- 1 Amazing Facts
- 2 Interesting Facts On India That You Had No Idea About
- 2.1 1. A floating post office
- 2.2 2. Kumbh Mela gathering visible from space
- 2.3 3. The wettest inhabited place in the world
- 2.4 4. Bandra Worli Sealink has steel wires equal to the earth’s circumference
- 2.5 5. The highest cricket ground in the world
- 2.6 6. Shampooing is an Indian concept
- 2.7 7. The Indian national Kabaddi team has won all World Cups
- 2.8 8. Water on the moon was discovered by India
- 2.9 9. Science day in Switzerland is dedicated to Ex-Indian President, APJ Abdul Kalam
- 2.10 10. India’s first President only took 50% of his salary
- 2.11 11. The first rocket in India was transported on a cycle
- 2.12 12. India has a spa just for elephants
- 2.13 13. India is the world’s second-largest English speaking country
- 2.14 14. Largest number of vegetarians in the world
- 2.15 15. The world’s largest producer of milk
- 2.16 16. The first country to consume sugar
- 2.17 17. The human calculator
- 2.18 18. Rabindranath Tagore also wrote the national anthem for Bangladesh
- 2.19 19. Dhyan Chand was offered German citizenship
- 2.20 20. Freddie Mercury and Ben Kingsley are both of Indian descent
- 2.21 21. Astronaut Rakesh Sharma said India looks saare jahaan se achcha from space
- 2.22 22. Havell’s is purely an Indian brand & named after its first owner
- 2.23 23. Diamonds were first mined in India
- 2.24 24. A special polling station is set up for a lone voter in the middle of Gir Forest
- 2.25 25. Snakes and Ladders originated in India
- 2.26 Interesting Facts
- 2.27 Fun Facts
- 2.28 Amazing Facts
1. If you somehow found a way to extract all of the gold from the bubbling core of our lovely little planet, you would be able to cover all of the land in a layer of gold up to your knees.
2. McDonalds calls frequent buyers of their food “heavy users.”
3. The average person spends 6 months of their lifetime waiting on a red light to turn green.
4. The largest recorded snowflake was in Keogh, MT during year 1887, and was 15 inches wide.
5. You burn more calories sleeping than you do watching television.
6. There are more lifeforms living on your skin than there are people on the planet.
7. Southern sea otters have flaps of skin under their forelegs that act as pockets. When diving, they use these pouches to store rocks and food.
8. In 1386 a pig in France was executed by public hanging for the murder of a child.
9. One in every five adults believe that aliens are hiding in our planet disguised as humans.
10. If you believe that you’re truly one in a million, there are still approximately 7,184 more people out there just like you.
11. A single cloud can weight more than 1 million pounds.
12. A human will eat on average 70 assorted insects and 10 spiders while sleeping.
13. James Buchanan, the 15th U.S. president continuously bought slaves with his own money in order to free them.
14. There are more possible iterations of a game of chess than there are atoms in the known universe.
15. The average person walks the equivalent of three times around the world in a lifetime.
16. Men are 6 times more likely to be struck by lightning than women.
17. Coca-Cola would be green if coloring wasn’t added to it.
18. You cannot snore and dream at the same time.
19. The world’s oldest piece of chewing gum is over 9,000 years old!
20. A coyote can hear a mouse moving underneath a foot of snow.
21. Bolts of lightning can shoot out of an erupting volcano.
22. New York drifts about one inch farther away from London each year.
23. A U.S. dollar bill can be folded approximately 4,000 times in the same place before it will tear.
24. A sneeze travels about 100 miles per hour.
21. Earth has traveled more than 5,000 miles in the past 5 minutes.
22. It would take a sloth one month to travel one mile.
23. 10% of the World’s population is left handed.
24. A broken clock is right two times every day.
25. According to Amazon, the most highlighted books on Kindle are the Bible, the Steve Jobs biography, and The Hunger Games.
