A jellyfish is 95
percent water, and humans around 70%
A jellyfish is 95%
A jumbo jet uses
4,000 gallons of fuel to take off.
A kangaroo can jump
up to 3 meters high and leap up to 8 meters.
A kangaroo can't
jump unless it's tail is touching the ground.
A Kentucky statute
states, "No female shall appear in a bathing suit on any highway
within this state unless she is escorted by at least two officers or
unless she be armed with a club." Later, an amendment proposed:
"The provisions of this statute shall not apply to any female weighing
less than sixty pounds nor exceeding 200 pounds; nor shall it apply
to female horses."
A large swarm of
locusts can eat 80,000 tons of corn a day.
A leech is a worm
that feeds on blood. It will pierce its victim's skin, fill itself with
three to four times its own body weight in blood, and will not feed
again for months. Leeches were once used by doctors to drain "bad
blood" from sick patients.
A lions roar can
be heard from five miles away.
A lump of pure gold
the size of a matchbox can be flattened into a sheet the size of a tennis
A magic potion or
charm thought to arouse sexual love, especially toward a specific person,
is known as a "philter."
A male emperor moth
can smell a female emperor moth up to 7 miles away.
A male moth can
smell a female moth from 100 yards away.
A man and woman
in Mexico city were engaged for 67 yrs and finally married at the age
of 82 yrs.
A man named Charles
Osborne had the hiccups for 69 years
A Manatee (Dugong)
has very slow-clotting blood, and important in finding out about haemophilia.
A manned rocket
can reach the moon in less time than it used to take to travel the length
of England by stagecoach.
A mark twain, a
nautical measurement of depth, is equal to twelve feet.
A McDonald's straw
will hold 7.7 ml, or just over one-and-a-half teaspoons of whatever
you are drinking.
A Michigan law states
that a wife's hair legally belongs to her husband.
A millipede has
4 legs on each segment of its body.
A mockingbird has
been known to change its tune 87 times over a span minute span.
A mole can dig a
tunnel 300 feet long in just one night.
A mongoose is not
a goose but more like a meercat, which is not a cat but more like a
prairie dog, which is not a dog but more like a ground squirrel.
A monkey was once
tried and convicted for smoking a cigarette in South Bend, Indiana.
A mosquito will
become restless and start flying around if there is an increase of carbon
dioxide in the surrounding air
A mother in Sydney,
Australia, gave birth to twins 56 days apart and in different years;
one was born in 17th December'1952 and the other on 10th February'1953.
A mule is a crossbreed
between a male donkey and a female horse. A hinnie is yada yada a female
donkey and a male horse.
A murder is committed
in the US every 23 minutes, which makes about 22852 murders each year.
A newborn kangaroo
is about 1 inch in length.
A normal cow's stomach
has four compartments: the rumen, the recticulum (storage area), the
omasum (where water is absorbed), and the abomasum ( the only compartment
with digestive juices).
A notch in a tree
will remain the same distance from the ground as the tree grows.
A panagram is a
sentence that contains all 26 letters of the English alphabet. For example:
Pack my red box with five dozen quality jugs.
A peanut is not
a nut or a pea, it's a legume.
A penguin swims
at a speed of approximately 15 miles per hour.
A perfect game in
baseball is one in which the same player pitches the entire game without
allowing any player of the opposing team to reach first base -by any
A person afflicted
with hexadectylism has six fingers or six toes on one or both hands
A person has to
travel west to get from Los Angeles, CA to Reno, NV.
person uses approximently fifty-seven sheets of toilet paper each
A person who is
lost in the woods and starving can obtain nourishment by chewing on
his shoes. Leather has enough nutritional value to sustain life for
a short time.
A person will die
from total lack of sleep sooner than from starvation. Death will occur
about 10 days without sleep, while starvation takes a few weeks.
A piano leg went
through the floor of the white house in 1948 during President Truman's
A pied-billed grebe
is called a peebeegeebee by birdwatchers.
A pig is the only
animal than can get sunburned.
A pig's orgasm lasts
for 30 minutes.
A pineapple is a
A poem written to
celebrate a wedding is called an epithalamium.
A polar bears skin
is black. Its fur is actually clear, but like snow it appears white.
A pole vaulter,
when he lands, may absorb up to 20,000 pounds of pressure per square
inch on the joints of his tubular thigh bones.
A polecat is not
a cat. It is a nocturnal European weasel.
A poll of 3,000
Americans found that for 41 percent, the thing they're most afraid of
is speaking before a group of people. 32 percent stated they were afraid
A porpoise swims
slowly in a circle as it sleeps.
