Polar bears can eat as much as ten percent of their body weight in less than one hour
Owls are one of the only birds who can see the color blue.
6572. Animal Facts
A mosquito can drink one and a half times its own weight in blood at a single meal.Yuk!
In 1892, Italy raised the minimum age for marriage for girls to 12.
The first programme shown on BBC2 was Play School
There was a time in Japan where a wife being left handed was a ground for divorce
Canadian researchers have found that Einstein's brain was 15% wider than normal.
A word or sentence that is the same front and back (racecar, kayak) is called a palindrome.
6578. Animal Facts
Bone-eating zombie worms live on the decaying bodies of dead whales. They have no gut, but bore deeply into the bones. Microbes inside the worms digest chemicals sucked out of the bones.
There are about 450 types of cheese in the world. 240 come from France.
Before 1928, yo-yos used to be called bandalores in the United States
Pamela Lee-Anderson was the first to be born in Canada on the centennial anniversary of Canada's independence (7/1/1967).
There is a flower called the Scarlet Pimpernel that can forecast the weather. If the flower is closed up, rain is coming and if it is opened up, the day will be sunny. It is a.k.a 'the poor man's weatherglass'
Japan uses the most energy per year than any other country.
Two million red blood cells die every second
At any one time, there are 100 million phone conversations going on in the United States.
The revolving door was invented in 1888, by Theophilus Van Kannel.
Rutherford Hayes became U.S. President by one vote.
Due to eating habits in the USA, one in three children born in the year 2000 have a chance of getting type II diabetes
28% of Africa is classified as wilderness. In North America, it's 38%.
Romans used to believe that walnuts could cure head ailments during the Renaissance, since their shape was similar to that of a brain
The US federal income tax was first enacted in 1862 to support the Union's Civil War effort. It was eliminated in 1872, revived in 1894 then declared unconstitutional by the Supreme Court the following year. In 1913, the 16th Amendment to the Constitution made the income tax a permanent fixture in the US tax system.
The largest type of penguin is the Emperor Penguin which can stand to be almost 3.5 feet tall and weigh more than 90 pounds
6596. Animal Facts
If a rat didn't keep chewing, its lower teeth would eventually grow through its top jaw and up into the roof of its mouth.
99% of pumpkins that are sold are sold for decoration
Wild Bill Hickok was killed playing poker, holding two pairs aces and eights, which has become known as "Dead Man's Hand."
Anagrams amused the ancient Greeks, Romans and Hebrews, and were popular during the Middle Ages.
In 1946, the New York Yankees became the first baseball team to travel by plane
Nylon is a man-made fibre that is made from coal and petroleum
In the United States, the first cookbook was published in 1796 and it contained a recipes for watermelon rind pickles
It wasn't until 1913 that sports teams started using numbers on players' jerseys for identfication. It first happened during a football game between the University of Chicago and the University of Wisconsin.
1.7 litres of saliva is produced each day.
An old law in Bellingham, Washington, made it illegal for a woman to take more than 3 steps backwards while dancing.
To prevent some numbers from occurring more frequently than others, dice used in crap games in Las Vegas are manufactured to a tolerance of 0.0002 inches, less than 1/17 the thickness of a human hair.
Printed on the tablet being held by the Statue of Liberty is July IV, MDCCLXXVI
In 2009 one of eight newly married couples in the US met online
The Mexican version of the Tooth Fairy is known as the Tooth Mouse, which takes the tooth and leaves treasures in its place
In every episode of Seinfeld there is a Superman somewhere
A jogger's heel strikes the ground 1,500 times per mile.
In Lebanon, Virginia it is illegal to kick your wife out of bed.
Milk and cheese can aid in the reduction of tooth decay
The most used line in the movies is "lets get out of here."
6618. Animal Facts
Sharks will eat almost anything. The stomachs of dead sharks have been found to contain bits of boats and vehicles and even a knight in armour.
The US Army has a 50 caliber sniper rifle that can shoot through the engine block of a car.
People in low-income homes spend 50% more time playing video games than people in high-income homes
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Skin Friendly Nutrients
Lychees are a great source of skinfriendly nutrients like thiamin, niacin and copper. Thiamin assists the body in metabolizing fats and protein for healthy skin. Niacin boosts the hydration levels in the skin while copper, in small quantities, helps to speed up the healing of damaged skin. All these benefits make lychee a super fruit for your skin.