* The metal backs of iPods are made from recycled zippers.
* Eskimos donâ€™t believe in bridges or tunnels.
* Every sixteen minutes, someone named Richard dies.
* Billy Bob Thorntonâ€™s grandfather was the first person to own a television.
* Dolphins kill more people annually than sharks and influenza combined.
* On a dare, former President Rutherford B. Hayes declared war on Chile for 17 minutes.
* The original title for Catcher in the Rye was Hey, Look, a Carousel!
* Professionals call the top socket on an electrical outlet the â€œMartha,â€ and the bottom socket the â€œJasmine.â€
* In the archives at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, D.C., there are two identical snowflakes preserved in a freezer.
* Three out of every ten nickels has been in someoneâ€™s mouth.
* If you hold one nostril closed for 72 hours, you will slowly lose the ability to see color. (Your sight will instantly return to normal when you release your nostril.)
* Wave a magnet at the lower left corner of a vending machine to receive a free soda.
* The glossy paper from the backs of stickers can be used to soothe sunburn.
* To be a train conductor, you have to cut off one of your own toes during a loyalty ritual.
* The Z in Jay-Zâ€™s name stands for â€œZeppidemus.â€
* Jean shorts were invented three weeks prior to the invention of regular jeans.
* Whispering instead of talking on cell phones saves significant battery power.
* In Austria, the traditional Christmas colors are not red and greed, but purple and clear.
* Benjamin Franklin coined the phrase â€œBaby Mamaâ€ in a satirical poem published in Poor Richardâ€™s Almanac.
* If you take the first letter of each word in the Monopoly board game instruction manual, they spell out an X-rated sentence.
* The original name for the laptop computer was â€œHinged Smart Slab.â€
* The average person inhales 3 pounds of spider webs in his or her lifetime.
* When first introduced to the public, plastic laundry baskets cost $75 each.
* Winnie the Pooh started out as a non-fiction account of mental illness.
* Reading backwards for twenty minutes burns the same amount of calories as walking a half-mile.
* The Q in Q-tips stands for â€œquantum,â€ as the small bit of cotton on the tip contains more atoms than the entire human body.
* Revolving doors were first invented as a way to keep horses out of department stores.
* Peru and the moon weigh the same amount.
* Human beings and anteaters are the only animals that can snap their fingers.
* If you soak a baseball hat in coke, and then let it dry on someoneâ€™s head, over a 3-hour period the hat will shrink with skull-denting force, causing intense pain and irreparable damage.
* Clouds cannot travel south southwest.
* In sign language, there are 72 ways to say â€œdrawbridge.â€
* When placed in warm milk, raisins re-plump into grapes.