The first programme shown on BBC2 was Play School
During your lifetime, you'll eat about 60,000 pounds of food, that's the weight of about 6 elephants!
The weight of a carat (200 milligrams), standard unit of measurement for gemstones, is based on the weight of the carob seed.
Goldfish lose their color if they are kept in dim light or are placed in a body of running water, such as a stream.
Butterflies taste with their feet.
The Japanese liquor, Mam, uses venomous snakes as one of its main engredients.
Americans spend more than 5.4 billion dollars on their pets each year!
On average, half of all false teeth have some form of radioactivity.
The inventor of the Waffle Iron did not like waffles.
Manhattan Island of New York City was purchased for $24 from the Algonquian Indians in 1624!
The typical spec of dust that you see floating in the air is half way in size between the Earth and a subatomic particle.
The human brain is insensitive to pain.
The first alarm clock could only ring at 4 a.m.
It takes 17 muscles to smile, 43 to frown.
Every workday, 6.7 million people commute to Manhattan!
More people have a phobia of frogs than rats.
The launching mechanism of a carrier ship that helps planes to take off could throw a pickup truck over a mile.
Australia's Great Barrier Reef is 1,250 miles long!
Eddie Cochran's last recording before he died was Three Steps to Heaven!
The original title of Jane Austen's novel Pride and Prejudice was First Impression!