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Friday, June 08, 2007

50 Facts each of you to know...

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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5 "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 colour 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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