Sunday, October 18, 2009

Fascinating Facts

Of the 22 bones connected by joints in your scull, only one can move – the one in your lower jaw, which permits you to talk, laugh and chew food.

The hairs of a man’s beard are about as strong as copper wires of the same dimension.

The temperature of the heat wave that is generated by the re-entry of a space capsule into earth’s atmosphere, is the same as the temperature on the surface of the sun, about 6,000 Deg.C.

You need 120 drops of water to fill a teaspoon.

In the lower depths of the oceans the water pressure is so great that a bottle dropped from the surface would be broken before it reached the bottom.

One of the candidates who failed at his first attempt to pass the entrance examinations for the Federal Polytechnic of Zurich was a young man named Albert Einstein.

Experiments with ants have shown that they are capable of lifting stones fifty times their own weight and pulling loads three hundred times their own weight.

A single drop of water contains one hundred billion billion atoms.

The Badshahi Mosque in Lahore, Pakistan, is the largest mosque in the world and can accommodate 1000,000 in the courtyard, where services are held. It was built in 1671.

Of all the world’s major languages, English has the largest vocabulary about 800,000 words.

The human body contains enough phosphorus to make the heads of 2000 matches, enough fat for seven bars of soap and enough iron to make one nail.

The complete skin covering of the body measures about 20 square feet.

The world’s largest animal is the Sulphur bottom whale which has been known to measure 150 feet in length and thirty feet in girth.

Muhammed Ali is the only man to have twice regained the World Heavyweight boxing title.

The letter most in use in the English language is the letter “E” and the letter “Q” is used the least.

Contrary to popular belief alcohol does not warm the body but reduces body heat rapidly.

Every minute, twelve cars are manufactured in the USA.

Turtles have no teeth.

If goldfish are left in a darkroom for a long period, they will frequently turn white.

The Ostrich is the largest of living birds. It stands eight feet tall and weighs over 300 pounds.

In 24 Hours, average healthy adult breaths 23,000 times.

All mammals, except man and monkey are colour blind.

The centre of the earth is almost 4000 miles beneath our feet.

You can see the stars from the bottom of a well even in daylight.

The largest ship in the world is a French oil tanker that is nearly 415 metres long, almost as long as Sydney harbour bridge.

Beethoven was half deaf most of his life. He was completely deaf when he composed his greatest work, the Ninth Symphony.

Holland has the densest population per square mile of any nation in the world.

A wingless orthopteran insect can survive in a frozen state in the Arctic for months, but dies if exposed to the warmth of a human hand.

A kangaroo can hop at an estimated speed of 41 km per hour.

Salt was once a very precious commodity, so much so that many people were paid their wages in salt, hence the word ‘SALARY’

The lowest valued note in the world is the Hong Kong 1 cent note of which 1,200
Equal f 1.00

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