Saturday, October 11, 2008

Some Interesting Facts

  1. Human's brain stops growing in size at the age of about 15 years old
  2. Your body takes 48 hours to completely digest the food from one meal
  3. The nail on the thumb grows slowest while the nail on our middle finger grows fastest
  4. It is impossible to sneeze with both eyes open at the same time
  5. On aveage, we lose about 300g of weight while we are asleep at night
  6. You need less muscles to smile (around 15) than to frown (around 40)
  7. Bone is five times stronger than steel
  8. Women blink nearly twice as many as men
  9. Blind people who have been blind from birth cannot dream sights but they dream sounds instead
  10. Most dreams last only 5 to 20 minutes
  11. We die more quickly from lack of sleep than lack of food
  12. The sentence: "The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog" uses every letters of the alphabet
  13. Winston Churchill was born in a ladies' room during a dance
  14. ‘Dollar’ is the most common currency name, followed by ‘franc,’ ‘pound,’ ‘dinar,’ ‘peso,’ and ‘rupee’
  15. Venus is the only planet that rotates clockwise
  16. Penguins can convert salt water into fresh water
  17. Bats always turn left when exiting a cave
  18. Mosquitos are more attracted to the color blue than any other color
  19. Most cats are left pawed
  20. Crocodiles are unable to stick out their tongue
  21. A shark is the only fish that can blink with both eyes and can live up to 100 years
  22. Sharks fish by listening to their preys' heartbeats
  23. An ostrich's brain is smaller than its eye

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