LITTLE KNOWN FACTS IX

Posted: May 23, 2012 in Wisdom Nook
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·         A 17 year old girl from Miami, Florida started to sneeze on 4th January 1966 and continued till 8th June 1966.

·         A 6 pound sea-hare can lay 40,000eggs in a single minute.

·         A 7-year study, which concluded in the summer of 2000, found that 33 U.S. deaths were caused by rottweilers, pit bulls were responsible for 27 deaths.

·         A acre of coffee trees can produce up to 10,000 pounds of coffee cherries. That amounts to approximately 2000 pounds of beans after hulling or milling.

·         A B-25 bomber crashed into the 79th floor of the Empire State Building on July 28, 1945.

·         A Baboon called “Jackie” became a private in the South African army in World War I.

·         A bat is the only mammal that flies.

·         A bathometer is an instrument for indicating the depth of the sea beneath a moving vessel.

·         A bean has more DNA per cell than a human cell

·         A bee could travel 4 million miles (6.5 million km) at 7 mph (11 km/h) on the energy it would obtain from 1 gallon (3.785 liters) of nectar, or it could just sit down on and enjoy that honey properly.

·         A beaver’s teeth never stop growing.

·         A bibliophile is a collector of rare books. A bibliopole is a seller of rare books.

·         A bird requires more food in proportion to its size than a baby or a cat.

·         A Blue Earth, Minnesota, law declares that no child under the age of twelve may talk over the telephone unless monitored by a parent.

·         A blue whales heart only beats nine times per minute.

·         A body decomposes four times as fast in water than on land.

·         A Boeing 747’s wingspan is longer than the Wright brother’s first flight.

·         A bowling pin only needs to tilt 7.5 degrees to fall.

·         A broken clock is right at least twice a day.

·         A butterfly can look at you through 12,000 eyes.

·         A Californian doctor has set the record of eating 17 bananas in two minutes.

·         A Canadian tattoo artist had 4,831 tattoos on his body.

·         A capon is a castrated rooster.

·         A cat has 32 muscles in each ear.

·         A cat has 4 rows of whiskers.

·         A cat uses it’s whiskers to determine if a space is too small to squeeze through.

·         A chameleon can move its eyes in two directions at the same time.

·         A chameleon’s tongue is twice the length of its body.

·         A Cheetah at full speed takes strides of 8 meters.

·         A cheetah is the fastest animal, clocked in at: 70mph.

·         A chef’s hat is tall and balloons at the top so as to counteract the intense heat in the kitchen. The unique shape allows air to circulate around the scalp, keeping the head cool.

·         A Chicago law forbids eating in a place that is on fire.

·         A chicken who just lost its head can run the length of a football field before dropping dead.

·         A chimpanzee can learn to recognize itself in a mirror, but monkeys can’t.

·         A citizen of Calcutta, India , grew the fingernails on his left hand to a length of 76 inches.

·         A cluster of bananas is called a hand and consists of 10 to 20 bananas, which are known as fingers.

·         A cockroach can live nine days without its head before it starves to death.

·         A cockroaches favorite food is the glue on the back of stamps.

·         A company, Warner Communications paid $28 million for the copyright to the song “Happy Birthday”.

·         A Cornish game hen is really a young chicken, usually 5 to 6 weeks of age, that weighs no more than 2 pounds.

·         A cough releases an explosive charge of air that moves at speeds up to 60 mph.

·         A cow gives nearly 200,000 glasses of milk in her lifetime.

·         A cow produces 200 times more gas a day than a person.

·         A crocodile cannot stick its tongue out.

·         A crocodiles tongue is attached to the roof of its mouth.

·         A cucumber is 96% water.

·         A Dalmatian is the only dog that can get gout.
A decree declares that anyone caught stealing soap must wash himself with it until it is all used up.

·         A dentist invented the Electric Chair.

·         A device invented sometime around the time of the birth of Jesus as a primitive steam engine by the Greek engineer Hero is used today as a rotating sprinkler.

·         A diamond will not dissolve in acid. The only thing that can destroy it is intense heat.

·         A dime has 118 ridges around the edge. A quarter has 119.

·         A dog can hear high frequency sounds, which a human ear cannot.

·         A dragonfly can fly 25 mph.

·         A dragonfly has a life span of 24 hours.

·         A dragonfly is also known as “devil’s darning needle”, “horse stinger” and “devil’s steelyard”.

·         A Fag is to work hard or to tire by strenuous activity and cigarettes are sometimes called Fags

·         A fagot is a bundle of sticks or a bundle of pieces of wrought iron to be shaped by rolling or hammering at high temperature.

·         A father Emperor penguin withstands the Antarctic cold for 60 days or more to protect his eggs, which he keeps on his feet, covered with a feathered flap. During this entire time he doesn’t eat a thing. Most father penguins lose about 25 pounds while they wait for their babies to hatch. Afterward, they feed the chicks a special liquid from their throats. When the mother penguins return to care for the young, the fathers go to sea to eat and rest.

·         A father sea catfish keeps the eggs of his young in his mouth until they are ready to hatch. He will not eat until his young are born, which may take several weeks.

·         A female ferret will die if it goes into heat and cannot find a mate.

·         A female mackerel lays about 500,000 eggs at one time.

·         A female swine or sow will always have an even number of teats or nipples.

·         A fetus acquires fingerprints at the age of three months.

·         A fingernail or toenail takes about 6 months to grow from base to tip.

·         A fish’s memory span is 3 seconds.

·         A five and a half year old weighing 250 pounds was exhibited at a meeting of the Physical Society of Vienna on December 4, 1894. She ate a normal diet and was otherwise in good health. The problem: she wasn’t able to sweat.

·         A flea can jump 350 times is own body length. (That would be like you jumping the length of a soccer field)

·         A flock of sheep grazed during Woodrow Wilson’s term. Their wool was sold to raise money for the Red Cross during World War I.

·         A fly always jumps backwards for a quick getaway when you try to hit it.

·         A fly hums in the middle octave, key F.

·         A foal is a baby horse.

·         A full moon is nine times brighter than a half moon.

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