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1 In Korea, a child’s first birthday is the most important. In one part of the celebration, several items are placed on a table. The one that the baby picks up first is said to predict their future.Picture1 Ref
2 The Firefox emblem isn't actually a fox, but a red panda.Picture1 Ref
3 Dogs can make about 100 different facial expressions.Picture1 Ref
4 Jaguars frequently get high by eating hallucinogenic roots, which also increases their senses for hunting.Picture1 Ref
5 The Gate Tower Building skyscraper in Japan has a highway passing through its fifth, sixth and seventh floors.Picture1 Ref
7 Fingers prune underwater not because of them absorbing the water or washing away the oil, but because of an evolutionary trait caused by the brain to enhance the grip of your fingers underwater.Picture1 Ref
8 Venice Island was built on a foundation of tree trunks. 1200 years later, those same trunks still support almost all of central Venice.Picture1 Ref
9 In 1995, a man named Shawn Nelson stole a tank from the US Army and took it for a joyride on a highway in California.Picture1 Ref
10 Nokia was once famous as a manufacturer of toilet paper.Picture1 Ref
11 A singing birthday card has more computing power than the allied forces in 1945.Picture1 Ref
12 Scientists have revived a flowering plant from a fruit stored away in permafrost by Arctic ground squirrel 32,000 years ago.Picture1 Ref
13 Not swinging your arms when you walk increases the effort of walking by 12%, the equivalent of walking 20% faster or carrying a 10 kg backpack.Picture1 Ref
14 If you fake a laugh long enough, you'll actually start to laugh really hard.Picture
15 There are actually seven different types of twins: Identical, Fraternal, Mirror-Image, Polar Body (Half Identical), Mixed Chromosome, Superfecundation, and Superfetation.Picture1 Ref
16 In ancient Athens, the worlds first democracy, they had a process called ostracism, where 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.Picture1 Ref
17 When two strangers are forced to talk and maintain eye contact for a while, it can make them fall in love.Picture
18 Carrots were originally purple. The dutch monarch planted carrot seeds together until the carrots grew orange to match their royal color - The House of Orange. Orange carrots were a symbol of prestige.Picture1 Ref
19 The University of Oxford (teaching since 1096) predates the Aztec empire (1428 - 1521).Picture1 Ref
20 Penguins have a gland above their eye that turns saltwater into freshwater.Picture1 Ref
21 The elephant shrew’s closest relative isn’t a shrew — it’s actually an elephantPicture1 Ref
22 When you shave a guinea pig it looks like a little hippo.Picture
24 Drinking banana milkshake is a perfect cure for hangover.Picture1 Ref
25 Applying vodka to your face helps tighten your pores and can reduce the risk of acne breakouts.Picture1 Ref
26 Leonardo Da Vinci made a robotic lion in 1515 that would walk, sway, open its mouth and move its tail - it even had a compartment that opened to present flowers.Picture1 Ref
27 Nachos were actually invented by a guy named Nacho. Happy Nacho Day!Picture1 Ref
28 The Basenji dog is the only dog that is not able to bark.Picture1 Ref
29 We forget why we have entered a room because passing through doors creates an ‘event boundary’ causing the brain to file away what we were just thinking about.Picture1 Ref
30 Our brains have a negativity bias and will remember bad memories more than good ones.Picture1 Ref
31 It would take 76 work days (8 hours a day) for the average person to read the Terms and Conditions they agree to in a year.Picture1 Ref
32 There is a Swedish religion called Kopimism whose sole tenet is that all knowledge should be available to everyone - and thus, using CTRL+C and CTRL+V are sacred acts.Picture1 Ref
33 Ice cream cones were popularized in America during the 1904 World’s Fair in Saint Louis when an ice cream vendor ran out of cups and asked a nearby waffle vendor to roll up his waffles to hold the ice cream.Picture1 Ref
