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Amazing Facts

Amazing Facts

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On August 7 , 2009At 12hr 34 minutes and 56 secondson the 7th of August this year, thetime and date will be12:34:56 07/08/091 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 This will never happen in your lifeagain??!!!!
Zero was invented in India by Indian mathematicians dating as earlyas 5th century. They widely used it in calculations, astronomy and astrology.Zero was spread by Arabians to the Europe and there on it was spread allover. Before this, all Europeans used roman numerical which were difficult tocalculate on as they were in the form of Symbols, lengthy and had limits.New Math Multiplication Method
Saturday mail delivery, in Canada, was eliminated, by Canada Post, on February 1, 1969!In Tokyo, a bicycle is faster than a car; for most trips of less than 50 minutes!
There are 18 different animal shapes in the Animal Crackers cookie zoo!Should there be a crash, Prince Charles and Prince William never travel on the same airplane; asa precaution!Your body is creating and killing 15 million red blood cells per second!The king of hearts is the only king without a moustache, on a standard playing card!There are no clocks in Las Vegas gambling casinos!There is one slot machine, in Las Vegas, for every eight inhabitants!The Mona Lisa has no eyebrows. It was the fashion, in Renaissance Florence, to shave them off!Every day, 20 banks are robbed. The average take is $2,500!The most popular first name in the world is Muhammad!Tablecloths were originally meant to be served as towels with which dinner guests could wipetheir hands and faces, after eating!Tourists, visiting Iceland, should know that tipping, at a restaurant, is considered an insult!One car out of every 230 made was stolen, last year!The names of Popeye’s four nephews are Pipeye, Peepeye, Pupeye, and Poopeye!Until the nineteenth century, solid blocks of tea were used as money; in Siberia!The Nobel Peace Prize medal depicts three naked men, with their hands on each other’sshoulders!
When glass breaks, the cracks move faster than 3,000 miles per hour. To photograph the event, acamera must shoot at a millionth of a second!A Boeing 747 airliner holds 57,285 gallons of fuel!A car uses 1.6 ounces of gas, when idling for one minute. Half an ounce is used to start theaverage automobile!The Philadelphia mint produces 26 million pennies per day!A lightning bolt generates temperatures five times hotter than those found at the sun’s surface!A violin contains about 70 separate pieces of wood!It is estimated that 4 million “junk” telephone calls, phone solicitations by persons or  programmed machine, were made, every day, in the United States!It takes glass one million years to decompose, which means it never wears out and can berecycled an infinite amount of times!Forest fires move faster uphill than downhill!
Almost half the newspapers, in the world, are published in the United States and Canada!
The Statue of Liberty’s index finger is eight feet long.Rain has never been recorded in some parts of the Atacama Desert in Chile.A 75 year old person will have slept about 23 years.

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