Charles Darwin and Abraham Lincoln were born on the same day in 1809 (today).
Each year, the moon moves 3.82 centimeters farther from Earth.
Portland, Oregon, was nearly named Boston.
Only ants and men make war on a large scale.
The Greeks believed diamonds were tears of the gods. The Romans thought they were splinters of fallen stars.
On July 17, 1945, Suite 212 of Claridge’s Hotel in London became part of Yugoslavia. Queen Alexandra was giving birth, and Winston Churchill made the concession so that the new prince could be born on Yugoslavian soil.
If Wal-Mart were a country, it would have the 33rd largest economy in the world, with a GDP between Ukraine’s and Colombia’s. (2005)
Nearly one in eight American workers has been employed by McDonald’s.
All mammals have tongues.
The average lightning bolt carries enough energy to light a 100-watt light bulb for two months.