Some Interesting Facts . . .

 

  • Glass takes one million years to decompose, which means it never wears out and can be recycled an infinite amount of times!
  •  Gold is the only metal that doesn’t rust, even if it’s buried in the ground for thousands of years.
  •  Your tongue is the only muscle in your body that is attached at only one end.
  •  If you stop getting thirsty , you need to drink more water. When a human body is dehydrated, its thirst mechanism shuts off.
  •  Zero is the only number that cannot be represented by Roman numerals.
  •  Kites were used in the American Civil War to deliver letters and newspapers.
  •  The song Auld Lang Syne is sung at the stroke of midnight in almost every English-speaking country in the world to bring in the new year.
  •  Drinking water after eating reduces the acid in your mouth by 61 percent. Drinking a glass of water before you eat may help digestion and curb appetite.
  •  Peanut oil is used for cooking in submarines because it doesn’t smoke unless it’s heated above 450F.
  •  The roar that we hear when we place a seashell next to our ear is not the ocean, but rather the sound of blood surging through the veins in the ear.
  •  Nine out of every 10 living things live in the ocean 
  •  The banana cannot reproduce itself. It can be propagated only by the hand of man.
  •  Airports at higher altitudes require a longer airstrip due to lower air density.
  •  The University of Alaska spans over four time zones.
  •  The tooth is the only part of the human body that cannot heal itself.
  •  In ancient Greece , tossing an apple to a girl was a traditional proposal of marriage. Catching it meant she accepted.
  •  Warner Communications paid 28 million for the copyright to the song Happy Birthday, which was written in 1935 
  •  Intelligent people have more zinc and copper in their hair.
  •  A comet’s tail always points away from the sun.
  •  The Swine Flu vaccine in 1976 caused more death and illness than the disease it was intended to prevent.
  •  Caffeine increases the power of aspirin and other painkillers, that is why it is found in some medicines.
  •  The military salute is a motion that evolved from medieval times, when knights in armor raised their visors to reveal their identity 
  •  If you get into the bottom of a well or a tall chimney and look up, you can see stars, even in the middle of the day.
  •  When a person dies, hearing is the last sense to go. The first sense lost is sight.
  •  In ancient times strangers shook hands to show that they were unarmed.
  •  Strawberries and cashews are the only fruits whose seeds grow on the outside.
  •  Avocados have the highest calories of any fruit at 167 calories per hundred grams.
  •  The moon moves about two inches away from the Earth each year.
  •  The Earth gets 100 tons heavier every day due to falling space dust.
  •  Due to earth’s gravity it is impossible for mountains to be higher than 15,000 meters.
  •  Mickey Mouse is known as “Topolino” in Italy.
  •  Soldiers do not march in step when going across bridges because they could set up a vibration which could be sufficient to knock the bridge down.
  •  Everything weighs one percent less at the equator.

 

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