SOME MORE AMAZING FACTS
A cockroach can live nine days without its head before it starves to death.
A whip makes a cracking sound because its tip moves faster than the speed of sound.
Alexander Graham Bell's wife and mother were both deaf .
Alfred Hitchcock did not have a belly button. It was eliminated when he was sewn up after surgery.
Fish scales are an ingredient in most lipsticks.
The Declaration of Independence was written on hemp(a variety of the marijuana plant) paper
On average, every chocolate bar contains at least three insect legs.
"Almost" is the longest word in the English language with all the letters in alphabetical order
"Dreamt" is the only English word that ends in the letters "mt".
"Taxi" is spelled exactly the same in English,French, German, Swedish, and Portuguese.
1 kg (2.2 pounds) of lemons contain more sugar than 1 kg of strawberries.
22,000 checks will be deducted from the wrong bank accounts in the next hour.
By raising your legs slowly and lying on your back, you cannot sink into quicksand.
Charlie Chaplin once won third prize in a Charlie Chaplin look-alike contest.
Chewing gum while peeling onions will keep you from crying.
90% of bird species are monogamous; only 3% of animals are.
90% of New York City cab drivers are recently arrived immigrants.
A blue whales heart only beats nine times per minute.
A chameleon's tongue is twice the length of its body.
A Cheetah at full speed takes strides of 8 meters.
A cockroaches favorite food is the glue on the back of stamps.
A cucumber is 96% water.
A Dalmatian is the only dog that can get gout.
A diamond will not dissolve in acid. The only thing that can destroy it is intense heat.
A donkey will sink in quicksand but a mule will not.
A fish's memory span is 3 seconds
A full-grown bear can run as fast as a horse.
A hippo can open its mouth wide enough to fit a 4 foot tall child inside
A hippopotamus can run faster than a man can.
A lions roar can be heard from five miles away.
A lump of pure gold the size of a matchbox can be flattened into a sheet the size of a tennis court.
A newborn kangaroo is about 1 inch in length
A person who is lost in the woods and starving can obtain nourishment by chewing on his shoes. Leather has enough nutritional value to sustain life for a short time.
A person will die from total lack of sleep sooner than from starvation. Death will occur about 10 days without sleep, while starvation takes a few weeks.
A polar bears skin is black. Its fur is actually clear, but like snow it appears white.
A quarter of raw potato placed in each shoe at night will keep the leather soft and the shoes smelling fresh and clean.
A scientist who weighed people immediately before and after death concluded that the human soul weighs21 gms
A typical bed usually houses over 6 billion dust mites.
Abraham Lincoln had to go across the street to the War Department to get news from the battlefield because there was no telegraph in the White House.
Abraham Lincoln's ghost is said to haunt the White House.
Absolutely pure gold is so soft that it can be molded with the hands.