64. A rat can last
longer without water than a camel can
65. About 10% of the world's population
Dolphins sleep with one eye open
Snakes have no external ears. Therefore,
they do not hear the music of a "snake
charmer". Instead, they are probably
responding to the movements of the snake
charmer and the flute. However, sound
waves may travel through bones in their
heads to the middle ear.
Many spiders have eight eyes.
The tongue of snakes has no taste buds.
Instead, the tongue is used to bring smells
and tastes into the mouth. Smells and
tastes are then detected in two pits,
called "Jacobson's organs",
on the roof of their mouths. Receptors
in the pits then transmit smell and taste
information to the brain.
Birds don't sweat
The highest kangaroo leap recorded is
10 ft and the longest is 42 ft
Flamingo tongues were eaten common at
The smallest bird in the world is the
Hummingbird. It weighs 1oz
The bird that can fly the fastest is called
a White it can fly up to 95 miles per
The oldest living thing on earth is 12,000
years old. It is the flowering shrubs
called creosote bushes in the Mojave Desert
Tea is said to have been discovered in
2737 BC by a Chinese emperor when some
tea leaves accidentally blew into a pot
of boiling water.
A person can live without food for about
a month, but only about a week without
If the amount of water in your body is
reduced by just 1%, you'll feel thirsty.
If it's reduced by 10%, you'll die.
Along with its length neck, the giraffe
has a very long tongue -- more than a
foot and a half long. A giraffe can clean
its ears with its 21-inch tongue
Ostriches can kick with tremendous force,
but only forward. Don't Mess with them
An elephant can smell water three miles
If you were to remove your skin, it would
weigh as much as 5 pounds
A hippopotamus can run faster than a man
India never invaded any country in her
last 10000 years of history
The world's known tallest man is Robert
Pershing Wadlow. The giraffe is 5.49m
(18 ft.), the man is 2.55m (8ft. 11.1
The world's tallest woman is Sandy Allen.
She is 2.35m (7 ft. 7 in.).
The only 2 animals that can see behind
itself without turning its head are the
rabbit and the parrot.
The blue whale is the largest animal on
earth. The heart of a blue whale is as
big as a car, and its tongue is as long
as an elephant.
The largest bird egg in the world today
is that of the ostrich. Ostrich eggs are
from 6 to 8 inches long. Because of their
size and the thickness of their shells,
they take 40 minutes to hard-boil. The
average adult male ostrich, the world's
largest living bird, weighs up to 345
Every dolphin has its own signature whistle
to distinguish it from other dolphins,
much like a human fingerprint
The world's largest mammal, the blue whale,
weighs 50 tons i.e. 50000 Kg at birth.
Fully grown, it weighs as much as 150
tons i.e. 150000 Kg.
90 % of all the ice in the world in on
Antarctica is DRIEST continent. Antarctica
is a desert
Antarctica is COLDEST continent, averaging
minus 76 degrees in the winter
Mercury is the closest planet to the sun
and it doesn't have a moon. Its atmosphere
is so thin that during the day the temperature
reaches 750 degrees, but at night it gets
down to -300 degrees.
Jupiter is the largest planet. If Jupiter
were hollow, you could fit 1000 earths
inside! It is made up of gas and is not
solid. The most famous feature on Jupiter
is its Red Spot, which is actually an
enormous hurricane that has been raging
on Jupiter for hundreds of years! Sixteen
moons orbit Jupiter.
Saturn is a very windy place! Winds can
reach up to 1,100 miles per hour. Saturn
is also made of gas. If you could find
an ocean large enough, it would float.
This planet is famous for its beautiful
rings, and has at least 18 moons.
Uranus is the third largest planet, and
is also made of gas. It's tilted on its
side and spins north-south rather than
east-west. Uranus has 15 moons.
Neptune takes 165 Earth years to get around
the sun. It appears blue because it is
made of methane gas. Neptune also has
a big Spot like Jupiter. Winds on Neptune
get up to 1,200 mile per hour! Neptune
has 8 moons.
Pluto is the farthest planet from the
sun... usually. It has such an unusual
orbit that it is occasionally closer to
the sun than Neptune. Pluto is made of
rock and ice.
Just about everyone listens to the radio!
99% of homes in the United States have
a least one radio. Most families have
Sound is sent from the radio station through
the air to your radio by means of electromagnetic
waves. News, music, Bible teaching, baseball
games, plays, advertisements- these sounds
are all converted into electromagnetic
waves (radio waves) before they reach
your radio and your ears.
At the radio station, the announcer speaks
into a microphone. The microphone changes
the sound of his voice into an electrical
signal. This signal is weak and can't
travel very far, so it's sent to a transmitter.
The transmitter mixes the signal with
some strong radio signals called carrier
waves. These waves are then sent out through
a special antenna at the speed of light!
