It takes 492 seconds for sunlight to reach the Earth.
The city of Argentia which is located on Newfoundland's southwest coast, is Canada's most fog-bound community. It has 206 days of fog each year.
When the Galileo Probe entered Jupiter's atmosphere, it was traveling at a speed of 106,000 miles per hour. This is the fastest impact speed ever achieved by a man-made object.
The Federal Reserve printed up an extra $50 billion in small bills just in case people started hoarding money prior to the year 2000. Since nowhere near that much cash was needed, and there was a long-term storage problem, most of that money was recycled.
Only 4 mayors of U.S. cities went on to become president: Calvin Coolidge, Grover Cleveland, Theodore Roosevelt, and Andrew Johnson.
7024. Animal Facts
Cockroaches can make themselves super-slim, and can flatten their bodies to a size just a little thicker than a piece of paper to crawl into cracks.
The average life span of a mosquito is two weeks.
Human tapeworms can grow up to 22.9 meters.
Nabisco's Oreo's are the world's best-selling brand of cookie at a rate of 6 billion sold each year. The first Oreo was sold in 1912.
The colours yellow, red, and orange are used in fast food restaraunts because those are the colours that stimulate hunger
Gottfried Daimler of Stuttgart, Germany, is generally regarded as the father of the automobile because he was the first to come up with a workable gasoline engine.
St. Augustine, Florida is the oldest city in the US.
Theodore Roosevelt was the only U.S. president to deliver an inaugural address without using the word I. Abraham Lincoln, Franklin D. Roosevelt and Dwight D. Eisenhower tied for second place, using I only once in their inaugural addresses.
Sailors once thought that wearing a gold earring would improve their eyesight
If you traveled the speed of light, it would only take you 0.0000294 seconds to climb Mt. Everest.
You can usually tell how good the picture of a TV will be by how black the screen is when the TV is off. The blacker, the better.
Robert William Thomson, a Scottish engineer, invented the first rubber tire in 1845.
The first US consumer product sold in the Soviet Union was Pepsi-Cola.
No one in Greece has memorized all 158 verses
In Canada, the most productive day of the workweek is Tuesday
The windiest place in the world is Mount Washington, New Hampshire, USA. The highest wind was on April 12, 1934 when it reached 231 mph.
Melba toast is named after an Australian opera singer Dame Nellie Melba
It's against the law to catch fish with your bare hands in Kansas.
7044. Animal Facts
The African clawed toad lays up to 10,000 eggs, but many of its tadpoles are deformed. The parents eat the deformed ones when they hatch.
Right-handed people live, on average, nine years longer than left-handed people do. (Makes you think about ambidextrous people) This fact is based on a study that had errors in it, thus it might not be a fact.
An elephant may consume 500 pounds of hay and 60 gallons of water in a single day.
A dragonfly has a life span of 24 hours.
There's a town in New Mexico called Pie Town that consists of two restaurants and a post office. It was originally a stopping place along a long stretch of road. It's famous for having good pies!
Most burglaries occur during the daytime.
When potatoes were first introduced to Europe, people were skeptical and only ate the leaves, which made them sick. They would then throw away the rest, including the actual spud.
The U.S. founding fathers'name for the American Revolution was 'The War with Britain'.
More than 11 million teens regularly view porn online.
Close to fifty percent of Internet shoppers spend over five hours a week online
HIV is transmitted through bodily fluids like blood and semen.
In ancient Rome it was considered a sign of leadership to be born with a hooked nose.
In order to mate, a male deep sea anglerfish will bite a female when he finds her. The male will never let go and will eventually merge his body into the female and spend the rest of his life inside the female mate. The males internal organs will disappear apart from the testes that are needed to for breeding
The CN Tower, in Toronto, is the tallest freestanding structure in the world with a height of about 553 metres
From 1967-1976, the town of Tororo located in Uganda had thunder 251 out of the 365 days in a year for those years.
Greenland has more ice on it than Iceland does. In fact, Iceland has more grass and trees than Greenland does.
Some lions mate over 50 times a day. (I still want to be a pig in my next life...quality over quantity)
Emilio Marco Palma was the first person born in Antarctica in 1978
The only time the human population declined was in the years following 1347, the start of the epidemic of the plague 'Black Death' in Europe.
7063. Animal Facts
The slime eel or hagfish produces slimy mucus from pores in its body. If something disturbs it, it throws out strings of mucus which makes the sea around it jelly-like, gunky and impossible to swim through. They can suffocate on their own slime if they over-do it.
A chance of a woman having twins is increased after the age of 35. About 1 in 27 women will give birth to twins after this age. After 50 the chances of having twins is 1 in 9
Herbert Hoover, who was the 31st president of the United Stated, turned over all the Federal salary checks he received to charity during the 47 years he was in government
Except for 2 and 3, every prime number will eventually become divisible by 6 if you either add or subtract 1 from the number. For example, the number 17, plus 1, is divisible by 6. The number 19, minus 1, is also divisible by 6
Rhinos are part of the same family as horses.
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geoducks are large (and edible) saltwater clams that look a bit, um, pornographic. They grow up to a metre long and dont have many predators apart from humans.