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=[Lots n lots of Facts

Fun Facts: 1. It takes about 20 seconds for a red blood cell to circle the whole body.

2. It's been proven that people can lessen reactions to allergies by laughing.

3. Laughing lowers levels of stress hormones and strengthens the immune system. 4. Six-year-olds laugh an average of 300 times a day.Adults only laugh 15 to 100 times a day.

5. In the middle ages, people would pin the name of their sweetheart to their sleeve on Valentine's Day and keep it there for a week, hence 'wearing their heart on their sleeve'.

6. It was during the Victorian era that the formerly nude Cupid was redesigned as wearing a skirt.

7. The human heart creates enough pressure while pumping to squirt blood 30 feet!! 8. February 1865 is the only month in recorded history not to have a full moon.

9. Tomato Ketchup was once used as medicine in the United States. Was sold as "Dr.Miles Compound Extract of Tomato"

10. When you blush, the lining of your stomach also turns red

11. Dating back to the 1600's, thermometers were filled with Brandy instead of mercury 12. The quartz crystal in your wristwatch vibrates 32,768 times a second

13. An earthquake on Dec. 16, 1811 caused parts of the Mississippi River to flow backwards.

14. Shoe sizes were standardized in Britain in 1885 15. The average person's eyes will be closed about 30 minutes a day due to blinking. 16. Women blink nearly twice as much as men.

17. Every day 200 million couples make love, 400,000 babies are born, and 140,000 people die.

18. There are at least 40 known carcinogens in cigarettes. 19. The earliest British expeditions tackling Everest wore tweed jackets, woolen underwear, and leather boots. The amniotic fluid that surrounds a baby in the womb is completely replaced every three hours.

20. During World War II, twice as many fighter pilots were killed during training than combat

21. In 1962 an outbreak of contagious laughter in Tanganyika lasted for six months and caused schools to be closed

22. A nautical mile measures 6,080 feet while a land or statute mile is 5,280 feet 23. No one can drown in the Dead Sea. It is 25 percent salt, which makes the water very heavy

24. Plants watered with warm water grow larger and more quickly than plants watered with cold water

25. Earth's oceans contain 7 1/2 million tons of gold, dissolved in the water 26. Children who are breastfed tend to have an I.Q. seven points higher than children who are not.

27. The bird flu virus could evolve into a form that is easily spread between people, resulting in a highly contagious and lethal disease.

28. The Chinese, in olden days, used marijuana only as a remedy for dysentery. 29. If you are right handed, you will tend to chew your food on the right side of your mouth. If you are left handed, you will tend to chew your food on the left side of your mouth.

30. To make half a kilo of honey, bees must collect nectar from over 2 million individual flowers

31. Heroin is the brand name of morphine once marketed by 'Bayer'.

32. Communications giant Nokia was founded in 1865 as a wood-pulp mill by Fredrik


33. Tourists visiting Iceland should know that tipping at a restaurant is considered an insult!

34. People in nudist colonies play volleyball more than any other sport.

35. Albert Einstein was offered the presidency of Israel in 1952, but he declined. 36. Astronauts can't belch- there is no gravity to separate liquid from gas in their stomachs.

37. Ancient Roman, Chinese and German societies often used urine as mouthwash.

38. The average person who stops smoking requires one hour less sleep a night. 39. The Mona Lisa has no eyebrows. In the Renaissance era, it was fashion to shave them off!

40. Because of the speed at which Earth moves around the Sun, it is impossible for a solar eclipse to last more than 7 minutes and 58 seconds.

41. The night of January 20 is "Saint Agnes's Eve," which is regarded as a time when a young woman dreams of her future husband.

42. There are over 25 million bubbles waiting to burst out of each bottle of Champagne

43. Google is actually the common name for a number with a million zeros 44. It takes glass one million years to decompose, which means it never wears out and can be recycled an infinite amount of times!

45. The "heat" of peppers is rated on the Scoville scale 46. Gold is the only metal that doesn't rust, even if it's buried in the ground for thousands of years

47. Your tongue is the only muscle in your body that is attached at only one end

48. If you stop getting thirsty, you need to drink more water. For when a human body is dehydrated, its thirst mechanism shuts off.

49. Each year 2,000,000 smokers either quit smoking or die of tobacco-related diseases.

Nine out of every 10 living things live in the ocean 60. "Auld Lang Syne" is sung at the stroke of midnight in almost every English-speaking country in the world to bring in the new year. Zero is the only number that cannot be represented by Roman numerals 52. Peanut oil is used for cooking in submarines because it doesn't smoke unless it's heated above 450°F 57. 53. . 51. two to three seedlings are planted in its place. Do you know the names of the three wise monkeys? They are: Mizaru(See no evil). The song. It can be propagated only by the hand of man 61. 59. Kites were used in the American Civil War to deliver letters and newspapers. Airports at higher altitudes require a longer airstrip due to lower air density 62. 66. 54. but rather the sound of blood surging through the veins in the ear. 65. tossing an apple to a girl was a traditional proposal of marriage. When it originally appeared in 1886 . The tooth is the only part of the human body that cannot heal itself. The banana cannot reproduce itself. The University of Alaska spans four time zones 64. For every real Christmas tree harvested. The Shell Oil Company originally began as a novelty shop in London that sold seashells 58. Fish and Chip selling officially remained an offensive trade until 1940 due to the smell it produces 63. 55.50. In ancient Greece. The roar that we hear when we place a seashell next to our ear is not the ocean. and Mazaru(Speak no evil). Catching it meant she accepted. Mikazaru(Hear no evil).Coca Cola was billed as an Esteemed Brain Tonic and Intellectual Beverage. Drinking water after eating reduces the acid in your mouth by 61 percent 56.

