hearken the facts - v

A few facts that you might never come across, but your life will be incomplete without:

  • Before writing 007 novels, Ian Fleming studied languages at Munich and Geneva Universities, worked with Reuters in Moscow, and then became a banker and stockbroker.
  • If you rearrange the words “A Domesticated Animal” you can spell “Docile, as Man Tamed it”.
  • In Los Angeles, there are fewer people than there are automobiles.
  • Airports that are at higher altitudes require a longer airstrip due to lower air density.
  • San Jose was the original capital of California.
  • An adult female mosquito consumes about 5-millionths of a liter of blood in a single meal.
  • The entire town of Capena, Italy (including children as young as 2 years old) lights up cigarettes each year in honour of St. Anthony’s Day. This tradition is centuries old.
  • The average 21 year old has spent 5,000 hours playing video games, has exchanged 250,000 emails, instant and text messages and has spent 10,000 hours on the mobile phone.
  • Honey is the only natural food that is made without destroying any kind of life.
  • Heineken beer is designed to foam for exactly five minutes.
  • Hummingbirds are the only animals able to fly backwards.
  • A gray fox can climb trees.
  • The original story from “Tales of 1001 Arabian Nights” begins, “Aladdin was a little Chinese boy…”.
  • The body’s largest internal organ is the small intestine at an average length of 20 feet.
  • About a third of all Americans flush the toilet while they’re still sitting on it.


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