hearken the facts - vii

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

  • One quarter of the bones in your body are in your feet.
  • Humans blink over 10,000,000 times a year!
  • La Giaconda is the real name for Mona Lisa.
  • The E.Coli bacterium propels itself with a motor only one-millionth of an inch in diameter, a thousand times smaller than the tiniest motors built to date by man. The rotation of the bacterial motor comes from a current of protons. The efficiency of the motor approaches 100 per cent.
  • The tune of The Star Spangled Banner was an old English drinking song. It was not made the official national anthem until 1931.
  • There is only one intellectual game in which the computer is still no match for man, a game in which a competent teenager can beat the world’s most sophisticated computer program with ease: and that is the ancient Chinese board game Go, the oldest game in the world, and the only one at which man remains the undisputed champion.
  • The average guy will grow about 27 feet of hair out of his face during his lifetime.
  • 10 years ago: first patent for a genetically-engineered mouse was issued to Harvard Medical School.
  • By the year 2012 there will be approximately 17 billion devices connected to the Internet.
  • In a fight between a polar bear and a lion, the polar bear would win.
  • Eskimo ice cream is neither icy, or creamy!
  • The Great Wall of China is about 4,000 miles long.
  • The face of the Sphinx is believed to represent pharaoh Khafre.
  • Seoul, the South Korean capital, just means “the capital” in the Korean language.
  • Swiss Steak, Chop Suey, Russian Dressing, and a Hamburger all originated in the U.S.
  • Wyoming has the lowest population of all 50 United States.
  • Chop Suey is not a native Chinese dish, it was created in California by Chinese immigrants.
  • The cigarette lighter was invented before the match.
  • The male howler monkey of Central and South America is the noisiest land animal, which can be heard clearly from a distance of ten miles away.
  • A jellyfish is 95 percent water!
  • At 120 miles per hour, a Formula One car generates so much downforce that it can drive upside down on the roof of a tunnel.
  • Octopuses have 3 hearts.
  • An exocannibal eats only enemies. An indocannibal eats only friends.
  • In 1987 American Airlines saved $40,000 by eliminating one olive from its First Class salads.
  • 22,000 checks will be deducted from the wrong bank accounts in the next hour.
  • Bill Gates’ house was designed using a Macintosh computer.
  • Moisture, not air, causes super glue to dry.
  • The thermometer is an Italian invention.
  • The province of Alberta, Canada is completely free of rats.
  • The Great Pyramid at Giza holds a constant temperature of 68 degrees Fahrenheit.

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