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Top 25 Cool Facts, History Tidbits & Quotes - Learn Something New Everyday!

Updated on June 23, 2011

Quotes, History, Sayings = Fun!

Learning is a fact of life.  Learning tidbits about our history is important so sharing them with friends or family is important.  Little pieces of history to talk about, research, or just discuss is important.  Talk to your children about quotes or history tidbits to know through their lifetime or through your lifetime.  Either way, educating others is always important. The brain is a BIG organ and you need to use it every day.  T o start getting your juices going, here are 25 cool history facts, tidbits or quotes (learning something new) about our world, animals, books, poo, life and people. 

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History Tidbits, Facts & Quotes:

  • Pepsi-Cola was originally called “Brad’s drink.” Quote by Pepsi-Cola
  •  In Spain, it is common to pour chocolate milk or café au lait on cereal for breakfast.
  • You’re born with 300 bones, but when you get to be an adult, you only have 206.
  • An average person uses the bathroom 6 times per day.
  • The Olympic was the sister ship of titanic, and she provided twenty-five years of service.
  •  If you fart consistently for 6 years and 9 months, enough gas is produced to create the energy of an atomic bomb.
  • The Beatles have sold more records than anyone else with over a billion worldwide.
  • Little more than half of the people living in the U.S. would rather fold, than wad their toilet paper.
  • Nazi lead Adolf Hitler had only one testicle. (doesn’t that explain a lot J?)
  • The first toilet tank ever seen on television was on Leave it to Beaver.
  • The first couple to be shown in bed together on prime time television was Fred and Wilma Flintstone.
  • In Singapore, it is illegal to sell or own chewing gum.
  • Baby beavers are called kittens.
  • Christmas became a national holiday in the U.S. in 1890.
  • A recent study at Harvard has shown that eating chocolate can actually help you live longer.
  • In Kentucky, it is illegal to carry ice-cream in your back pocket.
  • A condom will last about a month when stored in a wallet; any longer and it’s more likely to break.
  •  In 1649, Massachusetts’s Puritan government ruled the following; any child over 16 who shall curse or smite their natural father or mother or act in a stubborn or rebellious manner shall be put to death.
  • Tipping at a restaurant in Iceland is considered an insult.
  • To burn off one plain M & M candy, you need to walk the full length of a football field.
  • A hippopotamus can run faster than a man can.
  • “Blueberry Jelly Bellies were created especially for Ronald Regan.” Quote by Jelly Bellies
  • The 1912 Olympics was the last Olympics that gave out gold medals that were made entirely out of gold.
  • Girls have more taste buds than boys.
  • Drivers kill more deer than hunters.

Life is about learning, quotes are about listening and life is about improvement, so learn something new every day! I consider this fun trivia to share with family and friends and to learn more about our universe, life, countries, animals, love and history. Simple facts, quotes, and history tidbits that will make you think, make you want to know more and maybe, make you research one topic to enhance the outcome of even more information. Learning is a trait that we should all use on a daily basis. Cool facts, 25 history tidbits, facts or quotes you may have learned today. Knowledge is the key to power, so keep learning!

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      nankBoackoutt 4 years ago

      My spouse and i employed to find on top of life however these days I have accumulated a weight.

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      5 years ago

      the bones fuse together as you get older. also you are born with out knee caps they com in in about 2 to 3 years.

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      F.B. Spannigan 6 years ago from Unknown

      Cool. I knew the 300 bones thing. Ronald Reagan should be proud that they made him a special jelly bean flavor!

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      Ladybird33 6 years ago from Fabulous USA

      Sarah, thanks for reading! Thrilled you stopped by!

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      Ladybird33 6 years ago from Fabulous USA

      Leonie, yes, it's American based because that is what I decided to write about :0) I hoped you liked it and learned something new!

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      Ladybird33 6 years ago from Fabulous USA

      Retromike, Love jeopardy :) thanks for stopping by to see me!

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      Ladybird33 6 years ago from Fabulous USA

      besavy, thanks for reading and hope your friends like!!!

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      Sarah 6 years ago from Melbourne, Australia

      I love facts, thanks for these :)

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      Leonie 7 years ago

      Why is this all so American based?

      This is the WORLD wide web, right?

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      Retromike 7 years ago from Missouri

      Very interesting information. I'm ready for Jeopardy now.

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      besavy 7 years ago from USA

      THANKS FOR THE AMMO!! ;-) (my know-it-all-friends) LOL

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      Ladybird33 7 years ago from Fabulous USA

      Hi Gordon, yes, this was some weird stuff huh? thansk for commenting and I agree with your comment about just learning and knowing our history, it's so important! Thank you so much!

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      Ladybird33 7 years ago from Fabulous USA

      A La Carte, you are so funny and I loved your comment! I am upset too about not being able to carry my own ice cream!!! :) Weird stuff, huh? Thanks for reading and your comment, loved it!

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      Ladybird33 7 years ago from Fabulous USA

      menneram, thank you for reading and commenting, yes, thsi was fun to research and write!

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      Gordon Hamilton 7 years ago from Wishaw, Lanarkshire, United Kingdom

      Wow, you certainly include a mixture of material here. A few of these facts I had heard before but most of them I hadn't. I couldn't agree with you more about the importance both of history and of learning and wish more people could see how much more fulfilling life can be with a thirst for knowledge.

