9/10/2012: A COW CAN SENSE ODORS UP TO 10 MILES AWAY!
9/11/2012: A HUMMINGBIRD'S BRAIN IS ABOUT 5% OF ITS BODY WEIGHT!
9/12/2012: ENOUGH ENERGY IS SAVED BY RECYCLING ONE ALUMINUM CAN TO RUN A TV SET FOR 3 HOURS OR TO
LIGHT ONE 100 WATT BULB FOR 20 HOURS
9/13/2012: On average, elephants sleep only about 2 hours per day!
9/14/2012: A cough releases an explosive charge of air that moves at speeds up to 60 mph!
9/17/2012: Approximately half of the world's estimated 10 million species of life are believed to be found only in the rain forest!
9/18/2012: A crocodile always grows new teeth to replace the old teeth!!
9/19/2012: The food mixer and the domestic refrigerator were invented more than 80 years ago!!
9/20/2012: Asparagus is related to onions, leeks, and garlic!!
9/21/2012: A gold fish is the only animal that can see both infrared and ultraviolet light!
9/24/2012: Horses can skillfully differentiate the various emotions in the human voice!
9/25/2012: The poison arrow frogs of South and Central America are the most poisonous animals in the world!!
9/26/2012: A spotted hyena can eat up to one third (1/3) of its body weight in one sitting.
9/27/2012: The banana plant can grow as high as 20 feet tall...that is as high as a 2 story house!
9/28/2012: Every day, more money is printed for the Monopoly game that for the U.S. Treasury!!
10/1/2012: Rare white tigers carry a gene that is only present in 1 in every 10,000 tigers.
10/2/2012: A total of 60 minerals have been discovered in the body. 22 are essential for health.
10/3/2012: More electrical impulses are generated in one day by a single human brain than aby all the telephones in the world.
10/4/2012: The oceans contain enough salt to cover all of the continents to a depth of nearly 500 feet.
10/5/2012: There are approximately 9,000 taste buds on the tongue.
10/9/2012: At 15 inches, the eyes of giant squids are the largest on the planet.
10/10/2012: The universe contains over 100 BILLION galaxies.
10/11/2012: When you take a step, you are using up to 200 muscles.
10/12/2012: Hawaii is moving toward Japan 4 inches every year.
10/15/2012: Men can read smaller print, but women can hear better!
10/16/2012: Electric eels can stun both predators and prey with electric schocks of around 500 volts!
10/17/2012: A group of turtles is called a "BALE".
10/18/2012: The horn of a rhinoceros is made from compacted hair rather than bone or another substance.
10/19/2012: Fingerprints serve a function: they provide traction for the fingers to grasp things!
10/22/2012: Dragonflies have the largest eyes and sharpest eyesight of any insect...
10/23/2012: The world's largest frog is from Africa and measures over 1 foot long.
10/24/2012: A lightning strike discharges from 10 to 100 million volts of electricity.
10/25/2012: A human heart beats 100,000 times per day.
10/26/2012: A grown pig can run up to 10 miles per hour.
10/29/2012: It takes the Earth exactly 365.242199 days to orbit the sun. That is why we have a leap year every four years!
10/30/2012: Your tongue is the only muscle in your body that is only connected on one end.
10/31/2012: Like fingerprints, everyone's tongue print is different.
11/1/2012: There are 60,000 miles in blood vessels in every human.
11/2/2012: There are about 100 billion neurons in the human brain, the same number of stars in our galaxy.
11/05/2012: An astronaut can be up to 2 inches taller when returning from space. The cartilage disks in the spine expand in the absence of gravity.
11/06/2012: Things invisible to the human eye can often be seen under UV (ultraviolet light). This comes in really handy for scientists and detectives.
11/07/2012: The temperature of the center of the Earth is estimated to be 5500 degrees Celsius (9,932 degrees Fahrenheit).
11/08/2012: Armadillos get an average of 18 hours of sleep per day.
11/09/2012: An alligator's upper jaw is an extension of its skull and therefore does not move.
11/12/2012: Memories triggered by scent have a stronger emotional connection than other memory triggers.
11/13/2012: Your shoulder is one of the most flexible but least stable joints of your skeleton.
11/14/2012: Humming birds consume half of their body weight in food every day.
11/15/2012: Micro-organisms have been brought back to life after being frozen in permafrost for three million years.
11/16/2012: The first dinosaur to be formally named was the Megalosaurus in 1824.
11/26/2012: The Amazon constitutes about 40% of the remaining rain forests, but it is disapearing at the rate of 7 football fields per minute.
11/27/2012: The fastest growing nail is on your middle finger.
11/28/2012: Humans are born with 300 bones in their body, but as a person reaches adulthood they only have 206 bones.
11/29/2012: Zebras can run at a speed of up to 40 miles per hour.
11/30/2012: The first virus was found in both plants and animals 100 years ago.
12/3/2012: Ever leisure step a giraffe takes is a whopping 20 feet in length!
12/4/2012: The heaviest hailstone ever recorded weighed 1.0 kg (2.25 lbs) and landed in Bangladesh on April 14, 1987!!
12/5/2013: The longest cells in the human body are the motor neurons. They can be up to 4.5 feet long and run from the lower spinal cord to the big toe!!!
12/6/2012: Humans have 46 chromosomes, peas have 14 and crayfish have 200!!!
12/7/2012: The heart of a giraffe is two feet long and can weigh as much as 25 pounds!
12/10/2012: The average adult make alligator measures about 15 feet long and weighs about 500 pounds!
12/11/2012: Everyone has his or her own unique odor identity, or "smell fingerprint"!!
12/12/2012: The first glasses, or spectacles, were invented in 1280!!!
12/13/2012: The largest earthworm ever found was in South Africa...it measured 20 feet long!
12/14/2012: Rats multiply so quickly that in 18 months two rats could have over 1 million descendents!!
12/17/2012: IF you could drive to the sun at 55 miles per hour, it would take 193 years.
12/18/2012: Loss of memory is known as amnesia.
12/19/2012: Just to digest a glasss of milk...it takes your mouth, esophogus, stomach, small intestine, large intestine, gall bladder, pancreas and your liver.
12/20/2012: ANOMIC APHASIA means you have trouble using the correct word for objects, places, or events.
12/21/2012: Empathy is the ability to understand another person's emotions and feelings.
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!
1/08/2013: Without its lining of mucus, your stomach would digest itself.
1/09/2013: Each of your bones contains about 20% water, which means your whole skeleton contains more than 2 liters of water.
1/10/2013: Lions are extremely fast runners; they can run at a speed of 60 miles per hour.
1/11/2013: Hyenas were once domesticated and raised for food in ancient Egypt.
1/14/2013: Alligators can run up to 20 mph!
1/15/2013: A sneeze can exceed the speed of 100 mph!!
1/16/2013: Pigs have 4 toes on each of their hoof, but they only walk on 2 per hoof!!!
1/17/2013: Tigers have striped skin, not just striped fur!!
1/18/2013: The average person is able to detect and distinguish between about 10,000 different smells using approximately 400 receptors!!!
1/22/2013: Snakes use over 100 teeth to hold their prey in place while eating.
1/23/2013: Armadillos are omnivorous animals. They eat both plants and animals.
1/24/2013: Lettuce is a member of the sunflower family.
1/25/2013: The computer mouse was invented more than 30 years ago.
1/28/2013: The cheetah cannot roar like other big cats such as the lion or tiger.
1/29/2013: Regular exercise helps boost the immune system.
1/30/2013: Lions are very social; they like to live together in groups called "prides".
1/31/2013: The earliest cockroach fossils are about 280 million years old.
2/1/2013: An orange tree may bear oranges for more than 100 years.
2/4/2013: The largest galaxies contain up to 400 billion stars.
2/5/2013: The dolphin's teeth are mainly used for grasping, not chewing.
2/6/2013: Hummingbirds are the only birds that can fly both backwards and forward.
2/7/2013: Dogs have special sweat glands located in between their paws.
2/8/2013: Egg yolks are one of the few foods that contain Vitamin D.
2/11/2013: Your nails grow faster in warm climates and during the daytime than in cold climates and at night.
2/12/2013: Plants on the surface of the Earth have existed for around 400 million years.
2/13/2013: Like snakes, all lizards have a Jacobson's Organ, which allows them to smell by tasting the air.
2/14/2013: HAPPY VALENTNE'S DAY! During a hypnotic state, a person may be more likely to accept suggestions that can help change his or her behavior.
2/15/2013: Monkeys usually like to express affection and friendship with each other by grooming each other.
2/18/2013: Food stays in your stomach for 2 to 3 hours.
2/19/2013: Flamingos use their large and long beaks to efficiently filter shimps out of the water.
2/20/2013: 7% of a human's body weight is made up of blood.
2/21/2013: If stretched out, the cerebral cortex would be about 2.5 square feet, the area of a night table.
2/22/2013: 40%-50% of body heat can be lost through the head as a result of its extensive circulatory network.
2/25/2013: The common cold is brought to you by any 1 of 200 viruses.
2/26/2013: There are over 200,000 identified plant species and the list is growing all the time.
2/27/2013: The eyes, legs and hands fo a fetus begin to develop by week 5.
2/28/2013: A cat has a total of 230 bones in its body.
3/1/2013: By swallowing water, the Puffer fish becomes too big for other fish to swallow.
3/4/2013: A cat's heart beats about twice as fast as a human heart.
3/5/2013: All kangaroos are herbivores...always grazing and browsing plants for food.
3/6/2013: Gabriel Fahrenheit invented the mercury thermometer in 1714.
3/7/2013: Bananas are a great source of potassium. Potassium helps build muscle power and keeps body fluids in balance.
3/8/2013: At the tip of their abdomen, spiders have unique silk-spinning glands called spinnerets.
3/18/2013: Turtles can survive up to 1 year without eating food.
3/19/2013: A healthy person has 6,000 million hemoglobin molecules.
3/20/2013: A giraffe's neck contains the same number of vertebrae as a human.
3/21/2013: A mole can dig a tunnel 300 feet long in just one night.
3/22/2013: Sea turtles can swim up to 40 mph.
3/25/2013: Bees have 3 simple eyes and 2 compound eyes, with many hexagonal facets, on top of their heads.
3/26/2013: Crocodiles can swim up to 30 mph using their powerful tails.
3/27/2013: The highest recorded train speed is 320.2 mph by the TGV train in France.
3/28/2013: A single second of video tape contains about 22 megabytes of data, the very rough equivalent of about thirty copies of a 200 page book.
3/29/2013: A bolt of lightning can strike the earth with a force as great as 100 million volts.
4/1/2013: Geckos make barking, chirping, or clicking noises to communicate with each other.
4/2/2013: There are more than 10,000 species of butterflies world wide.
4/3/2013: The combined length of the roots of a Finnish pine tree is over 30 miles.
4/4/2013: The 52 bones in your feet make up about 25% of all the bones in your body.
4/5/2013: One type of seal can travel underwater for seven miles without surfacing for air.
4/8/2013: Parrots are capable of seeing ultraviolet (UV) light, which is totally invisible to humans.
4/9/2013: Your tongue has thousands of taste buds located on its surface.
4/10/2013: The pupil of your eye expands as much as 45%when you look at something pleasing.
4/11/2013: Snakes can easily swallow prey 4 times bigger than their own mouth.
4/12/2013: Our sense of taste is greatly influenced by our sense of smell.
4/15/2013: Each cubic millimeter of the human brain contains about 1 billion connections.
4/16/2013: A single rye plant can spread up to 400 miles of roots underground.
4/17/2013: Peaches are the third most popular fruit grown in America.
4/18/2013: Almonds are members of the peach family.
4/19/2013: The winter of 1932 was so cold that Niagara Falls froze completely solid.
4/22/2013: An adult of the smallest humming bird in the world weighs less than a penny.
4/23/2013: An average elephant weighs about 10,000 pounds.
4/24/2013: The brain uses more than 25% of the oxygen used by the human body.
4/25/2013: A cougar's long and strong hind limbs allow it to cover a distance of 50 feet in a single leap.
4/26/2013: The Komodo dragon is the world's largest lizard which can grow to an astonishing 10 feet in length.
4/29/2013: If your brain loses blood for 8-10 seconds, you will lose consciousness.
4/30/2013: The first alarm clock was invented 3,500 years ago by the Egyptians.
5/1/2013: Goats are very good swimmers.
5/2/2013: The moon is one million times drier than the Gobi Desert
5/3/2013: Even small noises can cause the pupils of your eyes to dialate.
5/6/2013: Skunks like to feed on the nasty garden bugs and slugs that destroy your crops.
5/7/2013: Over fify billion aspirin tablets are taken worldwide each year.
5/8/2013: Each year, over 1 million people in the U.S. have a heart attack.
5/9/2013: An ear of corn always has an even number of rows.
5/10/2013: An average person produces about 1.7 liters of saliva each day.
5/13/2013: Ladybugs are born black.
5/14/2013: The average human scalp has 100,000 hairs.
5/15/2013: About 1 person in 20 has two extra ribs, making 13 pairs instead of 12.
5/16/2013: In most people, the left hemisphere of the brain is dominant for language.
5/17/2013: 75% of the brain is water. This means that it is important that you remain hydrated for the sake of your mind!
5/20/2013: Our galaxy's oldest stars are Red Dwarfs, which are also the smallest and most abundant, numbering 70% of our galaxy's stars.
5/21/2013: Insects such as bees, mosquitoes and cicadas make noise by rapidly moving their wings.
5/22/2013: Peanuts are a legume like a pea. They are not nuts.
5/23/2013: After age 30, the human brain shrinks about 0.25% in mass each year.
5/24/2013: There are about 3 million alpacas living in the highlands of the Andes.
5/28/2013: Because of its padded feet, a squirrel can survive even if it jumps from a height of 200 feet.
5/29/2013: The universe contains approximately 50 billion galaxies.
5/30/2013: Every square inch of the human body has about 20 million skin cells.
5/31/2013: Spiders, as a group, eat more insects than birds.
6/3/2013: Giraffes sleep very little, only about 4 hours per day.
6/4/2013: Every night humans shed approximately 3 grams of skin particles.
6/5/2013: The highest temperature produced in a laboratory was 920,000,000 at the /Tokomak Fusion Test Reactor in Princeton, NJ USA
6/6/2013: An owl's coat is made of thousands of feathers.
6/7/2013: A mother scorpion will eat her offspring if she is hungry.
2013-2014 SCHOOL YEAR
August 26, 2013: Most babies start to recognize words when they are about 10 months old.
August 27, 2013: The most rain fall ever recorded in one year is 1000 inches (25.4 meters) in Cherrapunji, India.
August 28, 2013: An adult male tiger in the wild consumes about 300 pounds of meat per month.
August 29, 2013: Electrical potenial energy is measured in volts.
August 30, 2013: Humans have the most comples brain compared to all other animals on Earth.
September 3, 2013: Attention is one of the most intensely studied topics within psychology and cognitive neuroscience.
September 4, 2013: An adult green iguana measures about 8 feet long and weighs about 20 pounds.
September 5, 2013: Sugar stimulates the pancreas to release insulin. This causes extra calcium to be excreted in the urine.
September 6, 2013: 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.
September 9, 2013: The planet Saturn has a density lower than water. So, if placed in water, it would float.
September 10,2013: Some dartboards are made out of horse hair.
September 11, 2013: The average length of the tongue is about 4 inches.
September 12, 2013: A Big Mac contains 560 calories.
September 13, 2013: Your skin contains a protein called keratin which is also found in hair and nails.
September 16, 2013: An apple, when fresh, is made up of about 25% air; that is why they float in water.
