Did you know…?

Steve Hill

In San Jose, Calif., it is illegal to have more than two cats or dogs.
(http://britsinamerica.us)

In Burlingame, Calif., it is illegal to spit, except on baseball diamonds.
(http://britsinamerica.us)

The surface area of a human lung is equal to a tennis court.
(http://healthnews.com)

Your nose makes about a cup of snot each day.
(http://healthnews.com)

The longest one-syllable word in the English language is “screeched.”
(http://laughbreak.com)

Earth is about 4.54 billion years old.
(http://livescience.com)

El Azizia, Libya, had the highest recorded temperature at 136 degrees Fahrenheit (57.8 degrees Celsius) on Sept. 13, 1922.
(http://livescience.com)

The Antarctic ice cap contains some 70 percent of Earth’s fresh water and about 90 percent of its ice.
(http://livescience.com)

What is called a “French kiss” in the English-speaking world is known as an “English kiss” in France.
(http://world-english.org)

The average lead pencil will draw a line 35 miles long or write approximately 50,000 English words.
(http://world-english.org)

A squid’s skin can change color and pattern in 700 milliseconds.
(National Geographic, April 2012)

The Goliath Tarantula is the largest spider in the world at nearly one-foot long with fangs one inch in length.
(http://nationalgeographic.com)

Bees have been creating honey for more than 150 million years.
(http://www.10-facts-about.com)

Egyptians invented the 365-days calendar.
(http://www.10-facts-about.com)

Over 83 percent of adults who stuttered as children said they had been teased or bullied. Approximately 71 percent said that bullying happened at least once a week.
(http://facts.randomhistory.com)