7326. Animal Facts
You can cut a leech in half while it is feeding and it will carry on sucking, the blood spurting out of the cut end of its body.
Pretzels were originally invented for Christian Lent. The twists of the pretzels are to resemble arms crossed in prayer
Humans are the only primates that don't have pigment in the palms oftheir hands.
The creator of the NIKE Swoosh symbol was paid only $35 for the design.
About two hundred years before the birth of Christ, the Druids used mistletoe to celebrate that winter was approaching
The oldest inhabited house in Scotland is the Traquair Castle. The castle has had 27 kings as visitors
Over 10,000 birds a year die from smashing into windows.
At birth, a panda is smaller than a mouse and weighs about four ounces.
Canada's national sport is lacrosse not hockey.
The household wrench was invented by boxing heavyweight champion Jack Johnson in 1922
In Hawaii it is illegal to get a tattoo behind your ear or on your eyelid unless in the presence of a registered physician.
Research indicates that babies who suck on pacifiers are more prone to ear aches.
Table tennis balls have been known to travel off a paddle at speeds up to 160 km/hr (approx. 100mph).
Camels have three eyelids to protect themselves from blowing sand.
Nearly 80 percent of all sudden cardiac arrests happen at home.
The estimated number of M&M's sold each day in the United States is 200,000,000.
There is a street in Canada that runs for a distance of nearly 1900 kms.
¥ The cockroach dies from radiation and would not survive a nuclear war.
The fuzz on a tennis ball is intentionally included as a way to give the ball some definite action when it hits the court. It also slows the flight of the ball through the air.
There is a seven letter word in the English language that contains ten words without rearranging any of its letters, THEREIN: the, there, he, in, rein, her, here, ere, therein, herein.
The human heart beats over 100,000 times a day
The human heart creates enough pressure to squirt blood 30 feet (9 m).
If all the cars from the U.S. were taken and lined up from bumper to bumper, there would be enough cars to go to the moon from earth and back.
Wheat is the world's most widely cultivated plant; grown on every continent except Antarctica.
If you travel across the former Soviet Union you will cross seven time zones.
In 1980, there was only one country in the world with no telephones - Bhutan
Frog-eating bats identify edible frogs from poisonous ones by listening to the mating calls of male frogs. Frogs counter this by hiding and using short, difficult to locate calls
The the oldest living thing on earth is 12,000 years old. It is the flowering shrubs called creosote bushes in the Mojave Desert.
The February of 1865 is the only month in recorded history not to have a full moon.
Manicuring the nails has been done by people for more than 4,000 years
Approximately 70 percent of the earth is covered by water. Only 1 percent of this water is drinkable.
Frozen lobsters can come back to life when thawed.
The cruise liner, Queen Elizabeth 2, QE2, moves only six inches for each gallon of diesel that it burns.
Some large clouds store enough water for 500,000 showers.
Belize is the only country in the world with a jaguar preserve
Orgies were originally religious events. They were originally offerings to the gods
About 30% of American admit to talking to their dogs or leaving messages on their answering machines for their dogs while they are away
It s a common practice in southern India for a man to marry his elder sister s daughter.
Goldfish swallowing started at Harvard in 1939.
The average American kid will eat approximately 1.500 peanut butter sandwiches by high school graduation
There was a 19th century Native American tribal chief who went under the name, Not Able to Fornicate.
People have the tendency to chew the food on the side that they most often use their hand
According to the film's animators, you'll see 6,469,952 black spots every time you watch 101 Dalmatians.
The word samba means to rub navels together.
7372. Animal Facts
Driver ants and army ants both march in massive colonies and will strip to the bones any animal they come across. They'll even tackle a wounded crocodile or lion that can't get away. Driver ants slash at their victims who eventually bleed to death from thousands of tiny cuts.
Minors in Kansas City, Missouri, are not allowed to purchase cap pistols, but they can buy shotguns.
In Britain, there are approximately 50,000 pubs with 17,000 different names
The first ever World Summit on Toilets was held in Singapore in November 2001
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