Sunday, 31 July 2011

Fact No.275

Only 9% of giraffe sex is heterosexual.

Saturday, 30 July 2011

Friday, 29 July 2011

Fact No.273

The average person will have 4-6 dreams every night; that's 1460-2190 dreams a year.

Thursday, 28 July 2011

Wednesday, 27 July 2011

Tuesday, 26 July 2011

Sunday, 24 July 2011

Saturday, 23 July 2011

Friday, 22 July 2011

Fact No.266

If you pet a cat 70 million times, you will have developed enough static electricity to light a 60-watt light bulb for 1 minute.

Thursday, 21 July 2011

Fact No.265

A lump of pure gold the size of a matchbox can be flattened into a sheet the size of a tennis court.

Wednesday, 20 July 2011

Fact No.264

It takes 3000 cows to supply the NFL with enough leather for a years supply of footballs.

Tuesday, 19 July 2011

Monday, 18 July 2011

Sunday, 17 July 2011

Fact No.261

The mass of our entire atmosphere is estimated to be some 5.5 quadrillion tonnes.

Friday, 15 July 2011

Fact No.259

In ancient Egypt, Priests plucked EVERY hair from their bodies, including their eyebrows and eyelashes.

Thursday, 14 July 2011

Fact No.258

In one day, a human sheds 10 billion skin flakes. This amounts to approximately 2kg a year.

Tuesday, 12 July 2011

Fact No.256

In downtown Lima, Peru, there is a large brass statue dedicated to Winnie-the-Pooh.

Monday, 11 July 2011

Fact No.255

There are more than 200 kinds of chili peppers, none of which belong to the pepper family.

Sunday, 10 July 2011

Saturday, 9 July 2011

Fact No.253

The fungus Cordyceps is able to "mind-control" other insects like ants to climb plants and attach there to become its food.

Friday, 8 July 2011

Thursday, 7 July 2011

Fact No.251

The average surface temperature on the planet Neptune is -209 degrees centigrade.

Wednesday, 6 July 2011

Monday, 4 July 2011

Fact No.248

The Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco is so large and exposed to such high weathering that as soon as it has finished being painted the job is started over again, making it a continuous progress.

Sunday, 3 July 2011

Fact No.247

In 30 minutes, the average body brings off enough heat (combined) to bring half a gallon (1.9 litres) of water to boil.

Saturday, 2 July 2011

Friday, 1 July 2011

Fact No.245

Acupuncture was first used as a medical treatment in 2700 BC by Chinese emperor Shen-Nung.