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    Wow, interesting facts. While I did know some of them, the majority of them were new to me. Thanks for sharing and I can't wait to read more!

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    A Water Strider can stand on water surface and its legs are designed to support up to 15 times its body weight. But a single mosquito leg alone can support 23 times the mosquito's body weight.

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    A young coconut can be used as a substitute for blood plasma. It was done during World War II when blood supplies were low. Coconut water is identical to human blood plasma which makes it the universal donor. By drinking coconuts we give ourselves an instant blood transfusion.

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    Amazing facts :

    1. If you yelled for 8 years, 7 months and 6 days, you would have produced enough sound energy to heat one cup of coffee.
    2. The human heart creates enough pressure while pumping to squirt blood 30 feet.
    3. On average people fear spiders more than they do death.
    4. The strongest muscle in the body is the TONGUE.
    5. It's impossible to sneeze with your eyes open.
    6. Americans on the average eat 18 acres of pizza every day.
    7. Did you know that you are more likely to be killed by a champagne cork than by a poisonous spider?
    8. Right-handed people live, on average, nine years longer than left-handed people do.
    9. In ancient Egypt, Priests plucked EVERY hair from their bodies, including their eyebrows and eyelashes.
    10. The act of snapping one's fingers is called a "fillip".
    11. The dot on top of the letter 'i' is called a tittle.
    12. Skepticisms is the longest word that alternates hands when typing.
    13. Any number, squared, is equal to one more than the numbers on either side of it -- 4x6 is 24, 5x5 is 25 etc.
    14. A "hairbreadth away" is 1/48 of an inch.
    15. The word four has four letters. In the English language there is no other number whose number of letters is equal to its value.
    16. The king of hearts is the only king without a moustache.
    17. No piece of square dry paper can be folded more than 7 times in half.
    18. A crocodile cannot stick its tongue out.
    19. The ant can lift 50 times its own weight, can pull 30 times its own weight and always falls over on its right side when intoxicated.
    20. Polar bears are left handed.
    21. The catfish has over 27,000 taste buds, that makes the catfish rank #1 for animal having the most taste buds.
    22. The flea can jump 350 times its body length, that is like a human jumping the length of a football field.
    23. Butterflies taste with their feet.
    24. It is impossible to sneeze and keep ones eye's open at the same time.
    25. Elephants are the only animals that can't jump. ( thankfully !!)
    26. A cat's urine glows under a black light.
    27. An ostrich's eye is bigger than it's brain.
    28. Cockroaches can change course as many as 25 times in one second, making them the most nimble animals known.
    29. Mosquitoes do not bite. They stab. A mosquito has no jaws, hence when attacking a victim, it pierces it with its long proboscis and sucks the blood up through it's nasal tube.
    30. Starfishes haven't got brains.
    31. Ostriches live about 75 years and can reproduce for 50 years.
    32. Some breeds of vultures can fly at altitudes as high as 36,900 feet.
    33. The skin of the armpits can harbor up to 516,000 bacteria per square inch, while drier areas, such as the forearms, have only about 13,000 bacteria per square inch on them.
    34. The most destructive disease is malaria. More than 1.5 million people die from malaria every year
    35. A light year is 5,865,696,000,000 miles or about 9,460,800,000,000 kilometers.
    A light nanosecond is the distance light can travel in a billionth of a second and is 1 foot or about 30 cm.
    36. INTERCHANGEABILITY contains the words THREE, EIGHT, NINE, TEN, THIRTEEN, THIRTY, THIRTY-NINE, EIGHTY, EIGHTY-NINE, NINETY, and NINETY-EIGHT
    37. One thousand contains the letter A, but none of the words from one to nine hundred ninety-nine has an A.
    39. Some words with horizontal symmetry (they reflect themselves across a horizontal line) are: BEDECKED, BOOHOOED, CEBID (a type of monkey), CHECKBOOK, CHOICE, CODEBOOK, COOKBOOK, DECIDED, DIOXIDE, DOBCHICK, EXCEEDED, HIDE, HOODOOED, ICEBOX, KEBOBBED, OBOE, OKEECHOBEE.
    40. Some words with vertical symmetry are MOM, WOW, OTTO, MAAM, MA'AM, TOOT, AHA, AA, AHA, AIA, AMA, AVA, AWA, HAH, HOH, HUH, MAM, MIM, MM, MUM, OHO, OO, OXO, TAT, TIT, TOT, TUT, UTU, VAV, WAW.
    41. R.S.V.P. comes from the French phrase, 'rpondez, s'il vous plat,' which means 'please reply.' According to western etiquette, you should reply promptly if you receive a formal invitation.
    42. A mile on the ocean and a mile on land are not the same distance. On the ocean, a nautical mile measures 6,080 feet. A land or statute mile is 5,280 feet.
    43. A nanosecond (ns or nsec) is one billionth (10-9) of a second and is a common measurement of read or write access time to random access memory
    44. INTESTINES has each of its letters occurring twice. Some other such words: APPEASES, ARRAIGNING, BERIBERI, BILABIAL, CAUCASUS, CHOWCHOW, CONCISIONS, COUSCOUS, ESOPHAGOGRAPHERS, FROUFROU, GENSENGS, GREEGREE, GUITGUIT, HAPPENCHANCE, HORSESHOER, HOTSHOTS, JIPIJAPA, MAHIMAHI, MESOSOME, MILLIEME, MIMETITE, RAPPAREE, REAPPEAR, SCINTILLESCENT, SHAMMASH, SHANGHAIINGS, TEAMMATE, UNSUFFICIENCES, VETITIVE
    45. There are three sets of letters on the standard typewriter and computer keyboards which are in alphabetical order, reading left to right. They are f-g-h, j-k-l, and o-p.

