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Facts

Posted by Sandeep Kumar on June 4, 2010

Dipsomania refers to an insatiable craving for alcoholic beverages

China has more English speakers than the United States

Pitcher Darold Knowles once pitched all seven games of one World Series

In a day, kids in the U.S. that are between the ages of 2 – 8 spend 28 minutes of their time coloring

The Ancient Greek women made a type of cheek blush by painting their cheeks with herbal pastes which was made out of crushed berries and seeds

Herbert Hoover, who was the 31st president of the United Stated, turned over all the Federal salary

checks he received to charity during the 47 years he was in government

Macadamia nuts are not sold in their shells because it takes 300 pounds per square inch of pressure to break the shell

Japan has approximately 200 volcanoes and is home to 10% of the active volcanoes in the world

Before 1928, yo-yos used to be called bandalores in the United States

The only South East Asian country that has never been colonized by a Western Power is Thailand

In 1631, two London bible printers accidentally left the word “not” out of the seventh commandment,

which then read, “Thou shalt commit adultery.” This legendary book is now known as the “Wicked Bible.”

The shortest war in history was between Zanzibar an England in 1896. Zanzibar surrendered after 38 minutes

Irish Wolfhound dogs have a short lifespan and live about 7-8 years

When Queen Elizabeth I of England died she owned over 3,000 gowns

Female alligators lay about 40 eggs that hatch in 60 – 70 days

The nickname for a Japanese businessmen is “Salarymen.”

Emus cannot walk backwards

The external tank on space shuttles is not painted. It is the only part of the shuttle that is lost after launch, so it is not necessary to worry about metal corrosion.

The most popular Twizzler candy flavour is strawberry

Thirty percent of all bingo players are under the age of 35

Infants spend more time dreaming than adults do

The famous Casanova (Giacomo Casanova) was a librarian for many years before he died

The only species of turtle that lives in the open ocean is the sea turtle

Toronto was the first city in the world with a computerized traffic signal system

Seniors who drink a cup of coffee before a memory test score higher than those who drink a cup of decaffeinated coffee

Venus is the only planet that rotates clockwise

Some octopuses have been known to eat their arms off when they are exposed to stressful situations

On average, 749 pounds of paper products is used by an American individual annually

The skeleton of a spider is located on the outside of the body. The name for this is exoskelton

Incas used to create pots in the shape of peanuts that were highly prized

The letter J does not appear anywhere on the periodic table of the elements

Over 200 varieties of watermelons are grown in the U.S

The most dangerous job in the United States is that of a fisherman, followed by logging and then an airline pilot

The words “abstemioius,” and “facetious” both have all the five vowels in them in order

French soldiers during World War I had the nickname “poilu” which translates to “hairy one.”

Former U.S. President William Taft converted the White House stable into a four car garage in 1909

People living on the east coast prefer creamy peanut butter, while people living on the west coast prefer chunky peanut butter

Some snails live on branches in trees

Tomato ketchup is a good conditioner for the hair. It also helps get the greenish tinge that some blonde haired people get after swimming in water with chlorine in it

The youngest pope was 11 years old

Did you know you share your birthday with at least 9 other million people in the world

Soldiers disease is a term for morphine addiction. The Civil War produced over 400,000 morphine addicts

The longest chapter in the Bible is Psalm 119, which is 176 verses

During the First World War, cigarettes were handed out to soldiers along with their rations

The longest freshwater shoreline in the world is located in the state of Michigan

There are bananas called “Red banana” that are maroon to dark purple when ripe

Franklin Pierce was the first U.S. President to have a Christmas tree in the White House

The USA bought Alaska from Russia for 2 cents an acre

Walt Disney had originally suggested using the name Mortimer Mouse instead of Mickey Mouse

The length of brink of the Canadian “Horseshoe” Falls located in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada is 2600 feet

The smile is the most frequently used facial expression. A smile can use anywhere from a pair of 5 to 53 facial muscles

The right lung of a human is larger than the left one. This is because of the space and placement of the heart

Native Americans used to use pumpkin seeds for medicine

The pound key (#) on the keyboard is called an octothorpe

The chemical name for caffeine is 1,3,7-trimethylzantihine

Corals take a long time to grow. Some corals only grow one centimeter in one year

Walmart-mart sells more apparel a year than all the other competing department stores combined

Canada has more inland waters and lakes than any other country in the world

Ramses II, a pharaoh of Egypt died in 1225 B.C. At the time of his death, he had fathered 96 sons and 60 daughters

The word “lethologica” describes the state of not being able to remember the word you want

Since its introduction in February 1935, more than two hundred million Monopoly board games have been sold worldwide

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2 Responses to “Facts”

  1. Sam said

    Great Job..!!

  2. Sam said

    “Did you know you share your birthday with at least 9 other million people in the world”

    Great Fact….!!!

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