The largest surviving baby was born in October 2009 in Sumatra, Indonesia and weighed an astounding 19.2 pounds at birth.
A jumbo jet uses 4,000 gallons of fuel to take off.
The weight of all the termites in the world outweighs the weight of all humans 10 to 1.
Due to extreme pressure and temperature, it literally rains diamonds on Neptune and Uranus.
It costs more to buy a new car today in the United States than it cost Christopher Columbus to equip and undertake three voyages to and from the New World.
Most dust particles in your house are made from dead skin.
Ma Yu Ching’s Bucket Chicken House in Kaifeng, China is considered the world’s oldest operating restaurant, first opening in 1153 AD during the Jing Dynasty.
Sweden recycles so well that it has run out of garbage and now must import garbage from Norway to fuel its energy programs.
An eagle can kill a young deer and fly away with it.
There are at least 6 people in the world who look almost exactly like you. There's a 9% chance that you'll meet one of them in your lifetime.
Albatrosses can fly more than 100,000 km without landing.
15% of the air you breathe in a subway station is human skin.
Drug possession and trafficking is punished in Singapore with the death penalty.
Olympic swimmer Gary Hall Jr. has Type 1 diabetes. When he was diagnosed, his physician told him to give up swimming. He changed doctors, continued training, and subsequently won a gold medal.
The average life expectancy on the African continent ranges from 74 years in the island nation of Mauritius to just under 32 years in sub-Saharan Swaziland.
Plants that are not cared for will cry for help. A thirsty plant will make a high-pitched sound that is too high for us to hear.
Rubbing a banana peel on mosquito bites can help stop the itching.
Justin Timberlake was the voice behind the McDonald's phrase 'I'm lovin it' and was paid $6 million for the song.
The Nazis developed experimental drug cocktail in which the Nazi doctors found that equipment-laden test subjects who had taken the drug could march 55 miles (88.5 kilometers) without resting.
The IRS has an employee handbook called the 'Internal Revenue Manual' that provides instructions for collecting taxes after a nuclear war.
Mascara wands cause the most injuries out of any cosmetics. It can also trigger an allergic reaction, causing redness and swelling along eyelids.
A cat called Dusty has the known record for the most kittens. She had more than 420 kittens in her lifetime.
In 2007, a customer gave a $10,000 tip to a Pizza Hut waitress after hearing she had financial troubles which had forced her to drop out of college.
A male tiger in India adopted a litter of orphaned cubs, taking on the role of ‘mother’. Wildlife officials say such behavior had never been observed before.
In an average household, the average roll of toilet paper lasts approximately 5 days.
The most common emotion experienced in dreams is anxiety. Negative emotions are more common than positive ones.
China's rich and powerful can apparently escape prison sentences by hiring body doubles to serve their prison time.
The baobab tree can hold over 32,000 gallons of water in the trunk.
In the 1980's, you could buy a lifetime pass guaranteeing unlimited first-class travel with American Airlines for $250,000.
There is a place in Venezuela where lightning strikes 280 times per hours, 160 nights a year.
The oldest known cave painting is found in the Cave of El Castillo in northern Spain. There researchers have found a faint red dot that is thought to be over 40,000 years old.
Tuesday is the most productive day of the work week.
J.K. Rowling was the first person to ever become billionaire by writing books.
The smell of Crayola crayons is so familiar that it is 1 of the 20 most recognizable scents to American adults.
The largest earthquake in recent history was a 9.5 and occurred in Chile in 1960. It caused giant ocean waves as far as 6,000 miles (10,000 km) away.
In Japan, 90% of mobile phones are waterproof because youngsters use them even in the shower.
The cigarette lighter was invented before the match.
Monday is the day of the week when the risk of heart attack is greatest.
A female dolphin will assist in the birth of another's baby dolphin, and if it is a difficult birth, the “midwife” might help pull out the baby. Other dolphins, including bulls, will swim around the mother during birth to protect her.
While Africa makes up about 16% of the world’s population, fully one quarter of the world’s languages are spoken only in Africa.
A woman with a PhD in Math won the scratch lottery four times (about $21 million) by figuring out the algorithm of the ticket production.
Water, electricity and gas have been free in Turkmenistan since 1991.
