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Some More Facts-2

Posted by Sandeep Kumar on October 9, 2010

The chances of making two holes-in-one in a round of golf are one in 67 million

The watch was invented by Peter Henlein of Nuremberg in 1510.

In North America there are approximately 618 roller coasters

The concept of Boxing Day, which is on December 26th, was to give boxes of food and clothing

to the poor. It is now viewed in some countries as a time to get merchandise from stores at

reduced prices

Crayola is a French word that means “Oily chalk.”

Every year, Burger King restaurants prepare over 950,000 pounds of bacon for their breakfast

customers

Isaac Newton used to be a member of parliament

Dumbest Dog: Afghan hound

At just four years old Mozart was able to learn a piece of music in half an hour

It would take twenty new mid-size cars to generate the same amount of pollution that a

mid-size 1960’s car did.

The honey badger can withstand hundreds of bee stings that would otherwise kill another

animal

There are 500,000 detectable earthquakes in the world each year

Black pepper is the most popular spice in the world

In Greece, the climate is so warm that many of the cinemas do not even have roofs

The word “moose” comes from the native Algonquian Indian word meaning “twig eater.”

All 50 states are listed across the top of the Lincoln Memorial on the back of the $5 bill

An armadillo can walk under water

There are over one hundred billion galaxies with each galaxy having billions of stars

The Uape Indians, who live in the Amazon, mix the ashes of their recently cremated relatives

with alcohol, then all members of the family drink the mix with fond memories of the

deceased

The word “diamond” comes from the Greek word “adamas,” which means “unconquerable.”

On average, a typical dairy cow lies down and stands up about 14 times a day

For the movie “Tootsie” actor Dustin Hoffman thought of the title. His mother used to call

him that as a child

The world record for rocking non-stop in a rocking chair is 480 hours held by Dennis

Easterling, of Atlanta, Georgia

The Sears Tower consists of nine framed tubes, which connects nine skyscrapers as one

building

The first subway system in America was built in Boston, Massachusetts in 1897

There are approximately 45 billion fat cells in an average adult

To make one pound of butter, 29 cups of milk are needed

The dot that appears over the letter “i” is called a tittle

The San Francisco Cable cars are the only mobile National Monuments

Close to 73% of girls in Bangladesh are married by age 18

Nerve impulses for muscle position travel at a speed of up to 390 feet per second

In the summer of 1858, the smell of the sewage in the Thames River in London was so bad that

the Members of Parliament had to leave from the chamber of the House of Commons. This was a

result of two million people dumping all their sewage into the river

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