Friday, 13 July 2012

125 Interesting Real Facts

1 -69% Americans use Internet & 5.5% Indians only.

2 -El Azizia in Libya recorded a temperature of 136 degrees Fahrenheit    (57.8 Celsius) on        Sept. 13, 1922 - the hottest ever measured.

3 -Plastics take 500 years to break down.

4 -America has 30.30% airports of the world & India has only 0.70%.

5 -There are roughly 4,000 known minerals, although only about 200 are of major importance.

6 -The total surface area of the Earth is 197 million square miles.

7 -Crocodile only animal & reptile that sheds tear while eating.

8 -The world’s deadliest recorded earthquake occurred in 1557 in central China, more than 830,000 people were killed.

9 -Angel Falls in Venezuela is the worlds highest waterfall, The water of Falls drops 3,212 feet (979 meters).

10 -The sunrays reached at the earth in 8 minutes & 3 seconds.

11 -8.7 million of United State residents who were born in Asia.

12 -The world’s population has been increased 3.1 billion in last 40 years.

13 -180 million nos. of Valentine’s Day cards exchanged annually, making Valentine’s Day the second-most popular greeting-card-giving occasion.

14 -3,467 Nos. of confectionery nut stores in the United States, they are among the best sources of sweets for Valentine’s Day.

15 -4% people drink cold drink daily.

16 -Traffic lights are being used before the invention of motor car.

17 -More than 50 million Americans said they had a disability; for 32.5 million of them, the disability was severe.

18 -About 40% Proportion of all Valentine card purchases which parents account for.

19 -First Stock Exchange of America was in Philadelphia & it was established in 1791.

20 -Girls however are slightly more likely than boys to use home computers for e-mail, word processing and completing school assignments than playing games.

21 -A normal person laughs five times in a day.

22 -Approximate 300 million film tickets are sold every year in India.

23 -In Britain 70% mothers go for work.

24 -More artists live in California than any other state in the United States. There are 10,000 arts organizations in California.

25 -Alfred Southwick developed the idea of using electric current & Professionally he was a Dentist (MDS, DDS).

26 -A man says average 4850 words in 24 hours.

27 -The world's populaton is approximately 6.53 billion (2006), India & China represent 36.92% of the world's populations.

28 -Look at your zipper. See the initials YKK? It stands for Yoshida Kogyo kabushikigaisha, the world's largest zipper manufacturer.

29 -40 percent of McDonald's profits come from the sales of Happy Meals.

30 -315 entries in Webster's 1996 Dictionary were misspelled.

31 -Chocolate can be killed dogs! True, chocolate affects a dog's heart and nervous system. A few ounces is enough to kill a small sized dog.

32 -Ketchup was sold in the 1830's as a medicine.

33 -Leonardo da Vinci could write with one hand and draw with the other at the same time.

34 -Because metal was scarce, the Oscars given out during World War II were made of wood.

35 -There are no clocks in Las Vegas gambling casinos.

36 -Leonardo da Vinci invented scissors.

37 -Bruce Lee was so fast that they actually had to slow a film down so you could see his moves. That's the opposite of the norm.

38 -The original name for the butterfly was "flutterby"!

39 -By raising your legs slowly and lying on your back, you can't sink in quicksand.

40 -Mosquito repellents don't repel. They hide you. The spray blocks the mosquito's sensors so they don't know you're there.

41 -Dentists recommend that a toothbrush be kept at least six feet away from a toilet to avoid airborne particles resulting from the flush.

42 -The first product to have a bar code was Wrigley's gum.

43 -Michael Jordan makes more money from Nike annually than the entire Nike factory workers in Malaysia combined.

44 -Adolf Hitler's mother seriously considered having an abortion but was talked out of it by her doctor.

45 -The three most valuable brand names on earth: Marlboro, Coca-Cola, and Budweiser, in that order.

46 -To escape the grip of a crocodile's jaws, prick your fingers into its eyeballs. It will let you go instantly.

47 -The average person falls asleep in seven minutes.

48 -The "pound" (#) key on your keyboard is called an octothorp.

49 -The only domestic animal not mentioned in the Bible is the cat.

50 -Rubber bands last longer when refrigerated.

51 -The average person's left hand does 56% of the typing.

52 -Dreamt" is the only word in the English language that ends in "mt".

53 -It's impossible to sneeze with your eyes open.

54 -In Chinese, the KFC slogan "finger lickin' good" comes out as "eat your fingers off".

55 -A cockroach can live for 10 days without a head.

56 -We shed 40 pounds of skin a lifetime.

57 -Yo-Yos were once used as weapons in the Philippines.

58 -Mexico City sinks abut 10 inches a year.

59 -Brains are more active in sleeping than watching TV.

60 -Blue is the favorite color of 80 percent of Americans.

61 -When a person shakes their head from side to side, he is saying "yes" in Sri Lanka.

62 -There are more chickens than people in the world.

