Friday, October 12, 2007

Some Interesting Facts ...

Here are some interesting, but true facts, that you may or may not have known.

--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.

--A 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 word "set " has the most number of definitions in the English language;192

--Slugs have four noses.

--Sharks can live up to 100 years.

--Mosquitos 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.

--The largest recorded snowflake was 15in wide and 8in 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.

--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 have three hearts.

--If you ate too many carrots, you'd 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.

--The body has 2-3 million sweat glands.

--Sperm whales have the biggest brains; 20 lbs.

--Tiger shark embroyos 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 .

--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.

--Bone is five times stronger than steel.

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