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HomeMisc⇒Interesting Information on Facts and Figures

• Clinophobia is the fear of beds!

• Cat urine glows under a black-light!

• The world's termites outweigh the world's humans 10 to 1!

• The electric chair was invented by a dentist!

• Windmills always turn counter-clockwise. Except for the windmills in Ireland!

• A hedgehog's heart beats 300 times a minute on average!

• Camels have three eyelids to protect themselves from blowing sand!

• Human teeth are almost as hard as rocks!

• You use 14 muscles to smile and 43 to frown. Keep Smiling!

• Bamboo can grow up to 3 ft in 24 hours.

• An eyeball weighs about 1 ounce.

• A 'jiffy' is an actual unit of time for 1/100th of a second!

• Porcupines float in water!





• Pinocchio is Italian for "pine eye"!

• The sentence "The quick brown fox jumps over a lazy dog." uses every letter of the alphabet!

• The Mint once considered producing doughnut-shaped coins!

• The only 15 letter word that can be spelled without repeating a letter is "uncopyrightable"!

• The sloth (a mammal) moves so slowly that green algae can grow undisturbed on its fur!

• A mole can dig a tunnel 300 feet long in just one night!

• It's against the law to pawn your dentures in Las Vegas!

• One in every 4 Americans has appeared on television!

• The body has 2-3 million sweat glands.

• Sperm whales have the biggest brains; 20 lbs.

• Tiger shark embryos fight each other in their mother's womb. The survivor is born.

• Most cats are left pawed.

• 250 people have fallen off the Leaning Tower of Pisa.

• A Blue whale's tongue weighs more than an elephant.

• The average American/Canadian will eat about 11.9 pounds of cereal per year!

• The giant squid has the biggest eye in this world. It weighs up to 2.5 tons and grows up to 55 feet long. Each eye is 1 foot or more in diameter.

• A shark is the only fish that can blink with both eyes.

• Unlike all other insects, flies have five eyes. They have two large eyes and three smaller eyes between them

• Giraffes have no vocal chords

• An ant can lift fifty times of its own weight

• Over 10,000 birds a year die from smashing into windows!

• The Statue of Liberty's index finger is eight feet long.

• Rain has never been recorded in some parts of the Atacama Desert in Chile.

• A 75 year old person will have slept about 23 years.

• Boeing 747's wing span is longer than the Wright brother's first flight. The Wright brother's invented the airplane.

• There are as many chickens on earth as there are humans.

• One type of hummingbird weighs less than a penny.

• The state of Florida is bigger than England!

• There are more than one million animal species on Earth!

• Thomas Edison, light bulb inventor, was afraid of the dark!

• Barbie's full name is Barbara Milicent Roberts.

• Fish do not have eyelids. They do not require tears either, since their eyes are bathed by water, no special lubricant like tears is required

• Bulls are color blind.

• Everyone is color blind at birth.

• A tarantula can survive for more than two years without food.

• People say "Bless you" when you sneeze because when you sneeze, you're heart stops for a mili-second.

• In a study of 200,000 ostriches over a period of 80 years, no one reported a single case where an ostrich buried its head in the sand (or attempted to do so).

• Snails have four noses.

• The word "set" has the most number of definitions in the English language; 192 Slugs have four noses.

• Sharks can live up to 100 years.

• Mosquitoes are more attracted to the color blue than any other color.

• Kangaroos can't walk backwards.

• About 75 acres of pizza are eaten in in the U.S. everyday.

• A crocodile can't stick its tongue out.

• A shrimp's heart is in their head.

• A blink of an eye lasts about one tenth of a second.

• Men can read smaller print than women, women can hear well.

• There are 200,000,000 insects for every one human.

• It takes more calories to eat a piece of celery than the celery had in it to begin with.

• The world's largest Montessori school is in India, with 26,312 students in 2002.

• Octopus has three hearts.

• If you ate too many carrots, you would turn orange.

• The average person spends two weeks waiting for a traffic light to change.

• 1 in 2,000,000,000 people will live to be 116 or old.

• It is physically impossible for pigs to look up into the sky.

• A pregnant goldfish is called a twit.

• By law, every child in Belgium must take harmonica lessons at Primary school.

• Rats and horses can't vomit.

• The "sixth sick sheik's sixth sheep's sick" is said to be the toughest tongue twister in the English language.

• The cigarette lighter was invented before the match.

• The largest recorded snowflake was 15 Inch wide and 8 Inch thick. It fell in Montana in 1887.

• The tip of a bullwhip moves so fast that the sound it makes is actually a tiny sonic boom.

• 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.

• A duck's quack doesn't echo anywhere, and no one knows why.

• Cat's urine glows under a black light.

• If you keep your eyes open by force, they will pop out.



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