Sip on some knowledge. These are the Real Facts.
It is not possible to tickle yourself.
Antarctica is the only continent with no owls.
There are 293 ways to make change for a dollar.
In Albania, nodding your head means no and shaking your head means yes.
Shakespeare invented the word assassination and bump.
French author Michel Thayer published a 233 page novel which has no verbs.
Australia is the only continent without an active volcano.
The dots on a domino are called pips.
111,111,111 x 111,111,111 = 12,345,678,987,654,321
The number sign # is called an octothorpe.
Tug-of-war was an Olympic sport in the early 1900's.
The name of the city we call Bangkok is 115 letters long in the Thai language.
In Ancient Greece, throwing an apple to a woman was considered a marriage proposal.
Karate originated in India.
The infinity sign is called a lemniscate.
Children grow faster during springtime.
Relative to size, the tongue is the strongest muscle in the human body.
It takes an interaction of 72 muscles to produce human speech.
Our eyes are always the same size from birth, but our nose and ears never stop growing.
Your skull is made up of 29 different bones.
Every hour more than one billion cells in the body must be replaced.
Women's hearts typically beat faster than men's hearts.
Adults laugh only about 15 to 100 times a day, while six-year-olds laugh an average of 300 times a day.
Brain waves can power an electric train.
Children have more taste buds than adults.
Right handed people tend to chew food on the right side and lefties chew on the left.
You burn more calories sleeping than you do watching television.
Pomology is the study of fruit.
Bananas are the most widely-eaten fruit in America.
Cranberries are sorted for ripeness by bouncing them.
A cucumber consists of 96% water.
The most popular ice cream flavor is vanilla.
Vanilla is used to make chocolate.
Bamboo (the world's tallest grass) can grow up to 90cm in a day.
One lump of sugar is equivalent to three feet of sugar cane.
A lemon contains more sugar than a strawberry.
An average of three billion cups of tea are consumed daily worldwide.
Until the nineteenth century, solid blocks of tea were used as money in Siberia.
Wild camels once roamed Arizona's deserts.
New York was the first state to require cars to have license plates.
Miami installed the first ATM for rollerbladers.
Hawaii has its own time zone.
Oregon has more ghost towns than any other US city.
Louisiana is home to over 80% of the world's crayfish.
New Jersey is home to the world's first drive-in movie theater.
Cleveland, OH is home to the first electric traffic lights.
South Carolina is home to the first tea farm in the U.S.
The typewriter was invented in Milwaukee, WI in 1867.
The term rookies comes from a Civil War term, reckie, which was short for recruit.
Taft was the heaviest U.S. President at 329lbs; Madison was the smallest at 100lbs.
Harry Truman was the last U.S. President to not have a college degree.
Abraham Lincoln was the tallest U.S. President at 6'4", while James Madison was the shortest at 5'4".
Franklin Roosevelt was related to 5 U.S. Presidents by blood and 6 by marriage.
President William Taft weighed over 300 lbs and once got stuck in the white house bathtub.
President William McKinley had a pet parrot that he named "Washington Post."
Harry S. Truman's middle name is S.
The youngest U.S. president to be in office was Theodore Roosevelt at age 42.
People don't sneeze when they are asleep because the nerves involved in the sneeze reflex are also resting.
Most Koala bears can sleep up to 22 hours a day.
In 1859, 24 rabbits were released in Australia. Within 6 years, the population grew to 2 million.
Butterflies can taste with their hind feet.
A strand from the web of a golden spider is as strong as a steel wire of the same size.
The bumblebee bat is one of the the smallest mammal on Earth. It weighs less than a penny.
The Valley of Square Trees in Panama is the only known place in the world where trees have rectangular trunks.
In some cultures' telling of Snow White, the dwarves are thieves.
The original Cinderella was Egyptian and wore fur slippers.
The number 1 or the word One appears on the dollar bill 16 times.
The ridges on the sides of coins are called reeding or milling.
The plastic things on the end of shoelaces are called aglets.