The biggest member of the cat family is the male lion, which weighs 528 pounds (240 kilograms).
During World War II, Russians used dogs strapped with explosives to blow up German tanks. They trained the dogs to associate the tanks with food and ended up destroying about 25 German tanks using this method
The average marathon runner's heart beats about 175 times per minute during a race. A typical adult's heart beats 68 times a minute at rest.
In April 1964, The Beatles had the top five songs in the United States. This is the only time that the top five songs at any one time were by the same group.
The leading cause of deaths for children between the ages of 1 and 4 are motor vehicle crashes.
Polar bear livers contain so much Vitamin A that it can be fatal if eaten by a human
Everyday, U.S. business use enough paper to circle the Earth over 20 times
7912. Animal Facts
The Pharaoh ant likes to live in hospitals where it feasts on wounds, bloody bandages and solutions for dripping into patient's bodies.
Studies indicate that weightlifters working out in blue gyms can handle heavier weights
It is estimated that 10,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 snowflakes have fallen to the earth since it was formed.
The fist product to have a bar code was Wrigleys gum.
There are more plastic flamingos in the U.S, than real ones.
Pound cake is so named not just because of the pound of butter, but more precisely because each of the four main ingredients (flour, butter, sugar and eggs) are weighed out as a pound.
The Leaning Tower of Pisa is 58.36 metres above the ground
7920. Animal Facts
A single female fly can hatch up to 1,000 babies (maggots) in her lifetime.
The daughter of confectioner Leo Hirschfield is commemorated in the name of the sweet he invented: Although his daughter's real name was Clara, she went by the nickname Tootsie, and in her honor, her father named his chewy chocolate logs Tootsie Rolls.
It is impossible to drink more than a gallon of milk in 1 hour without throwing up.
The word breakfast was coined due to the fact that after sleeping for hours, we are breaking our fast.
The catgut formerly used as strings in tennis rackets and musical instruments does not come from cats. Catgut actually comes from sheep, hogs, and horses.
The first formal rules for playing the sport of baseball required the winning team to score 21 runs
The word set has more definitions than any other word in the English language.
The CIA has made a disk camera that is as big as a quarter. This gadget can take many pictures at a time when the disk is opened.
In Albany, New York, you cannot play golf in the streets.
Four is the only number whose number of letters in the name equals the number.
The most frequent season for most suicides to occur is in the spring. The winter months have the lowest number of suicides
Butterflies cannot fly if their body temperature is less than 86 degrees.
In France, it is legal to marry a dead person.
The longest cave in the world is the 'Mammoth Cave System'in the USA at 560,000 mtrs deep.
Close to 3 billion movie tickets are sold in India every year
Apparently, according to Playtex, the best selling bra sizes these days are 34B and 36B.
The Republic of Israel was established April 23, 1948.
Red wine will spoil if exposed to light; hence tinted bottles
Dutch, on average are the tallest people
In ancient Egypt, priests plucked every hair from their bodies
Many scholars believe that an earthquake caused the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah, referred to in the Bible as the smoke of the country. Earthquakes produce massive clouds of dust that resemble billowing smoke.
The # symbols is often referred to as a number sign or pound sign. Its actual name is an octothorpe
7943. Animal Facts
African dung beetles eat animal faeces. Five thousand beetles can eat a pound of faeces in 2 hours.
Warren Beatty and Shirley McLaine are brother and sister.
The Taj Mahal, located in Agra, India, was actually built for use as a tomb by Mogul ruler Shah Jehan for his wife, Arjuman Banu Begum
The use of the names of dead presidents to sell alcohol in Michigan is prohibited.
In Sterling, Colorado, it is unlawful to allow a pet cat to run loose without a taillight.
The largest number of children born to one woman is recorded at 69. From 1725-1765, a Russian peasant woman gave birth to 16 sets of twins, 7 sets of triplets, and 4 sets of quadruplets.
Sir Isaac Newton was only 23 years old when he discovered the law of universal gravitation.
7950. Animal Facts
Some types of octopus contain a poison which instantly kills anything that eats it.
The largest member of the dolphin family are orcas
The first players elected to Baseball Hall of Fame were Ty Cobb, Babe Ruth, Honus Wagner, Christy Mathewson, and Walter Johnson in 1936.
The largest ice cream sundae was made with 4,667 gallons of ice cream, was 12 feet high and had 7000 pounds of toppings on it. This was made in Anaheim, California in 1985
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Drawing inspiration from the pretzel, the Swedish Kringla is a knotted pastry with an almond filling and almond icing. Unlike Danish Kringle, the Swedish variety doesn t have nuts or raisins. The key to a great kringla is an exorbitant amount of butter... just the way a dessert should be.