Monday, 21 April 2014

Random facts for today

If you read last weeks facts you will know they were on the more gruesome side but this week I have found some more light-heated ones for us:
  • Glass takes 1million years to decompose, which means it never wears out and can be recycled an infinite amount of times 
  • Gold is the only metal that doesn't rust, even if it is buried in the ground for thousands of years
  • Your tongue is the only muscle in your body that is attached at only one end
  • If you stop getting thirsty you need to drink more water.  When a human is dehydrated its thirst mechanism shuts off
  • Zero is the only number that cannot be represented by Roman numerals
  • Kites were used in the American Civil War to deliver letters and newspapers
  • The song, Auld Lang Syne, is sung at the stroke of midnight in almost every English speaking country in the world to bring in the new year.
  • Drinking water after eating reduces the acid in your mouth by 61%
  • Peanut oil is used for cooking in submarines because it doesn't smoke unless it is heated above 450F
  • The roar that we hear when we place a seashell next to our ear is not the ocean (surprisingly...duh) but rather the sound of blood surging through the veins in the ear
  • Nine out of every ten living things lives in the ocean
  • The banana cannot reproduce itself.  It can be propaged only by the hand of man (go on admit it you had a visual too)
  • Airports at higher altitude require a longer airstrip due to lower air density
  • The State of Alaska spands four time zones
  • The tooth is the only part of the human body that cannot heal itself
  • In Ancient Greece tossing an apple to a girl was a traditional proposal of marriage.  Catching it meant she accepted. (and I thought Gypsy courting rituals were strange)
  • Warner Communications paid $28m for the copyright to the song Happy Birthday
  • Intelligent people have more zinc and copper in their hair
 So there you have it, interesting facts.....but some sound like fiction

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