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Saturday, March 16, 2013

Most interesting and unusual facts

Here are the most interesting and unusual facts.

  • There are only two words in English language which contain all the vowels in the correct order.  These words are Facetious and Abstemious.
  • The word  "Almost" is the longest commonly used word in English with all the letters in alphabetical order.
  • Do you know that "Canada" is an Indian word which means ' Big Village'?
  • "Forty" is the only number which has its letters in alphabetical order.   
  • "One" is the only number with its letters in reverse alphabetical order
  • Do you know what is the first song performed in outer space?  It is "Happy Birthday" sung by the Apollo IX astronauts on 8th March, 1969.
  • Do you know that the word "one thousand" contains the letter A.  but none of the words from one to nine hundred and ninety nine contains letter A.
  • One person in every three people in Israel use mobile phone.
  • Do you know that 10% of human dry weight comes from bacteria?
  • Do you know that 166,875,000,000 pieces of mail are delivered each year in USA?
  • Do you know that 27% of Americans believe that we never landed on the moon
  • A 17 year old girl from Miami, Florida started to sneeze on 4th January, 1966 and continued till 8th June, 1966.
  • Do you know that the bat is the only mammal that can fly?
  • The blue whale's heart beats only 9 times per minute
  • A butterfly can look at you through 12,000 eyes
  • The cucumber is 96% water
  • The lifespan of a dragonfly is 24 hours
  • The memory span of a fish is only 3 seconds
  • The full moon is 9 times brighter than a half moon
  • Do you know that a hippo can open its mouth wide enough to fit a 4 foot tall child inside?
  • A jelly fish is 95% water
  • The lion's roar can be heard five miles away
  • A shark can detect one part of blood in 100 million parts of water
  • Do you know that a snail can have about 25,000 teeth?
  • A snail can sleep for 3 years
  • The snail can travel over a razor blade without cutting itself 
  • 10% of total world population is left handed
  • Nearly 10,000,000 people have same birthday as you
  • The closest star to earth is 25,000,000,000,000 miles away after the sun which is the first closest star to us