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  • Penguins have an organ above their eyes that changes seawater to feshwater.

  • The male fox will mate for life. If the female dies he remains single till death.

  • Facial hair is the fastest growing hair on the body.

  • The fastest sneeze recorded was clocked at 166.7km an hour.

  • Cabbage is 91% water.

  • Termites eat wood twice as fast when listening to heavy metal music.

  • The highest temperature on record was 57.78 degrees on 13 september 1992, in Azizia, Libya.

  • The average bed is home to over 6 billion dust mites.

  • Scientists have found chocolate has a chemical that helps counteract depression.

  • On average a human will spend up to 2 weeks kissing in his/her lifetime.

  • Teeth are the only parts of the human body that can't repair themselves.

  • The average person spends 2 weeks of their life waiting for a traffic light to change.

  • A lungfish can live out of water in suspended animation for three years.

  • In most advertisements, the time displayed on a watch is 10:10.

  • Babies have the strongest sense of smell. They can recognise their mothers by scent.

  • There are more people in the world who eat alligators than there are alligators that eat people.

  • Emus and kangaroos cannot walk backward.

  • The blue whale weighs 50 tonnes at birth, and as much as 150 tonnes fully grown.

  • In one day, the human brain generates more electrical impulses than telephones in the world put together.

  • In the time it takes to read this sentence, 50,000 cells in your body will die and be replaced.

  • Rats can go without water longer than camels.

  • In Pacific Grove, California, it is a misdemeanour to kill a butterfly.

  • An average person sheds about 750 grams of skin per year.

  • The harmonica is the world's best-selling musical instrument.

  • A cat has 32 muscles in each ear.

  • Chocolate contains the same chemical that your brain produces when you fall in love - phenylethylamine.

  • The average person spends 2 weeks of its life waiting for a traffic light to change.

  • On a clear, dark night a human can see a candle burning 50km away.

  • Your brain is more active sleeping than it is watching TV.

  • Hair grows slowest at night.

  • Flounder swim sideways.

  • Flamingoes live up to 80 years.

  • Snails have teeth.

  • Fish can get seasick.

  • Male monkeys go bald in the same way men do.

  • Frogs never drink. They absorb water from their surroundings by osmosis.

  • The US bought Florida from Spain.

  • A large cumulonimbus cloud can hold enough water for 500,000 baths.

  • Seals sleep underwater and surface for air without waking.

  • One thousand tonnes of meteor dust falls to Earth each day.

  • Men sweat approximately 40% more than women.

  • All porcupines float in water.

  • Tigers have striped skin, not just striped fur.

  • The bullfrog is the only animal that never sleeps.

  • Swedish people drink more coffee than any other race in the world.

  • A snail can sleep for three years.

  • The human race grows by about 214,000 people.

  • The strength of all the hairs on one human head can support the weight of approximately 100 people.

  • The Mona Lisa has no eyebrows.

  • The cheetah is the only cat that can't retract its claws.

  • Liquorice can raise your blood pressure.

  • Bees have to collect nectar from four million flowers to make one kilogram of honey.

  • The bird that lays the largest egg in relation to its own size is the Kiwi.

  • Spider silk is a very strong material and its on-weight basis has proven it to be stronger than steel.

  • It takes about 20 seconds for a red blood cell to circle the whole body.

  • A horse can sleep standing up.

  • The first VCR was made in 1956 and was the size of a piano.

  • Fish have been known to kiss up to 25 minutes.

  • Chickens can travel up to 15km per hour.

  • Megeiricophobia is the intense fear of having to cook.

  • The average lifespan of a taste bud is 7 to 10 days.

  • There are more plastic flamingoes in America than real ones.

  • Ice cream was invented in China around 2000 B.C.

  • Mosquitoes have teeth.

  • An average snail moves at a rate of 58cm per hour.

  • Podiatrists state that the average pair of feet travel about 190,000km in a lifetime.

  • Lizards communicate by doing push-ups.

  • Elephants and short-tailed shrews get only two hours of sleep each day.


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