Sunday, August 23, 2009

Fascinating Facts

- If all the blood vessels in your body were straightened out and placed end to end, they would be 1,00,000 miles long, long enough to go round the equator four times.
- Some Japanese households keep fish which start dashing out the aquarium a few hours before an earthquake.
- There is a butterfly found in Brazil that has the smell and colour of chocolate.
- The most widely cultivated fruit in the world is the apple. The second is the pear.
- Neutron Bomb is a nuclear weapon, which kills people by radiation, even inside armoured vehicles, but leaves behind buildings, etc., intact.
- The elephant is the only animal that has been taught to stand on its head.
- If a rope were made out of strands of long hair, it would be strong enough to lift an automobile.
- Your brain will stop growing in size when you are about 15 years old.
- If the lever ever stops working, a person will die within 8 to 24 Hours.
- The human heart pumps 1.5 million gallons of blood a year.
- A full moon is 9 times brighter than a half moon.
- An average person drinks about 16,000 gallons of water during his life time.
- A butterfly has got 12,000 eyes.
-“Mahabharatha” contains almost three million words.
- A snail can travel over a razor-blade without cutting itself.
- It takes about 48 hours for your body to completely digest the food from one meal.
- One tone of uranium produces the same amount of energy as 30,000 tonnes of coal.
- There are 206 bones in the human body.
- The human mouth contains more bacteria than any other orifice in the body.
- One fifth of the oxygen we inhale is used up by the cells in the brain.
- Man’s three pound brain is the most complex and orderly arrangement of matter known in the universe.
- Our nerves transmit messages at up to 300 ft per second.
- The ostrich’s legs are so powerful that one kick can kill a man.
- A dog can hear high frequency sounds, which the human ear can not.
- A scientist who weighed people immediately before and after death concluded that the human soul weighs 21 gms.
- Two normal kidneys contain 2 million tiny blood filters which filter 50 gallons of blood every day!
- A fish’s heart has two chambers.
- The size of a newly born kangaroo is 2.5 cm.
- It is impossible to sneeze and keep your eyes open at the same time.
- Leonardo da Vinci could write with one hand and draw with the other at the same time.
- A zebra’s stripes are as individual as human fingerprints. No two zebras striped alike.
- When you were only a fertilized egg – you were about the size of the head of a pin!
- The humming bird can fly backwards, sideways, forwords and hover motionless for up to an hour.

- Minus 40Deg C and minus 40Deg F are same

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