Cool, strange and interesting facts page 2

Facts 1. A duck�s quack doesn�t echo, and no one knows why.

Facts 2. A ear trumpet was used before the hearing aid was invented by people who had difficulty hearing.

Facts 3. A fall of 30 feet can be survived my most cats.

Facts 4. A famous bullfighter, Lagarijo, killed 4,867 bulls in the 19th century.

Facts 5. A female ferret can die if she goes into heat and cannot find a mate.

Facts 6. A fetus develops fingerprints at eighteen weeks.

Facts 7. A fetus starts to develop fingerprints at the age of eight weeks.

Facts 8. A flea can jump 150 times its size. That is the same as a person able to jump up 1,000 feet in the air.

Facts 9. A galactic year is 250 million Earth-years. This is the time it takes for our solar system to make one revolution around the Milky Way Galaxy.

Facts 10. A galactic year is 250 million Earth-years. This is the time it takes for our solar system to make one revolution around the Milky Way Galaxy.

Facts 11. A giraffe can go longer without water than a camel.

Facts 12. A giraffe is able to clean its ears with its own tongue.

Facts 13. A glockenspiel is a musical instrument that is like a xylophone. It has a series of metal bars and is played with two hammers.

Facts 14. A goldfish has a memory span of three seconds.

Facts 15. A group of crows is called a murder.

Facts 16. A group of kangaroos is called a mob.

Facts 17. A group of larks is called an exaltation.

Facts 18. A group of people that are hired to clap at a performance are called a claque.

Facts 19. A group of tigers is called a streak.

Facts 20. A group of whales is called a pod or gam.

Facts 21. A headache and inflammatory pain can be reduced by eating 20 tart cherries.

Facts 22. A honey bee has four wings.

Facts 23. A honey bee has four wings.

Facts 24. A honey bee has four wings.

Facts 25. A honey bee strokes its wings about 11,500 times a minute.

Facts 26. A house cat spends 70% of its time sleeping.

Facts 27. A housefly can only ingest liquid material. They regurgitate their food to liquify the food that they are going to eat.

Facts 28. A human embryo is smaller than a grain of rice at four weeks old.

Facts 29. A human eyeball weighs an ounce.

Facts 30. A human head remains conscious for about 15 to 20 seconds after it is been decapitated.

Facts 31. A Hungarian named Ladislo Biro invented the first ballpoint pen in 1938.

Facts 32. A jiffy is an actual unit of time for 1/100th of a second. Thus the saying, I will be there in a jiffy.

Facts 33. A language becomes extinct in this world every two weeks.

Facts 34. A leech can gorge itself up to a maximum of five times its body weight.

Facts 35. A leech has 32 brains.

Facts 36. A lifespan of an eyelash is approximately 150 days.

Facts 37. A lion feeds once every three to four days.

Facts 38. A little under one quarter of the people in the world are vegetarians.

Facts 39. A man filed a lawsuit against his doctor because he survived longer than what the doctor had predicted.

Facts 40. A man named Charles Osborne had the hiccups for approximately sixty-nine years.

Facts 41. A maple tree is usually tapped when the tree is at least 45 years old and has a diameter of 12 inches.

Facts 42. A meteor has only destroyed one satellite, which was the European Space Agency’s Olympus in 1993.

Facts 43. A mole can dig a tunnel three hundred feet long in a single night.

Facts 44. A monkey was once tried and convicted for smoking a cigarette in South Bend, Indiana.

Facts 45. A mother hen turns her egg approximately 50 times in a day. This is so the yolk does not stick to the shell.

Facts 46. A myrmecologist studies ants.

Facts 47. A newborn kangaroo weighs approximately 0.03 ounces and is small enough to fit in a teaspoon.

Facts 48. A newly hatched fish is called a “fry.”

Facts 49. A one kilogram packet of sugar will have about 5 million grains of sugar.

Facts 50. A one ounce milk chocolate bar has 6 mg of caffeine.

Facts 51. A penguin swims at a speed of approximately 15 miles per hour.

Facts 52. A person infected with the SARS virus, has a 95-98% chance of recovery.

Facts 53. A person that is struck by lightning has a greater chance of developing motor neurone disease.

Facts 54. A person uses approximately fifty-seven sheets of toilet paper each day.

