Delicious Food Facts
- The world’s longest French fry is 34-inches long.
- Garlic bulbs are full of Vitamin C, iron, potassium, magnesium, zinc and more. It also has 17 amino acids.
- On the South Atlantic island of Tristan da Cunha, potatoes were once used as currency.
- The strawberry is the only fruit that bears seeds on the outside.
- The double coconut palm produced the biggest seed in the world: 45 pounds.
- Ice cream was once called “cream ice.”
- Peanuts aren’t nuts! (They’re legumes.)
- Carrots weren’t always orange: they were once exclusively purple.
- Cherries are a member of the rose family (Rosaceae) as are quince, pears, plums, apples, peaches and raspberries!
- Apples float because they are one-quarter air!
Crazy Cool Facts about the Human Body
- The nose can detect a trillion smells!
- One-quarter of your bones are in your feet.
- Human teeth are as strong as shark teeth!
- Your blood is as salty as the ocean.
- Not only does everyone have unique fingerprints, but humans also have unique tongue-prints!
- The average brain weighs about three pounds. A newborn brain weighs about 3/4 of a pound. Your nose and ears never stop growing.
- A human body contains almost 100 trillion cells.
- Eyelashes live for about 150 days before falling out.
Incredible Facts about the Weather
- Some tornadoes can be faster than Formula One race cars! There are 2,000 thunderstorms on Earth every minute. T
- he wind is silent until it blows against something.
- There are ice caves in Iceland that have hot springs.
- The fastest recorded raindrop was 18 mph!
- Clouds look white because they are reflecting sunlight from above them.
- Rain contains vitamin B12.
- A bolt of lightning is five times hotter than the sun.
Wild Facts about Animals
- Many people believe that early mermaid sightings can be attributed to dehydration + manatees.
- Only half of the dolphin’s brain goes to sleep when asleep and the other half stays awake.
- Other than humans, emperor penguins are the only warm-blooded animal to stay on Antarctica for the winter.
- The biggest fossil of a spider was found in China. It is one-inch long and 165 million years old.The largest living animal is the blue whale, which can measure as much as 100 feet.
- Nearly 10 percent of all of a cat’s bones are in its tail.
- In the winter time reindeer grow their facial hair long enough to cover their mouths, which protects their muzzles when grazing in the snow. Beard-os!
- While pandas sometimes eat fish or small animals, 99% of their diet is bamboo. An ostrich’s eye is bigger than its brain.