*Tablecloths were originally meant to be served as towels with which dinner guests could wipe their hands and faces after eating.
*Until the nineteenth century, solid blocks of tea were used as money in Siberia.
*Tourists visiting Iceland should know that tipping at a restaurant is considered an insult.
*When glass breaks, the cracks move faster than 3,000 miles per hour. To photograph the event, a camera must shoot at a millionth of a second.
*A violin contains about 70 separate pieces of wood.
*During your lifetime, you'll eat about 60,000 pounds of food, that's the weight of about 6 elephants.
*Dolphins sleep with one eye open.
*A sneeze travels out your mouth at over 100 m.p.h.
*There wasn't a single pony in the Pony Express, just horses.
*The word 'byte' is a contraction of 'by eight.'
*The dollar symbol ($) is a U combined with an S (U.S.)
*Maine is the toothpick capital of the world.
*Barbie's measurements if she were life size: 39-23-33.
*The tune for the "A-B-C" song is the same as "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star."
*Des Moines has the highest per capita Jello consumption in the U.S.
*Pinocchio is Italian for "pine head."
*In the last 4000 years, no new animals have been domesticated.
*Great Britain was the first county to issue postage stamps. Hence, the postage stamps of Britain are the only stamps in the world not to bear the name of the country of origin.
*Since 1896, the beginning of the modern Olympics, only Greece and Australia have participated in every Games.Fingernails grow nearly 4 times faster than toenails.