Friday, January 21, 2011

Wierd Facts

1.    It takes about 20 seconds for a red blood cell to circle the whole body.
2.    It's been proven that people can lessen reactions to allergies by laughing.
3.    Six-years-old laugh an average of 300 times a day. Adults only laugh 15 to 100 times a day.
4.    The human heart creates enough pressure while pumping to squirt blood 30 feet!!
5.    February 1865 is the only month in recorded history not to have a full moon.
6.    Tomato Ketchup was once used as medicine in the United States. Was sold as "Dr.Miles Compound Extract of Tomato"
7.    Dating back to the 1600's, thermometers were filled with Brandy instead of mercury
8.    Women blink nearly twice as much as men.
9.    Every day 200 million couples make love, 400,000 babies are born, and 140,000 people die.
10. A nautical mile measures 6,080 feet while a land or statute mile is 5,280 feet
11. No one can drown in the Dead Sea. It is 25 percent salt, which makes the water very heavy
12. Earth's oceans contain 7,500,000,000 kil grams of gold, dissolved in the water
13. Children who are breastfed tend to have an I.Q. seven points higher than children who are not
14. 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.
15. To make half a kilo of honey, bees must collect nectar from over 2 million individual flowers
16. Heroin is the brand name of morphine once marketed by 'Bayer'.
17. Communications giant Nokia was founded in 1865 as a wood-pulp mill by Fredrik Idestam.
18. Albert Einstein was offered the presidency of Israel in 1952, but he declined.
19. Ancient Roman, Chinese and German societies often used urine as mouthwash.
20. The Mona Lisa has no eyebrows. In the Renaissance era, it was fashion to shave them off!
21. 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.
22. Google is actually the common name for a number with a million zeros
23. Gold is the only metal that doesn't rust, even if it's buried in the ground for thousands of years
24. Your tongue is the only muscle in your body that is attached at only one end.
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