Scientists have determined that fungi are more closely related to human beings and animals than to other plants.
Mercury is the only planet whose orbit is coplanar with its equator. Venus and Uranus are the only planets that rotate opposite to the direction of their orbit.
The largest bird egg in the world today is that of the ostrich. Ostrich eggs are from 6 to 8 inches long. Because of their size and the thickness of their shells, they take 40 minutes to hard-boil.
On average, an ear of a corn has 16 rows and approximately 800 kernels
There are 333 toilet paper squares on a toilet paper roll.
Billie Jean by Michael Jackson was the first video to air on MTV by a black artist
The first series of commemorative stamps issued by the U.S. Postal Service depicted Columbus's discovery of America. They were issued in 1893 and available in 16 denominations ranging from one cent to $5.
If you keep a Goldfish in the dark room, it will eventually turn white
The Kraft company produces enough Cool Whip, a brand of whipping cream, in one year to fill the entire Grand Canyon
The desert tortoise can live without having to drink any water. It extracts the water it needs from the vegetation it eats
Termites work 24 hours per day -- they do not sleep
Approximately 71% of American chocolate eaters prefer to eat milk chocolate
When a porcupine is born, its quills are soft and mostly white, but harden within hours
Actress Sally Field was paid $4,000 a week for her role in the TV show The Flying Nun
Orchids have the smallest seeds. It takes more than 1.25 million seeds to weigh 1 gram.
In the late 1800's, washing machines and butter churners were sometimes powered by dogs walking on treadmills.
The Simpsons is the longest running prime-time animated series on television history
The venom of a female black widow spider is more potent than that of a rattlesnake.
Stinging insects kills approximately 25 people annually in the U.S
Roman Emperor Caligula made his horse a senator.
Teenage suicide is the second cause of death in the state of Wisconsin
The first US Patent was for manufacturing potassium carbonate (used in glass and gunpowder). It was issued to Samuel Hopkins on July 31, 1970.
About 500 movies are made in the US and 800 in India annually.
The word checkmate in chess comes from the Persian phrase Shah-Mat, which means the king is dead
According to Playboy, more Americans lose their virginity in June than any other month.
In driving tests, women reacted to emergency options in.56 of a second. Men scored .59 in the same tests.
In ancient Rome, it was considered a sign of leadership to be born with a crooked nose
Stewardesses is the longest word that can be typed with only the left hand.
The Sudan is the largest country in Africa. It covers about 967,500 square miles of the continent.
The first commercial product manufactured in the United States and exported to Europe was a glass bottle made in Jamestown in 1608.
To determine the percentage of alcohol in a bottle of liquor divide the proof by two.
There are no hog lips or snouts in SPAM.
The puma and the leopard are the highest jumping mammals. They are able to reach a height of 16.5 feet
The word Lethologica describes the state of not remembering the word you want to say
A polecat is not a cat. It is a nocturnal European weasel.
The Olympic was the sister ship of the Titanic, and she provided twenty-five years of service.
Tigers' paw prints are called pug marks.
Brain damage will only occur if a fever goes above 107.6 degrees farenheit
The Blue Whale's tongue weighs more than an adult elephant.
People still cut the cheese shortly after death
75% of Americans are chronically dehydrated.
People from North America prefer pickles with warts, where as Europeans prefer pickles with no warts
Most alcoholic beverages contain all 13 minerals necessary to sustain human life.
In 1933, Mickey Mouse, an animated cartoon character, received 800,000 fan letters.
There are 10 million bacteria at the place where you rest your hands at a desk
In July 1874, a swarm of Rocky Mountain locusts flew over Nebraska covering an area estimated at 198,600 square miles. It is estimated that the swarm contained about 12.5 trillion insects. These insects became extinct thirty years later
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