They reach the antenna of your radio.
Your antenna "catches" the signal,
and the radio's amplifier strengthens
the signal and sends it to the speakers.
The speakers vibrate, and your ears pick
up the vibrations and your brain translates
them into the voice of the radio announcer
back at the station. When you consider
all the places the announcer's voice travels
Every radio station has its own frequency.
When you turn the tuning knob on your
radio, you are choosing which frequency
you want your antenna to "catch."
Mountain lions are known by more than
100 names, including panther, catamount,
cougar, painter and puma. It's scientific
name is Felis concolor, which means "cat
of one color." At one time, mountain
lions were very common!
The large cats of the world are divided
into two groups- those that roar, like
tigers and African lions, and those that
purr. Mountain lions purr, hiss, scream,
and snarl, but they cannot roar.
They can jump a distance of 30 feet, and
jump as high as 15 feet. It would take
quite a fence to keep a mountain lion
Their favorite food is deer, but they'll
eat other critters as well. They hunt
alone, not in packs like wolves. They
sneak up on their prey just like a house
cat sneaks up on a bird or toy- one slow
step at a time. A lion can eat ten pounds
of meat at one time! That's equivalent
to 40 quarter-pounder hamburgers!
Queen ants can live to be 30 years old
Dragonflies can flap their wings 28 times
per second and they can fly up to 60 miles
As fast as dragonflies can flap their
wings, bees are even faster... they can
flap their wings 435 times per second
Human thigh bones are stronger than concrete.
You can't kill yourself by holding your
Your heart beats over 100,000 times a
Right handed people live, on average,
nine years longer than left-handed people
The elephant is the only mammal that can't
Fingernails grow nearly 4 times faster
Women blink nearly twice as much as men
Honey is the only food that does not spoil.
Honey found in the tombs of Egyptian pharaohs
has been tasted by archaeologists and
Coca-Cola would be green if colouring
weren’t added to it.
120. More people are allergic to cow's
milk than any other food.
Camels have three eyelids to protect themselves
from blowing sand
Earth is the only planet not named after
It's against the law to burp, or sneeze
in a church in Nebraska, USA.
Some worms will eat themselves if they
can't find any food!
It is impossible to sneeze with your eyes
Queen Elizabeth I regarded herself as
a paragon of cleanliness. She declared
that she bathed once every three months,
whether she needed it or not
Slugs have 4 noses.
Owls are the only birds who can see the
Your tongue is the only muscle in your
body that is attached at only one end
More than 1,000 different languages are
spoken on the continent of Africa.
There was once an undersea post office
in the Bahamas.
Abraham Lincoln's mother died when she
drank the milk of a cow that grazed on
After the death of Albert Einstein his
brain was removed by a pathologist and
put in a jar for future study.
Penguins are not found in the North Pole
A dentist invented the Electric Chair.
A whip makes a cracking sound because
its tip moves faster than the speed of
Alexander Graham Bell's wife and mother
were both deaf
Cockroaches break wind every 15 minutes.
Fish scales are an ingredient in most
Canada" is an Indian word meaning
259200 people die every day.
11% of the world is left-handed
1.7 litres of saliva is produced each
The worlds oldest piece of chewing gum
is 9000 years old!
145. The largest beetle in the Americas
is the Hercules beetle, which can be 4
to 6 inches in length. That's bigger than
A full-grown male mountain lion may be
9 feet long, including his tail!
There are two kinds of radio stations:
AM and FM. That's why there are two dials
on your radio. AM is used mostly for stations
that specialize in talking, such as Christian
stations that have Bible stories and sermons;
sports stations that broadcast live baseball
and football games; and stations that
specialize in news programs and "talk
shows," where listeners call the
station and discuss various topics. FM
is used mostly for stations that specialize
148. The average lead pencil can draw
a line that is almost 35 miles long or
you can write almost 50,000 words in English
with just one pencil
The Wright Brothers invented one of the
first airplanes. It was called the Kitty
The worst industrial disaster in India,
occurred in 1984 in Bhopal the capital
of Madhya Pradesh. A deadly chemical,
methly isocyanate leaked out of the Union
Carbide factory killing more than 2500
and leaving thousands sick. In fact the
effects of this gas tragedy is being felt
151. Mars is nicknamed the "Red Planet,"
because it looks reddish in the night
sky. Mars has 2 moons.
Venus is nicknamed the "Jewel of
the Sky." Because of the greenhouse
effect, it is hotter than Mercury, even
though it's not as close to the sun. Venus
does not have a moon but it does have
clouds of sulfuric acid! If you're gonna
visit Venus, pack your gas mask!
Tens of thousands of participants come
from all over the world, fight in a harmless
battle where more than one hundred metric
tons of over-ripe tomatoes are thrown
in the streets.