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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.

Do you know the names of the three wise monkeys? They are: Mizaru(See no evil). tossing an apple to a girl was a traditional proposal of marriage. The roar that we hear when we place a seashell next to our ear is not the ocean. Drinking water after eating reduces the acid in your mouth by 61 percent 56. 55. and Mazaru(Speak no evil). Fish and Chip selling officially remained an offensive trade until 1940 due to the smell it produces 63. Catching it meant she accepted. It can be propagated only by the hand of man 61. When it originally appeared in 1886 . Peanut oil is used for cooking in submarines because it doesn't smoke unless it's heated above 450°F 57. The tooth is the only part of the human body that cannot heal itself. two to three seedlings are planted in its place. 53. . The song. For every real Christmas tree harvested. Zero is the only number that cannot be represented by Roman numerals 52.50. 66. The banana cannot reproduce itself. Mikazaru(Hear no evil). 51. The Shell Oil Company originally began as a novelty shop in London that sold seashells 58. Airports at higher altitudes require a longer airstrip due to lower air density 62. but rather the sound of blood surging through the veins in the ear. The University of Alaska spans four time zones 64. 65. Kites were used in the American Civil War to deliver letters and newspapers. "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. In ancient Greece. 59. 54.Coca Cola was billed as an Esteemed Brain Tonic and Intellectual Beverage. Nine out of every 10 living things live in the ocean 60.

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

a swallowed chewing gum doesn't stay in the gut. Beer foam will go down by licking your finger then sticking it in the beer 94. The Nobel Peace Prize medal depicts 3 naked men with their hands on each others shoulders . Mercury is the only metal that is liquid at room temperature 92.000 miles 97. like fingerprints 99. Two-thirds of the people in the world have not made a phone call 100.85. 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 98.7 million pizzas a day 93. Pizza Hut is the world's largest pizza restaurant serving close to 1. The microwave was invented after a researcher walked by a radar tube and a chocolate bar melted in his pocket 102. Snake venom is ninety percent protein 91. 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. 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. Everything weighs one percent less at the equator 88. If all of the blood vessels in your body were placed end to end. Contrary to popular belief. For every extra kilogram carried on a space flight. Those stars and colors you see when you rub your eyes are called phosphenes 95. 530 kg of excess fuel are needed at lift-off 89. A full-moon is nine times brighter than a half-moon 96. It will pass through the system and be excreted 101. they would stretch 12. Everyone's tongue print is different.

Babies' eyes do not produce tears until the baby is approximately six to eight weeks old 119. Grapes explode when you put them in the microwave. as meteoric dust settles on it 117. On average. 97% of the earth's water is undrinkable 116. 20 million died in flu epidemic in the years that followed 120. 112. In 1875 the director of the US patent office resigned. 97% of all people will write their own name 110. The average person's field of vision encompasses a 200-degree wide angle 109. The Channel between England and France grows about 300 millimeters each year 108. 113. Offered a new pen to write with. He said that there was nothing left to invent 107. Earth is traveling through space at 660. Your tongue is germ free only if it is pink. Dancer. Prancer. 114. Wearing headphones for just an hour will increase the bacteria in your ear by 700 times. a person has two million sweat glands 111. Cupid. The attachment of the human skin to muscles is what causes dimples 115.103. All babies are color blind when they are born 118. There are more than 40. Vixen. the British Parliament officially abolished the celebration of Christmas 105. In 1643. Donner and Blitzen 106. 14 million people were killed in World War I. Santa's Reindeers are Dasher. The Earth gets heavier each day by tons.000 characters in the Chinese script .000 miles per hour 104. Comet. If it is white there is a thin film of bacteria on it.

