Sound carries so well in the Arctic that on a calm day, a conversation can be heard from 1.8 miles away.
There are 132 rooms in the US White House.
One quarter of the bones in the human body is in the feet
At 188 decibels, the whistle of the blue whale is the loudest sound produced by any animal.
8636. Animal Facts
Dogs in New York, USA, produce 18 million kilograms (40 million pounds) of faeces a year. Luckily, New Yorkers have to clear up after their dogs.
After eating, a housefly regurgitates its food and then eats it again.
The oldest patented company logo is the red triangle of Bass beers.
The citric acid in Coke removes stains from vitreous china.
Astronaut John Glenn ate the first meal in space when he ate pureed applesauce squeezed from a tube aboard Friendship 7 in 1962.
The placement of a donkey's eyes in its'heads enables it to see all four feet at all times.
The newspaper serving Frostbite Falls, Minnesota, the home of Rocky and Bullwinkle, is the Picayune Intellegence.
The tips of fingers and the soles of feet are covered by a thick, tough layer of skin called the stratum corneum.
To women, a man's buttocks are the most admired part of his body.
Clans of long ago that wanted to get rid of their unwanted people without killing them would burn their houses down - hence the expression to get fired.
In America, approximately 25% of kids aged 6-14 have a magaznie subscription
There is no element on Mendeleev's (the current) periodic table of elements abbreviated, either partially, or fully, with the letter J.
The original purpose of the coffin was to prevent the dearly departed from coming back and haunting the survivors.
The capital of Burkina Faso is Ouagadougou
8651. Animal Facts
Light-coloured spots on surfaces of food show a fly has vomited something up and tasted the surface; dark-coloured spots are fly faeces.
It takes 3,000 cows to supply the NFL with enough leather for a year'ssupply of footballs.
Bill Gates donated close to $100 million to fight AIDS in India. As a percent of his total wealth, this would be comparable to him donating ten cents if he only had $60
The fastest growing tissue in the human body is hair
Pollsters say that 40 percent of dog and cat owners carry pictures of the pets in their wallets
8657. Animal Facts
As cockroaches grow, they develop a new skin inside their old one, eventually splitting the old one.This new skin is white until it hardens in the air and becomes dark.
The largest diamond that was ever found was 3106 carats.
A Canadian Tour company offers a two-day course in igloo building
In 1967, the first successful heart transplant was performed in Cape Town, South Africa
People with blue eyes are better able to see in the dark.
The skipper's real name on Gilligan's Island is Jonas Grumby. It was mentioned once in the first episode on their radio's newscast about the wreck.
Tortoises drink water through their noses.
In New Mexico, over eleven thousand people have visited a tortilla chip that appeared to have the face of Jesus Christ burned into it
The Bible was written by about 40 men over a period of about 1600 years dating from 1500 BC to about 100 years after Christ.
Carolyn Shoemaker, famous astronomer, has discovered 32 comets and approximately 300 asteroids
In a survey conducted in 2000 by Kimberly-Clark, it was found that men prefer to fold their toilet paper, and women like to wad it
8669. Animal Facts
The glass frog has a transparent body – its blood vessels, stomach and beating heart are all visible.
US gold coins used to say In Gold We Trust.
People drank gold powder mixed in with water in medieval Europe to relieve pain from sore limbs.
A female swine or sow will always have an even number of teats or nipples.
In a year, about 90 million jars of Skippy Peanut Butter are sold. This works out to three jars sold every second
There are more than 100 million dogs and cats in the United States. Americans spend more than 5.4 billion dollars on their pets each year.
The chow-chow and the Chinesse Shar-Pei are the only dogs that have a black tongue. The tongues of all other dogs are pink.
A 'jiffy'is an actual unit of time for 1/100th of a second
There was once a town in West Virginia called 6.
In 1871, horse cars were introduced. It was simply a car that was pulled over a track by a horse.
Steve McQueen persuaded his karate teacher, kickboxing champion Chuck Norris, to pursue acting.
Detroit policeman William L. Potts is credited with inventing the modern street traffic light in 1920. He worked out an electric light system that allowed him to control three street intersections from one tower He picked the red, yellow and green because railroads used them.
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