• The name Jeep came from the abbreviation used in the army for the «General Purpose» vehicle, G.P.
• The book of Esther in the Bible is the only book which does not mention the name of God.
• Goat’s eyes have rectangular pupils.
• The two longest one-syllable words in the English language are “screeched” and “strengths.”
• It takes a lobster approximately seven years to grow to be one pound.
• The Roman emperor Caligula made his horse a senator.
• The hyoid bone, in your throat, is the only bone in the body not attached to another bone
• Mice, whales, elephants, giraffes and man all have seven neck vertebra.
• Sunbeams that shine down through the clouds are called crespucular rays
• All porcupines float in water.
• Residents of the island of Lesbos are Lesbosians, rather than Lesbians. (Of course, lesbians are called lesbians because Sappho was from Lesbos.)
• In Chinese, the words for crisis and opportunity are the same.
Clans of long ago that wanted to get rid of their unwanted people without killing them use to burn their houses down - hence the expression “to get fired.”
• Canada is an Indian word meaning “Big Village”.
• The longest chapter in the Bible is Psalm 119.
• The shortest verse in the Bible is «Jesus wept.»
• Dolphins don’t automatically breathe; they have to tell themselves to do it.
• The term Cop comes from Constable on Patrol, which is a term used in England.
• Whoopi Goldberg was a mortuary cosmetologist and a bricklayer before becoming an actress.
• The X’s that people sometimes put at the end of letters or notes to mean a kiss, actually started back in the 1000’s when Lords would sign their names at the end of documents to other important people.
It was originally a cross that they would kiss after signing to signify that they were faithful to God and their King. Over the years though, it slanted into the X.
• In ancient Rome it was considered a sign of leadership to be born with a crooked nose
• The Dead Sea is so dense with salt; you can easily float on it without drowning.
• Guinness Book of Records holds the record for being the book most stolen from Public Libraries.