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11% of people are left handed August has the highest percentage of births unless food is mixed with

saliva you can't taste it the average person falls asleep in 7 minutes a bear has 42 teeth an ostrich's eye is bigger than it's brain most lipsticks contain fish scales no two corn flakes look the same lemons contain more sugar than strawberries % of people have an extra rib !% of plant life is found in the ocean "alph #auren's original name was "alph #ifshit$ rabbits like licorice the %awaiian alphabet has 12 letters '&opolino' is the name for 'ickey 'ouse (taly a lobsters blood is colorless but when exposed to oxygen it turns blue armadillos have 4 babies at a time and are all the same sex reindeer like bananas the longest recorded flight of a chicken was 1) seconds birds need gravity to swallow the most commonly used letter in the alphabet is * the least used letter in the alphabet is + the ) most common languages in the world are 'andarin ,hinese- .panish and *nglish dreamt is the only word that ends in mt the names of all continents both start and end with the same letter the first letters of the months /uly through to 0ovember spell /A.10 if you try to say the alphabet without moving your lips or tongue every letter will sound the same a cat has )2 muscles in each ear 2erth is Australia's windiest city *lvis's middle name was Aron the flag for #ibya is unlike any other being a solid green color goldfish can see both infrared and ultraviolet light the smallest bones in the human body are found in your ear cats spend 33% of their life asleep .wit$erland eats the most chocolate e4uating to 15 kilos per person per year

money is the number one thing that couples argue about macadamia nuts are toxic to dogs when lightning strikes it can reach up to )5-555 degrees celsius 6!4-555 degrees fahrenheit7 spiders are arachnids and not insects each time you see a full moon you always see the same side &ennessee is bordered by states8 Alabama- Arkansas- 9eorgia- :entucky- 'ississippi- 'issouri- 0orth ,arolina and ;irginia < more than any other in the =. stewardesses is the longest word that is typed with only the left hand there is no such thing as a naturally blue food honey is the only natural food which never goes off '>''s chocolate stands for the initials for its inventors 'ars and 'urrie that you burn more calories eating celery than it contains 6the more you eat the thinner you become7 the only continent with no active volcanoes is Australia the longest street in the world is ?onge street in &oronto ,anada measuring 1- @3 km 61-17 miles7 about @5% of the worlds population kisses ,oca<,ola originally contained cocaine in every episode of .einfeld there is a reference to .uperman the (nternet was originally called A"2A0et 6Advanced "esearch 2roAects Agency 0etwork7 designed by the =. department of defense sound travels almost ! times faster underwater than in air toilets use )!% of indoor water use the fortune cookie was invented in .an Brancisco :oalas sleep around 1 hours a day the average speed of a skydiver is 255kph 6124mph7 the first Curger :ing was opened in Blorida 'iami in 1@!4 all insects have 3 legs that @5% of an iceberg sits under water the croissant was invented in Austria (n eastern Africa you can buy beer brewed from bananas African 9rey 2arrots have vocabularies of over 255 words a giraffe can clean its ears with its 21 inch tongue Australia was originally called 0ew %olland '#onely 2lanet' for travelers is based in 'elbourne Australia the sentence Dthe 4uick brown fox Aumps over the la$y dogD uses every letter in the *nglish alphabet the 9rand ,anyon can hold around @55 trillion footballs all the blinking in one day e4uates to having your eyes closed for )5 minutes

your foot has 23 bones in it the average human brain contains around 7 % water your brain uses between 25 < 2!% of the oxygen your breathe 1 nautical knot e4uates to 1E !2 :ph 61E1!5 mph7 if you add up all the numbers from 1 to 155 consecutively 61 F 2 F )EEE7 it totals !5!5 sponges hold more cold water than hot lightning strikes the *arth 3-555 times every minute fire usually moves faster uphill than downhill cats have over 155 vocal chords camel's milk doesn't curdle elephants sleep between 4 < ! hours in 24 period it's possible to lead a cow up stairs but not down frogs can't swallow with their eyes open elephants are the only mammal that can't Aump a 1G4 of your bones are in your feet your tongue is the fastest healing part of your body a 'Aiffy' is actually 1G155th of a second on your birthday you share it with @ million others 1 googol is the number 1 followed by 155 $eros a 1 minute kiss burns 23 calories you burn more calories sleeping than watching &; frogs donHt drink 6they absorb water through their skin7 at birth dalmations are always white hummingbirds are the only bird that can fly backwards a duck can't walk without bobbing its head a hummingbird's heart beats at over a 1-555 times a minute dragonflies have 3 legs but can't walk a crocodile can't move its tongue a strawberry is the only fruit which seeds grow on the outside that the first '&; video played was ';ideo killed the radio star' by the Cuggles in 1 7 the first telephone book made contained only !5 names pop corn was invented by the A$tec (ndians an average person will spend 2! years asleep hippopotamuses have killed more people in Africa than any other animal an elephants ears are used to regulate body temperature

the Arctic 1cean is the smallest in the world bats always turn left when exiting a cave the most common mental illnesses are anxiety and depression the word laser stands for '#ight Amplification by .timulated *mission of "adiation' crocodiles never outgrow their enclosure reindeer hair is hollow inside like a tube your skin is the largest organ making up the human body cows don't have upper front teeth the safest car color is white the most commonly forgotten item for travelers is their toothbrush ,oca ,ola launched its )rd product .prite in 1@31 apples are more effective at waking you up in the morning than coffee room temperature is defined as between 25 to 2!, 63 to 77B7 an octopus pupil is rectangular the hyoid bone in your throat is the only bone in your body not attached to any other the Australian aircraft carrier +A0&A. stands for +ueensland And 0orthern &erritories Aerial .ervice the movie 2ulp Biction cost I million to make with I! million going towards actor's salaries there are only 4 words in the *nglish language which end in 'dous' 6they are8 ha$ardous- horrendous- stupendous and tremendous7 the oldest word in the *nglish language is 'town' cats can't move their Aaw sideways grapes explode when you put them in the microwave its physically impossible for pigs to look up at the sky your most sensitive finger is your index finger 6closest to your thumb7 'Cookkeeper' and 'bookkeeping' are the only 2 words in the *nglish language with three consecutive double letters ;enetian blinds were invented in /apan the average golf ball has ))3 dimples the word '.trengths' is the longest word in the *nglish language with Aust one vowel the movie 'Jayne's Jorld' was filmed in two weeks the Ama$on rainforest produces half the world's oxygen supply a group of frogs is called an army a group of rhinos is called a crash a group of kangaroos is called a mob a group of whales is called a pod a group of geese is called a gaggle a group of owls is called a parliament

