Thursday, April 3, 2008

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.

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

3 Of all the words in the English
language, the word 'set' has the most

4 Camel can spit.

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

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

7 In 1386, a pig in France was executed
by public hanging for the murder of a child

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

9 Human thigh bones are stronger than

10 You can't kill yourself by holding
your breath

11 There is a city called Rome on every

12 It's against the law to have a pet
dog in Iceland!

13 Your heart beats over 100,000 times a

14 Horatio Nelson, one of England's most
illustrious admirals was throughout his
life, never able to find a cure for his

15 The skeleton of Jeremy Bentham is
present at all important meetings of the
University of London

16 Right handed people live, on average,
nine years longer than left-handed people

17 Your ribs move about 5 million times
a year, everytime you breathe!

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

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

20 Like fingerprints, everyone's tongue
print is different!

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

22 Fingernails grow nearly 4 times
faster than toenails! Most dust
particles in your house are made from
dead skin!

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

24 Â Women blink nearly twice as much as

25 Adolf Hitler was a vegetarian, and
had only ONE testicle.

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.

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

28 Coca-Cola would be green if colouring
weren’t added to it.

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

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

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

32More people are allergic to cow's milk
than any other food.

33Camels have three eyelids to protect
themselves from blowing sand.

34 The placement of a donkey's eyes in
its' heads enables it to see all four
feet at all times!

35The six official languages of the
United Nations are: English, French,
Arabic, Chinese, Russian and Spanish.

36 Earth is the only planet not named
after a god.

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

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

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

40 Dolphins sleep with one eye open!

41 It is impossible to sneeze with your
eyes open

42 The worlds oldest piece of chewing
gum is 9000 years old!

43 The longest recorded flight of a
chicken is 13 seconds

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

45 Slugs have 4 noses.

46 Owls are the only birds who can see
the colour blue.

47 A man named Charles Osborne had the
hiccups for 69 years!

48 A giraffe can clean its ears with its
21-inch tongue!

49 The average person laughs 10 times a day!

50 An ostrich's eye is bigger than its brain

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