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curious74432 11-13-2012 05:13 AM

Interesting Facts
 
> If you are right handed, you will tend to chew your food on the right side
> of your mouth.
>
>
> If you are left handed, you will tend to chew your food on the left side
> of your mouth.
>
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> To make half a kilo of honey, bees must collect nectar from over 2 million
> individual flowers.
>
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> Heroin is the brand name of morphine once marketed by 'Bayer'.
>
>
> Tourists visiting Iceland should know that tipping at a restaurant is
> considered an insult!
>
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> People in nudist colonies play volleyball more than any other sport .
>
>
> Albert Einstein was offered the presidency of Israel in 1952, but he
> declined.
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> Astronauts can't belch - there is no gravity to separate liquid from gas
> in their stomachs.
>
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> Ancient Roman, Chinese and German societies often used urine as mouthwash.
>
>
> The Mona Lisa has no eyebrows. In the Renaissance era, it was fashion to
> shave them off!
>
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> Because of the speed at which Earth moves around the Sun, it is impossible
> for a solar eclipse to last more than 7 minutes and 58 seconds.
>
>
> The night of January 20 is "Saint Agnes's Eve", which is regarded as a
> time when a young woman dreams of her future husband.
>
>
> Google is actually the common name for a number with a million zeros .
>
>
> It takes glass one million years to decompose, which means it never wears
> out and can be recycled an infinite amount of times!
>
>
> Gold is the only metal that doesn't rust, even if it's buried in the
> ground for thousands of years .
>
>
> Your tongue is the only muscle in your body that is attached at only one
> end .
>
>
> If you stop getting thirsty, you need to drink more water. When a human
> body is dehydrated,
> its thirst mechanism shuts off.
>
>
> Each year 2,000,000 smokers either quit smoking or die of tobacco-related
> diseases.
>
>
> Zero is the only number that cannot be represented by Roman numerals.
>
>
> Kites were used in the American Civil War to deliver letters and
> newspapers.
>
>
> The song, Auld Lang Syne, is sung at the stroke of midnight in almost
> every English-speaking country in the world to bring in the new year.
>
>
> Drinking water after eating reduces the acid in your mouth by 61 percent.
>
>
> Peanut oil is used for cooking in submarines because it doesn't smoke
> unless it's heated above 450:F.
>
>
> The roar that we hear when we place a seashell next to our ear is not the
> ocean, but rather the sound of blood surging through the veins in the ear.
>
>
> Nine out of every 10 living things live in the ocean.
>
>
> The banana cannot reproduce itself. It can be propagated only by the hand
> of man.
>
>
> Airports at higher altitudes require a longer airstrip due to lower air
> density.
>
>
> The University of Alaska spans four time zones.
>
>
> The tooth is the only part of the human body that cannot heal itself.
>
>
> In ancient Greece, tossing an apple to a girl was a traditional proposal
> of marriage.
>
>
> Catching it meant she accepted.
>
>
> Warner Communications paid $28 million for the copyright to the song Happy
> Birthday.
>
>
> Intelligent people have more zinc and copper in their hair.
>
>
> A comet's tail always points away from the sun.
>
>
> The Swine Flu vaccine in 1976 caused more death and illness than the
> disease it was intended to prevent.
>
>
> Caffeine increases the power of aspirin and other painkillers, that is why
> it is found in some medicines.
>
>
> The military salute is a motion that evolved from medieval times, when
> knights in armor raised their visors to reveal their identity.
>
>
> If you get into the bottom of a well or a tall chimney and look up, you
> can see stars, even in the middle of the day.
>
>
> When a person dies, hearing is the last sense to go. The first sense lost
> is sight.
>
>
> In ancient times strangers shook hands to show that they were unarmed.
>
>
> Strawberries are the only fruits whose seeds grow on the outside.
>
>
> Avocados have the highest calories of any fruit at 167 calories per
> hundred grams.
>
>
> The moon moves about two inches away from the Earth each year.
>
>
> The Earth gets 100 tons heavier every day due to falling space dust.
>
>
> Due to earth's gravity it is impossible for mountains to be higher than
> 15,000 meters.
>
>
> Mickey Mouse is known as "Topolino" in Italy.
>
>
> Soldiers do not march in step when going across bridges because they could
> set up a vibration which could be sufficient to knock the bridge down.
>
>
> Everything weighs one percent less at the equator.
>
>
> For every extra kilogram carried on a space flight, 530 kg of excess fuel
> are needed at lift-off.
>
>
> The letter J does not appear anywhere on the periodic table of the
> elements.
>
>
> And last but not least:
>
> In 2012,December has 5 Saturdays, and 5 Sundays, and 5 Mondays. This
> apparently happens once every 823 years

Nan 11-13-2012 05:34 PM

Oh, I love these! I love trivia and I hadn't heard most of these. clapping

gayle 11-13-2012 06:20 PM

Several new ones for me also. Thanks for posting

bikerbabe 11-15-2012 06:23 AM

too cool thanks for posting


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