All the planets in our solar system spin counterclockwise on their axes, except Venus, the only planet that rotates clockwise and Uranus,
which rotates on its side.
An ostrich's eye is bigger than its brain.
80% of the animals on earth are insects.
Hummingbirds are the only birds that can hover and fly upside down and backwards.
Butterflies taste with their feet - taste sensors reside in their feet.
The only 2 animals that can see behind themselves without turning their heads are the rabbit and the parrot.
Cats have over one hundred vocal sounds. Dogs only have about ten.
India invented the Number System. Zero was invented by Aryabhatta.
"Dreamt" is the only English word that ends in the letters "mt."
In the last 4,000 years, no new animals have been domesticated.
A dime has 118 ridges around the edge- a quarter has 119.
It is not possible to lick your elbow.
'Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia' is the fear of long words.
A crocodile cannot stick out its tongue.
The names of the continents all end with the same letter with which they start (America, Europe, Australia, Asia, Antartica - with the exceptions of
North and South America)
If you are an average American, in your whole life, you will spend an average of 6 months waiting at red lights.
"Almost" is the longest word in the English language with all the letters in alphabetical order.
It's impossible to sneeze with your eyes open.
Leonardo Da Vinci invented the scissors.
You're born with 300 bones, but by the time you become an adult, you only have 206.
55 per cent of people yawn within 5 minutes of seeing someone else yawn. Reading about yawning makes most people yawn.
Maine is the only state whose name is just one syllable.
No word in the English language rhymes with month, orange, silver, or purple.
Our eyes are always the same size from birth, but our nose and ears never stop growing.
Speaking of eyes - the muscles of your eyes work more frequently than any other muscle in your body -
they move over 100,000 times every day
Peanuts are one of the ingredients of dynamite.
Stored rubber bands will last longer if refrigerated.
"Stewardesses" is the longest word typed with only the left hand and "lollipop" with your right.
The average person's left hand does 56% of the typing.
"Taxi" is spelled exactly the same in English, French, German, Swedish, Portuguese, and Dutch.
The cruise liner, QE2, moves only six inches for each gallon of diesel that it burns.
The microwave was invented after a researcher walked by a radar tube and a chocolate bar melted in his pocket.
The sentence: "The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog" uses every letter of the alphabet.
"THEREIN" is a seven-letter word that contains thirteen words spelled using consecutive letters: the, he, her, er, here, I, there, ere, rein, re, in, therein, and herein.
The words 'racecar,' 'kayak' and 'level' are the same whether they are read left to right or right to left (palindromes.)
There are 293 ways to make change for a dollar.
Did you yawn yet?
There are more chickens than people in the world.
There are only four words in the English language which end in "dous": tremendous, horrendous, stupendous, and hazardous
There are two words in the English language that have all five vowels in order: "abstemious" and "facetious."
Tigers have striped skin, not just striped fur and have to be given credit for perseverance- they fail to catch their prey at least 90% of the time
"Typewriter" is the longest word that can be made using the letters only on one row of the keyboard.
Winston Churchill was born in a women's restroom during a dance.