September 17, 2013: Instead of bones, sharks have a skeleton made from cartilage.
September 18, 2013: Ablutophobia is the abnormal fear of bathing.
September 19, 2013: More than 20% of twins are left handed.
September 20, 2013: A cat has no collar bone, therefore it can easily fit through any opening about the size of its head.
September 23, 2013: Diamonds are the hardest substance known to man.
September 24, 2013: There are only about 500,000 leopards worldwide.
September 25, 2013: Kangaroos can live up to 25 years in captivity, but only 5 years in the wild.
September 26, 2013: About 1 liter of blood flows through your brain every minute.
September 27, 2013: Female alpacas give birth to a single offspring after a 10 month gestation period.
September 30, 2013: House flies have a lifespan of about two weeks.
October 1, 2013: Female deer are called cows, does, or hinds. Male deer are called bulls, bucks, or stags.
October 2, 2013: Lobsters have blue blood.
October 3, 2013: Most memorable dreaming occurs in rapid eye movement sleep.
October 4, 2013: Kangaroos are found mostly in Australia, Tasmania, and New Guinea.
October 7, 2013: A cat has 12 whiskers on each side of its face.
October 8, 2013: In a full-grown rye plant, the total lengths of its roots may reach 380 miles.
October 9, 2013: Experts do not know how hypnosis works, but it seems to put the body in a state of deep relaxation.
October 10, 2013: Darker green lettuce leaves are more nutritious than lighter green leaves.
October 11, 2013: Jaw muscles can provide about 200 pounds of force to bring the back teeth together for chewing.
October 15, 2013: Even though it takes months after you are born to see teeth, they start growing about six months before you are born.
October 16, 2013: Butterflies have special ultraviolet reflectants on their wings which are visible only to other butterflies.
October 17, 2013: Dolphins shut down only half of their brain while asleep so they can stay alert enough to breathe.
October 18, 2013: The scientific study of sound waves is known as acoustics.
October 21, 2013: The kangaroo needs its tail for balance, so if you lift its tail off the ground, it cannot hop.
October 22, 2013: Your sense of smell is 10,000 times more sensitive than your sense of taste.
October 23, 2013: The human brain is 2% of the body's weight but uses a hungry 20% of its energy.
October 24, 2013: On average, babies double their birth weight by 4 months and triple it after one year.
October 25, 2013: Male platypuses have venom toxic enough to kill small animals like dogs or cats.
October 28, 2013: Elephants like to spray a lot of dirt and water on their bodies to get rid of parasites.
October 29, 2013: The world's largest parrot is the Hyacinth Macaw; the smallest is the Buff Faced Pygmy.
October 30, 2013: Many of the nutrients in a potato are located just below the skin.
October 31, 2013: The enamel on a person's tooth is the hardest thing in the body.
November 1, 2013: Each koala eats about 25 pound of eucalyptus tree leaves per day.
November 4, 2013: If it drinks nothing for 20 days, a camel loses about a third of its body weight but still lives.
November 5, 2013: Clinophobia is the fear of beds.
November 6, 2013: The watch was invented in Nuremberg in 1510.
November 7, 2013: Porcupines float in water.
November 8, 2013: Rabbits can purr similar to a cat.
November 11, 2013: The first person to see a live cell with a microscope was Antonie van Leeuwenhoek in 1674.
November 12, 2013: 65 million years ago the impact of an astroid is estimated to have had the power of 10 million hydrogen bombs.
November 13, 2013: Dolphins cannot breathe automatically and will quickly die if injected with a general anesthetic.
November 14, 2013: The skin is the largest organ in the body and weighs 12-15% of total body weight.
November 15, 2013: A newborn blue whale measures 20-26 feet long and weighs up to 6,614 pounds.
November 18, 2013: Living organisms on Earth can thrive as deep as 2 miles down.
November 19, 2013: 97.2% of the Earth's water is salt water.
November 20, 2013: About 50% of the bacteria in the mouth live on the surface of the tongue.
November 21, 2013: Each cerebral hemisphere of your brain has a total surface area of about 1.3 square feet.
November 22, 2013: A hummingbird's wings beat about 60 times per second.
December 2, 2013: Fish are the only vertebrates that outnumber birds.
December 3, 2013: Chewing gum while peeling onions will keep you from crying.
December 4, 2013: Acrophobia is defined as an extreme fear of heights.
December 5, 2013: The Achilles tendon, the largest tendon in your body, can withstand more than 1000 pounds of force.
December 6, 2013: In 10 minutes, a hurricane releases more energy than all the world's nuclear weapons combined.
December 9, 2013: The oldest known fossil is of green algae and was found in 3.2 billion year old stones in South Africa.
December 10, 2013: Light takes 1.255 seconds to get from the Earth to the moon.
December 11, 2013: About 70% of your immune system is in your digestive system.
December 12, 2013: Moths have no stomach.
December 13, 2013: Deer are the only animals that possess true antlers.
December 16, 2013: Parrots have a uniquely yellow color pigment that glows brightly under ultraviolet light.
December 17, 2013: The praying mantis is the only insect that can turn its head.
December 18, 2013: Each day 400 gallons of recycled blood are pumped through the kidneys.
December 19, 2013: Just twenty seconds worth of fuel remained when Apollo 11's lunar modular landed on the moon.
December 20, 2013: Hypochondriasis refers to an excessive preoccupation or worry about having a serious illness.
January 7, 2014: Dogs can smell 1000 times more accurately than humans.
January 8, 2014: There is a high and low tide because of the Moon and the Sun.
January 9, 2014: The average person blinks 12 times per minute-about 10,000 blinkds in an average day.
January 10, 2014: A walrus changes from pink to light brown in cold water because its blood vessels get smaller.
January 13, 2014: Sheep prefer running water when they drink.
January 14, 2014: Oxygen, carbon, hydrogen and nitrogen make up 90% of the human body.
January 15, 2014: Dolphins can kill big sharks by ramming them with their powerful beaks.
January 16, 2014: Most mother cats give birth to a litter of 3-8 kittens.
January 17, 2014: Your brain stores different parts of a memory in different locations.
January 20, 2014: Most lipstick contains fish scales ground up.
January 21, 2014: The longest living cells in the body are brain cells which can live an entire lifetime.
January 22, 2014: A squirrel's brain is about the size of a walnut.
January 23, 2014: A cat can travel at a quick speed of approximately 30 mph over a short distance.
January 24, 2014: Oxygen is the most abundant element in the earth's crust, waters, and atmosphere (about 49.5%)
January 27, 2014: Montana mountain goats will butt heads so hard their hooves fall off.
January 28, 2014: The hummingbird is the only bird that can fly backwards.
January 29, 2014: Twins have a higher than usual rate of left handedness.
January 30, 2014: If all the blood vessels in your body were laid end to end, they would reach about 60,000 miles.
January 31, 2014: Dirty snow melts faster than white snow because it is darker in color and absorbs more heat.
February 3, 2014: Each crocodile jaw carries 24 sharp teeth used to grasp and crush its prey.
February 4, 2014: Your heart beats over 100,000 times per day.
February 5, 2014: Scorpions have florescent chemicals on their shell, so they glow in the dark under UV light.
February 6, 2014: There are over 250 recognized breeds of goats worldwide.
February 7, 2014: The cougar is the largest and heaviest cat in America.
February 10, 2014: The largest land based mammals on Earth are elephants.
February 11, 2014: The driest inhabited place on Earth is Egypt, where the annual average rainfall is .02 inches.
February 12, 2014: Your body has over 50 million white blood cells that work to protect your body's defense system.
February 13, 2014: The greatest mass extinction in Earth's history was at the end of the Permian age about 251 million years ago.
February 14, 2014: A large swarm of desert locusts can consume 20,000 tons of vegetation in a day.
February 17, 2014: If the Arctic ice cap were to melt, the sea level would rise by an average of 230 feet.
February 18, 2014: Your spinal cord stops growing when you are about 5 years old.
February 19, 2014: Cream is less dense than milk.
February 20, 2014: Your sense of smell is least acute in the morning; your ability to perceive odors increases as the day goes on.
February 21, 2014: Camels have three eyelids to protect themselves from blowing sand.
February 24, 2014: An owl can easily rotate its head around and look behind its back.
February 25, 2014: Air can be forcefully expelled from a dolphin's blowhole at a speed of 100 mph.
February 26, 2014: The average human body has enough fat to make 7 bars of soap.
February 27, 2014: Lychee trees can live for more than 100 years.
February 28, 2014: Scientists have discovered over 20 planets outside of our solar system.
March 3, 2014: Your eyes contain a small blind spot where the optic nerve passes through the retina.
March 4, 2014: Your ribs move about 5 million times a year, every time you breathe.
March 5, 2014: Humans generally hear sound waves whose frequencies are between 20 and 20,000 Hz.
March 6, 2014: A flamingo can eat only when its head is upside down.
March 7, 2014: Viruses are usually around 100 times smaller than bacteria.
March 17, 2014: Your brain is more active when you sleep.
March 18, 2014: An adult pigeon has about 10,000 feathers.
March 19, 2014: Fingernails do not have any sensory feeling.Earth's equatorial circumference is greater than its polar circumference.Fif
March 20, 2014: A tiger's stripes are like human fingerprints; no 2 patterns are exactly the same.
March 21, 2014: An average human breathes around 11,000 liters of air in one day.
March 24, 2014: Donkeys were first domesticated about 6,000 years ago in Egypt.
March 25, 2014: Birds descended from a type of dinosaurs known as theropods.
March 26, 2014: When Swiss cheese ferments, a bacterial action generates gas. As the gas is liberated, it bubbles through the cheese to leave holes.
March 27, 2014: Side by side, 2000 cells from the human body could cover about one square inch.
March 28, 2014: The pupil of an octopus' eye is rectanglular.
March 31, 2014: Your left lung is smaller than your right lung to make room in your chest cavity for your heart.
April 1, 2014: The elephant is the only mammal that can't jump.
April 2, 2014: Lake Baikal is the deepest lake in the world.
April 3, 2014: Baby geese are called "goslings".
April 4, 2014: A giraffe can clean its ears with its 21 inch tongue.
April 7, 2014: Antibiotics are only effective against bacteria; they won't help in fighting off a virus.
April 8, 2014: Infants blink only once or twice a minute while adults average around ten blinks per minute.
April 9, 2014: Natural predators of seahorses include crabs, tuna, skates, and rays.
April 10, 2014: Rats like to bathe themselves, usually 3 or more times per day.
April 11, 2014: Next to bone marrow, hair is the fastest growing tissue in the human body.
April 14, 2014: Children have more taste buds than adults.
April 15, 2014: A crocodile's tongue is attached to the roof of its mouth.
April 16, 2014: Laser stands for "LIGHT AMPLIFICATION BY STIMULATED EMISSION OF RADIATION."
April 17, 2014: A fetus acquires fingerprints at the age of 3 months.
April 21, 2014: Microbial life can survive on the cooling rods of a nuclear reactor.
April 22, 2014: It takes about 7 seconds for food to get from your mouth to your stomach.
April 23, 2014: It takes over 300 gallons of water to grow one pound of rice.
April 24, 2014: There are approximately 100,000 miles of blood vessels in the human body.
April 25, 2014: As of 2010, there were more than 250 million web sites on the internet.
April 28, 2014: It is impossible to sneeze with your eyes open.
April 29, 2014: There are more than one million animal species on Earth.
April 30, 2014: Equador has the largest number of types of hummingbirds.
May 1, 2014: An adult giant anteater consumes more than 25,000 ants in one day.
May 2, 2014: Most gemstones contain several elements. The diamond is the exception; it is all carbon.
May 5, 2014: A wolf's front paws are bigger than its back paws.
May 6, 2014: The first heart transplant was in 1964 in Mississippi.
May 7, 2014: Dogs have a wet nose so that they can better collect the small droplets of scented chemicals in the air.
May 8, 2014: Fingernails grow nearly 4 times faster than toenails.
May 9, 2014: There are about 2,000 different species of scorpions.
May 12, 2014: Alligators can grow about 2,000 new teeth every year.
May 13, 2014: Humans get little taller in space because there is no gravity pulling on them.
May 14, 2014: The world's longest tongue measured in at 9.3 cm.
May 15, 2014: If you keep a goldfish in the dark room, it will eventually turn white.
May 16, 2014: On average, babies start smiling before 12 weeks.
May 19, 2014: Even when a snake has its eyes closed, it can still see through its eyelids.
May 20, 2014: A women's sense of smell is keener than a man's.
May 21, 2014: Alpacas spit at each other to signal hostility and discomfort.
May 22, 2014: Racoons can live up to 10 years in the wild.
May 23, 2014: Baby worms hatch from tiny cocoons smaller than a grain of rice.
May 26, 2014: A jellyfish is 95% water.
May 27, 2014: Strawberries are the only fruit that have their seeds on the outside.
May 28, 2014: A thimbleful of a neutron star would weigh over 100 million tons.
May 29, 2014: The human eye blinks an average of 4 million times a year.
May 30, 2014: To escape the Earth's gravity, a rocket needs to travel at 7 miles per second.
June 2, 2014: Every year your heart beats approximately 35 million times. That is 100,000 beats per day and 70 beats per minute.
June 3, 2014: The human brain is 3 times as large as the brain of a mammal with an equivalent body size.
June 4, 2014: Any one of 1000 viruses can cause the common cold.
June 5, 2014: There are about 20 million camels worldwide.
June 6, 2014: The lowest temperature on Earth was -128.6 F in Antarctica in 1983.
May 9, 2016: A group of cats is called a "clowder".
May 10, 2016: We forget 80% of what we learn everyday.
May 11, 2016: Half of your body's red blood cells are replaced every 7 days.
May 12, 2016: Annually, enough energy is saved by recycling steel to supply Los Angeles with electricity for almost 10 years.
May 13, 2016: Frogs do not need to drink water since they can absorb water directly through their skin.
May 16, 2016: Rabbits and parrots can see behind themselves without even moving their heads.
May 17, 2016: Zebras can weigh as much as 85 pounds at birth.
May 18, 2016: The embryos of tiger sharks fight each other while in their mother's womb, the survivor being the baby shark that is born.
May 19, 2016: Deer can easily run about 40 mph and can jump more than 10 feet high.
May 20, 2016: Muscles in the human body (640 in total) make up about half of the body weight.
May 23, 2016: Mount Rainier erupts about every 500 years.
May 24, 2016: Donkeys can tolerate very harsh conditions with much less food than other types of horses.
May 25, 2016: The microwave was invented after a researcher walked by a radar tube and a chocolate bar melted in his pocket.
May 26, 2016: In Alzheimer's disease, the hippocampus is one of the first regions of the brain to suffer damage.
May 27, 2016: Dalmatians are completely white when they are born.
May 31, 2016: The liver filters over a liter of blood each minute.
June 1, 2016: The low frequency call of the humpback whale is the loudest noise made by a living creature.
June 2, 2016: Rabbits can skillfully see behind them, but they have a huge blind spot in front of their face.
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August 22, 2016: The most common blood type in the world is Type O+. The rarest is Type AB-.
August 23, 2016: Hyenas can survive for several days without drinking water.
August 24, 2016: The International Space Station orbits at 248 miles above the Earth.
August 25, 2016: Your spinal cord is the route for all nerve signals traveling between your brain and your body.
August 26, 2016: Over 10,000 know species of ants exist worldwide.
August 29, 2016: The wolf's sense of smell is 100 times greater than a human's sense of smell.
August 30, 2016: The heaviest human brain ever recorded weighed 5 lb and 1.1 oz.
