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Fun Facts

  • A full moon always rises at sunset. This is because sun and moon are at nearly opposite positions in the sky during a full moon.

  • The bones of a pigeon weigh less than its feathers.

  • The water inside of a coconut is identical to human blood plasma. It is sometimes used as a substitute because it is sterile, does not produce heat, does not destroy red blood cells, and is readily accepted by the body.

  • The area between your toes is the part of the body that has the most bacteria.

  • Spider silk is stronger than steel and can stretch up to 50 percent of its original length. A strand of spider silk the width of a pencil could stop a Boeing 747 in flight.

  • When Thomas Edison died in 1931, Henry Ford captured his last breath in a bottle.

  • Hummingbirds are the only animal that can fly backwards. They can also fly upside-down.

  • On average, people fear spiders more than they fear dying. However, statistically, you are more likely to be killed by a champagne cork than by the bite of a poisonous spider.

  • When a person dies, hearing is generally the last sense to go. The first sense lost is usually sight, followed by taste, smell, and touch.