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A curveball can curve up to 18 inches.

Coffee, as a world commodity, is second only to oil.

The practice of eating insects is called entomophagy.

Sweden has more telephones per capita than any country on Earth.

The word "ejaculation" comes from the Latin word meaning "throwing out."

According to U.S. law, a beer commercial can never actually show a person drinking beer.

The world's most endangered cetacean is the Baiji, or Yangtze River Dolphin.

The two highest IQs ever recorded on a standard test both belong to women.

A professional dancer will go through 20 or more "pointe" shoes in the course of one season of a ballet.

Benjamin Franklin invented crop insurance.

It costs about three cents to make a U.S. one-dollar bill.

Many hospitals make money by selling umbilical cords taken after patients give birth. They are reused in vein transplant surgery.

A typical American eats 28 pigs in his or her lifetime.

In Hawaii, the wind blows east to west.

In Knoxville, Tennessee, it's against the law to lasso a fish.

The dog equivalent of catnip is called Stinking Goosefoot, a foul-smelling plant.

Adolph Hitler was Time's "Man of the Year" for 1938.

Topeka, Kansas is named after a Dakota Indian word meaning "a good place to dig potatoes."

Twenty million Americans watch pornography annually.

The hummingbird's brain, 4.2 percent of its body weight, is proportionately the largest among birds.

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