· A tickle sensation is your body’s reflex warning to something that may potentially hurt you.
· One reason some bugs have powdery wings is to avoid predation by sticky tongues.
· A sneeze travels out of your mouth at over 100 mph.
· Flea's can jump 130 times higher than their own height. In human terms this is equal to a 6ft. person jumping 780 ft. into the air.
· The most dangerous animal in the world is the common housefly. Because of their habits of visiting animal waste, they transmit more diseases than any other animal.
· The longest cells in the human body are the motor neurons. They can be up to 4.5 feet (1.37 meters) long and run from the lower spinal cord to the big toe.
· There are no poisonous snakes in Maine.
· The blue whale can produce sounds up to 188 decibels. This is the loudest sound produced by a living animal and has been detected as far away as 530 miles.
· The poison arrow frogs of South and Central America are the most poisonous animals in the world.
· The Stegosaurus dinosaur measured up to 30 feet (9.1 meters) long but had a brain the size of a walnut.
· The human eye blinks an average of 4,200,000 times a year.
· It takes approximately 12 hours for food to entirely digest.
· Human jaw muscles can generate a force of 200 pounds (90.8 kilograms) on the molars.
· 40 to 50 percent of body heat can be lost through the head (no hat) as a result of its extensive circulatory network.
· A large swarm of desert locusts (Schistocerca gregaria) can consume 20,000 tons (18,160,000 kilograms) of vegetation a day.
· The longest living cells in the body are brain cells which can live an entire lifetime.
· The Atlantic Giant Squid's eye can be as large as 15.75 inches (40 centimeters) wide.
· Armadillos, opossums, and sloth's spend about 80% of their lives sleeping.
· The tentacles of the giant Arctic jellyfish can reach 120 feet (36.6 meters) in length.
· The highest temperature produced in a laboratory was 920,000,000 F (511,000,000 C) at the Tokamak Fusion Test Reactor in Princeton, NJ, USA.
· The heaviest human brain ever recorded weighed 5 lb. 1.1 oz. (2.3 kg.).
· The ears of a cricket are located on the front legs, just below the knee.
· The leg muscles of a locust are about 1000 times more powerful than an equal weight of human muscle.
· The cosmos contains approximately 50,000,000,000 galaxies.
· There are between 100,000,000,000 and 1,000,000,000,000 stars in a normal galaxy.
· Sound travels about 4 times faster in water than in air.
· Hydrofluoric acid will dissolve glass.
· In a full grown rye plant, the total length of roots may reach 380 miles (613 km).
· In a full grown rye plant, the total length of fine root hairs may reach 6600 miles (10,645 km).
· If you could throw a snowball fast enough, it would totally vaporize when it hit a brick wall.
· The female Tarantula Hawk wasp paralyzes a large spider with her sting. She then lays her eggs on the motionless body so that her developing young have a fresh supply of spider meat to feed on.
· The seeds of an Indian Lotus tree remain viable for 300 to 400 years.
· The only letter not appearing on the Periodic Table is the letter “J”.
· Velcro was invented by a Swiss guy who was inspired by the way burrs attached to clothing.
· Hershey's Kisses are called that because the machine that makes them looks like it's kissing the conveyor belt.
· The microwave was invented after a researcher walked by a radar tube and a chocolate bar melted in his pocket.
· Super Glue was invented by accident. The researcher was trying to make optical coating materials, and would test their properties by putting them between two prisms and shining light through them. When he tried the cyano-acrylate, he couldn't get the prisms apart.
· No matter its size or thickness, no piece of paper can be folded in half more than 7 times.
· Knowledge is growing so fast that ninety per cent of what we will know in fifty years time, will be discovered in those fifty years.
· According to an old English system of time units, a moment is one and a half minutes.
· When glass breaks, the cracks move at speeds of up to 3,000 miles per hour.
· By raising your legs slowly and laying on your back, you can't sink in quicksand.
