Ketchup was sold in the 1830s as medicine.
Degringolade means to fall and disintegrate.
The Amazon is the world’s largest river, 3,890 miles (6,259 km) long.
Grapes explode when you put them in the microwave.
A pound of houseflies contains more protein than a pound of beef
A donkey will sink in quicksand but a mule won’t.
Nepal is the only country that doesn’t have a rectangular flag.
Nerve impulses to and from the brain travel as fast as 170 miles (274 km) per hour.
“Lassie” was played by a group of male dogs; the main one was named Pal.
In May 1948, Mt Ruapehu and Mt Ngauruhoe, both in New Zealand, erupted simultaneously.
A rhinoceros horn is made of compacted hair.
The international telephone dialing code for Antarctica is 672.
It’s illegal to spit on the sidewalk in Norfolk, Virginia.
In the four professional major north american sports (baseball, basketball, football and hockey) only 7 teams have nicknames that do not end with an s.
A lion in the wild usually makes no more than 20 kills a year.
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