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Default Really Odd FACTS - Part Deux

*The guillotine was invented in Yorkshire,England.

*Kilts,bagpipes,haggis,porridge,whiskey and tartan are not of Scottish origin.

*Chameleons do not change colour to match their backgrounds.

*The mosquito is the most dangerous animal that has ever lived.

*Goldfish have 3 month memories(not 3 second).

*Your body creates and kills 15 million blood cells every second.

*The north pole of Uranus is dark for 42 years at a time.

*No part of Japan is more than 100 miles from the sea.

*On average ten people a year are kiled by vending machines.

*Humans are responsible for the deaths of around 70 million sharks each year.

*A lightning bolt strikes so fast it could circle the globe eight times in a second.

*If you walk outside George Orwell's old house in London you are now captured on surveillance cameras 33 times.

* "To be or not to be :that is the question,whether it is nobler in the mind to suffer the slings and arrows of ourageous fortune"

Is an anagram of

"In one of the bard's best thought-of-tragedies,our insistent hero,Hamlet,queries on two fronts about how life turns rotten"

*Stephen Speilberg directed the first ever episode of Columbo.

*Harry Houdini as the first man to fly a plane in Australia-in 1910.

*The world's first traffic island was installed at his own expense by Colonel Pierrepoint outside his London club.He was killed crossing over to it.

*Humans and dolphins are the only species that have sex for pleasure.

*Sir JM Barrie,Sir Isaac Newton and Hans Christian Anderson all died virgins.

*John Wayne once won the dog Lassie from it's owner in a poker game.

*Eric Clapton and Jack Nicholson each grew up beleiving their mothers to be their sisters.

*Chuck Berry invented the duck walk initally to hide the creases in his suit.

*Pope John XII and Attilla the hun both died whilst having sex.

*Mongolians put salt in their tea instead of sugar.

*Disneyworld is bigger than than the world's five smallest countries.

*Jennifer Anniston's godfather was Telly Savalas.

*The shortest war in history was between Zanzibar and Britain in 1896.Zanzibar surrendered after 38 minutes.

*Mountain goats are in fact small antelopes.

*Gerard Depardieu and Bill Gates both have photographic memories.

*The first Englishman to be killed in an aviation accident was Mr Royce of Rolls Royce fame.

*The whip was the first invention to break the sound barrier.

*Until the late 1990s,the RAF's nuclear bombs could be activated by using a bicycle lock key.

*There is an average of 90 suicides a day in Japan.

*All the numbers on a roulette wheel add up to 666.

*Crocodiles are more closely related to birds than they are to reptiles.

*Non dairy creamer is flammable.

*At any one time there are 100 million phone conversations going on in the US.

*Coca-Cola was originally green.

*The city with the most Rolls Royces per capita is Hong Kong.

*The main library at Indiana University sinks over an inch every year because when it was built engineers failed to take into account the weight of all the books that would occupy the building.

*Each king in a pack of playing cards represents a great king from history: Spades-King David ,Clubs-Alexander the Great ,Hearts-Charlamagne and Diamonds-Julius Caeser.

*It has been recommeded by dentists that a toothbrush be kept at least 6 feet (2 meters) away from a toilet to avoid airborne particles resulting from the flush.

*Some lions mate over 50 times a day.

*Butterflies taste with their feet.

*The strongest muscle in the body is the tounge.

*Starfish have no brains.

*Pearls melt in vinegar.

*Snails can sleep for 3 years without eating.

*Charlie Chaplin once won third place in Charlie Chaplin lookalike contest.

*Every day is about 55 billionths of a second longer than the day before it.

*Venus is the only planet in the solar system that rotates clockwise.

*Footprints of the astronauts who landed on the moon should last at least 10 million years since the moon has no atmosphere.

*Earthworms have five hearts.

*Fingerprints of Koala bears and humans are virtually indistinguishable.

*Up to 25% of hospital keyboards carry the MSRA infection.


*In ancient Greece,children of wealthy families were dipped in olive oil at birth to keep them hairless throughout their lives.

*Ghandi didn´t allow his wife to take pennicilin to save her life from pneumonia but took quinnine to save himself from malaria.

*Prostitutes in Roman times charged the equivalent price of 8 glasses of red wine.

*More than 90% of plane crashes have survivors.

*The Mona Lisa used to hang on the wall of Napoleon´s bedroom.

*Eating a packet of crisps a day is the equivalent to drinking five litres of cooking oil a year.

*The Himalayas cover one tenth of the Earth´s surface.

*Every drop of seawater contains approximately one billion gold atoms.

*During World War 2, IBM the built counting machines the Nazis used to manage their concentrtion camps.

*The total combined weight of the world´s ant population is heavier than the weight of the human population.

*Honey is the only food that does not spoil. Honey found in the tombs of Egyptian Pharoahs has been tasted by archaeologists and found edible.

*The population of the world can live within the state boundaries of Texas.

*Alfred Hitchcock had no belly button as it was eliminated during surgery.

*The Roman emperor Caligula made his horse a senator.

*´Jaws´ is the most common name for a goldfish.

*Napoleon was terrified of cats.

*Russia has the most movie theatres in the world.

*The number of people alive on the Earth right now is higher than the number of all the people that have died.....Ever.
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