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.

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NASA's Compton Gamma Ray Observatory, launched in 1991 aboard the Space Shuttle Atlantis, is the heaviest spacecraft ever deployed by a Space Shuttle.

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Pamela Anderson Lee is Canada's Centennial Baby, being the first baby born on the centennial anniversary of Canada's independence.

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If you disassembled the Great Pyramid of Cheops, you would get enough stones to encircle the earth with a brick wall twenty inches high.

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Microsoft threatened 17 year old Mike Rowe with a lawsuit after the young man launched a website named MikeRoweSoft.com.

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A full seven percent of the entire Irish barley crop goes to the production of Guinness beer.

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The amount of chlorine that a human body contains is enough for the disinfection of five swimming pools

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In the West the most popular male names are James and John. The most popular female name is Mary.

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Shanghai, China boasts 4,000 skyscrapers - double the number in New York City.

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Anhedonia is an inability to experience pleasure from normally pleasurable experiences.

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