Saturday, 19 November 2011

Interesting facts

Here are some interesting, but true facts, that you may or may not have known.
  • The Statue of Liberty's index finger is eight feet long.
  • Rain has never been recorded in some parts of the Atacama Desert in Chile.
  • A 75 year old person will have slept about 23 years.
  • A Boeing 747's wing span is longer than the Wright brother's first flight.(the Wright brother's invented the airplane)
  • There are as many chickens on earth as there are humans.
  • (More after the break...)

  • One type of hummingbird weighs less than a penny.
  • The word "set " has the most number of definitions in the English language;192
  • Slugs have four noses.
  • Sharks can live up to 100 years .
  • Mosquitos are more attracted to the color blue than any other color.
  • Kangaroos can't walk backwards.
  • About 75 acres of pizza are eaten in in the U.S. Everyday.
  • The largest recorded snowflake was 15in wide and 8in thick. It fell in Montana in 1887.
  • The tip of a bullwhip moves so fast that the sound it makes is actually a tiny sonic boom.
  • Former president Bill Clinton only sent 2 emails in his entire 8 year presidency .
  • Koalas and humans are the only animals that have finger prints.
  • There are 200,000,000 insects for every one human.
  • It takes more calories to eat a piece of celery than the celery had in it to begin with.
  • The world's largest Montessori school is in India, with 26,312 students in 2002 .
  • Octopus have three hearts.
  • If you ate too many carrots, you'd turn orange.
  • The average person spends two weeks waiting for a traffic light to change.
  • 1 in 2,000,000,000 people will live to be 116 or old.
  • The body has 2-3 million sweat glands.
  • Sperm whales have the biggest brains; 20 lbs.
  • Tiger shark embroyos fight each other in their mother's womb. The survivor is born.
  • Most cats are left pawed.
  • 250 people have fallen off the Leaning Tower of Pisa.
  • A Blue whale's tongue weighs more than an elephant.
  • You use 14 muscles to smile and 43 to frown. Keep Smiling!.
  • Bamboo can grow up to 3 ft in 24 hours.
  • An eyeball weighs about 1 ounce.
  • Bone is five times stronger than steel.

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