It takes only about 8 minutes for the Space Shuttle to accelerate to a speed of more than 27. men are 40% muscle and 15% fat. Hydroponics is the technique by which plants are grown in water without soil . It cost 7 million dollars to build the Titanic and 200 million to make a film about it 131. There are no public toilets in Peru 124. Urine and tears have the same basic ingredients 125. Historically. On average.359 km/hour 138. women are 23% muscle and 25% fat 123. Vision requires more brain power than the other four senses 122. Every time you sneeze some of your brain cells die. It causes the brain to release calming hormones. The Mercedes-Benz motto is 'Das Beste oder Nichts' meaning 'the best or nothing'. bee. 132. 127. X-ray technology has shown there are 3 different versions of the Mona Lisa under the visible one 136. 137. The lion that roars in the MGM logo is named "Volney" 130.121. There are more Rolls Royce cars in Hong Kong than anywhere else in the world 135. The pupil of the eye expands as much as 45 percent when a person looks at something pleasing. a blue ribbon has been awarded for first prize 128. The color blue has a calming effect. The Titanic was the first ship to use the SOS signal. The reason honey is so easy to digest is that it's already been digested by a 126. 133. 134. The motto of M-G-M movie studios is Art for Art's Sake 129.

Not a single new livestock animal has been domesticated in the last 4. they can breathe and swallow at the same time 143. The glossy look to lipstick comes from fish scales. Rice can. Without any greenhouse effect.139. Male human brains are about 10 percent heavier than female brains 144. The average person is about a quarter of an inch taller at night 151. Earth would be cold and lifeless with an average temp of 0. which are iridescent 146. Honey is used as a center for golf balls and in antifreeze mixtures 148.4ºF 153. The original name for the butterfly was 'flutterby' 149. To find out if a watermelon is ripe. be grown in drained areas 154. 40% of McDonald's profits come from the sales of Happy Meals 152. and if it sounds hollow then it is ripe 147. Bone China is so called because powdered animal bone is mixed with the clay to give it translucency and whiteness 156. 142. The original reason for tablecloths was as a towel to wipe one's fingers and hands on after eating . it is like that in order to make room for your heart. Before 1800 there were no separately designed shoes for right and left feet 145. Time magazine named the computer its "Man of the Year" in 1982 140. Your left lung is smaller in size than your right lung. Chewing on gum while cutting onions can help a person from producing tears 141.M. in fact. knock it. than at any other time of the day 150. Your body weight is lower at 9 A. Until babies are six months old.000 years 155. The primary purpose of growing rice in flooded paddies is to drown the weeds surrounding the young seedlings.

It has been calculated that in the last 3. In 2001. it would fill a 1000 volume encyclopedia . there have only been 230 years of peace throughout the civilized world 170. Fires that occur in a redwood forest take place inside the trees 160. The storage capacity of human brain exceeds four Terra bytes 161.4 inches (10 cm) in a Northeasterly direction every year 158. and Nokia 164. an object can be thrown farther if it is thrown west 163. Microsoft. spinach consumption went up by 33 percent in the US 165. There are an average of 178 sesame seeds on a McDonald's Big Mac bun 162. "UP" indicated the direction of the bubbles 172. The bark of a redwood tree is fireproof.4 calories per hour by breathing 167. If the information contained in the DNA could be written down.157. After the "Popeye" comic strip started in 1931. GE. Mickey Mouse has four fingers on each hand 159. Except the diamond it's all carbon 168. Because of the rotation of the earth. The "crack" from a whip is actually the tip of the whip traveling faster than the speed of sound. Mount Everest moves approximately 2. Feb 1865 and Feb 1999 are the only months in recorded history not to have a full moon 171. At 40° Centigrade a person loses about 14. "7" was selected because the original containers were 7 ounces. the five most valuable brand names in order were Coca-Cola. emitting a small sonic boom 173. Onions help reduce cholesterol if eaten after a fatty meal 169. The citrus soda 7-UP was created in 1929. A rainbow can only occur when the sun is 40 degrees or less above the horizon 166. IBM. Most gemstones contain several elements.500 years.

