The largest cabbage weighed 144 pounds.
Each day, anywhere from 35-150 species of life go extinct
7977. Animal Facts
Scorpions paralyze their prey before they suck the juices out. It's not dead, but it can't escape.
The average person has over 1,460 dreams a year.
Thomas Edison, the inventor of the light bulb was afraid of the dark
In 1958, the Crayola crayon color Prussian Blue was changed to Midnight Blue by the request of teachers as kids could not relate to Prussian history
Sugar was first added to chewing gum in 1869. Ironically, a dentist named William Semple was behind the decision.
The big toe is the foot reflexology pressure point for the head
On Sunday, December 7, 1941 at 7:55 AM, the attack on Pearl Harbor commenced
Coco Chanel started the trend for sun tans in 1923 when she got accidentally burnt on a cruise.
You can only smell 1/20th as well as a dog.
Saturday is the most popular day for people to eat out in the United States
The first British ship to use the SOS distress signal was the Titanic
Polaris is the closest visible star to true north and is thus referred to as the North Star. By sometime around the year 2100, the wobble of the Earth's axis will slowly begin pointing the North Pole away from Polaris. By the year 14,000 A.D., the new North Star will be Vega.
7990. Animal Facts
The female praying mantis begins to eat the male during mating; he carries on, but she eventually eats all of him.
The fastest land animal is the cheetah, however the fastest animal in the world is the prerigine falcon, which can dive at 217mph
You can only smell 1/20th as well as a dog
The first state to give the right to women to vote was Wyoming
In Canada it's illegal to publicly remove bandages.
English sailors were referred to as limeys because sailors added lime juice to their diet to combat scurvy
About 10% of the world's population is left-handed.
Parker Brothers was founded by George Swinerton Parker, 18, in 1885. The first game produced was 'Banking,' in which the player who amasses the most wealth is the winner.
An elephant can live up to the age of seventy, or in some cases even more
Baseball rules were codified in 1846 by Alexander Cartwright of the Knickerbocker Baseball Club.
The sun is approximately 75% hydrogen, 25% helium by mass
The first puck ever used in a professional hockey game was a frozen piece of cow dung.
In China, fish is eaten more than three times what it is in the United States
The first restaurant to open in Hollywood was the Musso & Frank Grill in 1919
The best time for a person to buy shoes is in the afternoon. This is because the foot tends to swell a bit around this time
The first toilet stall in a public washroom is the least likely to be used. It is also the cleanest
Bananas aren t fruit. They are a type of herb.
The 1st US Minimum Wage Law was instituted in 1938. The minimum wage was 25 cents per hour.
It only takes a male horse 14 seconds to copulate
Natural gas has no smell. The odor is artificially added so that people will be able to identify leaks and take measures to stop them.
By walking an extra 20 minutes every day, an average person will burn off seven pounds of body fat in an year
Most cows give more milk when they listen to music
Men can read smaller print than women; women can hear better
Certain frogs can reguritate their stomachs, in order to clean them (with their feet)
Animals will not eat another animal that has been hit by a lightning strike.
Actress Jamie Lee Curtis invented a special diaper for babies that has a pocket
Being lactose intolerant can cause chronic flatulence
The trunk of an elephant can hold up to two gallons of water
Retail sales for soft drinks in the United States in 2001 were more than sixty billion dollars
Las Vegas means The Meadows in Spanish.
8021. Animal Facts
Bird parents eat food for their babies, fly back to the nest and vomit up the meal into the babies' open beaks.
Gloucestershire airport in England used to blast Tina Turner songs on its runways to scare birds away
According to Scandinavian folklore, trolls only come out at night because sunlight would turn them to stone.
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