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 cows give more milk when they listen to music.
  • In 1886, sales of Coca-Cola averaged only 9 drinks per day.


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