26. Bob Marley’s last words to his son before he died were “Money can’t buy life.”
27. A mole can dig a tunnel that is 300 feet long in only one night.
28. A hippo’s wide open mouth is big enough to fit a 4-foot-tall child in.
29. Chewing gum while you cut an onion will help keep you from crying.
30. If you were to stretch a Slinky out until it’s flat, it would measure 87 feet long.
31. Al Capone’s business card said he was a used furniture dealer
32. There are more collect calls on Father’s Day than on any other day of the year.
33. Banging your head against a wall burns 150 calories an hour.
34. 95% of people text things they could never say in person.
35. A crocodile can’t poke its tongue out.
36. It is physically impossible for pigs to look up into the sky.
37. Guinness Book of Records holds the record for being the book most often stolen from Public Libraries.
38. Drying fruit depletes it of 30-80% of its vitamin and antioxidant content
39. A 2010 study found that 48% of soda fountain contained fecal bacteria, and 11% contained E. Coli.
40. 9 out of 10 Americans are deficient in Potassium.
41. Blueberries will not ripen until they are picked.
42. About 150 people per year are killed by coconuts.
43. Ketchup was used as a medicine back in the 1930’s.
44. Honey never spoils.
45. About half of all Americans are on a diet on any given day.
46. A hardboiled egg will spin, but a soft-boiled egg will not.
47. Avocados are poisonous to birds.
48. Chewing gum burns about 11 calories per hour.
49. The number of animals killed for meat every hour in the U.S. is 500,000.
50. If you try to suppress a sneeze, you can rupture a blood vessel in your head or neck and die.
51. Celery has negative calories! It takes more calories to eat a piece of celery than the celery has in it to begin with. It’s the same with apples!
52. More people are allergic to cow’s milk than any other food.
53. Only 8% of dieters will follow a restrictive weight loss plan (like the HCG Drops Diet, garcinia cambogia diet).
54. Coconut water can be used as blood plasma.
55. The word “gorilla” is derived from a Greek word meaning, “A tribe of hairy women.”
56. Prisoners in Canadian war camps during WWII were treated so well, that a lot of them didn’t’ want to leave when the war was over.
57. Gorillas burp when they are happy
58. In New York, it is illegal to sell a haunted house without telling the buyer.
59. In 2006 someone tried to sell New Zealand on eBay. The price got up to $3,000 before eBay shut it down.
60. It is considered good luck in Japan when a sumo wrestler makes your baby cry.
61. A man from Britain changed his name to Tim Pppppppppprice to make it harder for telemarketers to pronounce.
62. A woman from California once tried to sue the makers of Cap’n Crunch, because the Crunch Berries contained “no berries of any kind.”
63. Apple launched a clothing line in 1986. It was described as a “train wreck” by others.
64. In Japan, crooked teeth are considered cute and attractive.
65. A Swedish woman lost her wedding ring, and found it 16 years later- growing on a carrot in her garden.
66. Donald duck comics were banned from Finland because he doesn’t wear pants.
67. The chance of you dying on the way to get lottery tickets is actually greater than your chance of winning.
68. Cherophobia is the fear of fun.
69. The toothpaste “Colgate” in Spanish translates to “go hang yourself”
70. Pirates wore earrings because they believed it improved their eyesight.
71. Human thigh bones are stronger than concrete.
72. Cockroaches can live for several weeks with their heads cut off, because their brains are located inside their body. They would eventually die from being unable to eat.
