Why in the World!
Here are some
fast facts to freak out your friends and family
Fish have "dandruff" caused by
flaking skin, and it is impossible to filter all traces of it from
Moths are unable to fly during
The top three names for female
babies born in China last year were Huan Yue, Jia Li and -- unlikely
as it seems -- Buffy.
There have been four documented
cases of humans who have hibernated through an entire winter.
The Australian aborigine
language has over 30 words for "dust." .
In the weightlessness of space
a frozen pea will explode if it comes in contact with Pepsi.
The only golf course on the
island of Tonga has 15 holes, and there's no penalty if a monkey
steals your golf ball.
Polar bears can eat as many as
86 penguins in a single sitting.
Approximately one-sixth of your
life is spent on Wednesdays.
The typewriter was invented by
Hungarian immigrant Qwert Yuiop, who left his "signature" on the
You can actually sharpen the
blades on a pencil sharpener by wrapping your pencils in aluminum
foil before inserting them.
A dog's naked behind leaves
absolutely no bacteria when pressed against carpet.
Never hold your nose and cover
your mouth when sneezing, as it can blow out your eyeballs.
Coca-Cola was the favored drink
of Pharaoh Ramses. An inscription found in his tomb, when
translated, was found to be almost identical to the recipe used
The world's smartest pig, owned
by a mathematics teacher in Madison, WI, memorized the
multiplication tables up to 12.
The "nine lives" attributed to
cats is probably due to their having nine primary whiskers.
During his famous "Blue
Period," Pablo Picasso invented the substance that eventually became
known as Play-Doh.
The rare Chilean hummingbird
has been known to suck blood from animals like a giant mosquito.
Tap dancers frequently forget
to breathe normally during difficult routines, resulting in an
average of 200 tap dancing-related tragedies per year.
Instead of a Birthday Cake,
many Russian children are given a Birthday Pie.
One billion seconds is about 32
The average day is actually 23
hours, 56 minutes and 4.09 seconds. We have a leap year every four
years to make up for this shortfall.
The average four year-old child
asks over four hundred questions a day
The most overdue book in the
world was borrowed from Sidney Sussex College in Cambridge, England
and was returned 288 years later.
Touching and stroking a plant
will aid in it growing healthy.
After chocolate and vanilla,
orange is considered the world's most favorite flavour.
Of all the days of the week,
the most popular day for people to eat ice cream is Sunday.
There are some ice creams that
are 75% air.
The chocolate chip cookie was
invented in 1933
A man named Charles Osborne had
the hiccups for approximately sixty-nine years. updated
A blink lasts approximately 0.3
A sneeze can travel as fast as
one hundred miles per hour.
Did you know that
you share your birthday with about nine million other people around
A yawn usually lasts for
approximately six seconds.
Did you know that
people start to shrink after the age of about thirty? They don't
shrink very much though, so your parents are not likely to vanish!
There are two things
we cannot do-breathe and swallow at the same time, and sneeze with
our eyes open.
Babies' eyes do not produce
tears until the baby is approximately six to eight weeks old.
ohn, Susan, Peter?
The answer is Muhammad. Although it is sometimes spelled
differently, it is the most common first name on earth.
Try sticking your
tongue out as far as it will go. Do you think you have long tongue?
Well, compare your tongue with a giraffe's. A giraffe's tongue can
sometimes be over a foot and half long!
Did you know that
baby hippos are born under-water!
Infants spend more time
dreaming than adults do.
It has been medically been
proven that laughter is an effective pain killer.
New Zealand is the nation, which have 20 times more sheep than
people. New Zealand is the world's leading exporter of lamb and
dairy produce, and is the second largest exporter of wool.