US Senator Strom Thurmond of South Carolina set a filibuster record in the U.S. Senate on August 19, 1957. He spoke for 24 hours and 18 minutes.

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Bullet proof vests, fire escapes, windshield wipers and laser printers were all invented by women.

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Large doses of coffee can be lethal. Ten grams, or 100 cups over 4 hours, can kill the average human.

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The Olympic motto is Citius, Altius, Fortius wich is Latin and means Faster, Higher, Braver.

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Harry S Truman's middle name was S. Just S, without the period.

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There are 41,806 different spoken languages in the world today.

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The only 15 letter word that can be spelled without repeating a letter is "uncopyrightable"!

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In Japan they drink tea with almost every meal.

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82% of Americans made a purchase at Wal-Mart in 2002.

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At the north pole the Sun is under the horizon for 186 days each year.

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