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Бесполезные факты на английском - Useless facts

 

A rat can go without water longer than a camel can.

 

The most common name in the world is Mohammed.

 

Hummingbirds are the only animal that can fly backwards.

 

During his life time, the average male eats 50 tons of food.

 

The average person falls asleep in seven minutes.

 

Canada is an Indian word meaning "Big Village."

 

Most heart attacks occur between 6:00 a.m. and noon when blood pressure naturally rises.

 

Fingernails grow four times faster than toenails.

 

Your brain uses 10 times more oxygen than the rest of your body.

 

Albert Einstein didn't talk until he was four years old.

 

"I am" is the shortest complete sentence in the English language.

 

A lightning bolt heats the air around it to three times the temperature of the sun's surface.

 

For every shark that takes a bite out of a human being, humans kill about a million sharks.

 

They live an average of 77 years and have the longest lifespan in the United States - nuns.

 

A giant squid's eye is the largest of any animal's, exceeding 40 cm in diameter.

 

The life span of a is ten days.

 

Gymnastics is the only sport more popular with women than with men.

 

In 1879 a drug was introduced to treat morphine addiction. The drug: cocaine.

 

Research indicates that mosquitoes are attracted to people who have recently eaten bananas.

 

Studies show that if a cat falls off the seventh floor of a building it has about thirty percent less chance of surviving than a cat that falls off the twentieth floor. It supposedly takes about eight floors for the cat to realize what is occurring, relax and correct itself. How they tested this I'm afraid to ask.

 

If you toss a penny 10,000 times, it will not be heads 5000 times, but more like 4950. The heads picture weighs more, so it ends up on the bottom.

 

Armored knights raised their visors to identify themselves when they rode past their king. This custom has become the modern military salute.

 

Every time you lick a stamp, you're consuming 1/10 of a calorie.

 

On average, an adult laughs about 15 times a day; a child laughs 400 times.

 

In medieval England beer was often served with breakfast.

 

The Atlantic Ocean is saltier than the Pacific Ocean.

 

There are more stars in the universe, than grains of sand on all the beaches in the world.

 

If a statue in the park of a person on a horse has both front legs in the air, the person died in battle; if the horse has one front leg in the air, the person died as a result of wounds received in battle; if the horse has all four legs on the ground, the person died of natural causes.

 

The bones of a pigeon weigh less than its feathers.

 

The average person is about a 5mm taller at night.

 

If there were ever an ocean big enough, Saturn would be the only planet that could float.

 

All the coal, oil, gas, and wood on Earth would only keep the Sun burning for a few days.

 

At Old English weddings, guests threw shoes at the groom.

 

Only one person in two billion will live to be 116 or older.

 

The longest recorded flight of a chicken is thirteen seconds.

 

Your hearing is not as sharp on a full stomach.

 

The last United States train robbery took place in 1933.

 

A horse eats about seven times its own weight each year.

 

Einstein couldn’t read until the age of nine.

 

Your stomach has to produce a new layer of mucus every two weeks otherwise it will digest itself.

 

The housefly hums in the middle octave, key of F.

 

"J", the youngest letter in the English alphabet, was not added until the 1600s.

 

It takes around 200,000 frowns to create a permanent brow line.

 

There are 31,557,600 seconds in a year.

 

The right lung takes in more air than the left.

 

On average, Americans buy 1.5 toothbrushes a year.

 

60% of the swimsuits sold in the U.S. never get wet.

 

It takes about 30 minutes for an aspirin to fight a headache.

 

The fastest bullet travels at more than 3 times the speed of sound.

 

If an octopus is hungry enough, it will eat its own arms.

 

An ostrich's eye is bigger than it's brain.

 

The ancient Romans died their hair with bird droppings.

 

Only pharoahs were allowed to eat mushrooms in ancient Egypt.

 

What area of your body has the most bacteria? Between your toes.

 

Jimmy Carter was the first U.S. president to have been born in a hospital.

 

The Yo-yo is believed to be the second-oldest toy in the world after dolls. The Greeks played with yo-yos as far back as 500 B.C.

 

You use 15 different muscles in your face to laugh.

 

Only about half of all spiders spin webs.

 

Niagara Falls was created by a glacier.

 

5% of Americans let their dishes pile up for a couple of days before washing them.

 

Clams can live as long as 150 years.

 

In ancient China, doctors received their fees only if their patients were kept healthy. If the patient's health failed, the doctor sometimes paid the patient.

 

The skin on your eyelid is the thinnest; the skin on your back is the thickest.

 

According to research, you’ll blow your nose about 250 times this year.

 

Cows can be identified by noseprints.

 

70% of house dust consists of human skin.

 

Elephants breathe 12 times a minute.

 

It's impossible to snore in the weightlessness of space.

 

Mosquitos have 47 teeth.

 

The first tennis balls were stuffed with human hair.

 

The average blink of an eye lasts one-tenth of a second.

 

"Stewardesses" is the longest word that is typed with only the left hand.

 

In England, the Speaker of the House is not allowed to speak.

 

Tomato ketchup was once sold in the U.S. as a medicine.

 

Snakes can get malaria.

 

Only 30% of humans can flare their nostrils.

 

Dueling is legal in Paraguay as long as both parties are registered blood donors.

 

Ducks can get the flu.

 

Siberia means "sleeping land."

 

In the Leaning Tower of Pisa, 6 of the tower’s eight floors are without safety rails. More than 250 people have fallen to their deaths since 1174.

 

There are 293 ways to make change for a dollar.

 

There are more chickens than people in the world.

 

The longest one-syllable word in the English language is "screeched."

 

No word in the English language rhymes with month, orange, silver or purple.

 

"Dreamt" is the only English word that ends in the letters "mt."

 

Maine is the only state whose name is just one syllable.

 

There are only four words in the English language which end in "-dous": tremendous, horrendous, stupendous, and hazardous.

 

A cat has 32 muscles in each ear.

 

A dragonfly has a life span of 24 hours.

 

A goldfish has a memory span of three seconds.

 

A dime has 118 ridges around the edge.

 

It's impossible to sneeze with your eyes open.

 

A golden razor removed from King Tut's Tomb was still sharp enough to be used.

 

Abdul Kassam Ismael, Grand Vizier of Persia in the tenth century, carried his library with him wherever he went. The 117,000 volumes were carried by 400 camels trained to walk in alphabetical order.

 

Acting was once considered evil, and actors in the first English play to be performed in America were arrested.

 

Before the 1800's there were no separately designed shoes for right and left feet.

 

Czar Paul I banished soldiers to Siberia for marching out of step.

 

During 18th century France, visitors to the royal palace in Versailles were allowed to stand in a roped-off section of the main dining room and watch the king and queen eat.

 

During the eighteenth century, books that were considered offensive were sometimes punished by being whipped.

 

If a family had 2 servants or less in the U.S. in 1900, census takers recorded it as lower middle-class.

 

If we had the same mortality rate as in the 1900s, more than half the people in the world today would not be alive.

 

 

In 1778, fashionable women of Paris never went out in blustery weather without a lightning rod attached to their hats.

 

In ancient Egypt, killing a cat was a crime punishable by death.

 

In certain parts of India and ancient China, mouse meat was considered a delicacy.

 

In the 1700's, you could purchase insurance against going to hell, in London, England.

 

In the 19th century, the British Navy attempted to dispel the superstition that Friday was an unlucky day to embark on a ship. The keel of a new ship was laid on a Friday, she was named H.M.S Friday, commanded by a Captain Friday, and finally went to sea on a Friday. Neither the ship nor her crew were ever heard of again.

 

In the Great Fire of London in 1666, half of London was burnt down but only six people were injured.

 

In Turkey, in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, anyone caught drinking coffee was put to death.

 

It has been calculated that in the last 3,500 years, there have only been 230 years of peace throughout the civilized world.

 

According to British law passed in 1845, attempting to commit suicide was a capital offense.

Offenders could be hanged for trying.