73. Scientists have tracked butterflies that travel over 3,000 miles.
74. To produce a single pound of honey, a single bee would have to visit 2 million flowers.
75. The population is expected to rise to 10.8 billion by the year 2080.
76. You breathe on average about 8,409,600 times a year
77. More than 60,000 people are flying over the United States in an airplane right now.
78. Hamsters run up to 8 miles at night on a wheel.
79. A waterfall in Hawaii goes up sometimes instead of down.
80. A church in the Czech Republic has a chandelier made entirely of human bones.
81. Under the Code of Hammurabi, bartenders who watered down beer were punished by execution.
82. Our eyes are always the same size from birth, but our nose and ears never stop growing.
83. During your lifetime, you will produce enough saliva to fill two swimming pools.
84. You are 1% shorter in the evening than in the morning
85. The elephant is the only mammal that can’t jump!
86. Most dust particles in your house are made from dead skin!
87. If 33 million people held hands, they could make it all the way around the equator.
88. Earth is the only planet that is not named after a god.
89. The bloodhound is the only animal whose evidence is admissible in court.
90. You are born with 300 bones, but by the time you are an adult you only have 206.
91. A ten-gallon hat will only hold ¾ of a gallon.
92. Just like fingerprints, everyone has different tongue prints.
93. ATM’s were originally thought to be failures, because the only users were prostitutes and gamblers who didn’t want to deal with tellers face to face.
94. Of all the words in the English language, the word “set” has the most definitions. The word “run” comes in close second.
95. A “jiffy” is the scientific name for 1/100th of a second.
96. One fourth of the bones in your body are located in your feet
97. 111,111,111 X 111,111,111 = 12,345,678,987,654,321
98. Blue-eyed people tend to have the highest tolerance of alcohol.
99. A traffic jam lasted for more than 10 days, with cars only moving 0.6 miles a day.
100. The tongue is the strongest muscle in the body.
101. Every year more than 2500 left-handed people are killed from using right-handed products.
102. More than 50% of the people in the world have never made or received a telephone call.
103. The cigarette lighter was invented before the match.
104. Sea otters hold hands when they sleep so that they do not drift apart.
105. The Golden Poison Dart Frog’s skin has enough toxins to kill 100 people.
106. The male ostrich can roar just like a lion.
107. Mountain lions can whistle.
108. The giraffe’s tongue is so long that they can lick the inside of their own ear.
109. Cows kill more people than sharks do.
110. Cats have 32 muscles in each of their ears.
111. Butterflies taste their food with their feet.
112. A tarantula can live without food for more than two years.
113. The tongue of a blue whale weighs more than most elephants!
114. Ever wonder where the phrase “It’s raining cats and dogs” comes from? In the 17th century many homeless cats and dogs would drown and float down the streets of England, making it look like it literally rained cats and dogs.
115. It takes about 3,000 cows to supply enough leather for the NFL for only one year.
116. Male dogs lift their legs when they are urinating for a reason. They are trying to leave their mark higher so that it gives off the message that they are tall and intimidating.
117. A hummingbird weighs less than a penny.
118. An ostrich’s eye is bigger than its brain
119. Dogs are capable of understanding up to 250 words and gestures and have demonstrated the ability to do simple mathematical calculations.
120. A sheep, a duck and a rooster were the first passengers in a hot air balloon.
121. Birds don’t urinate.
122. A flea can jump up to 200 times its own height. That is the equivalent of a human jumping the Empire State Building.
123. There are 5 temples in Kyoto, Japan that have blood stained ceilings. The ceilings are made from the floorboards of a castle where warriors killed themselves after a long hold-off against an army. To this day, you can still see the outlines and footprints.
124. There is a snake, called the boomslang, whose venom causes you to bleed out from every orifice on your body. You may even turn blue from internal bleeding, and it can take up to 5 days to die from the bleeding.
125. A ball of glass will bounce higher than a ball of rubber.
126. Saturn’s density is low enough that the planet would float in water.
127. 68% of the universe is dark energy, and 27% is dark matter; both are invisible, even with our powerful telescopes. This means we have only seen 5% of the universe from earth.
128. The founders of Google were willing to sell Google for $1 million to Excite in 1999, but Excite turned them down. Google is now worth $527 Billion.