Eighteen per cent of all global carbon dioxide emissions are from cars 185. Onions get their distinctive smell by soaking up sulfur from the soil 186. There is about 200 times more gold in the worlds oceans. The only part of the body that has no blood supply is the cornea in the eye. Windmills always turn counter-clockwise. Except for the windmills in Ireland 184. 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. About 85% of the plant life on earth is in the oceans 190. The sound you hear when you crack your knuckles is actually the sound of nitrogen gas bubbles bursting 177.174. Miss World. Mango is the number one selling fruit in the World. No nation has ever won the Miss Universe. and Miss International Pageant in the same year? 189. Brain damage occurs at an internal temperature of 105 degrees Fahrenheit 176. Human hair and finger nails continue to grow after death 183. (including the uninhabitable areas) everyone would get roughly 100sqft 178. If you gave each human on earth an equal portion of dry land. than has been mined in our entire history 182. Just twenty seconds worth of fuel remained when Apollo 11's lunar module landed on the moon 179. It takes in oxygen directly from the air 188.000 chemicals in a cup of coffee 180. India is the biggest producer of mangoes in the World 187. It would take 13 years and eight months to stay one night in every room at the MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas 175. Pearls melt in vinegar 181.

Because heat expands the metal. The Channel between England and France grows about 300 millimeters each year 11. An average person perspires a gut-wrenching 278 gallons of sweat each year 193. Iceland is the world's oldest functioning democracy 2. Birth-control campaigns in Egypt in the late 1970s failed because village women ended up wearing the pills in lockets.191. not a tree.000 years. In Calama. the Eiffel Tower always leans away from the Sun 4. Geography: 1. You are more likely to be a target for mosquitoes if you consume bananas. it has never rained 6. Because metal was scarce. The Sahara desert is expanding half a mile south every year 10. the Oscars given out during World War II were made out of wood 194. Niagara Falls has moved about ten miles upstream in the last 10. There is now an ATM at McMurdo Station in Antarctica. If a person counted at the rate of 100 numbers a minute and kept counting for 8 hrs a day. The only man-made structure visible from space is the Great Wall of China 7. 5 days a week. it would take a little over 4 weeks to count to one million and just over 80 years to reach a billion 192. The Hudson River along the island of Manhattan flows in either direction depending on the tide. There are 1. A banana is about 75% water. as talismans 8. They grow on a rhizome. a town in the Atacama Desert of Chile. Mongolia is the largest landlocked country 3. 12.792 steps to the top of the Eiffel Tower 5. which has a winter population of 200 people . The falls are eroding at the rate of 5 feet per year 9.

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

The oldest national flag still in existence. the temperature in part of Portugal soared to 158 degrees F for a couple of minutes. dates back to the 13th century 44. Antarctica is the only land on our planet that is not owned by any country 38. Windmills always turn counter-clockwise. Toronto's Yonge Street runs 1. that of Denmark. was born in the ancient southeastern Turkish town of Lycia early in the fourth century 35. There are no public toilets in Peru 42. 37. in the 16th and 17th centuries. In Turkey. Santa Claus. Nauru is the only country in the world with no official capital 47. Belgium is the only country that has never imposed censorship for adult films 36. Mickey Mouse is known as "Topolino" in Italy 43. In the kingdom of Bhutan. Except for the windmills in Ireland 48. anyone caught drinking coffee was put to death 40. 41. 39. St. In 1949. Bhutan was the only country in the world with no telephones . Nicholas. In 1980.steal things from the stalls 32. Nepal is the only country that doesn't have a rectangular or square flag 45. No one knows why 46. The Nullarbor Plain of Australia covers 100.000 square miles without a tree. There are twice as many kangaroos in Australia as there are people.190 miles 33. It was once against the law to slam your car door in a city in Switzerland 49. Australia is the only continent on earth without an active volcano. The world's longest street is in Canada. all citizens officially become a year older on New Year's Day 34.

60. In Switzerland. 55. then Japan 57. There is a hotel in Sweden built entirely out of ice.7 acres. followed by Belgium. Los Angeles's full name is "El Pueblo de Nuestra Senora la Reina delos Angeles de Porciuncula" . 64. 66. it is illegal for anyone to use the services of a prostitute.436 miles (5.792 compared with just over 38. most densely populated country in the world. 52. India never invaded any country in her last 10000 years of history. is the most isolated city on the planet. Holland is the lowest country in the world. it is illegal to flush the toilet after 10 P. 54. It is estimated that 40 percent of the land is below sea level.M. 59. 58. In Sweden. while prostitution is legal. it is illegal to leave your house if you are not wearing underwear 61. 62.. In Israel. 51.000 and a size of 108. In Thailand. In the great fire of London in 1666 half of London was burnt down but only 6 people were injured. Vatican City is the smallest country in the world with a population of 1. . The country with the most Post offices is India with over 152.200 miles across impenetrable desert from the next city of any size. Australia. The longest fence in the world is in Australia and it runs for over 3.50. 63. picking your nose is illegal. it is rebuilt every year. 65. It means the City of Angels.000 in the United States. Perth. China has only about 200 family names. 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 56.530 km) 53. if you live in an apartment. Netherlands. On every continent there is a city called Rome.