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    1) Longest English Word :

    Praetertranssubstan tiationalistical ly has 37 letters.

    2) Book Without Letter "e":

    GADFY , written by Earnest Wright in 1939 is a 50,000+ word book, which doesn't contain a
    single word with ' e' in it

    3) Word without Vowel :

    Rhythm

    Sky

    Fry

    Cry

    4) Human Brain :

    Organ of body which has no sensation when cut.

    5) Crocodile:

    Only animal & reptile which sheds tear while eating.

    6) No of Alphabets, which SOUND AS WORDS:

    They are
    ** **B* Bee *
    ** **C* Sea*
    ** **G** * Zee*
    ** ** I* Eye *
    ** ** Q* Queue*
    ** ** R* Are *
    ** ** S* Yes *
    ** **T* Tea* **
    ** ** U* You *
    ** ** Y* Why

    Fascinating Animals, Birds, Trees:

    1) SNAILS have 14175 teeth laid along 135 rows on their tongue.
    2) A BUTTERFLY has 12,000 eyes.
    3) DOLPHINS sleep with 1 eye open.
    4) A BLUE WHALE can eat as much as 3 tones of food everyday, but at the same time can live without food for 6 months.
    5) The EARTH has over 12,00,000 species of animals, 3,00,000 species of plants & 1,00,000 other species.
    6) The fierce DINOSAUR was TYRANNOSAURS which has sixty long & sharp
    teeth, used to attack & eat other dinosaurs.
    7) DEMETRIO was a mammal like REPTILE with a snail on its back. This acted as a radiator to cool the body of the animal.
    8) CASSOWARY is one of the dangerous BIRD, that can kill a man or animal by tearing off with its dagger like claw.
    9) The SWAN has over 25,000 feathers in its body.
    10) OSTRICH eats pebbles to help digestion by grinding up the ingested food.
    11) POLAR BEAR can look clumsy & slow but during chase on ice, can reach 25 miles / hr of speed.
    12) KIWIS are the only birds, which hunt by sense of smell.
    13) ELEPHANT teeth can weigh as much as 9 pounds.
    14) OWL is the only bird, which can rotate its head to 270 degrees.