 

A Boeing 747's wingspan is longer than the Wright brother's first flight.

 

A bolt of lighting can strike the earth with a force as great as 100 million volts.

 

A cesium atom in an atomic clock beats 9,192,631,770 times a second.

 

A cubic mile of fog is made up of less than 4 liters of water.

 

A fierce gust of wind blew 45 year old Vittorio Luise's car into a river in Italy, in 1980. He managed to break a window, climb out and swim to shore--where a tree blew over and killed him.

 

A full loaded supertanker traveling at normal speed takes at least twenty minutes to stop.

 

A full moon always rises at sunset.

 

A full moon is nine times brighter than a half moon.

 

A jumbo jet uses 14,000 liters of fuel to take off.

 

A lightning bolt generates temperatures five times hotter than those found on the sun's surface.

 

A normal raindrop falls at about 7 miles per hour.

 

A rainbow can only occur when the sun is 40 degrees or less above the horizon.

 

About seven million cars are junked each year in the U.S.

 

Up until 1896, India was the only source for diamonds to the world.

 

According to the Texas Department of Transportation, one person is killed annually painting stripes on the state's highways and roads.

 

All totalled, the sunlight that strikes Earth at any given moment weighs as much as an ocean liner.

 

American Airlines saved $40,000 in 1987 by eliminating one olive from each salad served in first class.

 

Approximately 98% of software in China is pirated.

 

The most powerful earthquake to strike the United States occurred in 1811 in New Madrid, Missouri. The quake shook more than one million square miles, and was felt as far as 1,000 miles away.

 

At any given time, there are 1,800 thunderstorms in progress over the earth's atmosphere.

 

At room temperature, the average air molecule travels at the speed of a rifle bullet.

 

Bacteria, the tiniest free-living cells, are so small that a single drop of liquid contains as many as 50 million of them.

 

Bamboo (the world's tallest grass) can grow up to 90 cm in a day.

 

Clouds fly higher during the day than the night.

 

Did you know you share a birthday with at least nine other million people in the world?

 

Experts say that microprocessor speed will double every 18 months for at least 10 years.

 

If you attempted to count the stars in a galaxy at a rate of one every second it would take around 3,000 years to count them all.

 

If you yelled for 8 years, 7 months and six days, you would have produced enough sound energy to heat one cup of coffee.

 

In 1949, forecasting the relentless march of science, Popular Mechanics said computers in the future may weigh no more than 5 tons.

 

Iron nails cannot be used in aok because the acid in the wood corrodes them.

 

It takes 8.5 minutes for light to get from the sun to earth.

 

It takes one fifteen-to-twenty-year-old tree to produce seven hundred paper grocery bags.

 

It takes the insect-eating Venus Flytrap plant only half a second to shut its trap on its prey.

 

4,000 people are injured by tea pots every year.

 

A 60-minute cassette contains 565 feet of tape.

 

A good typist can strike twenty keys in a second.

 

A person uses more household energy shaving with a hand razor at a sink (because of the water power, the water pump and so on) than he would by using an electric razor.

 

A toothpick is the object most often choked on by Americans

 

A typical double mattress contains as many as two million house dust mites.

 

According to a market research survey done some time ago, 68% of consumers receiving junk mail actually open the envelopes.

 

An average of 200 million credit cards are used every day in the United States.

 

Colgate faced a big obstacle marketing toothpaste in Spanish speaking countries. Colgate translates into the command "go hang yourself."

 

Each king in a deck of playing cards represents a great king from history. Spades - King David; Clubs - Alexander the Great; Hearts - Charlemagne; and Diamonds - Julius Caesar.

 

Each of the suits on a deck of cards represents the four major pillars of the economy in the middle ages: heart represented the Church, spades represented the military, clubs represented agriculture, and diamonds represented the merchant class.

 

Each of us generate 5 pounds of rubbish a day; most of it is paper.

 

Every year, over 8,800 people injure themselves with a toothpick.

 

How valuable is the penny you found laying on the ground? If it takes just a second to pick it up a person could make $36.00 per hour just picking up pennies.

 

If done perfectly, any rubix cube combination can be solved in 17 turns.

 

In 1990, there were about 15,000 vacuum cleaner related accidents in the U.S.

 

In 75% of American households, women manage the money and pay the bills.

 

In every deck of cards, the King of Hearts is sticking his sword through his head. That's why he's often called the Suicide King.

 

In order for a deck of cards to be mixed up enough to play with properly, it should be shuffled at least seven times.

 

John F. Kennedy's rocking chair was auctioned off for $442,000.

 

Ketchup is excellent for cleaning brass, especially tarnished or corroded brass.

 

Kleenex tissues were originally used as filters in gas masks.

 

Mosquito repellants do not repel. They hide you.

The spray blocks the mosquito's sensors so they do not know you are there.

 

It is impossible to lick your elbow.

 

Over 75% of people who read this

will try to lick their elbow.

 

A crocodile can't stick its tongue out.

 

A shrimp's heart is in its head.

 

In a study of 200,000 ostriches

over a period of 80 years,

no one reported a single case where

an ostrich buried its head in the sand.

 

It is physically impossible

for pigs to look up into the sky.

 

More than 50% of the people in the world

have never made or received a telephone call.

 

Horses can't vomit.

 

The "sixth sick sheik's sixth sheep's sick"

is said to be the toughest tongue twister

in the English language.

 

If you sneeze too hard, you can fracture a rib.

 

If you try to suppress a sneeze,

you can rupture a blood vessel

in your head or neck and die.

 

Rats multiply so quickly that in 18 months,

two rats could have over a million descendants.

 

Wearing headphones for just an hour

will increase the bacteria in your ear by 700

times.

 

A duck's quack doesn't echo,

and no one knows why.

 

Most lipstick contains fish scales.

 

Like fingerprints,

everyone's tongue print is different.

 

Dentists have recommended that a toothbrush be kept at least 6 feet away from a toilet to avoid

airborne particles resulting from the flush.

 

The liquid inside young coconuts can be used as substitute for blood plasma.

 

No piece of paper can be folded in half more than 7 times.

 

Donkeys kill more people annually than plane crashes.

 

You burn more calories sleeping than you do watching television.

 

Oak trees do not produce acorns until they are fifty years of age or older.

 

The king of hearts is the only king without a mustache.

 

Venus is the only planet that rotates clockwise.

 

Apples, not caffeine, are more efficient at waking you up in the morning.

 

Most dust particles in your house are made from dead skin.

 

The first owner of the Marlboro Company died of lung cancer.

 

Michael Jordan makes more money from Nike annually than all of the Nike factory workers in Malaysia combined.

 

Marilyn Monroe had six toes.

 

All US Presidents have worn glasses. Some just didn't like being

seen wearing them in public.

 

Thirty-five percent of the people who use personal ads for dating are already married.

 

The three most valuable brand names on earth: Marlboro, Coca-Cola, and Budweiser, in that order.

 

It is possible to lead a cow upstairs...but not downstairs.

 

Turtles can breathe through their butts.

 

Butterflies taste with their feet.

 

In 10 minutes, a hurricane releases more energy than all of the world's nuclear weapons combined.

 

On average, 100 people choke to death on ball-point pens every year.

 

Ninety percent of New York City cabbies are recently arrived immigrants.

 

Elephants are the only animals that can't jump.

 

Women blink nearly twice as much as men.

 

The Main Library at Indiana University sinks over an inch every year because when it was built, engineers failed to take into account the weight of all the books that would occupy the building.

 

A snail can sleep for three years.

 

Our eyes are always the same size from birth, but our nose and ears never stop growing. SCARY!!!

 

The electric chair was invented by a dentist.

 

All polar bears are left handed.

 

In ancient Egypt, priests plucked EVERY hair from their bodies, including their eyebrows and eyelashes.

 

An ostrich's eye is bigger than its brain.

 

TYPEWRITER is the longest word that can be made using the letters only on one row of the keyboard.

