The word vaccine comes from the Latin word vacca, which means cow. This name was chosen beacause the first vaccination was derived from cowpox which was given to a boy
Squids move through the ocean using a jet of water forced out of the body by a siphon
No NFL team which plays its home games in a domed stadium has ever won a Superbowl
Los Angeles is the most polluted city in the USA
A body decomposes four times as fast in water than on land.
About 30 million men in the United States suffer from erectile dysfunction.
Estuarine crocodiles are the biggest of all 26 species of the crocodilian family
The saying, "It's all fun and games until someone loses an eye" is from Ancient Rome. The only rule during wrestling matches was, no eye gouging, eveything else was allowed.
Sigmund Freud had a morbid fear of ferns
4808. Animal Facts
Baby cockroaches feed on their parents' faeces to get the bacteria they need to help them digest plants and vegetables.
In the world, the United States and France have the most pet dogs. Approximately one out of every three families has a pet dog. Switzerland and Germany are the lowest only having one dog per every ten families
Sea water, loaded with mineral salts, weighs about a pound and a half more per cubit foot than fresh water at the same temperature.
Especially in women, the skin of the arms is highly sensitive to manual or lingual stimulation.
On May 9, 1999 approximately 600,000 gallons of whiskey flowed into the Kentucky River during a fire at Wild Turkey Distillery in Lawrenceburg
A 17 year old girl from Miami, Florida started to sneeze on January 4, 1966 and it continued untill June 8 1966.
The longest movie ever screened was a 1970 British film that lasted 48 hours, 0 minutes. Believe it or not, its name is "The Longest and Most Meaningless Movie in the World".
27% of Americans believe we never landed on the moon.
Janis Joplin, Jim Morrison, and Jimi Hendrix all died at the young age of 27.
Elephants can't jump. Every other mammal can.
Ticks can be as small as a grain of rice and grow to be as big as a marble
'Jedi' is an official religion in Australia with over 70,000 followers
The Vatican's Swiss Guard still wears a uniform designed by Michelangelo in the early 16th century.
Worker ants may live seven years and the queen may live as long as 15 years.
A perfect number is a number whose divisors add up to itself such as 28: 1+2+4+7+14=28
In 10 minutes, a hurricane releases more energy than all the world'snuclear weapons combined.
It is impossible to get water out of a rimless tire.
80% of all pictures on the internet are of naked women
Dolphins hear by having sound waves transmit through their skull to their inner ear region
There are more than 50,000 earthquakes throughout the world every year.
SCUBA divers cannot pass gas at depths of 33 feet or below
An electric eel can produce a shock of up to 650 volts.
The average height of an NBA basketball player is 6 feet 7 inches
Hedgehogs have the most similar fingerprints to humans.
According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, two out of five women in America dye their hair.
A rhinoceros horn is made of compacted hair
All Humans Are 99.9% Genetically Identical and 98.4% of human genes are the same as the genes of a chimpanzee.
In space you cannot cry because there is no gravity to make the tears flow.
The first African-American to receive a Nobel Peace Prize was Ralph J. Bunche in 1950
The Bible has been translated into Klingon.
The lifespan of the common goldfish is over 20 years.
The mythical Scottish town of Brigadoon appears for one day every one hundred years
Identify a fake: The second hand on an authentic Rolex watch doesn't tick, it moves smoothly.
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