8539. Animal Facts
The potato beetle larva protects itself from birds that want to eat it by covering itself in its own poisonous faeces.
Percentage of Africa that is wilderness: 28%. Percentage of North America that is wilderness: 38%
Even though the rose does not bear any fruit, the rose hips have more Vitamin C than most vegetables and fruits
The Bank of America was originally called the Bank of Italy until the founder, Amedeo Giannini, changed the name in 1930
Rice flour was used to strengthen some of the bricks that make up the Great Wall of China
There are 336 dimples on a regulation US golf ball. In the UK its 330.
Maine is the toothpick capital of the world
The song Happy Birthday brings in about $2 million in licensing revenue to Warner Communications who hold the copyright to the song
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.
The most expensive animated movie is Prince of Egypt, which cost $70 million to make
There are more plastic flamingos in America than real ones
Men are able to read fine print better than women can
In 1386, a pig was executed by public hanging for the murder of a child.
Bruce Lee was so fast that they actually had to slow the film down so you could see his moves.
Calling for shutgun comes form the Western Days when, in the wagon, the guy sitting next to the driver held a Shotgun for protection.
The estimated weight of the Great Pyramid of Egypt is 6,648,000 tons.
The skeleton of a spider is located on the outside of the body. The name for this is exoskelton
A rose imprint that was fossilized in a slate was discovered in Florisant, Colorado, which is said to be thirty-five million years old
The longest word in the English language is 1909 letters long and it refers to a distinct part of DNA
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
The most abundant metal in the Earth's crust is aluminum.
One of the greatest soldiers in history, Alexander the Great, was tutored by the greatest thinker of all time, Aristotle.
The Mesopotamians were the first people to keep records of lunar eclipses. The earliest records show that they started sometime around 2200 B.C.
Mexico City is built on top of an underground resevoir.
Carnivorous animals will not eat another animal that has been hit by a lightning strike.
The word sophomore means sophisticated moron.
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.
The bridge across the Niagra Falls began with a kite carrying a line across it.
The three most common elements in the universe are 1) hydrogen; 2) helium; 3) oxygen.
Scorpions can withstand 200 times more nuclear radiation than humans can.
Intense stimulation of a woman's nipples may result in a surge in the production of oxytocin and prolactin.
Only female mosquitoes bite. Females need the protein from blood to produce their eggs. Males only drink water and plant juice.
The lense of the eye continues to grow throughout a person's life.
On average, an American relocates 11 times in their life
In a day, a mature oak tree can draw approximately 50 gallons of water
The Beatles' 1st song to hit the UK charts was "From Me to You" in June, 1963.
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
Mules have one horse and one donkey for a parent
The sound you hear when you macho people crack your knuckles is actually the sound of nitrogen gas bubbles bursting.
In July, 1950, a patent was issued for an automatic spaghetti-spinning fork.
No two lions have the same pattern of whiskers, like a fingerprint.
Pain travels through the body at 350 feet per second.
Koala bears have fingerprints so similar to humans that they could be confused at a crime scene.
Researches have discovered that eating five or more apples a week is linked to better functioning of the lungs
Texas is the only state that is allowed to fly its flag at the same height as the U.S. flag
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.
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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Tips to succeed in Presentation
Circle the crowd
A very important part of public speaking is to make eye contact with people seated in all parts of the room even those nodding off in the back. That shows people that youre interested in communicating with them not just getting through this experience as quickly as possible. And it wouldnt hurt to go out from in back of the podium or desk and walk around the room a little. Sharing space with the audience can also communicate your interest in sharing your results with them, something you surely want to do.