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50 Interesting facts

1. A typical bed usually houses over 6 billion dust mites.

2. The opposite sides of a dice cube always add up to seven.

3. In ancient Egypt, Priests plucked every hair from their bodies, including their eyebrows and eyelashes.

4. The word four has four letters. In the English language there is no other number whose number of letters is equal to its value.

5. A pair of nesting barn owls is capable of catching and eating nearly 3,000 rats a year.

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

7. Chocolate can kill dogs. Chocolate affects a dog's heart and nervous system; a few ounces are enough to kill a small dog.

8. There are more than twice as many kangaroos as people in Australia.

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

10. Someone paid $14,000 for the bra worn by Marilyn Monroe in the film 'Some Like It Hot'.

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

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

13. There was once an undersea post office in the Bahamas.

14. Abraham Lincoln's mother died when she drank the milk of a cow that grazed on poisonous snakeroot.

15. After the death of Albert Einstein his brain was removed by a pathologist and put in a jar for future study.

16. 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.

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

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

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


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

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

22. A cockroach can live several weeks with its head cut off!


23. Human thigh bones are stronger than concrete.


24. You can't kill yourself by holding your breath
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25. There is a city called Rome on every continent.


26. Your heart beats over 100,000 times a day!


27. Your ribs move about 5 million times a year, every time you breathe!

28. The elephant is the only mammal that can't jump!

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


30. Like fingerprints, everyone's tongue print is different!


31. 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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32. Fingernails grow nearly 4 times faster than toenails!


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


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

35. Women blink nearly twice as much as men.

36. You can't lick your elbow.


37. 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.


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

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


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


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

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

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

44. Camels have three eyelids to protect themselves from blowing sand.


45. It's against the law to burp, or sneeze in a church in Nebraska, USA.

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


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


48. Dolphins sleep with one eye open!


49. It is impossible to sneeze with your eyes open
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50. Owls are the only birds who can see the color blue.

3 comments

  1. 36. You can't lick your elbow.

    *i proceeded to try licking my elbow at this point. i failed, ofcoz..* :)

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

    *bwahahah! how nice if humans can do that. i can chomp off some unwanted fat!*

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  3. lol, i tried licking elbow and failed. abt worms eating themselves, i'm thinking abt stoopid human better go & eat themselves, so that there won't be so many idiots on earth. muahahhaaha...

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