Seeds from a wild flower, the Arctic Lupine, found in Alaska, have grown in the lab after being frozen in the ground for 10,000 years.
Less than two percent of the water on Earth is fresh.
Co-founder of the Standard Oil Company, John Davison Rockefeller, was the world's first billionaire.
The human brain has the capacity to store everything that a person experienced.
No one in Greece can choose to not vote. Voting is required by law for every citizen who is 18 or older.
A full head of human hair is strong enough to support 12 tons.
There are underwater rivers that flow along the ocean floor.
When you look up at the blue sky and see white dots flying around, you're actually seeing your own white blood cells.
Studies show that slow music makes people shop leisurely and spend more, while classical music encourages more expensive purchases.
Dell Computers was started by a 19 year old with only $1,000.
The Amazon rainforest produces half the world's oxygen supply.
The moon’s gravity has slowed the speed of Earth’s rotation. Long ago, it was much faster and days were much shorter.
Gold is so pliable that it can be made into sewing thread. An ounce of gold can be stretched over 50 miles.
Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 has grossed $1 billion in just 15 days of its launch.
Because sharks very rarely get cancer, scientists study their cartilage in the hopes of finding a cure for the disease.
An early version of Google at Stanford could analyze 30-50 pages a second. Currently, it’s millions of pages a second.
A hurricane can reach 40,000 to 50,000 feet up into the sky.
Montpelier, Vermont is the only U.S. state capital without a McDonalds.
A type of plastic can be made from milk. The fabric is odorless, insoluble in water, biodegradable, antiallergenic, antistatic and nonflammable.
In 1865, the U.S. Secret Service was first established for the specific purpose to combat the counterfeiting of money.
By the fourth century B.C., the Chinese were drilling for natural gas and using it as a heat source, preceding Western natural gas drilling by about 2,300 years.
Overly aggressive and overly permissive parents are equally likely to have children who bully.
The harder you concentrate on falling asleep, the less likely you are to fall asleep.
Psychologists have found that babies as young as just 2 days old can recognize their mother's voice from a tape recording of only one syllable.
Your ribs move on an average of about 5 million times a year, every time you breathe.
During his second run for presidency, Teddy Roosevelt was shot by a would-be assassin while giving a speech in Milwaukee. He continued to deliver his speech with the bullet in his chest.
Ants never sleep in their whole life.
Portuguese sharks live at depths of 12,000 feet, which is over two miles deep.
Emotions are contagious. Unpleasant or negative motions are more contagious than neutral or positive emotions.
Pablo Picasso's first word was "pencil".
Immense power is concentrated in a wolf’s jaw. It has a crushing pressure of nearly 1,500 pounds per square inch (compared with around 750 for a large dog).
The curve of the counter in a bar is designed so other customers can easily 'check out' other customers.
70% less energy is required to recycle paper as compared to making it from raw materials.
A n 1975, when officials in the Chinese city of Haicheng were alarmed by odd and anxious behaviors of dogs and other animals. These observations led them to order 90,000 residents to evacuate the city. Only a few hours later a 7.3 magnitude earthquake destroyed nearly 90 percent of the city’s buildings.
Siberian Husky’s coat enables it to withstand temperatures from -58 to -76 degrees (F).
When Koko, the gorilla famous for knowing sign language, was asked where gorillas go after death, she responded by signing “Comfortable hole, bye.”
Our sun is over 2.5 million miles around at its equator.
Pigeons can recognize a person they had encountered before, based strictly on facial characteristics.
Lego men have those little holes in the top of their heads to allow air to pass through should a child ever get one stuck in their throat.
There are GPS shoes, designed by Wilcox that will guide you home by simply clicking the heels together.
Tablecloths were originally meant to be served as towels, with which dinner guests could wipe their hands and faces after eating.
Coughing can cause air to move through your windpipe faster than the speed of sound – over a thousand feet per second.
Japan's Okinawa Island has more than 450 people living above the age of 100 and is known as the healthiest place on Earth.
Of the six flags planted on the moon, five are still standing.
Real diamonds don't show up in X-rays.
The only part of the body that has no blood supply is the cornea in the eye. It takes in oxygen directly from the air.
