Friday, April 4, 2008

100 Best Amazing facts

1. If you are struck by lightning, your skin will be heated to 28,000 degrees Centigrade, hotter than the surface of the Sun.

2. If you trace your family tree back 25 generations, you will have 33,554,432 direct ancestors – assuming no incest was involved.

3. The average distance between the stars in the sky is 20 million miles.

4. It would take a modern spaceship 70,000 years to get to the nearest star to earth.

5. An asteroid wiped out every single dinosaur in the world, but not a single species of toad or salamander was affected. No one knows why, nor why the crocodiles and tortoises survived.

6. If you dug a well to the centre of the Earth, and dropped a brick in it, it would take 45 minutes to get to the bottom – 4,000 miles down.

7. Your body sheds 10 billion flakes of skin every day.

8. The Earth weighs 6,500 million million million tons.

9. Honey is the only food consumed by humans that doesn’t go off.

10. The Hawaiian alphabet has only 12 letters.

11. A donkey can sink into quicksand but a mule can’t.

12. Every time you sneeze your heart stops a second.

13. There are 22 miles more canals in Birmingham UK than in Venice.

14. Potato crisps were invented by a Mr Crumm.

15. Facetious and abstemious contain all the vowels in their correct order.

16. Eskimoes have hundreds of words for snow but none for hello.

17. The word “set” has the most definitions in the English language.

18. The only 15 letter word that can be spelled without repeating its letters is uncopyrightable.

19. Windmills always turn counter-clockwise.

20. The “Sixth Sick Sheik’s Sixth Sheep’s Sick” is the hardest tongue-twister.

21. The longest English word without a vowel is twyndyllyngs which means "twins".

22. 1 x 8 + 1 = 9; 12 x 8 + 2 = 98; 123 x 8 + 3 = 987; 1234 x 8 + 4 = 9876; 12345 x 8 + 5 = 98765; 123456 x 8 + 6 = 987654; 1234567 x 8 + 7 = 9876543; 12345678 x 8 + 8 = 98765432; 123456789 x 8 + 9 = 987654321

23. The word "dreamt" is the only common word in the English language that ends in "mt".

24. Albert Einstein never wore any socks.

25. The average human will eat 8 spiders while asleep in their lifetime.

26. In space, astronauts cannot cry because there is no gravity.

27. Hummingbirds are the only creatures that can fly backwards.

28. An ostrich’s eye is bigger than its brain.

29. Cockroaches can live 9 days without their heads before they starve to death.

30. A flamingo can eat only when its head is upside down.

31. The lighter was invented before the match.

32. It is physically impossible for pigs to look up at the sky.

33. The average person has over 1,460 dreams a year!

34. Scientists with high-speed cameras have discovered that rain drops are not tear shaped but rather look like hamburger buns.

35. The first Internet domain name ever registered was Symbolics.com on March 15, 1985.

36. When Alexander Graham Bell invented the telephone back in 1876, only six phones were sold in the first month.

37. Approximately 7.5% of all office documents get lost.

38. Business.com is currently the most expensive domain name sold: for $7.5 million.

39. In 2001, the five most valuable brand names in order were Coca-Cola, Microsoft, IBM, GE, and Nokia.

40. In Canada, the most productive day of the working week is Tuesday.

41. In a study by the University of Chicago in 1907, it was concluded that the easiest colour to spot is yellow. This is why John Hertz, who is the founder of the Yellow Cab Company picked cabs to be yellow.

42. It takes about 63,000 trees to make the newsprint for the average Sunday edition of The New York Times.

43. On average a business document is copied 19 times.

44. The largest employer in the world is the Indian railway system in India, employing over 1.6 million people.

45. Warner Chappel Music owns the copyright to the song "Happy Birthday." They make over $1 million in royalties every year from the commercial use of the song.

46. All babies are colour-blind when they are born.

47. Children grow faster in the springtime than any other season during the year.

48. Each nostril of a human being registers smells in a different way. Smells that are made from the right nostril are more pleasant than the left. However, smells can be detected more accurately when made by the left nostril.

49. Humans are born with 350 bones in their body, however when a person reaches adulthood they only have 206 bones. This occurs because many of them join together to make a single bone.

