Tuesday, 31 January 2012

Fact No.459

Female black widow spiders eat their males after mating.

Monday, 30 January 2012

Fact No.458

Approximately every 11 years, the sun reverses its overall magnetic polarity: its north magnetic pole becomes a south pole, and vice versa.

Friday, 27 January 2012

Fact No.455

If a rooster is not present in a flock of hens, a hen will often take the role, stop laying, and begin to crow.

Wednesday, 25 January 2012

Monday, 23 January 2012

Fact No.451

There are more living organisms on the skin of each human than there are humans on the surface of the earth.

Sunday, 22 January 2012

Friday, 20 January 2012

Fact No.448

Every second approximately 100 lightning strikes hit the ground around the world.

Thursday, 19 January 2012

Fact No.447

The average man (80kg) would weigh over 2000kg on the surface of the sun, but only 5.3kg on Pluto.

Wednesday, 18 January 2012

Fact No.446

Over 2,500 left handed people are killed per year, from using products made for right handed people.

Monday, 16 January 2012

Fact No.444

In the year 2000 Pope John Paul II because an honorary Harlem Globetrotter.

Sunday, 15 January 2012

Saturday, 14 January 2012

Fact No.442

The sun produces so much energy, that every second the core releases the equivalent of 100 nuclear bombs.

Friday, 13 January 2012

Fact No.441

Given sufficient motivation, the Harjack Spider can produce enough silk to suffocate the average human infant in a matter of minutes.

Thursday, 12 January 2012

Wednesday, 11 January 2012

Fact No.439

A car driver uses more energy and creates more air pollution in just 4 years than a public transportation passenger in 40 years.

Tuesday, 10 January 2012

Monday, 9 January 2012

Sunday, 8 January 2012

Fact No.436

The royal coat of arms for the United Kingdom mainly features a lion and a unicorn standing for England and Scotland respectively.

Saturday, 7 January 2012

Friday, 6 January 2012

Fact No.434

The force required to break a carrot stick is the same required to break your finger.

Thursday, 5 January 2012

Fact No.433

Each kidney contains 1 million individual filters. They filter an average of around 1.3 liters (2.2 pints) of blood per minute, and expel up to 1.4 liters (2.5 pints) a day of urine.

Wednesday, 4 January 2012

Fact No.432

Polonium is the only component of cigarette smoke to produce cancer in laboratory animals.

Tuesday, 3 January 2012

Fact No.431

Carbon is made inside of stars although it was not produced in the big bang.

Monday, 2 January 2012

Sunday, 1 January 2012

Fact No.429

The first of January was a highly significant year in medieval superstitions regarding prosperity,  or lack of it, in the year ahead. A flat cake was put on one of the horns of a cow in every farmyard. The farmer and his workers would then sing a song and dance around the cow until the cake was thrown to the ground. If it fell in front of the cow that signified good luck; to fall behind indicated the bad luck was on it's way.