The Bible, the world’s best-selling book, is also the world’s most shoplifted book.
Esther is the only book in the Bible that does not contain the word “God.”
II John has the fewest number of verses of any book in the Bible – it is the shortest book in the Bible.
The word “eternity” is mentioned only once: Isaiah 57:15.
The last word in the Bible is AMEN.
Football (soccer) is the most attended or watched sport in the world.
The Major League Baseball teams use about 850,000 balls per season.
Volleyball was invented by William George Morgan of Holyoke, Massachusetts in 1895.
The very first Olympic race, held in 776 BC, was won by Corubus, a chef.
Basketball and rugby balls are made from synthetic material. Earlier, pigs’ bladders were used as rugby balls.
Pea crabs (the size of a pea) are the smallest crabs in the world.
Dinosaurs did not eat grass: there weren’t any at that time.
Sharks are immune to all known diseases.
New Zealand is home to 4 million people and 70 million sheep.
There are about one billion cattle in the world of which 200 million are in India.
The crawler, the machine that takes the Space Shuttle to the launching pad moves at 3km/h (2 mph).
Luke Howard used Latin words to categorize clouds in 1803.
Earth is slowing down – in a few million years there won’t be a leap year.
A storm officially becomes a hurricane when cyclone winds reach 119 km/h (74 mph).
Earth is not round; it is slightly pear-shaped. The North Pole radius is 44mm longer than the South Pole radius.
James Abram Garfield was the first left handed president.
Bill Clinton was the first left-handed U.S. president to serve two terms.
Dwight Eisenhower was responsible for creating NASA.
John Fitzgerald Kennedy served exactly 1,000 days in office.
The only president with a Ph.D. was Woodrow Wilson, whom received a doctorate in political science from John Hopkins University in 1886.
Smelling apples and/or bananas can help you loose weight
The Mona Lisa has no eyebrows
The average smell weighs 760 nanograms
All porcupines float in water
Slugs have 4 noses
The Bible was written in three languages: Hebrew, Aramaic, and Koine Greek.
The longest line in the Bible is Esther 8:9 – 89 words, 425 letters.
The covering for the tabernacle was made out of ram skins and sea cow hides: Exodus 36:19.
The word “trinity” is not mentioned in the Bible.
Dogs are mentioned 14 times in the Bible, and lions 55 times, but domestic cats are not mentioned at all.
In 1985, Teri Hatcher played a dancing mermaid on The Love Boat. “That was the first job I ever had” she says. “I left college before finishing my math degree to go do that”.
Angelina Jolie’s uncle who looks just like John Voight, Chip Taylor, wrote the song “Wild Thing”
Heidi Klum is an avid painter and several of her works have appeared in US art magazines.
Jake Gyllenhaal got his first driving lesson from family friend Paul Newman
Madonna is related to both Gwen Stefani and Celine Dion. Gwen’s great aunt’s mother-in-law shares the same last name as Madonna Ciccone and an ancestor of Madonna’s mother was married to a distant relative of Celine’s dad.
The tallest nation in the world is the Watusis of Burundi.
A typical athlete’s heart churns out 25 to 30 litres (up to 8 gallons) of blood per minute.
About 13% of people are left-handed. Up from 11% in the past.
The human head contains 22 bones.
Men loose about 40 hairs a day. Women loose about 70 hairs a day.
Three quarters of fish caught are eaten – the rest is used to make things such as glue, soap, margarine and fertilizer.
Wine is sold in tinted bottles because wine spoils when exposed to light.
Coca-Cola was invented in Atlanta, Georgia by Dr. John S. Pemberton in 1886.
An ounce of chocolate contains about 20 mg of caffeine.
Over the last 40 years food production actually increased faster than population.