In the 14th century the Black Death killed 75,000,000 people. It was carried by fleas on the black rat.
The male fetus is capable of attaining an erection during the last trimester.
The Italian flag is inspired by the French flag introduced during Napoleon's 1797 invasion of the peninsula.
The official beverage of Ohio is tomato juice.
In a normal lifetime an American will eat 200 pounds of peanuts and 10,000 pounds of meat.
Rats are omnivorous, eating nearly any type of food, including dead and dying members of their own species.
Beavers can swim half a mile underwater on one gulp of air.
The Library of Congress is the world's largest library with more than 120 million items.
In Shakespeare's time, mattresses were secured on bed frames by ropes when you pulled on the ropes the mattress tightened, making the bed firmer to sleep on. That's where the phrase, "goodnight, sleep tight" came from.
WAL-MART generates $3,000,000.00 in revenues every 7 minutes!