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

The oldest national flag still in existence. 13. In 1935. Alexander the Great was an epileptic 12. was born in the ancient southeastern Turkish town of Lycia early in the fourth century The Most/ Longest/ Shortest/ Tallest/ Smallest/ Biggest/ Fastest: 1. Mozart wrote the music for the song Twinkle Twinkle. Jesse Owens broke 4 world records in 45 minutes 4. Thomas Edison's total school education consisted of three months 14. was achieved by Sherpa Lhakpa Gelu 8. . Little Star when he was just five years old. 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. that of Denmark. St. The quickest ascent of Everest. Walt Disney was once fired by a newspaper editor for lack of imagination 10. in 10 hours. dates back to the 13th century 2. The longest movie made lasts 85 hours and is fittingly titled "The Cure for Insomnia. St Francis of Assisi introduced Christmas Carols to formal church services 7. Santa Claus. Mother Teresa's real name was Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu 5. His parents thought he might be retarded 3. Nicholas. 56 minutes. Albert Einstein was offered the presidency of Israel in 1952. Barbie's full name is Barbara Millicent Roberts 11. Abraham Lincoln held a liquor license and operated several taverns 9. Einstein couldn't speak fluently when he was nine. but he declined 2.1.

Richard Cadbury invented the first Valentine's Day candy box in the late 1800s. 9. India. called The story of Genji. 3. 2444 mts above sea level. Ninety percent of all species that have become extinct have been birds 6. The Hollywood sign was first erected in 1923. was traditionally known as St. 6.436 miles (5. The celebration of the new year is the oldest of all holidays. 8. The first company that Bill Gates ever ran created machines that would record the number of cars passing a given point on a street. It was first observed in ancient Babylon about 4000 years ago. 26 December. The first personal computer was called the Altair and was made by a company called MITS in 1974. The country with the most Post offices is India with over 152. The first novel. 4. 56 minutes. 4. 7. It came in a kit and had to be assembled by the user.530 km) 9. The First/The Last: 1. The youngest Pope was 11 years old. The first Valentine's Day card was sent by the imprisoned Duke of Orlean to his wife in 1415. The quickest ascent of Everest. 7. Conceived as a real estate ad.000 in the United States. The most common disease in the world is tooth decay 5. after the first Christian martyr. in 10 hours. it originally read Hollywoodland. 5. . was achieved by Sherpa Lhakpa Gelu 8. Murasaki Shikibu. The world's highest cricket ground is in Chail (HP). The first printed reference to Christmas trees appeared in Germany in 1531.3.792 compared with just over 38. The longest fence in the world is in Australia and it runs for over 3. Stephen's Day. 2. Boxing day. was written in 1007 by Japanese noble woman.

The first hard drive available for the Apple II had a capacity of 5 Megabytes. China was the first country to introduce paper money (in 812). 14. it was called mintonette. The Chinese first invented the system of zoos. 1981 "Video Killed the Radio Star" by . 21. The first recorded reference to cricket dates back to 1272. The first striptease dance was performed in Paris. When tennis was first invented in in Mar 85. 25. it was called sphairistike. and used a tomato can for a carburetor. 11. 22. and they're the only nation today that doesn't use a national name on their stamps. Great Britain was the first country to issue postage stamps. 27. When volleyball was first invented in 1895. France on March 13. 12. during the Afghan War. The first time the color khaki was used for uniforms in a war was in 1880. Butter was the first food product allowed by law to have artificial coloring. 17. The first domain name ever registered was Symbolics. In 1937. 15. The first animal in space was a female dog named "Laika". 24. The first Academy Awards (or Oscar's) were presented on 16 May 1929. and called them Parks of Intelligence. Australia's first police force was a band of 12 of the most well behaved Convicts. 16. 23. The term skyscraper was first used in 1888. Benjamin Franklin was America's first newspaper cartoonist. 26. The first music video was aired on August 1. 18. 13. 1894. 19.10. The first Harley Davidson motorcycle was built in 1903. 20. to describe 11-story building. 28. the first postage stamp to commemorate Christmas was issued in Austria.