· Ten minutes of one hurricane contains enough energy to match the nuclear stockpiles of the world.
· Most gemstones contain several elements. The exception? The diamond. It's all carbon.
· It takes 70% less energy to produce a ton of paper from recycled paper than from trees.
· Hawaii is moving toward Japan 4 inches every year.
· A bolt of lightning is about 54,000°F (30,000°C); six times hotter than the Sun.
· The temperature can be determined by counting the number of cricket chirps in fourteen seconds and adding 40.
· Every time you lick a stamp, you're consuming 1/10 of a calorie.
· The longest recorded flight of a chicken is thirteen seconds
· Emus and kangaroos cannot walk backwards.
· Cats have over one hundred vocal sounds, while dogs only have about ten.
· Porcupines float in water.
· An ostrich's eye is bigger that its brain.
· An iguana can stay under water for twenty-eight minutes.
· The common goldfish is the only animal that can see both infra-red and ultra-violet light.
· It's impossible to sneeze with your eyes open.
· The pupil of an octopus' eye is rectangular.
· Our eyes are always the same size from birth, but our nose and ears never stop growing.
· A cat has 32 muscles in each ear.
· Tigers have striped skin, not just striped fur.
· A cat's jaws cannot move sideways.
· Armadillos can walk underwater.
· There are more beetles than any other kind of creature in the world.
· Certain frogs that can survive the experience of being frozen.
· Everyone's tongue print is different
· In your lifetime, you'll shed over 40 pounds of skin.
· There are more living organisms on the skin of a single human being than there are human beings on the surface of the earth.
· The average human body has enough fat to produce 7 bars of soap.
· Most people blink about 17,000 times a day.
· A starfish can turn its stomach inside out.
· A zebra is white with black stripes.
· The animal with the largest brain in relation to its body is the ant.
· The largest eggs in the world are laid by a shark.
· Crocodiles swallow stones to help them dive deeper.
· Sharks are immune to cancer.
· Even though they look white a polar bears skin is black.
· Frogs have eardrums on the outside of their heads.
· Despite the hump, a camel’s spine is straight
· Giraffes are unable to cough.
· Dentists have recommended that a toothbrush be kept at least 6 feet away from a toilet to avoid airborne particles resulting from the flush.
· Human jaw muscles can generate a force of 200 pounds
· The greatest tide change on earth occurs in the Bay of Fundy. The difference between low tide and high tide can be as great as 54 ft. 6 in. (16.6 meters).
· Diamonds are the hardest substance known to man.
· Flying from London to New York by Concord, due to the time zones crossed, you can arrive 2 hours before you leave.
· A Swedish university has received 3.8 million kronor $590,000) in research funds to measure the greenhouse gases released when cows belch.
· Banging your head against a wall uses 150 calories an hour.
· The ant can lift 50 times its own weight, can pull 30 times its own weight, and always falls over on its right side when intoxicated.
· The male praying mantis cannot copulate while it's head is attached to its body. The female initiates sex by ripping the male's head off.
· Butterflies taste with their feet.
· A giraffe's neck contains the same number of vertebrae as a human.
· The heart of giraffe is two feet long, and can weigh as much as twenty four pounds.
· On average, Elephants sleep for about 2 hours per day.
· Shark's teeth are literally as hard as steel.
· A mosquito has 47 teeth.
· Seventy percent of the dust in your home consists of shed human skin
· A cockroach can live for nine days without its head before it starves to death.
· The average human produces a quart of saliva a day -- about 10,000 gallons in a lifetime
· Elephants have been known to remain standing after they die.
· The embryos of tiger sharks fight each other while in their mother's womb, the survivor being the baby shark that is born.
· Ants do not sleep.
· Rats multiply so quickly that in 18 months, two rats could have over 1 million descendents.
· The average person has 100,000 hairs on his/her head. Each hair grows about 5 inches (12.7 cm) every year.
· There are 60,000 miles (97,000 km) in blood vessels in every human.