• Red wine gets spoilt when exposed to light; hence tinted bottles.
Snakes with two heads fight each other for food.
• The blue whale can produce the loudest sound of any animal. At 188 decibels, the noise can be detected over 800 kilometers away.
• The Madagascan Hissing Cockroach is one of the few insects that gives birth to live young ones, rather than laying eggs.
• Crickets’ sense of hearing comes from their knees. Crickets chirp (sound) is a product of rubbing its wings together (only adult male crickets are capable of making a chirp.)
• 2,520 can be divided by 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, and 10 without having a fractional leftover.
• Benjamin Franklin was offended about putting a bald eagle as the national bird because he thought that other people were trying to make fun of him, since he was bald.
• When filming summer scenes in winter, actors suck on ice cubes just before the camera rolls - it cools their mouths so their breath doesn’t condense in the cold air.
• Laughing lowers the levels of stress hormones and strengthens the immune system. Six-year-olds laugh an average of 300 times a day. Adults only laugh 15 to 100 times a day.
• The brain operates on the same amount of power as a 10-watt light bulb. The cartoon image of a light bulb over your head when a great thought occurs isn’t too far off the mark. Your brain generates as much energy as a small light bulb even when you’re sleeping.
• Human hair is virtually indestructible. Aside from its flammable nature, human hair decays at such a slow rate that it is practically non-disintegrative. Hair cannot be destroyed by cold, change of climate, water, or other natural forces and it is resistant to many kinds of acids and corrosive chemicals.
• Earwax production is necessary for good ear health. While many people find earwax to be disgusting, it’s actually a very important part of your ear’s defense system. It protects the delicate inner ear from bacteria, fungus, dirt and even insects. It also cleans and lubricates the ear canal. (This doesn’t mean that you should not clean your ears)
• The Hawai’ian alphabet has 13 letters, A, E, I, O, U, H, K, L, M, N, P, W, ‘ (which is called an okina).