Interesting Facts

Posted by M ws On Friday, June 14, 2013 2 comments
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.

0 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 ring in the new year.

Drinking water after eating reduces the acid in your mouth by 61%.

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 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 as they could set up a vibration which can knock a bridge down

Everything weighs one percent less at the equator

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

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

*Thanks to Angela who share this post.



2 comments to Interesting Facts

  1. says:

    Beruk PJ Hi!

    Very interesting article, however, Strawberries are not the only fruit that have seeds on the outside, we also have a fruit called Gajus where the seed is actually outside the fruit and we eat them as cashew nuts. We have plenty of them in Terengganu. Thanks.

  1. says:

    M ws Good morning!

    Thank you for sharing and for highlighting this!I first learnt about gajus when my older son went to primary school and only then did I learn that the seed is outside the fruit. But thanks to you, now I know it is in abundance in Trengganu.

    When I posted this list, I had forgotten about gajus!

    I believe this list was prepared by someone from a non-Asian country and circulated....Good that we include Asian facts and fancies.

    Take care and do keep in touch.

    Salam
    mws

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