Bulls can run faster uphill than they can downhill.
Hot water weighs less than cold water for a given volume.
Mill Ends Park in Portland, the world's smallest official park, measures two feet across. It was created in 1948 for the leprechauns, and a place to hold snail races on St. Patrick's Day.
Children laugh about 400 times a day, while adults laugh on average only 15 times a day.
No one has ever been able to domesticate the African elephant. Only the Indian elephant can be trained by man.
In ancient Greece "idiot" meant a private citizen or layman.
The human brain is insensitive to pain.
Actress Liv Tyler first realized she might be singer Steve Tyler's daughter at the age of 11 when she went to a Steve Tyler concert and realized how much she looked like him.
Patrick Henry made his "Give me Liberty or Give me Death" speech in St. John's Church in Richmond.
The 52-foot "Big Tex" statue that greets visitors at the annual State Fair of Texas is the tallest cowboy in Texas. The State Fair has been held in the same location since 1886.