Facts1. The Bay of Biscay is bordered by France and Spain.

2. There are 42 U.S. gallons in a barrel of oil.

3. Titusville Pennsylvania is home to the first oil well in the world.

4. Smokey Bear (known by most as Smokey the Bear) made his debut in 1944.

5. Warren Beatty had a role in “The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis.”

6. John Wayne’s birth name is Marion Michael Morison.

7. Elvis Presley’s middle name is misspelled on his tombstone.

8. Indiana Jones’ first name was Henry.

9. There are 8 states that border the Great Lakes.

10. Colorado and Wyoming are the only two U.S. States that are rectangular in shape.

11. Only female mosquitoes bite.

12. The only U.S. State with a one-syllable name is Maine.

13. Sherlock Holmes was based on a real person, Dr. Joseph Bell.

14. The first paper towel made for use in the kitchen was produced by Scott in 1931.

15. Before Dean Martin was a famous singer he boxed under the alias Kid Crochet.

16. The longest river in the world is the Nile at 4,160 miles long.

17. Rhode Island has an area of only 1,231 square miles, making it the smallest U.S. State.

18. The longest running western shown on television is Gunsmoke; it ran for 20 years.

19. Billy the Kid’s birth name was Henry McCarty.

20. The Bay of Fundy has tides up to 70 feet, the highest in the world.

21. J.C. Penney was founded by James Cash Penney.

22. The only people allowed to wear white fur in the Middle Ages were royalty.

23. The country with the world’s largest population of 1.2 billion is China.

24. The popular song “American Pie” is about the plane crash that ended the lives of Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and Jiles Perry Richardson (Big Bopper).

25. The first drive in movie theater was opened on June 6, 1933.

26. Elvis Presley served in the military from 1958 to 1960.

27. Jack Dempsey was also known as the “Manassa Mauler.”

28. John Newberry was the first to publish children’s books.

29. James Cagney’s first film was “Sinner’s Holiday.”

30. The capital of Colombia is Bogotá.

31. Three of Henry the Eighth’s six wives died during their marriage; two were beheaded and one died during childbirth.

32. The only X-rated film to win a best picture Oscar is “Midnight Cowboy.”

33. The members of the Bee Gees are brothers.

34. A rhinoceros can reach speeds of up to 30 miles an hour.

35. The bee hummingbird is the world’s smallest bird.

36. Sirius is the brightest star seen at night.

37. “Lawrence of Arabia,” an academy award winner, has no female speaking roles.

38. Hattie McDaniel was the first African American to win an Academy Award.

39. Boris Yeltsin was the first elected President of Russia.

40. Stevie Wonder has his first hit at age 12.

41. The Sahara Desert is the world’s largest desert with an area of 3,5000,000 square miles.

42. John F. Kennedy was the only Roman Catholic President.

43. Dolphins do not have vocal cords; they make noise by manipulating the air escaping through their blowholes.

44. Bats are the only mammals that fly.

45. The tallest structure in the world is the CNN Tower.

46. There are six U.S. states named after English queens and kings.

47. The Globe Theater was built in 1599.

48. The first Model T was marketed in 1908.

49. Oklahoma means red people in Choctaw.

50. There was once a $40,000 bounty for the capture of Harriet Tubman.