129. In the past 20 years, scientists have found over 1,000 planets outside of our solar system.
130. There are 60,000 miles of blood vessels in the human body.
131. If a pregnant woman has organ damage, the baby in her womb sends stem cells to help repair the organ.
132. If you started with $0.01 and doubled your money every day, it would take 27 days to become a millionaire.
133. Only one person in two billion will live to be 116 or older.
134. A person can live without food for about a month, but only about a week without water.
If the amount of water in your body is reduced by just 1%, you’ll feel thirsty.
If it’s reduced by 10%, you’ll die.
135. On average, 12 newborns will be given to the wrong parents daily.
136. You can’t kill yourself by holding your breath.
138. There are no clocks in Las Vegas gambling casinos.
139. Beetles taste like apples, wasps like pine nuts, and worms like fried bacon.
140. What is called a “French kiss” in the English-speaking world is known as an “English kiss” in France.
141. Months that begin on a Sunday will always have a “Friday the 13th.”
142. The placement of a donkey’s eyes in its’ heads enables it to see all four feet at all times!
143. Some worms will eat themselves if they can’t find any food!
144. Dolphins sleep with one eye open!
145. It is impossible to sneeze with your eyes open.
146. In France, it is legal to marry a dead person.
147. Russia has a larger surface area than Pluto.
148. There’s an opera house on the U.S.–Canada border where the stage is in one country and half the audience is in another.
149. The harder you concentrate on falling asleep, the less likely to fall asleep.
150. You can’t hum while holding your nose closed.
151. Women have twice as many pain receptors on their body than men. But a much higher pain tolerance.
152. There are more stars in space than there are grains of sand on every beach in the world.
153. For every human on Earth there are 1.6 million ants.
154. The total weight of all those ants, however, is about the same as all the humans.
155. On Jupiter and Saturn it rains diamonds.
Pigs executed for murder? The speed of a sneeze? Certainly, there were facts in this list that made you laugh, and there were probably more than a few that you didn’t already know. The world is a weird place, after all! Do you have any weird facts you’d like to share with us – if so, please comment below. And, be sure to check out our other posts for more information to enrich your daily life, or simply for an entertaining distraction from your busy workday.
- The largest bone in the human body is the femur. It can support 30 times the weight of a person’s body. Ounce for ounce, that’s stronger than steel.
- Messages from the human brain travel along nerves at up to 200 miles an hour (322 km/h).
- In an adult human, 25% of their bones are in the feet.
- The gluteus maximus is the body’s largest muscle.
- A human’s ears and nose never stop growing.
- A human’s little finger contributes over 50% of the hand’s strength.
- If a human being’s DNA were uncoiled, it would stretch 10 billion miles, from Earth to Pluto and back.
- There are more bacteria in a human mouth than there are people in the world.
- Within three days of dying, the enzymes that digested a person’s food will begin to diegest that person’s body.
- For an adult human, taking just one step uses up to 200 muscles.
- A human skeleton renews itself completely every 10 years.
- The same skin cells that make up a human vagina are the same type of cells that are in a human mouth.
- By the time a person reaches 70 years old, he or she will have consumed over 12,000 gallons of water.
- Bone is five times stronger than a steel bar of the same width, but it is brittle and can fracture on impact.
- The body can detect taste in .0015 seconds, which is faster than the blink of an eye.
- Taste buds are not visible to the naked eye; the little bumps that can be seen on the tongue are actually papillae, on top of which rest the taste buds
- There are ten times more bacteria cells in your body than human cells.
- The brain contains 86 billion nerve cells joined by 100 trillion connections. This is more than the number of stars in the Milky Way.
- The largest cell in the human body is an egg (or ovum) and is barely visible to the naked eye.
- Like fingerprints, each human tongue has its own unique print.
- Every hour, humans shed about 600,000 particles of skin, or about 1.5 pounds every year. By the time a person is 70 years old, they will have lost about 105 pounds of skin.