50. May babies are on average 200 grams heavier than babies born in other months.

51. Leonardo da Vinci was dyslexic, and he often wrote backwards.

52. Nazi leader Adolf Hitler had only one testicle.

53. Queen Lydia Liliuokalani was the last reigning monarch of the Hawaiian Islands. She was also the only Queen the United States ever had.

54. Rolling Stones band member Bill Wyman married a 19 year-old model Mandy Smith in 1988. At the same time Wyman's son was engaged to Mandy Smith's mother. If his son had married Smith's mother, Wyman would have been the step grandfather to his own wife.

55. There are 158 verses in the Greek National Anthem.

56. There are about 6,800 languages in the world.

57. There was no punctuation until the 15th century.

58. Children laugh about 400 times a day, while adults laugh on average only 15 times a day.

59. The coconut is the largest seed in the world.

60. There is cyanide in apple pips.

61. If you were to take 1 lb. of spiders web and stretch it out it would circle the whole way around the world!

62. If every person in China stood on a chair and jumped off at the same time...it would knock the earth off its axis!

63. A mole can dig a tunnel 300 feet long in just one night!

64. The shortest war on record, between Britain and Zanzibar in 1896, lasted just 38 minutes.

65. The Shell Oil Company originally began as a novelty shop in London that sold seashells.

66. The symbols + (addition) and – (subtraction) came into general use in 1489.

67. If you save one penny and double it every successive day, (day two you have 2 pennies and day three you have 4 pennies, and so on), by the end of 30 days you’ll have $5,368,708! (or £’s or whatever currency).

68. It is not possible to tickle yourself. The cerebellum, a part of the brain, warns the rest of the brain that you are about to tickle yourself. Since your brain knows this, it ignores the resulting sensation.

69. The best time for a person to buy shoes is in the afternoon. This is because the foot tends to swell a bit around this time.

70. The typical lead pencil can draw a line that is thirty-five miles long.

71. Due to precipitation, for a few weeks, K2 is taller than Mt. Everest.

72. Astronauts get taller when they are in space.

73. There are over one hundred billion galaxies with each galaxy having billions of stars.

74. The surface area of the lungs is roughly the same size as a tennis court.

75. A dog can hear sounds that are 100 times fainter than the faintest sounds that a person can hear. If a person can just hear a noise that is coming from 10 feet away, a dog could hear that same noise from 100 feet away.

76. If a sole (a type of fish) lays upon a chessboard it can change the colouring of its body to match the pattern of the chess board. The sole takes about 4 minutes to make the change.

77. Of all the animals on earth the mosquito has contributed to the deaths of more people than any other animal.

78. In the courts of the Roman Empire, instead of swearing an oath on a bible, men swore to the truth on their statements while holding their genitals. Hence the word 'testify', from 'testicles'.

79. The first soap powder, produced in 1907, was made with Perborate and Silicate - hence its brand name, Persil.

80. If we could shrink the earth's population to a village of precisely 100 people, with all the existing human ratios remaining the same, there would be 57 Asians, 21 Europeans, 14 from the Americas and 8 Africans. Only 1 would own a computer.

81. All elephants walk on tiptoe, because the back portion of their foot is made up of all fat and no bone.

82. Our eyes are always the same size from birth, but our nose and ears never stop growing.

83. Hawaii has the only royal palace in the United States.

84. Chicken liver can be used to change A type blood to O type blood.

85. It takes only 8 minutes for sunlight to travel from the sun to the earth, which also means, if you see the sun go out, it actually went out 8 minutes ago.

86. The strongest muscle in the body is the tongue.

87. An octopus has 3 hearts.

88. If the population of China walked past you in single file, the line would never end because of the rate of reproduction.

89. The hair on a polar bear is not white, but clear. They reflect light, so they appear white.

90. Right-handed people live, on average, nine years longer than left-handed people do.

91. The combination "ough" can be pronounced in 9 different ways; Read this: "A rough-coated, dough-faced, thoughtful ploughman strode through the streets of Scarborough; after falling into a slough, he coughed and hiccoughed."

