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An ounce of chocolate contains about 20 mg of caffeine.

 

Sound travels through water 3 times faster than through air.

 

Watermelons are 97% water, lettuce 97%, tomatoes 95%, carrots 90%, and bread 30%.

 

Vitamin A is known to prevent "night blindness," and carrots are loaded with Vitamin A. One carrot provides more than 200% of recommended daily intake of Vitamin A.

 

There are more than 10,000 varieties of tomatoes.


Shakespeare invented the word "assassination" and "bump."

Women blink nearly twice as much as men.

Right handed people live, on average, nine years longer than left handed people do.

The average chocolate bar has 8 insects' legs in it.

The average human eats 8 spiders in their lifetime at night.

A rhinoceros horn is made of compacted hair.

It is impossible to sneeze with your eyes open.

The giant squid has the largest eyes in the world.

The longest one-syllable word in the English language is "screeched."

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

Almonds are members of the peach family.

The world's youngest parents were 8 and 9 and lived in China in 1910.

A snail can sleep for 3 years.

China has more English speakers than the United States.

The shortest war in history was between Zanzibar and England in 1896. Zanzibar surrendered after 38 minutes.

A polar bear's skin is black. Its fur is not white, but actually clear.

The electric chair was invented by a dentist.

Did you know you share your birthday with at least 9 other million people in the world?

Banging your head against a wall uses 150 calories an hour.

On average, people fear spiders more than they do death.

The strongest muscle in the body is the TONGUE.

"I am." is the shortest complete sentence in the English language.

The longest word in the English language is 1909 letters long and it refers to a distinct part of DNA.

You can't kill yourself by holding your breath.

 

If the amount of water in your body is reduced by just 1%, you'll feel thirsty.


Americans on the average eat 18 acres of pizza every day.

 

Your mouth produces 1 litre (1.8 pints) of saliva a day.

 

A person can live without food for about a month, but only about a week without water.

 

Men loose about 40 hairs a day. Women loose about 70 hairs a day.

 

Your middle fingernail grows the fastest.

 

Our eyes are always the same size from birth.

 

Approximately two-thirds of a person's body weight is water. Blood is 92% water. The brain is 75% water and muscles are 75% water.

 

We actually do not see with our eyes - we see with our brains. The eyes basically are the cameras of the brain. One-quarter of the brain is used to control the eyes.

 

A green diamond is the rarest diamond.

 

The sun is 330,330 times larger than the earth.

 

The first electronic mail, or "email", was sent in 1972 by Ray Tomlinson. It was also his idea to use the @ sign to separate the name of the user from the name of the computer.


Every time you lick a stamp, you're consuming 1/10 of a calorie.

 

Most of the air is about 78% nitrogen gas. Only 21% consists of oxygen. The remaining 1% consists of carbon dioxide, argon, neon, helium, krypton, hydrogen, xenon and ozone.

 

An electric oven uses one kilowatt-hour of electricity in about 20 minutes, but one kilowatt-hour will power a TV for 3 hours, run a 100-watt bulb for 12 hours, and keep an electric clock ticking for 3 months.

 

The length from your wrist to your elbow is the same as the length of your foot.

 

 

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