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      A la carte 7 years ago from Australia

      Am really cheesed that I can no longer carry ice cream in my back pocket and although it is only a law in Kentucky I am sure lawmakers worldwide will see the sense in adopting such a law..so to be on the safe side..bye bye ice cream in backpocket..oops got to go...have a hippo to outrun :)

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      menneram 7 years ago

      very cool. I didn't know any of that stuff.

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      Ladybird33 7 years ago from Fabulous USA

      RunAbstract, thank you for reading this and for comment. I appreciate it.

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      RunAbstract 7 years ago from USA

      Very interesting. I like the way your quotes, facts, and history was so random. Thanks for sharing!

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      Ladybird33 7 years ago from Fabulous USA

      BKCreative, I love stuff like this so much (probably too much) but thrilled you like it (and read it). Hope you are well, haven't see you in awhile. All my best.

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      BkCreative 7 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City

      I love any fact about a hippopotamus - imagine having one of those beauties chasing you! And wow - the law in Puritan MA - putting a child 16 or over to death! I bet parents got a lot of respect.

      I love hubs like this! Thanks a lot!

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      Ladybird33 7 years ago from Fabulous USA

      Ben Better, I love stuff like this too. You are so right about our bones, awesome that we can actually do that! Thanks for reading and for commenting on my cool facts!

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      Ladybird33 7 years ago from Fabulous USA

      Skaditch, Thank you for reading, thrilled you enjoy and appreciate the comment!

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      Ladybird33 7 years ago from Fabulous USA

      mquee, you are very right! I did some research and that is correct. Hard to believe we go through that but so interesting! Thanks for sharing!

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      Ben Better 7 years ago from NORTH CAROLINA www.chain-writers.com

      Interesting! some of the bones are segmented in an infant and fuse together as they mature.Enjoyable reading!

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      Skaditch 7 years ago from Los Angeles

      That's so awesome! I love this stuff!

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      mquee 7 years ago from Columbia, SC

      Ladybird33, this is very interesting reading. I agree that one should try to learn something new everyday.

      I vaguely remember reading years ago that as a baby grows older some bones fuse together becoming one. If that is wrong, anyone feel free to correct me. Anyway, thanks for sharing some interesting information.

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      Ladybird33 7 years ago from Fabulous USA

      MPG Narratives, I agree with your comment! What is going on with some of these teens? Also, I appreciate your little tidbit, thank you for sharing, learn something new every day and I did, Thank you!

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      Ladybird33 7 years ago from Fabulous USA

      Climberjames, thanks for the comment, glad you read it!!!

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      Ladybird33 7 years ago from Fabulous USA

      CMHpyno, I learned something new everday, had no idea there was a song about that...before my time, I guess. Little tidbits of life, explains a lot. Thanks for sharing!

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      Ladybird33 7 years ago from Fabulous USA

      Feline Prophet, well, I am not so sure how smart they are, but it's a funny law no doubt! I appreciate your reading, hope you are well.

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      Ladybird33 7 years ago from Fabulous USA

      lorlie6, how are you? You are so sweet and encouraging, I really appreciate that! Not sure about the bones either, rather interesting! Thanks for reading!!!

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      Ladybird33 7 years ago from Fabulous USA

      Immartin, it made me feel better too! We are average and that is a good thing :) Hope you are well and thank you for reading (and commenting!) My best to you.

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      Marie Giunta 7 years ago from Sydney, Australia

      Wow they were tough in Massachusetts back in the day. Sometimes I think today's teens could do with some scary discipline like that. Thanks for a fun read Ladybird.

      BTW, Italians put cafe latte on their cereal.

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      climberjames 7 years ago from Steel City

      Very interesting, thanks for this!

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      CMHypno 7 years ago from Other Side of the Sun

      Interesting hub Ladybird33. I think that one of the great things about the world is that there is always another interesting fact or morsel of information to find out about. On the subject of Adolf Hitler's anatomy, in the UK during the war there was a very ribald song about Hitler only having one testicle, that goes on to speculate about the configuration of the rest of the German high command of the time!

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      Feline Prophet 7 years ago

      'In Kentucky, it is illegal to carry ice-cream in your back pocket.' Gosh, were the lawmakers smart, or were they smart? :D

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      Laurel Rogers 7 years ago from Bishop, Ca

      I'm worried about my bones, too!

      Gad, I love this stuff, Ladybird-keep 'em coming!

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      lmmartin 7 years ago from Alberta and Florida

      It's nice to know I'm above average in one thing -- trips to the bathroom in a day.

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      Ladybird33 7 years ago from Fabulous USA

      daisyjae, I hope you liked it. Thanks for reading and commenting.

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      Ladybird33 7 years ago from Fabulous USA

      Pamela99, how are you? Always good to hear from you! Thank you for reading, I love trivia and info like this so I can't help but to keep publishing it. Thanks for coming by, much appreciated!

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      Ladybird33 7 years ago from Fabulous USA

      Melinda, thank you for reading and being a wonderful supporter! I appreciate it so much!

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      daisyjae 7 years ago from Canada

      Interesting read.

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      Pamela Oglesby 7 years ago from United States

      This is certainly a lot of trivia and interesting information. This is a fun read.

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      msorensson 7 years ago

      Wow..I never knew that about Iceland. Thanks!!

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      Ladybird33 7 years ago from Fabulous USA

      breakfastpop, great question and I have no idea, however, now I am going to research that!!! Thanks for reading and commenting!

      PS; amazing stuff huh?

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      breakfastpop 7 years ago

      Fascinating. I have one question, where do the extra bones go?