92. The blue whale has a heart the size of a small car and its blood vessel is so broad, that a person could swim through it.

93. A left-handed person finds it easier to open a jar than a right-handed person because they can supply a stronger anticlockwise turning force than a right-handed person. However a right-handed person will find it easier to tighten the jar up afterwards.

94. The orbit of the Moon about the Earth would fit easily inside the Sun.

95. A chameleon can move its eyes in two directions at the same time.

96. Typewriter is the longest word that can be made only using one row on the keyboard.

97. Because of the rotation of earth you can throw a ball farther to the west than to the east.

98. The name of all the continents ends with the same letter that they start with.

99. Rubber bands last longer when refrigerated.

100. There are 293 ways to make change for a dollar (euro, pound).

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88 comments:

akhil said...

great!i loved it keep it up

laksh said...

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Mohammad said...

Best...................

evision said...

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Fuzail said...

Very interesting facts!!!
Amazing too!........!!!! :)

madiha said...

amazing.........had fun while reading....:)

John Shield said...

wow, most of these are made up.

Soumya Das_STCET said...

great.......

Kaustubh said...

They are the best
i liked them very much

suhail said...

I enjoyed a lot.

zahra said...
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zahra said...

RIDA KHAN said
THE ARE AMAZING!!!Keep it up!

govind said...

great observation

govind said...

great observation

govind said...

i think u can add more facts

Manohar said...

Really Good

Neeraj Kumar said...

really nice....
thanks 4 sharing these amazing facts...

sam156 said...

superb.......keep it up!

rishabh agarwal said...

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Dalpat Purohit said...

one of the most facinating topic i studied in this month.
-dalpat purohit

argled said...

distance = initial velocity times time plus one-half times acceleration times time square.

s=v(i) x t+1/2at(squared), initial velocity = 0 for free falling bodies

4000miles(1609.344m/mile)=0+(1/2){9.81m/s(squared)}{t(squared)}

therefore; t=1145seconds(1minute/60seoonds)
hence,

t=19minutes.

jb borja said...

give me some additional knowledge

jb borja said...

tnx for giving me some additional knowledge

dharmesh vyas said...

its jst owesome i hv gone through all 100 intersting fcts and u can see tht their is no comma.... still not invented

moe 3eed said...

this is what satisfies the search:
" Most Amazing Facts".

Ch Usman said...

Great job man !

NAIYA SHAH said...

THEY ARE AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!! ITS REALLY INTERESTING NONE OF THEM R BORING

sairam said...

it s amazing dude

sairam said...

its amazing dude

sairam said...

it s amazing dude

nobzz said...

osme

Pahaadi said...

with regards to K2 being taller than Everest for some part of the year, this is sheer impossible. K2 stands at 8611 m while Everest at 8848 m. Unless ofcourse, your 'precpitation' doesn't equal 237 m!

udhaya said...

i like it.usefull job

Kashish Gandhi said...

FActs...crzy ones...

Unknown said...

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Rudolph Hucker said...

The maths are wrong in item 75) - do try a bit harder!

vips said...

really amazing................

MBuckholz said...

I have a hard time believing that china one... You said the earth ways millions of millions of millions of pounds.. Well I don't think ever person in china combined would even come close to that weight. All in all interesting. Unless your doin to delete my comment after you see it like that other person lol

MBuckholz said...

To number 98 north America doesn't end in a N. and south America doesn't end in an s... Please get your facts straight before giving people information that is completely wrong!!!

mibrahimshami said...

excellent collection, except number 98. pls change it immediately. its completely wrong. i can give dozens of examples that proves it wrong, Canada dosent end with C, bangladesh dosent finish with B, Nepal ends with L, Bhutan ends with n, Syria ends with A not S, Jordan ends with N not J, Malaysia ends with A not M............shall i give more, in fact i can see MOST countries does not match....!!!!

Dancingqueen said...

i love the facts i love the 1 one best blog ever :]

mubarak ali said...

98 is right, its continent not countries

mubarak ali said...

america is one continent, there is on north and south.

Divs said...

amazing facts i liked them a lot jst awsm.......

kranti said...
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kranti said...

very interesting

Preetibardhan Dash said...

very good facts and i really felt that facts can increase vocabulary.