Facts 55. A person who is a specialist in wine making is called an oenologist.

Facts 56. A person who smokes a pack of cigarettes a day will on average lose two teeth every ten years.

Facts 57. A person will burn 7 percent more calories if they walk on hard dirt compared to pavement.

Facts 58. A person would have to drink more than 12 cups of hot cocoa to equal the amount of caffeine found in one cup of coffee.

Facts 59. A piece of French toast that was partially eaten by Justin Timberlake sold on eBay.

Facts 60. A pregnant goldfish is called a twit.

Facts 61. A rabbit is not able to vomit.

Facts 62. A rainbow can occur only when the sun is 40 degrees or less above the horizon.

Facts 63. A regulation baseball has exactly 108 stitches.

Facts 64. A rhinoceros horn is made of compacted hair.

Facts 65. A ripe cranberry will bounce. Another name for a cranberry is bounceberry.

Facts 66. A rocket-like device can be traced back to Ancient Greece when a flying steam-powered pigeon was built out of wood.

Facts 67. A rose imprint that was fossilized in a slate was discovered in Florisant, Colorado, which is said to be thirty-five million years old.

Facts 68. A Russian man who wore a beard during the time of Peter the Great had to pay a special tax.

Facts 69. A salmon with two mouths, two sets of teeth and two tongues was caught by Bob Bateman of Canada.

Facts 70. A scorpion can have up to 12 eyes.

Facts 71. A seagull can drink salt water because it has special glands that filter out the salt.

Facts 72. A seven year old boy was the first person to survive the Horeshoe Falls (Niagara Falls) in just a life jacket.

Facts 73. A shark is the only fish that can blink with both eyes.

Facts 74. A sheep, a duck and a rooster were the first passengers in a hot air balloon.

Facts 75. A sheep, a duck, and a rooster were the first passengers in a hot air balloon.

Facts 76. A Singapore singing group by the name of “The Oriental Singers,” sang non-stop for 74 hours and five minutes.

Facts 77. A single chocolate chip gives enough energy to a human being to walk 150 feet.

Facts 78. A slug has four noses.

Facts 79. A small drip from a faucet can waste up to 50 gallons of water daily, which is enough water to run a dishwasher twice on a full cycle.

Facts 80. A snail can crawl across a razor blade without getting injured. This is possible because they excrete a slime that protects them.

Facts 81. A snail can sleep for 3 years.

Facts 82. A snake charmer in Bangladesh once found 3,500 poisonous cobras and their eggs hidden underneath the floors of two suburban homes.

Facts 83. A sneeze can travel as fast as one hundred miles per hour.

Facts 84. A sneeze zooms out of your mouth at over 600 m.p.h.

Facts 85. A species of dolphin is born naturally blind in the Indus and Ganges rivers in South Asia. These dolphins have a highly sophisticated sonar system and swim on only one side of their body.

Facts 86. A species of earthworm, “Megascolides australis,” in Australia can grow up to fifteen feet in length.

Facts 87. A squash ball moving at 150 kilometers per hour has the same impact of a .22 bullet.

Facts 88. A starfish can turn its stomach inside out.

Facts 89. A study concludes that kids who snore do poorly in school.

Facts 90. A study indicates that smokers are likely to die on average six and a half years earlier than non-smokers.

Facts 91. A study revealed that men that were born with a low birth weight were less likely to get married.

Facts 92. A superstition in baseball is to never lend your bat to anyone or you will be jinxed.

Facts 93. A surfer once sued another surfer for “stealing his wave.” The case was thrown out because the court was unable to put a price on “pain and suffering” endured by the surfer watching someone else ride “his” wave.

Facts 94. A survey done by Clairol 10 years ago came up with 46% of men stating that it was okay to color their hair. Now 66% of men admit to coloring their hair.

Facts 95. A swordfish can live as long as 25 years and weigh up to 1,200 pounds.

Facts 96. A top freestyle swimmer achieves a speed of only 4 miles per hour. Fish, in contrast, have been clocked at 68 mph.

Facts 97. A tree in metropolitan area will survive for approximately eight years.

Facts 98. A turtle can breathe through its butt..

Facts 99. A U.S. company came out with a toilet night-light that sends out a green warning beacon when the seat is up.

Facts 100. A violin actually contains 70 separate pieces of wood.

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