Samuel Morse, the inventor of the morse code, was a painter as well. One of his portraits is of the first governor of Arkansas and hangs in the governors mansion of that state.
Los Angeles and San Francisco become 2.5 inches closer together each year because they are on opposite sides of the San Andreas fault.
Dogs and cats consume over $11 billion worth of pet food a year!
In downtown Lima, Peru, there is a large brass statue dedicated to Winnie-the-Pooh.
After bananas, a zoo gorillas favorite food is celery.
The saguaro cactus of the Arizona Desert grows less than one inch in its first 10 years.
One of Jupiter's moons is believed to grow and shrink because of the water beneath its frozen surface.
The Earth weighs around 6,588,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 tons.
Lightning strikes about 6,000 times per minute on our planet.
A large sunspot can last for about a week.