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.
  • Luther Crowell invented the paper bag in 1867.
  • Frozen lobsters can come back to life when thawed!
  • The screwdriver was invented before the screw.
  • The average person will drink about 16,000 gallons of water in his/her lifetime.
  • In February 2004, Sweden led the world in Internet penetration, with 76.9 per cent of people connected to the Internet. The world average 11.1 per cent.
  • Cats can hear ultrasound.
  • You burn more calories sleeping than you do watching television.
  • Americans throw away 2.5 million plastic bottles every hour.
  • A Holstein’s spots are like a fingerprint or snowflake. No two cows have exactly the same pattern of spots.
  • Annually, the amount of garbage that is dumped in the world’s oceans is three times the weight of fish that is caught from the oceans.
  • In the weightlessness of space a frozen pea will explode if it comes in contact with Pepsi.
  • There are 35 million digestive glands in the stomach.
  • Leonardo da Vinci was dyslexic, and he often wrote backwards.
  • The king of  hearts is the only king without a moustache.

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