A Portsmouth, Ohio
law ranks baseball players with "vagrants, thieves and other suspicious
A pound of grasshoppers
is three times as nutritious as a pound of beef.
A pregnant goldfish
is called a twit
A quarter of raw
potato placed in each shoe at night will keep the leather soft and the
shoes smelling fresh and clean.
A quarter of the
horses in the US died of a vast virus epidemic in 1872.
A queen bee lays
about 1,500 eggs on an average day.
A raisin dropped
in a glass of fresh champagne will bounce up and down continuously from
the bottom of the glass to the top.
A rat can go without
water longer than a camel can.
fangs fold inward when its mouth is closed so it doesn't bite itself.
A recent study indicates
when men crave food, they tend to crave fat and salt. When women crave
food, they tend to desire chocolate.
A Red Giant(a kind
of exploded star) has a lower density than any vacuum here on earth
A rhinoceros horn
is made of compacted hair.
A Saudi Arabian
woman can get a divorce if her husband doesn't give her coffee.
A scientific report
form the University of California found that the steam rising from a
cup of coffee contains the same amounts of antioxidants as three oranges.
The antioxidants are heterocyclic compounds which prevents cancer and
heart disease. It's good for you!
A scientist who
weighed people immediately before and after death concluded that the
human soul weighs 21 gms.
A scrum in rugby
is equivalent of a hockey face-off, except that it involves all playing
the forward position on both teams.
A SEAL's weapon
of choice is the Heckler and Koch MP-5 submachine gun.
A shark can detect
one part of blood in 100 million parts of water.
A shark can grow
a new set of teeth in a week.
A shark is the only
fish that can blink with both eyes.
A shrimp's heart
is in its head.
A single drop of
water contains one hundred billion billion atoms.
A single share of
Coca-Cola stock, purchased in 1919, when the company went public, would
have been worth $92,500 in 1997.
A snail can actually
glide over the sharp edge of a knife or razor without harming itself.
This has something to do with the mucus it produces.
A snail can have
about 25,000 teeth.
A snail can sleep
for 3 years.
A snail can travel
over a razor blade without cutting itself.
A sneeze can exceed
the speed of 100 mph.
A soccer ball has
A speleologist studies
measures blood pressure.
A spremologer collects
A starfish can turn
its stomach inside out.
A state law in Illinois
mandates that all bachelors should be called master, not mister, when
addressed by their female counterparts.
A strand of spider
web may be stronger than an equal diameter of steel.
A study of pet owners
found that 66% claimed they allowed their pets to remain in the bedroom
A teaspoon of neutron
star material weighs about 110 million tons.
A ton of potatoes
will yield 28.6 gallons of absolute alcohol. Potatoes are an important
source for commercial alcohol.
A total of 63 errors
were made in the 1886 World Series.
A traditional dish
from Savolax, called "kalakukko" (fishcock in engl.) is made
of white fish and porkfat encased in a baked crust of rye.
A two-inch garden
hose will carry four times as much water as a one-inch hose.
A type of rabbit
can mate 12 hours after giving birth
A typical American
eats 28 pigs in his/her lifetime.
A typical bed usually
houses over 6 billion dust mites.
A typical lightning
bolt is two to four inches wide and two miles long.
is an expert in the history of flags
A volcano can shoot
its debris as high as 50km into the sky.
A vulture will never
attack a human or animal that is moving.
A whale's penis
is called a dork.
A whip makes a cracking
sound because its tip moves faster than the speed of sound.
A whole library
floor of books can be stored on 50 Gigabytes.
A wind with a speed
of 74 miles or more is designated a hurricane.
A women's heart
beats faster than men.
A woodchuck only
breathes 10 times during hibernation.
A woodpecker can
peck twenty times a second.
A word or sentence
that is the same front and back (racecar, kayak) is called a "palindrome".
A young lady named
Ellen Church convinced Boeing Air Transport that her nursing skills
and love of flying would qualify her to assist with the passengers and
emergencies. She became the first known stewardess.
A zebra is white
with black stripes.
ABBA GOLD has been
in the UK charts for over 280 weeks, thats over 5 years
Abdul Kassam Ismael,
Grand Vizier of Persia in the tenth century, carried his library with
him wherever he went. Four hundred camels carried the 117,000 volumes.
Abe Lincoln's mother
died when the family dairy cow ate poisonous mushrooms and Ms. Lincoln
drank the milk.