    What are They :

    1) If we say 'MUMMY', they come together & go apart when we say DADDY':

    LIPS
    2) What goes up & never comes down:
    AGE
    3) Patches over patches but no stitches:
    CABBAGE
    4) What is that we cannot see, but is always before you:

    FUTURE
    5) What goes up & down a hill, but never moves:

    ROAD
    6) You can never wet it:
    SHADOW
    7) What belongs to You, but used by your friends more often you do:

    YOUR NAME

    In 24 Hours Average Human :

    1) HEART beats 1,03,689 times.
    2) LUNGS respire 23,045 times.
    3) BLOOD flows 16,80,000 miles.
    4) NAILS grow 0.00007 inches
    5) HAIR grows 0.01715 inches
    6) Take 2.9 pounds WATER (including all liquids)
    7) Take of 3.25 pounds FOOD .
    8) Breathe 438 cubic feet AIR .
    9) Lose 85.60, BODY TEMPERATURE.
    10) Produce 1.43 pints SWEAT .
    11) Speak 4,800 WORDS .
    12) During SLEEP move 25.4 times

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    Amazing Facts These are facts you probably have never realized.

    The word "racecar", "kayak", and "radar" are the same
    whether they are read left to right or right to left.

    "a man a plan a canal panama"spelled backwards is still
    "a man a plan a canal panama"

    A crocodile cannot stick its tongue out.

    A snail can sleep for three years.

    Americans on average eat 18 acres of pizza every day.

    Butterflies taste with their feet.

    Dueling is legal in Paraguay as long as both parties are
    registered blood donors.

    Elephants are the only animals that can't jump.

    "Go." is the shortest complete sentence in the English
    language.

    If Barbie were life-size, her measurements would be 39-23-33.
    She would stand seven feet, two inches tall.

    If the population of China walked past you in single file, the
    line would never end because of the rate of reproduction.

    If you yelled for 8 years, 7 months and 6 days, you will have produced
    enough sound energy to heat one cup of coffee.

    In ancient Egypt, priests plucked EVERY hair from their bodies,
    including their eyebrows and eyelashes.

    Cats have over one hundred vocal sounds, but
    dogs only have about ten.

    No word in the English language rhymes with "month".

    On average, people fear spiders more than they do death.

    Our eyes are always the same size from birth, but our nose and ears
    never stop growing.
    "Stewardesses" is the longest word typed with only the left
    hand.

    The ant always falls over on its right side when intoxicated.

    The cruise liner, Queen Elizabeth 2, moves only six inches for each
    gallon of diesel that it burns.

    The electric chair was invented by a dentist.

    An ostrich's eye is bigger than its brain.

    All polar bears are left handed.

    The name Wendy was made up for the book 'Peter Pan'.

    TYPEWRITER is the longest word that can be made using the
    letters only on one row of the keyboard.

    Women blink nearly twice as much as men.

    You are more likely to be killed by a Champagne cork than by a
    poisonous spider.

    Flies can acclerate 1000 times faster than rocket

    The Espiscopl palace of king Philip 2 of spain of 16th century had 1200!!!! doors

    The length from the wrist to the elbow is the same as the length of the foot
    An average person will drink 75000 litres of water in his lifetime

    13%people on the earth are left handed

    On an average human breathes 23000 times a day

    It used to be illegal to swim by daylight

    most peoples hair stops growing at 3 ft 91 cm

    One human hair can support 3kg

    Blondes have more hair than dark haired people

    The human brain uses the same amount of energy as a 10-watt lightbulb

    The human brain is 85% water

    Children grow faster in the springtime

    The japaneese make square shaped watermelons.

    Leonardo da Vinci could write with one hand while drawing with the other

    Leonardo wrote backwards, so that the only way to properly read his writing was to hold it up to a mirror

    After studying it for 47 days, the New York Museum of Modern Art discovered that the Matisse painting Le Bateau was hanging upside down

    On average, coconut's kill more people per year then sharks do.

    Lions and tigers can mate and produce offspring called ligers

    In texas, one person is killed every year painting stripes on the states highways!

