Most gemstones contain several elements. The exception? The diamond. It's all carbon.
Norway contains the largest icefield in Europe.
The Galileo spacecraft traveled to Jupiter at a speed of 107,000 mph; fast enough to cross the U.S. in 85 seconds.
A Boeing 707 uses four thousand gallons of fuel in its take-off climb.
Most cows give more milk when they listen to music.
The star Sirius B is so dense, a handful of it weighs about 454,000 kgs (1 million pounds.)
Eighty-five percent of all life on Earth is Plankton.
The cow has four stomachs, as most ruminant mammals do.
Mississippi was the first state to outlaw imprisonment of debtors.
Minus 40 degrees Celsius is exactly the same temperature as minus 40 degrees Fahrenheit.