34 Japan has the most vending machines in the world (5.52 million) which is more than the population of New Zealand.Picture1 Ref
35 In the Victorian era, they had special tea cups that protected your moustache from getting dunked in your tea.Picture1 Ref
36 No one knows who invented the fire hydrant, because its patent was burned in a fire.Picture1 Ref
37 There is a tiger named Kenny who is the only known tiger to have downs syndrome.Picture1 Ref
38 There are pictures of Knights fighting Snails in old Medieval manuscripts - and nobody knows why.Picture1 Ref
39 Queen ants have one of the longest life-spans of any known insect - typically up to 30 years. Western harvester ant queens can live up to 40 years!Picture2 Refs
40 A koi fish, named "Hanako", was owned by several individuals over many years and lived to be 226 years old, dying in 1977.Picture1 Ref
41 Group "brainstorming" makes each individual in the group less creative and doesn't work as efficiently as the same number of people working alone and then later pooling their ideas.Picture1 Ref
42 In 1943, a Pan Am Airline chef snuck whiskey into passengers' coffee to warm them up on a winter flight. When asked what kind of coffee they were being served, he improvised "Irish Coffee," creating the now-famous cocktail.Picture1 Ref
43 Sitting straight upright in your chair is bad for your back. You should instead slouch at an angle of 135 degrees.Picture1 Ref
44 In 1918, after the treaty of Versailles (end of WWI), the French Commander-in-chief said "This is not a peace. It is an Armistice for 20 years." 20 years and 65 days later, WWII happened.Picture1 Ref
45 The colossal squid has the largest eyes in the world.Picture1 Ref
46 Paul McCartney dreamed the melody of "Yesterday" one night and immediately wrote the music the next morning. He then looked around for a month to make sure that he didn't subconsciously plagiarize it from somebody else.Picture1 Ref
47 There's a new vaccine for alcoholism that gives drinkers an immediate and harsh hangover, even if they drink a small amount of booze.Picture1 Ref
48 A man earned 4 million airline miles for free without breaking any laws by using his credit card to purchase free-delivery $1 coins from the U.S. mint.Picture1 Ref
49 The average sperm cell swims at 8 inches per hour.Picture1 Ref
50 The word 'mile' is derived from the Latin word for 1,000 - the number of paces it took the average Roman!Picture1 Ref
51 Iron weighs more after it rusts.Picture
52 People who have a strong friendship possess the ability to communicate with one another through facial expressions.Picture
53 Scientists have developed a 'hangover-free' beer that has electrolytes, making it more hydrating and refreshing.Picture1 Ref
54 CAPTCHA stands for "Completely Automated Public Turing test to tell Computers and Humans Apart".Picture1 Ref
55 Only 12,000 years ago there was a species closely related to modern humans called Homo floresiensis that had been living on an Indonesian Island. They used fire and rather advanced tools, yet were only about 3 feet tall and weighed around 25kg.Picture1 Ref
56 A human brain produces as many as 12,000 to 50,000 thoughts per day, depending on how deep a thinker a person is.Picture1 Ref
57 The human brain is more active during sleep than during the day.Picture1 Ref
58 The Aztecs were the first to serve chocolate as a drink. They also mixed it with hot chili pepper to make it really 'hot'.Picture1 Ref
59 Romans used a plant called Silphium as contraception. They had so much sex that they drove it into extinction.Picture
60 A couple from Bristol who had trouble selling their house, found out they had an original Banksy on their wall, and received twice the asking price by selling the painting with a house attached.Picture1 Ref
61 The founder of Kellogg's Cereals (John Harvey Kellogg) was a doctor focusing on health and mental wellness. He began manufacturing corn cereals because he thought eating cereal for breakfast would curb people's desire to masturbate.Picture1 Ref
