Bee Humming Bird
The smallest bird is the bee Humming bird. It lives in Cuba and measures less than 5cm (2in) from the tip of its long beak to the end of its tail. It weighs only 2g (0.07 oz), about as heavy as half a teaspoon of water. I would take fourteen bee hummingbirds to balance a hen’s egg.
Beetles taste like apples, wasps like pine nuts, and worms like fried bacon.
Before pillarboxes and stamps
It’s strange to think that before pillarboxes and stamps existed, postmen, called letters from people and charging a halfpenny for the service of delivering them!
Biggest continent in the world
The biggest continent in the world is Asia. It is nearly five times larger than Australia, the smallest continent. Africa and Asia together account for just over half of all the land in the world.
Biggest Land Animal
The hippo is the third biggest land animal. It is slightly smaller, but heavier than a white rhino. The biggest land animal is the elephant.
Biggest sand dunes
The biggest sand dunes are in Algeria in the Sahara Desert. They are up to 430m (1,411 ft) high, nearly three times the height of the Greatest Pyramid of Cheops in Egypt or nearly or twice as high as Canary Wharf.
Birds never sing
Have you ever noticed that birds never sing on the ground-only when they are safely perched above it?
Birds of Prey
Birds of prey have very good eyesight. As they hover many metres above the ground they can detect the slightest movement of a mouse in the grass below. It is thought that a peregrine falcon can see a pigeon up to 8 km (5 miles) away.
When owl, eagle or other bird of prey has spotted its target, it swoops down and grasps its prey in its claws. Eagles can even carry off young lambs and other animals weighing as much as 9kg (20lb). Birds have no teeth so they swallow their food whole. Owls cannot digest the bones and furof their prey, so they regurgitate them in the form of a pellet with other undigested bits of food. Hens swallo grit and small stones. The stones help to grind up the food in their stomachs.
Blood accounts in Human Body
Blood normally accounts for one thirteenth of a person’s total body weight.
There are 60,000 miles of blood vessels in a human body.