Velcro was invented by a Swiss guy who was inspired by the way burrs attached to clothing.
Human fingers can feel objects as small as 13 nanometers. This means that, if your finger was the size of the Earth, you could feel the difference between houses.
The first Harley Davidson motorcycle was built in 1903, and a tomato can was used for a carburetor.
In the case of an emergency, a Crayola crayon can be used as a candle and will burn for about 15 minutes.
France is the only country in Europe which could be self-sufficient in basic food production.
On average a hedgehog’s heart beats 300 times a minute.
More steel in the United States is used to make bottle caps than to manufacture automobile bodies.
In 2006, the CEO of Whole Foods reduced his salary to $1 a year, donated his entire portfolio to charity, and set up a $100,000 fund for staff facing personal problems.
Humans produce about 10,000 gallons of saliva in a lifetime.
Researchers have taken the HIV virus, modified it and then used it to reprogram a cancer patient's white blood cells to attack and completely kill off cancer.
It costs about three cents to make both a US $1 bill and a penny.
An American taking a 5 minute shower, uses more water than the average person in a developing country slum uses for an entire day.
Most elephants weigh less than the tongue of a full grown blue whale.
The colors yellow and orange are not recommended for use in kitchens as they are known to be appetite stimulators.
The world's first pizzeria in Italy, dating back to 1738, still serves pizza.
Putting sugar directly on a wound or cut can help with the healing process.
Mars’ red color is due to iron oxide, also known as rust, and has the consistency of talcum powder. Literally, the metallic rocks on Mars are rusting.
A group of scientists from Cal Tech and UCLA have developed a way for epilepsy patients who have had electrodes implanted inside their brains to control a computer mouse with their minds.
There are more vacant houses than homeless people in the United States.
Humans can lose up to 30% of their total blood volume before going into shock.
Since weightlessness causes the spine to expand and straighten, astronauts may measure up to two inches taller in space than they do on Earth.
Up until 7 months old, a baby can breathe and swallow at the same time.
When getting a new car, choose one that is silver. The color is most visible on the road and is least likely to get into an accident.
Some people have a natural alarm clock allowing them to wake up when they want.
There’s a school that allows students to do whatever they want. No curriculum. No tests or HW. No classes unless requested. 82% of these students get accepted to college, as opposed to the 63% national public school average.
Most Japanese schools don't have janitors; instead, children do the cleaning daily as part of a practice rooted in Buddhist traditions that associate cleaning with morality.
Less than 1% of women in the United States choose to deliver their babies at home, while 30% of Dutch women opt for home births.
Yawns are more contagious among people with closer relationships.
Despite its reputation as a cosmonaut staple, freeze-dried ice cream only made one mission to space. In 1968, it provided instant sugar rushes to the astronauts of Apollo 7.
The chief translator for the European Parliament can speak 32 different languages fluently.
Some dogs can smell dead bodies under water, where termites are hiding, and natural gas buried under 40 feet of dirt. They can even detect cancer that is too small to be detected by a doctor and can find lung cancer by sniffing a person’s breath.
It may be hard to believe, but a new study has found that most people smile when they are frustrated.
Men's shirts have the buttons on the right, while women's shirts have the buttons on the left.
Saturn’s largest moon, Titan, is the only known moon to have a substantial atmosphere, which is 370 miles deep, 10 times thicker than Earth’s atmosphere. Conditions on Titan may resemble ancient Earth conditions, though at a much lower temperature.
Corn dextrin, a common thickener used in junk food, is also the glue on some envelopes and postage stamps.
A polar bear can swim up to 100 miles without resting.
A chimpanzee that was socialized to humans since birth could log onto a computer to look at pictures, watch television using a remote control, brush his teeth, feed hay to his owner’s horses, water plants and learned the schedule of passing ice cream trucks.
According to one study, the amount of bacteria and other filth on a pair of jeans doesn't increase after about 2 weeks of wear.
Unlike other muscles, the heart muscle contracts without stimulus from the nervous system. Signals for the heart to beat come from the sinoatrial node near the top of the right atrium.
There are people who can actually see, smell and physically taste music. This is an example of a phenomenon known as synesthesia. Synesthetes report seeing symphonies in spectacular colors, smelling Beethoven, and tasting Chopin.
