22 March, 2011

Weird and Interesting Facts

Mosquito repellents don't repel. They hide you. The spray blocks the mosquito's sensors so they don't know you're there. 

Right-handed people live, on average, nine years longer than left-handed people do. 

Tongue smiley 15 The strongest muscle in the body is the tongue. 

 In 10 minutes, a hurricane releases more energy than all of the world's nuclear weapons 

American Airlines saved $40,000 in 1987 by eliminating 1 olive from each salad served in first-class.

The Main Library at Indiana University sinks over an inch every year because when it was built, engineers failed to take into account the weight of all the books that would occupy the building. 

 The ant can lift 50 times its own weight, can pull 30 times its own weight and always falls over on its right side when intoxicated. 

The catfish has over 27,000 taste buds. 
Party smiley 17

No word in the English language rhymes with 'MONTH.' 
TYPEWRITER is the longest word that can be made using the letters only on one row of the keyboard. 
Party smiley 7

Women blink nearly twice as much as men. 

'Go', is the shortest complete sentence in the English language. 

On average, 100 people choke to death on ball-point pens every year. 

A cockroach will live nine days without it's head, before it starves to death. 

 The flea can jump 350 times its body length. 
It's like a human jumping the length of a football field.
Jumping smiley 4

Most dust particles in your house are made from dead skin.
Scared smiley 16

  Butterflies taste with their feet. 

Michael Jordan makes more money from Nike annually than all of the Nike factory workers in Malaysia combined. 

An ostrich's eye is bigger than it's brain. 

 It is possible to lead a cow upstairs...but not downstairs. 

 No piece of paper can be folded in half more than 7 times.

Donkeys kill more people annually than plane crashes. 

You burn more calories sleeping than you do watching television. 

Oak trees do not produce acorns until they are fifty years of age or older. 

A Boeing 747s wingspan is longer than the Wright brother's first flight. 

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