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101 Amazing Facts

1. The Atlantic ocean is saltier than Pacific Ocean.

2.The flea can jump 350 times its body length,that is like a human jumping the length of a football field.

3.No matter how cold it gets gasoline will not freeze.

4.The "L.L"in L.L.Bean stands for Leon Leonwood.

5.Some asteroids have other asteroids orbiting them.

6.Self-stick stamps were invented by the Post Office after employees developed addictions to licking the original type.

7.Horatio Nelson, one of England's most illustrious admirals was throughout his life, never able to find a cure for his sea-sickness.

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

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

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

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

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

13.Like fingerprints, everyone's tongue print is different!

14.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

15.Fingernails grow nearly 4 times faster than toenails!

16.Most dust particles in your house are made from dead skin!

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

18.Women blink nearly twice as much as men.

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

20.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.

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

22.Of all the words in the English language, the word 'set' has the most definitions!

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

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

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

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

27.cockroach can live several weeks with its head cut off!

28.Human thigh bones are stronger than concrete.

29.You can't kill yourself by holding your breath

30.There is a city called Rome on every continent.

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

32.Your heart beats over 100,000 times a day!

33.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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

47.Dolphins sleep with one eye open!

48.It is impossible to sneeze with your eyes open

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

50.The longest recorded flight of a chicken is 13 seconds

51.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

52.Slugs have 4 noses.

53Owls are the only birds who can see the colour blue.

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

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

56.The average person laughs 10 times a day!

57.An ostrich's eye is bigger than its brain

58.An average human burp provides the capacity to fill 1/64th of a regular-sized balloon.

59.Sources very close to the Beatles have said that John Lennon was not actually murdered; he grew tired of being in the public eye and faked his death with the help of some NYPD officials and a fan who is being well compensated financially for his time in prison. Oddly enough, John eventually longed for the spotlight again and now plays in a Beatles tribute band in San Francisco.

60.When Teddy Roosevelt charged San Juan Hill, he carried a pair of his wife's underwear in his pocket for good luck.

61.The Bible, the world's best-selling book, is also the world's most shoplifted book.

62.Someone paid $14,000 for the bra worn by Marilyn Monroe in the film 'Some Like It Hot'.

63.Your tongue is the only muscle in your body that is attached at only one end.

64.More than 1,000 different languages are spoken on the continent of Africa.

65.In the U.S.A over eleven thousand people (up until the end of 2003) have visited a tortilla chip that appears to have the face of Jesus Christ burned into it?

66.A kiss lasting one minute can burn more than 100 calories.

67.Buckingham Palace in England has over six hundred rooms.

68.There was once an undersea post office in the Bahamas.

69.Abraham Lincoln's mother died when she drank the milk of a cow that grazed on poisonous snakeroot.

70.After the death of Albert Einstein his brain was removed by a pathologist and put in a jar for future study.

71.More coins are swallowed by American children in six months than are produced by the treasury mint of Luxembourg in six years.

72.The use of the word "Love" to denote zero in tennis comes from the 18th Century French custom requiring the losers of the match to grant sexual favors to the winners.

73.The malicious introduction of urine into an experimental soft drink batch indirectly led to the creation of Diet Mountain Dew.

74.The world's first toupees appeared in mid 16th-century France and were actually stapled to the skull.

75.Two hundred years ago in what is now Turkmenistan, custom dictated that couples would consummated their marriages on mattresses stuffed with body hair collected from the bride's family.

76.Had all the people on earth at midnight, Greenwich Mean Time on October 11, 2002 held hands, it would have formed a line the exact distance from the earth to the moon.

78.The name Pekoe, as a breed of tea, has its derivation in the Boer War, when British officers, devoid of proper equipment to make tea, would strain the leaves in their socks. It was considered an extremely unlucky day if the socks became too worn ("peek'd a toe") for use.

79.Disgraced author James Frey once worked as a fact checker for the magazine, Highlights for Children.

80.A study conducted by the Center for Emotional Studies at Hefner University found the emotional trauma of seeing your parents having sex is equivalent to the head trauma sustained in a 25-mile-per-hour vehicle crash.

81.Had Kevin Bacon's mother accepted a marriage proposal offered by her high school sweetheart, the actor's name would have been Kevin Hamm.

82.Oranges were originally called "greens" because their discoverer named them before they had ripened.

83.While the Library of Congress does not have a copy of the King James version of the Bible in its collection, it does have The Joy of Sex in 37 different languages.

84.Actor William Shatner delivers his lines in that signature stop-and-start manner due to a learning disability he has had since birth.

85.The average ball point pen contains enough ink to draw a thin line from San Diego to Anaheim, California.

86.Kevin Federline, the estranged husband of Britney Spears, is actually a Reserve Los Angeles County Deputy Sheriff, and holds the rank of Detective in the narcotics division.

87.Religious scholars say the Harry Potter series of novels is actually a thinly veiled retelling of the story of the life of Jesus Christ.

88.The rate of "snap, crackle, pop" in Rice Crispies varies according to the type of milk it is placed in. Goat's milk results in no activity at all, while human breast milk increases the rate by as much as 50 percent.

89.Among his tests for the best electric light bulb filament, Thomas Edison included a cotton thread submerged in horse urine.

90.It was considered unladylike for 13th-century Iberian peninsula women to use a razor of any
sort. To get around this, they spread a sugar coated substance over their legs which would cause humming birds to pull out each hair individually over a matter of hours.

91.Blind chess players keep track of their games using special bells placed on each chess piece.

92.Dark chocolate is known to contain 18 compounds that regulate the aging process, including an antidote from the four compounds it contains that dramatically accelerate human cell damage.

93.The state of Kentucky has minerals in much of its groundwater that completely neutralize tooth-decay fighting additive fluoride.

94.Mumbly Peg was used to determine the marching order of cadets at West Point until late into the 1840's when alphabetical order as used today was instituted.

95.In certain Portuguese dialects, "La Quinta" translates to "The Cheese Whore."

96.A credit card can be turned into a rudimentary compass by simply running a sewing needle through the center of the magnetic strip, then immersing it in liquid.

97.Retail security tags can possibly emit low-level radiation if removed without using the manufacturer's deactivator.

98.The expression "There's no business like show business!" was coined by an exuberant Mark Twain after seeing a performance of Joseph Pujol, the "fartiste" known as Le Petomane, at Paris' famous Moulin Rouge.

99.The total cost of manufacturing a dollar bill, including labor, supplies and energy is now $1.37.

100.To prepare for the food needs of the 2008 Beijing Olympics, China's communist government displaced a city of 40,000 people to convert the land into cattle pasture.

101.The Samurai swords made by renown blacksmith Suishinshi Masahide were so sharp that, if balance blade-down on a willow-tree plank, they would under their own weight cut through the wood at the rate of approximately a half-centimeter per day.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Francis, I like your short and to the point sayings.Take courage in the Lord Jesus Christ and trust Him for all your needs. He said I am the Way the Truth and the Life no one comes to the Father but by Him. Keep on.

    From Robin


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