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Did you know? Lemons contain more sugar than strawberries

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  • Lemons contain more sugar than strawberries
  • Unless food is mixed with saliva you can't taste it 
  • Cows don't have upper front teeth
  • Only female mosquitoes bite
  • Peanuts are one of the ingredients of dynamite.
  • The electric chair was invented by a dentist 
  • 11% of people are left handed
  • August has the highest percentage of births
  • The average person falls asleep in 7 minutes

Animals/Birds

  • A bear has 42 teeth
  • A group of frogs is called an army
  • A group of kangaroos is called a mob
  • A group of rhinos is called a crash
  • A group of whales is called a pod
  • A group of geese is called a gaggle
  • A group of owls is called a parliament
  • A cats urine glows under a blacklight
  • White cats with blue eyes are usually deaf
  • Cats have a peripheral vision of 285 degrees
  • Small dogs usually live longer than larger breeds
  • Domestic cats dislike citrus scents
  • Cats can jump up to 7 times their tail length
  • Birds need gravity to swallow
  • A cat has 32 muscles in each ear
  • An ostrich's eye is bigger than it's brain
  • Most lipsticks contain fish scales
  • Giraffes and rats can last longer without water than camels
  • Rabbits like licorice

Movies/Films

  • The movie 'Wayne's World' was filmed in two weeks
  • The film 'Mary Poppins' was filmed entirely indoors
  • All of the clocks in the movie 'Pulp Fiction' are fixed to 4:20

Food/Stuffs

  • No two corn flakes look the same
  • Instant coffee was invented in 1901
  • The human body of a 70 kg person contains 0.2mg of gold
  • Rice is the staple food for 50% of the worlds population
  • Pearls melt in vinegar
  • A hard boiled eggs spin (uncooked or soft boiled don’t)
  • There is no butter in buttermilk

Others

  • The Amazon rainforest produces half the world's oxygen supply
  • The Great Wall of China is approximately 6,430 Km long (3,995 miles)
  • Paper originated from China
  • The wheelbarrow is invented in China
  • Tree hugging is forbidden in china
  • The first sailing boats were built in Egypt
  • Brazil is named after a tree