    Americans spend more than ?365million on golf balls in a year

    The venus fly trap takes half a second to shut on its prey

    The smallest unit of time is a yoctosecond, it is one septillionth of a second!

    Right handed people live, on average, nine years longer than left handed people do

    If you fart consistently for 6 years and 9 months, enough gas is produced to create the energy of an atomic bomb.

    In every episode of Seinfeld there is a Superman somewhere.

    Polar bears are left-handed.

    More people are killed by donkeys annually than are killed in plane crashes.

    A cockroach will live nine days without its head, before it starves to death.

    Starfish haven't got brains.

    There are more chickens than people in the world.

    The youngest pope was 11 years old

    Peanuts are one of the ingredients of dynamite.

    The average person's left hand does 56% of the typing.

    A dragonfly has a life span of 24 hours.

    More people are killed annually by donkeys than in airplane crashes.

    Every time you lick a stamp you consume 1/10 of a calorie

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    A cat has 32 muscles in each ear.

    A crocodile cannot stick out its tongue.

    A goldfish has a memory span of three seconds.

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

    A snail can sleep for three years.

    If the population of China walked past you, in single file, the line would never end because of the rate of reproduction.

    If you are an average American, in your whole life, you will spend an average of 6 months waiting at red lights.

    On a Canadian two dollar bill, the flag flying over the Parliament building is an American flag.

    Our eyes are always the same size from birth, but mens noses and ears never stop growing.

    Tomatoes and cucumbers are fruits.

    Winston Churchill was born in a ladies' room during a dance

    Women blink nearly twice as much as men

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    • Facetious, abstemious, abstentious, arsenious, and arteriosus are the only five words in the English language that contain the vowels a, e, i, o, and u in their proper order.
    • The word "four" has four letters. In the English language there is no other number whose number of letters is equal to its value.
    • The word monsoon is derived from the Arabic word mausim, meaning "season." It was first used by Arab sailors to describe the seasonal winds that blow across the Arabian Sea.
    • The dot on top of the letter "i" is called a "tittle." Tittle is Latin for something very small.
    • The only 15-letter word in the English language that can be written without repeating a letter is "uncopyrightable."
    • Mother In the vast majority of the world's languages, the word for "mother" begins with the letter M.
    • The letter "W" is the only letter in the alphabet that doesn't have just one syllable - it has three.
    • The English-language alphabet originally had only 24 letters. One missing letter was "J," which was the last letter to be added to the alphabet. The other latecomer to the alphabet was "U."

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    Intelligent people have more zinc and copper in their hair

    The world's youngest parents were 8 and 9 and lived in China in 1910.

    Our eyes remain the same size from birth onward, but our noses and ears never stop growing.

    You burn more calories sleeping than you do watching TV.

    A person will die from total lack of sleep sooner than from starvation.

    Death will occur about 10 days without sleep, while starvation takes a few weeks.

    Chewing gum while peeling onions will keep you from crying.

    The Mona Lisa has no eyebrows.

    When the moon is directly overhead, you weigh slightly less.

    Alexander Graham Bell, the inventor of the telephone, never telephoned his Wife or mother because they were both deaf.

    "I am." is the shortest complete sentence in the English language

    Colgate faced big obstacle marketing toothpaste in Spanish speaking countries because Colgate translates into the command "go hang yourself."

    The smallest unit of time is the yoctosecond

    Like fingerprints, everyone's tongue print is different

    "Bookkeeper" is the only word in English language with three consecutive double letters

    Right handed people live, on average, nine years longer than left handed people do

    The sentence "the quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog" uses every letter in the English language

    If the population of China walked past you in single line, the line would never end because of the rate of reproduction

    China has more English speakers than the United States

    Every human spent about half an hour as a single cell.

    Each square inch of human skin consists of twenty feet of blood vessels.

    The longest place name still in use is:

    Taumatawhakatangihangaoauauotameteaturi-Pukakpikimaungahoronukupokaiwhe nuakitanatahu- a New Zealand hill

    If you leave Tokyo by plane at 7:00am, you will arrive in Honolulu (US) at approximately 4:30pm the previous day.

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