One reason why Fidel Castro grew a beard: The US embargo cut off his razorblade supply.
The world’s longest movie, The Cure for Insomnia (1987), runs 85 hours.
Cockroaches can flatten themselves almost to the thinness of a piece of paper in order to slide into tiny cracks, can be frozen for weeks and then thawed with no ill effects, and can also withstand 126 g’s of pressure with no problem (people get squished at 18 g’s).
After parcel post service was introduced in 1913, at least two children were sent by the service. With stamps attached to their clothing, the children rode with railway and city carriers to their destination. The Postmaster General quickly issued a regulation forbidding the sending of children in the mail after hearing of those examples.
Just ask Mr. Bobo! 65% of all children have an imaginary friend before the age of 7.
Bad boy! One in four British veterinarians say they’ve treated a drunk dog.
Hamsters are extremely far-sighted.
Tears are made up of almost the exact same ingredients as urine.
The average human foot has about 20,000 sweat glands and can produce as much as half a cup of sweat each day.
80% of American husbands, and 50% of wives, say they’d marry the same partner again.