About 10% of the
world's population is left-handed.
people have the same birthday as you.
About 100 people
choke to death on ballpoint pens each year.
About 20% of bird
species have become extinct in the past 200 years, almost all of them
because of human activity.
M&Ms are sold each day in the United States.
About 24% of the
total ground area of Los Angeles is said to be committed to automobiles.
About 55% of all
movies are rated R. About 500 movies are made in the US and 800 in India
About 70% of Americans
who go to college do it just to make more money.
About 75% of the
people in the U.S. live on 2% land.
About 80% of the
city was burned in the Great Fire of London in 1666.
About a third of
all Americans flush the toilet while they're still sitting on it.
of the earth's surface is permanently covered with ice.
had to go across the street to the War Department to get news from the
battlefield because there was no telegraph in the White House.
ghost is said to haunt the White House.
Absinthe is another
name for the herb wormwood (Artemisia absinthium) and the name of a
licorice-anise flavored green liqueur that was created at the end of
the 18th century, and manufactured by Henry-Louis Pernod. Called the
'green Muse' it became very popular in the 19th century, but was eventually
banned in most countries beginning in 1908. The reason is the presence
of the toxic oil 'thujone' in wormwood, which was one of the main ingredients
of Absinthe. Absinthe seemed to cause brain lesions, convulsions, hallucinations
and severe mental problems. Thujone was the culprit, along with the
fact that Absinthe was manufactured with an alcohol content of 68% or
gold is so soft that it can be molded with the hands.
According to a global
survey in 1997 by Durex Condoms Canadians are the world's fourth worst
lovers. The worst three slots belong to South Africa, Russia, and Poland.
According to a recent
survey, more Americans lose their virginity in June than any other month.
According to an
Old English system of time units, a moment is considered to be one and
a half minutes.
According to bar
sales across the U.S., here are the top 15 cocktails: 1) Dry martini,
2) Manhattan, 3) Whiskey sour, 4) Bloody Mary, 5) Gimlet, 6) Daiquiri,
7) Tom Collins, 8) Old Fashioned, 9) Margarita, 10) Screwdriver, 11)
Bacardi, 12) Stinger, 13) Harvey Wallbanger, 14) Gin & Tonic, and
15) Rum & Coke
According to Bristol
zoo, the Howler monkey's growl is so loud, it can be heard 5km (3.3
miles for u Americans) away.
According to German
researchers, the risk of heart attack is higher on Monday than any other
day of the week.
According to Hammurabi's
Code, the penalty for medical malpractice was to cut off the doctor's
According to Hawaiian
lore, the earth mother Papa mated with the sky father Wakea to give
birth to the Hawaiian Islands.
According to Illinois
state law, it is illegal to speak English. The officially recognized
language is "American."
According to L.
Frank Baum, the name Oz was thought up when he looked at his filing
cabinet and noticed one drawer marked A-G, a second tagged H-N, and
a third labeled O-Z.
According to legend,
when Burmese women are making beer, they need to avoid having sex or
the beer will be bitter.
According to National
Geographic, Mt. Everest grows about 4 millimeters a year: the two tectonic
plates of Asia and India, which collided millions of years ago to form
the Himalayas, continue to press against each other, causing the Himalyan
peaks to grow slightly each year
According to Playboy,
more women talk dirty during sex than men.
According to Playboy,
the most popular sexual aid is erotic literature.
According to Scandinavian
folklore, trolls only come out at night because sunlight would turn
them to stone.
According to statistics,
Australian women are the most likely to have sex on the first date.
According to the
1900 U.S. Census, there were: 596,000 carpenters, 280,000 laundresses,
220,000 blacksmiths, 134,000 tailors, 102,000 shoemakers, 42,000 porters,
37,000 stonecutters, 25,000 millers, 8,000 bootblacks, and 7,000 furriers
According to the
film's animators, you'll see 6,469,952 black spots every time you watch
According to the
Guinness Book of World Records, the Finnish word SAIPPUAKIVIKAUPPIAS
a soapstone seller is the longest known palindrome in any language.
According to the
Guinness Book of World Records, the single-seeded fruit of the giant
fan palm, or Lodoicea maldivica, can weigh 44 lbs. Commonly known as
the double coconut or coco de mer, it is found wild only in the Seychelles
in the Indian Ocean.
According to the
International Labor Organization, a member of the labor force is someone
between the age of 15 and 64.
According to the
Kinsey Institute, the biggest erect penis on record measures 13 inches.
The smallest tops off at 1 3/4 inches.