The average adult heart beats 72 times a minute; 100,000 times a day; 3,600,000 times a year; and 2.5 billion times during a lifetime.
Cats have 32 muscles that control the outer ear (humans have only 6). A cat can independently rotate its ears 180 degrees.
Babies are born with natural swimming abilities and can hold their breath. However, this ability quickly disappears.
A kangaroo can jump 45 feet!
Rome’s population of more than a million was not matched by any other European city until London finally over took it in the nineteenth century.
Contrary to popular belief, no sleepwalker has ever died as a result of being woken up.
The earliest fossil cockroach is about 280 million years old – 80 million years older than the first dinosaurs.
Car airbags kill 1 person for every 22 lives that they save.
The Sahara is only in a dry period and is expected to be green again in 15,000 years.
The same part of the brain that responds to fearful situations also shows a heightened response in children with high math anxiety.
Men who help out with the housework, also tend to have more sex.
People who are feeling very emotional tend to write faster than they do when they're calm.
The perception of red color corresponds to the X-chromosome, hence women are usually much better than men in distinguishing shades of red.
Mars has the largest and most violent dust storms in our entire solar system. These storms often have winds topping 125 mph, can last for weeks, and can cover the entire planet. They usually occur when Mars is closest to the sun.
The average lead pencil will draw a line 35 miles long or write approximately 50,000 English words.
Trees do not grow higher than 130m as it is physically impossible for the water to rise higher.
Storms on Saturn can last for months or even years. A long-lived 2004 storm on Saturn, named the “Dragon Storm,” created mega-lightning 1,000 times more powerful than lightning on Earth.
One species of jellyfish, Turritopsis nutricula, are immortal.
The youngest MENSA student ever was three years old.
In Ancient Athens, the world's first democracy, they had a process called ostracism; once a year the people could vote on the politician they thought was most destructive to the democratic process. The "winner" was banished from Athens for 10 years.
Even though you don’t feel it, our entire local group of galaxies is moving at about one million miles per hour toward another galaxy group called the Virgo Cluster.
The location of the world's tallest tree, 'Hyperion', is kept secret from all but a select few scientists.
A small amount of stress helps you to remember things better but a large amount may hinder your memory.
You can teach yourself to control your dreams. The method is called 'lucid dreaming'.
Humans use a total of 72 different muscles in speech.
The sperm of a mouse is actually longer than the sperm of an elephant.
Only 8% of the world's currency is physical money. The rest exists only on computers.
In 1987, American Airlines saved $40,000 in by eliminating one olive from each salad served in first class.
A male and female wolf that mate usually stay together for life. They are devoted parents and maintain sophisticated family ties.
The state of Alaska has the highest percentage of people who walk to work.
The fastest bird is the peregrine falcon. It can fly at a speed of 168-217 miles per hour.
Mammals make up just 5,416 of the two million identified species on Earth.
In March 2000, a Mexican woman performed a successful Caesarean section on herself without any medical training. Both mother and child survived.
Two million citizens of Lithuania, Estonia and Latvia held hands in 1989, forming a 600 km human chain to protest against Soviet occupation. The Soviet Union threatened "catastrophic consequences", but ended up peacefully giving the states their freedom.
Monks in the 16th century recorded seeing a giant explosion on the side of the Moon. It most likely was a large meteor that slammed into the Moon and left a large crater. It was a good thing the Moon was between us and the meteor!
The weight a person loses directly after intense physical activity is weight from water, not fat.
People you meet accidentally are more likely to become some of the most important individuals in your life.
When a blue whale dives into the water, its head is already deeper than most scuba divers dare to go before its tail leaves the surface of the water.
When a giraffe's baby is born it falls from a height of six feet, normally without being hurt.
The world’s fastest knitter is Miriam Tegels of the Netherlands. She can hand knit 118 stitches in one minute.
The Japanese developed an electric car in 1949 that could travel 200 km on a single charge.
On average, a drunk driver will drive 80 times under the influence before their first arrest.
Vultures can soar for hours without one beat of their wings.
When the moon is at its apogee (farthest from Earth) the tides and weather tend to be more predictable. When the moon is at its perigee (closest to Earth), the increased gravitational pull can create larger tides and more unstable weather.
