Interesting Facts

INTERESTING FACTS

 

  1. The only animal with four knees is the elephant.
  2. Four out of five people over 100 years old are women.
  3. Mohammad is the most common birth name in the world.
  4. A person eats around 60,000 pounds worth of food during his life which is the equivalent of six elephants.
  5. Ants can pull 30 times their own weight and lift 50 times their own weight.
  6. You cannot fold a piece of paper in half more than 7 times. Try it!
  7. It is against the law in the state of Kentucky to marry a man more than 3 times.
  8. When water freezes it expands by 10%.
  9. A cockroach can live several weeks with its head cut off.
  10. A goldfish has a memory span of three seconds.
  11. A sneeze travels out your mouth at over 100 m.p.h.
  12. The national anthem of Greece has 158 verses. No one in Greece has memorized all 158 verses.
  13. The only nation whose name begins with an “A” but doesn’t end in an “A” is Afghanistan.
  14. Tigers have striped skin, not just striped fur.
  15. Your heart beats over 100,000 times a day.
  16. Your stomach has to produce a new layer of mucus every two weeks otherwise it will digest itself.
  17. How much does human brain think? 70,000 is the number of thoughts that it is estimated the human brain produces on an average day.
  18. The largest organ in the body is the skin. In an adult man it covers about 1.9m2 (20sq ft). The skin constantly flakes away – in a lifetime each person sheds around 18kg (40 lb) of skin.
  19. When you sleep, you grow by about 8mm (0.3in). The next day you shrink back to your former height. The reason is that your cartilage discs are squeezed like sponges by the force of gravity when you stand or sit.
  20. On average, a 4-years-old child asks 437 questions a day.
  21. Babies are always born with blue eyes.
  22. It takes 17 muscles to smile and 43 to frown.
  23. About 32 million bacteria call every inch of your skin home.
  24. It is not possible to tickle yourself.
  25. Coca Cola was originally green.

 

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