120. Fact
The largest man-made lake in the u.s. Is lake mead, created by hoover dam.

121. Fact
The poison arrow frogs of south and central america are the most poisonous animals in the world.

122. Fact
A new born blue whale measures 20-26 feet (6.0 - 7.9 meters) long and weighs up to 6,614 pounds (3003 kg).

123. Fact
The first coast-to-coast telephone line was established in 1914.

124. Fact
The virginia opossum has a gestation period of only 12-13 days.

125. Fact
The stegosaurus dinosaur measured up to 30 feet (9.1 meters) long but had a brain the size of a walnut.

126. Fact
The largest meteorite crater in the world is in winslow, arizona. It is 4,150 feet across and 150 feet deep.

127. Fact
The human eye blinks an average of 4,200,000 times a year.

128. Fact
Skylab, the first american space station, fell to the earth in thousands of pieces in 1979. Thankfully most over the ocean.

129. Fact
It takes approximately 12 hours for food to entirely digest.

130. Fact
Human jaw muscles can generate a force of 200 pounds (90.8 kilograms) on the molars.

131. Fact
The skylab astronauts grew 1.5 - 2.25 inches (3.8 - 5.7 centimeters) due to spinal lengthening and straightening as a result of zero gravity.

132. Fact
An inch (2.5 centimeters) of rain water is equivalent to 15 inches (38.1 centimeters) of dry, powdery snow.

133. Fact
Tremendous erosion at the base of niagara falls (usa) undermines the shale cliffs and as a result the falls have receded approximately 7 miles over the last 10,000 years.

134. Fact
40 to 50 percent of body heat can be lost through the head (no hat) as a result of its extensive circulatory network.

135. Fact
A large swarm of desert locusts (schistocerca gregaria) can consume 20,000 tons (18,160,000 kilograms) of vegetation a day.

136. Fact
The largest telescope in the world is currently being constructed in northern chile. The telescope will utilize four - 26 ft. 8 in. (8.13 meters) mirrors which will gather as much light as a single 52 ft. 6 in. (16 meters) mirror.

137. Fact
The hubble space telescope weighs 12 tons (10,896 kilograms), is 43 feet (13.1 meters) long, and cost $2.1 billion to originally build.

138. Fact
The longest living cells in the body are brain cells which can live an entire lifetime.

139. Fact
The largest flying animal was the pterosaur which lived 70 million years ago. This reptile had a wing span of 36-39 feet (11-11.9 meters) and weighed 190-250 pounds (86-113.5 kilograms).

140. Fact
The atlantic giant squid's eye can be as large as 15.75 inches (40 centimeters) wide.

141. Fact
Armadillos, opossums, and sloth's spend about 80% of their lives sleeping.

142. Fact
The starfish species, porcellanaster ivanovi, has been found to live in water as deep as 24,881 feet (7,584 meters).

143. Fact
The tentacles of the giant arctic jellyfish can reach 120 feet (36.6 meters) in length.

144. Fact
The greatest tide change on earth occurs in the bay of fundy. The difference between low tide and high tide can be as great as 54 ft. 6 in. (16.6 meters).

145. Fact
The highest temperature produced in a laboratory was 920,000,000 f (511,000,000 c) at the tokamak fusion test reactor in princeton, nj, usa.

146. Fact
The most powerful laser in the world, the nova laser at lawrence livermore national laboratory, ca, usa, generates a pulse of energy equal to 100,000,000,000,000 watts of power for .000000001 second to a target the size of a grain of sand.

147. Fact
The fastest computer in the world is the cray y-mp c90 supercomputer. It has two gigabytes of central memory and 16 parallel central processor units.

148. Fact
The heaviest human brain ever recorded weighed 5 lb. 1.1 oz. (2.3 kg.).

149. Fact
The deepest part of the ocean is 35,813 feet (10,916 meters) deep and occurs in the mariana trench in the pacific ocean. At that depth the pressure is 18,000 pounds (9172 kilograms) per square inch.

150. Fact
The largest cave in the world (the sarawak chamber in malaysia) is 2,300 feet (701 meters) long, 980 feet (299 meters) wide, and more than 230 feet (70 meters) high.

151. Fact
The hottest planet in the solar system is venus, with an estimated surface temperature of 864 f (462 c).

152. Fact
The ears of a cricket are located on the front legs, just below the knee.

153. Fact
The first electronic digital computer (called eniac - the electronic numerical integrator and calculator) was developed in 1946 and contained over 18,000 vacuum tubes.

154. Fact
The leg muscles of a locust are about 1000 times more powerful than an equal weight of human muscle.

155. Fact
The cosmos contains approximately 50,000,000,000 galaxies.

156. Fact
There are between 100,000,000,000 and 1,000,000,000,000 stars in a normal galaxy.

157. Fact
Sound travels about 4 times faster in water than in air.

158. Fact
Scientists have discovered that copper pollution of the atmosphere occurred about 2500 years ago.dis was discovered by analyzing ice cores from greenland the pollution was attributed to the romans who used copper for military purposes n to produce coins.

159. Fact
Hydrofluoric acid will dissolve glass.

160. Fact
In a full grown rye plant, the total length of roots may reach 380 miles (613 km).

161. Fact
In a full grown rye plant, the total length of fine root hairs may reach 6600 miles (10,645 km).

162. Fact
A large sunspot can last for about a week.

163. Fact
If you could throw a snowball fast enough, it would totally vaporize when it hit a brick wall.

164. Fact
Boron nitride (bn) is the second hardest substance known to man.

165. Fact
The female tarantula hawk wasp paralyzes a large spider with her sting. She then lays her eggs on the motionless body so that her developing young have a fresh supply of spider meat to feed on.

166. Fact
The seeds of an indian lotus tree remain viable for 300 to 400 years.

167. Fact
The only letter not appearing on the periodic table is the letter j.

168. Fact
Velcro was invented by a swiss guy who was inspired by the way burrs attached to clothing.

169. Fact
Hershey's kisses are called that because the machine that makes them looks like it's kissing the conveyor belt.



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