There are more stars than all of the grains of sand on earth.
The tuatara lizard of New Zealand has three eyes, two in the center of its head and one on the top of its head
One female mouse can produce up to 100 babies a year
IBM's motto is "Think". Apple later made their motto "
The hottest chili in the world is the Tezpur chili pepper
5145. Animal Facts
The Australian blue-ringed octopus can pump out a poison that will paralyze or kill a human.
A top freestyle swimmer achieves a speed of only 4 miles per hour. Fish, in contrast, have been clocked at 68 mph
A white tiger can only be born when both parents carry the gene for white colouring
In downtown Lima, Peru, there is a large brass statue dedicated to Winnie-the-Pooh.
The song Happy Birthday to You was originally written by sisters Mildred and Patty Hill as Good Morning to You. The words were changed and it was published in 1935.
Every square inch of the human body has an average of 32 million bacteria on it.
The origin of apples traces back to the Middle East over 4,000 years ago
In Lexington, Kentucky, it's illegal to carry an ice cream cone in your pocket.
All of the roles in Shakespeare's plays were originally acted by men and boys. In England at that time, it wasn't proper for females to appear on stage.
It is forbidden for aircraft to fly over the Taj Mahal.
The Saguaro Cactus, found in South-western United States does NOT grow branches until it is 75 years old.
Montgomery Ward was the first company in the United States to advertise, "Satisfaction guaranteed or your money back." They did it in 1874, two years after company founder Aaron Montgomery Ward launched his mail-order catalog.
Buckingham Palace has over six hundred rooms
Bayer was advertising cough medicine containing heroin in 1898.
Baskin Robbins once made ketchup ice cream. This was the only vegetable flavoured ice cream produced. However, they discontinued it since they thought it would not sell well
The 2,000 Arabica coffee cherries it takes to make a roasted pound of coffee are normally picked by hand as they ripen. Since each cherry contains two beans, it takes about 4,000 Arabica beans to make a pound of roasted coffee.
The table fork was introduced into England in 1601. Until then people would eat with their knives, spoons or fingers. When Queen Elizabeth first used a fork, the clergy went ballistic. They felt it was an insult to God not to touch meat with one's fingers.
A hard working adult sweats up to 4 gallons per day. Most of the sweat evaporates before a person realizes it's there, though.
A baby octopus is about the size of a flea when it is born
Dr. Joel Poinsett, the 1st US ambassador to Mexico, brought the poinsettia to US in 1828. The plant, called flower of the blessed night in Mexico was renamed in Poinsett's honor.
The gases emitted from a banana or an apple can help an orange ripen.
Soldiers disease is a term for morphine addiction. The Civil War produced over 400,000 morphine addicts
There are twice as many kangaroos in Australia as there are people. The kangaroo population is estimated at about 40 million.
Coconuts kill about 150 people each year. That's more than sharks.
The pound cake got its name from the pound of butter it contained.
It takes seven years for a lobster to weigh one pound.
dous:tremendous, horrendous, stupendous, and hazardous
NASA scientists have concluded that the state of California is moving north and will collide with the state of Alaska in roughly 150 million years
The Catholic Church only declared in 1992 that the earth may go round the sun.
In 2003, the U.S. Government spent about $2,000,000.00 on potato research.
BVD stands for the organizers of the company: Bradley, Voorhies, and Day.
In 1825, the first toilet was installed in the White House
5178. Animal Facts
A 32-kilogram (70-pound) octopus can squeeze through a hole the size of a tennis ball.
5179. Animal Facts
The end of a chameleon's tongue can have a club-like lump oiled with sticky goo which helps it to catch insects.
When a giraffe's baby is born it falls from a height of six feet, normally without being hurt.
In 1999, Pepsi, Inc. paid $0.00 in income tax.
From 13th June 1948 to 1st June 1958 a citizen of Los Angeles hiccoughed 160,000,000 times. People sent him 60,000 suggestions for cures.
The dragonfly has not changed over the last 300 million years
A fire in Australia has been burning for more than 5,000 years.
The botanical name of the chocolate plant is Theobramba cacao, which means Food of the Gods.
The mask used by Michael Myers in the original 'Halloween'was actually a Captain Kirk mask painted white.
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