Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Cool facts... of course copied.

Did you know......... Some interesting facts?
  • A zebra is white with black stripes.
  • All the planets in our solar system rotate anticlockwise, except Venus. It is the only planet that rotates clockwise.
  • Hummingbirds are the only animal that can also fly backwards.
  • Insects do not make noises with their voices. The noise of bees, mosquitoes and other buzzing insects is caused by rapidly moving their wings.
  • The cockroach is the fastest animal on 6 legs covering a meter a second.
  • The word "listen " contains the same letters as the word "silent".
  • The only 2 animals that can see behind itself without turning it's head are the rabbit and the parrot.
  • A 'jiffy' is an actual unit of time for 1/100th of a second.
  • The whip makes a cracking sound because its tip moves faster than the speed of sound.
  • A hippopotamus can run faster than a man.
  • 'Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia' is the fear of long words.
  • 'Didaskaleinophobia' is the fear of going to school.
  • It is impossible to lick your elbow. ( We know you gonna try this !!! )
  • A snail can sleep for 3 years. ( wow, lucky chap he ? )
  • In 1883 the explosion of the volcano Krakatoa put so much dust into the earth's atmosphere that sunsets appeared green and the moon appeared blue around the world for almost two years.
  • "Almost" is the longest word in the English language with all the letters in alphabetical order.
  • Electricity doesn't move through a wire but through a field around the wire.
  • 55 per cent of people yawn within 5 minutes of seeing someone else yawn. Reading about yawning makes most people yawn.
  • It is physically impossible for pigs to look up into the sky.
  • Rats and horses can't vomit.
  • Like fingerprints, everyone's tongue print is different.
  • If you keep your eyes open by force, they will pop out.
  • If you sneeze too hard, you can fracture a rib. If you try to suppress a sneeze, you can rupture a blood vessel in your head or neck and die.
  • Wearing headphones for just an hour will increase the bacteria in your ear by 700 times.
  • A crocodile can't stick its tongue out.
  • A shrimp's heart is in their head.
  • People say "Bless you"(Yarhamakullah) when you sneeze because when you sneeze, you're heart stops for a mili-second.
  • In a study of 200,000 ostriches over a period of 80 years, no one reported a single case where an ostrich buried its head in the sand (or attempted to do so).

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