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.
Bullet proof vests, fire escapes, windshield wipers and laser printers were all invented by women.
Large doses of coffee can be lethal. Ten grams, or 100 cups over 4 hours, can kill the average human.
The Olympic motto is Citius, Altius, Fortius wich is Latin and means Faster, Higher, Braver.
Harry S Truman's middle name was S. Just S, without the period.
There are 41,806 different spoken languages in the world today.
The only 15 letter word that can be spelled without repeating a letter is "uncopyrightable"!
In Japan they drink tea with almost every meal.
82% of Americans made a purchase at Wal-Mart in 2002.
At the north pole the Sun is under the horizon for 186 days each year.