Continents are typically defined as landmasses made of low-density rock that essentially floats on the molten material below. Greenland fits this description.

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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!!

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Bell peppers are usually sold green, but they can also be red, purple or yellow.

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Rice paper isn't made from rice but from a small tree which grows in Taiwan.

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About 400 billion gallons water is used worldwide each day.

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Mars days are 24 hours and 37 minutes long, compared to 23 hours, 56 minutes on Earth.

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The oceans contain 99 percent of the living space on the planet.

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The black widow spider can devour as many as twenty 'mates' in a single day.

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The largest temperate rainforests are found on North America's Pacific Coast and stretch from Northern California up into Canada.

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Asparagus is a member of the lily family, which also includes onions, leeks, and garlic. Source of this fact and the next three.

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