1- The numbers '172' can be found on the back of the U.S. $5 dollar bill in the bushes at the base of the Lincoln Memorial.
2- Odontophobia is the fear of teeth.
3- The first known contraceptive was crocodile dung, used by Egyptians in 2000 B.C.
4- When you die your hair still grows for a couple of months.
5- It would take 11 Empire State Buildings, stacked one on top of the other, to measure the Gulf of Mexico at its deepest point.
6- The first person selected as the Time Magazine Man of the Year - Charles Lindbergh in 1927.
7- The most money ever paid for a cow in an auction was $1.3 million.
8- The Neanderthal's brain was bigger than yours is.
9- On the new hundred dollar bill the time on the clock tower of Independence Hall is 4:10.
10- Each of the suits on a deck of cards represents the four major pillars of the economy in the middle ages: heart represented the Church, spades represented the military, clubs represented agriculture, and diamonds represented the merchant class.
11- The names of the two stone lions in front of the New York Public Library are Patience and Fortitude. They were named by then-mayor Fiorello LaGuardia.
12- The Main Library at Indiana University sinks over an inch every year because when it was built, engineers failed to take into account the weight of all the books that would occupy the building.
13- The sound of E.T. walking was made by someone squishing her hands in jelly.
14- The pancreas produces Insulin.
15- 1 in 5,000 north Atlantic lobsters are born bright blue.
16- There are 10 human body parts that are only 3 letters long (eye hip arm leg ear toe jaw rib lip gum).
17- A skunk's smell can be detected by a human a mile away.
18- Henry Ford produced the model T only in black because the black paint available at the time was the fastest to dry.
19- Mario, of Super Mario Bros. fame, appeared in the 1981 arcade game, Donkey Kong. His original name was Jumpman, but was changed to Mario to honor the Nintendo of America's landlord, Mario Segali.
20- The international telephone dialing code for Antarctica is 672.
21- World Tourist day is observed on September 27.
22- Women are 37% more likely to go to a psychiatrist than men are.
23- The human heart creates enough pressure to squirt blood 30 feet (9 m).
24- When snakes are born with two heads, they fight each other for food.
25- American car horns beep in the tone of F.
26- Stressed is Desserts spelled backwards.
27- If you had enough water to fill one million goldfish bowls, you could fill an entire stadium.
28- Mary Stuart became Queen of Scotland when she was only six days old.
29- The citrus soda 7-UP was created in 1929; "7" was selected because the original containers were 7 ounces. "UP" indicated the direction of the bubbles.
30- Canadian researchers have found that Einstein's brain was 15% wider than normal.
31- The largest number of children born to one woman is recorded at 69. From 1725-1765, a Russian peasant woman gave birth to 16 sets of twins, 7 sets of triplets, and 4 sets of quadruplets.
32- The roar that we hear when we place a seashell next to our ear is not the ocean, but rather the sound of blood surging through the veins in the ear. Any cup-shaped object placed over the ear produces the same effect.
33- Children grow faster in the springtime.
34- Clans of long ago that wanted to get rid of unwanted people without killing them used to burn their houses down -- hence the expression "to get fired"
35- Goodbye" came from "God bye" which came from "God be with you."
36- February is Black History Month.
37- The elephant is the only animal with 4 knees.
38- A 41-gun salute is the traditional salute to a royal birth in Great Britain.
39- It took Leo Tolstoy six years to write "War & Peace".
40- President Kennedy was the fastest random speaker in the world with upwards of 350 words per minute.