Posted: 31 January 2005 at 6:30pm | IP Logged
Did you know you share your birthday with at least 9 million other people in the world.
The average human eats 8 spiders in their lifetime at night.
More people are killed by donkeys annually than are killed in plane crashes.
Women blink nearly twice as much as men.
Shakespeare invented the word "assassination" and "bump."
According to tests made at the Institute for the Study of Animal Problems in Washington, D.C., dogs and cats, like people, are either right-handed or left-handed --- that is, they favor either their right or left paws.
A giraffe can go without water longer than a camel can.
Blue whales weigh as much as 30 elephants and are as long as 3 Greyhound buses.
Crocodiles and alligators are surprisingly fast on land. Although they are rapid, they are not agile; so if you ever find yourself chased by one, run in a zigzag line. You'll lose him or her every time.
Birds do not sleep in their nests. They may occasionally nap in them, but they actually sleep in other places.
Most elephants weigh less than the tongue of the blue whale.
Butterflies taste with their hind feet.
Only female mosquitoes bite.
Mosquitoes are attracted to the color blue twice as much as to any other color.
If one places a tiny amount of liquor on a scorpion, it will instantly go mad and sting itself to death.
Every night, wasps bite into the stem of a plant, lock their mandibles (jaws) into position, stretch out at right angles to the stem, and, with legs dangling, fall asleep.
Ants stretch when they wake up. They also appear to yawn in a very human manner before taking up the tasks of the day.
Bees have 5 eyes. There are 3 small eyes on the top of a bee's head and 2 larger ones in front.
The outdoor temperature can be estimated to within several degrees by timing the chirps of a cricket. It is done this way: count the number of chirps in a 15-second period, and add 37 to the total. The result will be very close to the actual Fahrenheit temperature. This formula, however, only works in warm weather. (Try it!) The original game of "Monopoly" was circular.
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.
One-fourth of the world's population lives on less than $200 a year.
Ninety million people survive on less than $75 a year.
The sentence "the quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog" uses every letter in the English language.
The word racecar and kayak are the same whether they are read left to right or right to left.
TYPEWRITER, is the longest word that can be made using the letters on only one row of the keyboard.
Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia is the fear of long words.