 

The cigarette lighter was invented before the match.

 

Americans on average eat 18 acres of pizza every day.

 

Almonds are members of the peach family.

 

The word "set" has more definitions than any other word in the English language.

 

"Underground" is the only word in the English language that begins and ends with the letters "und."

 

Tigers have striped skin, not just striped fur.

 

Louis Armstrong died on his birthday.

 

There is a seven-letter word in the English language that contains ten words without rearranging any of its letters, "therein": the,there, he, in, rein, her, here, ere, therein, herein.

 

The letters KGB stand for Komitet Gosudarstvennoy Bezopasnosti

 

The only 15 letter word that can be spelled without repeating a letter is uncopyrightable.

 

Emus and kangaroos cannot walk backwards, and are on the Australian seal for that reason.

 

Cats have over one hundred vocal sounds, while dogs only have about ten.

 

The word "Checkmate" in chess comes from the Persian phrase "Shah Mat," which means "the king is dead."

 

The human heart creates enough pressure when it pumps out

to the body to squirt blood 30 feet...

 

A cockroach will live nine days without its head before it

starves to death. (Creepy.)

 

Banging your head against a wall uses 150 calories an hour.

 

The flea can jump 350 times its body length. It's like a human jumping the

length of a football field.

 

The catfish has over 27,000 taste buds.

(What could be so tasty on the bottom of a pond?)

 

The strongest muscle in the body is the tongue.

 

Right-handed people live, on average, nine years longer

than left-handed people.

 

Elephants are the only animals that cannot jump.

 

A cat's urine glows under a black light.

 

Starfish have no brains.

 

Polar bears are left-handed.

 

Vermont, Alaska, Hawaii, and Maine are the four states in the U.S. that do not allow billboards.

 

In 1845 Boston had an ordinance banning bathing unless you had a doctor's prescription.

 

The very first bomb dropped by the Allies on Berlin during World War II

killed the only elephant in the Berlin Zoo.

 

Sylvia Miles had the shortest performance ever nominated for an Oscar

with "Midnight Cowboy." Her entire role lasted only six minutes.

 

A walla-walla scene is one where extras pretend to be talking in the

background -- when they say "walla-walla" it looks like they are actually

talking.

 

The phrase "rule of thumb" is derived from an old English law which stated

that you couldn't beat your wife with anything wider than your thumb.

 

Armadillos have four babies at a time and they are always all the same sex.

 

Armadillos are the only animal besides humans that can get leprosy.

 

To escape the grip of a crocodile's jaws, push your thumbs into its eyeballs --

it will let you go instantly.

 

Reindeer like to eat bananas.

 

The "save" icon on Microsoft Word shows a floppy disk, with the shutter on

backwards.

 

Pinocchio is Italian for "pine head."

 

Camel's milk does not curdle.

 

Texas is also the only state that is allowed to fly its state flag at the

same height as the U.S. flag.

 

The word "racecar", "kayak", and "radar" are the same

whether they are read left to right or right to left.

 

"a man a plan a canal panama"

spelled backwards is still

"a man a plan a canal panama"

 

If the population of China walked past you in single file, the

line would never end because of the rate of reproduction.

 

A squirrel cannot contract or carry the rabies virus.

 

1 in 5,000 north Atlantic lobsters are born bright blue.

 

Many hamsters only blink one eye at a time.

 

A Horse has 18 more bones than a Human.

 

A polar bears skin is black. Its fur is not white, but actually clear.

 

Rats can't vomit. That's why rat poison works so well.

 

Giraffes have no vocal chords.

 

Cats can hear ultrasound.

 

A full-grown bear can run as fast as a horse.

 

The largest known butterfly has a wingspan of approximately 11 inches (28 cm).

 

The smallest butterfly has a wingspan of only 1 cm.

 

The distance between an alligators eyes in inches, is directly proportional to the length of the alligator in feet

 

The honey badger can withstand hundreds of African bee stings that would kill any other animal.

 

The world smallest mammal is the bumblebee bat of Thailand, weighing less than a penny.

 

The opening to the cave in which a bear hibernates is always on the North Slope.

 

The Hippopotamus does 80% of their vocalizations under water.

 

The cells that make up the antlers of a moose are the fastest growing animal cells in nature.

 

A hippo can run faster than a man can.

 

A jellyfish is 95% water.

 

A blue whales heart only beats nine times per minute.

 

A cat uses its whiskers to determine if a space is too small to squeeze through.

 

A chameleon's tongue is twice the length of its body.

 

A rhinoceros horn is made of compacted hair.

 

Rodent's teeth never stop growing.

 

A shark can detect one part of blood in 100 million parts of water.

 

A shark can grow a new set of teeth in a week.

 

A starfish can turn its stomach inside out.

 

Some ribbon worms will eat themselves if they can't find any food.

 

Slugs have 4 noses.

 

Owls are one of the only birds that can see the color blue.

 

The penguin is the only bird that can swim but can't fly.

 

The cheetah is the only cat that can't retract its claws.

 

A lion's roar can be heard from five miles away.

 

A mole can dig a tunnel 300 feet (91 m) long in just one night.

 

Insects outnumber humans 100,000,000 to one.

 

Chameleons can move their eyes in two directions at the same time.

 

Koalas never drink water. They get fluids from the eucalyptus leaves they eat.

 

A cow gives nearly 200,000 glasses of milk in her lifetime.

 

When sharks take a bite, their eyes roll back and their teeth jut out.

 

Flies jump backwards when they take off.

 

The largest insects that ever lived on the earth were giant dragonflies with wingspans of over 3 feet (91 cm).

 

The blue whale is the largest animal that ever lived, reaching 100 feet (30 m) in length and weighing 150 tons.

 

Proportional to their size, cats have the largest eyes of all mammals.

 

A lion in the wild usually makes no more than 20 kills a year.

 

Honeybees have hair on their eyes.

 

The waste produced by one chicken in its lifetime can supply enough electricity to run a 100-watt bulb for 5 hours.

 

Scorpions can withstand 200 times more nuclear radiation than humans can.

 

The average garden-variety caterpillar has 248 muscles in its head.

 

A kangaroo can't jump unless its tail is touching the ground.

 

Dolphins don't automatically breath; they have to tell themselves to do it.

 

Cats sleep 16 to 18 hours per day.

 

A flamingo can eat only when its head is upside down.

 

No other animal gives us more by-products than the pig. These by-products include pig suede, buttons, , glass paint brushes, crayons, chalk and insulation to name a few.

 

A kangaroo can jump up to 10 feet (3 m) high and leap up to 26 feet (8 m).

 

The Queen termite can live up to 50 years and have 30,000 children every day.

 

The cockroach's favorite food is the glue on the back of stamps.

 

Tuna swim at a steady rate of 9 miles (14 km) per hour until they die and they never stop moving. Some Scientists estimate that a 15-year-old tuna must have traveled 1,000,000 miles (1,609,000 km).

 

An adult hippo can bite a 12-foot (3.6 m) adult male crocodile in half.

 

At full speed, a Cheetah takes strides of 26 feet (8 m).

 

Termites are affected by music. They will eat your house twice as fast if you play loud music.

 

The name "Kangaroo" came about when some of the first white settlers saw this strange animal hopping along and they asked the Aborigines what it was called. They replied with "Kanguru", which in their language means "I don't know".

 

 

The average human brain has about 100 billion nerve cells.

 

Nerve impulses to and from the brain travel as fast as 170 miles (274 km) per hour.

 

It takes the interaction of 72 different muscles to produce human speech.

 

The average cough comes out of your mouth at 60 miles (96.5 km) per hour.

 

When you sneeze, all your bodily functions stop even your heart.

 

Babies are born without knee caps. They don't appear until the child reaches 2-6 years of age.

 

Children grow faster in the springtime.

 

It takes the stomach an hour to break down cow milk.

 

Blondes have more hair than dark-haired people do.

