8267. Animal Facts
In some types of angler fish, the male is much smaller than the female and attaches himself to her body for life. After a while, he becomes fused to her and their body systems combine. His only role is to fertilize her eggs, and he is nourished by her blood.
Colgate's first toothpaste came in a jar.
The water inside of a coconut is identical to human blood plasma. Many lives in third world countries have been saved from coconut water fed through an IV
The dye used to stamp the grade on meat is edible. It's made from grape skins.
To make butter more attractive in colour, carrot juice was used by people in the Middle Ages
Any animal that has skin hair or fur can get dandruff, but in animals it is called dander.
The Australian $5 to $100 notes are made of plastic.
Every second, 8000 Coca-Cola Company products are consumed in the world
A blink lasts approximately 0.3 seconds
The dollar was established as the official currency of the US in 1785.
The only animal, besides humans that can get leprosy is the Armadillo
There are more insects in one square mile of rural land than there are human beings on the entire earth.
The penguin is the only bird that can't fly but can swim.
Sir John Harington, the godson of Queen Elizabeth I, was the inventor of the toilet
France has the highest per capita consumption of cheese.
C3P0 is the first character to speak in Star Wars.
The smoke that is produced by a fire kills more people than a burn does because of carbon monoxide and other dangerous gases
The game Monopoly has been played by approximately 500 million people in the world, and the game is available in 26 languages
It has 51 meanings as a noun, 126 meanings as a verb, and 10 meanings as a participle adjective.
The only real person to be a Pez head was Betsy Ross
There are approximately 9,000 taste buds on the tongue.
Urban birds have developed a short, fast rap style of singing, different from their rural counterparts.
The words abstemioius, and facetious both have all the five vowels in them in order
The most common speed limit sign in the United States is 25 m.p.h.
The first jigsaw puzzle was created by map maker John Splisbury who mounted one of his maps on a sheet of hardwood. He proceeded to cut around the borders of each country use a fine saw
8294. Animal Facts
Body lice love dirty places – they were very common in the old days when people didn't wash much, and they often infested soldiers who had to live in dirty conditions. They are most likely to live on your tummy or your bottom.
The more a person struggles to get out of quicksand the faster they will sink. Staying still, and being calm will actually make the body float in the quicksand because the body is less dense than the quicksand is
Butterflies taste with their feet. (Something I always wanted to know.)
There have been over fifty million Mr. Potato Heads sold since it came out in 1952
Jupiter has the shortest day of all the planets. Although it has a circumference of 280,000 miles compared with Earth's 25,000 Jupiter manages to make one turn in 9 hours and 55 minutes.
Proctor & Gamble originally manufactured candles before moving on to soap.
In Israel, religious law forbids picking your nose on Sabbath
Canola oil is actually rapeseed oil but the name was changed for marketing reasons.
On average, Americans eat one hundred acres of pizza a day. This amounts to about three hundred fifty slices per second
8303. Animal Facts
Crocodiles can't bite and chew. Instead, they hold their prey under water to drown it, then twist their bodies around to tear chunks off the victim.
Babies that wear disposable diapers are five times more likely to get a diaper rash than babies wearing a cotton diaper
85% of weddings are held in a synagogue or church
The mating call of a male toadfish, who are underwater, is so loud that it can be heard by humans above water
The state law of Pennsylvania prohibits singing in the bathtub.
The average lifespan of a human taste bud is ten days
There are 50% more males that are left handed compared to females
According to research, Los Angeles highways are so congested that the average commuter sits in traffic for 82 hours a year
The fastest moving land snail, the common garden snail, has a speed of 0.0313 mph.
Thirty-five percent of the people who use personal ads for dating are already married.
The study of ants is called Myrmecology
Americans drink about five billion bottles and cans of soda, and about a billion and a half pounds of coffee every year.
A study indicates that smokers are likely to die on average six and a half years earlier than non-smokers
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