Tourists visiting Iceland should know that tipping at a restaurant is not considered an insult! Despite the expensive food, tipping is welcome as in any other country.

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As of 2002, China had over 100 million manufacturing workers compared to about 17 million in the US, 12 million in Japan, 8.5 million in Germany and 2.3 million in Canada.

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More American workers (18%) call sick on Friday than any other day of the week. Tuesday has the lowest percent of absenteeism (11%).

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Abraham Lincoln faces to the right on a penny while all the other presidents face to the left on US coins.

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A German World War II submarine was sunk due to malfunction of the toilet.

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If a statue in the park of a person on a horse has both front legs in the air, the person died in battle; if the horse has one front leg in the air, the person died as a result of wounds received in battle; if the horse has all four legs on the ground, the person died of natural causes.

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Modern teenagers are better behaved than their counterparts of 20 years ago, showing "less problematic behavior" involving sex, drugs and drink.

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American Airlines saved $40,000 in 1987 by eliminating 1 olive from each salad served in first-class.

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Sneeze travels out of your mouth at over 100 miles (161 km) an hour.

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The most fatal car accidents occur on Saturday.

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Every day more money is printed for Monopoly than the U.S. treasury.

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The best-value consumer purchase in terms of the price and usage is an electric kettle.

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The Eisenhower interstate system requires that one mile in every five must be straight. These straight sections are useable as airstrips in times of war or other emergencies.

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As of 2006, 200 million blogs were left without updates.

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Its impossible to smoke oneself to death with weed. You won't be able to retain enough motor control and consciousness to do so after such a large amount.

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As of 2006, 200 million blogs were left without updates.

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The most popular car color between 2000 and 2005 was silver.

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Only two people signed the Declaration of Independence on July 4th, John Hancock and Charles Thomson. Most of the rest signed on August 2, but the last signature wasn't added until 5 years later.

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Average lifespan of a major league baseball is 7 pitches.

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In England, the Speaker of the House is not allowed to speak.

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The stall closest to the door in a bathroom is the cleanest, because it is the least used.

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The first zoo in the USA was in Philadelphia.

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The parking meter was invented by C.C. Magee in 1935.

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Because radio waves travel at 186,000 miles per second and sound waves saunter at 700 miles per hour, a broadcast voice can be heard sooner 13,000 miles away than it can be heard at the back of the room in which it originated.

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The word "democracy" is banned in online chat rooms in China.

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A pig's orgasm lasts for 30 minutes.

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It is estimated that at any one time, 0.7% of the world's population are drunk.

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The typical American eats 263 eggs a year.

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House flies have a lifespan of two weeks.

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22,000 checks will be deducted from the wrong bank accounts in the next hour.

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The most fatal car accidents occur on Saturday.

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If you eat a bar of chocolate every day for 36,500 days, you'll live to be 100 years old.

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More than half of women in the United States will not leave their home without makeup on.

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The number of people alive on earth right now is higher than the number of all the people that have died.

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The Ottoman Empire once had seven emperors in seven months. They died of (in order): burning, choking, drowning, stabbing, heart failure, poisoning and being thrown from a horse.

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Pope Pius II wrote an erotic book "Historia de duobos amantibus" in 1444.

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Watching television can act as a natural painkiller for children.

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If a native Hawaiian woman places the flower on her right ear, she is available.

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If you attempted to count to stars in a galaxy at a rate of one every second it would take around 3,000 years to count them all.

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Butterflies taste with their feet.

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About 1/3 of American adults are at least 20% above their recommended weight.

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You can make edible cheese from the milk of 24 different mammals.

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SCUBA divers cannot pass gas at depths of 33 feet or below.

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The highest point in Pennsylvania is lower than the lowest point in Colorado.

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North Dakota is the only state in the US that has never had an earthquake.

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48% of astronauts experience motion sickness.

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The Germans tried to copy Coca-Cola and came up with the drink Fanta.

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Whales die if their echo system fails.

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Barbie's full name is Barbie Millicent Roberts.

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The first known marketer of the flushing toilet was Thomas Crapper.

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55.1% of all US prisoners are in prison for drug offenses.

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Only humans sleep on their backs.

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As of 2006, more than one in eight people in the United States show signs of addiction to the internet.

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In 1976, the 10 billionth gallon of "Coca-Cola" syrup was produced.

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A catfish has approximately 100,000 taste buds.

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If all the Coca-Cola vending machines in the U.S. were stacked one on top of each other, the pile would be over 450 miles high.

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