558. Fact
An elephant's brain is five times larger than a human brain.

559. Fact
Egyptian mummies were not originally embalmed. They were laid out on the hot desert sand to dry without rotting.

560. Fact
Whales can have lice.

561. Fact
Petroleum is colorless. Red dye is added so that it is not confused with other fuels.

562. Fact
The first massage device was invented in 1869 and powered by steam.

563. Fact
Peanuts are not true nuts but are a member of a family of legumes related to peas, lentils, chickpeas and other beans.

564. Fact
The hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy by douglas adams was first released as a radio series, then a book.

565. Fact
On a hot day, up to ten tons of water can evaporate from the leaves of a large tree.

566. Fact
You suffer from dendrophobia if you don't like to be near trees or are deadly afraid of them.

567. Fact
A baby's cry can reach 90 decibels. A normal conversation measures around 60 decibels and a car horn 110 decibels.

568. Fact
Do you get headaches when eating ice cream? One third of the world's population suffers from it. It's called "spheno palatine gangleoneuralgia."

569. Fact
The great white whale in moby dick by herman meville was in fact a sperm whale.

570. Fact
Two million mites live in your bed.

571. Fact
When steve buscemi played mass murderer, garland green, in the movie con air, he asked the director whether or not he needed a wig or any specific makeup to make him look scarier. The director told him it would be enough to just look like himself.

572. Fact
In 1994, 36,021 wrongly parked cars were towed away in new york city.

573. Fact
Tom hanks, who played the lead character in forrest gump has his eyes closed in every still photo shown in the movie of forrest's life.

574. Fact
A lightning bolt is not very wide - usually between 1 to 2 inches but it can be up to 6 inches in width. Its length is much more dazzling - often between 328 yards and 2 miles long.

575. Fact
Pasta means dough in italian.

576. Fact
A more fitting word for writer's cramp is "migiography".

577. Fact
The producers, of the film seven, wanted kevin spacey's name among the credits at the beginning of the movie. But spacey didn't want this. He wanted to surprise the audience and not give away the fact that he was the murderer. The producers did as he wished and placed his name first among the credits at the end of the movie.

578. Fact
Approximately 100 people die each year choking on ballpoint pens.

579. Fact
American dentists recommend that you keep your toothbrush at least 6 feet from a flushing toilet. This will help prevent uninvited airbourne particles from alighting onto your toothbrush and ending up in your mouth.

580. Fact
The abbreviation "dvd" can stand for either "digital video disc" or "digital versatile disc".

581. Fact
The shortest movie review is leonard maltin's review of the film isn't it romantic? (1948) his review simply said, "no".

582. Fact
Another more complicated word for squinting is "strabismus".

583. Fact
In toy story 2, a calendar from a bug's life is briefly displayed. Both computer animated films were produced by pixar.

584. Fact
In greek mythology, eros is the god of love. In roman mythology, his name is amor.

585. Fact
When monty python's film life of brian was released in 1979, it was forbidden in norway but released there one year later.

586. Fact
According to legend, aztec ruler montezuma drank 50 cups of chocolate every day from goblets made of pure gold.

587. Fact
Los angeles's full name is "el pueblo de nuestra senora la reina de los angeles de porciuncula".

588. Fact
Heavy water is actually 10 % heavier than ordinary water.

589. Fact
Danny devito got the part of martini in the film one flew over the cuckoo's nest because he had played this same role on broadway a couple of years earlier.

590. Fact
In 1984, the belgian adventurer bruno leunen bought the longest ticket in the world for his journey around the world. It included 80 airline companies and 109 intermediate landings. When the ticket was printed out, it was 40 feet long!

591. Fact
The cigarette lighter was invented before matches were.

592. Fact
All polar bears are left handed.

593. Fact
Women blink almost twice as often as men do.

594. Fact
You can lead a cow upstairs but not downstairs.

595. Fact
Only one person in two billion will live to be 116 years or older.

596. Fact
Elephants are the only animals that can't jump.

597. Fact
Your spinal marrow measures approximately 17 inches in length and only weighs about 1 ounce.

598. Fact
Genuine pearls melt when put into vinegar.

599. Fact
The tastebuds of butterflies are on their feet.

600. Fact
The latin word for seals is "pinnipedia", which means fin footed.

601. Fact
If a turkey looks up with its mouth open when it's raining, it could drown.

602. Fact
The world's longest unit of time is the hindus kalpa. It is equivalent to 4,000,000,032 years, the time it takes to flatten the himalaya mountain range by scraping away at it with a silk thread.

603. Fact
In every episode of seinfeld, you can see something with superman on it.

604. Fact
At more then 10,000-years-old, a coniferous tree, on the island of tasmania, is the oldest known living organism. It has lived through the cultural development of mankind and magestically covers an area as large as a city block.

605. Fact
In the film gold rush, a starving charlie chaplin eats his own shoes. These shoes were actually made from licorice.

606. Fact
One of china's goals is that every citizen should be able to eat 200 eggs yearly. It is estimated that in order to feed 1.3 billion people 200 eggs annually, that would require 1.3 billion hens who would eat more grain than australia produces yearly.

607. Fact
Certain tropical fish are able to climb trees - some up to a height of 32 feet. Many of them are so apt at breathing they would drown if forced to stay underwater for too long.



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