Eating large amounts of carrots will eventually turn your skin orange because of the chemical substance called carotene which is found in carrots. Carotene is the cause of the orange hue in leaves during the fall.
Someone gets divorced every ten to thirteen seconds
The first domain name ever registered was Symbolics.com on March 15, 1985.
Cattle can produce up to 180 litres of saliva in one day
There are more than 2,000 different varieties of cheese in the world
The wind must be below one mile an hour in order for the National Weather Service to rate the weather as calm.
7550. Animal Facts
South American cane toads have special glands behind their eyes which ooze poison out of their skin.They can even shoot the poison up to 30 centimetres (nearly a foot) to deter animals that might want to eat them.
Approximately 25% of all scald burns to children are from hot tap water and is associated with more deaths than with any other liquid
A chicken loses its feathers when it becomes stressed
Australia's Sydney funnel-web spider and Brazil's Wandering spider (also known as the Banana Spider) are among the most Venomous species. Even these bad biters aren't big killers, though. Even before the introduction of anti venom only 1 percent of their bites resulted in death.
The names of the two stone lions in front of the New York Public Library are Patience and Fortitude. They were named by then-mayor Fiorello LaGuardia.
During a typical human life span, the human heart will beat approximately 2.5 billion times
According to the United States Postal Service, each person sent on average 689 letters throughout the year of 1996.
Whenever people accidentally trip over themselves whilst walking, they automatically go into 'survival mode' and try to pretend like they meant it (eg. they start into a jog). How hilarious is it watching someone do that?!
A yawn usually lasts for approximately six seconds
General Stonewall Jackson has two separate burial sites: one for his amputated left arm (Fredericksburg, VA) and one for the rest of his body (Lexington, VA). Jackson's left arm was shattered during the Battle of Chancellorsville by friendly fire and was amputated the next day. He died a week later. (8-1-02)
7560. Animal Facts
The butcher bird (shrike) impales mice, small birds and lizards onto spikes to hold them still while it eats them.
John Hancock and Charles Thomson were the only people to sign the Declaration of independence on July 4th, 1776. The last signature came five years later.
There is a species of bird, Antpitta avis canis Ridgley, that barks like a dog
The oil that is found in poison ivy is called urushiol.
In some (maybe all) Asian countries, the family name is written
All gondolas in Venice, Italy must be painted black, unless they belong to a high official.
7566. Animal Facts
If one vampire bat is too ill to leave the cave, another will suck blood all night then come home and vomit it up over the poorly bat so it doesn't miss out on a meal.
Mummy powder was once thought to be a cure for all remedies. English men used to carry the powder with them in a tiny bag wherever they went
There are no ants in Iceland, Antarctica, and Greenland.
Honolulu is the only place in the United States that has a royal palace.
In Hans Holbein's painting, The Ambassadors, the artist added a small skull as a way of signing his name. Holbein is another word for hollow bone or a skull.
Reports from owners of cats and dogs indicate that 21% of dogs and 7% of cats snore
If you yelled for 8 years, 7 months and 6 days you would have produced enough sound energy to heat one cup of coffee.(Hardly seems worth it.)
On average, a beaver can cut down two hundred trees a year.
There are 49 different foods mentioned in the Bible.
What word can you take the first letter of, put it as the last letter, and make it the past tence of the original word? Answer: Eat (ate)
Children grow faster in the springtime.
Israel is the only country in the world, which has compulsory military service for women.
The Taj Mahal in India is perfectly symetrical, except for one thing. The two tombs inside are not equal in size. This is because the male tomb has to be larger than the female tomb.
Blood sucking hookworms inhabit 700 million people worldwide.
Nerve cells can travel as fast as 120 metres per second
Mary Hart, the co-anchor of Entertainment Tonight, has each of her legs insured for one million dollars
There is a substance in the skin of the African clawed frog that helps in fighting infection
Venus rotates so slowly that in a typical day lasts approximately 244 Earth days (5,856 hours).
A person who is a specialist in wine making is called an oenologist
In Shakespeare, Rosalind, the heroine of "As You Like It", has more lines than any of Shakespeare's female characters. Cleopatra comes in second with 670 lines and third place belongs to Imogen (Cymbeline), with 591 lines.
The correct name for the capital city of Thailand is rung Thep, and it's been this way for over 130 years. Foreigners persist on calling it Bangkok.
Although the outsides of a bone are hard, they are generally light and soft inside. They are about 75% water
Catnip can affect lions and tigers as well as house cats. It excites them because it contains a chemical that resembles an excretion of the dominant female's urine.
The three primary colors are red, yellow and blue. The three secondary colors are green, orange and purple.
The mongoose was barred live entry into the U.S. in 1902.
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