25 April, 2009

Things you probably didn't know...!!!

  • The average chocolate bar has 8 insects' legs in it.
  • The average human eats 8 spiders in their lifetime at night.
  • A cockroach can live nine days without its head before it starves to death.
  • A rhinoceros horn is made of compacted hair.
  • The shortest war in history was between Zanzibar and England in 1896. Zanzibar surrendered after 38 minutes.
  • A polar bear's skin is black. Its fur is not white, but actually clear.
  • Donald Duck comics were banned in Finland because he doesn't wear pants.
  • Shakespeare invented the word "assassination" and "bump."
  • Marilyn Monroe had six toes.
  • If you keep a goldfish in a dark room, it will eventually turn white.
  • Women blink nearly twice as much as men.
  • Right-handed people live, on average, nine years longer than Left-handed people do.
  • The sentence "the quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog" uses every letter in the English language.
  • The name of all the continents end with the same letter that they start with.
  • TYPEWRITER, is the longest word that can be made using the letters on only one row of the keyboard.
  • If the population of China walked past you in single file, the line would never end because of the rate of reproduction.
  • The word racecar and kayak are the same whether they are read left to right or right to left. This is called a palindrome.
  • A snail can sleep for 3 years.
  • American Airlines saved $40,000 in 1987 by eliminating one olive from each salad served in first-class.
  • China has more English speakers than the United States.
  • The electric chair was invented by a dentist.
  • Vatican City is the smallest country in the world, with a population of 1000 and a size of 108.7 acres.
  • Did you know you share your birthday with at least 9 million other people in the world.
  • "I am." is the shortest complete sentence in the English language.

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