When the temperature drops, the eyesight reaction time of insects (like the dragonfly and some animals like tortoises) decrease and thats why they can be caught early in the morning or at night by predators like birds whose eyesight reaction times are unaffected by temperature.
Pineapples were first called anana, which is Caribbean for excellent fruit.
Each year 96 billion pounds of food is wasted in the U.S
Irving Berlin has never learned to read music or to write it. He hums or sings his songs to a secretary, who takes them down in musical notation.
Dogs and cats, like humans, are either right or left handed... or is that paws?.
Alexander the Great and Julius Caesar were both epileptic.
Barbie's measurements if she were life size: 39-23-33.
The setting sun is redder than the rising sun because the air at the end of the day is generally dustier than it is at the beginning of the day.
Seeing eye dogs are color blind but can still read stop lights by the position of the 'on' light
Approximately 115 tons of ocean salt spray enters the earth's atmosphere each second.
The U.S. army packs Tabasco pepper sauce in every ration kit that they give to soldiers.
The strongest muscle in the body is the tongue. (Relative to size)
During the time of Peter the Great, any Russian who wore a beard was required to pay a special tax.
One of the most dangerous insect in the world is the common housefly. They carry and transmit more diseases than any other animal in the world
Among primitive people the soul normally is said to escape through the mouth or nose. In the Celebes, when a person is very sick, his friends will often attach fish hooks in certain places. If the soul tries to escape, it gets hooked.
The largest living thing on the face of the Earth is a mushroom underground in Oregon, it measures three and a half miles in diameter.
Japan is the world's leading importer of iron ore.
One quarter of the bones in your body are in your feet.
The Central African raffia palm is known to have the longest leaves. The leaves can measure up to 82.5 feet long.
The first baseball caps were made of straw.
Scientists have discovered that the mating call of the Mediterranean fruit fly has exactly the same frequency as lower F# on a harmonica.
Your fingernails can turn yellow from wearing nail polish and from the sun.
Texas was one of the first states to adopt capital punishment by lethal injection -in 1977.
The giant squid has the largest eyes in the world.
Approximately one-third of the population can't snap their fingers.
"Goodbye" came from "God bye" which came from "God be with you."
Over 600,000 people died as a result of the Spanish influenza epidemic
Vatican City is the smallest country in the world, with a population of 1000 and a size 108.7 acres
At the end of WWII the Germans had more planes than the start of the war.
If you yelled for 8 years 7 months and 6 days, you would have produced enough sound energy to heat one cup of coffee.
Baby whales grow at an average rate of 10lbs per hour.
Wasps that feed on ferment occasionally get drunk and pass out
Every day is about 55 billionths of a second longer than the day before it
According to Gaming Law, casinos have to stock enough cash to cover all the chips on the 'floor'.
One tonne of uranium produces the same amount of energy as 30,000 tonnes of coal.
Tohru Iwatani, the inventor of the video game Pac-Man, came up with the idea when he saw a pizza with a slice missing at a dinner party
In Kentucky, 50% of the people who get married for the first time are teenagers.
Of the 3,000 islands in the Bahama chain in the Caribbean, only 20 are inhabited.
The turkey was once nominated to be the official bird of the United States
A can of SPAM opened every four seconds.
The music for The Star Spangled Banner comes from a British drinking song named Anacreon.
The Stanley Cup originally was only seven and a half inches high.
George Washington named Washington D.C. Federal City. It was changed to Washington D.C. after his death.
Turkeys can have heart attacks. When the Air Force was conducting test runs and breaking the sound barrier, fields of turkeys dropped dead because of heart attacks
The most deadly fires that occur in the home happen between 6pm and 10pm
The average American/Canadian will eat about 11.9 pounds of cereal per year.
Penguins can jump as high as 6 feet in the air
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Utilize Idle time
While we are travelling or waiting for something to happen, we can utilize this time for doing tasks which do not require too much of concentration. Recognize and make use of this time, this can definitely improve your time management.