the first sailing boats were built in *gypt Cra$il is named after a tree Cra$il covers !5% of the .outh American continent Cra$il borders every country in .outh America except ,hile and *cuador %ilton was the first international hotel chain the brand 0okia is named after a place in .outhern Binland 'onopoly is the most played board game in the world @3% of candles sold are purchased by women 42% of men and women 2!% dont wash their hands after using a public toilet if you filled a matchbox with gold it could be flattened into a sheet the si$e of a tennis court /amaica has 125 rivers the only animals that purr are cats a cats urine glows under a blacklight white cats with blue eyes are usually deaf cats have a peripheral vision of 2 ! degrees small dogs usually live longer than larger breeds domestic cats dislike citrus scents cats can Aump up to 7 times their tail length ,hina manufacturers 75% of the worlds toys &he 9reat Jall of ,hina is approximately 3-4)5 :m long 6)-@@! miles7 paper originated from ,hina the wheelbarrow is invented in ,hina tree hugging is forbidden in china the film ''ary 2oppins' was filmed entirely indoors all of the clocks in the movie '2ulp Biction' are fixed to 4825 instant coffee was invented in 1@51 the human body of a 75 kg person contains 5E2mg of gold rice is the staple food for !5% of the worlds population 2earls melt in vinegar a hard boiled eggs spin 6uncooked or soft boiled dont7 there is no butter in buttermilk giraffes and rats can last longer without water than camels the dot on top of the letter 'i' is called a tittle the electric chair was invented by a dentist your more likely to be killed by a champagne cork than by a poisonous spider

a crocodile can't stick out its tongue rubber bands last longer when kept refrigerated women blink twice as much as men ostriches don't bury their heads in sand only female mos4uitoes bite .cotland has the most redheads household dust is made of dead skin cells the past tense for the *nglish word 'dare' is 'durst' hummingbirds can't walk wind doesnt make a sound until it blows against an obAect the naming of tropical storms and hurricanes officially began in 1@!) the word 'testify' derived from a time when men were re4uired to swear on their testicles the word typewriter is the longest word that can be typed using only the top row of a keyboard that you can spell the word 'level' the same backwards 'adonna and 'ichael /ackson were both born in 1@! almonds are members of the peach family an egg contains every vitamin except vitamin , duck eggs are the largest eggs in the world owls can't move their eyes from side to side flamingos can bend their knees backwards you take over 2)-555 breaths everyday gold never erodes scorpions glow under ultra violet light when water free$es it expans by @% ants stretch when they wake up in the morning your foot and your forearm are the same length diamonds are the hardest natural substance 111-111-111 x 111-111-111 K 12-)4!-37 -@ 7-3!4-)21 the longest possible eclipse of the sun is 7E)1 minutes 'ars appears red because it's covered in rust tennis was originally played with bare hands the 1lympic flag was designed in 1@1) a bowling pin will fall at a tilt of 7E! degrees there are )1-!)3-555 seconds in a year a piece of paper cannot be folded more than 7 times

the opposite sides of a dice always adds up to 7 ;%. stands for ;ideo %ome .ystem the JL in JL<45 stands for Jater Lisplacer the electric toothbrush was invented in 1@)@ 2orsche also builds tractors the *iffel &ower has 1-7@2 steps (saac 0ewton invented the cat door the &itanic was built in Celfast Cuckingham 2alace has over 355 rooms %awaii was originally called the .andwich (slands 0ew ?ork was the first capital of the =nited .tates Americans eat )!-555 tons of pasta a year %awaii is the only =. state that grows coffee Americans throw away 44 million newspapers a day *instein slept 15 hours a night 9ermany borders @ other countries 2eru has more pyramids than *gypt ,hristmas trees originated from 9ermany more people die from falling coconuts then from shark attacks the original design of 'onopoly was circular the *arth is struck by lightning over 155 times every second over 2-!55 left handed people are killed a year from using right handed products gorillas sleep 14 hours a day female lions complete @5% of the hunting in their herd the lifespan of a s4uirrel is @ years the stomach acids found in a snakes stomach can digest bones and teeth but not fur or hair the word racecar can be spelled the same way backwards a giraffe can go longer without water than a camel you burn more calories sleeping than watching television the word 'underground is the only word that begins and ends with the letters 'und' !3% of typing is completed by your left hand there are more chickens than people for every human there are 255 million insects the average bed contains over 3 billion dust mites an iguana can stay under water for 2 minutes

emus can't walk backwards the *ifel &ower has 2-!55-555 rivets Americas top selling ice cream flavour is vanilla the doorbell was invented in 1 )1 there are 7 points on the .tatue of #iberty's crown the oldest known vegetable is the pea the most fatal car accidents occur on .aturdays the average hen lays 22 eggs a year the *iffel &ower has 1-7@2 steps (celand consumes more ,oca ,ola than any other country 1ak trees don't produce acorns until they are !5 years old the word 'almost' is the longest word spelt alphabetically the word 'rhythm' is the longest word without a vowel human thigh bones are stronger than concrete *arth is the only planet not named after a god months that start on a .unday will always have a Briday the 1)th more people are allergic to cows milk than any other food more people are killed from bees than snakes the average person laughs 15 times a day the Atlantic 1cean is saltier than the 2acific your mouth produces 1 litre of saliva a day your head contains 22 bones the coloured part of your eye is called the iris you breathe 2)-555 times a day if your L0A was stretched out it would reach to the moon 3-555 times everyone has a uni4ue tongue print you begin to feel thirsty when your body losses 1% of water hiccups usually lasts for ! minutes not all your taste buds are on our tongue 615% are on the insides of you cheeks7 the life span of a house fly is between 15 to 2! days a dolphins top speed is 35kmh 6)7mph7 the smallest dog is the ,hihuahua a sharks top speed is 75kmh 644mph7 there are 75 million sheep in 0ew Mealand 6with 4 million people7 sharks are immune to all known diseases

