Monday, 10 September 2012

Some interesting facts

If you are right handed, you will  tend to chew your food on the right side of your  mouth.

If you are left handed, you will  tend to chew your food on the left side of your  mouth.

To make half a kilo of honey, bees must collect  nectar from over 2 million individual flowers

Heroin is  the brand name of morphine once marketed by  'Bayer'.

Tourists visiting Iceland should know that  tipping at a restaurant is considered an insult!

People  in nudist colonies play volleyball more than any other sport  .

Albert Einstein was offered the presidency of Israel  in 1952, but he declined.

Astronauts can't belch -  there is no gravity to separate liquid from gas in their  stomachs.

Ancient Roman, Chinese and German societies  often used urine as mouthwash.

The Mona Lisa has no  eyebrows. In the Renaissance era, it was fashion to shave them  off!

Because of the speed at which Earth moves around  the Sun, it is impossible for a solar eclipse to last more  than 7 minutes and 58 seconds.

The night of January 20  is "Saint Agnes's Eve", which is regarded as a time when a  young woman dreams of her future husband.

Google is  actually the common name for a number with a million zeros  .

It takes glass 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.

Each year 2,000,000  smokers either quit smoking or die of tobacco-related  diseases.

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

Peanut oil is used for cooking in submarines  because it doesn't smoke unless it's heated above  450?F

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 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.

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 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

For every extra kilogram carried on a space  flight, 530 kg of excess fuel are needed at  lift-off

The letter J does not appear anywhere on the  periodic table of the elements.

And last but not  least:

In 2012, December has 5 Mondays, 5 Saturdays,  and 5 Sundays. This apparently happens once every 823  years!

1 comment:

Edward said...

The 823 years claim about December 2012 is false. December had the same calendar in 1984, 1990, 2001 and 2007 and it will repeat in 2018.