Dr. Suess wrote Green Eggs and Ham after his editor dared him to write a book using fewer than fifty different words.
The Blue Whale's whistle is the loudest noise made by an animal. The fastest human swimmer can swim at 6 miles per hour. The fastest mammal-the dolphin-can swim up to 35 miles per hour.
A cheetah does not roar like a lion-it purrs like a cat.
The smallest bird in the world is the Hummingbird. It weighs 1oz.
A crocodile can't move its tongue and cannot chew. Its digestive juices are so strong that it can digest a steel nail.
A chameleon's tongue is twice the length of its body.
A rat can last longer without water than a camel can.
There are more than 50 different kinds of kangaroos. Kangaroos are native of Australia. A group of kangaroos is called a mob. Young kangaroos are called joeys.
A cow gives nearly 200,000 glasses of milk in her lifetime.
The world's smallest mammal is the bumblebee bat of Thailand, weighing less than a penny.
A woodpecker can peck twenty times a second.
The fastest dog, the greyhound, can reach speeds of up to 41.7 miles per hour.
A cat uses whiskers to determine if a space is too small to squeeze through. The whiskers act as antennae, helping the animal to judge the precise width of any passage.
The female lion does more than 90% of the hunting while the male prefers to rest.
A jellyfish is 95 percent water.
The female green turtle sheds tears as she lays her eggs on the beach. This washes sand particles out of her eyes and rids her body of excess salt.
We hear the sound of the seashore inside large seashells, because the shell echoes surrounding sounds, jumbling and amplifying them.
Atlantic City is home to the longest boardwalk in the world.
The Wildwood Boardwalk extends nearly 2 miles and has more than 70,000 wooden planks.
The beaches of Wildwood are some of the very few on the East Coast of the US where the shoreline is actually growing, instead of diminishing. It's been known to grow up to 100 feet in one year.
Lucy the Elephant, located in Margate, was construced in 1881 as a marketing gimmick by a land speculator. Lucy stands six-stories tall and weighs 90 tons.
Avalon, New Jersey is named after the King Arthur legend.
Look for Turtle Crossings at the Jersey shore from June to July. That's when the female diamond back turtles move from the saltmarshes to lay eggs on higher ground-usually by the side of the road.
US President Benjamin Harrison vacationed in Cape May Point.
Fingernails grow nearly 4 times faster than toenails.
Of all the words in the English language the word "set" has the most definitions.
No word in the English language rhymes with "month".
"Go." is the shortest complete sentence in the English language.
It was the Romans who made the first popsicle. They took some ice and added flavour to it and then licked it!
The cross is a symbol of Christ's Crucifixion and Resurrection. During the Easter season hot cross buns, a cake or biscuit eaten by many during the season are also symbols of the Crucifixtion and Resurrection.
Eggs are a symbol of the new life that returns to nature at Easter Time. The Egyptians and the Persians exchanged eggs decorated in Spring colors. Early Christians used red colored eggs to symbolize the Resurrection.
Rabbits symbolized new life and rebirth in ancient Egypt. The Bunny's visit is based upon a German Legend. The legend goes that a poor woman decorated eggs for her kids to find during a famine. At the moment they found them they looked up to see a big bunny hopping away.
Did you know that in nearly every language around the world, the word for "mother" begins with an "m" sound.
In Japan the colors red and white are used for celebrations. Black and white are used for funerals.
There are no mountains in Denmark.
Did you know there is a country whose government knows who owns which trees? In Oman, the date palm trees are so valuable that the country keeps a list of the trees and their owners.
The average person laughs about 15 times a day.
Bison can jump six feet in the air and can run up to 55 miles per hour. They can also dig up to 4 feet in the snow. Bulls can weigh up to 2000 pounds and there is no fat in the hump, just bone and muscle with a thin layer of fat. FROM Josiah Hinderdeer