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purr.jpg (6170 bytes)Gorillas purr.

During menstruation, the sensitivity of a woman's middle finger is reduced.

It is a Hindu custom not to cut a child's fingernails before they are a year old.

Federal law forbids recycling used eyeglasses in the United States.

Linda Boreman (a/k/a Linda Lovelace) was never paid for her part in Deep Throat. The film has grossed more than $600 million.

The asteroid believed to have killed the dinosaurs was named Chixalub.

The inventor of chewing gum, a dentist named William Semple, intended it mainly as a means of exercising the jaws.

Government by a woman or women is called a "gynarchy."

There are no rivers in Saudi Arabia.

The 52 cards in a standard deck represent the 52 weeks in a year—the four suits represent the four seasons.

William Shakespeare had 11 different ways of spelling his surname.

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The word 'lethologica' describes the state of not being able to remember the word you want.
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An atomic clock can be made accurate to one second in every 150,000 years.

When a coffee seed is planted, it takes five years to yield consumable fruit.

There are an average of 61,000 people airborne over the U.S. at any given hour.

The chemical responsible for a cat’s reaction to catnip is nepetalactone.

Every continent in the world contains a city called Rome.

While in Alcatraz, Al Capone was inmate #85.

The word "lethologica" describes the state of not being able to remember the word you want.

Abraham Lincoln held a liquor license and operated several taverns.

Because steel expands when it gets hot, the Eiffel Tower is six inches taller in the summer than in the winter.

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