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Some More Facts

Posted by Sandeep Kumar on June 3, 2010

Humans are born with 300 bones in their body, however when a person reaches adulthood they only have 206

bones. This occurs because many of them join together to make a single bone

The reason why hair turns gray as we age is because the pigment cells in the hair follicle start to die, which is responsible for producing “melanin” which gives the hair colour

In 1960 there were 16,067 gambling slots in Nevada. By 1999, this number rose to 205,726 slots which

would be one slot for every 10 people residing there

It takes the Hubble telescope about 97 minutes to complete an orbit of the Earth. On average, the Hubble

uses the equivilent amount of energy as 30 household light bulbs to complete an orbit.

The two factories of the Jelly Belly Candy Company produces approximately 100,000 pounds of jelly beans a day. this amounts to about 1,250,000 jelly beans an hour

Pucks hit by hockey sticks have reached speeds of up to 150 miles per hour

The “naked recreation and travel” industry has grown by 233% in the past decade

The Planters Peanut Company mascot, Mr. Peanut, was created during a contest for schoolchildren in 1916

Most lipstick contains fish scales

The sentence “the quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog” uses every letter in the english language

The expression cooked “al dente” means “to the tooth.” What this means is that the pasta should be somewhat firm, and offer some resistance to the tooth, but should also be tender

Of married couples, 70% of men and 60% of women have cheated on their spouse

No piece of paper can be folded in half more than 7 times

More people are killed by donkeys annually than are killed in plane crashes

The first couple to be shown on a sitcom sleeping in the same bed was “Mary Kay and Johnny.”

Asthma affects one in fifteen children under the age of eighteen

A one ounce milk chocolate bar has 6 mg of caffeine

Throughout the South, peanuts were known as “Monkey Nuts,” and “Goober peas,” before the civil war

Scallops have approximately 100 eyes around the edge of its shell

In 1810, Peter Durand invented the tin can for preserving food

The fear of peanut butter sticking to the roof of the mouth is called Arachibutyrophobia

Men in their early twenties shave an average of four times a week

Colour is not an indicator for the taste or ripeness in cranberries

Each year there are approximately 20 billion coconuts produced worldwide

A chicken with red earlobes will produce brown eggs, and a chicken with white earlobes will produce white eggs

Not all polar bears hibernate; only pregnant females polar bears do

There is a restaurant in Stockholm that only offers all-garlic products. They even have a garlic cheesecake

Serving ice cream on cherry pie was once illegal in Kansas

Superman The Escape rollercoaster, located in California at Six Flags Magic Mountain, goes from 0 to 100 miles per hour in only 7 seconds

Five thousandths of a millimeter is the tolerance of accuracy at the LEGO mould factories

2.5 cans of Spam are consumed every second in the United States

In 1836, Mexican General Santa Anna held an elaborate state funeral for his amputated leg. updated

A meteor has only destroyed one satellite, which was the European Space Agency’s Olympus in 1993.

The Koala bear is not really a bear, but is really related to the kangaroo and the wombat.

One gallon of pure maple syrup weighs 11 pounds

Instead of a Birthday Cake, many Russian children are given a Birthday Pie

The largest employer in the world is the Indian railway system in India, employing over 1.6 million people

The word “comet” comes from the Greek word “kometes” meaning long hair and referring to the tail

The average price for a major league baseball game in 2004 is $19.82

The hydra, which is related to the jellyfish, can grow its body back in a couple of days if it is cut in half

The deepest mine in the world is the East Rand mine, which goes to a depth of about 3,585 metres

Native Indians have been known to paint their doors blue, which they believe keeps the bad spirits out

Before air conditioning was invented, white cotton slipcovers were put on furniture to keep the air cool.

It would take about fourteen and half million notes of currency to build a mile high stack

Chinese Crested dogs can get acne

It costs about 3 cents to make a $1 bill in the United States

Colgate faced a big obstacle marketing toothpaste in Spanish speaking countries. Colgate translates into the command “go hang yourself.”

The cross bow was invented by the Chinese and records of its usage goes back to as far as the Three Kingdom Period (220 a.d.-280 a.d.).

It is estimated that by the end of 2000, there has been 142,600 tonnes of gold mined in the world

One-third pound stalk of broccoli contains more vitamin C than 204 apples

The Flintstones cartoon was the first thirty-minute cartoon to be aired during prime time

The abbreviation Xmas for the word Christmas is of Greek origin. Since the word for Christ in the Greek

language is Xristos, which starts with the letter “X,” they started putting the X in place of Christ and came up with the short form for the word Christmas

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One Response to “Some More Facts”

  1. Anisha said

    I like these fact So much…

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