Hawaii is moving toward Japan 10 centimetres (4 inches) every year.
Persia changed its name to Iran in 1935.
In a life time, your heart will pump about 50,000,000 gallons. That's enough to fill 2,500 rail road cars 21 miles long.
Termites can't digest wood, the protozoa in their stomach (they eat them when they are younger) actually are the devourers of the wood.
Saturn's moon Titan has hundreds of times more oil and natural gas than all the known reserves on Earth.
The right lung takes in more air than the left.
A leech can drink up to eight time its weight in blood at one sitting.
Since 1959, more than 6,000 pieces of 'space junk' (abandoned rocket and satellite parts) have fallen out of orbit - many of these have hit the earth's surface.
Lake BaikalLake Baikal is the deepest lake in the world.
US Route 66 ran from Chicago to Los Angeles, approximating the course of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe, a railroad which, we might mention, no longer goes to any of those three towns.