August 31, 2016 The left hemisphere of the brain has about 186 million more neurons than the right hemisphere.
September 1, 2016: The Skylab astronauts grew 1.5-2.25 inches due to spinal lengthening and straightening as a result of zero gravity.
September 2, 2016: The higher your IQ, the more you dream.
September 6, 2016: In an acre of land, there can be more than 1 million earthworms.
September 7, 2016: The world's smallest winged insect is the Tanzanian parasitic wasp. It's smaller than the eye of a housefly.
September 8, 2016: A fetus can have hiccups. They actually help strengthen the diaphragm and prepare the fetus for breathing.
September 9, 2016: Polar bears cannot be detected by infrared cameras due to their transparent fur.
September 12, 2016: It takes glass one million years to decompose, which means it never wears out and can be recycled an infinite amount of times.
September 13, 2016: The largest group of insects are the beetles with over 400,000 different species.
September 14, 2016: The largest human organ is the skin, with a surface area of about 25 square feet.
September 15, 2016: Adult frogs can breathe with their lungs, and they can also absorb rich oxygen through their porous skin.
September 16, 2016: A DNA fingerprint is a set of DNA markers that is unique for each individual, except identical twins.
September 19, 2016: The older we are the less tears we produce.
September 20, 2016: If all of your DNA is stretched out, it would reach to the moon 6,000 times.
September 21, 2016: Pandas do not hibernate since their main food supply is always available all year round.
September 22, 2016: Dissociative identity disorder, or multiple personality disorder, is a rare condition in which a person has 2 or more separate identities.
September 23, 2016: A fingernail or toenail takes about 6 months to grow from base to tip.
September 26, 2016: The cerebral cortex is about 85% of the brain.
September 27, 2016: The only letter not appearing in the Periodic Table of Elements is the letter "J".
September 28, 2016: The rocket engine has to supply its own oxygen so it can burn its fuel in space.
September 29, 2016: Butterflies rely on the sun to regulate their body temperature since they are cold-blooded.
September 30, 2016: Acute insomnia is the inability to consistently sleep for a period of 3 weeks to 6 months.
October 3, 2016: Over 90% of digestion and absorption takes place in the small intestine.
October 4, 2016: Hydrogen is the most abundant element in the universe at 75%.
October 5, 2016: A sow, a female pig, can give birth to a litter of about 10 piglets each time.
October 6, 2016: Your brain generates 25 watts of power while you are awake, enough to illuminate a light bulb.
October 7, 2016: Sharks do not have ears on the outside of their body, but rather the ears are inside of their heads.
October 11, 2016: Elephants like to fan their ears as an efficient way for them to cool off.
October 12, 2016: A group of geese on the ground is a "gaggle", a group of geese in the air is a "skein".
October 13, 2016: The liver aids in digestion and detoxification of food impurities and inspects nutrients before allowing them in the bloodstream.
October 14, 2016: Alpacas do not have hooves but rather padded feet.
October 17, 2016: A rat can last longer without water than a camel.
October 18, 2016: Like horses, zebras belong to the genus Equus.
October 19, 2016: Because of thermal expansion, the Eiffel Tower is 15 cm taller in the summer.
October 20, 2016: Most people blink about 17, 000 times a day.
October 21, 2016: The world's biggest source of energy for producing electricity comes from coal.
October 24, 2016: An eagle can kill a young deer and fly away with it.
October 25, 2016: A hummingbird visits an average of 500 flowers per day for nectar.
October 26, 2016: In psychology, memory is an organism's mental ability to store, retain and recall information.
October 27, 2016: The average human will shed 40 pounds of skin in a lifetime.
October 28, 2016: The highest mountain in Japan is Mt. Fuji, which is an active volcano.
October 31, 2016: Quicksand is formed when sand, clay, and water are mixed in just the right way, with a surface that seems solid until you step on it.
November 1, 2016: Desert iguanas live in the dry regions of Utah, Nevada, and Arizona.
November 2, 2016: Finger joints only have wrinkles and creases if the joint moves. If a finger joint stops moving, the creases eventually flatten out.
November 3, 2016: A crocodile sits on the river banks with its mouth open to cool off since it sweats through its mouth.
November 4, 2016: The killer whale is the largest and most dominant species of the dolphin family.
November 7, 2016: Each year more snow falls in Australia than in the whole of the European Alps.
November 8, 2016: Most penguins can swim at the rate of about 15 mph.
November 9, 2016: The scorpion tail has a sharp stinger with venom glands.
November 10, 2016: Goats can live up to 10 years.
November 11, 2016: 15 million blood cells are produced and destroyed in the human body every second.
November 14, 2016: Owls cannot move their eyeballs.
November 15, 2016: The small intestine is a long tube about 1-2 inches around, and about 22 feet long.
November 16, 2016: During early pregnancy, the rate of neuron growth in the fetal brain is about 250,000 neurons a minute.
November 17, 2016: Giraffes possess special elastic blood vessels in their long necks, so they can bend down and drink water without fainting.
November 18, 2016: The average woman is 5 inches shorter than the average man.
November 28, 2016: An iguana can stay under water for 30 minutes.
November 29, 2016: Many crocodile offspring are eaten by large fish, lizards, herons, and adult crocodiles.
November 30, 2016: Seahorses like to swim in pairs linked by their curly tails.
December 1, 2016: Water can move up narrow tubes against the force of gravity in what is known as capillary action.
December 2, 2016: Your spine contains over 120 individual muscles, 220 specialized ligaments, and over 100 joints. ,
December 5, 2016: An average giraffe can consume up to 200 pounds of food in one day.
December 6, 2016: A cat has 32 muscles in each ear.
December 7, 2016: Each human hand contains 30 arteries and many smaller branches.
December 8, 2016: Wolves can swim up to 10 miles at a time with the great help of the webs betw00een their toes.
December 9, 2016: All kangaroos have a chambered stomach similar to those of cattle and sheep.
December 12, 2016: The oldest multicellular fossils date from 700 million years ago.
December 13, 2016: Your tongue is the body part that heals the quickest.
December 14, 2016: A dog's sense of smell is 1,000 times more sensitive than a human's sense of smell.
December 15, 2016: Spiders have 8 legs, 6 joints, and 48 knees.
December 16, 2016: The average ocean floor is 12,000 feet deep.
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January 4, 2017: A Boeing 767 airliner is made of 3,100,000 separate parts.
January 5, 2017: Zebras communicate effectively with each other through a barking vocalization.
January 6, 2017: A pet rabbit can live as long as 10 years.
January 9, 2017: A bubble is round because the air within it presses equally against all its parts, thus causing all surfaces to be equidistant from its center.
January 10, 2017: The surface of Mars is the same area as the Earth's continents.
January 11, 2017: During your lifetime, you'll eat about 60,000 pounds of food. That's the weight of about 6 elephants.
January 12, 2017: Vision is learned and continues to develop from birth on into adulthood.
January 13, 2017: By raising your legs slowly and laying on your back, you can't sink in quicksand.
January 17, 2017: 80% of the U.S. population will suffer from back pain due to a problem starting in their feet.
January 18, 2017: Tigers rely on their powerful muscles and superior power to bring down prey rather than speed.
January 19, 2017: Only one person in two billion will live to be 116 or older.
January 20, 2017: Scorpions like staying in a dark snug place like a shoe.
January 23, 2017: Adrenaline gives you super strength. With the proper response in certain situations, you can lift a car.
January 24, 2017: The common goldfish is the only animal that can see both infra-red and ultra-violet light.
January 25, 2017: Reading aloud and talking often to a young child promotes proper brain development.
January 26, 2017: Dog nose prints are as unique and individual as human fingerprints.
January 27, 2017: Male skunks do not help the females raise their young.
January 30, 2017: The average human being is able to recognize approximately 10,000 different odors.
January 31, 2017: A pear is a fruit that ripens from the inside out.
February 1, 2017: Up to 15,000 dust mites can live and thrive in just one gram of dust.
February 2, 2017: People who stay physically active are less likely to get depressed.
February 3, 2017: There are more than 700 species of plants that grow in the United States that have been identified as dangerous if eaten.
February 6, 2017: Your body is creating and killing 15 million red blood cells per second.
February 7, 2017: There are 22 bones in the human skull.
February 8, 2017: A Boeing 747 airliner holds 57,285 gallons of fuel.
February 9, 2017: A cat's jaws cannot move sideways.
February 10, 2017: Grizzly bears love to feed on fish, deer, sheep, and moose.,
February 13, 2017: The human brain contains roughly 100 billion neurons, linked with up to 10,000 synaptic connections each.
February 14, 2017: Even though the brain processes pain signals, the brain itself does not actually feel pain.
February 15, 2017: Your thumb is about the length of your nose.
February 16, 2017: Ladybugs are also called "lady beetles".
February 17, 2017: Shrimp's hearts are in their heads.
February 21, 2017: All members of a wolf pack participate in caring for their young.
February 22, 2017: Jellyfish have no brains, yet they can tell light from dark and sense movement.
February 23, 2017: Sunlight takes about 8 minutes and 20 seconds to reach the Earth at 186,282 miles/sec.
February 24, 2017: The center of the Sun is about 27 million degrees Fahrenheit (15 million degrees Celsius).
February 27, 2017: The smallest frog in the world is from Cuba, and it is only 0.5 inch long.
February 28, 2017: Fleas can jump 130 times higher than their own height. In human terms, this is equal to a 6 ft person jumping 780 feet in the air.
March 1, 2017: The typewriter was invented in 1829 and the automatic dishwasher in 1889.
March 2, 2017: Seals are able to quickly dive over 1,000 feet and can stay underwater for about 60 minutes.
March 3, 2017: One single little bat can consume up to 1,000 mosquitoes in an hour.
March 6, 2017: A cat can easily jump up to 5 times its own height in a single bound, and still lands gracefully.
March 7, 2017: The giant panda's teeth are huge, approximately 5 times larger and more powerful than human's teeth.
March 8, 2017: The most common hallucinations are auditory hallucinations and visual hallucinations.
March 9, 2017: The deepest part of any ocean in the world is the Mariana trench in the Pacific, with a depth of 35,797 feet.
March 10, 2017: More types of fish swim in Brazil's Amazon River than in the entire Atlantic Ocean.
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March 20, 2017: Although grizzly bears do not target humans for food, they are known to attack humans.
March 21,2017: Skunks can spray up to 20 feet, but they are only accurate up to 5 feet.
March 22, 2017: Close to 50% of the bacteria in your mouth lives on the surface of your tongue.
March 23, 2017: Almost all the cells in your body have DNA, with the exception of red blood cells.
March 24, 2017: A giraffe's heart weighs about 30 pounds.
March 27, 2017: Humans have the most complex brain of any animal on earth.
March 28, 2017: Brushing your teeth regularly has been shown to prevent heart disease.
March 29, 2017: A fetus develops fingerprints at eighteen weeks.
March 30, 2017: Humans have 23 different organs.
March 31, 2017: A hallucination is a perception of something that is not really there. A hallucination can involve any of the senses: hearing, sight, smell, taste, or touch.
April 3, 2017: Butterflies have strong thoracic muscles which help them flap their wings effortlessly.
April 4, 2017: The average person falls asleep in 7 minutes.
April 5, 2017: Butterflies weigh only as light as a rose petal, but they can fly hundreds of miles.
April 6, 2017: Baby robins eat about 15 feet of earthworms every day.
April 7, 2017: Dogs have faithfully lived with humans for over 14,000 years.
April 10, 2017: Around 1% of the sun's mass is oxygen.
April 11, 2017: Dogs that have square heads and large ears are the most keen at hearing subsonic sounds.
April 12, 2017: Ecology is the study of ecosystems and how organisms interact with their environment.
April 13, 2017: Wolves must hunt often and test many animals before finding a prey they can catch and kill.
April 17, 2017: 1 in 5,000 North Atlantic lobsters are born bright blue.
April 18, 2017: A hummingbird's heart beats up to 1,000 times per minute.
April 19, 2017: Although rainforests only cover 7% of the Earth's surface, at least 40% of all animal and plant species live in them.
April 20, 2017: There are more than 500 million domestic cats in the world, and the number is growing fast.
April 21, 2017: Despite the hump, a camel's spine is straight.
April 24, 2017: The average life span of a single red bold cell is 120 days.
April 25, 2017: An average human drinks about 16,000 gallons of water in a lifetime.
April 26, 2017: February 1865 was the only month in recorded history not to have a full moon.
April 27, 2017: Cats have over one hundred vocal sounds, while dogs only have about ten.
April 28, 2017: Galileo first saw the moons of Jupiter on January 7, 1610.
May 1, 2017: The Atlantic giant squid's eye can be as large as 15.75 inches wide.
May 2, 2017: The color of a human's skin is determined by the level of the pigment melanin that the body produces.
May 3, 2017: It takes approximately 12 hours for food to entirely digest in the human stomach.
May 4, 2017: It takes twice as long to lose new muscle if you stop working out than it did to gain it.
May 5, 2017: An average person breathes in around 11,000 liters of air every day.
May 8, 2017: African elephants are the largest mammals living on solid ground. They reach lengths up to 7.5m and weights up to 7500 kg.
May 9, 2017: Every heartbeat pumps 1/15th of a pint of blood.
May 10, 2017: There is enough fuel in a full tank of a jumbo jet to drive an average car four times around the world.
May 11, 2017: Bullet proof vests, fire escapes, windshield wipers and laser printers were all invented by women.
May 12, 2017: One human hair can support 3 kg.
May 15, 2017: Bats like to groom themselves constantly to keep their fur extra soft, shiny and clean.
May 16, 2017: A neutron star is 15 miles across and weighs more than the sun.
May 17, 2017: You have all the muscle fiber you will ever have at birth. Once damaged, it can't be replaced.
May 18, 2017: The human retina is made up of about 120 million rod cells.
May 19, 2017: A strand from the web of a golden spider is as strong as a steel wire of the same size.
May 22, 2017: Blood accounts for about 8% of a human's body weight.
May 23, 2017: The face contains more than 50 muscles, which give us our huge range of facial expressions.
May 24, 2017: Eagles can survive 35 years or more in the wild.
May 25, 2017: Most peaches that are imported to the United States during winter months come from Chile.
May 26, 2017: The wolf uses facial display in ritual dominance, submission, aggression or fear.
May 30, 2017: A hippo can open its mouth wide enough to fit a 4-foot tall object inside.
May 31, 2017: A hedgehog's heart beats 300 times a minute on average.
June 1, 2017: Adult human bones account for about 15% of the body's total weight.
June 2, 2017: An owl can astutely hear a mouse 50 feet away.
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August 28, 2017: Deer are native to all of the continents except Antarctica and Australia.
August 29, 2017: The average male panda measures about 6 feet in length and weighs about 200 pound.
August 30, 2017: Your red blood cells are responsible for picking up the oxygen in your lungs and carry oxygen to your body cells.
August 31, 2017: Turtle shells are uniquely buit and incorporated into their body skeleton.
September 1, 2017: Crocodiles can live up to 100 years.
September 4, 2017: School holiday for Labor Day
September 5, 2017: Nose prints are used to identify dogs, just like huans use fingerprints.
September 6, 2017: Mosquitoes have been found to prefer biting people with smelly feet.
September 7, 2017: Flamingos usually live to about 30 years old.
September 8, 2017: The heart is made up of four chambers, the left atrium, right atrium, left ventricle and right ventricle.
September 11, 2017: The average raccoon weighs about 20 pounds.
September 12, 2017: An inch of rain water is equivalent to 15 inches of dry, powdery snow.
