Zion, Illinois - located on the shores of Lake Michigan north of Chicago - was founded by the followers of John Alexander Dowie, whose Christian Catholic Church disapproved of pharmacies, doctors, theaters or dance halls. Smoking, drinking and the eating of pork also was prohibited in town.
According to Playboy Magazine, 99% of all cat and dog owners talk to their pets.
The catfish has over 27,000 taste buds, that makes the catfish rank #1 for an animal having the most taste buds.
Eighty-five percent of all the plants and animals live in the sea.
The greatest tide change on earth occurs in the Bay of Fundy. The difference between low tide and high tide can be as great as 16.6 meters (54 ft.)
There are more psycho-analysts per capita in Buenos Aires than any other place in the world.
Guam has seven public elementary schools.
Super Glue was invented by accident. The researcher was trying to make optical coating materials, and would test their properties by putting them between two prisms and shining light through them. When he tried the cyano-acrylate, he couldn't get the prisms apart.
Every year in the US, 625 people are struck by lightning.
Whales were once land mammals that moved to the sea and adapted to marine life.