62 Noodles, the guitarist for The Offspring, was the janitor for the school the band went to. He was allowed into the band because he was old enough to buy the band alcohol.Picture1 Ref
63 Your body is creating and killing about 2.4 million red blood cells per second.Picture1 Ref
64 Pumice is the only rock that floats on water.Picture1 Ref
65 Walt Disney was a high school dropout and he was fired by a newspaper editor because "he lacked imagination and had no good ideas."Picture1 Ref
66 The chills you sometimes feel when listening to music is called "musical frisson."Picture1 Ref
68 The only country where cannabis is completely legal and du jure is North Korea.Picture1 Ref
69 Steve Jobs never wrote a single line of programming code.Picture1 Ref
70 Pineapples are not a single fruit, but a group of berries that have fused together.Picture1 Ref
71 You will experience the billionth second of your life when you are 31 years old.Picture
72 A strawberry is not a berry, but a banana is.Picture1 Ref
73 The word 'mortgage' comes from a French law term that means 'death pledge'.Picture1 Ref
74 During the Black Plague, it was thought that bad smells were the cause of the plague. "Plague Doctors" therefore wore masks with long beak-like noses stuffed with flowers or smoke to hide the smells.Picture1 Ref
75 Mentally doing a task makes you better at it. Your mind can barely tell the difference.Picture1 Ref
76 In the presence of attractive women, men find running easier, take more risks, donate more money, consume more calories, and talk more.Picture1 Ref
77 The four ghosts in Pac-Man are programmed to act differently: red chases you, pink just tries to position itself in a set way, blue tries to ambush you and orange is random.Picture1 Ref
78 A waterfall known as The Devil's Kettle empties water into a hole and nobody knows where it ends up!Picture1 Ref
79 Camels and llamas can cross breed. The offspring is called a ‘Cama’.Picture1 Ref
80 Mackinac Island, Michigan, has banned cars since 1898!Picture1 Ref
81 If you chew gum when you study a subject and then chew the same flavor when you take the test, it will help you remember!Picture1 Ref
82 God is the only Simpsons character to have five fingers on each hand.Picture
83 Before the English speaking world was exposed to the fruit, the color orange was referred to as “geoluhread” which is Old English for red-yellow.Picture1 Ref
84 It took 200,000 years for humans to reach 3 billion in number. It took 40 years for the next 3 billion.Picture
85 Thinking in a foreign language makes decisions more rational.Picture1 Ref
86 There is a town called Okay, OK. It has a population of 600 people.Picture1 Ref
87 Some people have a "natural alarm clock" allowing them to wake up when they want. This is actually caused by a burst of the stress hormone adrenocorticotropin.Picture1 Ref
88 The U.S. has 115,000 janitors, 83,000 bartenders, 323,000 restaurant servers, and 80,000 heavy-duty truck drivers with bachelor’s degrees.Picture1 Ref
89 Sharks have been on the planet longer than trees.Picture1 Ref
90 A neutron star (what remains after a Super Nova) is so dense that a portion of it the size of a sugar cube would weigh as much as all of humanity, or more than all the cars in the United States.Picture1 Ref
91 While pumpkins are typically orange, they can also be green, white, red, gray, and even blue.Picture1 Ref
92 Borat, when supposedly speaking in Kazakh with his partner throughout the film, was actually speaking fluent Hebrew.Picture1 Ref
93 Cats sleep for 70% of their lives.Picture
94 Brain freeze is caused by the brain sensing the drop of temperature on your palate and increasing blood pressure in an attempt to save you from freezing.Picture1 Ref
95 Sunflowers can be used to clean up radioactive waste.Picture1 Ref
96 Service dogs are trained to know when they are on duty. When their harness is on, they know they are at work. When you take it off they instantly become playful and energetic.Picture1 Ref
97 Your wounds heal faster if you lick them, you instinctively do this for that reason. Tears help, too.Picture1 Ref
