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In Atlanta, Georgia, it is illegal to tie a giraffe to a telephone pole or street lamp.

According to the Adult Industry Medical Healthcare Foundation, only about 17 percent of adult film performers use condoms.

Porphyrophobia is a morbid fear of the color purple.

Dubai is home to the first and only seven star hotel, the Burj Al-Arab.

At birth, country singer Garth Brooks was named Troyal Garth Brooks.

Shakespeare was the first to use certain words that are now common, including "hurry," "bump," "eyeball" and "anchovy."

Americans spend more on cat food every year than on baby food.

The average lifespan of a $50 bill is five years.

Cows have a total of 32 teeth.

Tornadoes happen more often in the United States than anywhere else in the world.

Shaquille O'Neal wears size 22 shoes.

There is no record that Jesus either laughed or smiled.

A female ninja is called a "kunoichi."

The jewelry industry uses about 1,000 tons of gold per year and dentistry uses 87 tons.

The first college on record to use the word "campus" to describe its grounds was Princeton. "Campus" is Latin for "field."

In the early days of motion pictures, "movies" were the people who worked on films.

The longest alphabet is Cambodian. It has 74 letters.

In Calama, a town in the Atacama Desert of Chile, it has never rained.

"E" is the most frequently used letter in the English alphabet, "Q" the least.

Maine is the only state in the United States whose name is just one syllable.

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