50 THINGS EVERYONE SHOULD KNOW (or, 50 Completely Useless Facts!) |
The word "queue" is the only word in the English language that is still pronounced the same way when the last four letters are removed.
Of all the words in the English language, the word 'set' has the most definitions!
What is called a "French kiss" in the English speaking world is known as an "English kiss" in France.
"Almost" is the longest word in the English language with all the letters in alphabetical order.
"Rhythm" is the longest English word without a vowel.
Coca-Cola would be green if colouring weren’t added to it.
There is a city called Rome on every continent.
Horatio Nelson, one of England's most illustrious admirals was throughout his life, never able to find a cure for his sea-sickness.
The skeleton of Jeremy Bentham is present at all important meetings of the University of London.
The first known transfusion of blood was performed as early as 1667, when Jean-Baptiste, transfused two pints of blood from a sheep to a young man.
The present population of 5 billion plus people of the world is predicted to become 15 billion by 2080.
Adolf Hitler was a vegetarian, and had only ONE testicle.
Honey is the only food that does not spoil. Honey found in the tombs of Egyptian pharaohs has been tasted by archaeologists and found edible.
Months that begin on a Sunday will always have a "Friday the 13th."
The average lead pencil will draw a line 35 miles long or write approximately 50,000 English words.
The six official languages of the United Nations are: English, French, Arabic, Chinese, Russian and Spanish.
Earth is the only planet not named after a god.
It's against the law to burp, or sneeze in a church in Nebraska, USA.
The worlds oldest piece of chewing gum is 9000 years old!
Queen Elizabeth I regarded herself as a paragon of cleanliness. She declared that she bathed once every three months, whether she needed it or not.
Fingernails grow nearly 4 times faster than toenails!
Human thigh bones are stronger than concrete.
You can't kill yourself by holding your breath.
Your heart beats over 100,000 times a day!
Your ribs move about 5 million times a year, everytime you breathe!
One quarter of the bones in your body, are in your feet!
Like fingerprints, everyone's tongue print is different!
Most dust particles in your house are made from dead skin!
You're born with 300 bones, but by the time you become an adult, you only have 206.
The average person laughs 10 times a day!
It is impossible to sneeze with your eyes open.
Women blink nearly twice as much as men.
A man named Charles Osborne had the hiccups for 69 years!
Right handed people live, on average, nine years longer than left-handed people.
More people are allergic to cow's milk than any other food.
More people are killed each year from bees than from snakes.
It's against the law to have a pet dog in Iceland! (The 'fact' about pet dogs in Iceland is incorrect. However, it is true that an epidemic once killed most of the Icelandic dog population.)
Beetles taste like apples, wasps like pine nuts, and worms like fried bacon.
On average a hedgehog's heart beats 300 times a minute.
In 1386, a pig in France was executed by public hanging for the murder of a child.
A cockroach can live several weeks with its head cut off!
The elephant is the only mammal that can't jump!
The longest recorded flight of a chicken is 13 seconds.
Some worms will eat themselves if they can't find any food!
Slugs have 4 noses.
Camels have three eyelids to protect themselves from blowing sand.
The placement of a donkey's eyes in its' heads enables it to see all four feet at all times!
Owls are the only birds who can see the colour blue.
Dolphins sleep with one eye open!
A giraffe can clean its ears with its 21-inch tongue!
An ostrich's eye is bigger than its brain.
Submitted by Silvia Saints 'lover' (), Health n Fitness
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