 

There are 10 human body parts that are only 3 letters long (eye hip arm leg ear toe jaw rib lip gum).

 

In the average lifetime, a person will walk the equivalent of 5 times around the equator.

 

An average human scalp has 100,000 hairs.

 

The length of the finger dictates how fast the fingernail grows. Therefore, the nail on your middle finger grows the fastest, and on average, your toenails grow twice as slow as your fingernails.

 

The average human blinks their eyes 6,205,000 times each year.

 

The entire length of all the eyelashes shed by a human in their life is over 98 feet (30 m).

 

Your skull is made up of 29 different bones.

 

Hair is made from the same substance as fingernails.

 

The average surface of the human intestine is 656 square feet (200 m).

 

The surface of the human skin is 6.5 square feet (2m).

 

15 million blood cells are destroyed in the human body every second.

 

Every year about 98% of the atoms in your body are replaced.

 

You were born with 300 bones. When you get to be an adult, you have 206.

 

Human thighbones are stronger than concrete.

 

Every human spent about half an hour as a single cell.

 

There are 45 miles (72 km) of nerves in the skin of a human being.

 

The average human heart will beat 3,000 million times in its lifetime and pump 48 million gallons of blood.

 

Each square inch (2.5 cm) of human skin consists of 20 feet (6 m) of blood vessels.

 

During a 24-hour period, the average human will breathe 23,040 times.

 

Because radio waves travel at 186,000 miles (299,274 km) per second and sound waves saunter at 700 miles (1,126 km) per hour, a broadcast voice can be heard sooner 13,000 miles (20,917 km) away than it can be heard at the back of the room in which it originated.

 

In ancient Rome, it was considered a sign of leadership to be born with a crooked nose.

 

Strawberries have more vitamin C in them than oranges.

 

Onions get their distinctive smell by soaking up sulfur from the soil.

 

Raindrops aren't actually teardrop shaped. They are rounded at the top and flat on the bottom.

 

One Day on the planet Pluto is about the length of a week on Earth.

 

A broken clock is right at least twice a day.

 

American car horns beep in the tone of F.

 

Playing cards in India are round.

 

The shortest war in history was between Zanzibar and England in 1896. Zanzibar surrendered after 38 minutes.

 

1 in every 4 Americans has appeared on television.

 

The Pacific Ocean fills nearly a complete hemisphere of the earth's surface.

 

More money is spent on gardening than on any other hobby.

 

Most of the vitamin C in fruits is in the skin.

 

A bowling pin need only tilt 7.5 degrees to fall.

 

Children spend more time learning about life through media than any other manner.

 

The average child spends approximately 28 hours a week watching television, which is twice as much time as they spend in school.

 

Tom Sawyer was the first novel written on a typewriter.

 

Most dust particles in your house are made from dead skin.

 

"Zorro" means "fox" in Spanish.

 

Karoke means "empty orchestra" in Japanese.

 

In Chinese, the words "crisis" and "opportunity" are the same.

 

"Goodbye" came from "God bye" which came from "God be with you."

 

There are only 12 letters in the Hawaiian alphabet.

 

The name of all the continents end with the same letter that they start with.

 

In English, "four" is the only digit that has the same number of letters as its value.

 

"Q" is the only letter in the alphabet that does not appear in the name of any of the United States.

 

Typewriter" is the longest word that can be made using only the top row on the keyboard.

 

The sentence "The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog." uses every letter in the English language.

 

Astronaut Neil Armstrong first stepped on the moon with his left foot.

 

Hans Christian Andersen, creator of fairy tales, was word-blind. He never learned to spell correctly, and his publishers always had the spelling errors corrected.

 

Beethoven dipped his head in cold water before he composed.

 

Sir Isaac Newton was only 23 years old when he discovered the law of universal graviton.

 

The deepest point in the deepest ocean is the Marianas Trench in the Pacific with a depth of 35,837 feet (10,923 m) according to a recent hydrographic survey. This is close to 7 miles (11 km) down, 29 times the height of the Empire State Building.

 

According to the Guiness Book, the fastest restaurant in the world serves the client's food within 13 seconds after the order is made. The name of the restaurant is Karne Garibaldi and is located in Mexico.

 

Pioneer 11's speed going past Jupiter was over 107,000 miles (172,163 km) per hour, the fastest speed ever traveled by a human-made object.

 

The Bureau of Standards says that the electron is the fastest thing in the world.

 

The Steel Phantom in West Millen, Pennsylvania, is the fastest roller coaster in America, reaching speeds of 80 miles (129 km) per hour.

 

The fastest typist can type at 211 words per minute.

 

The world's fastest ship weighs 112 tons and travels at 102 miles (164 km) per hour.

 

Poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow was the first American to have plumbing installed in his house, in 1840.

 

Toronto was the first city in the world with a computerized traffic signal system.

 

Franklin D. Roosevelt was the first president to be televised, on April 1939 at opening of the New York World's Fair.

 

The first city in modern history to reach 1 million people was London in 1811.

 

New Zealand was the first place in the world to allow women to vote.

 

Most people have an IQ in the 90 - 109 range. You're considered a genius if your IQ is 132 or above. Chris Langan has an IQ of 195, the highest known IQ in the US. He started talking at 6 months and by age 4 could read and comprehend books. His IQ puts him in the same class as Sir Isaac Newton and Michelangelo. He's in his mid-forties, and he works as a part-time bouncer at a bar and lives in a one-room house on $6,000 a year.

 

William James Sidis had the highest ever known IQ estimated at between 250 and 300. At eighteen months he could read The New York Times, at two he taught himself Latin, at three he learned Greek. By the time he was an adult, he could speak more than 40 languages and dialects. He spent most of his life wandering from one menial job to another.

 

La Paz, the capital city of Bolivia, is the highest capital in the world at over 17,000 feet (5,181 m).

 

Angel Falls in Venezuela is the world's highest waterfall, at 3,212 feet (979 m).

 

The highest tide in the world is in the Bay of Fundy, Canada, where there is a rise of 53 feet (16 m).

 

The largest employer in the world is the Indian railway system, employing over a million people.

 

The largest flower in the world, the Rufflesia, grows to over 10 feet (3 m) in diameter.

 

The largest toy distributor in the world is McDonald's.

 

The blue whale is the largest animal that ever lived, reaching 100 feet (30.4 m) in length and weighing 150 tons. The largest dinosaur, Argentinosaurus, was estimated to weigh 110 tons.

 

The largest living thing on earth is a tree named "The General Sherman Tree" in Sequoia National Park. It is 275 feet (84 m) tall and 37 feet (11 m) wide at the widest part of the base.

 

Olympus Mons, a volcano found on Mars, is the largest volcano found in solar system. It is 370 miles (595 km) across and rises 15 miles (24 km).

 

Jupiter, the fifth planet from the sun, is the largest planet in the solar system, twice as big as all the other planets combined.

 

The Boeing Commercial Airplane factory in Everett, Washington is the largest building in the world. The entire Disneyland amusement park, including its parking lots, could fit inside of it.

 

The largest insects that ever lived on the earth were giant dragonflies with wingspans of over 3 feet (1 m).

 

The largest object that was ever found in the Los Angeles sewer system was a motorcycle.

 

The largest number of children born to one woman is recorded at 69. From 1725-1765, a Russian peasant woman gave birth to 16 sets of twins, 7 sets of triplets, and 4 sets of quadruplets.

 

 The longest fence in the world is in Australia and it runs for over 3,436 miles (5,530 km).

 

The woman who has the longest legs, Nadja Auerman, has legs that are 3 feet 8.8 inches (1.14m) long.

 

The world's longest hair, grown by Mr. Hook, is 17 feet 2.3 inches (5.24 m) long. Now in his late 80's, Mr. Hook has not had a hair cut since his late teens because he became ill after a trim and a dream warned him against further snips. He washes it once a year.

 

The longest word that can be typed using only the right hand is "lollipop" - 8 letters.

