A 'jiffy' is an actual unit of time for 1/100th of a second.
A jiffy is an actual unit of time for 1/100th of a second. Thus the saying, I will be there in a jiffy.
A kangaroo cannot jump if its tail is of the ground.
A killer whale’s heart beats 30 times a minute under water, 60 times a minute on the surface.
A Koala Bear sleeps 22 hours of every day.
A lion's roar can be heard from five miles away.
A lump of pure gold the size of a matchbox can be flattened into a sheet the size of a tennis court.
'A man a plan a canal Panama' is also a palindrome
A man once sued his doctor because he survived his cancer longer than the doctor predicted.
A manned mission to Mars (called for by the first President Bush) was quietly dropped when someone worked out it would cost $450 billion and would probably kill all the crew.
A marine catfish can taste with any part of its body.
A mole can dig a hole 300 feet deep in one night.
A pack-a-day smoker will loose approx. 2 teeth every 10 years
A person infected with the SARS virus, has a 95-98% chance of recovery.
1195. Body Facts
If your vomit looks like what you've just eaten, that's exactly what it is. If it's soupy, then it's because it's been in your stomach for a while.
A piece of paper can be folded no more than 9 times.
A pig's penis is shaped like a corkscrew.
A pipe 2 feet in diameter will allow four times more fluid to pass through it than a pipe 1 foot in diameter.
A polar bear's skin is black. Its fur is not white, but actually clear.
1203. Body Facts
Long ago, rich people used to pay for teeth to be pulled from poor people – often teenagers – and implanted in their own jaws when their rotten teeth were removed.
A quarter has 119 grooves around the edge.
A queen bee uses her stinger only to sting another queen bee.
A rainbow can only be seen in the morning or late afternoon.
A rat can fall from a five story building without injury.
A rat can go longer without water than a camel.
A rat can go without water longer than a camel can.
A real estate agent’s rule of thumb: To estimate what a house will sell for, ask the owner what its worth and subtract 10%.
A recent study at Harvard has shown that eating chocolate can actually help you live longer!
A roach can live up to nine days without its head.
A Russian man who wore a beard during the time of Peter the Great had to pay a special tax.
A Saudi Arabian woman can get a divorce if her husband doesn't give her coffee.
A signature is called a John Hancock because he signed the Declaration of Independce.
1219. Body Facts
If you could scrunch together all the bacteria living on the outside of your body, they would take up about the same amount of space as one pea.
A sneeze can travel as fast as 100 miles per hour.
A species of earthworm in Australia grows up to 10 feet in length.
A sperm whale produces 60 litres of sperm and has a 12ft penis.
A spider's silk is stronger than steel.
A survey reported that 12% of Americans think that Joan of Arc was Noah's wife.
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