A person who is lost in the woods and starving can obtain nourishment by chewing on his shoes. Leather has enough nutritional value to sustain life for a short time.
A person will die from total lack of sleep sooner than from starvation. Death will occur about 10 days without sleep, while starvation takes a few weeks.
A piano leg went through the floor of the white house in 1948 during President Truman's term.
A pied-billed grebe is called a peebeegeebee by birdwatchers.
A pig is the only animal than can get sunburned.
A pig's orgasm lasts for 30 minutes.
A pineapple is a berry.
A poem written to celebrate a wedding is called an epithalamium.
A polar bears skin is black. Its fur is actually clear, but like snow it appears white.
A pole vaulter, when he lands, may absorb up to 20,000 pounds of pressure per square inch on the joints of his tubular thigh bones.
A polecat is not a cat. It is a nocturnal European weasel.
A poll of 3,000 Americans found that for 41 percent, the thing they're most afraid of is speaking before a group of people. 32 percent stated they were afraid of heights.
A porpoise swims slowly in a circle as it sleeps.
A Portsmouth, Ohio law ranks baseball players with "vagrants, thieves and other suspicious characters."
A pound of grasshoppers is three times as nutritious as a pound of beef.
A pregnant goldfish is called a twit
A quarter of raw potato placed in each shoe at night will keep the leather soft and the shoes smelling fresh and clean.
A quarter of the horses in the US died of a vast virus epidemic in 1872.
A queen bee lays about 1,500 eggs on an average day.
A raisin dropped in a glass of fresh champagne will bounce up and down continuously from the bottom of the glass to the top.
A rat can go without water longer than a camel can.
A rattlesnake's fangs fold inward when its mouth is closed so it doesn't bite itself.
A recent study indicates when men crave food, they tend to crave fat and salt. When women crave food, they tend to desire chocolate.
A Red Giant(a kind of exploded star) has a lower density than any vacuum here on earth
A rhinoceros horn is made of compacted hair.
A Saudi Arabian woman can get a divorce if her husband doesn't give her coffee.
A scientific report form the University of California found that the steam rising from a cup of coffee contains the same amounts of antioxidants as three oranges. The antioxidants are heterocyclic compounds which prevents cancer and heart disease. It's good for you!
A scientist who weighed people immediately before and after death concluded that the human soul weighs 21 gms.
A scrum in rugby is equivalent of a hockey face-off, except that it involves all playing the forward position on both teams.
A SEAL's weapon of choice is the Heckler and Koch MP-5 submachine gun.
A shark can detect one part of blood in 100 million parts of water.
A shark can grow a new set of teeth in a week.
A shark is the only fish that can blink with both eyes.
A shrimp's heart is in its head.
A single drop of water contains one hundred billion billion atoms.
A single share of Coca-Cola stock, purchased in 1919, when the company went public, would have been worth $92,500 in 1997.
A snail can actually glide over the sharp edge of a knife or razor without harming itself. This has something to do with the mucus it produces.
A snail can have about 25,000 teeth.
A snail can sleep for 3 years.
A snail can travel over a razor blade without cutting itself.
A sneeze can exceed the speed of 100 mph.
A soccer ball has 32 panels.
A speleologist studies caves.
A Sphygmomanometer measures blood pressure.
A spremologer collects trivia.
A starfish can turn its stomach inside out.
A state law in Illinois mandates that all bachelors should be called master, not mister, when addressed by their female counterparts.
A strand of spider web may be stronger than an equal diameter of steel.
A study of pet owners found that 66% claimed they allowed their pets to remain in the bedroom during intercourse.
A teaspoon of neutron star material weighs about 110 million tons.
A ton of potatoes will yield 28.6 gallons of absolute alcohol. Potatoes are an important source for commercial alcohol.
A total of 63 errors were made in the 1886 World Series.
A traditional dish from Savolax, called "kalakukko" (fishcock in engl.) is made of white fish and porkfat encased in a baked crust of rye.
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