Monday, July 1, 2013

FACTS YOU MAY NOT KNOW


 FACTS YOU MAY NOT KNOW

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 450F.

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.
 








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