- The average human produces 25,000 quarts of saliva in a lifetime, enough to fill two swimming pools.
- The lining in a person’s stomach is replaced every 4 to 5 days to prevent it from digesting itself.
- An adult humans small intestine is about 18 to 23 feet long, which is about four times as long as an adult is tall.
- Semen normally contains 1-8 billion sperm per fluid ounces (140-300 million sperm per millimeter).
- A person’s feet has about 500,000 sweat glands and can produce about a pint of sweat a day.
- A human sneeze can travel about 100 mph or more.
- Fingernails grow faster on the hand a person writes with. They also grow faster than toenails, and faster on longer fingers.
- An adult human body is made up of about 7 octillion atoms.
- The strongest muscle in the human body is the masseter, or the jaw muscle.
- The liver the largest internal organ and is the only organ that can regenerate itself. However, repeated damage to the liver can eventually injure and scar this amazing organ.
- The human brain uses just as much power as a 10-watt light bulb.
- The word “organ” comes from an old Greek word, organon, which means “tool” or “instrument.”
- There are so many nerve cells in a human brain that it would take almost 3,000 years to count them.
- An adult’s skin weighs between 8 and 11 pounds (3.6 to 5 kg). It’s surface area is about 18-22 square feet (1.7 to 2 sq. m), which is the size of the floor in a one-person tent.
- The longest bone in an adult human is the thighbone, measuring about 18 inches (46 cm). The shortest bone is in the ear and is just 0.1 inches (.25 cm) long, which is shorter than a grain of rice.
- An adult who weighs 150 pounds has a skeleton that weighs about 21 pounds.
- An average person walks about 100,000 miles (160,934 km) in his or her lifetimes, which is like walking around the world four times at the equator.
- In a lifetime, a human body will process about 100,000 pounds of food.
- The fastest muscles in a human body are the ones that make the eyes blink. They can contract in less than one-hundredth of a second. In just one day, a person may blink their eyes over 11,500 times.
- The word “muscle” is from the Latin word musculus, or “little mouse.” The Romans thought a flexing muscle looked like a mouse moving under the skin.
- Humans spend about five years of their lives eating.
- An adult’s stomach can hold over two quarts (1.9 l) of food. That’s enough to fill four large or eight small drinking glasses.
- The average human produces about three to eight ounces of feces a day.
- The average person has about 5 pounds of bacteria in his or her digestive system.
- In an adult human, blood circulates about 12,000 miles (19,000 km) a day. This is like traveling from east to west across the widest part of the Pacific Ocean.
- A human heart beats over 3 billion times during an average human lifespan.
- Some people can hear their eyeballs moving around in their head.
- The word “lung” is from a German word meaning “light”; together two adult human lungs weigh only 2.5 pounds (11.1kg).
- If you spread out an adult human’s brain, it would be about the size of a pillowcase.
- Adult humans spend about 33% of their lives asleep. A python spends about 75% of their life, and a dog spends about 44%.
- A human eye can distinguish between approximately 10 million different colors.
- The space between the eyebrows is called the “glabella,” which is derived from the Latin word glabellus, meaning smooth.
- “Rubatosis” is the unsettling awareness of your own heartbeat.
- A person takes about 23,040 breaths a day, or about 672,768,000 breaths in a lifetime.
- The medical term for “bum crack” is the intergluteal cleft.
Interesting Facts On India That You Had No Idea About
“India is, the cradle of the human race, the birthplace of human speech, the mother of history, the grandmother of legend, and the great grandmother of tradition. Our most valuable and most instructive materials in the history of man are treasured up in India only.”
These are not our words. These are the words of the great Mark Twain. And here are 25 Indians facts to support his statement:
1. A floating post office
India has the largest postal network in the world with over 1, 55,015 post offices. A single post office on an average serves a population of 7,175 people. The floating post office in Dal Lake, Srinagar, was inaugurated in August 2011.
