the most common name in the world is Mohammed.
Karoke means "empty orchestra" in Japanese.
The Eisenhower interstate system requires that one mile in every five must be straight. These straight sections are usable as airstrips in times of war or other emergencies.
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.
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.
The sound of E.T. walking was made by someone squishing her hands in jelly.
A skunk's smell can be detected by a human a mile away.
Elephants are the only mammals that can't jump.
American car horns beep in the tone of F.
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.
Dueling is legal in Paraguay as long as both parties are registered blood donors