Due to gravitational effects, you weigh slightly less when the moon is directly overhead.

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The average distance between the Earth & the Moon is 238,857 miles (384,392 km).

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The city of Istanbul straddles two separate continents, Europe and Asia.

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Cats can make over 1,000 different vocal sounds, and dogs can make only about 10.

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Chameleons often have tongues longer than their bodies.

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Rafflesia flowers attract pollinating flies by looking and smelling like rotten meat.

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French speaking residents of Belgium are called Walloons.

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The average person laughs 13 times a day.

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Armadillos spend about 80% of their lives asleep.

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La Paz, the capital city of Bolivia is the highest capital in the world. Ski resorts there operate only on weekends during the South American summer (November to March). At an elevation of over 17,000 feet, it is too cold to operate during the South American winter.

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