HomeFUN FACTSTell Me Why Fun Facts Welcome to Tell Me Why Fun Facts page. Here you will be learning some very interesting and amazing facts in a fun and easy categorized synopsis format. This webpage will be updated whenever I can so you can check back once in a while. Also, remember to check out my other site with a more in-depth interesting facts from around the world: Did You Know? Some facts here will no doubt : shock you , make you ponder, make you wonder, others you will know while others you will learn and you might even yearn for more. Now, Did You Know…… ================================================== Astronomy Earth is the only planet not named after a pagan god. Venus is the only planet that rotates clockwise. Biology 1. Animals A cockroach will live nine days without its head before it starves to death. The cockroach has a high resistance to radiation and is the creature most likely to survive a nuclear war. The male praying mantis cannot copulate while its head is attached to its body. The female initiates sex by ripping the male’s head off. Elephants are the only animals that cannot jump. A pig’s orgasm lasts 30 minutes. Humans and dolphins are the only species that have sex for pleasure. Some lions mate over 50 times a day. The catfish has over 27,000 taste buds. Starfish have no brains. A goldfish has a memory span of 3 seconds. The giraffe has the highest blood pressure of any animal. Zebras can’t see the color orange. An elephant can be pregnant for up to 2 years. Mosquitoes have 47 teeth. A group of kangaroos is called a mob. The Poison Arrow frog has enough poison to kill 2,200 people. 11. General 111. Humans The strongest muscle in the human body is the tongue. Babies are born without kneecaps. They appear when the child is 2-6 years of age. Your body is creating and killing 15 million red blood cells per second! The most sensitive finger on the human hand is the index finger. The hardest bone in the human body is the jawbone. Hair is the fastest growing tissue in the body, second only to bone marrow. There are 35 million digestive glands in the stomach. Chemistry Companies Google receives about 200 million search queries each day. The first owner of the Marlboro company died of lung cancer. Countries Russia has the most movie theaters in the world. Canada is an Indian word meaning “Big Village” Seoul, the South Korean capital, just means “the capital” in the Korean language Did you know stuff Pearls melt in vinegar. A quarter has 119 grooves around the edge. A dime has 118 ridges around the edge. Because of Animal Crackers, many kids until they reach the age of ten, believe a bear is as tall as a giraffe. The Eiffel Tower has 1792 steps. It is said that sucking on a copper penny will cause a breathalyzer to read 0. America once issued a 5-cent bill. Each king in a deck of playing cards represents a great king from history. Spades–King David, Clubs–Alexander the Great, Hearts–Charlemagne and Diamonds–Julius Caesar. If a statue in the park of a person on a horse has both front legs in the air, the person died in battle; if the horse has one leg front leg in the air, the person died as a result of wounds received in battle; if the horse has all 4 legs on the ground, the person died of natural causes. Food & Beverages Honey is the only food that does not spoil. Honey found in the tombs of Egyptian pharaohs has been tasted by archaeologists and found edible. The avocado has the most calories of any fruit. Funny Stuff Guinness Book Of Records holds the record for being the book most stolen from Public Libraries. Donald Duck comics were banned in Finland because he didn’t wear pants. In the 40’s, the Bich pen was changed to Bic for fear that Americans would pronounce it ‘Bitch.’ Mafia in Old Arabic means ‘sanctuary’. General Science If you can see a rainbow you must have your back to the sun. Geography History Because metal was scarce, the Oscars given out during World War II were made out of wood. Inventions The doorbell was invented in 1831. George Washington Carver invented peanut butter. Toilet paper was invented in 1857. Dry cereal for breakfast was invented by John Henry Kellogg. Language China has more English speaking people than the United States There are only four words in the English language which end in ‘-dous’:tremendous, horrendous, stupendous, and hazardous . There are only 12 letters in the Hawaiian alphabet. The ship, the Queen Elizabeth 2, should always be written as QE2. QEII is the actual queen. Mathematics Miscellaneous Most dust particles in your house are made from dead skin. If you ate too many carrots you would turn orange. The colder the room you sleep in, the better the chances are that you’ll have a bad dream. No piece of paper can be folded more than 7 times. The US national anthem actually has three verses, but everyone just knows the first one. The term Cop comes from Constable on Patrol, which is a term used in England. People Intelligent people have more zinc and copper in their hair. The world’s youngest parents were 8 and 9 and lived in China in 1910. Whoopi Goldberg was a mortuary cosmetologist and a bricklayer before becoming an actress. Physics Politics Religion The youngest Pope was 11 years old. Papaphobia is the fear of Popes Technology More steel in the US is used to make bottle caps than to manufacture automobile bodies.