The world’s smallest flowering plant is the Wolffia, whose one full bouquet of flowers can fit on the head of a push-pin.
Scientists turn up as many as 10,000 new species of insects every year.
Animals may perish when the oil slicks their fur or downy feathers, decreasing the surface area so they are no longer insulated from the cold water. Or the animals may ingest the oil, then become sick or unable to reproduce properly.
The world’s termites outweigh the world’s humans 10 to 1.
Morphine was given its name in 1803 by the discoverer, a 20-year-old German pharmacist named Friedrich Saturner. He named it Morpheus after the Greek god of dreams.
According to the United States Department of Agriculture, the best time to spray household insects is 4:00pm. Insects are most vulnerable at this time.
One pound of tea can make about 300 cups of beverage.
If two flies were left to reproduce without predators or other limitations for one year, the resulting mass of flies would be the size of the earth.
Snakes are true carnivorous because they eat nothing but other animals. They do not eat any type of plant material.
A notch in a tree will remain the same distance from the ground as the tree grows.