98 To get a song out of your head, try doing something like a puzzle or Sudoku.Picture
100 The first webcam was used in 1991 by Cambridge researchers for checking the coffee pot without leaving their desks.Picture1 Ref
101 In 1996, research found that having excessive body hair is linked to higher intelligence.Picture1 Ref
102 Donkey Kong was Mario's pet that he'd abused. Donkey Kong kidnapped Mario's girlfriend as revenge for the mistreatment.Picture1 Ref
103 Disney's first choice to play Jack Sparrow was Jim Carrey.Picture1 Ref
104 Dolly Dimples, a 555 lbs. woman, lost 443 lbs in one year by eating nothing but baby food.Picture1 Ref
105 The TomTato is a plant that produces both potatoes and tomatoes!Picture1 Ref
106 In the case of an emergency, a Crayola crayon can be used as a candle and will burn for about 15 minutes.Picture1 Ref
108 Teddy bears were named after U.S. President Theodore 'Teddy' Roosevelt.Picture1 Ref
109 The Simpsons are responsible for popularizing the word 'meh'.Picture1 Ref
110 Most people notice a distinctive smell in the air after it rains. That smell after rain is caused by bacteria called 'actinomycetes'.Picture1 Ref
111 Your spit has a painkiller 6 times stronger than morphine. It contains a substance called opiorphin that is stronger than morphine.Picture1 Ref
112 There is a growing sport in Berlin and London called Chess Boxing. Players alternate between a round of chess and a round of boxing until one is declared winner either by checkmate, KO, or technical stoppage.Picture1 Ref
113 The strangers in your dreams are actually people that you've seen in real life.Picture1 Ref
114 Not only are there rogue planets floating through space completely alone, not orbiting any stars, but it’s possible that these pitch-black lonely planets support life.Picture2 Refs
115 Macaques monkeys in Japan learned to steal purses and wallets, take out the coins, and use them to buy drinks and snacks from vending machines.Picture1 Ref
116 The seahorse is the only fish to have a neck.Picture1 Ref
117 Wrap rage is an actual condition when you feel extreme levels of anger and frustration because you are unable to open product packaging.Picture
118 In 2011, archaeologists discovered the skeletal remains of a Roman couple who have been holding hands for 1,500 years.Picture1 Ref
119 When you fall in love, that 'high' feeling is caused by a flood of dopamine that is similar to that of cocaine.Picture1 Ref
121 During World War 1, starving wolves amassed in such great numbers that Germans and Russians had a temporary cease fire to fight off the wolf attacks.Picture1 Ref
122 Elephants are terrified of Bees and actually have a special, distinct vocalization for “Run away the Bees are angry”Picture1 Ref
123 The smell of freshly cut grass is actually a plant distress call.Picture
124 The world's first Buddhist ruler, Emperor Ashoka, who ruled India from 274-232 BCE, was the first ruler in human history to ban slavery, the death penalty, animal cruelty, and deforestation. He even advocated gender equality in education and religious institutions.Picture1 Ref
125 The oldest stone tools found are dated from 2.7 - 2.9 million years ago. The species that made these tools is unknown.Picture1 Ref
126 Sifrhippus was a species of horse about the size of an average duck and roamed North America 56 million years ago.Picture2 Refs
127 If Earth's life was compressed into 1 year, then humans would have been around for only 2 seconds.Picture
128 Until the 1920s there was a profession called a knocker-up, which involved going from client to client and tapping on their windows (or banging on their doors) with long sticks until they woke up.Picture1 Ref
129 If you have 1 billion dollars and spend $1,000 every day, it would take you 2,740 years to go broke.PictureMore Info
130 Some British police cars carry a teddy bear to console children after an accident.Picture1 Ref
131 Touching a teddy bear can make people feel less lonely.Picture2 Refs
132 The "Cobra Effect" is where a solution for a problem actually makes the problem worse.Picture1 Ref
