Everyone has a unique tongue print, just like fingerprints.
Nobody knows who built the Taj Mahal. The names of the architects, masons, and designers that have come down to us have all proved to be latter-day inventions, and there is no evidence to indicate who the real creators were.
The first drive-in service station in the United States was opened by Gulf Oil Company – on December 1, 1913, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
The plastic things on the end of shoelaces are called aglets.
7.5 million toothpicks can be created from a cord of wood.
Every human spent about half an hour as a single cell.
Minus 40 degrees Celsius is exactly the same as minus 40 degrees Fahrenheit.
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”
Children grow faster in the springtime.
The United States has never lost a war in which mules were used.
There is 4,431 miles of shoreline in Maryland. It is far easier to spend time on the water than in most places in the country because not only are there a lot of waterfront homes for sale but we have a ton of public parks and beaches. Whether you are …
We have accents. Okay, some of us have accents. This is America in Miniature and some parts of the state are very southern with an accent and all, while other parts are very northern. The culture in Maryland is as diverse as our landscape.
Did you know that the state of Maryland is situated in the Mid-Atlantic area of America? Did you know that the state insect emblem is the Baltimore Checkerspot Butterfly? Did you know that Maryland is the 7th state of the U.S. constitution?
The state bird symbol of Maryland is the Baltimore Oriole.
A brief history of Maryland – The region was originally colonised as a place of refuge for English Roman Catholics. The first Toleration Act in American history was passed by Maryland congress in 1649. Maryland was the 7th State to be admitted to the Constitution on April 28, 1788
The Baltimore Water Company, the first water company in the United States, was chartered in 1792.
Mary Pickersgill designed the flag that flew over Ft. McHenry during the War of 1812.
In 1856 Charles Benedict Calvert created the first agricultural research college in the United States. The Maryland Agricultural College became the University of Maryland at College Park.
An octopus has three hearts.
New York City is farther south than Rome, Italy.
Maine is the closest US state to Africa.
Rapper LL Cool J’s name actually stands for “Ladies Love Cool James”.
All major league baseball umpires must wear black underwear while on the job (in case they split their pants).
Emus and kangaroos cannot walk backwards.
Injured fingernails grow faster than uninjured ones.
Catfish are the only animals that naturally have an odd number of whiskers.
Koala fingerprints can’t be easily distinguished from human ones.
France is the country with the most time zones in the world.
There are more lakes in Canada than in the rest of the world combined.
The voices of Yoda and Miss Piggy were done by the same person.
More tigers live in Texas than in the rest of the world.
Pokemon were originally called Pocket Monsters.
The oldest known goldfish lived to 41 years of age. Its name was Fred.
The giant squid has the largest eyes in the world.
The “L.L.” in L.L. Bean stands for Leon Leonwood.
The longest one-syllable word in the English language is “screeched.”
The Earth weighs around 6,588,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 tons.
The United States Naval Academy was founded on October 10, 1845 at Annapolis.
The cruise liner, Queen Elizabeth II, moves only six inches for each gallon of diesel that it burns
The characters Bert and Ernie on Sesame Street were named after Bert the cop and Ernie the taxi driver in Frank Capra’s “Its A Wonderful Life”..
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.
Like a crunchy lovechild of Punxsutawney Phil and Paul the psychic octopus, a blue crab named Baltimore Bill had a brief run at psychically predicting the weather. The Old Bay spice company set up two chutes on a dock, one labeled “WARM FALL” and the other “EARLY WINTER,” then let …
The iconic Maryland blue crab (Callinectes sapidus) was named the official state crustacean in 1989. Only two other states have state crustaceans: Louisiana (crawfish) and Oregon (Dungeness crab). Maryland also has a state dog, the Chesapeake Bay retriever, and a state drink (milk).
It’s unclear exactly how Assateague Island’s ponies, the Chincoteague Ponies originally came to the island. But the legend that they escaped from a shipwrecked Spanish Galion is most likely untrue. It is believed that they are descendants of domestic animals transported to the island in the 1600s.
Maryland forests cover approximately 2.7 million acres, or 43% of the states land surface. Oak and hickory are the dominant hardwood or deciduous forest type, making up 60% of forested areas. Loblolly pine is the most prevalent softwood and is the predominant forest wood on the Eastern Shore.
