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February 16, 2011

Amazing 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.
Beetles taste like apples, wasps like pine nuts, and worms like fried bacon.

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 A cockroach can live several weeks with its head cut off!

6 Human thigh bones are stronger than concrete.

7 You can’t kill yourself by holding your breath

8 Your heart beats over 100,000 times a day!

9 Right handed people live, on average, nine years longer than left-handed people

10 The elephant is the only mammal that can’t jump!

11 One quarter of the bones in your body, are in your feet!

12 Like fingerprints, everyone’s tongue print is different!

13 Fingernails grow nearly 4 times faster than toenails!

14 Women blink nearly twice as much as men.

15 Adolf Hitler was a vegetarian, and had only ONE testicle.

16 More people are allergic to cow’s milk than any other food.

17 Camels have three eyelids to protect themselves from blowing sand.

18 The placement of a donkey’s eyes in its’ heads enables it to see all four feet at all times!

19 The six official languages of the United Nations are: English, French, Arabic, Chinese, Russian and Spanish.

20 Earth is the only planet not named after a god.
21 Some worms will eat themselves if they can’t find any food!

22 Dolphins sleep with one eye open!

23 It is impossible to sneeze with your eyes open

24 The worlds oldest piece of chewing gum is 9000 years old!

25 The longest recorded flight of a chicken is 13 seconds

26 Slugs have 4 noses.

27 Owls are the only birds who can see the colour blue.

28 A man named Charles Osborne had the hiccups for 69 years!

29 A giraffe can clean its ears with its 21-inch tongue!

30 The average person laughs 10 times a day!


collected by :- Aniket Lele

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