63 -The thumbnail grows the slowest, and the middle nail grows the fastest.

64 -There are more telephones than people in Washington, D.C.

65 -The average four year-old child asks over four hundred questions a day.

66 -The average person presses the snooze button on their alarm clock three Times each morning.

67 -The three wealthiest families in the world have more assets than the Combined wealth of the forty-eight poorest nations.

68 -The first owner of the Marlboro cigarette Company died of lung cancer.

69 -Intelligent people have more zinc and copper in their hair.

70 -The world's youngest parents were 8 and 9 and lived in China in 1910.

71 -Our eyes remain the same size from birth onward, but our noses and ears Never stop growing.

72 -You burn more calories sleeping than you do watching TV.

73 -A normal person will die from total lack of sleep sooner than from starvation. Death will occur about 10 days without sleep, while starvation takes a Few weeks.

74 -Chewing gum while peeling onions will keep you from crying.

75 -The Mona Lisa has no eyebrows.

76 -When the moon is directly overhead, you weigh slightly less.

77 -Alexander Graham Bell, the inventor of the telephone, never telephoned His wife or mother because they were both deaf.

78 -A psychology student in New York rented out her spare room to a Carpenter in order to nag him constantly and study his reactions. After Weeks of needling, he snapped and beat her repeatedly with an axe Leaving her mentally retarded

79 -Colgate faced a big obstacle marketing toothpaste in Spanish speaking Countries because Colgate translates into the command "go hang Yourself."

80 -Like fingerprints, everyone's tongue print is different.

81 -"Bookkeeper" is the only word in English language with three consecutive Double letters.

82 -The sentence "the quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog" uses every Letter in the English language.

83 -If the population of China walked past you in single line, the line Would never end because of the rate of reproduction

84 -China has more English speakers than the United States.

85 -Every human spent about half an hour as a single cell.

86 -Each square inch of human skin consists of twenty feet of blood vessels.

87 -An average person uses the bathroom 6 times per day.

88 -Babies are born with 300 bones, but by adulthood we have only 206 in our Bodies.

89 -Beards are the fastest growing hairs on the human body. If the average Man never trimmed his beard, it would grow to nearly 30 feet long in his Lifetime.

90 -According to Genesis 1:20-22, the chicken came before the egg.

91 -The longest place name still in use is: Taumatawhakatangihangaoauauotameteaturi- Pukakpikimaungahoronukupokaiwhenuakitanatahu - a New Zealand hill.

92 -If you leave Tokyo by plane at 7:00am, you will arrive in Honolulu at Approximately 4:30pm the previous day.

93 -Scientists in Australia's Parkes Observatory thought they had positive Proof of alien life, when they began picking up radio-waves from space. However, after investigation, the radio emissions were traced to a Microwave in the building.

94 -More than 40,000 parasites and 250 types of bacteria are exchanged during a French kiss.

95 -Men can read smaller print than women, but women can hear better.

96 -Coca-Cola was originally green.

97 -The most common name in the world is Mohammed.

98 -There are two credit cards for every person in the United States.

99 -TYPEWRITER is the longest word that can be made using the letters only on one row of the keyboard.

100 -Women blink nearly twice as much as men!!

101 -You can't kill yourself by holding your breath.

102 -It is physically impossible for pigs to look up into the sky.

103 -The "sixth sick sheik's sixth sheep's sick" is said to be the toughest tongue twister in the English language.

104 -If you sneeze too hard, you can fracture a rib. If you try to suppress a sneeze, you can rupture a blood vessel in your head or neck and die.

105 -Each king in a deck of playing cards represents great king from history. Spades - King David, Clubs - Alexander the Great, Hearts - Charlemagne, Diamonds - Julius Caesar.

106 -111,111,111 x 111,111,111 = 12,345,678,987,654,321

107 -If a statue of a person in the park on a horse has both front legs in the air, the person died in battle.

108 -If the horse has one front leg in the air, the person died as a result of wounds received in battle.

109 -If the horse has all four legs on the ground, the person died of natural causes.

110 -Question - This is the only food that doesn't spoil. What is this? Ans. - Honey

111 -A crocodile cannot stick its tongue out.

112 -A snail can sleep for three years.

113 -All polar bears are left handed.

114 -American Airlines saved $40,000 in 1987 by eliminating one olive from each salad served in first-class.

115 -Butterflies taste with their feet.

116 -Elephants are the only mammal that can't jump.

117 -In the last 4000 years, no new animals have been domesticated.

118 -On average, people fear spiders more than they do death.

119 -Shakespeare invented the word 'assassination' and 'bump'.

120 -Stewardesses is the longest word typed with only the left hand.

121 -The ant always falls over on its right side when intoxicated.

122 -The human heart creates enough pressure when it pumps out to the body to squirt blood 30 feet.

123 -Rats multiply so quickly that in 18 months, two rats could have over million descendants.

124 -The cigarette lighter was invented before the match.

125 -Most lipstick contains fish scales.

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