The nine-banded armadillo regularly gives birth to identical quadruplets, the only known species to do so. Provided by FactRetriever.com
|Yale was named after Elihu Yale (1649-1721), a governor of the British East India Company who donated a crate of goods to the fledgling school. Provided by by FactRetriever.com|
|The Earth’s plates move just a few inches a year—about as fast as a person’s fingernails grow. This continental pattern predicts that 250 million years from now, a new supercontinent will be born. Provided by FactRetriever.com|
|Kazakhstan is the 9th largest country by area in the world, but it has one of the lowest population densities at 6 people per square mile. Provided by FactRetriever.com |
|James Madison and Thomas Jefferson were once arrested together for taking a carriage ride in the countryside of Vermont on a Sunday, which violated the laws of that state. Provided by FactRetriever.com |
|Indonesia is composed of 17,508 islands spanning 3200 miles from east to west, but only 6,000 of them are inhabited. Provided by Indonesian Embassy|
By about 3,000 B.C., almost every weaving technique known today had been invented by the Peruvians. Provided by FactRetriever.com
A group of crabs is called a cast.
The Cottonwood Canyons in Utah is one of the snowiest places on earth, with Alta receiving 551 inches of snow annually.