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

wax statues or anything that falsly represents a sentient being 8. Fear of Men is Androphobia.. 25. animatronic creatures. Paedophobia is a fear of children 9. Phobatrivaphobia is a fear of trivia about phobias 12. The fear of vegetables is called Lachanophobia! . Taphephobia is the fear of being buried alive! 18. a fear of roses 15. 17. Lyssophobia is a morbid fear of insanity 13. . Hemophobia is the fear of blood. Claustrophobia is the fear of being closed in. Clinophobia is the fear of beds! 19. Syngenesophobia is the fear of relatives 7.6. Arachnophobia is the Fear Of Spiders 22. Hydrophobia/ Aquaphobia is the fear of water. Acrophobia is the fear of heights 20. Automatonophobia is a fear of ventriloquist' s dummies. 23. Hypnophobia is a morbid fear of sleep and falling asleep 14. Clinophobia is the fear of beds 10. Elizabeth I of England suffered from anthophobia. Arachibutyrophobia is a fear of peanut butter sticking to the roof of the mouth 16. "Hippopotomonstrose squippedaliophob ia" is the fear of long words 11. Fear of Beautiful women is Caligynephobia. 24. 21.

37. Fear of Love play is Malaxophobia or Sarmassophobia. 42. A "funambulist" is a tight-rope walker. Carol comes from the Greek word Choraulein which referred to a dance accompanied by a flute. literally Christ's mass. Seoul. The word Christmas comes from the English phrase. When two words are combined to form a single word (motor + hotel = motel. Fear of Love." 35. Fear of Kissing is Philemaphobia or Philematophobia 27. The term "hooch" for liquor comes from the Hoochinoo Indians. meaning doll. The word 'puppy' comes from the French poupee'. . 39. The word "tattoo" comes from the Tahitian word "tattau. purple. 40. Fear of falling in Love. 38. 28. is a Korean word meaning "capital". The two lines that connect your top lip to the bottom of your nose are known as the philtrum 43. 33. breakfast + lunch = brunch) the new word is called a "portmanteau" . 32. 34.26. known for their ability to make liquor so strong it could knock someone out. Christes Masse. the capital of South Korea. 41. The word encyclopaedia comes from two Greek words meaning "a circle of learning.110 words. Jesus is the Greek version of the name. The real name of Jesus was Yeshua.and month 31. Ernest Vincent Wright's novel Gadsby has 50. 36. The word "set" has more definitions than any other word in the English language. none of which contains the letter "E". There are no words in the dictionary that rhyme with: orange." which means "to mark". Words: 30. or being in Love is Philophobia 29. sexual love is Erotophobia.

56. The verb "cleave" is the only English word with two synonyms which are antonyms of each other: adhere and separate. 59. 48. 49. The word salary came from the word salt in Roman times. 58. feet of space. which stands for the word better. It was customary for the bride's family to supply the groom with a month (or full moon cycle) of the wedding wine. Someone who is "pauciloquent" uses as few words as possible when speaking. Canada is an Indian word meaning 'Big Village'. 57. 55. 51. The word Karate means. empty hand.44. Alpha and Beta. which tasted like honey. 52. The word "gymnasium" comes from the Greek word gymnazein which means "to exercise naked". 54. It comes from polios. meaning "new". The word "alphabet" Comes from the first 2 letters of the Greek alphabet. The word 'denim' comes from 'de Nimes'. .money. 47. 50. 45. the Greek word for "gray". Nimes being the town. 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. The phrase "honeymoon" came from the Greeks. 46. Graffito is the little-used singular of the much used plural word graffiti. 53. The word "novel" originally derived from the Latin novus. The largest crossword puzzle ever published had 2631 clues across and 2922 clues down. Salt was used as a trading medium . Poliosis is the graying of the hair. It took up 16 sq. The word "lethologica" describes the state of not being able to remember the word you want. The word "Oral-B" is a combination of oral hygiene and the letter B. while "e'en" is Scottish for evening.

