Facts of Nature

If you yelled for 8 years, 7 months and 6 days you would have produced enough sound energy to heat one cup of coffee.
(Hardly seems worth it)

If you farted consistently for 6 years and 9 months enough gas is produced to create the energy of an atomic bomb.
(Now that's more like it)

The human heart creates enough pressure when it pumps out to the Body to squirt blood 30 feet.

A pig's orgasm lasts 30 minutes.
(In my next life I want to be a pig)

Banging your head against a wall uses 150 calories an hour.
(Still not over that pig thing.)

A cockroach will live nine days without its head, before it starves to death.

The male praying mantis cannot copulate while its head is attached to its body. The female initiates sex by ripping the male's head off.
("Honey, I'm home. What the....")

Some lions mate over 50 times a day.
(I still want to be a pig in my next life. Quality over quantity.)

Butterflies taste their own feet.
(Something I always wanted to know.)

Elephants are the only animals that cannot jump.
(OK, so that would be a good thing....)

A cat's urine glows under a black light.
(I wonder who was paid to figure that out.)

An ostrich's eye is bigger than its brain.
(I know some people like that.)

Starfish have no brains.
(I know some people like that.)

Polar bears are left-handed.
(Who knew...? Who cares!)

In Lebanon, men are legally allowed to have sex with animals, but the animals must be female. Having sexual relations with a male animal is punishable by death.
( Like THAT makes sense. )

In Bahrain, a male doctor may legally examine a woman's genitals, but is prohibited from looking directly at them during the examination. He may only see their reflection in a mirror.
(Do they look different reversed? )

Muslims are banned from looking at the genitals of a corpse. This also applies to undertakers; the sex organs of the deceased must be covered with a brick or piece of wood at all times.
(A brick? ? )

The penalty for masturbation in Indonesia is decapitation.
(Much worse than "going blind! ")

There are men in Guam whose full-time job is to travel the countryside and deflower young virgins, who pay them for the privilege of having sex for the first time. . . Reason: under Guam law, it is expressly forbidden for virgins to marry.
(Let's just think for a minute; is there any job anywhere else in the world that even comes close to this? )

In Hong Kong, a betrayed wife is legally allowed to kill her adulterous husband, but may only do so with her bare hands. The husband's lover, on the other hand, may be killed in any manner desired.
(Ah! Justice! )

Topless saleswomen are legal in Liverpool, England - but only in tropical fish stores.
(But of course! )

In Cali, Colombia, a woman may only have sex with her husband, and the first time this happens, her mother must be in the room to witness the act.
(Makes one shudder at the thought. )

In Santa Cruz, Bolivia, it is illegal for a man to have sex with a woman and her daughter at the same time.
(I presume this was a big enough problem that they had to pass this law? )

In Maryland, it is illegal to sell condoms from vending machines with one exception: prophylactics may be dispensed from a vending machine only "in places where alcoholic beverages are sold for consumption on the premises."
(Is this a great country or what? Not as great as Guam! )

The strongest muscle in the body is the tongue.
(Hummm. . . . I won't touch THAT one! )

The ant can lift 50 times its own weight, can pull 30 times its own weight and always falls over on its right side when intoxicated.
(From drinking little bottles of. . . ? -- did the govt. pay for this research? ? )

Humans and dolphins are the only species that have sex for pleasure
(What about the pig?)

And, the best for last..... Turtles can breathe through their butts.
(Do you think they have bad breath?)

Here are some more Human Related Facts

  1. Our eyes are always the same size from birth, but our nose and ears never stop growing.
  2. Babies are born without kneecaps. They don't appear until the child reaches 2 to 6 years of age.
  3. Your stomach has to produce a new layer of mucus every two weeks; otherwise it will digest itself.
  4. Women blink nearly twice as much as men.
  5. There are more chickens than people in the world.
  6. Humans are the only primates that don't have pigment in the palms of their hands.
  7. Only one person in two billion will live to be 116 or older.
  8. Intelligent people have more zinc and copper in their hair.
  9. The world's youngest parents were 8 and 9 and lived in China in 1910.
  10. Half of all Americans live within 50 miles of their birthplace.
  11. Father's Day has more collect calls than any other day of the year.
  12. If the population of China walked past you in single file, the line would never end because of the rate of reproduction.

And Still More Facts Animal or Nature Related

  1. In the last 4,000 years, no new animals have been domesticated.
  2. Cats have over one hundred vocal sounds. Dogs only have about 10.
  3. A snail can sleep for three years.
  4. A crocodile cannot stick its tongue out.
  5. A group of geese on the ground is a gaggle; a group of geese in the air is a skein.
  6. Did you know that crocodiles never outgrow the pool in which they live? That means that if you put a baby croc in an aquarium, it would be little for the rest of its life.
  7. A cat has 32 muscles in each ear.
  8. An ostrich's eye is bigger than its brain.
  9. Tigers have striped skin, not just striped fur.
  10. A shark is the only fish that can blink with both eyes.
  11. A dragonfly has a life span of 24 hours
  12. A goldfish has a memory span of three seconds.
  13. The giant squid has the largest eyes in the world.
  14. It takes 3,000 cows to supply the NFL with enough leather for a year's supply of footballs.
  15. A duck's quack doesn't echo, and no one knows why.
  16. The fingerprints of Koala bears are virtually indistinguishable from those of humans, so much so that they could be confused at a crime scene.
  17. Snails can sleep for 3 years without eating.
  18. It's possible to lead a cow upstairs...but not downstairs.
Revised 2013 by Larry Gentleman