Wednesday, 25 March 2015

THE THINGS EVERYONE SHOULD KNOW (or Completely Useless Facts!)




 
  1. 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.
  2. Beetles taste like apples, wasps like pine nuts, and worms  like fried bacon.
  3. Of all the words in the English language, the word 'set' has the most definitions!
  4. What is called a "French kiss" in the English speaking world is known as an "English kiss" in France.
  5. "Almost" is the longest word in the English language with all the letters in alphabetical order.
  6. "Rhythm" is the longest English word without a vowel.
  7. In 1386, a pig in France was executed by public hanging for the murder of a child
  8. A cockroach can live several weeks with its head cut off!
  9. Human thigh bones are stronger than concrete.
  10. You can't kill yourself by holding your breath
  11. There is a city called Rome on every continent.
  12. It's against the law to have a pet dog in Iceland!
  13. Your heart beats over 100,000 times a day!
  14. Horatio Nelson, one of England's most illustrious admirals was throughout his life, never able to find a cure for his sea-sickness.
  15. The skeleton of Jeremy Bentham is present at all important meetings of the University of London
  16. Right handed people live, on average, nine years longer than left-handed people
  17. Your ribs move about 5 million times a year, everytime you breathe!
  18. The elephant is the only mammal  that can't jump!
  19. One quarter of the bones in your body, are in your feet!
  20. Like fingerprints, everyone's tongue print is different!
  21. The first known transfusion of blood was performed as early as 1667, when Jean-Baptiste, transfused two pints of blood from a sheep to a young man
  22. Fingernails grow nearly 4 times faster than toenails!
  23. Most dust particles in your house are made from dead skin!
  24. The present population of 5 billion plus people of the world is predicted to become 15 billion by 2080.
  25. Women blink nearly twice as much as men.
  26. Adolf Hitler was a vegetarian, and had only ONE testicle.