Thursday, February 28, 2008

Some Interesting Facts

1. The Statue of Liberty’s index finger is eight feet long
2. Rain has never been recorded in some parts of the Atacama Desert in Chile
3. A 75 year old person will have slept about 23 years.
4. A boeing 747’s wing span is longer than the Wright brother’s first flight.(the Wright brother’s invented the airplane)
5. There are as many chickens on earth as there are humans.
6. One type of hummingbird weighs less than a penny
7. The word “set” has the most number of definitions in the English
8. Slugs have four noses
9. Sharks can live up to 100 years
10. Mosquitos are more attracted to the color blue than any other color.
11. Kangaroos can’t walk backwards
12. About 75 acres of pizza are eaten in the U.S. everyday
13. The largest recorded snowflake was 15in wide and 8in thick. It fell in Montana in 1887
14. The tip of a bullwhip moves so fast that the sound it makes is actually a tiny sonic boom.
15. Former president Bill Clinton only sent 2 emails in his entire 8 year presidency
Koalas and humans are the only animals that have finger prints
16. There are 200,000,000 insects for every one human
17. It takes more calories to eat a piece of celery than the celery had in it to begin with.
18. The world’s largest Montessori school is in India , with 26,312 students in 2002
Octopus have three hearts
19. If you ate too many carrots, you’d turn orange
20. The average person spends two weeks waiting for a traffic light to change.
1 in 2,000,000,000 people will live to be 116orold
21. The body has 2-3 million sweat glands
22. Sperm whales have the biggest brains; 20 lbs
23. Tiger shark embroyos fight each other in their mother’s womb. The survivor is born.
24. Most cats are left pawed
25. 250 people have fallen off the Leaning Tower of Pisa
26. A Blue whale’s tongue weighs more than an elephant
27. You use 14 muscles to smile and 43 to frown. Keep Smiling!
28. Bamboo can grow up to 3 ft in 24 hours
29. An eyeball weighs about 1 ounce
30. Bone is five times stronger than steel.

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