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HomeMisc⇒Interesting Information on Facts and Figures

• 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.

• Of all the words in the English language, the word 'set' has the most definitions!

• What is called a "French kiss" in the English speaking world is known as an "English kiss" in France.

• "Almost" is the longest word in the English language with all the letters in alphabetical order.

• "Rhythm" is the longest English word without a vowel.

• In 1386, a pig in France was executed by public hanging for the murder of a child

• If you look at a blank piece of white paper after you have been working at your computer for a long period, the paper will appear to be pink!

• The opposite sides of a dice always add up to seven!

• Antarctica is the only land on our planet that is not owned by any country.

• Austria was the first country to use postcards.

• Each year 96 billion pounds of food is wasted in the U.S.



• Every 45 seconds, a house catches on fire in the United States!

• Iceland has no railway system or army!

• In England, the Speaker of the House is not allowed to speak.

• Istanbul, Turkey is the only city in the world located on two continents.

• The Mona Lisa has no eyebrows. It was the fashion in Renaissance Florence to shave them off!

• The most popular first name in the world is Muhammad!

• Tablecloths were originally meant to be served as towels with which dinner guests could wipe their hands and faces after eating!

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

• One car out of every 230 made was stolen last year!

• Until the nineteenth century, solid blocks of tea were used as money in Siberia!

• The Nobel Peace Prize medal depicts three naked men with their hands on each other's shoulders!

• Mexico City is sinking at a rate of 18 inches per year!

• Your body is creating and killing 15 million red blood cells per second!

• The king of hearts is the only king without a moustache on a standard playing card!

• There are no clocks in Las Vegas gambling casinos!

• There is one slot machine in Las Vegas for every eight inhabitants!

• When glass breaks, the cracks move faster than 3,000 miles per hour. To photograph the event, a camera must shoot at a millionth of a second!

• A Boeing 747 airliner holds 57,285 gallons of fuel!

• A lightning bolt generates temperatures five times hotter than those found at the sun's surface!

• A violin contains about 70 separate pieces of wood!

• It takes glass one million years to decompose, which means it never wears out and can be recycled an infinite amount of times!

• Forest fires move faster uphill than downhill!

• Almost half the newspapers in the world are published in the United States and Canada!

• The two-foot long bird called a Kea that lives in New Zealand likes to eat the strips of rubber around car windows!
• The average person has over 1,460 dreams a year!

• Skepticisms is the longest word that alternates hands when typing!

• One ragweed plant can release as many as one billion grains of pollen!

• It's illegal to drink beer out of a bucket while you're sitting on a curb in St. Louis!

• The first product to have a bar code was Wrigleys gum!

• No piece of square dry paper can be folded more than 7 times in half!

• Over 2500 left handed people a year are killed from using products made for right handed people!

• There are more than 10 million bricks in the Empire State Building!

• If you counted 24 hours a day, it would take 31,688 years to reach one trillion!

• Taphephobia is the fear of being buried alive!

• A crocodile always grows new teeth to replace the old teeth!

• The sun is 330,330 times larger than the earth!

• Ancient Egyptians slept on pillows made of stone!

• A hippo can open its mouth wide enough to fit a 4 foot tall child inside!

• Hummingbirds can weigh less than a penny!

• Every time you lick a stamp, you're consuming 1/10 of a calorie!



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