Sip on some knowledge. These are the Real Facts.
Neckties were first worn in Croatia, which is why they were called cravats.
The quartz crystal in your wristwatch vibrates 32,768 times a second.
Barbie's full name is Barbara Millicent Roberts.
The first TV toy commercial aired in 1946 for Mr. Potato Head.
If done perfectly, any Rubick's Cube combination can be solved in 17 turns.
The side of a hammer is called a cheek.
In Athens, Greece, a driver's license can be taken away by law if the driver is deemed either unbathed or poorly dressed.
In Texas, it is illegal to graffiti someone's cow.
Less than 3% of the water on Earth is fresh.
A cubic mile of fog is made up of less than a gallon of water.
Meteorologists claim they're right 85% of the time.
The Saturn V moon rocket consumed 15 tons of fuel per second.
A manned rocket can reach the moon in less time than it took a stagecoach to travel the length of England.
At room temperature, the average air molecule travels at the speed of a rifle bullet.
The Lollipop was named after one of the most famous Racehorses in the early 1900s, Lolly Pop.
Buzz Aldrin was one of the first men on the moon. His mother's maiden name was also Moon.
Maine is the only state with a one-syllable name.
In Germany, the shhh sound literally means hurry up.
The highest denomination issued by the U.S. was the 100,000 dollar bill.
The White House was originally called the President's Palace. It became The White House in 1901.
George Washington was the only unanimously elected President.
John Adams was the only President to be defeated by his Vice President, Thomas Jefferson.
New York City has over 800 miles of subway track.
Manatees' eyes close in a circular motion, much like the aperture of a camera.
Even though it is nearly twice as far away from the Sun as Mercury, Venus is by far the hottest planet.
The nothingness of a black hole generates a sound in the key of B flat.
Horses can't vomit.
A crocodile can't stick out its tongue.
Babies are born with about 300 separate bones, but adults have 206.
Newborn babies cannot cry tears for at least three weeks.
A day on Venus lasts longer than a year on Venus.
Squirrels lose more than half of the nuts they hide.
The penny was the first U.S. coin to feature the likeness of an actual person.
Forty percent of twins invent their own language.
In South Korea, it is against the rules for a professional baseball player to wear cabbage leaves inside of his hat.
Curly hair follicles are oval, while straight hair follicles are round.
George Washington had false teeth made of gold, ivory, and lead - but never wood.
Napoleon Bonaparte was actually not short. At 5' 7", he was average height for his time.
The Inca built the largest and wealthiest empire in South America, but had no concept of money.
It is against the law to use "The Star Spangled Banner" as dance music in Massachusetts.
Queen Cleopatra of Egypt was not actually Egyptian.
Early football fields were painted with both horizontal and vertical lines, creating a pattern that resembled a gridiron.
Two national capitals are named after U.S. presidents: Washington, D.C., and Monrovia, the capital of Liberia.
The first spam message was transmitted over telegraph wires in 1864.
A pearl can be dissolved by vinegar.
Queen Isabella I of Spain, who funded Columbus' voyage across the ocean, claimed to have only bathed twice in her life.
The longest attack of hiccups ever lasted 68 years.
A bolt of lightning can reach temperatures hotter than 50,000 degrees Fahrenheit - five times hotter than the sun.
At the deepest point in the ocean, the water pressure is equivalent to having about 50 jumbo jets piled on top of you.
In only 7.6 billion years, the sun will reach its maximum size and will shine 3,000 times brighter.
The state of Alabama once financed the construction of a bridge by holding a rooster auction.
Federal law once allowed the government to quarantine people who came in contact with aliens.
There are 21 "secret" highways that are part of the Interstate Highway System. They are not identified as such by road signs.
The aphid insect is born pregnant.
John Wilkes Booth's brother saved the life of Abraham Lincoln's son.
It is illegal in the United Kingdom to handle salmon in suspicious circumstances.
It is illegal to play annoying games in the street in the United Kingdom.
Tennis was originally played with bare hands.
-40 degrees Fahrenheit is the same temperatures as -40 degrees Celsius.
U.S. President John Tyler had 15 children, the last of which was born when he was 70 years old.
Dolphins are unable to smell.
The name of the city of Portland, Oregon was decided by a coin toss. The name that lost was Boston.
All gondolas in Venice, Italy must be painted black unless they are carrying an important person.
The letter J is the only letter in the alphabet that does not appear anywhere on the periodic table of the elements.
'K' was chosen to stand for a strikeout in baseball because 'S' was being used to denote a sacrifice.
The tradition of baseball managers wearing player uniforms started because the first managers were also players.
A dimpled golf ball produces less drag and flies farther than a smooth golf ball.
When grazing or resting, cows tend to align their bodies with the magnetic north and south poles.
President Chester A. Arthur owned 80 pairs of pants, which he changed several times per day.
Cows do not have upper front teeth.
Between 1979 and 1999, the planet Neptune was farther from the Sun than Pluto. This won't happen again until 2227.
When creating a mummy, Ancient Egyptians removed the brain by inserting a hook through the nostrils.
All of the major candidates in the 1992, 1996, and 2008 U.S. presidential elections were left-handed.
In Switzerland, it is illegal to own only one guinea pig because they are prone to loneliness.
The first American gold rush happened in North Carolina, not California.
Each year, the Moon moves away from Earth by about four centimeters.
To make one pound of honey, a honeybee must tap about two million flowers.
Chicago is named after smelly garlic that once grew in the area.
The Chicago river flows backwards, the flow reversal project was completed in 1900.
The patent for the fire hydrant was destroyed in a fire.
Powerful earthquakes can make the Earth spin faster.
Baby bunnies are called kittens.
A group of flamingos is called a flamboyance.
Sea otters hold each other's paws while sleeping so they don't drift apart.
Gentoo penguins propose to their life mates with a pebble.
Male pups will intentionally let female pups “win” when they play-fight so they can get to know them better.
A cat's nose is ridged with a unique pattern, just like a human fingerprint.