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
Harvard University's original name was Cambridge. It only changed when John Harvard donated 400 books to the school.
For the blockbuster movie The Terminator, O.J. Simpson was considered to play the role of the Terminator, but producers did not choose him as they thought he would not be taken seriously
During his entire life, Vincent Van Gogh sold exactly one painting, Red Vineyard at Arles
General Robert E. Lee was not a slaveholder and never believed in slavery. He never believed in secession from the United States and strongly condemned it. He decided to lead the armies of the South because he wanted nothing to happen to his beloved Virginia.
When explorers first arrived in Venezuela, they were reminded of Venice. They named the country Little Venice, which translated into Spanish is Venezuela
8324. Animal Facts
The queen naked mole rat is the only one to have babies. She keeps the others sterile (incapable of having babies) using a special chemical in her urine.
A tree in metropolitan area will survive for approximately eight years
Because of Animal Crackers, many kids until they reach the age of ten, believe a bear is as tall as a giraffe.
The citric acid found in lemon juice is said to be able to dissolve a pearl
Humpback whales are capable of living up to 95 years
In a lifetime, on average a honey bee produces 1/12th of a teaspoon of honey
Dating Tips For Men
Toss the Ball
Exercise provides an opportunity to get in shape with friends or family. Grab a weighted ball and a friend. Face one another and stand about 10 feet apart. Lift the ball in front of your chest and your elbows to your sides, parallel to the floor. Throw the ball to your friend without dropping your elbows. Pass the ball back and forth 12 to 15 times, stopping when your shoulders, arms and chest muscles fatigue. Stagger your stance, lift the ball overhead, bend your elbows and position the ball behind your head. In one motion, lift the ball over your head, straighten your arms and throw it to your partner. Continue passing until your shoulders, biceps and triceps fatigue, typically 12 to 15 times.