Iguanas can stay under water for up to thirty minutes
Cats have over one hundred vocal sounds; dogs only have about ten.
Camel is considered unclean meat in the Bible
Dominica, Mexico, Zambia, Kiribati, Fiji and Egypt all have birds on their flags.
The eye of a human can distinguish 500 shades of the gray
Each day 400 gallons of recycled blood are pumped through the kidneys
In Las Vegas, casinos do not have any clocks
Sharks are capable of surviving on average six weeks without eating. The record observed in an aquarium is fifteen months by a species of shark known as the swell shark.
Giraffes can last longer without water than a camel.
There is a Massachusetts law requiring all dogs to have their hind legs tied during the month of April.
Dwight D. Eisenhower, an avid golfer, had a putting green installed on the White House lawn.
Ballistics is the science that deals with the motion of projectiles.
7163. Animal Facts
Eye gnats are attracted to the moisture produced by your eyes and nose. In the USA, they are a common nuisance on hot summer evenings. They lay their eggs in rotting vegetable matter or animal faeces.
The first tattoo machine was invented by Samuel O'Reilly. He did this by using equipment that Thomas Edison used to engrave hard surfaces.
In Vermont it is illegal to whistle while underwater.
The hamburger was invented in 1900 by Louis Lassen. He ground beef, broiled it, and served it between two pieces of toast.
The only bone in the human body not connected to another is the hyoid, a V-shaped bone located at the base of the tongue between the mandible and the voice box. Its function is to support the tongue and its muscles.
Five NFL teams have bird nicknames: Arizona Cardinals, Philadelphia Eagles, Atlanta Falcons, Baltimore Ravens and Seattle Seahawks.
The 1912, a wrestling match in Stockholm between Finn Alfred Asikainen and Russian Martin Klein lasted more than 11 hours. Klein eventually won, but was to tired to participate in the championship match
Virgina Woolf wrote all of her books standing.
In Scotland, a new game was invented. It was entitled Gentlemen Only Ladies Forbidden .... and thus the word GOLF entered into the English language.
7172. Animal Facts
Termites fart out between 20 and 80 million tons of gas every year (not each, all together).
When Kleenex was first introduced to the market in 1924, it was marketed as a make up or cold cream remover
A goldfish has a memory span of three seconds
The energy of a discharge of an electric eel could start 50 cars.
In ancient Egypt, priests plucked EVERY hair from their bodies, including their eyebrows and eyelashes.
The only poisonous birds in the world are the three species of Pitohui. The Hooded Pitohui from Papua New Guinea is the most deadliest out of the three
The Population of the world can live within the state boundaries of Texas.
The name for Oz in the Wizard of Oz was thought up when the creator Frank Baum looked at his filing cabinet and saw A-N and O-Z.
Bullfrog Dietrich of the Chicago White Sox was the first pitcher to throw a no-hitter while wearing eyeglasses. He did it in 1937.
American Airlines saved $40,000 in 1987 by taking out an olive from First Class salads.
There are 44,523,312,694,361,020,971,556,671,544,734,879,370,359,807,003,367,569,358,848,000,000,000,000 ways to order a deck of cards.
The Danish company Lego, which began in 1932, first manufactured ironing boards, and stepladders
Many years ago in England, pub frequenters had a whistle baked into the rim or handle of their ceramic cups. When they needed a refill, they used the whistle to get some service. "Wet your whistle" is the phrase inspired by this practice.
The Tibetan name for Mount Everest is Chomolungma
In 1954, Bob Hawke was immortalized by the Guinness Book of Records for chugging 2.5 pints of beer in 12 seconds.
The starfish is one of the only animals who can turn it's stomach inside-out. They also dont have brains.
Brazil is the fifth largest country in the world (behind Russia, Canada, China and the United States). It's only 300,000 square miles smaller than the United States. Australia, India, Argentina, Kazakhstan and the Sudan round out the Top 10.
In some town in South Carolina, it is perfectly legal for a man to beat his wife. But only if its on the courthouse steps on Sunday.
There is a rare condition called Exploding Head Syndrome which you have probably never heard of.
TWIX Caramel Cookie Bars were first introduced in 1979
7192. Animal Facts
When a turtle (which is immune to jellyfish stings) eats a Portuguese man-of-war jellyfish, it produces a smell that attracts sharks – so the jellyfish eventually gets its revenge!
The Eiffel Tower was the tallest structure in the world before the construction of the Empire State Building in 1930
A Blue Moon is the second full moon in a calendar month (it is rarely blue).
On average, about 500 meteorites strike the surface of the Earth each year. The calculated risk of being struck by a meteorite in the United States is once every 9,300 years.
Studies indicate that surgeons who listen to music while they operate improve in their performance
A type of rabbit can mate 12 hours after giving birth
One quarter of the world's cattle live in India.
Crayola is a French word that means 'Oily chalk.'"
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