Mosquitoes first choice
Humans are not the first choice for most mosquitoes; they actually prefer birds, cattles and horses over humans.
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Coffee has been an important staple of Austrians since the Turks were forced to retreat in the 17th century and left behind an enormous amount of coffee beans. Coffee houses have become iconic as gathering places for shoppers, businessmen, students, and workers alike. The daily coffee break, known as “jause” usually takes place around 3 in the afternoon when cakes and pastries are also enjoyed.
The most popular dances in the world, the tango originated in the slaughterhouse district of Buenos Aires in the end of the 19th century.
The bees buzz is the sound made by their wings which beat 11,400 times per minute.
Jamaican Jews are among the earliest inhabitants on the island, despite being predominantly Christian.
Sunflowers can help clean radioactive soil. Japan is using this to rehabilitate Fukashima. Almost 10,000 packets of sunflower seeds have been sold to the people of the city.
An adult person performs around 23,000 inhalations and exhalations a day.
The word "hummus" is from the Turkish word humus
, meaning "mashed chick peas".
There are approximately 38,000 known species of spiders. Scientists believe there are probably as many more to be discovered.
The largest Japanese population outside of Japan stands at 1.6 million people who live in Brazil.