Wednesday, April 06, 2011

Fun Facts

  1. The word "queue" is the only word in the English language that is still pronounced the same way when the last four letters are removed.
  2. Of all the words in the English language, the word 'set' has the most definitions!
  3. "Almost" is the longest word in the English language with all the letters in alphabetical order.
  4. "Rhythm" is the longest English word without a vowel.
  5. There is a city called Rome on every continent.
  6. Your heart beats over 100,000 times a day.
  7. Right handed people live, on average, nine years longer than left-handed people
  8. Your ribs move about 5 million times a year, everytime you breathe.
  9. The elephant is the only mammal that can't jump.
  10. One quarter of the bones in your body, are in your feet.
  11. Fingernails grow nearly 4 times faster than toenails.
  12. Most dust particles in your house are made from dead skin.
  13. The present population of 5 billion plus people of the world is predicted to become 15 billion by 2080.
  14. Women blink nearly twice as much as men.
  15. Honey is the only food that does not spoil. Honey found in the tombs of Egyptian pharaohs has been tasted by archaeologists and found edible.
  16. Months that begin on a Sunday will always have a "Friday the 13th."
  17. Coca-Cola would be green if colouring weren’t added to it.
  18. On average a hedgehog's heart beats 300 times a minute.
  19. More people are killed each year from bees than from snakes.
  20. The average lead pencil will draw a line 35 miles long or write approximately 50,000 English words.
  21. More people are allergic to cow's milk than any other food.
  22. Camels have three eyelids to protect themselves from blowing sand.
  23. The placement of a donkey's eyes in its' heads enables it to see all four feet at all times!
  24. The six official languages of the United Nations are: English, French, Arabic, Chinese, Russian and Spanish.
  25. Earth is the only planet not named after a god.
  26. You're born with 300 bones, but by the time you become an adult, you only have 206.
  27. Dolphins sleep with one eye open.
  28. It is impossible to sneeze with your eyes open
  29. The longest recorded flight of a chicken is 13 seconds
  30. Queen Elizabeth I regarded herself as a paragon of cleanliness. She declared that she bathed once every three months, whether she needed it or not.
  31. Slugs have 4 noses.
  32. Owls are the only birds who can see the colour blue.
  33. A man named Charles Osborne had the hiccups for 69 years!
  34. A giraffe can clean its ears with its 21-inch tongue!
  35. The average person laughs 10 times a day.
  36. An ostrich's eye is bigger than its brain


Anonymous lavender garden said...

fascinating and fun- thanks!

April 7, 2011 at 3:45 PM  
Blogger rabbi neil fleischmann said...

Thanks. You might want to verify some of these. I stumbled upon them via (which is a site that doesn't work so well for me generally, but I thought this was cool.

April 7, 2011 at 4:48 PM  

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