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Ian Fleming named his character James Bond after real-life ornithologist and author
The country with the highest consumption of chocolate per capita is Switzerland, with 22 pounds per person, per year
The average adult has approximately six pounds of skin
An average person laughs about 15 times a day
It is possible for any American citizen to give whatever name he or she chooses to any unnamed mountain or hill in the United States.
Over 10,000 coffee cafes plus several thousand vending machines with both hot and cold coffee serve the needs of Tokyo alone.
The average person falls asleep in about 12 to 14 minutes
Cows and horses sleep standing up.
Researchers have shot footage of Orcas (killer whales) attacking and killing great white sharks
Nearly 10% of American households dress their pets in Halloween costumes.
Bruce Lee was so fast, that they actually had to slow a film down so you could see his moves. That is the opposite of the norm
In the U.S., the milk production per dairy cow is approximately 12,000 pounds
The bagpipe was originally made from the whole skin of a dead sheep.
In Eastern Africa you can buy banana beer. This beer is brewed from bananas.
In the Netherlands, in 1634, a collector paid 1,000 pounds of cheese, four oxen, eight pigs, 12 sheep, a bed, and a suit of clothes for a single bulb of the Viceroy tulip.
Russia has the most movie theaters in the world.
6830. Animal Facts
The embryos of tiger sharks fight each other in the womb, the strongest killing and eating the others so that only one is ever born.
Each 5 m.p.h. you drive over 60 m.p.h. is like paying an additional $.10 a gallon for gas.
Greyhounds can reach their top speed of forty-five miles per hour in only three strides.
The average temperature on Earth is 15 degrees celcius.
The waste produced by one chicken in its lifetime can supply enough electricity to run a 100-watt bulb for 5 hours.
A perfect game in baseball is one in which the same player pitches the entire game without allowing any player of the opposing team to reach first base, by any means.
6836. Animal Facts
The babies of the Surinam toad grow under the mother's skin on her back.They stay there for up to 130 days.
Elephants have been known to learn up to 60 commands
Johnny Depp is afraid of clowns.
Most Eskimos do not live in igloos.
The Falkland Isles (pop. about 2000) has over 700000 sheep (350 per person).
You are more likely to get attacked by a cow than a shark.
Alfred Hitchcock didn't have a belly button.
In Mexico, the Tooth Fairy is known as the 'Tooth Mouse'.
No two human outer EARS, even your own, are exactly alike. Earology was developed to supplement identification by fingerprints.
In India, people are legally allowed to marry a dog.
On February 10, 1964 the first self-adhesive stamps were issued
At one time, pumpkins were recommended for removing freckles
What we call the sky is merely the limit of our vision into the atmosphere. The sky, like the horizon, is always as far away as one can see.
Cats sleep 16 to 18 hours per day.
The chemicals indole and skatole, which help to account for the particular smell of human feces, are used as ingredients in perfume.
The sound of E.T. walking was made by someone squishing her hands in Jello
The most common pear world-wide is the Bartlett. It is bell-shaped, sweet and soft with a light green colour
Chicago has the largest cookie factory, where Nabisco made over 4.6 billion Oreo cookies in 1997
People with darker skin will not wrinkle as fast as people with lighter skin
Some dolphins can swim up to 40 kilometers an hour
There is a large brass statue of Winnie-the-Pooh in Lima, Peru
In 1886, Grover Cleveland became the only president to be married in the White House.
6858. Animal Facts
Some types of botflies lay their eggs on the abdomen of another blood-sucking insect such as a flea or tick. The eggs hatch while the host feeds the larvae and burrows into the skin of the animal it's sucking on.
Playing cards were issued to British pilots in WWII. If captured, they could be soaked in water and unfolded to reveal a map for escape.
Polyandry is a practice where a woman is married to more than one man at the same time.
6861. Animal Facts
Three-toed sloths move so slowly that algae often grows on their fur.
In Richmond, Virginia it is illegal to flip a coin in any eating establishment to determine who buys a cup of coffee.
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