Plant seeds that have been stored for more than 200 years can be coaxed into new life.
Idaho state law makes it illegal for a man to give his sweetheart a box of candy weighing less than fifty pounds.
A directive from a court of law ordering a person to appear before it at a specified date, time and place.
New species can be found in the strangest places. A new ant specie was found in a flower pot on the sixteenth floor of a german office building.
An iceberg contains more heat than a lit match.
The feet have approximately 250,000 sweat glands
There are six U.S. Presidents with the first name James: Madison, Monroe, Garfield, Buchanon, Carter, Polk.
Elephants have been known to remain standing after they die.
The cruise liner, 'Queen Elizabeth 2', moves only six inches for each gallon of diesel that it burns.
The state of California raises the most turkeys out of all of the states.
The world smallest mammal is the bumblebee bat of Thailand, weighing less than a penny.
A maple tree is usually tapped when the tree is at least 45 years old and has a diameter of 12 inches
Charles de Gaulle's final words were, 'It hurts.'
The blue whale has a heart the size of a small car and its blood vessal is so broad, that a person could swim through it.
Australian termites have been known to build mounds twenty feet high and at least 100 feet wide.
The plant life in the oceans make up about 85 percent of all the greenery on the Earth.
It only takes a male horse 14 seconds to copulate
In the 1930's, American track star Jesse Owens used to race against horses and dogs to earn a living.
A chance of a woman having twins is increased after the age of 35. About 1 in 27 women will give birth to twins after this age. After 50 the chances of having twins is 1 in 9.
More than 10% of the world's salt is used to de-ice American roads.
Ninety-five percent of tropical fish sold in North America originate from Florida
Gender identity is the gender one feels himself or herself to be, whether physiologically male or female.
US Presidents who never attended college: Grover Cleveland, Abraham Lincoln, Harry S Truman, and George Washington.
The shortest war in history was between Zanzibar an England in 1896. Zanzibar surrendered after 38 minutes.
The average person will drink 8,000 gallons of water during their lifetime.
If you sneeze too hard, you can fracture a rib. If you try to suppress a sneeze, you can rupture a blood vessel in your head or neck and die.
Eyes are always the same size from birth but our nose and ears never stop growing.
Coca-cola used to use the slogan 'Good to the last drop', in 1908. This slogan was later used by Maxwell House.
The only presidents buried together: John Adams and his son John Quincy Adams are in a basement crypt in Quincy, Mass.
Shrimp's hearts are in their heads.
In 1897, Bayer, who is the makers of Aspirin, once marketed the drug heroin
The Australian emu holds the land speed record for birds (31 mph).
During his entire life, Vincent Van Gogh sold exactly one painting, Red Vineyard at Arles
Idling boat engines have acoustical characteristics reminiscent of grey whales singing. In mexico, fisherman have problems with whales rubbing their backs against their fishing vessels.
Alaska is the US state with the most national park sites with eight.
In 1958, the United States Coast Guard off western Greenland measured the tallest known iceberg at five hundred and fifty feet
Tomatos were once referred to as love apples. This is because their was a superstition that people would fall in love by eating them
Finagle's Law was the one that went, Anything that can go wrong, will go wrong. Not Murphy's Law.
2,000 pounds of space dust and other space debris fall on the Earth every day
An adult lion's roar can be heard up to five miles away, and warns off intruders or reunites scattered members of the pride.
Cutthroat Island is the biggest movie flop in history, losing an estimated $81 million. It's almost double the loss of the second-biggest money loser, The Adventures of Baron Munchausen ($48.1 million).
Leonardo Da Vinci invented the scissors, the helicopter, and many other present day items.
Vanilla is the extract of fermented and dried pods of several species of orchids.
Most of a hog's sweat glands are in its snout.
Bernd Eilts, a German artist, turns dried cow manure into wall clocks and small sculptures. He is now expanding his business to include cow dung wrist watches
The reason why flamingos are pink is because they eat shrimp which have a red pigment
The name cranberry comes from German and Dutch settlers. The berry was intially called crane berry. The reason it was called this was because when the flowers bloom, the petals of the flowers twist backwards and look very much like the head of a crane. Eventually the name was shortened down to be cranberry.
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