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130 things you didn't know !!

1. Rubber bands last longer when refrigerated.
2. Peanuts are one of the ingredients of dynamite.
3. There are 293 ways to make change for a dollar.
4. The average person's left hand does 56% of the typing.
5. A shark is the only fish that can blink with both eyes.
6. There are more chickens than people in the world.
7. Two-thirds of the world's eggplant is grown in New Jersey.
8. The longest one-syllable word in the English language is "screeched."
9. On a Canadian two dollar bill, the flag flying over the Parliament building is an American flag.
10. All of the clocks in the movie "Pulp Fiction" are stuck on 4:20.
11. No word in the English language rhymes with month, orange, silver, or purple.
12. "Dreamt" is the only English word that ends in the letters "mt".
13. All 50 states are listed across the top of the Lincoln Memorial on the back of the $5 bill.
14. Almonds are a member of the peach family.
15. Winston Churchill was born in a ladies' room during a dance.
16. Maine is the only state whose name is just one syllable.
17. There are only four words in the English language which end in "dous": tremendous, horrendous, stupendous, and hazardous.
18. Los Angeles' full name is "El Pueblo de Nuestra Senora Reina de los Angeles de Porciuncula"
19. A cat has 32 muscles in each ear.
20. An ostrich's eye is bigger than its brain.
21. Tigers have striped skin, not just striped fur.
22. In most advertisements, the time displayed on a watch is 10:10.
23. Al Capone's business card said he was a used furniture dealer.
24. The characters Bert and Ernie on Sesame Street were named after Bert the cop and Ernie the taxi driver in Frank Capra's "It's a Wonderful Life."
25. A dragonfly has a life span of 24 hours.
26. A goldfish has a memory span of three seconds.
27. A dime has 118 ridges around the edge.
28. It's impossible to sneeze with your eyes open.
29. The giant squid has the largest eyes in the world.
30. In England, the Speaker of the House is not allowed to speak.
31. The microwave was invented after a researcher walked by a radar tube and a chocolate bar melted in his pocket.
32. Mr. Rogers was an ordained minister.
33. The average person falls asleep in seven minutes.
34. There are 336 dimples on a regulation golf ball.
35. "Stewardesses" is the longest word that is typed with only the left hand.
36. Women blink twice as many times as men do.
37. Intelligent people have more zinc and copper in their hair.
38. We are about 1 cm taller in the morning than in the evening. Layers of cartilage in the joints gets compressed during the day.
39. There are approx. 550 hairs in the eyebrow.
40. The strongest muscle in the human body is the tongue.
41. The life span of a taste bud is 10 days.
42. The world's youngest parents were 8 and 9 and lived in China in 1910.
43. The largest known kidney stone weighed 1.36 kilograms.
44. Most dust particles in your house are made from dead skin.
45. Kidney stones come in any color--from yellow to brown.
46. Babies are born without kneecaps. They appear when the child is 2-6 years of age.
47. The average human produces 10,000 gallons of saliva in a lifetime.
48. If you ate too many carrots you would turn orange.
49. The force of 1 billion people jumping at the same time is equal to 500 tons of TNT.
50. A baby is born every seven seconds.
51. You can tell if a skunk is about if you smell only .000000000000071 ounce of its spray.
52. You breathe about 10 million times a year.
53. The colder the room you sleep in, the better the chances are that you'll have a bad dream.
54. The foot is the most common body part bitten by insects.
55. The most common time for a wake up call is 7 a.m.
56. The typical person goes to the bathroom 6 times a day.
57. The fastest growing nail is on the middle finger.
58. The most sensitive finger on the human hand is the index finger.
59. The human body weighs 40 times more than the brain.
60. After eating too much, your hearing is less sharp.
61. A person swallows approx. 295 times while eating dinner.
62. Your urine will turn bright yellow if you eat too much asparagus.
63. There are more people alive today than have ever died.
64. The human body is better suited to two four-hour sleep cycles than one eight-hour one.
65. A man's beard contains between 7000 and 15,000 hairs.
66. A beard grows an average of 140mm a year
67. A hair is 70 per cent easier to cut when soaked in warm water for two minutes
68. Women's hair is about half the diameter of men's hair
69. During an average lifetime, a man will spend 3,350 hours removing 8.4 meters of stubble
70. 4.5 million people have their health 'adversely affected' by air pollutants each year.
