketball was first played using a soccer ball and two peach baskets.
Twinkle Twinkle Little Star was composed by Mozart when he was five years old.
The Basenji is the only type of dog that does not bark.
America's 1st roller coaster was built in 1827 to carry coal from a mine to boats below.
There are towns named Sandwich in Illinois and Massachusetts.
Tsiology is anything written about tea.
There is a town in South Dakota named Tea.
The Caspian Sea is actually a lake.
Caterpillars have over 2,000 muscles.
The blue whale's heart is the size of a small car.
There are seven letters that look the same upside down as right side up.
The biggest pig in recorded history weighed almost one ton.
Cows give more milk when they listen to music.
The number of times a cricket chirps in 15 seconds, plus 37, will give you the current air temperature.
Besides humans, elephants are the only animals that can be taught to stand on their head.
"Challenger Deep" is the deepest point on Earth and can hold 25 Empire State Buildings end to end.
The only cactus plantation in the world is in Mississippi.
The Nickname of President Hayes's wife was "Lemonade Lucy."
If you put all the streets in New York City in a straight line, they would stretch to Japan.
The watermelon seed-spitting world record is about 70 feet.
The first typewriter was called the "literary piano."
The "silk" of a spider is stronger than steel threads of the same diameter.
Britain was the first country to register a patent on polyester.
Snoopy is the most common dog name beginning with the letter S.
The 1st public message to be transmitted via Morse code was "A patient waiter is no loser."
Mongolians invented lemonade around 1299 A.D.
There are more French restaurants in New York City than in Paris.
There is a town in Alaska called Chicken.
The first TV remote control, introduced in 1950, was called Lazy Bones.
The only bird who can see the color blue is the owl.
Among North Atlantic lobsters, about 1 in 5,000 is born bright blue.
There are more saunas than cars in Finland.
The first food eaten in space by a U.S. astronaut was applesauce.
Lemon wood is carved into chess pieces.
The original recipe for chocolate contained chili powder instead of sugar.
Underwater hockey is played with a 3-pound puck.
Playing in a marching band is considered moderate exercise.
The act of chewing an apple is a more efficient way to stay awake than caffeine.
Bowling pins need to tip over a mere 7 1/2 degrees to fall down.
Your breathing rate increases when you start to type.
About 90% of all garlic consumed in the U.S. comes from Gilroy, CA.
Double Dutch jump rope is considered a cross-training sport.
One lemon tree will produce about 1,500 lemons a year.
Horseback riding can improve your posture.
Colors like red, yellow and orange make you hungry.
Dim lights reduce your appetite.
At birth a human has 350 bones, but only 206 bones when full grown.
Each year, the average American eats about 15 pounds of apples.
All lemons are harvested by hand.
It took the first man to walk around the world four years, three months and 16 days to complete his journey.
Grizzly bears run as fast as the average horse.
Today's "modern" wrestling moves have been seen in tomb drawings from ancient Egypt.
China only has one time zone.
Canada has the longest coastline of any country in the world.
The amount of concrete used in the Hoover Dam could build a highway from New York to California.
The original name of Nashville, Tennessee was Big Salt Lick.
If you drive from Los Angeles to Reno, NV, you will be heading west.
A compass needle does not point directly north.
Mt. Everest has grown one foot over the last 100 years.
In ancient Rome, lemons were used as an antidote to all poisons.
The height of the Eiffel Tower varies by as much as 6 inches depending on the temperature.
Wisconsin has points located farther east than parts of Florida.
Four Corners, AZ, is the only place where a person can stand in 4 states at the same time.
In 1908, the first lollipop-making machine started in New Haven, CT.
One out of every eight residents in the U.S. lives in California.
Africa is divided into more countries than any other continent.
Heavier, not bigger lemons, produce more juice.
Vermont is the only New England state without a seacoast.
No only child has been a U.S. President.
Leonardo da Vinci could draw with one hand while writing with the other.
David Rice Atchison was President of the United States for only one day.
The sail fish has been clocked at speeds of over 60 miles per hour.
The Library of Congress has 600 miles of shelves.