The reason why flamingos are pink is because they eat shrimp which have a red pigment
The giant squid is the largest creature without a backbone. It weighs up to 2.5 tons and grows up to 55 feet long. Each eye is a foot or more in diameter.
Border collies are the most intelligent breed of dog
Colonel Sanders traveled over 250,000 miles a year visiting various parts of his Kentucky Fried Chicken Empire
An arabica coffee tree can produce up to 12 pounds of coffee a year, depending on soil and climate.
When angered, the ears of the tazmanian devil turn pinkish red.
China was the first country to use paper money.
Pierre, the capital of South Dakota, is the only state capital name that shares no letters with the name of its state.
The Library of Congress, located in Washington D.C., is the largest library in the world
In 1888, Hollywood was founded by Harvey and Daeida Wilcox, who named the city after their summer home in Chicago
In Utah it is illegal to fish from horseback.
The Great Lakes are the most important inland waterway in North America. All the lakes, except Lake Michigan, which lies entirely in the United States, are shared by the United States and Canada and form part of the border between these countries.
Apparently 1/3 of people with alarm clocks hit the 'snooze' button every morning, and from 25-34 age group, it is over 1/2.
Coca-Cola was the first soft drink to be consumed in outer space
Half of all identity thieves are either relatives, friends, or neighbors of their victims.
The largest chicken egg ever laid weighed a pound and had a double yolk and shell
Hawaii officially became apart of the US on June 14, 1900.
If any of the heads on Mt. Rushmore had a body, it would be nearly 500 feet tall.
It is estimated that millions of trees in the world are accidentally planted by squirrels who bury nuts and then forget where they hid them.
Acrorthosis is a medical condition of having too many erections too often.
Until President Kennedy was killed, it wasn t a federal crime to assassinate the President.
Since 1896, the beginning of the modern Olympics, only Greece and Australia have participated in every Games.
Wearing yellow makes you look bigger on camera; green, smaller.
May and June are the most popular months to get married. January is the least popular.
According to Scandinavian traditions, if a boy and girl eat from the same loaf of bread, they are bound to fall in love
Around the 16th century the Yo-Yo was used by Philipinos to stun prey from trees.
Some breeds of chickens lay colored eggs.
The average life span of a hermit crab is 75 years.
The US city with the highest murder rate is Detroit, with 45.3 homicides per 100,000 people.
In Sweden, when leaving someone's home, wait until you get to the doorway to step outside before putting on your coat. To do so earlier suggests you are eager to leave.
A 'face-off'in hockey was originally called a 'puck-off'.
Bees visit over 2,000 flowers and fly over 55,000 miles to produce just 1 lb. of honey.
In 1876, Maria Spelterina was the first woman to ever cross Niagara Falls on a high wire
Bourbon whiskey gets its name from Bourbon County, Kentucky, where local distillers developed the drink around 1800.
In South Dakota it is illegal to try to convince a pacifist to renounce his beliefs by threatening to arm-wrestle him.
5529. Animal Facts
An octopus tentacle will carry on wriggling for some time after being cut off.
The most expensive spice in the world is saffron
It took Leonardo Da Vinci 10 years to paint Mona Lisa. He never signed or dated the painting. Leonardo and Mona had identical bone structures according to the painting. X-ray images have shown that there are 3 other versions under the original.
In Ancient Egypt, cats were often buried with their masters, or in a special cemetary for cats
The eyes of an Ostrich are larger than its brain.
The sloth (a mammal) moves so slowly that green algae can grow undisturbed on its fur.
Chocolate kills dogs. Chocolate affects a dog's heart and nervous system. A few ounces is enough to kill a small sized dog.
The TV show Saturday Night Live made its debut on October 11, 1975
5537. Animal Facts
Bat faeces lies so deep on the floors of their caves that people harvest it to sell as fertilizer for plants.
Lake Ontario was originally named Lake St. Louis
It's more likely you would be attacked by a cow than a shark.
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