Over 1,000 birds a year die from smashing into windows.
The state of Florida is bigger than England.
A quarter has 119 grooves on its edge, a dime has one less groove.
A hummingbird weighs less than a penny.
The Earth weighs around 6,588,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 tons.
Ants stretch when they wake up in the morning.
Human teeth are almost as hard as rocks.
A mole can dig a tunnel 300 feet long in just one night.
Ancient Egyptians slept on pillows made of stone.
A hippo can open its mouth wide enough to fit a 4 foot tall child inside.
The first shuttle was actually the Space Shuttle Orbiter Enterprise, named after the famous star ship in the Star Trek television series. It was a drop-test vehicle released from a Boeing 747 in midflight. Enterprise made five successful free-flight tests prior to Columbia’s history-making maiden flight into space.
Windmills always turn counterclockwise.
A hedgehog’s heart beats 300 times a minute on average.
Camels have three eyelids to protect themselves from blowing sand.
The placement of a donkey’s eyes in its’ head enables it to see all four feet at all times.
There are more stars in the universe than grains of sand on all the beaches in the world.
Everyday more money is printed for the game of Monopoly than for the U.S. Treasury.
Men get hiccups more often than women.
Men can read smaller print than women; women can hear better than men.
Scientists say the average person eats about 2 pounds of bugs a year. That’s mostly because insects accidentally get ground up in foods like peanut butter, strawberry jelly, and spaghetti sauce. They won’t hurt you, they’re actually full of protein.
Printed books of religious songs were being produced as early as 1476, but at that time each publication had to be run through the printing press three times: once for the staff lines, once for the note heads and
stems, and once for the words.
It wasn’t until 1525 that a printer worked out a way of printing everything at once.
Dodos became extinct in 1681.
The most common species of domesticated bird is the chicken.
The peregrine falcon became the first animal listed as an endangered species in the USA in the late 1970’s.
At -90 degrees Fahrenheit the moisture in your breath will freeze in midair and fall to the ground.
Research indicates that mosquitoes are attracted to people who have recently eaten bananas.
A snail can sleep for three years.
Babies are born without knee caps. They don’t appear until the child reaches 2 to 6 years of age.
Butterflies taste with their feet.
In ancient Egypt, priests plucked every hair from their bodies, including their eyebrows and eyelashes.
Leonardo da Vinci invented the scissors.