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hearken the facts - iv

A few facts that you might never come across, but your life will be incomplete without:In 1968, John Lennon and girlfriend Yoko Ono’s album Two Virgins was sold in the United States in a plain brown paper wrapper as on the real cover they both had posed nude.The Basenji is the only bark-less dog in the world.26% of all electric cable breaks and 18% of all phone cable disruptions are caused by rats.The dial tone of a normal telephone is in the key of “F”.Seals sleep only about one and a half minutes each time.The weight of a carat (200 milligrams), the standard unit of measurement for gemstones, is based on the weight of the carob seed.India has a Bill of Rights for cows.Genetically-engineered babies were born first in 2001.A rat can fall from a five storey building without injury.The dollar symbol $ is a U combined with an S (U.S.).According to Genesis 1:20-22 the chicken came before the egg.Oak trees do not have acorns until they are fifty years old or older.Pumpkin rule of thumb: th…

hearken the facts - iii

A few facts that you might never come across, but your life will be incomplete without:Everyone is colourblind at birth.The first computer company to register for a domain name was Digital Equipment Corporation.For ever 230 cars that are made, 1 will be stolen.There is enough fuel in a full tank of a jumbo jet to drive an average car four times around the world.No two spider webs are the same.Ewan McGregor was offered, but turned down, the part of Neo in The Matrix. Will Smith was also approached to play Neo but turned it down in order to make Wild Wild West.By age sixty, most people have lost half of their taste buds.Gold is the only sport played on the Moon – on 6 February 1971. Alan Shepard hit a golf ball.The parachute was invented by DaVinci in 1515 AD.About 39,000 gallons of water are used to produce the average car.Men’s shirts have the buttons on the right, but women’s shirts have the buttons on the left.Male lions may mate 50 times a day.Your skin weighs about 3.2 kg.Most cow…