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Stupid Facts

  • The Flamingo gets its pink color from food high in alpha and beta-carotene.

  • The Marianas Trench in the Pacific Ocean is the deepest part of the oceans at 11,033 meters (36,201 feet) below sea level.

  • The scientific name for two different color eyes in the same individual is heterochromia iridium.
    (see Heredity of Eye Color)

  • Steve Martin has hosted Saturday Night Live more than anyone else at 13 times.

  • Missouri and Tennessee are both bordered by 8 states.
    (see United States)

  • The scientific term for nose-picking is rhinotillexonamia.
    (see Don't Pick Your Nose and Another Reason Not to Pick Your Nose)

  • The spice Coriander is the dried fruit of the cilantro plant.

  • The West Edmonton Mall is the World's largest mall at 5.3 million square feet (493,000 sq. meters).

  • There is a 55-foot high statue of the Jolly Green Giant in Blue Earth, MN.

  • The equator passes through 13 countries: Ecuador, Colombia, Brazil, Sao Tome & Principe, Gabon, Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Uganda, Kenya, Somalia, Maldives, Indonesia and Kiribati.

  • There is methane in the atmosphere of Uranus.
    (see The Solar System)

  • Cats sleep between 14 and 16 hours a day.