the worlds smallest bird is the 'bee hummingbird' found in ,uba African elephants only have 4 teeth &he first *nglish dictionary was written in 17!! during a total solar eclipse the temperature can drop by 3, 625B7 the rarest type of diamond is green 'aster,ard was originally called 'aster,harge the =. flag has 1) stripes 6representing the original 1) states7 the first city to reach 1 million was #ondon men are stuck by lightning 7 times more than women &okyo was once known as *do women make up 4@% of the worlds population wine is sold in tinted bottles because it spoils when exposed to light the tea bag was invented in 1@5 carrots contain 5% fat 1 billion snails are served in restaurants each year plastic bottles were first used for soft drinks in 1@75 the I sign was introduced in 17 the meaning of 'Clue ,hip' comes from blue casino chips which have a high value L;Ls are physically the same si$e as a ,Ls but can store 1) times more data the term 'disc Aockey' was first used in 1@)7 hot water free$es 4uicker than cold water sound travels ) times faster through water than in air the average soccer ball is made up of )2 leather panels and held together by 342 stitches soccer is the most followed sport volleyball was invented in 1 @! that in developed countries 27% of food is thrown away the odds of being struck by lightning are 355-555 to 1 the first train reached a top speed of only kmh 6! mph7 0iagara Balls could fill 4-555 bathtubs every second it takes 1 alligator to make a pair of shoes and ) for a pair of boots your most active muscles are in your eye a banana contains 7!% water 1) people die every year from vending machines rain contains vitamin C12 your liver has over !55 functions

your brain uses 2!% of all the oxygen your breathe after %awaii- 0ew ?ork is the state surrounded by the most water ice skating rinks always go counter clock wise 6for the maAority of people that are right handed needing to hang onto the rail7 sponges hold more cold water than hot a flea can Aump )!5 times its body length cucumbers are @3% waterE a full moon is @ times brighter than a half moon a honeybee's top speed is 24kph 61!mph7 a humming bird flaps its wings up to @5 times a second 6!-455 times a minute7 flys always launch backwards for a 4uick getaway horses have 1 more bones than humans a cheetahs top speed is 114kph 675mph7 horses sleep standing up a Aellyfish is @!% water bats are the only mammals that fly a cat uses its whiskers to determine if a space is too small to s4uee$e through every day 7% of the =. eats at 'cLonalds a snail can sleep for ) years tigers have striped skin as well as fur crocodiles are colour blind a chameleons tongue is twice the length of its body dogs sweat through the pads on their feet hippopotamuses are born under water bananas grow pointing upwardsE whales can't swim backwards camels are born without humps only female mos4uitoes bite the average porcupine has )5-555 spikes tarantula spiders can survive 2 and a half years without food crocodiles are responsible for over a 1-555 deaths each year by the Canks of the 0ile river there are more insects in the world than all other animals combined giraffes can't swim crocodiles swallow rocks to help them dive deeper an elephant's trunk can hold over ! litres of water bull's can run faster uphill than down

a shark's teeth are literally as hard as steel a moth has no stomach grasshoppers have white blood it takes 4 hours to hardboil an ostrich egg 0ew ?ork was once called 0ew Amsterdam there is 255 times more gold in the world's oceans than has been mined Cra$il got its name from the Cra$ilian nut 6not the other way around7 the moon orbits the *arth every 27E)2 days more than 7!% of all countries are north of the e4uator ?ugoslavia is bordered by 7 other countries 2 million hydrogen atoms would be re4uired to cover a full stop 6E7 %awaii officially became apart of the =. in 1@55 the LE,E in Jashington LE,E stands for Listrict of ,olumbia 0ew ?ork contains @25km 6!71miles7 of shoreline id you know&he Lead .ea is actually an inland lake there are no rivers in .audi Arabia the largest exporter of sugar is ,uba dirty snow melts 4uicker than clean snow (celandic phone books are listed by first names 6not surnames7 1 gigayear K 1-555-555-555-555 years the water in the Lead .ea is so salty that its easier to float than sink "io de /aneiro translates to river of /anuary the 'oons diameter is )-473km 0ew ?ork's ,entral 2ark was opened in 1 73 the subAect of the first printed book in *ngland was about chess the word old *nglish word 'Auke' meaning dancing lends its name to the Auke box *'( awards stands for '*lectrical and 'usical (nstruments' the most sung song is happy birthday the first rugby club was formed in 1 4) the most common inAury in ten pin bowling is a sore thumb the yo<yo was originally used as a weapon for hunting the in the 2hilippines draughts 6checkers7 is older than chess orienteering originated from .weden blonde beards grow faster than darker beards when recognising a persons face you use the right side of your brain

the human body contains @3-555km6!@-3!5miles7 of blood vessels the hydrochloric acid found in your stomach is strong enough to dissolve a nail on average you blink 2!-555 a day men have 15% more red blood cells than women you have fewer muscles than a caterpillar 0ew Mealands first hospital was opened in 1 4) when your face blushes so does your stomach lining 1 s4uare inch of human skin contains 32! sweat glands your normal body temperature is )7, 6@@B7 red blood cells are produced in bone marrow you shed a complete layer of skin every 4 weeks that after petrol- coffee is the largest item bought and sold the first metered taxi was introduced in 1@57 the ,hinese used fingerprints as a method of identification as far back as AL 755 a .phygmomanometer measures blood pressure the revolving door was invented in 1 minus 45, is exactly the same temperature as minus 45B cars were first started with ignition keys in 1@4@ to crack a whip the tip must be travelling faster than the speed of sound there is enough petrol in a full tank of a /umbo /et to drive the average car 4 times around the world .ir (saac 0ewton was 2) when he discovered the law of gravity the lie detector was invented in 1@21 the world's knowledge is growing so fast that @5% of what we will know in !5 years time will be discovered in those !5 years the drinking straw was invented in 1 3 red light has the highest wavelength paper money was first used in ,hina according to the old *nglish time system a moment is 1 and a half minutes oxygen- carbon- hydrogen and nitrogen make up @5% of the human body light is electro magnetic radiation a car travelling at 5kph 6!5mph7 uses half its fuel to overcome wind resistance gunpowder is formed by mixing charcoal- saltpetre and sulphur giraffes have no vocal cords most birds eat twice their body weight each day a group of whales is called a pod :iwi birds are blind

