Sharks have been around longer than dinosaurs.
The average lifespan of a dolphin is 15 years. However some of them lived 50 years.
A giraffe's neck can measure up to 6 feet (1.8 m) long
When giraffes age, their fur darkens.
All Hebrew originating names that end with the letters el have something to do with God.
In Germany there's a specific word for analyzing and learning to live with the past in particular the Holocaust: "Vergangenheitsbewaltigung."
Winds in some places of Antarctica can reach 200 mph (320 km/h).
Poisoned milk killed Abraham Lincoln's mother when he was 9 years old.
The deepest living animal ever found is a "devil worm" living 2.2. miles (3.6 kilometers) below.
77%of Russia is made up of Siberia.
Sign Language is one of three official languages of New Zealand.
In 10 minutes a hurricane releases more energy than all the world’s nuclear weapons combined.
Someone in the U.S. needs blood every two seconds.
Fewer than half the world's cultures engage in romantic kissing a study found.
Cats can become addicted to tuna and refuse to eat anything else becoming what's known as 'tuna junkies.'
Carolyn Shoemaker has discovered 32 comets and approximately 300 asteroids.
Spiders lobsters and snails have blue blood due to the presence of hemocyanin which contains copper.
The price of cocaine went down by 51% in Europe since 1990.
The citrus soda 7-UP was created in 1929; ’7′ was selected after the original 7-ounce containers and ‘UP’ for the direction of the bubbles.
A baby spider is called a spiderling.
63 Earths can fit inside Uranus.
The Portuguese jellyfish tentacles have been known to grow a mile in length catching anything in it’s path by stinging it’s prey.
Gustave Eiffel the man who designed the Eiffel Tower was also behind the design for the Statue of Liberty's spine.
Not a single engineer out of the 30 made it off the Titanic: they stayed and kept the power on so others could escape.
Newton invented/discovered calculus in about the same amount of time the average student learns it.
An elephant can smell water up to 3 miles away.
Every second the Sun sends to earth 10 times more neutrinos than the number of people on earth.
No one knows who invented the fire hydrant because its patent was burned in a fire.
In 1917 Germany invited Mexico to join WW1 by attacking the U.S. in order to recover the lost territories of Texas New Mexico and Arizona.
An astronaut threw a boomerang while visiting the International Space Station and it returned to him even in the absence of gravity.
A lack of exercise is now causing as many deaths as smoking across the world a study suggests.
When George Washington was elected president no one knew what to call him. No other nation had ever elected a president.
The phrase “rule of thumb” is derived from an old English law which stated that you couldn’t beat your wife with anything wider than your thumb.
1 in every 5 couples has a sexless marriage having less than 10 encounters a year.
Over 90% of American movies made before 1929 are lost no copies are known to exist.
Sweat itself is odorless. It's the bacteria on the skin that mingles with it and produces body odor.
Every human spent about half an hour as a single cell.
The average chocolate bar contains 8 insect parts.
The woman who underwent the world's first successful womb transplant became pregnant in 2013.
A scholar who studies the Marquis de Sade is called a Sadian not a Sadist.
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