1. A caterpillar has as many as 4,000 muscles in its body.
  2. The world's largest cheesecake weighed 6,900 lb (3,130 kg).
  3. The first VCR cost over US$50,000.
  4. 252 million pounds of pepperoni are consumed every year from pizza.
  5. The first ballpoint pen cost the equivalent of £60 today.
  6. The first sailing boats were invented in Egypt.
  7. The world's largest pyramid is not in Egypt but in Mexico.
  8. Every year in the Christmas Island, roads are forced to be closed because of a massive migration of red crabs.
  9. Your eyes can get sunburned.
  10. The most expensive Starbucks drink cost $54.75, it included 60 shots of espresso.
  11. Over 3 billion cups of tea are served each day.
  12. The first telephone directory was issued in 1878. It listed 50 businesses.
  13. The first vacuum cleaner was so big it had to be transported by horse.
  14. New Yorkers drink almost 7 times more coffee than other cities in the US.
  15. The Russian mayor of Megion, west Siberia,
    banned excuses.
  16. India has more mobile phones than toilets.
  17. The modern Violin contains over
    70 separate pieces of wood.
  18. The giraffe's feet are the size of a dinner plate, 12 inches (30.5cm) across.
  19. The average human will yawn around 250,000 times over the course of his life.
  20. In Singapore, it is illegal to walk around your house naked.
  21. Cats have
    three eyelids.
  22. A crocodile can't stick out its tongue.
  23. Koalas store leaves in their cheek pouches to eat them later.
  24. The most goals scored in a World Cup's match was 10 by Hungary against El Salvador in 1982.
  25. Butterflies live on an all-liquid diet. They can only feed on liquids.
  26. The Nobel Prize
    was named after
    the dynamite's inventor
    Alfred Nobel.
  27. Women were first allowed to participate in the Olympic Games in 1900.
  28. There is a starfish with 40 arms.
  29. Dalmatian puppies are born
    completely white.
  30. The average high school kid today has the same level of anxiety as the average psychiatric patient in the early 1950's.
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