In Victorian England, turkeys were popular for Christmas dinners. Some of the birds were raised in Norfolk, and taken to market in London. To get them to London, the turkeys were supplied with boots made of sacking or leather. The turkeys were ...
Eskimos use wooden "eyeglasses" with narrow slits for eyepieces to protect their eyes from glare reflected by ice and snow.
Sixty thousand miles of vessels carry blood to every part of your body.
Statistically speaking, the most dangerous job in the United States is that of sanitation worker. Firemen and policeman are a close second and third places, followed by leather tanners in fourth.
Most roofs in the Washington, D.C. area are designed to withstand at least 15 to 20 pounds of snow per square foot.
After his death, Alexander the Great's remains were preserved in a huge crock of honey. Among the ancient Egyptians, it was common practice to bury the dead in this manner.