133 Music has the ability to repair brain damage and return lost memories.Picture2 Refs
135 People who sleep late have more mental stamina and can outperform early risers.Picture1 Ref
136 The use of emoticons affects our corresponding brain areas and can actually trigger emotions.Picture1 Ref
137 "Dysania" is the state of finding it hard getting up out of bed in the morning.Picture1 Ref
138 Cows have best friends and get stressed when they are separated.Picture1 Ref
139 If every muscle in your body could pull in one direction, you could lift nearly 25 tons.Picture1 Ref
140 Foreign accent syndrome is a rare brain disorder which causes people to speak in a foreign accent involuntarily.Picture1 Ref
141 You can alleviate a tickly throat by scratching your ear.Picture1 Ref
142 Cracking your knuckles does not actually hurt your bones or cause arthritis. The sound you hear is just gas bubbles bursting.Picture1 Ref
143 Those things you see in your eyes when you stare into space are called Mouches Voltanes, which are also broadly referenced to as Floaters.Picture1 Ref
144 Pumbaa from "The Lion King" was the first character to fart in a Disney movie.Picture1 Ref
145 The left ear is more responsive to words of love and emotion whispered into it than the right.Picture1 RefMore Info
146 Music is as addictive to the brain as sex and drugs.Picture1 Ref
147 Those who get out of bed by 7am are more likely to be thinner and happier.Picture1 Ref
148 Ice worms live in glaciers and if they're exposed to temperatures above 40°F, they melt!Picture1 Ref
149 Only about 2% of the world population has green eyes.Picture1 Ref
150 Japan's Okinawa Island has more than 450 people living above the age of 100, and is known as the healthiest place on Earth.Picture1 Ref
151 There are so many kinds of apples that if you ate a new one everyday, it would take over 20 years to try them all.Picture1 Ref
152 There is a persistent storm in Venezuela that produces lightning 140 to 160 nights a year, 10 hours per day and up to 280 times per hour and has been going since at least the 16th century.Picture
153 In Turkish, the bird we call a Turkey is called "Hindi" ("from India"). In India, it's called "Peru." In Arabic, the bird is called "Greek chicken"; in Greek it's called "French chicken"; and in French it's called "Indian chicken." The bird is indigenous to none of these places.Picture
154 Humans are capable of running 40 mph according to a study by bio-mechanical expert Dr. Matthew Bundle. Today's fastest man, Usain Bolt, has a top speed of 28 mph.Picture1 Ref
155 Research has determined that most people are happiest at 7:26pm on a Saturday night.Picture1 Ref
156 Scientists at the Zhejiang University in China have developed an ultra-light material known as carbon aerogel.Picture
157 Jon Bon Jovi has a restaurant that has no prices; guests pay whatever they can or volunteer in exchange for their meal.Picture
158 The offspring of two sets of identical twins are legally cousins but genetically siblings.Picture
159 Sleeping on the job is acceptable in Japan. It is viewed as exhaustion from working hard. Some people fake it to look committed to their job.Picture
160 Tabasco sauce is aged in barrels previously used for Jack Daniel's Tennessee Whiskey.
161 When you get goosebumps and your hair stands, the hair helps to trap air, making you feel warmer by keeping in your body heat.Picture
163 Vicks inhalers can cause you to test positive for Meth on drug tests.Picture
165 Lurch, a Watusi bull, had the largest horns in the world.Picture
166 Chanel Tapper, a student from California, USA, has the world's longest tongue, measuring 9.75 cm (3.8 inches), from tip to top lip!Picture
167 There is enough energy in one bolt of lightning to power a home for two weeks!Picture1 Ref
168 Blue eyes are a genetic mutation. Before the mutation occured, all humans had brown eyes.Picture1 Ref
169 The Guinness Book of Records was originally published by Guinness Breweries as a reference for settling bar arguments.
