8539. Animal Facts
The potato beetle larva protects itself from birds that want to eat it by covering itself in its own poisonous faeces.

8540. Fact
Percentage of Africa that is wilderness: 28%. Percentage of North America that is wilderness: 38%

8541. Fact
Even though the rose does not bear any fruit, the rose hips have more Vitamin C than most vegetables and fruits

8542. Fact
The Bank of America was originally called the Bank of Italy until the founder, Amedeo Giannini, changed the name in 1930

8543. Fact
Rice flour was used to strengthen some of the bricks that make up the Great Wall of China

8544. Fact
There are 336 dimples on a regulation US golf ball. In the UK its 330.

8545. Fact
Maine is the toothpick capital of the world

8546. Fact
The song Happy Birthday brings in about $2 million in licensing revenue to Warner Communications who hold the copyright to the song

8547. Fact
Men are a lot more streamlined than women for swimming, because the female's mamaries create a lot of drag. Enough, in fact, that racing suits have been developed with tiny pegs above the breasts to cause disturbance, which decreases the drag.

8548. Fact
The most expensive animated movie is Prince of Egypt, which cost $70 million to make

8549. Fact
There are more plastic flamingos in America than real ones

8550. Fact
Men are able to read fine print better than women can

8551. Fact
In 1386, a pig was executed by public hanging for the murder of a child.

8552. Fact
Bruce Lee was so fast that they actually had to slow the film down so you could see his moves.

8553. Fact
Calling for shutgun comes form the Western Days when, in the wagon, the guy sitting next to the driver held a Shotgun for protection.

8554. Fact
The estimated weight of the Great Pyramid of Egypt is 6,648,000 tons.

8555. Fact
The skeleton of a spider is located on the outside of the body. The name for this is exoskelton

8556. Fact
A rose imprint that was fossilized in a slate was discovered in Florisant, Colorado, which is said to be thirty-five million years old

8557. Fact
The longest word in the English language is 1909 letters long and it refers to a distinct part of DNA

8558. Fact
Finnish folklore states that when Santa comes to Finland to deliver gifts, he leaves his sleigh behind and rides on a goat named Ukko instead

8559. Fact
The most abundant metal in the Earth's crust is aluminum.

8560. Fact
One of the greatest soldiers in history, Alexander the Great, was tutored by the greatest thinker of all time, Aristotle.

8561. Fact
The Mesopotamians were the first people to keep records of lunar eclipses. The earliest records show that they started sometime around 2200 B.C.

8562. Fact
Mexico City is built on top of an underground resevoir.

8563. Fact
Carnivorous animals will not eat another animal that has been hit by a lightning strike.

8564. Fact
The word sophomore means sophisticated moron.

8565. Fact
Seven percent of a humans body wieght is made up of blood

8566. Animal Facts
Leeches don't only suck from the outside of your body. If you drink water with a leech in, it can attach to the inside of your mouth or throat and, in a river, leeches can go into your bottom and suck you from the inside.

8567. Fact
The bridge across the Niagra Falls began with a kite carrying a line across it.

8568. Fact
The human brain is 80% water

8569. Fact
The three most common elements in the universe are 1) hydrogen; 2) helium; 3) oxygen.

8570. Fact
Scorpions can withstand 200 times more nuclear radiation than humans can.

8571. Fact
Intense stimulation of a woman's nipples may result in a surge in the production of oxytocin and prolactin.

8572. Animal Facts
The gavial, a kind of crocodile from India, has over a hundred teeth.

8573. Fact
Only female mosquitoes bite. Females need the protein from blood to produce their eggs. Males only drink water and plant juice.

8574. Fact
The lense of the eye continues to grow throughout a person's life.

8575. Fact
On average, an American relocates 11 times in their life

8576. Fact
In a day, a mature oak tree can draw approximately 50 gallons of water

8577. Fact
The Beatles' 1st song to hit the UK charts was "From Me to You" in June, 1963.

8578. Fact
The temperature of milk when it leaves the body of a cow is 101 degrees Fahrenheit. The milk is then quickly chilled and stored at a temperature of 40 degrees Fahrenheit

8579. Fact
Mules have one horse and one donkey for a parent

8580. Fact
The sound you hear when you macho people crack your knuckles is actually the sound of nitrogen gas bubbles bursting.

8581. Fact
In July, 1950, a patent was issued for an automatic spaghetti-spinning fork.

8582. Fact
No two lions have the same pattern of whiskers, like a fingerprint.

8583. Fact
Pain travels through the body at 350 feet per second.

8584. Fact
Koala bears have fingerprints so similar to humans that they could be confused at a crime scene.

8585. Fact
Researches have discovered that eating five or more apples a week is linked to better functioning of the lungs

8586. Fact
Texas is the only state that is allowed to fly its flag at the same height as the U.S. flag

8587. Fact
The phrase 'rule of thumb'is derived from and old English law which stated that you couldn't beat your wife with anything wider than your thumb.

8588. Fact
The first Computer was ENIAC, short for Electronic Numerical Integrator And Computer, unveiled on February 14, 1946 (Thanks D.B. of AU)



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