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The average mall Santa weighs 218 pounds and has a 43-inch waist.

Fifty-two percent of Americans drink coffee.

The one physical act that's recognized in every known society is the shrug of shoulders to mean, "I don't know."

An execution by hanging takes 21 feet of rope.

The flesh that dangles from the back of the human throat is called a "uvula." The word comes from the Latin, meaning "little grape."

The average cat can reach speeds of nearly 30 miles an hour over a short distance.

In 1836, Alabama was the first U.S. state to declare Christmas a legal holiday.

Thirty percent of women who engage in oral sex swallow their partner's ejaculate every time.

New Orleans is the US city that, per capita, consumes the most ketchup.

A bolt of cloth is 120 feet long.

"Hybristophilia" is arousal derived by having sex with people who have committed crimes.

About 75 percent of stage and screen actors change their names.

If you're American, you'll move an average of 11 times in your lifetime.

Russian Czar Peter the Great had a morbid fear of crossing bridges.

The Union army lost about 360,000 men during the Civil War. Just 110,070 were killed in battle. The rest died of disease or other causes.

Paris was once the world's biggest city—for one year. The year was 1684.

Forty percent of batteries are purchased during the holiday season.

Heinrich Himmler, the head of the Nazi SS during World War II, was once a chicken farmer.

In Canada, if a debt is more than 25 cents, it's illegal to pay it with pennies.

There are more than 10,000 varieties of tomatoes. Their scientific name is Lycopersicon lycopersicum, which means "wolf peach."

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