Know what Mafia means? "Morte Allafrancia Italia Anela "Death to the French is Italy's cry!" 73. Skepticisms is the longest word that alternates hands when typing! 72. 69." 68. 70. "Pants" was considered a dirty word! 71. The Rx sign that pharmacists use was originally the astrological sign for Jupiter 76. The word 'Checkmate' in chess comes from the Persian phrase 'Shah Mat. 67. The only 15 letter word that can be spelled without repeating a letter is "uncopyrightable" . at one time. stupendous.60. President Kennedy was the fastest random speaker in the world with upwards of 350 words per minute. 61. Taresthesia is what you call it when your foot falls asleep . In England. people hung their coats over the fireplace to dry them. 65. in the 1880's. 74. Did you know that the words 'lakh' and 'crore' do not exist in the English language? The two words are only used in India. The "left bank" of a river is the left side as you look downstream 75. horrendous. and hazardous. 63. Pakistan and Bangladesh and are derivatives of the Hindi words laakh and karod. The word "listen" contains the same letters as the word "silent". There are only four words in the English language which end in '-dous': tremendous. The word "samba" means "to rub navels together. The scientific term for nose-picking is "rhinotillexonamia" . "Almost" is the longest word in the English language with all the letters in alphabetical order.' which means 'the king is dead'. 62. 66. A fireplace is called a mantelpiece because. First newspaper crossword puzzle was published in a Sunday supplement to the New York World in 1913 64.

not Merry Christmas. Sunbeams that shine down through the clouds are called crespucular rays 84. A misomaniac is someone who hates everything 89. This is why one is said to unravel the clues of a mystery 94. Priests in Australia advise you to say Happy Christmas. The thin line of cloud that forms behind an aircraft at high altitudes is called a contrail 86. In the Chinese written language. A "clue" originally meant a ball of thread. a "Joey" is a clown with at least five years of experience. The letters KGB stand for Komitet Gosudarstvennoy Bezopasnosti 80. . The infinite sign is called a Lemniscate 90. because Merry has connotations of getting drunk. In circus parlance. The forward slash character on your keyboard is also known as a slant. Hydroponics is the technique by which plants are grown in water without soil 81. virgule or solidus 87. the ideograph for "trouble" represents two women under one roof 88. A group of crows is called a murder 93. The original name for the butterfly was 'flutterby' 78.77. The permanent teeth that erupt to replace their primary predecessors (baby teeth) are called succedaneous teeth 82. Women who wink at men are known as "nictitating" women 79. A "pogonip" is a heavy winter fog containing ice crystals 85. The act of yawning and stretching is called "pandiculation. 91. The raised reflective dots in the middle of highways are called Botts dots 83. " 92.

102. . The loop on a belt that holds the loose-end is called a "keeper" 106.95. 101. The dot over the letter 'i' is called a tittle A 'bibliophile' is one who collects rare books. Mummies. The "O" when used as a prefix in Irish surnames means "descendant of" 99. The relationship of a godparent to the real parent of a child is called 'compaternity' 108. The little bits of paper left over when holes are punched in data cards or tape are called "chad" 104. 109. Obsessive nose picking is referred to as rhinotillexomania 111. are so called because of the wax (or 'mum' ) which is smeared on to the bandages for waterproofing 98. Switching letters is called spoonerism. For example. saying jag of Flapan. A collector who attempts to collect an example of every item in a particular field is called a 'completist' . A 'bibliopole' is a seller of rare books. 96. The name "piano" is an abbreviation of Cristofori's original name for the instrument: piano et forte. 'Smithee' is a pseudonym that filmmakers use when they don't want their names to appear in the credits. A 'nullipara' is a woman who has never given birth to a child. 100. instead of flag of Japan 112. "Whirly Girls" is the name of the International Association of Women Helicopter Pilots. 97. The chef's tall hat is called a "toque". 110. A nihilist believes in nothing 103. Blype is the skin that peels off after a bad sunburn 107. or soft and loud 105.

