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Saturday, July 18, 2009

Some Interesting Facts

* On an average work day, a typist's fingers travel 12.6 miles.

* The life span of a taste bud is 10 days.

* The average bed is home to over 6 billion dust mites.

* Polar bears are left handed.

* Babies are born without kneecaps, they appear when the child is 2-6 years of age.

* There are only four words in the English language which end in "-dous": tremendous, horrendous, stupendous, and hazardous.

* The biggest tyre manufacturer in the world (by number) is .....Lego!

* The word "set" has more definitions than any other word in the English language.

* I am." is the shortest complete sentence in the English language.

* Your stomach has to produce a new layer of mucus every two weeks otherwise it will digest itself.

* The most common time for a wake up call is 7 a.m.

*Americans collectively eat one hundred pounds of chocolate every second.

*The doorbell was invented in 1831.

* Most dust particles in your house are made from dead skin.

*Americans on the average eat 18 acres of pizza every day.

*Penguins can convert salt water into fresh water.

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

*The most powerful electric eel is found in the rivers of Brazil, Columbia, Venezuela, and Peru, and produces a shock of 400-650 volts.

*In ten minutes, a hurricane releases more energy than all the world's nuclear weapons combined!

*Most people believe Thomas Edison invented the light bulb. This isn't true; Joseph Swan did.