In 1940, Pennsylvania opened the first high-speed, multi-lane highway in the country, the Pennsylvania Turnpike, which set the pattern for modern super-highways throughout the nation.
NASA's Compton Gamma Ray Observatory, launched in 1991 aboard the Space Shuttle Atlantis, is the heaviest spacecraft ever deployed by a Space Shuttle.
Pamela Anderson Lee is Canada's Centennial Baby, being the first baby born on the centennial anniversary of Canada's independence.
If you disassembled the Great Pyramid of Cheops, you would get enough stones to encircle the earth with a brick wall twenty inches high.
Microsoft threatened 17 year old Mike Rowe with a lawsuit after the young man launched a website named MikeRoweSoft.com.
A full seven percent of the entire Irish barley crop goes to the production of Guinness beer.
The amount of chlorine that a human body contains is enough for the disinfection of five swimming pools
In the West the most popular male names are James and John. The most popular female name is Mary.
Shanghai, China boasts 4,000 skyscrapers - double the number in New York City.
Anhedonia is an inability to experience pleasure from normally pleasurable experiences.