armadillos can walk underwater the bones of a pigeon weigh less than its feathers the cheetah is the only cat that can't retract it's claws roosters can't crow if they can't fully extend their necks dolphins can hear underwater sounds from 24km 61!miles7 away flamingos can only eat when their heada are upside down the fingerprints of koala bear are indistinguishable to that of a human a female ferret is called a Aill porcupines float in water the last 2lay Coy centerfold to have staples was published in 1@ ! #eonardo La ;inci invented scissors each year there is one ton of cement poured for each man- woman- and child turnips turn green when sunburnt &he =. shreds 7-555 tons of worn out currency each year moisture 6not air7 causes super glue to dry americans spend I15 million a day on potato chips artificial ,hristmas trees have outsold real ones every year since 1@@1 75% of all (rish barley grown goes towards the production of 9uinness beer there are 1-@2@-775-123-52 - 55 different color combinations possible on a "ubik's ,ube all of the cobble stones used to line the streets in 0ew ?ork were originally stones found in the hulls of Celgian ships ballast a ,hinese checkerboard has 121 holes Critain was the first country to use postage stamps the average person will consume 155 tons of food and 4!-424 liters 612-555 gallons7 of water in their lifetime a deck of cards should be shuffled at least 7 times before playing the side of a hammer is called a cheek )2% of all land in the =E.E is owned by the government 2inocchio is (talian for 'pine head' the letter J is the only letter in the alphabet that has ) syllables 6all others have 17 the longest word that can be typed using only our right hand is 'lollipop' 1 out of every letters written is an e people who work at night tend to weigh more you can only see a rainbow if have your back to the sun the oldest exposed surface on *arth is 0ew Mealand's south island 4!-555 thunderstorms around the world occur every day most of the ;itamin , found in fruits is in the skin

*lvis 2resley made only 1 television commercial you can buy s4uare watermelons in /apan 6developed to stack better in supermarkets7 the typical wave height from 2acific tsunami is between 3 < @ metres Liet ,oke was introduced in 1@ 2 the word 'lethologica' describes the state of not being able to remember the word you want everyday- more money is printed for 'onopoly sets than for the =E.E &reasury wearing headphones for Aust an hour will increase the bacteria in your ear by 755 times !!% of all movies are rated " there are 2 chickens for every person 5% of burglaries are committed by people aged 1)<21 half of all crimes are committed by people under the age of 1 half of all crimes are committed by people under the age of 1 .hakespeare invented the words 'assassination' and 'bump' there are a million ants for every person on *arth over 155 people choke to death on ballpoint pens each year 45% of 'cLonalds profits come from the sales of %appy 'eals new born babies have )!5 bones 6by age ! the amount of bones merges to 2537 there is no proof as to who built the &aA 'ahal &he sixth sick sheiks sixth sheeps sick' is said to be the toughest tongue twister that in the 17th century the value of pi was known to )! decimal places 6today to 1E2411 trillion7 &iger Joods' real first name is *ldrick you use 72 different muscles while speaking coconuts kill over 1!5 people each year 6more than sharks7 it took #eonardo La ;inci 15 years to paint 'ona #isa the most common disease is tooth decay avocados have the most calories of any other fruit American's eat 1 billion hot dogs a year emus can't walk backwards half of all crimes are committed by people under the age of 1 the *arth weighs 3-! -555-555-555-555-555 tons ;enus is the only planet that rotates clockwise the average person goes to the toilet 3 times a day /ack is the most common name in nursery rhymes there are 7 points on the .tatue of #iberty's crown 'Cabe' was played by over !5 pigs

the most common time for a wake up call is 7am giraffes has the highest blood pressure of any animal (ndia has over !5 million monkeys (celand was the first country to legalise abortion in 1@)! blue and white are the most common school colors ostriches have a 14 meter 643 foot7 long small intestine your foot is the most common body part bitten by insects /apan is the largest exporter of frog legs the sun is ))5-))5 times larger than the *arth every year the sun loses )35 million tons the shell is 12% of an eggs weight the longest time a person has been in a coma is )7 years the first product to have a bar code was Jrigley's gum the first #ifesaver flavor was peppermint the longest one syllable word in the *nglish language is 'screeched' a s4uid has 15 tentacles the average American eats 23) eggs a year in 7!% of American households women manage the money and pay the bills hypnotism is banned in public schools in .an Liego 6=E.E7 a third of Americans flush the toilet while they're still sitting on it you're more likely to get stung by a bee on a windy day than any other your right lung takes in more air than your left womens hearts beat faster than mens the atomic symbol for iron is Be 6the original name for iron was Berric7 the odds of being stuck by lighting is 2 5-555 to 1 the average bank teller loses I2!5 every year more people are killed by hippopotamuses then by lions- elephants and water buffalos combined the average person has 15-555 taste buds (celand consumes more ,oca ,ola per capita than any other country 'underground' is the only word that begins and ends with the letters 'und' a woodpeckers tongue can wrap around its head twice snakes can't blink ants dont like baby powder 6talcum powder7 employees are more likely to book holidays off work on a 'onday that any other week day the ball on top of a flag pole is called the truck