September 13, 2017: Bald eagles are excellent scavengers and outstanding opportunistic feeders.
September 14, 2017: Foxes use their excellent hearing to alert them to the presence of mice, rabbits, and other rodents.
September 15, 2017: Hallucinations are false perceptions, such as hearing, seeing, or feeling something that is not there.
September 18, 2017: Snakes are true carnivores because they eat nothing but other animals. They do not eat any type of plant material.
September 19, 2017: Teeth in humans start to form before birth.
September 20, 2017: Your appendix is basically useless. While it does produce some white blood cells, most people are fine after an appendectomy.
September 21, 2017: Bats always turn left when leaving a cave.
September 22, 2017: The kidneys have a higher blood flow than even the brain, liver, or heart.
September 25, 2017: The cougar is also known as panther, puma, yuma puma, or mountain lion.
September 26, 2017: There are more than 40,000 species of spiders worldwide.
September 27, 2017: Aluminum is a good conductor of heat and is often used to make cooking pots.
September 28, 2017: The lung on the left side of your body is divided into two lobes while the lung on your right side is divided into three.
September 29, 2017: The moon is 27% the size of the Earth.
October 2, 2017: The average person has 5 million hairs. Hair grows all over your body except on your lips, palms, and soles of your feet.
October 3, 2017: Your brain is 60% white matter and 40% grey matter.
October 4, 2017: The tooth is the only human body part that can't repair itself.
October 5, 2017: Birds do not sleep in their nests. They may occasionally nap in them, but they actually sleep in other places.
October 6, 2017: The only bone fully grown at birth is located in the ear.
October 9, 2017: A group of penguins is called a "rookery" of penguins.
October 10, 2017: By age 60, most people have lost half of their taste buds.
October 11, 2017: Parrots are the only bird species that are capable of using their foot to efficiently deliver food to their mouth.
October 12, 2017: Increased dopamine activity in the mesolimbic pathway of the brain is consistently found in schizophrenic individuals.
October 13, 2017: Every year in the U.S., about 600 people are struck by lightning.
October 16, 2017: The capacity for emotions such as joy, happiness, fear, and shyness are already developed at birth.
October 17, 2017: Your brain is about 2% of your total body weight but uses 20% of your body's energy.
October 18, 2017: 14 of the 26 bones in your foot are in your toes.
October 19, 2017: A green flash is sometimes seen just as the sun sets or rises. This occurs because green light is bent most strongly by the atmosphere.
October 20, 2017: The human head is a quarter of our total length at birth, but only an eighth of our total length by the time we reach adulthood.
October 23, 2017: A "jiffy' is an actual unit of time for 1/100th of a second.
October 24, 2017: If every star in the Milky Way galaxy was a grain of salt, they would fill an Olympic sized swimming pool.
October 25, 2017: The first sense to develop in the fetus is the sense of touch.
October 26, 2017: Muscles contract in waves to move the food down the esophagus. Food would get to a person's stomach even if they were standing on their head.
October 27, 2017: Blue whales weigh as much as 30 elephants and are as long as three Greyhound buses.
October 30, 2017: Your nails do not sweat. The nail bed doesn't have sweat glands, so it can't perspire.
October 31, 2017: Alpacas are very resistant to diseases.
November 1, 2017: Epilepsy can start at any age and can result from inheriting a mutant gene.
November 2, 2017: Your brain is composed of about 77% water, 10% lipids, 8% protein, 1% carbohydrate, 2% soluble organics, and 1% inorganic salt.
November 3, 2017: The average human head contains more than 500 trillion atoms and weighs about 8 pounds.
November 6, 2017: The fastest land animal in the world is the Cheetah, clocking a max speed of around 113 km per hour (70 mph).
November 7, 2017: Weasels have the ability to change their coat colors according to the season.
November 8, 2017: All polar bears are left-handed.
November 9, 2017: A male kangaroo is called a "boomer", and a female kangaroo is called a "flyer".
November 10, 2017: The kidney is the most transplanted organ. About 70,000 kidney transplants are performed each year worldwide.
November 13, 2017: A spotted salamander can live as long as 30 years in the wild.
November 14, 2017: A wild turkey's field of vision is about 270 degrees.
November 15, 2017: Alzheimer's disease is the most common form of dementia.
November 16, 2017: A group of rats is called a "mischief".
November 17, 2017: Olive trees can attain a great age. Some in the eastern Mediterranean are estimated to be over 2,000 years old.
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Novmeber 27, 2017: Goose bumps are actually little pimples that help retain a layer of warm air over our body.
November 28, 2017: The human brain thinks about 70,000 thoughts on an average day.
November 29, 2017: Shark's teeth are literally as hard as steel.
November 30, 2017: The average person eats about 1,500 pounds of food a year.
December 1, 2017: The tentacles of the giant Artic jellyfish can reach 120 feet in length.
December 4, 2017: All spiders are poisonous except for one species of spiders.
December 5, 2017: Avoidant personality disorder is characterized by social inhibition, feelings of inadequacy, and extreme sensitivity to negative evaluation.
December 6, 2017: There are more than 150 million cell phones currently in use in the U.S.
December 7, 2017: Starfish don't have brains.
December 8, 2017: The weight of air in a milk glass is about the same as the weight of one aspirin tablet.
December 11, 2017: Armadillos feed on tiny insects like ants, grubs, eggs, small birds, earthworms, spiders, termites, cricket, and frogs.
December 12, 2017: Dogs have two sets of teeth, just like humans. They first have 30 puppy teeth, then 42 adult teeth.
December 13, 2017: Because of the unusual shape of their legs, kangaroos and emus struggle to walk backwards.
December 14, 2017: Monkeys, like humans, peel their bananas and do not eat the banana skins.
December 15, 2017: Cheetahs can accelerate from 0 to 70 km/h in 3 seconds.
January 3, 2018: Deep breathing and meditation can be used to achieve relaxation and reduce anxiety.
January 4, 2018: Peguins swim. They do not fly, even though they are birds.
January 5, 2018: The foot is an intricate structure containing 26 bones, 33 joints, 107 ligaments, and 19 muscles and tendons.
January 8, 2018: Bloodhound dogs have an extremely keen sense of smell and are often used to track criminals.
January 9, 2018: A bolt of lightning is about 54,000 degrees Farenheit (30,000 degrees Celcius); six times hotter thatn the Sun.
January 10, 2018: If you didn't have a pancreas, you would get diabetes. Your pancreas produces the insulin your body needs to regulate blood sugar levels.
January 11, 2018: Dutchman Antony van Leeuwenhoek invented the microscope in 1674.
January 12, 2018: Around 75% of the vocanoes on Earth are found in the Pacific Ring of Fire, an area around the Pacific Ocean where tectonic plates meet.
January 16, 2018: The highest temperature on Earth was 136 degrees in Libya in 1922.
January 17, 2018: Sharks have small holes on both sides of their bodies, called lateral line organs, that can detect small movements in the water.
January 18, 2018: In space, astronauts cannot cry because there is no gravity so the tears cannot flow.
January 19, 2018: Alpacas were first imported into the United States in the United States in 1983.
January 22, 2018: A car uses 1.6 ounces of gas idling for one minute. Half an ounce is used to start the average automobile.
January 23, 2018: Adults can hold about 1.5 liters of food in their stomach.
January 24, 2018: Penguins often need to open their feathers to feel the refreshing cold.
January 25, 2018: The human heart begins to beat as early as 4 weeks after conception.
January 26, 2018: Lions are the only members of the cat family that have tufts at the ends of their tails.
January 29, 2018: Monkeys can skillfully grasp with both their fingers and their toes, unlike humans.
January 30, 2018: Squirrels can run at the speed of 20 mph.
January 31, 2018: Visual input from the left side of the world goes to the right side of the brain, and vice versa.
February 1, 2018: Mosquitos are attacted to the color blue twice as much as to any other color.
February 2, 2018: While using energy from sunlight, plants turn carbon dioxide into food in a process called photosynthesis.
February 5, 2018: Male lions are the only animals of the cat family to possess a mane.
February 6, 2018: A hummingbirds metabolism is about 100 times that of a human.
February 7, 2018: The large intestine is 7-10 centimeters wide.
February 8, 2018: Rapid eye movement sleep, or REM sleep, accounts for 25% of total sleep time in normal human adults.
February 9, 2018: An icosagon is a shape with 20 sides.
February 12, 2018: The wavelength of infrared light is too long to be visible to the human eye.
February 13, 2018: The adult human brain weighs about 3 pounds and measures about 1130 cubic centimeters in women and 1260 cc in men.
February 14, 2018: Newton's law of universal gravitation describes the gravitational attraction between bodies with mass.
February 15, 2018: Unlike most fruits, pears ripen better off the tree.
February 16, 2018: The kidneys filter over 400 gallons of blood each day.
February 19, 2018: Your brain is divided into two sides. The left side of your brain controls the right side of your body, and vice versa.
February 20, 2018: Due to gravitational effects, you weigh slightly less when the moon is directly overhead.
February 21, 2018: Frogs exist all over the world, except for Iceland and Antarctica.
February 22, 2018: The law of conservation of energy states that energy can only be transformed, it can't be created or destroyed.
February 23, 2018: The first test tube baby was born in England more than 20 years ago.
February 26, 2018: Spiders are not insects. They are arachnids.
February 27, 2018: The wolf's front teeth are sharp and adapted to puncturing, slashing, and grasping.
February 28, 2018: The Hubble Space Telescope weighs 12 tons, is 43 feet long, and cost $2.1 billion to originally build.
March 1, 2018: The Great Barrier Reef in Australia is the world's largest reef system.
March 2, 2018: The brain is very soft, having a consistency similar to tofu. When alive,it is tan-gray on the outside and mostly yellow-white on the inside.
March 5, 2018: Ants are omnivorous. They like to eat leaves, seeds, oils, bread and other insects.
March 6, 2018: Wolves run on their toes, which helps them to stop and turn swiftly.
March 7, 2018: Tungsten has a very high melting point, after carbon it has the second highest melting point of all elements.
March 8, 2018: In the mouth, food is either cooled or warmed to a more suitable temperature.
March 9, 2018: The liver is the largest organ in the shark's body and can be 25% of the shark's total weight.
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March 19, 2018: Cats can hear ultrasound.
March 20, 2018: Most peppers belong to the Capsicum annuum species.
March 21, 2018: Turtles exist on every single continent except for Antarctica.
March 22, 2018: Apples are a member of the rose family.
March 23, 2018: People with severe obsessive-compulsive disorder, depression, or bulimia have abnormally low serotonin levels.
March 26, 2018: Dead cells in the body ultimately go to the kidneys for excretion.
March 27, 2018: It is important to sleep for at least 8 hours per night, as under 5 hours of sleep can significantly depress your immune functions.
March 28, 2018: Your eyeballs are actually part of your brain.
March 29, 2018: The white part of an egg is called "albumin".
March 30, 2018: Red blood cells carry oxygen around the body. They are created inside the bone marrow of your bones.
April 2, 2018: Baby zebras can run about one hour after birth.
April 3, 2018: The big toe is the foot reflexology pressure point for the head.
April 4, 2018: Seahorses cannot curl their tails backwards.
April 5, 2018: A rabbit's teeth never stop growing.
April 6, 2018: At over 2000 kilometers long, the Great Barrier Reef is the largest living structure on Earth.
April 9, 2018: A camel will instictively spit at you when it is angry, distressed, frustrated, or startled.
April 10, 2018: Your feet have about half a million sweat glands and can produce more than a pint of sweat per day.
April 11, 2018: Your hand contains 20 different muscles.
April 12, 2018: It takes 70% less energy to produce a ton of paper from recycled paper than from trees.
April 13, 2018: The bald eagle is found mostly near large rivers and lakes that have many fish.
April 16, 2018: In 1750 James Watt built the first steam powered engine.
April 17, 2018: The first internal combustion piston engine was built by Frenchman Etienne Lenoir in 1860.
April 18, 2018: The platypus is one of the very few mammals that lay eggs.
April 19, 2018: Tigers are the largest and most dominant species of cats.
April 20, 2018: Tomatoes are very high in the carotenoid Lycopene; eating foods with carotenoids can lower your risk of cancer.
April 23, 2018: Armadillos, opossums, and sloths spend about 80% of their lives sleeping.
April 24, 2018: A starfish can turn its stomach inside out.
April 25, 2018: Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is more common in boys than girls, and it affects 3-5% of children in the U.S.
April 26, 2018: A three dimensional parallelogram is called a parallelepiped.
April 27, 2018: A rabbit sweats through the soft pads on its feet.
April 30, 2018: The squirrel's tail helps it to balance its body while jumping.
May 1, 2018: Wolves can keenly hear as far as 6 miles away.
May 2, 2018: Hummingbirds need to eat at least 5 times per hour for about 45 seconds.
May 3, 2018: A Saguaro cactus can to 60 feet and my live 300 years.
May 4, 2018: The temperature can be determined by counting the number of cricket chirps in 14 seconds and adding 40.
May 7, 2018: We all have microscopic creatures lurking in our eyelashes.
May 8, 2018: Although music can be hard to define, it is often described as a pleasing or meaningful arrangement of sounds.
May 9, 2018: Short-term memory allows recall for a period of several seconds to a minute without rehearsal.
May 10, 2018: Butterflies prefer flowers that are red, purple, pink, or yellow.
May 11, 2018: Deer shed their summer coat in the fall, and replace it with a much thicker and warmer coat for the winter.
May 14, 2018: The eland is the world's largest and slowest antelope.
May 15, 2018: The average human gene is 10,000 to 15,000 bases long.
May 16, 2018: Ocean tides are caused by the rotation of the Earth and the gravitational pull of the Moon and Sun acting on ocean water.
May 17, 2018: When honey is consumed, it will enter your bloodstream within 20 minutes.
May 18, 2018: Avocados, which are rich in Vitamin E, make a good facial mask.
May 21, 2018: During hibernation, the body temperature of a groundhog decreases from 99 degrees F to 40 degrees F.
May 22, 2018: Although wolves are feared throughout the world, attacks on humans are extremely rare.
May 23, 2018: The dolphin's blowhole is an evolved nose that positions at the top of the dolphin's head.
May 24, 2018: Causes of insomnia can include: depression, anxiety, stress, and physical pain or discomfort at night.
May 25, 2018: From the age of thirty, humans gradually begin to shrink in size.
May 29, 2018: There are 206 bones in the adult human body and there are 300 in children (as they grow some of the bones fuse together).
May 30, 2018: Duck-billed platypuses do not have teeth.
May 31, 2018: At birth, the human brain weighs an average of about 0.8 lbs. An adult's brain weighs about 3 pounds.
June 1, 2018: An alligator can apply about 500 pounds of pressure when crushing food.
June 12, 2018: The largest living organism ever found is a honey mushroom, Armillaria ostoyae. It covers 3.4 square miles in the Blue Mountains of Oregon.
June 13, 2018: Kidney stones are an accumulation of mineral salts and mostly combined with calcium which can lodge anywhere along the course of the urinary tract.
June 14, 2018: Born in 1809, Charles Darwin was an English naturalist who developed the idea of natural selection and changed the way we think about evolution.
June 18, 2018: In 1774 Joseph Priestley discovered oxygen and described its role in combustion and respiration.
June 19, 2018: Foxes eat rodents, insects, birds and eggs; they also eat grapes, corn, and berries.
June 20, 2018: The cheetah has large lungs allowing it to inhale a huge amount of oxygen.
June 21, 2018: The first crocodiles appeared on Earth about 250 million years ago.
June 25, 2018: A hurricane that hit Puerto Rico in 1928 dropped 30 inches of rain over the island.