The "Swine flu" vaccine in 1976 caused more death and illness than the disease it was intended to prevent 71. Men's shirts have the buttons on the right. hounds and. In ancient times strangers shook hands to show that they were unarmed 77. The Earth gets 100 tons heavier every day due to falling space dust 82. 73.. If you get into the bottom of a well or a tall chimney and look up. Warner Comm.67. A comet's tail always points away from the sun 70. Mickey Mouse is known as "Topolino" in Italy . Intelligent people have more zinc and copper in their hair. Trivia is the Roman goddess of sorcery. 69. Avocados have the highest calories of any fruit at 167 calories per hundred grams 79. the crossroads 76. you can see stars. Due to earth's gravity it is impossible for mountains to be higher than 15. 74. even in the middle of the day. The first sense lost is sight 75.000 meters 83. that is why it is found in some medicines. The moon moves about two inches away from the Earth each year 81. When a person dies. It cost the soft drink industry $100 million a year for thefts committed involving vending machines 80.. Strawberries are the only fruits whose seeds grow on the outside 78. 72. when knights in armor raised their visors to reveal their identity. but women's shirts have the buttons on the left 84. Caffeine increases the power of aspirin and other painkillers. hearing is the last sense to go. paid $28 million for the copyright to the song 'Happy Birthday' 68. The military salute is a motion that evolved from medieval times.

Everything weighs one percent less at the equator 88. they would stretch 12. like fingerprints 99. Soldiers do not march in step when going across bridges because they could set up a vibration which could be sufficient to knock the bridge down 86. The painting that won second place in a competition held by the US National Academy of Design was hanging upside down when it was judged 87. Those stars and colors you see when you rub your eyes are called phosphenes 95. Beer foam will go down by licking your finger then sticking it in the beer 94.7 million pizzas a day 93. 530 kg of excess fuel are needed at lift-off 89. Contrary to popular belief. Everyone's tongue print is different. If all of the blood vessels in your body were placed end to end. For every extra kilogram carried on a space flight. A full-moon is nine times brighter than a half-moon 96. a swallowed chewing gum doesn't stay in the gut.85. Snake venom is ninety percent protein 91. Pizza Hut is the world's largest pizza restaurant serving close to 1. The Nobel Peace Prize medal depicts 3 naked men with their hands on each others shoulders . Two-thirds of the people in the world have not made a phone call 100. Mercury is the only metal that is liquid at room temperature 92. The letter J does not appear anywhere on the periodic table of the elements 90. If you were to roll a lung from a human body and out flat it would be the size of a tennis court 98.000 miles 97. The microwave was invented after a researcher walked by a radar tube and a chocolate bar melted in his pocket 102. It will pass through the system and be excreted 101.

The attachment of the human skin to muscles is what causes dimples 115. There are more than 40. as meteoric dust settles on it 117. On average. Grapes explode when you put them in the microwave. Prancer.103. Donner and Blitzen 106. a person has two million sweat glands 111. The Earth gets heavier each day by tons. Comet. 112. Cupid. He said that there was nothing left to invent 107. 97% of all people will write their own name 110.000 characters in the Chinese script . Offered a new pen to write with. The Channel between England and France grows about 300 millimeters each year 108. The average person's field of vision encompasses a 200-degree wide angle 109. Santa's Reindeers are Dasher. the British Parliament officially abolished the celebration of Christmas 105. Earth is traveling through space at 660. 20 million died in flu epidemic in the years that followed 120. Dancer. In 1643. 113. In 1875 the director of the US patent office resigned. All babies are color blind when they are born 118. 114. Babies' eyes do not produce tears until the baby is approximately six to eight weeks old 119. Vixen. Your tongue is germ free only if it is pink. If it is white there is a thin film of bacteria on it.000 miles per hour 104. Wearing headphones for just an hour will increase the bacteria in your ear by 700 times. 97% of the earth's water is undrinkable 116. 14 million people were killed in World War I.

There are no public toilets in Peru 124. bee. men are 40% muscle and 15% fat. It causes the brain to release calming hormones.359 km/hour 138. The pupil of the eye expands as much as 45 percent when a person looks at something pleasing. women are 23% muscle and 25% fat 123.121. 133. Every time you sneeze some of your brain cells die. There are more Rolls Royce cars in Hong Kong than anywhere else in the world 135. The Titanic was the first ship to use the SOS signal. The Mercedes-Benz motto is 'Das Beste oder Nichts' meaning 'the best or nothing'. Urine and tears have the same basic ingredients 125. 132. Hydroponics is the technique by which plants are grown in water without soil . It takes only about 8 minutes for the Space Shuttle to accelerate to a speed of more than 27. a blue ribbon has been awarded for first prize 128. X-ray technology has shown there are 3 different versions of the Mona Lisa under the visible one 136. The color blue has a calming effect. The motto of M-G-M movie studios is Art for Art's Sake 129. The reason honey is so easy to digest is that it's already been digested by a 126. Historically. On average. 137. The lion that roars in the MGM logo is named "Volney" 130. 127. Vision requires more brain power than the other four senses 122. 134. It cost 7 million dollars to build the Titanic and 200 million to make a film about it 131.

139. Your left lung is smaller in size than your right lung. than at any other time of the day 150. and if it sounds hollow then it is ripe 147. Time magazine named the computer its "Man of the Year" in 1982 140. Until babies are six months old. The original name for the butterfly was 'flutterby' 149. Before 1800 there were no separately designed shoes for right and left feet 145. be grown in drained areas 154. The original reason for tablecloths was as a towel to wipe one's fingers and hands on after eating .000 years 155. they can breathe and swallow at the same time 143.M. 142. Chewing on gum while cutting onions can help a person from producing tears 141. knock it. Honey is used as a center for golf balls and in antifreeze mixtures 148. To find out if a watermelon is ripe. Earth would be cold and lifeless with an average temp of 0. The average person is about a quarter of an inch taller at night 151. 40% of McDonald's profits come from the sales of Happy Meals 152. The glossy look to lipstick comes from fish scales. The primary purpose of growing rice in flooded paddies is to drown the weeds surrounding the young seedlings. Bone China is so called because powdered animal bone is mixed with the clay to give it translucency and whiteness 156. Not a single new livestock animal has been domesticated in the last 4. Rice can. Without any greenhouse effect. it is like that in order to make room for your heart.4ºF 153. in fact. Your body weight is lower at 9 A. Male human brains are about 10 percent heavier than female brains 144. which are iridescent 146.