FactChecker said...

While your "facts" are interesting, they aren't really accurate. For example, you say the average distance between stars is 20 million miles. Within our galaxy, it's actually 3.5 to 4.5 light years which is about 20 to 25 TRILLION, NOT MILLION. Remember that the earth is 93 million miles from the sun...

Lance Hathaway said...

You are wrong on #16.

1. Suvat - hello
2. Paglagivsi- hello to a group of people
3. Suvin- (also means) hello

mk said...

good work....very useful to me

kevin oakes said...

Bell end......continents! Not countries!!!!!

Hari said...

Sl. no. 97 seems to be incorrect. It should be just reverse.

Unknown said...

very long list but very interesting.

Raghav said...

Hari,

What you said is correct. I will correct S.No. 97. It was a mistake by me.

Tyler said...

You can actually tickle yourself by lightly rubbing the roof or your mouth, just thought I'd like to add that..

Tyler said...

You can actually tickle yourself by lightly rubbing the roof or your mouth, just thought I'd like to add that..

Pooja said...

fantastic

chandra sekar said...

really great..keep it up....

chandra sekar said...

really great..keep it up....

deol said...

completely awesome......
never knew reading could be made so interesting

Denis Lecuyer said...

Wish it was true but most are fake

Yogendra Bhaskar said...

#68 You can tickle yourself at upper side of your mouth . TRY IT

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Shaswat Sinha said...

very nice facts!

aakash anand said...

It was really gud. I will ask my friends these facts. Thanks!!!

aakash anand said...

It was really gud. I will ask my friends these facts. Thanks!!!

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Kartikey Pandey said...

no canada is a country which start with c and end with a............

Jacob Dillow said...

@patrick pandy canada is not a continent.....lol and also some of these are wrong such as 8. The Earth weighs 6,500 million million million tons.

9. Honey is the only food consumed by humans that doesn’t go off.
8. is not a number there is no million million million wow and 9 makes no sense also 62. If every person in China stood on a chair and jumped off at the same time...it would knock the earth off its axis! this is wrong because even if all 7 billion people gathered side by side together and jumped absolutly nothing would happen to the earth.

Shawn said...

North America and South America do not end with the same letter they start with.

williamhbonny100 said...

Errr....america is the continent north and south devides does not make it two continents. There is no north america and south america when talking continents just america

williamhbonny100 said...

Only in america are people taught there are seven continents. In europe asis and Australia they are taught there are six. In france they don't even count antartica as a continent and now sone scientists think that europe and asia should count as one continent call eurasia. But getting back to point for most of the world there is six and america is one of them not two. So please get your facts right before telling other people their information is wrong

richard watts said...

Hitler only had one ball is a lie.


The unsubstantiated claims of a friend of a long forgotten German army medic are frankly unconvincing as evidence.

Hitler's conscientious physician Dr Theodor Morell, who knew every inch of the Fuhrer intimately and had the trust and affection of his patient, certainly made no mention of it, and neither do any contemporaneous or subsequent medical records.

richard watts said...

Hitler only had one ball is a lie.


The unsubstantiated claims of a friend of a long forgotten German army medic are frankly unconvincing as evidence.

Hitler's conscientious physician Dr Theodor Morell, who knew every inch of the Fuhrer intimately and had the trust and affection of his patient, certainly made no mention of it, and neither do any contemporaneous or subsequent medical records.

williamhbonny100 said...

lol well done u can copy and paste.....though I dont think u should rely on the "daily mail" for ur facts lol

Richard Watts said...
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Arlo Thachery said...

Em.. Your reply using half-assed informal vocabulary and abbreviations is the defining trait of an ignoramus. At least the copy and pasting is credible.
FYI the daily telegraph is aimed at the lowest common denominator;)
ps People who say "lol" & stuff like "J,K" are just.... the worst.

Elijah Foster said...

"6. If you dug a well to the centre of the Earth, and dropped a brick in it, it would take 45 minutes to get to the bottom – 4,000 miles down."

Actually it would simply float around the middle. Just saying.

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Palak Agrawal said...

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Prajjwal Singh said...

These facts are really amazing!