71. 4 million children die each year from inhaling smoke from indoor cooking fires that burn wood and Dung
72. 4 million people die annually from diarrhea infections, caused by poor sanitary conditions
73. The hardest bone in the human body is the jawbone.
74. Humans and dolphins are the only species that have sex for pleasure
75. "I am." is the shortest complete sentence in the English language
76. It is impossible to lick your elbow.[About 75% of ppl who read this try it]
77. It is physically impossible for pigs to look up into the sky
78. If you yelled for 8 years,7 months and 6 days you would have produced enough sound energy to heat onr cup of coffee
79. A ducks quack doesnt echo,and nobody knows why
80. The "sixth sick sheiks sixth sheeps sick" is said to be the toughest tounge twister in the english language
81. If you sneeze too hard you can fracture a rib and if you try to suppress a sneeze you can rupture a blood vessel in your head or neck and die if you keep your eyes open by force they can pop out
82. Did you know you share your birthday with at least 9 million people in the world
83. The ant always falls over on its right side when intoxicated
84. The longest word in the English language, according to the Oxford English Dictionary, is pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis.
85. "a man a plan a canal panama" spelled backward is still "a man a plan a canal panama"
86. Pizza is the Italian word for pie.
87. On average, 12 newborns will be given to the wrong
parents daily.
88. The hundred billionth crayon made by Crayola was Periwinkle Blue.
89. A toothpick is the object most often choked on by Americans.
90. A blue whale's tongue weighs more than an elephant.
91. The mouse is the most common mammal in the US.
92. Most rainfall in one hour: 38.1mm fell on 26th November 1970 at Barst on Guadeloupe in the Caribbean.
93. Most of the ocean floor is made of a rock called basalt.
94. The Flea can jump 350 times its own body length.
95. Biggest hail stones: Bangladesh on 14th April, 1986, each weighed over 1kg.and 92 people are reported to have been killed.
96. Long ago in England people at pubs had a whistle baked into the rim of their beer mugs. The whistle was used to call the bar tender over for a refill. That is where the phrase, wet your whistle, came from.
97. The Sun is about 4.6 billion years old.
98. Antarctica has no year round population other than research groups.
99. Blue whales are the biggest animal that has ever lived on Earth, bigger than the dinosaurs.
100. There are 20000 species of bees and only 4 of them make honey.
101. Muscles in the human eye move an average of 100,000 times a day.
102. A cockroach can live more than a week with its head cut off.
103. The king of hearts is the only king without a moustache on a standard playing card.
104. Dolphins sleep with one eye open!
105. The sun is 330,330 times larger than the earth!
106. Least sunshine: South Pole has no sun for 182 days every year.
107. There are over 100 nuclear plants in the US.
108. The Moon is moving away from the Earth at about 34 cm per year.
109. The Pacific Ocean is the world's largest body of water.
110. In a lifetime the average person will walk 74,670 miles. That's equal to 3 times around the world at the equator.
111. A person can live without food for about 30 days, but only for 7 days without water.
112. You never forget your first love.
113. It takes 72 different muscles to produce human speech.
114. Our ears and noses will grow throughout our whole lives.
115. Fresh urine is cleaner than spit or even the skin on your face; healthy urine is not home to bacteria.
116. There are about 250,000 pores on the soles of your feet, these pores squirt a quarter cup of liquid each day.
117. More than 100,000,000 micro-creatures live in your mouth at any one time.
118. We blink over 10,000,000 times a year.
119. Almost half the bones in your body, over 100 bones, are in your hands and feet.
120. English is the 3rd most spoken language in the world.
121. The most spoken language is Chinese Mandarin, spoken by about 874 million.
122. Australia is the only continent that does not have an active volcano.
123. The oceans cover about 71% of Earth's surface.
124. Roughly 97% of all the water on earth is saltwater.
125. The average person laughs 13 times a day!
126. In the dark a cat sees about six times better than a human.
127. A zebra's markings are like your fingerprint, no two are the same.
128. Some lions will mate over 50 times a day
129. The fear of vegetables is called Lachanophobia!
130. It is impossible to lick your elbow & about 75% of people who read this try it

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

many are false. especially 130.