The regulations of the Department of Food Procurement at the Pentagon take 20 pages to lay down the rules pertaining to hot chocolate.
NEUTRON STAR The density of a neutron star is so high that one teaspoon of it would... MORE
WATERFALLWaterfalls are grouped into ten classes based on the average volume of water present on... MORE
AFGHANISTANFrom 1918 until 1991, Afghanistan was the only country on earth whose name began with... MORE
SCOTTScottish author who wrote the novel Ivanhoe. 'Ivanhoe by Sir Walter Scott' is an anagram... MORE
LOUIS XIVThe Sun King, Louis XIV, was born with two teeth.
He permitted only his hairdresser to... MORE
SHRIMPThe mantis shrimp from the Great Barrier Reef in Australia can recognise 11 or 12... MORE
THERBLIGA therblig is the basic unit used in time-and-motion studies of operational efficiency.
A therblig may... MORE
St NICHOLASThe only facts that seem certain about St Nicholas is that he was Bishop of... MORE
TAXIThe word 'taxi' was originally an abbreviation of 'taxameter' or 'taximeter', a device to measure... MORE
AMMONIAThe gas ammonia (NH3) takes its name from the Egyptian god Ammon. In classical times,... MORE
NORFOLK ISLANDThe name of the language spoken on Norfolk Island is 'Norfuk'. It was listed as... MORE
CHILEOn 28 November 1996, the former Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet gave three pieces of advice... MORE
BOMBThe word 'bomb' comes from the Greek 'bombos' which means a humming noise or a... MORE
CENTAURAccording to the Roman poet and philosopher Lucretius, a centaur is impossible since horse and... MORE
SURNAMEThe most common surname in the UK, the USA and Australia is Smith, with Jones... MORE
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