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Interesting Facts

Interesting Facts

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INTERESTING FACTS
Astronauts are not allowed to eat beans before they go into space, because passing windin a spacesuit damages them. (Not to mention the other drawbacks to farting in such aconfined space....)Bats always turn left when exiting a cave!!The first couple to be shown in bed together on prime time TV were Fred and WilmaFlintstone.Coca-Cola was originally green.The name Wendy was made up for the book "Peter Pan". There wasnever a recordedWendy beforeEach king in a deck of playing cards represents! a great king from history: Spades - KingDavid Hearts - Charlemagne Clubs -Alexander, the Great Diamonds - Julius Caesar If a statue in the park of a person on a horse has both front legs in the air, the person diedin battle. If the horse has one front leg in the air the person died as a result of woundsreceived in battle. If the horse has all four legs on the ground, the person died of naturalcauses.Only two people signed the Declaration of Independence on July 4th, John Hancock andCharles Thomson. Most of the rest signed on August 2,but the last signature wasn't addeduntil 5 years later.The very first bomb dropped by the Allies on Berlin in World War 2killed the onlyelephant in the Berlin Zoo.If one places a tiny amount of liquor on a scorpion, it willinstantly go mad and sting itself to death. (Who was the sadist who discovered this??)Every day more money is printed for Monopoly than the US Treasury.Men can read smaller print than women can; women can hear better.The state with the highest percentage of people who walk to work: AlaskaThe percentage of Africa that is wilderness: 28%The average human eats 8 spiders in their lifetime at night.The percentage of North America that is wilderness: 38%
 
The cost of raising a medium-size dog to the age of eleven: $6,400The average number of people airborne over the US any given hour: 61,000Bruce Lee was so fast that they actually had to s-l-o-w the film downso you could see hismoves. That's the opposite of the norm.Intelligent people have more zinc and copper in their hair.The world's youngest parents were 8 and 9 and lived in China in 1910.The youngest pope was 11 years old.The first novel ever written on a typewriter: Tom Sawyer.Those San Francisco Cable cars are the only mobile National Monuments."I am." is the shortest complete sentence in the English language.Hershey's Kisses are called that because the machine that make them looks like it'skissing the conveyor belt. No NFL team which plays its home games in a domed stadium has ever won a Super  bowl.The only two days of the year in which there are no professional sports games (MLB, NBA, NHL, or NFL) are the day before and the day after the Major League all-starsGame.The phrase "rule of thumb" is derived from an old English law whichstated that youcouldn't beat your wife with anything wider than yourthumb.(WHAT???)By raising your legs slowly and laying on your back, you cannotSink into quicksand.(GOOD FACT TO REMEMBER?? )Charlie Chaplin once won third prize in a Charlie ChaplinLook-alike contest.A duck's quack doesn't echo. No one knows why.On average, 12 newborns will be given to the wrong parents daily!Donald Duck comics were banned from Finland because he doesn't wearpants.There are no words in the dictionary that rhyme with orange, purpleand silver.Chewing gum while peeling onions will keep you from crying.
 
Sherlock Holmes NEVER said "Elementary, my dear Watson".The Guinness Book of Records holds the record for being the bookmost often stolen fromPublic Libraries.In Shakespeare's time, mattresses were secured on bed frames by ropes. When you pulledon the ropes the mattress tightened, making the bed Firmer to sleep on. Hence the phrase"goodnight, sleep tight".It was the accepted practice in Babylon 4,000 years ago that for a month after the!wedding, the bride's father would supply his son-in-law with all the mead he could drink.Mead is a honey beer and because their calendar was lunar based, this period was calledthe honey month or what we know today as the honeymoon.In English pubs, ale is ordered by pints and quarts. So in old England, when customersgot unruly, the bartender would yell at them mind their own pints and quarts and settledown. It's where we get the phrase "mind your P's and Q's"Many years ago in England, pub frequenters had a whistle baked into the rim or handle of their ceramic cups. When they needed a refill, they used the whistle to get some service."Wet your whistle" is the phrase inspired by this practice.In ancient England a person ! could not have sex unless you had consent of the King(unless you were in the Royal Family). When anyone wanted to have a baby, they gotconsent of the King, the King gave them a placard that they hung on their door while theywere having sex. The placard had F.*.*.*. (Fornication Under Consent of the King) on it. Now you know where that came from.A polar bear's skin is black. Its fur is not white, but actually clear.Stewardesses is the longest word typed with only the left hand.Shakespeare invented the words "assassination" and "bump."If you keep a goldfish in the dark room, it will eventually turn white.Women blink nearly twice as much as men.Right-handed people live, on average, nine years longer than left-handed people do.The names of the continents all end with the same letter with whichthey start.Your stomach has to produce a new layer of mucus every two weeks orit will digestitself. (YUCK!)The dot over the letter "i" is called a tittle.

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