The dog with the loudest recorded bark is a German Shepherd named Charlie whose bark registered at 113.1 decibels. That's almost loud enough to cause hearing damage. German chocolate cake isn't from Germany -- it's named after American chocolatier Samuel German, who developed the recipe. The most common birth day is Tuesday, while Saturday is the least common. People used to say "ahoy!" on the phone instead of "hello." Maya Angelou was the first African American woman to write a non-fiction best seller. The world's largest swimming pool is in Algarrobo, Chile and measures over 1,000 yards from end to end. That's 10 football fields!