June 26, 2018: A newborn baby's brain grows almost three times in the first year.
June 27, 2018: By eight weeks, when the embryo is only an inch long, the heart is fully developed.
June 28, 2018: A male rabbit is called a "buck." A female rabbit is called a "doe." A baby rabbit is called a "kit."
July 16, 2018: A baby has 20 teeth which start to grow at about 6 months old.
July 17, 2018: Hummingbirds have very weak and fragile feet and can barely walk.
July 18, 2018: Natural gas does not have an odor; strong smells are added to it by humans so it can be detected when there are leaks.
July 19, 2018: If you grew 100 apple trees from the seeds of one tree, they would all be different.
July 23, 2018: An owl can easily turn its face upside down.
July 24, 2018: Turtles possess strong hinges on their shells which help them close up and stay tightly inside.
July 25, 2018: Every time you step forward, you use 54 muscles.
July 26, 2018: The consequences of stress can include lowered immunity (which can lead to infectious illnesses), asthma, ulcers, and depression.
August 20, 2018: Tadpoles only breathe through gills, while adult frogs breathe through their lungs.
August 21, 2018: Eagles can fly up to 40 mph and can quickly dive up to 100 mph.
August 22, 2018: Tortoises only go to water to drink it. They do not swin in the water.
August 23, 2018: A happy rat will cheerfully chatter or grind its teeth.
August 24, 2018: The sound of thunder is produced by rapidly heated air surrounding lightning which expands faster than the speed of sound.
August 27, 2018: A snail can sleep for 3 years.
August 28, 2018: Humans shed about 600,000 particles of skin every hour, about 1.5 pounds per year. By age 70, an average person will have lost 105 pounds of skin.
August 29, 2018: Hypomania is a milder form of mania.
August 30, 2018: Bats have excellent eyesight and superior echolocation ability.
August 31, 2018: The average ice berg weighs 20 million tons.
September 4: 2018: The electric chair was invented by a dentist.
September 5, 2018: The human face is made up of 14 bones.
September 6, 2018: Monkeys use different facial expressions, skilled body movements, and specific vocalizations to communicate with each other.
September 7, 2018: Antarctica is 98 percent ice and 2 percent barren rock.
September 10, 2018: The left side of the brain interacts with the right side of the body, and vice versa.
September 11, 2018: What makes up the rhinoceros' unique horn is a protein called keratin, which is also present in human hair.
September 12, 2018: There are more than 7,000 varieties of apples grown in the world.
September 13, 2018: Our hair turns gray as we age because the pigment cells in the hair follicle, which is responsible for producing melanin, start to die.
September 14, 2018: Horses can sleep standing up due to a special arrangement of locking joints.
September 17, 2018: After sunset, koalas come out and can be heard barking aggressively at each other.
September 18, 2018: The world's termites outweigh the world's humans 10 to 1.
September 19, 2018: Born in Germany to a Jewish family, Einstein made many contributions to the field of theoretical physics.
Septermber20, 2018: In 1870 in Massachusetts Bay an Arctic Lion's Mane jellyfish was found with tentacles of 36.5 meters in length.
September 21, 2018: The armadillo can instantly jump 5 feet in the air, if it is startled or scared.
September 24, 2018: A drop of water may travel thousands of miles between the time it evaporates into the atmosphere and the time it falls to the Earth again.
September 25, 2018: Many lizards can lose the tail to escape from a predator. It will grow the tail back eventually.
September 26, 2018: Female spiders would sometimes sacrific their own bodies as food for their offspring.
September 27, 2018: The smallest bone in the human body is the stapes or stirrup bone located in the middle ear. It is approximately .11 inches long.
September 28, 2018: Each person sheds 40lbs of skin in his or her lifetime.
October 1, 2018: A child will lose his or her first tooth around age 5 or 6.
October 2, 2018: All hatching little turtles possess a tooth at the end of thier tiny beak to break open the egg.
October 3, 2018: There are more than 3,000 different kids of earthworms worldwide.
October 4, 2018: At room temperature, mercury is the only metal that is in liquid form.
October 5, 2018: When glass breaks, the cracks move faster than 3,000 miles per hour. To photograph the event, a camera must shoot at a millionth of a second.
October 10, 2018: The average human being has 21 square feet of skin and about 300 million skin cells.
October 11, 2018: The fastest spacecraft can go 40,000 mph.
October 12, 2018: Most bees are solitary and like to live alone, except honey bees and bumblebees which live together in social colonies.
October 15, 2018: The Moluccan Cockatoo parrot has a very powerful beak that can exert about 500 pounds of pressure.
October 16, 2018: Kangaroos usuallly have only 1 young annually.
October 17, 2018: There are more than 600 voluntary muscles in the body.
October 18, 2018: Blueberries are the second most popular berry in the United States.
October 19, 2018: The larva of the polyphemus moth consumes 86,000 times its birth weight in its first 56 days.
October 22. 2018: There are over 90,000 Americans on waiting lists for organ transplants.
October 23, 2018: The chameleon has a tongue that is one and a half times the length of its body.
October 24, 2018: Some frogs lay as many s 20,000 eggs, while other frogs may lay as few as 10.
October 25, 2018: The biggest star has a diameter of 1800 million miles, making it 2000 times bigger than the sun.
October 26, 2018: Aquaphobia is an abnormal and persistent fear of water.
October 29, 2018: Your tongue does not house all of the taste buds. About 10% of them are found on your palette and cheek.
October 30, 2018: Around 2,000 different types of plants are used by humans to make food.
October 31, 2018: About 1.7 liters of saliva is produced each day in an average person.
November 1, 2018: The wolf is the largest animal in the wild canine family.
November 2, 2018: Your ears convert sound waves into nerve impulses that are sent to your brain.
November 5, 2018: If you take one pound of cobwebs and spread them out in one straight line, it will go around the earth 2 times.
November 6, 2018: As an adult, you have more than 20 square feet of skin on your body--about the same sqaure footage as a blanket for a queen-sized bed.
November 7, 2018: There are over 100 billion stars in our Milky Way Galaxy.
November 8, 2018: The Grand Canyon became a national monument almost 100 years ago.
November 9, 2018: The eagle's feet are very strong and rough, preventing the fish from slipping from the eagle's strong grasp.
November 12, 2018: The stomach's wall is lined with 3 layers of powerful muscles.
November 13, 2018: The fastest speed a falling raindrop can hit you is 18 miles per hour.
November 14, 2018: Each human hand contains 29 bones, 29 joints, 123 ligaments, and 34 muscles.
November 15, 2018: The cerebellum contains half of all the neurons in the brain but comprises only 10% of the brain.
November 16, 2018: 300 million cells die in the human body every minute.
November 19-November 23, 2018: HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!
November 26, 2018: About 25% of all iceberg lettuce is made into fresh cut salads.
November 27, 2018: Hypnosis can help with anxiety, insomnia, phobias, obesity, asthma, and irritable bowel syndrome.
November 28, 2018: The pancreas produces digestive juices and helps control blood sugar.
November 29, 2018: Sunlight can penetrate clean ocean water to a depth of 240 feet.
November 30, 2018: Clouds can be categorized into a number of different types; these include cumulus, stratus, cirrus, and nimbus.
December 3, 2018: The brain's gray matter is made up of neurons, which gather and transmit signals.
December 4, 2018: Anxiety and panic disorders affect an estimated 2.4 million Americans.
December 5, 2018: If you want healthy ears, you need some earwax in there.
December 6, 2018: Every person has a unique tongue print.
December 7, 2018: The bright orange color of carrots tell you they're an excellent source of Vitamin A, which is important for good eyesight, especially at night.
December 10, 2018: Olive trees grow to a height of 20-40 feet and begin to bear fruit between 4 and 8 years old.
December 11, 2018: Humans have 46 chromosomes. One chromosome can have a little as 50 million base pairs or as much as 250 million base pairs.
December 12, 2018: Uranus is the only planet in our solar system that rolls on its side like a barrel.
December 13, 2018: Your body uses 300 muscles to balance itself when you are standing still.
December 14, 2018: Male lions can lead a pride for only about 2 years before a younger, stronger make takes over.
December 17, 2018: In general, raw vegetables have a much higher nutrient value than cooked, though there are a few exceptions, such as cooked tomatoes.
December 18, 2018: As of January 1, 2004, the population of the United States increases by one person every 12 seconds.
December 19, 2018: An individual blood cell takes about 60 seconds to make a complete circuit of the body.
December 20, 2018: Deer have a 300 degree view since their eyes are located on the sides of their head.
HAPPY HOLIDAYS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR!
January 8, 2019: Wolves howl to define their territorial boundries and to summon the pack together.
January 9, 2019: Most lizards replace their teeth thoughout life, with the exception of the chameleon.
January 10, 2019: The largest dinosaur ever discovered was Seismosaurus, who was over 100 feet long and weighed up to 80 tons.
January 11, 2019: The leg muscles of a locust are about 1000 times more powerful than an equal weight of human muscle.
January 14, 2019: When we bend our fingers into a fist, the finger bones produce a shape similar to a circle in a square, round on the inside, square on the outside.
January 15, 2019: Ants cannot chew their food, they move their jaws sideways, like scissors, to extract juices from their food.
January 16, 2019: A camel can survive for 20 days without drinking any water.
January 17, 2019: Many dolphins can understand as many as 60 word, which can form to make about 2,000 sentences.
January 18, 2019: Your larynx is a cartilaginous structure at the tip of your trachea which contains elastic vocal cords.
January 21, 2019: The stomach secretes some enzymes and hydrochloric acid to break down protein. Within 2-6 hours, all food is emptied into the small intestine.
January 22, 2019: The large intestine is fatter than the small intestine at about 3-4 inches around, but shorter than the small intestine at about 5 feet long.
January 23, 2019: Deja vu is a feeling that one has previously experienced the same situation when one has not.
January 24, 2019: Pandas cannot tolerate being without food for more than 5 hours.
January 25, 2019: The leg bones of a bat are so thin that it cannot walk very well.
January 28, 2019: Bees are believed to have evolved from wasps many years ago.
January 29, 2019: The gall bladder stores bile used to break down dietary fat.
January 30, 2019: When resting, the average adult breathes around 12 to 20 times per minute.
January 31, 2019: Eagles tend to mate for life and always come back to the same nesting territory year after year.
February 1, 2019: Wolves have over 200 million scent cells which help them accurately smell other animals more than a mile away.
February 4, 2019: The optic nerves from the eyes come together at a point called the optic chiasm, and half of the fibers from each nerve split off to join the other.
February 5, 2019: Isaac Newton published his "Principa" explaining the laws of gravity in 1687.
February 6, 2019: Your brain has the capacity to store everything you experience, see, read, or hear. However, the real issue is recall, whether you can access that information.
February 7, 2019: On average the Atlantic Ocean is the saltiest of Earth's major oceans.
February 8, 2019: The skin is constantly renewing itself from the bottom up and takes 52-77 days to shed cells.
February 11, 2019: People who have a large lung capacity can send oxygen around their body faster. You can increase your lung capacity with regular exercise.
February 12, 2019: The starfish species, Porcellanastar ivanovi, has be found to live in water as deep as 24, 881 feet.
February 13, 2019: Crocodiles swallow stones to help them dive deeper.
February 14, 2019: Ladybugs hibernate in the winter.
February 15, 2019: The cheetah is the fastest land animal in the world.
February 18, 2019: The organs that are involved in breathing, called the respiratory tract, include the nose, throat, larynx, trachea, bronchi, and lungs.
February 19, 2019: An owl has 3 sets of eyelids.
February 20, 2019: Scorpions are nocturnal creatures.
February 21, 2019: The first successful cloning of a human embryo happened in 2001.
February 22, 2019: Men get hiccups more often than women.
February 25, 2019: Parrots will regurgitate on their owners to express their deep closeness and affection.
February 26, 2019: The lighest babies to survive weighed a mere 283 grams.
February 27, 2019: The sun takes about 220 million years to make one revolution of the Milky Way.
February 28, 2019: On average, a hair strand's life span is 5 years.
March 1, 2019: A hippopotamus may seem huge, but it can stiill run faster than a man.
March 4, 2019: Information in your brain travels at different speeds. This is why sometimes you recall information instantly; sometimes it takes a little longer.
March 5, 2019: Female spotted hyenas are wilfully dominant over the male spotted hyenas.
March 6, 2019: In the winter, apple trees need to rest from about 900-1000 hours below 45 degrees Fahrenheit in order to flower and fruit properly.
March 7, 2019: The entire length of all the eyelashes shed by a human in their life is over 100 feet.
March 8, 2019: The most common forms of brain damage are closed head injuries such as a blow to the head, a stroke, or poisoning by neurotoxins.
March 18: 2019: There are no pain receptors in your brain, so your brain cannot feel pain.
March 19, 2019: About 240 million laying hens produce about 5.5 billion dozen eggs per year in the United States.
March 20, 2019: Every time you recall a memory or have a new thought, you are creating a new neural connection in your brain.
March 21, 2019: A snowflake can take up to a hour to fall from the cloud to the surface of the Earth.
March 22, 2019: Copper is a good conductor of electricity and is often used for making wires.
March 25, 2019: Kleptomania is a compulsion to steal not motivated by obvious personal gain.
March 26, 2019: Dependent personality disorder is a personality disorder that is characterized by a pervasive psychological dependence on other people.
March 27, 2019: If all your muscles could pull in one direction, you could create a force of 25 tons.
March 28, 2019: Lightning strikes about 6,000 times per minute on this planet.
March 29, 2019: Camels can typically tolerate up to 25% weight loss due to sweating.
April 1, 2019: Penguins utilize their strong wings for swimming.
April 2, 2019: At only 1 year of age, the giant panda is already capable of climbing tall trees.
April 3, 2019: In a month, a fingernail grows an eighth of an inch.
April 4, 2019: There are more than 5,000 kinds of ladybugs worldwide.
April 5, 2019: Only 1/6 of your eyeball is exposed to the outside world.
April 8, 2019: Instead of eyelids, snakes have transparent scales which serve to protect their eyes.
April 9, 2019: There are 45 miles of nerves in the skin of a human being.
April 10, 2019: On average, the stomach produces 2 liters of hydrochoric acid daily.
April 11, 2019: A group of monkeys is called a "troop".
April 12, 2019: Flamingos stay together in large flocks of up to 200 birds.
April 15, 2019: Hundreds of different kinds of enzymes are needed to properly digest food.
April 16, 2019: The temperature on the surface of Mercury exceeds 400 degrees C during the day and plummets to minus 200 degrees C at night.
April 17, 2019: Cars were first made with ignition keys in 1949.
April 18, 2019: As bell peppers mature, their color changes from green to red, and they become sweeter.
April 19, 2019: A single muscle cell of the sartorius muscle in the thigh can be more than 12 inches long.
April 22, 2019: Bald eagles eat fish, small mammals, and other birds.
April 23, 2019: At about seven months, most babies can recognize numbers.
April 24, 2019: The study of ants is called Myrmecology.
April 25, 2019: Female butterflies lay their eggs in the spring time.
April 26, 2019: The eyes of a horse can move independently so it has a panoramic vision.
April 29, 2019: An adult human has 32 permanent teeth.
April 30, 2019: Spotted hyena cubs are born with their eyes wide open at birth.
May 1, 2019: The surface speed record on the moon is 10.56 miles per our. It was set with the lunar rover.
May 2, 2019: Platypuses can store food in their cheek pouches.
May 3, 2019: Vision can often be the basis for poor eye-hand coordination, motion sickness, and clumsiness.
