Fast Facts

  • Some bullfrogs pretend to be dead when captured but quickly hop away when let go.
  • More than half the world’s geysers are in Yellowstone National Park.
  • When your face blushes, the lining of your stomach turns red, too.
  • Until 1867, Alaska was known as Russian America.
  • Seven minutes and 58 seconds is the longest a lunar eclipse can last.
  • An estimated 16 million tons of rain fall to earth every second.
  • Mercury is 800 degrees Fahrenheit at its equator but has ice at its north and south poles.
  • Approximately 14 percent of U.S. homes have a TV in the kitchen.
  • “”Close Encounters of the Third Kind”” is a remake of Steven Spielberg’s 1964 amateur
    film “”Firelight.””
  • A hummingbird consumes the caloric equivalent of 228 milkshakes per day.
  • One of every 14 women in the United States is a natural blonde. Only one out of every 16 men is.
  • If you’re right handed, nails on your right hand will grow faster. If you’re left handed the nails on your left will.
  • Sixty-nine percent of cake eaters eat the cake first, then the frosting.
  • Water freezes at a higher temperature than a cockroach’s blood.