Los Angeles' full name is "El Pueblo de Nuestra Senora la Reina de los Angeles de Porciuncula". In English this means 'The City of Angels'
It's impossible to sneeze with your eyes open? Next time you feel a sneeze coming try it!
You are most likely to be murdered or raped by a family member or a close friend (98% of all murders). Whereas being murdered by a derranged lunatic down a dark alley is very rare.
In Alaska, it is legal to shoot bears. However, waking a sleeping bear for the purpose of taking a photograph is prohibited.
The sentence "the quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog" uses every letter in the English language.
No piece of square dry paper can be folded in half more than 7 times. Try it!
You're most likely to win the National Lottery (UK) if you buy your ticket on a Saturday rather than a Wednesday. Because you are more likey to die before the number draw than win.
The average chocolate bar has 8 insects' legs in it.
If a statue in the park of a person on a horse has both front legs in the air, the person died in battle; if the horse has one front leg in the air, the person died as a result of wounds recieved in battle; if the horse has all four legs on the ground, the person died of natural causes.
Each king in a deck of playing cards represents a great king from history.
Spades - King David
Hearts - Charlemagne
Clubs - Alexander the Great
Diamonds - Julius Caesar
Grapes explode when you put them in the microwave. Go on, try it then
Hydrogen is an explosive gas. Oxygen supports combustion. Yet when these are combined it is water which is used to put out fires.
If you could count the number of times a cricket chirps in one minute, divide by 2, add 9 and divide by 2 again, you would have the correct temperature in celcius degrees... How do they know that?
Every 5 seconds a computer gets infected with a virus
The greatest recorded number of children that have been born by one mother is 69! The poor lass gave birth to 16 pairs of twins, seven sets of triplets and a measly 4 sets of quadruplets. Even in the days before IVF!
Wearing headphones for just an hour will increase the bacteria in your ear by 700 times.