2. Kumbh Mela gathering visible from space
The 2011 Kumbh Mela was the largest gathering of people with over 75 million pilgrims. The gathering was so huge that the crowd was visible from space.
3. The wettest inhabited place in the world
Mawsynram, a village on the Khasi Hills, Meghalaya, receives the highest recorded average rainfall in the world. Cherrapunji, also a part of Meghalaya, holds the record for the most rainfall in the calendar year of 1861.
It took a total of 2,57,00,000 man hours for completion and also weighs as much as 50,000 African elephants. A true engineering and architectural marvel.
5. The highest cricket ground in the world
At an altitude of 2,444 meters, the Chail Cricket Ground in Chail, Himachal Pradesh, is the highest in the world. It was built in 1893 and is a part of the Chail Military School.
6. Shampooing is an Indian concept
Shampoo was invented in India, not the commercial liquid ones but the method by use of herbs. The word ‘shampoo’ itself has been derived from the Sanskrit word champu, which means to massage.
7. The Indian national Kabaddi team has won all World Cups
India has won all 5 men’s Kabaddi World Cups held till now and have been undefeated throughout these tournaments. The Indian women’s team has also won all Kabaddi World Cups held till date.
8. Water on the moon was discovered by India
In September 2009, India’s ISRO Chandrayaan- 1 using its Moon Mineralogy Mapper detected water on the moon for the first time.
9. Science day in Switzerland is dedicated to Ex-Indian President, APJ Abdul Kalam
The father of India’s missile programme had visited Switzerland back in 2006. Upon his arrival, Switzerland declared May 26th as Science Day.
10. India’s first President only took 50% of his salary
When Dr Rajendra Prasad was appointed the President of India, he only took 50% of his salary, claiming he did not require more than that. Towards the end of his 12-year tenure he only took 25% of his salary. The salary of the President was Rs 10,000 back then.
11. The first rocket in India was transported on a cycle
The first rocket was so light and small that it was transported on a bicycle to the Thumba Launching Station in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala.
12. India has a spa just for elephants
Elephants receive baths, massages and even food at the Punnathoor Cotta Elephant Yard Rejuvenation Centre in Kerala. Now that’s a BIG step for the country.
13. India is the world’s second-largest English speaking country
India is second only to the USA when it comes to speaking English with around 125 million people speaking the language, which is only 10% of our population. This is expected to grow by quite a margin in the coming years.
14. Largest number of vegetarians in the world
Be it because of religious reasons or personal choices or both, around 20-40% of Indians are vegetarians, making it the largest vegetarian-friendly country in the world.
15. The world’s largest producer of milk
India recently overtook the European Union with production reaching over 132.4m tonnes in 2014.
16. The first country to consume sugar
India was the first country to develop extraction and purifying techniques of sugar. Many visitors from abroad learnt the refining and cultivation of sugar from us.
17. The human calculator
Shakuntla Devi was given this title after she demonstrated the calculation of two 13 digit numbers: 7,686,369,774,870 × 2,465,099,745,779 which were picked at random. She answered correctly within 28 seconds.
18. Rabindranath Tagore also wrote the national anthem for Bangladesh
Rabindranath Tagore is credited not only for writing the Indian national anthem,Jana Gana Mana, but the Bangladeshi national anthem, Amar Sonar Bangla, as well. He was also offered knighthood by the British but refused the honour after the Jalianwala Bagh massacre.
19. Dhyan Chand was offered German citizenship
After defeating Germany 8-1 in the 1936 Berlin Olympics, Major Dhyan Chand, the wizard of hockey, was summoned by Hitler. He was promised German citizenship, a high post in the German military and the chance to play for the German national side. Dhyan Chand however declined the offer.
20. Freddie Mercury and Ben Kingsley are both of Indian descent
Freddie Mercury, the legendary singer of the rock band ‘Queen’ was born a Parsi with the name Farrokh Bulsara while the famous Oscar winning Hollywood star Ben Kingsley was born Krishna Pandit Bhanji.
