Tuesday, January 3, 2012

50 Interesting Facts about Nature, Human Body, Animal Kingdom and Misc Trivia

50 Interesting Facts...

50 Interesting Facts

( Amazing Info Must Read)

1. 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.
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2. Beetles taste like apples, wasps like pine nuts, and worms like fried bacon.
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3. Of all the words in the English language, the word 'set' has the most definitions!
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4. "Almost" is the longest word in the English language with all the letters in alphabetical order.
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6. "Rhythm" is the longest English word without a vowel.
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7. In 1386, a pig in France was executed by public hanging for the murder of a child
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8. A cockroach can live several weeks with its head cut off!
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9. Human thigh bones are stronger than concrete.
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10. You can't kill yourself by holding your breath
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11. There is a city called Rome on every continent.
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12. It's against the law to have a pet dog in Iceland!
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13. Your heart beats over 100,000 times a day!
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14. Horatio Nelson, one of England's most illustrious admirals was throughout his life, never able to find a cure for his sea-sickness.
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15. The skeleton of Jeremy Bentham is present at all important meetings of the University of London
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16. Right handed people live, on average, nine years longer than left-handed people
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17. Your ribs move about 5 million times a year, everytime you breathe!
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18. The elephant is the only mammal that can't jump!
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19. One quarter of the bones in your body, are in your feet!
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20. Like fingerprints, everyone's tongue print is different!
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21. The first known transfusion of blood was performed as early as 1667, when Jean-Baptiste, transfused two pints of blood from a sheep to a young man
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22. Fingernails grow nearly 4 times faster than toenails! Most dust particles in your house are made from dead skin!
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23. The present population of 5 billion plus people of the world is predicted to become 15 billion by 2080.
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24. A Women blink nearly twice as much as men.
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25. Adolf Hitler was a vegetarian, and had only ONE testicle.
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26. 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.
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27. Months that begin on a Sunday will always have a "Friday the 13th."
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28. Coca-Cola would be green if colouring weren't added to it.
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29. On average a hedgehog's heart beats 300 times a minute.
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30. More people are killed each year from bees than from snakes.
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31. The average lead pencil will draw a line 35 miles long or write approximately 50,000 English words.
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32. More people are allergic to cow's milk than any other food.
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33. Camels have three eyelids to protect themselves from blowing sand.
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34. The placement of a donkey's eyes in its' heads enables it to see all four feet at all times!
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35. The six official languages of the United Nations are: English, French, Arabic, Chinese, Russian and Spanish.
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36. Earth is the only planet not named after a god.
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37. It's against the law to burp, or sneeze in a church in Nebraska, USA.
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38. You're born with 300 bones, but by the time you become an adult, you only have 206.
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39. Some worms will eat themselves if they can't find any food!
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40. Dolphins sleep with one eye open!
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41. It is impossible to sneeze with your eyes open.
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42. The worlds oldest piece of chewing gum is 9000 years old!
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43. The longest recorded flight of a chicken is 13 seconds
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44. 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.
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45. Slugs have 4 noses.
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46. Owls are the only birds who can see the color blue.
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47. A man named Charles Osborne had the hiccups for 69 years!
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48. A giraffe can clean its ears with its 21-inch tongue!
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49. The average person laughs 10 times a day!
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50. An ostrich's eye is bigger than its brain.
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