-The Taj Mahal, one of the world’s most beautiful buildings, was scheduled to be torn down in 1930s so that its marble facing could be removed and shipped to London for sale by auction to the landed English gentry. Wrecking machinery was moved into the garden grounds and work about to begin when word came from London not to proceed.
-Haj Ahmel, who was once Bey of Algeria, had 385 wives who all came from different parts of the world so that none of them could communicate.
-When Mohammed Ali was ruler of Egypt, he created two infantry regiments consisting solely of one – eyed soldiers.
-You have about 3,000 taste buds on your tongue!
-The twenty-first wife of Hieronymus of Rome had been married twenty times before.
-There is a city in Sahara called Tegazza which is built entirely of salt.
-The funeral processing of a Chinese general marched 3,700 kilometres and lasted for a whole year.
-The nail on your middle finger grows fastest. Your thumb nail is the slowest to grow.
11 X 11 = 121
111 X 111 = 12321
1111 X 1111 = 1234321
11111 X 11111 = 123454321
-There are more than 200 different viruses that can cause colds!
-If a drop of whisky is squirted onto its back, a scorpion will sting itself to death.
-The income-tax rate for the Gulf States of Bahrain, Kuwait and Qatar is NIL.
-Tests have shown that the combination of black and yellow has the strongest visual impact, balck on white follows next.
-Nearly all our weather is produced in the lower 15 km of the atmosphere.
-Eating mice that had been fried alive used to be regarded as a cure for smallpox in many parts of Britain.
-Many breeds of tropical fish could survive in an aquarium filled with human blood.
-Most people can distinguish 10,000 different smells.