It snowed in the Sahara Desert in 1979.
U.S. Dollar bills are made from cotton.
George Lucas was diagnosed with hypertension and exhaustion as a result of Star Wars.
It took three different actors to portray Darth Vader. Voice: James Earl Jones. Face: Sebastian Shaw. Body: David Prowse.
Having orgasms prevent men from prostate cancer. Two large studies, reported in 2003 and 2004, found that middle-aged men who had (or at least remember having) at least four orgasms a week throughout their 20s, 30s and 40s had a reduced risk of prostate cancer by as much as one-third. Some researchers speculate that ejaculations may clear the prostate of carcinogens.
The body is taller in the morning than in the evening. You might want to schedule that basketball game for first thing in the morning. That’s because our bodies are on average about half an inch taller in the morning, thanks to excess fluid between our discs, which is replenished while we sleep. As the day goes on, and our bodies undergo the strain of standing, the discs get compressed and the fluid seeps out, so the body loses that small bit of extra height.
The skin on the palms and the soles of the feet is 4 mm thick and the thickest skin in the body, the heel portions of the feet being the thickest portions. It’s also got the most sweat glands than in any other area.
You loose 100,000 brain cells every day.
The inventor of the light bulb, Thomas Edison, is said to have been afraid of the dark.
In space, no one can hear you cry. Because you can’t. Astronauts are unable to cry properly because there is no gravity and tears cannot flow properly as they would on Earth. It is possible to produce tears in space – but they would leave the eye and float around.