Holds the record for the actor with the most leading parts - 142. In all but 11 films he played the leading part. Posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian award, by President Jimmy Carter in 1980.
Peter Durand invented the tin can in 1810. The tin can opener was invented by Ezra Warner of Waterbury, Connecticut in 1858.
Debut WXYZ on Detroit radio January 30, 1933.
Had a cameo as a woman in the hardware store, waiting for her paint.
The reason given at that time was that they were degrading to women
The moon has a surface area approximately equal to North and South America combined
The peach and the almond are relatives! Other members of this family include, apples, pears, olives, cherries, and apricots. This family is known as the "Rosacea" family. Rosacea means "Rose family."
They have tiny residual wings.
A smell is added artificially for safety, so people know when they have a gas leak.
The tiny mosquito is credited with so many deaths throughout the ages. More than all wars put together. More than all pandemics and epidemics put together. Incredible.
Her name is Siris and her priestesses brewed beer (possibly as part of a ritual??).
It is a Hebrew name for Passover.
It was believed that chocolate could cure a stomach ache
Earthâ€™s crust occupies less than 1% of Earthâ€™s volume
The only way to make to make reasonable estimates of tree ages
The air near a lightning strike is heated around 50,000 degrees F
Patents related to the tandem bicycles date for the late 1800s
It was pressed into bricks and used as currency
Others include The Immaculate Collection, Erotica, Something To Remember and the Evita Soundtrack
Because its tongue is too short for its beak.
It's area, 30,029 square kilometres, and is only slightly smaller than Belgium.