a rat can tread water for ) days bulletproof vests- fire escapes- windshield wipers- and laser printers were all all invented by women there is no rice in rice paper dolphins can kills sharks by ramming them with their snout sharks can sense a drop of blood from 4km 62E!miles7 away bottle nosed whales can dive to a depth of @1! metres 6)-555feet7 in 2 minutes flamingoes can live up to 5 years the only continent without reptiles or snakes is Antarctica Australia has the largest sheep population greyhounds can reach speeds of up to 37kph 642mph7 you can tell the sex of a horse by its teeth 6most males have 45- females )37 sharks never stop moving even when they sleep or rest greyhounds can see better than any other dog breed when 2 $ebras stand side by side they usually face each other in opposite directions to keep an eye out for predators most cows produce more milk when they listen to music elephants communicate in sound waves below the fre4uency that humans can hear giant tortoises can live in captivity longer than any other animal snakes can't bite in rivers or swamps 6they would drown otherwise7 a blue whale can go up to 3 months without eating pelicans consume around a 1G) of its body weight in a single meal gorillas can't swim house cats have 1 claws giraffes can't cough the 9iant 2acific 1ctopus can s4uee$e its entire body through a hole the si$e of its beak deers don't like hay shrimps are all born male but slowly grow into females the average elephant produces 22kg 6!5 pounds7 of dunn each day there are more than !5 different kinds of kangaroos the average lifespan of a s4uirrel is @ years a platypus can eat its weight in worms every day fleas can accelerate !5 times faster than a space shuttle spiders have transparent blood mos4uitoes prefer children to adults and blondes to brunettes only 4 out of 25-555 species of bees produce honey 'arch 14 is 'save a spider day'

all the people on *arth could fit into a 1 km cube there are over 4-)55 known species of ladybugs a fly's recation time is )5 milliseconds butterflies taste with their back feet moths have no stomach bees and house flies flap their wings 255 times a second bees have 4 wings the most eaten fruit in America is the banana the ancient 9reeks first grew carrots as a form of medicine and not a food originally in 1 3 ,oca ,ola was introduced as an 'intellectual beverage' to boost brain power over a third of all pineapples come from %awaii the fro$en foods were first introduced in the 1@25E the color of a chile pepper is no indication of its heat 6usually the smaller the the hotter7 /ohn :ellogg invented corn flakes 35 cows can produce a ton of milk each day 1range Banta is the )rd largest selling soft drink in the world (taly and Brance produce over 45% of all wine there are over 1!-555 different kinds of rice dairy products account for 2@% of all food consumed in the =E.E the smallest bone in your body is found in your ear the ideal temperature to fall asleep is between 1 <)5c 634< 3f7 ,anada has more lakes than any other country the largest island in the 'editerranean sea is .icily @5% of all volcanic activity occurs in the ocean the 0ile river flows 0orth .pain's largest source of income is from tourism ,oca ,ola was founded by /oseph A Ciedenharn the first place in the world to allow women to vote 0ew Mealand the first parachute Aump from plane was in 1@1 over Brance the dollar values on the board game 'onopoly have been the same since 1@)! the first =. coast to coast aeroplane flight occurred in 1@11 and took 4@ days the first paperback book was printed by 2enguin 2ublishing in 1@)! before 1 3) the postal service in the =. was free the first taxi service began in 0ew ?ork in 1@57 2e$ was invented in 1@27

the elevator was invented in 1 !5 the first toothbrush was invented in 14@ honey enters your blood stream within 25 minutes of being eaten you brain weights 2% of your body weight though uses 25% of all oxygen you breathe and 1!% of the bodys blood supply each red blood cell lives an average of 4 months and travels between the lungs and other tissue 7!-555 times before returning to bone marrow to die the hardest substance in the human body is enamel there are over 15 trillion living cells in the human body the number 1 cause of blindness in the =. is diabetes trees do not have life expectancies 6most can grown indefinitely7 rain contains vitamin C12 over !55 meteorites hit the *arth each year clouds fly higher during the day than the night the .un has a diameter of 1-)@5-173km 6 34-555miles7 it takes a plastic container over !5-555 years to start decomposing every year over @ % of atoms in your body are replaced your blood is 3 times thicker than water clothes dried outside smell better because of a process called photolysis 6sunlight breaks down compounds that cause odor7 'ercury is the only metal that is li4uid at room temperature the opposite of a 'vacuum' is a 'plenum' sound travels 1! times faster through steel than air before 1 !5 golf balls were made of leather and were stuffed with feathers the most common .panish surname is 9arcia 22% of people skip lunch daily the average person swallows 2@! times during a meal 72% of people eavesdrop the most popular snack food is potato chips 4!% of people use mouthwash daily on average 22% of all restaurant meals include potato chips the most popular toothbrush color is blue the =. produces 1@% of the world's trash !@% of people say that their average looking !)% of women don't leave home without makeup on 44% of people have broken a bone @% of people skip breakfast daily

chocolate manufacturers use 45% of the world's almonds @5% people depend on alarm clocks to wake up 21% of people don't make their bed in the morning !% of women wear the wrong bra si$e the number 1 reason why people purchase a mobile phone is for safety women are 4 times more likely to shop lift than men per person Brance consumes the most cheese the *arth experiences over !5-555 earth4uakes a year 7!% of people wouldn't give up their spouse for a night for a I1-555-555 'NAN.N% stood for ''obile Army .urgical %ospital' &he &; sitcom .einfeld was originally called '&he .einfeld ,hronicles' the first /ames Cond movie was called 'LrE 0o' 'fan' is short for 'fanatic' clinophobia is the fear of going to bed a standard 747 Aumbo Aet has 425 seats police dogs are trained to respond to commands in foreign languages 6usually 9erman or %ungarian7 the makers of the board game 'onopoly print over !5 billion dollars worth of 'onopoly money every year .uperman dates back to /une 1@) 6he first appeared in Action ,omics 0oE 17 the 'black box' that houses an airplanes voice recorder is actually orange so it can be more easily detected amid the debris of a plane crash the average ice berg weighs 25-555-555 tons the blueprints for the *iffel &ower covered more than 14-555 s4uare feet of drafting paper the ,olgate toothpaste company started out making starch- soap- and candles the first crossword pu$$le appeared in 1@1) the human eye can detect more shades of green that any other colour the number 4 is the only number that has the same number of letters in it the statue of #iberty's mouth is ) feet wide the surface area of a brick is 7@ cm s4uared ) teaspoons make up 1 tablespoon useful life of a modern toilet is !5 years Aellyfish don't have a brain 4!% of Americans don't know that the sun is a star the 9reek national anthem has 1! verses it takes 1 week to make a Aelly bean you can't tickle yourself

