100 amazing & unknown facts!

# Our eyes remain the same size from birth onward, but our nose and ears never stop growing. # The Barbie doll’s full name is Barbara Millicent Roberts. # The Mona Lisa has no eyebrows. # Ants never sleep! # When the moon is directly overhead, you will weigh slightly less. # Alexander Graham Bell, the inventor of the telephone, never called his wife or mother because they were both deaf. # An ostrich’s eye is bigger than its brain. # “I Am” is the shortest complete sentence in the English language. # Babies are born without knee caps – actually, they’re made of cartilage and the bone hardens between the ages of 2 and 6 years. # Happy Birthday (the song) is copyrighted. # Butterflies taste with their feet. # A “jiffy” is an actual unit of time for 1/100th of a second. # It is impossible to sneeze with your eyes open. # Leonardo Da Vinci invented the scissors. # Minus 40 degrees Celsius is exactly the same as minus 40 degrees Fahrenheit. # No word in the English language rhymes with month, orange, silver or purple. # Shakespeare invented the words “assassination” and “bump.” # Stewardesses is the longest word typed with only the left hand. # Elephants are the only animals that cannot jump. # The names of all the continents end with the same letter that they start with. # The sentence, “The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog” uses every letter in the English language. # The shortest war in history was between Zanzibar and England in 1896. Zanzibar surrendered after 38 minutes.

It’s made out of cotton. # By raising your legs slowly and laying on your back. # Sherlock Holmes NEVER said “Elementary. the Oscars given out during World War II were made of plaster. are either right or left handed. # The shortest English word that contains the letters A. and F is “feedback. # You can’t kill yourself by holding your breath. # TYPEWRITER is the longest word that can be made using the letters on only one row of the keyboard. # Dogs and cats. No one knows why! # The “spot” on the 7-Up comes from its inventor who had red eyes – he was an albino. # Camels have three eyelids to protect themselves from the blowing desert sand. # The dot over the letter “i” is called a tittle. # Money isn’t made out of paper. you cannot sink into quicksand. # The Guinness Book of Records holds the record for being the book most often stolen from Public Libraries. # Bruce Lee was so fast that they actually had to slow film down so you could see his moves. D. E. # Bats always turn left when exiting a cave. # The original name for butterfly was flutterby. which affects their heart and nervous system. B.” # All Polar bears are left-handed. ’7′ was because the original containers were 7 ounces and ‘UP’ indicated the direction of the bubbles. it will instantly go mad and sting itself to death.# The strongest muscle in the body is the tongue. # There are only two words in the English language that have all five vowels in order: “abstemious” and “facetious. # Your stomach has to produce a new layer of mucus every two weeks or it will digest itself.” # If one places a tiny amount of liquor on a scorpion. # Because metal was scarce. # The word “lethologica” describes the state of not being able to remember the word you want. as it contains theobromine. like humans. # Chocolate can kill dogs. my dear Watson”. # Charlie Chaplin once won the third prize in a Charlie Chaplin look-alike contest. C. . # A duck’s quack doesn’t echo.

# Hot water will turn into ice faster then cold water. # The word “set” has more definitions than any other word in the English language. # Pumice is the only rock that floats in water. # The only 15 letter word that can be spelled without repeating a letter is “uncopyrightable”. # The tongue is the only muscle that is attached from one end only. it has no seasons. # In most advertisements. # Molecularly speaking. . but only for the first 30 minutes after they’ve been removed. # Honey is the only food that doesn’t spoil. and apples belong to the rose family. It’s actually the shell. It is the only planet that rotates clock-wise. # Nearly three percent of the ice in Antarctic glaciers is penguin urine. the time displayed on a watch is 10:10 # Tigers have striped skin.# In England. so consequently. the white is not the healthiest part of an egg.” # Almonds are a member of the peach family. every person’s tongue print is different. # The planet Venus does not tilt. in whose name the Nobel prizes are instituted. # Alfred Nobel. # “Rhythm” is the longest English word without a vowel. # Contrary to popular belief. Kennedy was an accomplished ventriloquist. # “Dreamt” is the only English word that ends in the letters “mt. # Like fingerprints. # Coca-Cola was originally green. # Moths are unable to fly during an earthquake. # No piece of normal-size paper can be folded in half more than 7 times. was the inventor of dynamite. # Human tonsils can bounce higher than a rubber ball of similar weight and size. not just striped fur. # Peanuts are one of the ingredients of dynamite. # US President John F. water is actually much drier than sand. the Speaker of the House is not allowed to speak.

111 x 111. # Buttermilk does not contain any butter.111 = 12. and your thumb is the same length as your nose. Also. as they sleep with one eye open. # The liquid inside young coconuts can be used as a substitute for blood plasma.345.987. # Dolphins can swim and sleep at the same time. # Leonardo Da Vinci never signed or dated his most famous painting. originated from the Kalahari Desert in Africa. # The palms of your hands and the soles of your feet cannot tan. # Watermelons. # It takes approximately 2 million flowers for a bee to make 1 pound of honey.654. # Human fingernails grow nearly 4 times faster than toenails. # The hair of some cancer patients treated with chemotherapy can grow back in a different colour. which are 92% water. # The letter J does not appear anywhere in the periodic table of the elements. # The markings that are found on dice are called “pips. # Your foot is the same length as your forearm. # Human saliva has a boiling point three times that of regular water.678. # It is physically impossible to urinate and give blood at the same time. and sometimes even be curly or straight. or grow hair.111. the length of your lips is the same as the index finger. # The human brain is 80% water.111.” # 111. # The right lung of a human is larger than the left one. # The ampersand (&) was the last letter of the Latin alphabet. # The Great Pyramid at Giza in Egypt holds a constant temperature of 68 degrees Fahrenheit. This is because of the space and placement of the heart.321 # The cigarette lighter was invented before the match.# Camel’s milk does not curdle. # Men’s shirts have the buttons on the right while women’s shirts have the buttons on the left. # Oak trees do not produce acorns until they are fifty years of age. # Natural pearls melt in vinegar. the Mona Lisa. .

# In Gulliver’s Travels. # The longest single-syllable word in the English language is “screeched. Phobos and Deimos. . Those by the right nostril are more pleasant than the left.” # The word “Checkmate” in chess comes from the Persian phrase “Shah-Mat.” which means “the king is dead”. if the horse has all four legs on the ground.# Each nostril of a human being registers smell in a different way. the person died as a result of wounds received in battle. the person died in battle. and Diamonds – Julius Caesar. Clubs – Alexander the Great. giving their exact size and speeds of rotation. the person died of natural causes. Hearts – Charlemagne. if the horse has one front leg in the air. Jonathan Swift described the two moons of Mars. # Each king in a deck of playing cards represents a great king from history: Spades – King David. He did this more than 100 years before either moon was discovered! # If a statue in the park of a person on a horse has both front legs in the air.

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