emitting a small sonic boom 173. "UP" indicated the direction of the bubbles 172. Feb 1865 and Feb 1999 are the only months in recorded history not to have a full moon 171. After the "Popeye" comic strip started in 1931. Onions help reduce cholesterol if eaten after a fatty meal 169. there have only been 230 years of peace throughout the civilized world 170. The "crack" from a whip is actually the tip of the whip traveling faster than the speed of sound. and Nokia 164. spinach consumption went up by 33 percent in the US 165. "7" was selected because the original containers were 7 ounces. In 2001. Mount Everest moves approximately 2. Because of the rotation of the earth. If the information contained in the DNA could be written down. Mickey Mouse has four fingers on each hand 159. At 40° Centigrade a person loses about 14. Microsoft. It has been calculated that in the last 3. the five most valuable brand names in order were Coca-Cola. GE. A rainbow can only occur when the sun is 40 degrees or less above the horizon 166.500 years. Most gemstones contain several elements. The storage capacity of human brain exceeds four Terra bytes 161. an object can be thrown farther if it is thrown west 163. Fires that occur in a redwood forest take place inside the trees 160. There are an average of 178 sesame seeds on a McDonald's Big Mac bun 162. The bark of a redwood tree is fireproof.4 calories per hour by breathing 167. The citrus soda 7-UP was created in 1929.4 inches (10 cm) in a Northeasterly direction every year 158.157. it would fill a 1000 volume encyclopedia . Except the diamond it's all carbon 168. IBM.

It would take 13 years and eight months to stay one night in every room at the MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas 175.174. The only part of the body that has no blood supply is the cornea in the eye. India is the biggest producer of mangoes in the World 187. and Miss International Pageant in the same year? 189. (including the uninhabitable areas) everyone would get roughly 100sqft 178. Pearls melt in vinegar 181. If you gave each human on earth an equal portion of dry land. Eighteen per cent of all global carbon dioxide emissions are from cars 185. Mango is the number one selling fruit in the World. In most watch advertisements the time displayed on the watch is 10:10 because then the arms frame the brand of the watch and make it look like it's smiling . There are more than 1. No nation has ever won the Miss Universe. than has been mined in our entire history 182. The sound you hear when you crack your knuckles is actually the sound of nitrogen gas bubbles bursting 177. There is about 200 times more gold in the worlds oceans. Onions get their distinctive smell by soaking up sulfur from the soil 186. Windmills always turn counter-clockwise. About 85% of the plant life on earth is in the oceans 190. Except for the windmills in Ireland 184.000 chemicals in a cup of coffee 180. Brain damage occurs at an internal temperature of 105 degrees Fahrenheit 176. Miss World. It takes in oxygen directly from the air 188. Just twenty seconds worth of fuel remained when Apollo 11's lunar module landed on the moon 179. Human hair and finger nails continue to grow after death 183.

the Eiffel Tower always leans away from the Sun 4. The only man-made structure visible from space is the Great Wall of China 7. There is now an ATM at McMurdo Station in Antarctica. There are 1. Iceland is the world's oldest functioning democracy 2. 5 days a week. Birth-control campaigns in Egypt in the late 1970s failed because village women ended up wearing the pills in lockets.792 steps to the top of the Eiffel Tower 5. The Channel between England and France grows about 300 millimeters each year 11.191. In Calama. The falls are eroding at the rate of 5 feet per year 9. The Hudson River along the island of Manhattan flows in either direction depending on the tide. They grow on a rhizome. Because heat expands the metal. The Sahara desert is expanding half a mile south every year 10. as talismans 8. A banana is about 75% water. 12. a town in the Atacama Desert of Chile. An average person perspires a gut-wrenching 278 gallons of sweat each year 193. it has never rained 6. which has a winter population of 200 people . not a tree.000 years. Geography: 1. the Oscars given out during World War II were made out of wood 194. Because metal was scarce. Mongolia is the largest landlocked country 3. Niagara Falls has moved about ten miles upstream in the last 10. You are more likely to be a target for mosquitoes if you consume bananas. it would take a little over 4 weeks to count to one million and just over 80 years to reach a billion 192. If a person counted at the rate of 100 numbers a minute and kept counting for 8 hrs a day.

If it wasn't for these walls. The Atlantic Ocean gets wider by a little more than one inch every year 25. Until 1896. 30. March 1 was New Year's Day. Later. in Hawaii. In English this means 'The City of Angels' 28. no coins 18. 29. 40% of the country would be flooded. In 1867 the United States paid Russia only $7. Due to precipitation. Every year in France there is a "Thieves Fair" where people are encouraged to try to . The world's only city whose name consists solely of vowels is Aiea.13. USA. Australia's national anthem is called Advance Australia Fair 23. claiming they were degrading to women 19. but doesn't end in an A is Afghanistan 24. India was the only source for diamonds to the world 21. Canada declared national beauty contests canceled as of 1992. The only nation whose name begins with an A. Big Ben is actually the name of the largest bell inside the London clock tower. the ancient Romans made January 1 the beginning of the year 15. The Netherlands has built 800 miles of massive dikes and sea walls to hold back the sea. 26. Vietnamese currency consists only of paper money.2 million (2 cents an acre) for Alaska 31. not of the clock itself. Los Angeles' full name is "El Pueblo de Nuestra Senora la Reina de los Angeles de Porciuncula" . for a few weeks K2 is bigger than Mt Everest 17. symbolizing productivity 16. The Australian term for extras in cricket are 'sundries' 14. There are more Rolls Royce cars in Hong Kong than anywhere else in the world 20. Ancient Persians gave New Year's gifts of eggs. Soldiers in the Netherlands are not required to salute officers 27. It snowed in the Sahara Desert in February of 1979 22. In early Rome.

