Continents are typically defined as landmasses made of low-density rock that essentially floats on the molten material below. Greenland fits this description.
Commercial marine fisheries in the United States discard up to 20 billion pounds of non-target fish each year-- twice the catch of desired commercial and recreational fishing combined. Worldwide this adds up to a staggering 60 billion pounds each year!!
Bell peppers are usually sold green, but they can also be red, purple or yellow.
Rice paper isn't made from rice but from a small tree which grows in Taiwan.
About 400 billion gallons water is used worldwide each day.
Mars days are 24 hours and 37 minutes long, compared to 23 hours, 56 minutes on Earth.
The oceans contain 99 percent of the living space on the planet.
The black widow spider can devour as many as twenty 'mates' in a single day.
The largest temperate rainforests are found on North America's Pacific Coast and stretch from Northern California up into Canada.
Asparagus is a member of the lily family, which also includes onions, leeks, and garlic. Source of this fact and the next three.