A bee could travel 4 million miles (6.5 million km) at 7 mph (11 km/h) on the energy it would obtain from 1 gallon (3.785 liters) of nectar.
An American cow called Fawn was not afraid of flying. In May 1963, she was swept up by a tornado and carried half a mile, only to land safely in another farmer's field. Five years later, another tornado carried her over a bus. She survived this too, and lived to the ripe old age of 25.
In the film “ Star Trek : First Contact ” , when Picard shows Lily she is orbiting Earth, Australia and Papua New Guinea are clearly visible... but New Zealand is missing.
Look at the number four on a clock face that uses Roman numerals. If the clock is made correctly then the Roman numeral four is wrong. The standard and correct way to write the Roman numeral four is “ IV ”, but the traditional way to show it on a clock face is “ IIII ” . Legend has it that a clock was made for a British king. When he saw the clock he mis- informedly corrected the clock maker who re-did the clock face to show a “ IIII ” instead of an “ IV ” thus not risking offending the king. Other clock makers followed suit so as not to embarrass the king. Now it is the traditional way to make clocks.
The term “ honeymoon ” is derived from the Babylonians who declared mead, a honey-flavored wine, the official wedding drink, stipulating that the bride's parents be required to keep the groom supplied with the drink for the month following the wedding.
Oceans are the greatest single reservoir of gold at Earth's surface, containing approximately eight times the total quantity of gold mined to date. However, the current cost of extracting it is more than the gold is worth. About 10 billion tons of gold are estimated to be held in suspension in the oceans of the world.
Cats can produce about 100 sounds! The relationship cats have with humans is aprox. 3500 years old. A cat can exceed in running the speed of 50 km/h. Cat's body contains more bones than human bodies. An adult man has 206 bones while a cat has about 244.
The Underground Orchid lives entirely underground! Unlike other plants, this unique orchid cannot use sunlight to obtain its energy, and instead gets its food from the decaying stumps of another plant, the broom honey myrtle. The orchid attaches to the roots of the broom honey myrtle through a special kind of fungus that is believed to be essential to the orchid's survival. The orchid has a sweet smell, and flowers in May and June in Western Australia. They can be difficult to find, since the blossoms never appear above ground, and it is still unknown how the plant's seeds are spread.
The taste of coffee depends on the combustion. If you want to taste a good coffee, the most important factor is the burning process. During the combustion, the oil stored in the coffee beans will come out, and the more oil is out, the better the coffee will taste. The amount of caffeine in coffee depends on how long the water is at the base during the combustion. The longer the combustion is done, the more caffeine the coffee will contain.
Average number of hairs on the head: 100,000
Red hair: 90,000
Black hair: 110,000
Blond hair: 140,000
Maximum length of hair: 70 to 90 cm
Annual growth: 12 cm
Female hair grows more slowly than male hair
Male hair is more dense than female hair
Lifespan of hair: 2 to 7 years
Diameter of hair: 0.1 mm
Load-carrying capacity: 100 grams (= one chocolate bar)
The muscles that are used to focus your eyes on an object are used about 100,000 times a day. If you wanted to give your legs the same work-out, you'd have to walk 50 miles (80 km) every day!
If you laugh 100 times it's the same thing with cycling 15 minutes on your bike. Energetic laughter boosts the heart rate deepens the breathing rate, and bring into play muscles in the face, stomach, and diaphragm. Apart from enhance our moods, laughter can cut down stress, cooperate fighting infection, and reduce pain. Laughter generate helpful changes in brain chemistry by delivering endorphins, and it leads more oxygen into the body with the deeper inhalations. Laughter is instinctive and contagious. Our laughter is under minimal conscious control, and it challenges the hypothesis that we are in full control of our behaviour.