"Mucophagy" is the medical term for "snot-eating," the consumption of the nasal mucus obtained from nose-picking.
There are about 10,000 parts in an average upright piano.
The term "skyscraper" was first used in 1888. It was used to describe an 11-story building.
Couples that marry in January, February or March have the highest divorce rate.
In some parts of Thailand, the organs of dogs are used to make drum tops.
"Genophobia" is the fear of sex.
The U.S. has more laws governing sexual behavior than all the countries in Europe combined.
In ancient Greece, tossing an apple to a girl was a traditional proposal of marriage. Catching it meant she accepted.
The martini was first made in 1862.
The Roman emperor Nero would dress up young boys in his dead wife's clothes and make love to them.
Seventy people are sent to the hospital for dog bites every minute.
Married men in France use more cosmetics than their wives.
Ninety percent of women who walk into a department store immediately turn to the right. No one knows why.
The final words of H.G. Wells were, "Go away. I'm all right."
Israel has more museums per capita than any other country.
Adults average just one nightmare a year.
King Mongut of Siam had 9,000 wives. Before dying of syphilis, he was quoted as saying he only loved the first 700.
America exports 25 times more movies than it imports.
Seoul, the capital of South Korea, is a Korean word meaning "capital."
Mr. T's real name is Lawrence Tureaud.
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