If every American recycled just 1/10 of their newspapers, that could save about 25 million trees each year.
A natural gas vent in Iraq known as the Eternal Fire has been burning continuously for over 4,000 years, and is mentioned by Herodotus, Plutarch, and in the Old Testament's Book of Daniel.
You can save up to 8 gallons of water a day by turning off the tap while you brush your teeth in the morning and at night.
Orthorexia Nervosa is the pathological fixation on eating only healthy food and the excessive preoccupation with avoiding foods perceived to be unhealthy.
Until 1967, LSD was legal in California.
There were once camels roaming in the desserts of Arizona.
Japan's birth rate is so low that more adult diapers are sold than baby diapers.
The material used to develop Kleenex tissue was originally intended for use as a filter for gas masks in World War I.
Astronauts aboard the International Space Station see 15 sunrises and 15 sunsets a day, averaging one every 45 minutes.
You use 200 muscles to take one step.
A woman (registered nurse) was watching the show “Flip or Flop” on HGTV and noticed a lump on hosts neck. She emailed production company to make them aware and host ended up having thyroid cancer and didn’t know.
Scientists have developed a micro-particle filled with oxygen that can be injected into the blood stream, so we can live without breathing (currently only up to 30 minutes).
The vehicle with the highest mileage covered a total of 2,850,000 miles or 4,586,630 km.
A high school student was sucked out of an airplane, after it was struck by lightning. She fell 3.2 kilometers to the ground still strapped to her chair and lived only to endure a 9 day walk to the nearest civilzation. She was the only survivor!
For every person there are roughly 200 million insects.
The blue whale can weigh over 200 tons but feeds exclusively on krill—a crustacean smaller than a child’s finger.
According to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, most fatal car accidents occur on Saturdays and the day with fewest fatalities is Tuesdays.
The grief suffered after a pet dog dies can be the same as that experienced after the death of a person.
UPS was founded by two teenagers with one bicycle and $100 borrowed from a friend.
Vicks inhalers can cause you to test a false positive for Meth on drug tests.
A man who was lost in the woods chopped down some power lines so that workers would have to come and rescue him.
In medieval Baghdad, if you translated a book into Arabic, you'd be given that book's weight in gold.
Nearly 160 years ago, a Frenchman and a Russian fired at one another in the Crimean War and their bullets collided.
A healthy (non-colorblind) human eye can distinguish between 500 shades of gray.
Dentists have recommended that a toothbrush be kept at least 6 feet away from a toilet to avoid airborne particles resulting from the flush.
The enzyme lysozyme, found in tears, saliva, human milk and mucus, is capable of breaking down the cell wall of bacteria.
Even if the Earth was somehow separated from the Sun, the temperature of the molten core would be high enough to sustain life on the deep sea ocean floor.
Antarctica is the coldest continent on earth, where a temperature of 126.9 degrees F below zero was once recorded.
The largest toy distributor in the world is McDonald's.
A hard milled bar of soap lasts twice as long as a bottle of body wash.
Most teddy bears are manufactured with a neutral expression on their face so that children can project their own emotions onto the stuffed creatures.
Coca-Cola would be green if colouring weren’t added to it.
In a lifetime, an average man will shave approximately 20,000 times.
Blood centers often run short of types O and B red blood cells.
A single brown bat (myotis) lives longer than most equally sized mammals, with a life span of nearly 40 years. Mice and shrews often live less than two years.
The same side of the moon always faces Earth because the moon takes the same length of time to rotate once as it does to travel all way around Earth.
The faster kangaroos hop, the less energy they use.
1% of the world's population is ambidextrous.
Wearing super-skinny jeans and pairing it with ultra-high heels increases the chances of developing Meralgia paresthetica.
While waves generated by wind may travel anywhere from around 2 to 60 miles (3.2 to 97 km) per hour, tsunami waves can travel at speeds of 600 miles (970 km) per hour, the speed of a jet plane.
Rejection uses the same pathway in the brain as physical pain. Tylenol can help reduce that emotional pain.
Duct tape was invented in 1942 for use by the U.S. Army as a waterproof sealing tape for ammunition boxes.
While Stephen King sets many of his stories in Maine, the state actually has the lowest violent-crime rate in the U.S.