you can't trademark surnames ferrets sleep between 1 < 25 hours a day the 'you are here' arrow on maps is called an ideo locator the smallest unit of time is a yoctosecond 61 septillionth which is 15 to the power of negative 24 7 A Coeing 747 airliner holds 213- 47 litres 6!7-2 ! gallons7 of fuel a violin contains over 75 separate pieces of wood there are over 15 million bricks in the *mpire .tate Cuilding the average person has over 1-435 dreams a year recycling one glass Aar saves enough energy to watch &; for ) hours a baby fetus develops fingerprints at eighteen weeks a group of foxes is called a skulk a hippopotamus can run faster than a man a :ing ,obra is the biggest of all poisonous snakes and can grow to over 4 metres 61) feet7 long lions in the wild usually makes no more than 25 kills a year a male baboon can kill a leopard rhinoceros have ) toes on each foot a shrimp has ! pairs of legs elephants can run up to 45kmh 62!mph7 baby rattlesnakes are born in August and .eptember most snakes have 1 lung camels have ) eyelids to protect themselves from blowing sand the night vision of tigers is 3 times better than humans flamingoes can live up to 5 years old in Africa more people are killed by crocodiles than lions most dinosaurs lived to be more than 155 years old out of the 2!5F known species of shark only 1 are known to be dangerous to man an ostriches can outrun a horse ostriches can live up to 7! years old sheep won't drink from running water s4uirrels can climb trees faster than they can run on the ground wild cobras can live up to 25 years old the average cow produces 45 glasses of milk a day a blue whale can weigh as much as )5 elephants and as long as ) large tour buses the greyhound is the fastest dog and can reach speeds of up to 72kph 64!mph7 the fastest fish in the sea is the swordfish and can reach up to speeds of 15 kph 63 mph- !@knots7

female condors lays a single egg once every 2 years hippopotamuses have skin )E cm 61E!in7 thick an arrow frog has enough poison to kill over 2-255 people whales have the slowest metabolism of all animals penguins are only found in the southern hemisphere primarily in Antarctica 6excluding $oos above the e4uator7 toads only eat moving prey when born a baby giraffe is 1E m 63ft7 tall a bear in hibernation loses up to 2!% of its body weight pandas spend 12 hours a day eating bamboo crocodiles continually grow new sets of teeth to replace old ones the skeleton of an African elephant accounts for about 1!% of its body weight there are over 1-355 known species of starfishes there are over )25 species of parrots there are over 45-555 muscles tendons in an elephant's trunk there are over 3@5 known species of bats there are over 1)5 species of owl a garfish has green bones a camel can shut its nostrils during a desert sandstorm a cat can keep purring while inhaling and exhaling a fox litter is 15 to 1! pups the spikes of a newborn hedgehog begin to appear within 24 hours camels can drink @4 litres 62! gallons7 of water in less than ) minutes you can smell a skunk 1E3km 61 mile7 away there are over 2-!55 different types of mushrooms there are over 7-555 different types of apples thin skinned lemons are the Auiciest on the average there are peas in a pod you have to eat !kg 611lb7 of potatoes to put on E!kg 61lb7 of weight 6a potato has no more calories than an apple7 a connected bunch of bananas is called a hand and individual bananas are called fingers the ice cream cone was introduced in 1@54 @)% of households in Lenmark consume wine 6the highest % in the world with Brance second with !% of households7 chocolate is the number 1 food craved by women Americans consume over 15 billion bowls of soup each year chicken drumsticks contain the least amount of meat on a chicken cooking or free$ing does not reduce the heat 6spiciness7 of a chile pepper

arachibutyrophobia is fear of peanut butter sticking to the roof of your mouth dark green lettuce leaves are more nutritious than lighter ones the average person consumes over a ton of food and drink each year cabbage is @1% water the most valuable nutrients of a potato are its skin fresh apples float because they contain 2!% air green tea has !5% more vitamin , than black tea lettuce is the worlds most popular green vegitable more people are allergic to cows milk than any other food there are over 155 different viruses that cause the common cold Antarctica is @ % ice and 2% barren rock Binland has the largest number of islands in the world 6over 17@-!!57 the average Americans diet consists of !!% Aunk food ,anada has more doughnut shops per capita than any other country 5% of all people hit by lightning are men before beginning his movie career :eanu "eeves managed a pasta shop in &oronto ,anada ,hevy ,hase's real first name is ,ornelius the only thing that can destroy a diamond is intense heat a 1!th anniversary is called a 4uindecennial a nanosecond is one billionth of a second a whip makes a cracking sound because its tip moves faster than the speed of sound men change their minds 2 to ) times more than women 6women tend to take longer to make a decision but once they do they are more likely to stick to it7 all pilots on international flights identify themselves in *nglish regardless of their country of origin brontology is the study of thunder diamonds mined in Cra$il are much harder than those found in Africa dry ice transforms directly from being a solid to a gas employees of the ;atican pay no income tax the first city to mint its own gold coins was Blorence- (taly in 12!2 petrol has no specific free$ing point 6it can free$es at any temperature between < 2 and <11!, 6<1 5 and <245B7 sound travels 15 times faster through granite than air /apanese people dont have middle names some playing cards in (ndia are round the average pool cue is 1E4m 64E7!ft7 long the expression to 'knuckle down' originated from playing marbles 6players used to put their knuckles to the ground for their best shots7

the first aluminum drink can was introduced in 1@34 the first drug that was sold as a water soluble tablet was aspirin in 1@55 the national anthems of /apan- /ordan- and .an 'arino each have only 4 lines there are only ) sets of letters on a keyboard which are in alphabetical order 6f g h- A k l- and o p7 women were not allowed to vote in Brance until 1@44 a bumble bee flaps its wings at 135 times a second a dragonfly can fly at 45kph 62!mph7 flies can react to an obAect it sees and change direction in less than )5 milliseconds a 4ueen bee can lay up to )-555 eggs in one day ants can lift !5 times their own weight bees can see ultraviolet light 5% of the world's food crops are pollinated by insects 15% of with world's food supply is consumed by insects it takes 115 silkworm cocoons to make an average tie 4ueen termites can live up to !5 years most spiders have transparent blood caterpillars have over 2-555 muscles the fastest insect is the Australian dragon fly 6its top speed is !7 kmGh 6)!mpGh77 honey bees kill more people each year than snakes there are over 155-555 different species of butterflies there are over 5-555 different species of ants all the planets in our solar system could fit inside /upiter an area of the .uns surface to the e4uivalent of a postage stamp would shine with the brightness of over 1-!55-555 candles more than 1-555-555 *arths could fit inside the .un the 'oon weighs 1 billion tons the world's first paved streets were laid in "ome in 175 CE,E it takes 1-155 watts to power a toaster natural gas has no smell 6the odor is artificially added so that people are able to identify leaks7 there are exactly 1-54 -!73 bytes in 1 megabyte rainbows can only be seen in the morning or late afternoon 6the sun needs to be less than 45 above the hori$on7 acorns are poisonous to humans 6if eaten it can cause damage to your kidneys7 all hurricanes form over the sea and can last up to 15 days there are over 22!-555 trees in 0ew ?ork's ,entral 2ark chalk is made from tiny plankton fossils 5% of the world's rose species come from Asia

