The Pentagon is twice the size of the Merchandise Mart in Chicago, and has three times the floor space of the Empire State Building in New York. It is one of the world's largest office buildings.

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The Sahara desert has the highest sand dunes.

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The oldest public park in the U.S. is Boston Common.

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Hawaii's Mount Waialeale is the wettest place in the world - it rains about ninety per cent of the time, about 480 inches per annum.

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Christianity has over a billion followers. Islam is next in representation with half this number.

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In 1935, Jesse Owens set six track and field world records in less than one hour.

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When stuntman and parachutist Dar Robinson leaped from the ledge of the 1,170 foot high CN Tower in Toronto, he was paid $150,000, the most ever for a single stunt.

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Shakespeare's most talkative character is Hamlet. None of his other characters have as many lines in a single play. (Falstaff, who appears in several plays, has more lines total).

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The longest Monopoly game in a bathtub was 99 hours long.

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The smallest volcano in the world is Taal.

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