37. It was once against the law to slam your car door in a city in Switzerland 49. Nauru is the only country in the world with no official capital 47. Mickey Mouse is known as "Topolino" in Italy 43. dates back to the 13th century 44. St. The Nullarbor Plain of Australia covers 100. In 1980. Australia is the only continent on earth without an active volcano. There are twice as many kangaroos in Australia as there are people. Nepal is the only country that doesn't have a rectangular or square flag 45. Belgium is the only country that has never imposed censorship for adult films 36. In Turkey.steal things from the stalls 32. Nicholas. In the kingdom of Bhutan. anyone caught drinking coffee was put to death 40. Bhutan was the only country in the world with no telephones .000 square miles without a tree. 41. was born in the ancient southeastern Turkish town of Lycia early in the fourth century 35. the temperature in part of Portugal soared to 158 degrees F for a couple of minutes. No one knows why 46. The oldest national flag still in existence. In 1949. Windmills always turn counter-clockwise. Antarctica is the only land on our planet that is not owned by any country 38. Santa Claus. 39. Toronto's Yonge Street runs 1. in the 16th and 17th centuries. Except for the windmills in Ireland 48.190 miles 33. that of Denmark. The world's longest street is in Canada. all citizens officially become a year older on New Year's Day 34. There are no public toilets in Peru 42.

it is illegal for anyone to use the services of a prostitute. Vatican City is the smallest country in the world with a population of 1. In Sweden. is the most isolated city on the planet.50. then Japan 57. It is estimated that 40 percent of the land is below sea level.7 acres. it is illegal to leave your house if you are not wearing underwear 61. it is rebuilt every year. In Thailand. The longest fence in the world is in Australia and it runs for over 3. Holland is the lowest country in the world. Tokyo has had 24 recorded instances of people either killed or receiving serious skull fractures while bowing to each other with the traditional Japanese greeting 56. Australia.M.792 compared with just over 38. it is illegal to flush the toilet after 10 P. 63. 65..530 km) 53. 59.200 miles across impenetrable desert from the next city of any size. India never invaded any country in her last 10000 years of history. There is a hotel in Sweden built entirely out of ice. most densely populated country in the world. Los Angeles's full name is "El Pueblo de Nuestra Senora la Reina delos Angeles de Porciuncula" . picking your nose is illegal. China has only about 200 family names. if you live in an apartment.436 miles (5. In the great fire of London in 1666 half of London was burnt down but only 6 people were injured. In Israel. 62. In Switzerland. Netherlands. It means the City of Angels. 66.000 in the United States. 55. . followed by Belgium. 64. 58. while prostitution is legal. 54.000 and a size of 108. 60. Perth. 51. The country with the most Post offices is India with over 152. 52. On every continent there is a city called Rome.

67. Colombia produces the most emeralds of any country in South America.only hares 72. Switzerland attracts the most suicide tourists. than real ones! 80. Africa. or sneeze in a certain churches in Omaha. Nebraska! 76. most Egyptians died by the time they were 30! 81. It's illegal to drink beer out of a bucket while you're sitting on a curb in St. Q is the only letter in the alphabet that does not appear in the name of any of the United States! 84.S. It's against the law to burp. supplies the most valuable diamonds of the 18 countries in southern Africa rich with diamonds. 70. they sell toupees for dogs! People: . In Bangladesh. In Tokyo. It's against the law to pawn your dentures in Las Vegas! 75. There are more plastic flamingos in the U. Kansas. so you can eat your plate! 83. a bicycle is faster than a car for most trips of less than 50 minutes! 73. Namibia. 71. Missouri! 74. kids as young as 15 can be jailed for cheating on their finals! 82. India has no rabbits in the wild . Louis. The state of Florida is bigger than England! 77. It was once against the law to have a pet dog in a city in Iceland! 79. In Natoma. Alaska 69. The world's largest gold mine is in Juneau. 68. 78. About 3000 years ago. A company in Taiwan makes dinnerware out of wheat. it's illegal to throw knives at men wearing striped suits. In Tokyo.

The longest movie made lasts 85 hours and is fittingly titled "The Cure for Insomnia. Little Star when he was just five years old. The oldest national flag still in existence. St Francis of Assisi introduced Christmas Carols to formal church services 7. George Washington died the last hour of the last day of the last week of the last month of the last year of the 18th century 6. Thomas Edison's total school education consisted of three months 14. Abraham Lincoln held a liquor license and operated several taverns 9. was born in the ancient southeastern Turkish town of Lycia early in the fourth century The Most/ Longest/ Shortest/ Tallest/ Smallest/ Biggest/ Fastest: 1. Santa Claus. Mozart wrote the music for the song Twinkle Twinkle. St. . Mother Teresa's real name was Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu 5. that of Denmark. Jesse Owens broke 4 world records in 45 minutes 4. was achieved by Sherpa Lhakpa Gelu 8. Albert Einstein was offered the presidency of Israel in 1952. in 10 hours. but he declined 2. In 1935. His parents thought he might be retarded 3.1. Alexander the Great was an epileptic 12. dates back to the 13th century 2. Nicholas. Einstein couldn't speak fluently when he was nine. Walt Disney was once fired by a newspaper editor for lack of imagination 10. 56 minutes. The quickest ascent of Everest. 13. Barbie's full name is Barbara Millicent Roberts 11.

3. 26 December. 4. The first printed reference to Christmas trees appeared in Germany in 1531. 5. Ninety percent of all species that have become extinct have been birds 6. The longest fence in the world is in Australia and it runs for over 3. Conceived as a real estate ad. The quickest ascent of Everest. The first company that Bill Gates ever ran created machines that would record the number of cars passing a given point on a street. The first Valentine's Day card was sent by the imprisoned Duke of Orlean to his wife in 1415. Murasaki Shikibu. Boxing day. The Hollywood sign was first erected in 1923. The first novel.000 in the United States. The youngest Pope was 11 years old. was written in 1007 by Japanese noble woman. was traditionally known as St. in 10 hours. 9. after the first Christian martyr. The First/The Last: 1. Richard Cadbury invented the first Valentine's Day candy box in the late 1800s. India. was achieved by Sherpa Lhakpa Gelu 8. The world's highest cricket ground is in Chail (HP). 56 minutes.530 km) 9. called The story of Genji. It was first observed in ancient Babylon about 4000 years ago. . The first personal computer was called the Altair and was made by a company called MITS in 1974. 4. 2. The country with the most Post offices is India with over 152. 8. 6. Stephen's Day. 7. it originally read Hollywoodland. It came in a kit and had to be assembled by the user.436 miles (5. 7. The most common disease in the world is tooth decay 5.3. The celebration of the new year is the oldest of all holidays. 2444 mts above sea level.792 compared with just over 38.