E! million tons of water evaporates from the Lead .ea every day every living thing on the *arth contains carbon the 2acific 1cean is the world's largest it takes ! years for an oyster to produce a medium si$ed pearl the average mature oak tree sheds over 755-555 leaves in Autumn onions are part of the lily family the primary reason for growing rice in flooded paddies is to drown the weeds surrounding the young seedlings 6rice can grow in well drained areas7 the softest known mineral is talc 'orology' is the study of mountains 25% of ,hina's plants are used in medicine 2G) of the world's eggplants are grown in the =. 0ew /ersey humans are the only primates that don't have pigment in the palms of their hands it was once illegal to slam your car door in .wit$erland moths have white blood the diameter of /upiter is 1!2- 55km 6 755 miles7 the diameter of *arth is 12-7!3 km 67-@23 miles7 the diameter of the sun is 1-)@5-555km 6 3!-555 miles7 'ount *verest is E@km 6!E! miles7 high dolphin's can detect underwater sounds from 24 km 61! miles7 away dinosaurs lived on *arth for over 13! million years before they became extinct Aellyfish have been on *arth for over 3!5 million years only pregnant females polar bears hibernate polar bears are strictly carnivores sharks have been on *arth for over 455 million years some dinosaurs had tails over 1)m 64! feet7 long the average age of a polar bear in the wild is 17 years the tallest mammal is the giraffe warthogs can reach speeds of 4 kmGh 62@mph7 warthogs live for 1! years when baby polar bear cubs are born they cannot see or hear for their first month 2 out of ! people marry their first love )5% of people refuse to sit on a public toilet seats 4!% of people use mouthwash everyday less than 25% of shark attacks are fatal

people in (celand read more books per capita than any other country the average shower tempreture is ) , 6151B7 raindrops are not tear shaped 6they more resemble the shape of a tiny hamburger bun7 the algae found in the world's oceans produces nearly !5% of the world's oxygen the game of &ug<of<war was an 1lympic sport from 1@55<1@25 there are 2-!@ -@35 possible hands in a ! card poker game 0intendo first produced playing cards the word denim comes from 'de 0imes' or from 0imes which is a town in Brance there are over 355 windows on the *mpire .tate Cuilding chameleons can move their eyes in two directions at the same time a chameleon's tongue is twice as long as its body a newborn kangaroo is about 1 inch in tall a woodpecker can peck 25 times a second catfish have over 155-555 taste buds it takes 45 minutes to hard boil an ostrich egg the world's smallest mammal is the bumblebee bat of &hailand *ngland's .tonehenge is over !-555 years old the *iffel &ower is over )55m 6@ 4 ft7 tall the *iffel &ower is repainted every 7 years the .tatue of #iberty weighs over 22! tons there are 1)2 rooms in the =. Jhite %ouse banana plants are the largest plants without a woody stem 6they belong to the same family as lilies- orchids and palms7 bananas are a good source of vitamin ,- potassium and fiber bananas contain no fat- cholesterol or sodium over @3% of American households purchase bananas at least once a month mos4uitoes dislike citronella because it irritates their feet mos4uitoes prefer children to adults and blondes to brunettes no two spider webs are the same there are over @55-555 known species of insects worker ants may live for 7 years and the 4ueen up to 1! /ohn ,adbury founded the ,adbury chocolate company in *ngland in 1 42 producing the first chocolate bars Branklin 'ars invented the .nickers Car in 1@)5 %awaii is the only =. state that grows cacao beans which go into the production of chocolate 1 plain milk chocolate bar has more protein than a banana !2% of Americans drink coffee

Cra$il accounts for 1G) of the world's coffee production coffee is generally roasted between 254 < 21 , 6455 < 42!B7 6the longer the beans are roasted the darker the roast7 coffee is grown commercially in over 4! countries around the world coffee is the most popular beverage worldwide with over 455 billion cups consumed each year coffee represents 7!% of all the caffeine consumed in the =. as a world commodity coffee is second only to oil dark roasted coffee beans contain less caffeine than medium roasted ones 6the longer a coffee is roasted the more caffeine is burns off7 the first ground vacuum packed coffee was first introduced in 1@55 /apan is the )rd largest consumer of coffee over ! million people in Cra$il are employed in the coffee industry coffee trees produce its first full crop after ! years old the =. is the world's largest consumer of coffee there are around )5 milligrams of caffeine in the average chocolate bar while a cup of coffee has around 155 to 1!5 between 1@)1 and 1@3@ Jalt Lisney was awarded )! 1scars Lisneyland opened in 1@!! '&; 6'usic &elevision7 made its debut at 12851 aEmE August 1st 1@ 1 6the first music video shown ';ideo killed the radio star' by the Cuggles7 the 1st full length animated film was released by Lisney .tudios in 1@)7 6it was .now Jhite and the seven dwarfs7 the hamburger was invented in 1@55 the hottest chile in the world is the habanero Australia is the only country that is also a continent *urope is the only continent without a desert %awaii officially became apart of the =. on /une 14 1@55 the dollar was established as the official currency of the =. in 17 ! the supersonic ,oncorde Aet made its first trial flight on /anuary 1st 1@3@ in 1 72 ?ellowstone in the =. was the world's first national park a person will die from total lack of sleep sooner than from starvation 6Leath can occur about 15 days without sleep while starvation takes a few weeks7 the average human drinks over 35-!33 litres 613-555 gallons7 of water in a lifetime an individual blood cell takes about 35 seconds to make a complete circuit of the body by age 35 most people would have lost half of their taste buds every s4uare inch of the human body has an average of )2 million bacteria on it fingernails grow faster than toenails humans shed and regrow outer skin cells every 27 days 6almost 1-555 new skins in a lifetime7

