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hearken the facts - x

A few facts that you might never come across, but your life will be incomplete without:A pound of houseflies contains more protein than a pound of beef.Russians generally answer the phone by saying, “I’m listening”.The hardest bone in the human body is the jawbone.The 57 on Heinz ketchup bottle represents the varieties of pickles the company once had.You big toes have two bones each while the rest have three.More than 40,000 parasites and 250 types of bacteria are exchanged during a typical French kiss!Houseflies hum in the key of E.More people are allergic to cow’s milk than any other food.Sweden was the first country in the world to keep population statistics.Almost everyone who reads this will try to lick their elbow.A group of tigers is called a streak.King Louis XIX ruled France for 15 minutes.1 pound of lemons contain more sugar than 1 pound of strawberries.India has more post offices than any other country.Sweden is the largest spender on ketchup.You skin is actually an organ.L…

hearken the facts - ix

A few facts that you might never come across, but your life will be incomplete without:There are 1,792 steps to the top of the Eiffel Tower.At any one time, there are 100 million phone conversations going on in the United States.Frogs cannot swallow without blinking.Americans on the average eat 18 acres of pizza every day.Texas is larger than France, Belgium, Holland, Switzerland and Luxembourg combined.The chameleon has a tongue that is one and a half times the length of its body.99% of all animal species that ever lived on Earth are now extinct.To melt away 1 pound of fat you will need to walk 34 miles.One in every 9000 people is an albino.The human eye blinks an average of 4,200,000 times a year.An ant can survive for up to two days underwater.The average Italian consumes half a pound of bread a day.Humans use a total of 72 different muscles in speech.One third of the land in the United States is owned by the government.The Blue Whale weighs as much as thirty elephants and is as lo…

hearken the facts - viii

A few facts that you might never come across, but your life will be incomplete without:Henry Ford, father of the Automobile, is also the father of the charcoal briquette.Whales can never focus both their eyes on the same object at once.The gecko’s eyes are open all the time.An individual blood cell takes about 60 seconds to make a complete circuit of the body.A dragonfly has a lifespan of 24 hours.George Washington’s salary a year was $25,000.Bulls are colour-blind, therefore will usually charge at a matador’s waving cape no matter what colour it is – be it red or neon or yellow.Denmark has more than 600 castles and manor houses.You can use pinecones to forecast the weather – the scales will close when rain is on the way.The webbed feet of the stormy petrel enable it to walk on water. It spends almost its entire life over the ocean and only comes to land to breed. If a storm arises, they can’t walk on water and are forced to remain in the air all day and night.American Indians were th…