172 The first South Park episode was made with construction paper. It took 3 months to make.
173 An average heart beats 100,000 times a day, pumping some 2,000 gallons of blood through its chambers. Over a 70-year life span, that adds up to more than 2.5 billion heartbeats.Picture
174 A lump of pure gold the size of a matchbox can be flattened into a sheet the size of a tennis court.Picture
175 Optical illusions occur when what the eyes see conflicts with what the brain expects.Picture
176 The largest breed of rabbit is the Flemish Giant.Picture
177 It's possible to train your cat to use the toilet as a litter box and even flush afterwards.Picture3 Refs
178 Water is actually naturally blue.
179 Sean Connery turned down the role of Gandalf in Lord of the Rings because he didn't understand the script.Picture
180 In October 1997, when Internet Explorer 4.0 was released, some Microsoft employees left a giant "From the IE team... We Love You" on Netscape's lawn.
181 '⸮' is a punctuation mark that was first proposed in the 1580s to denote sarcasm or irony.Picture1 Ref
182 Denver, Colorado, USA now has more marijuana dispensaries than it does Starbucks.PictureMore Info
183 The province of Alberta, Canada is free of the common rat.Picture
184 Some monks can increase their body temperature so much they can dry soaking sheets in a freezing room!More Info
185 Dogs can be trained to identify the scent of lung cancer long before symptoms develop.Picture1 Ref
186 If you put two straws in your mouth, one inside a drink and one outside it, you won't be able to drink through either straw.
187 Kissing an infection-free partner is good for your teeth!
188 The lifespan of mammals is about 1 and a half billion heartbeats.
190 People with light eye colors (like blue, green or grey) have a higher alcohol tolerance.Picture
191 Staying awake for 17 hours is the same for your body as drinking 2 glasses of wine.
192 The United Nations declared the Internet a basic human right in 2011.
193 The United States has paved enough roads to circle the Earth over 150 times.
194 Hot water can freeze faster than cold water.Picture
195 The Gmail logo was designed the night before it was launched.
197 It would take about 1,200,000 mosquitoes to fully drain the average human body of blood.
198 The six official languages of the United Nations are Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian, and Spanish.
199 The word "listen" contains the same letters as "silent."
200 There is no mention of Adam and Eve eating an apple in the Bible.Picture
202 Denmark has twice as many pigs as there are people.More Info
203 Quick naps not only improve your alertness, but they also help in decision making, creativity and sensory perception.Picture1 Ref
204 A typical lead pencil can draw a line that is 35 miles long.
205 If you had 10 billion $1 notes and spent one every second of every day, it would require 317 years for you to go broke.
206 The hands of the clock on the back of the $100 bill are set at approximately 4:10.More Info
207 Coins usually survive in circulation for about 30 years.
208 Parrot parents "name" their children with a signature call.
209 Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart had no idea how to play chess when they appeared in X-Men 2.
210 No one knows Albert Einstein's last words. Just before he passed, he spoke several words in German, but his nurse only knew English.
211 There is a poisonous plant that leaves the victim with a smile on their face at the time of death.PictureMore Info
212 The Canadian province of New Brunswick (which was part of the UK at the time) had a bloodless war with the US state of Maine in 1839
213 44% of kids watch television before they go to sleep.
214 Decaffeinated coffee is not 100% caffeine free. When coffee is being decaffeinated, 2% of the caffeine still remains in it.
215 The largest earthworm on record was found in South Africa and measured 22 feet.
216 In Monopoly, the character locked behind the bars is called Jake the Jailbird. Officer Edgar Mallory sent him to jail.
217 The human brain stops growing at the age of 18.
218 Tidal forces between the Earth and Moon are slowing the Earth down and pushing the Moon further away.
219 Play-Doh was first manufactured as a wallpaper cleaner.
220 50 years ago Cheerios were called Cheerioats.
221 If you are cold you are more likely to be hungry because you use energy to keep warm.
222 HP, Google, Microsoft, and Apple have one thing in common – apart from the obvious that they are IT companies. They were all started in garages.
