Monday, March 14, 2011

Interesting Facts – Section 1

1: The largest toy distributer in the world is McDonald’s
2: In the second it takes to turn the page of a book, you will lose about 3 million red blood cells. During that same second, your bone marrow will have produced the same number of new ones.
3: The animal responsible for the most human deaths worldwide is the mosquito.
4: the dot on top of the letter ( i ) is called a tittle. Tittle is Latin for something very small.
5: James Madison, 5 feet, 4 inches tall, was the shortest president of the United States. Abraham Lincoln was the tallest at 6 feet, 4 inches.
6: A clue originally meant a ball of thread. This is why one is said to unravel the clause of a mystery.
7: babies are born without kneecaps. They don’t appear until the child reaches two to six years age.
8: wearing headphone for just an hour’s will increase the bacteria in your ear by 700 times.
9: the electric chair was invented by a dentist.
10: the longest recorded flight of a chicken 13 seconds.
11: the state of Florida is bigger than England
12: over 10000 birds die a year from smashing into windows.
13: there are more than 10 million bricks in the Empire state building.
14: the main library at the Indiana University sinks over an inch every year because when it was built, engineers failed to take into account the weight of all the books that would occupy the building.
15: there are 600 muscles in our muscular system, and we use 17 of them to smile and 43 to frown.
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