Fast Facts

? On July 1, 2015, Earth, Venus and Jupiter will be ordered on a single line.

? Siamese fighting fish must be kept isolated because they will fight to the death.

? The size of a typical American home has increased from 1,100 to 1,800 square feet over the past 10 years.

? More than 400,000 Americans die from diseases related to cigarette smoking each year.

? An iguana can stay under water for 28 minutes.

? In 10 minutes, a hurricane releases more energy than all the world’s nuclear weapons combined.

? The world’s most expensive spice is saffron. The price ranges from $40 to $60 per ounce.

? Hitler had syphilis, which in advanced stages causes insane rage.

? A dairy cow can produce enough milk for 5 gallons of ice cream a day.

? After sex, the male praying mantis makes the ultimate sacrifice: the female eats the head of the male as a nutritious snack.

? In New York City there are 6,374.6 miles of streets.

? A raindrop falls at 600 feet per minute or 7 miles per hour.

? Some adult Galapagos tortoises can measure up to 4 feet long and weigh up to 660 pounds. Their average lifespan is 150-200 years.

? The tongue of the giant anteater is over 2 feet long.

? The first central power plant, Pearl Street Station in lower Manhattan, built by Thomas Edison, began generating electricity on September 4, 1882.

? Walter Payton had the flu when he broke the NFL record with 275 rushing yards when Chicago played Minnesota on November 20, 1977.

? By manipulating a few genes of a virus, researchers at MIT have been able to get this virus to grow and assemble itself in such a way that it functions as a battery.

? A polar bear’s skin is black. Its fur is not white, but actually clear.

? In every episode of Seinfeld there is a Superman somewhere.

? 35 percent of the people who use personal ads for dating are already married.

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