It takes 492 seconds for sunlight to reach the Earth!
The area which is today Vermont was first explored by Frenchman Samuel de Champlain in 1609, when he claimed it for his home country.
In an authentic Chinese meal, the last course is soup because it allows the roast duck entree to "swim" toward digestion.
Approximately 70 percent of the earth is covered by water. Only 1 percent of this water is drinkable.
An ant can survive for up to two days underwater.
You use 200 muscles to take one step.
Oysters can change from one gender to another and back again.
The house fly hums in the middle octave key of F.
Only 4% asked the parents' approval for their bride's hand
The first day of the first year of the first millennium was a Saturday.