Friday, 5 July 2013

Interesting facts and Figures

• A cockroach can live several weeks with its head cut off!
• Human thigh bones are stronger than concrete.
• If you sneeze too hard, you can fracture a rib. If you try to suppress a sneeze, you can rupture a blood vessel in your head or neck and die.
• The eye muscles are most active muscles in the whole body.
• You can't kill yourself by holding your breath
• There is a city called Rome on every continent.
• It's against the law to have a pet dog in Iceland!
• Your heart beats over 100,000 times a day!
• Horatio Nelson, one of England's most illustrious admirals was throughout his life, never able to find a cure for his sea-sickness.
• The eye can process 36,000 bits of information every hour.
• A normal lifespan will bring you almost 24 millions images of the world around you.
• Rats multiply so quickly that in 18 months, two rats could have over a million descendants.
• Wearing headphones for just an hour will increase the bacteria in your ear by 700 times.
• Months that begin on a Sunday will always have a "Friday the 13th."
• Coca-Cola would be green if coloring weren’t added to it.
• On average a hedgehog's heart beats 300 times a minute.
• More people are killed each year from bees than from snakes.
• The average lead pencil will draw a line 35 miles long or write approximately 50,000 English words.
• More people are allergic to cow's milk than any other food.
• Camels have three eyelids to protect themselves from blowing sand.

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

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

• Earth is the only planet not named after a god.

• It's against the law to burp, or sneeze in a church in Nebraska, USA.

• You're born with 300 bones, but by the time you become an adult, you only have 206.

• Some worms will eat themselves if they can't find any food!

• The skeleton of Jeremy Bentham is present at all important meetings of the University of London

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

• Your ribs move about 5 million times a year, every time you breathe!

• The elephant is the only mammal that can't jump!

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

• Like fingerprints, everyone's tongue print is different!

• The first known transfusion of blood was performed as early as 1667, when Jean-Baptiste, transfused two pints of blood from a sheep to a young man

• Fingernails grow nearly 4 times faster than toenails!

• Most dust particles in your house are made from dead skin!

• Women blink nearly twice as much as men.

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

• Dolphins sleep with one eye open!

• It is impossible to sneeze with your eyes open

• The longest recorded flight of a chicken is 13 seconds

• Slugs have 4 noses.

• Owls are the only birds that can see the color blue.

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

• The average person laughs 10 times a day!

• An ostrich's eye is bigger than its brain

• The average person walks the equivalent of twice around the world in a lifetime!

• The most difficult item for a sewerage plant to process is pubic hair as it is insoluble.

• Most lipstick contains fish scales!

• It takes seven minutes for the average person to fall asleep!

• The bullet-proof vest, windscreen wipers, laser printers and fire escapes were all invented by women!

• In the 1880s, "pants" was considered a dirty word in England!

• It was the Chinese who invented sun glasses in the 13th century!

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