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

The sport with the most number of officials with relation to players is tennis. and at least 4 inches deep. The plastic things on the end of shoelaces are called aglets. the beginning of the modern Olympics. A person who collects teddy bears is called an archtophilist. 6. only Greece and Australia have participated in every Games . 4. Sports/Games: 1. 2. 135. India. you get '666'. The term Cop comes from Constable on Patrol. which is possibly derived from the French word for egg. Colgate translates into the command "go hang yourself. zero points is referred to as love. 5. which is a term used in England. Holes in a golf course must be 4.131. 136. The Olympic was the sister ship of the Titanic. The spots on dice are called "pips. Since 1896. 133. l'oeuf. 2444 mt above sea level 9. Colgate faced a big obstacle marketing toothpaste in Spanish speaking countries. There are 13 officials for two players. If you add up all the number on a roulette wheel. referring to the physical appearance of the number zero." 7. that is 1through 36. The term karaoke means "empty orchestra" in Japanese. In tennis. The Australian term for extras in cricket are 'sundries' 10. Most soccer players run 7 miles in a game.25 inches in diameter. The world's highest cricket ground is in Chail (HP)." 134. 132. 3. the biblical number of fallen man. The 'You are here' arrow on a map is called the IDEO locator. 8. and she provided twenty-five years of service.

9. as long as they have water. Dalmatians are born without spots. and kidnap many of the workers 11. Birds are largely unaffected by spicy things. Cockroaches can go without eating for three months. Birds do not sleep in their nests. so they must swim constantly or they'll sink. 6. The metal instrument used in shoe stores to measure feet is called the Brannock device 13. The owl is the only bird to drop its upper eyelid to wink. Ants and Chimpanzees are the only organisms that wage organized warfare. kill the queen. Jesse Owens broke 4 world records in 45 minutes 12. 10. 7. 4. They may occasionally nap in them. older embryos will eat the younger embryos and eggs. During the two month period he does not eat. Kiwis are the only birds that hunt by smell. Sharks have no air bladders. "Mako sharks" show cannibalistic tendencies while still in mother's womb. 3. but they actually sleep in other places. Humans. and will lose up to 40% of his body weight. The penguin is the only bird that can swim but can't fly. as they are not sensitive to capsaicin. In 1935. 2. Bats always turn left when exiting a cave. 5. Sunbeams that shine down through clouds are called crepuscular rays Animal Kingdom: 1. 14. All other birds raise their lower eyelids. Frogs do not need to drink water as they absorb the water through their skin.11. 8. . The male penguin incubates the single egg laid by his mate. 12. "Sanguinary ants" raid the nests of other ant tribes. 13. like chillies. the hot stuff in chilies.

Male and female giraffes tend to eat from different parts of a tree to ensure that the sexes do not compete for food. 26. 25. Eel-skin wallets have been known to demagnetize credit cards 31. Ninety percent of all species that have become extinct have been birds. 18. 24. even when it is hidden behind clouds 29. it is the motion of the cape which angers them. Honeybees navigate using the sun as a compass. The elephant is the only mammal with four knees. Then the spiders drink their lunch with their mouths which are soda straw-like. A crocodile always grows new teeth to replace the old teeth. In the magic world of seahorses it is the male who gets pregnant and has the babies. Giraffes rarely sleep more than 20 minutes a day 27. An ant can survive for up to two weeks underwater. Elephants are the only animals that can't jump. 23. Spiders inject their victims with a chemical that dissolves them. 30. 17. There are twice as many kangaroos in Australia as there are people. Bulls are colorblind. 21. Mosquitoes are attracted to the color blue twice as much as any other color 19. 16. 22.15. Not a single new livestock animal has been domesticated in the last 4. Centipedes always have an uneven pairs of walking legs. Roosters cannot crow if they cannot extend their necks. . 33. 32. The albatross can glide on air currents for several days and can even sleep while in flight. 28.000 years. 20. A blind Chameleon is still able to change colours to match its environment.

