Hang On Sloopy is the official rock song of Ohio.
Alaska was purchased from Russia for 2 cents per acre.
Mount Whitney, the highest mountain in the continental United
States, and Zabriskie Point (in Death Valley) , the lowest point
in the United States, are less than eighty miles apart.
The state of Florida is bigger than England.
Before Prohibition, Shlitz Brewery owned more property in Chicago
than anyone else, except The Catholic Church.
In the kingdom of Bhutan, all citizens officially become a year
older on New Year's Day.
Mexico's east coast is sinking into the sea at the rate of one to
two inches per year.
Maine is the only state whose name is just one syllable.
In the United States there are more 2nd streets than there are
1st streets, and Main street is not the most common; Pine is.
Many people think that the clock in the tower of Londons House Of
Parliment is called "Big Ben." Actually, the nickname "Big Ben"
originally applied to the huge bell in the clock, not to the
Malaysians protect their babies from disease by bathing them in
The only nation whose name begins with an "A", but doesn't end
in an "A" is Afghanistan.
The glue on Israeli postage stamps is certified kosher.
Dueling is legal in Paraguay as long as both parties are
registered blood donors.
"Three dog night" (attributed to Australian Aborigines) came
about because on especially cold nights these nomadic people
needed three dogs (dingos, actually) to keep from freezing.
In England, the Speaker of the House is not allowed to speak.
Texas is also the only state that is allowed to fly its state
flag at the same height as the U.S. flag.
A Saudi Arabian woman can get a divorce if her husband doesn't
give her coffee.
The three best-known western names in China: Jesus Christ,
Richard Nixon, and Elvis Presley.
The highest point in Pennsylvania is lower than the lowest point
Texas is the only state that permits residents to cast absentee
ballots from space. The first to exercise this right to vote
while in orbit was astronaut David Wolf, who cast his vote for
Houston mayor via e-mail from the Russian space station Mir in
In 1980, a Las Vegas hospital suspended workers for betting on
when patients would die.
There is a town in Newfoundland, Canada called Dildo.
The San Francisco Cable cars are the only mobile National
You can call it England, Britain, Great Britain, United
Kingdom, or U.K. - however if you buy a stamp there, you won't
find any name. England was the first country in the world to
issue postage stamps, and they're the only nation in the world
today that doesn't use a national name on their stamps.
The Boston University Bridge (on Commonwealth Avenue, Boston,
Massachusetts) is the only place in the world where a boat can
sail under a train driving under a car driving under an airplane.
Columbia University is the second largest landowner in New York
City, after the Catholic Church.
Hypnotism is banned by public schools in San Diego.
Eskimos never gamble.
All 50 states are listed across the top of the Lincoln Memorial
on the back of the $5 bill.
Los Angeles' full name is "El Pueblo de Nuestra Senora la Reina
de los Angeles de Porciuncula" and can be abbreviated to 3.63%
of its size, "L.A.".
The world's youngest parents were 8 and 9 and lived in China in
City with the most Rolls Royce's per capita: Hong Kong
State with the highest percentage of people who walk to work:
City with the most Rolls Royces per capita: Hong Kong
The Pentagon, in Arlington, Virginia, has twice as many bathrooms
as is necessary. When it was built in the 1940s, the state of
Virginia still had segregation laws
Montpelier, Vermont is the only U.S. state capital without a
In the great fire of London in 1666 half of London was burnt down
but only 6 people were injured