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Stupid Facts

  • The world's fastest land animal is the cheetah, reaching speeds of 60-70 mph (110 km/hr).

  • The fastest animal on earth is the peregrine falcon clocked at over 180 mph (290 km/hr).

  • A regular hen's egg has about 7,000 tiny pores in its shell.

  • Red blood cells do not contain a nucleus.
    (see Human Blood)

  • There are approximately 100,000,000,000,000 cells in the human body.
    (See Large Number Names)

  • A single molecule of human DNA could stretch to over 3 feet (.9 m) long.

  • In tennis, zero points is referred to as love, which is possibly derived from the French word for egg, l'oeuf, referring to the physical appearance of the number zero.
    (See Wimbledon winners)

  • No U.S. President has had brown eyes until Barack Obama (44).
    (See US Presidents)

  • One quarter of the bones in your body are in your feet.

  • The only part of the human body that cannot develop cancer is the lens of the eye.

  • The only areas of the human exterior that do not sweat are the nailbeds, eardrums, the bulbous end of the penis, and part of the lips.

  • During pregnancy, the uterus can increase up to 200 times it normal volume.