223 Obsessive nose picking is called Rhinotillexomania.
225 An unprotected human can survive up to 1.5 minutes in space with no permanent bodily damage.Picture
226 It's possible to die from a broken heart; it's called Stress Cardiomyopathy.
227 Your thumb is about the same size as your nose.
228 Close to 110 million roses (mostly red) will be purchased and delivered around Valentine's Day in the U.S.
229 Approximately 141 million Valentine's Day cards are exchanged worldwide every year.
230 Studies show that the risk of a “secret love” being revealed heightens romantic feelings for the partners, thanks to increased levels of phenylethylamine (PEA).
231 The average person in their lifetime will spend an estimated 20,160 minutes kissing!
232 Two in five people in the world marry their first love.
233 The single biggest predictor of love is proximity.
234 Parents receive 1 out of every 5 Valentines.
235 Daizi Zheng, a Chinese designer, made a Coca-Cola powered cell phone. She designed a battery that uses enzymes to generate electricity from the carbs.Picture
236 Alaska is the only state that can be typed on one row of keys on a QWERTY keyboard.
237 Poor eyesight (myopia) is associated with higher IQ.
238 Yawns are more contagious among people with closer relationships.
239 The P.S. at the end of a letter stands for Post Script.
240 Vanilla flavoring is sometimes made with an ingredient from beaver pee.Picture1 Ref
241 According to a U.K. study, women are better at parking a car than men.More Info
242 For most people, no matter how hard you pinch the skin on your elbow with your fingers it doesn't hurt.Picture
243 Moths are unable to fly during an earthquake.Picture
244 A Native American tribe in South Dakota collects bottle caps left by campers, using them as currency. Several banks in the area now recognize the caps as legal tender.
245 If your DNA was stretched out it would reach to the moon 6,000 times.
246 Domestic pigs average a top speed of about 11 miles per hour.
248 The words ‘racecar,’ ‘kayak’ and ‘level’ are the same whether
they are read left to right or right to left (palindromes).More Info
249 There are only four words in the English language which end in “dous”:
tremendous, horrendous, stupendous, and hazardous.
250 Cows can sleep standing up, but they can only dream lying down.
251 Alligators can live up to 100 years.
252 If Antarctica's ice sheets melted, the worlds oceans would rise by 60 to 65 metres (200 - 210ft) - everywhere
253 A cat can jump FIVE TIMES as high as it is tall!
254 A cow produces around 200,000 glasses of milk in her lifetime.
255 Cat families usually play best in even numbers. Cats and kittens should be acquired in pairs whenever possible!
256 A domestic cat can sprint at about 31 miles per hour.
257 By weight, Bone is five times stronger than steel.
258 Drivers kill more deer than hunters do.
259 Sound travels about 4 times faster in water than in air.
260 Sloths take two weeks to digest their food.
261 Chocolate is lower in caffeine than tea, coffee and coca cola. A one ounce bar of chocolate contains about 6mg of caffeine, whereas a five ounce cup of regular coffee contains over 40mg.
262 Research has shown that allowing chocolate to melt in your mouth produced brain and heart rate activity that was simliar to - and even stronger than - that produced with passionate kissing.
263 Chocolate is associated with the release of serotonin, the hormone that makes you feel relaxed, calm, and happy.
264 Quality dark chocolate contains flavonoids which help reduced the risk of heart disease.Picture
265 The 409 escalators in the London subway cover a distance every week which is approximately equivalent to several trips around the globe!
266 In 30 minutes, the average body gives off enough heat (combined) to bring a half gallon of water to boil.
267 A human being loses an average of 40 to 100 strands of hair a day.
268 Shark corneas are used in eye transplants and shark bone marrow can be used to graft human bones.
269 Gorillas can catch human colds and other illnesses.
270 It is impossible to hum if your nose is plugged.
271 Tigers can see 6 times better at night than humans.
272 The sound of a tiger's roar can travel a distance of up to 2 miles (~3 km).
274 The North Atlantic gets 2.5 centimetres (1in) wider every year.
275 People are more likely to tilt their heads to the right when kissing instead of the left (65 percent of people go to the right!)
