Butterflies cannot fly if their body temperature is less than 86 degrees.
Neurons multiply at a rate of 250,000 neurons per minute during early pregnancy.
Elephants have the longest pregnancy in the animal kingdom at 22 months.
The longest human pregnancy on record is 17 months, 11 days.
A female oyster produces 100 million young in her lifetime, the typical hen lays 19 dozen eggs a year, and it is possible for one female cat to be responsible for the birth of 20,736 kittens in four years.
Michelle Duggar holds the record for the largest human family, having given birth to 17 children.
750 ml of blood pumps through your brain every minute, which is 15-20% of the blood that flows from the heart.
The human brain is about 75% water.
Dragonflies are capable of flying sixty miles per hour, making them one of the fastest insects.
This is good since they are in a big hurry, as they only live about twenty-four hours.
Flies jump backward during take-off.
A housefly will regurgitate its food and eat it again.
Termites outweigh humans by almost ten to one.
A spider’s web is not a home, but rather a trap for its food.
They are as individual as snowflakes, with no two ever being the same.
Some tropical spiders have built webs over eighteen feet across.
More people are afraid of spiders than death.
Amazingly, few people are afraid of Champagne corks even though you are more likely to be killed by one than by a spider.
Your brain consumes 25 watts of power while you are awake.
This amount of energy is enough to illuminate a lightbulb.
It is impossible to lick your elbow.
Intelligent people have more zinc and copper in their hair.
In every episode of Seinfeld, there is a Superman somewhere.
Possums have one of the shortest pregnancies at 16 days.
The shortest human pregnancy to produce a healthy baby was 22 weeks, 6 days — the baby was the length of a ballpoint pen.
Wearing headphones for just an hour will increase the bacteria in your ear by 700 times.
The most poisonous spider is the black widow.
Its venom is more potent than a rattlesnake’s.
13% of Americans actually believe that some parts of the moon are made of cheese.
The world’s youngest parents were eight and nine and lived in China in 1910.
Fish that live more than 800 meters below the ocean surface do not have eyes.
Butterflies range in size from a tiny 1/8 inch to a huge almost 12 inches.
Some Case Moth caterpillars (Psychidae) build a case around themselves that they always carry with them.
It is made of silk and pieces of plants or soil.
Most household dust is made of dead skin cells.
One in eight million people has progeria, a disease that causes people to grow faster than they age.
The male seahorse carries the eggs until they hatch instead of the female.
Negative emotions such as anxiety and depression can weaken your immune system.
Stephen Hawking was born exactly 300 years after Galileo died.
Mercury is the only planet whose orbit is coplanar with its equator.
The Morgan’s Sphinx Moth from Madagascar has a proboscis (tube mouth) that is 12 to 14 inches long to get the nectar from the bottom of a 12-inch deep orchid discovered by Charles Darwin.
Some moths never eat anything like adults because they do not have mouths.
They must live on the energy they stored as caterpillars.
In 1958, Entomologist W.G. Bruce published a list of Arthropod references in the Bible.
The most frequently named bugs from the Bible are Locust: 24, Moth: 11, Grasshopper: 10, Scorpion: 10, Caterpillar: Nine, and Bee: 4.
People eat insects – called “Entomophagy”(people eating bugs) – it has been practiced for centuries throughout Africa, Australia, Asia, the Middle East, and North, Central, and South America.
Why? Because many bugs are both protein-rich and good sources of vitamins, minerals, and fats.
Grapes explode when you put them in the microwave.
Go on and try it then.
Ramses brand condom is named after the great pharaoh Ramses II who fathered over 160 children.
Peanuts are one of the ingredients of dynamite.
The average chocolate bar has eight insects’ legs in it.
In York, it is perfectly legal to shoot a Scotsman with a bow and arrow (except on Sundays) No piece of square dry paper can be folded in half more than 7 times.
The average human eats 8 spiders in their lifetime at night.
The Beetham Tower cost over £150 million to build.
The Beetham Tower has 47 floors.
“Stewardesses” is the longest word typed with only the left hand.
An average human loses about 200 head hairs per day.
Mexico City sinks about 10 inches a year.
It is impossible to sneeze with your eyes open.
In France, a five-year-old child can buy an alcoholic drink in a bar During the chariot scene in “Ben Hur,” a small red car can be seen in the distance.
Because metal was scarce, the Oscars given out during World War II were made of wood.
By raising your legs slowly and lying on your back, you cannot sink into quicksand.
The glue on Israeli postage is certified kosher.
In 10 minutes, a hurricane releases more energy than all of the world’s nuclear weapons combined.
On average, 100 people choke to death on ballpoint pens every year.
Thirty-five percent of the people who use personal ads for dating are already married.
A dentist invented the electric chair.
The top butterfly flight speed is 12 miles per hour. Some moths can fly 25 miles per hour!
The Brimstone butterfly (Gonepterix rhamni) has the longest lifetime of adult butterflies: 9-10 months.
Bruce Lee was so fast that they actually had to s-l-o-w film down so you could see his moves.
A Boeing 747’s wingspan is longer than the Wright brother’s first flight.
Representations of butterflies are seen in Egyptian frescoes at Thebes, which are 3,500 years old.
Babies are born without kneecaps.
They do not appear until the child reaches 2-6 years of age.
14% of all facts and statistics are made up and 27% of people know that fact.
Every time you lick a stamp, you are consuming 1/10 of a calorie.
Eskimos have over 15 words for the English word ‘Snow’ Butterflies can see red, green, and yellow.
Some people say that when the black bands on the Woolly bear caterpillar are wide, cold winter is coming.
Americans on average eat 18 acres of pizza every day.
Banging your head against a wall uses 150 calories an hour.
Almonds are a member of the peach family.
The plastic things on the end of shoelaces are called aglets.
“Ithyphallophobia” is a morbid fear of seeing, thinking about, or having an erect penis.
The average shelf life of a latex condom is about two years.
14% of Americans have skinny-dipped with a member of the opposite sex at least once.
Male bats have the highest rate of homosexuality of any mammal.
A man’s beard grows fastest when he anticipates sex.
A man will ejaculate approximately 18 quarts of semen in his lifetime.
Sex is biochemically no different from eating large quantities of chocolate.
Humans and dolphins are the only species that have sex for pleasure.
For every ‘normal’ webpage, there are five porn pages. “Venus observe” is the technical term for the “missionary position.”
Sex is the safest tranquilizer in the world. IT IS 10 TIMES MORE EFFECTIVE THAN VALIUM.
Samuel Clemens (Mark Twain) was born on and died on days when Halley’s Comet can be seen.
US Dollar bills are made out of cotton and linen.
The 57 on the Heinz ketchup bottle represents the number of pickle types the company once had.
Americans are responsible for about 1/5 of the world’s garbage annually.
Giraffes and rats can last longer without water than camels.
Your stomach produces a new layer of mucus every two weeks so that it does not digest itself.
98% of all murders and rapes are by a close family member or friend of the victim.
A B-25 bomber crashed into the 79th floor of the Empire State Building on July 28, 1945.
The Declaration of Independence was written on hemp (marijuana) paper.
The dot over the letter “I” is called a title.
Benjamin Franklin was the fifth in a series of the youngest son of the youngest son.