The circulatory system of arteries, veins, and capillaries is about 60,000 miles long.
More people are allergic to cow’s milk than any other food.
Oddly enough, the word "mafia" is never mentioned in the film version of The Godfather.
There is a pen that digitally records everything you write, sketch or draw on any surface. It also lets you transfer your notes to PC and convert them to text.
The total weight of all the ants on Earth is about the same as the weight of all the humans on earth.
Saturn gives off more than twice as much heat as it receives from the Sun. Scientists believe Saturn generates heat when helium sinks slowly through liquid hydrogen deep inside the planet. In fact, the temperature at Saturn’s core is estimated to be about 21,150° F (11,700° C), which is almost as hot as the surface of the Sun.
If you go to Google and enter "do a barrel roll", the entire page will rotate at 360 degrees.
The best time for to buy shoes is in the afternoon or early evening. This is because feet tend to swell during the day around this time.
Because the surface of the moon has no wind or water, an astronaut’s footprint could last for millions of years.
According to LifeStyles condoms, the worst place to carry a condom is in your back pocket; a shirt pocket or protective case is better.
Recycling aluminum uses 95% less energy than that needed to produce it from scratch—nearly 75% of the aluminum ever produced is still in use today.
A woman named Joan Ginther has won multi-million-dollar scratchcard lottery 4 times since 1993.
The round tables are used in Starbucks so that solo coffee drinkers would feel less alone.
The largest number of babies born to a woman is 69. From 1725-1765, a Russian peasant woman gave birth to 16 sets of twins, seven sets of triplets, and four sets of quadruplets.
The 2022 World Cup final will be played in Lusail, Qatar, a city that does not exist yet (as of 2014).
After 10 years of it's launch, SpongeBob Square Pants became an $8 billion franchise.
A dolphin’s “sonar” or echo-location is rare in nature and is far superior to either the bat’s sonar or human-made sonar.
A man was beaten into coma, woke up with amnesia and with no memory of his wife of 20 years and ended up falling in love with her all over again.
A supermarket chain in the Netherlands has a policy that if all queues have 4 people in them and not all checkout lanes are open yet, then you get your groceries for free.
Old newspapers are great for cleaning windows.
Outside of the bedroom, the most common place for adults in the U.S. to have sex is the car.
In many countries outside the U.S., the teachers move from class to class and the students stay in one room.
The plastic things at the end of shoelaces are called aglets.
A dog can locate the source of a sound in 1/600 of a second and can hear sounds four times farther away than a human can.
More people are killed each year from bees than from snakes.
A British company made a laptop with a graphical user interface, a 60 hour battery life, SSD storage, and a touchpad in 1989.
All Israeli postage stamps feature a water-activated adhesive that is certified Kosher.
Termites are being researched as a possible renewable energy source as they can produce up to 2 liters of hydrogen from ingesting a single sheet of paper, making them one of the planet's most efficient bioreactors.
The average high school student today has the same level of anxiety as the average psychiatric patient in the early 1950's.
Earth began as sticky dust which clumped, like snowflakes, into a planetesimal, or a body that is about a half mile in diameter.
Scientists have been able to use the anticoagulation agent in vampire bat spit to treat human stroke victims and human heart patient victims.
Perhaps one of the lowest moments in sports history was perpetrated by the members of the 2000 Spanish Paralympic basketball team. After the team snagged a gold medal, it was revealed that 10 of the 12 players had never been tested for disabilities and were, in fact, not handicapped.
A first class ticket on the Titanic would cost about $100,000 today.
Scientists have confirmed that Enceladus, one of Saturn’s moons, has a watery ocean.
On average, the average life span of an American dollar bill is 18 to 22 months.
The Neanderthal's brain was bigger than yours is.
Light from the sun takes approximately 8 minutes to reach the Earth.
A bite from a grizzly bear can crush a bowling ball.
Not all stars are found inside galaxies. Astronomers have found stars moving between the galaxies, which are millions of light years apart.
Cape Grim in Tasmania is said to have the cleanest air quality in the world.
The maximum length of a mammal's life is generally related to its size. Thus, a man's lifespan should be somewhere between that of a goat and a horse, between 10 and 30 years. However, humans have developed ways to protect themselves from predators and disease, increasing their average lifespan.