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

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

two rats could have over a million descendants 81. Perfume is frequently made from .Africa it is recommended not to wear white because it can scare away the animals 69. is only a few millimeters long. musky substance called Ambergris which is vomited up by certain species of whales from time to time 77. The female angler-fish weights up to half a ton. 85. The cockroach has a high resistance to radiation and is the creature most likely to survive a nuclear war 72. The only 2 animals that can see behind itself without turning it's head are the rabbit and the parrot 73. covering a meter a second 71. Rats multiply so quickly that in 18 months. The tongue of a blue whale is . Elephants have been known to remain standing after they die 83. Humans are the only animals to sleep on their backs 76. Its digestive juices are so strong that it can digest a steel nail. The cockroach is the fastest animal on 6 legs.among other things. barring a drastic change of events 79. The male. A crocodile can't move its tongue and cannot chew. The embryos of tiger sharks fight each other while in their mother's womb. Cockroach can detect movement as small as 2. It is physically impossible for pigs to look up into the sky 82. the survivor being the baby shark that is born 84. Did you know that a giraffe can kill a lion with one kick 74. The Panda bear is expected to become extinct by about 2040.000 times the diameter of a hydrogen atom 70.a slippery. A sea urchin walks on the tips of its teeth 75. The heart of a blue whale is the size of a small car. Hummingbirds are the only animal that can fly backwards 80. and spends his whole life attached to her nose 78. however. long as an elephant 86. 98. Dolphins swim in circles while they sleep with the eye on the outside of the circle open to keep watch for predators. A woodpecker can peck twenty times a second 95. 92. each spinning a single web. German Shepherds bite humans more than any other breed of dogs. ermine .60 to 100 . Giraffes are unable to cough 88.15 to 25. fox . After a certain amount of time they reverse and swim in the opposite direction with the opposite eye open 89. It takes a lobster approximately seven years to grow to be one pound No two spider webs are the same 103. Aphids are born pregnant without the benefit of sex. Each day in the US. chinchilla . It takes forty minutes to hard boil an ostrich egg 102. Large kangaroos cover more than 30 feet with each jump 101.000 dogs and cats 99.000 spiders. or it will starve 90.150. It takes 35 to 65 minks to produce the average mink coat. A shark is the only fish that can blink with both eyes 87. Camel milk does not curdle. Ants don't sleep 96. A chameleon's tongue is twice the length of its body 94. The numbers for other types of fur coats are: beaver . A hippopotamus can run faster than a man. It would take 27. 91. animal shelters are forced to destroy 30. A newborn turkey chick has to be taught to eat. to produce a pound of web 93. 100. Aphids can give birth 10 days after being born themselves 97. Owls are the only birds that can see the color blue.

the common garden snail. the offspring is called a mule.000 years ago in Egypt. Swans are the only birds with penises 110. it weighs as much as 150 tons 117. The dachshund is one of the oldest dog breeds in history (dating back to ancient Egypt.104. mph. When a female horse and male donkey mate. thereafter. has a speed of 0." Hund is "hound. In its entire lifetime.) The name comes from one of its earliest uses . The Pacific Giant Octopus. A zebra is white with black stripes 114. The venom of a female black widow spider is more potent than that of a rattlesnake 116. the blue whale. . The world's largest mammal. The discharge is so effective that they can crawl along the edge of a razor without cutting themselves 111. only one of the newly laid queens actually survives. its entire life-span. 107. was death. Snails produce a colorless. 108. sticky discharge that forms a protective carpet under them as they travel along. Fully grown. There are more insects in one square mile of rural land than there are human beings on the entire earth 118. The penalty for killing a cat. 105. weighs 50 tons at birth.hunting badgers. 4. Dachs means "badger. the offspring is called a hinny 119. The animal responsible for the most human deaths world-wide is the mosquito. The fastest -moving land snail. the average worker bee produces 1/12th teaspoon of honey. The only domestic animal not mentioned in the Bible is the cat 106. In German. 112. grows from the size of pea to a 150 pound behemoth potentially 30 feet across in only two years. the largest octopus in the world.0313 109. but when a male horse and female donkey mate. The turkey was named for what was wrongly thought to be its country of origin 115. When a queen bee lays the fertilized eggs that will develop into new queens. The first new queen that emerges from her cell destroys all other queens in their cells and." 113.

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