May 6, 2019: There are more than 50,000 earthquakes throughout the world every year.
May 7, 2019: During chemical reactions, chemical energy is often transformed into light or heat.
May 8, 2019: The first human X-ray image was taken in 1895.
May 9, 2019: A typical hurricane produces the energy equivalent to 8,000 one megaton bombs.
May 10, 2019: The average person laughs 12 times a day.
May 13, 2019: Your large intestine is about 1.5 meters long.
May 14, 2019: The first bicycle was manufactured in 1817.
May 15, 2019: Banana trees are not actually trees; they are giant herbs.
May 16, 2019: Teflon was invented more than 60 years ago.
May 17, 2019: About 6 weeks before they lay their eggs, flamingos build their nests out of feathers, mud, and stones.
May 20, 2019: Injuries to the brain tend to affect large areas of the organ, sometimes causing major deficits in intelligence, memory, and movement.
May 21, 2019: The African Elephant gestates for 22 months.
May 22, 2019: People recall smells with a 65% accuracy after a year, while the visual recall of photos sinks to about 50% after only 3 months.
May 23, 2019: A pinhead-sized piece of a neutron star weighs 1 million tons.
May 24, 2019: Flamingos tend to lay just one special egg that hatches after a 28-day incubation period.
May 28, 2019: Over 99% of your DNA sequence is the same as other people's.
May 29, 2019: Boys are 3 times more likely than girls to be diagnosed with ADHD.
May 30, 2019: The average person's left hand does 56% of the typing.
May 31, 2019: A mature pig has 44 large adult teeth.
HAVE A GREAT SUMMER!!!
August 12, 2019: After many aborted attempts, the first submarine telegraph cable between Europe and America was successfully laid in 1866.
August 13, 2019: Global aphasia means you are unable to speak, understand, read, or write.
August 14, 2019: The width of your arm span stretched out is about the length of your whole body.
August 15, 2019: Frogs can easily jump as far as 25 times their own length.
August 16, 2019: You take approximately 5 million steps per year using your leg muscles.
August 19, 2019: Hydroflouric acid will dissolve glass.
August 20, 2019: A person who studies dinosaurs is known as a paleontologist.
August 21, 2019: A person's front teeth are called "incisors".
August 22, 2019: A human's small intestine is 6 meters long.
August 23, 2019: More babies are born at night than in the day.
August 26, 2019: 10 seconds is the amount of time until unconsciousness after the loss of blood supply to the brain.
August 27, 2019: A widely accepted theory regarding the function of the brain's prefrontal cortex is that it serves as a store of short term memory.
August 28, 2019: Anterograde amnesia is an inability to learn new material or to encode new information in memory.
August 29, 2019: Turtles are cold bollded, so they need to heat up their body temperature by spending time in the sun.
August 30, 2019: Unlike female kangaroos, male kangaroos do not have pouches.
September 2, 2019: Labor Day holiday
September 3, 2019: Newborn squirrels are blind, without fur and are called kittens.
September 4, 2019: Agoraphobia is the fear of places or events where escape is impossible.
September 5, 2019: For every ton of fish that is caught, there are 3 tons of garbage being dumped into the oceans.
September 6, 2019: Skunk spray, although malodorous, does not carry rabies.
September 9, 2019: Camels can skillfully swim in water if they need to cross it.
September 10, 2019: There are an estimated 20,000 to 25,000 genes in our genome.
September 11, 2019: According to an old English system of time units, a "moment" is 90 seconds.
September 12, 2019: A full bladder is roughly the size of a soft ball.
September 13, 2019: Dogs and cats consume over $11 billion worth of pet food a year.
September 16, 2019: Turtles like to shed their skin in tiny flakes rather than large pieces like other reptiles.
September 17, 2019: Turtles cannot stick out their tongues from inside their mouths.
September 18, 2019: Your spleen plays an important part in your immune system, which helps your body fight infection.
September 19, 2019: Penguins feed on squid, fish, or shrimp like krill in the water.
September 20, 2019: Beards are the fastest growing hairs on the human body.
September 23, 2019: Every minute, about 40,000 dead skin cells fall from your body.
September 24, 2019: Parts of the Atacama Desert in Northern Chile have gone without rain for 400 years.
September 25, 2019: 60-120 seconds is the amount of time until reflex loss after the loss of blood supply to the brain.
September 26, 2019: Traveling at the speed of light, it would take a spaceship just 1.2822 seconds to reach the moon.
September 27, 2019: Most dust particles in your house are made from dead skin.
September 30, 2019: The volcanic rock known as pumice is the only rock that can float in water.
October 1, 2019: There are more than 500 different species of turtle worldwide.
October 2, 2019: Popcorn's nutritional value comes from the fact that, like other cereal grains, its primary function is to provide the body with heat and energy.
October 3, 2019: Cranberries are sorted for ripeness by bouncing them; a fully ripened cranberry can be dribbled like a basketball.
October 4, 2019: Celery has negative calories. It takes more calories to eat and digest a piece of celery than the celery has in it to begin with.
Vacation week October 7-11. Enjoy your family and friends.
October 14, 2019: Natural predators of geese include foxes, raccoons, owls and snapping turtles.
October 15, 2019: Pet pigeons can fly more than 500 miles in a single day.
October 16, 2019: Bees first appeared on Earth about 200 million years ago with the first flowering plants.
October 17, 2019: It takes 17 muscles in your face to smile, but it takes 43 muscles to frown.
October 18, 2019: A hummingbirds wings can rotate in a full circle.
October 21, 2019: The earliest human tools have been dated at 2.7 million years old.
October 22, 2019: Koalas sleep up to 16 hours per day in order to conserve energy.
October 23, 2019: Giant water lilies in the Amazon can grow over 6 feet in diameter.
October 24, 2019: The amazing computational power of your brain only requires about 10 watts of power to operate.
October 25, 2019: Newborn babies can protect themselves against choking; their tongues automatically push out foreign objects to keep them from choking.
October 28. 2019: Your bone marrow is the production house for B cells, nathural killer cells, granulocytes, immature thymocytes, red blood cells and platlets.
October 29, 2019: Koalas have a very slow metabolism due to their high fiber, low nutrient diet.
October 30, 2019: Polar bears can run at 25 miles an hour and jump over 6 feet in the air.
October 31, 2019: Flying lizards can jump between trees using wing-like membranes connecting their front and hind legs.
November 1, 2019: Only 5% of the ocean floor has been mapped in as much detail as the surface of Mars.
November 4, 2019: Your skin is made up of three major layers-epidermis, dermis, and hypodermis.
November 5, 2019: Cats use their whiskers to check whether a space is too small for them to fit through or not.
November 6, 2019: Asparagus is a member of the Lily family.
November 7, 2019: The largest desert in the world, the Sahara, is 3,500,000 square miles.
November 8, 2019: The slowest speed at which information travels between neurons is about 260 mph.
November 11, 2019: There are three types of human cartilage: hyaline, fibrous and elastic.
November 12, 2019: Your ring finger is the weakest finger because it shares a flexor muscle with the middle and little fingers.
November 13, 2019: The spots on a ladybug fade as it gets older.
November 14, 2019: If saliva cannot dissolve somethiing, you cannot taste it.
November 15, 2019: The chicken egg shell may have as many as 17,000 tiny pores over its surface. Through them, the egg can absorb flavors and odors.
November 18, 2019: Deer live in different areas in the summer and winter months.
November 19, 2019: Deserts cover one seventh of the world. The surface of the san can heat up to an incredible 77 degrees centigrade.
November 20, 2019: Semantic memory refers to the memory of meanings, understandings, and other concept-based knowledge unrelated to specific experiences.
November 21, 2019: Clench your fists and put them side by side. This is roughly the size of your adult heart.
November 22, 2019: The kidneys of a new born baby are about 3 times larger in proportion to body weight as in the adult.
Happy Thanksgiving! Enjoy your week with family and friends.
December 2, 2019: Lightning bolts can travel at around 210,000 kmh (130,000 mph), while reaching nearly 30,000 degrees Centigrade (54,000 degrees Farenheit ) in temperature.
December 3, 2019: The number one cause of blindness in adults is diabetes.
December 4, 2019: Sharks rarely get cancer, so scientists study their cartllage to find a cure for cancer.
December 5, 2019: Your trachea is also known as the windpipe. Your trachea filters the air you breathe and branches into the bronchi.
December 6, 2019: An ant is able to lift and carry about 20 times its own body weight.
December 9, 2019: The average person's skin weighs twice as much as their brain.
December 10, 2019: The Earth's average velocity orbiting the sun is 107,220 km per hour.
December 11, 2019: Delirium is an acute and relatively sudden decline in attention, focus, perception, and cognition.
December 12, 2019: One pound of lemons contain more sugar than 1 pound of strawberries.
December 13, 2019: A chest x-ray comprises 90,000 to 130,000 electron volts.
December 16, 2019: The cigarette lighter was invented before the match.
December 17, 2019: Queen ants lay thousands of eggs to ensure the strong survival of their colony.
December 18, 2019: Twins do not have to be born on the same date. In fact, they can be born days apart.
December 19, 2019: Avocado has the highest protein and oil content of all fruits, but most of this oil is the healthier unsaturated type.
December 20, 2019: Your brain is much more active at night than during the day.
Happy Holidays! Enjoy your two weeks with family and friends.
January 7, 2020: Most people dream about 1-2 hours a night and have an average of 4-8 dreams each night.
January 8, 2020: In one study, carpal tunnel syndrome was found in 9% of women between the ages of 25 and 74.
January 9, 2020: A nursing bat mother can eat more than 5,000 insects per night.
January 10, 2020: Each ant has 2 stomachs, one to store food for itself, and one to store food to share with other ants.
January 13, 2020: Rice plants may have up to 55,000 genes.
January 14, 2020: A cumulonimbus cloud can be enormous: six miles across and eleven miles high, and twice as high as Mount Everest.
January 15, 2020: Fidgeting can burn about 350 calories a day.
January 16, 2020: Only female mosquitoes bite. They need protein from the blood for their eggs.
January 17, 2020: Ten minutes of one hurricane contains enough energy to match the nuclear stockpiles of the world.
January 21, 2020: Tactile hallucination is a sensation of being touched by something that is not there.
January 22, 2020: Knowledge is growing so fast that 90% of what we will know in 50 years time will be discovered in those 50 years.
January 23, 2020: One study indicates that about 5% of the people in the world suffer severe claustrophobia, the fear of confined spaces.
January 24, 2020: A newborn's skin is thinner than an adults.
January 27, 2020: Avocados are about 22% fat, with the average medium size avocado containing 300 calories and 30 grams of fat.
January 28, 2020: A newborn giraffe measures about 5 feet at birth.
January 29, 2020: 20/20 vision means the eye can see normally at 20 feet. 20/15 is better; the eye can see at 20 feet what another eye sees at 15 feet.
January 30, 2020: There are more beetles than any other kind of creature in the world.
January 31, 2020: If you slept 5 hours or less per night, your chance of getting high blood pressure doubles than if you slept 7 hours or more per night.
Have a great week break from February 3-7! Enjoy your family and friends.
February 10, 2020: About 10 million people, mainly children, are treated annually for head lice in the U.S.
February 11, 2020: Skunks are nocturnal animals.
February 12, 2020: Goats do not have any upper front teeth. Instead they have a gum pad.
February 13, 2020: Your heart beats with enough strength to shoot blood a distance of 30 feet.
February 14, 2020: Lions can sleep up to 16 hours per day.
February 17, 2020: After a koala dies, other koalas will not move into its territory until the smell of the dead koala goes away.
February 18, 2020: October 10 is National Metric Day.
February 19, 2020: A new born blue whale measures 20-26 feet long and weighs up to 6,614 pounds.
February 20, 2020: Corn makes up about 8% of the weight in a box of corn flakes.
February 21, 2020: About 1.5 million people visit the Liberty Bell in Philadelphia each year.
Sorry for the missed weeks. Here we go!
April 6, 2020: The average human brain consumes just 12 Watts of power-about one-tenth of what it takes to burn an ordinary light bulb.
April 7, 2020: There are an estimated 3 billion DNA bases in our genome.
April 8, 2020: The living organisms and bacteria living in your digestive system are essential to vitamin production and protecting you from infections.
April 9, 2020: The ears of a cricket are located on the front legs, just below the knee.
April 10, 2020: Good Friday Holiday
April 13, 2020: In human beings, it is the left hemisphere of the brain that usually contains the specialized language areas. This is true for 97% of right-handed people.
April 14, 2020: The world's smallest mammal is the bumblebee bat (from Thailand) which is as light as a dime.
April 15, 2020: A walrus uses its whiskers to feel around until it finds food.
April 16, 2020: The poison-arrow frog has enough poison to kill about 2000 people.
April 17, 2020: The animal with the largest brain in relation to its body is the ant.
April 20, 2020: The strong contraction of your heart creates enough pressure to squirt blood up to 30 feet.
April 21, 2020: The mother rhinoceros gives birth only once every 3 years.
April 22, 2020: Armadillos can successfully hold their breath underwater for 10 minutes straight.
April 23, 2020: One in every 2,000 babies are born with a tooth.
April 24, 2020: The largest meteorite crater in the world is in Winslow, Arizona. It is 4,150 feet across and 150 feet deep.
April 27, 2020: The cheetah has powerful retractable claws which tightly grip its prey during a hunt.
April 28, 2020: Your spleen's main function is to act as a filter for your blood.
April 29, 2020: Your skin protects your inside organs while keeping infections out and prevents you from getting sick.
April 30, 2020: Bees cannot see red, but visit red flowers since they can see the ultraviolet (UV) markings on the petals.
May 1, 2020: As well as having unique fingerprints, humans have unique tongue prints.
May 4, 2020: The blood vessels fed by your heart are more than 60,000 miles long.
May 5, 2020: A wolf can run as fast as 40 mph when chasing prey.
May 6, 2020: Lemons contain more sugar than strawberries.
May 7, 2020: A koala is not a bear; it is a marsupial.
May 8, 2020: As you age, your eye color gets lighter.
May 11, 2020: On average a million barrels worth of blood is pumped through the heart in a lifetime.
May 12, 2020: Pigeons can fly straight upwards.
May 13, 2020: The research spacecraft Helios B cam within a record 27 million miles from the sun.
May 14, 2020: A skunk gives a warning before it sprays by arching its back, raising its tail, or stomping its feet.
May 15, 2020: Armadillos can walk underwater.
May 18, 2020: Seals have more blood volume for their body size than any other land animal.
May 19, 2020: The liquid inside young coconuts can be used as a substitute for blood plasma.
May 20, 2020: Figs provide more fiber than any other common fruit or vegetable.
May 21, 2020: Sound travels about 4 times faster in water than in air.
May 22, 2020: Cartilage makes up 25% of your spine's length.
May 25, 2020: Memorial Day holiday
May 26, 2020: If all Americans used one third less ice in their drinks, the United States would become an exporter instead of an importer of energy.
May 27, 2020: Humans continue to make new neurons throughout life in response to mental activity.
May 28, 2020: People with Wernicke's Aphasia have difficulty naming things and difficulty understanding the speech of others.
May 29, 2020: Migratory geese generally nest in Canada.
Have a great summer, my awesome students. I can't wait to see you in Fall 2020! Stay in touch with me over the summer.
August 11, 2020: 70% of the dust in your home consists of shed human skin.
August 12, 2020: Rats have true bellybuttons just like humans.
August 13, 2020: The first coast to coast telephone line was established in 1914.
August 14, 2020: The biggest shark species has the smallest teeth. The 12 meter long whale shark has more than 4,000 teeth, each only 3mm long.