 

"Skepticism" - 10 letters - is the longest typed word that alternates hands.

 

The longest word in the English language that has only one vowel is "strengths" - nine letters.

 

 World's longest moustache is  339 cm grown by Kalyan Ramji Sain.

 

The longest animal ever recorded is the ribbon worm also known as Lineus longissimus. This creature measured at 180 feet (55 m) when it washed ashore in Scotland in the late 1800's.

 

 One million Americans, about 3,000 each day, take up smoking each year. Most of them are children.

 

In 1933, Mickey Mouse, an animated cartoon character, received 800,000 fan letters.

 

If you attempted to count all the stars in a galaxy at a rate of one every second it would take around 3,000 years to count them all.

 

The average chocolate bar has 8 insects' legs in it.

 

There are 2 credit cards for every person in the United States.

 

The average person will spend 2 weeks over their lifetime waiting for the traffic light to change.

 

More than 2,500 left handed people are killed every year from using right handed products.

 

The cruise liner, Queen Elizabeth II, moves only 6 inches (15 cm) for each gallon of diesel that it burns.

 

You share your birthday with at least 9 million other people in the world.

 

It is estimated that at any one time, 0.7% of the world's population are drunk.

 

One thing that humans do more than anything in their entire life is sleep. Most Americans sleep more than 6-8 hours a day, which is on average around 24 years of ones life!

 

A man's beard contains between 7,000 and 15,000 hairs.

 

A hair is 70% easier to cut when soaked in warm water for 2 minutes.

 

Women's hair is about half the diameter of men's hair.

 

During an average lifetime, a man will spend 3,350 hours removing 8.4 meters of stubble.

 

Less than 1% of the 500 Chinese cities have clean air; respiratory disease is China's leading cause of death.

 

The number of cars on the planet is increasing 3 times faster than the population growth.

 

The average human eats 8 spiders in their lifetime at night.

 

About 17% of humans are left-handed. The same is true of chimpanzees and gorillas.

 

Banging your head against a wall uses 150 calories an hour.

 

The entire length of all eyelashes shed by a human in their life is over 98 feet (30 m).

 

No president of the United States was an only child.

 

The average woman consumes 6 pounds of lipstick in her lifetime.

 

The average person swallows 8 spiders a year.

 

$26 billion in ransom has been paid out in the U.S. in the past 20 years.

 

You use more calories eating celery than there are in the celery itself.

 

There are 1 million ants for every person in the world.

 

Odds of being killed by a dog - 1 in 700,000.

 

Odds of dying while in the bath tub - 1 in 1 million.

 

Odds of being killed by space debris - 1 in 5 billion.

 

Odds of being killed by poisoning - 1 in 86,000.

 

Odds of being killed by freezing - 1 in 3 million.

 

Odds of being killed by lightening - 1 in 2 million.

 

Odds of being killed in a car crash - 1 in 5,000.

 

Odds of being killed in a tornado - 1 in 2 million.

 

Odds of being killed by falling out of bed - 1 in 2 million.

 

Odds of being killed in a plane crash -1 in 25 million.

 

Termites eat through wood 2 times faster when listening to rock music.

 

About 1/3 of American adults are at least 20% above their recommended weight.

 

The average talker sprays about 300 microscopic saliva droplets per minute, about 2.5 droplets per word.

 

The Earth experiences 50,000 earthquakes each year.

 

Annual growth of WWW traffic is 314,000%.

 

Experts at Intel say that microprocessor speed will double every 18 months for at least 10 years.

 

The Earth's revolution time increases .0001 seconds annually.

 

Driving 55 miles (88 km) per hour instead of 65 miles (105 km) per hour increases your car mileage by about 15%.

 

If we had the same mortality rate now as in 1900, more than half the people in the world today would not be alive.

 

1/3 of all cancers are sun related.

 

The average person flexes the joints in their finger 24 million times during a lifetime.

 

There are more than 1,000 chemicals in a cup of coffee.

 

It would take 7 billion particles of fog to fill a teaspoon.

 

The average iceberg weighs 20 million tons.

 

The average person makes about 1,140 telephone calls each year.

 

In 75% of Americans households, women manage the money and pay the bills.

 

The world record for rocking non-stop in a rocking chair is 440 hours.

 

1/4 of the bones in your body is in your feet.

 

You blink over 10,000,000 times a year.

 

Sneeze travels out of your mouth at over 100 miles (161 km) an hour.

 

The earth weighs around 6,588,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000, tons.

 

The average person has over 1,460 dreams a year.

 

The average person laughs 15 times a day.

 

It has been calculated that in the last 3,500 years, there have only been 230 years of peace throughout the civilized world.

 

The average person spends about 2 years on the phone in a lifetime.

 

When glass breaks, the cracks move at speeds up to 3,000 miles (4827 km) per hour.

 

The first millennium, 1 - 1000 AD, consisted of 365,250 days. Our current millennium, 1001 - 2000 AD, will consist of 365,237 days. The third millennium, 2001 - 3000 AD, will consist of 365,242 days. The reason for the differences is the calendar system that was in use during the milleniums.

 

In chess, there are 169,518,829,100,544,000,000,000,000,000 ways to play the first ten moves.

 

 The ant always falls over on its right side when intoxicated.

 

Women blink nearly twice as much as men.

 

You are more likely to be killed by a Champagne cork than by a

poisonous spider.

 

Two-thirds of the world's eggplant is grown in New Jersey.

 

Alligators cannot move backwards

 

 The common garden worm has five pairs of hearts.

 

Small cockroaches are more likely to die on their backs than large cockroaches

 

There are only two types of pig: American and European .

 

Cows have four stomachs .

 

It takes seven years for a lobster to grow 1 pound.

 

The world sheep population is approx. 1,202,920,000 .

 

The longest recorded lifespan of a camel was 35 years, 5 months

 

The longest recorded lifespan of a slug was 1 year, 6 months.

 

The number one most popular cat name is kitty .

 

The number one most popular dog name is Brandy.

 

The average housefly lives for one month.

 

The average acre of corn contains 7.2 million kernals.

 

Cats have 5 pads on thier front feet, four on their back feet.

 

Lemons have more sugar than oranges.

 

The eyes of some birds weigh more than their brains.

 

Alaska was bought from Russia for about 2 cents an acre.

 

The only animal with four knees is the elephant.

 

Australia is the only continent without an active volcanoe.

 

A chicken is the only animal that is eaten before it is born and after it is dead.

 

Every single hamster in the U.S. today comes from a single litter captured in Syria in 1930.

 

A pig always sleeps on its right side.

 

Certain frogs can be frozen solid then thawed, and continue living.

 

Starfish have eight eyes--one at the end of each leg.

 

Bats always turn left when they exit a cave.

 

You can tell a turtle's gender by the noise it makes. Males grunt, females hiss.

 

The only continent without reptiles or snakes is Antarctica.

 

Dolphins sleep with one eye open.

 

Even if you cut off a cockroach's head, it can live for several weeks.

 

Mosquitoes have teeth.

 

Some ribbon worms will eat themselves if they can't find any food.

 

Owls are the only birds that can see the color blue.

 

Honeybees have hair on their eyes.

 

A jellyfish is 95% water.

 

The state of Florida is bigger than England.

 

Mexico's east coast is sinking into the sea at the rate of one to two inches per year.

 

 You're more likely to get stung by a bee on a windy day that in any other weather.

 

In 1975, for the first time ever, a horse gave birth to a zebra.

 

A bass caught on a spinner bait and released will not hit another spinner bait until approx. 10 days later.

 

Elephant trunks can hold 4 gallons of water.

 

In Vermont, the ratio of cows to people is 10:1

 

In a test performed by Canadian scientists, using various different styles of music, it was determined that chickens lay the most eggs when pop music was played.

 

Toronto, Ontario was home to the biggest swimming pool in the world in 1925. it held 2000 swimmers. It is still in operation today.

