Thursday, February 2

63 Cool Facts You Need to Know

The following is a collection of sixty three (63) cool facts you ought to know:


1.        Strawberries have more vitamin C than oranges.
2.        Clocks made before 1660 had only one hand – an hour hand.
3.        Nutmeg is extremely poisonous if injected intravenously.
4.        In Alaska, it is illegal to whisper in someone’s ear while they are moose hunting.
5.        In ancient Egypt, the only person who was allowed to wear cotton was the high priest.
6.        In America, you’ll see an average of 500 advertisements a day.
7.        In Singapore, it is illegal to sell or own chewing gum.
8.        In 1989, the space shuttle discovery carried 32 fertilized chicken eggs into orbit.
9.        China was the first country to use paper money.
10.  There is only one word in English language with three consecutive sets of double letters – “bookkeeper”.
11.  There are more telephones than people in Washington DC.
12.  It was once against the law to slam your car door in a city in Switzerland.
13.  The state of Florida in the U.S. is bigger than England.
14.  The average woman produces twenty five thousand quarts of spit in a lifetime enough to fill two swimming pools.
15.  The average person can live about a month without eating any food but can only live about a week without water.
16.  You burn more calories sleeping than watching TV.
17.  You forget 80% of what you learn each day.
18.  70% of poor people in the world are females.
19.  The most pushups ever performed in one day were forty six thousand and one.
20.  Over seven billion dollars a year is spent on chocolate by consumers worldwide.
21.  4.5 pounds of sunlight strikes the earth each day.
22.  Monopoly is the bestselling board game in the world.
23.  In deep space, most lubricants will disappear.
24.  In one grain of soil, about ten million bacteria live in it.
25.  In post adverts, the time displayed on a watch or clock is usually 10:10.
26.  The average cow produces forty glasses of milk each day.
27.  One tree can filter up to 60 pounds of pollutants from the air each year.
28.  Each year, 50000 earthquakes take place on this planet.
29.  You can lead a cow upstairs, but not downstairs.
30.  Golfers use an estimated eight hundred million dollars’ worth of golf balls annually.
31.  A word or sentence that is the same front and back e.g. racecar, kayak, etc. is called a palindrome.
32.  The plastic things on the hand of shoe laces are called aglets.
33.  The smallest breed of dogs is the Chihuahuas.
34.  The word “Karate” means ‘empty hand’.
35.  Of the 206 bones in the human body, 52 are in the feet.
36.  The number of atoms in a pound of iron is nearly 5 trillion trillion i.e. 4,891,500,000,000,000,000,000,000.
37.  The number 2520 can be divided by 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10 without having a fractional leftover.
38.  There are an equivalent number of cows and people in Friesland, motherlands.
39.  A whole library floor of books can be stored on fifty gigabytes.
40.  A marine catfish can taste with any part of its body.
41.  A father sea catfish keeps the eggs of his young in his mouth until they are ready to hatch; he will not eat until his young are born which may take several weeks.
42.  If you keep a gold fish in the dark room, it will eventually turn white.
43.  Lake Malawi has the largest number of fish species in the world.
44.  Two hundred and fifteen jeans can be made with one bale of curtain.
45.  A snail can sleep for three years.
46.  Panama is the only place in the whole world where someone can see the sun rise on the Pacific Ocean, and set on the Atlantic.
47.  Astronauts are not allowed to eat beans before they go into space because passing wind in a spacesuit damages them.
48.  The total number of steps in the Eiffel tower is 1,600.
49.  Absolutely pure gold is son soft that it can be molded with the hands.
50.  Ducks will only lay eggs early in the morning.
51.  Butterflies smell with their feet.
52.  Giraffes are unable to cough.
53.  A monkey was over tried and convicted for smoking a cigarette in South Beud, Indiana.
54.  A rattle snake fangs fold inward when it’s mouth fold inward when its mouth is closed so it doesn’t bite itself.
55.  Over two hundred varieties of watermelon are grown in the USA.
56.  Barbie’s full name is Barbie Millicent Roberts.
57.  Paul Hunns holds the record for the loudest burp which was 118.1 decibels, which is as loud as a chain saw.
58.  Coca-Cola was the first soft drink to be consumed in outer space.
59.  The reason flamingos are pink is that they eat shrimps which have a red pigment.
60.  During your life time, you will eat about 60,000 pounds of food, that’s the weight of about 6 elephants.
61.  Recycling one glass jar saves enough energy to watch TV for three hours.
62.  Wearing yellow makes you look bigger on camera while green makes you look smaller.
63.  The giant squid is the largest creature without a backbone. It weighs up to 2.5 tons and grows up to 55 feet long. Its eye is a foot or more in diameter.


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