21. Astronaut Rakesh Sharma said India looks saare jahaan se achcha from space
Former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi asked the first Indian in space, Rakesh Sharma, about how India looked from space. His response was our famous patriotic song, “Saare Jahaan Se Achcha.”
22. Havell’s is purely an Indian brand & named after its first owner
Though the company was bought for just 10 lakh Rupees a long time ago and is now a multi-billion electrical goods company, it’s an Indian company and is still named after its original owner, Haveli Ram Gupta.
23. Diamonds were first mined in India
Initially, diamonds were only found in the alluvial deposits in Guntur and Krishna District of the Krishna River Delta. Until diamonds were found in Brazil during the 18th century, India led the world in diamond production.
24. A special polling station is set up for a lone voter in the middle of Gir Forest
Mahant Bharatdas Darshandas has been voting since 2004 and during every election since then, a special polling booth is set up exclusively for him as he is the only voter from Banej in Gir forest.
25. Snakes and Ladders originated in India
Earlier known as Moksha Patamu, the game was initially invented as a moral lesson about karma to be taught to children. It was later commercialized and has become one of the most popular board games in the world.
INTERESTING UNKNOWN FACTS
|1.||Hot water will turn into ice faster than cold water.|
|2.||The Mona Lisa has no eyebrows.|
|3.||The sentence, “The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog” uses every letter in the English language.|
|4.||The strongest muscle in the body is the tongue.|
|5.||Ants never sleep!|
|6.||“I Am” is the shortest complete sentence in the English language.|
|7.||Coca-Cola was originally green.|
|8.||The most common name in the world is Mohammed.|
|9.||When the moon is directly overhead, you will weigh slightly less.|
|10.||Camels have three eyelids to protect themselves from the blowing desert sand.|
|11.||There are only two words in the English language that have all five vowels in order: “abstemious” and “facetious.”|
|12.||The name of all the continents end with the same letter that they start with.|
|13.||There are two credit cards for every person in the United States.|
|14.||TYPEWRITER is the longest word that can be made using the letters only on one row of the keyboard.|
|15.||Minus 40 degrees Celsius is exactly the same as minus 40 degrees Fahrenheit.|
|16.||Chocolate can kill dogs, as it contains theobromine, which affects their heart and nervous system.|
|17.||Women blink nearly twice as much as men!|
|18.||You can’t kill yourself by holding your breath.|
|19.||It is impossible to lick your elbow.|
|20.||The Guinness Book of Records holds the record for being the book most often stolen from Public Libraries.|
|21.||People say “Bless you” when you sneeze because when you sneeze, your heart stops for a millisecond.|
|22.||It is physically impossible for pigs to look up into the sky|
|23.||The “sixth sick sheik’s sixth sheep’s sick” is said to be the toughest tongue twister in the English language.|
|24.||“Rhythm” is the longest English word without a vowel.|
|25.||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.|
|26.||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.
|27.||It is impossible to lick your elbow.|
|28.||111,111,111 x 111,111,111 = 12,345,678,987,654,321|
|29.||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 a all four legs on the ground, the person died of natural causes.
|30.||What do bullet proof vests, fire escapes, windshield wipers and laser printers all have in common?|
Ans. – All invented by women.