it takes 17 muscles to smile and 4) to frown the human body has over 355 muscles 645% of the bodys weight7 in 1@55 the average life span in the =. was 47 the vocabulary of the average person is between !-555 to 3-555 words L0A stands for Leoxyribonucleicacid the word 'rhythms' is the longest word without any vowels the study of insects is called entomology the word 'karate' means 'empty hand' the ,ambodian alphabet has 74 letters the word fortnight is a contraction of the 2 words 'fourteen nights' wheat is the world's most widely grown plant ,heerios cereal was originally called ,heerioats flushable toilets were in use in ancient "ome the first credit card was a Liner's ,lub card issued in 1@!5 the most abundant metal in the *arth's crust is aluminum the world's first roller coaster opened in 1 4 at ,oney (sland 0ew ?ork there are 4)-2!2-55)-274-4 @- !3-555 different color combinations possible on a "ubik's ,ube the average life span of a mos4uito is 2 weeks the average person walks the e4uivalent of twice around the world in a lifetime the *mpire .tate Cuilding in 0ew ?ork weighs over )3!-555 tons sea water is approximately )E!% salt there are over @55 species of bats after bananas a $oo gorilla's favorite food is celery the African "ock 2ython can survive 2 years without eating the average American will consume over 43! trees worth of paper over their lifetime over !!5 hot dogs are eaten every second in the =nited .tates instant mashed potatoes 6dehydrated potato flakes7 were invented in ,anadian in 1@32 in American supermarkets peanut butter is one of the most fre4uently purchased items ostrich meat is the leanest of all red meats banana plants can grow as high as 3 meters 625 feet7 tall blueberries are very high in antioxidants the grapefruit gets its name from the way it grows in clusters like grapes on a vine a pumpkin really is a fruit laughing lowers levels of stress and strengthens your immune system

once a women reachs the age of )5 they lose 1% of their bone mass every year thereafter 6by the time a women is !5 she will have lost 25%7 the surface area of your lungs is roughly the same si$e as a tennis court *ngland's first great industry was wool the average age at which America's presidents have taken office is !4 according to manufacturer .palding the average lifespan of an 0CA basketball is 15-555 bounces the word 'almost' is the longest in the *nglish language with all the letters in alphabetical order a pip is one of the spots on dice or domino the most commonly used word in *nglish conversation is '(' the number 2 is the only number greater than $ero that when added to or multiplied by itself gives you the same result 647 the word 'taxi' is spelled the same in *nglish- 9erman- Brench- .wedish- and 2ortuguese ablutophobia is the fear of bathing achluophobiais the fear of the dark acrophobia is the fear of heights agoraphobia is the fear of wide open spaces aichmophobia is the fear of needles and pointed obAects akousticophobia is the fear of noises amathophobia is the fear of dust atychiphobia is the fear of failure brontophobia is the fear of thunderstorms catoptrophobia is the fear of mirrors dendrophobia is the fear of trees gatophobia is the fear of cats heliophobia is the fear of sunlight helminthophobia is the fear of worms herpetophobia is the fear of reptiles hippophobia is the fear of horses iatrophobia is the fear of doctors ichthyophobia is the fear of fish melissophobia is the fear of bees melophobia is the fear of music myrmecophobia is the fear of ants ombrophobia is the fear of rain ornithophobia is the fear of birds siderodromophobia is the fear of trains

tachophobia is the fear of speed $oophobia is the fear of animals a lions feed once every ) to 4 days lion's can't roar until the age of 2 an office desk has 455 times more bacteria than a toilet you have over 355 muscles all owls lay white eggs mapping is older than writing the bigger the orange the sweeter sweeter it is from space the brightest man made place is #as ;egas %ippopotomonstroses4uippedaliophobia is the fear of long words triscadecaphobia is the fear of the number 1) the world's most expensive spice is saffron the corkscrew was invented in 1 @5 Albert *instein never knew how to drive a car after youve eaten it takes approximately 12 hours for food to entirely digest the human eye blinks over 4-255-555 times a year the little hole in some sinks that lets the water drain out instead of flowing is called a 'porcelator' the original name of Cank of America was Cank of (taly the winter of 1@)2 was so cold that 0iagara Balls fro$e over completely there are 2 credit cards for every person in the =. 45% of Amsterdam commuters get to work by bicycle I)5 of raw popcorn translates into I)-555 in sales at movie theaters a person produces enough saliva to fill 2 average si$e swimming pools during their lifetime the average person sheds E7kg 61E! pounds7 of skin each year the average woman will consume over 2E7kg 63 pounds7 of lipstick in their lifetime the human body creates 2-!55-555 new red blood cells every second a soap bubble is 15-555 times thinner than the average human hair all snakes are carnivorous the tentacles of the giant arctic Aellyfish can reach )3E3 meters 6125 feet7 the only letter which doesn't appear in the 2eriodic &able is A 1ctober the 15th is national metric day the typewriter was invented in 1 2@ the dishwasher was invented in 1 @ the wristwatch was invented in 1@54

diamonds are the hardest substance known to man when hydrogen burns in the air water is formed due to gravitational effects you weigh is slightly less when the moon is directly overhead (f you could drive to the sun at a speed of E! kmGh 6!! mpGh7 it would take around 1@) years hydrogen is the most abundant element in the =niverse 67!%7 the moon is 27% the si$e of the *arth the center of the .un is approximately 1! million , 627 million B7 sun light can penetrate clean ocean water up to a depth of 7)m 6245 feet7 cheetahs can accelerate from 5 to 75 kmGh 64)mpGh7 in ) seconds an astronaut can be up to 2 inches taller returning from space 6the cartilage disks in the spine expand in the absence of gravity7 the oldest cockroach fossils are over 2 5 million years old there are over @7-555 km 635-555 miles7 of blood vessels in the average person