Thursday, March 25, 2010


-If all the blood vessels in your body were straightened out and placed end to end, they would be 100,000 miles long, or long enough to go round the equator four times.

-A kiss has been medically described as ‘the anatomical juxtaposition of two orbicularis oris muscles in a state of contraction’

-Sunlight does not penetrate more than 400 m into the sea.

-The Great Wall of China is one of the very few man-made objects that would be visible from the moon.

-America is named after Amerigo Vespucci, an Italian explorer who was the first to discover the American mainland in 1499.
-The newly hatched crocodile is three times larger than the egg from which it emerges.

-The lion has the smallest heart of all beasts of prey.

-Cyanide poisoning can be produced from the stones of plums apricots and cherries as well as from apple. pips.

-The so-called four elements earth, air, fire and water are not elements at all but compounds.

-The Danish flag, a white cross on a red ground, is the oldest national flag, and was introduced in 1219.

-An owl cannot see in total darkness.

-Cubes of ice insulated in glass-fibre have been baked in an oven at 190 Deg without melting.

-The silk used by spiders to weave their webs is stronger than steel drawn out to form a thread of the same diameter.

-A shark’s skeleton is made of cartilage, it has no bone.

-The elephant is the only animal with four knees.

-Cattle can be identified by their nose prints just as men can be identified by their fingerprints.

-The Cheetah is the fastest animal over a short distance. Up to 600 metres it can run at 113 kph.

-There is one type of ice that does not melt – dry ice. It evaporates.

-Elephants cannot jump.

-It is possible to mix oil and water. All you have to do is add a little soap.

-Fireflies are not flies and glow- worms are not worms. They are all beetles.

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