the first postage stamp to commemorate Christmas was issued in Austria. 27. 17. and used a tomato can for a carburetor. 26. The first animal in space was a female dog named "Laika". Australia's first police force was a band of 12 of the most well behaved Convicts. The term skyscraper was first used in 1888. Butter was the first food product allowed by law to have artificial coloring. Great Britain was the first country to issue postage stamps. 12. In 1937. The first time the color khaki was used for uniforms in a war was in 1880. The first music video was aired on August 1. 11. The first recorded reference to cricket dates back to 1272. 16. during the Afghan War. China was the first country to introduce paper money (in 812). it was called sphairistike. The first domain name ever registered was Symbolics. The first hard drive available for the Apple II had a capacity of 5 Megabytes. The first Harley Davidson motorcycle was built in 1903. 25. and called them Parks of Intelligence. The first Academy Awards (or Oscar's) were presented on 16 May 1929. 28. 23. it was called in Mar 85. to describe 11-story building. 18. 24. 1981 "Video Killed the Radio Star" by . 19. 15. France on March 13. The Chinese first invented the system of zoos. 13. Benjamin Franklin was America's first newspaper cartoonist. and they're the only nation today that doesn't use a national name on their stamps.10. When volleyball was first invented in 1895. The first striptease dance was performed in Paris. 14. 21. 22. When tennis was first invented in 1874. 1894. 20.

4. Pamela Lee-Anderson is Canada's Centennial Baby. The first city in modern history to reach 1 million people was London in 1811. you are suffering from cherophobia 2. More than 10. 32. you have an intense fear of being seen. King Charles VII. II. 35. III. 29. IV. 36. 34. never existed. V. Unatractiphobia is the fear of ugliness or ugly people. The first place in the western world to give women the right to vote was an island known as "Man". 3. If you are a 'scoptophobic' . being the first baby born on the centennial anniversiary of Canada's independence. assassinated in 1167. He discovered this in the 6th century long before the European mathematicians. and he explained the concept of what is known as the Pythagorean Theorem. The first police force was established in Paris 1667. If you are afraid you might die laughing. The first product to have a UPC bar code on its packaging was Wrigley's gum. 33. 31. The very first bomb dropped by the Allies on Berlin during World War II killed the only elephant in the Berlin Zoo The Phobias: 1. Toronto was the first city in the world with a computerized traffic signal system. The value of "pi" was first calculated by Budhayana. .the Bugles on MTV. 38. was the first Swedish king with the name of Charles. 39. Charles I.500 students from all over the world studied more than 60 subjects. 5. 37. India in 700BC. 30. France became the first reigning World Cup champions who fail to win a match. 'Mageiricophobia' is the intense fear of having to cook. The World's first university was established in Takshila. Someone with an irrational fear of meat is called a carnophobic.

Automatonophobia is a fear of ventriloquist' s dummies. 24. Hypnophobia is a morbid fear of sleep and falling asleep 14. The fear of vegetables is called Lachanophobia! . Clinophobia is the fear of beds! 19. Arachnophobia is the Fear Of Spiders 22. Syngenesophobia is the fear of relatives 7. Acrophobia is the fear of heights 20. 21. Paedophobia is a fear of children 9. Hydrophobia/ Aquaphobia is the fear of water.. Claustrophobia is the fear of being closed in. Phobatrivaphobia is a fear of trivia about phobias 12. 17. .6. Arachibutyrophobia is a fear of peanut butter sticking to the roof of the mouth 16. 25. animatronic creatures. 23. wax statues or anything that falsly represents a sentient being 8. "Hippopotomonstrose squippedaliophob ia" is the fear of long words 11. Lyssophobia is a morbid fear of insanity 13. a fear of roses 15. Hemophobia is the fear of blood. Taphephobia is the fear of being buried alive! 18. Fear of Beautiful women is Caligynephobia. Elizabeth I of England suffered from anthophobia. Fear of Men is Androphobia. Clinophobia is the fear of beds 10.

is a Korean word meaning "capital". 36. The word Christmas comes from the English phrase.26. The two lines that connect your top lip to the bottom of your nose are known as the philtrum 43. Fear of Kissing is Philemaphobia or Philematophobia 27. The real name of Jesus was Yeshua. 28. 40." 35. Fear of falling in Love. 33. 39. known for their ability to make liquor so strong it could knock someone out. When two words are combined to form a single word (motor + hotel = motel. The term "hooch" for liquor comes from the Hoochinoo Indians.110 words. The word encyclopaedia comes from two Greek words meaning "a circle of learning. A "funambulist" is a tight-rope walker. The word "tattoo" comes from the Tahitian word "tattau. Fear of Love play is Malaxophobia or Sarmassophobia. Seoul." which means "to mark". Jesus is the Greek version of the name. Christes Masse. literally Christ's mass. 32. Fear of Love. 42. none of which contains the letter "E". Ernest Vincent Wright's novel Gadsby has 50.and month 31. Carol comes from the Greek word Choraulein which referred to a dance accompanied by a flute. 41. sexual love is Erotophobia. Words: 30. 37. 38. or being in Love is Philophobia 29. . meaning doll. 34. purple. There are no words in the dictionary that rhyme with: orange. breakfast + lunch = brunch) the new word is called a "portmanteau" . The word "set" has more definitions than any other word in the English language. the capital of South Korea. The word 'puppy' comes from the French poupee'.