In Japan, there are more pets than there are children.
Polar bears have the largest home ranges of any bear. One polar bear can hunt and live in an area as big as Maine.
The colder the room you sleep in, odds are high that you'll have a bad dream.
1 in 28 American school-aged children has a parent in state or federal prison.
The second season of 'The Walking Dead' television series has a budget of $2.8 million per episode.
A false awakening is a vivid and convincing dream about awakening from sleep, while the dreamer in reality continues to sleep.
During the first two years of a baby's life, new parents will miss six months of sleep, on average.
The oldest cat to give birth was Kitty who, at the age of 30, gave birth to two kittens. During her life, she gave birth to 218 kittens.
A teaspoon of honey represents the life work of 12 bees.
Dogs have been shown to improve autistic children’s quality of life, independence, and safety. The presence of a trained dog can reduce aggressive behavior, calm the child, and serve as a link to the child’s community.
Black roses exist naturally only at Halfeti, Turkey.
In 1963, a man knocked down a wall of his home. Behind it, he discovered a mysterious room and soon discovered an intricate tunnel system with additional cave-like rooms. What he had discovered was the ancient Derinkuyu underground city in Turkey.
Sheep can recognize individual human and ovine faces, and remember them for years.
It takes glass 1 million years to decompose, which means it never wears out and can be recycled an infinite amount of times.
A hibernating bear’s heart rate drops to 8 bpm.
Ancient Babylonians did math in base 60 instead of base 10.
Gambling generates more revenue than movies, spectator sports, theme parks, cruise ships and recorded music combined.
The volume of the Earth's moon is the same as the volume of the Pacific Ocean.
Schools that ditch schoolyard rules are actually seeing a drop in bullying, serious injuries and vandalism, while concentration levels in class are increasing. Turns out giving children too many rules hurts their development.
You can burn up to 350 more calories per day if you fidget, compared to someone who remains stationary.
There’s a experimental project in Stockholm, Sweden where you can sign up to receive a SMS if there is a cardiac arrest nearby (500 m), so you can get there before the ambulance and perform CPR. 9500 people have signed up, and they reach the location faster in 54% of the cases.
In 1992, an Australian gambling syndicate bought almost all the combinations in a Virginia lottery and won, turning a $5M purchase into $27M in winnings.
According to one national survey on drug use, each day approximately 6,000 Americans try marijuana for the first time.
A blue whale’s penis is 11 feet long.
A dog's sense of smell is 1,000 times stronger than humans.
An adult grizzly bear can run at the same speed as a horse.
Nine out of every 10 living things live in the ocean.
800 different languages are spoken in New York City, making it the most linguistically diverse city on Earth.
The sun contains 99.85% of the mass in the solar system.
The oldest person to ever be issued a driver's license in the U.S. was 109.
During an average lifetime, the heart will pump nearly 1.5 million barrels of blood—enough to fill 200 train tank cars.
A human can make over 10,000 facial expressions to express a wide variety of subtle emotions.
There is a mass reservoir of water floating in space that is 100,000 times bigger than our sun and holds 140 trillion times more water than all of our oceans.
Almost 50,000 thoughts hit the mind of an average human every day.
The winter of 1932 in the US was so cold that Niagara Falls froze completely solid.
A Rubik’s Cube can make 43,252,003,274,489,856,000 different combinations!
Graphene, the world's strongest material, is thinner then paper but 100 times stronger than steel.
There are enough restaurants in NYC for one person to eat out every night for 54 years and never visit the same place twice.
The first feature film created solely with Computer Generated Imagery (CGI) was Toy Story (1995). Over 800,000 hours of mathematical equations went into the film, which works out to more than a week of computer time for every second on the screen.
When a person dies, they have 7 minutes of brain activity left. It's the mind playing back the person's memories in a dream sequence.
Sharks are immune to almost all known diseases.
Crows living in urban areas gather nuts then place them in the street for passing cars to crack open the shells. They wait for the light to change and they return to the street to eat them.
If the human eye were a digital camera, it would have 576 megapixels.
You would need to smoke between 20,000-40,000 joints to be at risk of dying of a THC overdose.