Cows kill more people than sharks do.
Mountain lions can whistle.
A “jiffy” is the scientific name for 1/100th of a second.
You are 1% shorter in the evening than in the morning
The elephant is the only mammal that can’t jump!
Our eyes are always the same size from birth, but our nose and ears never stop growing.
Celery has negative calories! It takes more calories to eat a piece of celery than the celery has in it to begin with. It’s the same with apples!
If you try to suppress a sneeze, you can rupture a blood vessel in your head or neck and die.
Southern sea otters have flaps of skin under their forelegs that act as pockets. When diving, they use these pouches to store rocks and food
A single cloud can weight more than 1 million pounds.
There are more possible iterations of a game of chess than there are atoms in the known universe.
Coca-Cola would be green if coloring wasn’t added to it.
The largest recorded snowflake was in Keogh, MT during year 1887, and was 15 inches wide.
You burn more calories sleeping than you do watching television.
The average person walks the equivalent of three times around the world in a lifetime.
A U.S. dollar bill can be folded approximately 4,000 times in the same place before it will tear.
Blueberries will not ripen until they are picked.
Scientists have tracked butterflies that travel over 3,000 miles.
The giraffe’s tongue is so long that they can lick the inside of their own ear.
Butterflies taste their food with their feet.
Saturn’s density is low enough that the planet would float in water.
You cannot snore and dream at the same time.
Human thigh bones are stronger than concrete.
More than 60,000 people are flying over the United States in an airplane right now.
You are born with 300 bones, but by the time you are an adult you only have 206.
Blue-eyed people tend to have the highest tolerance of alcohol.
Sea otters hold hands when they sleep so that they do not drift apart.
A hummingbird weighs less than a penny.
A sheep, a duck and a rooster were the first passengers in a hot air balloon.
Months that begin on a Sunday will always have a “Friday the 13th.”
On Jupiter and Saturn it rains diamonds.
Mr. Rogers announced that he was feeding his fish on every episode of his show because a blind viewer once asked if they were okay.
A duck’s quack doesn’t echo, and nobody can figure out why.
The puffer fish impresses females by making pretty patterns in the sand on the ocean floor.
Fingers prune in water to give you a better grip. Just another clever evolutionary trick.
Anything in America is within walking distance – it only depends on how much time you have.
Searching for a new laptop online is basically forcing your current computer to dig its own grave.
Youngest person alive – that must be a world record that gets broken the most often.
The next generation kids will be able to look up their parents on the internet and see their whole lives documented, no excuses.
The British royal family isn’t allowed to play Monopoly.
Amelia Earhart and Eleanor Roosevelt once ditched a White House dinner party to go on a joyride flight to Baltimore.
Robert Todd Lincoln, Abraham Lincoln’s son, was in close proximity to three out of four presidential assassinations.
Every year on Aug. 5, the Mars Curiosity rover sings itself a sad, solitary “Happy Birthday.”
It actually takes 142.18 licks to reach the center of a Tootsie pop.
My head is very slowly 3D printing my hair.
Before the 1800s, people had a “first” and “second sleep.” They would sleep 3-4 hours, wake up for 2-3 hours to do some type of activity, then go back to sleep until morning.
M&M’s actually stands for “Mars & Murrie’s,” the last names of the candy’s founders.
Camels can hold a grudge and wait patiently for their opportunity to take revenge.
Quite a few lip balms contain salicylic acid, a substance that causes your lips to peel – which is in turn causing you to go and buy more lip balm.
The Declaration of Independence was written on hemp paper.
Bruce Lee moved with such speed in fights they had to slow down the movie so people could see his moves.
The reason why most people hate their voice on recording is that they normally hear themselves both from the inside and outside, which makes their voice sound deeper. When you’re listening to a recording of your voice, you’re only listening to it from the outside.
When you rob a bank, you can stop worrying about rent/food bills for several years – regardless of whether you get caught or not.
I myself have never been to India, China or Bangladesh. But roughly 70 percent of all my belongings have.
An apple in the morning will keep you more awake than a cup of coffee.