 

The national anthem of Greece has 158 verses. No one in Greece has memorized all 158 verses.

 

Approx. 16 Canadians have their appendics removed when not required everyday.

 

A pack-a-day smoker will lose approx. 2 teeth every 10 years

 

Peope DO NOT get sick from cold weather; it's from being indoors a lot more.

 

When you sneeze, all bodily functions stop--even you heart!

 

Your skin is the heaviest organ.

 

The human brain stops growing at the ages of 18 .

 

Sneezes can travel over 100 mph .

 

85% of the population can curl their tongue into a tube.

 

Only 7% of the population are lefties.

 

A human has 60,000 miles of blood vessels in their body .

 

The average person will drink 8,000 gallons of water during their lifetime.

 

There are 450 hairs in an average eyebrow.

 

Smart people have more zinc in their hair.

 

The human tooth has about 55 miles of canals in it.

 

Your skin weighs twice as much as your brain.

 

If you went out into space, you would explode before you suffocated because there's no air pressure.

 

The storage capacity of the human brain exceeds 4 terabytes.

 

Your thumb is the same length as your nose.

 

Your foot is the same length as the distance between your wrist and elbow.

 

Yogurt intake among North Americans has quadrupled in the past 20 years.

 

A cesium atom in an atomic clock beats 9,192,631,770 times a second!

 

The only man-made structure visible from space is the Great Wall of China.

 

The average North-American will eat 35,000 cookies in during their life span .

 

Canada imports approx. 822 Russian-made hockey sticks on an average day.

 

97% of Canadians say they would not borrow a toothbrush if they forgot to pack their own .

 

If you look carefully at the picture of Mona Lisa, you will notice a bridge hidden in the background.

 

Between 25% and 33% of the population sneeze when they are exposed to light.

 

The sun is NOT the biggest star in the universe.

 

The first audio CD's appeared in the USA in 1984

The first audio CD manufactured in the US was Bruce Springstean's 'Born in The USA'

 

Toronto, Ontario has approximately 7,000 eating establishments .

 

40 pleople are sent to the hospitol for dog bites every minute.

 

The most popular ice cream flavour is vanilla.

 

The average person over fifty will have spent 5 years waiting in lines.

 

The average person over fifty will have spent 1 year looking for lost items.

 

78% of cats never travel with their owners.

 

44% of hotels allow pets into the rooms .

 

The Earth orbits the sun at about 18.5 miles per second.

 

The surface area of the Earth is 197,000,000 square miles

 

Most toilets flush in E flat

 

2,000 pounds of space dust and other space debris fall on the Earth every day.

 

40,000 Americans are injured by toilets each year.

 

Approx. 25,200 umbrellas are lost each year on the London transit system.

 

Aprrox. 5,600 umbrellas are lost each year on the Toronto transit system.

 

5,200,000 pounds of pickles are consumed each day by Americans.

 

1/3 of all Americans flush the toilet while still on it.

 

You can be fined up to $1,000 for whistling on a Sunday in Salt Lake City, Utah.

 

By the time you reach grade 12, you will have been in school for about 17,000 hours.

 

The average web page contains 500 words.

 

51% of turns are right turns.

 

The average computer user blinks 7 times a minute.

 

Most people button thier shirt upwards.

 

60% of electrocutions occur while talking on the telephone during a thunderstorm.

 

The average person spends 30 years mad at a family member.

 

The buzz generated by an electric razor in America is in the key of B flat.

In England it is in the key of G.

 

Most digital alarm clocks ring in the key of B flat.

 

Americans eat 12 billion bananas each year.

 

There are 1,575 steps from the ground flooer to the top of the Empire State building.

 

In the Phillippine jungle, the yo-yo was first used as a weapon.

 

One year contains 31,557,600 seconds.

 

Many people think that the clock in the tower of Londons House Of Parliment is called f'Big Ben.' Actually, the nickname 'Big Ben' originally applied to the huge bell in the clock, not to the clock itself.

 

Malaysians protect their babies from disease by bathing them in beer.

 

The only nation whose name begins with an 'A', but doesn't end in an 'A' is Afghanistan.

 

The three best-known western names in China: Jesus Christ, Richard Nixon, and Elvis Presley.

 

The Boston University Bridge (on Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts) is the

only place in the world where a boat can sail under a train driving under a car driving under an airplane.

 

All 50 states are listed across the top of the Lincoln Memorial on the back of the $5 bill.

 

The world's youngest parents were 8 and 9 and lived in China in 1910.

 

City with the most Rolls Royce's per capita: Hong Kong.

 

In space, astronauts are unable to cry, because there is no gravity and the tears won't flow.

 

Researchers found that beer tastes best when drunk to the accompaniment of a certain musical tone. The optimal frequency is different for each beer, they reported.

 

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Chewing gum while peeling onions will keep you from crying.

 

Several varieties of lightning have been identified by meteorologists. In the so-called positive Giant type, the temperature of the lightning bolt reaches 30,000 degrees C. Over five times hotter than the surface of the sun.

 

There are more plastic flamingos in the U.S that there are real ones.

 

The tip of a bullwhip moves so fast that it breaks the sound barrier. The crack of a whip is actually a tiny sonic boom.

 

The save icon on Microsoft Word shows a floppy disk, with the shutter on backwards.

 

Money isn't made out of paper, it's made out of cotton.

 

Jupiter is bigger than all the other planets in our solar system combined.

 

Hot water is heavier than cold.

 

Lightning strikes somewhere about 6,000 times per second on Earth.

 

The common idea that only 10% of the brain is used it not true. It is impossible to determine the actual percentage because of the complexity of the brain.

 

Nine billion tons of freight is moved each year by trucks.

 

Horse racing is one of the most dangerours sports.

Between 2 and 3 jockeys are killed each year.

That's about how many baseball players have died in baseball's entire professional history.

 

5,840 people with pillow related injuries checked into U.S. emergency rooms in 1992.

 

8% of Americans twiddle their thumbs.

 

75% of people wash from top to bottom in the shower.

 

The average American looks at eight houses before buying one.

 

In the average lifetime, a person will walk the equivelent of 5 times around the equator.

 

203 million dollars is spent on barbed wire each year in the U.S.

 

Peanuts are one of the ingredients of dynamite.

 

On an American one dollar bill, there is an owl in the upper left-hand corner of the 1 encased in the shield and a spider hidden in the front upper right-hand corner.

 

Yasir Arafat was addicted to watching television cartoons .

 

The average American has $104 in their wallet.

 

Arnold Schonberg suffered from the fear of the number 13. He died 13 minutes from midnight on Friday the 13th.

 

Napoleon constructed his battle plans in a sandbox.

 

Virgina Woolf wrote all her books standing.

 

Alexander the Great was an epileptic.

 

Sherlock Holmes never said 'Elementary, my dear Watson.'

 

Mark Twain didn't graduate from elementary school.

 

A Saudi Arabian woman can get a divorce if her husband doesn't give her coffee.

 

The highest point in Pennsylvania is lower than the lowest point in Colorado.

 

In 1980, a Las Vegas hospital suspended workers for betting on when patients would die.

 

Eskimos never gamble.

 

State with the highest percentage of people who walk to work: Alaska .

 

Meteorologists claim they're right 85% of the time (think about that one!)

 

At 12 years old, an African named Ernest Loftus made his first entry in his diary and continued everyday for 91 years.

 

Shakespeare spelled his OWN name several different ways

 

Chances of a white Christmas in New York: 1 in 4.

 

Chances that an American lives within 50 miles of where they grew up: 1 in 2.

 

City with the most Rolls Royce's per capita: Hong Kong.

 

Every time you lick a stamp, you're consuming 1/10 of a calorie.

 

Men can read smaller print than women; women can hear better.

 

The ant can lift 50 times its own weight, can pull 30 times its own weight and always falls over on its right side when intoxicated.

 

China has more English speakers than the United States.

 

The longest word in the English language is 1909 letters long and it refers to a distinct part of DNA.

