Horseshoe crabs have existed in essentially the same form for the past 135 million years. Their blood provides a valuable test for the toxins that cause septic shock, which previously led to half of all hospital-acquired infections and one-fifth of all hospital deaths.
English is the second most spoken language (Native speakers 512 million) & the first is Chinese Mandarin (more then 1 billion speakers).
The primary root is the first thing to sprout from a seed, and it grows downward.
Ginger has been clinically demonstrated to work twice as well as Dramamine for fighting motion sickness, with no side effects.
The temperature of Earth near the center, its thought to be at least 7,000 degrees Fahrenheit (3,870 Celsius).
Earth travels through space at 66,700 miles per hour.
Giant kelp, the fastest growing plant in the ocean, can grow up to 2 feet per day. Under optimal conditions, giant kelp can grow to a length of more than 100 feet in little more than a year and can grow to a maximum of 200 feet.
The average width of a tornado's funnel averages about 100 to 200 yards but may be as wide as a mile.
The top 10 feet of the ocean hold the same amount of thermal energy as exists in the entire atmosphere.
The stem contains the plant's two-way transportation system made up of two systems of tubes. One tube system carries food and minerals up into the plant. Then when the leaves make food, the other tube system carries the food into the stem and back into the roots for storage.