~ The average human eyeball weighs just over a quarter of an ounce - 0.2645 ounce to be precise.
~ The state quarter representing Alabama issued in 2003 was the first U.S. circulating coin to have writing on it in Braille. The coin features Helen Keller reading a Braille book, with her name written alongside in English and Braille.
~ Horse feathers are the long hairs that cover the lower fetlock (ankle joint) and hoof area. Clydesdale horses have the thickest feathers.
~ A shotgun house is a one story house that's one room wide and at least three rooms deep, with no hallways between them. Designed for hot climates (before air-conditioning), they allow breezes to blow straight through the home - just as a shotgun blast would be expected to pass straight through.