 

Leonardo Da Vinci invented the scissors.

 

A Horse has 18 more bones than a Human.

 

» Scientists in Brazil have reported the emergence of a species of super-flea; they are bigger than cockroaches and can jump 20 feet (6 m).

 

It takes the interaction of 72 different muscles to produce human speech.

 

During a 24-hour period, the average human will breathe 23,040 times.

 

Marie Curie, the Nobel Prize winning scientist whom discovered radium, died on 4th July 1934 of radiation poisoning.

 

A chameleon's tongue is twice the length of its body.

 

A kangaroo can jump up to 10 feet (3 m) high and leap up to 26 feet (8 m).

 

The Queen termite can live up to 50 years and have 30,000 children every day.

 

The cockroach's favorite food is the glue on the back of stamps.

 

There are 1 million ants for every person in the world.

 

The Earth experiences 50,000 earthquakes each year.

 

California has issued 6 drivers licenses to people named "Jesus Christ."

 

The world's shortest river is the "D" river in Oregon. It's only 120 feet (37 m). It connects Devil's lake to the nearby Pacific Ocean.

 

Nevada is the driest state in the U.S.. Each year it averages 7.5 inches (19 cm) of rain.

 

Arizona was the last of the 48 adjoining continental states to enter the Union.

 

The amount of concrete used in the building of the Hoover Dam is equal to that of paving a 4-foot (1.2 m) wide footpath around the equator.

 

The first license plate on a car in the United States was issued in Denver, Colorado in 1908.

 

The state of Maryland has no natural Lakes.

 

Residents of Houston, Texas lead the U.S. in eating out - approximately 4.6 times per week.

 

Mississippi is the poorest state.

 

Hawaii is the only coffee producing state.

 

New Jersey has a spoon museum.

 

Alabama was the first state to recognize Christmas as an official holiday.

 

The official beverage of Ohio is tomato juice.

 

Georgia's state motto is "Wisdom, Justice and Moderation."

 

The U.S. city with the highest rate of lightning strikes per capita is Clearwater, Florida.

 

The Pentagon, in Arlington, Virginia, has twice as many bathrooms as needed because when it was built the state of Virginia still had segregation laws.

 

 The first streetlights in America were installed in Philadelphia around 1757.

 

In Frackville, Pennsylvania a woman filed for divorce because her husband insisted on "shooting tin cans off of her head with a slingshot."

 

If you were to take a taxicab from New York City to Los Angeles, it would cost you $8,325.

 

The NY phone book had 22 Hitlers before WWII. The NY phone book had 0 Hitlers after WWII.

 

Customers who bought the first Kodak cameras had to mail them back to Rochester, New York for reloading.

 

On a clear day, you can see five states from the top of the Empire State Building - New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachusetts and Pennsylvania.

 

Montpelier, Vermont is the only state capital without a McDonalds.

 

Maine is the only state that has borders with only one other state.

 

Canada is an Indian word meaning "village of huts." When the first explorers of Canada asked the Indians what the land was called, the Indians thought they were being asked the name of their village, which was "Kanata." The name stuck.

 

In 1984, a Canadian farmer began renting advertising space on his cows.

 

The largest taxi fleet in the world is found in Mexico City. The city boasts a fleet of over 60,000 taxis.

 

More than 90% of the Nicaraguan people are Roman Catholic.

 

Cuba is the only island in the Caribbean to have a railroad.

 

Jamaica has the most churches per square mile than any other country in the world.

 

Bolivia has two capitals.

 

The angel falls in Venezuela are nearly 20 times taller than Niagara Falls.

 

Canada is the only country not to win a gold medal in the summer Olympic games while hosting the event.

 

The Amazon is the world's largest river, 3,890 miles (6,259 km) long.

 

The town of Calma, Chile in the Atacama Desert has never had rain.

 

There is a church in Spain that allows worshippers to make donations via a credit card terminal.

 

The people of France eat more cheese than any other country in the world.

 

King Louis XIX ruled France for 15 minutes.

 

The most common name in Italy is Mario Rossi.

 

» The Eiffel tower in France varies in height depending on the temperature, Sometimes by as much as 13 cm.

 

In ancient Greece "idiot" meant a private citizen or layman.

 

Bulgarians are known to be the biggest yogurt eaters in the world.

 

Czechs are the biggest consumers of beer per male in the world.

 

A Czech man, Jan Honza Zampa, holds the record for drinking one liter of beer in 4.11 seconds.

 

A national campaign against swearing has started in Holland. Railway stations have started to display signs that say, "Missed your train? Cursing doesn't help!"

 

King George I of England could not speak English; he was born and raised in Germany. He let his ministers run the country to get around this problem.

 

The Automated Teller Machine (ATM) was introduced in England in 1965.

 

Buckingham Palace has 602 rooms.

 

In ancient Scotland, every leap year maidens were allowed to ask a man to be her husband, refusal cost him a pound.

 

Icelandic phone books sometimes contain people's occupations as well as their name. This is because so many people have the same name.

 

Icelanders consume more Coca-Cola per Capita than any other nation.

 

Until 1997, there were more pigs than people in Denmark.

 

Sweden has the lowest birth rate.

 

There is a hotel in Sweden built entirely out of ice; it is rebuilt every year.

 

Sweden has the least number of murders annually.

 

Until 1965, driving in Sweden was done on the left-hand side of the road. The conversion was done on a weekday at 5:00 p.m. This was supposed to prevent people from waking up in the morning and forgetting which side of the road to drive on.

 

The country code for Russia is "007".

 

Russians generally answer the phone by saying, "I'm listening".

 

1 in 5 of the world's doctors are Russian.

 

Antarctica is the only continent that does not have land areas below sea level.

 

The people of Israel consume more turkeys per capita than any other country.

 

The daily commuter trains arriving and departing from Bombay, India are designed to carry 1,700 passengers but are regularly packed with over 7,000 passengers.

 

Nepal is the only country that has a non-rectangular flag. It is also asymmetrical.

 

1,800 cigarettes are smoked per person each year in China.

 

There are more than 40,000 characters in the Chinese script.

 

There is a tea in China called "white tea" it is simply boiled water.

 

The Chinese Goldfish has Chinese characters on it; it has been achieved though many years of cross breeding.

 

The toothbrush was invented in China in 1498.

 

Mongolia is the largest landlocked country.

 

Vatican City is the smallest country in the world, with a population of 1000.

 

In Japan, watermelons are squared. It's easier to stack them that way.

 

» 98% of Japanese are cremated.

 

Out of the 23,000 Japanese soldiers that died on the Guadal-canal, only 10% died from bullets. The majority died from fever, malaria, and hunger.

 

The number "four" is considered unlucky in Japan because it is pronounced the same as "death".

 

The average Japanese household watches more than 10 hours of television a day.

 

The Philippines has about 7,100 islands, of which only about 460 are more than 1 square mile (2.6 sq km) in area. Eleven islands have an area of more than 1,000 square miles (2590 sq km) each and contain the bulk of the population.

 

The Australian $5 to $100 notes are made of plastic.

 

Tasmania, Australia has the cleanest air in the inhabited world.

 

The word "queue" is the only word in the English language that is still pronounced the same way when the last four letters are removed.

 

Beetles taste like apples, wasps like pine nuts, and worms  like fried bacon.

 

Of all the words in the English language, the word 'set' has the most definitions!

 

What is called a "French kiss" in the English speaking world is known as an "English kiss" in France.

 

"Almost" is the longest word in the English language with all the letters in alphabetical order.

 

"Rhythm" is the longest English word without a vowel.

 

Human thigh bones are stronger than concrete.

 

You can't kill yourself by holding your breath

 

There is a city called Rome on every continent.

 

Your heart beats over 100,000 times a day!

 

Your ribs move about 5 million times a year, everytime you breathe!

 

One quarter of the bones in your body, are in your feet!

 

Like fingerprints, everyone's tongue print is different!

