Friday, March 04, 2016
Carole sent me in this list of facts that just make you wanna say huummmm
1> Glass takes one million years to decompose, which means it never wears out and can be recycled an infinite amount of times!
2> Gold is the only metal that doesn't rust, even if it's buried in the ground for thousands of years.
3> Your tongue is the only muscle in your body that is attached at only one end.
4> If you stop getting thirsty, you need to drink more water. When a human body is dehydrated, its thirst mechanism shuts off.
5> Zero is the only number that cannot be represented by Roman numerals.
6> Kites were used during the War Between The States to deliver letters and newspapers.
7> The song, 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.
8> Drinking water after eating reduces the acid in your mouth by 61 percent.
9> Peanut oil is used for cooking in submarines because it doesn't smoke unless it's heated above 450F.
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> Nine out of every 10 living things live in the ocean.
12> The banana cannot reproduce itself. It can be propagated only by the hand of man.
13> Airports at higher altitudes require a longer airstrip due to lower air density.
14> The University of Alaska spans four time zones.
15> The tooth is the only part of the human body that cannot heal itself.
16> In ancient Greece, tossing an apple to a girl was a traditional proposal of marriage. Catching it meant she accepted.
17> Warner Communications paid 28 million for the copyright to the song Happy Birthday.
18> Intelligent people have more zinc and copper in their hair.
19> A comet's tail always points away from the sun.
20> The Swine Flu vaccine in 1976 caused more death and illness than the disease it was intended to prevent.
21> Caffeine increases the power of aspirin and other painkillers, that is why it is found in some medicines.
22> The military salute is a motion that evolved from medieval times, when knights in armor raised their visors to reveal their identity.
23> If you get into the bottom of a well or a tall chimney and look up, you can see stars, even in the middle of the day.
24> When a person dies, hearing is the last sense to go. The first sense lost is sight.
25> In ancient times strangers shook hands to show that they were unarmed.
26> Strawberries are the only fruits whose seeds grow on the outside.
27> Avocados have the highest calories of any fruit at 167 calories per hundred grams.
28> The moon moves about two inches away from the Earth each year.
29> The Earth gets 100 tons heavier every day due to falling space dust.
30> Due to earth's gravity it is impossible for mountains to be higher than 49,212.60 feet.
31> Mickey Mouse is known as "Topolino" in Italy.
32> 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.
33> Everything weighs one percent less at the equator.
34> For every extra kilogram carried on a space flight, 530 kg of excess fuel are needed at lift-off.
35> The letter J does not appear anywhere on the periodic table of the elements.