According to the
Population Council, people overwhelmingly tend to marry partners who
live near them.
According to the
U.S. Bureau of the Census, the most common job in the United States
in the 1890s was a farmer. Today, its a salesman.
According to the
U.S. Food & Drug Administration, two out of five women in America
dye their hair.
According to the
United States Department of Agriculture, the best time to spray household
insects is 4:00 p.m. Insects are most vulnerable at this time. (It's
just like its better to water your plants in the early mornings or the
According to the
United States Postal Service, each person sent on average 689 letters
throughout the year of 1996.
made from coconut shells is the odor absorbing agent in odor-eating
Actor Arnold Schwarzenegger
bought the first Hummer manufactured for civilian use in 1992. The vehicle
weighed in at 6,300 lbs and was 7 feet wide.
Actress Jayne Mansfield
accidentally exhaled her breast out of her dress during the telecast
of the Academy Awards in 1957.
first used as a medical treatment in 2700 BC by Chinese emperor Shen-Nung.
Adding sugar to
coffee is believed to have started in 1715, in the court of King Louis
XIV, the French monarch.
Adjusting for inflation,
Cleopatra, 1963, is the most expensive movie ever made to date (mid-1999).
Its budget of $44 million is equivalent to 270 million 1999 dollars.
Adolf Hitler's mother
seriously considered having an abortion but was talked out of it by
Adolph Hitler was
a vegetarian, and had only 1, and i repeat, ONE, testicle.
Adolphe Sax invented
the saxophone in 1846.
Adult bears can
run as fast as horses.
American Grizzly Bears can bite through steel as thick as one half inch.
coffee in London in 1657 claimed that the beverage was a cure for scurvy,
gout and other ills.
brewing history began with ancient Egyptian commercial brewing dynasties
and still includes handmade tribal beers.
After Canada and
Mexico, Russia is the nearest neighbor to the United States. Siberias
easternmost point is just 56 miles from Alaska. In fact, in the middle
of the Bering Strait, Russias Big Diomede Island and the U.S.s
Little Diomede Island are only two miles apart.
After his death
in 896, the body of Pope Formosus was dug up and tried for various crimes.
After six months
at the off-Broadway New York Shakespeare Festival Theater, Hair opened
at the Biltmore Theater in New York, in 1968. It was the first rock-musical
to play on the Great White Way.
After spending hours
working at a computer display, look at a blank piece of white paper.
It will probably appear pink.
After the decaffeinating
process, processing companies no longer throw the caffeine away; they
sell it to pharmaceutical companies.
After the sun, the
closest star to Earth is 25,000,000,000,000 miles away.
After they are roasted,
and when the coffee beans begin to cool, they release about 700 chemical
substances that make up the vaporizing aromas.
Air pollution may
contribute to two percent of all deaths in the US, some 50,000 cases
per year. A nine-year study of US cities showed a strong correlation
between death rates and periods of significant pollution.
Airbags are deployed
at a rate of two-hundred miles per hour.
Al Capone's business
card said he was a furniture dealer.
Al Gore and Tommy
Lee Jones were once roommates.
Alaska, with 8,
is the US state with the most national park sites.
make it the farthest state east, west and north. Its Aleutian Islands
extends across the 180th meridian, which puts the islands chain's end
in the eastern hemisphere.
and Charles Darwin both married their first cousins (Elsa Löwenthal
and Emma Wedgewood, respectively).
the love of chickens.
Bell's wife and mother were both deaf.
Alexander H. Stephens
was Jefferson Davis's Vice President of the Confederacy during the Civil
and feta cheese contain bacteria that could be harmful to small children
and pregnant women.
did not have a belly button. It was eliminated when he was sewn up after
directed the first talking film ever made in England. It was called
Blackmail and was made in 1931.
All 17 children
of Queen Anne died before her.
All clams start
out as males; some decide to become females at some point in their lives.
All elephants walk
on tip-toe because the back portion of their foot is made of no bone
All gondolas in
Venice, Italy must be painted black, unless they belong to a high official.
All mammals have
All mammals, except
man and monkey are color blind.
All nude people
in your house must be registered in Kentucky.
All of Reykjavik,
the capital of Iceland, is heated by underground hot springs.
All of the clocks
in the movie "Pulp Fiction" are stuck on 4:20.
All of the proceeds
from James Barrie's book Peter Pan were bequeathed to the Great Ormond
Street Hospital for Sick Children in London.
All of the roles
in Shakespeare's plays were originally acted by men and boys. In England
at that time, it wasn't proper for females to appear on stage.
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