Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Are you kidding me??

Aren't there times when you just gasp,"No way!!You must be kidding me.".

Well we sure aren't kidding here,some of the most amusing facts for you.




You can't kill yourself by holding your breath

The average lead pencil will draw a line 35 miles long or write approximately 50,000 English words.

The name of all the continents ends with the same letter that they start with.

The total combined weight of the worlds ant population is heavier than the weight of the human population.

9 out of 10 people believe Thomas Edison invented the light bulb.This isn't true; Joseph Swan did.

If every person in China stood on a chair and jumped off at the same time...it would knock the earth off its axis!

97% of all paper money in the US contains traces of cocaine.

A sneeze travels out your mouth at over 100 m.p.h.!

Babies are born without knee caps.

Bamboo plants can grow up to 36 inches in a day.

Contrary to popular belief, hair does not grow back darker and thicker after it has been shaved.

During his or her lifetime, the average human will grow 590 miles of hair.

Each day, more than $40 Trillion Dollars changes hands worldwide.

If the population of China walked past you in single file, the line would never end because of the rate of reproduction.

If you counted 24 hours a day, it would take 31,688 years to reach one trillion!

It takes about 63,000 trees to make the newsprint for the average Sunday edition of The New York Times.

Most people who read the word 'yawning' will yawn!

No matter its size or thickness, no piece of paper can be folded in half more than 8 times.

The ashes of the average cremated person weigh nine pounds.

The Bank of America was originally the Bank of Italy!

The best time for a person to buy shoes is in the afternoon. This is because the foot tends to swell a bit around this time.

The number of text messages sent and received in a given day is greater than the world's population.

The odds of being killed by falling out of bed are one in two million.

The only king without a moustache in a deck of cards is the king of hearts.

The revenue that is generated from gambling is more than the revenue that comes from movies, cruise ships, recorded music, theme parks, and spectator sports combined.

Women blink nearly twice as much as men.

You are more likely to be killed by a champagne cork than a poisonous spider!

TYPEWRITER is the longest word that can be made using the letters only on one row of the keyboard.

Coca-Cola was originally green.

If you yelled for 8 years, 7 months and 6 days, you would have produced enough sound energy to heat one cup of coffee.

Every day more money is printed for Monopoly than the US Treasury.

Ernest Vincent Wright wrote a novel with over 50,000 words, none of which containing the letter "E".

Guinness Book Of Records holds the record for being the book most stolen from Public Libraries.

In most television commercials advertising milk, a mixture of white paint and a little thinner is used in place of the milk.

Prince Charles and Prince William NEVER travel on the same airplane just in case there is a crash.

The word "queue" is the only word in the English language that is still pronounced the same way when the last four letters are removed.

"Almost" is the longest word in the English language with all the letters in alphabetical order.

The longest English word without a vowel is twyndyllyngs which means "twins".

It costs about 3 cents to make a $1 bill in the United States

Uncopyrightable is the only 15-letter word in the English language that can be written without repeating a letter.

Letter 'c' does not appear anywhere in in the spellings of entire English Counting
The longest one-syllable word in the English language is "screeched."

No word in the English language rhymes with month, orange, silver, or purple.

"Dreamt" is the only English word that ends in the letters "mt".

In most advertisements, the time displayed on a watch is 10:10.
It's impossible to sneeze with your eyes open.

Our eyes are always the same size from birth, but mens noses and ears never stop growing.

7 comments:

  1. great facts dude.
    very knowledgeable.
    but i did not yawn while reading yawning

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  2. I didn't yawn while reading the word yawning either. Some of the other facts are dubious too. Like the length of hair of a person in a lifetime. I know of people who have never cut their hair and still it is not even several feet long! but it made great reading.

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  3. great facts! and as a matter of fact, the english language indeed is very tricky and amusing..

    sarah

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  4. @Zephyr and Likmymusings:The yawning fact actually means that there is actually a much higher probability of you yawning while reading the word than you would otherwise,in this case the fact made you conscious of the effect so ur mind unconsciously avoided yawning :p.
    Also what the hair fact meant was all the hair of the human body put back to back would reach hundreds of miles,not an individual one!!

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  5. i canNOT believe that there is a book with over 50,000 words and none of them contain the letter E!
    No wayyyyy! really?

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  6. are you sure about the edison thing?

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