Sunday, December 19, 2010

Strange and interesting facts

  • There are only two animals that can see behind itself without turning their head.  These two animals are  the rabbit and the parrot.
  • If you ate too many carrots, you will  turn orange.
  • Each teeth of an elephant can weigh as much as 9 pounds.
  • The weight of the tongue of a blue whale is more than the weight of an elephant
  • When a glass breaks,  the cracks move at a speeds of up to 3,000 miles per hour
  • The longest officially recognized name of a place is Taumatawhakatangihangakoauauotamateapokaiwhenuakitanatahu,  which has 85 letters.  It is the name for a hill which is 1000 feet high ( 305 meters) and located close to Porangahau, in New Zealand.
  • The Sharks can live up to 100 years
  • Bamboo can grow up to 3 feet in 24 hours
  • Bone is 5 times stronger than steel
  • The size of our eyes is same as at the time of birth,  but our nose and ears always grow and never stop growing till death
  • The Statue of Liberty's index finger is eight feet and one inch long
  • According to German researchers, the risk of heart attack is higher on Monday than any other day of the week.
  • The heaviest human brain recorded till now is 2.3 Kgs
  • Indians have been eating mangoes for 3,000 years. But the western world came to know about it only 300 years ago!
  • OWL is the only bird, which can rotate its head to 270 degrees.
  • A blue whale eats 3 tonnes of food every day, at the same time it can live without food for 6 months
  • Humming birds can fly backwards also

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