strange facts

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The sloth (a mammal) moves so slowly that green algae can grow undisturbed on its fur!

Cat urine glows under a black-light!

The world’s termites outweigh the world’s humans 10 to 1!

The electric chair was invented by a dentist!

Windmills always turn counter-clockwise. Except for the windmills in Ireland!

A hedgehog’s heart beats 300 times a minute on average!

Camels have three eyelids to protect themselves from blowing sand!

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The placement of a donkey’s eyes in its head enables it to see all four feet at all times!

Human teeth are almost as hard as rocks!

A mole can dig a tunnel 300 feet long in just one night!

Ancient Egyptians slept on pillows made of stone!

A hippo can open its mouth wide enough to fit a 4 foot tall child inside!

A quarter has 119 grooves on its edge, a dime has one less groove!

Hummingbirds can weigh less than a penny!!

Until 1796, there was a state in the United States called Franklin. Today it’s known as Tennessee!

The Earth weighs around 6,600,000,000,000,000,000,000 tons (5,940 billion billion metric tons)!

A cockroach can live several weeks with its head cut off – it dies from starvation!

Every time you lick a stamp, you’re consuming 1/10 of a calorie!

The average person has over 1,460 dreams a year!

It’s against the law to pawn your dentures in Las Vegas!

One in every 4 Americans has appeared on television!

The average American/Canadian will eat about 11.9 pounds of cereal per year!

It’s against the law to burp, or sneeze in a certain church in Omaha, Nebraska!

you’re born with 300 bones, but when you get to be an adult, you only have 206!

Human thigh bones are stronger than concrete!

Over 10,000 birds a year die from smashing into windows!

The state of Florida is bigger than England!

There are more than one million animal species on Earth!

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In Natoma, Kansas, it’s illegal to throw knives at men wearing striped suits

It was once against the law to have a pet dog in a city in Iceland!

Your heart beats over 100,000 times a day!

Thomas Edison, lightbulb inventor, was afraid of the dark!

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