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
Approximately one out of four injuries by athletes involve the wrist and hand.
35,000 people in the U.S. will die from the flu annually.
The amount American Airlines saved in 1987 by eliminating one olive from each salad served in first class: $40,000.
Between 1931 and 1969 Walt Disney collected thirty-five Oscars.
There are more than 3000 documented caves located in the state of Tennessee
If you yelled for 8 years, 7 months and 6 days, you would have produced enough sound energy to heat one cup of coffee
You are more likely to be killed by a champagne cork than by a poisonous spider.
There are over 500 different types of bananas
Crocodiles can snap their jaws in 1/8th of a second and can use over 40 sets of teeth
The moon actually has mirrors on it. They were left there by astronauts who wanted to bounce laser beams off them, so that the distance to the moon can be measured.
Crayola is a French word that means Oily chalk.
In a lifetime, an average driver will release approximately 912 pints of wind inside a car
It is possible for a scorpion to sting itself to death as they are not immune to their own poison.
Idaho state law makes it illegal for a man to give his sweetheart a box of candy weighing less than fifty pounds.
There are 300 distinct different types of honey.
5850. Animal Facts
The bulldog ant from Australia will sting again and again while holding on with its fierce jaws. It can kill a human in 15 minutes.
In the wild, the poinsettia flower can reach a height of 12 feet, and have leaves that are eight inches across.
It is possible to see a rainbow at night.
Cannibalism, eating human flesh, is also called anthropophagy.
In the United States, 8.5 million cosmetic surgical and non-surgical procedures were done in the year 2001
The Bible has been translated into Klingon
The quills of a porcupine are soft when they are born
A cow has four compartments in its stomach
5858. Animal Facts
Geckos have transparent eyelids which are permanently closed but allow the gecko to see anyway.
The CN Tower located in Toronto, Ontario Canada took a total construction time of 40 months to complete at an original cost of $63 million
¥ Dolphins don't automatically breath; they have to tell themselves to do it.
In Georgia, movie houses that want to show films on Sunday must reserve one showing a month for religious material.
The band Duran Duran got their name from an astronaut in the 1968 Jane Fonda movie Barbarella.
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