Monday, April 5, 2010

50 ThingsEveryone Should Know!!!

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

3 Comments:

Anonymous said...

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

This is false, we also call it a "French kiss" over here !

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

Isn't "y" a vowel ?

Anonymous said...

It is not against the law to have a pet dog in Iceland ... where do you get these "facts"?

Anonymous said...

Mythbusters proved that you CAN sneeze with your eyes open.

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