Nimes being the town. 59. The phrase "honeymoon" came from the Greeks. It took up 16 sq. . 47.44. The verb "cleave" is the only English word with two synonyms which are antonyms of each other: adhere and separate. 49. feet of space. The word "gymnasium" comes from the Greek word gymnazein which means "to exercise naked". Graffito is the little-used singular of the much used plural word graffiti. which tasted like honey. 53. It was customary for the bride's family to supply the groom with a month (or full moon cycle) of the wedding wine. 46. Alpha and Beta. Canada is an Indian word meaning 'Big Village'. 51. 57. The largest crossword puzzle ever published had 2631 clues across and 2922 clues down. The word "novel" originally derived from the Latin novus. The word "lethologica" describes the state of not being able to remember the word you want. Someone who is "pauciloquent" uses as few words as possible when speaking. The word Karate means. The word salary came from the word salt in Roman 45. Orange and black became Halloween colors because orange is associated with harvests and black is associated with death "Hallow" is an old word meaning holy. Poliosis is the graying of the hair. 55. 58. It comes from polios. meaning "new". 52. The word 'denim' comes from 'de Nimes'. 56. 48. the Greek word for "gray". 54. The word "Oral-B" is a combination of oral hygiene and the letter B. empty hand. 50. while "e'en" is Scottish for evening. which stands for the word better. The word "alphabet" Comes from the first 2 letters of the Greek alphabet. Salt was used as a trading medium .

' which means 'the king is dead'. horrendous. 74. There are only four words in the English language which end in '-dous': tremendous. 69. The only 15 letter word that can be spelled without repeating a letter is "uncopyrightable" . First newspaper crossword puzzle was published in a Sunday supplement to the New York World in 1913 64. 67. 66. 65. in the 1880's. The word 'Checkmate' in chess comes from the Persian phrase 'Shah Mat. Know what Mafia means? "Morte Allafrancia Italia Anela "Death to the French is Italy's cry!" 73. and hazardous. A fireplace is called a mantelpiece because. Pakistan and Bangladesh and are derivatives of the Hindi words laakh and karod. The Rx sign that pharmacists use was originally the astrological sign for Jupiter 76. 61. 62. "Almost" is the longest word in the English language with all the letters in alphabetical order. In England. The scientific term for nose-picking is "rhinotillexonamia" . at one time. The word "listen" contains the same letters as the word "silent". The "left bank" of a river is the left side as you look downstream 75. Taresthesia is what you call it when your foot falls asleep . The word "samba" means "to rub navels together. Did you know that the words 'lakh' and 'crore' do not exist in the English language? The two words are only used in India. President Kennedy was the fastest random speaker in the world with upwards of 350 words per minute. stupendous. people hung their coats over the fireplace to dry them. "Pants" was considered a dirty word! 71. 70. Skepticisms is the longest word that alternates hands when typing! 72." 68. 63.60.

The act of yawning and stretching is called "pandiculation. Hydroponics is the technique by which plants are grown in water without soil 81. A group of crows is called a murder 93. the ideograph for "trouble" represents two women under one roof 88. because Merry has connotations of getting drunk. The thin line of cloud that forms behind an aircraft at high altitudes is called a contrail 86.77. A "clue" originally meant a ball of thread. In the Chinese written language. . a "Joey" is a clown with at least five years of experience. The raised reflective dots in the middle of highways are called Botts dots 83. The infinite sign is called a Lemniscate 90. 91. Sunbeams that shine down through the clouds are called crespucular rays 84. Women who wink at men are known as "nictitating" women 79. not Merry Christmas. The letters KGB stand for Komitet Gosudarstvennoy Bezopasnosti 80. This is why one is said to unravel the clues of a mystery 94. The original name for the butterfly was 'flutterby' 78. The forward slash character on your keyboard is also known as a slant. virgule or solidus 87. Priests in Australia advise you to say Happy Christmas. The permanent teeth that erupt to replace their primary predecessors (baby teeth) are called succedaneous teeth 82. In circus parlance. A "pogonip" is a heavy winter fog containing ice crystals 85. A misomaniac is someone who hates everything 89. " 92.

100. The little bits of paper left over when holes are punched in data cards or tape are called "chad" 104. are so called because of the wax (or 'mum' ) which is smeared on to the bandages for waterproofing 98. A nihilist believes in nothing 103. 'Smithee' is a pseudonym that filmmakers use when they don't want their names to appear in the credits. 110. For example. A collector who attempts to collect an example of every item in a particular field is called a 'completist' . The name "piano" is an abbreviation of Cristofori's original name for the instrument: piano et forte. The "O" when used as a prefix in Irish surnames means "descendant of" 99. . instead of flag of Japan 112. The loop on a belt that holds the loose-end is called a "keeper" 106. or soft and loud 105. 109. 101.95. A 'bibliopole' is a seller of rare books. Switching letters is called spoonerism. Obsessive nose picking is referred to as rhinotillexomania 111. The chef's tall hat is called a "toque". Blype is the skin that peels off after a bad sunburn 107. 102. The dot over the letter 'i' is called a tittle A 'bibliophile' is one who collects rare books. Mummies. The relationship of a godparent to the real parent of a child is called 'compaternity' 108. 96. A 'nullipara' is a woman who has never given birth to a child. 97. saying jag of Flapan. "Whirly Girls" is the name of the International Association of Women Helicopter Pilots.

The science of determining characteristic traits by examining a person's shoes is scarpology 123. If you are taking a class in pistology.113. 121. but for 'and' (in civil proceedings) or 'against' (in criminal proceedings) 119. taste colors and shapes and feel flavors. is referred to as a "silentium" 114. The ZIP in Zip-code stands for Zoning Improvement Plan 120. The study of word origins is called etymology 126. 129. but rather. The little hole in the sink that lets the water drain out. The little bumps on the surface of a table tennis paddle are called pips 117. is called a "porcelator" . instead of flowing over the side. G. In genealogy. The name Jeep came from the abbreviation used in the army for the "General Purpose" vehicle. "Steatopygia" means an accumulation of fat in the buttocks 116. 127. The search for the existence of ghosts is Eidology 125. like a library or school room. A building in which silence is enforced. the female side of the family is called the distaff side the male side is the spear side. Groaking is to watch people eating food hoping they'll offer you some. Fiat stands for Fabbrica Italiana Automobile Torino. The study of stupidity is called 'monology' 124. Synesthesia is a rare condition in which the senses are combined. 128. the name of the Italian manufacturer 115. you are not studying pistols.P 130. Synesthetes see words. 122. A "quidnunc" is a person who is eager to know the latest news and gossip 118. The 'v' in the name of a court case does not stand for 'versus'. faith.

