The red kangaroo of Australia can jump 27 feet in one bound.
The play Chantecler, written by French playwright Edmond Rostand, features a rooster as the major character.
On average, each American consumes approximately two hundred and sixty pounds of meat in a year
If you take any number, double it, add 10, divide by 2, and subtract your original number, the answer will always be 5.
5788. Animal Facts
Komodo dragons are lizards 3 metres (10 feet) long. They aren't poisonous, but there are so many bacteria in their mouths – growing in rotten meat between their teeth – that a bite from one often leads to blood poisoning and death.
US Presidents who never had children: George Washington, known as the Father of the Country, James Madison, Andrew Jackson, James Polk, James Buchanan, and Warren Harding.
The main library at Indiana University sinks over an inch every year because when it was built, engineers failed to take into account the weight of all the books that would occupy the building.
Teflon was accidently discovered by scientist Dr. Roy Plunkett while he was conducting a coolant gas experiment in 1938
All elephants walk on tip-toe because the back portion of their foot is made of no bone just fat.
Humming birds are the only birds that can fly backwards.
Brazil got its name from the nut, not the other way round.
One ounce of chocolate has about 20 mg of caffeine in it
5796. Animal Facts
A kind of yellow-bellied toad can produce a nasty foam that smells of garlic to deter attackers.
In a study of 200,000 ostriches over a period of 80 years, no one reported a single case where an ostrich buried its head in the sand.
The average number of pillowcases washed a day at the MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas is 15,000
The long fibres that are found in bananas are excellent in making paper. The long fibres that are found in the banana plant can make the banana fibre paper approximately 3000 times stronger than regular paper
Zebras are not black with white stripes, but are actually white with black stripes.
The Canadian holiday Boxing Day got its name from the custom of giving. Servants were given boxes which had money hidden inside them from their employers. The servants would have to break the box into pieces to get the money
None of the Beatles knew how to read music. (Paul McCartney eventually taught himself.)"
African heart-nosed bats can have such a keen sense of sound that they can hear the footsteps of a beetle walking on sand from six feet away
A cow releases about 125 gallons of gas per day
Before the fur trade had started in Canada, it was estimated that there were over 6 million beavers
If you sneeze too hard, you can fracture a rib. If you try to suppress a sneeze, you can rupture a blood vessel in your head or neck and die.
Skin is thickest, 1/5 inch, on the upper back. It is thinnest on the eyelids, which are only 1/50th inch thick
Between 1902 and 1907, the same tiger killed 434 people in India
A pig is the only animal than can get sunburned.
Taco Bell serves over 35 million consumers each week in the USA
The first zoo in the USA was in Philadelphia.
In the United States, more Frisbee discs are sold each year than baseballs, basketballs, and footballs combined.
The Sahara Desert expands at a rate of about 1 km each month.
To make an espresso 42 coffee beans are needed
5815. Animal Facts
Head lice suck blood for about 45 seconds every 2–3 hours, but they can go without a meal for up to two days if they are between heads – on a comb, towel or pillow.
The largest pumpkin weighed 377 pounds.
Frozen food can be just as nutritious as fresh food
Eating about twenty tart cherries a day could reduce inflammatory pain and headache pain
A violin actually contains 70 separate pieces of wood
The first plastic ever invented was celluloid in 1868. It's still used today to make billiard balls.
Until the 18th century India produced almost all the world diamonds.
Andrew Johnson, was the only self-educated tailor. He is the only President to make his own clothes as well as his cabinet's.
¥ Windmills always turn counter-clockwise. Except for the windmills in Ireland.
Even MILD dehydration will slow down one's metabolism as much as 3%.
Four out of five brides in the U.S. have a job
When the English colonists sat down for their first Thanksgiving dinner on February 22, 1630, an Indian chief named Quadoquina offered a deerskin bag filled with freshly popped corn. Thus popcorn made its first appearance to non-native North Americans.
The record for the biggest one day rainfall was set on Reunion Island in the Indian Ocean, on March 15, 1952, where 74 inches of rain fell in 24 hours.
The adult electric eel can produce a five hundred volt shock, which is enough to stun a horse
Hippos have killed more than 400 people in Africa, more than any other wild animal.
During WWII, because a lot of players were called to duty, the Pittsburgh Steelers and Philadelphia Eagles combined to become The Steagles
Los Angeles' full name is "El Pueblo de Nuestra Senora la Reina de los Angeles de Porciuncula". It can be abbreviated to 3.63% of its size: L.A.
Sanskrit is considered as the mother of all higher languages. This is because it is the most precise, and therefore suitable language for computer software
There are 336 dimples on a regulation golf ball
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