August 24, 2020: In your life time, your digestive system can handle about 50 tons of food and liquid.
August 25, 2020: Humans can use sound to sense objects in their area using ecolocation. Those who are blind develop this ability to heighten effectiveness.
August 26, 2020: About 25% of the motor cortex in the human brain is devoted to the muscles of the hands.
August 27, 2020: All different varieties of food we eat are broken down by our digestive system and transported to every part of our body by our circulatory system.
August 28, 2020: Both male and female goats can have beards and horns.
August 31, 2020: The average life span of a rhinoceros in the wild is 40 years.
September 1, 2020: The average person has over 1,500 dreams per year.
September 2, 2020: DNA stands for deoxyribonucleic acid.
September 3, 2020: Apples are more efficient than caffeine in keeping people awake in the mornings.
September 4, 2020: About 20% of left-handed people have their language areas in the right hemisphere.
September 8, 2020: Condiments available on the Space Shuttle include salt, pepper, taco sauce, hot pepper sauce, ketchup, mayonnaise, and mustard.
September 9, 2020: All owl eggs are white.
September 10, 2020: Dogs cannot perspire. To cool themselves off in hot weather or after exercise, they pant.
September 11, 2020: In case a starfish loses one of its arms, it is capable of regenerating the same.
September 14, 2020: It is possible for your nse to identify and remember more than 50,000 smells.
September 15, 2020: The attachment of human muscles to skin is what causes dimples.
September 16, 2020: Each year, about 75 million people in the U.S. get sick from contaminated food.
September 17, 2020: Most hiccups are harmless, and they usually stop after a few minutes.
September 18, 2020: In 1950, rain forests covered about 14% of the Earth's land surface. By 2001, this had diminished to 6%.
September 21, 2020: Some species of bamboo grow at a rate of 3 feet per day.
September 22, 2020: A "jiffy" is an actual unit of time for 1/100th of a second.
September 23, 2020: Human jaw muscles can generate a force of 200 pounds on the molars.
September 24, 2020: Sheep grow 2 teeth a year until they have 10.
September 25, 2020: Alpacas call their young by humming loudly.
September 28, 2020: The United States has 5% of the world's population, but consumes 25% of teh world's energy.
September 29, 2020: Salamanders have 10 times more DNA in each cell than humans do.
September 30, 2020: A hungry wolf can consume about 25 pounds of meat in a single meal.
October 1, 2020: The human eye can distinguish about 500 shades of grey.
October 2, 2020: The giant squid has the largest eyes in the world.
October 5-9: Fall break. Enjoy time with your friends and family!!
October 12, 2020: Everyday, an average person loses about 100 strands of hair.
October 13, 2020: The brain is protected by the skull, suspended in cerebrospinal fluid, and isolated from the bloodstream by the blood-brain barrier.
October 14, 2020: According to the attachment theory, relationships can be viewed in terms of attachment styles that develop during early childhood.
October 15, 2020: Most geckos are nocturnal.
October 16, 2020: Racoon babies are called "kits" or "cubs".
October 19, 2020: Portuguese sharks successfully live at a depth of 12,000 feet, which is over 2 miles deep.
October 20, 2020: A goldfish has a memory span of 3 seconds.
October 21, 2020: The Hoover Dam was built to last 2,000 years. Its concrete will not be fully cured for another 500 years.
October 22, 2020: It takes 12 bees their entire lifetime to make a tablespoon of honey.
October 23, 2020: Jupiter's moon, Europa, is completely covered in ice.
October 26, 2020: A cow can sense odors up to 10 miles away.
October 27, 2020: A hummingbird's brain is about 5% of its body weight.
October 28, 2020: Duplication in the human genome is more extensie than it is in other primates. 5% of the human genome consists of copies longer than 1000 bases.
October 29, 2020: Enough energy is saved by recycling one aluminum can to run a TV set for three hours or to light one 100 Watt bulb for 20 hours.
October 30, 2020: In 1801 American inventor James Finley built the first modern suspension bridge over a river near Uniontown, PA.
November 2, 2020: Born in England, Isaac Newton was a highly influential physicist, astronomer, mathematician, philosopher, alchemist and theologian.
November 3, 2020: Because of differences in gravity, a 220 pound person would weigh only 84 pounds on Mars.
November 4, 2020: Vitamin A is known to prevent "night blindness," and carrots are loaded with Vitamin A.
November 5, 2020: An ant cleverly uses its antenna for touch as well as smell.
November 6, 2020: The energy used by the brain is enough to light a 25-Watt bulb.
November 9, 2020: Humans use "molars" to grind their food.
November 10, 2020: The average lifespan of an alpaca is 20 years.
November 11, 2020: Hummingbirds are the tiniest and most delicate birds in the world.
November 12, 2020: The plant pigment that gives carrots and other vegetables their vivid orange color is Beta-Carotene. Our bodies convert Beta-Carotene into Vitamin A.
November 13, 2020: The hottest planet in the solar system is Venus, with an estimated surface temperature of 865 degrees Fahrenheit.
November 16, 2020: On average, elephants sleep about 2 hours per day.
November 17, 2020: An ostrich's eye is bigger than its brain.
November 18, 2020: Ear infections are the most common illness in infants and young children.
November 19, 2020: The longest glacier in Antarctica, the Alber glacier, is 250 miles long and 40 miles wide.
November 20, 2020: Spinich is one of the most nutritious and highest ranking vegetable in nutrient and antioxidant capacity.
Enjoy your Thanksgiving holiday break with you family and friends.
November 30, 2020: Certain frogs can survive the experience of being frozen.
December 1, 2020: Iceberg lettuce is 90% water, and thus it has negligible nutrient value.
December 2, 2020: A cough releases an explosive charge of air that moves at speeds up to 60 mph.
December 3, 2020: Rats do not have canine teeth, gallbladders, appendix or tonsils.
December 4, 2020: Approximately half of the world's estimated 10 million species of life are believed to be found only in rain forests.
December 7, 2020: A crocodile always grows new teeth to replace the old teeth.
December 8, 2020: Butterflies are very territorial. They actively fight with and chase other butterflies ou of their territory.
December 9, 2020: The food mixer and the domestic refrigerator were invented more than 80 years ago.
December 10, 2020: Asparagus is related to onions, leeks, and garlic.
December 11, 2020: The first photographic negative allowing multiple prints was developed by British inventor William Henry Fox Talbot in the 1830's.
December 14, 2020: Armadillos naturally have a low body temperature so they cannot live in cold climates.
December 15, 2020: A goldfish is the only animal that can see both infrared and ultrviolet light.
December 16, 2020: Pigs are believed to have originated from the Eurasian wild boars many years ago.
December 17, 2020: Horses can skillfully differentiate between the various emotions in the human voice.
December 18, 2020: Somnambulism is a medical term for sleepwalking.
Have a great holiday season with family and friends. Happy New Year!!!
January 5, 2021: The poison arrow frogs of South and Central America are the most poisonous animals in the world.
January 6, 2021: A spotted hyena can eat up to one third of its body weight in one sitting.
January 7, 2021: A total of 60 minerals have been discovered in the body, and 22 are essential to health.
January 8, 2021: More electrical impulses are generated in one day by a single human brain than by all the telephones in the world.
January 11, 2021: There are over 1,000 species of starfish worldwide.
January 12, 2021: A bat's life span is about 40 years.
January 13, 2021: Your wrist is the best place to test the pulse, since major arteries come nearer the surface here than any other place in your body.
January 14, 2021: The oceans contain enough salt to cover all the continents to a depth of nearly 500 feet.
January 15, 2021: Raccoons are truly native to North America.
January 19, 2021: At 15 inches the eyes of gian squids are the largest on the planet.
January 20, 2021: Bananas are most likely the first fruit ever to be grown on a farm.
January 21, 2021: Camels can tolerate severe sand storms and huge temperature differences while carrying heavy cargoes.
January 22, 2021: The universe contains over 100 billion galaxies.
January 25, 2021: The world's smallest dolphin is the Maui Dolphin.
January 26, 2021: When you take a step, you are using up to 200 muscles. Walking uses a great deal of muscle power, especially if you take you 10,000 steps.
January 27, 2021: Ernest Rutherford discovered that the atom has a nucleus in 1911.
January 28, 2021: A child's heart is approximately the size of a clenched fist on an adult hand.
January 29, 2021: An adult human has 2 canine teeth that have points and ar used for tearing.
February 1, 2021: Hawaii is moving toward Japan 4 inches every year.
February 2, 2021: Men can read smaller print than women; women can hear better.
February 3, 2021: There are more than 150 distinctive breeds and types of horses around the world.
February 4, 2021: Our eyes are always the same size from birth, but our nose and ears never stop growing.
February 5, 2021: Each human hand contains 29 major and minor bones, 29 major joints, 123 ligaments, and 34 muscles which move the fingers and thumb.
Have a great week off with family and friends!
February 8, 2021: Electric eels can stun both predators and prey with electric shocks of around 500 volts.
February 9, 2021: A group of turtles is called a "bale".
February 10, 2021: The horn of a rhinoceros is made from compacted hair rather than bone or another substance.
February 11, 2021: Although the outsides of a bone are hard, thery are generally light and soft inside. They are about 75% water.
February 12, 2021: Fingerprints serve a function; they provide traction for the fingers to grasp things.
February 15, 2021: A human loses an average of 50 to 100 strands of hair a day.
February 16, 2021: The eyes of a squirrel are positioned in such a way that allows it to see theings from both the front and the back.
February 17, 2021: Hair will fall out faster on a person who is on a crash diet.
February 18, 2021: The brain reaches its maximum weight near age 2- and slowly loses about 10 percent of its weight over a lifetime.
February 19, 2021: All antelopes are herbivores.
February 22, 2021: Motor connections from the brain to the spinal cord and sensory connections from the spinal cord to the brain cross the midline at the brainstem.
February 23, 2021: Dragonflies have the largest eyes and sharpest eyesight of any inset, each eye is made up of more than 30,000 separate rod-like units.
February 24, 2021: At the age of 20, a man has about 176,000km of myelinated axons in his brain; a woman has about 149,000 km.
February 25, 2021: 20% of people living in the U.S. get the flu each year.
February 26, 2021: The brain feels like a ripe avocado and looks pink because of te blood flowing through it.
March 1, 2021: Your DNA is affected by the environment; environmental factors can tun genes on and off.
March 2, 2021: The world's largest frog is the Conraua goliath from West Africa. It measures about 1 foot long.
March 3, 2021: A stroke of lighning discharges from 10 to 100 million volts and 30,000 amperes of electricity.
March 4, 2021: A human heart beats 100,000 times a day.
March 5, 2021: A mature pig can run up to 10 mph.
March 8, 2021: The greatest tide change on earth occurs in the Bay of Fundy. The difference between low tide and high tide can be as great as 55 feet.
March 9, 2021: Each of your lungs has about 300-400 million alveoli, the small air sacs where oxygen and carbon dioxide get exchanged.
March 10, 2021: It takes Earth exactly 365.242199 days to orbit the sun and that is why every four years there is a leap year.
March 11, 2021: Like fingerprints, everyone's tongue print is different.
March 12, 2021: Newborn babies are given to the wrong mother in the hospital 12 times a day worldwide.
Enjoy your SPRING BREAK with family and friends!
March 22, 2021: Alpacas are herbivores. Their diet consists mostly of grass, hay, and grain.
March 23, 2021: Your tongue is the only muscle in your body that is only connected on one end.
March 24, 2021: There are 60,000 miles of blood vessels in every human.
March 25, 2021: Eggs age more in one day at room temperature than in one week in the refrigerator.
March 26, 2021: There are about 100 billion neurons in the human brain, the same number of stars in our galaxy.
March 29, 2021: An astronaut can be up to 2 inches taller returning from space. The cartilage disks in the spine expand in the absence of gravity.
March 30, 2021: Things invisible to the human eye can often be seen under UV light, which comes in handy for both scientists and detectives.
March 31, 2021: The temperature at the center of the Earth is estimated to be 5500 degrees Celsius.
April 1, 2021: Armadillos get an average of 18 hours of sleep per day.
April 5, 2021: An alligator's upper jaw is an extension of its skull and therefore does not move.
April 6, 2021: Memories triggered by scent have a stronger emotional connection than other memory triggers.
April 7, 2021: The sting of a Box Jelly can kill a human within three minutes.
April 8, 2021: Your shoulder is one of the most flexible but least stable joints of your skeleton because it is set in a very shallow socket.
April 9, 2021: Humming birds consume half of their body weight in food every day.
April 12, 2021: On average, cats spend 2/3 of every day sleeping. They eat, play, and hunt the rest of the time.
April 13, 2021: Micro-organisms have been brought back to life after being frozen in permafrost for three million years.
April 14, 2021: If you get depressed in the winter but feel much better in the summer, you may have seasonal affective disorder.
April 15, 2021: Hyenas are not at all related to dogs, but dogs and hyenas share similar reeting patterns.
April 16, 2021: The first dinosaur to be formally named was the Megalosaurus, back in 1824.
April 19, 2021: Female lions reach about 60% of their adult size by the time they are only 2 years old.
April 20, 2021: The fastest growing nail is on your middle finger.
April 21, 2021: The closer a food is to its natural state, the healhier it is for you: For example, an apple is better than apple sauce, which is better than bottled apple juice, etc...
April 22, 2021: Humans are born with 300 bones in their body; however, when a person reaches adulthood, they only have 206 bones.
April 23, 2021: Zebras can run at a speed of up to 40 mph.
April 26, 2021: The first virus was found in both plants and animals 100 years ago.
April 27, 2021: Armadillos can be housebroken.
April 28, 2021: A raisin dropped in a glass of fresh sparkling water will bounce up and down continually from the bottom of the glass to the top.
April 29, 2021: Every leisure step a giraffe takes is a shopping 20 feet in length.
April 30, 2021: The heaviest hailstone every recorded weighted 1.0 kg (2.25 pound) and landed in Bangladesh on April 14, 1986.
May 3, 2021: Giant pandas will consume almost exclusively bamboo leaves, shoots, and stalks.
May 4, 2021: The longest cells in the human body are the motor neurons. They can be up to 4.5 feet long and run from the lower spinal cord to the big toe.
May 5, 2021: Camels can preserve up to 6 liters of water per day due to their unique ability to regulate their body temperature.
May 6, 2021: The average life span of an ant is 60 days.
May 7, 2021: A total of 148 tornados swept the south and midwest of the U.S. in April 1974.
May 10, 2021: Starfish are also known as sea stars and are not really fish, despite the name given to them.
May 11, 2021: Humans have 46 chromosomes, peas have 14, and crayfish have 200.
May 12, 2021: The heart of a giraffe is 2 feet long and can weigh as much as 25 pounds.
May 13, 2021: Dysthymia is a type of chronic depression that is less severe than major depression.
May 14, 2021: Children 2-6 years of age are most prone to night terrors, which affect about 15% of all children.
May 17, 2021: The average adult make alligator measures about 15 feet long and weighs about 500 pounds.
May 18, 2021: Baby teeth are called milk teeth.
May 19, 2021: Goat pupils are rectangularly shaped, therefore their night vision is excellent.
May 20, 2021: Fearfulness in waking life is correlated with increased incidence of nightmares.
May 21, 2021: At 23 weeks the human fetus experiences REM (Rapid Eye Movement) sleep.
May 24, 2021: The first spectacles were invented in 1280.
May 25, 2021: The largest earthworm ever found was in South Africa. It measured about 20 feet long.
