Until the 1800s, Turkish women suspected of cheating were tied in a sack with cats and thrown into the ocean.
Originally, to practice kung fu did not just mean to practice Chinese martial arts. Instead, it referred to the process of one’s training. You can say that a person’s kung fu is good in cooking, or that someone has kung fu in calligraphy; saying that a person possesses kung fu in an area implies skill in that area, which they have worked hard to develop.
Socializing can cause sleep problems.
Elephants only sleep 2 hours a day.
Americans on average eat 18 acres of pizza a day.
Mosquitoes have 47 teeth.
Camels have 3 eyelids.
The fear of vegetables is called Lachanophobia.
It costs the US Mint approximately 1.5 cents to make every 1 cent coin (and approximately 6 cents to make the nickel, worth 5 cents). This means that they lose money on every penny and nickel they produce – a total of $22million in 2009 alone.