276 Brain scans show that people who view photos of a beloved experience an activation of the caudate - the part of the brain involving cravings.Picture
277 One in five long-term love relationships began with one or both partners being involved with others.
278 When someone looks at a new love, the neural circuits that are usually associated with social judgment are suppressed.
279 Couples' personalities converge over time to make partners more and more similar.
280 Men who kiss their wives in the morning live five years longer than those who don't.Picture
281 When withdrawing money from an ATM, the 'whirring' sound before your money pops out is actually a recording. The actual mechanism is so far back that you can't hear it.
282 There is a town in Pennsylvania named Intercourse.Picture1 Ref
283 Most of the dust underneath your bed is actually your own dead skin.
284 Summer on Uranus lasts for 21 years.Picture
285 Just before the US started bombing Baghdad, nearly $1 billion dollars was stolen from the Central Bank of Iraq and is now the largest bank robbery in history.
286 It has been calculated that a single breath from a mature blue whale can inflate up to 2,000 balloons.
287 The oldest glowing lightbulb was first switched on in 1901 and lives in fire stations in Livermore, CA. It is known as the Centennial Light.Picture1 Ref
288 The technology contained in a single game boy unit in 2000 exceeds all the computing power that was used to put the first man on moon in 1969.Picture
289 Although Nostradamus died in the middle of 1566, his 1567 almanac was published because he had the foresight to prepare it before his death.
290 Dell's first advertisement was made on the back of a pizza box.
291 Dell Computers was started by a 19 year old with only $1,000.
292 If the population of China walked past you, in single file, the line would never end because of the rate of reproduction.Picture
293 Jumping fleas can accelerate 50 times faster than the space shuttle.
295 If two pieces of metal touch in space, they become permanently stuck together.More Info
296 If you eat lots of carrots, you'll start to turn orange.
298 On average, a human being will have sex more than 3,000 times and spend two weeks kissing in their lifetime.
299 Unconsciousness will occur after 8-10 seconds after loss of blood supply to the brain.
300 Lack of water is the #1 trigger of daytime fatigue.
301 It would take more than 150 years to drive a car to the sun.PictureMore Info
302 If you mouth the word "colorful" to someone, it looks like you are saying "I love you".Picture
303 Jupiter is bigger than all the other planets combined.More Info
304 Sheep can survive for up to two weeks buried in snow drifts.
305 Due to the angle at which the optic nerve enters the brain, staring at a blue surface during sex greatly increases the intensity of orgasms.
306 There are more chickens than people in the world.Picture
307 Larry Walters tied 45 balloons to his lawn chair and rose to 15,000 feet.PictureMore Info
308 Even a small amount of alcohol placed on a scorpion will make it go crazy and sting itself to death.More Info
310 If your liver stopped working, you'd die within 24 hours.More Info
311 In 1992, 29,000 rubber ducks washed off a ship. They were found thousands of miles away 8 years later.PictureMore Info
312 Most elephants weigh less than a blue whale's tongue.
313 Donkeys kill more people annually than plane crashes.
314 If you yelled for 8 years, 7 months and 6 days, you would have produced enough sound energy to heat one cup of coffee.
315 One human hair can support 3 ounces.More Info
316 The largest cell in the human body is the female egg and the smallest is the male sperm.Picture
317 On average people fear spiders more than they do death.Picture
318 If a native Hawaiian woman places the flower on her right ear, she is available. (The bigger the flower, the more desperate!)
319 Standard paper cannot be folded in half more than 7 times.
320 Your fingernails grow faster in summer.
321 When you are looking at someone you love, your pupils dilate, they do the same when you are looking at someone you hate.
322 Turtles can breathe through their butts.Picture
323 A pig's orgasm lasts for 30 minutes.