May 26, 2021: Grinning or repeated pulling of the lip is a definite sign of hostile aggression in monkeys.
May 27, 2021: If you could drive to the Sun--at 55 mph--it would take about 193 years.
May 28, 2021: Loss of memory is known as amnesia.
Have a great SUMMER! Stay in touch!
August 10, 2021: Anomic aphasia means you have trouble using the correct word for objects, places, or events.
August 11, 2021: Empathy is the ability to understand another person's emotion and feelings.
August 12, 2021: The hippocampus is essential for learning new information and for consolidation of information from short-term to long-term memory.
August 13, 2021: Starfish are echinoderms, which are found in abundance in deep seas.
August 16, 2021: Each of your bones contains about 20% water; which means you whole skeleton contains more than 2 liters of water.
August 17, 2021: Lions are extremely fast runners; they can run at a speed of 60 mph.
August 18, 2021: Hyenas were once domesticated and raised for food in ancient Egypt.
August 19, 2021: Amadillos like living near moist areas like rivers or creeks, since these wet places have soft soil that is easy to dig.
August 20, 2021: Alligators can run up to 20 mph.
August 23, 2021: A sneeze can exceed the speed of 100 mph.
August 24, 2021: Pigs have 4 toes on each of their hoof, but they only walk on 2 toes per hoof.
August 25, 2021: The average person is able to detect and distinguish betweeen about 10,000 different smells, wusing approximately 400 receptors.
August 26, 2021: Snakes use over 100 teeth to hold their prey in place while eating.
August 27, 2021: Armadillos are omnivorous animals. They eat both plants and animals.
August 30, 2021: Lettuce is a member of the sunflower family.
August 31, 2021: Skunks do not have good visual acuity, so just quietly walk away when you run into one.
September 1, 2021: The computer mouse was invented more than 30 years ago.
September 2, 2021: The cheetah cannot roar like other big cats such as the lion or tiger.
September 3, 2021: Regular exercise helps boost the immune system.
September 7, 2021: Lions are very social; they like to live together in groups called "prides".
September 8, 2021: The earliest cockroach fossils are about 280 million years old.
September 9, 2021: Pigs vocalize using their loud nasal grunts to communicate or fight with each other.
September 10, 2021: An orange tree may bear oranges for more than 100 years.
September 13, 2021: The largest galazies contain up to 400 billion stars.
September 14, 2021: A dolphin's teeth are mainly used for grasping, not chewing.
September 15, 2021: In most respects, the left and right sides of the brain are symmetrical in terms of function.
September 16, 2021: Badgers, foxes, and birds of prey are a weasel's natural enemy.
September 17, 2021: Hummingbirds are the only birds that can fly both backwards and forwards.
September 20, 2021: Snakes that live in trees are called "arboreal".
September 21, 2021: Dogs have special sweat glands, which are located in between their paws.
September 22, 2021: Egg yolks are one of the few foods that naturally contain Vitamin D.
September 23, 2021: Your nails grow faster in warm climates and during the daytime, that in cold climates and at night.
September 24, 2021: The teletype and PVC (polyvinyl choride) were invented more than 70 years ago.
September 27, 2021: Plants on the surface of the Earth have existed for around 400 million years.
September 28, 2021: Like snakes, all lizards have a Jacobsen's Organ, which allows them to smell by tasting he air.
September 29, 2021: Forest fires move faster uphill than downhill.
September 30, 2021: During a hypnotic state, a person may be more likely to accept suggestions that can help change his or her behavior.
October 1, 2021: Monkeys usually like to express affection and friendship with each other by grooming each other.
October 11, 2021: On May 3, 1999 an outbreak of 76 tormadoes struck Oklahoma and Kansas with wind speeds of up to 318 mph.
October 12, 2021: Auditory hallucinations, particularly of one or more talking voices, are associated with disorders such as schizophrenia or bipolar mania.
October 13, 2021: Food stays in your stomach for 2 to 3 hours.
October 14, 2021: Flamingos use their large and long beaks to filter shrimps out of the water.
October 15, 2021: 7% of a human's body weight is made up of blood.
October 18, 2021: If stretched out, the cerebral cortex would be about 2.5 square feet, the area of a night table.
October 19, 2021: 40-50% of body heat can be lost through the head as a result of its extensive circulatory network.
October 20, 2021: Unlike other lizards, geckos posses true vocal cords, which allow them to make sound.
October 21, 2021: The frontal lobes of the brain are involved in executive functions such as self-control, planning, reasoning, and abstract thought.
October 22, 2021: The common cold is caused by any of 1 of 200 viruses.
October 25, 2021: Armadillos can dig up to 10 burrows, up to 20 feet deep, with at least 5 entrances in case they need to hide immediately.
October 26, 2021: There are over 200,000 identified plant species and the list is growing all the time.
October 27, 2021: 25% of athletic injuries involve the hand and wrist.
October 28, 2021: A cat has a total of 230 bones in its body.
October 29, 2021: By swallowing water the Puffer fish becomes too big for other fish to swallow.
November 1, 2021: A cat's heart beats about twice as fast as a human heart.
November 2, 2021: All kangaroos are herbivorous, always grazing and browsing plants for their food.
November 3, 2021: Gabriel Fahrenheit invented the mercury thermometer in 1714.
November 4, 2021: Armadillos have a strong sense of smell, which helps them detect both food and predators from a distance.
November 5, 2021: About 22 million Americans visit chiropractors annually.
November 8, 2021: Cooked artichokes are very high in overall antioxidant value.
November 9, 2021: Bananas are a great source of potassium. Potassium helps build muscle power and keeps you body fluids in balance.
November 10, 2021: At the tip of their abdomen, spiders have unique silk spinning glands called spinnerets.
November 11, 2021: Turtles can survive up to 1 year without eating food.
November 12, 2021: A healthy person has 6,000 million hemoglobin molecules.
November 15, 2021: A giraffe's neck contains the same number of vertebrae as a human.
November 16, 2021: A mole can dig a tunnel 300 feet long in just one night.
November 17, 2021: Sea turtles can swim quite fast, up to 40 mph.
November 18, 2021: Bald eagles consume fresh fish that they snatch out of the water using their sharp and powerful talons.
November 19, 2021: Expressive aphasia means you know what you want to say, but you have trouble saying it.
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November 29, 2021: Bees have 3 simple eyes and 2 compund eyes, with many hexagonal facets, on top of their heads.
November 30, 2021: Crocodiles can swim up to 30 mph using their powerful tail.
December 1, 2021: The highest recorded train speed is 320.2 mph by the TGV train in France.
December 2, 2021: A single second of video tape contains about 22 megabytes of data, the very rough equivalent of about 30 copies of a 200 page book.
December 3, 2021: A bolt of lightening can strike the Earth with a force as great as 100 million volts.
December 6, 2021: Geckos make barking, chirping or clicking noises to communicate with each other.
December 7, 2021: There are more than 10,000 species of butterflies worldwide.
December 8, 2021: Groundhogs are also called "whistle pigs."
December 9, 2021: The combined length of the roots of a Finnish pine tree is over 30 miles.
December 10, 2021: The 52 bones in your foot make up about 25% of all the bones in your body.
December 13, 2021: The Weddell seal can travel underwater for seven miles without surfacing for air.
December 14, 2021: Parrots are capable of seeing ultraviolet (UV) light, which is totally invisible to humans.
December 15, 2021: Your tongue has thousands of taste buds located on its surface.
December 16, 2021: It is not uncommon for people to live without a spleen, and many people are able to enjoy full lives without one.
December 17, 2021: The pupil of your eye expands as much as 45% when you look at something that is pleasing to look at.
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January 4, 2022: Our sense of taste is greatly influenced by our sense of smell.
January 5, 2022: Each cubic millimeter of the human brain contains about 1 billion synapses.
January 6, 2022: Your spinal cord can work independently of your brain, sending out responses to your muscles directly.
January 7, 2022: A single rye plant can spread up to 400 miles of roots underground.
January 10, 2022: Peaches are the third most popular fruit grown in America.
January 11, 2022: Almonds are members of the peach family.
January 12, 2022: Sea otters have 2 coats of fur.
January 13, 2022: A good way to restore the sound of a scratched CD is to coat them with a thin layer of wax or silicone.
January 14, 2022: The winter of 1932 was so cold that Niagra Falls froze completely solid.
January 18, 2022: At just 12 weeks the human fetus can scowl and squint.
January 19, 2022: The smallest adult hummingbird in the world weighs less than a penny.
January 20, 2022: An average elephant weighs about 10,000 pounds.
January 21, 2022: Studies show that children suffering from separation anxiety disorder are much more likely to have ADHD, bipolar disorder, and panic disorder.
January 24, 2022: The brain uses more than 25% of the oxygen used by the human body.
January 25, 2022: Your heart is made up almost entirely of muscle. It is strong enough to lift approximately 3,000 pounds, roughly the weight of a compact car.
January 26, 2022: A cougar's long and strong hind limbs allow it to cover a distance of 50 feet in a single leap.
January 27, 2022: The Komodo dragon is the world's largest lizard, which can grow to an astounding 10 feet in length.
January 28, 2022: Blueberries are a good source of Vitamin C and fiber.
January 31, 2022: These animals are in descending order of animal intelligence: chimpanzees, dolphins, elephants, then pigs.
February 1, 2022: Deer possess many muscles attached to their ears, allowing them to turn their ears in any direction without moving their heads.
February 2, 2022: The first alarm clock was invented 3,500 years ago by the Egyptians; and in 1955 scientists in the United Kingdom invented the first atomic clock.
February 3, 2022: Goats are very good swimmers.
February 4, 2022: The moon is one million times drier than the Gobi Desert.
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February 14, 2022: Even small noises can cause the pupils of your eyes to dilate.
February 15, 2022: It typically takes twelve years and close to a billion dollars to develop a new medicine.
February 16, 2022: It has been estimated that sand deposits in the Sahara Desert cover about 2,700,000 square miles.
February 17, 2022: Skunks like to feed on the nasty garden bugs and slugs that destroy your crops.
February 18, 2022: Each year over 1 million people have a heart attack.
February 21, 2022: An ear of corn always has an even number of rows.
February 22, 2022: The first human liver transplant was performed in 1967 by a surgical team led by Dr. Thomas Starzl of Denver, Colorado.
February 23, 2022: An average person produces about 1.7 liters of saliva each day.
February 24, 2022: Ladybugs are born black.
February 25, 2022: The average human scalp has 100,000 hairs.
February 28, 2022: Your nose can smell directionally, telling you where an odor originates.
March 1, 2022: About 1 person in 20 has two extra ribs, making 13 pairs instead of 12.
March 2, 2022: In most people, the left hemisphere of the brain is dominant for language.
March 3, 2022: It is believed that ancient Egyptians used complex mathematics such as algebra and geometry as far back as 3000 BC.
March 4, 2022: 75% of the brain is water. This means that it is important that you remain properly hydrated for the sake of your mind.
March 7, 2022: Our galaxy's oldest stars are Red Dwarfs, which are also the smallest and most abundant, numbering 70% of the Milky Way galaxy's stars.
March 8, 2022: Insects such as mosquitos and cicadas make noise by rapidly moving their wings.
March 9, 2022: A baby is born with a startle response called the Moro reflex.
March 10, 2022: Peanuts are legumes and not a tree nut.
March 11, 2022: How you experience time is all about your perception. Some speculate that stress can make you experience time dilation.
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March 21, 2022: After age 30, the human brain shrinks about 0.25% in mass each year.
March 22, 2022: There are about 3 million alpacas living in the Andean highlands.
March 23, 2022: Because of its padded feet, a squirrel can survive even if it jumps from a height of 200 feet.
March 24, 2022: The cosmos contains approximately 50 billion galaxies.
March 25, 2022: Every square inch of the human body has about 20 million skin cells.
March 28, 2022: Spiders, as a group, eat more insects than birds.
March 29, 2022: Giraffes sleep very little, only about 4 hours per day.
March 30, 2022: Every night each human sheds approximately 3 grams of skin particles.
March 31, 2022: A baby is born without kneecaps. They appear between the age of 2 and 6.
April 1, 2022: The highest temperature produced in a laboratory was 920,000,000 degrees Fahrenheit at eh Tokomak Fusion Test Reactor in Princeton, NJ, USA.
April 4, 2022: If you stretch a standard Slinky out flat, it measures about 90 feet long.
April 5, 2022: Depression affects the young and old, men and women, all ethnic groups, and all professions.
April 6, 2022: Receptive aphasia means you hear the voice or see the print, but you can't make sense of the words.
April 7, 2022: An owl's coat is made of thousands of feathers.
April 8, 2022: A mother scorpion will eat her offspring if she is hungry.
April 11, 2022: Your brain is about 1300-1400 cubic centimeters in volume, about the size of a cantaloupe, and wrinkled like a walnut.
April 12, 2022: Connections from the left half of the retina go to the left side of the brain, and those from the right half of the retina go to the right side of the brain.
April 13, 2022: Most babies start to recognize words when they ar about 10 months old.
April 14, 2022: The most rain fall ever recorded in one year is 1000 inches in Cherrapunji, India.
April 18, 2022: An adult male tiger in the wild consumes about 300 pounds of meat a month.
April 19, 2022: Electrical potential energy is measured in volts.
April 20, 2022: Humans have the most complex brain compared to all other animals on Earth.
April 21, 2022: Utopia is a large, smooth area of Mars.
April 22, 2022: All hyenas are nocturnal. They like to hunt at night.
April 25, 2022: Attention is one of the most intensely studied topics within psychology and cognitive neuroscience.
April 26, 2022: An adult green iguana measures about 8 feet long and weighs about 20 pounds.
April 27, 2022: It is possible for your bones to self destruct without enough calcium intake.
April 28, 2022: The planet Saturn has a density lower than water. So, if placed in water it would float.
April 29, 2022: Real dart-boards are made out of horsehair.
May 2, 2022: About 70 million people suffer from food poisioning each year, with 7 million being fatal.
May 3, 2022: Einstein won the 1921 Nobel Prize in Physics for his work on theoretical physics.
May 4, 2022: The average length of the tongue from the oropharynx to the tip is about 4 inches.
May 5, 2022: Your skin contains a protein called keratin which is also found in hair and nails.
May 6, 2022: Lymph nodes, the most important defense mechanisms of your body, are not found in your feet.
May 9, 2022: Bees have different tongue lengths.
May 10, 2022: An apple, when fresh, is made up of about 25% air; that is why they float in water.
May 11, 2022: Instead of bones, sharks have a skeleton made from cartilage.
May 12, 2022: Ablutophobia is the persistent, abnormal and unwarranted fear of bathing, washing, or cleaning.
May 13, 2022: More than 20% of twins are left-handed.
May 16, 2022: The call of the humpback whale is lounder than the Concorde plane and can be heard from 500 miles away.
May 17, 2022: About 8% of children and 2% of adults have some kind of food allergy.
May 18, 2022: A cat has no collar bone, and therefore it can easily fit through any opening about the size of its head.
May 19, 2022: There are 4 main blood types: A, B, AB, and O; each blood type is either Rh positive or Rh negative.
May 20, 2022: It is believed that dinosaurs lived on Earth until around 65 million years ago when a mass extinction occurred.
May 23, 2022: Diamonds are the hardest substance known to man.
May 24, 2022: There are about 500,000 leopards worldwide.
May 25, 2022: Kangaroos can live up to 25 years in captivity, but generally only 5 years in the wild.
May 26, 2022: About 1 liter of blood flows through your brain every minute.
May 27, 2022: While your ears pick up the sound, it is the brain that does the hard work of making sense of it all.
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