Animals, Birds & Insects

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A snail can sleep for three years.

All polar bears are left handed.

Butterflies taste with their feet.

Ants never sleep.

Owls cannot move their eyes because their eyeballs tubular in shape.

A newborn kangaroo is about 1 inch in length.

A cow gives nearly 200,000 glasses of milk in her lifetime.

There are 701 types of pure breed dogs.

Tapeworms range in size from about 0.04 inch to more than 50 feet in length.

A baby bat is called a pup.

A pregnant goldfish is called a twit.

German Shepherds (dog) bite humans more than any other breed of dog.

A female mackerel lays about 500,000 eggs at one time.

The animal (insect) responsible for the most human deaths world-wide is the mosquito.

The biggest pig in recorded history was Big Boy of Black Mountain, North Carolina, who was weighed 1,904 pounds in 1939.

Snakes are immune to their own poison.

Cats have more than one hundred vocal sounds, while dogs only have about ten.

Rats multiply so quickly that in 18 months, two rats could have over a million descendants.

A shrimp’s heart is in their head.

It is physically impossible for pigs to look up into the sky.

Hydra – an aquatic creature is the only living creature that never die. It regenerates, replacing its cells with fresh ones.

Elephants are the only animals that can’t jump.

In the animal kingdom, the animals that fart the most are the elephants.

Lions, leopards, tigers, and jaguars are the only species of cats that can roar; but they can’t purr.

Entomophagy is the scientific name for insect eating. There are more than 1,450 recorded species of edible insects. Many species of insects are lower in fat and higher in protein and have a better food-to-meat ratio than beef, lamb, pork, or chicken.

 

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Coca-Cola was originally green because of fresh cocoa leaves.

Honey is the only food that doesn’t spoil.

Strawberry is the only fruit with its seeds on the outside.

All other vegetables must be replanted every year except two perennial vegetables; Asparagus and rhubarb that can live to produce on their own for several growing seasons.

 

Games & Sports body

 

There are 366 dimples on a golf ball.

There are 318,979,564,000 possible ways to play first four moves, per side, in chess.

Playing cards in India are in round shape.

Boxing is the only sport in which neither the spectators nor the participants know the score or the winner until the contest ends.

The biggest badminton shuttle in the world can be found on the lawns of the Nelson-Atkins Art Museum, in Kansas City. It is 48 times larger than the real thing. This shuttle is 18 feet high and weighing 5,000 pounds.

Each king in a deck of playing cards represents great king from history. Spades – King David, Clubs – Alexander the Great, Hearts – Charlemagne, Diamonds – Julius Caesar.

 

General

 

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The most common name in the world is Mohammed.

The name of all the continents ends with the same letter that they start with.

Albert Einstein never learned how to drive a car.

 

History

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If a statue of a person in the park on a horse has both front legs in the air, the person died in battle.

If the horse has one front leg in the air, the person died as a result of wounds received in battle.

If the horse has all four legs on the ground, the person died of natural causes.

Mao Zedong of China never brush his teeth in his lifetime.

When Elizabeth-I of Russia died in 1762, there were 15,000 dresses in her closets.

During World War II, the Japanese used shark liver oil in the engines of their fighter planes.

J. P Blanchard, a Frenchman, is credited with having been the first person to use a parachute. In 1785, from a balloon high in the air, he dropped a dog in a basket to which a parachute was attached. Blanchard also claimed to have descended from a balloon in a parachute in 1793.

 

Human Body

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Randy Gardner of San Diego is the longest person who has gone without sleep for 11 days in 1965. He broke the record of Peter Tripp of New York, who settled a record of 8.5 days without a wink.

The fingernails grow faster on the hand you favor. If you are right-handed, your right fingernails will grow faster, and vice versa. The middle fingernail grows faster than any other nail.

Usually right handed people utilize left side of brain for all their conscious, voluntary activities.

The strongest muscle in the body is the tongue.

Women blink nearly twice as much as men!

The women who snore are at an increased risk of high blood pressure and cardiovascular disease than men.

You can’t kill yourself by holding your breath.

It is impossible to lick your elbow.

Like fingerprints, everyone’s tongue print is different.

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.

An average person eat 60,000 pounds of food in his lifetime.

An average person spent 24 years of his life in sleeping.

An average woman consume 6 lbs. of lipstick in her lifetime.

Sitting while talking on the phone for eight hours will burn 914 calories. Driving a car for eight hours will knock off around 1,219 calories. And standing in a casino for eight hours will burn about 1,402 calories.

 

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Bullet proof vests, fire escapes, windshield wipers and laser printers are invented by women.

The electric chair was invented by a dentist.

The cigarette lighter was invented before the match.

In 1932. Engineer, Harry Jennings, built the first folding, tubular steel wheelchair. The chair was built for a paraplegic friend of Jennings called Herbert Everest. Together they founded Everest & Jennings, a company that monopolized the wheelchair market for many years.

Otto Frederick Rohwedder is generally credited with inventing the first automatic bread slicer in 1928.

 

Language & Literature

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Typewriter is the longest word that can be made using the letters only on one row of the keyboard.

Stewardesses is the longest word typed with only the left hand.

E is the most frequently used letter in English.

 

Gadsby is the only novel (267 pages, 50,000 words) written in 1939 by Ernest Vincent Wright, without the use of letter “E”.

Tom Sawyer was the first novel written on a typewriter; by Mark Twain in 1876.

Uncopyrightable is the only 15-letter word in the English language that can be written without repeating a letter.

The word Set has 464 definitions in the Oxford English Dictionary. The word Run runs a distant second, with 396.

The dot over the i or j is called a tittle.

The word queue is the only word in the English language that is pronounced the whole for its first letter.

The sixth sick sheik’s sixth sheep’s sick is said to be the toughest tongue twister in the English language.

Mandarin is most-spoken language in the world, spoken by 1.07 billion people, followed by English, spoken by 514 million.

Papua New Guinea have the greatest number of first languages. There are 869 separate languages – not dialects.

The world’s first university was established in Taxila (comprised of cities Mohenjadaro and Harappa) Pakistan in 700 BC.

There are fourteen punctuation marks in English grammar; Period, comma, colon, semicolon, dash, hyphen, apostrophe, question mark, exclamation point, quotation marks, brackets, parenthesis, braces, and ellipses.

The only three English words beginning with dw are; Dwarf, dwell and dwindle


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