* A rat can last longer without water than a camel. * Your stomach has to produce a new layer of mucus every two weeks or it will digest itself. * The dot over the letter "i" is called a tittle. * A raisin dropped in a glass of fresh champagne will bounce up and down continuously from the bottom of the glass to the top. * A female ferret will die if it goes into heat and cannot find a mate. * A duck's quack doesn't echo. No one knows why. * A 2 X 4 is really 1-1/2" by 3-1/2". * During the chariot scene in "Ben Hur," a small red car can be seen in the distance (and Heston's wearing a watch). * On average, 12 newborns will be given to the wrong parents daily! (That explains a few mysteries....) * Donald Duck comics were banned from Finland because he doesn't wear pants. * Because metal was scarce, the Oscars given out during World War II were made of wood. * The number of possible ways of playing the first four moves per side in a game of chess is 318,979,564,000. * There are no words in the dictionary that rhyme with orange, purple and silver. * The name Wendy was made up for the book Peter Pan. There was never a recorded Wendy before. * The very first bomb dropped by the Allies on Berlin in World War II killed the only elephant in the Berlin Zoo. * If one places a tiny amount of liquor on a scorpion, it will instantly go mad and sting itself to death. (Who was the sadist who discovered this??) * Bruce Lee was so fast that they actually had to s-l-o-w film down so you could see his moves. That's the opposite of the norm. * The first CD pressed in the US was Bruce Springsteen's "Born in the USA." * The original name for butterfly was flutterby. * The phrase "rule of thumb" is derived from an old English law which stated that you couldn't beat your wife with anything wider than your thumb. * The first product Motorola started to develop was a record player for automobiles. At that time, the most known player on the market was Victrola, so they called themselves Motorola. * Roses may be red, but violets are indeed violet. * By raising your legs slowly and lying on your back, you cannot sink into quicksand. * Celery has negative calories. It takes more calories to eat a piece of celery than the celery has in it to begin with. * Charlie Chaplin once won third prize in a Charlie Chaplin look-alike contest. * Chewing gum while peeling onions will keep you from crying. * Sherlock Holmes NEVER said, "Elementary, my dear Watson." * An old law in Bellingham, Washington, made it illegal for a woman to take more than three steps backwards while dancing! * The glue on Israeli postage is certified kosher. * The Guinness Book of Records holds the record for being the book most often stolen from public libraries. * Bats always turn left when exiting a cave!