199. Fact
The surface speed record on the moon is 10.56 miles per hour. It was set with the lunar rover.

200. Fact
If you could drive to the sun -- at 55 miles per hour -- it would take about 193 years.

201. Fact
The moon is one million times drier than the gobi desert.

202. Fact
Just twenty seconds worth of fuel remained when apollo 11's lunar module landed on the moon.

203. Fact
A boeing 707 uses four thousand gallons of fuel in its take-off climb.

204. Fact
The planet saturn has a density lower than water. So, if placed in water it would float.

205. Fact
Since 1959, more than 6,000 pieces of 'space junk' (abandoned rocket and satellite parts) have fallen out of orbit - many of these have hit the earth's surface.

206. Fact
It takes 70% less energy to produce a ton of paper from recycled paper than from trees.

207. Fact
Every year in the us, 625 people are struck by lightning.

208. Fact
Hawaii is moving toward japan 4 inches every year.

209. Fact
The rocket engine has to supply its own oxygen so it can burn its fuel in outer space.

210. Fact
The north atlantic gets 1 inch wider every year.

211. Fact
Oxygen is the most abundant element in the earths crust, waters, and atmosphere (about 49.5%).

212. Fact
A stroke of lightning discharges from 10 to 100 million volts & 30,000 amperes of electricity.

213. Fact
A bolt of lightning is about 54,000f (30,000c); six times hotter than the sun.

214. Fact
Hydrogen is the most abundant element in the universe (75%).

215. Fact
The average distance between the earth & the moon is 238,857 miles (384,392 km).

216. Fact
The moon is 27% the size of the earth.

217. Fact
The center of the sun is about 27 million degrees fahrenheit (15 million c).

218. Fact
Sunlight takes about 8 minutes & 20 seconds to reach the earth at 186,282 miles/sec (299,792 km/sec).

219. Fact
The highest temperature on earth was 136f (58c) in libya in 1922.

220. Fact
The lowest temperature on earth was -128.6f (-89.6c) in antarctica in 1983.

221. Fact
Sunlight can penetrate clean ocean water to a depth of 240 feet.

222. Fact
The average ocean floor is 12,000 feet.

223. Fact
The temperature can be determined by counting the number of cricket chirps in fourteen seconds and adding 40.

224. Fact
House flies have a lifespan of two weeks.

225. Fact
Chimps are the only animals that can recognize themselves in a mirror.

226. Fact
Starfish don't have brains.

227. Fact
The average person falls asleep in seven minutes.

228. Fact
Shrimp's hearts are in their heads.

229. Fact
Every time you lick a stamp, you're consuming 1/10 of a calorie.

230. Fact
The longest recorded flight of a chicken is thirteen seconds.

231. Fact
Emus and kangaroos cannot walk backwards.

232. Fact
Cats have over one hundred vocal sounds, while dogs only have about ten.

233. Fact
Porcupines float in water.

234. Fact
An ostrich's eye is bigger that its brain.

235. Fact
An iguana can stay under water for twenty-eight minutes.

236. Fact
The common goldfish is the only animal that can see both infra-red and ultra-violet light.

237. Fact
It's impossible to sneeze with your eyes open.

238. Fact
The pupil of an octopus' eye is rectangular.

239. Fact
Our eyes are always the same size from birth, but our nose and ears never stop growing.

240. Fact
The leg bones of a bat are so thin that no bat can walk.

241. Fact
Ants cannot chew their food, they move their jaws sideways, like scissors, to extract the juices from the food.

242. Fact
Hummingbirds are the only animals able to fly backwards.

243. Fact
Tigers have striped skin, not just striped fur.

244. Fact
A cat's jaws cannot move sideways.

245. Fact
Armadillos get an average of 18.5 hours of sleep per day.

246. Fact
Armadillos can walk underwater.

247. Fact
There are more beetles than any other kind of creature in the world.

248. Fact
Certain frogs that can survive the experience of being frozen.



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