Wednesday, May 24, 2006
How many did you know?
No matter its size or thickness, no piece of paper can be folded in half more than 7 times.
Snakes are true carnivorous because they eat nothing but other animals. They do not eat any type of plant material.
The blue whale can produce sounds up to 188 decibels. This is the loudest sound produced by a living animal and has been detected as far away as 530 miles.
Human jaw muscles can generate a force of 200 pounds (90.8 kilograms) on the molars.
The highest temperature produced in a laboratory was 920,000,000 F (511,000,000 C) at the Tokamak Fusion Test Reactor in Princeton, NJ, USA.
If you could throw a snowball fast enough, it would totally vaporize when it hit a brick wall.
Hershey's Kisses are called that because the machine that makes them looks like it's kissing the conveyor belt.
Super Glue was invented by accident. The researcher was trying to make optical coating materials, and would test their properties by putting them between two prisms and shining light through them. When he tried the cyano-acrylate, he couldn't get the prisms apart.
Cats have over one hundred vocal sounds, while dogs only have about ten.
Porcupines float in water.
An ostrich's eye is bigger that its brain.
Now you know!