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Thursday, May 31, 2012

Facts Are Starnge And Interesting

Facts Are Starnge And Interesting
  • Venus is the only planet that rotates clockwise, While all the other planets in our solar system rotate anticlockwise.
  • During the 2,475,576,000 seconds of the average duration life, averagely we speak 123,205,750 words, have sex 4,239 times, shed 121 pints of tears.
  • The USA uses 29% of the world's petrol and 33% of the world's electricity.
  • The creosote bush, which grows in the Mojave, Sonoran, and Chihuahuan deserts, has been shown by radiocarbon dating to have lived since the birth of Christ. Some of these plants may endure 10,000 years, scientists say. If only they could talk.
  • If you ate too many carrots, you'd turn orange.
  • About 75 acres of pizza are eaten in in the U.S. Everyday.
  • The Taj Mahal in India most beautiful and unbelievable gift of. Built by Mughal Emperor Shahjahan as a memorial to his wife it stands as the emblem of the eternal love story. Work on the Taj Mahal began in 1634 and continued for almost 22 years and required the labor of 20,000 workers from all over India and Central Asia.
  • A normal person will die from total lack of sleep sooner than from starvation. Death will occur about 10 days without sleep, while starvation takes a Few weeks.
  • When glass breaks, the cracks move at speeds of up to 3,000 miles per hour.
  • 111,111,111 x 111,111,111 = 12,345,678,987,654,321.
  • It's the name for a hill, 305 metres (1,000 ft) high, close to Porangahau, New Zealand.
  • 250 people have fallen off the Leaning Tower of Pisa.
  • Tiger shark embroyos fight each other in their mother's womb. The survivor is born.
  • American Airlines saved $40,000 in 1987 by eliminating one olive from each salad served in first-class.
  • It would take 1,200,000 mosquitoes, each sucking once, to completely drain the average human of blood.
  • 40 percent of McDonald's profits come from the sales of Happy Meals.
  • Over 4 million cars in Brazil are now running on gasohol instead of petrol. Gasohol is a fuel made from sugar cane.
  • The Nova laser at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, CA, USA, is the most powerful laser in the world. It generates a pulse of energy equal to 100,000,000,000,000 watts of power for .000000001 second to a target the size of a grain of sand.
  • The 73% of people who buy Valentine's Day flowers are men, while only 27 percent are women.
  • Due to a metal shortage during World War II, Oscars were made of painted plaster for three years. Following the war, the Academy invited recipients to redeem the plaster figures for gold-plated metal ones.
  • There are as many chickens on earth as there are humans.
  • Bone is five times stronger than steel.
  • Longest officially recognized place name is Taumatawhakatangihangakoauauotamateapokaiwhenuakitanatahu, has 85 letters.
  • Alexander Graham Bell, the inventor of the telephone, never telephoned His wife or mother because they were both deaf.
  • The world's first University was established in Takshila, India in 700BC. More than 10,500 students from all over the world studied more than 60 subjects. The University of Nalanda built in the 4th century BC was one of the greatest achievements of ancient India in the field of education.
  • Due to gravitational effects, your weigh slightly less when the moon is directly overhead.
  • Bruce Lee was so fast that they actually had to slow a film down so you could see his moves. That's the opposite of the norm.
  • Our eyes are always the same size from birth, but our nose and ears never stop growing.
  • You grow by about 8mm (O.3in) every night when you are asleep, but shrink to your former height the following day.
  • If you are locked in a completely sealed room, you will die of carbon dioxide poisoning first before you will die of oxygen deprivation.
  • Sharks can live up to 100 years.
  • "Bookkeeper" is the only word in English language with three consecutive Double letters.
  • 315 entries in Webster's 1996 Dictionary were misspelled.
  • According to German researchers, the risk of heart attack is higher on Monday than any other day of the week.

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