Oct 16, 2012

Fun facts of life

 * A person cannot fold a piece of paper in half more than 8 times.
* There are just over 300 million cell phones used daily in the United States alone.
* A shrimp's heart is in its head.
* Natural pearls will melt in vinegar.
* An olive tree can live up to 1500 years.
* Cleopatra married two of her brothers.
* Ants can't shut their eyes.
* On a Canadian two dollar bill, the flag flying over the Parliament Building looks like an American flag.
* Men's shirts have the buttons on the right, while women shirts have the buttons on the left.
* Chewing gum will help reduce tears when cutting an onion.
* The day after thanksgiving is the busiest day for plumbers in the U.S.
* Coffee beans are not beans at all, rather fruit pits.
* Fortune cookies were invented in America in 1918, by Charles Jung.
* Scuba divers cannot pass gas at depth deeper than 33 feet.
* The Mona Lisa has no eyebrows. It was the fashion then, to shave them off.
* The average American consumes enough caffeine in one year to kill a horse.
* A giraffe can clean its ears with its 50 cm (20 in) tongue
* The pig is rated the fourth most intelligent animal but are mentioned only twice in Bible
* Sharks are immune to all known diseases
* The majority of suicides occur on a Monday.- It is a fact, everyone HATES Mondays.
* The most children born to one woman was 69, she was a peasant who lived a 40 year life, in which she had 16 twins, 7 triplets, and 4 quadruplets - now that's a lot of babies!
* If you keep a goldfish in the dark, it will eventually turn white.
* On average, people who use their right hand live 9 years longer than people who use their left.
* The ant can lift 50 times its own weight, can pull 30 times its own weight and always falls over on its right side when intoxicated.
* It is physically impossible for you to lick your elbow.
* Walt Disney was afraid of mice.
* A snail can sleep for three years.