Interesting Facts

Montpelier, Vermont is the only state capital without a McDonald’s.

A cow gives nearly 200,000 glasses of milk in her lifetime.

Cuba is the only island in the Caribbean to have a railroad.

Earthworms have five hearts.

People say “bless you” when you sneeze because your heart stops for a millisecond.

“Duff” is the decaying organic matter found on a forest floor.

It is impossible to drown and not die. Technically the term ‘drowning’ refers to the process of taking water into the lungs, not to death caused by that process.

Camels have three eyelids to protect themselves from blowing sand.

11 percent of the world is left-handed.

The Falkland Isles (pop. about 2000) has over 700000 sheep (350 per person).

The average Japanese household watches more than 10 hours of television a day.

The Brimstone butterfly (Gonepterix rhamni) has the longest lifetime of the adult butterflies: 9-10 months.

A female ferret will die if it goes into heat and cannot find a mate.

A full moon is nine times brighter than a half moon.

An average human loses about 200 head hairs per day.