Thursday, May 07, 2015

Facts You Will Enjoy

  • There are only four words in the English language which end in "-dous": tremendous, horrendous, stupendous, and hazardous.
  • The word "Checkmate" in chess comes from the Persian phrase "Shah Mat," which means "the king is dead".
  • The only nation whose name begins with an "A" but doesn't end in an "A" is Afghanistan.
  • The average cat sleeps about 2/3 of the day!
  • The most common name in the world is Mohammed.
  • The microwave was invented after a researcher walked by a radar tube and a chocolate bar melted in his pocket.
  • The Boston University Bridge (on Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts) is the only place in the world where a boat can sail under a train driving under a car driving under an airplane.
  • The Earth weighs around 6,588,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 tons.
  • Humans blink 25 times per minute!
  • Unlike dogs, pigs, and some other mammals, humans can't taste water!
  • Penguins can jump as high as 6 feet in the air.
  • One quarter of the man's bones in the body, are in man's feet.
  • The tongue is the strongest muscle in the human body!
  • Humans have no sense of smell when you're sleeping!

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