Saturday, November 20, 2010

Sixty Amazing Facts!

  1. More than half the bones in the human body are in the hands and feet
  2. The hardness of ice is similar to that of concrete.
  3. We exercise at least 30 muscles when we smile
  4. No president of the United States was an only child.
  5. Apples are more effective at keeping people awake in the morning than caffeine.
  6. Mosquitoes have 47 teeth.
  7. Most lipstick is partially made of fish scales
  8. A higher I.Q. equals more dreams: The smarter you are, the more you dream.
  9. The human brain is 80% water.
  10. Every year, kids in North America spend close to half a billion dollars on chewing gum.
  11. Your right lung takes in more air than your left one does.
  12. A goldfish has a memory span of about 3 seconds.
  13. Singapore has only one train station.
  14. Until the nineteenth century, solid blocks of tea were used as money in Siberia.
  15. Tourists visiting Iceland should know that tipping at a restaurant is considered an insult.
  16. When glass breaks, the cracks move faster than 3,000 miles per hour. To photograph the event, a camera must shoot at a millionth of a second.
  17. A violin contains about 70 separate pieces of wood.
  18. During your lifetime, you'll eat about 60,000 pounds of food, that's the weight of about 6 elephants.
  19. Dolphins sleep with one eye open.
  20. A sneeze travels out your mouth at over 100 m.p.h.
  21. Fingernails grow nearly 4 times faster than toenails.
  22. Men are 6 times more likely to be struck by lightning than women.
  23. Women blink nearly twice as much as men.
  24. Cockroaches can live for 9 days after their head has been cut off.
  25. The world's largest amphibian is the giant salamander. It can grow up to 5 ft. in length.
  26. In Cleveland, Ohio it is illegal to catch mice without a hunting license.
  27. People generally read 25% slower from a computer screen compared to paper
  28. In York, excluding Sundays, it is legal to shoot a Scotsman with a bow and arrow.
  29. Donald Duck comics were banned from Finland because he doesn't wear pants.
  30. The cigarette lighter was invented before the match.
  31. 40 percent of McDonald's profits come from the sales of Happy Meals.
  32. TYPEWRITER is the longest word that can be made using the letters only on one row of the keyboard.
  33. Butterflies taste with their feet.
  34. Coca-Cola was originally green.
  35. If you yelled for 8 years, 7 months and 6 days, you would have produced enough sound energy to heat one cup of coffee.
  36. Every day more money is printed for Monopoly than the US Treasury.
  37. It is impossible to lick your elbow.
  38. Food will get to your stomach even if you're standing on your head
  39. The longest dream recorded was 3hr. 8min. long
  40. On average, dogs have better eyesight than humans, although not as colorful.
  41. Gorillas sleep as much as fourteen hours per day.
  42. The female lion does ninety percent of the hunting.
  43. Elephants are the only animals that can't jump.
  44. Bats always turn left when exiting a cave.
  45. A new baby usually deprives it's parents of 400-750 hours of sleep in the first year.
  46. Messages travel along the nerves as electrical impulses. They travel at speeds up to 248 mile per hour
  47. Other than fruit, honey is the only natural food that is made without destroying any kind of life.
  48. Michael Jordan makes more money from Nike annually than all of the Nike factory workers in Malaysia combined.
  49. In Mel Brooks' 'Silent Movie,' mime Marcel Marceau is the only person who has a speaking role.
  50. The only domestic animal not mentioned in the Bible is the cat.
  51. Everyone is colorblind at birth
  52. Louis IV of France had a stomach the size of two regular stomachs.
  53. Pepsi originally contained pepsin, thus the name.
  54. Babies are born without knee caps. They don't appear until the child reaches 2-6 years of age.
  55. A full moon is nine times brighter than a half moon
  56. A dentist invented the Electric Chair.
  57. On average, every chocolate bar contains at least three insect legs
  58. Heart Attacks Are More Likely To Happen On Monday
  59. The largest feet: size 29.5
  60. 95% of our skin is covered with hair.
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