Under extreme stress, some octopuses will eat their own arms.
A little under one quarter of the people in the world are vegetarians
Adolphe Sax invented the saxophone in 1846.
Oak trees do not produce acorns until they are fifty years of age or older
A shark can grow a new set of teeth in a week.
25% of a human's bones are in its feet.
Babies who wear disposable diapers are five times more likely to develop diaper rash than those that wear cotton diapers.
The reason why the Canadian Arctic is called the Land of the Midnight Sun is because during the summer many communities have light 24 hours of the day. Many people have to cover their windows with tin foil to keep the light out when they sleep
The width of a tornado can range from less than ten yards to more than a mile.
The beluga whale, otherwise known as the white whale, is nicknamed the sea canary because of the birdlike chirping sounds it makes.
The letter I is used exactly 109 times in Act IV of Shakespeare's Macbeth.
The World Rubik Cube championship was held in Budapest on June 5, 1982. Nineteen National Champions took part. Minh Thai, the US Champion, won by solving the Cube in of 22.95 seconds. The world record, in competitive conditions, grew progressively lower and now stands at 16.5 seconds.
The Nobel Peace prize was first awarded in 1901 to Jean Henry Dunant, who was the founder of the Swiss Red Cross
In just the first 56 days of life, the larva of the polyphemus moth eats about 86,000 times its birthweight
¥The term Cop comes from Constable on Patrol, which is a term used in England.
Raindrops aren't actually tear-drop shaped. They are rounded at the top and pointed on the bottom.
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If a barracuda fish falls ill, it eats things that will make its flesh poisonous. That way, anything that eats it after it dies will be poisoned.
Robert Todd Lincoln (Abraham Lincoln's oldest son) was in Washington DC during his father's assassination as well as during President Garfield's assassination, and he was in Buffalo NY when President McKinley was assassinated.
At -40 degrees fahrenheit, a person loses about 14.4 calories per hour breathing.
There are 293 steps to the top of the Leaning Tower of Pisa
Average number of eggs laid by the female American Oyster per year: 500 million. Usually only one oyster out of the bunch reaches maturity.
A car that shifts manually gets 2 miles more per gallon of gas than a car with automatic shift.
In ancient Greece, throwing an apple to a girl was a way to propose for marriage.. If the girl caught it, that would mean she accepts
An average women has 17 square feet of skin. When a women is in her ninth month of pregnancy she has 18.5 square feet of skin
The average human breathes about 700,000 cubic inches of air every day.
The king of hearts is the only king without a mustache
Every workday, 6.7 million people commute to Manhattan.
As the male proceeds through puberty, the semen develops mature characteristics with increasing quantities of normal sperm.
The average light bulb can last for about 750 to 1,000 hours.
The projection light used for IMAX theaters can be seen from space.
A comet's tail always points away from the sun.
The sun's average period of rotation is 27 days.
A person would have to drink more than 12 cups of hot cocoa to equal the amount of caffeine found in one cup of coffee
Of all the languages in the world, English has the largest vocabulary about 800,000 words.
Every queen named Jane has either been murdered, imprisoned, gone mad, died young, or been dethroned.
Castaways Travel, a Houston-area travel agency, offers an all-nude flight to Cancun Mexico. Once the plane reaches cruising altitude, you are allowed to take off all your clothes and roam about the cabin
Heavier lemons contain more and tastier juice
Smelling bananas and/or green apples (smelling, not eating) can help you lose weight.
Hyenas regularly eat the feces of other animals.
The Atlantic Ocean has a greater salt content than the Pacific Ocean.
¥ MTV first aired at 12:01 AM on August 1, 1981. The first video was 'Video Killed the Radio Star' by The Buggles.
On average men spend 51 minutes a day grooming themselves
The principality of Monaco consists of 370 acres.
The average chocolate bar has 8 insect legs in it.
The search engine Google got its name from the word googol, which refers to the number one with a hundred zeros after it
98% of brown bears in the United States are in Alaska
When playing competitive darts the player must be 7 feet 9 1/4 inches back from the dartboard. Also the board must be 5 feet 8 inches above the floor
The only popcorn museum in the world is lcoated in Marion, Ohio, USA
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Eye care tips for Computer users
We all know that wearing sunscreen is beneficial for our skin; yet, a lot of people forget that their eyes need protection as well. When wearing sunglasses, you do not have to look directly at the sun that might cause your eye damage. The suns ultraviolet rays could be reflected off snow, pavement, water, and even sand.
These rays will boost the risk of getting agerelated macular degeneration and cataracts, and even this can cause sunburn of the cornea in a condition named photokeratitis, leading to temporary blindness.
The advice is that you should make wearing sunglasses when going out a habit. Sunglasses should not only be seen as a mere accessory to promote your glamour quotient but also as critical eyegear that plays an important role in safeguarding your precious eyes. Yet, make sure that the sunglasses supply 100% protection from UV rays.