 

Fingernails grow nearly 4 times faster than toenails!

 

The present population of 5 billion plus people of the world is predicted to become 15 billion by 2080.

 

Honey is the only food that does not spoil. Honey found in the tombs of Egyptian pharaohs has been tasted by archaeologists and found edible.

 

 

Months that begin on a Sunday will always have a "Friday the 13th."

 

Coca-Cola would be green if colouring weren’t added to it.

 

On average a hedgehog's  heart beats 300 times a minute.

 

More people are killed each year from bees than from snakes.

 

The average lead pencil will draw a line 35 miles long or write approximately 50,000 English words.

 

More people are allergic to cow's milk than any other food.

 

Camels have three eyelids to protect themselves from blowing sand.

 

The placement of a donkey's eyes in its' heads enables it to see all four feet at all times!

 

The six official languages of the United Nations are: English, French, Arabic, Chinese, Russian and Spanish.

 

Earth is the only planet not named after a god.

 

You're born with 300 bones, but by the time you become an adult, you only have 206.

 

Some worms will eat themselves if they can't find any food!

 

Dolphins sleep with one eye open!

 

It is impossible to sneeze with your eyes open

 

The longest recorded flight  of a chicken is 13 seconds

 

Queen Elizabeth I regarded herself as a paragon of cleanliness. She declared that she bathed once every three months, whether she needed it or not

 

Slugs have 4 noses.

 

Owls are the only birds who can see the colour blue.

 

A man named Charles Osborne had the hiccups for 69 years!

 

A giraffe can clean its ears with its 21-inch tongue!

 

The average person laughs 10 times a day!

 

The Bible, the world's best-selling book, is also the world's most shoplifted book.

 

Your tongue is the only muscle in your body that is attached at only one end.

 

More than 1,000 different languages are spoken on the continent of Africa.

 

A kiss lasting one minute can burn more than 100 calories.

 

Ten tons of space dust falls on the Earth every day.

 

Every year the sun loses 360 million tons.

 

If you attempted to count to stars in a galaxy at a rate of one every second it would take around 3,000 years to count them all.

 

Ernest Vincent Wright wrote a novel with over 50,000 words, none of which containing the letter "e."

 

Singapore only has one train station.

 

The Eiffel Tower has 1792 steps.

 

It takes about 20 seconds for a red blood cell to circle the whole body.

 

Every year, the Moon moves a further 3.82cm from the Earth.

 

Every minute in the U.S. six people turn 17.

 

Blue and white are the most common school colors.

 

On average, a 4-year-old child asks 437 questions a day.

 

There is about 200 times more gold in the worlds oceans, than has been mined in our entire history.

 

The cockroach has a high resistance to radiation and is the creature most likely to survive a nuclear war.

 

Guinness Book Of Records holds the record for being the book most stolen from Public Libraries.

 

The average housefly lives for one month.

 

Your feet are bigger in the afternoon than the rest of the day.

 

Most of us have eaten a spider in our sleep.

 

-The only 2 animals that can see behind itself without turning it's head are the rabbit and the parrot.

 

In most television commercials advertising milk, a mixture of white paint and a little thinner is used in place of the milk.

 

Prince Charles and Prince William NEVER travel on the same airplane just in case there is a crash.

 

In the last 4000 years, no new animals have been domesticated.

 

If a shark touches the bottom of the ocean then it will die.

 

A hippo can open its mouth wide enough to fit a four foot tall child inside!

 

Over 1,000 birds a year die from smashing into windows!

 

Beavers can hold their breath for 45 minutes!

 

Camels have 3 eyelids!

 

A queen bee can lay 800-1,500 eggs per day.

 

A bee has 5 eyes.

 

Flamingos turn pink from eating shrimp.

 

A hummingbird weighs less then a penny.

 

Shrimp can only swim backwards.

 

Frogs swallow with their eyes closed.

 

Fish cough.

 

Sharks are immune to cancer.

 

The female lion does more than 90 percent of the hunting while the male prefers to rest.

 

The dolphins that live in the Amazon river are pink.

 

Dolphins can swim and sleep at the same time.

 

Dolphins can kill sharks by ramming them with their snout.

 

There are more pigs than humans in Denmark.

 

A pig always sleeps on its right side.

 

Rabbits can suffer from heat stroke.

 

Rabbits and guinea pigs don't sweat.

 

Giraffes are unable to cough.

 

The largest eggs in the world are laid by a shark.

 

Sharks are capable of surviving on average six weeks without eating.

 

Sharks are so powerful that their bite can generate a force of up to 6 tons per square inch.

 

Sharks can live up to 100 years.

 

If you turn a shark over on its back it will go into a kind of trance and not move, however, as soon as you turn it back over it starts thrashing around again.

 

The hippopotamus has skin an inch and a half thick, so solid that most bullets cannot go through.

 

Snakes don't bite in rivers or swamps because they would drown if they did.

 

The African Rock Python can survive for two years without eating.

 

A deer can not eat hay.

 

Did you know that  that Eskimos use refrigerators to keep food FROM freezing?

 

Pound for pound, hamburgers cost more than new cars.

 

Ten percent of the Russian government's income comes from the sale of vodka.

 

Ninety percent of New York City cabbies are recently arrived immigrants.

 

In 10 minutes, a hurricane releases more energy than all the world's nuclear weapons combined.

 

Remember, when someone annoys you, it takes 42 muscles in your face to frown.  BUT, it only takes 4 muscles to extend your arm and smack them upside the head.

 

It's physically impossible for you to lick your elbow.

 

60% of the potatoes in the United States come from Idaho.

 

20,000 incorrect drug prescriptions are written each year.

 

3000 people under the age of 18 start smoking every day.

 

17% of all teenagers smoke.

 

Every day 12 newborns are given to the wrong parents in the hospital.

 

Earth has about 5,000,000,000 years of sunlight left.

 

It snowed in the Sahara Desert in February of 1979.

 

Sliced bread was pattened in 1954.

 

100% of lottery winners gain weight.

 

If you are in total darkness for 3 days you become permanently blind.

 

Coca-Cola can be used as car oil.

 

Pizza is the most served dinner in America.

 

A person has 696 muscles while a caterpillar has over 4000.

 

Chimpanzee DNA and human DNA is about 98.4% identical.

 

Because of the rotation of earth you can throw a ball farther to the west than to the east.

 

Loch Ness is twice as deep as the North Sea and can hold 3 times the world’s population.

 

A salamander froze in ice while hibernating and remained in deep freeze for ninety years. It was warmed up and restored by Russian scientists.

 

The deepest spot in the ocean is the Mariana Trench at 11.7 km.

 

The trick to curing hiccips is to get the nerves that regulate breathing synchronized.

 1)Hold your breath as long as you can then exhale very gradually. 2)Deep slow breathing. 3)Nonstop slow sipping of a glass of warm water. 4)Taking a teaspoon of granulated sugar.

 

Queen Elizabeth the first had wooden teeth.

 

In some volcanic areas such as Iceland the temperature rises beneath the surface of the earth as high as 680ºF (360ºC) that engineers can tap the geothermal energy by pumping hot water from underground to warm nearby homes, offices, and factories. An outdoor swimming pool in the Icelandic capital, Reykjavik, is heated so effectively by this method that it remains open and in use all year round.

 

The only domestic animal not mentioned in the Bible is the cat.

 

The volume of the earth's moon is the same as the volume of the Pacific Ocean.

 

Spiral staircases in medieval castles are running clockwise. This is because all knights used to be right-handed. When the intruding army would climb the stairs they would not be able to use their right hand which was holding the sword because of the difficulties of climbing the stairs. Left-handed knights would have had no troubles, except left-handed people could never become knights because it was assumed that they were descendants of the devil.

 

The only capital letter in the Roman alphabet with exactly one end point is P.

 

The giant red star Betelgeuse has a diameter larger than that of the Earth's orbit around the sun.

 

A cat's jaw cannot move sideways.