You're born with 300 bones, but when you get to be an adult, you only have 206.
Your ribs move about 5 million times a year, every time you breathe.
The word "Checkmate" in chess comes from the Persian phrase "Shah Mat," which means "the king is dead".
The phrase "rule of thumb" is derived from an old English law which stated that you couldn't beat your wife with anything wider than your thumb.
The placement of a donkey's eyes in its' heads enables it to see all four feet at all times.
The penguin is the only bird who can swim, but not fly.
The Pentagon, in Arlington, Virginia, has twice as many bathrooms as is necessary. When it was built in the 1940s, the state of Virginia still had segregation laws requiring separate toilet facilities for blacks and whites.
The national anthem of Greece has 158 verses. No one in Greece has memorized all 158 verses.
Money isn't made out of paper, it's made out of cotton.
It was once against the law to have a pet dog in a city in Iceland.
The average person's left hand does 56% of the typing.
A dragonfly has a lifespan of 24 hours.
Google is actually the common name for a number with a million zeros.
Human hair and fingernails continue to grow after death.
The reason honey is so easy to digest is that it's already been digested by a bee. The color blue has a calming effect. It causes the brain to release calming hormones.