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PostPosted: Tue Nov 22, 2005 9:13 pm    Post subject: 50 interesting facts
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1) If you are right handed, you will tend to chew your food on your right side.
If you are left handed, you will tend to chew your food on your left side

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

3) Chewing gum while peeling onions will keep you from crying.

4) Your tongue is germ free only if it is pink. If it is white there is
a thin film of bacteria on it.

5) The Mercedes-Benz motto is 'Das Beste oder Nichts' meaning 'the best or nothing'.

6) The Titanic was the first ship to use the SOS signal.

7) The pupil of the eye expands as much as 45 percent when a person
looks at something pleasing.

8) The average person who stops smoking requires one hour less sleep a night.

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

10) The roar that we hear when we place a seashell next to our ear is not
the ocean, but rather the sound of blood surging through the veins in the ear.

11) Dalmatians are born without spots.

12) Bats always turn left when exiting a cave.

13) The 'v' in the name of a court case does not stand for 'versus', but
for 'and' (in civil proceedings) or 'against' (in criminal proceedings)

14) Men's shirts have the buttons on the right, but women's shirts have
the buttons on the left

15) The owl is the only bird to drop its upper eyelid to wink. All other
birds raise their lower eyelids

16) The reason honey is so easy to digest is that it's already been
digested by a bee

17) Roosters cannot crow if they cannot extend their necks

18) The color blue has a calming effect. It causes the brain to release
calming hormones

19) Every time you sneeze some of your brain cells die

20) Your left lung is smaller than your right lung to make room for your heart

21) The verb "cleave" is the only English word with two synonyms which
are antonyms of each other: adhere and separate

22) When you blush, the lining of your stomach also turns red

23) When hippos are upset, their sweat turns red

24) The first Harley Davidson motorcycle was built in 1903, and used a
tomato can for a carburetor

25) The lion that roars in the MGM logo is named Volney

26) Google is actually the common name for a number with a million zeros

27) Switching letters is called spoonerism. For example, saying jag of
Flapan, instead of flag of Japan

28) It cost 7 million dollars to build the Titanic and 200 million to
make a film about it

29) The attachment of the human skin to muscles is what causes dimples

30) There are 1,792 steps to the top of the Eiffel Tower

31) The sound you hear when you crack your knuckles is actually the sound
of nitrogen gas bubbles bursting

32) Human hair and fingernails continue to grow after death

33) It takes about 20 seconds for a red blood cell to circle the whole body

34) The plastic things on the end of shoelaces are called aglets

35) Most soccer players run 7 miles in a game

36) The only part of the body that has no blood supply is the cornea
the eye. It takes in oxygen directly from the air

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

38) 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 is smiling.)

39) Colgate faced big obstacle marketing toothpaste in Spanish speaking
countries. Colgate translates into the command "go hang yourself."

40) The only 2 animals that can see behind itself without turning its
head are the rabbit and the parrot

41) Intelligent people have more zinc and copper in their hair

42) The average person laughs 13 times a day

43) Do you know the names of the three wise monkeys? They are:
Mizaru(See no evil), Mikazaru(Hear no evil), and Mazaru(Speak no evil)

44) Women blink nearly twice as much as men

45) German Shepherds bite humans more than any other breed of dog

46) Large kangaroos cover more than 30 feet with each jump

47) Whip makes a cracking sound because its tip moves faster than the speed of sound

48) Two animal rights protesters were protesting at the cruelty of
sending pigs to a slaughterhouse in Bonn. Suddenly the pigs, all two
thousand of them, escaped through a broken fence and stampeded,
trampling the two hapless protesters to death

49) If a statue in the park of a person on a horse has both front legs in
the air, the person died in battle; if the horse has one front leg in the
air, the person died as a result of wounds received in battle; if
the horse has all four legs on the ground, the person died of natural cause.

50) The human heart creates enough pressure while pumping to squirt
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 23, 2005 3:36 pm    Post subject:
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these nuggets look damn interesting n convey the unknown.

good collection.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 30, 2005 2:59 pm    Post subject:
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unexplainable facts....i love the fact about the titanic

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