|31.||Question – This is the only food that doesn’t spoil. What is this?|
Ans. – Honey
|32.||A crocodile cannot stick its tongue out.|
|33.||A snail can sleep for three years.|
|34.||All polar bears are left handed.|
|35.||American Airlines saved $40,000 in 1987 by eliminating one olive from each salad served in first-class.|
|36.||Butterflies taste with their feet.|
|37.||Elephants are the only animals that can’t jump.|
|38.||In the last 4000 years, no new animals have been domesticated.|
|39.||On average, people fear spiders more than they do death.|
|40.||Stewardesses is the longest word typed with only the left hand.|
|41.||The ant always falls over on its right side when intoxicated.|
|42.||The electric chair was invented by a dentist.|
|43.||The human heart creates enough pressure when it pumps out to the body to squirt blood 30 feet.|
|44.||Rats multiply so quickly that in 18 months, two rats could have over million descendants.|
|45.||Wearing headphones for just an hour will increase the bacteria in your ear by 700 times|
|46.||The cigarette lighter was invented before the match.|
|47.||Most lipstick contains fish scales.|
|48.||Like fingerprints, everyone’s tongue print is different|
|49.||99% of people who read this will try to lick their elbow|
|50.||Chess Is India’s Gift to the world.|
1. August has highest percentage of births.
2. Before 1913 parents could mail their kids to Grandma’s – through the postal service.
3. Your blood is 6 times thicker than water.
4. Glass balls can bounce higher than rubber ones.
5. A Blue whale’s tongue weighs more than an elephant.
6. The French Language has 17 different words for surrender.
7. The word “UNCOPYRIGHTABLE” is the only 15 letter word that can be spelled without repeating any letter.
8. A full moon is 9 times brighter that a half moon.
9. Your foot and your forearm are the same length.
10. The sentence, The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog” uses every letter in the English Language.
11. Humming bird flaps its wings up to 90 times a second(5,400 times a minute)
12. The first commercial text message was sent in December 1992.
13. The total weight of all ants on the earth is greater than the total weight of all humans.
14. The only thing that can destroy a diamond is intense heat.
15. One can buy square watermelons in Japan – (developed to stack better in supermarkets)
16. Your small Intestine is the largest internal organ in your body.
17. In a deck of cards the king of hearts is the only king without a moustache.
18. When we sneeze, our hearts stops for a millisecond. Hece the “bless you”.
19. Butterflies taste with their feet.
20. “Rhythm” is the longest English word without a vowel.
21. The oldest city in the world that is inhabited even today is Varanasi or Banaeas.
22. Chrisopher Sholes Invented QWERTY Keyboard in 1868.
23. 1 google is the number 1 followed by 100 zeros.
24. Sea Lions have rythmn. They re the only animal known to be able to clap in beat.
25. The opposite of vacuum is ‘plenum’.
26. Human thigh bones are stronger than concrete.
27. Thigh bone is the longest and heaviest bone in the human body.
28. When you listen to music you are able to drink more alcohol in a short period of time.
29. TYPEWRITER is the longest word that can be made using the letter only on one row of the keyboard.
30. There was chicken that lived for 18 months with its head cut off.
31. The first English dictionary was written in 1755.
32. Frogs do not usually swallow water (they absorb most of the mosture they need throught their Skin)
33. Alaska is the only state that can be typed in one row of the Keys on a QWERTY Keypad.
34. A sharks Top speed is 70 Kmph(44 mpph).
35. 33 light years from us, there is an exoplanet, which is completely covered in burning ice.
36. The 2011 Kumbh Mela was the largest gathering of people with over 75 million pilgrims, which was visible from Space.
37. Science Day in Switzerland is dedicated to Ex-Indian President, APJ Abdul Kalam – May 26.
38. Cans of diet soda will float in water, regular soda cans will sink.
39. The smallest city in the world takes up2 square miles, it is the Vatican City.
40. Bandra Worli Sealonk has steel wires equal to the earth’s circumference.
41. The beginning of a dreame is impossiblr to recall.
42. Fire usually moves faster uphill than downhill.
43. The dot on top of letter ‘i’ is called a tittle.
44. A lobsters blood is colorless but when exposed to oxygen it turns blue.
45. Bullet proof vests, fire escapes, windshield wipers and laser printers all have one thing in common- All are invented by women.
46. Chewing gum prevents you crying when chopping onions.
47. The world’s largest Montessori school is in India, with 26,312 students in 2002.