The longest non-coined and nontechnical word in the English language remains that grade-school chestnut, antidisestablishmentarianism. The longest technical term is pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis.
All of the gold mined in human history would fit in a single cube, 66 feet on a side.
Elephants, dolphins, chimpanzees, and orangutans know they are looking at themselves in a mirror.
The Indian chili Naga Jolokia is the hottest pepper in the world, measuring 1,040,000 Scoville heat units. That’s 130 times hotter than the hottest jalapeño.
William Henry Harrison, the ninth President of the United States, held the office for only one month. He caught a cold at his inauguration that developed into pneumonia and pleurisy, which killed him.