and at least 4 inches deep. that is 1through 36. Since 1896. 132. Colgate faced a big obstacle marketing toothpaste in Spanish speaking countries. The 'You are here' arrow on a map is called the IDEO locator. 5.131. the biblical number of fallen man. 135. If you add up all the number on a roulette wheel. the beginning of the modern Olympics.25 inches in diameter. The term Cop comes from Constable on Patrol. and she provided twenty-five years of service. The plastic things on the end of shoelaces are called aglets. only Greece and Australia have participated in every Games . Most soccer players run 7 miles in a game. The world's highest cricket ground is in Chail (HP). 3. Holes in a golf course must be 4. which is a term used in England. 8. 2." 7. The spots on dice are called "pips. India. Colgate translates into the command "go hang yourself. There are 13 officials for two players. you get '666'. The Australian term for extras in cricket are 'sundries' 10. 4. 136. Sports/Games: 1. A person who collects teddy bears is called an archtophilist. 2444 mt above sea level 9. 6. The term karaoke means "empty orchestra" in Japanese. 133. referring to the physical appearance of the number zero. In tennis. which is possibly derived from the French word for egg. l'oeuf." 134. The sport with the most number of officials with relation to players is tennis. zero points is referred to as love. The Olympic was the sister ship of the Titanic.

7. The penguin is the only bird that can swim but can't fly. older embryos will eat the younger embryos and eggs. Birds do not sleep in their nests. so they must swim constantly or they'll sink. Humans. All other birds raise their lower eyelids. and kidnap many of the workers 11. Ants and Chimpanzees are the only organisms that wage organized warfare. 5. the hot stuff in chilies. 3. Dalmatians are born without spots. like chillies. The male penguin incubates the single egg laid by his mate. Cockroaches can go without eating for three months. but they actually sleep in other places. 6. The owl is the only bird to drop its upper eyelid to wink. Sharks have no air bladders. 10. and will lose up to 40% of his body weight. 4. The metal instrument used in shoe stores to measure feet is called the Brannock device 13. Sunbeams that shine down through clouds are called crepuscular rays Animal Kingdom: 1. "Sanguinary ants" raid the nests of other ant tribes. They may occasionally nap in them. kill the queen. 8. as long as they have water. as they are not sensitive to capsaicin. Jesse Owens broke 4 world records in 45 minutes 12. Bats always turn left when exiting a cave. 13. In 1935. Frogs do not need to drink water as they absorb the water through their skin. 14. Kiwis are the only birds that hunt by smell. 2.11. Birds are largely unaffected by spicy things. . "Mako sharks" show cannibalistic tendencies while still in mother's womb. 12. 9. During the two month period he does not eat.

Not a single new livestock animal has been domesticated in the last 4. Eel-skin wallets have been known to demagnetize credit cards 31. Bulls are colorblind. 30. it is the motion of the cape which angers them. 21. The elephant is the only mammal with four knees. Then the spiders drink their lunch with their mouths which are soda straw-like. Mosquitoes are attracted to the color blue twice as much as any other color 19.000 years. 26. 33. 16. A blind Chameleon is still able to change colours to match its environment. There are twice as many kangaroos in Australia as there are people. Roosters cannot crow if they cannot extend their necks. In the magic world of seahorses it is the male who gets pregnant and has the babies. Male and female giraffes tend to eat from different parts of a tree to ensure that the sexes do not compete for food. Honeybees navigate using the sun as a compass. Spiders inject their victims with a chemical that dissolves them. An ant can survive for up to two weeks underwater. A crocodile always grows new teeth to replace the old teeth. 25. Ninety percent of all species that have become extinct have been birds. Elephants are the only animals that can't jump. 17. 20. 24. 28. 32. 22. even when it is hidden behind clouds 29. 23. The albatross can glide on air currents for several days and can even sleep while in flight. Giraffes rarely sleep more than 20 minutes a day 27. 18.15. . Centipedes always have an uneven pairs of walking legs.

If you cut the head off a cockroach. Sharks will eat anything. as far as is known. 36. Ants stretch when they wake up. is that they will not eat anything in the vicinity of where they give birth. 37. they are immune to every known disease including cancer 40. Female black widow spiders eat their husbands after mating. That's how they got that name 44. This is because they are so stupid. 1 mg of its venom . Male bats have the highest rate of homosexuality of any mammal 48. it will immediately commit suicide with its own stinger 42. If a drop of liquor gets on a scorpion. To make half a kilo of honey. but slowly grow into females as they mature 45. their sweat turns red. The only exception. A cheetah can accelerate from 0 to 70 km/h in 2 seconds 38. Fish that live more than 800 meters below the ocean surface don't have eyes 51. it will continue to live for up to many more weeks. can pull 30 times its own weight 43. The ant can lift 50 times its own weight. All shrimp are born male. bees must collect nectar from over 2 million individual flowers 50. They absorb water from their surroundings by osmosis 46. They also appear to yawn in a very human manner before taking up the tasks of the day 49. this is the only way nature protects them from accidentally eating their own babies 41. Male mosquitoes are vegetarians. Tiger Snake of Australia is the most poisonous snake in the world. Only female bites. About 70% of all organisms in the world are Bacteria 47. Nine out of every 10 living things live in the ocean 39. 35. Sharks never get sick. Frogs never drink. When hippos are upset.34.

