San Francisco’s cable cars are the only mobile U.S. National Monument.
There are three words in the English language with two “u’s” in consecutive order: vacuum, residuum, and continuum.
Elvis Presley had a reading chair in his bathroom.
It was against the law in New York, until 1936, for either men or women to wear topless bathing suits.
The world’s largest clams weigh almost 500 pounds.
One cord of wood can make 7.5 million toothpicks.
It takes 8 minutes for light to travel from the sun to the earth.
A bride in China wears the color red.
A cow can produce 25 gallons of milk per week.
It took 20 years for Noah Webster to compile his first dictionary.
A Chinese checkerboard has 121 holes.
A person’s left hand does 56 percent of typing.
The Disney dog, Pluto, was originally named Rover.
A female African elephant can be pregnant for almost two years.
Martin Van Buren was the first U.S. born citizen to become president.
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.