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here you will read some interesting and unusual facts ………… i hope you will enjoy reading them.

here they are :-

1. In 1865, the U.S. Secret Service was first established for the specific purpose to combat the counterfeiting of money

2.Istanbul, Turkey is the only city in the world located on two continents

3.Approximately 40% of the U.S. paper currency in circulation was counterfeit by the end of the Civil War

4.Every three days a human stomach gets a new lining

5.In 1873, Colgate made a toothpaste that was available in a jar

6.Mars is the home of Olympus Mons, the largest known volcano in our solar system

7.The Gastric Flu can cause projectile vomiting .

8.The second best selling game of all time is Jenga. Jenga is a Swahili word, meaning "to build."

9.Cinderella is known as Rashin Coatie in Scotland, Zezolla in Italy, and Yeh-hsien in China

10.The name Wendy was made up for the book "Peter Pan."

11.The fur of the binturong, also known as the "Asian Bear Cat," smells like popcorn. The scent is believed to come from a gland located near the tail

12.In 1894 the first big Coke sign was found on the side of a building located in Cartersville, Georgia, and still exists today

13.The longest distance a deepwater lobster has been recorded to travel is 225 miles

14.Orcas (killer whales), when traveling in groups, breathe in unison

15.The Great Pyramids used to be as white as snow because they were encased in a bright limestone that has worn off over the years

16.NASCAR stands for National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing

17 . fishes cannot live in the Dead Sea because the water has too much salt in it

18. the largest fish ever caught was the Whale Shark? It was 59ft long. These fish can weigh up to 15 tons

19. A cat can run about 20 kilometres per hour (12 miles per hour) when it grows up. This one is going nowhere today - it is too lazy !.

20. A cheetah can run 76 kilometres per hour (46 miles per hour) - that's really fast! The fastest human beings runs only about 30 kilometres per hour (18 miles per hour).

21 . The largest frog in the world is called Goliath frog. Frogs start their lives as 'eggs' often laid in or near fresh water. Frogs live on all continents except Antarctica. Frogs belong to a group of animals called amphibians.

22. The original name for the butterfly was 'flutterby'!

23. The elephant is the largest animal on land. But it is much smaller than the blue whale.

24 . A rat can last longer without water than a camel.

25.The tallest building in the world is Burj dubai

26.Did you know there are two kinds of pandas? There is the Long-tailed Himalayan carnivore that looks like a raccoon and there is the Giant panda bear that lives in Western China.

27.The Blue Whale's whistle is the loudest noise made by an animal.

28.The brain of an average adult male weighs 1,375 gm (55 oz).

29.The first kind of PENCIL was a bunch of GRAPHITE sticks held together by string. Then someone decided it would be better to push the graphite into the inside of a hollow wooden stick.

30. The first metal bicycle was called the High-Wheel or Penny Farthing. People had a hard time keeping their balance on this type of bicycle

31. Penguins are the only bird that can leap into the air like porpoises.

32.Women blink twice as many times as men do.

33.Ninety percent of all teenagers suffer from some form of acne.

33.Anteater is nearly 6 feet long, yet its mouth is only an inch wide.

34.A bridge built in Lima, Peru around 1610 was made of mortar that was mixed not with water but with the whites of 10,000 eggs The bridge, appropriately called the Bridge of Eggs, is still standing today

35.Only 11 percent of the earth's surface is used to grow food.

36.Canis Familiaris is the Latin name for dog.

37.1. More than 50% of the people in the world have never made or received a telephone call.

38.Sixth sick sheik’s sixth sheep’s sick is said to be the toughest tongue twister in the English language.

39.It takes about 48 hours for your body to completely digest the food from one meal.

40.The Earth spins at 1,000 mph but it travels through space at an incredible 67,000 mph.

41.No piece of normal-size paper can be folded in half more than 7 times.

42.Dutch, on average are the tallest people

43.Natural pearls melt in vinegar

44.No word in the English language rhymes with month, orange, silver or purple

45.Chewing gum while peeling onions will reduce your tears

46Tiger shark embroyos fight each other in their mother's womb. The survivor is born.
Due to gravitational effects, your weigh slightly less when the moon is directly overhead.

47.The Statue of Liberty's index finger is eight feet and one inch long.

48.Over 4 million cars in Brazil are now running on gasohol instead of petrol. Gasohol is a fuel made from sugar cane.

49.60% North Indians are pure vegetarian & in whole India 36%.

50.All the planets in our solar system rotate anticlockwise, except Venus. It is the only planet that rotates clockwise.

51 Women blink nearly twice as much as men

52.Every day is about 55 billionths of a second longer than the day before it

53.All sumo wrestlers take wrestling names called shikona

54.If you yelled for 8 years, 7 months and 6 days, you would have produced enough sound energy to heat one cup of coffee.

55.Polar bears are left handed.

56.Butterflies taste with their feet.

57.Donkeys kill more people annually than plane crashes.

58.A cat has 32 muscles in each ear.

59. A crocodile cannot stick out its tongue

60. A dragonfly has a life span of 24 hours

61.A goldfish has a memory span of three seconds.

62.A "jiffy" is an actual unit of time for 1/100th of a second

63.A shark is the only fish that can blink with both eyes.

64.A snail can sleep for three years.

65. Almonds are a member of the peach family.

66.An ostrich's eye is bigger than its brain.

67. A pregnant goldfish is called a twit

68. About 3000 years ago, most Egyptians died by the time they were 30

69. Dogs and cats consume almost $7 billion worth of pet food a year

70.Dolphins sleep with one eye open .

71. Spice garden of India-Kerela.

72.Sorrow of China-River hwang ho.

73.Sick man of Europe-Turkey.

74.Land of thousand lakes-Finland.

75.Land of midnight sun-Norway.

76.Empire city-New York,USA .

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