Sandeep Kumar

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Do You Know These Facts….

Posted by Sandeep Kumar on October 14, 2010

Every day, over 1,300 babies are born prematurely in the USA

The sun is approximately 149 million kilometres from the earth

The Great White Shark can grow to be more than twenty feet long and can weigh approximately 4,000 pounds

In 1832, in Paisley, Scotland the first municipal water filtration works was opened

The only popcorn museum in the world is lcoated in Marion, Ohio, USA

Any animal that has skin hair or fur can get dandruff, but in animals it is called “dander.”

The average ice berg weighs 20,000,000 tons

In 1819, the USA purchased Florida from Spain for the cancellation of a $5 million debt

In a lifetime, the average driver will honk 15,250 times

Jewelers Tiffany & Co., based in New York, are responsible for making the Super Bowl trophy

Skippy Peanut Butter is sold more in the world than any other peanut butter

The highest bridge in the world is located in the Himalyan mountains. It was built by the

Indian Army, in 1982, and is about 5,600 metres above sea level

In 1893, the first mosque in the United States was built

Apples are part of the rose family

Every eleven minutes in the U.S., a woman dies of breast cancer

Mr. Butts invented the game SCRABBLE. The game was originally called “Criss Cross Words.”

Actress Meryl Streep holds the record for the most Oscar nominated actress, with a record of 13 nominations

In a year approximately 900 million trees are cut down to make the raw materials needed for American pulp mills and paper

Enamel is hardest substance in the human body

A leech has 32 brains

Thomas Edison designed a helicopter that would work with gunpowder. It ended up blowing up and also blew up his factory.

In the late 1800’s, washing machines and butter churners were sometimes powered by dogs walking on treadmills.

In China, people eat a bar of chocolate for every 1,000 chocolate bars eaten by the British

Leonardo Da Vinci invented the scissors

Clarence Crane the inventor of “Crane’s Peppermint Life Savers” sold his rights to the popular candy for less than three thousand dollars.

Namco, who are the manufacturers of Pac Man the video game, has estimated that the original arcade game has been played over 10 billion times by individuals

In Ivrea, Italy, thousands of citizens celebrate the beginning of Lent by throwing oranges at one another

The sloth moves so slowly that green algae grows in the grooves of their hair

In the world, the United States and France have the most pet dogs. Approximately one out of every three families has a pet dog. Switzerland and Germany are the lowest only having one dog per every ten families

There are 50% more males that are left handed compared to females

Armadillos breed in July, but get pregnant in November after delaying implantation. This allows the young to be born during the spring when there is an abundance of food

Carbon monoxide can kill a person in less than 15 minutes

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