All babies are color blind when they are born.
The world's tallest grass, which has sometimes grown 130 feet or more, is bamboo.
The only two days of the year in which there are no professional sports games (MLB, NBA, NHL, or NFL) are the day before and the day after the Major League all-stars Game.
There are 53 Lego bricks manufactured for each person in the world.
The age limit for marriage in France was, until recently, 15 for girls, but 18 for boys. The age for girls was raised to 18 in 2006.
Enamel is hardest substance in the human body
By partially filling saucers with vinegar and distributing the saucers around a room, you can eliminate odors
Indonesia consists only of islands - 13,667 total
There are more than one million animal species on Earth.
The smallest island with country status is Pitcairn in Polynesia, at just 1.75 square miles.
Even a small amount of alcohol placed on a scorpion will make it go crazy and sting itself to death.
Close to two million people who go to hospitals in the United States for one ailment wind up catching another.
The first episode of the popular television sitcom Happy Days was titled All The Way.
In America, the most common mental illness is Anxiety Disorders
There are only two sequences of four consecutive letters that can be found in the English language: rstu and mnop. Examples of each are understudy and gymnophobia.
The 20th president of the United States, James Garfield, was able to write Greek with one hand and Latin with the other at the same time
Washing machines use anywhere from 40 to 200 litres of water per load
The practice of identifying baseball players by number was started by the Yankees in 1929.
The odds of being born male are about 51.2%, according to census.
No other animal gives us more by-products than the hog. These by-products include pig suede, buttons, glass, paint brushes, crayons, chalk, and insulation to name a few
A giraffe can clean its ears with its 21-inch tongue.
Pele has always hated his nickname, which he says sounds like baby-talk in Portuguese.
Queen Victoria eased the discomfort of her menstrual cramps by having her doctor supply her with marijuana.
The greatest mountain range is the Mid-Ocean Ridge, extending 64,374 km from the Arctic Ocean to the Atlantic Ocean
An area of the Sun's surface the size of a postage stamp shines with the power of 1,500,000 candles.
41% of the moon is not visible from earth at any time.
Babies start dreaming even before they're born.
In literature, the average length of a sentence is around 35 words.
Leonardo Da Vinci never signed or dated his most famous painting, the Mona Lisa
The symbol on the pound key (#) is called an octothorpe.
Mercury is the only metal that is liquid at room temperature.
The sperm count of an average American male compared to thirty years ago is down thirty percent
Because metal was scarce; the Oscars given out during World War II were made of plaster.
The 1st winner of the Academy Award for best picture, and the only silent film to achieve that honor, was the 1927 film, "Wings".
The number of triplets born in the US in 1994 (4,594) was more than triple the number born in 1971 (1,034), an increase attributed to older age of the mothers and the use of fertility-enhancing drugs and techniques.
Every Swiss citizen is required by law to have a bomb shelter or access to a bomb shelter.
The states with the most presidential burial sites: Ohio and Virginia (tie).
Moscow weathermen can be fined for inaccurate weather forecasting.
Before roasting, some green coffee beans are stored for years, and experts believe that certain beans improve with age, when stored properly.
The largest employer in the world is the Indian railway system in India, employing over 1.6 million people
When sharks bite down, their eyes automatically close in case their prey starts squirming trying to get free, and thereby cause damage to the shark's eyes in the process.
If you attempted to count to stars in a galaxy at a rate of one every second it would take around 3,000 years to count them all.
A common custom in Spain is to eat one grape for each of the last 12 seconds of every year for good luck
The only 15 letter word that can be spelled without repeating a letter is uncopyrightable.
Every day more money is printed for Monopoly than the U.S. treasury.
Almost without exception, cows are milked from the right side. The reason is because most farmers have been right-handed since the start of the dairy business and it's easier for a right-handed milker to work from the right side.
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It s been a common trend thus far that citizens of smaller countries travel abroad more often than those in larger countries such as Brazil, Spain, and Indonesia. New Zealand is an anomaly in this trend ? or is it? Though most people think New Zealand is a small country, it would reach from Jacksonville to Boston if overlaid on the U.S. s Eastern Seaboard. Despite its size, New Zealand has some of the most diverse flora and fauna on the planet and is routinely lauded for its widely varied landscapes. Kiwis ? as New Zealanders are often known ? go on 3.8 trips domestically (0.5 internationally) each year.