Flamingos get their pink color from the shrimp they eat. The common silkworm has eleven brains. Water based mammals like dolphins and whales swish their tails up and down. A newborn kangaroo is about 1 inch in length. 54. Ostriches stick their heads into the sand to find underground drinking water 64. bees must collect nectar from over two million seperate flowers 67. only 57 mm (2¼ in) long and half of this is tail and bill. To make just one pound of honey. A lion's roar can be heard from five miles away 60. A monotreme is a mammal that lays eggs but suckles its young on milk once they have hatched 57. right foot. Only fish move them sideways 59. Cuban bee hummingbird is the smallest hummingbird. The more shrimp they eat the deeper pink they become 58. left foot. Dolphins don't automatically breath. they have to tell themselves to do it 63. Pigeons can be killed by feeding them uncooked rice. The two-foot long bird called a Kea that lives in New Zealand likes to eat the strips of rubber around car windows! 66. It weighs less than 2 g and is the smallest warm-blooded animal 68. On safari in . camels and giraffes are the only animals in the world that walk right foot. The color white in the animal kingdom means 'danger' or 'caution'. left foot. rather than right foot. 53. either coz their stomach can't handle the carbohydrates or it swells in their throats and chokes them 65. left foot 55. enough to kill a man 52. Termites eat wood twice as fast when listening to heavy metal music 62. Snails can sleep for 3 years without eating 61. Polar bears are the only mammal with hair on the soles of its feet 56. It only uses five of them.

The tongue of a blue whale is . however. musky substance called Ambergris which is vomited up by certain species of whales from time to time 77. and spends his whole life attached to her nose 78. The only 2 animals that can see behind itself without turning it's head are the rabbit and the parrot 73. Its digestive juices are so strong that it can digest a steel nail. The female angler-fish weights up to half a ton. Humans are the only animals to sleep on their backs 76. It is physically impossible for pigs to look up into the sky 82. is only a few millimeters long. The cockroach has a high resistance to radiation and is the creature most likely to survive a nuclear war 72. Cockroach can detect movement as small as 2. The male. 85. The heart of a blue whale is the size of a small car. barring a drastic change of events 79.among other things. two rats could have over a million descendants 81. Rats multiply so quickly that in 18 months.a slippery. Perfume is frequently made from .000 times the diameter of a hydrogen atom 70. The cockroach is the fastest animal on 6 legs. the survivor being the baby shark that is born 84. A sea urchin walks on the tips of its teeth 75. The Panda bear is expected to become extinct by about 2040. covering a meter a second 71. Did you know that a giraffe can kill a lion with one kick 74. A crocodile can't move its tongue and cannot chew. Elephants have been known to remain standing after they die 83. Hummingbirds are the only animal that can fly backwards 80.Africa it is recommended not to wear white because it can scare away the animals 69. The embryos of tiger sharks fight each other while in their mother's womb.

Camel milk does not curdle. Giraffes are unable to cough 88. chinchilla . It takes a lobster approximately seven years to grow to be one pound No two spider webs are the same 103. Owls are the only birds that can see the color blue. to produce a pound of web 93. or it will starve 90. fox . each spinning a single web. animal shelters are forced to destroy 30.15 to 25. It takes forty minutes to hard boil an ostrich egg 102. Each day in the US. ermine . 98. Aphids are born pregnant without the benefit of sex.15. A hippopotamus can run faster than a man. Large kangaroos cover more than 30 feet with each jump 101. A chameleon's tongue is twice the length of its body 94. The numbers for other types of fur coats are: beaver . Aphids can give birth 10 days after being born themselves 97. A woodpecker can peck twenty times a second long as an elephant 86. A shark is the only fish that can blink with both eyes 87.000 spiders.60 to 100 . A newborn turkey chick has to be taught to eat. It would take 27.000 dogs and cats 99. Dolphins swim in circles while they sleep with the eye on the outside of the circle open to keep watch for predators. It takes 35 to 65 minks to produce the average mink coat. After a certain amount of time they reverse and swim in the opposite direction with the opposite eye open 89. German Shepherds bite humans more than any other breed of dogs. 100.150. Ants don't sleep 96. 92. 91.

was death. 4. The only domestic animal not mentioned in the Bible is the cat 106. When a queen bee lays the fertilized eggs that will develop into new queens. 105. the offspring is called a hinny 119. In German. the average worker bee produces 1/12th teaspoon of honey. When a female horse and male donkey mate.hunting badgers. the largest octopus in the world. The discharge is so effective that they can crawl along the edge of a razor without cutting themselves 111. Dachs means "badger. it weighs as much as 150 tons 117. Fully grown. The fastest -moving land snail. sticky discharge that forms a protective carpet under them as they travel along. In its entire lifetime. The turkey was named for what was wrongly thought to be its country of origin 115. the common garden snail. 108. A zebra is white with black stripes 114. weighs 50 tons at birth.) The name comes from one of its earliest uses . The dachshund is one of the oldest dog breeds in history (dating back to ancient Egypt. only one of the newly laid queens actually survives. Snails produce a colorless. thereafter.000 years ago in Egypt.104. its entire life-span. . The first new queen that emerges from her cell destroys all other queens in their cells and. mph. The world's largest mammal. The venom of a female black widow spider is more potent than that of a rattlesnake 116." 113. Swans are the only birds with penises 110. grows from the size of pea to a 150 pound behemoth potentially 30 feet across in only two years. the offspring is called a mule. The penalty for killing a cat. but when a male horse and female donkey mate. the blue whale. The Pacific Giant Octopus. 112. The animal responsible for the most human deaths world-wide is the mosquito. 107.0313 109." Hund is "hound. has a speed of 0. There are more insects in one square mile of rural land than there are human beings on the entire earth 118.

Insects consume 10% of the world's food supply every year 123._._. Carnivorous animals will not eat another animal that has been hit by a lightning strike. yet it's a delicacy in Japan. they lay down a chemical trail. The Puffer Fish contains a poison that is 500 times deadlier than cyanide. 122. 129. The placement of a donkey's eyes in its' heads enables it to see all four feet at all times 124.only hares 131. so that other ants can find their way from the nest to the food source 121. Over 10000 birds a year die from smashing into windows 130. If an octopus is hungry enough. it will eat its own arms._. 128.___ __._.reigns alone 120. called a pheromone. Research indicates that mosquitoes are attracted to people who have recently eaten bananas. When ants find food. __. The longest recorded flight of a chicken is 13 seconds! 125. Cat's urine glows under a black-light! 126. The world's termites outweigh the world's humans 10 to 1 127.___ . India has no rabbits in the wild .