Amazing Facts That Will Surprise
Very interesting post..
(1). 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. (Funny, isn’t it?)
(2).Beetles taste like apples, wasps like pine nuts, and worms like fried bacon. (Don’t ask me how I know)
(3).Of all the words in the English language, the word ‘set’ has the most definitions! (Get a dictionary and look it up)
(4).What is called a “French kiss” in the English speaking world is known as an “English kiss” in France. (Wondering; are “French fries” called “English fries” in France too?)
(5),”Almost” is the longest word in the English language with all the letters in alphabetical order.
(6).”Rhythm” is the longest English word without a vowel.
(7).In 1386, a pig in France was executed by public hanging for the murder of a child. (How about the owner of the pig?)
(8).A cockroach can live several weeks with its head cut off! (Scary, right? Imagine finding a headless cockroach crawling up your wall……*shivers!
(9).Human thigh bones are stronger than concrete.
(10).You can’t kill yourself by holding your breath! (To all who think suicide is easy)
(11).There is a city called Rome on every continent.
(12).Your heart beats over 100,000 times a day.
(13). Right handed people live, on average, nine years longer than left-handed people. (OMG! I’m left and right handed!)
(14).Your ribs move about 5 million times a year; every time you breathe!
(15).The elephant is the only mammal that can’t jump! (Elephants and VERY fat people I guess)
(16).One quarter of the bones in your body, are in your feet!
(17).Like fingerprints, everyone’s tongue print is different! ( Huh?!!!)
(18).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.
(19).Fingernails grow nearly 4 times faster than toenails!
(20).Most dust particles in your house are made from dead skin!
(21).The present population of the world is predicted to become 15 billion by 2080.
(22).Women blink nearly twice as much as men. (Men are freaks!)
(23).Adolf Hitler was a vegetarian, and had only ONE testicle. (No wonder ….)
(24).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.
(25).Months that begin on a Sunday will always have a “Friday the 13th.”
(26).Coca-Cola would be green if colouring weren’t added to it.
(27).More people are killed each year from bees than from snakes.
(28).The average lead pencil will draw a line 35 miles long or write approximately 50,000 English words.
(29).More people are allergic to cow’s milk than any other food. (Well, I am)
(30).Camels have three eyelids to protect themselves from blowing sand. (Wow!)
(31).The placement of a donkey’s eyes in its’ heads enables it to see all four feet at all times!
(32).The six official languages of the United Nations are: English, French, Arabic, Chinese, Russian and Spanish.
(33).Earth is the only planet not named after a god. (Thank God!)
(34).It’s against the law to burp, or sneeze in a church in Nebraska, USA.
(35).You’re born with 300 bones, but by the time you become an adult, you only have 206.
(36).Some worms will eat themselves if they can’t find any food!
(37).Dolphins sleep with one eye open! (Those who live in Lagos do too)
(38).It is impossible to sneeze with your eyes open.
(39).The longest recorded flight of a chicken is 13 seconds. (Chickens can’t fly!)
(40).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. (Once in 3months?!!!)
(41).Owls are the only birds who can see the color blue.
(42).A man named Charles Osborne had the hiccups for 69 years! (See, hiccups can’t kill you)
(43).A giraffe can clean its ears with its 21-inch tongue! (Wow!)
(44).The average person laughs 10 times a day! (but i laugh almost 50 times)
(45).An ostrich’s eye is bigger than its brain. (Yeah, some people’s too)
*Culled from “Useless but amazing facts”