Some crickets burrow megaphone-like tunnels that help transport the sound of their chirps as far as 2,000 feet away.
A lightning bolt travels at about 14,000mph and brings 300,000 volts of electricity to the ground.
By volume, the ocean makes up 99 percent of the planet's living space- the largest space in our universe known to be inhabited by living organisms.
The United States uses an estimated 10 million tons of salt each year to melt ice on the roads.
Over 90 percent of trade among countries is carried by ships.
The first American advertisement for tobacco was published in 1789. It showed a picture of an Indian smoking a long clay pipe.
The oldest living thing in existence is not a giant redwood, but a bristlecone pine in the White Mountains of California, dated to be aged 4,600 years old.
Butterflies taste with their hind feet.
Trees cut down noise pollution by acting as sound barriers.
Banana oil never saw a banana; it's made from petroleum.