A lost world exists in the Indonesian jungle that is home to dozens of hitherto unknown animal and plant species.
If you can see a rainbow you must have your back to the sun.
80% of people that are on weight loss programs exercise on average three times a week
A Cheetah at full speed takes strides of 8 meters.
On October 15, 1794, the first silver dollar coins were released to be circulated to the public
French artist, Michel Vienkot, uses cow dung as paint when he creates his pictures
Eyes are always the same size from birth but our nose and ears never stop growing.
Coca-Cola's 'Super Pure'Dasani bottled water is just filtered tap water.
7.5 million toothpicks can be created from a cord of wood.
The original name for the butterfly was 'flutterby'.
If an identical twin grows up without having a certain tooth, the other twin will most likely also grow up with that tooth missing
The Pacific Ocean was named by Magellen because it was calmer than the Atlantic.
80% of men and 54% of women feel it's OK to have a one-night stand.
German Shepherds bite humans more than any other breed of dog.
The largest single flower is the Rafflesia or corpse flower. They are generally 3 feet in diameter with the record being 42 inches.
The Planters Peanut Company mascot, Mr. Peanut, was created during a contest for schoolchildren in 1916
Approximately 20% of Americans have a passport.
The national sport of Japan is sumo wrestling
New York City's nickname the Big Apple is named after an early swing-dance that originated in a South Carolina club (which used to be a church) called The Big Apple.
Before 1859, baseball umpires were seated in padded chairs behind home plate.
An owl cannot move it's eyeballs in its eye sockets.
During World War II, the British Intelligence used the Colossus Machines (precursor to computers) at Bletchley Park to help decode the enigma code of the Nazis.
George Washington's teeth were actually: carved from animal tusks, some of them were also somebody else's teeth, and some of them were from animals like deer and cales.
Venus is the only planet that rotates clockwise.
An iguana can stay under water for 28 minutes.
The state of California has more 7-Eleven stores than any other state. There are approximately 1,200 stores
Quality standards for pasta were set in the 13th century by the Pope
The word vaccine comes from the Latin word vacca, which means cow. This name was chosen beacause the first vaccination was derived from cowpox which was given to a boy
Squids move through the ocean using a jet of water forced out of the body by a siphon
No NFL team which plays its home games in a domed stadium has ever won a Superbowl
Los Angeles is the most polluted city in the USA
A body decomposes four times as fast in water than on land.
About 30 million men in the United States suffer from erectile dysfunction.
Estuarine crocodiles are the biggest of all 26 species of the crocodilian family
The saying, "It's all fun and games until someone loses an eye" is from Ancient Rome. The only rule during wrestling matches was, no eye gouging, eveything else was allowed.
Sigmund Freud had a morbid fear of ferns
4808. Animal Facts
Baby cockroaches feed on their parents' faeces to get the bacteria they need to help them digest plants and vegetables.
In the world, the United States and France have the most pet dogs. Approximately one out of every three families has a pet dog. Switzerland and Germany are the lowest only having one dog per every ten families
Sea water, loaded with mineral salts, weighs about a pound and a half more per cubit foot than fresh water at the same temperature.
Especially in women, the skin of the arms is highly sensitive to manual or lingual stimulation.
On May 9, 1999 approximately 600,000 gallons of whiskey flowed into the Kentucky River during a fire at Wild Turkey Distillery in Lawrenceburg
A 17 year old girl from Miami, Florida started to sneeze on January 4, 1966 and it continued untill June 8 1966.
The longest movie ever screened was a 1970 British film that lasted 48 hours, 0 minutes. Believe it or not, its name is "The Longest and Most Meaningless Movie in the World".
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Daryl John Harper, also known as Daryl Harper, was born in the year 1951 in Australia. He attended Norwood High School before he started as a primary school teacher. He had a brief career as an Australian football referee before an injury forced him to quit. He began his umpiring career in the year 1983 and was the first umpire from Australia to be selected into the Elite Umpires Panel of the ICC on 2002, and continued as an elite umpire till 2011. He was also an International Test umpire between 1998 and 2011. Harper had a brilliant career as an umpire as he officiated at 94 tests and 174 ODIs in total. Later, in the year 2011, ICC announced that Harper was being stood down at the termination of his contract in July 2011. In June 2011, following criticism from India during the India West Indies Test series, Harper retired from umpiring. He was honoured with the ICC Bronze Bails Award for umpiring in 100 ODIs.