Mathematical

  • Brazil covers 50% of the South American continent
  • Brazil borders every country in South America except Chile and Ecuador
  • Hilton was the first international hotel chain
  • The brand Nokia is named after a place in Southern Finland
  • Monopoly is the most played board game in the world
  • Jamaica has 120 rivers
  • The only animals that purr are cats
  • Numbers/Percentage
  • 96% of candles sold are purchased by women
  • China manufacturers 70% of the worlds toys
  • 42% of men and women 25% don’t wash their hands after using a public toilet
  • 8% of people have an extra rib
  • 85% of plant life is found in the ocean
  • The Grand Canyon can hold around 900 trillion footballs
  • All the blinking in one day equates to having your eyes closed for 30 minutes
  • Your foot has 26 bones in it
  • The longest street in the world is Yonge street in Toronto Canada measuring 1,896 km (1,178 miles)
  • About 90% of the worlds population kisses
  • Toilets use 35% of indoor water use
  • Koalas sleep around 18 hours a day
  • The average speed of a skydiver is 200kph (124mph)
  • The first Burger King was opened in Florida Miami in 1954
  • All insects have 6 legs
  • That 90% of an iceberg sits under water
  • African Grey Parrots have vocabularies of over 200 words
  • A giraffe can clean its ears with its 21 inch tongue
  • The average human brain contains around 78% water
  • Your brain uses between 20 - 25% of the oxygen your breathe
  • 1 nautical knot equates to 1.852 Kph (1.150 mph)
  • If you add up all the numbers from 1 to 100 consecutively (1 + 2 + 3...) It totals 5050
  • Sponges hold more cold water than hot
  • Lightning strikes the Earth 6,000 times every minute
  • The Hawaiian alphabet has 12 letters
  • The average golf ball has 336 dimples
  • There are 31,557,600 seconds in a year
  • There are 22 stars in the Paramount studios logo
  • Black on yellow are the 2 colors with the strongest impact
  • Coca Cola launched its 3rd product Sprite in 1961
  • Room temperature is defined as between 20 to 25°C (68 to 77°F)
  • 'Topolino' is the name for Mickey Mouse Italy
  • A lobsters blood is colorless but when exposed to oxygen it turns blue
  • Armadillos have 4 babies at a time and are all the same sex
  • Reindeer like bananas
  • The longest recorded flight of a chicken was 13 seconds
  • Perth is Australia's windiest city
  • Elvis's middle name was Aron
  • The flag for Libya is unlike any other being a solid green color
  • Goldfish can see both infrared and ultraviolet light
  • The smallest bones in the human body are found in your ear
  • Cats spend 66% of their life asleep
  • Switzerland eats the most chocolate equating to 10 kilos per person per year
  • Money is the number one thing that couples argue about
  • Macadamia nuts are toxic to dogs
  • When lightning strikes it can reach up to 30,000 degrees celsius (54,000 degrees fahrenheit)
  • Spiders are arachnids and not insects
  • Each time you see a full moon you always see the same side
  • Tennessee is bordered by 8 states: Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina and Virginia - more than any other in the US
  • Stewardesses is the longest word that is typed with only the left hand
  • There is no such thing as a naturally blue food
  • Honey is the only natural food which never goes off
  • M&M's chocolate stands for the initials for its inventors Mars and Murrie
  • That you burn more calories eating celery than it contains (the more you eat the thinner you become)
  • The dot on top of the letter 'i' is called a tittle
  • Your more likely to be killed by a champagne cork than by a poisonous spider
  • A crocodile can't stick out its tongue
  • Rubber bands last longer when kept refrigerated
  • Women blink twice as much as men
  • Ostriches don't bury their heads in sand
  • Scotland has the most redheads
  • Household dust is made of dead skin cells
  • The past tense for the English word 'dare' is 'durst'
  • Hummingbirds can't walk
  • Wind doesn’t make a sound until it blows against an object
  • The naming of tropical storms and hurricanes officially began in 1953
  • India has the most post offices than any other country (over 100,000)
  • India is home to over 200 million cows
  • The Taj Mahal in India is made entirely out of marble
  • Bali has the worlds largest variety of flora
  • Bill Gates began programming computers at the of age 13
  • Every single possible 3 character .com domain has been registered
  • The only continent with no active volcanoes is Australia
  • Coca-Cola originally contained cocaine
  • In every episode of Seinfeld there is a reference to Superman
  • The Internet was originally called arpanet (Advanced Research Projects Agency Network) designed by the US department of defense
  • Sound travels almost 5 times faster underwater than in air
  • The fortune cookie was invented in San Francisco
  • The croissant was invented in Austria
  • In eastern Africa you can buy beer brewed from bananas
  • Australia was originally called New Holland
  • 'Lonely Planet' for travelers is based in Melbourne Australia
  • The sentence "the quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog" uses every letter in the English alphabet
  • Fire usually moves faster uphill than downhill
  • Cats have over 100 vocal chords
  • Camel's milk doesn't curdle
  • Elephants sleep between 4 - 5 hours in 24 period
  • It's possible to lead a cow up stairs but not down
  • Frogs can't swallow with their eyes open
  • Elephants are the only mammal that can't jump
  • A 1/4 of your bones are in your feet
  • Your tongue is the fastest healing part of your body
  • A 'jiffy' is actually 1/100th of a second
  • On your birthday you share it with 9 million others
  • 1 googol is the number 1 followed by 100 zeros
  • A 1 minute kiss burns 26 calories
  • You burn more calories sleeping than watching TV
  • Frogs don’t drink (they absorb water through their skin)
  • At birth dalmations are always white
  • Hummingbirds are the only bird that can fly backwards
  • A duck can't walk without bobbing its head
  • A hummingbird's heart beats at over a 1,000 times a minute
  • Dragonflies have 6 legs but can't walk
  • A crocodile can't move its tongue
  • A strawberry is the only fruit which seeds grow on the outside
  • That the first MTV video played was 'Video killed the radio star' by the Buggles
  • In 1878 the first telephone book made contained only 50 names
  • Pop corn was invented by the Aztec Indians
  • An average person will spend 25 years asleep
  • Hippopotamuses have killed more people in Africa than any other animal
  • An elephants ears are used to regulate body temperature
  • The most common mental illnesses are anxiety and depression
  • The word laser stands for 'Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation'
  • Crocodiles never outgrow their enclosure
  • Reindeer hair is hollow inside like a tube
  • Your skin is the largest organ making up the human body
  • The Arctic Ocean is the smallest in the world
  • Bats always turn left when exiting a cave
  • Everyday is a holiday somewhere in the world
  • The coins thrown into the Trevi fountain in Italy are collected for charity
  • French fries are originally from Belgium
  • Grapes explode when you put them in the microwave
  • Its physically impossible for pigs to look up at the sky
  • Your most sensitive finger is your index finger (closest to your thumb)
  • 'Bookkeeper' and 'bookkeeping' are the only 2 words in the English language with three consecutive double letters
  • Venetian blinds were invented in Japan
  • The word 'Strengths' is the longest word in the English language with just one vowel
  • Enamel is the hardest substance in your body
  • In a deck of cards the king of harts is the only king without a moustache
  • The safest car color is white
  • The most commonly forgotten item for travelers is their toothbrush
  • Apples are more effective at waking you up in the morning than coffee
  • An octopus pupil is rectangular
  • The hyoid bone in your throat is the only bone in your body not attached to any other
  • The Australian aircraft carrier QANTAS stands for Queensland And Northern Territories Aerial Service
  • The movie Pulp Fiction cost $8 million to make with $5 million going towards actor's salaries
  • There are only 4 words in the English language which end in 'dous' (they are: hazardous, horrendous, stupendous and tremendous)
  • The oldest word in the English language is 'town'
  • Cats can't move their jaw sideways
Did you know? Lemons contain more sugar than strawberries Reviewed by Sartaj Husain on Friday, May 04, 2012 Rating: 5

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