Miami Beach, Long Beach, Huntington Beach, Palm Beach, Pacific Beach, Hermosa Beach, Redondo Beach — there are scores of U.S. coastal cities and towns with "beach" in their names. Surprisingly, there's only one city in the United States named merely "Beach." It is found in North Dakota, which is a land-locked state.
There is no risk of lead poisoning if you stab yourself (or someone else) with a pencil because it contains no lead -- just a mixture of clay and graphite. Still, pencil wounds carry a risk of infection for the stabees, potential lawsuits for stabbers.
According to a 1999 survey conducted by the National Sleep Foundation, of those people who snore, 19 percent snore so loudly that they can be heard through a closed door.
Although the military significance of the battle has been debated by scholars, the bravery of the Texan forces and their sacrifice inspired the battle cry "Remember the Alamo" used in the subsequent battles of the Texas Revolution. Since that time the structures that remain have traditionally been regarded with reverence by Texans.
The bluefin tuna swims with its mouth partly open, relying on ramjet ventilation, unlike slower fish, which force water through their gills to remove oxygen and release carbon dioxide. Since seawater contains only about 2.5 percent as much oxygen it needs from the volume of water flowing through its mouth, the bluefin has proportionately one of ...Read more
Americans ingest 1.7 million tons -- or 10.8 pounds per person -- of sugar each year from Coca-Cola alone. Americans drink an average of 399 servings of Coke products per year. 50% of these are Coke brands, and 63% of those are Coca-Cola Classic. That comes out to 125.7 Classic Coke servings per person. With 39 grams of sugar per serving, that ...Read more
Despite its popularity as a seasoning, basil has a controversial history. Basil was a sacred plant in ancient Hindu religion, and it was handled warily by European herbalists of the Middle Ages, who feared it as a scorpion breeder.
While 7 men in 100 have some form of colorblindness, only 1 woman in 1,000 suffers from it. The most common form of color blindness is a red-green deficiency.
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Cecil B. DeMille did not want to take any chances with his opulent epic King of Kings (1927). His two stars, H. B. Warner, cast as Jesus Christ, and Dorothy Cummings as Mary, were required to sign agreements which prohibited them from appearing in film roles that might compromise their "holy" screen images for a 5-year period. DeMille also ...Read more
Chocolate has over 500 flavor components, more than twice the amount found in strawberry and vanilla.
In 1647, the English parliament passed a law that made Christmas illegal. Festivities were banned by Puritan leader, Oliver Cromwell, who considered feasting and revelry, on what was supposed to be a holy day, to be immoral. The ban was lifted only when the Puritans lost power in 1660.
In the beloved comic strip Calvin & Hobbes, the secret club that the imaginative six-year old and his tiger pal had was an acronym for "Get Rid Of Slimy girlS." The club's main purpose seems to have been to keep his nemesis, Suzie Derkins, out of the club.
A "clue" originally meant a ball of thread. This is why one is said to "unravel" the clues of a mystery.
France is the largest Western European country. Its area is slightly less than twice the size of Colorado.
The Shroud of Turin (or Turin Shroud) is an ancient linen cloth bearing the image of a man who appears to have been physically traumatized in a manner consistent with crucifixion. The shroud is rectangular, measuring approximately 14.3 x 3.7 ft. It bears the image of a front and dorsal view of a naked man with his hands folded across his groin. ...Read more
According to food experts, marinades for meat are for a one-time use only. You should never save and reuse a marinade.
Bazooka Joe is a comic strip character, featured on small comics included inside individually wrapped pieces of Bazooka bubble gum. He wears an eyepatch, lending him a distinctive appearance. He is one of the more recognizable American advertising characters of the 20th century, and one of the few identifiable ones associated with a candy. No ...Read more
In 1954, RKO Pictures Corporation stockholders approved the $23.5 million sale of the company to multi-millionaire Howard Hughes. He became the first individual ever to be the sole owner of a major motion-picture company.
Theodore Roosevelt was the first U.S. president to ride in an automobile.
Snails have teeth. They are arranged in rows along the snail's tongue and are used like a file to saw or slice through the snail's foot.