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5891. Animal Facts
Mosquitoes in the Arctic hatch when the snows thaw, sometimes making such large swarms they blot out the sun.
Book : crossing in river
Author : caryl phillips.
Book : lines of fate
Author : mark kharitonov.
Book : ashtadhyayi
Author : panini.
X-rays of the Mona Lisa show that there are three completely different versions of the same subject, all painted by Leonardo Da Vinci, under the final portrait.
The list of ingredients that make up lipstick include fish scales
The characters Bert and Ernie on Sesame Street were named after Bert the cop and Ernie the taxi driver in Frank Capra's "Its A Wonderful Life"
A chameleon can move its eyes in two directions at the same time.
moleccular biology : the study of the structure of the molecules which are of importance in biology.
The term the whole 9 yards came from WWII fighter pilots in thePacific. When arming their airplanes on the ground, the .50 calibermachine gunammo belts measured exactly 27 feet, before being loaded into thefuselage. If the pilots fired all their ammo at a target, it got the whole 9yards.
The state with the longest coastline in the Continental U.S. is Michigan.
A volcano has enough power to shoot ash as high as 50 km into the atmosphere
12591. Food Facts
Ambuyat, eaten in Brunei, is made from pulp from the sago palm, stewed in water for several hours.The same mixture is made to stick the roof on a house! Also in Brunei, the sago worm which lives inside rotting sago palms is often cooked and eaten.
The name of the famous snack Twinkies was invented by seeing a billboard in St. Louis, that said Twinkle Toe Shoes.
Oprah Winfrey was the first black woman to anchor a newscast in Nashville at WTVF-TV
7163. Animal Facts
Eye gnats are attracted to the moisture produced by your eyes and nose. In the USA, they are a common nuisance on hot summer evenings. They lay their eggs in rotting vegetable matter or animal faeces.
Invention : bandage, adhesive
Year : 1921
Inventor : earle dickson
Country : us.
Ticks can be as small as a grain of rice and grow to be as big as a marble
Surgeons who listen to music during operations perform better than those who don't .
On average, 749 pounds of paper products is used by an American individual annually
Book : rage of angels
Author : sydney sheldon.
Fortune cookies were actually invented in America, in 1918, by Charles Jung.
Honolulu, Hawaii boasts the only royal palace in the United States of America
It would take 15,840,000 rolls of wallpaper to cover the Great Wall of China.
The total porn industry revenue for 2006 was $13.3 billion in the United States and $97 billion worldwide.
A 13-year-old boy in India produced winged beetles in his urine after hatching the eggs in his body
The only food that cockroaches wont eat are Cucumbers.
10854. Body Facts
It's possible to get dandruff in your eyebrows as well as in the hair on top of your head.
The most expensive painting ever sold at auction was Portrait of Dr. Gachet by Vincent van Gogh. On May 15, 1990, Ryoei Saito paid $75 million for it. He followed up that spending spree by paying the second-highest price ever, $71 million for Au Moulin de la Galette by Pierre Auguste Renoir, just two days later.
Los Angeles' full name is "El Pueblo de Nuestra Senora la Reina de los Angeles de Porciuncula". It can be abbreviated to 3.63% of its size: L.A.
13443. Name and Location
Name and Location : reindeer, canada
Area : 6,330.00 sq. km.
Urban birds have developed a short, fast rap style of singing, different from their rural counterparts.
There are 158 verses in the Greek National Anthem
You are more likely to be killed by a champagne cork than by a poisonous spider.
National Laboratory / Research Institution
central building research institute
Place : roorkee, uttaranchal.
Book : man for all seasons
Author : robert bolt.
13941. Nobel Prize
Nobel Prize : Peace
Year : 1906
Name : theodore roosevelt
Country : united states.
Owls are the only birds that can see the colour blue.
95% of the entire lemon crop produced in the U.S. is from California and Arizona
Lake Malawi has the largest number of fish species in the world
Studies show that divorced women have more trouble starting new relationships than divorced men
The word "lethologica" describes the state of not being able to remember the word you want.
The vocabulary of the average person consists of 5,000 to 6,000 words.
Coney Island in New York got its name from rabbits. In early days it was overrun by rabbits, which were often referred to as coneys.
13980. Nobel Prize
Nobel Prize : Peace
Year : 1961
Name : dag hammarskjold
Country : sweden.
By recycling just one glass bottle, the amount of energy that is being saved is enough to light a 100 watt bulb for four hours.
Whenever people accidentally trip over themselves whilst walking, they automatically go into 'survival mode' and try to pretend like they meant it (eg. they start into a jog). How hilarious is it watching someone do that?!
Estimated cost for having your whole body tattooed: $30,000 - $50,000.
A 27 year old heir to a sausage empire was handed a ticket for 116,000 pounds for driving at 80 km/hr in a 40 km/hr zone. This is because the speeding tickets in Finland are based on how much money a person makes
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The underside of a horses hoof is called a frog.