Why do zebras have stripes?
Stripes camouflage a zebra and help them hide from their enemies. This is done by breaking the outline of a zebra when it moves through tall grass. Rather than receiving a full view of a zebra, a predator only sees a bunch of vertical lines. This effect is particularly accented on a hot day when heat waves are
rising from the earth.
An ear of corn almost always has an even number of rows (twelve, fourteen, or sixteen).
Earthworms have five hearts.
The cat is the only domestic animal not mentioned in the Bible.
In the English language, more words begin with the letter “s” than any other letter.
A golf ball, when driven off a tee, can reach speeds up to 170 miles per hour.
Tuna fish swim at an average speed of 9 miles per hour. They also never stop moving.
According to Metropolitan Life Insurance, major league baseball players live significantly longer than the average male – especially if you are a third baseman.
The US state of Alaska’s coastline is longer than that of all the US coastal states combined.
A domestic cat has eighteen claws: five on each of its front paws and four on each of its back paws.
The tip of a whip makes a cracking sound because it is moving faster than the speed of sound.
Why do birds sing?
Male birds actually do most of the singing, primarily to stake out their territory and to invite females of their species over to mate. Females tend to select as mates those male birds who sing the most. It is believed they do this not because they like the quality of the singing, but because they have learned the males who sing the most have the most food in their territory. Since the male doesn’t have to spend much time hunting for food, it has more time to sing.
The ring finger on a man’s left hand is typically longer than his index finger.
Wyatt Earp became a boxing referee after he retired from law enforcement.
Ancient Egyptians would shave off their eyebrows in order to properly mourn the death of their cats.
A hockey puck weighs 0.38 pounds.
In an average lifetime, the average human will produce in excess of 6,250 gallons of saliva.
Montgomery Ward’s first catalog was only one sheet of paper and was first printed in 1872.
The most popular name for a male cat is Tiger.
The state flower of Alaska is a forget-me-not.
Folding money was invented by the Chinese, and was first made out of deerskin.
There are 10 times more sheep in Australia than people.
Reykjavik, Iceland is warmer than Chicago, Illinois during the winter.
James Buchanan was the only bachelor US President.
Maine is the only state in the US which has one syllable.
Lake Michigan is the only Great Lake entirely in the USA.
There are 11 points on the Canadian flag.