A fireplace is called a "mantelpiece" because at one time people hung their coats (or "mantles") over the fireplace to dry them.
Apple seeds are poisonous!
In 1998, more fast-food employees were murdered on the job than police officers.
55% of Americans claim they would continue working even if they received a $10,000,000 lottery prize.
The name "Illinois" comes from a Native American word meaning "tribe of superior men".
Baby elephants can drink over 80 litres of milk a day.
The first TV commercial showed a Bulova watch ticking onscreen for exactly 60 seconds.
Harrods in Britain installed the first escalator in 1878.
Brushing your teeth regularly has been shown to prevent heart disease.
The Spanish Flu of 1918, which killed at least 50 million people world-wide, originated in Kansas, not Spain.