Mar 11, 2008

52 Amazing Facts

1.People who frequently ride roller coasters have a higher chance of having a blood clot in the brain.

2.Black bears are not always black they can be brown, cinnamon, yellow and sometimes white.

3.People with blue eyes see better in dark.

4.Each year 30,000 people worldwide are seriously injured by exercise equipment.

5.The placement of a donkey’s eyes in its head enables it to see all four feet.

6.The sun is 330,330 times larger than the earth.

7.An average cow gives nearly 200,000 glasses of milk in her lifetime.

8.There are more females than males in the millionaires list in U.S.

9.A male baboon can kill a leopard.

10.When a person dies, hearing is usually the first sense to go.

11.Bill Gates' house was designed using a Macintosh computer.

12.Nearly 22,000 cheques will be deducted from the wrong account over the next hour.

13.Almost all varieties of breakfast cereals are made from grass.

14.Some lions mates over 50 times a day.

15.Americans did not commonly use forks until after the civil war.

16.The most productive day of the week is Tuesday.

17.In the 1930’s American track star Jesse Owens(The racing legend, remember?) used to race against horses and dogs to earn a living.

18.There’s a great mushroom in Oregon that is 2,400 years old. Covers 3.4 square miles of land and is still growing.

19.Jimmy Carter is the first U.S. president to have been born in a hospital.

20.Elephants are the only animals that cannot jump.

21.Cleopatra married two of her brothers.

22.Human birth control pills work on gorillas.

23.Usually, in most cases the right lung takes in more air than the left.

24.It is illegal to own a red car in shanghai china.

25.A hard-boiled egg will spin. An uncooked or soft-boiled egg will not.

26.Astronauts cannot burp in space.

27.The snowiest city in the U.S.A. is blue canyon, California.

28.Kite flying is a professional sport in Thailand.

29.The great warrior Genghis khan died in bed while having $ex.(Worth mentioning here is the legend which says he never had sex with the same woman a second time!!)
30.No matter how cold it gets gasoline will not freeze.

31.SNAILS have 14,175 teeth laid along 135 rows on their tongue.

32.A BUTTERFLY has 12,000 eyes.

33.DOLPHINS sleep with an eye open.

34.A BLUE WHALE can eat as much as 3 tonnes of food everyday, but at the same time can live without food for 6 months.

35.The EARTH has over 12,00,000 known species of animals, 3,00,000 species of plants & 1,00,000 other species.

36.The fierce Dinosaur Tyrannosaurus Rex(T-Rex, often referred to in short) which has sixty long & sharp teeth, used to attack & eat other dinosaurs.

37.DEMETRIO is a mammal-like REPTILE with a snail on its back. This acts as a radiator to cool the body of the animal.

38.CASSOWARY is a dangerous bird, that can kill a man or animal by simply tearing off with its dagger like claws.

39.The SWAN has over 25,000 feathers in its body.

40.OSTRICH eats pebbles to help digestion by grinding up the ingested food.

41.POLAR BEAR can look clumsy & slow but during a chase on ice, it can reach 25 miles/ hr!!

42.KIWIS are the only birds, which hunt by sense of smell.

43.ELEPHANT teeth(the ivory tusks, which are the reason to be hunted for most of them unfortunately,) can weigh as much as 9 pounds.

44.OWL is the only bird, which can rotate its head to 270 degrees.

45.In the last 4000 years, no new animals have been domesticated.

46.Many people fear spiders more than they do death.

47.The cigarette lighter was invented before the match.

48.Like fingerprints, everyone's tongue print is different.

49.Tapeworms range in size from about 0.04 inch to more than 50 feet in length.

50.German Shepherds are known to bite humans more than any other breed of dog.

51.A female mackerel lays about 500,000 eggs at a time.

52.Lake Nicaragua in Nicaragua is the only fresh water lake in the world that has sharks.