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Fact File

Fact File

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Fact File of the amazing points.

1. An adult porcupine has approximately
30000 quills on its body which are
replaced every year.

2. The longest words that are r

images of each other are stressed and

3. Among all shapes with the same
perimeter a circle has the largest area.

4. The earliest gold jewellery dates from
the summer civilization in between the
Tigris and Euphrates Rivers in southern
Iraq around 3000 BC.

5. The world\u2019s smallest mammal is the
bumblebee bat of Thailand weighing less
than a penny.

6. The general agreement seems to be
that the origin of the word \u201cbonfire\u201d was
from \u201cbonfire\u201d, a fire in which bones were

7. The vocabulary of the average person
consists of 5000 to 6000 words.

8. Unprosperousness, 16 letter long, is
the longest word in which each letter
occurs at least twice.

9. A chimpanzee can learn to recognize
itself in a mirror, but monkeys can\u2019t.

10. The average person walks the
equivalent of twice around the world in a

11. A cow gives nearly 200000 glasses of
milk in her lifetime.

12. One of the world\u2019s rarest and most
sought after collector coins, the 1993
double eagle, was sold at Sotheby\u2019s
auction house in New York on 30th July
2002 for the record sum of $7.59 million.

13. It is impossible to lick your elbow.

14. Sailor, dead leaf, paper kite, blue
striped crow, Julia and great egg fly \u2026\u2026
wondering what these are? Names of

15. Aegilops, 8 letters long is the longest
word with its letters arranged in
alphabetical order.

16. Insects do not make noises with their
voices. The noise of bees, mosqueting
and other buzzing insects is caused by
rapidly moving their wings.

17. In 1883, the explosion of the volcano
Krakatoa put so much dirt in the earth\u2019s
atmosphere that sunsets appeared green
and the moon blue around the world for
almost two years.

18. How do reindeers survive in the
extreme cold? By eating moss! The moss
contains a special chemical that helps
reindeers to keep their body fluids warm.
When the reindeer make their yearly
journey across the icy arctic region, the
chemical keeps them from freezing.

19. A typical bed usually houses over 6
billion dust miles.

20. Spoonfed, 9 letters long, is the
longest word with its letters arranged in
reverse alphabetical order.

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